CALENDAR OF EVENTS

(updated February 27, 2020)

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Upcoming Events

FUNDRAISER FOR FUEL FUND

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER, Vassalboro Ministry Association, helping with fuel assistance for Vassalboro residents in need, Sat., Feb. 29, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Vassalboro Methodist Church. Donations always welcome: VMA Fuel Fund, P.O. Box 302, North Vassalboro, ME 04962..

AUGUSTA

SENIORS BUS TRIP: The Cushnoc Seniors of Augusta invite you to join their upcoming, reasonable, 6 night, 7 day, bus trip to the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, from Sun., May 31, to June 6. The trip package includes bus, lodging, tips, and breakfasts and dinners, while exploring a true-to-size replica of Noah’s Ark, the Creation Museum, the Newport Aquarium and a paddleboat sightseeing tour of the Ohio River. FMI: text or leave message at 207-485-7100.

CHINA

WRITERS GROUP: Join The Town Line’s writers, second Sunday of the month, 6:30 p.m. at The Town Line office, 575 Lakeview Dr. Ever wondered what it takes to write for The Town Line? Next meeting is March 8. FMI: ericwaustin@gmail.com or 445-2234.

CHINA FOR A LIFETIME COMMITTEE, Thurs., March 19, 6:30 p.m., China Town Office, 571 Lakeview Dr.

THURSTON PARK COMMITTEE: second Tuesday of the month, in the small room at the town office. Next meeting, Tues., March 10. FMI: contact Thurston Park committee chairman Jen Smith at 968-5016.

EAST VASSALBORO

CONTRA DANCE, Sat., February 29. Potluck at 6:30 p.m., and dance at 8 p.m., East Vassalboro Grange. Ellen Gauler and family are playing and Maggie Robinson calling. Call Jody 649-2765 FMI.

EMBDEN

SEWING CLASS: Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – noon.

WEIGHT WATCHERS: Wednesdays, 5 – 6 p.m. TOPS, Wednesdays, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

COMMUNITY CENTER MEETINGS, Thurs. prior to the second Saturday supper. YOGA: Sat., 8 a.m., weekly, by donation. FMI on any of the above, contact Wayne at 474-1065.

OAKLAND

SNOW POND SENIORS, meet on Tues. and Wed. from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Snow Pond Senior Center, 47 Heath St. FMI: snowpondseniors@gmail.com, Facebook, or 649-7274.

SKOWHEGAN

CLASS OF 1963, Skowhegn High School meeting for breakfast, Sat., March 21, 9 a.m., Wentworth’s Restaurant, Norridgewock, weather permitting FMI: 858-0946. All welcome.

VASSALBORO

SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER, Vassalboro Ministry Association, helping with fuel assistance for Vassalboro residents in need, Sat., Feb. 29, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Vassalboro Methodist Church. Donations always welcome: VMA Fuel Fund, P.O. Box 302, North Vassalboro, ME 04962.

AMERICAN LEGION meeting, Post #126, Monday, March 16, 6 p.m., St. Bridget Center, 864 Main St.

SEW FOR A CAUSE: Thurs., March 5 & March 19, April 2 & 16, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., weather permitting, St. Bridget Community Center, 864 Main St. All are invited. FMI: stgbridgetcenter@gmail.com. or 616-3148.

WATERVILLE

LENTEN ORGAN CONCERTS, First Baptist Church, Elm St.; Sun., March 1, Christina Misner Rao, daughter of Rev. Peter & Susan Misner, studied piano and organ with Vira Tibbetts of Hallowell and Margaret Godfrey, of Winthrop.

RECYCLED SHAKESPEARE CO. auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Thurs., March 29, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Skills Inc., Ervin Center, 46 Front St. Actors of all experience needed. Early auditions available by calling Emily at 314-8607 o or RecycledShakespeare@gmail.com.

CRAFT CLUB FOR ADULTS, Tuesdays, 5 p.m., Waterville Public Library, Elm St. March 3, Origami Mobiles. Everyone over 18 is welcome.

TEEN GAME NIGHT: Mondays, 4 p.m., Waterville Public Library, Elm St. Free and open to all ages 11-18. Bring any age appropriate games to share. NOTE: No Teen Game Night on Feb. 17. FMI: 872-5433 or staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

TEEN MOVIE NIGHT: Thursdays, 4 p.m., Waterville Public Library, Bartlett Room, Elm St. FMI: 872-5433. Movie changes weekly. Free and open to attendees ages 11-18. Light refreshments will be provided.

CRAFTERNOONS: Tuesdays, 2:30 – 4 p.m., Children’s Room, lower level, Waterville Public Library, Elm St. Tues., March 3, Seuss Inspired Craft. Children must be under 7 years old and accompanied by a grown-up helper. FMI: 680-2604.

HOMESCHOOL HUB: Thurs., 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., Children’s Room, Waterville Public Library, Elm St. for homeschoolers; grades 1-5, in Children’s Room, grades 6 – 12, Bartlett Room: March 5, Celebrate Maine Beautiful Blackbird Story & Craft (1st – 5th); Games (6th – 12th).

RHYMETIME: Children birth to age 3, Fri., 10:30 – 11 a.m., Children’s department, Waterville Public Library, Elm St. Fri., March 6, Counting.

SATUR-PLAY: Children’s Department, Sat., 1 – 2 p.m., Waterville Public Library, Elm St. Fri., Feb. 15, STEM Windowsill Seedlings; Feb. 29, Leap Year Tea Party (advance registration requested).

WATERVILLE CREATES! Youth Art Month, grades K-12, Thurs., March 5, 4:30 – 6 p.m., Common St. For complete list of projects, www.commonstreetarts.org.

CAMP CREATES!, Saturdays, Learn how to use the online platform, SCRATCH, 11 a.m – noon. For ages 11-14 years old.

WINDSOR / AUGUSTA

WINDSOR LADIES AID: meets first Tuesday of the month. FMI: Nancy Seigars, 549-7596.

WINSLOW

WINSLOW PUBLIC LIBRARY: Around the World, Ecuador, Thurs., March 5, 2:30 – 4 p.m.; Science Explorers, Thurs., March 12, 2:30 – 4 p.m., features different science theme; Youth Dungeons and Dragons, Sat., March & 28, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Call 872-1978 to reserve slot, geared towards ages 10-18.

Ongoing Events

MONTHLY MEETINGS

CHINA: China for a Lifetime Committee, third Thurs. of each month, 6:30 p.m., China Town Office, 571 Lakeview Dr.

FOOD EVENTS

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.

SQUARE DANCING

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.

BINGO

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.

SERVICE GROUPS

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.

ALZHEIMER’S TRAINING

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.

HISTORICAL GROUPS

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.

LIBRARY NEWS

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 kkenny@watervillelibrary.org.

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 staylor@watervillelibrary.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 staylor@watervillelibrary.org.

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 kkenny@watervillelibrary.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.

SPIRITUAL GATHERINGS

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.

YOUTH MINISTRIES

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.

RV CLUBS

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.

KARAOKE

WATERVILLE: Every Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m. – 1 p.m., Forrest J. Pare VFW Post #1285, Water St.

INDOOR ACTIVITIES

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.

JOB SEEKING

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 librarian@watervillelibrary.org.

AARP / SENIOR GROUPS

AUGUSTA: Coffee Klatch, 8 – 10 a.m., Lisa’s Restaurant, 15 Bangor St. This group meets every third Wed. Please RSVP: sammee.quong@gmail.com 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.

Support Groups

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.

FOOD ADDICTS

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, yogainunity@uninets.net. 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, fiedlera@yahoo.com.

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, yoga.with.michelle.ahimsa@gmail.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, tiara.nile@yahoo.com or Allison 992-6843, allison.marcoux@myfairpoint.net. Facebook: Somerset Dance Party Fitness.

EMBDEN: Wednesdays, TOPS, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 5 – 6 p.m. FMI: 566-7302