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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.

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.

7 p.m.

GORHAM – Gorham Community Access Media (GoCAM) will air a second ‘Meet the Candidate’ event at 7 p.m. for the public to meet the Gorham Town Council candidates and Gorham School Committee candidates.

Viewers can tune in on Gorham Spectrum Cable Channel 3 and the Town of Gorham webpage at http://bitly.ws/hohr

FRIDAY Oct. 22

BATH – Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street, Bath – “Readers Theater” with Maine authors.

SATURDAY Oct. 23

8 a.m.-Noon

GORHAM – Fall Brush Drop Off – Gorham residents may drop off brush at Public Works at 80 Huston Road. No stumps or commercial drop off.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY Oct. 23/24

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

LIVERMORE – “Story Trails at Norlands”. Groups will have an hour to look for clues and solve puzzles throughout the grounds and historical buildings, all while following a story filled with real information about the impressive Maine family who lived there. 

SATURDAY Oct. 23

1 p.m.

LEWISTON – Androscoggin Historical Society has planned a graveyard walk at Riverside Cemetery in Lewiston.

Please meet at the entrance gate at  192 Summer St.  Participants will be limited to 15, so pre-registration will be necessary. Please call 207-784-0586 or email   info@androhist.org

7 p.m.

LEWISTON – The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra “Welcome Back!” Concert: After 22 months, the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage in a concert series dubbed “Welcome Back!” at Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston. Tickets: $22 (advance) $25 (cash or check) at the door, 207-846-5378, or http://www.midcoastsymphony.org for details and discounted ticket offers. Under 18 and college students are free.

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 

OCTOBER 25-28

GORHAM – Absentee voting will be available at the Gorham Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours, ending at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.

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.

TUESDAY Oct. 26

GORHAM – Children up to five years old are invited to dress in festive costumes for a trick-or-treat parade on the municipal lawn between Baxter Memorial Library and the Gorham Municipal Center at 75 South Street. They will help judge pumpkins carved by Town of Gorham municipal departments.

10:30-11:15 a.m.

LEWISTON – Storytime in the Park. Join the Lewiston Public Library for Storytime in Kennedy Park for children ages 0-5, weather permitting. Storytime is a fun and interactive activity for children and their caregivers that helps introduce children to the world of books, learning, and the library. Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplay, and more. Siblings are always welcome. Free. 513-3133; www.LPLonline.org

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.

3 p.m.

FALMOUTH – Osteoarthritis Therapies as We Age, 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28. The presenter is Erica Egeler, PT, Maine Medical Center Therapy Department. The discussion is free to attend; RSVP required to receive webinar link. Contact Dawn K. Wheeler, Activities & Event Director for OceanView at Falmouth / dawn@oceanviewrc.com / 207-781-4460 x107

SATURDAY Oct. 30

5 p.m.

BUXTON – Living Waters Church on Parker Farm Road hosts a Haddock Supper Buffet. Suggested donations are $8 Adult, $4 Child, and $20 Family.

SATURDAY/SUNDAY Oct. 30/31

11 a.m.-4 p.m.

LIVERMORE – “Story Trails at Norlands”. Groups will have an hour to look for clues and solve puzzles throughout the grounds and historical buildings, all while following a story filled with real information about the impressive Maine family who lived there.

MONDAY Nov. 1

2 p.m.

AUBURN – The Auburn Art Club will meet at the Park Avenue Methodist Church in Auburn. This meeting is our annual scholarship auction.

5:30 p.m.

AUBURN – City Council workshop and meeting.

7 p.m.

GORHAM – Planning Board meeting in Council Chambers.

TUESDAY Nov. 2

Elections in all towns.

10:30-11:15 a.m.

LEWISTON – Storytime in the Park. Join the Lewiston Public Library for Storytime in Kennedy Park for children ages 0-5, weather permitting. Storytime is a fun and interactive activity for children and their caregivers that helps introduce children to the world of books, learning, and the library. Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplay, and more. Siblings are always welcome. Free. 513-3133; www.LPLonline.org

5:30 p.m.

AUBURN – Age-Friendly Community Committee

6:30 p.m.

GORHAM – Regular Town Council meeting in Council Chambers.

WEDNESDAY Nov. 3

6 p.m.

AUBURN – School Committee meeting.

THURSDAY Nov. 4

4:30-6:30 p.m.

LEWISTON – Lewiston Public Library, in collaboration with Purplebean Bindery, is hosting a book binding workshop for adults and teens in the Couture Room at the Lewiston Public Library. Books in a Bind: Accordion Book Workshop is co-sponsored by the Lewiston Public Library and Purplebean Bindery. The Lewiston Public Library is located downtown at 200 Lisbon Street at the corner of Pine Street. For more information or to register for this program, contact the Lewiston Public Library at LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov or 513-3135.

5:30 p.m.

AUBURN – Auburn-Lewiston Airport Board meeting.

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.

MONDAY Nov. 8

5:30-6:30 p.m.

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

6-7 p.m.

LEWISTON – Lewiston Public Library will host poet and archivist Jefferson Navicky and writer and editor Claire Guyton for a discussion on hybrid forms of writing. This free, public program will take place virtually on Zoom and streamed to the Library’s Facebook page. The Zoom registration link will be posted to the Lewiston Public Library website (lplonline.org) and Facebook page prior to the program. For more information, contact the LPL Adult & Teen Services desk at 513-3135 or LPLReference@lewistonmaine.gov.

TUESDAY Nov. 9

10:30-11:15 a.m.

LEWISTON – Storytime in the Park. Join the Lewiston Public Library for Storytime in Kennedy Park for children ages 0-5, weather permitting. Storytime is a fun and interactive activity for children and their caregivers that helps introduce children to the world of books, learning, and the library. Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplay, and more. Siblings are always welcome. Free. 513-3133; www.LPLonline.org

6 p.m.

AUBURN – Planning Board meeting.

WEDNESDAY Nov. 10

4:30 p.m.

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

6:30 p.m.

AUBURN – Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting.

7 p.m.

GORHAM – School Committee Meeting in Council Chambers.

THURSDAY Nov. 11

Veteran’s Day

4 p.m.

AUBURN – Cable TV Advisory Board meeting.

FRIDAY Nov. 12

6:30 p.m.

LEWISTON – Prince of Peace Parish at Holy Family Church located at 607 Sabattus Street in Lewiston will host a community-wide Veterans Day Prayer Service.

MONDAY Nov. 15

5:30 p.m.

AUBURN – City Council workshop and meeting.

6 p.m.

GORHAM – Optional Planning Board meeting, in Council Chambers if it takes place.

TUESDAY Nov. 16

7:30 a.m.

AUBURN – Auburn Water District Trustees meeting.

8 a.m.

GORHAM – Ordinance Committee Meeting in Conference Room A.

10:30-11:15 a.m.

LEWISTON – Storytime in the Park. Join the Lewiston Public Library for Storytime in Kennedy Park for children ages 0-5, weather permitting. Storytime is a fun and interactive activity for children and their caregivers that helps introduce children to the world of books, learning, and the library. Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplay, and more. Siblings are always welcome. Free. 513-3133; www.LPLonline.org

6 p.m.

LEWISTON – City Council meeting – at City Hall, 27 Pine Street, Lewiston 1st Floor 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 if it takes place.

WEDNESDAY Nov. 17

8 a.m.

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

6 p.m.

AUBURN – School Committee meeting.

AUBURN – Complete Streets Committee meeting.

THURSDAY Nov. 18

8 a.m.

AUBURN – 9-1-1 Committee meeting.

6:30 p.m.

GORHAM – Tentative Board of Appeals meeting, in Council Chambers if it takes place.

GORHAM – Tentative Recurring Capital Improvements Committee Meeting, location to be determined, if it takes place.

7 p.m.

AUBURN – Community Forest Subcommittee meeting.

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

MONDAY Nov.22

5:30-6:30 p.m.

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

TUESDAY Nov. 23

7:30 a.m.

AUBURN – Auburn Housing Authority Board of Commissioners meeting.

10:30-11:15 a.m.

LEWISTON – Storytime in the Park. Join the Lewiston Public Library for Storytime in Kennedy Park for children ages 0-5, weather permitting. Storytime is a fun and interactive activity for children and their caregivers that helps introduce children to the world of books, learning, and the library. Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplay, and more. Siblings are always welcome. Free. 513-3133; www.LPLonline.org

THURSDAY & FRIDAY Nov. 25 & 26

Municipal offices closed in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

SATURDAY

Nov. 27

8:30 a.m.

GORHAM – Gorham Recreation invites you to grab your family and friends and get outside for the annual Burn Off the Turkey 5k Run/Walk around Robie Park. Learn more or register at http://bitly.ws/hohu

SUNDAY Nov. 28

4 p.m.

GORHAM – Gorham Recreation will collaborate with other Town of Gorham departments to usher in the holiday season and light up the night with the annual Light Parade starting at 4 p.m. on Main Street and wrapping up with a tree lighting at Robie Park.

TUESDAY 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Nov. 30

LEWISTON – Storytime in the Park. Join the Lewiston Public Library for Storytime in Kennedy Park for children ages 0-5, weather permitting. Storytime is a fun and interactive activity for children and their caregivers that helps introduce children to the world of books, learning, and the library. Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplay, and more. Siblings are always welcome. Free. 513-3133; www.LPLonline.org

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

TUESDAY Dec. 7

10:30-11:15 a.m.

LEWISTON – Storytime in the Park. Join the Lewiston Public Library for Storytime in Kennedy Park for children ages 0-5, weather permitting. Storytime is a fun and interactive activity for children and their caregivers that helps introduce children to the world of books, learning, and the library. Come and enjoy stories, songs, fingerplay, and more. Siblings are always welcome. Free. 513-3133; www.LPLonline.org

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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