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Farmington area



Wilton, Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28: Lawn sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street Garage, Maine Street. Sponsored by Boy Scout Troop 518. Proceeds benefit their Washington D. C. Jamboree trip.

Industry, Saturday, May 28: Plant sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Hall. Benefit for Mate Youth Connection.

Industry, Saturday, May 28: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Industry Town Hall. Benefit for Starks/West Mills churches.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, May 28: Open house meeting and Memorial Service, Grange Hall, Route 133. Refreshments served. All welcome.

Strong, Saturday, May 28: Town-wide yard sale, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., tables at EJ’s Market, American Legion Field, Elm Crest Enterprises and Main Street locations. Rain date May 29. Benefit for the Strong Area Business and Civic Alliance. Donation drop-off can be arranged by calling Heidi, 684-2073.

Turner, Sunday, May 29: Free distribution of vegetable seeds, noon to 1 p.m., Turner Village Church. The second step in the three-step shared harvest dinner happening Sunday Oct. 9. FMI: 225-2248.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, May 31: Bing and Nancy Crosby and Barry Wood perform, 6 p.m., in the Gazebo.

Temple, Friday, June 3: “The Beanstalk Variations” performed by professional puppet theater Figures of Speech Theater, 7:30 p.m., Temple Stream Theater, Intervale Road. Adults, $8; children under 12, $5; or pay what you can. Comedy and music for adults and children. FMI: Foothills Arts Center, 778-0448.

Farmington, Saturday, June 4: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mount Blue High School gymnasium. Sponsored by Anson Voter Eagle Scout Project. FMI: 645-2077 or 1-800-382-0743.

Farmington, Saturday, June 4: Yard and plant sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fairbanks School Neighborhood Association, Route 4. Donations accepted. FMI: 778-4272, 778-3808, 778-4349 or 778-6214.

Farmington, Saturday, June 4: Plant sale, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Holman Parish House, 227 Main St. Proceeds for the Old South Church kitchen renovation.

Farmington, Saturday, June 4: Maine Mountain Chamber Music presents music by Haydn, Shostakovich and Dvorak, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Adults, $8; seniors, $6; children under 16, free. Features Lily Funahashi, Peter Zazofsky, Jennifer Elowitch, Laurie Kennedy, Elizabeth Anderson and Yuri Funahashi. Sponsored by Hannaford Brothers and The Arts Institute of Western Maine.

New Sharon, Saturday, June 4: Takeout bean supper, 10 a.m. to noon, New Sharon Congregational United Church of Christ, Cape Cod Hill Road. $12. Includes one quart baked beans, pint of coleslaw, yeast rolls or brown bread, and whole homemade pie. To reserve meals: contact Leona, 778-3812 or Mary, 778-2366; on day of pick up call the vestry, 778-2517.

Strong, Saturday, June 4: Sandy River Paddle Fest, 8 a.m. coffee and doughnuts; launch at 9 a.m.; start at Sandy River Bridge in Strong to Fairbanks Bridge and end at routes 2 and 4 junction at DHS pull-out; rafting, canoe and kayak demos, noon, Fairbanks Bridge. Free. Bring lunch, snacks and safety equipment. Easy paddle in Class 1 water.

Wilton, Saturday, June 4: Public supper, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., First Apostolic Church, routes 2 and 4. Adults, $5; children, $3. Includes baked beans, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, casseroles, rolls, coffee, tea and dessert. Proceeds benefit the building fund.

North New Portland, Sunday, June 5: Public breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., North Church. $3. Includes eggs bake of potatoes, bacon and eggs, fruit bowl, muffins, orange juice, tea and coffee. Sunday worship service follows breakfast at 11:00 a.m. FMI: contact Sharlene, 628-3166.

Farmington, Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10: Mount Blue Theater Company presents the MBHS Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Troupe in “Sealed for Freshness,” 7:30 p.m., Mount Blue High School Auditorium. Adults, $3; students, $2. FMI: contact Dan Ryder, 788-3561 or e-mail [email protected]

Farmington, Friday, June 10: Music by Vermont-based a cappella group Village Harmony, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Adults, $6; seniors, $5; children under 16, free. Sponsored by Arts Institute of Western Maine.

Farmington, Saturday, June 11: Contradance with Greg Boardman and Sons and John McIntire calling, 8 to 11 p.m., Grange Hall, Bridge Street, West Farmington. $5 per person; $10 family max. Free basics workshop at 7:30 p.m. FMI: 397-2241, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.starleft.org.

Oxford Hills area (Norway, Paris)



Mechanic Falls, through Monday, June 6: Early registration for Pottle Hill Road Race happening Saturday, June 25, one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m.; 10 K at 10:15 a.m., Town Square. Before June 6: $10, includes free t-shirt. After June 6: $12, t-shirts $12. Volunteers welcome. To register or volunteer: contact Suzanne Dunham, 753-1457, ext. 12 or e-mail [email protected]

Norway, Thursday, May 26: Ballroom dance to benefit R.E.A.C.H., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School Cafeteria. $25 minimum. Waltz, fox trot, tango, jitterbug.

Bar Mills, Friday and Saturday, May 27 and 28: Concert featuring The Fogg Brothers, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Falls Road. Adults, $12; students and seniors, $8. FMI: 929-6472.

Norway, Friday, May 27: Open mike night, sign-up 6:30 p.m.; open mike 7 p.m., First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3. FMI: contact Heather, 935-4505 or e-mail [email protected]

Buckfield, Saturday, May 28: Oddfellow Theater presents “The Stooge,” 7:30 p.m., at the theater, Buckfield Village, Route 117. $5. Tickets available at Northeast Bank in Buckfield or theater box office. FMI: 336-3306.

Bethel, Saturday, May 28: St. Never’s Day sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Society Director Stan Howe’s house, 18 Broad St. FMI or to donate items:l 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Bethel, Saturday, May 28: Faye Taylor Memorial Art Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dr. Mason House Exhibit Hall. FMI: 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Farmington, Saturday, May 28: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, routes 2 and 4. Treasures, tools, furniture, 1969 Dodge Dart, books, cassette tapes, videos, exercise bikes, dehumidifiers, baked goods, pastries.

Livermore, Saturday, May 28: Sheep to Shawl day, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Centers. $3. Demonstrations teach steps to process wool into yarn. Experience the art of shearing, skirting, washing, carding, spinning and knitting. FMI: 897-4366.

New Sharon, Saturday, May 28: Final baked bean and casserole supper of the season, 5 to 6:30 p.m., New Sharon United Methodist Church annex. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2. Includes salads, coleslaw, chop suey, rolls and pie. Sponsored by the church Woman’s Society.

Norway, Saturday, May 28: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pawsibilities Thrift Shoppe, 132 Waterford Road.

Oxford, Saturday, May 28: Oxford County Fair yard sale, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., fairgrounds. Donations welcome. Proceeds benefit fairground improvement fund. FMI: contact Dennis Ames, 743-7930.

Oxford, Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29: Farmer’s Draft Horse, Mule and Pony Club swap meet and auction, 10 a.m., Oxford County Fairgrounds. FMI: contact Penny Hill, 583-4160.

Paris, Saturday, May 28: Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Special Olympics Athletes yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., OHCHS parking lot or cafeteria in the event of rain. Proceeds benefit sending the athletes to the Maine State Special Olympics Summer Games at the University of Maine, Orono. FMI: 743-8616.

South Paris, Saturday and Sunday, May 28 and 29: “Care and Maintenance of Lilacs” with horticulturist Kristen Perry, Horticulturist, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., McLaughlin Gardens, 97 Main St. Guided garden tours at 11 a.m., noon, 1 and 2 p.m. Silent film “Jeanine, I Dream of Lilac Time,” staring Gary Cooper and Colleen Moore, noon, Saturday. FMI: 743-8820.

West Paris, Saturday, May 28: Public supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Grange Hall, Church Street. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by West Paris Grange 298.

Stoneham, Sunday, May 29: Memorial Day breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Stoneham Rescue, Butter Hills Road. Adults, $5; children under 12, $2.50. Includes plain or blueberry pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, coffee, juice, tea or hot chocolate.

Paris, Monday, May 30: Lilac lap 5K race, 8 a.m., McLaughlin Gardens, 97 Main St. Runners and walkers welcome. T-shirts to first 200 entrants. FMI: 743-8820.

Paris, Monday, May 30: Reading of Walt Whitman’s “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed,” by Dan Lakeman. McLaughlin Gardens, 97 Main St. FMI: 743-8820.

Norway, Tuesday, May 31: Reading and book discussions with Jeanette Baldridge, 7 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. Featuring the books “Refuge” by Terry Tempest Williams and “The Paradise of Bombs” by Scott Russell Sanders. Books available for loaning. To register or reserve a copy: 743-5309.

South Paris, Tuesday, May 31: Parenting Education Group presents Positive Parenting sessions, 9:30 to 11 a.m., Community Concepts, Main Street. Free. FMI: 739-6367.

Norway, through Wednesday, June 1: Reservations accepted for the annual dug out party for all Purple Heart Veterans and spouses occurring 1 p.m., Saturday, June 11, 724 Greenwood Road. Free. Includes lunch. Bring your own chair. FMI: 527-2868.

Paris, Wednesday, June 1: Workshop “Children Caught in the Middle,” 9:30 a.m. to noon, Oxford County Extension, 9 Olson Road. Free. Registration required by May 30. FMI: 743-6329.

Norway, Thursday, June 2: Ballroom dance to benefit R.E.A.C.H., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School Cafeteria. $25 minimum. Waltz, fox trot, tango, jitterbug.

Denmark, Friday, June 3: New England singer/songwriter Lynn Deeves concert, 7:30 p.m., Pioneer Meeting House. $10. Limited seating. For reservations: mail $10 admittance to Nurture Through Nature, 77 Warren Road, Denmark ME, 04022; include your e-mail or telephone number. Proceeds help bring solar power to the new retreat space. FMI: 452-2929.

Paris, Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4, American Cancer Society Relay for Life rally, 6:15 p.m., Don Gouin Athletic Complex. Luminaria ceremony at 10 p.m., Friday, June 3.

West Paris, Friday, June 3: Baked bean supper, 5:30 p.m., West Paris Historical Society. Includes homemade rolls and pies. FMI: 674-2507.

West Paris, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 3, 4 and 5: Old Home Days, 3 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m. Saturday; 9 a.m. Sunday, various locations throughout West Paris. Includes tent sale, pony rides, kids parade, demonstrations, shows, baby contest, library open house, music, dancing, model train show, exhibits, fireman’s chicken barbecue, pie contest and auction.

Berlin, N.H., Saturday, June 4: Champion fiddler Erica Brown and her band Blue Grass Connection performs, 7 p.m., Community Arts Center, 155 Emery St. $10; students K to 12, $5. Held in conjunction with Berlin’s Lilac Festival. FMI: 603-752-1028.

Hiram, Saturday, June 4: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hiram Elementary School, 129 Seamon Road. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

North Waterford, Saturday, June 4: Public supper, North Waterford Church, Five Kezars Road., off routes 35 and 37. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3.50. Proceeds benefit children camper scholarships.

Norway, Saturday, June 4: National Trails Day celebration clean-up project, 9 a.m., College Center, Main Street. Trails Committee, Wilderness Leadership class of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School and representatives from Trout Unlimited will clean up Penn Stream behind Main Street in Norway. FMI: contact Ken Morse, 743-1562, ext. 776 or e-mail: [email protected]

Paris, Saturday, June 4: National Trails Day celebration clean-up project, 9 a.m. to noon, Western Maine College Center, Main Street. Trails Committee will host clean-up of Railroad Trail and the Oxford Hills High School Trail. FMI: Ken Morse, 743-1562, ext. 776 or e-mail: [email protected]

Paris, Saturday, June 4: Benefit Chinese auction, 6 p.m., Fire Station, Western Avenue. Tickets: 10 for $2.50; 90 for $20. Items include gift certificates, oil, picnic table, overnight for two at Foxwoods, golf and camping. 50/50 raffle. FMI: 743-2478 or 998-2628. Proceeds for Dawn Abbott Brissette who has been diagnosed with lung cancer.

West Paris, Saturday, June 4: Spring fair and flea market, 9 a.m., Grange Hall, Church Street. Rain or shine. Includes crafts, homemade items, baked goods and cookies. Held in conjunction with Old Home Days. Sponsored by West Paris Grange 298.

Norway, Monday, June 6: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Masons’ Oxford 18 Lodge, Temple Street. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Norway, Thursday, June 9: Ballroom dance to benefit R.E.A.C.H., 6:30 to 8 p.m., Guy E. Rowe School Cafeteria. $25 minimum. Waltz, fox trot, tango, jitterbug.

Bridgton, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 10, 11 and 12: Maine Canoe Symposium with guest speakers Kirk Wipper and the Peake Brothers, Camp Winona, shores of Moose Pond. Symposium’s 20th Anniversary. For reservations: 647-3721. FMI: 892-3121.

Bar Mills, Saturday, June 11: Dance and music by Highland Soles, 7:30 p.m., Saco River Grange Hall, 29 Salmon Road. Adults, $10; student and seniors, $8; family rates available. FMI: 929-6472.

Naples, Saturday, June 11: Chinese auction, 1 to 3:30 p.m., aboard the Songo River Queen II. Ninety auction tickets at $20 each. When purchased before June 11, additional ticket is free. Space limited to 100. Features dollar table, grab bags, and food sale. Sponsored by The Resistance Ministries Youth Ministry. FMI: 743-6982.

South Paris, Saturday, June 11: The Swingin’ Bears dance, 7 to 10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. Mainstream and plus level square dances. Calling and cueing by Scott Williams. FMI: contact Sue Corning, 743-7176 or Eleanor Herrick, 782-5359.

Farmington, Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21: “Share Your Heritage” workshop, University of Maine Farmington. Oxford Hills area representatives are organizing a team to participate from Bethel to Millinocket to take part in learning about the heritage tourism market. Sponsored by National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Maine Mountain Heritage Network sponsors. FMI about joining the Oxford Hills area team: contact organizer Anne Campbell, Norway Downtown Revitalization, 739-2215.

Bethel, Saturday, June 25: Yard sale and auction, 8 a.m. yard sale; 5:30 p.m. auction preview; 6:30 p.m. auction, Telstar High School. Sponsored by Bethel Rotary Club.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, June 25: Pottle Hill Road race, one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m.; 10 K at 10:15 a.m., Town Square. $12. Prizes awarded. Volunteers welcomed. To register or volunteer: contact Suzanne Dunham, 753-1457, ext. 12 or e-mail [email protected]

North Waterford, Saturday, June 4: Public supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, Five Kezars Road, off routes 35 and 37. Adults, $7; Children under 12, $3.50. Includes baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and dessert. Benefit for children’s camper scholarships.

Waterville, Monday, July 4: Public breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road.

Norway, Saturday, July 9: Sidewalk art festival, 9 a.m to 4 p.m., Main Street. Features purchase awards by individuals and businesses. Celebrates famous Norway resident, mineralogist, naturalist, and educator George Howe. Includes musical, dance performance, dance master classes, poetry readings, children’s activities, food sales, and community events in addition to the art show. Rain date July 10. FMI: 739-2215 or e-mail [email protected]

Norway, Saturday, July 9: Lobster luncheon and quilt show, luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; quilt show 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Second Congregational Church. No entrance fee. Quilters wanted to display their quilts.

Norway, Saturday, July 9: Duck race, 2 p.m., vicinity of Advertiser Square and along nearby waterways to finish. Second heat follows. Corporate ducks to be customized, $50; individual rubber-ducky ducks, $5. FMI: 743-2281.

Lovell, Sunday, July 10: Antiques show and sale, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Historical Society, Route 5. $3. Certified appraiser will give free appraisals of up to two items. Food and beverages available. FMI: 925-1238.

Portland, Friday, July 15: Oxford Hills night at the Portland Seadogs Ballpark. $6. Tickets available at Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, 213 Main St. National Anthem performed by Mollyockett Chapter of Sweet Adelines International. Sponsored by Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce and Norway Savings Bank. FMI: 743-2281 or visit the Chamber office.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, July 16: Franklin Grange 124 summer fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grange Hall, Main Street. Includes food table, homemade items, luncheon grab bags, games, dance featuring the Richard Felt Band, fish pond for children, horseshoes. Table rentals $5. FMI: 674-3046 or 674-3872.

Locke Mills, Saturday, July 30: Skunk run, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., American Legion Jackson Silver Post. $10 donation per event; $30 for all events. Includes t-shirt. Motorcycle run at 10 a.m., pig roast from 3 to 5 p.m., live band music by The Suspects from 5 to 9 p.m. Proceeds for the Sandon Morgan Scholarship Fund at Telstar Regional High School. FMI: visit www.bikersskunk.com.

River Valley area (Rumford)



Rumford, Thursday, May 26: Sirloin tip supper, 4:30 p.m. until sold out, American Legion Post 24, 184 Congress St. $6 per person. Members and guests welcome.

Bethel, Saturday, May 28: St. Never’s Day sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Society Director Stan Howe’s house, 18 Broad St. FMI or to donate items:l 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Bethel, Saturday, May 28: Faye Taylor Memorial Art Show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dr. Mason House Exhibit Hall. FMI: 824-2908 or 1-800-824-2910.

Dixfield, Saturday, May 28: Wingnuts Improv Comedy Troupe, 7 to 9 p.m., Dixfield Coffeehouse, Dixfield Congregational Church Annex, High Street. Adults, $5; children under 12, free. FMI: Lora, 562-8575 or e-mail [email protected]

Rumford, Monday, May 30: Memorial Day parade, 9 a.m., Canal Street.

Mexico, Tuesday, May 31: Preschool story and craft hour for children ages 2 to 5, 10 a.m., Public Library. Craft will be an alligator craft. FMI: 364-3281.

Rumford, Tuesday, May 31: American Red Cross blood drive, 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Mountain Valley High School, Hancock Street. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Rumford, Tuesday, May 31: Auditions for Children’s Theatre presentation of this year’s Summer Fest program, 6 p.m., Public Library. FMI: 364-3661.

Rumford, Tuesday and Thursday, May 31 and June 2: Children’s Theatre auditions for “Finding Nemo”, 6 p.m., Public Library. Open to children ages 5 to 15. Older teens interested in backstage work welcomed. FMI: 364-3661.

Mexico, Wednesday, June 1: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch, noon, Town Office.

Mexico, Wednesday, June 1: Book Cafe’s adult book discussion group, 6 p.m., Public Library. FMI: 364-3281.

Mexico, Thursday, June 2: Spaghetti supper, 4:30 p.m. until sold out, Town Hall. $6 per person. Includes meatballs, salad, garlic bread, dessert and beverage. Take outs available. Proceeds benefit Mexico Historical Society.

Gorham, N.H., Saturday, June 4: White Mountain National Forest’s annual kids free fishing day for children under 15, registration at 9 a.m., Wildcat Pond, Wildcat Ski Area, Route 16. Rain or shine. Fishing, casting contest, learning stations and raffle prizes. FMI: 603-466-2713, TTY 603-466-2856.

Peru, Sunday, June 5: Fairhaven Baptist College music program, 7 p.m., Faith Baptist Church, Route 108.

Dixfield, Tuesday, June 7: Adult reading group, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library. FMI: 562-8838.

Dixfield, Tuesday, June 7: Elder Issues topic features living wills with Attorney Jennifer Kreckel and Dieter Kreckel, MD., 1:30 p.m., Dixfield American Legion. Free. To preregister: contact Elsemore Dixfield Center, 562-4226.

Mexico, Wednesday, June 8: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch, noon, Town Office.

Rumford, Wednesday, June 15: American Red Cross blood drive, 12 to 5 p.m., American Legion Hall, 184 Congress St. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Rumford, Saturday, June 18: Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, Le Paresseux Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street. Music by Jr. Roy. Members and guests welcome.

Bethel, Saturday, June 25: Yard sale and auction, 8 a.m. yard sale; 5:30 p.m. auction preview; 6:30 p.m. auction, Telstar High School. Sponsored by Bethel Rotary Club.

Lewiston area



Greene, through Saturday, June 4: Donations accepted for good, clean items for the Greene Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary’s yard sale at Farris Equipment on June 4. Proceeds benefit GVFD. FMI or to donate: contact Brenda Theriault, 946-5750.

Mechanic Falls, through Monday, June 6: Early registration for Pottle Hill Road Race happening Saturday, June 25, one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m.; 10 K at 10:15 a.m., Town Square. Before June 6: $10, includes free t-shirt. After June 6: $12, t-shirts $12. Volunteers welcome. To register or volunteer: contact Suzanne Dunham, 753-1457, ext. 12 or e-mail [email protected]

Auburn, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 26, 27 and 28: Auburn Middle School Drama presents “Wiley and the Hairy Man,” 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Auburn Middle School.

Lewiston, Friday, May 27: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, May 27: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Craft is caterpillars. FMI: 783-3990.

Buckfield, Saturday, May 28: Oddfellow Theater presents “The Stooge,” 7:30 p.m., at the theater, Buckfield Village, Route 117. $5. Tickets available at Northeast Bank in Buckfield or theater box office. FMI: 336-3306.

Gray, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 28, 29 and 30: Friends of the Maine Wildlife Park’s annual plant sale, during regular park hours, Maine Wildlife Park. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Gray, Saturday, May 28: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 657-4279 or day of supper, 657-3279.

Greene, Saturday, May 28: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., VFW Memorial Post 11032, next to Greene Central School. Adults, $5; children under 12, $2.50. Includes hot dogs, American chop suey, coleslaw, Italian bread, dessert, coffee and punch.

Lewiston, Saturday, May 28: Greek dinner, 4 to 7:30 p.m., Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 155 Hogan Road. Adults, $8; children under 13, $4. Includes baked chicken breast or baked mousaka, Greek salad, rice pilaf, vegetables, Greek dessert and coffee, tea or soda. FMI: 783-6795 or 622-0027.

Lisbon, Saturday, May 28: Baked bean and ham supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. Adults, $6; children, $2. Sponsored by Methodist Women. FMI: 353-8951.

Poland, Saturday, May 28: Bean and ham supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Empire Grove United Methodist Campground, Empire Road. Adults, $6; children, $3; under 5, free. Includes casseroles, coleslaw, rolls and dessert.

Winthrop, Saturday, May 28: Public breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., Grange Hall, Old Lewiston Road. Adults, $5; children under 12, $2.50. Includes bacon, eggs, pancakes, home fries, muffins and beverages.

Lewiston, Sunday, May 29: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Steve and Good Old Boys.

Turner, Sunday, May 29: Free distribution of vegetable seeds, noon to 1 p.m., Turner Village Church. The second step in the three-step shared harvest dinner happening Sunday Oct. 9. FMI: 225-2248.

Lewiston, Monday, May 30: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Winthrop, Monday, May 30: Memorial Day breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Winthrop Congregational Church UCC. Adults, $5; children under 12, $3; under 5, free. Includes eggs, ham, sausage, home fries, baked beans, muffins, juice, milk and coffee. Parade follows breakfast.

Leeds, through Tuesday, May 31: Donations being accepted for Rural Community Action Ministry’s annual yard sale scheduled for June. To donate items: contact the office, 524-5095 or 224-7505. Not accepting clothing, appliances or mattresses/box springs.

Lewiston, Tuesday, May 31: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Poland, Wednesday, June 1: Poland Recreation Department open house, 6 to 8 p.m., 1231 Maine St., Poland Town Hall.

Hebron, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 3, 4 and 5: Maine Country Music Association’s Country Music Jamboree, Hebron Pines Campground, Route 124. $6 per day. Rain or shine. For camping information: contact Dale or Gary, 966-2179. For show information: contact Lorri, 966-2771.

Lewiston, Friday, June 3: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, June 3: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Craft is caterpillars. FMI: 783-3990.

Durham, Saturday, June 4: Durham Elementary School’s PTA fun fair and fifth grade class Conservation Camp fundraiser, at the school. Includes “cow flap” bingo, yard sale, food sale, visit by Sparky the Cow. To rent a table: contact Betty Keith, 688-4076. To make donation: contact Leigh Fisher, 838-2070 or Pam Lizotte, 353-9333. FMI: contact Tracy Jordan, 353-5991.

Gray, Saturday, June 4: Maine Conservation School, Maine Wildlife Park. Learn about Bryant Pond camp sessions for boys and girls ages 8 to 17. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Gray, Saturday, June 4: Public supper, American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Adults, $5.50; children under 12, $2.50; under 5, free. Includes beans, chop suey, cole slaw, hot dogs, breads and pies.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, June 4: Lamplighter smorgasbord, 5 to 6 p.m., First Congregational Church. Adults, $6; children, $3. Includes baked beans, casseroles, salads, coleslaw, deviled eggs, desserts and beverages.

Pownal, Saturday, June 4: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. Adults, $6; children, $3. Includes spaghetti, potato salad, coleslaw, pickled beets, biscuits, brown bread and homemade pies. Handicapped accessible. FMI: contact Nancy, 688-4481 or Karen, 829-5470.

Sabattus, Saturday, June 4: Spaghetti supper, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Maxwell-Gill Hall, High Street. Adults, $5/$6; children under 12, $2.50/$3. Take out available. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: 375-6951.

Wales, Saturday, June 4: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wales Youth Center, Pond Road, Route 132. Rain or shine. Sponsored by Wales Presbyterian Women.

Wiscasset, Saturday, June 4: Morris Farm Trust’s peerless perennial plant sale, 10 a.m., 156 Gardiner Road, Route 27 North. FMI: 882-4080.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 5: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Poland, Sunday, June 5: Poland Historical Society plant sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Office. Rain or shine. Flowering plants and garden vegetables.

Sabattus, Sunday, June 5: Buffet breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Harry J. Conway Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $5; children under 10, $2.

Lewiston, Monday, June 6: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, June 6: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lisbon Falls, Monday, June 6: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 34 Main St. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 7: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Wednesday and Thursday, June 8 and 9: Peek-a-boo puppet show, 9:30 a.m., New Life Community Center, 134 College St. Free. Includes games, prizes and snack. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Friday, June 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Auburn Motor Sales, 699 Center St. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Lewiston, Friday, June 10: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, June 10: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Craft is caterpillars. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Friday, June 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 6:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Winthrop, Friday, June 10: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Adults, $6. Takeouts available. Wheelchair accessible.

Gray, Saturday, June 11: Maine custom wood sculpture, Maine Wildlife Park. Bill Fournier uses a chain saw to create eagles, bears and more. Finished pieces for sale. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Waterville, Saturday, June 11: Railroad festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Maine Central Steam Engine site, 470 College Ave. Clown, music, scavenger hunt, kids games and contests, face painting, railroad presentations, model railroad. Sponsored by Friends of the 470. Proceeds helps restore the old steam engine. FMI: 872-4940 or visit www.waterville-me.gov/470.htm.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 12: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Mainly Country.

Poland, Sunday, June 12: Poland Recreation Department brunch for adults over age 50 from Poland, Mechanic Falls and Minot, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Poland Community School Gymnasium. Free. Presentation of recreational options for older adults and community trips and activities.

Auburn, Monday, June 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., High Street Congregational Church, 109 Pleasant St. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Lewiston, Monday, June 13: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, June 13: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 14: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 14: Book discussion group, 11 a.m., Public Library.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, June 16 and 17: Sawyer Memorial presents the film “The Highlands of Scotland” created and narrated by photographer and filmmaker Tom Sterling, 7 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open one hour before shows. FMI: 946-5311.

Winthrop, Thursday, June 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., St. Francis Parish Hall, Lake Street. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Lewiston, Friday, June 17: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, June 17: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Craft is caterpillars. FMI: 783-3990.

Gardiner, Saturday, June 18: Gardiner arts festival, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., downtown Gardiner. Kick-off to the Whatever Family festival. Maine artists and crafters, food music, street entertainment, childrens activities, Longreach Cruises’ Pirate Ship excursions down the Kennebec. FMI: 582-3100 or visit www.gardinermainst.org.

Gray, Saturday, June 18: Randy’s taxidermy, Maine Wildlife Park. Display of tools of trade and finished mounts. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 19: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Bushwack.

Lewiston, Monday, June 20: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, June 20: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 21: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, June 24: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, June 24: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. Craft is caterpillars. FMI: 783-3990.

Portland, Saturday, June 25: Secret gardens of Portland tour, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $15 advance; $17 day of event. Self-guided tour of 12 private gardens in Portland. FMI: 773-0202 or visit www.propeople.org.

Gray, Saturday, June 25: Maine Forest Service presentation, Maine Wildlife Park. Meet a district forest ranger, learn how rangers protect and manage Maine’s forests. Smokey the Bear visit from noon to 12:30 p.m. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, June 25: Pottle Hill Road race, one-mile fun run at 8:30 a.m.; 5K at 9 a.m.; 10 K at 10:15 a.m., Town Square. $12. Prizes awarded. Volunteers welcomed. To register or volunteer: contact Suzanne Dunham, 753-1457, ext. 12 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Sunday, June 26: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. FMI: 1-800-382-0743.

Lewiston, Sunday, June 26: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Steve and Good Old Boys.

Lewiston, Monday, June 27: Mother Goose visit for preschool children, 10 a.m., Public Library. Stories, puppets, familiar rhymes.

Lewiston, Monday, June 27: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Tuesday, June 28: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 29: Cartooning workshop for children ages 10 to 14, 10 a.m., Public Library. Three session workshop also takes place Wednesday, July 6 and Wednesday, July 13. Sign-up in the library’s Children’s Room. Learn cartoon and comic drawing basics.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 30, July 1 and 2: Gaslight Theater’s musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. FMI: 626-3698.

Gray, Saturday, July 2: Presentation and white-tailed deer information with the deer tracker Dick Bernier, Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Park admission: adults, $5; seniors, $4; children under 12, $3.25; under 3, free; group of 15 or more, $25 per person. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 3: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Mainly Country.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 7, 8 and 9: Gaslight Theater’s musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. FMI: 626-3698.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 10: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 17: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 24: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Steve and Good Old Boys.

Lewiston, Sunday, July 31: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Bushwack.


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