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Farmington area



Livermore, Friday, June 3: Norlands Living History Center evening performances, 7:30 p.m., at the History Center. Donations accepted. Storyteller Jan Curry, Thursday; playwright and actor Michael Parent Friday. FMI: 897-2236.

Livermore, Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4: Washburn Humanities Conference at Norlands Living History Center features short talks by 16 researchers followed by discussions, 8:30 a.m., at the History Center. $15. FMI: 897-2236.

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.

Fayette, Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5: Founder and Publisher of Movieguide and Chairman of the Christian Film and Television Commission, Doctor Ted Baehr will speak, 6:00 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. Sunday, Baptist Church, 39 Baldwin Hill Road.

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.

Starks, Saturday, June 4: Plant sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Memorial Hall. Priced $1 and up. Sponsored by Starks Progressive Club.

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.

Temple, Saturday, June 4: Community yard sale, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Town Hall and area private homes.

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, Tuesday, June 7: Open house for University of Maine Farmington pre-kindergarten, 6:30 to 8 p.m., Ricker Addition, 240 Main St., UMF campus. FMI: contact Wendy, 788-7406.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, June 7: Concert by Silver and Gold, 7 p.m., at the Gazebo.

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

Livermore Falls, Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11: Lawn and food sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Livermore Common, Crash Road. Sponsored by the Livermore Falls Historical Society and Livermore Falls Women’s Club. FMI: 897-4695.

New Vineyard, Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11: New Vineyard, June 10 and 11: Ladies seminar, 6 p.m. Friday; 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Open Bible Baptist Church. For ages 10 and up. FMI: 778-9823 or 652-2506.

Canton, Saturday, June 11: Chicken pie supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Adults, $6.50; children under 12, $4.50. Includes mashed potatoes, gravy, rolls, peas, carrots, coleslaw, cranberry sauce, beverage and pie. Takeouts available.

Farmington, Saturday, June 11: Public supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church. Includes baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuit and pies.

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.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, June 14: Concert by Bing and Nancy Crosby, 7 p.m., at the Gazebo.

Starks, June 18: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Memorial Hall. Adults, $6; children, $3. Includes dessert. Benefit for the Church of Christ Starks and West Mills Community Church.

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]

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.

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.

Norway, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 3, 4 and 5: Annual Pine Tree Steer and Ox Association pull, 2 p.m. Friday; 6 a.m. Saturday; 7 a.m. Sunday weigh-ins, Oxford Fairgrounds. $5 at the gate per day; children under 18, free; Camper/bus, $15 per night. Food booth opens Friday at 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 6 p.m. Bean supper approximately 5:30 p.m., $5. Saturday night raffles, 50/50s. FMI: 625-3683.

Welchville, Friday, June 3: Oxford Hills Christian Academy graduation, 7 p.m., Hosanna Church. Cake served following ceremony.

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 by The Great Falls Model Railroad Club, exhibits, fireman’s chicken barbecue, pie contest and auction. Parade, 10 a.m., Saturday.

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, 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.

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.

West Paris, Sunday, June 5: Service of memories, 9 a.m., Unitarian Universalist Church. In conjunction with Old Home Days.

West Paris, Sunday, June 5: Bicycle clinic, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Legion Memorial playground. The Bike Shop of Locke Mills will give safety checks. In conjunction with Old Home Days.

West Paris, Sunday, June 5: West Paris Old Home Days baby contest, 11 a.m., Fire Station.

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.

Berlin, N.H., Friday, June 10: New Coffee House and Arts Center presents family entertainment with Red Gallagher, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Arts Center lower hall, 155 Emery St. $5, members; $8, non-members; children under 12, free with an adult. FMI: 752-1028.

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.

Paris, Friday, June 10: Public baked bean supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St., Adults, $6; children under 12, $3.

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.

Buckfield, Saturday, June 11: Public breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., John D. Long 58 American Legion Post Home. Adults, $5; children, $3.

Locke Mills, Saturday, June 11: Old fashioned dance, 8 to 11 p.m., Town Hall. Music by the Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefit of the Greenwood Historical Society.

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.

Locke Mills, Tuesday, June 14: Old fashion dance and supper, supper 5:30 p.m.; dancing 9:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, Gore Road. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3. Music by the Parisians.

Bryant Pond, Saturday, June 16: Guest speaker Sayward Lamb will show and talk about his wood carvings, 10 a.m., Whitman Memorial Library.

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.

Berlin, N.H., Friday, June 24: New Coffee House and Arts Center presents family entertainment with Red Gallagher, 6 to 8:30 p.m., Arts Center lower hall, 155 Emery St. $5, members; $8, non-members; children under 12, free with an adult. FMI: 752-1028.

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]

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, Friday and Saturday, June 3 and 4: Expressive Movement Performing Arts Center’s arts recital and play “The Theater of the Lost and Found,” 6 p.m., Mountain Valley High School. Tickets available at the door.

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, Saturday, June 4: Babe Ruth baseball bottle drive, 9:00 a.m. to noon. Donations greatly appreciated.

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.

Dixfield, Thursday, June 9: Appreciation night in honor of David Saphier, 5:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m., Welch’s Campground. Saphier retired from Elsemore Clinic in late April.

Rumford, Thursday, June 9: Baked ham supper, 4:30 p.m. to sold out, American Legion Hall, Congress Street. $6.00.

Rumford Point, Thursday, June 9: Roast beef supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Rumford Point Congregational Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $4. Includes mashed potatoes, peas, coleslaw, rolls and homemade pies.

Canton, Saturday, June 11: Summer fest, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Municipal Building and ball field, Route 140. Rain date June 12. Featuring an auto show.

Rumford, Sunday, June 12: Elks Flag Day ceremony, 4:00 p.m., Veterans Park. Everyone Welcome. In the event of rain, ceremony will be in the Lodge on River Street.

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, Thursday, June 16: Annual moose lottery drawing, 6 p.m., Mountain Valley High School, 799 Hancock St. Free admission.

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]

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.

Auburn, Saturday, June 4: Pre-vacation bible school session, 1 to 3 p.m., Great Falls Plaza. Crafts, Christian music, bible stories, snacks provided. Sponsored by Court Street Baptist Church. FMI: 784-6661.

Durham, Saturday, June 4: Durham Elementary School’s PTA fun fair and fifth grade class Conservation Camp fundraiser, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school, Hallowell Road. Includes “cow flap” bingo, yard sale, food sale from 11 a.m. to 2, visit by Sparky the Cow at noon. To rent a table: contact Betty Keith, 688-4076. To make a 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.

Lisbon, Sunday, June 5: Guided wildflower walks, 3:30 p.m., Beaver Park entrance. Free. No dogs please. FMI: 353-9075.

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.

Lewiston, Monday, June 6: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

Lisbon Falls, Monday, June 6: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. FMI: 1-800-382-0743 or 353-5636.

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

Lisbon, Tuesday, June 7: Father’s Day supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Raymond J. Lavigne Post 9459 VFW Hall, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Includes roast pork, mashed potatoes, rolls, dessert and coffee or tea. FMI and reservations: 353-2152.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 8: Countryside Dancers dance, free lessons 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing 8 to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

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.

Lisbon Falls, Wednesday, June 8: Ladies night features singer/songwriter Anna Maria Tocci, and folk/bluegrass with Vanessa Torres and Touching Ground, 7 p.m., Lisbon Teen Center Coffee House, 32 Main St. Show and coffee shop is free and open to all ages. Open mike will end the evening. FMI: 353-3010 or www.bandmusicservice.com.

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.

Monmouth, Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11: Down East Country Music Association music event, 7 to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, Beaver Brook Campground, Route 202. Rain or shine.

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

Buckfield, Saturday, June 11: Public breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., John D. Long 58 American Legion Post Home. Adults, $5; children, $3.

Gray, Saturday, June 11: Chain saw wood sculpture demonstration with artist Joe Bolf, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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.

Hallowell, Saturday, June 11: Augusta artist Peter Buotte will discuss his hart show “To Baghdad and Back,” 7 p.m., The Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. FMI: 622-3813, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.harlowgallery.org.

Lisbon, Saturday, June 11: Lisbon Elementary School yard sale, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the school. Rain or shine. In the event of rain, tables will be setup in the gymnasium. Includes desks, chairs, file cabinets, bookcases, posters, flags, books, and more. Space open to area groups and families. $10 donation per table. FMI or to take part: contact Monica Millhime, 754-0021.

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.

Lewiston, Saturday, June 11: Countryside Dancers annual picnic dance, 6 p.m. picnic, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. dance, C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

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.

Auburn, Sunday, June 12: Lewiston-Auburn Kiwanis all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 6:30 to 11:30 a.m., Festival Plaza, Downtown Auburn. Rain or shine under the big top. FMI: 786-2061.

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, Monday, June 13: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

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

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

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 15: Countryside Dancers dance, free lessons 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing 8 to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

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.

Mechanic Falls, Friday, June 17: Congregational Church Coffee House presents three piece woman group Bertha’s Crib, 7 p.m., at the church. Freewill offering. Refreshments available.

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, Saturday, June 18: Bates College’s annual clean sweep sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Underhill Arena, 145 Russell St. CDs, DVDs, sports equipment, electronics, household goods. Benefit for local nonprofits. FMI: 786-6468.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, June 18: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Hall. Sponsored by the Tyrian Masonic Lodge 73. Proceeds support the lodge and community service programs. FMI and to make donations: contact Eugene Chandler, 345-9579 or e-mail [email protected]

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.

Lisbon, Sunday, June 19: Raymond J. Lavigne Post 9459 monthly clean up, 8 a.m., VFW Hall, Route 196. Help needed in cleaning, repairing and general maintenance. FMI: 353-4879.

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, Monday, June 20: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

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

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 22: Countryside Dancers dance, free lessons 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing 8 to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

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.

Lewiston, Friday, June 24: Raymond J. Lavigne Post 9459 cook out, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Hall, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Includes chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, dessert and coffee or tea. FMI: 353-2152.

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, Monday, June 27: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

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.

Lewiston, Wednesday, June 29: Countryside Dancers dance, free lessons 6 to 7 p.m.; regular lessons 7 to 8 p.m.; dancing 8 to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

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.

Freeport, Monday, July 4: Fourth of July pancake and sausage breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., St. Jude’s Church, Main and School streets. $3.50/$4.50. FMI: 846-5584.

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, Monday, July 11: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

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, Monday, July 18: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

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, Monday, July 25: Irish country dance lessons, 7 to 8:30 p.m. St. Patrick’s Hall, corner of Walnut and Blake streets. $3. FMI: 933-9761.

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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