Thursday, February 20
Lewiston Winter Farmers’ Market. 5 to 7:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St., Lewiston. This “Tropics in February” edition features island music, fruity drinks and enticing food at the Market Café. Wear a “Hawaiian-style” shirt and get $1 off any purchase. 513-3848.
“Advances in Knee Surgery.” 5:30 p.m. Lepage Conf. Center, 99 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Dr. Wayne Moody discusses how new Exactech GPS technology can improve results in total knee replacement. Free, but space limited. Register at 777-8458.
Friday, February 21
Great Falls Forum. Noon to 1 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Bates College Geology Professor Mike Retelle discusses “Monitoring Glaciers in a Changing Arctic Climate.” Free. Bring your brown bag lunch. 513-3135.
Blood Pressure Screening. 1 to 4 p.m. Central Maine Heart Associates, ground floor, 60 High St., Lewiston. Check in at the reception desk; presented by the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute for American Heart Month. Free.
French-Language Sing-Along. 1:30 p.m. Room 170, Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. Local volunteers lead this hour of singing French and French-Canadian songs; song sheets provided. Free. 753-6545.
IceFest L-A. Fountain Park, Bates Mill Complex, 150 Mill St., Lewiston. L-A Arts and local sponsors present this 3-day event featuring ice sculptures, live music, performances, demos, six ice bars, and hors d’oeuvres provided by area restaurants. Fri. & Sat. 5 to 9 p.m. (ages 21+) and Sunday 11-3 (free Family Day). Advance tix $10. 782-7228; www.icefestla.com.
Concert: Larry Gowell. 7:30 p.m. Heritage Hall, Franco Center, Lewiston. In his first full-length concert at the Center, the Auburn native and former Yankees pitcher sings classics from Broadway and the great American songbook; free, hot hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. $10. (207) 689-2000.
Comedy Night. 8 p.m. Narals Restaurant, 34 Court St., Auburn. Mark Turcotte hosts fellow Maine comedians Ian Stuart, Tim Hofmann, Sam Pelletier and Connor McGrath. 21+. $5. http://markturcotte.com.
Saturday, February 22
Basketball Free Throw Competition. 9 to 11 a.m. St. Dominic Academy, Auburn. Open to all boys and girls ages 9 to 14; free, but proof of age required. Registration begins at 8 a.m. 240-7407.
Cabin Fever Reliever. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore. Enjoy a variety of 1860-era winter activities led by living history interpreters in period dress; new for this year will be horse-drawn sleigh rides. $5. 897-4366.
DAR Meeting-Open House. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Couture Rm., Lewiston Public Library. The Mary Dillingham Chapter presents information about the DAR and a talk by Beverly Robbins on the “Black Robe Regiment” of the Am. Revolution; refreshments. Free. 577-0706.
Dinner and Fireworks. 4 to 6 p.m. Glen Dube Excavation, 118 Littlefield Rd., Sabattus. Presented by Comm. Credit Union and local snowmobile clubs, this is the culminating event of a Poker Run to benefit MCUL’s Campaign for Ending Hunger. $5. www.communitycreditunion.com.
Bean Supper. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St., Auburn. Two kinds of beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, chop suey, brown bread, corn bread, homemade desserts. Take out avail. $5 adults, $3 kids ages 6-12, free kids ages 5-. 782-7517.
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.
Public Supper & Music Jam. 5 to 9 p.m. Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, Hallowell Rd. Litchfield. Supper (beans, hot dog, casseroles and more) served from 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by a music jam from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Free parking, wheelchair accessible. $7.
Film Screening: “Mary of Nazareth.” 7 p.m. Great Falls Perform. Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Prince of Peace Parish presents this full-length movie about the life of Mary. Again 2/23 at 1 p.m. $5. 777-1200 ext. 225.
Sunday, February 23
Author Visit. 1 p.m. Spiritualist Church of Eternal Life, 352 Crowley Rd., Sabattus. Judith Schaefer discusses her book, “A Woman’s Journey,” about her multiple visits to heaven while she struggled to survive in intensive care. Suggested donation $25/20. email@example.com.
Portland Pirates Hockey Game. 4 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. The Portland Pirates host the St. John’s Icecaps at their 2013-14 home in Lewiston. Tix $12/10 (plus $2 on game day). www.thecolisee.com.
Tuesday, February 25
Capital Plan Info Night. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Lisbon H.S. Gym, 2 Sugg Dr., Lisbon Falls. The Lisbon School Dept. hosts this update on the Town’s Capital Plan, projected costs for a new gymnasium and track renovations, and a potential bond referendum in June. FMI call 353-6711 x1005.
Andro. Historical Soc. Meeting. 7 p.m. Third floor, County Courthouse Bldg., Turner St. Auburn. Jean Flahive and collaborator Trent Boyd discuss Flahive’s novel “Railroad to the Moon,” based upon the career of Bates College president and ardent abolitionist Oren B. Cheney. Elevator avail. Free. 784-0586.
Portland Pirates Hockey Game. 7 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. The Portland Pirates host the Hartford Wolf Pack at their 2013-14 home in Lewiston. Tix $12/10 (plus $2 on game day). www.thecolisee.com.
Thursday, February 27
“Franco-Americans and Maine Politics.” 3:30 p.m. Lewiston-Auburn College. The Franco-American Collection presents veteran Maine political observer Christian Potholm to discuss past and present roles of Franco-Americans in the state’s political landscape. Free. 753-6545.
Spaghetti Dinner. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cafeteria, Lisbon High School, 2 Sugg Drive, Lisbon Falls. Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage; proceeds benefit 2014 Project Graduation. $5 adults, $3 students, free ages 3-. (207) 754-0021.
Dancing with the Staff. 7 p.m. Gymnasium, Lisbon High School, 2 Sugg Drive, Lisbon Falls. Five couples consisting of Lisbon schools staffers vie for the 2014 Gold Ball; the contest concludes on Mar. 20. $5 adults, $3 students. (207) 353-3030.
Friday, February 28
Author Visit-Brewery Tour. 6 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Maine author and beer blogger Josh Christie discusses his book “Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland,” followed by a tour and beer tasting at Baxter Brewing Co. Free. 513-3135.
Portland Pirates Hockey Game. 7 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. The Portland Pirates host the Worcester Sharks at their 2013-14 home in Lewiston. Tix $12/10 (plus $2 on game day). www.thecolisee.com.
Dance. 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. The Lisbon H.S. Boosters and Class of ’15 present a night of fun and dancing with Motor Booty Affair. Doors at 7:30. Ages 21+. Tix $20 ea. or two for $30. (207) 671-9786.
Saturday, March 1
Pancake Breakfast. 8 to 10 a.m. Green Ladle, Lewiston High School. Pancakes, sausage, fruit salad, juice, tea, and coffee; to benefit Anya Geoffroy of Monmouth. $10. Buy tix on Facebook (Anya’s Angels) or at Affordable Auto Repair, Victor News, Roger’s Haircutters, Hairem, Paul’s Clothing, or Modern Woodman of America.
Sabattus Republicans’ Caucus. 10 a.m. Geiger Elementary School, 301 College St., Lewiston. All Sabattus Republicans are encouraged to attend to help organize for upcoming elections, elect Delegates to the ME State Convention, and elect members to the Andro. County Committee.
Cabin Fever Concert & Supper. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Turner Center Universalist Church, Route 117, Turner Center. Baked beans and all the fixings; entertainment provided by the Nezinscott Jammers. Donations at the door; benefits local music students. (207) 754-0954.
F.A.B. Winter Dance Showcase. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, Lewiston. The Franco Center and Bates College team up to present this 9th annual program featuring a diverse line-up of dance from around the region. $15/12/5 students. 689-2000.
Sunday, March 2
Portland Pirates Hockey Game. 4 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. The Portland Pirates host the Hartford Wolf Pack at their 2013-14 season home in Lewiston. Tix $12/10 (plus $2 on game day). www.thecolisee.com.
Concert: Josh Ritter. 7:30 p.m. Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. The celebrated singer-songwriter performs acoustic versions of his acclaimed songs, including cuts from 2013’s “The Beast in Its Tracks.” $35 at batestickets.com. 786-6135.
Friday, March 7
“Wise and Strong Women Speak.” 5 to 7 p.m. Center for Wisdom’s Women, 97 Bates St. (between Pine and Ash Sts.), Lewiston. Eileen Fair, Gretchen Rosen, and Ann Kemper discuss lessons learned over their four-decades long friendship. Free. 513-3922.
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, March 8
Public Supper. 5 p.m. Paris Fire Dept., Western Ave., So. Paris. Corned beef & cabbage, potatoes, vegetables, macaroni & cheese, salad, rolls, homemade pie; proceeds benefit Paris F.D. Auxiliary and Fire Personnel. $8 adults, $4 kids 4-12, free kids 2-. 743-5850.
Sunday, March 9
Portland Pirates Hockey Game. 4 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisee, Lewiston. The Portland Pirates host the Springfield Falcons at their 2013-14 season home in Lewiston. Tix $12/10 (plus $2 on game day). www.thecolisee.com.
Tuesday, March 11
Garage Sale. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dominican Sisters Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd., Sabattus. Proceeds benefit the Dominican Sisters’ Loaves & Fishes ministry. Continues 03/12. (207) 577-9364.
Friday, March 14
Open Mic-Poetry Slam. 7:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. (across from Dairy Joy), Auburn. This monthly forum for celebrating the spirituality of music and spoken word welcomes musicians and poets alike; refreshments served. Free. 783-0461.
Sunday, March 15
Chili & Chowder Cook-Off. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Presented by Holy Cross K. of C. Council 12,652. Entrance fee $5; prizes of $150, $100, and $50 will be awarded. $5 admission includes samples of all plus chips and drinks. 891-3945.
Salute to Dinny Sullivan. Various Auburn locations. This 3rd annual day-long celebration of Auburn businesses and nonprofits includes various activities. For more information or to schedule an event, contact Tizz Crowley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 17
“Legal and Financial Planning.” 10 a.m. to noon. Senior’s Plus, Falcon Rd., Lewiston. The Alzheimer’s Assoc. presents this workshop on legal and financial issues for those dealing with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Free; adv. registration req. (800) 272-3900.
“Driving: When is it time to give up the keys?” 1 to 3 p.m. Senior’s Plus, Falcon Rd., Lewiston. The Alzheimer’s Assoc. presents this workshop for those dealing with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Free; adv. registration req. (800) 272-3900.
Tuesday, March 18
Film Screening. 6:30 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. The Library screens the MPBN documentary film, “A Matter of Duty.” A brief discussion follows. Free. 513-3135.
Wednesday, March 19
Membership Meeting. Holy Family Parish Hall, Sabattus St., Lewiston. The Ladies of St Anne Sodality of Prince of Peace Parish meet for a short business meeting, followed by Bingo and refreshments. Members may bring a friend. Doors open at 5:30.
Sunday, March 30
ChocoLArt. 2 to 4:30 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn. Sample chocolate-inspired creations while browsing art wares in the silent auction; complimentary hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Presented by SeniorsPlus to benefit Meals on Wheels. $25. 1-800-427-1241; www.seniorsplus.org.
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.