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Farmington area

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 1: Stained Glass concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.

Farmington, Friday, July 3: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-6 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Dr.

East Wilton, Friday, July 3: First Friday Bake Sale, 4:30 to 8 p.m., Wilson Grange #321, across from Shelly’s Hometown Market. Benefits the grange. Cakes, cookies, cupcakes, pies and all sorts of goodies will be served in the hall and available for take out. FMI or on how to volunteer: call Chris Krauss 645-2400.
Jay, Friday, July 3: Independence Day festivities: parade, 5 p.m., Main Street; chicken barbecue following at VFW, Jewell Street; fireworks at sunset, Spruce Mountain Ski Slope.
Rangeley, Saturday, July 4: Auction, 10 a.m., Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, Rt. 16. Certificates, ski and golf passes, homemade pies, folk art, and more. FMI: 864-5595.

North Livermore, Sunday, July 5: Music in the Meeting House: Mitch Thomas, 9 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church. Service at 9:30 a.m.

Livermore Falls, Monday, July 6: Glory Bound (Terry Moore) Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Livermore Falls, Monday, July 6: Blackwood Brothers Quartet concert, 7 p.m., First Baptist Church, 25 Church St. Love offering. Refreshments.
Livermore, Tuesday and Thursday, July 7 and 9: Living History Tours, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Washburn Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10, 12 and under $6. Every Tuesday and Thursday in July and August. FMI: 897-4366.
Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 7: Silver & Gold Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.

Phillips, Tuesday, July 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-6:30 p.m., American Legion, 15 Depot Road.

Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 8: Stained Glass concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
Livermore Falls, Thursday, July 9: Nickles & Dimes Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.
Canton, Saturday, July 11: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. $7, under 12 $5. Take out available.
Farmington, Saturday, July 11: Bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Trinity United Methodist Church.
Livermore Falls, Saturday, July 11: Off the Hill concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
North Jay, Saturday, July 11: North Jay Day, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Grange #10. Food and craft sale. Fire Station open for tours and displays. Quilt show at Bartlett Memorial Methodist Church, Rt. 17.
North Jay, Saturday, July 11: Bean supper with music, 4-6 p.m., Grange #10. $7, 10 and under $3. FMI: 645-2910, 645-4628, 645-2217.
Farmington, Sunday through Thursday, July 12-16: Maine Jazz Camp faculty concert, 8 p.m. nightly, Roberts Learning Center 131, UMaine Farmington. Free and open to public. FMI: 778-7758 after July 12.
Livermore, Sunday, July 12: Music in the Meeting House: Hodge Podge, 9 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church. Church service will follow.
Livermore Falls, Monday, July 13: Glory Bound concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown. Farmington, Tuesday, July 7: “Music on Main” Get Down Downtown, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown Farmington. Seminole Wind will be performing.

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 [email protected]

Norway, Wednesday through Wednesday, July 1-8: Yard sale, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, Route 26, next to fish market. Benefits His Place Teen Center.

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 www.norway.lib.me.us.
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 www.norway.lib.me.us.
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.
Harrison, Wednesday through Saturday, July 8-11: Old Home Days, daily, various locations. Pick up events brochure at local businesses.

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.
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.
Bridgton, Friday, July 10: American Red Cross blood drive, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Howell Laboratories, 188 Harrison Road.
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.
Canton, Saturday, July 11: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. $7, under 12 $5. Take out available.
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: www.lovellbrickchurch.org.
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.


River Valley area

Bethel, Wednesday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road.
Canton, Saturday, July 11: Chicken pie supper, 5 p.m., Ponemah Rebekah Lodge Hall. $7, under 12 $5. Take out available.
Rumford, Saturday, July 11: Classic car and motorcycle display, 12-4 p.m., Eagles Aerie #1248. Music with Noel & Don at 1 p.m. Benefits Maine breast cancer patients. FMI: Matt 364-8063 or 513-2253.
Rumford, Saturday, July 11: Sock Hop with State Eagles DJ John Huard, 8 p.m. to midnight, Eagles Aerie #1248. $5. Raffles, 50/50. Tickets at Hannaford and Eagles Club. FMI: Matt 364-8063 or 513-2253.
Dixfield, Sunday, July 12: Cribbage tournament, 12 p.m., American Legion Swasey-Torrey Post 100. $8. Open to public. Lunch available.

Lewiston area

Auburn, Wednesday, July 1: Teen Anime Club, 3 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. Refreshments. FMI: Sally 333-6640, ext. 4 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Wednesday, July 1: Auburn Community Band presents “An Evening of Patriotic Music,” 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601, ext. 2108, or www.auburncommunityband.com.
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.”
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 1: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Casco, Thursday, July 2: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-5 p.m., Point Sebago, 261 Point Sebago Road.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 2: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Lewiston, Monday, July 6: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Tuesday, July 7: Preschool story time, 10 a.m, Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, July 7: American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.

Auburn, Wednesday, July 8: Auburn Community Band: “Music from Around the World”, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main St. Free. Bring chair. Rain location Hilton Garden Inn. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.

Casco, Wednesday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Casco Fire and Rescue, Route 121.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 8: Computer lab for senior citizens, 1-3 p.m., Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free.

Lewiston, Wednesday, July 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Auburn, Thursday, July 9: Scrapbooking Workshop, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Kids in grades two through six. Bring several photos or magazine pictures that illustrate something about you. Other materials provided. Registration is required. FMI and to register: 333-6640 ext. 3, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Thursday, July 9: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Auburn Mall, 550 Center St.

Lewiston, Thursday, July 9: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 9: Children’s Performer Marcus Gale, 10 a.m., Callahan Hall, Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. FMI: 513-3133.
Auburn, Friday, July 10: Barbecue fundraiser, 4-8 p.m., Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, Route 4. Hamburger or hot dog $5, chicken or rib $7.50. Benefits building repair. FMI: 782-4527.

Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 10-11: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes. FMI: Kathy 375-8399.
Auburn, Saturday, July 11: Barbecue fundraiser, 12-8 p.m., Christ Temple Church of God in Christ, Route 4. Hamburger or hot dog $5, chicken or rib $7.50. Benefits building repair. FMI: 782-4527.
Casco, Saturday, July 11: Flea market and auction, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Casco Village Church, UCC, Rt. 121. Rain date July 18.
Gray, Saturday, July 11: Summer Wildlife Days: Wear Your PJ’s Night, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Auburn, Sunday, July 12: Breakfast, 7:30-10:30 a.m., VFW Post 1603 Motorcycle Riders Group, 588 Minot Ave. $5. Benefits disabled veterans. FMI: 837-2666.
Durham, Sunday, July 12: Chief Worumbo Androscoggin River Race, 11 a.m., registration 9 a.m., Boat Launch, Route 136. $15 before July 6, $18 after. FMI: 783-3771 or www.androscogginlandtrust.org.
Lewiston, Sunday, July 12: Dance with music by Clary Hill, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Lewiston, Monday, July 13: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Knights of Columbus, 150 East Ave.


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