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Event listing items can be submitted to us by emailing They should be short and to the point, including dates, times and contact information. Please submit event listings in paragraph format (as opposed to a list format or sending a poster) and please refrain from typing them in all uppercase. All items are listed chronologically, organized by category. Our seven categories are: [Special Events], [Exhibits, Readings & Shows], [Music, Dance & Drama], [Benefit Feasts, Sales & Events], [Craft Fairs, Yard Sales & Farmers' Markets], [Meetings & Gatherings][Classes & Workshops]. Click on these seven categories for easy navigation.



City Lights North is hosting its 18th annual intensive summer performing arts camp, July 10-25, at 231 Broadway in Farmington, 8 am to 4 pm daily. Ages 7-18. The program is free—the only cost is hard work. Teachers, who each come for 2-3 days, include Braun Dapper (Hip Hop), Hershey Bliss (Dancehall), Kento (Music), Russell Ferguson (Krump), Duggan Hill (Acting, Vocal, and Fencing), Ron Passarella (Art), and others.

Because of COVID 19 State guidelines and restrictions, please note: we cannot accept children under 7 years old this year; all students will be screened on entry; the total number of students will need to be limited; if we exceed capacity we will split the program into morning and afternoon sessions. This year we cannot allow parents, siblings, or friends stay to watch; please plan accordingly. Students need to come with a mask and latex gloves and be ready to follow the social distancing policies we will introduce at the camp.

Call 778 9114 or email for more information or to pre-register.



A two day Yard Sale will be featured at Fairbanks Union Church on Friday and Saturday - August 7 and 8 from 9:00 to 2:00pm.
Fairbanks Church is located at 583 Fairbanks Road, Farmington. Please wear masks and social distancing is to your benefit. We are fortunate to have a tremendous amount of items and all proceeds will benefit the local community through our Deacon Outreach Program. Donations are still accepted. FMI: 778-2420.

On Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m., the Masonic Group at the Harland M. Harnden Masonic Hall , 70 Bryant Road, in East Wilton, Maine will be offering a come to the Lodge to pick up a meal, or we will home delivery a meal in the Farmington/Wilton area . The menu will be Spaghetti and meatballs, rolls, cole slaw, and Blueberry Cake for desert. Reservations are required by Thursday, August 13th at 5:00 p.m. To reserve a meal you may call Alvin McDonald at 645-2190 or Alan K. Morison at 645-4366. Cost of the meal picked up will be $8.00. If delivered in the Wilton/Farmington area the cost will be $9.00. For those under the age of 12 the cost will be $5.00.

Yard Sale - August 22. The Annual Barker Scholarship Sale will return with an abundance of items. Sale begins at 9:00 and ends at 2:00. Social Distancing and Masks are required. Sale will be at the Fairbanks School Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Road, Farmington - it will be held inside in the function room and also outside.

Want a meal that is fast, delicious--and free? Stop by the Tuesday Night Supper Club! Our menu offers a choice of homemade main dishes (including a vegetarian option) as well as a variety of "sides" and desserts. We serve dinner every Tuesday night, from 5 to 6 pm. The Tuesday Night Supper Club is located at 227 Main Street in Farmington, next door to Old South First Congregational Church. Everything is free, and everyone is welcome! The Tuesday Night Supper Club is a project of the Old South Youth Group.


OTIS Federal Credit Union’s Annual Yard Sale to Benefit Ending Hunger Saturday, August 22 from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. All proceeds raised will stay local and benefit area hunger organizations.

Farmington Farmers' Markets
SATURDAY: 129 Main St. Farmington, Me, District Courthouse Parking Lot, Farmington, May thru October Hours: 9 am to 12:00 pm
Shop with SNAP/EBT and double your money with Maine Harvest Bucks. Visit:
FMI: Erica Haywood,
FMI: Marjorie Cormier,

Western Maine Market - Online Farmers’ Market. Operating weekly, year-round. Place your order on Wednesday to receive it Friday. We have pick-up locations in Farmington, Freeman, Kingfield, New Vineyard, and Rangeley. We offer free delivery directly to your home or workplace along our delivery route:
Route 4, downtown Farmington to Strong
Route 27, Farmington to Kingfield
Routes 142 & 145, Kingfield to Strong
Town Farm Rd., Farmington
Delivery beyond that route may be available for a fee. Call Deborah at 207 860-0703 or email for more info.


Benefit Car & Tractor Show, 332 Main St. Kingfield, ME, Saturday, August 8th from 9AM-3PM. Raffles, Trophies for Best in Show. Food Provided by Poston Pillar Club from 11AM-5PM. Live Music from 5-9PM by Jo Jo & the Bros. FREE ADMISSION donations will be accepted. All proceeds to benefit the "Doing Good in the Hood" Benefit Fund which provides funds for heating and food assistance in greater Kingfield area. Drop-off on Friday, August 7 from 8am-5pm and August 8th at 8AM. For more info call Steve Keenan at 671-7440 or Mike Lane at 462-2024.

The Children’s Task Force has many parent enrichment offerings scheduled for the next few months. All workshops are free and offered online through Zoom. Registration is required, you may call 207-778-6960 to sign up or register online at
Active Parenting: First Five Years
Tuesdays, August 18th- September 15th, 10:00am

No one is born knowing how to parent. It’s something we learn growing up, and sometimes we need a little support to become the parents we wish to be. This class addresses basic skills for new parents, caregivers, and early childhood staff

123 Magic and More 123 Magic
Saturdays, August 8th and September 12th, 9:00am

1-2-3 Magic solutions and strategies that decrease negative behaviors and increase positive behaviors in children 2-12!

Nurturing Parenting for Families in Recovery
Sundays, Currently – August 30th, 5:00pm

These 17 group-based sessions are ideal for partners of parenting adults in treatment and recovery, extended family who may be parenting children of substance abusing adults, and adults in treatment and/or recovery who are in parenting relationships with children.

Nurturing Parenting- Dealing with Big Emotions
Tuesday, July 21st, 3:00pm

This single session workshop is aimed at helping caregivers understand and support children with big emotions. We will explore strategies for support, ways to encourage positive expression and effective discipline approaches

Active Parenting for Christian Families
Fridays, July 31st- September 4th, 1:00pm

This class provides the wisdom of the Bible with the evidence-based approach to give parents the strength and skills they need to raise upstanding children.

Surviving Your Adolescents
Tuesdays, July 28th – August 4th, 6:00pm

Surviving Your Adolescents gives parents a step-by-step approach that will help end the hassles and offer concrete solutions, providing a step-by-step approach to managing and “letting go” of your 13–18-year olds.

Free Online Event: MATE Youth Connection BOLT Backyard VBS Week of July 20th (M-W-F) To-go supply bag pickup Saturday 18th in Farmington & Leeds-see FB event for more details. (Please pre-register so we have enough supplies available.) FMI: Contact Jess at

The Wilton Academy Alumni Reunion for all classes that was scheduled at Lafleurs, July14, 2020 has been canceled due to Covid19. Governor Mills Regulations and Restrictions are prohibiting us to have our gathering. We will resume our Wilton Academy Reunion for next year on July13, 2021. Any questions please call Barry 207-897-2787 or Jim at 207-645-3388.

Town of Starks Planning Board, Public Hearing and Meeting – July 20, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Starks Community Center, 57 Anson Road, Starks, Maine. Public Hearing on the Starks Holdings LLC application for a solar array near 486 Anson Road; Planning Board meeting to follow. FMI - Questions and comments may be sent to of with “Planning Board” in the subject line.

Community Forum- "Re-inventing the Adult Mental Health System Virtual Event: Farmington Area on August 18, 2020 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM. The public is invited to attend this free event and share thoughts on what YOU imagine Maine's adult mental health system should look like. Information collected will be compiled and shared with the Maine Department of Health & Human Services. Now is the change to have your voice heard!!
For more information including the Zoom log in website link, visit our Event page:

A vigil in Farmington will be held every Monday at noon to make people aware of the CMP Corridor vote coming up in November. Please join us, in front of the Farmington post office, if you’re in the area.

Pandemic Mass Times for Rangeley, Oquossoc, and Stratton: Our Lady of the Lakes Parish Mass schedule (Effective June 20) St. John Church, Stratton - Saturday 6 p.m. Our Lady of the Lakes Church, Oquossoc - 7:30 a.m. St. Luke Church, Rangeley - 9:30 a.m.
To make a reservation for Rangeley, call Gerry at (207) 864-2601. To make a reservation for Oquossoc, call Carmen at (207) 864-3807. To make a reservation for Stratton, call Patty at (207) 246-4892.

Daily invitation to pray at the foot of blessed crosses located at 227 Macomber Hill Road, Jay Maine. All are welcome to come in quiet respect. Please call 207.595.0865 for more details.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Wilton holds worship services each Sunday at 9:30 am. The Episcopal Church welcomes you wherever you are on your spiritual journey. St. Luke's is located at 59 High St. at the corner of School and High Streets in Wilton. FMI about the church: or find us on Facebook. Phone number: 645-2639.

A support group for mothers who have lost a family member to addiction or who have children currently addicted. Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Henderson Memorial Baptist church, 110 Academy Street, Farmington.

Incarcerated Family Support Group: Rose's Room, a support group for family and loved ones of incarcerated men and women, will meet at St. Joseph's Church, 133 Middle St., Farmington, at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All with loved ones in jail or prison are welcome. Join us for a non-judgmental, supportive, safe space to share experiences with friends who know what it's like to have a loved one in the system. For more information, call 207-491-2527. Rose's Room supports loved ones of ALL faiths and/or no faith. All are welcome.

Drugs causing you problems? We can help you achieve freedom from active addiction. Narcotics Anonymous Three meetings per week in Farmington. Go to or call 1-800-974-0062 for more information.

Christian liberation organization. Have you been looking for like-minded people that seek to experience the depth of love from God that He provides ... then please read! This is not a solicitation from a church nor is this a plea to get people to serve. The Spirit has been quite clear to provide a venue for people that desire the fellowship and soul feeding that a church environment could provide without the condemnation and expectations associated with organized religion. What exactly this will look like is yet to be determined. Not that we don’t want some vision of this but we do not want any ‘mans’ vision. We are completely comfortable with whatever God may be doing. When I say ‘we’ there are just a few that have been praying for God’s direction. For those interested come for regular "Consider This" videos and "Sermons" as lead by the Spirit. If you want to be included on our reminder list please leave your email in the discussion section of our Christian liberation organization Youtube site , or email us directly at We reside in the western mountains of Maine and would welcome gatherings. Looking forward with great expectation of God’s work! May you experience the joy and peace of the Father, Son & Spirit!

Wilton Chapter TOPS of Me. Meets Mondays 5:30 pm to 7 pm. Wilton Methodist Church. Come check us out. For info call J. Stinchfield @645-7074.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, James A. McKechnie Post 10881, has changed the monthly meeting to the first Thursday of each month. 7 pm at the Farmington Municipal Bldg., downstairs in back of building.

Ongoing support group for people who have a loved one with a mental illness. It meets every third Wednesday at the Farmington hospital. Any questions you can call Louise at 592-9933 or Kathy.


Yoga Class~ third Tuesday of every month, 6-7pm, $10 Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St, West Farmington, Maine 04938 Most people think Yoga is for young, fit people. This could not be further from the truth! Yoga is for everyone who wants to live a healthier, happier life in body and mind! No prior experience required. Vegan potluck to follow.