Grand opening: The Farmers’ Market at Viles Arboretum grand opening 1-5 p.m., 153 Hospital St.; staff will serve free hot dogs, and hand out free conifer seedlings; more than 10 local farm producers offering baked goods, organically raised meats, wide selection of locally grown vegetables, cheese, seasonal herbs and flowers, honey, homemade soap, and more; 626-7989.

For children: Children’s Discovery Museum, 171 Capitol St., open 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Play Dough Play, 11-11:45 a.m.; and Victorian style tea party, 6-8 p.m.; $3 per guest; advance registration required; guests must dress in Victorian style; $5.50 for children, $4.50 for adults and free for children younger than 12 months; 622-2209 or

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.

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.

Library event: Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., activity: Incredible Infants, 10 a.m., Youth Services; free and open to the public; 626-2415 or

Legion event: American Legion Post 2, game night, 6:30 p.m., post home, Capitol Street Extension; 622-2194.


Activities: Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons activity: After School Education program, half day; 495-3481.


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


Church benefit: BLOCS (Baptist Ladies of Christian Fellowship) huge annual yard sale 8 a.m.-6 p.m., First Baptist Church of Gardiner, 47 Church St.; continues 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday; benefits camp scholarships; vintage clothing, books, household goods, and dozens of other treasures; 582-5595.

For babies: Gardiner Public Library Babies Love Babies playgroup, 10-11 a.m., children’s room; for babies newborn-3 years old and their parents and/or caregivers; unstructured time for babies to play and socialize; parents should bring their child’s own toys and a blanket; 582-6894.


Food bank: Hallowell Food Bank on Perleys’ Lane, below the fire station, open 1-2 p.m.; 622-3039.

For seniors: Spectrum Generations, William S. Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road, activities: Adult Day 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; TOPS 8-9 a.m.; Elder Abuse Awareness Day 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Fathers’ Day barbecue 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with entertainment by Swingtime Band, $1 extra; Book Club 12:30 p.m.; and Cohen on the Meadows Texas barbecue 4-7 p.m.; 626-7777.


For seniors: Litchfield Senior Center, Litchfield Academy Community Building, activities: aerobics 8:30 a.m.; cribbage 10 a.m.; pot luck lunch and celebration of June birthdays noon; and cards and games 1 p.m.


American Legion: Decker-Simmons Post 51 American Legion, 3 p.m.-1 a.m.; disc jockey.


Modern Woodmen: Modern Woodmen Junior Service Club 15352-5, 6:30 p.m., Readfield Lions Club.


Farmers’ market: Richmond Riverfront Farmers’ Market, 3:30-6 p.m., Front Street along the riverfront; music; products include Paula C’s homemade baked goods; all natural Angus beef from Eastern River Cattle Co.; produce from Adams Homestead; eggs, meat and produce from Bridge Farm; spices and blends from Gryffon Ridge; and berries and fair trade jewelry from Glacier Farm; Fridays through Aug. 30; Kathy Coleman, 841-5599, or Jeff Biden, 737-6177.


Open Mic Night: Open Mic Night, 7-9 p.m., Sheepscot General; features Pineries, a trio of pals that create fiery spectrums of indie alt-pop, also readings and story telling; [email protected] com or

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