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Community-Wide Veterans Day Prayer Service. 6:30 p.m. Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston. All invited regardless of faith affiliation; active soldiers encouraged to attend in uniform. 777-1200.

Central ME Human Resources Assoc. Meeting. 7:45 a.m. Carriage House, Lisbon St., Lewiston. The topic is “How to Boost Performance, Productivity, and Quality with Employee Engagement and Lean Thinking.” $25 (incl. breakfast); members free. Register at www.cmhra.org.

“The Making of Biography.” 4 p.m. Franco-American Collection, Lewiston-Auburn College. Maine author and journalist Douglas Rooks discusses his research for a forthcoming book on pioneering Franco-American jurist Albert Beliveau. Light refreshments. Free.

Androscoggin Land Trust Annual Meeting. 5 to 7:30 p.m. Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn. Adventure photographer Brian Threlkeld discusses “Land Conservation and Public and Economic Health.” Social hour (cash bar) 5 to 6 p.m. Free (suggested donation $10). RSVP to 782-2302 or androscogginlandtrust.org.

Andro. Historical Society Meeting. 7 p.m. County Building, Court St., Auburn. Historian and genealogist Ethelind Wright discusses the disastrous sinking of the steamboat Lexington in 1840. Free; donations welcome. 784-0586.

Concert: The Bad Plus. 7:30 p.m. Olin Arts Center, 75 Russell St., Bates College, Lewiston. The acclaimed jazz trio performs music from their latest album, “Never Stop II.” 786-6135. Tix $25 at batesconcerts.eventbrite.com. 

Rotary Breakfast Club Meeting. 7 a.m. United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn. Speaker Barrett Takesiandiscusses his long journey to establish Portland Community Squash, which serves adult and student players. All welcome; breakfast $10.

Andro. Retired Educators Meeting. 10:30 a.m. The Village Inn, 165 High St., Auburn. Rabbi Sruli Dresden presents a program called “What is Klezmer?” Lunch $12; select entree and send reservation to Hugh and Grace Keene, 179 Cook St., Auburn, ME 04210 by 11/9.

LPL Friends Annual Meeting. 5:30 p.m. Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library. After a brief business meeting at 5:30, author Scott Douglas discusses his book “Running Is My Therapy” at 6 p.m. Books avail. for purchase. Free. 513-3135; LPLReference@Gmail.com.

Gallery Program. 6:30 p.m. Museum L-A, Bates Mill Complex, 35 Canal St., Lewiston. Susan Pinette, Director of Franco American Programs at the University of Maine, discusses the museum’s new exhibit, “Beau-frog: The Art of Peter Archambault.” Free. 333-3881. www.museumla.org.

Lisbon Historical Society Meeting. 7 p.m. MTM Center, 18 School St.,Lisbon Falls.Mert Ricker will recall the days of trolley travel in Central Maine in “When We Rode the Trolleys.”Free. Park, enter at building rear. 353-8510.

Rotary Club Lunch Meeting. Noon to 1 p.m. Village Inn, 165 High St., Auburn. The guest speaker is Amy Schram, Community Relations Manager for the Better Business Bureau. Free; no reservations required. 333-4588; www.lewistonauburnrotary.org.

Safer Walking Forum. 6 to 8 p.m. City Hall, 27 Pine St., Lewiston. Community members will think about, suggest, and discuss specific types of interventions that could be used to improve the safety of walking in Lewiston. Free.

Tightest Five Comedy Contest. 7 p.m. Bear Bones Beer, 43 Lisbon St., Lewiston. Ten contestants perform their five best minutes of material in this semifinal round; Johnny Ater performs;open mic follows. Ages 21-plus. Free. 513 0742.

French Sing-Along. 1:30 p.m. Rm. 170, L-A College, 51 Westminster St., Lewiston. Les Troubadours lead participants in singing favorite French and Franco-American songs. Songbooks provided; all welcome Free. 576-4109.

UU Gingerbread Fair. 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St., Auburn. Themed gift baskets, homemade pies, craft items, wreaths, baked goods, jewelry, books, CDs; silent auction; luncheon 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 783-0461; www.auburnuu.org.

Christmas Craft & Vendor Fair. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. High St. Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St., Auburn. Handmade candies, jewelry, gift items, RADA Cutlery, cheddar cheese, white elephants; breakfast, lunch items avail. 784-1306.

Church Fair. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave., Auburn. Hundreds of gift items incl. home-made baked goods, fudge, candy, toys, books, jewelry, and craft items; silent auction; refreshments. Credit cards accepted.

Christmas Craft Fair. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave., Lisbon Falls. Bake sale, craft and gift items; numerous raffles ($400 recliner, $500 home heating fuel, Bailey Island overnight travel package, etc.); lunch and snack items.

Holly Fair and Chowder Luncheon. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Paris house, First Congregational Church, Brown St., (behind McDonald’s), Gray. Cookie trail, gifts for pets, jewelry, crafts, white elephants, children’s activities, donuts, free coffee. 657-4279.

ExTRAINganza. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great Falls Model Railroad Club, 144 Mill St., Auburn. This family event features model trains operating on the club’s five permanent layouts, plus train-related games and activities. Again 11/18, 23-24. Game tix $1 ea.; admission $5 adults, free for kids 12-.

“Chronicle of Mud” Walk. 11:45 a.m. Morse Mountain Conservation Area, Rte. 216, Phippsburg. A Bates College geologist and visiting artist show how soil core samples reveal climate change history and where local sea levels were 12,500 years ago. Free.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner. 3 to 5 p.m. Salvation Army, 67 Park St., Lewiston. Free. Open to the public, but space limited; reserve by calling Jim Thompson at 783-0801.

Harvest Supper. 4:30 to 6 p.m. Vestry, W. Auburn Congregational Church, 811 West Auburn Rd. Turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, turnips, carrots, homemade cranberry sauce, rolls, and pies. Take-out avail. $8/4 (kids 5- free).

Bean Supper & Turkey Spinning Wheel Event. 5 p.m. Amvets Post #6, Rte. 100 (Lewiston Rd.), New Gloucester. Two kinds of beans, chop suey, coleslaw, pickles, biscuits, Brown Bread, assorted pies; turkey raffle. Spinning wheel event follows supper. $8/3.

Concert: Slambovian Circus of Dreams. 7:30 p.m. Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath. This classic rock-steeped band incorporates rock’s colorful past into their own organic style.$24 ($20 in adv.) 442-8455; www.chocolatechurcharts.org.

“Among My Souvenirs.” 2 p.m.  Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Singer Krista Johnson reprises her role as singer Connie Francis in this live musical tribute. $18 (students free). 783-1585; francocenter.org.

Bowling Night Fundraiser. 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sparetime Recreation, 215 Whitten Rd., Hallowell. Support Monmouth Community Players at this “Clue”-themed bowling event for friends and families. $10 pp (or $50 per lane for six people). www.monmouthcommunityplayers.org.

“My Life in the Peace Corps.” 3 p.m. Auburn Public Library. Current Peace Corps volunteer Selena Wallace discusses her life in the city of Tinambac in the Philippines, where she works on community-based development projects. All ages welcome. Free.

Theater: “The Santaland Diaries.” 7:30 p.m. Theater at Monmouth. Recounts best-selling humorist David Sedaris’ stint as a Macy’s Department Store elf named “Crumpet.” Mature audiences. Again 11/23-25, 11/29-12/2 (Sat. at 2 & 7, Sun. at 7 p.m.). $28. www.theateratmonmouth.org.

ExTRAINganza. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great Falls Model Railroad Club, 144 Mill St., Auburn. This family event features model trains operating on the club’s five permanent layouts, plus train-related games and activities. Again 11/24. Game tix $1 ea.; admission $5 adults, free for kids 12-.

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 Ave. Pickers at 4:30. $8/4 ( kids ages 5- free). 782-3972.

“Happy Together” Concert. 1 to 4 p.m. Franco Center, 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Six duos of various musical styles, including Denny and Ann Breau, Kathy Haley and Phil House, and Frank Coffin and Malinda Liberty, perform to benefit Friends of Pettingill Park. $20. www.francocenter.org.

“Police Insider: True Blue.”  7 p.m. City Council Chambers, Lewiston City Hall. The Lewiston Youth Advisory Council hosts a panel discussionwith Lewiston Police Department personnel to discuss the scope and nature of their work. Free.

Theater: “The Santaland Diaries.” 7:30 p.m. Theater at Monmouth. Recounts best-selling humorist David Sedaris’ stint as a Macy’s Department Store elf named “Crumpet.” Mature audiences. Again 11/30-12/2 (Sat. 2 & 7, Sun. 7 p.m.). $28. www.theateratmonmouth.org.

Vendor Craft Noel Gala. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Parish hall, Holy Family Church, 607 Sabattus St., Lewiston. Bake sale, raffles, snacks; light lunch avail. 782-8125.

Shaker Christmas Fair. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Shaker Village, 707  Shaker Rd., New Gloucester. Shaker baked specialties, unique gift and holiday items, White Elephant Room, 50/50 raffle, hot cider, homemade donuts, lunch plates while they last. 926-4597; www.maineshakers.com.

Holiday Craft fair. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Minot Consolidated School, 23 Shaw Hill Rd., Minot. Over two dozen crafters, Kids’ Entrepreneur Area, free Fancy Clothing Boutique, raffles, concessions. Pres. by the Minot Community Club. 266-5033.

Book Discussion. 12:30 p.m. Local History Room, Auburn Public Library. The Auburn Page Turners discuss “A Fine Balance,” by Rohinton Mistry. Open to all; copies avail. through the library. Free. 333-6640, ext. 4.

Book Discussion. 12:30 p.m. Local History Room, Auburn Public Library. The Auburn Page Turners discuss “Future Home of the Living God,” by Louise Erdrich. Open to all; copies avail. through the library. Free. 333-6640, ext. 4.

Book Discussion. 12:30 p.m. Local History Room, Auburn Public Library. The Auburn Page Turners discuss “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” by Matthew Desmond. Open to all; copies avail. through the library. Free. 333-6640, ext. 4.


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