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Farmington area

Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 16: UMF’s Star or Dud Search, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free.

Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 16: Comedy of Paul D’Angelo, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

New Sharon, Thursday, Nov. 16: Story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Sharon-Jim Ditzler Memorial Library.

Canton, Friday, Nov. 17: Thanksgiving pie sale; order by Nov. 17; pick up, 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 21, Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Mince, chicken, pecan, $10; pumpkin, apple lemon and chocolate cream, $8. To order, Doris, 597-2541.

Farmington, Friday, Nov 17: Fish chowder lunch,11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairbanks Union Church, $6, eat in or take out. Call 778-4705 by 11 for home or work delivery within five miles.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 18: Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, Route 2. Turkey and biscuits from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FMI: Alice Redfield, 778-2336.

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 18: Theater workshop, 9:30 a.m to noon at Foothills Arts Center, Pleasant Street. Adults, students grades 5 and up $15/person; family discounts. FMI and sign up: 778-0448; [email protected]; www.foothillsarts.org

Jay, Saturday, Nov. 18: Christmas fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Rose Parish Hall. Homemade donuts, coffee. Lunch at 11 a.m. Raffle. FMI: 897-4818.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Annual charity auction at the Livermore Falls High School, viewing of items at 6:30 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Light refreshments provided. FMI: Gayla Drake, 897-2905, ext. 232.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: American Legion Auxiliary Christmas Craft Fair, American Legion Hall, 17 Reynolds Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Sharon, Saturday, Nov. 18: Annual pre-holiday sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., United Methodist Church. Lunch available. Sponsored by Women’s Society.

Rangeley, Saturday, Nov. 18: Holly Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the barn of the Congregational Church, High Street. Lunch prepared by Rangeley Lakes Regional School senior class, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Skowhegan, Saturday, Nov. 18: Pet Expo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Skowhegan Armory, North School Street. Sponsored by Tri-County Obedience Club. Vendors, demonstrations.

Temple, Saturday, Nov. 18: Craft fair, Temple Town Hall, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. Benefits Temple Volunteer Fire Department.

Wilton, Saturday, Nov. 18: Mt. Blue High School craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nichols Expo (GH Bass), Route 156, Weld Road. Tables available. FMI: Shannon Smith, 778-4726.

Farmington, Sunday, Nov. 19: UMF Sunday Film Series “Fahrenheit 451,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

Farmington, Sunday, Nov. 26: UMF Sunday Film Series “Woman in the Dunes,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

New Sharon, Thursday, Nov. 30: Story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Sharon-Jim Ditzler Memorial Library.

Farmington, Saturday, Dec. 2: Craft fair and luncheon, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., American Legion Post home. Hosted by Auxiliary. FMI: Katie Hallman, 778-4720.

Farmington, Sunday, Dec. 3: UMF Sunday Film Series “Nobody Knows,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

Farmington, Friday, Dec. 8: Comedy by Lawn Chair Pirates, UMF’s own improv group, 8:45 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

Farmington, Friday, Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9: Friendly Workers Holiday Fair, Fairbanks Union Church, ham supper Friday, 5 to 6:30 p.m., food fest on Saturday.

Farmington, Sunday, Dec. 10: UMF Sunday Film Series “Spirited Away,” 7 p.m., Lincoln Auditorium, UMF.

Farmington, Wednesday, Dec. 13: UMF’s Star or Dud Search, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

Farmington, Thursday, Dec. 14: UMF’s Tom O’Donnell will perform lost songs of the 1990’s, noon, The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

Farmington, Thursday, Dec. 14: Comedian Chris Coccia, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7346.

New Sharon, Thursday, Dec. 14: Story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Sharon-Jim Ditzler Memorial Library.

New Sharon, Thursday, Dec. 28: Story hour, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Sharon-Jim Ditzler Memorial Library.

Oxford Hills area

Paris, Thursday, Nov. 16: Story time for preschoolers, 10 a.m., public library, FMI: 743-6994.

Canton, Friday, Nov. 17: Thanksgiving pie sale; order by Nov. 17; pick up, 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 21. Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Mince, chicken, pecan, $10; pumpkin, apple lemon and chocolate cream, $8. To order: Doris, 597-2541.

Bethel, Saturday, Nov. 18: Workshop, Power of Laughter, 9:30 to 11:30, Crescent Park School. Free. FMI: 824-2053 or 824-8610.

Gorham, N.H., Saturday, Nov. 18: “A White Mountain Christmas” Arts and Crafts fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., public library, 35 Railroad St. Visit from Santa. Light luncheon. FMI: (603) 466-2525. Benefits Gorham Public Library.

Norway, Saturday, Nov. 18: St. Catherine’s Sodality annual Holiday Fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 32 Paris St. Tables available for $10. To reserve: Sylvia, 743-7231.

Paris, Saturday, Nov. 18: Holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church. Popovers, 9 to 10 a.m.; lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bethel, Saturday, Dec. 2: Telstar Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Telstar Middle/High School, Route 26. Crafters reserve space by contacting the school, 824-2136, or Pat Nasta, 824-0547.

Bethel, Saturday, Dec. 2: Taste of Bethel and Theme Wreath Silent Auction, noon to 2 p.m. FMI: call the Chamber of Commerce at 824-2282 or visit www.bethelmaine.com.

West Paris, Saturday, Dec. 2: Community showcase and craft fair, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Agnes Gray gymnasium, Main Street. Christmas parade to tree lighting follows at 5 p.m. Display space available: $5 when supplying own table, $10 if table needed. FMI or to schedule a display: Lisa, 674-2127 or Cindy, 674-3507.

River Valley area

Rumford, Wednesday, Nov. 15: Bay Street Brass Quintet, 7:30 p.m., Mountain Valley High School. Sponsored by Rumford Concert Association. Adults, $20; seniors, $15; students, $10.

Rumford, Thursday, Nov. 16: Thanksgiving supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., at VFW. Sponsored by VFW Ladies Auxiliary. Adults, $6; under 12, $2.50.

Mexico, Thursday, Nov 16: Free stop-smoking program, noon to 1 p.m., Region 9 building. Light lunch provided. FMI or to sign up: Stephanie, 364-7408.

Canton, Friday, Nov. 17: Thanksgiving pie sale; order by Nov. 17; pick up, 9 to 11 a.m., Nov. 21. Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. Mince, chicken, pecan, $10; pumpkin, apple lemon and chocolate cream, $8. To order, Doris, 597-2541.

Rumford, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18: Mountain Valley High School’s fall play production, “An Evening of Culture,” 7 p.m., Muskie Auditorium. Tickets, $5; students and seniors, $3.

Bethel, Saturday, Nov. 18: Workshop, Power of Laughter, 9:30 to 11:30, Crescent Park School. Free. FMI: 824-2053 or 824-8610.

Rumford, Saturday, Nov. 18: Autumn fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street.

Bethel, Saturday, Dec. 2: Telstar Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Telstar Middle/High School, Route 26. Crafters reserve space by calling school, 824-2136, or Pat, 824-0547.

Rumford, Saturday, Dec. 2: Christmas fair and breakfast, 8 a.m., Rumford Point Congregational Church U.C.C.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Monday, Nov. 13: Book Discussion of “Brokeback Mountain” by Annie Proulx, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 13: Babytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library.

Auburn, Tuesday, Nov. 14: A concert of medieval and Renaissance music presented by the Calderwood Consort, 7:15 p.m., High Street Congregational Church. Admission, one nonperishable food item for the church’s weekly pantry.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 14: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 14: Homeschool book discussion group, 10 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Nov. 15: Preschool story time, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Nov. 15: Benefit spaghetti supper, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., American Legion Post 153, 71 South Main St., New Auburn. Adults, $6; seniors and under age 12, $5. Sponsored by AL Post 153 Auxiliary.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 15: Open Gym, 2 to 4 p.m., the Toy Library, 134 College St. For home-schoolers; $2 a child. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 15: After-school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 16: Baby’s Night Out, 6 to 6:20 p.m. Babies from birth through 24-months and a caregiver, Auburn Public Library.

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 16: Teenior Knitting Club, 10 a.m., Auburn Public Library.

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 16: Marvel Databases for Parents and Teens, 6 p.m., Auburn Public Library, for parents and teens looking for ways to get research and homework assignments done, using reliable databases.

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 16: Atlas (Auburn Teen Library Advisors), 4 p.m., Auburn Public Library. Pizza and refreshments will be served.

Auburn, Friday, Nov. 17: Scrabble for Teens, 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library. FMI: Sally, 333-6640, ext. 2008, or [email protected]

Lewiston, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 18: Russell Park Rehab and Living Center annual Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Baked items, crafts, white elephant tables and raffles.

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 17: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., public library.

Lisbon, Friday, Nov. 17: Bean and casserole supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW 9459, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. FMI: 353-2152.

Sabattus, Friday, Nov. 17: Turkey raffle, penny sale drawing, 7 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Christmas fair, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace Lutheran Church, 757 Summer St. Cafe, crafts, baked goods, jams, jellies, wreaths, granny’s attic, silent auction, fair trade productions (from developing nations).

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Craft holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., United Methodist Church.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., High Street Congregational Church. FMI or to rent tables: 784-4828.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Gingerbread Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Universalist Church Vestry, 169 Pleasant St. Live music by Phil “Gingerbread” House. Luncheon, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FMI: 783-0461 or www.uuauburn.org.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church. Visit with Santa. Lunch, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Saturday Stories and Crafts with Judy D’Amour, 10 a.m., Auburn Public Library. Bring your own favorite teddy bear and listen to Mousekin’s Thanksgiving by Edna Miller and Byron Barton’s The Three Bears.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 18: Holy Cross Parish and Trinity Catholic School Holiday Fest, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St. Activity table for the kids, crafts, 50/50, raffles. FMI: Anna Marie Lewis, 783-2696

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lisbon Falls Methodist Church. Beef stew lunch, including gingerbread with whipped cream, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults, $5; children, $2.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Holy Trinity Parish Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Holy Trinity Parish, 67 Frost Hill Ave. Crafts, baked goods, children craft area, raffles. Free admission. FMI: Pat Tardiff, 353-5035, or Katie Carville, 353-9056.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Annual charity auction at Livermore Falls High School, viewing of items at 6:30 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Light refreshments. FMI: Gayla Drake, 897-2905, ext. 232.

Lewiston, Sunday, Nov. 19: Pancake breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., Holy Cross Church hall, 1080 Lisbon St. Sponsored by Holy Cross Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 2870. Adults, $6; 12 and under, $3. FMI: Dan Leclair, 240-3537.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 20: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 21: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Nov. 22: Preschool story time, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 22: After-school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 22: Open Gym, 2 to 4 p.m., the Toy Library, 134 College St. For home-schoolers; $2 a child. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Sunday, Nov. 26: Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3.50/$4.50 Includes coffee and juice. Benefits children’s Christmas party. FMI: 784-6883.

Lewiston, Monday, Nov. 27: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Nov. 29: Preschool story time, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Nov. 28: Preschool story time, 10 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 29: After-school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Nov. 29: Open Gym, 2 to 4 p.m., the Toy Library, 134 College St. For home-schoolers; $2 a child. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Thursday, Nov. 30: Teenior Knitting Club, 6 p.m., Auburn Public Library.

Auburn, Friday, Dec. 1: Scrabble for Teens, 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library. FMI: Sally, 333-6640, ext. 2008, or [email protected]

New Gloucester, Saturday, Dec. 2: Shaker Christmas fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26.

Sabattus, Sunday, Dec. 3: Monthly breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3.

Auburn, Friday, Dec. 8: Scrabble for Teens, 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library. FMI: Sally, 333-6640, ext. 2008, or [email protected]

Auburn, Saturday, Dec. 9: Ham dinner, 5 to 6 p.m., St. Louis Church Hall, Third Street, Adults, $6.50; children under 12, $3.25.

Auburn, Saturday, Dec. 9: Book fair, Child Health Center, 24 Falcon Drive, 9 to 11 a.m. Proceeds to purchase adaptive, playground equipment, storage containers.

Buckfield, Saturday, Dec. 9: Holiday Home Tours, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Benefits Buckfield High School Class of 2007 Project Graduation. Tickets available at Tilton’s Market beginning Nov. 11, $10 each. The Buckfield Inn will offer an exclusive luncheon menu that day at special event pricing. Seating will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. FMI and reservations: call the Inn directly at 336-2220. FMI: Joan Abrams, 336-3600; Regina Hutchinson, 336-3312.

Auburn, Sunday, Dec. 10: Public breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3.50/$4.50. Benefit for children’s Christmas party.

Winthrop, Sunday, Dec. 10: CODA Chorus Christmas concert, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. Children’s choir 2 p.m. concert. Free-will offering.


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