Thursday, April 17
Easter Bake Sale. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Main Lobby, Central Maine Medical Center, 60 High St. Lewiston. Presented by the CMMC Woman’s Hospital Association; proceeds will provide mammograms for patients those with inadequate or no insurance coverage.
“Franco-American Gender Roles: Motherhood and More.” 2:30 p.m. Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. The Franco-American Collection presents this lecture by professor Rhea Cote Robbins; rescheduled from an earlier date. Free. 753-6545.
Friday, April 18
Great Falls Forum. Noon to 1 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair speaks on “The Words I Choose.” A Q-&-A will follow. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. Free. 513-3135.
Portland Pirates Hockey Game. 7 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. The Portland Pirates host the Albany Devils at their 2013-14 season home in Lewiston. Tix $12/10 (plus $2 on game day). www.thecolisee.com.
Saturday, April 19
Prom Gown Giveaway. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St., Auburn. Want to attend the junior or senior high prom but can’t afford a gown? Head on over to the Foss Mansion today and see if the Women’s Literary Union can help. 753-0931; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Recycling Day. 9 a.m to 1 p.m. 40 Stanley St., Auburn. Items accepted include tires, televisions, printers, cell phones, batteries, plastics, and metals (for list, see www.communitycreditunion.com). Free. Pres. by Comm. Credit Union, eWaste Recycling, Re-Harvest, and Stratham Tire.
Auburn Spring Celebration. Family-friendly activities at the Hasty Comm. Center (10:30 a.m. to noon), followed (at 1 p.m.) by an egg hunt at Walton School walking track. Rain or shine. Free. Pres. by the city Rec. Div., Boys & Girls Club, and Unit. New Auburn Assoc.
Maine Games Nat’l Anthem Auditions. 3 p.m. Kora Shrine, Lewiston. Maine singers are invited to audition for the position of Maine Games National Anthem Vocalist. Free, but applicants must apply online in advance. www.mainegames.org.
Portland Pirates Hockey Game. 7 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. The Portland Pirates host the St. John’s Icecaps at their 2013-14 season home in Lewiston. Tix $12/10 (plus $2 on game day). www.thecolisee.com.
Sunday, April 20
Sunday P.M. at the Movies. 1 p.m. Holy Cross church hall, Lewiston. The Holy Cross K. of C. presents “Pope John Paul II,” starring Jon Voight in a powerful, Emmy-nominated performance. Concessions avail. Free, but good will donations accepted. 754-2841.
Portland Pirates Hockey Game. 4 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. The Portland Pirates host the Manchester Monarchs at their 2013-14 season home in Lewiston. Tix $12/10 (plus $2 on game day). www.thecolisee.com.
Monday, April 21
Concert: The Makanda Project. 7 p.m. Lepage Arts Center, Hebron Academy. This thirteen-member, Boston-based jazz ensemble makes a rare western Maine appearance. $15 (those ages 18- free with student ID). (207) 890-6386; www.mahoosucarts.org.
Tuesday, April 22
Blood Drive. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. Hosted by the college’s Student Veterans Club; preregistration is available; walk-ins are welcome. 753-6566.
“Trade Shows: Agony or Ecstasy?” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Andro. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Representatives from Next Level Business Coaching discuss how to get better returns on your trade show investment. Free. To register, call 376-3239.
“Travelogue of China and Tibet.” 2 to 4 p.m. Auburn Public Library. In this Primetime Adventures program presented by L-A Senior College, Rachel Morin shares photos and stories from her trip to the Far East last spring. Free. 333-6640 ext. 4.
“Making a Garden Plan.” 6 to 7 p.m. St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St., Lewiston. Learn how to make a garden plan, with a focus on making the most of small spaces and preventing pests. Sugg. donation $10. Register at 513-3844.
Author Visit. 7 p.m. Androscoggin Historical Society Museum, County Building, 2 Turner St., Auburn. Annette Vance Dorey discusses her most recent book, “Miss Dr. Lucy and Maine’s Pioneering Female Physicians, 1850s-1920.” Free. 784-0586.
Film Screening. 7 p.m. Olin Arts Center, Bates College campus, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. NAMI Maine presents “Call Me Crazy,” an original Lifetime movie about the challenges of overcoming mental illness; a facilitated discussion follows. Free. (207) 622-5767.
Wednesday, April 23
Campaign Kick-Off. 5 to 7 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee. Patti Gagne kicks off her campaign as a Republican candidate for State Senate District 21, representing the entire City of Lewiston; remarks at 6 p.m. Light refreshments; cash bar. Free.
World Book Night. 7:30 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Over 600 copies of bestselling books will be given out free to adults and teens. For more information, call 513-3135.
Thursday, April 24
Author Visit. 2 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Author Christina Solak-Goodwin discusses her newest book, “Diary of a Mental Patient,” which chronicles a year of her life as she struggles to accept that she has a lifelong mental illness. Free. 333-6640 ext. 4.
Friday, April 25
Author Visit. 6 p.m. Callahan Hall. Lewiston Public Library. Ben Keene discusses his book the “Great Northeast Brewery Tour,” followed by a tour plus beer & cheese tasting at Baxter Brewing Co. Free. 513-3135.
“Songs of the Silver Screen.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Perform. Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Comm. Little Theatre performers sing classic songs from the movies and present a Silver Screen Trivia Contest. Again 4/26. $15/12/5. 783-0958; LACLT.com.
Saturday, April 26
Gardening Seminar. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Turner Public Library, 98 Matthews Way. Presenters discuss growing cut flower varieties and warm-climate vegetables; a roundtable discussion follows. Refreshments; lunch avail for purchase. Free. (207) 225-2030.
Drug Take-Back Day. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Properly dispose of expired or leftover prescription drugs by taking them to Farwell School in Lewiston, Bedard Pharmacy in Auburn, the Poland Substation, Turner Town Office, or Mech. Falls, Liv. Falls, Sabattus, or Lisbon Police Stations. FMI call Healthy Andro. at 795-5990.
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.
“April in Paris.” 5:30 to 8 p.m. The Vault, 84 Lisbon St., Lewiston. This wine tasting and silent auction fundraising event benefits the programs of the L-A Rotary Club. For more info or to buy tix, call Terri at 754-3369.
Amateur Talent Contest. 7 p.m. Excelsior Grange, 446 Harris Hill Rd., Poland. Watch contestants compete in three age categories (4-11, 12-18, and 19+) for 1st ($100) and 2nd ($50) place prizes. $3. (To enter, call 998-2301 by 4/19.)
Circus Olé. 7 p.m. Community Forum, Oxford Hills H.S., So. Paris. This family-friendly, cruelty-free extravaganza showcases various circus arts and features giant theatrical puppets instead of live animals. $10/5. 890-0545; www.circus-ole.com.
Sunday, April 27
Sunday Morning Coffee and Treats. 9 to 9:45 a.m. United Methodist Church, corner of Route 121 and Empire Rd., Minot. The Church invites the general public for Sunday morning coffee and donuts; all are invited. Free.
Wednesday, April 30
Remembrance Event. Noon. City Council Chambers, first floor, Lewiston City Hall, 27 Pine St. Ernie Weiss, the son of a concentration camp survivor, reads from his family memoir in the city’s 2014 National Remembrance Days event. Free. 513-3000 ext. 3205.
Friday, May 2
Celebration of American Music. 7 p.m. Performing Arts Center, Winthrop H.S. Folk songs, marches, dance music, and patriotic tunes by America’s greatest composers; pres. by the Kennebec Performing Arts Co. $8 ($10 at door); free ages 18-. 370-5381.
Saturday, May 3
Youth Fishing Derby. 8 to 11 a.m. Pond in Pettingill Park, Auburn. For ages 9-15 (the ages 3-8 event is next week). Presented by Auburn Rec. and the Auburn Exchange Club. $5 per person. FMI, see www.auburnmaine.gov.
Bottle Drive. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Parking lot, United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn. Donate your clean returnables to support Cub Scout Pack 111’s “1945 Auburn Fire Memorial” project to mark the graves of victims of a tragic New Auburn nursery fire.
Sunday, May 4
Renee’s 5K Run-Walk & PHun Walk. 12:30 p.m. Lisbon Comm. School, 33 Mill St., Lisbon. This event honors Rene Brodeur and benefits UPHill Journeys, providing support to patients with Pulmonary Hypertension. FMI or to register see www.runinarace.com/Renee.
Wednesday, May 7
Annual Dinner. 6 p.m. Green Ladle Café, Lewiston H.S. campus, 156 East Ave. The Ladies of St. Anne of Prince of Peace Parish present their Sodalist of the Year Award; pork tenderloin, entertainment, door prizes, 50/50. Non-mems. welcome. $18. Call 782-4516 to reserve by 4/30.
Saturday, May 10
Youth Fishing Derby. 8 to 11 a.m. Pond in Pettingill Park, Auburn. For ages 3-8. Presented by Auburn Rec. and the Auburn Exchange Club. $5 per person. FMI, see www.auburnmaine.gov.
Sunday, May 18
Soup, Chowder, Chili, and Dessert Tasting & Social. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Basement hall, Sacred Heart Church, Western Ave., Auburn. Presented by Andy Valley K. of C. Council 8742; proceeds will help purchase new tables for the church. $10 at the door.
Friday, May 23
Comedy Shows. 7 and 9 p.m. Ramada Conference Center, Lewiston. Comedian Rob Steen and two others present two shows to benefit the Auburn Firefighters Local 797 Children’s Fund. Doors at 6 p.m. Ages 21+. $10. (207) 432-6968.
Saturday, June 7
Tough Gator Challenge. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Geiger School, College St., Lewiston. Parents too may tackle this obstacle course designed for elementary school kids, but be ready to get muddy! Concessions, activities. Presented by Geiger PTO. $7/5. Sign up at www.toughgatorchallenge.com.