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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

Grand Opening Celebration. 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aroma Joe’s Coffee, 166 Center St., Auburn. Aroma Joe’s celebrates its official Grand Opening in Auburn with free 16 oz. coffees all day, plus samples and discounts. 241-7038, AromaJoes.com.

Quilt Show. Augusta Civic Center. Maine Quilts’ 40th anniv. show features over 750 quilts, a Merchants Mall, demos, workshops, raffles, and a silent auction. $10 (kids ages 10- free). Cont. 8/28-29. 216-7358; www.mainequilts.org.

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.

Grandfather Tang’s Story Bag. 10 a.m. Maggie Trafton Room, Auburn Public Library. Participants will enjoy “Grandfather Tang’s Story” and then make a tangram animal bag to take home. Register at 333-6640, ext. 3 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

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.

Opening Reception. 5 to 7 p.m. Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St., Hallowell. The gallery presents a solo exhibition of ceramic works by artist Malley Weber. Free.

Theater: “How to Act Like a Child.” 6 p.m.  Public Theatre, 31 Maple St., Lewiston. Participants in the theater’s summer training program for teens present a program of stories and songs. Free. 782-3200.

Maine Event Comedy. 7 p.m. Baxter Brewing, 130 Mill St., Lewiston. Tonight’s line-up features comedians Tuck Tucker, Shawn Carter, Ali Simpson, Randy Williams, and Mark Turcotte. Free. Ages 21-plus. 513-0742; maineeventcomedy@gmail.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 Burlington-based DuPont Brothers return after their well-received Kill the Chill concert last winter. 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.

The Wondertwins. 7:30 p.m. Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Rd. (just off Rte. #117), So. Paris. These hip-hop dance legends fuse elements of vaudeville, robot, tap, and mime into a style all their own. $14/12/8. 743-8452; www.CelebrationBarn.com.

Maine Event Comedy. 8 p.m. Elks Lodge, 1675 Lisbon Rd., Lewiston. This showcase of New England comedians features Krystal Dyer of CT, Shawn Carter of Boston, Michele Mortensen of NH, and Nicholas Gordon of New Gloucester. $12 ($10 in adv.). 513-0742; maineeventcomedy.com.

Sunday, July 30

Moore Park Art Show. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Route 26, downtown So. Paris. This annual community event features exhibits by over 30 fine artists and crafters, a full day of live entertainment, and fun activities for the whole family. Free. Rain date Aug. 6. www.mooreparkartshow.biz.

Monday, July 31

Theater: “The Who’s ‘Tommy’.” 2 and 7:30 p.m. Maine State Music Theatre, 1 Bath Rd., Bowdoin College, Brunswick. This one-day only production of the musical based on the 1969 concept album is run entirely by the company’s interns. Tix $20-40. 725-8769; msmt.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.

National Night Out Against Crime. 5:30 p.m. until dusk. Festival Plaza and Main St., Auburn. The Auburn PD hosts this city-wide block party with refreshments, live music, games, activities, a bounce house, and an inflatable obstacle course. Free. 333-6650, ext. 2070; LAllen@AuburnMaine.gov.

Wednesday, August 2

Opening Reception. 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monkitree, 263 Water St., Gardiner. Featuring works by ceramic artist Whitney Gill and multi-media artist Allison McKeen, “Bricks and Mortar” celebrates the Gardiner community. Free. 512-4679; www.monkitree.com.

Thursday, August 3

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Village Inn, 165 High St., Auburn. The guest speaker is former L-A Chamber of Commerce president and Auburn City Manager Chip Morrison. No reservation required; lunch avail. 753-9040; monica.millhime@maine.gov.

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

Country Fest Maine. 5 to 9 p.m. Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, 2261 Hallowell Rd., Litchfield. Tonight’s events include a bean supper from 5 to 6 p.m., followed by a music jam; all musicians welcome. Cont. 8/5. $7. 409-1321.

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.

Country Fest Maine. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club, 2261 Hallowell Rd., Litchfield. Enjoy non-stop live country music by some of Maine’s top musicians; concessions avail. $8 (kids ages 12- free). 409-1321.

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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