Benefits

Friday, Oct. 7: Phillips, Old Book and Art Sale fundraiser, 10 a.m., Phillips Public Library, 96 Main St. Art sale Saturday only 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Jay, Food and rummage sale, 9 a.m., North Jay Grange 10, Route 17. 645-2910, 645-9353.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Jay, Spaghetti supper, raffle to benefit Ray Gosselin, 4 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 148 Main St. $8, under 12 $5.

Books

Friday, Oct. 7: Phillips, Old Book and Art Sale fundraiser, 10 a.m., Phillips Public Library, 96 Main St. Art sale Saturday only 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9: Carrabassett Valley, Used book sale, 10 a.m., Sugarloaf Base Lodge, King Pine Room.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Farmington, Connie Voisine, poet and nonfiction author, to read from her works, 7:30 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington, The Landing. 778-7081.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Livermore Falls, “The Picture of Dorian Gray,” Irish fiction book discussion, 3 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Wilton, Book sale, 9 a.m., Western Maine Enterprises, 128 Weld Road. Benefits Wilton Free Public Library.

Children’s events

Saturday, Oct. 15: Livermore Falls, Story time and craft, 10 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Livermore Falls Lego Club, 10:30 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Church events

Friday, Oct. 7: Farmington, Outside Track, Celtic super group, 7 p.m., North Church, 12 High St. $15. 778-2006.

Friday, Oct. 7: Phillips, Chicken supper, 5 p.m., Phillips Elementary School, 1401 Rangeley Road. Benefits Phillips Community Church. $8, 12 and under $5. 684-3394.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Farmington, Chicken stew luncheon, 12 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St. Delivery in Farmington. Free. 778-0424, 778-4438.

Saturdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 26: Livermore Falls, Soap ‘N More Store open, 9 a.m., First Baptist Church, 25 Church St. Handicapped accessible. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 22: New Sharon, Bean and casserole supper, 5 p.m., United Methodist Church, 18 Starks Road. Handicapped accessible. Hosted by Women’s Society. $8, under 12 $3.50.

Comedy Acts

Saturday, Oct. 15: Livermore, Full Moon Fling, comedy show and dance, 6 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10/$15, 12 and under free. 897-4366 www.norlands.org.

Crafts

Tuesdays, Oct. 25-May 23: Livermore Falls, Knit and crochet club, 5:30 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. Materials available. 897-3631.

Dance

Saturday, Oct. 8: Farmington, Contradance, 8 p.m., Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St. Beginners welcome. No partner needed. $6, students $5, family $15. 491-9928 www.starleft.org.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Farmington, 1980s Rock Extravaganza, raffles, 8 p.m., American Legion Hall, 38 High St. Benefits local pantries. $10. 491-6547, 778-6520.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Farmington, “Help Stock the Shelves,” 1980s-theme rock dance, 8 p.m., American Legion Hall, 38 High St. $10. 778-6520.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Livermore, Full Moon Fling, comedy show and dance, 6 p.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10/$15, 12 and under free. 897-4366 www.norlands.org.

Exhibits

Friday, Oct. 7-Nov. 3: Farmington, Works by Jay Sawyer, sculpture soup show, University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center. 273-3948.

Friday, Oct. 7- 9: Farmington, “Nocturnes,” by painter and printmaker Michel Droge, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 246 Main St. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and by appointment. 778-1062.

Friday, Oct. 7-Nov. 3: Farmington, “Sculpture Soup,” featuring works of gifted sculptor and metal artist Jay Sawyer, University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center.

Friday, Oct. 7-Dec. 7: Farmington, “Cosmic Comedy: The Social Satire of Sir Terry Pratchett,” autumn exhibit, University of Maine at Farmington, Mantor Library.

Friday, Oct. 7-31: Farmington, Works by Adria “Dee” Keneagy, Sugarwood Gallery, 248 Broadway. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 778-9105.

Friday, Oct. 7-Dec. 6: Wilton, Photography show by Phil Poirier, Wilton Free Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 8- 9: Chesterville, Art exhibit, 10 a.m., Chesterville Center Meetinghouse, Borough and Zions Hill roads. Donations. www.chestervillemeetinghouse.org.

Thursday, Oct. 13-Nov. 11: Farmington, “Residue,” featuring works by Craig Becker, James Fangbone, Fern Shaffer, Abby Shahn, Wally Warren and Dudley Zopp, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 246 Main St. 778-1062.

Fairs

Saturday, Oct. 15: Canton, Canton Town Fair, 11 a.m., Canton Ball Field, School Street. Free.

Festivals

Friday, Oct. 7-10: Starks, Harry’s Harvest Ball Music Festival, Harry Brown’s Farm, 45 Abijah Hill Road. 333-6985.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Carrabassett Valley, Maine Outdoor Film Festival at Sugarloaf Homecoming, 6:45 p.m., Sugarloaf Mountain, 5092 Access Road. http://maineoutdoorfilmfestival.com/sugarloaf-10816/.

Food

Friday, Oct. 7: Farmington, Annual football tailgate party, 4:30 p.m., Mt Blue High School, 129 Seamon Road. $5/$6.50.

Fridays, Oct. 7-Dec. 30: Jay, Friday supper, 5 p.m., VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewel St. 897-5112.

Friday, Oct. 7: Phillips, Chicken supper, 5 p.m., Phillips Elementary School, 1401 Rangeley Road. Benefits Phillips Community Church. $8, 12 and under $5. 684-3394.

Friday, Oct. 7: Wilton, Annual harvest supper with ham, 6 p.m., Wilson Grange, 1338 Main St. $10. 645-3388.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Farmington, Chicken stew luncheon, 12 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St. Delivery in Farmington. Free. 778-0424, 778-4438.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Jay, Food and rummage sale, 9 a.m., North Jay Grange 10, Route 17. 645-2910, 645-9353.

Sunday, Oct. 9: Kingfield, Annual Fall Barbecue, 11 a.m., Maine Huts and Trails Stratton Brook Hut, 496 Main St. $15/$7. 265-2400.

Sunday, Oct. 9: New Sharon, Ham dinner, 11:30 a.m., Franklin Masonic Lodge, Route 2. Take-out available. Benefits Building Fund. $8, 6-12 $6.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Jay, Spaghetti supper, raffle to benefit Ray Gosselin, 4 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 148 Main St. $8, under 12 $5.

General Entertainment

Friday, Oct. 7: Kingfield, “Marvels and Mysteries,” Western Maine Storytelling, 6 p.m., Webster Library.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 8- 9: Carrabassett Valley, Annual Homecoming Weekend, Sugarloaf Mountain, 5092 Access Road. 237-2000.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Carrabassett Valley, Annual Sugarloaf Homecoming Auction, 5 p.m., Bag and Kettle Restaurant, 19 Village West. Benefits Western Maine Center for Children. 246-6612.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 8- 9: Carrabassett Valley, Sugarloaf Skier’s Homecoming Art Show, Sugarloaf Base Lodge, King Pine Room. 237-2612.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Farmington, Fall Franklin County History Tour, Farmington Historical Society, Old North Church. Local historical societies and museums will be open for tours. Free. 860-8545.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Farmington, 1980s Rock Extravaganza, raffles, 8 p.m., American Legion Hall, 38 High St. Benefits local pantries. $10. 491-6547, 778-6520.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 8- 9: Farmington, Annual Sandy River Corn Maize, 10 a.m., Sandy River Farms, 755 Farmington Falls Road.

Saturday, Oct. 8-10: Turner, Weaving and Fiber Retreat, 8 a.m., Nezinscot Farm, 284 Turner Center Road. $40/$800. 225-3231. https://www.facebook.com/events/958802617547460/.

Sunday, Oct. 9: Jay, Open house, 1 p.m., Jay VFW Post, Jewell Street, Route 133.

Sunday, Oct. 9: Kingfield, Amphitheater grand opening, 11 a.m., Sugarloaf Mountain, 256 Main St. Hosted by Sugarloaf Christian Ministry. 237-2304.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 15-16: Farmington, Annual Sandy River Corn Maize, 10 a.m., Sandy River Farms, 755 Farmington Falls Road.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Livermore, Fall Craft EXTRA-vaganza, 9 a.m., Livermore Community Center, 25 Church St. 897-5106.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Livermore Falls, Patron Appreciation Day, Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Thursdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 21: Farmington, Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers Guild meeting, 7 p.m., Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St. Free. 778-4387 westernmainestorytelling.org.

Lectures

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Farmington, Election issues forum, 7 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center, 111 South St. Free. 509-0500 facebook.com/umfcollegedems.

Wednesday, Oct. 19: Farmington, Gold LEAF Institute Senior College Fall/Winter Term Kick-Off, 3 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center, 111 South St. Free. 778-7063 goldleaf.wikispaces.com.

Music

Friday, Oct. 7: Farmington, Outside Track, Celtic super group, 7 p.m., North Church, 12 High St. $15. 778-2006.

Saturday, Oct. 8: Kingfield, To Be Determined, 4 p.m., Mountain Village Farm, 164 Main St. $10.

Saturday, Oct. 15: Farmington, Composers on the Edge: Laura Kargul, piano, 7:30 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington Nordica Auditorium, 224 Main St. $12, free under 18 and students with ID. http://www.artsinstitute.org/laura-kargul.