SATURDAY

AUGUSTA

Powwow: Honoring our Veterans Powwow, gates open, 9:30 a.m.; closing ceremony, 5 p.m., Togus veterans hospital grounds, 1 Veterans Circle. Service animals only. Donations at the gate welcomed. All proceeds are donated to veterans who live at Togus; 649-5614 or [email protected]

Greyhound event: Maine Greyhound Placement Service annual open house, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the shelter, 231 Old Belgrade Road; vendors include Truman Collars, Deb Bell Photography, artist Linda Evans and the Tally Ho Shop; food, a doggy spa and facility tours; well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome — no retractable leashes; rain or shine; admission costs $5 and proceeds benefit the shelter; 626-2893.

Lawn sale: Benefit lawn sale, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 60 Bangor St.; miscellaneous items, books and baked good, a youth bicycle, garden items, infant co-sleeper and more.

Car seat inspections: Free car seat safety inspections, noon-3 p.m., O’Connor Chevrolet, Riverside Drive; offered by Safe Kids Maine, Farm Family Insurance, Delta Ambulance, nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will inspect car seats for proper installation, recalls and will teach parents how to use their child’s care seat correctly in their vehicle; rain or shine; appointments not needed; Dan Foster, 215-7266.

Farmers’ market: Augusta Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Turnpike Mall; vegetable vendors selling beet greens, swiss chard, lettuces, bok choy and rhubarb and two bakers, new this season, offering fruit scones, pies, baked breads, cookies and bars; goat cheese and raw goat milk, pickles, relishes, salsas, jams and jellies, strawberries, raspberries and apples and pears; Terry Johnston, 549-5112, or visit www.augustafarmersmarket. com.

For children: Children’s Discovery Museum, 171 Capitol St., open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; $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 1-4 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St.; free clothing; donations accepted; 622-2424.

Dance: American Legion Post 2, dance, 7-11 p.m., Post home, Capitol Street Extension; smoke free; $5 cover; members and guests only; 622-2194.

Essentials pantry: Every Day Basics Essential Pantry, open 1-4 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 9 Summer St.; the pantry provides basic essentials including bar soap, toothpaste, shampoo, dry laundry detergent, toilet paper, diapers and more; free; no eligibility requirements; 622-2424.

CHELSEA

Benefit sale: PALS No-kill Animal Shelter annual garage sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 241 Townhouse Road; most proceeds benefit the shelter.

Grange: Chelsea Grange 215, 10 a.m., hall on Route 226; Daryl Mashke will present a program, Introduction to Vermiculture; meeting and potluck dinner to follow.

CHINA

Food pantry: China Community Food Pantry open noon-1 p.m., east side of Lakeview Drive.

GARDINER

Church benefit: BLOCS, Baptist Ladies of Christian Fellowship, huge annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m., First Baptist Church of Gardiner, 47 Church St.; benefits camp scholarships; vintage clothing, books, household goods, and dozens of other treasures; 582-5595.

VFW: Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bagley-Gardiner-Foster Post 9 and Auxiliary, 1:30 p.m., Post home, Libby Hill Road.

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.

HALLOWELL

Work party: Vaughan Woods work party and invasive plant removal, 9 a.m.-noon; participants will meet in the Hall-Dale High School parking lot and should wear protective clothing and bring gloves, loppers, pruners, shovels and water; rain date will be Sunday; Tracy Weber, 622-9831.

LITCHFIELD

Thrift shop: Litchfield Academy Thrift Shop, 9 a.m.-noon; benefits restoration of Litchfield Academy.

MANCHESTER

Golf benefit: Second annual Brenda Marie Foundation Charity Miniature Golf Event 11 a.m.-3 p.m., T’s Golf, 41 Range Way, off U.S. Route 2; $10; trophies awarded; www.brendamariefoundation.weebly.com

PALERMO

Free clothing: Free clothing given out, 9-11 a.m., Palermo Christian Church; call 993-2768 or 993-2636.

READFIELD

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

RICHMOND

Food pantry: Richmond Food Pantry, 2-4 p.m., Dresden Richmond United Methodist Church, 121 Pleasant St.; donations and volunteers welcome; email richmondfoodpantry.me @gmail.com.

WALDOBORO

Bingo: Saturday Night Bingo, American Legion, Charles C. Lilly Post 149, 181 Jefferson St.; bingo chairperson Donna Wallace; proceeds benefit scholarships and community projects; doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m.; kitchen will be open.

WASHINGTON

Farmers’ market: Washington Grange Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Evening Star Grange Hall, Old Union Road; organic dairy products, raw milk, native perennials, trees and shrubs, ethnic and traditional baked goods using Maine-grown whole grains, grass-fed beef, free-range eggs, handspun yarn and more; through mid-December; 845-2140.

WAYNE

Farmers’ market: Wayne farmers’ market, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Town Green next to the post office; vegetables, meat, perennials, baked goods, wool, goat’s milk soap, blueberries, eggs and more; most markets will feature an open microphone time for musicians to perform; http://waynefarmersmarket. weebly.com.

SUNDAY

ALNA

Bog paddle: Paddle through the Sheepscot Valley Watershed, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., from Alna Head Tide to Sheepscot Village; led by Sheepscot Valley Conservation Association; participants will meet at the river in Alna just north of Alna Post Office and intersection of Dock Road on Route 194 and should bring a kayak or canoe, sunscreen, water, lunch, and a snack; free and all are welcome; registration required; call 586-5616.

AREA

Drawing session: Life drawing sessions, 7-9 p.m., Harlow Gallery; artists should bring easel; $6; 626-9384.

AUGUSTA

Powwow: Honoring our Veterans Powwow, gates open, 9:30 a.m.; closing ceremony, 5 p.m., Togus Veterans Hospital Grounds, 1 Veterans Circle. Service animals only. Donations at the gate welcomed. All proceeds are donated to veterans who live at Togus; 649-5614 or [email protected]

Greyhound event: Maine Greyhound Placement Service annual open house, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at the shelter, 231 Old Belgrade Road; vendors include Truman Collars, Deb Bell Photography, artist Linda Evans and the Tally Ho Shop; there will be food, a doggy spa and facility tours; well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome — no retractable leashes; rain or shine; admission costs $5 and all proceeds benefit the shelter; for more information, call 626-2893.

Zen center: Kennebec River Zen Center, 9 a.m.; 622-9433 or [email protected]

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

OAKLAND

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

WINTHROP

Free concert: Concerts at Norcross Point, 2-4 p.m., at the gazebo off of Bowdoin Street; Meghan Murphy will perform; this concert will also feature an open microphone for amateur songwriters/performers; Elizabeth McKenney, 620-6231.


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