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Mondays through Aug 12

LEWISTON — ARTVAN IN KENNEDY PARK, Mondays, June 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5, 12 at 3:30PM

ArtVan will be providing hands-on creative art programs this summer in Kennedy Park for children ages 5-14 (ages 5-8 must be accompanied by an adult) for self-expression, personal growth, and fun.

Free. All art supplies will be provided.

July 19-21, 25-28

BAR MILLS — The Original’s present Private Lives, a play by Noel Coward at Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills, ME,  July 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 @ 7:30 PM and July 21 & 28 at 2:30pm. Tickets: $15 General Admission at www.sacorivertheate.org

July 21

AUBURN — “Treks and Sojourns: Refusing Disappointment” with Luke Lunt. 12 noon; free.  First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. (enter on Spring, St., across from Dairy Joy).  Parking; accessible.  FMI 783-0461 or www.auburnuu.org.

July 23; Aug 6, 13, 20

MAINE — University of Maine Cooperative Extension welcomes local farmers, service providers, and Ag stakeholders to participate in the 2024 Maine Pasture Walk Series. Five events, all of which will start at 11 a.m., will be held on the following days and farms:

Springside Farm, 577 Anson Valley Road in New Vineyard, on Jul 23.

Faithful Venture Farm, 17 Borough Road in Searsmont, on Aug 06.

The Wolfe’s Neck Center, 184 Burnett Road in Freeport, on Aug 13.

Grace Pond Farm, 530 Main Street in Thomaston, on  Aug 20.

 Attendees will learn about dairy production systems, pasture management, forage species identification, climate-smart practices, regenerative grazing, and more from forage producers and Assistant Extension Professor Jaime Garzon.

 The 2024 Maine Pasture Walk Series is open and free for all participants. Visit the event webpage for more information and registration. 

July 24

AUBURN — Edward Little Class of 1959 is holding its 65th reunion July 24, 2024 at Gipper’s Sport Grill, Auburn at 12:00 pm.

July 24

LEWISTON — Community puzzle swap is happening at Lewiston Public Library on Wednesday, July 24th, between 10:30 am and 2 pm in the Jeanne Couture Room on the first floor. The event listing can also be found on our website at https://lplonline.org/events/summer-2024-puzzle-swap/

July 26

LEWISTON — Friday, July 26th from 10:00am – 11:30am, the Lewiston Public Library Children’s Department will be offering the program Baby Bib Keepsakes. During this program caregivers will be able to decorate a personalized bib for their babies. 

The activity is designed for caregivers with babies between the ages of birth-18 months. Siblings are also welcome to attend.? This program will take place in the back of the Children’s Department on the third floor of the library. This activity is free, all materials will be provided, and there is no registration required. Attendance at this program counts towards Summer Reading participation.

The Lewiston Public Library is located downtown at 200 Lisbon Street at the corner of Pine Street. More information is available by contacting the Lewiston Public Library at 513-3133 or LPLKids@lewistonmaine.gov. https://lplonline.org/events/baby-bib-keepsakes/

July 27

GRAY — First Congregational Church of Gray Saturday Night  Church Supper on Saturday, July 27, 2024 @ 5:00 at the Parish House, 5 Brown Street, Gray

Handicapped Accessible. Meals are Single-sized and are $10.00 each. Please pay at the door. The menu includes: variety of casseroles & salads; baked pea beans & red kidney, red hot dogs; breads & assortment of desserts & beverages

July 27

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Public Library will be hosting Taiko Maine Dojo in Callahan Hall on Saturday, July 27th at 11AM for all ages. Join us for this incredible performance of Japanese drumming, dancing and music. Participation in this event counts towards the library Summer Reading program so don’t forget to log it on your bookmark. Free. In person. No registration is required. For more information contact the Children’s Department at 513-3133 or LPLKids@LewistonMaine.gov

July 27

BUXTON — Try our delicious Haddock Supper Buffet – Saturday, July 27, 2024 – 5:00 pm at Living Waters Church, Parker Farm Road, Buxton. Suggested donation: $10 Adult, $5 Child, $20 Family . Please note: We will offer the option of takeout containers for those who do not want to come inside for seating. Wearing of face masks for those who wish is optional. Hand sanitizer is available for those who wish to use it.

July 27

AUBURN — There will be a baked bean supper at Sixth St. Congregational Church at 109 Sixth St. in Auburn on Saturday, July 27th   from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.  The menu consists of two kinds of beans, brown bread, cole slaw, red and brown hot dogs, assorted casseroles, assorted desserts and beverage.  The cost of the meal is $9 for adults, $5 for children 5 to 12, under age 5 is free. All are welcome. Take-out is available.

July 30

LEWISTON  — The Lewiston Public Library will be hosting Northern Stars Planetarium in Callahan Hall on Tuesday, July 30th at 5:30PM for all ages. 

Legends of the sky from around the world are told live under the stars inside the planetarium. Hear stories from Australian Aborigines, Inuit, African Tribes, Japan, India and the rainforests of South America. This program is free and open to the public. Registration is required as there are only 45 available spots. To register please contact the Children’s Department at 513-3133 or LPLKids@lewistonmaine.gov. If all of the spots are filled, you may request to be put on the waiting list. Participation in this event counts towards the library Summer Reading program so don’t forget to log it on your bookmark.

Thursdays Aug 1 – Sept 5

WILTON — Opening Minds through Art, Thursdays August 1 – September 5, 1 pm – 2 pm at Education Center of SeniorsPlus at 284 Main St., Suite 100, Wilton

Through a series of classes, OMA engages adults with dementia in creating free-wheeling art. Contact SeniorsPlus, at 207-795-4010, edcenter@seniorsplus.org.

Aug 5 – 16

BAR MILLS — Summer Theater Camps at Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Road, Bar Mills, ME,  August 5 – August 16.   Join us for an enriching experience where children can explore their creativity and develop confidence through the theater. FMI, visit SRT, Jr. — Saco River Theatre

Aug 7, Sept 13

ONLINE — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Summer Equine Speaker Series. Three events, all of which will start at 6 p.m., will be held on the following days:

July 11: Alicia Harlov from the Humble Hoof Rehabilitation Center and podcast will share how movement and nutrition benefits horse health.

Aug. 7: Dr. Jaime Garzon, UMaine Extension’s forage specialist, will discuss hay and forage testing, pasture care and weed management.

Sept. 13: Elissa Ballman will review various insect pests, ways to mitigate bugs and new research.

 Registration is required to receive the webinar links for this free series. For more information and to register, visit the program webpage. 

Aug 14

AUBURN — Read ME Summer Book Discussions at the Auburn Public Library, Wednesday, August 14, 2024 – 4:00-5:00 p.m. (The Road to Dalton)

Summer 2024

NORWAY — Art Exhibition “If You Lived Here, You Would ….” at the award-winning Gingerbread House, Main Street, Norway, Maine. The show will dialogue with the history of this incredible edifice, which pours out of its every nook and cranny. “If You Lived Here You Would…” is a consideration of the home’s past that offers a glimpse into its potential future through a selection of sculptures, paintings, drawings, and mixed-media pieces—brought to western Maine for the very first time—by a group of internationally recognized and acclaimed artists.

Sept 14

LEWISTON — From 12 noon to 3 PM 4th Annual Rally for Recovery hosted by the Lewiston Area Public Health Committee in Kennedy Park

Every 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Monday

LEWISTON — PROGRAMS FOR HOMESCHOOL FAMILIES, held the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Monday 11:15am-12:30pm at the Lewiston Public Library Children’s Department

Homeschool families, are you looking for opportunities to have fun and socialize with other homeschool families? LPL will be offering activities for homeschool families in the Children’s Department the first three Mondays of each month from 11:15am-12:30pm.The activities will be a Homeschool Video Game Social on March 6th, a Homeschool Lego Club and Curriculum Swap on March 13th, and a Homeschool Storytime and Craft on March 20th.

This program is free and recommended for homeschool families with children of all ages. No registration is required. Contact info. 513-3133, LPLKids@lewistonmaine.gov


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