Music: Soirée Musicale, 2-4 p.m., Le Club Calumet; featuring Cindy Larock and Guests performing Franco-American music and dance, Madame Ricker and St. Michael School students in second-fifth grade singing French songs; light hors d’oeuvres; tickets cost $5 per person or $15 for a family and are available at the door or St. Michael School, 623-3491.

Benefit sale: Yard sale, hot dog sale and book sale, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Shaw’s Plaza, 150 Western Ave.; all proceeds will benefit the Augusta Food Bank.

Sketching session: Birds Eye of Howard Hill, 1-4 p.m., old MaineGeneral Medical Center building, 6 East Chestnut St.; sketching session led by Deb Fahy; participants will go to the fifth floor, where large windows provide a view of the Maine State Capitol building with Howard Hill as backdrop —bring painting and sketching materials, including easel, a chair and binoculars if desired; participants will park in the courtyard lot beyond the main entrance to the old hospital building; $10; space is limited and advance registration is recommended; to register, call the Harlow Gallery at 622-3813 or email [email protected]

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.

Book signing: Book signing with two local authors featured in the new book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Living with Alzheimer’s & Other Dementias,” 1-3 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 9 Marketplace Drive; the book is comprised of essays, stories and poems from people living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, caregivers and affected friends and family members; out of thousands of submissions from across the country, Susan Dewitt Wilder of Scarborough and Tamera Leland of Orrington were two of only 101 personal stories chosen to be published; Wilder and Leland and representatives from the Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter will be on hand for the event and information on Alzheimer’s disease and supports and services in Maine will be available; 772-0115 or

Farmers market: Augusta Farmers Market, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Turnpike Mall; farm-fresh lettuce, arugula, spinach, swiss chards, beet greens, rhubarb, vegetable seedlings, goat soaps, rabbits, yarns, hand sewn items and fresh eggs; for more information, call Terry Johnston at 549-5112 or visit www.augustafarmers

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

Clothing bank: Addie’s Attic clothing bank, open 1-4 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St.; free clothing; donations accepted; for more information, call 622-2424.

Dance: American Legion Post 2, dance, 7-11 p.m., Post home, Capitol Street Extension; smoke free; $7 cover; open to the public; 622-2194.

Overeaters Anonymous: Overeaters Anonymous meeting, 10 a.m., MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Alfond Center for Health, 35 Medical Center Parkway, Room B 2103; for more information, call 633-0788.

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.


Grange: Chelsea Grange meeting, 9 a.m., Grange hall, Togus Road; open meeting — all are welcome; upcoming fair plans will be finalized.


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


Concert: The Half Moon Jug Band, 7:30 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water St.; folk music on guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, kazoos, trumpets and more; jokes, stories and sing alongs; doors open at 7 p.m.; tickets cost $16 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for children; for more information or tickets, call 582-7144.

Story time: Morning story time, 10:30-11 a.m., Gardiner Public Library, 152 Water St.; library staff will feature new books geared to children 3 and older; all are welcome; first Saturday of every month; for more information, call 582-6894.

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.


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


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


Historical society: Readfield Historical Society, Route 17, open 10 a.m.-2 p.m., or by appointment; for more information, call President Florence Drake at 685-4662 or email [email protected]


Open house: Downeast School of Massage free open house, 1 p.m., at the school, 99 Moose Meadow Lane; tour of the class rooms, library, hydrotherapy department, DSM store and refreshments; 832-5531.

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; 832-5074.


Farmers market: Washington Grange Farmers Market and Friends, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Evening Star Grange Hall, Old Union Road; lunch served by the Grange; organic dairy products, gluten free products, goat meat, raw milk, native perennials, vegetable and flower seedlings, trees and shrubs, ethnic and traditional baked goods using Maine-grown whole grains, cashmere products, free-range eggs, handspun yarn and more; rain or shine; through mid-December; 845-2140.


Farmers market: Wayne farmers market, 9 a.m.-noon, Town Green next to the post office; vegetables, herbs, meat, perennials, baked goods, goat’s milk soap, blueberries, eggs, pesto, assorted pepper jellies, pickles, granola, pepper salad dressing, wool, cut flowers and more;



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


Hospice forum: Forum about hospice care, 2 p.m., University of Maine at Augusta, Jewett Auditorium; this presentation is part of the Forum on the Future free lecture series sponsored by UMA College of Arts and Sciences and the UMA Senior College; the forum will discuss what hospice care is, clarify misconceptions and answer questions about end-of-life decisions; the program will consist of an award-winning film — “Consider the Conversation: A Documentary on a Taboo Subject” — followed by a panel of experienced and informed hospice caregivers; panelists include hospice educator Pam Brown, hospice chaplain the Rev. Bill Meyer and volunteer director Donna Jacobs; for more information, call 621-3551 or email [email protected]

Food addicts: Food Addicts in Recovery support group, 6:30 p.m., MaineGeneral Medical Center, 6 East Chestnut St.; no dues or fees; all are welcome; for more information, call 623-8375.

For children: Children’s Discovery Museum, 171 Capitol St., open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; $5.50 for children, $4.50 for adults and free for children younger than 12 months; 622-2209 or


For adults: Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons activity: adult basketball 6 p.m.; 495-3481.


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


Poker: Texas Hold ‘Em poker tournament, 2 p.m., Alfred W. Maxwell Jr. American Legion Post 40, 117 Bowdoin St.; $50 buy in.

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