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New Sharon, Saturday, Jan. 6: Baked bean takeout, 10 a.m. to noon, Congregational United Church of Christ, Cape Cod Hill Road. Quart beans, pint coleslaw, yeast rolls or brown bread, large pie, $14. FMI and to reserve: Mary, 778-2366.

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

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.

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.

Oxford Hills area

Bethel, Saturday, Jan. 6: Supper, 5:30 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church. Adults, $6; under 12, $3.

Oxford, Saturday, Jan. 6: Rock-O-Dundee Riders Snowmobile Club fundraiser supper, 4 to 7:30 p.m., at the club house, Paine Road. Menu: fried clams, shrimp, haddock and chicken fingers by Lost Gull Restaurant. Eat in or take out; no telephone orders.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 6: Potluck supper, 5 to 6 p.m., South Paris Universalist Church, 36 Pine St. Adults, $6; children, $3; under age 5, free. Benefits Chris Dowling’s Spanish class mission trip to Costa Rica.

Paris, Saturday, Jan. 6: Pork roast supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, 39 Main St. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3.

Paris, Sunday, Jan. 7: Benefit dance, noon to 5 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. Doors open at 11 a.m. Raffles, 50/50, food bar and door prizes. Admission $5. Proceeds for the Wings & Prayers gospel group.

Newry, Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 9 and 10: Family festival, 5 to 8 p.m.; juggling workshop with Trickster Fox, 6 to 7 p.m. Free, Grand Ballroom, Grand Summit Resort Hotel, Sunday River Ski Resort. 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.

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

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

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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Bethel, Saturday, Jan. 6: Supper, 5:30 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church. Adults, $6; under 12, $3.

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

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

Lewiston area

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 2: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Jan. 3: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesdays, Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., preschool story programs at the library.

Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 4: 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.

Auburn, Thursday, Jan. 4: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Clover Health Care, 444 Minot Ave.

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 4: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 Main St.

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

Lewiston, Thursday, Jan. 4: Ryan J. Guay memorial benefit, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Café Bon-Bon, 205 Main St. Features Gregory Guay, classical guitar; Tom Guay, bass; singer Ken Coleman. Donations benefit Ryan J. Guay Scholarship Fund.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 5: Stuffed pepper or chicken supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Post 9459 home, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. FMI: 353-5291 Wednesday to Friday after 4 p.m.

Danville, Saturday, Jan. 6: Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., Danville Grange Hall. Adults, $6; children, $3. Game party, 7 p.m.

Lewiston, Saturday, Jan. 6: Bean supper, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 12652. Adults, $6; 12 and under, $3. Take outs. FMI: Dan Leclair, 240-3537.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Jan. 6: Lamplighter smorgasbord, First Congregational Church, 5 to 6 p.m. Adults, $7; children, $3.

Sabattus, Saturday, Jan 6: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Parish. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: Robert Ayotte, 375-4057.

Auburn, Sunday, Jan. 8: documentary film, “There Ought To Be A Law” about efforts of Lewiston mother Cathy Crowley to get state gun legislation passed after her son killed himself with a shotgun. Film showing 2 p.m., Central Maine Community’s College’s Kirk Hall, question and answer following, free.

Lewiston, Monday, Jan. 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Jan. 9: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., CMMC, 300 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.

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.

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 5-8, 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.

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.

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

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.

Lisbon, Friday, Jan. 19: Shepherd’s pie supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Post 9459 home, Route 196. Hosted by Maine Vietnam Vigil Committee. FMI: 353-2152.

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.

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.

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

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, 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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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