Benefit sale: Multi-family lawn sale, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Chateau Cushnoc and John Marvin Towers, 36 and 38 Townsend St.; proceeds benefit the residents there; items include furniture, jewelry, clothing, collectibles, old books, crafts and household items; bake sale and hot dog lunch;or more information, all Gloria at 557-0313.

Food distribution: Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Food Mobile, 10 a.m.-noon, parking lot at 7 Willow St.; an assortment of meat, non-perishable items, and bread will be distributed to anyone in need of emergency food assistance; participants should brings bags or boxes; for more information, call Kathy Helming at 782-3554, ext. 1119, or email [email protected] or call Abigail Perry at 622-5225 or email [email protected]

Emotions Anonymous: Emotions Anonymous, a 12-step program for emotional wellness and learning to live with unsolved problems, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Buker Community Center; meetings take place every Friday.

Farmers market: Farmers market indoors at Viles Arboretum, 2-5 p.m., 153 Hospital St.; ice cream, vegetables, soups, pumpkins, berries, organic meat, cheeses, yogurt, honey, maple syrup, baked goods including breads, pies and cookies, seedlings, dairy products and more; new vendors welcome; 626-7989 or

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

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


Activities: Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons activity: After School Enrichment Program; 495-3481.


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


For seniors: The Oldies but Goodies Senior Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Gardiner, 14 Pray St.; game day with refreshments and conversation; for more information, call Laurie at 737-2251.

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 Perley Lane, below the fire station, open 1-2 p.m.; 623-4021.

For seniors: Spectrum Generations, William S. Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road, activities: Adult Day 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; sixth annual healthy aging living and learning expo, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; free admission; 626-7777.


For seniors: Litchfield Senior Center, Litchfield Academy Senior Building, activities: aerobics, 8:30 a.m.; Awareness Through Movement class, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; cribbage games, 10 a.m.; bring a lunch and social time, noon; and cards, 1 p.m.


For seniors: Manchester Area Seniors Club, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Manchester Fire Station; any resident of Manchester or surrounding towns 50 and older is welcome; coffee, lunch, conversation, games, speakers, crafts, raffles and more; handicap accessible and convenient parking; for more information, call Henry Breton at 512-8210.


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


Coffeehouse, music: First Friday Coffeehouse, 7-9 p.m., Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Road; snacks, coffee, tea and local musicians; the evening will begin with five 10-minute open microphone time slots, where musicians, poets and storytellers can perform, followed by a performance by a Maine musician or band; Tim Rice will be the featured performer; a donation of $5 is suggusted; for more information or to sign up for an open microphone slot, call Stan Davis at 685-9639 or email [email protected]


Free meal: Winthrop Hot Meals Kitchen hot meal served 11:30 a.m.-noon, St. Francis Church hall; free; residents of Winthrop and surrounding towns welcome; take out available; for more information, call 377-3276 or Steve Dodge at 620-0488.

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