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Thursday, January 29

Theater: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. This Broadway hit by Christopher Durang won the 2013 Tony for Best Play. Again 01/30-31, 02/01. For show times and ticket info, see www.thepublictheatre.org.

Purposeful Work Unplugged. 7 p.m. Fireplace Lounge, Bates College Commons, 136 Central Ave., Lewiston. Global marketing gurus JP Maheu of Twitter and George Gallate of RKG discuss their respective career paths to the top of their industry. Free. 786-6128.

Author Visit. 7:30 p.m. Muskie Archives, Bates College, 70 Campus Ave., Lewiston. Portland author Brock Clarke reads from his new novel “The Happiest People in the World, ” a satirical spy novel made acutely relevant by recent events. Free. 786-6256.

Friday, January 30

Community Bean Supper. 4:30 to 7 p.m. Sugg Middle School Cafeteria, 4 Sugg Dr., Lisbon Falls. All proceed support the Lisbon Music Boosters Association Summer Music Camp Scholarship Fund. $7 adults, $4 children ages 10-. 754-0021.

Theater: “Grey Gardens.” 7:30 p.m. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. Monmouth Comm. Players presents the Tony Award-winning musical about a real-life mother-daughter pair who became high society’s most notorious recluses. Again Jan. 31, Feb 1, 6-8 (Suns. at 2 p.m.) $14/12. www.monmouthcommunityplayers.com.

Winter Cabaret. 8 p.m. The Theater Project, 14 School St., Brunswick. The Theater Project presents their annual sketch comedy show, this year featuring high (and low) points from human history. Again 1/31 and 02/01 (Sun. at 2 p.m.) Sugg. price $18. 729-8584; www.theaterproject.com.

Saturday, January 31

Memorial Ceremony. 8 a.m. Mausoleum, St. Peter’s Cemetery, Lewiston. Auburn Scout Pack 111 hosts this public event to remember the 17 victims of the tragic Auburn Nursery fire of 1945; those attending are invited to gather afterwards at The Fortin Group for coffee and donuts.

Camp Dragonfly. 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, 208 Bates St., Lewiston. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice presents this one-day retreat designed for grieving children and teens. Snow date 2/7. Free. call 777-7740 or 1-800-482-7412.

Embroidery Demonstration. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Androscoggin Rm., Auburn Public Library. Members of the So. Maine Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America celebrate “Stitch in Public Day” with this demonstration of their craft. Free. 333-6640 ext. 4.

Mattress Sale Fundraiser. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lisbon High School Gymnasium, 2 Sugg Dr., Lisbon Falls. New, factory warrantied, brand-name mattresses for sale at 30 to 60% off retail; all sizes available. Benefits the Lisbon School Music Program. 754-0021.

Sunday, February 1

Lewiston Winter Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 208 Bates Street, Lewiston. Buy locally grown and made products from dozens of local vendors and have brunch at the Market café. Every 1st and 3rd Sun. thru April 29. www.stmarysnutritioncenter.com.

Table Tour. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. Ski or hike the Arboretum’s beautiful groomed trails while sampling culinary delicacies from some of the area’s best restaurants. $25 adults, $10 kids 9-, toddlers free. 626-7989; www.vilesarboretum.org.

Super Bowl Party. 5:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. This family-friendly event features a cash bar, food items for sale, raffles and a 10-foot-tall screen; wear your favorite Patriots attire. Free. (207) 689-2000; www.francocenter.org.

Wednesday, February 4

Film: “We Love Lewiston, Maine.” 7 p.m. Guthries Independent Theatre, 115 Middle St., Lewiston. The Lewiston Youth Advisory Council premiers its original documentary about life in Lewiston. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free.

Friday, February 6

Auburn Winter Festival. Various times and locations. Activities and attractions include sledding, snowmobile rides, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, skating, ice sculptures, a torchlight parade and music. Cont. 02/7, 8. For schedule, see www.auburnmaine.gov.

Cleaning up your Credit. 10 a.m. Auburn Public Library. Laurie McDonnell of Women, Work and Community explains the basics of credit, including credit reports and credit scores. Free. Register at 333-6640 ext. 4 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Artists’ Visit. 6 p.m. Room 104, Olin Arts Center, Bates College campus, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. Artist Dawn Clements and sculptor Marc Leuthold discuss their collaborative works, now on display at the Bates College Art Museum. Free. 786-6158.

Tribute to Mike Michaud. 6:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. The Franco Center hosts this “Welcome Home and Thank You” event for Congressman Mike Michaud. All are welcome. Pls. RSVP by 02/02. 783-1585; mthomas@francocenter.org.

Theater: “Grey Gardens.” 7:30 p.m. Cumston Hall, 796 Main St., Monmouth. Monmouth Comm. Players presents the Tony Award-winning musical about a real-life mother-daughter pair who became high society’s most notorious recluses. Again Feb 7, 8 (Sun. at 2 p.m.) $14/12. www.monmouthcommunityplayers.com.

Comedy Fix. 8 p.m. Fireside Inn, 1777 Washington St., Auburn. Comedians Ryan Chani, Louie Martinez, Mike Levinsky, Chris Choate and Heather Neal perform to benefit Good Shepherd Food Bank. Pls. bring food donations. $10. 513-0742; comedyfixlive.com.

Saturday, February 7

Sleigh Day. Noon to 3 p.m. Skyline Farm, 95 The Lane, No. Yarmouth. This event includes “pat a pony” time, sleigh driving demos, and a look at the Carriage Museum’s current sleigh exhibit. Storm date 2/8. $9 (or $25 per family), includes sleigh ride. 829-5708; www.skylinefarm.org.

Genealogy Workshop. 2 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Nancy Lecompte will discuss the use of DNA testing in genealogy research and Fr. Robert Parent will discuss Franco-American genealogy. Free, but donations welcome. 784-0586.

Take-Out Only Bean Super. 3 to 5:30 p.m. Holy Cross Church Hall, Lisbon St., Lewiston. Beans, coleslaw, buns, red hot dogs, ham and bologna will be avail. for purchase, either in various packages or by the single item. Pres. by Holy Cross K of C.

Concert: Audrey Ryan. 7:30 p.m. Village Coffeehouse, First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester. This creative “one-man” multi-instrumentalist plays accordion, guitar, drums and more. $10 at the door. www.audreyryan.com.

Sunday, February 8

White Mass. 10 a.m. Basilica of Ss. Peter & Paul, Ash St., Lewiston. Bishop Robert Deeley of the Diocese of Portland celebrates this special annual Mass to bless doctors, nurses, lab technicians, EMTs, dentists and all who care for the sick.

Pot Luck Supper. 5:30 p.m. Ricker Memorial Library, Rte. 26, Poland. After the meal, Ulla Hanson and her piano students will perform and lead a sing-a-long. Bring your favorite dish to share. Free. 998-4390.

Tuesday, February 10

Author Visit. 2 p.m. Androscoggin Room, Auburn Public Library. Author Frank O’ Smith reads from his debut novel, “Dream Singer,” about how a chance meeting between two men wounded by loss changes both of their fates. Free.

Thursday, February 12

La Rencontre. 11:30 a.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. The Center serves a spaghetti and meatball dinner, followed by a talk by Dr. Andrew Eisenhauer and music by Mitch Thomas. $8. Reserve by 2/10 at 4 p.m. 783-1585; boxoffice@francocenter.org.

Friday, February 13

Food for Thought. 11:30 a.m. Room 170, L-A College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. Dr. Edward Walworth discusses his surgical missions in Africa with Doctors Without Borders; includes lunch. $7 in advance, $8 at door. Call 753-6510 by Wed. at noon.

Saturday, February 14

Cabin Fever Book & Bake Sale. 8 a.m. to noon. New Gloucester Library, 379 Intervale Road. Books for adults and children, CDs, DVDs, puzzles, games, vintage books and home-baked goodies, all for sale at great prices. Snow date February 21. 926-4840.

Just Desserts. 4 p.m. Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St., Auburn. The Woman’s Literary Union celebrates all things chocolate with a chocolate fountain, cheesecakes and whoopee pies. No reservation required. Sugg. min. donation $5. 783-5630.

Public Supper and Music Jam. 4:30 p.m. Sportsmen’s Club, Hallowell Rd., Litchfield. Meal includes baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, biscuits, all the fixin’s and desserts. Dinner 5 to 6:30, music 6:30 to 8:30. Wheelchair accessible. $7. 268-9271.

Dinner & History Program. 5:30 p.m. Norlands, 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore. This special Valentine’s Day event will feature a tour, three-course heritage dinner and living history program. $23. Space limited; buy tix by 2/10. 897-4366; norlands@norlands.org.

Sunday, February 15

Lewiston Winter Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 208 Bates Street, Lewiston. Buy locally grown and made products from dozens of local vendors and have brunch at the Market café. Every 1st and 3rd Sun. thru April 29. www.stmarysnutritioncenter.com.

Country Sunday. Noon to 5 p.m. Sportsmen’s Club, Hallowell Rd., Litchfield. Live country music by Steve and The Good Ole Boys, The Trio, Barry Wood and others; dancing, raffles, door prizes, concessions; wheelchair access. $5; kids 11- free. 737-0920.

Mother-Son Valentine Ball. 2 to 4 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. The Public Theatre presents this event, featuring refreshments, dancing, raffles and surprises; a professional photographer will be on hand. $40 per mother-son pair, plus $5 for ea. addtl. son. 782-2211; www.thepublictheatre.org.

Tuesday, February 17

Visiting Hours. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Auburn Public Library. City Councilor Tizz Crowley meets with Auburn residents or business owners who want to discuss concerns or share constructive feedback. 333-6600 ext. 1217; Tcrowley@auburnmaine.gov.

Thursday, February 26

Visiting Hours. 5 to 7 p.m. Auburn Public Library. City Councilor Tizz Crowley meets with Auburn residents or business owners who want to discuss concerns or share constructive feedback. 333-6600 ext. 1217; Tcrowley@auburnmaine.gov.

Saturday, February 28

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 11-. Wheelchair accessible. 657-4279 or, day of supper, 657-3279.

Sunday, March 1

Lewiston Winter Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 208 Bates Street, Lewiston. Buy locally grown and made products from dozens of local vendors and have brunch at the Market café. Every 1st and 3rd Sun. thru April 29. www.stmarysnutritioncenter.com.

Sunday, March 15

Lewiston Winter Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 208 Bates Street, Lewiston. Buy locally grown and made products from dozens of local vendors and have brunch at the Market café. Every 1st and 3rd Sun. thru April 29. www.stmarysnutritioncenter.com.

Tuesday, March 17

Visiting Hours. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Auburn Public Library. City Councilor Tizz Crowley meets with Auburn residents or business owners who want to discuss concerns or share constructive feedback. 333-6600 ext. 1217; Tcrowley@auburnmaine.gov.

Sunday, April 5

Lewiston Winter Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 208 Bates Street, Lewiston. Buy locally grown and made products from dozens of local vendors and have brunch at the Market café. Every 1st and 3rd Sun. thru April 29. www.stmarysnutritioncenter.com.

Sunday, April 19

Lewiston Winter Farmer’s Market. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. 208 Bates Street, Lewiston. Buy locally grown and made products from dozens of local vendors and have brunch at the Market café. Every 1st and 3rd Sun. thru April 29. www.stmarysnutritioncenter.com.


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