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EVERY TUESDAY

10:30-11:15 a.m.

LEWISTON – Lew­iston Public Library – Vir­tual Preschool Babytime & Storytime. Children 0-5 are welcome to join the fun on Zoom as Ms. Jackie uses interactive songs and stories to introduce chil­dren to the world of books, learning, and the library. Call 207-513-3133 for de­tails and registration.

WEDNESDAYS Through December

3:45-5:15 p.m.

LEWISTON – Make Art with ArtVan! Every Wednesday, Sept. 15-Dec.22, 3:45-5:15 p.m. This program is in Kennedy Park (near the playground). ArtVan will be providing a creative art project for kids ages 5-14 (ages 5-8 must be accompanied by an adult). No sign up needed and all materials provided. This program is weather permitting. Questions? Call 207-513-3133 or email LPLKids@LeiwstonMaine.gov.

MONDAY thru THURSDAY While school is in session

2-6 p.m.

LEWISTON – From Lewiston Public Library – virtual Homework Help in the Teen Room. Students in grades 7-12 can meet virtually with Bates tutors via Zoom from Monday-Thursday while school is in session. Library Chromebooks are available for use in the Teen Room and library staff are there to help students connect.

FRIDAY Sept. 24

5-10 p.m.

LEWISTON – Art Walk L/A. The September edition of the Art Walk includes drumming by Taiko Maine Dojo, a Portland-based community taiko drumming group that seeks to share Japanese culture through the unifying spirit of kumi-daiko. There will also be  performances by Bates College a cappella groups the Merimanders, the Deansmen, and the Crosstones. At the LA Arts Gallery, exhibiting artist Tom Jessen will share an interactive art making game with guests. And the final Music in the Parks concert this season will feature live, local hip hop and reggae bands.

FRIDAY & SATURDAY Sept. 24 & 25

7 p.m.

LEWISTON – The MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival will show 10 short films from around the world at The Public Theatre on Maple Street in Lewiston.

SATURDAY Sept. 25

9 a.m.-1 p.m.

AUBURN – Fall Festival at Auburn United Methodist Church, at 439 Park Ave, Auburn

7:30-9:30 p.m.

BATH – Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath – Oshima Brothers (Folk, Acoustic Pop, Americana). Oshima Brothers’ Magnetic Sibling Sound And Contagious Joy Result From A Lifetime Of Making Music Together.

Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly full sound with dynamic vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loops, and percussion. The brothers live in Maine but are often on the road performing, producing music videos, and dancing.

Main stage: tickets $18 adv/ $23 DOS

 http://bitly.ws/g4bv

MONDAY Sept. 27

5:30 p.m.

LEWISTON – Planning Board meeting, at City Hall Council chambers. The Planning Board Agenda and information for this meeting will be available on the website on the Friday before the meeting date.

5:30 p.m.

GORHAM – Tentative Finance Committee meeting in Conference Room A.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

LEWISTON – Finance Committee meeting, in City Hall Administrator’s Conference Room.

TUESDAY Sept. 28

10-10:30 a.m.

GORHAM – Baxter Memorial Library – September Story Adventures (3yrs-5yrs). Join Ms. Heidi and Mr. Jeff for a socially-distanced musical story adventure on the lawn.  We will present books, songs, movement activities and rhythm instruments.   Masks recommended when social distancing isn’t possible. (Ages 3yrs-5yrs)

In the event of inclement weather program will be cancelled.

WEDNESDAY Sept. 29

9:30-10 a.m.

GORHAM – Baxter Memorial Library – September Story Adventures (birth-3yrs). Join Ms. Dani for a socially-distanced story adventure on the lawn.  She will present books, finger-plays, movement activities, and songs.  Bring a blanket to sit on in case the lawn is damp.  Masks recommended when social distancing isn’t possible. birth-3yrs

In the event of inclement weather program will be cancelled.

7:30 a.m.

AUBURN – Auburn Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting.

THURSDAY Sept. 30

10-11 a.m.

GORHAM – Baxter Memorial Library – Book Club: “The Vanishing Half”. Join us at 10 a.m. to discuss The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett on the lawn in good weather, in poor weather in our meeting rooms if COVID restrictions allow, or via Zoom – email Nissa at nflanagan@gorham.me.us to receive the link.

1-6 p.m.

GORHAM – Q Memorial Blood Drive at Cressey United Methodist Church 1-6 p.m, as part of the Q Memorial Scholarship fundraising events.

5-8 p.m.

WISCASSET – Wiscasset Art Walk.

FRIDAY Oct. 1

9 a.m.

GORHAM – Q Memorial Golf Tournament at Gorham Country Club; 9 a.m. Shotgun Start, as part of the Q Memorial Scholarship fundraising events.

SATURDAY Oct. 2

9 a.m.-2 p.m.

AUBURN – West Auburn Congregational Church – 10th Annual Fall Vendor Craft Fair.

Noon-6 p.m.

GORHAM – Q Memorial Block Party at Junction Bowl on Railroad Ave. in Gorham, as part of the Q Memorial Scholarship fundraising events.

FRIDAY/SATURDAY Oct. 1 & 2

NEW GLOUCESTER – SAVE THE DATE for the upcoming book sales at the New Gloucester Library – First Dibs for Kids on Friday Oct. 1, and 2nd Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 2, sponsored by the Friends of the New Gloucester Library.

SUNDAY Oct. 3

8 a.m.

BRUNSWICK – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bath/Brunswick is conducting a Run for Kids 5k Race/Walk. The race will start at 10 a.m. at Flight Deck Brewing, 11 Atlantic Ave, Brunswick, and walkers are welcome. Registration open at 8 a.m.

A one-mile Kid’s Fun Run will start at 9:30 a.m.. No registration is needed, since this race is not individually timed.

MONDAY Oct. 4

6-7 p.m.

GORHAM – Planning Board Ordinance Committee Workshop in Conference Room A.

7 p.m.

GORHAM – Planning Board meeting in council chambers.

TUESDAY Oct. 5

5:30 p.m.

AUBURN – Age-Friendly Committee meeting.

6 p.m.

LEWISTON – City Council meeting at City Hall in the City Council Chambers. This Meeting and Workshop will be broadcast LIVE over Spectrum Cable TV Government Access Channel 7, streamed LIVE through the Great Falls Television web site, and streamed LIVE through the city’s YouTube channel http://www.lewistonmaine.gov/YouTube. Archived copies of this meeting will be available immediately after broadcast on the City YouTube Channel and within a day or two after broadcast, for viewing for up to 60 days, at the Great Falls Television web site.

6:30 p.m.

GORHAM – Regular Town Council meeting in council chambers.

WEDNESDAY Oct. 6

6 p.m.

AUBURN – School Committee meeting.

THURSDAY Oct. 7

4 p.m.

AUBURN – Cable TV Advisory Board meeting.

5:30 p.m.

AUBURN – Auburn-Lewiston Airport Board meeting.

FRIDAY Oct. 8

10 a.m.

LEWISTON – From Lewiston Public Library – Pumpkins in the Park: in Kennedy Park. Kids can decorate pumpkins to take home, play harvest games, listen to pumpkin story time, and earn prizes! Lewiston Parks and Rec will supply all the materials, the games and pumpkins. No sign up needed and all materials provided.

SATURDAY Oct. 9

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

STANDISH – Quilt and craft fair at the Old Red Church at 55 Oak Hill Rd, Standish. Rain date is Sunday, Oct. 10.

MONDAY Oct. 11

GORHAM – Municipal Center, Administrative Offices and Library closed in observance of

Indigenous Peoples’ Day.

AUBURN – Town offices closed in observance of Indigenous People’s Day.

LEWISTON – Outdoor public theatrical performance for all ages, in Kennedy Park. University of Southern Maine is performing the “Marvelous Meep Island Adventure,” a free theatre event for audiences of all ages. Bring a blanket, chairs, a picnic; tell your friends and join the fun! This one-hour theatrical adventure is meant for everyone! No sign up needed.

TUESDAY Oct. 12

6 p.m.

AUBURN – Planning Board meeting.

WEDNESDAY Oct. 13

4:30 p.m.

AUBURN – Lewiston-Auburn Transit Committee (LATC) meeting.

6:30 p.m.

AUBURN – Parks & Recreation Advisory Board meeting.

7 p.m.

GORHAM – School Committee meeting in council chambers.

THURSDAY Oct. 14

10-11 a.m.

GORHAM – Baxter Memorial Library – Book Club: “Waiting for the Night Song”

Join us at 10:00am to discuss Waiting for the Night Song by Julie Carrick Dalton on the lawn in good weather, in poor weather in our meeting rooms if COVID restrictions allow, or via Zoom – email Nissa at nflanagan@gorham.me.us to receive the link.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

LEWISTON – Pumpkin Craft Palooza at Lewiston Public Library. See the event webpage at http://bitly.ws/gwhI

MONDAY Oct. 18

5:30 p.m.

AUBURN – City Council workshop and meeting.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

LEWISTON – Finance Committee meeting at City Hall Administrator’s Conference Room.

7 p.m.

GORHAM – Optional Planning Board Meeting in council chambers.

TUESDAY Oct. 19

7:30 a.m.

AUBURN – Auburn Public Library Board of Trustees meeting.

8 a.m.

GORHAM – Ordinance Committee Meeting in Conference Room A.

4 p.m.

AUBURN – Auburn Sewer District Trustees meeting.

6 p.m.

LEWISTON – City Council meeting at City Hall in the City Council Chambers. This Meeting and Workshop will be broadcast LIVE over Spectrum Cable TV Government Access Channel 7, streamed LIVE through the Great Falls Television web site, and streamed LIVE through the city’s YouTube channel http://www.lewistonmaine.gov/YouTube. Archived copies of this meeting will be available immediately after broadcast on the City YouTube Channel and within a day or two after broadcast, for viewing for up to 60 days, at the Great Falls Television web site.

6:30 p.m.

GORHAM – Tentative recurring Town Council Workshop in council chambers.

WEDNESDAY Oct. 20

8 a.m.

GORHAM – Gorham Economic Development Corporation meeting in Conference Room A.

4 p.m.

AUBURN – Auburn Water District Trustees meeting.

6 p.m.

AUBURN – School Committee meeting.

THURSDAY Oct. 21

8 a.m.

AUBURN – 9-1-1 Committee meeting.

6:30 p.m.

GORHAM – Tentative Board of Appeals meeting in council chambers.

7 p.m.

AUBURN – Community Forest Subcommittee meeting.

SATURDAY Oct. 23

7:30-9:30 p.m.

BATH – Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath – Love By Numb3rs (Alt country/Folk/Rock) is the collaboration of Anna Lombard, Dan Connor & Jon Roods. Lombard and Connor, multi-instrumentalists and co vocalists, were bandmates in the hugely popular roots and Americana act Gypsy Tailwind. Roods is a multi-instrumentalist best known as a member of Rustic Overtones.

 Opening the show is the guitar powered indie rock of Xander Nelson. Fearlessly fusing the joyous intensity of pop-punk with the soulful swagger of blues, this Portland, Maine based quartet has been turning heads since their debut in the New England music circuit in 2017. Lead by frontman and namesake Xander Nelson, the group features Manny Urgiles on guitar, Chuck Martin on drums, and Conor McGrory on bass

Main Stage with Special Opening Guest Xander Nelson. $15ADV / $18 DOS 

MONDAY Oct. 25

5:30 p.m.

LEWISTON – Planning Board meeting. The Planning Board Agenda and information for this meeting will be available on the website on the Friday before the meeting date.

WEDNESDAY Oct. 27

7:30 a.m.

AUBURN – Auburn Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting.

6 p.m.

AUBURN – Complete Streets Committee meeting.

THURSDAY Oct. 28

11 a.m.-Noon

LEWISTON – Great Falls Forum, presented by Lewiston Public Library. On Zoom and Facebook Live
Great Falls Forum is a free, monthly series featuring statewide and regional leaders in public policy, business, academia and the arts. October’s forum is featuring Tom Caron, studio host of Boston Red Sox baseball on the New England Sports Network, with a talk entitled “The Golden Age of Boston Sports.” For more information or to register, email LPLReference@gmail.com or call 207-513-3135.

Nov. 5-14

BATH – Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath – The Music Man.

This offbeat romantic comedy is a true classic of American musical theatre. A treasured gem for all ages.

Produced by Chocolate Church Arts Center and Studio Theatre of Bath. Presented by special arrangement with Musical Theatre International.

Main Stage. Ticket prices to be announced.

SATURDAY Nov. 20

7:30-9:30 p.m.

BATH – Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath – GoldenOak. Indie, Folk, Americana.

GoldenOak’s music is rooted in the natural landscape- their songs move like a stream, meandering and weaving in an original yet grounding direction. Fronted by siblings Zak and Lena Kendall GoldenOak’s music calmly excites its listeners while nestled in rich folk-influenced sibling harmony. The Maine-based band has built a steady and growing fan base with this kind of energetic intimacy. This is perfectly represented in the group’s latest album “Room to Grow”- A 10-song reflection of the emotional and physical impacts of the climate crisis. The band is rounded out by up-right bassist Mike Knowles and Drummer Jackson Cromwell.

Main stage. $15 ADV / $18 DOS

FRIDAY Dec. 3

7:30-9:30 p.m.

BATH – Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath –  David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown (Holiday/Jazz/Piano).

In 1965, the first ever “Peanuts” animated special took place. It was a landmark event and it was the start of a tradition that would continue year after year. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a tradition enjoyed around the world by fans of all ages. Now, over 50 years later, Contemporary Jazz Piano Legend, David Benoit,  is paying tribute to this incredible piece of entertainment history, with a “David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown “.

This inspirational tribute concert features the classic music of Vince Guaraldi along with “Charlie Brown Christmas” originals from David Benoit, who took over the helm as music composer for the new Charlie Brown Christmas TV Specials more than a decade ago, as well as classics from David Benoit’s illustrious career as a Multi- Grammy Nominated Solo Artist.

The show also features the young voices of a local children’s choir, which serves as a wonderful way of getting the local community involved. The heart-warming show is sure to get the audience in that Christmas Spirit and bring out the ‘kid’ in all of us this holiday season.

Main Stage with Special Guest Courtney Fortune. $40 ADV / $45 DOS

FRIDAY Dec. 17

7:30 p.m.

BATH – Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath –  Còig. Celtic. 

2020 Canadian Folk Music Awards winner, Còig is a Celtic group like no other. Their Christmas Show sells out fast, so don’t delay! Get your tickets today. These talented and enthusiastic musicians easily shift between century old tunes of past generations to original and contemporary compositions, featuring the band’s range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitar, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs, and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled musical force.

Main Stage. $28 adv/ $32 DOS


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