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.

Triad meeting: Northern Kennebec County Triad, 8:30 a.m., Muskie Center, 38 Gold St., Waterville; free coffee.

AUGUSTA

Support group: National Alliance on Mental Illness Capital Area Family Support Group, 6:30-8 p.m., NAMI Maine Office, 1 Bangor St.; 622-5767.

Support group: National Alliance on Mental Illness Veterans and Veterans’ Family Support Group, 6-7:30 p.m., VA Maine Healthcare System at Togus, Building 200, Room C106, 1 VA Center; 622-5767.

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.

Emblem Club: Augusta Emblem Club 233, 6:30 p.m., Augusta Elks Lodge.

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.augustafarmers market.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.; $5.50 for children, $4.50 for adults and free for children younger than 12 months; 622-2209 or www.childrensdiscoverymuseum.org.

American Legion: American Legion Post 2, Sons of the American Legion, 6 p.m., American Legion Hall, Capitol Street Extension.

BELGRADE

Activities: Belgrade Community Center for All Seasons activities: After School Education Program; and adult basketball 7 p.m.; 495-3481.

CHINA

Chapter meeting: The Royal Arch Chapter stated meeting, 7:30 p.m., Masonic hall.

GARDINER

Farmers market: Gardiner Farmers Market, 2-6 p.m., on The Common; 20 vendors; local products, including vegetables, meats, dairy products, ice cream, baked goods, jams and jellies and more; Electronic Benefits Transfer cards and Women, Infants and Children checks accepted; rain or shine.

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.; lunch 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; and game day 1-4 p.m.; 626-7777.

JEFFERSON

Historical society: Jefferson Historical Society Old Town House open 9-11 a.m.; also open by appointment or when “open” sign is displayed.

Food bank: Jefferson Area Food Bank open 9-11 a.m., First Baptist Church parsonage; Ellis or Donna Bond, 549-5361; Cindy Wallis, 549-3230; or the food bank at 549-3065.

OAKLAND

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

VFW: Ernest A. Rutter Post 9384 Veterans of Foreign Wars, 7:30 p.m., post home.

RICHMOND

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.; 377-8673.

Aspired Amputees: Amputees Support Peer Interaction Reclaiming Empowerment & Dignity monthly meeting, 2-4 p.m., Town Office conference room, 17 Highland Ave.; for more information, call Ann at 377-5787 or 561-0439 or email [email protected]

Motorcycle club: American Legion Riders Motorcycle Club, 6 p.m., Alfred W. Maxwell Jr. American Legion Post, 117 Bowdoin St.; for more information, call Colin Hewett at 377-6969 or email [email protected]

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.

Lions Club: Winthrop Lions Club, 7 p.m.

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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