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Oxford Hills area
Locke Mills, Tuesday, Aug. 11: Supper and dance, 5:30-9:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10, children $3. Doors open at 4 p.m. Sponsored by Legion Auxiliary. Music by Jones Band.
Norway, Tuesday, Aug. 11: Art program for grades 2-6, 2-3 p.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.
Norway, Wednesday, Aug. 12: Book Discussion: Shakespeare’s “Prospero’s Daughter,” 7 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. With facilitator Margaret Reimer, PhD. Free and open to the public. FMI: 743-5309, www.norway.lib.me.us.
Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 12: Mary Kate Reny speaks at Brown Bag Lunch, noon, meeting room under the town’s Municipal Complex. Handicap-accessible. Free and open to the public. The speaker will address the how-to’s of local place-based marketing and collaboration. FMI: 647-2389.
Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 12: Summer Concert: Dan Grady and his Marionettes, 10 a.m., Moore Park. In the event of rain, the program will be held in 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.
Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 12: Summer Concert: The Belairs, 6 p.m., Moore Park. In the event of rain, the concert will be held at 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.
Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 12: Summer Breakfast, 7:30 to 10 a.m., the Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road behind the Village Green in Waterford Flat. Cost: Adults $6, ages 5-10 $3, under 5 free. After breakfast indoor yard sale, proceeds go to building improvment fund. FMI: Karen Fillebrown at 583-2320.
Bryant Pond, Thursday, Aug. 13: Learn how to make a solar cooker, 1:30 p.m., Whitman Memorial Library, 28 South Main St.
Mechanic Falls, Friday, Aug. 14: Spaghetti Supper, 4:30 to 6 p.m., American Legion Unit 150 Ladies Auxiliary. Cost: Adults $7, seniors $6, children under 12 $3.50. Benefits the family of Charlie Webster, who lost his life at Oxford Plains Speedway.
Paris, Friday, Aug. 14: Paris Public Library’s Green Thumbs Summer Program, 7:30 p.m., Twitchell Observatory, Hooper Ledge Road. For children ages 9 to 13. About two hours. The program, led by Rick Chase. Free and open to any youths in the community. Pre-registration is requested. FMI or to register: 743-6994, or e-mail [email protected]
Paris, Friday, Aug. 14: Field trip to Twitchell Observatory, 1 p.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. Free. Open to area youth. Pre-register or FMI: 783-6994 or [email protected]
Bethel, Saturday, Aug. 15: Car show, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Telstar High School, Route 26. $5 car, spectators $2, students $1. Music, food, raffles. Benefits student programs. FMI: 824-2282, 824-2136, 415-2363 or www.bethelmaine.com.
Bridgton, Saturday, Aug. 15: Summer Bazaar, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., St. Joseph’s Church, Parish Hall, 225 South High St. Sponsored by St. Joseph’s Women’s Guild. All proceeds benefit their continuing education award. Plants, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, white elephant sale and food. 50/50 raffle.
Norway, Saturday, Aug. 15: Karaoke and dance, 7-11 p.m., American Legion Post 82. $6. DJ’s “The Old Crows.”
Norway, Saturday, Aug. 15: Bean supper, 5-6:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge Hall, 9 Temple St. $7, 12 and under $4. FMI: Ken 739-9672.
Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 15: Chickenstock 2 community sell or buy event, 8 a.m. to noon, Tractor Supply Co., Pine Street side of store. Free. Bring table. FMI: Kellie 890-1963.
South Paris, Saturday, Aug. 15: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 16: Performance by Conni St. Pierre on abmient/New Age flute, 4 p.m., Gazebo, Bethel Common. Free. Rain location: Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy. Bring chair. FMI: 824-3575 or www.MahoosucArts.org.
Paris, Sunday, Aug. 16: Gospel singers Lighthouse Jubilees, 3 p.m., First Baptist Church lawn, Paris Hill. Love offering. Bring chair. FMI: Pastor Scott 674-3853.Otisfield, Monday, August 17: Otisfield Food Pantry Open, 10 a.m. to noon, Spurrs Corner Church, Rte. 121. FMI: 583-4780 or 627-4329.
Bethel, Monday, Aug. 17: The Mahoosuc Community Band End of the Summer Concert, 7 p.m., Gould Academy Auditorium. Refreshments served after the concert. Donations accepted at the door and will help to provide music and purchase instruments for the band. FMI: Jane Chandler 665-2264 or [email protected], director Patricia Boyle-Wight 824-8453 or [email protected], or Director Kathleen DeVore 875-2364 or [email protected]
Bryant Pond, Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 17-19: Books and Beyond!, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Whitman Memorial Library. Stories, writing and art projects led by Dawn Davis for those in grades K-2. Sonja Davis will lead students in grades 3-5 in stories about Maine animals and their environment, activities, and refreshments. FMI and to sign up: 665-2505.
Paris, Monday, Aug. 17: American Red Cross Blood Drive, 12:30 to 6:30 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, Rte. 26. Must present proof of identity. Co-sponsored by St. Catherine’s of Sienna and Christ Episcopal churches. To make an appointment call Rosalie at 743-7388 or the American Red Cross at 1-800-448-3543.
Oxford, Tuesday, Aug. 18: The Record Family concert, 6:30 p.m., Anderson-Staples American Legion Post 112, Route 121 and Skeetfield Road. Refreshments. FMI: Ted Heidrich 539-4102.
Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 19: Brown Bag Lunch, noon, basement of Bridgton’s Municipal complex, corner of Iredale and Chase Streets, downtown Bridgeton. Jane Thomas will recall her two years working in a woman’s health clinic in Singapore. Free and handicap accessible.
Paris, Friday into Saturday, Aug. 21 and 22: Paris Public Library Second Annual Sleepover for ages 9 to 13, 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Saturday, Paris Public Library. Led by librarians Michaela Batstone and Jennifer Lewis. Only a sleeping bag and pillow is necessary to bring. Free and open to any eligible-aged child. Pre-registration is required. The date of this program has been changed from earlier notices, being moved a week later, due to a staff scheduling conflict.FMI or to register for the sleep-over: 743-6994 or e-mail [email protected]
Norway, Saturday, Aug. 22: Tent-N-Treasures yard sale, 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Main Street.
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 22: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 23: Swamp Donkeys concert, 4 p.m., Gazebo, Bethel common. Free. FMI: 824-3575 or www.MahoosucArts.org.


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