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Farmington area



East Dixfield, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 29, 30 and 31: Countryfolk Music Theatre’s wild west show and country music weekend, Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Donations accepted. Potluck dinner Saturday and Sunday. FMI: contact Larry Bisbee, 928-343-4049 or e-mail [email protected] For schedule of events: www.decma.org/flyers/countryfolk/wwwestshow.html.

Farmington, Friday, July 29: Moonlight Madness throughout the day and evening, downtown Farmington. Store specials, vendors, road race, chicken barbecue.

Farmington, Friday, July 29: Art in the park, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Meetinghouse Park, Main Street. Features 38 professional artists and photographers and children’s art exhibit featuring the work of kids ages 3 to 17. Sponsored by The Downtown Business and Professional Association. FMI: contact Beth Morrison, 778-6631.

Farmington, Friday, July 29: Lobster roll lunch, 11 a.m., Meetinghouse Park. Includes chips, homemade brownie and soft drink. Sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. To order: 645-2639 by 10 a.m. Business delivery available in the Farmington/Wilton area.

Farmington, Friday, July 29: African Children’s Choir performance, 7 p.m., Old South Congregational Church, 235 Main St. Free. FMI: visit www.africanchildrenschoir.com.

Rangeley, Friday through Sunday, July 29 through 30: Rangeley 150th birthday bash. Variety of events planned including airplane fly-ins, antique car displays, horse-drawn wagon rides to history tours, fly-fishing demonstrations, fireworks. FMI: contact Rangeley Chamber of Commerce, 864-5364, 800-685-2537 or e-mail [email protected]

Rangeley, Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30: Logging festival, Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum. Bean-hole beans, Little Miss and Little Mister Woodchip contest, evening performances in conjunction with the Sesquicentennial. FMI: 864-5595.

Weld, Friday, July 29: Showing of the movie “Spirit,” 8 p.m., Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater.

Chesterville, Saturday, July 30: Church social, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Zion Hill Community Church, Zion Hill Road. Shrimp-kebabs, $5; steak-kebabs, $5; barbecue chicken, $3.50; hamburgers, $3.50; pint baked beans, $3. Includes soda, potato salad, chips. Takeout available.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, July 30: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Rangeley, Saturday, July 30: International Mountain Bicycling Association’s Subaru/IMBA Trail Crew’s Trailbuilding School teaches “sustainable” trail building, Rangeley Region Health Center, Dallas Hill Road. FMI and registration: contact John Field at Seasonal Cycles, 864-2100 or e-mail [email protected]

Rangeley, Saturday, July 30: Glenshane concert, 7 to 9 p.m., Episcopal Church. $10. Tickets available at Rangeley Chamber of Commerce. For reservations: 864-5473. Benefit for The Giving Tree of Rangeley.

Weld, Saturday, July 30: Performance by Charlie Who of Charlie Who’s Little Theater At-Large, 8 p.m., Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater.

Dixfield, Sunday, July 31: Benefit supper for the Maurice Voter family, 3 to 7 p.m., Swasey-Torrey Post 100. Adults, $7; children under 12, $. Includes baked ham, corn, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, boiled onions, bread and dessert. Chinese auction and 50/50.

Rangeley, Sunday, July 31: Basket making with Tom Hooke, 2 to 4 p.m., Wilhelm Reich Museum. Free. Explanation and examples.

Vienna, Sunday, July 31: Chicken barbecue, 11:30 to 2 p.m., Vienna Community Room. Adults, $6.50; children 12 and under, $3.50. Sponsored by Vienna Fire Dept. FMI: 293-9308 or 293-4000.

Rangeley, Monday, Aug. 1: Program “Flagstaff: The Drowning of a Village” presented by Author Ruey Baldwin, 7 p.m., Wilhelm Reich Museum’s Conference Center. Adults, $10; children under 12, $3. Tickets available at the museum and the Rangeley Chamber of Commerce. FMI: 864-3443 or e-mail [email protected]

Carrabassett Valley, Tuesday, Aug. 2: American Red Cross blood drive bus, 2 to 6:30 p.m., Sugarloaf USA Touring Center. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Dixfield, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Adult reading group, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library. FMI: 562-8838.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Nordica Day concert with Richard Gammon, tenor, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Free. FMI: 778-2042.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Silver and Gold perform, 7 p.m., at the Gazebo.

Wilton, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Summer lunch and listen program features a United States picture book reading by Tom Saviello, 11 a.m., Public Library.

Wilton, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Opening ceremonies for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial “The Moving Wall,” 7 p.m., Kineowatha Park. Memorial will be on display through Monday, August 8. FMI: 778-4726.

Livermore, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Summer family program features “Farm Life 1870” and “Games,” 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Norlands Living History Center, off Route 4. $3 per program. Bring picnic lunch. FMI: 897-4366.

Wilton, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Classic Car Club’s cruise night, 6 to 8 p.m., Dutch Treat. Music, classic cars and bikes, 50/50 raffle and more.

Wilton, Wednesday, Aug. 3: International Fair and potluck with folksinger Adam Miller, 6 p.m., Public Library.

Rangeley, Thursday, Aug. 4: Book and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Public Library. Proceeds support library projects.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 5: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Wilton, Friday, Aug. 5: Blueberry bazaar, 9 a.m., First Congregational Church, Main Street. Crafts, jewelry, baked goods, blueberry cake and coffee, plants and vegetables. Chicken barbecue follows at 5 p.m., adults, $7; children, $4, includes coleslaw, roll, blueberry cake or ice cream with blueberry sauce; take out available. FMI: 645-2535.

Wilton, Friday and Saturday, August 5 and 6: Wilton Blueberry festival, downtown Wilton. Chicken barbecue, blueberry pancake breakfast, blueberry and chili cook off, bazaars, craft and yard sales, boat tours, fireworks. Shuttle service available. For schedule of events visit http://www.route2.com/wbf.htm. FMI: 778-4726.

Wilton, Friday, Aug. 5: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Wilton United Methodist Church. Muffins and coffee available. FMI: 645-2190.

Wilton, Friday, Aug. 5: St. Luke’s Episcopal Church’s blueberry festival lobster roll luncheon, 11 a.m., corner of High and School streets. Includes chips, homemade brownie and soft drink. Business delivery available in the Farmington/Wilton area. To order: call St. Luke’s, 645-2639 by 10 a.m. day of sale.

Wilton, Friday, Aug. 5: The 195th Army Band of the Maine Army National Guard in concert, 7 p.m., Nichols Expo, the old GH Bass building, Weld Street. FMI: 778-4726.

Canton, Saturday, Aug. 6: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m until sold out, 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. Takeout available.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 6: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Strong, Saturday, Aug. 6: Bean-hole bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Strong Beach, Porter Lake, or Forster Building in event of rain. Adults, $5; children under 11, $2.50; under 5, free. Includes beans, franks, salads, desserts, rolls and beverages. Sponsored by Porter Lake Association to support activities beneficial to the lake, its users and its environment.

Wilton, Saturday, Aug. 6: Blueberry festival doll carriage and bicycle parade features the theme “Patriotic,” registration 8 a.m.; parade line-up 8:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Farmington Emblem Club 460. FMI: contact Nancy Chase, 779-0752.

Wilton, Saturday, Aug 6: Quilt and rug show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., United Methodist Church. Luncheon features hot dogs, meatball subs, chicken salad, Lobster seafood salad, rolls and blueberry desserts. FMI: 645-2190.

Wilton, Saturday, Aug. 6: Public supper, 4 to 6 p.m., First Apostolic Church, Route 2. Adults, $5; children, $3. Includes baked beans, hot dogs, potatoes, salad and coleslaw, casseroles, beverages and dessert. Supports church building fund.

Wilton, Sunday, Aug. 7: Jack Libby and Friends concert, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., Dutch Treat. Free.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 9: Bing and Nancy Crosby perform, 6 p.m., at the Gazebo.

Livermore, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Summer family program presents “Livermore Frontier Stories” in the One-room Schoolhouse, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Norlands Living History Center, off Route 4. $3. Bring picnic lunch. FMI: 897-4366.

Wilton, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Classic Car Club’s cruise night, 6 to 8 p.m., Dutch Treat. Music, classic cars and bikes, 50/50 raffle and more.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 12: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Farmington, Saturday, Aug. 13: Franklin County Animal Shelter’s birthday bash, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Meetinghouse Park, Main Street. Bake sale to benefit shelter, craft and food vendors, face painting. FMI: 778-2638.

Farmington, Saturday, Aug. 13: Public supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church. Includes baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuit and pie.

Farmington, Saturday, Aug. 13: Contradance with The Kennebec Highlands Band and John McIntire calling, 8 to 11 p.m., Grange Hall, Bridge Street, West Farmington. $5 per person; $10 family max. Free basic workshop at 7:30 p.m. FMI: 397-2241, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.starleft.org.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 13: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Livermore, through Sunday, Aug. 14: Reservations accepted for Norland’s “Meal, Laugh and Learn” program happening Friday, Aug. 19, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norlands Living History Center’s Granite Library, off Route 4. $21 per person. Includes homemade meal in the farmer’s cottage. Followed by “Typical Day in School” in the one-room school house. Reservations required. FMI: 897-4366.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Tri-Town Area Murray Hall, Route 4. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Livermore, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Summer family program features 19th Century crafts and games of the period, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Norlands Living History Center, off Route 4. $3 per program. Bring picnic lunch. FMI: 897-4366.

Wilton, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Classic Car Club’s cruise night, 6 to 8 p.m., Dutch Treat. Music, classic cars and bikes, 50/50 raffle and more.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 19: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 20: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Wilton, Saturday, Aug. 20: Inside yard sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wilson Grange Hall, East Wilton. Baked beans to go. Tables to rent for $10. FMI: 645-4848.

Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 23: American Red Cross blood drive bus, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wal-Mart, Route 2. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Livermore, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Summer family program’s nature walk and Abenaki stories, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Norlands Living History Center, off Route 4. $3 per person. Bring picnic lunch. FMI: 897-4366.

Wilton, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Classic Car Club’s cruise night, 6 to 8 p.m., Dutch Treat. Music, classic cars and bikes, 50/50 raffle and more.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 26: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 27: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Jay, Saturday, Sept. 3: Chili cook-off, 1 to 6 p.m.; registration at noon, VFW Post 3335, 66 Jewell St. Free spectator admission; $10 per cook-off entrant. Food concessions and outside music. Cash prizes. Early reservation suggested. FMI: contact Janice, 897-2122.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Sept. 3: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Sept. 10: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Sept. 17: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Sept. 24: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Oct. 1: Gazebo market, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Town Gazebo. Produce, crafts, music. FMI: 897-3321.

Oxford Hills area (Norway, Paris)



Bethel, Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30: Maine forest rally. FMI: contact Becca, 364-3241.

Casco, Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30: Casco days, Casco Day Park, Route 121. Sponsored by Casco Fire Association. FMI and event schedule: www.cascodays.com.

Fryeburg, Friday, July 29: Chamber music festival concert series, 7:30 p.m., Gibson Hall Performance Center, Fryeburg Academy. Adults, $10; students and seniors, $5. FMI: 935-7696.

Harrison, Friday, July 29: Karen Montanaro’s “Tranzspiel” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Adults, $14; children, $6. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Newry, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 29, 30 and 31: Western Maine European motorcycle meet, Sunday River Ski Resort. FMI: www.eurobikemaine.org/mememeet.html.

Norway, Friday, July 29: Coffeehouse open mike, 7 p.m.; sign-up at 6:30 p.m., First Universalist Church, 479 Main St. $3. Featured artist, Daniel Jacobs. Refreshments available. FMI: 935-4505.

South Paris, Friday, July 29: Baked bean supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, East Main Street. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes hot dogs, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls and pies. Sponsored by the Ladies’ Circle.

South Paris, Friday, July 29: Storytellers Milbre Burch and Antonio Rocha, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Bethel, Saturday, July 30: Baked bean supper, 5 p.m., Adler River Grange. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, salads and pies.

Fryeburg, Saturday, July 30: Chamber music festival concert series, 7:30 p.m., Gibson Hall Performance Center, Fryeburg Academy. Adults, $10; students and seniors, $5. FMI: 935-7696.

Harrison, Saturday, July 30: The Don Campbell Band’s “Backyard Holiday,” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $14. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

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.

Oxford, Saturday, July 30: SummerFest fundraiser to benefit United Way of Oxford County, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hannaford. Yard sale, bake sale, hot dog or a burger luncheon, lucky wheel spin.

South Paris, Saturday, July 30: The art of storytelling workshop show, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $8; children under 12, $6. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Bridgton, Sunday, July 31: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

Bryant Pond, Sunday, July 31: Mahoosuc Land Trust garden tour, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., begins at the library. $12 per person. Bring picnic lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. FMI: contact Ginger, 824-2686.

Sumner, Sunday, July 31: Christening and bake sale, 11 a.m., West Sumner Universalist Church, Main Street. Bake sale follows at noon. To make donations: 388-2173.

West Paris, Sunday, July 31: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, Maple Street. Explore the museum, library and gift shop, videos and albums to view. Coffee and pastries available.

Lovell, Monday, Aug. 1: American Red Cross blood drive bus, 2 to 7 p.m., Firehouse, Maine Street. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Norway, Monday, Aug. 1: Western Maine Art Group show’s wine and cheese reception, 5 to 7 p.m., Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St. Show runs through Wednesday, Aug. 31. Gallery hours: 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday or when “open” flag is hung out.

Casco, Tuesday, Aug. 2: American Red Cross blood drive bus, noon to 5 p.m., Point Sebago.

Harrison, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Sebago-Long Lake music festival’s “Grace and Passion,” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Adults, $20; students, $8. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Waterford, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Public supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church. Adults, $7; children under 12, $3.50. Includes baked beans, American chop suey, casseroles, salads, brown bread, rolls, beverages and homemade pie.

Harrison, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Dan Grady’s marionette variety show, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Adults, $5; children, $4. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Indoor yard sale, 7 a.m. to noon, Wilkins Community House basement, Plummer Hill Road.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Public breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. Adults, $5; children under 10, $3; under 5, free. Proceeds for community and grange projects.

Berlin, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 4: Singer/songwriter Josee Vachon presents a French-Canadian show, 7 p.m., Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St. $10. FMI: 752-1028.

Harrison, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5: EbzB Productions presents “War Bonds: The Songs and Letters of World War II,” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $16. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Lovell, Thursday, Aug. 4: Summer fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lovell U.C.C., Route 5, Center Lovell. Gifts, aprons, food, fir pillows, books, flowers and lunch.

Lovell, Thursday, Aug. 4: Concert with soprano Jenny Lynd Robinson and accompanist Aaron Robinson, 7:30 p.m., The Brick Church, Christian Hill Road, just off Route 5. $5 donation at the door. FMI: 829-9253.

Norway, Friday, Aug. 5: Western Maine Art Group’s wine and cheese reception to celebrate the Second Member’s show of the summer, 5 to 7 p.m., Matolcsy Art Center, 480 Main St. Featured display of rug hooking and craftsmen.

Norway, Friday, Aug. 5: Opening of Commons Art Collective August show, 7 to 9 p.m., Fare Share Commons, 447 Maine St. Show continues through Aug. 27. Gallery hours, 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday.

South Paris, Friday, Aug. 5: “Remembering Tony” revisiting the master performer Tony Montanaro, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Canton, Saturday, Aug. 6: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m until sold out, 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. Takeout available.

Harrison, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7: Barn tours of early Harrison barns with barn wright Scott Hatch, 9:30 a.m., Scribner’s Mill. $35 each tour. Learn the history of early Maine barns. FMI and registration: 583-6455.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 6: The New Black Eagles Jazz Band, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $18. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Locke Mills, Saturday, Aug. 6, Blueberry festival, 7:30 to 11 a.m., Locke Mills Union Church. Blueberry pancakes, pies, sundaes.

Oxford, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7: Norway/Paris Lions Club auto and truck show, 9:30 a.m., Oxford County Fairgrounds, Route 26. Free admission. Dance Saturday evening featuring The Bel-Airs. Drawing for 1967 Ford Mustang on Sunday, $5. FMI: 583-2907.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 6: American Red Cross blood drive bus, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oxford Fairgrounds, Pottle Road. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 6: Book sale, 9 a.m. to noon, West Paris Public Library, Main Street. Held by Friends of the West Paris Public Library.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 6: Church Summer fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., South Paris Universalist Church, Pine Street, off Market Square, South Paris. Collectibles, home baked foods and handiwork on sale. Lobster roll dinner, $6.50; chicken salad dinner, $5.50; served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 6: Down-home Maine humor with Joe Perham, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North, South Paris. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Bridgton, Sunday, Aug. 7: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

Harrison, Sunday, Aug. 7: Early handcrafts and trades workshops, 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., Scribner’s Mill. Basketry, Kumihomo braiding, tatting, embroidery, stenciling, wood carving and blacksmithing. FMI, registration and fees: 583-6455.

West Paris, Sunday, Aug. 7: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, Maple Street. Explore the museum, library and gift shop, videos and albums to view. Coffee and pastries available.

Harrison, Tuesday, Aug. 9: Sebago-Long Lake music festival’s “Celebrating the Bicentennial,” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. Adults, $20; students, $8. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Berlin, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 11: Performance with organ recitalist Brian Jones, 7 p.m., Community Arts Center, 155 Emery St. $10. FMI: 603-752-1028.

Harrison, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 11 and 12: GreenLight TheatreWorks presents “The History of America (Abridged),” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Lovell, Thursday, Aug. 11: The State Street Traditional Jazz Band, 7:30 p.m., The Brick Church, Christian Hill Road, just off Route 5. $5 donation at the door. FMI: 829-9253.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 13: The Dave Rowe Trio, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $18. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Otisfield, Saturday, Aug. 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Spurrs Corner Church, 1005 Route 121.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 13: Flea market, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oxford County Fairgrounds, Route 26. Buyers and sellers wanted. Inside and outside spaces. Benefits Agricultural Museum. FMI or to reserve space: 743-8422.

South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 13: Comedy and juggling with tienne, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Stoneham, Saturday, Aug. 13: Pig roast, 4 to 6 p.m., Fire Station. Adults, $7; children under 11, $4. Sponsored by Stoneham Knight Riders.

Bridgton, Sunday, Aug. 14: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

West Paris, Sunday, Aug. 14: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, Maple Street. Explore the museum, library and gift shop, videos and albums to view. Coffee and pastries available.

Harrison, Tuesday, Aug. 16: The Downeast Brass, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $14. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Indoor yard sale, 7 a.m. to noon, Wilkins Community House basement, Plummer Hill Road.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Public breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. Adults, $5; children under 10, $3; under 5, free. Proceeds for community and grange projects.

Harrison, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 18 and 19: GreenLight TheatreWorks presents “Cliffhanger” by James Yaffee, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

South Paris, Friday, Aug. 19: Drew Richardson in vaudeville variety show “Help! Help!” 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Harrison, Saturday, Aug. 20: Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Lovell, Saturday, Aug. 20: Arts and artisans fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., New Suncook Elementary School, Route 5. Free. Crafts, jewelry, blown glass, painterly art, pottery, woodenwares. Includes used book sale. Benefit for Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library.

South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 20: “A Life in Her Day” physical comedy and serious theater with Hilary Chaplain, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Bridgton, Sunday, Aug. 21: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

West Paris, Sunday, Aug. 21: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, Maple Street. Explore the museum, library and gift shop, videos and albums to view. Coffee and pastries available.

Locke Mills, Monday, Aug. 22: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., American Legion, Gore Road. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Harrison, Tuesday, Aug. 23: Celtic music with Isla, 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $14. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Municipal Complex, 1 Chase Commons. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Harrison Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 25, 26 and 27: GreenLight TheatreWorks presents “Marriage Play,” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

South Paris, Friday, Aug. 26: Eccentric performing workshop show, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $8; children under 12, $6. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 27: Julie Goell in “Georges Bizet is Dead,” 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $10; children under 12, $8. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Waterford, Saturday, Aug. 27: Indoor yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wilkins Community House basement, Plummer Hill Road.

Bridgton, Sunday, Aug. 28: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

West Paris, Sunday, Aug. 28: Open house, 2 to 4 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, Maple Street. Explore the museum, library and gift shop, videos and albums to view. Coffee and pastries available.

Bridgton, Monday, Aug. 29: American Red Cross blood drive, 1:30 to 7 p.m., Oxford Hills High School Cafetorium, Route 26. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Harrison, Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 1 through 4: GreenLight TheatreWorks presents “Sight Unseen,” 8 p.m., Deertrees Theatre and Cultural Center, Deertrees Road. $20. Box office hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. FMI: 583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

South Paris, Saturday, Sept. 3: “The Push Workshop” workshop show, 8 p.m.; doors open 7:30 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, off Route 117 North. Adults, $8; children under 12, $6. FMI and tickets: 743-8452.

Bridgton, Sunday, Sept. 4: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

Bridgton, Sunday, Sept. 11: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

Bridgton, Sunday, Sept. 18: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

Bridgton, Sunday, Sept. 25: Open mike, 3 to 6 p.m., IC Unplugged at Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar. Free. FMI: 647-4596.

River Valley area (Rumford)



Bethel, Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30: Maine forest rally. FMI: contact Becca, 364-3241.

East Dixfield, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 29, 30 and 31: Countryfolk Music Theatre’s wild west show and country music weekend, Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Donations accepted. Potluck dinner Saturday and Sunday. FMI: contact Larry Bisbee, 928-343-4049 or e-mail [email protected] For schedule of events: www.decma.org/flyers/countryfolk/wwwestshow.html.

Rumford, Friday, July 29: Teddy bear picnic in the park, noon, Public Library. Bring lunch, picnic blanket and teddy bear. Rain or shine.

Bethel, Saturday, July 30: Baked bean supper, 5 p.m., Adler River Grange. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes baked beans, hot dogs, casseroles, salads and pies.

Rumford, Saturday, July 30: Figures of Speech Theatre of Freeport performs “Nightingale” for St. Athanasius and St. John’s Centennial, 7 p.m., Mountain Valley High School’s Muskie Auditorium. $8, advance. Adults, $8 advance, $10 at the door; seniors and children under 7, $8; under 6, $6. Advance tickets available at the Parish office, Bartash or Port to Port.

Bryant Pond, Sunday, July 31: Mahoosuc Land Trust garden tour, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., begins at the library. $12 per person. Bring picnic lunch. Beverages and dessert provided. FMI: contact Ginger, 824-2686.

Dixfield, Sunday, July 31: Benefit supper for the Maurice Voter family, 3 to 7 p.m., American Legion Hall, Swasey-Torrey Post 100, Main Street. Adults, $7; children under 12, $. Includes baked ham, corn, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, boiled onions, bread and dessert. Chinese auction and 50/50.

Menu, baked ham, corn, potatoes, coleslaw, boiled onions, bread and desert. Cost: adults $7.00, children under 12 $4.00. Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, Music by Silver and Gold.

Dixfield, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Adult reading group, 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., Ludden Memorial Library. FMI: 562-8838.

Gorham, N.H.,Wednesday, Aug. 3: Program “A Day in the Life of a Backcountry Ranger,” 8 p.m., Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16. Free. Complimentary popcorn. Presented by the White Mountain National Forest. FMI: 603-466-2713 or 603-466-2721.

Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch, noon, Town Office.

Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Book Cafe adult book discussion group, 6 p.m., Public Library. FMI: 364-3281.

Andover, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5, 6 and 7: Andover Olde Home Days. FMI: contact Vickie or Marshall Meisner, 392-4311.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 5: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Rumford. Friday, Aug. 5: Dance, 8:00 p.m. to midnight, Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street. Music by the Tony Belskis Band.

Canton, Saturday, Aug. 6: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m until sold out, 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. Takeout available.

Mexico, Saturday, Aug. 6: MetalFest music festival featuring heavy metal bands, Mexico Rec Park. FMI: contact Nick Graham, 364-8982.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 12: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Rumford, Wednesday, Aug. 17: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 184 Congress St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 19: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

East Dixfield, Friday, Aug. 26: Campfire country music jam session, 6 to 9 p.m., Countryfolk Music Theatre, Route 2. Free. Dancing follows from 9 to 11 p.m. FMI: Linda, 645-4752 or Larry, 645-4875.

Lewiston area



Casco, Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30: Casco days, Casco Day Park, Route 121. Sponsored by Casco Fire Association. FMI and event schedule: www.cascodays.com.

Gardiner, Friday, July 29: Teen bands Ideafixe and three other bands, 7 p.m., Johnson Hall, 280 Water St. $5. Ages 13 and up. Chem-free, alcohol-free. Chaperoned. FMI: 582-7144, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.johnsonhall.org.

Lewiston, Friday, July 29: “Mad Science: Fire and Ice” interactive show for children ages 3 to 12, 10 a.m., Public Library. Dry ice fog storms, bubbling potions, chemical reactions.

Lewiston, Friday, July 29: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Topsham, Friday and Saturday, July 29 and 30: Midcoast Youth Theater’s teen company performs the musical “Working,” 7 p.m. Friday; 2 p.m. Saturday, Mt. Ararat High School Commons, Eagle’s Way, off Route 201. Adults, $12; seniors and students, $10. FMI: 751-2619.

Bowdoin, Saturday, July 30: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., West Bowdoin Parish Hall. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3; preschool, free. Sponsored by Wood Lawn Cemetary Association.

Gray, Saturday, July 30: Maine Custom Wood Sculpture demonstration with Bill Fournier, 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. Finished pieces will be for sale. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Greene, Saturday, July 30: Greene Historical Society garden tour, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Old Town House, Main Street. $6, advance; $8, day of event. FMI: contact Sally Ann Hebert, 946-5746, 946-5146, 946-5779 or e-mail [email protected]

Portland, Saturday, July 30: Hawaiian night dinner and dance, 6 p.m. to midnight, Portland Elks, 1945 Congress St. Music by Vintage.

Sabattus, Saturday, July 30: Bean and casserole supper and dance, 5 to 6 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Adults, $6; children, $2.50. Dancing to oldies follows supper.

Winthrop, Saturday, July 30: Raspberry festival, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., East Winthrop Baptist Church, off Route 202, next to Cobbossee Motel. Pies, muffins, waffles, ice cream sundaes, hot dogs, chips, beverages, live music and pony rides. Proceeds benefit youth ministries.

Winthrop, Saturday, July 30: Public breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., Grange Hall, Old Lewiston Road. Adults, $5; children under 12, $2.50. All you can eat, includes bacon and eggs, pancakes, homefries, baked beans, muffins and beverages.

Winthrop, Saturday, July 30: Winthrop Congregational Church fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the church, Bowdoin Street. Silent auction, food, books, gifts, antiques, raffle.

Casco, Sunday, July 31: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

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.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 1: Puppets and storytelling with Martha Dana, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 1: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 1: American Red Cross blood drive bus, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., White Rock Distilleries, 21 Saratoga St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Monmouth, Monday, Aug. 1: Books n bites book discussion for children 9 to 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Cumston Public Library. Books available at circulation desk two weeks prior to discussion. FMI and registration: 933-4788.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 2: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Jerks of Grass, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date August 3. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Casco, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Casco, Tuesday, Aug. 2: American Red Cross blood drive bus, noon to 5 p.m., Point Sebago.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Monmouth, Tuesday, Aug. 2: Preschool story time, 10 to 11 a.m., Cumston Public Library. For children and babies under 4. FMI: 933-4788.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Mime, juggling, storytelling, dance and comedy with Double Vision, 10 a.m., Festival Plaza. Presented by Lewiston Recreation and Parks Department, Auburn Parks and Recreation Department. Sponsored by Wal-Mart.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Auburn Community Band concert “America’s Favorites!,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Gawler Family Band performs banjo, guitar, fiddle and cello, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Lisbon Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 3: Guitarist Daniel Jacobs will perform, 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.

Casco, Thursday, Aug. 4: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Greene, Thursday and Friday, Aug. 4 and 5: Sawyer Memorial presents Michael Trautman’s comic show, 7 p.m. Thursday; 2 and 7 p.m. Friday, 371 Sawyer Road. Free. Doors open one hour before shows. FMI: 946-5311.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 4: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Grassholes, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 5. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 4: Midsummer lakeside concert series presents musicians from the Bates Dance Festival, 6 p.m., Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews, Bates College. Rain site is Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free. Bring blanket or lawn chair and a picnic supper. FMI: 786-6400.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 5: Androscoggin Children’s Advocacy Center’s “Chair-ity” auction, Martindale Country Club. Includes buffet dinner. Hand painted decorative children’s chairs sold at live auction. Proceeds for the advocacy center. FMI: contact Bridget, 784-0436.

Auburn, Friday, Aug. 5: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Clover Health Care. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 5: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 5: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Portland, Friday, Aug. 5: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Portland Elks, 1945 Congress St. Free. Music by Vintage.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 6: Wild Turkey Federation exhibit and Maine Bowhunters Association demonstration, 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.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 6: Public supper, 5 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Adult, $5.50; children under 12, $2.50; under 5, free. Includes chop suey, coleslaw, hot dogs, breads and pies. Proceeds benefit child welfare.

Monmouth, Saturday, Aug. 6: Medieval Faire featuring the Medieval Society of Gardiner, 10 a.m. to noon, Cumston Public Library. FMI and preregistration: 933-4788.

Pownal, Saturday, Aug. 6: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., North Pownal United Methodist Church, 852 Lawrence Road. Adults, $6; children, $3; under 3, free. Includes spaghetti, coleslaw, potato salad, pickled beets, biscuits, brown bread and homemade pies. Handicapped accessible. FMI: 688-4938 or 829-5470.

Wayne, Saturday, Aug. 6: Potluck breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Androscoggin Yacht Club. Annual meeting follows.

Casco, Sunday, Aug. 7: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

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

Auburn, Monday, Aug. 8: Auburn Public Library’s teen summer event presents a visit by suspense writer Christopher Fahy, 6 to 7:30 p.m., The Book Burrow, Center Street. FMI: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Auburn, Monday, Aug. 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 1 to 6 p.m., High Street Congregational Church, 109 Pleasant St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 8: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 8: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 9: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Mom’s Home Cooking’, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 10. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Casco, Tuesday, Aug. 9: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 9: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Mad Science show, 10 a.m., Tot Lot. Presented by Lewiston Recreation and Parks Department, Auburn Parks and Recreation Department. Sponsored by Auburn Hannaford.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Auburn Community Band concert “Big Band and Dance Music,” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Comedy, illusion, magic and clowning with Lee Faulkner, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Auburn, Thursday, Aug. 11: American Red Cross blood drive bus, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Advantage Payroll Services, 126 Merrow Road. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Casco, Thursday, Aug. 11: Book sale, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 11: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Annegret Baier and Shamou, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 12. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 11: Midsummer lakeside concert series presents “Ireland Reclaimed” a program of Irish and Irish-influenced music by Brendan Taaffe with Matt and Shannon Heaton, 6 p.m., Florence Keigwin Amphitheater, overlooking Lake Andrews, Bates College. Rain site is Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. Free. Bring blanket or lawn chair and a picnic supper. FMI: 786-6400.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 12: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 12: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Gray, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14: POW-WOW Native American craft vendors, drummers, dancers, singers and traditional foods, 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.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 13: Shaker bake sale, 10 a.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Featuring Shaker recipes.

Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 14: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 14: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Mainly Country.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 15: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 16: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Hot Club of Portland, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 17. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Sabattus, Tuesday, Aug. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary, Route 9. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Auburn Community Band concert “Take Two!” 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Blues favorites with the Blues Buzzards, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Sabattus, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Sabattus Recreation Club’s youth soccer program registration, Town Office. FMI: contact Nancy Provost, 375-4581 or e-mail [email protected], or Cindy Soucy, 375-8420 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 18: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Esperanza, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 19. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 19: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 20: Owl prowl, 8 to 10 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular park admission fee. Weather permitting. Learn what wildlife does at night. Bring flashlight. 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, Aug. 21: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Auburn, Monday, Aug. 22: Auburn Public Library’s annual pizza party and book swap teen summer event, 6 to 7 p.m., Papa Gino’s, Auburn Mall. Free. Bring books, comics or novels to swap. Includes pizza and soda. Summer reading program grand prize to be drawn. FMI: 782-3191, ext. 4 or e-mail Sally Holt, [email protected]

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 22: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Auburn, Tuesday, Aug. 23: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Tinpanic, noon to 1 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main St. Free. Rain date Aug. 24. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 23: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Ramada Inn, 490 Pleasant St. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 24: “The Auburn Community Band’s Greatest Hits” concert, 7 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking available in parking garage across the street. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 784-0191 or visit www.auburncommunityband.org.

Gardiner, Wednesday, Aug. 24: Martin Swinger performs original songs and American traditional tunes, noon to 1 p.m., Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center’s outside mini-park, 280 Water St. Free. In the event of rain, held inside. FMI: 582-7144 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 25: L/A Arts Music in the Parks presents Jess Tardy, noon to 1 p.m., Courthouse Plaza, Lisbon Street. Free. Rain date Aug. 26. FMI: 1-800-639-2919 or 782-7228.

Lewiston, Friday, Aug. 26: Cookies and Crafts, 10 to 11 a.m., Advocates for Children, B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lisbon, Friday, Aug. 26: Potluck supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Post, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Hosted by Post Auxiliary. FMI: 353-2152.

Gray, Saturday, Aug. 27: Sparks Ark wild animal information and displays with Dave Sparks, 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.

Portland, Saturday, Aug. 27: Lobster bake dinner and dance, 6 p.m. to midnight, Portland Elks, 1945 Congress St. Music by Vintage.

Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 28: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 28: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Bushwack.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 29: Bookin’ It with Babies, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 29: Advocates for Children play group, 10 to 11 a.m., B Street Community Building, 57 Birch St., Suite 204. FMI: 783-3990.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 30: Preschool stories, 10 a.m., Public Library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 31: American Red Cross blood drive, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sisters of Charity Lepage Center, Campus Avenue. FMI: 1-800-482-0743.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 1, 2 and 3: Gaslight Theater’s comedy drama “Dinner with Friends,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. FMI: 626-3698.

Gray, Saturday, Sept. 3: Wildlife chalk art contest for kids, Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Rain date, Sunday, Sept. 4. 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, Sept. 4: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Clary Hill.

Hallowell, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9 and 10: Gaslight Theater’s comedy drama “Dinner with Friends,” 7:30 p.m. Thursday; 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Hallowell City Hall Auditorium. FMI: 626-3698.

Portland, Friday, Sept. 9: Dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Portland Elks, 1945 Congress St. Free. Music by Vintage.

Winthrop, Friday, Sept. 9: Fish chowder luncheon, 11:30 to 1 p.m., Winthrop Congregational Church. Adults, $6. Includes biscuits, crackers, pickles, beverage and homemade pie. Takeout available. Handicapped accessible. Proceeds benefit the church.

Gray, Saturday, Sept. 10: Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife open house, 9:30 to 3:30 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Free. Donations appreciated. Fish and wildlife exhibits and displays. FMI: 657-4977 or visit www.mainewildlifepark.com.

Lewiston, Saturday, Sept. 10: Rock n’ roll casino, 7 to 11 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn. $30 per person. Casino style game tables, live music by Free Spirit and The Time Travelers, prizes, silent auction. Gourmet hors d’oeuvres, assorted desserts and coffee available. Space limited. Proceeds for Good Shepherd Food Bank. FMI and tickets: contact JoAn Chartier, 782-3554 or e-mail [email protected]

Auburn, Sunday, Sept. 11: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Gray, Sunday, Sept. 11: Grandparents day, Maine wildlife park. Free admission for grandparents; regular fee for other family members. 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, Sept. 11: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Wild Horse.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 18: Lewiston Singles Club dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8/$7. Music by Country Ladds.

Auburn, Sunday, Sept. 25: Scrabble crossword game club, 5 to 8:30 p.m., Great Falls School, 140 High Street. All levels of players welcome. FMI: contact Sharon Hawkes, 344-0026.

Lewiston, Sunday, Sept. 25: 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.

Gray, Friday, Oct. 14: Halloween night hike, 6 to 8 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. Wear costumes. Door prizes. Rain date Saturday, Oct. 15. 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, Friday, Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day/closing day, Maine Wildlife Park Route 26. Free admission for Veterans today only; regular admission for others. 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.


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