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.
Film Screening. 6 p.m. Auburn Public Library. The L/A Film Forum presents the independent, award-winning film “Winter’s Bone” starring Jennifer Lawrence. Free. 333-6640 ext. 4.
Tuesday, November 18
Auburn Community Development Mtg. 5:45 p.m. Rm. 206, Auburn Hall. The public is invited to provide input on the City’s next 5-year plan; tonight’s topics: economic indicators, vision for downtown redevelopment. 333-6601 ext. 1330; firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Jam the Gym.” 7 p.m. CMCC gym. The Auburn P.D. All-Stars play the CMCC Mustangs for local hoop bragging rights to benefit the Auburn PAL Center. $3. Buy tix at APD, CMCC Bookstore, Republic Jewelry & Collectibles. 333-6650 ext. 2070; LAllen@auburnmaine.gov.
“Caring for the Caregiver.” 5:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Regional Med. Center, Lepage Lrg. Conference Rm., 99 Campus Ave, Lewiston. Learn about how caregivers can take better care of themselves. Free, but seating limited; register by 11/18. 777-8458.
Evening of Remembrance. 6:30 p.m. Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston. Prince of Peace Parish invites those who have suffered the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion or early infant death to remember and honor these short lives; all faiths welcome.
Christmas Toy Drive. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Center Court, Auburn Mall. Those rambunctious Red Hatters invite donations of unwrapped toys for kids of all ages, to be distributed locally by the Salvation Army; sing-alongs, drawings. 345-9047; 782-3349.
Great Falls Forum. Noon to 1 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Political science professor John Baughman of Bates College discusses “The 2014 Election: What Did We Learn and What Can We Expect?” Free. Bring a brown bag lunch. 513-3135.
French Sing-Along. 1:30 p.m. Room 170, L-A College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. All are welcome. Songbooks are provided so those who are less than fluent in French can follow along. Free. 576-4109.
Concert: Pianist Matthew Graybil. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. The acclaimed young pianist performs works by Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Brahms, and Stravinsky. $20/15 (students free with student ID). 689-2000; www.franco.center.org.
Gingerbread Fair. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Univ. Church, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. Gift baskets, pies, wreaths, crafts, books, silent auction and rainbow elephant sale; luncheon (w. Phil House on piano) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enter from Spring St. parking lot. 783-0461.
“Pack the Bus” Food Drive. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shaw’s at East Ave. in Lewiston and Center St. in Auburn. Look for the bus at these two Shaw’s locations today to make your donation to St. Mary’s Food Pantry’s pre-holiday food drive.
Christmas Fair. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. YWCA, 130 East Ave., Lewiston. Jewelry table, candy table, handmade items, knit items, gift ideas, baked goods, Christmas items, raffles, teddy bears, elegant collectibles and more. 795-4050.
Christmas by the Lake. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. St. Philip’s Church, 2365 Turner Rd (Rte. 4), Auburn. 40th anniversary event; quality handcrafts, lunch counter, baked beans, children’s activity room, silent auction, raffles. 782-8096.
“Shop on Park Avenue” Fair. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn. Homemade baked goods, candy, crafts, books, jewelry, white elephant rooms, a children’s room and a luncheon. 782-3972.
Holly Fair & Chowder Luncheon. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parish House, First Cong. Church (behind McDonald’s), Gray. Craft items, wreaths, Rada knives, candy and baked goods, Cookie Trail, kids’ activities, lunch offerings. 657-2939; 657-4279.
Holiday Craft Fair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Litchfield Plains Baptist Church, 56 Plains Rd., Litchfield. Handcrafted items, free Cookie Walk, door prizes, lunch offerings for on site or to take home. 268-4794.
Holiday Fair. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 78 Pleasant St., Auburn. Jewelry, Christmas items, Kids Korner, Country Kitchen, attic treasurers, crafts and more.
Christmas ExTRAINaganza. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great Falls Model Railroad Club, 144 Mill St., Auburn. This annual family-fun event features new layouts, holiday décor, prizes and refreshments; wheelchair accessible. Again 11/23-24, 28-29 (Mon 4-8 p.m.). $3 (kids 12- free). www.gfmrrc.com.
“With a Heart of Thanksgiving” Concert. 6 p.m. Court St. Baptist Church, 129 Court St., Auburn. Kathy Haley, Phil House, Lee Hixon and Shawna Haley-Bear perform in concert. Free, but bring a nonperishable food item for the emergency food pantry. 784-6661.
Thanksgiving Dinner. 1 p.m. Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, Hallowell Rd., Litchfield. The club provides the turkey, potatoes, gravy and beverages; you bring a side dish or dessert. Free and open to everyone. No food sign-up or RSVP required. 737-0920.
Theatre: “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 7:30 p.m. Theater at Monmouth. Tickets for this special preview performance are only $10. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Monmouth Food Pantry. 933-9999; www.theateratmonmouth.org.
Christmas ExTRAINaganza. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great Falls Model Railroad Club, 144 Mill St., Auburn. This annual family-fun event features new layouts, holiday décor, prizes and refreshments; wheelchair accessible. Again 11/29. $3 (kids 12- free). www.gfmrrc.com.
Theatre: “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 7:30 p.m. Theater at Monmouth. This stage adaptation of the film features a one-man performance by audience favorite Mike Anthony. Again 11/29-30, 12/5-7; add’l 1 p.m. performances on Sats. and Suns. $25. 933-9999; www.theateratmonmouth.org.
Concert: Castlebay. 3 p.m. St. Michael’s Church, 78 Pleasant St., Auburn. The Celtic folk duo teams with members of the Maine Harp Circle for a concert of ancient and familiar holiday songs and tunes. $10 suggested donation, kids free. 529-5438.
History Program. 7 to 8 p.m. Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Drive. In a program presented by Freeport Historical Society, George Barrett discusses the rise, decline and current revival of railroad traffic in Maine; $5 (free for FHS members). 865-3170; www.freeporthistoricalsociety.org.
Auburn Community Development Mtg. 5:45 p.m. Rm. 206, Auburn Hall. The public is invited to provide input on the City’s next 5-year plan; tonight’s topic: Bates College Student Survey presentation. 333-6601 ext. 1330; email@example.com.
Twin Cities Holiday Celebration. Downtown Auburn and Lewiston locations. This annual event features a parade through the downtowns at 6 p.m. and Christmas tree and Menorah lightings. For details, including a schedule of pre-and post parade activities, see www.lewistonmaine.gov/laholidays.
Christmas Dinner. 6 p.m. Green Ladle, Lewiston. The Ladies of St Anne Sodality present their annual dinner featuring roasted ham and entertainment by the Lorraine Ouellette Trio. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. $18. To buy tickets, call 782-4516 by Nov. 23.
Author Visit. 6 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Author CB Anderson discusses “River Talk,” her acclaimed new collection of interconnected stories based in and around Central Maine. 333-6640 ext. 4.
Book, DVD, Music Sale. St. Bart’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Rd., Yarmouth. Dealer sale with $10 admission from 9 a.m. to noon; public sale with no admission from noon to 6 p.m. and during Christmas Fair on Saturday. 781-3805.
“History of Russian Nesting Dolls.” 6 p.m. Auburn Public Library. St. Petersburg native Marina Forbes presents an illustrated program on the history and symbolism of this traditional Russian folk art form. Free. 333-6640 ext. 4.
Theatre: “It’s a Wonderful Life.” 7:30 p.m. Theater at Monmouth. This stage adaptation of the film features a one-man performance by audience favorite Mike Anthony. Again 12/6 & 7; second 1 p.m. performances on Saturday and Sunday. $25. 933-9999; www.theateratmonmouth.org.
Theatre: “Greetings!” 7:30 p.m. Community Little Theatre, Auburn. CLT presents this heartwarming holiday comedy about a Catholic family’s uproar over life developments involving their two sons. Again 12/6,11-13 (7:30) and 12/7, 14 (2:00). 783-0958; www.laclt.com.
Bottle Drive. 8 a.m. on. Turner, Leeds and Greene. The Leavitt Area H.S. Ski Team conducts this annual event to buy equipment for the program and fund annual college scholarships for team members. FMI call Mark Evans at 314-1769.
Christmas Tree Sale. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event features freshly cut Balsam Fir trees for $35 each at Dairy Maid on Lisbon Street in Lisbon Falls and Wright-Pierce on Main Street in Topsham; benefits the Lisbon-Mt. Ararat High Schools Ice Hockey Team. Again 12/7, 13 and 14.
Christmas Fair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Bart’s Episcopal Church, 396 Gilman Rd., Yarmouth. Silent auction, lunch offerings and sale items, including jewelry, handcrafts, baked goods, Christmas wreaths and decorations, attic treasures. 781-3805.
Nesting Doll Story Time & Workshop. 10 a.m. Auburn Public Library. The optional workshop for all ages that follows the story time will allow participants to buy and paint their own dolls. Advance registration required for workshop. 333-6640 ext. 4.
Bean Supper. 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St., Lewiston. The Holy Cross K. of C. brings back their famous bean supper in various combo packages and a la carte offerings on a trial basis, for take-out service only. 212-5163.
“Ho Ho Holiday Drag Show.” 8 p.m. American Legion Post #31, 426 Washington St. North, Auburn. Well-known local drag queens celebrate the season with holiday music and fabulous frocks to benefit First Univ. Church. $10. 783-0461; www.auburnuu.org.
Service of Lessons and Carols. 7 p.m. Peter J. Gomes Chapel, Bates College campus, 275 College St., Lewiston. The College celebrates the Advent season with this service of readings and music based upon the traditional Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. Free.
Auburn Community Development Mtg. 5:45 p.m. Rm. 206, Auburn Hall. The public is invited to provide input on the City’s next 5-year plan; tonight’s topics: social services, special needs, anti-poverty and anti-homeless strategies. 333-6601 ext. 1330; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theatre: “Greetings!” 7:30 p.m. Community Little Theatre, Auburn. CLT presents this heartwarming holiday comedy about a Catholic family’s uproar over life developments involving their two sons. Again 12/12-13 (7:30) and 12/14 (2:00). 783-0958; www.laclt.com.
Christmas Tree Sale. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Freshly cut Balsam Fir trees on sale for $35 each to benefit the Lisbon-Mt. Ararat High Schools Ice Hockey Team. Two locations: Dairy Maid, Lisbon Street, Lisbon Falls and Wright-Pierce, Main Street, Topsham. Again 12/14.
Auburn Community Development Mtg. 5:45 p.m. Rm. 206, Auburn Hall. The public is invited to provide input on the City’s next 5-year plan; tonight’s topics: finalize priorities and strategies. 333-6601 ext. 1330; email@example.com.