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Tuesday, September 27

“Kicking Off the School Year Right.” 10 a.m. to noon. Pine Tree Society, 368 Minot Ave., Auburn. This roundtable discussion is open to parents of children with disabilities of preschool through high school age. Free. Space limited; register at 386-5915 or www.pinetreesociety.org.

“Knitting for Victory.” 2 p.m. Andro. Comm. Room, Auburn Public Library. Presenter Holly Korda discusses how the Red Cross helped win WWI by mobilizing the nation to knit. Free. 333-6640, ext. 4.

“Muskie and Nixon: Parallel Lives.” 7 p.m. Andro. Historical Soc., 2 Turner St., Auburn. Archivist and historian Chris Beam examines surprising similarities in the lives of these two political opponents. Free; donations welcome. Elevator available.

Wednesday, September 28

Finance Matters Workshop. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Financial advisor Thomas Carr presents “Know Your Retirement Plan Options.” $50 (members $25). 783-2249. Register at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

Thursday, September 29

Mind Your Business Workshop. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Bob Bernier of Matheson Gas presents “The Challenging Sale.” $50 (members $25). 783-2249. Register at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

Rotary Club Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. City of Lewiston Grants Coordinator Jayne Jochem discusses the city’s efforts on lead abatement. Guests welcome. 753-9040; monica.millhime@maine.gov.

Author Visit. 6 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Author Catherine Bergeron-Bergeron discusses her book “Our Place in Line: A Franco-American Family Odyssey.” Free. A book sale and signing will follow. 513-3135; LPLReference@gmail.com.

Friday, September 30

Fall Rummage Sale. 2 to 5 p.m. Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St., Lewiston. Pres. by the Calvary UMC Women’s Association; please use garden entrance on Bartlett St. Continues 10/1 from 9 to 11 a.m.

Fall Festival of Books & Bake Sale. Library, 379 Intervale Rd., New Gloucester. Friday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for kids’ items only; Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon, for books, CDs, DVDs, and bake sale. Most prices 25 to 50 cents. 926-4840.

Girls’ Night Out. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Grace Episcopal Church, Bath. Girl Scouts of Maine hosts this opportunity for girls in grades K-5 and their parents to learn how Girl Scouts helps girls grow into their full potential. 888-922-4763; girlscoutsofmaine.org.

Plaque Unveiling. 7 p.m. Festival Plaza, Auburn. In conjunction with the last L-A Art Walk of the season, the city unveils a new plaque detailing the plaza’s unique architecture and what it represents. The public is invited.

Maine Event Comedy. 8 p.m. Amvets Post 6, 1095 Lewiston Rd., New Gloucester. Host Mark Turcotte welcomes Joe Flynn, Bill Picard, Dawn Hartill and headliner Dennis Fogg. 21+; BYOB, doors at 7:30. $10 ($8 in adv.). 513-0742; maineeventcomedy.com.

Saturday, October 1

The Dempsey Challenge. Simard-Payne Memorial Park, Lewiston. Pres. by Amgen, this run, walk and cycle event supports the Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing. Cont. Sunday. For event schedule or to register, see www.dempseychallenge.org.

Costume Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rehearsal hall, 22 Elm St., Brunswick. ME State Music Theatre offers theatrical costumes from the its stock, incl. ball gowns, replicas, masks, accessories, and children’s costumes. 208-8950; www.msmt.org.

Take Out-Only Bean Supper. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Prices range from $3-10 for a la carte and combo offerings; choose from beans, coleslaw, buns, bologna, ham and desserts. Call first or just come over. 212-5163.

Public Supper. 5 p.m. Paris Fire Station, Western Ave., So. Paris. The Dept. Auxiliary serves up ham, potatoes, vegetables, bread, mac & cheese, salads and asst. homemade pies. $8 (ages 4-12 $4, ages 3 and under free).

The Early Evening Show. 8 p.m. Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Rd. (just off Rte. #117), So. Paris. Mike Miclon’s late-night talk show spoof concludes its summer run with guest appearances by comedian Dawn Hartill and cellist April Reed-Cox. $14/12/8. 743-8452; www.CelebrationBarn.com.

Sunday, October 2

Lewiston Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Municipal Parking Lot, corner of Lincoln & Main. Enjoy family-fun activities while buying fresh, local goods and products. Sundays through mid-October. 513-3848; lewistonfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Pettingill Farm Day. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 31 Pettengill Rd., Freeport. This family event features an agility dog exhibition, hay rides, scarecrow contest, antique carriage display, kids’ games and crafts, lunch, and more. Sugg. donation $5 (kids $2). Pres. by Freeport Hist. Soc. info@freeporthistoricalsociety.org.

Life Chain. 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Local pro-lifers line up along both sides of Longley Bridge in Lewiston-Auburn to quietly pray for an end to abortion. Gather outside Auburn Post Office at 2 p.m. 782-7721.

Fall Festival of Hymns. 6 p.m. Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston. Music featuring the Festival Adult Choir, the Basilica’s Adult and Children’s Choirs, the Norumbega Brass Ensemble, hand bell choirs, and the Casavant pipe organ. Free; donations welcome.

Monday, October 3

American Red Cross Blood Drive. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. To schedule an appt. time, go to the website, click on “Find a Drive,” and enter “LAMetro” where it says “Zip or Sponsor Code.” RedCrossBlood.org.

Auburn Art Club Meeting. 2 p.m. Park Ave. Methodist Church, Auburn. Speaker Catherine Bergeron discusses her book, “Our Place in Line,” which chronicles her family’s Franco-American odyssey. 782-4413.

Authors for Young Readers Program. 6 p.m. Andro. Comm. Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Caldecott Award-winning children’s author Melissa Sweet talks about her latest book, “Some Writer! The Story of E.B. White.” Free. Books avail. for purchase and signing. 333-6640, ext. 3.

Stanton Bird Club Annual Meeting. 6 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. Dinner is $18 and requires a reservation by 9/23; the 7 p.m. keynote address, “The Health of the Maine Moose Population” with MDIFW biologist Lee Kantar, is free and open to all. www.StantonBirdClub.org.

Annual Memorial Vigil. 6 p.m. Festival Plaza, Auburn. Safe Voices marks Domestic Violence Awareness Month at simultaneous events in Auburn, Norway, Mexico and Farmington. All are invited.

Tuesday, October 4

“Money, Politics and Maine.” 6:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. The local Clean Elections candidates discuss the role of money in our political system and describe their platform. Free. 783-0461; auburn.org.

“Franco-American Voices from the Front Lines.” 7 p.m. Room 170, L-A College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. Former Franco-American Collection Coordinator James Mayall discusses unique aspects of Franco-Americans’ experiences serving in the armed forces. Free. 753-6545; http://usm.maine.edu/franco.

Art of Editorial Cartooning. 7 p.m. Community Room, Auburn Public Library. In the second program of the series, Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Mike Keefe offers insights and humorous commentary on a wide range of current events. Free. 333-6640.

Wednesday, October 5

Community Conversation. 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Franco American Heritage Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Maine Community Foundation facilitates a discussion about quality of life issues in Andro. Country. Breakfast included. Register at www.mainecf.org.

Finance Matters Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Mindy Davis of Cornerstone Wealth Planning will discuss “When You Should Begin Receiving Your Social Security Benefits.” $50 (members $25). 783-2249. Register at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

Thursday, October 6

Rotary Club Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. The guest speaker is Greg Boyd, President and CEO of Alternative Manufacturing, Inc. of Winthrop. Guests welcome. 753-9040; monica.millhime@maine.gov.

Anniversary Celebration. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. TD Bank Call Center, Auburn Mall, 550 Center St., Auburn. The Bank continues its series of 50th Anniversary events with facility tours, refreshments and some special surprises. Free. Please RSVP to AHCHevent@ahch.org.

Friday, October 7

Aging Well Expo. 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Grand Summit Hotel & Conf. Center, Sunday River, Bethel. Explore a variety of serious, practical issues and recreational pursuits through over 30 avail. workshops. $25 (incl. breakfast, lunch). 1-800-427-124; www.seniorsplus.org/AWLW.

Film Screening. 7 p.m. Klahr Center, UMA campus, 46 University Dr., Augusta. The 2016 Pride Film Festival kicks off with the American drama “The Boys in the Band” (1970). A facilitated discussion follows. Refreshments. Free. 621-3530; www.hhrcmaine.org/pridefilms2016.

Saturday, October 8

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; pres. by the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club. $7 (non-dancers free). 892-6971; swinginbears.squaredanceme.us.

Sunday, October 9

Lewiston Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Municipal Parking Lot, corner of Lincoln & Main. Enjoy family-fun activities while buying fresh, local goods and products. Sundays through mid-October. 513-3848; lewistonfarmersmarket@gmail.com.

Wednesday, October 12

DAR Meeting. 11 a.m. Rolandeau’s Restaurant, Washington St., Auburn. Guest speaker Lew Alessio discusses “Ephemera” at this meeting of the Mary Dillingham-Burnt Meadow Chapter. Prospective members welcome. nslamie@hotmail.com.

Thursday, October 13

Chamber Breakfast. 7 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn-Riverwatch, Auburn. This month’s speaker is Gov. Paul LePage. $20 (non-members $30), incl. breakfast, coffee. Register at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

“Intro to Self-Employment.” 1 to 3 p.m. CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, Lewiston. Pres. by New Ventures Maine. Free. Register at 557-1885. newventuresmaine.org.

Friday, October 14

Film Screening. 7 p.m. Klahr Center, UMA campus, 46 University Dr., Augusta. The 2016 Pride Film Festival continues with the Indian-Canadian romantic drama “Fire” (1996). A facilitated discussion follows. Refreshments. Free. 621-3530; www.hhrcmaine.org/pridefilms2016.

Saturday, October 15

Fall French Toast & Pancake Breakfast. 6:30 to 10 a.m. Fire Station, Rte. 106, Leeds. Pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, ham, homemade donuts, coffee and juice. Proceeds will help upgrade pumper truck. $6 (kids $4).

Public Square Rosary Rally. Noon. Holy Cross Church, 1080 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Join one of the 1,500 rallies taking place nationwide to pray for the conversion of the U.S. and to offer reparation for sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Monday, October 17

Art of Editorial Cartooning. 6 p.m. Community Room, Auburn Public Library. In the final program of the series, Bangor Daily News staff editorial cartoonist George Danby shares from his book, “The Essential Danby.” Free. 333-6640.

Tuesday, October 18

“Budgeting Basics” Workshop. 10 a.m. to noon. MSAD 52 Adult Ed, 486 Turner Street, Turner. Pres. by New Ventures Maine. Free. Register at 753-6531. newventuresmaine.org.

Wednesday, October 19

“Clean-up Your Credit.” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. MSAD 52 Adult Ed, 486 Turner Street, Turner. Pres. by New Ventures Maine. Free. Register at 753-6531. newventuresmaine.org.

“Intro to Self-Employment.” 6 to 8 p.m. RSU 73 Spruce Mountain Adult Ed, 9 Cedar St., Livermore Falls. Pres. by New Ventures Maine. Free. Register at 557-1885. newventuresmaine.org.

Thursday, October 20

History Program. 7 p.m. Public Library, 10 Library Dr., Freeport. Learn about ongoing archaeological work and research related to 18th century “Scotch-Irish” settlers in the local area. 865-3307.

Friday, October 21

Film Screening. 7 p.m. Klahr Center, UMA campus, 46 University Dr., Augusta. The 2016 Pride Film Festival continues with “Paragraph 175” (2000), a documentary about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals during the Holocaust. A facilitated discussion follows. Refreshments. Free. 621-3530; www.hhrcmaine.org/pridefilms2016.

Wednesday, October 26

“Your Next Career Move.” 6 to 8 p.m. RSU 73 Spruce Mountain Adult Ed, Livermore Falls. Pres. by New Ventures Maine. Free. Register at 778-2757. newventuresmaine.org.

Friday, October 28

Maine Humorist Tim Sample in Concert. 7 p.m. Lewiston Middle School Auditorium, 75 Central Ave. Tix $15 in advance, $20 (cash or check) at door. Buy at Lewiston Senior Citizens’ Office, 65 Central Ave. 513-3059.

Friday, October 29

Paper Crafting & Scrapbooking Day. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Holy Family Church Hall, Sabattus St., Lewiston. Snacks, drawings, two make-and-takes; benefits Coats for Kids. $35 prepaid, incl. lunch. Register by 10/26 at 784-5307.

Film Screening. 7 p.m. Klahr Center, UMA campus, 46 University Dr., Augusta. The 2016 Pride Film Festival wraps up with the Academy Award-winning biopic “The Danish Girl” (2015). A facilitated discussion follows. Refreshments. Free. 621-3530; www.hhrcmaine.org/pridefilms2016.

 



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