Thursday, October 9
Constituent Outreach Hours. Staff reps. from the office of Sen. Angus King are on hand at the city halls of Lewiston (10 a.m. to noon) and Auburn (2 to 4 p.m.) to meet with area residents about specific problems, legislative issues, or concerns about federal govt. agencies. No appt. necessary. FMI call 1-800-432-1599.
Sampson Air Force Base Vets. Noon. Rolandeau’s Restaurant, 775 Washington St., Auburn. This is an informal monthly lunch meeting of veterans stationed at Sampson AFB or Naval Training Center and their guests. All vets welcome. 784-5691.
Open House. 4 to 7 p.m. College for ME, lower level, Champoux Insurance Building, 150 East Ave., Lewiston. The agency that works to increase college attendance of area residents invites to public to come learn more and see their new office space.
“Nutrition Economics 101.” 6 p.m. Chairmen’s Rooms, lower lever, 12 High St. Medical Office Bldg., Lewiston. MD and dietician Mariette Macrander discusses how to eat a healthy diet on a limited budget. Free; adv. reg. encouraged. 795-8448; www.cmmc.org.
Candidates Forum. 7 p.m. Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Rd., New Gloucester. Rep. Eleanor Espling and challenger Rosa Van Wie take part in a House District 65 election forum; send questions by 10/3 to email@example.com. www.newgloucester.com.
Friday, October 10
Food for Thought Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. Room 170, Lewiston-Auburn College. Lewiston native Robert Begin discusses the USS Quincy’s fatal engagement with the Japanese at Guadalcanal in 1942. Incl. lunch. $8 ($7 in adv.). Reserve by noon 10/9. 753-6510.
Costume Sale. 3 to 8 p.m. Maine State Music Theatre offices, 22 Elm St., Brunswick. Don’t miss this chance to buy a genuine theatrical costume from MSMT stock; ball gowns, shoes, hats, masks, accessories, vintage clothing, children’s costumes, and more. www.msmt.org.
Memorial Service. 6 p.m. Kennedy Park, Lewiston. Friends hold a memorial service for Laudrinah Kuboloso, whose smile and spirit will be remembered, and whose tragic death will serve as a reminder of the need to end domestic violence. All are welcome.
Concert: Michael Lewin. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Steinway Artist Michael Lewin performs works by Schubert, Scriabin, and Debussy. $20/15. Students free. 689-2000; www.francocenter.org.
Theatre: “Oliver!” Great Falls Perform. Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Community Little Theatre opens its 75th season with Lionel Bart’s musical version of the Charles Dickens classic. Again 10/11-12, 16-19. For show times, ticket info, see www.LACLT.com.
Saturday, October 11
French Toast & Pancake Breakfast. 6:30 to 10 a.m. Fire Station, Rte. 106, Leeds. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, ham, donuts, coffee and juice. $6 adults, $4 for children. Presented by the Leeds V.F.D.
Fall Fair and Flea Market. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hasty Community Center, Pettengill Park, Auburn. Presented by First Auburn Senior Citizens. Donations and vendors welcome. $10 per table. FMI or to register, call 333-6601 ext. 2108.
“Pack the Court.” 10 a.m. to noon. Kennedy Park, downtown Lewiston. The agencies of L-A Women Rising invite you to come help pack the basketball court to protest domestic violence. Rain date 10/18. FMI, contact Jerry DeWitt at 783-4663 ext. 228.
Fall Festival. 11 a.m. to 4.p.m. Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore. Step into the past with old-fashioned fall activities for all ages, as well as music, tours, and demonstrations. $6/3. FMI, including event schedule, see www.NORLANDS.org.
Cemetery Tour. 2 p.m. Clough Cemetery, 1920 Lisbon Rd. (across from So. Lewiston Baptist Church). Doug Hodgkin of Andro. Historical Society leads a tour of one of the earliest burying grounds in Lewiston. Free. Donations welcome.
Public Supper. 5 p.m. Paris Fire Dept., Western Ave., So. Paris. Roast turkey, potatoes, vegetables, mac & cheese, salads, rolls, homemade pies with ice cream. 50/50 raffle. Pres. by Paris F.D. Auxiliary. $8/4 (ages 3- free).
Square, Round Dancing. 7 to 10 p.m.?Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. Kip and Linda Moulton call and cue the dances; refreshments, 50/50. Pres. by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club. $6 (no charge for non-dancers). 782-4050.
Concert: Benjamin Noyes. 7 p.m. Trinity Church, 247 Bates St., Lewiston. The “Room at Trinity” series presents the accomplished Portland cellist, who performs music by Bach. A poetry reading opens. Suggested donation $10; kids, students free. 344-3106.
Sunday, October 12
Spaghetti Dinner. After 11 a.m. mass. Sacred Heart Church, corner Minot, Western Aves., Auburn. Tom Cremona’s famous sauce, salad, garlic or Italian bread, dessert and beverage. Pres. by the Andy Valley K. of C. $8/6 kids (ages 5- free). 782-3808.
Monday, October 13
CMMC Mini-Medical Series. 6 p.m. CMMC School of Nursing, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. Central ME Heart & Vascular Institute cardiothoracic surgeon Paul Weldner M.D. discusses “Noninvasive Cardiac Valve Surgery.” Free. 795-8448.
Tuesday, October 14
Groundbreaking Ceremony. 10:30 a.m. Bandstand, Kennedy Park, Lewiston. Local dignitaries and project stakeholders gather to break ground for the restoration of the Kennedy Park Bandstand. The public is invited.
Humorist Brian Daniels. 2 p.m. Auburn Public Library. In the guise of fictional character “Joe Wright,” author-humorist Daniels (“Thoughts of an Average Joe”) rants about things in our world today that beset the rural, middle-aged white man. Free. 333-6640 ext. 4.
Wednesday, October 15
Membership Meeting. 6 p.m. Parish hall, Holy Family Church, Lewiston. The Ladies of St. Anne Sodality of Holy Family, Prince of Peace Parish conduct a brief business meeting, followed by Halloween Bingo. Bring a bag of candy to donate.
BBC Admission Fair. 7 p.m. Lewiston High School. Bates, Bowdoin and Colby jointly host an admission fair to introduce prospective area students to the three colleges; panel discussion and mini college fair. Free. Register at bates.edu/admission.
Thursday, October 16
College Night. 5:30 p.m. Auburn Public Library. A panel discussion answers common questions about the college exploration-application process, followed by a mini college fair with reps from nine diverse local colleges. Free. Register at 333-6640 ext. 4.
Theatre: “Oliver!” Great Falls Perform. Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Community Little Theatre opens its 75th season with Lionel Bart’s musical version of the Charles Dickens classic. Again 10/17-19. For show times, ticket info, see www.LACLT.com.
Saturday, October 18
Camp Dragonfly. Tripp Lake Camp, Poland. Presented by Andro. Home Care and Hospice, this one-day retreat brings grieving children and teens together with resources for their support. FMI call AHCH’s Amy Dulac at 777-7740 or 1-800-482-7412.
Sunday, October 19
Lost Valley Relay. 10:30 a.m. Lost Valley Ski Resort, Auburn. Benefitting the 2nd Chances Foundation, this event offers a 5, 10, or 15k race in solo or team-relay format. Music, food, and Baxter Beer specials follow. Reg. at www.baxteroutdoors.com.
Monday, October 20
CMMC Mini-Medical Series. 6 p.m. CMMC School of Nursing, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. Central Maine Family Medicine resident S. Tyler O’Sullivan, D.O. discusses “Battling Bugs.” Free. 795-8448.
Public Forum. 7:30 p.m. Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Former Maine Attorney General James Tierney discusses “Immigration in Maine: Past and Future.” Free.
Friday, October 24
Autumn Night Out. 6 p.m. Poland Spring Resort. Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice’s annual signature fundraising event features dinner and dancing, live music, live and silent auctions, games, and more. $65 pp. 795-9469; www.ahch.org.
Run Like Hell Fun Run. 6:30 p.m. The United Way presents this 5K run through L-A. Groove to music by Tinpanic Steel Band, meet actors from “How to Kill a Zombie.” $25 entry fee includes race shirt, ticket to Costume Party. www.unitedway.andro.
Run Like Hell Costume Party. 7:30 p.m. The United Way present this party following its inaugural 5K run; public welcome. Music by cover band Time Machine. Prizes awarded for Best Dressed, Most Creative. $5. www.unitedway.andro.
Saturday, October 25
Baked Bean Supper. 5 p.m. First Congregational Church, Rte. 115, Gray. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads, desserts and beverages. $8 adults; $4 kids ages 11-. Wheelchair accessible. FMI call (207) 657-4279 or (207) 657-3279 day of supper.
Monday, October 27
CMMC Mini-Medical Series. 6 p.m. CMMC School of Nursing, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. A panel of local experts discusses “The Effects of the Environment on our Health.” Free. 795-8448.
Monday, November 3
CMMC Mini-Medical Series. 6 p.m. CMMC School of Nursing, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. Family physician Edmund Claxton, M.D. discusses maintaining an active role in the healthcare process in “The Big Picture: Where Do You Fit In?” Free. 795-8448.
Monday, November 10
CMMC Mini-Medical Series. 6 p.m. CMMC School of Nursing, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. EMMC hospitalist Sandhya Tagaram, M.D. discusses “Genetic Testing: How Much Do I Want to Know?” Free. 795-8448.
Monday, November 17
CMMC Mini-Medical Series. 6 p.m. CMMC School of Nursing, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. traditional Chinese medicine expert Greg Thibodeau, M.D. discusses “Integrative Medicine and the Mind-Body Connection.” Free. 795-8448.