AREA

Retirement gathering: The University of Maine at Farmington community retirement gathering to honor and celebrate Theodora J. Kalikow’s 18 years of service as UMF president, 4-6 p.m., Emery Community Arts Center on the UMF campus; 778-7256 or [email protected] edu.

For teens: Civil Air Patrol, 6-8:30 p.m., across from Camp Keyes at Augusta State Airport; cadet program includes youth 12-18 years of age; Capt. Dale J. Fellows, 622-2012.

AUGUSTA

Summer reading: Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., activity: Bounce! Roll! Move! READ! annual free summer reading program registration begins; 626-2415 or www.lithgow.lib. me.us.

CareerCenter: Community forum, 10-11:30 a.m., Augusta CareerCenter, 21 Enterprise Drive; the forum will highlight work incentives to help people receiving Social Security disability benefits return to work; all are welcome; registration is encouraged; call Tracy Hotham at 800-760-1573.

Yoga at Viles: Yoga class, 5:15-6:45 p.m., Viles Arboretum, 153 Hospital St.; Willow Tree Yoga, based on a traditional Hatha style yoga practice; with instructor Michael Smith; cost is $15 for nonmembers and $12 for members; package prices available; participants should bring their own mats and loose clothing is recommended; for more information, call 626-7989 or www.vilesarboretum.org.

For teens: Augusta Boys & Girls Club for Teens, 1:30-5:30 p.m., Buker Center, 22 Armory St.; academics, sports, career exploration, arts and crafts, cooking program and more; for teenagers in middle school through high school; for more information, call 622-0452.

For children: Children’s Discovery Museum, 171 Capitol St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Science Discovery Fun — fossils; and Flag Day; children will make a flag; $5.50 for children, $4.50 for adults and free for children younger than 12 months; 622-2209 or www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.org.

Clothing bank: Addie’s Attic clothing bank, open 9 a.m.-noon, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St.; free clothing; donations accepted; 622-2424.

Food bank: Augusta Food Bank open 12:30-2 p.m., 9 Summer St.; serving residents of Augusta and Manchester; 622-5225.

Square dance: Pine Cone Reelers Square Dance Club of Augusta, square dance workshops for mainstream through A-1 through May 16: A-1, 6-6:45 p.m.; alternating mainstream and plus, 6:45-8:45 p.m.; Lincoln School, 30 Lincoln St.; no workshops held if no school scheduled or school canceled; 622-6863, 582-2600 or 622-5651.

Historical society: Kennebec Historical Society, 107 Winthrop St., open for research, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; to schedule an appointment outside of these hours, call 622-7718.

Kiwanis: Kiwanis Club, noon, Senator Inn, 284 Western Ave.

Rotary Club: Augusta Rotary Club, 5 p.m., University of Maine at Augusta Human Rights and Holocaust Center; social time begins at 4:30 p.m.; for more information, call assistant district governor and immediate past president Dan Nichols at 446-9923 or email [email protected]

BELGRADE

Library: Belgrade Public Library open 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; and story time 10:30 a.m.; Internet access available; for information or renewals, call 495-3508.

Activities: Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons activities: Latin Babies, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Toddler Time, 11 a.m.-noon; After School Education Program, 3:30-5:30 p.m.; and volleyball, 5:30-7 p.m.; 495-3481.

CHINA

Scouts: Boy Scout Troop 479, 6:45-8:15 p.m., China Baptist Church; 11- to 17-year-olds welcome; call Scott Adams at 968-2787.

Herb society: Herb Society, 7 p.m., old town hall, South China.

GARDINER

VFW: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bagley-Gardiner-Foster Post 9 and Auxiliary, 6 p.m., post home, Libby Hill Road.

Food pantry: Gardiner Food Pantry/Chrysalis Place, now open 1-3 p.m.; serving Gardiner, West Gardiner, Farmingdale, Randolph, Pittston and Chelsea.

Clothes closet: The United Methodist Clothes Closet, 101 Spring St., open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with reasonably priced clothing for the whole family; 582-6270; volunteers needed.

American Legion: Smith Wiley American Legion Post 4, regular membership, 7 p.m., post home, 46 Griffin St.; 582-9868.

Legion auxiliary: Smith Wiley American Legion Post 4, auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m., post home, 46 Griffin St.

Legion sons: Sons of the American Legion, 6:30 p.m., post home, 46 Griffin St.

Rotary Club: Gardiner Rotary Club, 7:30 a.m., buffet breakfast, business meeting and speaker, Pray Street School, 14 Pray St.

Sportsmen’s Club: Gardiner Sportsmen’s Club regular meeting, 7 p.m., clubhouse, Cobbossee Avenue.

HALLOWELL

June tours: Historic Johnson Hall tours Thursdays during June by board members and the executive director for approximately 30-45 minutes; 5 p.m. refreshments; 5:30 p.m. tour; www.johnsonhall.org or 582-7144.

For seniors: Spectrum Generations, William S. Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road, activities: Adult Day 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; yoga 9:15-10:30 a.m.; beef pot roast lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and bridge 1-4 p.m.; 626-7777.

JEFFERSON

Nature walk: Wetlands exploration, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Hidden Valley Nature Center; participants will see the center’s new 240-foot bog boardwalk; botanist Lauren Stockwell will lead participants on an exploration of the wetlands, including a vernal pool, forested wetland and kettle hole bog; register required; a donation of $10 or $5 for members is suggested; for more information, call 586-6752 or visit www.hvnc.org.

LITCHFIELD

For seniors: Litchfield Senior Center, Litchfield Academy Community Building, activities: RoadRunner trip to Boothbay Harbor for miniature golf, a trip to the botanical gardens, and lunch; bus leaves from the Sportsmen’s Club parking lot at 9 a.m.

MANCHESTER

Lions Club: Lions Club, 7 p.m., clubhouse.

OAKLAND

Food pantry: Oakland Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m., behind the Oakland/Sidney United Methodist Church; call 465-9315.

American Legion: Decker-Simmons Post 51 American Legion open 3-8 p.m.

READFIELD

For toddlers: Free toddler playgroup, 9-11 a.m., Readfield Elementary School; children from birth through 4 years of age not enrolled in school are welcome to attend with their parent/caregiver; activities include free play, music, story time in the library, and snack; for more information, call Renee Rehn at 293-2478 or Tom or Mary Ellen Molokie at 685-4706.

Beekeepers meeting: Kennebec Beekeepers Club monthly meeting, 7-9 p.m., Maranacook Community High School library; members and interested persons welcome; annual dues are $12.

Historical society: Readfield Historical Society, Route 17, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; call 685-4662.

RICHMOND

For seniors: Richmond Senior Center, 314 Front St. — A Matter of Balance series, 9-11 a.m.; learn how to improve balance and prevent falls; all seniors welcome.

VASSALBORO

Food pantry: Vassalboro Food Station Pantry open 11 a.m.-noon, fire station, Route 32; for all income-eligible residents of Vassalboro.

WHITEFIELD

Lions Club: Whitefield Lions Club, 7 p.m., clubhouse, Main Street, Coopers Mills.

WINTHROP

Blood drive: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Parish Hall, Route 133; all donors will receive a coupon for a chance to win a kayak from Old Town Canoe and a bicycle from L.L. Bean and a pass to a Maine state park; a form of identification is required; to schedule an appointment, call 800-733-2767.

Food pantry: Winthrop Food Pantry, 1-2:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m., 25A High St.; serving residents of Winthrop and Wayne; 377-3332.


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