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Oxford Hills area

South Paris, Aug. 10-13: High Seas Expedition summer kids’ event, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m., South Paris Baptist Church. Ages 3 to 6th grade. FMI: 890-1368 or www.southparisbaptist.org.

Locke Mills, Tuesday, Aug. 10: Supper dance, 5-9:30 p.m., American Legion Hall. $10, children $3. Doors open at 4 p.m. Music by Wally Jones Orchestra.

Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Brown bag lunch, 12-1 p.m., Municipal Complex lower level, Irdale Street. Guest speaker Rear Admiral Jim Cossey. FMI: George Bradt 647-2389.

Norway, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Preschool story time for ages 2-6, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Concert by Rick Charette, 10 a.m., Moore Park.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Concert by Delta Knights, 6-8 p.m., Moore Park.

Waterford, Wednesday, Aug. 11: Breakfast and indoor yard sale, 7:30-10 /11 a.m., Wilkins Community House, Plummer Hill Road. $6, children $3.

Bridgton, Thrusday, Aug. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-7 p.m., Masonic Hall, Harrison Road.

Norway, Thursday, Aug. 12: Norway Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Fare Share Market on Main St.

Norway, Thursday, Aug. 12: “Baking Cakes in Kigali,” by Gaile Parkin, 7 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. FMI: 743-5309 or www.norway.lib.

Paris, Thursday, Aug. 12: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. Ages 0-5. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Norway, Friday, Aug. 13: Story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Friday, Aug. 13: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Locke Mills, Saturday, Aug. 14: Chinese auction, noon, American Legion Hall, Gore Road. Doors open at 10 a.m. Quilt raffle, food.

Naples, Saturday, Aug. 14: Lobster bake, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Village Green. $25. Chinese auction, raffle, entertainment. Rain or shine. Tickets at www.Grange.LobsterBake.com, 207Realty.com office and Western Maine Dance and Gymnastics Studio.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 14: Comedienne Birdie Googins, 7 p.m., Second Congregational Church. $10. Refreshments. Tickets at church office and Books ‘n Things. FMI: 743-2290.

Norway, Saturday, Aug. 14: Tent Camping, 2-9 p.m., Norway Rehabilitation and Living Center, 29 Marion Ave. Free music, popcorn, balloon artist, kids carnival games, horse and buggy rides, ice cream, 8-9 p.m. sing along by the campfire, 3 p.m.  belly dancers, 2 p.m. baby contest with cost, baked bean supper 4:30-6 p.m. $5, tent sites $5. Free breakfast for all campers Sunday morning. FMI: Lynne Roy 743-7075.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 14: Yard sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Child Health Center, 16 Madison Ave., off Route 26. Rain or shine.

Oxford, Saturday, Aug. 14: Quilt show, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Center Meeting House, Routes 26 and 121. Sponsored by Oxford Historical Society. FMI: 539-4451 or 539-2616.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Art show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Moore Park. Music, poetry. Rain date Aug. 15. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation. FMI: www.MooreParkArt.org or [email protected]

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Summer Salad Festival, 5-6:30 p.m., Deering Memorial Methodist Church, 39 Main St. $8, kids 12 and under $3. Parking behind library and town office.

Paris, Saturday, Aug. 14: Yard sale, 8 a.m., First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St. Refreshments.

Sumner, Saturday, Aug. 14: Second Saturday movie, 6:30 p.m., Congregational Church of East Sumner. Free. Refreshments for sale.

Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 15: Concert by Brad Hooper, 4 p.m., Bethel Common. Free. Bring chair. Sponsored by Mahoosuc Arts Council.

Paris, Monday, Aug. 16: American Red Cross blood drive, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Oxford Hills High School, 256 Main St.

Lovell, Tuesday, Aug. 17: American Red Cross blood drive, 2-7 p.m., Firehouse, 3880 Hatch Road.

Bridgton, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Brown bag lunch: Helping boys succeed in school, 12-1, Municipal Complex, lower level, Irdale Street. Free. Handicap accessible. Speaker: David Hursty, retired headmaster of Bridgton Academy. FMI: 647-2389.

Norway, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Preschool Story Times, 10:30 a.m., Norway Memorial Library, 258 Main St. Ages 2-6. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Dan Grady Marionette show, 10 a.m., Moore Park. Rain location: Paris Fire Station. Funded by Norway Savings Bank and Rainbow Federal Credit Union.

Paris, Wednesday, Aug. 18: Lolalee and the Country Bandits, 6-8 p.m., Moore Park. Rain location: Paris Fire Station. Funded by Norway Savings Bank and Rainbow Federal Credit Union.

Norway, Thursday, Aug. 19: Norway Farmers’ Market, 2-6 p.m., parking lot behind the Fare Share Market, Main Street.

Paris, Thursday, Aug. 19: Preschool storytime, 10 a.m., Paris Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Norway, Friday, Aug. 20: Story time for ages 0-2, 10:30 a.m., Memorial Library, 258 Main St. FMI: 743-5308 or www.norway.lib.me.us.

Paris, Friday, Aug. 20: Preschool play group for ages 1-3, 9 a.m., Public Library, 37 Market Square. FMI: 743-6994 or [email protected]

Oxford Hills, Saturday, Aug. 21: Lobster and steak fest, 4-7 p.m., Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. $20 in advance, $25 day of event, choice of lobster or steak. Take out available. Rain or shine. Live music. Lobster art contest. Sponsored by Oxford Hills Rotary Club. Tickets at Main Street Furniture and Appliance and Park Street Press. FMI: George 743-2285, Dave 743-7836 or www.oxfordhillsrotary.org.

Bethel, Sunday, Aug. 22: Concert by Jewel Clark and Donnie Katlin, 4 p.m., Bethel Common. Bring chair. Sponsored by Mahoosuc Arts Council.

Poland, Sunday, Aug. 22: Barbecue chicken lunch, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Agassiz Village Camp, off Johnson Hill Road. $15, under 10 free. Music by Don Campbell Trio. Sponsored by Thompson Lake Environmental Association. Reservations by Aug. 14. Tickets and FMI: Sharon 998-2088 or www.thompsonlake.org.

West Paris, Sunday, Aug. 22: Open house, 2-4 p.m., Finnish-American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St. Museum, gift shop and library open.


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