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Farmington, Monday, Jan. 15: Area Ecumenical Ministry (FAEM) will sponsor a Martin Luther King Jr. Day service at noon at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. The service will be over by 1 p.m. and the public is invited.

Farmington, Wednesday, Jan. 17: Loaves and Fishes fellowship lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2, sponsored by UMM of Trinity.

Farmington, Thursday to Sunday, Jan. 18 to 21: “Fiddler on the Roof,” University of Maine at Farmington, by Sandy River Players. Thursday through Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Tickets, Howard’s Rexall, Main Street. FMI: sandyriverplayers@hotmail.com.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 20: Workshop for parade-style masks, head pieces, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Joseph’s Parish Hall. Adults and students grade 5 and up. $15/person; discounts for families, early registration. Sponsored by Foothills Arts Center. FMI or to sign up: 778-0448; info@foothillsarts.org; www.foothillsarts.org.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Jan. 20: Baked bean and casserole supper, American Legion, 17 Reynolds Ave., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Deliveries available.

Wilton, Sunday, Jan. 21: Youth musician concert, 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, Main St. Benefits Wilton Food Pantry. Admission by donation.

Farmington, Wednesday, Jan. 24: Loaves and Fishes fellowship lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2, sponsored by UMM of Trinity.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 27: Theater for Peace, “Crazy for Oil,” discussion follows, 7:30 p.m., Old South Congregational Church, Main Street, sponsored by Foothills Arts Center. FMI: 778-0448; info@foothillsarts.org.

Wilton, Saturday, Jan. 27: Wilton United Methodist Church free ecumenical supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Donations accepted for Outreach Projects. All welcome. FMI: call 645-2190

Farmington, Wednesday, Jan. 31: Loaves and Fishes fellowship lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2, sponsored by UMM of Trinity.

Farmington, Saturday, Feb. 10: Valentine’s Day jewelry sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fairbanks Union Church, Route 4. Benefits Fairbanks School Neighborhood Association’s Building Fund. FMI: Patty Jacobs, 778-4272.

Farmington, Saturday, Feb. 17: Children’s festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., UMF. Admission is free.

Oxford Hills area



Casco, Monday, Jan. 15:
American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Casco Alliance Church, 450 Roosevelt Trail Route.

Bethel, Tuesday, Jan. 16: Gould Academy’s Performing Arts Series presents Ragamala, Music and Dance Theater of Southern India, 7 p.m., Bingham Hall, Gould Academy, Church Street. Tickets at door, $6 adults, $4 students. FMI: 207 824-3575

Bridgton, Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 20 and 21: Winter craft fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bridgton Community Center. Benefits Senior Transportation Program. FMI: Lorraine, 647-3116; armory@megalink.net.

Norway, Saturday, Jan. 20: Norway Fireman’s Relief Association baked ham supper, 5 to 6 p.m., at fire station. Adults $7, children under 12 $3, under 6 free.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 20: Kantele Laulu performs, 2 p.m., Deering Memorial United Methodist Church. Proceeds benefit tower restoration fund. Adults $8, seniors and children under 12 $6. Tickets on sale at Books ‘n Things on Main Street.

Greenwood, Sunday, Jan. 21: Longerberger Basket Bingo, Jackson Silver post, Gore Road. Doors open at 11a.m. games begin at 1 p.m. To help benefit The Woodstock School’s 5th Grade Class trip to Boston in June. FMI: contact Woodstock School, 665-2228. Cost is $10. We proudly accept donations.

Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 24: Lecture and slide show, 4 p.m., McLaughlin Garden. “Underused Landscape Shrubs” presented by Roger Roberge. Free; no pre-registration; limited seating. Snow date, Jan. 31. FMI: 743-8820.

Canton, Saturday, Jan. 27: Crop for a Cure from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Canton Municipal Hall. $25 per person to benefit American Cancer Society. Space limited, reserve early – call Missy Timberlake 597-2640 or Kathy Walker 597-2560.

Norway, Saturday, Jan. 27: Talk on organic seed movement by Scott Vlaun followed by seed swap. Free, 7 p.m. at The Commons, next to the Fare Share Co-op, 445 Main St.

Mechanic Falls, Tuesday, Jan. 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

River Valley area

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Peru, Monday, Jan. 15: Public potluck dinner served by Families in Crisis at noon at Rockemeka Grange. No charge, donations accepted. FMI: Rodney at 357-0008.

Bethel, Tuesday, Jan. 16: Gould Academy’s Performing Arts Series presents Ragamala, Music and Dance Theater of Southern India, 7 p.m., Bingham Hall, Gould Academy, Church Street. Tickets at door, $6 adults, $4 students. FMI: 207 824-3575

Bethel, Wednesday, Jan. 17: Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., Bethel Inn Resort. John Melrose, former commissioner of MDOT, will speak. RSVP by Tuesday, Jan. 16, 824-2282.

Rumford, Friday, Jan. 19: Screening of the movie, War of the Worlds, at 7:30 p.m. at Rumford Public Library. Film and refreshments are free to the public. Start of this year’s classic-film series sponsored by Friends of the Rumford Library.

Rumford, Friday, Jan. 19: Chicken wing and fries supper, 4:30 to sold-out, Elks Lodge, River Street.

Rumford, Friday, Jan. 26: Tinpanic Steel Band performs as part of Caribbean night at Black Mountain. Social hour, 5 p.m.; pulled pork dinner, 6 p.m.; dance, 7 p.m. Tickets: $15 for dinner and dance, $5 for dance only. Available at Stop By Hair Design, Adley Auto Sales or Davis Florist. FMI; Sue Adley at 364-4919 or Lisa Arsenault at 364-8977.

Lewiston area

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 16: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 17: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 17: Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 12652 spaghetti supper in the church hall, 1080 Lisbon St., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. $5 per person, $3 12 and under. FMI, Dan Leclair, 240-3537.

Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 18: Baby’s Night Out, 6 to 6:20 p.m., Auburn Public Library. Babies from birth through 24-months and caregiver gather for nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 18: Line and partner dancing with Countryside Dancers, 7 p.m., Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. Enter, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Friday, Jan. 19: Snow Ball winter dance, 8 p.m. to 12 a.m., St. Louis Parish Hall, Third Street. $10 per person; all ages.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 19: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 19, Smothered beef supper, 5 to 6 p.m., sponsored by SLA, Post 158, Webster St. FMI: 353-9570.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 19: Lasagna supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., sponsored by VFW Post 9459, Route 196. $6 adults, $3 children under 10. FMI: 353-5291 Wednesday to Friday after 4 p.m.

Sabattus, Friday, Jan. 19: Bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jillson’s, Jordan Bridge Road. Tickets: $5 in advance at Dominican Sisters convent, 61 Lisbon Road or $6 at door. Benefits Loaves and Fishes and the local food pantry. FMI: Ellie Brown, 375-4747.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 20: Saturday stories and crafts with Judy D’Amour at the library, 10 a.m. Children may make snow picture to take home.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 20: Cindy’s Worm Farm, 2 p.m. at the library. Cindy Petherbridge’s Worm Farm Indoor Composting Workshop. Best first-graders and older. Register ahead for supplies.

Auburn, Saturday, Jan. 20: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. Adults, $6; children 6 to 10, $3; 5 and under, free.

Durham, Saturday, Jan. 20: Roast pork dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 136, sponsored by deacons and the youth group. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3; seniors $5. FMI: Larry Wagner, 353-9715.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 20: Line and partner dancing with Countryside Dancers, 7:30 p.m., Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. Enter, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 20: Baked bean supper, 4 to 5:30 p.m., First United Pentecostal Church, 715 College St. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. FMI: 784-9711.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Jan. 20: Bean supper from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Amvets Post 6. Adults $6; under 12, $2; under six, free.

Pownal, Sunday, Jan. 21: Benefit concert for Nickerson family, 3 to 5 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Music by Greeley Jazz Band. Send donations to North Pownal United Methodist Church Benefit Fund, PO Box 107 Pownal 04069, FMI: Karen at 897-5470.

Auburn, Monday, Jan. 22: Book discussion: “The Year of Magical Thinking” by Joan Didion, 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 22: Babytime, 10 a.m. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 22: After school art, 3:30 p.m. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 23: Book Buddies, bringing together books and friends, grades one to six at 3:30 p.m. Lewiston Public Library. FMI: call 784-0135, Ext. 4.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 23: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 23: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., East Auburn Baptist Church, 9 Church St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 24: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 24: Book Buddies, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 25: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 25: Line and partner dancing with Countryside Dancers, 7 p.m., Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. Enter, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 26: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan 26: Boiled ham dinner, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon American Legion Post 158 Auxiliary. Adults, $6; children, $3.50. FMI: Rita, 784-0447.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 26: Shepard’s pie supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., sponsored by VFW Post 9459, Route 196. $6 adults, $3 for children under 10. FMI: 353-2152.

Gray, Saturday, Jan. 27: Baked beans and casseroles, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115, Adults $6, under 12, $2. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 657-4279 or day of supper, 657-3279.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 27: Relay For Life benefit dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Elks Lodge, 1675 Lisbon St. Advance $10; $12.50 at door. Boogie2Shooz performs. For tickets, Jackie Holbrook, 689-2960; Leo Baillargeon, 784-0389 or 689-2996; Rachel Jalbert, 689-2931; Joyce Franklin, 689-2924; Brenda Cote, 729-7775; or Sun Journal customer service desk, 104 Park St.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 27: Line and partner dancing with Countryside Dancers, 7:30 p.m. at Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St., entrance fourth level of Centreville Garage.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Jan. 27: Baked bean and ham supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School St. Adults, $6; children, $2. Sponsored by Methodist Women.

Auburn, Sunday, Jan. 28: Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave.; $3.50/$4.50. Benefits New Auburn Little League Baseball. FMI: 784-6883.

Auburn, Monday, Jan. 29: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., John Murphy Homes Inc., 800 Center St.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 29: Babytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 29: After school art, 3:30 p.m. Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 30: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 30: Book Buddies, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 30: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Mechanic Falls, Tuesday, Jan. 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Vineyard Christian Fellowship, 90 Lewiston St.

Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 31: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bachmann Industries, 416 Lewiston Junction Road.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 31: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 31: Book Buddies, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St., 200 Main St.

Gray, Saturday, Feb. 3: Beans and chop suey supper, 5 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50; children under 5, free.

Sabattus, Friday, Feb. 16: Pasta supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jillson’s, Jordan Bridge Road. Tickets: $5 in advance at Dominican Sisters convent, 61 Lisbon Road or $6 at door. Benefits Loaves and Fishes and the local food pantry. FMI: Ellie Brown, 375-4747.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 22: Hope Haven Gospel Mission open house fundraiser, 1 to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit mission’s capital campaign, at the first floor, Lincoln Street side. FMI: contact Hope Haven at 783-6086.

Sabattus, Friday, March 16: Buffet supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jillson’s, Jordan Bridge Road. Tickets: $5 in advance at Dominican Sisters convent, 61 Lisbon Road or $6 at door. Benefits Loaves and Fishes and the local food pantry. FMI: Ellie Brown, 375-4747.

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