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Farmington, Thursday to Saturday, Jan. 11 to 13: “Fiddler on the Roof,” 7:30 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington, by Sandy River Players. Tickets at Howard’s Rexall, Main Street. FMI: sandyriverplayers@hotmail.com.

Carrabassett Valley, Friday, Jan. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Sugarloaf USA.

Turner, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12 and 13: “Oliver!” by Leavitt Area High School Thespians; Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.; LAHS Auditorium. Adults, $8; students and seniors $5. Tickets at the door. FMI or to reserve seats, Penny Appleby, 225-4371.

Farmington, Saturday, Jan. 13: Contra dance, 8 to 11 p.m., City Lights North, 231 Broadway. Music by Hope Hoffman and friends. FMI: call Stan at 397-2241 or Cynthia at dance@starleft.org.

Farmington: Saturday, Jan. 13: Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church.

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.

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

Oxford Hills area

Newry, Jan. 10: Nickelodeon’s Family Festival Night from 5 to 8 p.m. and Juggling Workshop with Trickster Fox from 6 to 7 p.m. at Grand Summit Resort Hotel, Sunday River Ski Resort. Free admission. FMI: 824-3000.

Bryant Pond, Thursday, Jan. 11: Guest speaker Edwin Howe, 10 a.m., Whitman Memorial Library, talk and slides of Mainers fighting fires in western states. Free. FMI: 674-2143.

Newry, Thursday, Jan. 11: Nickelodeon concert with the Dirty Sock Funtime Band at 7 p.m. at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel, Sunday River Ski Resort. Tickets: $4/$6 kids(6-12), $6/$8 adults. FMI: 824-3575.

Paris, Thursday, Jan. 11: Story time for preschoolers, 10 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 743-6994.

Bethel, Friday, Jan. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday River Southridge.

Locke Mills, Saturday, Jan. 13: Dance, Locke Mills Town Hall, 7 to 10 p.m. Music by Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefits Greenwood Historical Society.

Newry, Saturday, Jan. 13: National Marionette Theater’s, Pinocchio, at 7 p.m. at the Grand Summit Resort Hotel, Sunday River Ski Resort. Tickets: $4/$6 kids(6-12), $6/$8 adults. FMI: 824-3575.

Oxford, Saturday, Jan. 13: Talent show, 7 p.m., Oxford Congregational Church. Refreshments.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 13: Square and round dancing, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street, hosted by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club. FMI: Sue Corning, 743-7176; Eleanor Herrick, 782-4050.

West Paris, Saturday, Jan. 13: West Paris Grange 298 chowder luncheon, noon, West Paris Baptist Church.

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

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.

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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Rumford, Thursday, Jan. 11: Supper, 5 p.m., American Legion Post 24. Take-outs, call 369-9053.

Bethel, Friday, Jan. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Sunday River Southridge.

Dixfield, Friday, Jan. 12: Tres Dias potluck supper, 5 to 7 p.m., Dixfield Congregational Church. FMI: 364-8083.

Rumford, Friday, Jan. 12: Dinner and Mount Everest adventure presentation with mountaineer Bill Yeo at Black Mountain of Maine Lodge. Social hour, 5 p.m., dinner, 6 p.m., presentation, 7 p.m. Dinner and presentation, $12; presentation, $7. Tickets, FMI, call 364-8977.

Dixfield, Saturday, Jan. 13: Dixfield Coffeehouse features Jamie Virgin, 7 p.m. at Congregational Church Annex, High Street. Admission $5, children under 12 with parents, free. Music and homemade desserts. FMI: Sharon at 562-4652 or Darlene at 597-2955.

Rumford, Saturday, Jan. 13: Snowshoe Club dance, music by Noel and Don, 7 to 11 p.m. at the club. Members and guests welcome.

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. 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. 10: After School Art: Printmaking, 3:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, Jan. 10 and 24: Teen Anime Drawing Club, 3 p.m. in young adult area at the library. All teens welcome.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 10: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 11: Line and partner dancing with Countryside Dancers, 7 p.m., Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. Enter, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 11: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 11: Peek-A-Boo Puppet Show at 9:30 a.m., New Life Community Center, 134 College St.

Auburn, Friday, Jan. 12: Open mic, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Signup, 7:15; show, 7:30. Free parking, free child care. FMI: 783-0461 or www.uuauburn.net.

Gray, Friday, Jan. 12: Fiddlehead Center for the Arts, 5th birthday celebration and fundraiser, Spring Meadows Golf Club, Route 100. Music, swing dance lesson, 7 to 8 p.m., live swing band 8 to 11:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 in advance by Jan. 5, $35 at the door. Light buffet, cash bar.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 12: L-A Senior College “Food for Thought” noon luncheon. Nancy Whitehouse’s slide program about the college’s expansion and Androscoggin for ME initiative. $6 in advance, $8 at the door. FMI or reservation, 753-6510 or usm.maine.edu/lac.

Lewiston, Friday, Jan. 12: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Main St.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 12: Stuffed pork chop supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon American Legion Post 158 Auxiliary. Adults, $6; children, $3.50. FMI: Rita, 784-0447.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 12: Lisbon Library children’s Services, “Rock ‘N Roll Over Dead,” mystery dinner for children in grades fifth to eighth, 5 to 7 p.m. Sign up and get tickets in Children’s Room. FMI:call 353-6564.

Turner, Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12 and 13: “Oliver!” by Leavitt Area High School Thespians; Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m.; LAHS Auditorium. Adults, $8; students and seniors $5. Tickets at the door. FMI or to reserve seats, Penny Appleby, 225-4371.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lewiston-Auburn Harley, 839 Main St.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 13: Bean and casserole supper at Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St., from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Adults $6, children $3.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Jan. 13: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:45 to 6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church parish hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. Adults, $6; children under 12, $4; children under 4, free; family with children under 12, $15. FMI: 353-5636.

Sabattus, Saturday, Jan. 13: Basket bingo, 11 a.m., Our Lady of the Rosary, High Street. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Benefits Oak Hill High School’s Academic Decathlon Team.

Auburn, Sunday, Jan. 14: Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3.50/$4.50 includes coffee and juice. Benefits New Auburn Little League Baseball. FMI: 784-6883.

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.

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.

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.

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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