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Monday, April 24

Information Session. 6:30 p.m. Residence Inn by Marriott, 670 Turner St., Auburn. Reps. from Maine Connections Academy, Maine’s first tuition-free, virtual public charter school for grades 7-12, discuss the school and its application process.

Tuesday, April 25

Stanton Bird Club Field Trip. 6 to 8:30 a.m. This first of five scheduled early morning birding walks from Bates College starts at Hathorn Hall and proceeds to the river and back. All welcome. 319-6630.

State Budget Forum. 6 to 8 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Members of Lewiston’s legislative delegation discuss the Democratic alternative to Gov. Lepage’s proposed biennial budget. All welcome.

Author Visit. 6:30 p.m. Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. Author Caitlin Shetterly discusses her book “Modified,” which explores America’s use of GMOs. Free. 377-8673.

History Program. 7 p.m. Andro. Historical Society, third floor, County Building, Auburn. Deborah Gould discusses her novel “The Eastern: The Early Years,” based on the lives of families who settled along the Eastern River in East Pittston in the 19th century. Donations welcome. 784-0586.

Wednesday, April 26

A Place for Makers. 6 to 8 p.m. At the company’s Auburn factory, Thos. Moser CEO Aaron Moser discusses the value keeping of keeping L-A as the company’s home base for production. Pres. by L-A Arts. Free. 782-7228. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com.

Thursday, April 27

Great Falls Forum. Noon to 1 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Filmmaker Todd Nilssen, working on a feature-length documentary about the controversial school, presents “Elan, What the Hell Happened?” Q-&-A follows. Free. Bring your bag lunch. 513-3135.

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. The guest speaker is Jenny Cowie, chair of the St. Mary’s Commit to Get Fit Challenge. Guests welcome; no reservation required; lunch avail. at Fusion Restaurant for $10. 753-9040; monica.millhime@maine.gov.

HR Thursdays Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. This month’s topic is “Cost Effective Recognition and Wellness Programs.” $50 ($25 for Chamber members; free for Central ME Human Resource Assoc. members). 783-2249. Register at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

Marine Corps League Meeting. 6 p.m. Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Avenue. Central ME Detachment 810 holds its monthly meeting; all Marines, FMF corpsman and Navy chaplains invited, along w. anyone interested in joining as an assoc. member.

Friday, April 28 

Bean Supper. 5 to 7 p.m. Turner Center Universalist Church, Turner Center Rd. (Rte. 117), across from Gazebo. Beans, mac & cheese, red and brown hotdogs, coleslaw, rolls, beverages, and dessert. Donations appreciated.

Book Sale. Public Library, 5 Hancock St., Gray. Early bird sale Friday 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. ($5 admission); regular sale Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (free admission). 657-4110.

Concert: Ellis Paul. 7:30 p.m. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. This Fort Kent native has released 19 albums and performed 200 shows per year for the last twenty years. $23 at door, $20 in adv. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Saturday, April 29

Annual Doll Tea. Multiple session times. Woman’s Literary Union, 19 Elm St., Auburn. Highlights will include an entertaining presentation of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Again 4/30. $11. 795-6134; www.womansliteraryunion.org.

Spring Yard Sale. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. Kitchenware, small appliances, small furniture, collectibles, books, CDs, DVDs, crafting supplies, sports equipment, children’s items, and more. 783-0461; office@auburnuu.org.

Andro. County Multiple Sclerosis Walk. 10 a.m. Lewiston High School. The five-mile course extends through the Bates College area of Lewiston; shorter routes avail. Rain or shine. Sign-in starts at 9:00. 1-800-526-8890; www.msmaine.org.

Healthy Kids Day. Noon to 3 p.m. YMCA, 62 Turner St., Auburn. Play gym games, partake in family swim, and meet staffers from the Fire and Police Departments and United Ambulance. Free. Pre-register at 795-4095.

Concert: Erica Brown & the Bluegrass Connection. 7:30 p.m. Phippsburg Congregational Church, 10 Church Lane (at Parker Head Rd.), Phippsburg. Recognized as a Master of Traditional Fiddling, Brown has been a fixture on the New England bluegrass scene since launching her career at age 9. $15 ($12 at BrownPaperTickets.com). 389-1770.

Sunday, April 30

5K Trail Run-Walk & 1-Mile Obstacle Course Challenge. Hebron Academy. Obstacle Challenge at 9:45, Trail Run-Walk at 10:00. All ages, levels welcome. Register at 9 a.m. at Athletic Center or in adv. at Active.com. 890-8205; janet@go-malawi.org.

YMCA Stand Against Racism. Noon to 4 p.m. This annual event features a keynote address, workshops on race and social justice, and the unveiling of a mural by Lewiston H.S.’s 21st Century Leaders program. Free. For childcare, RSVP to nbornstein@ywcamaine.org.

Sunday Art Workshop. 1 to 5 p.m. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. Leslie Miller leads “Paper Cutting Around the World.” Open to all experience levels; ages 10+. $60/55 ($20 off for members). Register at 622-3813, http://harlowgallery.org.

Film Screening. 1 p.m. Klahr Center, Univ. of ME at Augusta. The Holocaust and Human Rights Center shows “Disobedience: The Sousa Mendes Story,” about the Portuguese consul who defied his government by granting visas to thousands of “undesirables” during the Holocaust. Q & A follows. Free. 621-3530; hhrcmaine.org.

Monday, May 1

Stanton Bird Club Meeting. 6:30 p.m. Room 285, Lewiston-Auburn College, 55 Westminster St., Lewiston. Master Naturalist Alan Seamans discusses “Mushrooms of Maine.” Free. www.StantonBirdClub.org.

Tuesday, May 2

Stanton Bird Club Walk. 6 to 8:30 a.m. Steve Reed leads this walk from the front of Hathorn Hall on the Bates College campus to Riverside Cemetery and back. Free; all welcome. 319-6630.

Auburn Art Club Annual Banquet. 11:30 a.m. Rolandeau’s Restaurant, Washington St., Auburn. The guest speaker is storyteller and historian Jude Lamb. To reserve, call Louise Reynolds at 783- 6243.

Curious Minds Series. 2 p.m. Andro. Community Room, Auburn Public Library. Author John Henderson will discuss “The Irish of the Androscoggin.” Pres. w. L-A Senior College. Free. 333-6640, ext. 4.

Open House. 4 to 5 p.m. Health Affiliates Maine, 306 Rodman Rd., Auburn. Come learn more about their community-based case management program, in which adults and guardians of children with mental illness are assigned one team to coordinate all their services. 1-877-888-4304.

Wednesday, May 3

Stanton Bird Club Field Trip. 8 to 11 a.m. Stan DeOrsey leads this trip to the Paper Mill and Ricker Farm Trails in Lisbon to find spring migrants. Meet for carpooling at Promenade Mall parking lot, near Staples, in Lewiston. Free; all welcome. 406-474.

Opening Reception. 5 to 7 p.m. Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Univ. of ME at Augusta. The Klahr Center unveils its new exhibit, “Heroism in Unjust Times: Rescuers During the Holocaust.” Refreshments. Free. 621-3530; hhrcmaine.org.

Thursday, May 4

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. The guest speaker is Laura Keller, Human Resource Manager at the Poland Spring facility of Nestle Waters North America. Guests welcome; no reservation required; lunch avail. at Fusion Restaurant for $10. 753-9040; monica.millhime@maine.gov.

Friday, May 5

“The Caverly Chronicles.” 2 and 7 p.m. Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Rd., Greene. Tim Caverly is a former Maine Park Ranger who has published seven books about Maine’s northern forest. Free. 946-5311; sawyer-foundation.com.

Theater: “Ripcord.” 7:30 p.m. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Retirement home roommates spar over who will get the room of their choice in this off-Broadway comedy hit. Again May 6-7, 11-14 (Suns. at 2 p.m.). $20 ($5 ages 18). 782-3200; www.thepublictheatre.org.

Saturday, May 6

Spring Open House. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Whiting Farm, 876 Summer St., Auburn. Flower, herb, and vegetable seedlings; artisan fair; children’s craft and touch-a-tractor events.

Fishing Derby. 8 to 10 a.m. Middle Pond, Beaver Park, 37 Cotton Rd., Lisbon. Open to kids ages 1 to 15; any parent helping must hold a valid Maine fishing license. Register at 7:30 at the beach area. Free. 353-2289.

Public Supper & Music Jam. Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, Hallowell Rd., Litchfield. Doors at 4:30 p.m.; dinner (baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles) from 5 to 6 p.m.; music from 6 to 8 p.m. $7. 268-9271.

Public Supper. 5 p.m. Paris Fire Station, Western Ave., So. Paris. The Paris Fire Dept. Auxiliary serves up roasted pork, mashed potatoes, vegetables, mac and cheese, bread, and homemade desserts. $8 adults, $4 ages 4-12, ages 3- free.

Sunday, May 7

Community Breakfast. 7:30 to 10 a.m. American Legion Post 135, 40 Island Rd., Sabattus. Eggs to order, French toast, chipped beef, pancakes, sausage, ham, baked beans, country fries, toast, muffins, orange juice, coffee, tea and milk. $7; kids ages 10- $3.

Kids’ Fun Run and 5K. Hebron Station School, Hebron. Kids’ one-mile Fun Run begins at 10:00; 5K follows. All ages, levels welcome. This family event also features a cookie bake-off and raffles. Register at 9 a.m. or in adv. at Active.com. 890-8205; janet@go-malawi.org.

20th Anniversary Celebration. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 151 West Gray Rd. Gray. Liturgy with Communion Service at 10 a.m., followed with buffet luncheon and good conversation until 3:00. Everyone welcome.

Country Sunday. Noon to 4:30 p.m. Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, Hallowell Rd., Litchfield. Enjoy dancing to live country music by Tim Sprague & Murky Water, Allen Sockabasin, Paula Kaiser, and the Over the Hill Band. Concessions; door prizes. $5; free kids ages 11-. 536-9647.

Empty Bowls Supper. 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. This fundraiser for Trinity Jubilee Center features free admission and supper with the purchase of pottery crafted by local artisans and students; early admission passes available. www.trinityjubileecenter.org.

Tuesday, May 9

Stanton Bird Club Walk. 6 to 8:30 a.m. Steve Reed leads this walk from the front of Hathorn Hall on the Bates College campus to Riverside Cemetery and back. Free; all welcome. 319-6630.

Wednesday, May 10

A Place for Makers. 6 to 8 p.m. At L-A’s newest co-working space, MUNKA, American Roots co-founder Ben Waxman discusses how the company has built a growing textile company with a skilled workforce. Pres. by L-A Arts. Free. 782-7228. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com.

Sodalist of the Year Dinner. 6 p.m. Green Ladle, Lewiston H.S. campus, East Ave. A ham dinner will be followed by entertainment provided by Louis Phillip; door prizes, 50/50 raffle. $18. To buy tix, call Claudette at 784-4391.

Thursday, May 11

Theater: “Ripcord.” 7:30 p.m. The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Retirement home roommates spar over who will get the room of their choice in this off-Broadway comedy hit. Again May 12-14 (Sun. at 2 p.m.). $20 ($5 ages 18). 782-3200; www.thepublictheatre.org.

Saturday, May 13

Stanton Bird Club Field Trip. 7 a.m. to noon. Dan Marquis leads this trip to Evergreen Cemetery and Capisic Pond in Portland to look for warblers and other spring migrants. Meet for carpooling at Promenade Mall parking lot, near Staples, in Lewiston. Free; all welcome. 513-8213.

Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner. 4:45 to 6 p.m. Parish Hall, Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls. Meal includes beverage and dessert. $8; kids ages 11- $4; family with kids $18. Pres. by Knights of Columbus. 241-0639.

Concert: Midcoast Symphony Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Music by Weber, Canteloube, and Mahler; the guest soloist is soprano Rachele Schmiege. $20; cash or check at door, or call 846-5378, see www.midcoastsymphony.org. Free for college students and those ages 17-.

Tuesday, May 16

Stanton Bird Club Walk. 6 to 8:30 a.m. Steve Reed leads this walk from the front of Hathorn Hall on the Bates College campus to Riverside Cemetery and back. Free; all welcome. 319-6630.

Wednesday, May 17

A Place for Makers. 6 to 8 p.m. At Rinck Advertising on Lisbon Street, L.L. Bean Innovation Specialist Chad Leeder   discusses innovation in Maine and the process of adapting to changing markets. Pres. by L-A Arts. Free. 782-7228. RSVP at www.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, May 20

Stanton Bird Club Field Trip. 7:30 a.m. to noon. Dan Marquis leads this Leader’s Choice walk to where the most interesting birds are being sighted. Meet for carpooling at Promenade Mall parking lot, near Staples, in Lewiston. Free; all welcome. 513-8213.

Sunday, May 21

Stanton Bird Club Field Trip. 7:30 to 11 a.m. Stan DeOrsey leads this trip to multiple locations in search of warblers. Meet for carpooling outside JCPenny at Auburn Mall. All welcome. Free. 406-4741.

Tuesday, May 23

Stanton Bird Club Walk. 6 to 8:30 a.m. Steve Reed leads this walk from the front of Hathorn Hall on the Bates College campus to Riverside Cemetery and back. Free; all welcome. 319-6630.

Sunday, May 28

Sunday Art Workshop. 2 to 4 p.m. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. Heather Rose leads “Art of the Harvest.” Open to all experience levels, ages 10+. $30 (members $25), plus $10 materials fee. Register at 622-3813, http://harlowgallery.org.

 



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