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Farmington area

Oquossoc, Monday and Tuesday, July 20 and 21: Candlelight Concert with Sue Downes-Borko and Victor Borko, 7 p.m., Log Church. Presented by Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Tickets: $15, available now at the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce, 864-5364.
Livermore Falls, Monday, July 20: Glory Bound (Terry Moore) Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.
Farmington, Tuesday, July 21: “Music on Main” Get Down Downtown: Arizona Rose, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown. Bring a lunch and a chair. Weather permitting. FMI: 778-3424, 778-3900, [email protected]
Livermore Falls, Tuesday, July 21: Silver & Gold Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.
Turner, Tuesday, July 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Weston Street.
Wilton, Tuesday, July 21: “Something From Nothing” read by School Principal Darlene Paine, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. Art activity will follow. FMI: 645-4831.
Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 22: Stained Glass concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
Rangeley, Wednesday, July 22: Community breakfast, 7 a.m., 2378 Main St, behind Northern Lights Hearth and Sports. Sponsored by American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. FMI: 864-5155.
Wilton, Wednesday, July 22: “Buildings and the New Age of Energy” presented by Josh Wojcik, 6 p.m., Public Library. Young adults and adults. FMI: 645-4831.
Livermore Falls, Thursday, July 23: Nickles & Dimes concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
Wilton, Thursday, July 23: Reading program: “Trout are Made of Trees”, 6 p.m., Library. FMI: 645-4831.
Farmington, Friday, July 24: Strawberry Festival Events, Art in the Park, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Meeting House Park. Lobster roll bag lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gazebo. Chicken BBQ 4 p.m. Courthouse Parking Lot. Road Race Registration 4:30 p.m. in front of the City Lights, Broadway.
Rangeley, Friday and Saturday, Juy 24-25: Logging Festival, Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (evening program begins at 7), Saturday 10 a.m. into the afternoon, Rangeley Lakes Region Logging Museum, Rt. 16. Friday: 11 a.m. museum opens, all afternoon preparation and burying of beans, music, 4:30 p.m. biscuit bake, 7 p.m. evening program at Church of the Good Shepherd, Main St. Saturday: 10 a.m. parade on Main St., 11:30 a.m. beanhole bean dinner at Logging Museum Field, 12:30 p.m. Woodsmen’s Competition, afternoon chain saw carving demonstration by The Mad Whittler.
Wilton, Friday, July 24: Infant/Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Wilton Free Public Library. “Good Earth Art” will take place at 2 p.m. FMI: 645-4831.
Farmington, Saturday, July 25: Strawberry Festival, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting House Park. Pony rides, crafters, wood turning, strawberry shortcakes, dunk tank, raffles and more. Raffle tickets sold at Trask Jeweler’s, Mickey’s
Lovell, Saturday, July 25: Juggling show by TWO, 7:30 p.m., Brick Church for Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road. FMI: www.lovellbrickchurch.org.
New Sharon, Saturday, July 25: Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 to 9 a.m., New Sharon United Methodist Church. Cost: $6. Proceeds benefit the building fund. First event of the New Sharon Days.
New Sharon, Saturday, July 25: Chicken barbecue, 11:30 a.m. until sold out, Masonic Lodge, Route 2. $8. Sponsored by Franklin Lodge #123. Benefits building fund.
Rangeley, Saturday, July 25: Hal Ketchum concert, 8 p.m., Saddleback Base Lodge. $30. Tickets at Base Lodge, Guest Service Center on Main Street or www.saddlebackmaine.com.
North Livermore, Sunday, June 26: Music in the Meeting House, 9 a.m., North Livermore Baptist Church. Followed by church service at 9:30 a.m. Guest will be Jan Gill.
Livermore Falls, Monday, July 27: Glory Bound (Terry Moore) Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.
Farmington, Tuesday, July 28: “Music on Main” Get Down Downtown, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown. Performance by “Off the Hill.” Country and Oldies. Bring lunch and lawn chair. Weather permitting. FMI: 778-3424, 778-3900, [email protected]


Oxford Hills area

Paris, Monday, July 20: Eco-Heroes activity group meeting, 1 p.m., Paris Public Library. Ages 7-12. Group will read Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor, a girl from Maine who created a paper bag maker. The craft will be making gift boxes from old greeting cards and calendars. The programs are free and open to any child in the community. FMI: Paris Public Library at 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]
Oxford, Tuesday, July 21: Concert in the Park: The Tinpanics, 6:30 p.m., The Anderson-Staples American Legion Post 112. Rain or shine. Refreshments available.
Otisfield, Tuesday, July 21: Otisfield Food Pantry open, 10 a.m. to noon, Spurrs Corner Church, Rte. 121. FMI: 583-4780 or 627-4329.
North Waterford, Tuesday, July 21: Public Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., North Waterford Congregational Church, Five Kezars Road (off Rtes. 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market). Cost: Adults $7, children under 12 $3.50.
Norway, Tuesday, July 21: Arts Program for Children – All That Jazz, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Norway Library. Geared toward independent readers entering grades 2-6. FMI: 743-5308, www.norway.lib.me.us.
Norway, Wednesday, July 22: Book discussion: “Undiscovered Country”, 7 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5309.
Paris, Wednesday, July 22: Juggling show performed by Two, 10 a.m., Moore Park. Free. Bring chair or blanket. Rain location: Fire Station, Western Avenue.
Paris, Wednesday, July 22: American, Folk and Country Roots music by Carolyn Curry, 6 p.m., Moore Park. Free. Bring chair or blanket. Rain location: Fire Station, Western Avenue.
Norway, Thursday, July 23: Arts program: Mexican musical adventure for grades 1-6, 2-3 p.m., Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.Lisbon, Friday, July 24: Ham Supper, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Lisbon VFW Auxiliary Post 9459. Cost: Adults $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.
Paris, Friday, July 24: “Everyday is Earth Day Program,” 1 p.m., Paris Public Library. Participants will learn about precipitation around the United States from Sue Lahti of the Maine Geographic Alliance.
Paris, Friday, July 24: Baked Bean Supper, 5 to 6:30 p.m., First Congregational Church. Sponsored by the Ladies Circle. Cost: Adults $6, children under 12 $3.
Waterford, Friday, July 24: Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Waterford Library, Rtes. 35/37, Waterford Flat. For young children. FMI: 583-2050.
Norway, Saturday, July 25: Karaoke with DJ’s “The Old Crows”, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 82. $6. Food available.
Oxford, Saturday, July 25: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Congregational Church. $7, ages 5-12 $4, 4 and under free.
Paris, Saturday, July 25: Book sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., old Paris Farmers’ Union building, corner of Skillings Avenue and Main Street. Book donations welcome. Sponsored by Public Library. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Paris, Saturday, July 25: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Waterford, Saturday, July 25: Magic show by Dennis Labbe, 11 a.m., Wilkins House, Plummer Hill Road, next to Congregational Church. Donations to Library appreciated. Sponsored by Library.
Waterford, Sunday, July 26: Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Waterford Library. In conjunction with Music Sunday at the Waterford Congregational Church and Waterford Historical Society’s art exhibit. Light refreshments available. Guests will have an opportunity to learn about the historic library and explore its collections and services. FMI: 583-2050.
West Sumner, Sunday, July 26: Christening, service begins at 11 a.m., West Sumner Universalist Church. Anyone wishing to have their child christened is welcome. Please contact Pauline Kirschner 388-2020.
West Sumner, Sunday, July 26: Summer Service with Rev. Scott Jones, 11 a.m., West Sumner Universalist Church.
Paris, Monday, July 27: Eco-Heroes Meeting, 1 p.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. For ages 7-12. Featured Story: “One Hen.” Jeopardy for free books. Part of the library’s “Everyday is Earth Day” summer offerings.

Lewiston area
Gray, Monday, July 20: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:30 to 7 p.m., Saint Gregory, 24 North Raymond Rd.
Lewiston, Monday, July 20: Campfire Sing-Along, 6:15 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Free, but tickets are required. Tickets available at the Children’s Department beginning July 6. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org.kids.
Lewiston, Monday, July 20: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Attendance will be limited to 8; children may sign up by calling the Children’s Department. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org.kids.
Lewiston, Monday, July 20: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call the library or come in to reserve a spot. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org.kids.
Lewiston, Monday, July 20: All-Ages Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org.kids.
Lewiston, Monday, July 20: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Auburn, Tuesday, July 21: Preschool Stories, 10 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Preschoolers and their families. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Auburn, Tuesday, July 21: Comic Book Drawing Workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Conducted by local comic book artist, Mike Jordan. Jordan will be instructing teens on how to draw facial expressions from the basic emotions to the more subtle via a fun but challenging series of exercises. Free. Advanced registration is required. Free refreshments wsill be served. Every teen who attends receives a chance to win the IPOD Touch. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 21: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 21: People’s Festival, 7 p.m., B-Street Community Center, 57 Birch St. Family-friendly event. Live music, refreshments, outdoor showing of Neighbor by Neighbor: Mobilizing an Invisible Community in Lewiston. Sponsored by The Visible Community.
Turner, Tuesday, July 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 to 7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Weston Street.
Auburn, Wednesday, July 22: Auburn Community Band: “Songs by Famous Composers”, 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.
Casco, Wednesday, July 22: Annual Appraisal Night, 5 to 8 p.m., Raymond Casco History Museum, 820 Roosevelt Trail. Harry Hepburn 111 of Heritage Antiques, Harrison will appraise your antiques, collectibles and vintage treasures for $5 per item. All proceeds will benefit the Raymond-Casco History Museum. FMI: raymondcascohistory.org or call 627-4989.
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 22: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 22: Computer lab for senior citizens, 1-3 p.m., Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 23: Art fun with Molly, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Reserve spot at 513-3133 or Library.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 23: American Red Cross blood drive, noon to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25: Garage Sale to benefit Loaves & Fishes, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Rd. FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Lewiston, Friday, July 24: Babytime Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 0 – 2 1/2. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: [email protected], 513-3133, www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Friday, July 24: Fabricating Art featuring Suzan Wachs Katzir, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., L/A Arts Gallery 5, 49 Lisbon St. Free, open to the public. FMI: 782-7228, www.laarts.org.
New Auburn, Friday, July 24: Karaoke/Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight, American Legion #153, 71 S. Main St. With Jean Louis. FMI: 782-1118.
Gray, Saturday, July 25: Maine’s Native Turtles display, 11 a.m., 12 noon and 1 p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. FMI: 657-4977 or www.maine.wildlifepark.com.
Gray, Saturday, July 25: Bean supper, 5 p.m., First Congregational Church, Route 115. $7, under 12 $3. Handicap accessible. FMI: 657-4279, day of supper 657-3279.
New Gloucester, Saturday, July 25: Musical duo Kindling Stone, 7 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village Meetinghouse, Route 26. $15. Reservations required. FMI: 926-4597.
Auburn, Sunday, July 26: Ethical Eating Farmer’s Market, 11 a.m. to noon, First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. FMI: 783-0461, [email protected]
Lewiston, Sunday, July 26: Knights of Columbus Singles Dance, 7 p.m., KC Hall, 150 East Ave. For singles and couples, age 21 and over. Cost: $8. FMI: 784-0389.
Auburn, Monday, July 27: Theater on the Library Lawn, 6:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Indoors in case of rain. FMI: Sharon Hawkes 33-6640 ext. 2020.
Auburn, Monday, July 27: Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. For adults. Discussion will be on an American play read by the group. Group will also meet on August 10. FMI: Sharon Hawkes 333-6640 ext. 2023.
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: Kid’s Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston Pubilc Library, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7-14. Children may sign up by calling the Children’s department, but attendance will be limited to 8. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: Art Fun, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space is limited, call the library at 513-3133 or come in to reserve a spot. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, July 27: All-ages Storytime, 6:30 p.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. No pre-registration necessary. FMI: 513-3133, [email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Auburn, Tuesday, July 28: Preschool Stories, 10 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3, www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Augusta, Friday-Sunday, July 24-26: Maine Quilts 2009, Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Augusta Civic Center. Admission: $8 daily, multi-day $15. Presented by Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. FMI: www.mainequilts.org, 415-4417.
Freeport, Tuesday, July 28: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 to 6 p.m., Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 28: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. No pre-registration necessary.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 28: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.


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