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Farmington area



Wilton, Wednesday, Feb. 21: Ash Wednesday worship service, 7 p.m., Wilton Congregational Church, Main Street.

Farmington, Friday, Feb. 23: Fish chowder, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fairbanks Union Church, Route 4. $6, eat in or take out. FMI: 778-4705.

Farmington, Friday, Feb. 23: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Titcomb Mountain Ski Lodge.

Jay, Saturday, Feb. 24: Benefit spaghetti supper for Bonnie Roy of Livermore, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., K.C. Hall, Main Street.

New Sharon, Saturday, Feb. 24: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., New Sharon United Methodist Church, $7 for adults and $2 for children under 12. Hosted by Woman’s Society of the church.

Farmington, Sunday, Feb. 25: Ham dinner, noon to 2 p.m., Chesterville Grange, Knowlton Corner Road. Benefits Jocelyn Adams. Donations accepted.

Industry, Sunday, Feb. 25: Pig roast, 12 p.m., Town Hall. Adults $8, Children 10 and under $4.

Farmington, Monday, Feb. 26: Crafts, dart boards, 7:15 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: 778-7346.

Farmington, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Talk, The Similarities Between a Job Search and Dating, 11:45 a.m., North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: 778-7034, [email protected], http://chd.umf.maine.edu.

Farmington, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Comedy, Louis Ramey, 9 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: 778-7346.

Farmington, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Movie, For Your Consideration, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., The Landing, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: 778-7346.

Farmington, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Mardi Gras celebration, 7 p.m., North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. Live blues music, dancing, Creole and Cajun snacks. Beads for sale to support a local heating fund. Free. FMI: [email protected]; 778-7258.

Farmington, Friday and Saturday, March 2 and 3: 7:30 p.m., musical show tune revue, Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington campus. Performers of all ages; different programs Friday and Saturday. Donation: $6. Benefits Franklin County Fiddlers and Sandy River Players. FMI: Cyndy, 778-3513; Karen, 778-0435.

Salem, Friday, March 2: American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mount Abram High School, Route 142.

New Sharon, Saturday, March 3: Baked bean take-out, 10 a.m. to noon, New Sharon Congregational United Church of Christ, Cape Cod Hill Road, $14. Reserve meals: Mary, 778-2366.

Farmington, Tuesday, March 6: Talk: Democratization in a Restored Democracy: The Case of Estonia, 11:30 a.m., North Dining Hall, UMF Olsen Student Center. Free. FMI: [email protected], 778-7409.

Farmington, Saturday, March 10: Cabin Fever Reliever dance, West Farmington Elks Lodge, 8 p.m. to midnight. Sponsored by Shiretown Riders Snowmobile Club. FMI: Jill Boulette at 778-3482.

Kingsfield, Saturday, March 10 (Sunday, March 11 storm day): Chinese auction, 12 to 2 p.m., drawing at 2 p.m. Webster Hall, School St. Kingfield. Refreshments provided, benefits American Cancer Society. Sponsored by Friends & Family Ties Relay for Life Team. FMI 265-5897.

Wilton, Saturday, March 10: Contradance with The Old Grey Goose, 8 to 11 p.m., Wilson Grange, Main Street, East Wilton. $6; $15 family. Free learn-to workshop, 7 p.m. FMI: 397-2241; [email protected]; www.starleft.org.

Livermore Falls, Tuesday, March 13: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 6 p.m., Murray Hall, Route 4.

Farmington, Friday, March 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Mount Blue High School.

Jay, Saturday, March 25: Scrapbook and rubber stamp workshop, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Middle School, $20. To register call 897-4319.

Oxford Hills area

Paris, Thursday, Feb. 22: Story time for preschoolers, 10 a.m., Public Library. FMI: 743-6994.

Bethel, Friday, Feb. 23: Rick Charette in concert, 7 p.m., Telstar High School, Route 26. Advance, ages 3 to 12, $6; ages 13 and up, $8; under 3, free. At door, $8 and $10. Tickets may be purchased at any SAD 44 elementary school, Sunday River Ski Resort, Bethel Inn, Riverview Resort, Norseman Inn, Mt. Abram Ski Area, and Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Mahoosuc Kids Association. FMI: Julie Hart, 824-7007.

Bridgton, Friday, Feb. 23: Family night of magic and fun, 5 p.m., Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. Magic show; make craft, refreshments, free. Co-hosted by Bridgton Community Center and Bridgton Public Library; sponsored by Children’s Advocacy Council of Youth Alternatives. FMI: 647-3116 or 647-2472.

Hebron, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23, 24: Hebron Academy Players’ “Fiddler on the Roof,” 7:30 p.m., Androscoggin Theater, Sargent Gymnasium. Free. Parking at Robinson Arena lot off Route 119. FMI: 966-2100 or www.hebronacademy.org.

Bolsters Mills, Saturday, Feb. 24: Penny carnival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Bolsters Mills Methodist Church. Money raised will buy a motorized scooter for handicapped person. FMI: Shirley Jackson, 627-7388.

Hebron, Saturday, Feb. 24: Italian supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hebron Community Baptist Church. Benefits furnace fund. Adults, $6; children, reduced rate. FMI: 966-2694.

Norway, Saturday, Feb. 24: Book signing, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Books ‘n Things, Main Street. Patricia Gott will sign her book “Metamorphosis, My Journey of Growth and Change.” FMI: 743-2628 or visit www.prgottbooks.net.

Oxford, Saturday, Feb. 24: Benefit dance, 7 to 11 p.m., Oxford Community Center with For Petes Sake band. 50/50, raffles and food. Bonfire, ice skating and dancing. Cost: $10 adults. Benefits Peter Morrison, recently diagnosed with cancer.

Oxford, Saturday, Feb. 24: Resistance Ministries fundraiser, 11 a.m., Hosanna Church building. Chinese auction, dollar table, grab bags, 50/50. Food, drinks for purchase. FMI: 743-6982.

Paris, Saturday, Feb. 24: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church. Cost: $5. Donations accepted. FMI: 743-8019, 890-1865 or e-mail [email protected]

Paris, Monday, Feb. 26: “A Taste of China,” 7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

Norway, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Harrison writer Lisa Moore will read her story “Lincoln’s Birthday,” 6:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. FMI: 743-9808.

Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Cabin Fever Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Delta Knights will perform. Free. FMI: 743-2501 Ext. 107.

Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Cabin Fever Concert Series, “Delta Knights,” 6 to 8 p.m., Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Sponsored by Paris Parks and Recreation. Free. FMI: 743-2501.

Waterford, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Book discussion, “Moon Tiger,” 10:30 a.m., public library.

Oxford, Saturday, March 3: Breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Rock-O-Dundee Riders Club House, Paine Road, East Oxford. Adults, $6.50; children under 12, $3.50.

Buckfield, Wednesday, March 14: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Buckfield High School, Turner Street.

Greenwood, Sunday, March 18: Basket bingo, doors open 11 a.m., begins 1 p.m., Locke Mills Legion Hall, Gore Road. Sponsored by Friends of Telstar; benefits Telstar students/senior scholarships. $10 a sheet with 16 games, $5 for 2 blackout games. Consolation prizes, 50/50, basket raffles, food and drinks. FMI: Susan 824-3336, Brenda 824-2288 or e-mail [email protected]

Paris, Wednesday, March 28: Cabin Fever Concert Series, “Audiologic,” 6 to 8 p.m., Paris Fire Hall, Western Avenue. Sponsored by Paris Parks and Recreation. Free. FMI: 743-2501.

River Valley area

Dixfield, Wednesday, Feb. 21: Seventh-day Adventist Church six week program, Learn to Accept Yourself and Understand Others, 6 to 8 p.m., starting Feb. 21, corner of Weld and Blayne streets. Call 562-4649.

Rumford, Wednesday, Feb. 21: Ash Wednesday service, 7 p.m., Rumford United Methodist Church, with members of Green Church in Mexico. All welcome.

Rumford, Wednesday, Feb. 21: Dr. Robert Iles will speak on Whitecap – the Past, Present and Future, 7 p.m., Municipal Building, Congress Street. Hosted by Rumford Historical Society.

Rumford, Thursday, Feb. 22: Pork chop meal, 4:30 p.m. until sold out, American Legion Post 24. Take outs, call 369-9053.

Bethel, Friday, Feb. 23: Rick Charette in concert, 7 p.m., Telstar High School, Route 26. Advance, ages 3 to 12, $6; ages 13 and up, $8; under 3, free. At door, $8 and $10. Tickets may be purchased at any SAD 44 elementary school or, Sunday River Ski Resort, Bethel Inn, Riverview Resort, Norseman Inn, Mt. Abram Ski Area, and Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by Mahoosuc Kids Association. FMI: Julie Hart, 824-7007.

Rumford, Friday, Feb. 23: Salmon pie lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church. Price: $6.50; takeouts, 364-2193 Friday morning.

Rumford, Friday, Feb. 23: Second annual Greg Waite memorial race at Black Mountain of Maine, 6 p.m., with teams of four. Call to reserve a spot, 364-8977. Also features Ski Depot Demo Night and blues music with Paul Lowell, 7 p.m. to closing. FMI: 364-8977.

Byron, Saturday, Feb. 24: Roxbury Slippery Sliders Snowmobile Club poker run. Start at school house. Cards available, 10 a.m. to noon. Lunch.

Rumford, Friday, Mar. 2: Salmon pie lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church. Price: $6.50; takeouts, 364-2193 Friday morning.

Bethel, Saturday, March 3: Baked bean supper, 5:30 p.m., Bethel United Methodist Church, Adults $6; under 12 $3.

Mexico, Saturday, March 3: Spaghetti supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Calvin Lyons Hall, Mexico Town Office building. Adults, $6; children, $4. FMI: 364-3281.

Rumford, Friday, Mar. 9: Salmon pie lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Barnabas Church. Price: $6.50; takeouts, 364-2193 Friday morning.

Lewiston area



Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 21: Preschool story program, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 21: Teen Anime Drawing Club, 3 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb 21: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Lewiston, Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 21, 22: Cave painting techniques, public library. Wednesday, 11 a.m.; Thursday, 2 p.m. Hands-on demonstration of caveman paint and brush making. For children 7 to 12. FMI: David Moorhead, 784-0135 ext. 4.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 22: Book discussion, 6:30 p.m., public library. “Tell Me a Riddle” by Tillie Olsen. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 22: Hope Haven Gospel Mission open house fundraiser, 1 to 7 p.m. Proceeds benefit mission’s capital campaign, at the first floor, Lincoln Street side. FMI: contact Hope Haven at 783-6086.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 22: Line and partner dancing with the Countryside Dancers, 7 p.m., Central Hall, 191 Lisbon St. Entrance, 4th level of Centreville Garage.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 22: An old-time Franco-American Family “House Party” with the folk group Le Vent du Nord, 2:30 p.m. Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, Advanced Tickets: $5/$2 students and seniors. FMI: 784-0135 ext. 500 or 200.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 22: L/A Arts presents Le Vent du Nord, 7:30 p.m. Franco-American Heritage Center, Advanced Tickets: $23/$19 students and seniors 60 and over. FMI: 782-7228 of www.laarts.org.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 22: Peek-A-Boo Puppet Show, 9:30 a.m., New Life Community Center, 134 College St. FMI: 782-3939.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 23: Central Maine Community College Lakeside Players present “Taller Than Truth: Tales of Paul Bunyan & Other Big Folks” 7 p.m., Kirk Hall Auditorium, CMCC campus, free.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 23: Teen open mic, 2 to 4 p.m., Androscoggin community room, public library. For ages 18 and under. Refreshments. FMI: Sally, 333-6640 ext. 4; [email protected] library.org.

Hebron, Saturday, Feb. 23: Italian supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Hebron Community Baptist Church. Benefits furnace fund. Adults, $6; children, reduced rate. FMI: 966-2694.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 23: Babytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages birth to 2.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 23: A Moment’s Notice Jazz Quartet, 7:30 p.m., King’s Bridge Theatre, 387 Lisbon St. Be-bop, blues and swing. $8 in advance, Lewiston Pawn Shop, 383 Lisbon St. Venue is on the second floor with no elevator access. FMI: 577-6157; www.kingsbridgetheatre.org.

Lisbon, Friday, Feb. 23: Chicken alfredo supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., American Legion. Sponsored by Auxiliary. Adults, $6; children, $3. FMI: 784-0447.

Lisbon, Friday, Feb. 23: VFW Post 9459 ladies auxiliary 30th anniversary supper and dance, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Supper 5:30 to 7 p.m.; dance, 7 to 11 p.m. Reserve a meal, 353-2152.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb 24: Poker run, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. registration, 12 p.m. run, 4 p.m. prizes awarded. Starts, ends at Lost Valley. Stops can be reached by car or via snowmobile. $5 per hand, proceeds benefit Central Maine Adaptive Sports and Andy Valley Sno Gypsies. FMI: 783-8037.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 24: Central Maine Community College Lakeside Players present “Taller Than Truth: Tales of Paul Bunyan & Other Big Folks” 1 p.m., Kirk Hall Auditorium, CMCC campus, free.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 24: Baked bean supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Sixth Street Congregational Church, 109 Sixth St. Adults, $5; children 5 to 12, $3; under 5, free.

Augusta, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25: Outdoor sports, gun show, Augusta Armory, Western Avenue. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Adults $5; kids and military, free. Sponsored by The Ancient Ones living history club. FMI: 582-7178 or [email protected]

Gray, Saturday, Feb. 24: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. Adults, $6; under 12, $2. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279; day of supper, 657-3279.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Feb. 24: Bean and ham supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon Methodist Church, School Street. Adults $6; children $2.

Sabattus, Saturday, Feb. 24: Baked bean and casserole supper, 5 to 6 p.m., The Jacques, Wales Road, dancing follows till 9:30 p.m., $6.

Wales, Saturday, Feb. 24: Baked beans and spaghetti supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Wales Youth Center, Route 132. Benefits Wales Presbyterian Church budget. FMI: Alice, 375-8382; Marilyn, 375-6604.

Auburn, Sunday, Feb. 25: Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3.50/$4.50. Benefits Operation Uplink for troops in Iraq. FMI: 784-6883.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 26: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library. Ages 7 to 14.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 26: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 26: After school art, 3:30 p.m., public library.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., public library. Ages 2 to 5.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 27: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 28: Preschool story program, 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., public library.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb 28: Book buddies, 3:30 p.m., public library. For grades 1 to 6.

Lisbon, Friday, March 2: Ham or chicken supper, 5:30 to 7 p.m., VFW Post 9459, Route 196. Adults, $6; children under 10, $3. Reserve a meal, 353-5291, Wednesday to Friday after 4 p.m.

Auburn, Saturday, March 3: American Cancer Society pancake breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., at Applebee’s at 599 Center St., to support Relay For Life. $5. Seatings at 8, 8:40 and 9:20 a.m. FMI or for tickets call Applebees at 784-3986, for AMC at 373-3729 or Janet Miles at 784-3824.

Auburn, Saturday, March 3: Sisters of Charity Caribbean Gala, 6:30 p.m., Hilton Garden Auburn Riverwatch. Martini bar, hors d’oeuvres, dinner, dancing, auctions. Benefits construction of orthopedic unit at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. FMI: 777-8863 or [email protected]

Gray, Saturday, March 3: Bean supper, 5 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Adults, $6; children under 12, $2.50; under 5, free. Benefits senior welfare.

Lewiston, Saturday, March 3: Bean supper, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Holy Cross Church hall, 1080 Lisbon St. Adults, $6; 12 years and under, $3. Takeouts. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 12652. FMI: Dan Leclair, 240-3537.

New Gloucester, Saturday, March 3: Singer-songwriter Rebecca Wing, 7:30 p.m., Village Coffeehouse, New Gloucester Congregational Church. FMI: Michael and Julie Fralich, 926-3161; church office, 926-3260. Tickets at the door. Benefits New Gloucester Congregational Church.

Sabattus, Saturday, March 3: Baked bean and casserole supper. 4:30 to 6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary parish. Adults, $6; under 12, $3. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. FMI: Robert Ayotte, 375-4057.

Sabattus, Sunday, March 4: Buffet breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Lisbon, Wednesday, March 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Lisbon High School, Route 196.

Auburn, Friday, March 9: First anniversary open mic/poetry slam, 7:30 p.m., First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St. Sign-up, 7:15. Pleasant Note’s open mic features local artists for song, spoken word or movement. Free admission/accessible/ childcare/refreshments available. FMI: 783-0461 or www.uuauburn.org.

Lewiston, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 9, 10, 11: “The Contrast” an American comedy of manners; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Bates College Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 2 Andrews Road, $6; Bates faculty, staff, senior citizens and non-Bates students, $3. FMI: 786-6161 or https://transact.bates.edu/boxoffice/.

Auburn, Sunday, March 11: Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $3.50/$4.50 Benefits Operation Uplink phone cards for troops. FMI: 784-6883.

Buckfield, Wednesday, March 14: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 5 p.m., Buckfield High School, Turner Street.

Lewiston, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 16, 17, 18: “The Contrast” an American comedy of manners; Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.; Bates College Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 2 Andrews Road, $6; Bates faculty, staff, senior citizens and non-Bates students, $3. FMI: 786-6161 or https://transact.bates.edu/boxoffice/.

Sabattus, Friday, March 16: Buffet supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., Jillson’s, Jordan Bridge Road. Tickets: $5 in advance at Dominican Sisters convent, 61 Lisbon Road or $6 at door. Benefits Loaves and Fishes and the local food pantry. FMI: Ellie Brown, 375-4747.

Sabattus, Saturday, March 17: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Wales, Saturday, March 17: Baked beans and lasagna supper, 5 to 6 p.m., Wales Youth Center, Route 132. Benefits Wales Presbyterian Church budget. FMI: Alice, 375-8382; Marilyn, 375-6604.

Turner, Friday, March 23: North Turner Presbyterian Church annual Mud Supper, 5 to 7 p.m., GAR Hall, Route 219. To celebrate Maine’s fifth season: mud. Free will donation.

New Gloucester, Saturday, March 24: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Masonic Hall, Route 100.

Sabattus, Sunday, April 1: Buffet breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Auburn, Saturday, April 7: Schooner Fare, 7 p.m., Court Street Baptist Church. Adults, $15; under 12, $10. Tickets: Plantasia, 144 Main St., Auburn; Carroll’s Music Center, 160 Canal St., Lewiston; or, 740-2913. Presented by Robustelli, Rotz and Soucy, PA; Benefits Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Home of Maine.

Sabattus, Saturday, April 21: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Post 135, Island Road. Adults, $6; under 10, $3.

Auburn, Friday and Saturday, June 15, 16: Relay For Life of Androscoggin County, Edward Little High School track FMI: American Cancer Society at 1-800-ACS-2345 or online at www.cancer.org.


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