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Oxford Hills area
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.
Oxford, Saturday, July 25: Potluck dinner, 5-6 p.m., Congregational Church, 252 King Street. $7, ages 5-12 $4, 4 and under free. Includes turkey, meatballs, ham, casseroles, beans. Benefits
the children’s Pilgrim Lodge Scholarship Fund.
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.
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.
Bridgton, Wednesday, July 29: Brown Bag Lunch series: Tom McLaughlin, Bridgton News columnist, 12-1 p.m., Municipal complex basement. Free. Handicap accessible.
Bryant Pond, Wednesday, July 29: Craft program, 1-2:30 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. All ages. FMI: 665-2788.
Paris, Wednesday, July 29: Little Melodies children’s songs, 10 a.m., Moore Park Gazebo. Rain location: Fire Station on Western Avenue. Free. Bring chair or blanket.
Paris, Wednesday, July 29: Present Company trio, 6 p.m., Moore Park Gazebo. Rain location: Fire Station on Western Avenue. Free. Bring chair or blanket.
Norway, Friday, July 31: CHAIR-ity auction of artfully painted 100-year-old Grange chairs, 5:30 p.m., Lajos Matolcsy Arts Center, 480 Main St, Norway Village. $25 includes fine food and drink. Silent auction of art and other items. Preview chairs in Norway Savings Bank Operation Center windows throughout July. Benefits Western Maine Art Group. FMI: 739-6161 or
Paris, Friday, July 31: Everyday is Earth Day: exploring plants with Barbara Murphy, 1 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 9-13. Free. Pre-register or FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
Waterford, Friday, July 31: Story time, 10:30 a.m., Library, Routes 35/35 near the old town hall on Keoka Lake.
Harrison, Saturday-Sunday, August 1-2: “Back to the Past,” 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Scribner’s Mill, one mile south of Bolster’s Mills on Scribner Mill Rd. To celebrate Harrison’s local history at the mill for its 18th annual turn of the century homestead and sawmill celebration. Two full days of demonstrations, house tours, children’s activities, good food. Admission to the festival: $6, children 12 and under free. Funds raised for the restoration of the 1847 – 1962 saw mill site. FMI: 583-MILL (6455).
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 1: Book sale, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., corner of Skillings Avenue and Main Street, old Paris Farmers’ Union. Sponsored by Paris Public Library. Donations of books welcome. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]
West Paris, Saturday, Aug. 1: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grange Hall, Church St. Sponsored by Friends of the West Paris Library. New books by Barefootbooks also for sale. FMI: Library at 674-2004 or
Oxford, Sunday, August 2: Uptown Cruizahs Car Club hosts the club’s first car show, registration from 7:30 to 11 a.m., New Balance Factory Store, Rte. 26. Rain or shine. Cost: $5 per car. Participant voting will take place until Noon and the awards ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. Les Wing at 890-0870 or Russ Pratt at 754-7189. Show includes music by Red Wing, door prizes all day long, food, Street Rod Inspections, 50/50 raffle.
Oxford, Sunday, August 2: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 19 Industrial Drive. 
Otisfield, Monday, August 3: Otisfield Food Pantry Open, 10 a.m. to noon, Spurrs Corner  Church, Rte. 121. FMI: 583-4780, 627-4329.
Norway, Tuesday, Aug. 4: Art for grades 2-6, 2-3 p.m., Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or
Norway, Tuesday, Aug. 4: Shakespeare discussion with Sally Jones, 7 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5309.
Oxford, Tuesday, Aug. 4: Kora Temple Shrine Band, 6:30 p.m., Anderson-Staples American Legion Post 112, Route 121 and Skeetfield Road. Rain or shine. Refreshments. FMI: Ted Heidrich 539-4102.South Paris, Wednesday, August 5: Rick Charette Performance, 10 a.m., Moore Park. In the event of rain, the program will be held at the Paris Public School on High Street. Free. Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank, W.J. Wheeler Insurance, Littlefield Greenhouse and Gift Shop, Dead River Company, and Park Street Press.
Paris, Wednesday, August 5: Barry Wood Concert, 6 p.m., Moore Park. Stormy weather location will be the fire station on Western Avenue. Free. Sponsored by Norway Savings Bank, W.J. Wheeler Insurance, Littlefield Greenhouse and Gift Shop, Dead River Company, and Park Street Press.
Bridgton, Wednesday, August 5: Brown Bag Lunch with speaker Victoria Mares Hershey, noon to 1 p.m., meeting room in the basement of the town’s Municipal Complex. Free. Facility is handicap accessible. Open to the public. Sponsored by Ellia Manners, L.C.P.C. this year.
Bryant Pond, Wednesday, August 5: Summer Craft Program, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. All ages. FMI: 665-2788. 

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