Jan. 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 15, 16, 18: GORHAM, Ballroom Dance Parties will be held every Thursday, Friday and Sunday at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, Rt. 25. 839-3267

Jan. 2, 9, 16: PORTLAND, country dancing will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Jan. 2, 9, 16: PORTLAND,
Friday night Latin Dance Parties will be held every Friday at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $5 773-0002

Jan. 3, 10, 17: CUMBERLAND, ballroom dancing will be held at 8 p.m. at the West Cumberland Recreation Hall, Blackstrap Road. 829-3737

Jan. 3, 10, 17: PORTLAND, a ballroom dance party will be held at 8 p.m. at Maine Ballroom Dance, 614 Congress St. $6 773-0002

Jan. 3: PORTLAND, the Singles Network dance will be held at 8:15 p.m. at Maplewood Dance Center, 383 Warren Ave. 878-0584

Jan. 4: LEWISTON,
Wild Horse will play at the Lewiston Singles Club dance at 7 p.m. at C & J Hall, 711 Webster St. $8/$7 784-3660

For kids

Jan. 3: NORWAY, children ages four through sixth grade will celebrate the New Year from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Second Congregational Church of Norway. 743-7698

Special

Jan. 2: FREEPORT, Laure-Anne Bosselaar and Barbara Hurd will present readings at 7:30 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Gatehouse Conference Center, Rt. 1. 780-4200

Jan. 2, 9, 16: PORTLAND,
a benefit haddock chowder, lobster roll or ham salad luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at North Deering Congregational Church, 1364 Washington Ave. $6/$3.75 797-2487

Jan. 3: FREEPORT, Dennis Nurkse and Clint McCown will present readings at 8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Gatehouse Conference Center, Rt. 1. 780-4200

Jan. 3: GORHAM,
a “Juggling Club” will be held at 6 p.m. at Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts, 19 State St. Free 839-3267

Jan. 3: LEWISTON,
Youth Challenge 2004, featuring Christian motivational speaker Dottie Perham-Whittier, will be held at 6 p.m. at Lewiston Middle School, Central Avenue. $8/$10 743-9503

Jan. 3: LIVERMORE, a country dinner will be held at noon at Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. 897-4366

Jan. 3: NEW SHARON,
a take-out baked bean dinner will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the New Sharon Congregational Church. $12 778-2366

Jan. 3: PORTLAND,
the Maine-i-Acts, improvisational comedy troupe, will perform at 1 p.m. at the Comedy Connection, 6 Custom House Wharf. $9/$7 878-2774

Jan. 3: RUMFORD,
a Family and Friends Fun Day will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Black Mountain. 364-3241

Jan. 4: AUBURN,
a benefit breakfast will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. at the VFW Hall in Auburn. 784-6883

Jan. 4: AUGUSTA,
the 250th anniversary of Old Fort Western will feature an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. followed by fireworks at the Eastside boat landing at 4:30 p.m. 626-2385

Jan. 4: FREEPORT, Kyoko Mori and Lewis Robinson will present readings at 8 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Gatehouse Conference Center, Rt. 1. 780-4200

Jan. 4: LEWISTON, Judy Marden, director of the Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area, will lead a late-morning hike or snowshoe at the conservation area. Free 786-6078

Theater

Jan. 4: GORHAM, the Centre of Movement School of Performing Arts will hold open auditions for “Cinderella,” from 1 to 3 p.m. at 19 State St. 839-3267

Jan. 4: PORTLAND,
Lyric Music Theater will hold auditions for “Titanic,” from 4 to 10 p.m. 332-1222

Lectures

Jan. 2: BANGOR, Capt. Larry Wade of the Maine Maritime Academy will speak on “Survival at Sea,” at 1:30 p.m. at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336

Jan. 3: BANGOR, Rakesh Kumar, owner of Taste of India, will speak on “Indian Cuisine,” at 10 a.m. at Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow St. 947-8336

Suppers

Jan. 2: HARTFORD, a public potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. at the Hartford Town Hall. Free 388-2510

Jan. 3: BETHEL, a public supper will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Bethel Methodist Church. $5/$2.50

Jan. 3: DANVILLE, a baked bean and casserole supper will be held at 5 p.m. at the Danville Grange Hall. $6/$3 782-4150

Jan. 3: GRAY, a meatloaf supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 86 Lewiston Road. $6/$4 657-6411

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an. 3: SOUTH PARIS, a ham supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the South Paris VFW Hall. $6/$2.50 674-2453


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