Fern Walk

Sunday, July 18 (rain date July 25) at 3:00PM we will host our first ever Fern Walk with Maine Master Naturalist Deb Stahler. The walk will start at the new parking area for the Ezra Smith Conservation Area, down near the Pond Road end of Blake Hill Road. Because that area has limited parking, it would be a good idea to carpool with others you think might be going. It would be good to call or email us at the library to let us know if you plan on attending, so we have an idea of how many people might


Spandits! annual race at Mt. Blue High School

Spandits! will hold its annual 5k & Kid’s 1 Mile Trail Run on July 30, running the Mt. Blue High School cross country course. The 1 Mile race will be held at 6 p.m. and the 5K event will be held at 6:30 p.m. The course is located across from the High School at 128 Seamon Road in Farmington. Parking is available in the high school lot. Registration is same day only, beginning at 5 p.m. at the event. The fee is $8 for the 1 Mile and $20 for the 5K. Categories for the 5K include 14 and Under,


Narrow Gauge Cinemas 123 Narrow Gauge Square, Farmington, ME

Join United Way for the 5th annual COLOR ME  UNITED 5k...you can walk, run, or roll as you have a blast getting sprayed with paint and water. Finally no need to travel to have this kind of fun! Registration is $30 for individuals, $25/person for teams of 5+. Registration includes a white shirt, color packet, bandana, sunglasses and more! Register now at www.uwtva.org We can't wait to see you there!


Bat Walk!

Friday August 20 meet at the library at 7pm to enjoy a bat snack, learn some interesting facts about bats, see a bat skeleton and bat guano amongst other things,   and for the younger crowd, listen to a bat story and do a bat craft if there is time. If not, Take & Makes will be available. At around 7:45pm we will head over to Teaberry Lane, where parking will be available on the first house on the right. From there we will walk down the road and listen for bat echolocations under the guidance of Shevenell Webb, local Wildlife


Farmington Elks Yard Sale

Farmington Elks Lodge 120 School Street, Farmington, ME

Farmington Elks will be doing having their yard sale on August 21st from 8am to 2pm. If you would like to donate items to help us earn money for our lodge/community or if you would like to purchase a table for $10. For more information please contact Deb Rowe 207-779-7721.

Farmington Elks Steak & Lobster Feed

Farmington Elks Lodge 120 School Street, Farmington, ME

TICKETS: $30.00 EACH (Dine in/take out) Each plate will include your choice of: 1) Two lobsters 2) Steak & A lobster 3) Steak Sides include corn on the cob, salad & a dessert. This event is for all Elk members & guests. Tickets MUST be purchased in advance. For more information please contact Aaron at (207)-491-1998. Tickets can be purchased from the Bartender after 2pm daily or by emailing us at farmingtonelks2430@yahoo.com DEADLINE: AUGUST 16TH (If not enough interest we reserve the right to cancel with notice)

Cruise in/Car Hop with live music and food

Fairbanks Union Church 583 Fairbanks Rd, Farmington, ME

Cruise In/Car Hop at Fairbanks Union Church, 583 Fairbanks Road, Farmington. 4:30 to 7:00.  Classic car registration: 4:30 to 6:00pm. Fee $5.00. Prizes lst: $100., 2nd., $50., 3rd $25.00.   Live music by Gambol Creek - Jeff and Donna Wells.  Food on sale - Hamburgers/Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, French Fries, Root Beer Floats, Whoopie Pies, Soda.  There will be a 50/50 Raffle.   Come and have fun. If rain - cancelled.  All proceeds go to the Deacon's Mission Fund.


15th Annual Donn Barker Memorial Horseshoe Tournament

Farmington Elks Lodge 120 School Street, Farmington, ME

Sign Ups start @ 10am Cost- $10 per person First set of shoes are tossed @ 12pm There will be T-Shirts for sale & 50/50 raffle. The kitchen will be open with lots of great food! Contact the Farmington Elks Lodge @ 207-778-6761 and ask for Joel.

Whistlestop Trail Open House

There has been some activity down Whistlestop Trail. A homestead is being slowly moulded out of the landscape. Come down from noon to five on Sunday the fifth to meet the owner, Alex, to be given a tour of the property, and to ask any questions you'd like. For more information contact Alex at 351-6765.


Free Outdoor Art Workshop

Prescott Field in Farmington

Elizabeth Olbert (faculty at UMF) will lead a conversation on the limits of realism and Andrew Wyeth’s depictions of Mainers before guiding participants through a multimedia art workshop. Artists and non-artists are welcome, and all art materials will be provided. Bagels and coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. Discussion and workshop begin at 10:00 a.m.


Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad

Trains will depart Sanders station on the hour from 11 AM through 3 PM. You are free to depart on one train and return on a later train should you wish to make use of our picnic grove or simply spend more time exploring the roundhouse and other nearby buildings preserved from the original railroad. The last return train departs the roundhouse area at approximately 3:45 PM. Read more  

FIX-A-BIKE Bike maintenance Workshop for Adults & Teens

The Readfield Community Library and the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library in Mt. Vernon are partnering to offer patrons and area residents an opportunity to participate in a free "Fix-A-Bike" Workshop, with instruction provided by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. This 2-hour hands-on workshop, open to teens and adults, will cover routine maintenance, roadside repairs, general bicycle mechanics, and how to perform a basic tune-up. Please bring your bike along! All tools and instruction will be provided. Two workshop times/locations will be offered on Wednesday, September 22. From 2:30-4:30pm, a workshop will take place outdoors at the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library