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Farmington area



Rangeley, Thursday, Aug. 4: Rummage sale, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Episcopal Church undercroft, Main Street. Clothes, household goods, boutique.

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.

Farmington, Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6: Children’s Summer Theater production “The Jungle Book,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF. Adults and seniors, $6; students and children, $4. FMI: 778-9053.

New Sharon, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5, 6 and 7: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., home of Marilyn and Elliott Powers, Route 2. Sponsored by New Sharon Snow Rides Snowmobile Club.

Weld, Friday, Aug. 5: The movie “Ice Age” will be shown, 8 p.m., Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater.

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, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., SeniorsPlus, Routes 2 and 4.

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: Fish chowder and blueberry shortcake luncheon, 11 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., SeniorsPlus, Routes 2 and 4. Adults, $5; seniors 60 and over, their spouses and those with disabilities, $3.50.

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.

Weld, Saturday, Aug. 6: Program featuring Phoebe Legere, the Salmon Singer, and Dr. Mark Moffett, National Geographic Photographer, 8 p.m., Mount Blue State Park Amphitheater.

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.

Livermore, Sunday, Aug. 7: Music at the Meeting House featuring vocals with Michael and Anita Linkenbach, North Livermore Baptist Church.

Rangeley, Sunday, Aug. 7: Natural science program features Mik’maq storyteller and Maine Guide Ray Reitz, 2 to 4 p.m., Wilhelm Reich Museum’s outdoor classroom, Dodge Pond Road. Free. Water bottle and bug spray recommended. FMI: 864-3443.

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

Wilton, Sunday, Aug. 7: The East Wind Gospel Quartet will perform, 6 p.m., East Wilton Union Church lawn. Freewill offering. Concert held indoors in event of rain. FMI: 645-9494.

Rangeley, Monday, Aug. 8: Contra dance/concert and silent art auction, 7 p.m., Wilhelm Reich Museum Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road. Adults, $6; children, $3. FMI: 864-3907 or e-mail [email protected]

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.

Jay, Saturday, Aug. 13: Jay Historical Society’s open house, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jay Hill. Tours of the homestead, display of Jay Hill circa 1840, hot dogs and beverages available, huge lawn sale under the tent.

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

Mount Vernon, Saturday, Aug. 13: Auction, 11 a.m., Lakeside in the Village. Rain or shine. Household goods, furniture, sporting goods, gift certificates. Lunch available and provided by the Beach Committee. FMI: 293-3773.

Rangeley, Saturday, Aug. 13: Auction, 10 a.m., Wilhelm Reich Museum Conference Center, Dodge Pond Road. Items available for viewing at 9 a.m. Donations welcomed. FMI: 864-3443.

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.

Farmington, Saturday, Sept. 10: Contradance with John Kuehne and Friends with Franois Neville calling, 8 to 11 p.m.; basic workshop 7:30 p.m., Farmington Grange, Bridge Street, West Farmington. FMI: 397-2241, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.starleft.org.

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)



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, Aug. 6: Workshops featuring basketry, Kumihimo braiding, tatting, red work embroidery, stenciling, wood carving, blacksmithing, Scribners Mill, Scribners Mill Road, on Crooked River. Half-day workshop, $25, includes “Back to the Past” admission. Tatting workshop runs all day. Additional materials fee may be required. FMI or registration: 583-6455.

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: Inside yard and bake sale, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., West Paris Historical Society. FMI: contact Betty Jones, 674-2507 or David Ring, 743-6733.

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.

Locke Mills, Tuesday, Aug. 9: Public supper and dance, 5:30 p.m. supper; 9 p.m. dance, American Legion Hall. $7. Music by the Parisians.

Gorham, N.H., Wednesday, Aug. 10: Program “The Goals and Gear of Fire in the Forest,” 8 p.m., Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, Route 16. Free. Complimentary popcorn. FMI: 603-466-2713 or 603-466-2721.

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.

Bethel, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12, 13 and 14: Sudbury Canada Days at Bethel Historical Society. Features “Hall Lecture,” old time crafts, art show, historical films, children’s parade and games, badminton and croquet tournaments, log drivers’ bean supper, open house at Lower Sunday River Schoolhouse, old-fashioned hymn sing at the Middle Intervale Meetinghouse. FMI: 824-2908 or 800-824-2910.

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.

Locke Mills, Saturday, Aug. 13: Old fashioned dance, 8 to 11 p.m., Town Hall. Music by the Richard Felt Orchestra. Benefit for Greenwood Historical Society.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 13: Public supper, 4 to 6 p.m., Heywood Club clubhouse, corner of Crockett Ridge and Round the Pond roads. FMI: 743-7361.

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: Benefit smorgasbord supper for fire victim Harley Stevens, 5 to 6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, Church Street. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Sponsored by Post 72 Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9787 and Auxiliary. FMI: contact Marilyn Ramsay, 743-5723.

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: Rotary lobster and clambake dinner, 3 to 7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, near tennis courts, Fair Street. $18, advance; $20, day of event. Includes one lobster, steamers, corn-on-the-cob, soda and watermelon. Tickets available at Western Auto or Lake Region Awards, Norway or contact Patty Rice, 743-7777 or Jon Kendrick, 774-0224.

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)



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.

Mexico, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Greater Rumford Area Ministers’ Pantry Service will serve a free lunch, noon, Town Office.

Bethel, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 12, 13 and 14: Sudbury Canada Days at Bethel Historical Society. Features “Hall Lecture,” old time crafts, art show, historical films, children’s parade and games, badminton and croquet tournaments, log drivers’ bean supper, open house at Lower Sunday River Schoolhouse, old-fashioned hymn sing at the Middle Intervale Meetinghouse. FMI: 824-2908 or 800-824-2910.

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, Saturday, Aug. 13: Bean hole bean supper, 5 p.m., Blazing Star Lodge, Route 232. Adults, $6; children under 12, $3. Includes hot dogs, coleslaw, potato salad, bread, coffee, dessert and punch. Takeout available. FMI: contact Rick, 364-7390.

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.

Dixfield, Sunday, Aug. 21: Outdoor market, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Main Street. Rain or shine. Food, craft items, flea market finds, raffle tickets, collectibles. Vendor space, $15. FMI: contact Ralph or Norine, 562-8816, days. Also bicentennial road race, FMI: 562-7172.

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, 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, 6 p.m., Martindale Country Club. $25, per person; $40, per couple. Includes buffet dinner. Hand painted decorative children’s chairs sold at live auction at 7:30 p.m. Music by Side by Side. 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]

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Countryside Dancers dance, dress rehearsal for Balloon festival demo 6 p.m., followed by dancing to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

Lisbon Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 10: Singer/songwriter Jeff Vye of the Maine Songwriters Association will perform, Lisbon Falls, 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, 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: “Honor the Animals’ POW-WOW” with Native American craft vendors, drummers, dancers, singers and traditional foods, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 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.

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

Sabattus, Saturday, Aug. 13: Bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Adults, $6; children, $2.50. Dance to the oldies following supper. FMI: 375-9008.

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.

Gray, Sunday, Aug. 14: Gallery exhibit by wildlife artist Persis Weirs, 5 to 7 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.

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]

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 17: Countryside Dancers dance, dress rehearsal for Balloon festival demo 6 p.m., followed by dancing to 9:30 p.m., C and J Hall, 711 Webster St.

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, Wednesday, Aug. 24: 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, 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.

Sabattus, Saturday, Aug. 27: Bean casserole and Sammie Angel show, supper 5 to 6 p.m.; show 7 to 11 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper: adults, $6; children, $2.50; show, $5; supper and show, $10. FMI: 375-9008.

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.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 31: 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, 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.

Augusta, Friday, Sept. 16: Jazz/swing music with Muriel Havenstein and Friends, 7:30 p.m., Jewett Hall Auditorium, UMA. Adults, $10; students, $5, children under 12, free; subscription rates available. FMI: 621-3551 or e-mail [email protected]

Augusta, Sunday, Oct. 16: Benefit concert with cello/piano duo Noreen and Phillip Silver, 2 p.m.; pre-concert talk by Prof. Silver at 1 p.m., Jewett Hall Auditorium, UMA. Adults, $10; students, $5, children under 12, free; subscription rates available. Proceeds for the Michael Klahr Holocaust Education Resource Center. FMI: 621-3551 or e-mail [email protected]


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