Thursday, April 16
Reception: 5-7 p.m. Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine and Armenian Cultural Association of Maine present “Nor Ashkhar: Maine Armenians in the Century After Genocide.” Food and entertainment at opening. Free. Through May 29; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. FMI see www.hhrcmaine.org or 621-3531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, April 17
Training. CMMC. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Corporate and Community Services Department. Two-day training program to increase awareness of strategies for supporting self-regulation in young children. Again on Friday, May 1. FMI 755-5280 or email email@example.com. Deadline for registration 4/10.
Park reopening: 9:30 a.m. Maine Wildlife Park, Rte. 26, Grey. Opening for 2015 season. FMI: 657-4977 or see www.mainewildlifepark.com or www.mefishwildlife.com.
Lecture: noon-1 p.m. Great Falls Forum Lecture Series presents Wendy Wolf, pres. and CEO, Maine Health Access Foundation. “Beyond Obamacare: the Future of Healthcare in Maine.” Q&A. Free. Bring brown bag lunch. FMI: 513-3135.
Concert: 7 p.m. First Universalist Church of Turner Center. Third Cabin Fever concert of 2015. Performers: “Hoot’n Annie.” Desserts. Sugg. Donation: $5-10. FMI: 754-0954
Saturday, April 25
Baked Bean Supper: 5 p.m. First Congregational Church, Route 115, Gray. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads, desserts and beverages. $8 adults; $4 11-under. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279. Day of: 657-3279.
Saturday, April 18
YMCA State Gymnastics Championship. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lewiston Memorial Armory, Central Ave. The Auburn-Lewiston YMCA team of girls ages 8-17 competes against others from around the state in bars, beam, vault and floor exercises. Again 4/19. Free.
Cook-off: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. K of C 2nd annual chili-chowder cook-off. Holy Cross Church Hall, Lisbon St., Lewiston. $5. FMI: Rick at L8OUELL@AOL.COM or 576-6813.
Sunday, April 19
Lewiston Winter Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 208 Bates Street, Lewiston. Buy locally grown and made products from dozens of local vendors and have brunch at the Market café. Every 1st and 3rd Sun. thru April 29. www.stmarysnutritioncenter.com.
Thursday, April 23
Screening: “Last Days in Vietnam.” 7 p.m. Franco-American Heritage Center. Lewiston. Ticket information available at www.mpbn.net – “Events.”
Saturday, April 25
Compost Sale: 8 a.m. to noon, Justalittle Farm, 58 Ridge Road, Lisbon Falls. Area 4-H project. Sponsored by and benefits the Androscoggin-Sagadahoc 4-H Leaders’ Association. $5 per cubic foot bag; truckloads available for $35 per tractor scoop. Bags of compost also will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tractor Supply Company, 1619 Lisbon St., Lewiston. FMI: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community event. Noon-3 p.m. Auburn-Lewiston YMCA. Healthy Kids Day. For more information call 795-4095 or see www.alymca.org
Womens Leadership Circle. 10 a.m. – noon. Shambhala Meditation Center, 19 Mason Street, Brunswick. Sats. through 6/13. FMI: kristen.lombard@gmail .com or 229-4690 or register at www.shambhalabp.org.
Turkey supper. 5-6 p.m. United Methodist Church of Minot. 121 Empire Rd., Minot. $7 adults; $4 ages 5-12. 5- free.
Baked Bean Supper. 5 p.m. First Congregational Church, Route 115, Gray. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads, desserts and beverages. $8 adults; $4 11-under. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279. Day of: 657-3279.
Friday, May 1
15th Annual Downtown Conference. 8 a.m. registration. First Parish Church, 9 Cleveland St., Brunswick. $75 non-members; $60 members of Maine Development Foundation, Main Street Maine, or Maine Downtown Network Communities. FMI: 626-3117 or 975-9149. www.mdf.org.
Luncheon. Bag lunches. Staggered times. Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St., Lewiston. Annual lobster roll luncheon. Order early. FMI: Lucky Dibello 784-3869 or www.calvarylewiston.org. Same day order hotline 212-1551.
Saturday, May 2
May Day Craft Fair. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave., Lewiston. Presented by the Lewiston Recreation Division. For more information, call 513-3005.
Sunday, May 3
Dedication service: 10 a.m., Christian Community Church of Turner, 425 Turner Center Rd., Turner. FMI: email@example.com.
Benefit. 2-5 p.m. Meals on Wheels/SeniorsPlus. American Legion Hall. 595 Gore Rd., Locke Mills. Live music and snacks. 50/50 raffle. $10 at door; $8 in advance. FMI 1-800-427-1241 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, May 7
Southern Maine Community College spring open house. 4-6 p.m. Brunswick. SMCC holds open houses every spring and fall at its South Portland Campus and its Midcoast Campus in Brunswick. Learn about academic programs, meet faculty and staff.
Friday, May 15
Plant sale. 3-6 p.m. Androscoggin-Sagadahoc counties Extension Association. UMaine Cooperative Extension Office, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. Again Sat., 5/16 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Proceeds to benefit UMaine Extension outreach programs in the two counties that are supported by ASCEA. FMI: 353-5550 or email@example.com.
Sunday, May 17
Hospice House 5k & Remembrance Walk. Central Maine Community College, 1250 Turner St., Auburn.? Pres. by Andro. Home Care and Hospice, this event features prizes for best runners, fundraisers in various categories. Reg. $25 adv., $30 day-of. 795-9469; www.hhrunwalk.org.
Sunday, June 7
YMCA Fit Fest. 8:30 a.m. Festival Plaza, Auburn. This 5K race kicks off the Greater L-A Triple Crown Series. Cash prizes, raffles, music, refreshments, awards. USA Track & Field-certified. Kids’ Fun Run 8 a.m.. $25 ($20 in advance). www.triplecrown5k.com.
Sunday, July 19
Emily’s Run. 8:30 a.m. Edward Little H.S., Auburn. This 5K race continues the Greater L-A Triple Crown Series. Cash prizes, raffles, music, refreshments, awards. USA Track & Field-certified. Kids’ Fun Run 8 a.m. $25 ($20 in advance). www.triplecrown5k.com.
Sunday, August 23
L-A Bridge Run. 8:30 a.m. Festival Plaza, Auburn. This 5K race concludes the Greater L-A Triple Crown Series. Cash prizes, raffles, music, refreshments, awards. USA Track & Field-certified. Kids’ Fun Run 8:00. $25 ($20 in advance). www.triplecrown5k.com.