AREA

Barbershop chorus: Maine-ly Harmony Women’s Barbershop Chorus rehearsal, 6:30 p.m., VA Maine Healthcare System hospital at Togus, building 205, room 112; all women are welcome; call 582-5523.

AUGUSTA

Library event: Drop-in technology help, 10-11 a.m., Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St.; systems librarian Wynter Giddings will give one-on-one help with questions about setting up a new laptop, tablet, eReader or other device; getting started with software, such as Microsoft Office Suite; formatting a resume or cover letter; setting up a new email or social networking account, or borrowing and downloading library eBooks; free and open to the public; for more information, call 626-2415 or visit www.lithgow.lib.me.us.

Support group: National Alliance on Mental Illness Capital Area Connections, 5:15-6:45 p.m., Crisis and Counseling , 10 Caldwell Road; peer support for adults living with mental illness; group meets every Wednesday; 622-5767.

For women: The Lotus Group — Women’s Way Through the 12 Steps, 1-2 p.m., St. Monica’s Chapel, St. Augustine Church, corner of Washington Street and Northern Avenue; for more information, call Margaret at 621-1084.

Fiber Fun: Fiber Fun Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Spinnakees Farm, 1180 Tasker Road; all fiber arts enthusiasts are welcome to come and knit, crochet, felt, spin and hook; for more information, call Betty at 622-5343 or visit www.spinnakeesfarm.com.

Gamblers Anonymous: Gamblers Anonymous meeting, 7:30-8:30 p.m., St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 9 Summer St.; all are welcome.

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.augustafarmersmarket.com.

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.

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

Library events: Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., activities: Family Story Time, 10 a.m., Youth Services; stories, educational activities and art projects for children ages 3-5 and their caregivers; free and open to the public; 626-2415 or www.lithgow.lib.me.us.

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.

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

Marine corps: Marine Corps League Kennebec Valley Detachment 599, 6 p.m., American Legion Post 205, Route 17; new members welcome. BELGRADE

Activities: Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons activities: summer camp, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.; and adult basketball 7 p.m.; 495-3481.

GARDINER

Networking: “Facetime” — monthly social networking event, 5-7 p.m., Co-Lab, 177 Water St., above Reny’s; offered by Gardiner Main Street, all community members are welcome to take place in this informal gathering to network, talk about community events and businesses, meet up with friends and neighbors and make new acquaintances; appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be provided; live music and door prizes; 582-3100.

Computer group: Capitol Area Macintosh Performa User Group, 7-9 p.m., Gardiner Area High School.

HALLOWELL

Library event: Hubbard Free Library, 115 Second St., activity: Children’s Hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; story and craft appropriate for 2- to 5-year-olds; younger and older siblings welcome; free and open to the public; 622-6582.

Business network: Business Network International, 8:30 a.m., Power Play, 301 Water St.; visitors are welcome for coffee and networking; for more information, call Lou at 624-1487.

For seniors: Spectrum Generations, William S. Cohen Community Center, 22 Town Farm Road, activities: Adult Day 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; foot clinic, 8 a.m.-noon; roast pork lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; computer lessons noon-3:30 p.m.; and game day 1-4 p.m.; 626-7777.

Litchfield

For seniors: Litchfield Senior Center, Litchfield Academy Senior Building, activities: aerobics, 8:30 a.m.; and music practice, 10 a.m.

MONMOUTH

For seniors: Golden Age Senior Citizens Club, noon, regular monthly potluck dinners, Packard Activity Center; entertainment and program; all seniors are welcome.

OAKLAND

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

For Masons: Drummond Chapter, 6:30 p.m. supper, 7:30 p.m. stated meeting, Masonic hall.

RICHMOND

Food Pantry: Richmond Area Food Pantry open 4-6 p.m., 15 Spruce St.; serving income-eligible residents of Richmond, Dresden and Bowdoinham; for more information, call 607-2777 or email [email protected]

Exercise class: Drums Alive Golden Beats, 10:30-11:15 a.m., River Studio, 314 Front St.; sponsored by the Golden Oldies Senior Center; participants will practice drumming on exercise balls as an alternative to traditional aerobic exercise; the first class is free and subsequent classes cost $5 to drop in or $15 for five; insurance coverage is offered through the Silver Sneakers program; for more information, call Carol Richards, instructor, at 409-3626.

For seniors: Golden Oldies Center, 314 Front St., open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. for cards, games and socializing; all seniors welcome.

WINTHROP

Library: Charles M. Bailey Public Library, 39 Bowdoin St., activities: Kids Arts & Crafts, 2 p.m.; Lego Fun, 3 p.m.; Children’s Music Time with Mr. Rob, 10:30 a.m.; Bailey Yoga Night, for all ages, 6 p.m.; 377-8673.

Square dance: Squire Town Squares Square Dance Club, 6:30-8:30 p.m., basic; and advanced, 8:30-9 p.m.; Winthrop Grade School, Highland Avenue; 626-0779.

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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