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Oxford Hills area
Bryant Pond, Wednesday, Aug. 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.
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.
Norway, Thursday, Aug. 20: Evening Concert, 6 p.m., Norway Rehab and Living Center. Music by Banjo Boys, Act V Norm and Betty Decoteau. Held outside, bring a lawn chair.
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. 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. Coffee and donuts for sale at 6:30 a.m.
Norway, Saturday, Aug. 22: National Business Association auction, 4 p.m., parking lot beside L.F. Pike & Sons. Auctioneers: Sharon Bouchard and Mike Shorey.
Norway, Saturday, Aug. 22: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris St. At 1 p.m., all items that fit into “bargain bag” will be $1.
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 22: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 22: Yard and bake sale, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Oxford Historical Society. Kay House Museum will be open for tours also.
Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 23: Swamp Donkeys concert, 4 p.m., Gazebo, Bethel common. Free. FMI: 824-3575 or
Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 26: last brown bag lunch, 12-1 p.m., basement of the Bridgton Municipal complex. Panel discussion : insuring access to arts and culture for all. FMI: George Bradt 595-1962.
Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 29: Bean supper, 5-6 p.m., Congregational Church, King Street. $7, 5-12 $4, 4 and under free.
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 29: Take-a-chance auction, 6 p.m., Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. Doors open at 4 p.m. Sponsored by Oxford County 4-H Teen Exchange Club. FMI: Jim or Gail Trundy 966-2913.
Paris, Saturday, Aug. 29: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5. Lunch counter open.
Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 29: Potluck Dinner, 5-6 p.m., Oxford UCC, 252 King St.
Mechanic Falls, Sunday, Aug. 30: Down East Country Music Association’s annual awards show, noon, Silver Spur, Route 121. Competitors $5, public $7, under 12 $2. Food bar, 50/50, raffles. FMI: Jackie 793-8884 or Lolalee 743-1829.
Sumner, Sunday, Aug. 30: Service with guest speaker the Rev. Nancy Micoules, 11 a.m., Universalist Church. Coffee hour follows.

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