Thursday, October 30
Rotary Club Buffet. 6 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. The Lewiston Rotary celebrates the completion of its Water Truck for Haiti project with a buffet and an address by the head of the orphanage receiving the truck. $15. RSVP to CWilson@AndroscogginBank.com.
Friday, October 31
Fright Fest. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hasty Community Center, Auburn. This event for Auburn kids up to grade six and their families features games, face painting, a parade of costumes, prizes and refreshments. Pres. by Auburn Rec. Dept. Free. www.auburnmaine.gov.
Youth Halloween Party. 7 p.m. to midnight. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Young people and recent grads (ages 15-20) from all area high schools are invited to this chemical-free party; costume contest, music, horror movies, ghastly food and drink. Valid ID required. $15 ($10 in advance). 689-2000, or see www.francocenter.org.
Theatre: “Little Shop of Horrors.” 7 p.m. Lisbon High School gym, 2 Sugg Dr., Lisbon Falls. The school Drama Club presents this musical spoof of 1950s sci-fi disaster movies. Again Sat. at 7 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. $5 at the door. 353-3030.
Saturday, November 1
Teddy Bear Fair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lewiston H.S. gym, 156 East Ave. White Elephant items, used books, CDs and DVDs, crafts, harvest items, baked goods, candies, gently used teddy bears; raffles, lunch counter. Pres. by Mu chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma.
Christmas Fair. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. United Methodist Church, Route 121 and Empire Road, Minot. Crafts, Rada products, home-baked goods, old-fashioned cheese wheel, silent auction table, door prizes. Free coffee; luncheon served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Open House. 9 a.m. to noon. Maine College of Health Professions, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. The college presents student-led tours, equipment demos, and info about programs, financial aid, and admission. Light refreshments. www.mchp.edu.
Fall Model Train Show. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Auburn Middle School. Pres. by the Great Falls Model Railroad Club, this event features displays in various scales, vendor exhibits and sales, concessions. $4 ($2 ages 14-). www.greatfallsmodelrrclub.org.
Anniversary Celebration. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cabot Mill Antiques, Fort Andross, 14 Maine St., Brunswick. One of Maine’s premiere antique malls celebrates with presentations, prizes, refreshments and discounts. Cont. 11/2. 725-2855; www.cabotiques.com.
“Who Killed Jolly Roger.” 7 p.m. Marco’s Restaurant, 11 Mollison Way, Lewiston. Mystery for Hire presents this original, pirate-themed interactive mystery show. Wear your best pirate attire. Doors at 6:00. $40 (incl. show, buffet, tax and gratuity). 783-0336.
Battle of the Blends. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, Lewiston. The Maine Music Society presents this annual fundraising event featuring a variety of cappella singing groups. General seating $25 (kids ages 11- free). 782-7228; www.mainemusicsociety.org.
Sunday, November 2
Concert: Fiddle-icious. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Now numbering 140 members strong, Maine’s largest fiddle orchestra presents their annual holiday concert of traditional roots music. $15/13. 689-2000; fiddleicious.com.
Monday, November 3
CMMC Mini-Medical Series. 6 p.m. CMMC School of Nursing, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. Family physician Edmund Claxton, M.D. discusses maintaining an active role in the healthcare process in “The Big Picture: Where Do You Fit In?” Free. 795-8448.
Tuesday, November 4
AARP Maine’s Election Night Voter Engagement Wrap-up party at Baxter Brewing Co. in Lewiston to talk about the results as they come in, and to discuss what we can all look for from Washington and Augusta in the next legislative session. Baxter Brewing Company, 130 Mill St, Lewiston, ME. Tuesday, November 4th starting at 6:30PM. The first beer is on us. Cash bar after that. Light refreshments will be served, too!
Auburn Community Development Mtg. 5:45 p.m. Housing Authority, Great Falls Plaza. The public is invited to provide input on the City’s next 5-year plan; tonight’s topics – housing owners & renters, homeless and fair housing issues. 333-6601 ext. 1330; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, November 6
Open House. 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kirk Hall, Central Maine Comm. College, Auburn. CMCC’s business and industry division invites area business owners and managers to come learn more about its business and industry training offering. 755-5280.
Author Panel Discussion. 1 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Authors Helen Peppe, Anne Hood, Richard Hoffman and Suzanne Strempek Shea discuss the craft of memoir writing. 333-6640 ext. 4.
Comedy Night at Guthrie’s. 8 p.m. She Doesn’t Like Guthrie’s, 115 Middle St., Lewiston. Boston comedian Ryan Donahue performs; hosted by Aharon Hebert. Free but donations welcome. All ages, but best for 18+. www.facebook.com/comeseecomedy.
Friday, November 7
Theatre: “I Married an Alien!” 7 p.m. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. In Susan Poulin’s new show, fictional alter ego Ida LeClair provides a hilarious take on love and marriage. Again Sat. at 7 p.m., Sun. at 2 p.m. $20. 782-3200; www.thepublictheatre.org.
Comedy Fix XVI. 8 p.m. Fireside Inn, 1777 Washington St., Auburn. Comedians Johnny Ater, Shawn Carter, Phoebe Angle, Matt Kona and Connor McGrath perform; benefits Humane Society. $10. Doors open at 7:00. 21+. comedyfixlive.com.
Saturday, November 8
Holiday Festival. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saint Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Rd., Auburn. Craft and vendor exhibition area, children’s games, used book sale, baked goods and concessions, raffles. Santa will be on hand to meet the kids. 782-6911.
Bean Supper. 4 to 6 p.m. Holy Cross Church Hall, Lewiston. Proceeds benefit Diann Ackerly, battling stage three breast cancer; raffles, 50/50. $7/4 (kids 3- free). Buy tix at 784-0389 or any L-A Rooper’s location.
Gala and Benefit Concert. 6 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. The Center’s annual fundraiser features tunes from “Wicked Good Broadway” and pre- and post-show receptions. $50. 689-2000; www.francocenter.org.
Heritage Dinner & Program. 6:30 p.m. Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. This special Veterans Day event includes a dinner of bacon-wrapped roast pork followed by a living history program. $22. Seating limited; reserve by 11/3. 897-4366.
Square & Round Dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. Presented by the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club; refreshments at intermission, door prizes, 50/50 drawing. $6 (no charge for non-dancers). 782-4050.
Sunday, November 9
Author Visit. 2 p.m. Lewiston Public Library. Paul Doiron discusses “The Bone Orchard,” the latest entry in his acclaimed mystery series featuring troubled Maine game warden Mike Bowditch; follows the LPL Friends’ annual meeting. Free. 513-3135.
Monday, November 10
CMMC Mini-Medical Series. 6 p.m. CMMC School of Nursing, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. EMMC hospitalist Sandhya Tagaram, M.D. discusses “Genetic Testing: How Much Do I Want to Know?” Free. 795-8448.
Tuesday, November 11
Community-wide Veterans Day Prayer Service. 6:30 p.m. Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston. All are invited to attend this service, in which area clergy join together to commemorate our brave men and women in prayer and song.
Thursday, November 13
Author Visit. 6 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Author CB Anderson discusses “River Talk,” her acclaimed new collection of interconnected stories based upon Central Maine.
Saturday, November 15
Holiday Craft Fair & Expo. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lisbon H.S. Cafeteria, 2 Sugg Dr. Lisbon Falls. Avail. for purchase will be Greyhound apparel and merchandise, jewelry, homemade crafts of all kinds, baked goods, items from local vendors; concessions. Benefits Lisbon H.S. Boosters. 576-6928.
Noel Gala. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holy Family Parish Hall, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston. Presented by the Ladies of St. Anne, this event features vendors and crafters, a bake sale table, Thanksgiving basket drawings and more. 782-8125.
“Save Your Breath” 1K Walk. 9:30 a.m. USM Lewiston-Auburn. Presented by Free ME from Lung Cancer, this event raises funds for lung cancer research, education and support. $22 in advance, $25 at event. www.FreeMEfromLungCancer.org.
Sunday, November 16
Winter Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St., Lewiston. The market returns with a new, bi-monthly schedule and its popular Market Café and Fresh Food Champion program. SNAP and credit cards accepted. 513-3848.
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.
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; email@example.com.
Tuesday, December 2
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, December 10
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; email@example.com.
Monday, January 6
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.