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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. 319-6630.

Franco American Veterans Project. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Franco-American Collection, Lewiston-Auburn College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. An exhibit, reception, and program called “Franco-Americans: A Bridge to International Diplomacy” spotlight stories and memorabilia contributed to the project by local Franco Americans. Free. 753-6545; janet.roberts@maine.edu.

Andro. Historical Soc. Annual Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Marco’s Restaurant, 12 Mollison Way, Lewiston. Following dinner at 6:30, Prof. Joseph Hall of Bates College discusses “What Does ‘Androscoggin’ Mean?” $25. Reserve by Friday, May 19. 784-0586.

Author Visit. 6:30 p.m. Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. Douglas Rooks reads from his biography “Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible.” Free. 377-8673.

Theater: “Faustina, Messenger of Divine Mercy.” 7 p.m. Sacred Heart Church, 326 Main St., Yarmouth. Actress Maria Vargo presents a one-woman drama about the life of Saint Faustina Kowalska. $10. 847-6890.

Wednesday, May 24

Theater: “Faustina, Messenger of Divine Mercy.” 7 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Actress Maria Vargo presents a one-woman drama about the life of Saint Faustina Kowalska. $12/10/6. 782-8096.

Thursday, May 25

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Ramada Inn, Lewiston. The guest speaker is Misty Parker, economic development specialist for the City of Lewiston. No reservation required; lunch avail. at Fusion Restaurant for $10. 753-9040; monica.millhime@maine.gov.

Veterans’ Lives Series. 6 p.m. Community Room, Auburn Public Library. Dr. Elizabeth Bischof of USM discusses her work recording images of Maine’s WWI memorials for an interactive map and website. Free. 333-6640; www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Friday, May 26

Lincoln Day Celebration. 6 p.m. Royal Oak Room, 1 Bates St., Lewiston. Reception, speakers, auction, cash bar, then dancing to the Moon Dawgs at 7:30; covered courtyard for quieter mingling. Pres. by Andro. County Republican Comm. $50. www.eventbrite.com.

Saturday, May 27

Taking Root Plant Sale. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masonic Lodge, 65 Baribeau Dr., Brunswick. Your purchase of annuals, perennials, trees, shrubs, vegetable seedlings or baked goods supports the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust’s Community Garden. 729-7694.

Saturday at Maine Wildlife Park. 56 Game Farm Rd., Gray. The park’s annual plant sale runs today through 5/31; Red Cross blood drive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (register for free park admission at www.redcrossblood.org). $7.50/5.50. 657-4977; www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Memorial Day Parade. 9:30 a.m. Departs from Kennedy Park in downtown Lewiston and ends at Veterans Memorial Park on Main St.; ceremony follows.

Memorial Day Ceremony. 10:30 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park, Main St., Lewiston. Military veterans and local dignitaries unveil the park’s 29th Name Stone.

Baked Bean Supper. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sixth St. Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St., Auburn. Two kinds of beans, brown bread, coleslaw, red and brown hot dogs, American Chop Suey, desserts, beverages. All welcome. Take-out avail. $6 adults, $3 kids 5-12, under 5 free.

“Maine Remembers” Events. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Meet veterans assistance groups to learn about their work (4:30); see the documentary ““Travis: A Soldier’s Story” (5:30); help pay tribute to Maine service men and women killed in combat since 9/11 (6:30). Free.

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.

“Maine Remembers” Tribute Concert. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Local performers pay musical tribute to our veterans; proceeds benefit Travis Mills Foundation. $20; veterans $15. 783-1585; FrancoCenter.org.

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.

Monday, May 29

Memorial Day 5K Run-Walk. 8 a.m. American Legion Post 135, Island Rd. (off Main St.), Sabattus. Registration is on-site only and begins at 7 a.m. Awards, raffles. $20/15. Parade follows.

Thursday, June 1

Concert: Scotty Gagne and Cassidy Daniels. 7 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Lewiston native Scotty Gagne and national performing artist Cassidy Daniels perform as a duo; 15-year-old singer-songwriter Brett Raio of Topsham opens at 7 p.m. $8. 783-1585; FrancoCenter.org.

Friday, June 2

Concert: Larry Gowell. 2 and 7 p.m. Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Rd., Greene. The singer applies his powerful baritone to renditions of songs from the Great American Songbook. Free. 946-5311; sawyer-foundation.com.

Weekend Country Jamboree. 7 p.m. Hebron Pines Campground, 430 Buckfield Rd., Hebron. The Maine Country Music Assoc. presents some of Maine’s favorite country musicians and bands; raffles, concessions. Cont. all day Sat. $6/day. 966-2771; to camp, call 740-2179.

Saturday, June 3

5K Walk-Run to End Domestic Violence. Lewiston. Register as a 5-k runner, 5-k walker, or 1-mile walker and raise pledges to support Safe Voices. For details, see www.safevoices.org.

Square & Round Dancing. 7 to 10 p.m. Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., So. Paris. Walter Lougee calls the Mainstream square dances and Sandy Burke cues the rounds; pres. by the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club. $7 (no charge for non-dancers). 782-4050.

Sunday, June 4

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast. 6:30 to 11:30 a.m. St. Dominic Academy, 121 Gracelawn Rd., Auburn. All-you-can-eat pancakes, Mailhot’s sausage, all-you-can-drink Starbucks coffee, children’s activities. $6/5 adv. pgauvreau4@gmail.com.

Monday, June 5

Blood Drive. 2 to 7 p.m. Parish Hall, Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Council 2358. For an appointment, call 733-2767 or 1-800-RED CROSS.

Thursday, June 8

L-A Metro Chamber Breakfast. 7 a.m. Poland Spring Resort, 640 Maine St., Poland Spring. This month’s speaker is Maine State Chamber President Dana Connors; stay afterwards to enjoy numerous today-only specials offered by the resort. $20/30. www.LAMetroChamber.com.

Friday, June 9

Theater: “Prelude to a Kiss.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn.  Community Little Theatre presents this romantic fantasy about what happens when the person you love somehow changes. Again 6/10,11, 15, 16, 17 and 18 (Suns. at 2 p.m.). For ticket info, see www.laclt.com.

Saturday, June 10

Camp Dragonfly. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tripp Lake Camp, Poland. Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice presents this one-day retreat for grieving children and teens. Free. Register by 5/26 at 795-9468 or amy.dulac@ahch.org.

LGBTQ+ Pride Celebration. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Simard-Payne Park, downtown Lewiston-Auburn. Come at 10:00 to march and show your support, then stay for the family-friendly celebration; music, performances, dunk tank, concessions. Free. http://pride-l-a.weebly.com.

Sunday, June 11

YMCA Fit Fest. 8:30 a.m. Festival Plaza in 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, June 13

State Referendum Election. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Lewiston residents vote at Longley Elementary School, 145 Birch St. (across from Andro. Bank Colisee). For sample ballot, see election page at www.lewistonmaine.gov.

Wednesday, June 14

“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 production of “Always, Patsy Cline.” 725-8769; www.msmt.org.

Thursday, June 15

Business-to-Business Trade Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Androscoggin Bank Colisée, Lewiston. Sponsored by the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, this annual event features over 150 exhibitors from across the state and beyond. B2BMaine.com.

Theater: “Prelude to a Kiss.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St., Auburn.  Community Little Theatre presents this romantic fantasy about what happens when the person you love somehow changes. Again 6/16, 17 and 18 (Sun. at 2 p.m.). For ticket info, see www.laclt.com.

Friday, July 7

Bates Dance Festival. 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. Tonight’s DanceNow program features witty and poignant new works by New England dance makers Lida Winfield and Betsy Miller / Matthew Cumbie. $20/15/12. batesdancefestival.org.

Saturday, July 8

Bates Dance Festival. 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. Tonight’s DanceNow program takes a deep dive into the legacy of Muhammad Ali with Vermont company Christal Brown and INSPIRIT. $20/15/12. batesdancefestival.org.

Tuesday, July 11

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

Thursday, July 13

Bates Dance Festival. 7:30 p.m. Schaeffer Theatre, 329 College St., Lewiston. David Dorfman Dance performs the kinetic poem “Aroundtown,” examining varied, unique and sometimes divided notions of love. Again 7/15. $25/18/12. batesdancefestival.org.

Tuesday, July 18

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 discussing their creative process. Free. 786-6161.

Friday, July 21

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 to highlight the roots of community. Again 7/22. $25/18/12. batesdancefestival.org.

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 by the Road Runners Club of America. $25 adv./30 on race day. www.triplecrown5k.com.

Monday, July 24

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.

Friday, July 28

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

Saturday, July 29

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

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.

Saturday, August 5

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.

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.

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.


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