Benefits

Saturday, Feb. 17: Turner, Spaghetti dinner to benefit Pasquale Bifulco, 4 p.m., Boofy Quimby Hall, Route 219. Donations. 212-8960.

Saturday, Feb. 24: Carrabassett Valley, Carrabassett Valley Academy Scholarship Fundraiser raffle auction, 6 p.m., Sugarloaf Inn, 5092 Access Road. 237-2250.

Books

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Jay, “The Danish Girl,” book and film discussion group, 6 p.m., Jay Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St.

Thursday, Feb. 22: Carrabassett Valley, Enduring Heights,” John & Cynthia Orcutt, 4:30 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive.

Thursday, Feb. 22: Farmington, Christopher Bakken, American poet, chef and translator, poetry reading, 7:30 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center, 111 South St. Free. 778-7454.

Saturday, Feb. 24: Jay, “The Wideness of the Sea,” Maine Book Group, 6 p.m., Jay Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St.

Friday, March 9: Carrabassett Valley, Book talk with Pam Morse, 4:30 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive.

Children’s events

Saturday, Feb. 17: Farmington, Children’s Festival, 11 a.m., Mt Blue High School Auditorium, 129 Seamon Road. Free. 778-6960 www.fcctf.org.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Livermore Falls, Lego Club, 10:30 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Tuesday & Wednesday, Feb. 20-21: Farmington, Snow Cross Camp, 10 a.m., Farmington Conference Center, 216 Whittier Road. Free. 779-0786.

Wednesdays, Feb. 21-28: Livermore Falls, Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Readfield, Discover Girl Scouts, 5:30 p.m., Readfield Elementary School, 84 South Road. Free. 888-922-4763 http://www.girlscoutsofmaine.org/en/events/event-list.html.

Thursday, March 1: New Sharon, Story hour, with crafts and snacks, 10:30 a.m., Jim Ditzler Memorial Library, 37 Library Road. 779-1128.

Thursday, March 15: New Sharon, Story hour, with crafts and snacks, 10:30 a.m., Jim Ditzler Memorial Library, 37 Library Road. 779-1128.

Church events

Saturday, Feb. 17: Jay, Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus, 9 a.m., Bean’s Corner Baptist Church, Route 156 and 133. 779-7995.

Sunday, Feb. 18: Farmington, Fellowship meal, 12 p.m., Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road. Free. 779-0731 www.farmingtonbaptist.net.

Wednesdays, Feb. 21-March 28: Farmington, Chowder luncheon, 11:30 a.m., Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Road. Free. 778-4429.

Crafts

Saturday, Feb. 17: Jay, Make a Blanket Day for Project Linus, 9 a.m., Bean’s Corner Baptist Church, Route 156 and 133. 779-7995.

Friday, Feb. 23: Farmington, Paint Night, 6:30 p.m., Edgewood Rehabilitation and Living Center, 221 Fairbanks Road. $30. 778-3386.

Tuesday, Feb. 27: Livermore Falls, Knit/Crochet group, 5:30 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Exhibits

Friday, Feb. 16-28: Carrabassett Valley, Works by Photographer Joe Gambino, Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive. 237-3535.

Friday, Feb. 16-28: Carrabassett Valley, Photography Exhibit by Joe Gambino, Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive. 237-3535.

Friday, Feb. 16-28: Farmington, Works by Leon Gin and Derek Hayes, Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St.

Friday, Feb. 16-April 5: Farmington, “Peter and Alice and Winnie the Pooh,” books of a British childhood, University of Maine at Farmington, Mantor Library.

Friday, Feb. 16-May 12: Farmington, “Art on Campus,” featuring works by Katrina Majkut and Christopher McNulty, University of Maine at Farmington, Mantor Library. 778-7081.

Friday, Feb. 16-March 9: Farmington, “Rough Drafts,” UMF Faculty Exhibit, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 246 Main St. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and by appointment. 778-1062.

Friday, Feb. 16-March 2: Wilton, Works by Donna Campion, Wilton Free Public Library, 104 Main St. 645-4831.

Festivals

Saturday, Feb. 17: Farmington, Children’s Festival, 11 a.m., Mt Blue High School Auditorium, 129 Seamon Road. Free. 778-6960 www.fcctf.org.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Jay, Spruce Mountain Sled-In and Winter Family Festival, 11 a.m., French Falls Recreation Field, 28 French Falls Lane.

Films

Saturday, Feb. 17: Carrabassett Valley, Family Movie Matinee, 3 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Carrabassett Valley, “Defoe’s Way,” screening, 4:30 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive. Free, donations accepted.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Jay, “The Danish Girl,” book and film discussion group, 6 p.m., Jay Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St.

Saturday, March 3: Carrabassett Valley, Family Movie Matinee, 3 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive.

Food

Friday, Feb. 16: Farmington, Buffet luncheon, 10:45 a.m., Chef’s Table Cafe at Mt. Blue High School, 129 Seamon Road. $5.50 suggested donation. 795-4010.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Turner, Spaghetti dinner to benefit Pasquale Bifulco, 4 p.m., Boofy Quimby Hall, Route 219. Donations. 212-8960.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Wilton, Baked ham supper, 5 p.m., Harland M. Harnden Masonic Hall, 70 Bryant Road. $8; under 12, $5. 778-2354.

Sunday, Feb. 18: Farmington, Fellowship meal, 12 p.m., Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road. Free. 779-0731 www.farmingtonbaptist.net.

Saturdays, March 10-Sept. 8: Livermore Falls, Free lunch, 11 a.m., George Bunten Post 10, American Legion, 17 Reynolds Ave.

General Entertainment

Saturday, Feb. 17: Canton, Fishing Frenzy, 11 a.m., Canton Beach. Free. 597-2058.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Carrabassett Valley, Joe Gambino, artist reception, 4:30 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive. Rescheduled from Jan. 27.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Oquossoc, Rangeley World Record Snowmobile Ride, 11 a.m., Bald Mountain Camps, 125 Bald Mountain Road. 864-5571.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Wilton, Wilton Fish and Game Annual Ice Fishing Derby, 6 a.m., Wilson Lake boat launch. 491-0780.

Sunday, Feb. 18: Weld, Bass Rock Walk, 10 a.m., Camp Kawanhee for Boys, 58 Kawanhee Lane. 585-2210.

Monday, Feb. 19: Chesterville, Warming Center day event, 10 a.m., Chesterville Town Office, 409 Dutch Gap Road. 778-3156.

Wednesdays, Feb. 21-May 30: Farmington, Family Game Night, 6 p.m., Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St.

Wednesday, Feb. 21: Farmington, Gold LEAF Institute Senior College Spring Term Kick-Off, 3 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center, 111 South St. Free. 778-7063 www.goldleafinstitute.org.

Saturday, Feb. 24: Carrabassett Valley, Artist reception with Joe Gambino, 4:30 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive. Free, donations accepted.

Saturday, Feb. 24: Carrabassett Valley, Carrabassett Valley Academy Scholarship Fundraiser raffle auction, 6 p.m., Sugarloaf Inn, 5092 Access Road. 237-2250.

Saturday, Feb. 24: Livermore, Cabin Fever Reliever Living History Day, 11 a.m., Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road. $10/$6. 897-4336 http://norlands.org/events.

Sunday, Feb. 25: Farmington, Chinese auction, 12 p.m., Fairbanks School Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Road. 778-3808, 778-4349.

Friday & Saturday, March 2- 3: Carrabassett Valley, WinterKids Downhill 24, fundraiser to benefit WinterKids, 9 a.m., Sugarloaf USA. 871-5700.

Friday, March 16: Carrabassett Valley, Peggy Bishop artist reception, 4:30 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive.

Lectures

Sunday, Feb. 18: Farmington, “The Other William Morris,” Bill Berlinghoff, 2:30 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington North Dining Hall, 111 South St. Free.

Tuesday, Feb. 20: Carrabassett Valley, Chewonki: Owls of Maine, 4:30 p.m., Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive. Free, donations accepted.

Music

Friday, Feb. 16: Eustis, Matt and the Barnburners, 8:30 p.m., Tea Pond Lodge and Cabins, 468 Tea Pond Road. 670-3009.

Saturday, Feb. 17: Jay, Live music with Rif-Raff, 7 p.m., Amvets Post 33, 111 Main St. 897-4112.

Sunday, Feb. 18: Phillips, Elvis is coming, 2 p.m., Phillips Area Community Center, Depot Street. $7; $5, children. 639-2630 www.phillipspacc.org.

Sunday, March 4: Farmington, Mid-Maine Youth Orchestra performance, 3 p.m., Mt. Blue High School Bjorn Auditorium. Free, donations accepted. 897-5815 www.midmaineyouthorchestra.com.