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Oxford Hills area
Oxford, Friday, Oct. 9: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., American Legion Post 112, 112 King St.
Harrison, Saturday, Oct. 10: Bean and casserole supper, 5:30 p.m.,VFW Hall, Waterford Road. $7. Sponsored by Auxiliary.
Otisfield, Saturday, Oct. 10: Harvest dance, 7-11 p.m., Community Hall. $10. Tickets at town office, The Village Gift Barn, Norway, Carter’s Cross-Country and Ski Center, Oxford, and at the door. Music by “The Suspects.” Benefits Volunteer Firefighter’s Association and community events.
South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 10: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street. $5.
South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 10: Italian supper, 5 p.m., Fire Station, Western Avenue. $7.50, ages 4-12 $4, under 4 free. Over 60 will receive coupon for future supper. Sponsored by Paris Fire Auxiliary.
Waterford, Sunday, Oct. 11: 10th annual “Great Western Maine Chili Cook Off,” 12:30 p.m. event starts, Waterford Town Square. Proceeds go to Tony Waldeier Scholarship Fund. $20 business entry, $15 non-profit entry, $10 personal entry. Need2 gallons of your chili recipe. FMI: Great Bridgeton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce at 647- 3472 or email [email protected]
Hebron, Monday, Oct. 12: Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Old Woodman Hill Road.
Locke Mills, Tuesday, Oct. 13: Supper and dance, 5:30-9 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10, children $3. Doors open at 4 p.m. Music by Richard Felt Orchestra.
Norway, Friday, Oct. 16: New England Boiled Dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Second Congregational Church, Main Street. $8, under age 10 $4. Corned beef, cabbage, onions, beets, potatoes, carrots, homemade rolls and pies, coffee, and juice. Proceeds will benefit the church’s general fund.
Locke Mills, Saturday, Oct. 17: Chinese auction, ticket sales 5-6:30 p.m., drawings at 6:30 p.m., American Legion Hall, Gore Road. Benefits Telstar Alumni Association. FMI: Sally 875-3335, Cindy 824-2759 or Joe 533-2010.
Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Oct. 17: Roast beef supper, 5-6:30 p.m., First Congregational Hall, 64 Elm St. $7, 12 and under $5.Sponsored by Historical Society. FMI: 345-3134.
Norway, Saturday, Oct. 17: Market at the Grange, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., behind Fare Share Market. Products of the earth and animal. Runs through Dec. 19.
Norway, Saturday, Oct. 17: Haunted walk, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Lake Penn Park, Route 118. $5, 12 and under $3. Rain date Oct. 24. Sponsored by Snowmobile Club. FMI: 743-8256.
Oxford, Saturday, Oct. 17: Fire prevention and safety: Stay Fire Smart! Don’t Get Burned, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Child Health Center, 16 Madison Ave.
South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 17: Craft fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Legion Hall, Church Street.
South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 17: Oxford Fair Chinese auction, doors open at 3:30 p.m., auction 5 p.m., Oxford Hills High School. Dollar table, 50/50, food.
South Paris, Saturday, Oct. 17: Jones Dance Band, 7-10 p.m., Legion Hall. $5.
Sumner, Saturday, Oct. 17: Pumpkin festival, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner. FMI: Merriel 388-2472 or Rosie 597-2270.
West Paris, Saturday, Oct. 17: Buffet supper, 5 p.m., Finnish American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. $7, children $3.50. Sponsored by Finnish-American Heritage Society.

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