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Tuesday, July 18

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans sell a variety of fresh, seasonal and homemade products. 320-1969.

Bates Dance Festival. 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. In advance of their mainstage performances this weekend, zoe | juniper presents this Show & Tell discussion of their creative process. Free. 786-6161.

Wednesday, July 19

Rotary Club Breakfast Meeting. 7:15 a.m. United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn. The guest speaker is Adam Wyatt, Director of Advocacy and Public Policy for the Maine chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Guests welcome; no reservations required. $10. 751-6281.

Concert at the Basilica. 12:15 p.m. Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston. The Maine Music Society Chamber Singers perform songs from a variety of genres. Free. www.princeofpeace.me.

Thread Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston. Actors (drawn at random) perform 10-minute scenes (drawn at random) on tonight’s theme, “Ball’s in your Court.” Adult themes. Happy hour at 6:30. $5. 783-1585; For more information, see www.francocenter.org.

Thursday, July 20

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Village Inn, 165 High St., Auburn. The guest speaker is Rick Lanman of the Airport Cooperative Research Program. No reservation required; lunch avail. 753-9040; monica.millhime@maine.gov.

Third Thursday Comedy Showcase. 7 p.m. Bear Bones Beer, 43 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Maine Event Comedy presents Nicholas Gordon, Danny Jordan, Dawn Hartill, Jack Slattery, and Crystal Bernard. Free admission. Ages 21-plus. 513-0742.

Friday, July 21

Art Walk L/A. 5 to 8 p.m. Happening every third Friday through Dec., this event converts over 20 downtown L-A businesses and storefronts into public arts spaces. For more info., call 782-7228; for event schedule, see laarts.org.

Bates Dance Festival. 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. zoe | juniper perform “Clear & Sweet,” mixing choreography and video with the American tradition of Shape Note Singing. Again 7/22. $25/18/12. batesdancefestival.org.

Saturday, July 22

Nature Writing Workshop. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St., Augusta. This workshop takes participants outdoors to find, draw, and write about summer wildflowers and insects. $45 (members $35). 626-7989; www.vilesarboretum.org.

Saturday at Maine Wildlife Park. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 56 Game Farm Rd., Gray. Three professional artists demonstrate the process of carving life-like wildlife sculptures using a chainsaw. Free w. park admission. $7.50/5.50. 657-4977; www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Big Barn Family Show. 2 p.m. Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Rd. (just off Rte. #117), So. Paris. This annual variety show introduces young audiences to a wide variety of performing arts. $10. 743-8452; www.CelebrationBarn.com.

Baked Bean Supper. 5 p.m. First Congregational Church, Rte. 115, Gray. Baked beans, casseroles, salads, homemade breads and desserts, beverages. Wheelchair accessible. Adults $8; kids 12- $4. Call 657-4279, day of supper 657-3279.

Concert in Waterfront Park. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Commercial St, Downtown Bath. The Big Chip Trio plays blues, jazz, and soul. Free. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Big Barn Spectacular. 7:30 p.m. Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Rd. (just off Rte. #117), So. Paris. This annual variety show features a roster of acts from around the country; the annual Silent Auction ends at intermission. $18. 743-8452; www.CelebrationBarn.com.

Sunday, July 23

Emily’s Run. 8:30 a.m. Edward Little High School, Auburn. This USA Track & Field-certified 5k race has been designated the 2017 Maine State Championship event. $25 adv./30 on race day. www.triplecrown5k.com.

Open Farm Day at Shaker Village. Noon to 4 p.m. Special events for the whole family include tractor-drawn wagon rides, exhibits, demonstrations, book signings, and a plant and bake sale. Free admission. 926-4597; www.maineshakers.com.

Monday, July 24

Summer Blast Sock Hop Gala. 6 p.m. Brunswick Golf Club, 165 River Rd., Brunswick. Pres. by ME State Music Theatre, this 1950s-themed event features heavy hors d’oeuvres, a live dance band, muscle car exhibit, fire pit, and cash bar. $60/pp. 725-8769; www.msmt.org.

“Stories and Songs for a Small Planet.” 6:30 p.m. Androscoggin Community Room, Auburn Public Library. Call them cabaret, vaudeville, or story- and song-filled fun, Jackson Gillman’s performances touch audiences of all ages. Free. 333=6640, ext. 3.

Bates Dance Festival. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. The annual Musicians’ Concert features festival composers and multi-instrumentalists playing original and improvised music from around the world. $16/12/8. batesdancefestival.org.

Tuesday, July 25

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Wednesday, July 26

Rotary Club Breakfast Meeting. 7:15 a.m. United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn. Guest speaker Alley Smith discusses her work as Regional Manager of Veterans Inc. in Maine. Guests welcome; no reservations required. $10. 751-6281.

Concert at the Basilica. 12:15 p.m. Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, 122 Ash St., Lewiston. Organist Christopher Pelonzi performs works by Jean Langlais and Marilyn Biery. Free. www.princeofpeace.me.

“A Peek Behind the Curtain.” Noon to 1 p.m. Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. A panel of artists, actors and staff discuss the Maine State Music Theater’s current production of “Grease.” 725-8769; www.msmt.org.

Outdoor Movie Night. So, Lewiston Ballfields. Movie (to be announced) starts at dusk; kids’ activities start at 6:00. Popcorn and water provided. Free.

Thursday, July 27

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Village Inn, 165 High St., Auburn. The guest speaker is John Rice, Director of Operations at Schooner Estates. No reservation required; lunch avail. 753-9040; monica.millhime@maine.gov.

Friday, July 28

Yard Sale and Bottle Drive. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 700 Main St., Greene (across from Hurricane’s Café and Deli). Tommy’s Feral Felines collects donations of recyclable bottles and cans, as well as yard sale items, to fund its work supporting feral cats. Again 7/29. 240-8767.

USCIS Office Hours. 10 a.m. to noon. Lewiston Public Library. Officers of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service answer questions about application status or the immigration process; no appointment needed. 513-3135; LPLReference@gmail.com.

Concert: Lorraine Ouellette Trio. 2 and 7 p.m. Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Rd., Greene. This group has played a combination of Country, French, Polka, and Cajun at various local venues for over ten years. Free. 946-5311; sawyer-foundation.com.

Bates Dance Festival. 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. Night One of the festival’s 35th Anniversary Gala features festival alums, including several of America’s most acclaimed dance artists. $35/27/20. batesdancefestival.org.

Saturday, July 29

Concert in Waterfront Park. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Commercial St, Downtown Bath. The Mass.-based DuPont Brothers play folk music. Free. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Bates Dance Festival. 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. Night Two of the festival’s 35th Anniversary Gala features festival alums, followed by a celebration honoring retiring festival director Laura Faure. $60/35/27/20. batesdancefestival.org.

Tuesday, August 1

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal and/or homemade products. 320-1969.

Thursday, August 3

Bates Dance Festival. 8 p.m. Bates Mill Complex, 35 Canal St., Lewiston. “Mill Town” is a site-specific, multimedia promenade around and through the Bates Mill Complex featuring dance, music, video, and installations. Again 8/4. $20/15/12. batesdancefestival.org.

Friday, August 4

Concert: Sultans of String. 7:30 p.m. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. This group thrills audiences with their genre-bending fusion of world music styles. $25/28. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Saturday, August 5

Monmouth Academy Alumni Reunion. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monmouth Academy gymnasium. A social hour will be followed by a buffet lunch as the school honors the Class of 1967. $10. To register, call Chriss Wight Hayden at 784-2568.

Butterfly Release Celebration. 11 a.m. Geiger Elementary School, 601 College St., Lewiston. Honor the memory of a loved one by dedicating a beautiful monarch butterfly at this event; children’s activities, light refreshments. Pres. by Andro. Home Care and Hospice. $25. 795-9537; www.ahchbutterfly.org.

Bates Dance Festival. 1 to 5 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. This Young Choreographers-New Works program features informal, adjudicated showings of more than 20 new works by talented festival students. Come and go as you please. Free. 786-6161.

Concert in Waterfront Park. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Commercial St, Downtown Bath. Cold Chocolate plays Americana, roots, and bluegrass. Free. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Bates Dance Festival. 7:30 p.m. Alumni Gymnasium, 130 Central Ave., Lewiston. The Festival Finale features new works by David Dorfman, Danny Buraczeski, Claudia Lavista and Omar Carrum, Tania Isaac and Shakia Johnson; and a production by festival Youth Arts Program participants. $6 (cash admission at door). 786-6161.

Tuesday, August 8

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Wednesday, August 9

Outdoor Movie Night. Pettingill School Park, Lewiston. Movie (to be announced) starts at dusk; kids’ activities start at 6:00. Popcorn and water provided. Free.

Thursday, August 10

Paris Hill Music Festival Concert. 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Paris Hill, South Paris. Schooner Fare kicks off the festival with their blend of topical songs, country ballads and maritime masterpieces. $25. 743-9390; mbcaffey@gmail.com.

Friday, August 11

2nd Friday Brunswick. 4 to 7 p.m. Downtown venues along Maine St. This monthly Artwalk event features live performances, extended shopping hours, and over 40 artists’ displays. Free. brunswickdowntown.org.

Paris Hill Music Festival Concert. 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Paris Hill, South Paris. The DaPonte String Quartet performs works by Beethoven and Ottorino Respighi. $20. 743-9390; mbcaffey@gmail.com.

Theater: “WORKING.” 7 p.m. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. High school students perform in this adaptation of Studs Terkel’s classic book of interviews with American workers. $10/12. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Theater: “Shrek: The Musical.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Community Little Theatre presents this adaptation of the popular film. Again 8/12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20 (Suns. at 2 p.m.). For ticket info, call 783-0958 or see www.laclt.com.

Saturday, August 12

Paris Hill Music Festival Concert. 7 p.m. First Baptist Church of Paris Hill, South Paris. Noel Paul Stookey of “Peter, Paul, and Mary” performs songs of social change that speak to the soul. $30. 743-9390; mbcaffey@gmail.com.

Concert in Waterfront Park. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Commercial St, Downtown Bath. Papa Tim & Friends play R&B, soul, folk, and blues. Free. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Sunday, August 13

Paris Hill Music Festival Concert. 3 p.m. First Baptist Church of Paris Hill, South Paris. The Chris Humphrey Jazz Quartet of Kennebunk wraps up the festival with an afternoon of jazz on piano, bass, drums and saxophone. $20. 743-9390; mbcaffey@gmail.com.

Tuesday, August 15

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Wednesday, August 16

“A Peek Behind the Curtain.” Noon to 1 p.m. Morrell Meeting Room, Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick. A panel of artists, actors and staff discuss the Maine State Music Theater’s current production of “Newsies.” 725-8769; www.msmt.org.

Thursday, August 17

Theater: “Shrek: The Musical.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn. Community Little Theatre presents this adaptation of the popular film. Again 8/18, 19, 20 (Sun. at 2 p.m.). For ticket info, call 783-0958 or see www.laclt.com.

Friday, August 18

Art Walk L/A. 5 to 8 p.m. Happening every third Friday through Dec., this event converts over 20 downtown L-A businesses and storefronts into public arts spaces. For more info., call 782-7228; for event schedule, see laarts.org.

Saturday, August 19

Concert in Waterfront Park. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Commercial St, Downtown Bath. The Downeast Soul Coalition play R&B, Soul, folk, and blues. Free. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Sunday, August 20

Theater: “Alice in Wonderland.” 10 a.m. Rehearsal Hall, 22 Elm St., Brunswick. ME State Music Theatre presents this special sensory-friendly version for kids with autism or other disabilities. Free, but reservations required. 725-8769; www.msmt.org.

Tuesday, August 22

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Wednesday, August 23

Outdoor Movie Night. Drouin Field, Lewiston. Movie (to be announced) starts at dusk; kids’ activities start at 6:00. Popcorn and water provided. Free.

Saturday, August 26

Concert in Waterfront Park. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Commercial St, Downtown Bath. The Alison Freeman-Shipmates perform maritime chanties. Free. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Sunday, August 27

L-A Bridge Run. 8:30 a.m. Rollodrome, Auburn. This USA Track & Field-certified 5k race features chip timing, drawings, refreshments, music, and awards. $25 adv./30 on race day. www.triplecrown5k.com.

Tuesday, August 29

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Tuesday, September 5

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Friday, September 8

2nd Friday Brunswick. 4 to 7 p.m. Downtown venues along Maine St. This monthly Artwalk event features live performances, extended shopping hours, and over 40 artists’ displays. Free. brunswickdowntown.org.

Tuesday, September 12

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Friday, September 15

Art Walk L/A. 5 to 8 p.m. Happening every third Friday through Dec., this event converts over 20 downtown L-A businesses and storefronts into public arts spaces. For more info., call 782-7228; for event schedule, see laarts.org.

Tuesday, September 19

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Tuesday, September 26

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Tuesday, October 3

Auburn Farmers’ Market. 4 to 7 p.m. Happy Days parking lot, 67 Mill St. (park at Rolly’s Diner). Local farmers and artisans are on hand to sell a variety of fresh, seasonal or homemade products. 320-1969.

Friday, October 20

Art Walk L/A. 5 to 8 p.m. Happening every third Friday through Dec., this event converts over 20 downtown L-A businesses and storefronts into public arts spaces. For more info., call 782-7228; for event schedule, see laarts.org.

Friday, November 17

Art Walk L/A. 5 to 8 p.m. Happening every third Friday through Dec., this event converts over 20 downtown L-A businesses and storefronts into public arts spaces. For more info., call 782-7228; for event schedule, see laarts.org.

Friday, December 15

Art Walk L/A. 5 to 8 p.m. Happening every third Friday through Dec., this event converts over 20 downtown L-A businesses and storefronts into public arts spaces. For more info., call 782-7228; for event schedule, see laarts.org.

 


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