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Farmington area
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]
Wilton, Tuesday, July 28: “Pumpkin Circle” read by Whitehill Farm’s Amy
LeBlanc, 10:30 a.m., Public Library. Activity to follow. FMI: 645-4831.
Livermore Falls, Wednesday, July 29: Stained Glass concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
Wilton, Wednesday, July 29: Story time at Wilton Blueberry Farm, 5:45 p.m., meet at Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.
Wilton, Thursday, July 30: “Cool Water” read by Selectman Tom Saviello, 6 p.m., Public Library. Activity follows. FMI: 645-4831.
Wilton, Friday, July 31: Summer reading program open house, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Public Library. FMI: 645-4831.
Jay, Saturday, Aug. 1: Bean and casserole supper, 4-6 p.m., North Jay
Grange #10, Routes 4 and 17. $7, 10 and under $3. Dinner music. FMI:
645-4628, 645-2910 or 645-2217.
Livermore Falls, Saturday, Aug. 1: The Black Mountain Hobos concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
New Vineyard, Saturday, Aug. 1: Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Strong Beach,
Beanies Beach Road, Porter Lake. $6, ages 5-11 $3, under 5 free. Bring
salad or dessert to share. Rain location: Forster Building in Strong.
Benefits lake activities and environment.
Rangeley, Saturday, Aug. 1: Third Annual Community Lawn Sale, 9 a.m. to
2 p.m., the Church of Good Shepherd. Tables may be rented for $10. 
Please contact Shirley at 864-3392 to make the arrangement.
Livermore, Sunday, Aug. 2: Music in the Meeting House: Pastor Rick and
Val Messana, 9 a.m. followed by church service, North Livermore Baptist
Church.
Wilton, Sunday, Aug. 2: Rev. Concerts on the Lawn: Garrett Johnston and
family from East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, 6 p.m., East Wilton Union
Church. Free-will offering. Chairs available. Refreshments and
fellowship to follow. FMI: 645-4297.
Livermore Falls, Monday, Aug. 3: Glory Bound (Terry Moore) concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.
Farmington, Tuesday, Aug. 4: Seminole Wind concert, 11:30 a.m. to 1
p.m., Meeting House Gazebo, downtown. Weather permitting. Bring lunch
and chair. FMI: Jeff Wells 778-3424 or 778-3900.
Livermore Falls, Tuesday, Aug. 4: Silver & Gold concert, 6-8 p.m., Gazebo, downtown.
Livermore Falls, Wednesday, Aug. 5: Stained Grass Concert, 6 to 8 p.m., Livermore Falls Gazebo, downtown.
Rangeley, Wednesday, Aug. 5: Ladies/Community Breakfast, 7 a.m., Loon
Lodge, Rte. 4. Bring the family. If anyone has special dietary needs
please call in advance so they can try to accommodate your needs. FMI:
864-5666.

Oxford Hills area
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.
Sumner, Monday-Friday, July 27-31: Vacation Bible School, 9 to 11:45
a.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner. For ages 4 and up. FMI:
Bill 388-2263.
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.
Bryant Pond, Wednesday, July 29: Craft program for all ages, 1 to
2:30 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. Making mosaics. Crafters may bring
their own material if desired, but materials will be provided. 
Waterford, Sunday, July 26: Open House, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Waterford
Library. Light refreshments available. FMI: 583-2050.
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 www.TheWMAG.org.
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, Aug. 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
www.mybarefootbooks.com/marshamiles.
Oxford, Sunday, Aug. 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, Aug. 2: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 19 Industrial Drive. 
Otisfield, Monday, Aug. 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 www.norway.lib.me.us.
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, Aug. 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, Aug. 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, Aug. 5: Summer Craft Program, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library. All ages. FMI: 665-2788.
Lovell, Thursday, Aug. 6: SoMar Dance Works, 7:30 p.m., The Brick
Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road. Part of the Summer
2009 programs.
Lovell, Thursday, Aug. 6: Summer Fair “The Lazy Days of Summer,”
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Lovell U.C.C., Rte. 5, Center Lovell. Gifts, baked
goods, produce, flowers, luncheon, and more.
Norway, Thursday, Aug. 6: Arts Sampler program – Native American
dreamcatchers and drums, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library
Children’s Room, 258 Main St. Grades 1-6. Taught by Art teacher
Brittany Brown. Limited space, fist come, first serve basis. FMI:
743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us. 

Rumford area
Dixfield, Wednesday, July 29: Lobster dinner, doors open at 11 a.m.,
Legion. $17.95 plus tax, includes two lobsters, chicken or rib eye, two
pounds of clams, two ears of corn. Sponsored by Neighborly Senior
Citizens. FMI: Connie 364-4189 or Carol 364-4798. Order by July 26.
Rumford, Saturday, Aug. 1: Grange #115 fishing derby for ages 12 and
under with adult, starting at 9 a.m., Upper West Ellis Fire Pond, Route
5. $20. Only 50 tickets, first come, first serve. Prizes. Sponsored by
First Wind. Tickets or FMI: Joe 470-7402 or Vicki 364-2129.
Rumford, Saturday, Aug. 1: Bean Hole Bean Supper, 5 p.m., Blazing Star
Lodge, Rte. 232, Rumford Corner. Cost: Adults $6, under 12 $3. Takeouts
available. Stair chair on back stairs. FMI: Joe Roy 364-4715 or
[email protected]
Rumford, Wednesday, Aug. 5: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12 to 6 p.m., American Legion, 184 Congress St. 

Lewiston area
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.
Poland, Monday, July 27: Poland Spring Summer Concert, Act 5, doors
open 6:30, concert 7 p.m., All Soul’s Chapel. Tickets: $7.50.Door
prizes and refreshments after the concert. All proceeds go toward the
preservation and restoration of the All Soul’s Chapel and The Maine
State Building. FMI: 998-4142 or www.polandspringps.org.
Auburn, Tuesday, July 28: Preschool Stories, 10 a.m., Auburn Public
Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3,
www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
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.
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 28: Craft: rock painting, 10:30 a.m., Toy
Library, 134 College St. Free with admission. FMI: 782-1112 or
[email protected]
Lewiston, Tuesday, July 28: Farmers Market, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Kennedy
Park. FMI: 845-548-7514 or [email protected]
Auburn, Wednesday, July 29: “It’s Show Time” by the Auburn Community
Band, 7-8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free. Free parking in
garage across the street. Rain location: Hilton Garden Inn. Bring
chair. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or www.auburncommunityband.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 29: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Wednesday, July 29: Computer lab for senior citizens, 1-3
p.m., Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. No preregistration
required. 
Auburn, Thursday, July 30: Yo-yo whiz Brett Outchcunis, 10 a.m.,
Library, Maggie Trafton Program Room.  49 Spring St. Best for 8 years
and up. Free. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 3 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 30: Story and Art Fun with Molly, 10:30 a.m.,
Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Call 513-3133 or
visit library to reserve spot.
Lewiston, Thursday, July 30: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-7 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center, 300 Main St.
Lewiston, Friday, July 31: Baby time story time for ages 0-2 1/2, 10
a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI:
513-3133 or www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lisbon, Friday, July 31: Baked or fried fish supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6, under 10 $3. FMI: 353-2152.
Sabattus, Friday and Saturday, July 31-Aug. 1: Garage sale, 9 a.m. to 1
p.m., Dominican Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Benefits Loaves & Fishes.
FMI: Kathy 375-8399 or 212-7674.
Auburn, Saturday, Aug. 1:  Recycled magazine bowl craft workshop for
teens, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Pre-registration
required. FMI: Sally Holt 333-6640 ext. 4 or
[email protected]
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 1: Chainsaw art with Ron Carlson, 11 a.m. to 2
p.m., Maine Wildlife Park, Route 26. Regular admission. Bring earplugs
and cameras. FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.
Gray, Saturday, Aug. 1: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., American Legion, 15
Lewiston Road. $7, ages 5-11 $2.50, under 5 free. Presentation by and
fundraiser for Maine Wildlife Park.
Lewiston, Saturday, Aug. 1: Dance with music by Steve and The Good Old
Boys, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $8. FMI: 784-0389.
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 1: Hands on Workshop: Uses of basil,
growing tips and harvesting for fresh and dried uses, 10 a.m. to 1
p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Rte. 26. Fee: $30.
Pre-registration required. FMI: 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us. 
New Gloucester, Saturday, Aug. 1: Workshop: Learn how to make a #0 and
#1 Shaker style oval box, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sabbathday Lake Shaker
Village, Rte. 26. Fee: $50, materials included. Pre-registration
required. FMI: 926-4597, www.shaker.lib.me.us. 
Pownal, Saturday, Aug. 1: Bean supper, 4:30-6 p.m., North Pownal United
Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road. $6, children $3, under 3 free.
Handicap accessible. FMI: Nancy 688-4481 or Karen 829-5470.
Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 2: Public Breakfast, 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., VFW Post
1603 Motorcycle Riders Group, 588 Minot Ave. Cost: $5, includes coffee
and juice. Benefit for Disabled Veterans. FMI: 837-2666.
Lewiston, Sunday, Aug. 2: Benefit dinner for Rachel Metivier, 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m., Elks Lodge, Lisbon Street. $10. Raffles $1 or 6 for $5. FMI:
Lacy 212-0647, Sonia 713-6508 or Jesse 577-5742.
Litchfield, Sunday, Aug. 2: Country Sunday, 1-6 p.m., doors open at
noon, Sportsman’s Club, Hallowell Road. $7, DECMA members $5, under 10
free. Raffles, door prizes and 50/50. Buffet available. Sponsored by
Down East Country Music Association. FMI: Gary Leet 377-8035 or Connie
Fletcher 737-0920.
Auburn, Monday, Aug. 3: Theater on the Library Lawn, 6:30 p.m., Auburn
Public Library, 49 Spring St. Free. Indoors in case of rain.
Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be performed by the Poland
Players (one hour performance). FMI: Sharon Hawkes, APL, 333-6640 ext.
2020.  
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 3: Kids’ Cooking Club, 4 p.m., Lewiston
Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 7 to 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, Aug. 3: 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: 513-3133,
[email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.
Lewiston, Monday, Aug. 3: 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.
Poland, Monday, Aug. 3: Poland Spring Summer Concert, Gary Sredzienski,
doors open 6:30, concert 7 p.m., All Soul’s Chapel. Tickets: $7.50.Door
prizes and refreshments after the concert. All proceeds go toward the
preservation and restoration of the All Soul’s Chapel and The Maine
State Building. FMI: 998-4142 or www.polandspringps.org.
Lewiston, Tuesday, Aug. 4: Preschool Storytime, 10 a.m., Lewiston
Public Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Ages 2 1/2 to 5. No
pre-registration necessary.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 5: Teen Anime Club, 3 p.m., Androscoggin
Community Room, Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Read, talk, draw,
and watch anime films. Refreshments are served. All teens are welcome.
Auburn, Wednesday, Aug. 5: Auburn Community Band presents “Big Band and
Dance Music,” 7 to 8:15 p.m., Festival Plaza, Main Street. Free.
Weather permitting. Free parking in parking garage across the street.
Bring lawn chairs. FMI: 333-6601 ext. 2108 or
www.auburncommunityband.com.
Lewiston, Wednesday, Aug. 5: Lewiston Public Library Computer Lab open
to senior citizens looking to develop basic computer skills, 1 to 3
p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Staffed by high school
student volunteers. Sessions are free and no preregistration is
required.
Lewiston, Thursday, Aug. 6: 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: 513-3133,
[email protected], www.lplonline.org/kids.


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