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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.


Interact will be hosting a community cleanup for the greater RSU9 community, whoever picks up the most trash from the road will win a $15 Dunkin' gift card. Entries can be submitted to this email address ( and are due by June 1st at 8pm.

3rd Annual Rangeley RuKaBi Race May 24, 2020 10 a.m. Rangeley Town Park Call (207) 864-5571 or (207) 864-3055 for more information Rangeley RuKaBi Race - Bike 3.5 miles - Kayak 1.5 miles - Run 3.5 miles. Co-sponsored by Rangeley Health and Wellness and Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce.

NAMI Maine Walks on the Capitol. 52 Water Street, Hallowell, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. NAMI Maine Walks on the Capitol May 30 is the state's largest, stigma-busting event where hundreds of people gather to raise awareness, decrease stigma, and celebrate mental health. Rooted in National Alliance on Mental Illness' (NAMI) core values of advocacy, support and education, NAMI Maine Walks on the Capitol will begin with a rally at the Maine State Capitol in Augusta, followed by a celebration of music, food trucks, and short educational talks at NAMI Maine's home office in Hallowell. Participants are encouraged to create walk teams to fundraise for NAMI Maine’s statewide educational programming on mental health and suicide prevention.

Lupine Festival - Art & Antique Show June 20, 2020 10 AM to 4 PM Outdoor Heritage Museum Call 207-864-3091 for more information. The Outdoor Heritage Museum hosts this Annual Art and Antique Show in Oquossoc. The grounds of the Outdoor Heritage Museum will come alive with numerous vendors featuring antique dealers, book sellers, craftspeople and artists sharing their talents and selling their goods in an annual celebration of the fabulous flowers filling the region’s fields. The museum will have special discounts in the Gift Shop on arts, gifts, fishing gear and books. To register for this event call 207-864-3091.




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.

Vegan Potluck ~ third Tuesday of every month, 7-8pm. Free, sponsored by the Sat Manax Yoga Ashram. At the Grange Hall at 124 Bridge Street in Farmington. Bring a dish or a small donation. A global shift towards a vegan diet is vital to save the world from the worst impacts of climate change." -UN Report Join us to eat, discus and explore the diet proven to reverse chronic illness and environmental degradation! For more information, click here.

Community Dining Site. Seniors are welcome every Monday to the Farmington Community Center (127 Middle Street) for time to socialize and enjoy a healthy meal (suggested donation $3 though not required). Open every Monday except holidays., 10:00 to 2:00 with lunch served at 11:30.

Farmington Elks Nickel BINGO! Just a nickel a card per game – 38 games, and last game is a quarter a card. Top and Bottom Line progressive games build until $400. Every Monday Night! Doors open at 4:00 and games begin at 4:50 with an early bird game. Must be at least 16 years old to be in the room. Farmington Elks, School St, West Farmington. For more information call or text 491-0019.


Due to COVID19 and social distancing there will be NO 7 mile yard sale this May on the Weeks Mills Road in New Sharon/Farmington…

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.

Due to renewed interest in customers and vendors, the Farmington Grange has decided to continue the Winter Farmers Market on an altered schedule. Starting Feb. 8, the Market will meet on EVEN dates, on Saturdays; in essence, every other Saturday. The times will be the same, 10-1. Due to agreement with the post office, we have more parking available this year, next to the hall, during market hours. When the post office closes at 11, even more parking spaces are available. It should be noted that vendors need to bring their products in before 10, so people should not count on parking close to the building before 10. Some vendors have decided to take the rest of the winter off, but new vendors have joined. Anyone wishing to be a vendor at the market should contact Bonnie Clark at 778-1416. Child vendors are encouraged to participate at no fee. Root vegetables are still available, frozen vegetables, cheesecakes, all types of meats and poultry, fresh eggs, pickles, jams, sauces, syrups, dried herbs, etc. Baked goodies, breads and sweets. Medicinal items, soaps, lotions, baskets, crafts, fiber art, and much , much more. There is free coffee and tea, board games are available, the fires are roaring, and plenty of good socializing. Please join us. The Farmington Grange Hall is located at 124 bridge Street in West Farmington, just across the bridge from Main Street, to the right.


The Bonney Woods Corporation of Farmington Maine will hold its 2020 Annual meeting at 7PM on June 1, 2020 via a ZOOM meeting. Any member of the public may request a recording of the public meeting by messaging our FaceBook page “Powder House Hill Trail Systems, Farmington, ME” and a copy will be provided.

The Farmington Public Library's Annual Corporator's meeting which was previously scheduled for April 16, 5:30-6:00 will be rescheduled for June 11, 5:30-6:00. The public is invited to come to the library to hear the annual report, vote on bylaw changes, elect new and returning board members, ask questions, and offer suggestions. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. If possible the meeting will be held outdoors. All participants are asked to wear masks. Participants will also be allowed to participate by Zoom if they choose not to attend the in-person meeting. Voting corporators need to complete paperwork to become a corporator. This paperwork may be completed at the meeting or may be accessed from the Farmington Public Library website and returned to the library prior to the meeting. When the library has received the paperwork, a zoom address will be sent to the corporator. For more information, call Barb 578-0286.

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.

The University of Maine at Farmington Fitness and Recreation Center invites ambulatory adults aged 60 years and older to attend Tai Chi for Healthy Aging & Better Balance. The class meets on Mondays and Fridays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Jan. 27 to May 8, 2020, in The Landing, in the UMF Olsen Student Center. Interested participants must register in advance by visiting the UMF FRC front desk at 152 Quebec St., Farmington. Class is limited to 20 participants. Class is $50. The class, which uses tai chi, a Chinese martial art that uses slow, mindful movements, is open to ambulatory adults, including people in chairs. The class aims to teach participants to view falls and fear of falling as controllable; to set realistic goals for increasing mobility and activity; to foster greater understanding of fall risk factors; and to increase strength and balance through exercise. It is recommended that participants attend all classes in order to reap the class's benefits, as the movements are cumulative. The course will be taught by Karen Hellekson, an aerobics instructor and tai chi practitioner who trained for the class at Brookline Tai Chi, which since 2010 has been offering the course in collaboration with Dr. Fuzhong Li of the Oregon Research Institute to create an evidence-based fall-prevention protocol.