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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 and Sunday, Aug. 6 and 7: “Back to the Past” homestead, sawmill and lumbering festival, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scribner’s Mill. Adults, $5; children under 12, free. Ox team and timber frame demonstrations, pig roast and baked bean supper (reservation required), children’s workshops, barn tours ($35, registration required), how-to workshops, antique appraisals. FMI, reservations or registrations: 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.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Summer hymn sing, 7 p.m., Waterford Congregational Church, Plummer Hill Road. Ice cream social follows.

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.

Waterford, Saturday, Aug. 13: “Evening of Music” concert, 7:30 p.m., Waterford Congregational Church, Plummer Hill Road. $10. Proceeds for church programs.

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.

Waterford, Sunday, Aug. 14: Concert featuring choir of 40 men and women, 9:30 a.m., Waterford Congregational Church, Plummer Hill Road.

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.


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