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Concert: Vishtèn. 7 p.m. Gendron Franco Center, Lewiston. This Acadian power trio “blends Celtic and French influences with Canada’s equivalent of Cajun music.” $15 (students free). 689-2000; www.francocenter.org.

Curious Minds Series. 2 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Senior College instructor Charles Plummer presents “Genetic Engineering, the Future of Mankind, and the Source of Happiness.” Free. Pres. with L-A Senior College. https://usm.maine.edu/seniorcollege.

Francophone Month Event. 4 p.m. Room 170, L-A College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. Author-historian James Myall discusses “Know Nothings and Klansmen – Anti-Franco Feeling in Maine.” A brief ceremony and reception follows. Free. RSVP for reception at 783-1585.

Great Falls Forum. Noon to 1 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. Dr. Holly Ewing, Prof. of Environmental Studies at Bates College, discusses “History and Mysteries at Lake Auburn.” Free. Bring your bag lunch. 513-3135; LPLReference@Gmail.com.

Book Discussion. 5:30 p.m. Morse Library, 220 Main St., Greene. This month’s book is “Hillbilly Elegy” by J.D. Vance. Copies available to borrow at the library. 946-5544; sbouchard.jamm.library@gmail.com.

“The Mueller Investigation and the Rule of Law.” 7 p.m. Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Bates College, Lewiston. Frequent MSNBC commentator Joyce White Vance discusses the Mueller Investigation from a legal standpoint. Free. 786-6202.

Theater: “A Doll’s House, Part 2.” 7:30 p.m. The Public Theatre 31 Maple St., Lewiston. This sequel to Ibsen’s classic was widely acclaimed as the best play of the 2017 Broadway season. Again 3/22-24 (Sun. at 2 p.m.). $20/5. 782-3200; thepublictheatre.org.

Fill the Plate Breakfast. 7 to 9 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn. This benefit for SeniorsPlus’ Meals on Wheels program features keynote speaker Sen. Susan Collins. $20 adv./$25 at door. Register at 795-4010 or www.seniorsplus.org.

Annual District Event. 5 to 9 p.m. VFW Hall, 588 Minot Ave., Auburn. Join the Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District for their annual meeting, dinner, and entertainment. Register at 241-5377 or mrichard@maineconservationdistricts.com.

Buccaneers’ Banquet. 6 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. This pirate-themed evening will include a multi-course dinner, costume party, dancing, cash bar, and the world-premiere of the show and film. Again 3/23. $40. Limited seating. Reserve at 783-1585 or www.francocenter.org.

Concert: Patty Larkin. 7:30 p.m. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. The Boston-based singer-songwriter-guitarist has been called “a true triple threat artist” by Billboard magazine; blues player Guy Davis opens. $24 ($20 adv.). 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Continuous Improvement for Businesses. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Room 285, L-A College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. Learn about this method by which businesses of all types can improve products, services, or processes. Lunch provided. Free; register at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

Public Office Hours. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Couture Room, Lewiston Public Library. Lewiston’s delegates to the Maine Legislature answer questions and provide an update of the current legislative session. All welcome.

Bean Supper. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sixth St. Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St., Auburn. Two kinds of beans, red and brown hot dogs, American chop suey, brown bread, coleslaw, assorted desserts and beverages. $6/3 (ages 4- free). Take-out available.

Bean Supper. 5 p.m. United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn. Baked beans, casseroles, hot dogs, coleslaw, bread, beverages and pies; entertainment by the Park Avenue Pickers at 4:30 p.m. $8/4 (kids ages 4- free). 782-3972.

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

Concert: Frank Carlberg. 7:30 p.m. Olin Arts Center, Bates College, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. The jazz pianist celebrates pioneering composer, bandleader, and pianist Mary Lou Williams. Free, but tix required from batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. 

Avner the Eccentric. 7:30 p.m. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. The silent master of physical comedy presentshis hilarious one-man show for all ages, “Exceptions to Gravity.”$30 ($25 adv.); kids $10. 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

Maple Sunday at Norlands. 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Rd., Livermore. Enjoy a pancake breakfast, visit the sap house, and purchase some of Norlands’ own maple syrup. Breakfast $7/5; otherwise, free. 897-4366; www.norlands.org.

Film Screening. 6:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Canadian documentary “Hochelaga, terre des âmes (Land of Souls)” portrays how Quebec’s archaeology reveals the past of indigenous peoples; in French, w. English subtitles. Free; donations accepted. www.francocenter.org.

Film Screening. 6:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. French documentary Un jour, une histoire: Simone Veil, l’instict de vie” examines the life of the former French minister and Holocaust survivor; in French, w. English subtitles. Free; donations accepted. www.francocenter.org.

MLK Day Address. 7:30 p.m. Memorial Commons, Chase Hall, Bates College, 56 Campus Ave., Lewiston.Author, historian, and social justice activist Barbara Ransby discusses “Intersectional Feminist Praxis in the Black Freedom Movement. Free, but regis. required atwww.eventbrite.com.

Curious Minds Series. 2 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Senior College instructor Nancy Duplisea presents “The Art of Making Greeting Cards.” Free. Pres. with L-A Senior College. https://usm.maine.edu/seniorcollege.

Lakes Region Forum. 6:30 p.m. Bailey Public Library, 38 Bowdoin St., Winthrop. Michael Miclon, executive and artistic director of Johnson Hall in Gardiner, discusses “Vaudeville in Maine.”Free.377-8673; www.baileylibrary.org.

Andro. Historical Society Meeting. 7 p.m. County Building, Court St., Auburn. Cyndi Robbins and Laura Brown discuss the history of Poland Spring Resort.Free; donations welcome. 784-0586.

Concert: Bates College Gamelan Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Bates College, Lewiston. The orchestra is accompanied by Momenta Quartet violinist Emilie-Anne Gendron. Free, but tix required from batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. 

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Village Inn, 165 High St., Auburn. The guest speaker is Jeanne Hulit, president and CEO of Maine Community Bancorp. Lunch avail. at the restaurant. 333-4588; www.lewistonauburnrotary.org.

HR Thursdays Workshop. Noon to 1:30 p.m. Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Steve Dorsey of Cross Insurance discusses “Insurance Ins and Out for Your Organization or Business.”$50 (Chamber members $25; CMHRA members free). 783-2249. Register at www.LAMetroChamber.com.

Film Screening. 3:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Canadian documentary “God Save Justin Trudeau” explores the rise of a young politician in an age of modern media politics; in French, w. English subtitles. Free; donations accepted. www.francocenter.org.

Community Conversation Series. 5:30 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Reps of Catholic Charities’ Refugee and Immigration Services speak about their cultural orientation programs, sharing accounts of what newcomers to America ask about navigating daily life in the U.S. Free.

Bricks & Bridges Comedy Fest. 6 p.m. 84 Court, Auburn. This clean comedy showcase features Maine favorite Johnny Ater, along with Debbie Ennis, Al Ghanekar, Nick Gordon, Jay Hunter, Kara Kilian, Leonard Kimble, and David McLaughlin. All ages; pay what you can. maineeventcomedy.com.

Concert: Momenta Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Bates College, Lewiston. The Quartet performs works by composer William Matthews, Esty Professor of Music at Bates College. Free, but tix required from batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. 

Bricks & Bridges Comedy Fest. 8 p.m., Cowbell Grill & Tap, 49 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Los Angeles comedian-actress Mary Kennedy headlines; also sets by Jed Bloom, Nic Dufault, Mike Gray, Johanna Medranda, Mark Reilly, and Chris Thomas. Ages 21-plus; pay what you can. maineeventcomedy.com.

Magnetize Maine Summit. Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn. Speakers and a panel discussion start a conversation about how to increase collaboration, creativity, and connectivity in the workplace to keep younger employees actively engaged; pres. by Uplift LA. $25. 783-2249; www.upliftlamaine.com.

Emergency Preparedness Workshop. 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Central Maine Community College. Participants will learn how to actively protect their business or organization against the threat of an emergency situation. Free. Pres. by the Center for Workforce & Professional Development. Register by 3/27 at 755-5280.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day Observance. 1 to 4 p.m. Hall of Flags, Maine State House, 210 State St., Augusta. Open to the public. Free.

Bricks & Bridges Comedy Fest. 7 p.m. Bear Bones Beer, 43 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Rhode Island’s E.J. Edmonds headlines, with sets by Danny Bullis, Joe Flynn, Jake Jacobson, Connor McGrath, Ali Simpson, John Sucich, and Bert Walpack. Ages 21-plus; pay what you can. maineeventcomedy.com.

Concert: Momenta Quartet. 7:30 p.m. Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Bates College, Lewiston. The Quartet performs works by Beethoven and contemporary composers Shawn Jaeger and Ileana Perez-Velazquez. $25 at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. 

Bricks & Bridges Comedy Fest. 9 p.m. Baxter Brewing, 120 Mill St., Lewiston. “Maine’s Best Comedian” winner Brian Brinegar headlines, with sets by Greg Boggis, Paul Cyphers, Ralph Joyal, Mark Moccia, Julie Poulin, Ben Roberts, and Jamie Roux. Ages 21-plus; pay what you can. maineeventcomedy.com.

Fairy Godmother Gown Giveaway. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St., Auburn. The Women’s Literary Union gives away free prom gowns. For more information or to donate your extra gowns, call 783-6450 or 713-5888.

Bricks & Bridges Comedy Fest. 12 p.m. Fitts’ Bar & Grill, 150 Center St., Auburn. Comedian Mark Turcotte leads a stand-up workshop for those looking to network and sharpen their skills. $25 (incl. all-you-can-eat pizza). maineeventcomedy.com.

Concert: Maine Music Soc. Chorale & Orchestra. 7:30 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Joined by professional soloists, the group performs Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabaeus.” Again 3/31 at 3 p.m. $25/22/10 (add $2 at door). 333-3386; www.mainemusicsociety.org.

Bricks & Bridges Comedy Fest. 7:30 p.m. Sapphire, 150 Center St., Auburn. The Fest culminates with this performance by two-time Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year Joe Trammel. Ages 21-plus; $15 ($12 in adv.). maineeventcomedy.com.

Book Discussion. 12:30 p.m. Auburn Public Library. The Auburn Page Turners discuss Kristin Hannah’s novel “The Great Alone.” All welcome; copies avail. through the library’s interlibrary loan process. 333-6640, ext. 4.

Auburn Art Club Meeting. 2 p.m. Methodist Church, Park Ave., Auburn.Shelley Lance-Fulk and Jacklyn Amtower of Compass Rose Images discuss their wildlife photography.All Art Club members invited.

Book Discussion. 6 p.m. Auburn Public Library. The Speak Your Mind book group discusses “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond. All welcome; copies avail. through the library’s interlibrary loan process. 333-6640, ext. 4.

Theater: “Avenue Q.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. Community Little Theatre presents this puppet-filled musical comedy about becoming an adult; adult themes. Again 4/6, 7, 11-14 (Suns. at 2 p.m.). 783-0958; LACLT.com.

Theater: “Avenue Q.” 7:30 p.m. Great Falls Performing Arts Center, Auburn. Community Little Theatre presents the puppet-filled musical hit comedy about becoming an adult; adult themes. Again 4/12-14 (Sun. at 2 p.m.). 783-0958; LACLT.com.

Public Breakfast. 6:30 to 10 a.m. Fire station, Ridge Rd. (Rte. 106), Leeds. The Leeds Volunteer F.D. serves up pancakes, French toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, ham, homemade muffins, coffee and juice. $6/4.


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