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Check It Out

Oxford Hills area
Bridgton, Wednesday, July 1: Brown Bag Lunch: Ellen Chickering talks about her new opera, noon to 1 p.m., Municipal complex. Free. FMI: George Bradt 647-2389.
Norway, Wednesday, July 1: Book discussion: “A Thousand Acres”, 7 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI:743-5309 or
Paris, Wednesday, July 1: Little Red Wagon troupe from UNH performs “The Fisherman and his Wife”, 10 a.m., Moore Park. Free. Rain location: Paris Public School on High Street.
Paris, Wednesday, July 1: Mac McHale and Old Time Radio Gang Concert, 6 p.m., Moore Park. The fire station on Western Avenue will be the rain location. Free. Bring a chair or blanket.
East Hebron, Wednesday, July 1: Presentation by the Drama Ministry Team, 7 p.m., East Hebron Baptist Church, 215 Bryant Rd. Members of the group are students at Bob Jones University in Greenville, South Carolina. The program will feature an original drama “When I Surveyed the Wondrous Cross.”
Norway, Thursday, July 2: Reading program for grades 2-6: musician and theater artist Katey Branch, 2-3 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or
Oxford, Thursday, July 2: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., American Legion Post 112, 112 King St.
Otisfield, Saturday, July 4: Otisfield Fourth of July Parade, breakfast at the Spurrs Corner Church from 7 to 9 a.m., parade set up at 9 a.m., south of Spurrs Corner Fire Station, Rte. 121 in Cutler’s Field. Parade starts at 10 a.m. and leads to the fire station, where the fun continues. Theme: A Family Fourth. Bake Sale, items for sale are welcomed and there are two pie contests. Pies will be sold to raise funds for the Kerry Grover Memorial Funds. Pie donations to raise funds do not have to be submitted in either contest, FMI Geroge Galarneau 890-4674. FMI: Pat Dyer-Haggerty 627-6950 or Joanie Jacobs 539-9969.
Paris, Saturday, July 4: Old Fashion Bean Supper, 5 p.m., First Baptist Church of Paris, Paris Hill. 10% of proceeds go to local food pantry. Sponsored by the First Baptist Church and the Senior Social Center.
Paris, July 4: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Hall. $5. Lunch counter open.

Fryeburg, Tuesday, July 7: Concert Supper, 5 p.m., Fryeburg New Church, 12 Oxford St. Adults $7, children $4. Concert follows at Bradley Park at 7 p.m. FMI: Sally, 935-2546.

Harrison, Tuesday, July 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., United Parish Congregational, Main Street.
Norway, Tuesday, July 7: Reading program for grades 1-6: mural painting with Nikki Millonzi, 2-3 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or
Otisfield, Tuesday, July 7: Otisfield Food Pantry Open, 10 a.m. to noon, Spurrs Corner Church, Rte. 121. FMI: 583-4780, 627-4329.

Oxford, Tuesday, July 7: The 195th Army National Guard Bank performs as a “Concert in the Park”, 6:30 p.m., The Anderson-Staples American Legion Post 112, Rte. 121 and Skeetfield Road. Rain or shine. Refreshments available. FMI: Ted Heidrich, 539-4102.


North Waterford, Tuesday, July 7: Public Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, 5 Kezars Road (off routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market). Cost: Adults $7, children under 12 $3.50.
South Paris, Thursday, July 9: The Sisters in Rhythm Concert, 7 p.m., doors open 6:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Rte. 26. Sponsored by the Art Moves Dance Project during Norway Art Festival. Tickets on sale at Books’ n’ Things in Norway. Cost: $10, available at the door for $12. Seating is general admission. Plenty of room for dancing. FMI: 743-5569.

Bethel, Wednesday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road.

Bridgton, Wednesday, July 8: Brown Bag Lunch: Rain Forest Tribe with Carol Madsen, 12-1 p.m., Municipal complex basement. Free. FMI: George Bradt 647-2389.
Bridgton, Friday, July 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Howell Laboratories, 188 Harrison Road.
Lovell, Saturday, July 11: Sarah Sawin and Brian Whiton concert, 7:30 p.m., The Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road. FMI:
Norway, Friday, July 10: Used book sale, 4-7 p.m., Grange Hall, Whitman St. Sponsored by Friends of Norway Memorial Library.
Bridgton, Saturday and Sunday, July 11-12: Chickadee Quilters quilt show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stevens Brook Elementary School, off Rt. 302. $5 Donation.
Norway, Saturday, July 11: Used book sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Grange Hall, Whitman St. Sponsored by Friends of Norway Memorial Library.
Norway, Saturday, July 11: Quilt show and lobster lunch, show 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, UCC, 205 Main St.
Otisfield, Saturday, July 11: Flamingos & Fleas sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Community Center, Rt. 121. Benefits area students’ scholarship fund. FMI: Deb 539-4619 or Vicky 627-7133.
Paris, Saturday, July 11: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St. To donate items, call 743-2437.
Paris, Saturday, July 11: Red White and Blue supper and dance, supper 5-6 p.m., dance 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church St. Supper $7, dance $5. Lunch counter open.
Paris, Saturday, July 11: Square dance and ice cream social, 7-10 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. $6, non-dancers free. Casual dress. Sponsored by Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club. FMI: Sue 743-7176, Dan 357-5419 or Eleanor 782-4050.
Paris, Wednesday, July 8: Rick Adam and Red’s Recycle-O-Rama, 10 a.m. Moore Park. Free. Rain location Fire Station, Western Ave.

Paris, Wednesday, July 8: Dave Rowe Trio, 6 p.m., Moore Park. Free. Rain location Fire Station, Western Ave.

Paris, Wednesday, July 8: Banjo Club concert, 7 p.m., Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Church Streets. $8, seniors $6, under 12 free. Benefits restoration of the tower on the church. Parking behind Library. FMI: 743-9792.

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