CALENDAR OF EVENTS
(updated May 25, 2023)
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Ancient Egyptian Christianity
The public is invited to discover Ancient Egyptian Christianity in an interesting presentation on the history and present-day application of Egyptian Coptic spirituality at a free community lunch. Enjoy free delectable Egyptian food and fellowship with a discussion on the most ancient expression of Christianity preserved in the Egyptian desert. Eastern Christianity is quite different from the Western mindset. Come with questions for a friendly open discussion where all are welcome to learn. Children are welcome.
The Maluk family, owners of the Fairfield House of Pizza, welcome all to attend this special event at 1 p.m., on Monday, May 29, at Fairfield House of Pizza, 207 Main St., Fairfield, to learn more about the Egyptian spiritual heritage and culture. For more information you may call them at 453-9896.
American Legion Post #5 upcoming events
American Legion Post #5, in Waterville, is looking for volunteers to place flags on veterans’ graves at St Francis Cemetery, on Grove St, Waterville, on Friday, May 26, at 4 p.m.
All veterans and community organizations are invited to participate in the Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29, at 9 a.m., at St Francis Cemetery, on Grove St Waterville.
On Flag Day, Wednesday, June 14, at 4 p.m., American Legion Post #5 will host their annual Flag Disposal Ceremony at American Legion Post #5, 120 Drummond Ave., Waterville. All are invited to attend.
Memorial day ceremonies in Madison
Please join the Tardiff-Belanger American Legion Post #39, Madison, in honoring our fallen heroes for Memorial Day Observances Ceremonies on Monday, May 29, with guest speaker State Senator Brad Farrin. These are approximate times, starting at 9 a.m., at Starks Town Office, 9:30 a.m., at Anson Town Office, 10 a.m., at Madison Library, 10:30 a.m., at the US/Canadian Monument, at Forest Hills Cemetery, and 11 a.m., at Joseph Quirion Monument, in East Madison. FMI: 207-696-5858.
Victor Grange announces dinner schedule
Public Baked Bean supper, Saturday, May 27, 4:30 p.m., $10.
Victor Grange is located at 149 Oakland Rd., Fairfield Center.
Skowhegan class of ‘63 to gather
The Skowhegan High School Class of 1963 will be gathering at 9 a.m., Thursday, June 1, 2023, for breakfast in Norridgewock, at Mad House Grill, (f/k/a) Wentworth’s Restaurant. Please RSVP, 207-858-0946.
Public ham supper in Freedom
There will be a public ham supper on Saturday, June 3, 2023, from 4:30 – 6 p.m., at the Freedom Congregational Church hall. Takeout available. Handicapped accessible via back door. All proceeds benefit church projects.
Climb Out of the Darkness walk scheduled
Climb Out of the Darkness Team Central Maine will hold a fundraising walk on Saturday, June 24, at the North Street Recreation Area, in Waterville, from 3 – 5 p.m. Climb Out of the Darkness is the largest international event for perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. They build community, raise funds and awareness to support the mental health of all new families. Everyone is welcome, and the trail is stroller/bike friendly. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kennebec River Brew Fest
The Kennebec River BrewFest will be held on Saturday, August 5, from | 2 – 6 p.m., at Mill Park, in Augusta. Must be 21 years of age or older. Tickets are nonrefundable.
New breweries have been added…with more to come!
Enjoy live entertainment and an assortment of tasty bites from local food trucks while taking your taste buds on a tour of the great state of Maine’s craft beer, wine, and liquor.
Early Bird tickets $50, price Increase on June 1, $55 – ($60 at the door).
Ticket includes: Unlimited tastings, 25+ Maine made beers, wines, ciders, hard liquors, and meads, souvenir tasting glass, swag from breweries and local business, a full day of free music & more!
Senior Day in China
Senior Day is held every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. – noon, in the portable building at the China Town Office. Residents of other area towns are welcome to join in the fun and camaraderie.
Senior Cribbage in Vassalboro
The Vassalboro Recreation Department hosts Senior Cribbage every Wednesday, from 1 – 3 p.m. in the town office board room. Anyone who wants to play is invited. Coffee and snacks provided. FMI, email@example.com.
Events at St. Bridget CC
Cribbage, Thursday evening 6 – 8 p.m., at St. Bridget Center, 864 Main St., in North Vassalboro, starting March 2.
DAR activities in public libraries
Submitted by Kit Alexander
Four of the public libraries in our area, Winslow, Fairfield, Clinton and Oakland, will be hosting rotating exhibits provided by the Fort Halifax Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
They will focus on various events and documents in the history of our country – The Boston Tea Party, The Battle of Lexington and Concord, The United States Flag, and The Constitution of the United States.
Cindy Gagnon and Joyce Wyand have created and implemented the exhibits aimed at school age children, including an information board, pictures, and displays. Children can take a quiz on what they have learned and use their completed test sheet to enter a drawing for prizes.
Every few weeks, the exhibits will rotate to the next library, so be sure to visit often.
Waterville Farmers’ Market
The Waterville Farmers’ Market has moved indoors, at the Chace Forum, 150 Main St., (the Colby College dorm) from 2 – 5 p.m., every Thursday.
A gathering place in Fairfield
The Gathering Place, a warm place for the community to gather for conversation, games and refreshments, is available every Wednesday, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St., Fairfield. It is free and all ages are welcome.
Events at Madison American Legion
– Corn Hole Tournaments every Tuesday at Madison American Legion Hall, 20 S. Maple Street. Sign up at 6:30 p.m., starts at 7 p.m. $10 per person, 100 percent payout. Bags are available or bring your own. Airmail Raffle every week. FMI: call 696-5848 after 3 p.m., or Mark at 207-431-4663.
– Cribbage Partners, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., at Madison American Legion Hall, 20 South Maple St., Madison: $7 to play, payout to the top three players and high band, 50/50 raffle. FMI: 696-5848, after 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
– Wednesdays Suppers – Every Wednesday members of the Sons of the American Legion, Squadron #39, Madison, cook up a wonderful meal, available 4:30 p.m. until gone. Each week is a different meal which includes the main entrée, vegetable, roll and dessert from $12 to $15 depending on the meal. The meal of the week is posted each Monday afternoon on the American Legion Post #39 Facebook page or call after 3 p.m., 696-5848. Call after 2 p.m. on Wednesdays to order ahead or to go.
Bingo every Sunday in Madison
Madison American Legion Bingo is an every Sunday event, held at the American Legion Hall, 20 S.Maple Street, Madison. Doors open at noon Games start at 2 p.m. Kitchen is open with refreshments. FMI: Call Gina at 696-4946.
Mothers Day Craft Fair in Madison
Mothers Day Craft Fair and Taco Fiesta, at Madison American Legion Hall, 20 S. Maple Street, from 3 – 7 p.m. Looking for a gift for mom? Come browse and check out the crafters and direct sale vendors for that perfect gift. Afterwards treat yourself to tacos for dinner at the Taco Bar for only $10. FMI: call 696-5848 after 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday.
Return to the prom
Return to the Prom 2 – American Legion Post 39, 20 S. Maple Street, Madison, invites you to another Return to the Prom on May 20, 2023, 7 – 10 p.m. Come out and join the fun! Donations accepted at the door to benefit the “New Building” Fund. FMI: Call 696-5848, after 3 p.m., on Mondays through Saturdays.
Legion Post #5 meetings
Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post #5, Waterville, still meets the first and third Saturday of the month, at 9 a.m., at the post home, Drummond Ave. (the former humane society building), in Waterville.
Chelsea Age Friendly meetings
The Chelsea Age Friendly meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Chelsea Town Office.
Unity Parkinson’s Support Group
Unity Area Parkinson’s Support Group for Parkinson’s Patients and Caregivers, meets the third Monday of the month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at Unity Community Center, 32 School Street, Unity. Come for information, support, encouragement, and helpful tips on living with Parkinson’s disease. Free and informal. For more information, call Eleanor at 948-2437 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lithgow library events
Lithgow Library is located at 45 Winthrop Street, in Augusta. For more information, please call the library at (207) 626-2415 or visit our website at
Spring handbell concert
The Winthrop Area Handbell Ringers return to the Library on Wednesday, June 7, at 6:30 p.m., in the Community Meeting Room. They will be performing a variety of music, including some written just for handbells like the piece Rondo passacaglia, but there will also be some familiar pieces such as a medley from Phantom of the Opera and Rock of my Soul, which is played completely with mallets. People who enjoyed the holiday concert will enjoy this one just as much! As with all of Lithgow’s events, this event is free and open to the public.
Lithgow Library is located at 45 Winthrop Street in Augusta. For more information, please call the library at (207) 626-2415 or visit our website at www.lithgowlibrary.org.
JEFFERSON: Jefferson Food Pantry to hold two food distributions a month; second & fourth Wed., 4 – 5:30 p.m., St. Giles Episcopal Church, 72 Gardiner Rd. (Rte. 126), for Jefferson and Somerville residents. FMI: Richard St. Amand, 485-6950. Monetary donations accepted, PO Box 34, Jefferson, ME 04348.
WATERVILLE: Winter session, Square dancing for beginners, Tues., 6:30 – 8 p.m., Waterville Junior High, Rte. 104 (West River Rd.). FMI: Call Bob 447-0094 or Cindy 631-8816.
GARDINER: Gardiner Lions Club, every Wed., 25 Lions Ave. Doors open 4 p.m., games begin 6:30 p.m. Kitchen on site for snacks and lunch.
SENIOR CITIZENS ACTIVITIES
FAIRFIELD CENTER: Seniors group meets third Fri. of the month for potluck lunch 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring a dish, the lunch is free. Occasional guest speakers, music, and games. FMI: Becky 465-9291 or Sabrina 238-6170. Open to all seniors and volunteers.
AUGUSTA: Cushnoc Seniors welcome all 55 or older to weekly meeting, St. Augustine Church Hall, Washington St. Doors open 10:30 a.m. for social and lunch. Short business meeting at 1 p.m., followed by Bingo 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. FMI: 458-2191.
WATERVILLE: American Legion Post #5, 120 Drummond Ave., meet first and third Saturdays at 8 a.m. All members and prospective members are invited to attend and share their ideas and energy in their ongoing support of veterans.
WHITEFIELD/JEFFERSON/WATERVILLE: Effective & Communication Strategies, and Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors. Free and open to the public. Every third Wednesday, 1 – 2:20 p.m., Spectrum Generations, Muskie Center, Gold St. Class presented by Cathy Morse, Family Caregiver Specialist.
PALERMO: Palermo Historical Society, fourth Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m., the Worthing House, 54 No. Palermo Rd.
WINDSOR: Windsor Historical Society, second Wednesday of the month, April – November, Malta Room, Windsor Fairgrounds, Rte. 32. All welcome. FMI: Laurie Thomas, 445-2582.
SOUTH CHINA: Library hours: Mon. & Wed., 10 a.m. – noon, and 3 – 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
CHINA VILLAGE: Library hours, Tues. & Thurs., 2 – 6 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. – noon. Knitting/crafts group, Tues., 4 p.m.
ALBION: Mon. & Thurs., 2 – 8 p.m., Wed. & Sat., 9 – 11 a.m.
PALERMO: Mon., Toddler Time, 10 a.m. – noon; Tues., 3 – 6 p.m.; Wed., Lego Club, 6 – 7:30 p.m.; Thurs., 3 – 6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN: Skowhegan Free Library, informal discussion group, Monday mornings, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m., 9 Elm St. First Mon., What Are You Reading, with Alan Foxwell; second Mon., Technology Help, by David James; third Mon., Gardening Hints, by Jim Hastings; fourth Mon., Knitting and Crocheting, with Pat Dickey. Open to all and free of charge. FMI: 474-9072.
SKOWHEGAN: Toddlertime: 2nd & 4th Mon., 10:30 a.m., Children’s story & craft: Wed., 10am. New hours: M- F,10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Sat 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 474-9072.
WATERVILLE: Make something fabulous, children department, Waterville Public Library, Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4 p.m., for children 5 years old and up. Please bring a grownup helper. Free, open to the public. FMI: 872-5433, or email@example.com.
WATERVILLE: Teen Maker Monday. Group meets every Mon., 3 p.m., Waterville Public Library, Elm St. Free to ages 11-18. FMI: 872-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.; Teen Game Night, 4 – 6 p.m., Mon. Board games include Settlers of Catan, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, Apples to Apples, Exploding Kittens, Munchkin, Fluxx, Monopoly, Jenga and more. FMI: 872-5433 or email email@example.com.
WATERVILLE: Rhymetime for babies, toddlers and their grownups, Waterville Public Library, Elm St., Fri., Feb. 9, 16 and 23, 10:30 – 11 a.m. Program is free, open to the public; Ukuleles, Thurs., Feb. 8 & 22, 6 – 7:30 p.m. FMI: 872-5433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WINSLOW: Weekly programs: Storytime, every Tues., 10 a.m.; Drop-in Tech help, 1 – 2 p.m., every Wed.; Friday morning book group, 11 a.m. – noon, last Fri. of month; Knitting group now meets the first and third Mon. of the month, 3 p.m.: June 4 & 18, July 2 & 16, Aug. 6 & 20.
VASSALBORO: Non-denominational meditation group and silent meditation, Thursdays, 8:30 a..m., Vassalboro Friends Meetinghouse, 48 South Stanley Hill Rd. All are welcome, beginners and long-time practitioners. Cushions available or bring your own. FMI: Susan 385-7452.
WATERVILLE: Awana youth ministries, ages 3 through grade 8, every Wed. evening, 6 – 7:45 p.m., Kennebec Valley Baptist Church, 91 Marston Rd. Registration begins 5:30 p.m.
ROTARY / LIONS CLUBS
ALIBON: Albion Lions Club, second Thurs. of each month, 7 p.m. Social time 6 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m.
SKOWHEGAN: Rotary, Tues., 2:15 p.m., Heritage House.
WINTHROP: Rotary, Tues., 7:30 a.m., Credit Union.
GARDINER: Gardiner/Augusta Lions Club meets second Monday of each month for a dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Guests always welcome. FMI: 485-7100.
SNOWMOBILE / ATV CLUBS
CHINA: Four Seasons Club meets second Thurs. each month, year-round, 7 – 8 p.m. at the club, 571 Lakeview Dr., China. FMI: 968-2032.
PALERMO: Snowmobile Club, 1st Mon., 7 p.m. Oct. – April, Sheepscot Fish & Game Clubhouse, Rte. 3. FMI: call Doug 691-2548.
ALBION: Night Roadrunners meets second Wed. of the month, 7 p.m., Besse Building. FMI: Everett Drake, 437-4461, or see their Facebook page for conditions.
PALERMO: Friends & Neighbors ATV Club, 4th Thurs., each month March thru Oct, 7 p.m., Sheepscot Fish & Game Clubhouse, Rte. 3. FMI: 993-4000.
FISH & GAME CLUBS
PALERMO: Sheepscot Lake Fish and Game Club meets the second Friday of each month. Potluck dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by meeting. Guests welcome.
AUGUSTA: Capital Area Wheels – RV Club, meetings second Sunday of the month, October – May. Camping outings June thru Sept. FMI: call Wagon Master David Buker, 685-4948. All campers welcome.
WATERVILLE: Every Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m. – 1 p.m., Forrest J. Pare VFW Post #1285, Water St.
CLINTON: Adult Coloring Book Club, Brown Memorial Library, second Thursdays of each month, 6 – 7:45 p.m. You will need own coloring books or coloring pages and your enthusiasm. Some coloring supplies available, but its recommended to bring your own. FMI: Cindy @ 426-8686.
SKOWHEGAN: Morning Bingo, Thurs. 10 – 11 am. Free. Register: Parks & Rec. 474-6901.
UNITY: Tea and Game time, Fridays, 1 – 3 p.m. Bring a game! Knitting and Fiber Group, Thurs. 2 – 4 p.m.. Bring your knitting, hooking, felting, etc.; Bridge Club, Wed., 1 – 3 p.m.; Scrapbaggers, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
CRAFTERS / QUILTERS
WINDSOR: Capital Carvers, Thurs., 6 – 8 pm, Gunning’s workshop off Legion Park Rd. FMI: George, 445-2078.
PALERMO: Sheepscot Valley Quilters meet 1 – 3 p.m., first Tuesday of the month at Palermo Library. All welcome.
WATERVILLE: Job Search Lab, every Tues., 10 a.m. – noon, Waterville Public Library. No appointment necessary. Staffed by Augusta CareerCenter, Mid-Maine Regional Adult Community Education, and New Ventures Maine. FMI: (207) 872-5433, or email@example.com.
AARP / SENIOR GROUPS
AUGUSTA: Coffee Klatch, 8 – 10 a.m., Lisa’s Restaurant, 15 Bangor St. This group meets every third Wed. Please RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or Jay Els at 776-6302.
AUGUSTA: Tuesdays at the State House, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Meet at the Cross Building. Mileage reimbursement available, lunch is on AARP at the Cross Café.
PALERMO: Celebrate Recovery, every Tuesday, at 6 p.m., Palermo Christian Church, Branch Mills Rd. Open to the public. Designed to help you overcome your hurts, habits and hang-ups. FMI: www.palermochristianchurch.org, or www.celebraterecoverymaine.com.
WATERVILLE: Widows/Widowers, 2nd/4th Thurs., 10 am. Hospice Volunt. Ctr., 304 Main St., 873-3615.
WATERVILLE: General loss: 1st & 3rd Mon, 6 p.m., Hospice Ctr., 304 Main St., 873-3615.
WATERVILLE: Breastfeeding support group, Babies welcome. Fri., 1 pm, Inland. 861-3100.
SKOWHEGAN: Breastfeeding group, 2nd & 4th Thurs. 6-7:30 p.m. Free RFGH, 858-2405.
WATERVILLE: Overeaters Anon.,Thurs. 6:30pm, First Congregational. Church, 453-8304.
SKOWHEGAN: Tobacco Cessation, 1st & 3rd Thurs. 5:30 pm, RFGH, register: 858-2318.
WATERVILLE: Family and friends of individuals living with mental illness, first Tuesday 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Brown bag lunch. Second and fourth Weds., 6:30 – 8 p.m., Pleasant St. Methodist Church. 61 Pleasant St., NAMI Mid-Maine, 293-2921.
WATERVILLE: Peer Support Group fo Individuals Living with Mental Health Challenges, every Tuesday, 6:30 – 8 p.m., Pleasant Street Methodist Church choir room (upstairs), 61 Pleasant St.. NAMI Mid-Maine, 873-5358, 621-8430, ext. 306, or 293-2921.
WATERVILLE: NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group for Individuals Living With Mental Health Challenges, Tues., 6:30 – 8 p.m., Pleasant Street Methodist Church, choir room (upstairs), 61 Pleasant St. NAMI Mid-Maine, 873-5358, 621-8430 ext. 306, 293-2921.
SKOWHEGAN: Family and friends of individuals living with mental illness, Tues., 6 – 7:30 p.m., Maine Behavioral Health Organization, second floor, 30 Leavitt St. Linnea 530-1732, June 215-0818, NAMI Mid-Maine 293-2921.
SKOWHEGAN: NAMI Family Support Group every Tues. evening, 6 – 7:30 p.m., Maine Behavioral Health Organization, 30 Leavitt St. Free to participants. FMI: Linnea 530-1732 or June 215-0818.
WATERVILLE: Food Addicts in Recovery, Fri. night meetings, 6:30 p.m., Mid Maine Homeless Shelter conference room, 19 Colby St. FMI: 775-2132 or toll free 1-222-998-5297.
AUGUSTA: Food Addicts in Recovery, Tues. 6:30 p.m.; Also, Thurs., 1 p.m., both at Prince of Peace Church, 209 Eastern Ave. FMI: 775-2132 or toll free 1-222-998-5297.
AA / AL-ANON / NARCANON
SKOWHEGAN: Al-Anon, Tues. 7-8 p.m. Federated Church, Island Ave. 800-498-1844.
AUGUSTA: Al-Anon group, Tues., 7 p.m., St. Mark’s Church basement.
WATERVILLE: Al-Anon, Wed., noon. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Eustis Parkway.
WATERVILLE: High Nooners Lunch Bunch, Alcohol Anonymous, Mon. thru Fri., noon – 1 p.m., Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter, 19 Colby Street.
WATERVILLE: Al-Anon, Sun., 10 a.m., MaineGeneral Medical Center, Thayer Center Dean Building, 149 North St. For family and friends of alcoholics.
WATERVILLE: Do you know someone addicted to drugs. Families and friends meetings at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 60 Eustis Parkway, Wednesdays, 6 p.m. All welcome. FMI: 594-2801.
AUGUSTA: Nar-Anon Family Group meets weekly on Mondays, Unitarian Universalist Church, 69 Winthrop St., 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. FMI: Karen 413-262-3833.
NORTH ANSON: Narcotics Anonymous, first Monday of each month, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 635-2748.
FITNESS / WELLNESS
VASSALBORO: Healthy Heart walking program on Mon., Wed., & Fri., 8:30 – 9:30 a.m., China Lake Conference Center’s Sukeforth New Life Center, 283 Neck Rd. Free program.
PALERMO: A Walk in the Gym, Tuesdays, 10 a.m., Palermo Christian Church, 322 Branch Mills Rd. Open to the public. FMI: 993-2636.
PALERMO: Yoga for limbering up!, Mondays, 6 – 7 p.m., Palermo Consolidated School, Rte. 3. Donation suggested. FMI: 993-2035.
UNITY: Yoga all levels, slow flow, beginners encouraged. FMI: Dhyana Blanchard, 568-1381, email@example.com. Meditation, Ananda meditation and prayer group, Harrison Aldrich Wellness Center, Unity College, 90 Quaker Hill Rd., Mon., 6 – 7:30 p.m., on-going. Learn simple meditation, chanting and healing prayer techniques.
UNITY: Nia in Unity, movement for health, wellness and fitness, Sundays 4 – 5 p.m., Unity Community Center, 32 School St. Classes are sliding scale, drop in any time. FMI: annania.wordpress.com. or Anna Fiedler, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNITY: Sunday Night Yoga, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m., Unity Community Center, 32 School St. Classes are sliding scale, drop-ins welcome. FMI: Michelle Moschkau, email@example.com, 360-556-4894.
MADISON/ANSON: Somerset Dance Party Fitness, Garrett Schenck School, first class free; with Tiara Nile, Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 – 7 p.m.; with Allison Marcoux, Tuesdays 6 – 7 p.m., and Sat., 8 a.m. FMI: Tiara 431-4107, firstname.lastname@example.org or Allison 992-6843, allison.marcoux@myfairpoint.
EMBDEN: Wednesdays, TOPS, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 – 6 p.m. FMI: 566-7302