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Farmington area

Jay, Monday to Friday, Nov. 13 to 17: Scholastic book fair, 7:35 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Jay Middle School. Benefits the school.

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, Friday, Nov. 17: Mallet School children and staff will dress as favorite book characters and parade starting at 2 p.m. down to Main Street and back to school. Part of National Children’s Book Week.

Livermore Falls, Friday, Nov. 17: Coffeehouse Night, 7 to 9 p.m., Livermore Falls High School cafeteria. Music and poetry. Admission, free; donations accepted.

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

Farmington, Saturday, Nov. 18: Fall concert by UMF Concert Band, 7:30 p.m., Nordica Auditorium, UMF. Adults, $6; seniors, $5; UMF students, free. FMI: 778-7072.

Fayette, Saturday, Nov. 18: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fayette Central School, Route 17. Sponsored by the Fayette Historical Society. FMI: 685-4702.

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, Saturday, Nov. 18: Mary Ukelady performance, 6 to 9 p.m., Carriage House Cafe, 1523 Federal Road, Route 4. FMI: 897-5880.

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.

Wilton, Saturday, Nov. 18: Thanksgiving season public supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church, 386 Main St. Free admission; donations accepted. Sponsored by the churches of the Wilton Ecumenical Community Outreach.

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

Jay, Tuesday, Nov. 21: Scholastic book fair, 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Jay Middle School during parent/teacher conferences.

Farmington, Thursday, Nov. 23: Free Thanksgiving Day dinner, noon to 1:30 p.m., Mt. Blue High School cafeteria. Sponsored by Augusta Valley Scottish Rite Masons. Meals delivered in the greater Farmington area for those who are unable to come. FMI and to order meals, 779-0641.

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.

West Paris, Thursday, Nov. 16: 100th chicken pie supper, 5:30 p.m., Universalist Church. Tickets go on sale at 4:30 p.m. Adults $7; children under 12, $3.

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.

Sumner, Friday, Nov. 17: Movie: “An Inconvenient Truth,” 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church. Refreshments and discussion following movie. Free. FMI: Earle Simpson, 388-2359.

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.

Paris, Saturday, Nov. 18: Live and silent auction, 11 a.m., American Legion, Church St. Benefits Maine Country Music Association Hall of Fame building fund. FMI: 743-7965.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, Nov. 19: Country Dance, 1 to 5 p.m., Silver Spur Club. Benefits effort to send Maine performers to Tennessee for North America Country Music Associations International competition. Adults, $10; children under 12, $3.50. FMI: Lorrie, 966-2771; Bobby, 633-4106; BlinnHill Productions, 582-4100.

Norway, Friday, Dec. 1: Oen Kennedy and Mary Ukelady performance, 7 p.m., Books N Things, 430 Main St. FMI: 739-6200.

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, 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.

Lewiston, Thursday, Nov. 16: Line and partner dancing, 7 p.m., Central Hall; entrance, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

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.

Lewiston, Friday, Nov. 17: St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Auxiliary annual Christmas fair, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Lepages Conference Center, Campus Avenue. Lobster luncheon.

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: Frank W Hulett Post, VFW, Auxiliary Christmas crafts fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., post home, 588 Minot Ave.

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Auburn Middle School. Crafters, raffles, food. Proceeds to benefit students. FMI: Churchill Barton, 782-7863.

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.”

Auburn, Saturday, Nov. 18: Holiday fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, 2365 Turner Road, Route 4, across from Lake Auburn. May also stop by on Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon.

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.

Lewiston, Saturday, Nov. 18: Line and partner dancing, 7:30 p.m., Central Hall; entrance, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

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.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Nov. 18: “Godspell” by Poland Players, 7 p.m., Vineyard Church. Benefits food bank. Admission, canned goods and donations. FMI: D’Arcy Robinson, 998-5400 ext. 218

Monmouth, Saturday, Nov. 18: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monmouth Academy gym. Free admission. FMI: 933-4277.

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.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, Nov. 19: Country Dance, 1 to 5 p.m., Silver Spur Club. Benefits effort to send Maine performers to Tennessee for North America Country Music Associations International competition. Adults, $10; children under 12, $3.50. FMI: Lorrie, 966-2771; Bobby, 633-4106; BlinnHill Productions, 582-4100.

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.

Lewiston, Thursday, Nov. 30: Line and partner dancing, 7 p.m., Central Hall; entrance, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

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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