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Thursday, February 11

Constituent Outreach Hours. Staff reps. of Sen. Angus King are on hand today at the city halls of Lewiston (10 a.m. to noon) and Auburn (2 to 4 p.m.) to meet with area residents about specific problems, legislative issues or concerns about federal govt. agencies. No appt. needed. FMI call 1-800-432-1599.

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Linnell, Choate & Webber discuss “The Small Claims Court Process for Account Collection and Other Business Disputes.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

Understanding Pacemakers. 1:30 p.m. Chairmen’s Rooms, lower level, 12 High Street (near CMMC), Lewiston. An expert in pacemaker management, physician assistant Joe Sala discusses the ins and outs of these lifesaving devices. Free. Register at 795-8448.

Women and Heart Disease. 2 p.m. Women’s Literary Union, Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St., Auburn. Kathleen Harper, D.O., FACC, discusses the ways cardiac disease impacts women. Members free; non-members $5. 795-8448; prevention@cmhc.org.

Mainers Helping those in Africa. 6:30 p.m. Community Room, Auburn Public Library. Joanne Bollinger, Advisory Board Chair of nonprofit agency WISE, discusses “Mainers Helping those in Africa.” Free. 333-6640, ext. 4.

Literary Arts Live. 6:30 p.m. Bates College, Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Mikhail Iossel and Jeff Parker, co-editors of “Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia,” read from and discuss works by contemporary Russian writers. Free. 753-6963.

Friday, February 12

Food for Thought Luncheon. 11:30 a.m. Function Room 170, Lewiston-Auburn College. Co-author James Myall discusses his book “The Franco-Americans of Lewiston-Auburn.” $7/8 (incl. lunch); regis. by noon on 2/10 for discount price. 753-6510.

“Balkan Bash” Dance Night. 6:30 to 10 p.m. People Plus Community Center, 35 Union St., Brunswick. Boston band Gogofski performs old and new traditional music from southeastern Europe. No street shoes on dance floor. Free. 200-7577; www.folkdancebrunswick.com.

Theater: “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Community Little Theater presents Ken Ludwig’s farcical romp set in 1930s Hollywood. Again 2/13-14, 18-21 (Suns. at 2 p.m.). For ticket info, call 783-0958 or see at www.laclt.com.

Saturday, February 13

Cabin Fever Book and Bake Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. New Gloucester Library, 379 Intervale Road. Adult and children’s books, CDs, DVDs, vintage books, puzzles, games, home baked goods, all for sale at great prices. 926-4840.

“For the Love of Art” Show. 4 to 7 p.m. Visit the Hive at Warehouse 550 (550 Lisbon St.), Wicked Illustrations (140 Canal St.), the Studio, (291 Lisbon St.) and L/A Arts (221 Lisbon St.) to enjoy refreshments and view original artworks on the themes of Lust, Passion, Companionship and Sweetness. Free.

Valentine Dinner. 5:15 p.m. Norlands Living History Center, Livermore. Celebrate the holiday in 19th-century style with a tour, three-course meal by lamplight, and living history program. $30 per person. Seating limited; purchase tix by Feb. 10. 897-4366; norlands@norlands.org.

“Shroud Encounter.” 6 p.m. Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish, 24 Sacred Heart Place, Auburn. International expert Russ Breault presents a multimedia program exploring the contested origins of the Shroud of Turin. Again Feb. 14 at 2 and 6 p.m. Free.

Square & Round Dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. Cafeteria, Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. The Swingin’ Bears kick off their 2016 season with this Valentine Dance; door prizes, 50/50 drawing, refreshments. $7 per person (no charge for non-dancers). 998-5359.

Sunday, February 14

Lewiston Farmers’ Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St., Lewiston. This Valentine’s Day edition features special treats in the Market Café, a raffle, and a one-day-only expanded match for the SNAP incentive program. 513-3848.

Mother & Son Valentine Ball. 2 to 4 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. Dancing, refreshments, raffles; professional photos avail. for purchase. Tix $40 per mother-son pair, plus $5 for ea. add’l son. Pres. by the Public Theatre. 782-2211; www.thepublictheatre.org.

Monday, February 15

Author Visit. 7 p.m. Bates College Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Minister, chaplain and bestselling author Kate Braestrup (“Here If You Need Me”) discusses “Sacred Responses to Grief.” Free. 786-8272.

Tuesday, February 16

Central Maine Human Resources Assoc. Meeting. 8 to 9:30 a.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. Speakers Nancy Marshall and Art Boulay discuss “Personal Branding for Human Resources Managers.” $25 (members free), incl. breakfast. Register at http://cmhra.shrm.org/events.

Wednesday, February 17

Oasis of Music. 12:30 to 1 p.m. Trinity Church, 247 Bates St., Lewiston. Julliard-trained musician Billie Jo Brito performs on oboe and English horn. Free. 344-3106.

“Managing Diabetes: The Next Step.” 6 p.m. Conf. Room 2, Maine College of Health Professions, 70 Middle St., Lewiston. This 60-minute program will provide strategies for how to better manage your diabetes. Free. To register, call 795-7520 and leave your name and phone number.

Thursday, February 18

Film Screening: “Belle and Sebastian.” 2 p.m. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Set in the French Alps during WWII, this is a family adventure story about a resourceful boy and his dog; ages 12- must be with an adult. Free, but tix required. 782-3200; www.thepublictheatre.org.

Theater: “Shakespeare in Hollywood.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Community Little Theater presents Ken Ludwig’s farcical romp set in 1930s Hollywood. Again 2/19-21 (Sun. at 2 p.m.). For ticket info, call 783-0958 or see at www.laclt.com.

Saturday, February 20

Stanton Bird Club Field Trip. Meet at 8 a.m. at Staples end of Promenade Mall parking lot, 855 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Steve Reed leads this “Winter Tracking” excursion to Woodbury Nature Sanctuary in Monmouth. All welcome; carpooling arranged onsite, group returns to Lewiston c. 11 a.m. Free. 319-6630.

Sunday, February 21

Gardening Without Aches and Pains. 2 to 3:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner Pleasant, Union Sts., Brunswick. Ellen Gibson of U Maine Cooperative Extension discusses how to avoid joint, muscle and back pain while gardening. Suggested donation $5. 798-5899; www.btlt.org/gardeing-workshops.

Tuesday, February 23

Clean Up Your Credit. 10 a.m. to noon. Auburn Public Library. Chris Davis of New Ventures Maine covers the basic concepts of credit, strategies for reducing debt and repairing credit, credit reports, and credit scores. Free. Register at 333-6640, ext. 4.

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:15 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Isaacson & Raymond discuss “Like Kind Exchanges (sometimes called 1031 exchanges) for Real Estate.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

Wednesday, February 24

Oasis of Music. 12:30 to 1 p.m. Trinity Church, 247 Bates St., Lewiston. John Cote of Perpetual Emotion performs his very personal style of acoustic guitar. Free. 344-3106.

Saturday, February 27

Poker Run. 4 to 6 p.m. Reggie’s Kawasaki & Ski-Doo, 225 Rte. 202, Leeds. Pres. by Community Credit Union, this event supports the annual Campaign to End Hunger. Cost includes franks and beans dinner and fireworks. For event details, see www.communitycreditunion.com.

Sunday, March 6

Basic Pruning Techniques. 2 to 3:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner Pleasant, Union Sts., Brunswick. Arborist Tim Vail demonstrates various cuts while discussing how and when to prune. Suggested donation $5. 798-5899; www.btlt.org/gardeing-workshops.

Tuesday, March 8

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Brann & Isaacson discuss “Trademarks.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

Sunday, March 20

Get Your Maine Garden On. 2 to 3:30 p.m. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner Pleasant, Union Sts., Brunswick. At this TSCG fundraiser, the Portland Press Herald’s “Maine Gardener” Tom Atwell discusses new gardening trends for 2016. $10. 798-5899; www.btlt.org/gardeing-workshops.

Thursday, March 24

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Andrucki & King discuss “The Potential Impact of Divorce on a Business Owner.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

Tuesday, April 12

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Eaton Peabody discuss “Perils and Pitfalls of Online Marketing.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

Thursday, April 28

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Linnell, Choate & Webber discuss “Construction Law in Maine – for Homeowners and General or Subcontractors.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

Tuesday, May 10

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Skelton, Taintor & Abbott discuss “Pre- and Post-Marital Agreements.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

Thursday, May 26

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Linnell, Choate & Webber discuss “Laws Protecting Military Personnel and Families – for Military Members and Business Owners-Employers.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

Saturday, June 4

Safe Voices Walk-Run to End Domestic Violence. 9 a.m. Bates College, Lewiston. Help spread awareness about domestic abuse and raise funds to support vital services in Andro., Franklin and Oxford Counties.795-6744. www.safevoices.org.

Thursday, June 16

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Andrucki & King discuss “Trademark Infringement and Disparagement.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

Tuesday, June 28

Legal Advisory Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Reps. from Brann & Isaacson discuss “Business Succession Planning for the Small or Family-Owned Business.” $50 (members $25). Register at www.androscoggincounty.com.

 



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