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, 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: Charity auction, Livermore Falls High School, viewing 6:30 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Light refreshments. 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: 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., Congregational Church barn, High Street. Lunch prepared by Rangeley Lakes Regional School senior class, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Rome, Saturday, Nov. 18: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Mt. Philip Grange. All you can eat, $6; under 5, free; family of four or more, $20. Take-out available. Grange wheelchair accessible.

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, 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 sings lost songs of the ’90s, 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 holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Catherine’s Parish Hall, 32 Paris St. Tables, $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, 5 p.m. Display space, $5 with own table, $10 otherwise. FMI: 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 “An Evening of Culture,” 7 p.m., Muskie Auditorium. Tickets, $5; students and seniors, $3.

Bethel, Saturday, Nov. 18: Power of laughter workshop, 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, “Brokeback Mountain,” 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: Concert of medieval and Renaissance music by Calderwood Consort, 7:15 p.m., High Street Congregational Church. Admission, one nonperishable food item for the church 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: Auburn Teen Library Advisors, 4 p.m., Auburn Public Library. Pizza and refreshments.

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 Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

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.

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. 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 a teddy bear and listen to “Mousekin’s Thanksgiving” and “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. FMI: Anna Marie Lewis, 783-2696.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 18: Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m., 100 Pine St. Social Center. $6 a person. FMI: 795-6719.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Christmas fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lisbon Falls Methodist Church. Beef stew lunch, 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. Free admission. FMI: Pat Tardiff, 353-5035, or Katie Carville, 353-9056.

Livermore Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: Charity auction at Livermore Falls High School, viewing at 6:30 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Refreshments. FMI: Gayla Drake, 897-2905, ext. 232.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Nov. 18: Turkey raffle, 7 p.m., Amvets Post 6, Lewiston Road.

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. 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, $10 each. 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. Benefits 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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