BETHEL — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. The Mahoosuc Community Band has been practicing Christmas music since September. The Christmas Concert is Sunday, December 11, at 4 p.m. at Gould Academy’s Bingham Auditorium. The snow date is Monday, December 12 at 7 p.m.
OXFORD — Free Christmas Concert at Oxford Seventh day Church, 259 Fore Street, Oxford. Director Ryan Slocum will present ‘God With Us: A Christmas Song’ on December 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Tree Lighting
SUMNER — The Sumner Fire Department Auxiliary will be holding our annual ‘Lights Of Love’ Christmas tree lighting.
It will be held at the fire station on Dec. 10 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be free cookies, cider and hot chocolate. There will also be soups, chowders and homemade candy for sale. Santa will be there to visit with the children. Lights are $5 donation. For more information, please call Gail at 674-5522 or Polly at 388-2020.

Mad Science

PARIS — Public libraries of the Oxford Hills are hosting a presentation of Mad Science’s Holiday Spectacular at the Deering Memorial Community Center on Saturday, December 17, at 10 a.m.

Mad Science of Maine offers fun programs for kids which introduce fundamental science concepts.  In the Holiday Spectacular, participants will enjoy a festival of lights created by indoor fireworks, learn about “special ice” shipped directly from the North Pole, and discover “magical” no-melt snow.  The event, which is free and open to all, will last approximately an hour.  The community center is located at 39 Main Street in Paris, with the building’s entrance on Church Street.

The Oxford Hills public libraries include the Hamlin Memorial Library, Harrison Village Library, Freeland Holmes Library of Oxford, Norway Memorial Library, Paris Public Library, Waterford Library, and the West Paris Public Library.

For more information, please contact the Paris Public Library by calling 207-743-6994 or email [email protected].


OXFORD — Hosanna New Testament Church will be having a Christmas pageant, ‘Church in the Woods’ on December 18 at 7 p.m. It is open to all the public with no admission. All are invited to Hosanna Church, at 109 Schoolhouse Rd in Oxford to hear a great story and spirit filled music.


OTISFIELD —December 10 from 10-2, the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church will once again host a community favorite tradition with their Christmas Craft and Bake Sale. Busy hands are happy hands and many hands have been busy throughout the year, creating something for everyone. There are knitted and crocheted mittens, shawls, hats, scarves, and Christmas ornaments, sewn aprons, rice bags, owls, and gnomes, handcrafted jewelry, and paper crafts, evergreen arrangements and more.

Our seasoned and accomplished cooks will provide the best in home cooked goods. Offerings will be baked beans, corn chowder, breads, pies, bars, candies and of course a load of cookies for our famous Cookie Walk. Come and enjoy  holiday shopping in a relaxed atmosphere, and maybe pick up something for supper. Proceeds support the church’s varied missions in the community. The church is located at 231 Rayville Road in Otisfield.

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