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  CALENDAR December
 Heidi Schreiber
Ongoing CountryChristmasinBethelExperiencetheChristmas season in the postcard-perfect New England village of Bethel. Shop locally, meet Santa, enjoy the lights, hop
on a horse-drawn wagon ride, or take in a performance. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 824-2282,
1 Shaker Christmas Fair. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 10am-3pm. Enjoy this nostalgic tradition featuring Shaker goods, herbs, jelly, holiday specialties, baked goods, and more. FMI
1 Holiday Open House. Celebrate the joys of the season in Frost Farm Gallery’s 1797 cape. Great discounts on our signature Christmas décor, gifts, vintage prints and more. Order your custom framing for Christmas. Saturday, 9am to 6pm. 272 Pikes Hill, Norway. FMI 743-8041,
1 Breakfast with Santa. Conference center at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley. 8-11am. Yummy breakfast of chocolate chip, blueberry, or plain pancakes served with syrup, sausages, and a beverage. $5 per person, benefits the Museum’s scholarship program. FMI 864-3443
1 Chester Greenwood Day. Downtown Farmington, all day. 42nd Annual celebration of Chester Greenwood. Franklin County Chamber of Commerce presents the celebration of the Farmington native and earmuff inventor, Chester Greenwood. “Sights & Sounds of the Season” is the theme for this year’s event, so join the celebration and don’t forget to include earmuffs on your parade float! Many favorite events including the annual parade, gingerbread house contests, historical open houses, craft fairs, and polar bear dip, as well as a Taste of Farmington event. Purchase a passport and visit the participating local eateries to enjoy a sample of the great food that abounds in downtown Farmington! FMI 778-4215, or complete schedule of events at
1 Holiday Open House. Rufus Porter Museum. 4-6pm. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2828,
1 Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair. Mountain Valley High School, Rumford. 9am-2pm. FMI 364-3241,
1 Festival of Lights. Downtown Bridgton. Parade and tree lighting. FMI 647-3472,
1 Composers Showcase. Featuring the USM Composers Ensemble. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 8pm. Free. FMI
1 Christmas Fair and Tea. West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel. 1-4pm. Enjoy a festive traditional fair and tea featuring Christmas and other handmade crafts, a cookie walk, attic treasures, and delicious food from bread to pickles. FMI 824-2869,
1 Texas Hold’em Poker. VFW on Route 35 in Har-
rison. Doors open at 12pm, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the game provide for those in need in our local communities.
1 Craft Fair. Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association, 9am-3pm. University of Maine Farmington’s Student Cen- ter, 111 South Street. Coinciding with Chester Greenwood Day, the craft fair will have numerous handmade products produced by local artisans and crafters available. Entrance is free! FMI 778-4215,
1 Breakfast with Santa. 8am-1pm. Pancake breakfast with Santa, silent auction and book sale. Crescent Park School, Crescent Lane, Bethel
1 Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. Historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. Sponsored by Northeast Bank
1 Light Up Main Street Jingle Walk. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus in Bethel and watch Main Street businesses light up one-by-one as carolers walk up Main Street towards the town common to light the Christmas tree. Santa will accompany the parade on a firetruck! Meet at Philbrook Place by 3:45pm to participate. Tree lighting on the com- mon will take place at approximately 4:45pm with photo op with Santa afterward back at Philbrook Place
1 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Celebrate the season with traditional holiday refreshments, 19th century style decorations, and live music in the first floor period rooms of the 1813 Dr. Moses Mason House. This popular annual event is free and open to the public; donations always welcome. 3:30-6:00pm. FMI 824-2908,
1-31 Rebecca May Verrill. Pottery show at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Reception 5-7pm on December 7. FMI 647-2787,
2 Santa Sunday. Sunday River. Dress up as Santa, make a donation to the Sunday River Charitable Fund, you can ski for free. (Pre-registration required online by Nov. 27). FMI 800-543-2754,
2 Christmas Concert. West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel. 4-5:30pm. Under the direction of Patricia Boyle- Wight, Mahoosuc Community Band will play a collection of traditional holiday music and an arrangement of World War I songs to commemorate 100 years since the end of the war. Refreshments following the concert. Donations accepted at the door to defray the cost of music
3 Celtic Cabaret. Christmas Concert with Coig at 49 Franklin, Rumford. FMI 369-0129
6-9 Mountain Holly Days. Shopping and dining specials, re- freshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, special festivities, family activities, tasting events and contests throughout Rangeley area. Enjoy shopping and dining with personal, friendly service and none of the hassles of big-city shop- ping. Sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber
of Commerce. FMI 864-5571
7 Cookies with Santa. 6pm-7pm. Bryant Pond and Woodstock Elementary School. Tree Lighting by Santa on the town common of Bryant Pond near the post office. Then the fire department brings Santa to Woodstock Elementary School where you can enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, games and activities while visiting with Santa.
7 Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 265-2773
8 Composers Showcase. Featuring the USM Composers Ensemble. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus , 8pm. Free. FMI
8 Christmas in the Valley Parade. Rumford. FMI 364-3241,
8 Horse-drawn wagon rides. Historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. Sponsored by River View Resort
8 Festival of Trees. Rumford Town Hall Auditorium. FMI 364-4576
8-9 Annual Holiday Production. Rumford Association for the Advancement of the Performing Arts. Mountain Valley High School. FMI 369-0205
8-9 Christmas in Carthage. Community holiday celebration. FMI Jan, 562-8876
9 Walk To Bethlehem. Annual Pageant sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Recreates Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Begins at the Rangeley Inn at 5:30pm with the reading of Caesar Augustus’ decree
that all people must return to the city of their birth. Then join the “Walk” through the village of Rangeley, led
by community members costumed as nativity figures. Carols are sung as the procession meanders through the village, stopping at the different downtown churches for a carol. When the Walkers reach the Church of the Good Shepherd, they join others in anticipation of the evening’s program: a traditional family-oriented Christmas presentation of carols, classical music, dance, and drama. The program begins at approximately 6:00pm. The finale is a traditional nativity pageant with many local young people and community members in full costumes. Holiday reception immediately follows downstairs in the church. FMI 864-5000
13-15 FallDramaProduction.TelstarHigh/MiddleSchool. 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI 824-2136
14 Holiday Concert. 7pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street, Rangeley. $15 for Adults,
$10 for 18 and under. FMI 864-5000
14-16 Winterfest Weekend. Sunday River Celebrates winter’s arrival with the first weekend of night skiing for the season, fireworks, and special events.
FMI 800-543-2754,
15 Snowmobile Hill Climb. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977
15 Opening For the Season. Mt. Abram Ski Resort. For a full list of events throughout the season,
please visit
15 Santa Loop. The Farmington Downtown Association invites families to a free and fun event. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride throughout downtown Farmington, with stops to write a letter to Santa, enjoy hot cocoa, a visit with Santa and more! FMI
15 Horse-drawn wagon rides. Historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. Sponsored by Smokin’ Good BBQ
16 Living Nativity. Actors and live animals recreate the Nativity scene on the Bethel Common, then refreshments at the Dr. Moses Mason House, 5pm. FMI 824-2908,
17 Free Ski Night. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. Hosted by Kyes Insurance. FMI 364-8977
18 Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Free coffee and muffins from 9-10am. Socialize with both staff and residents at the center. 29 Marion Avenue, Norway. FMI
18 Winter Concert. Telstar High and Middle School’s choruses and bands perform their winter concert, led by Jennifer Bennett and Tom Coolidge. 7pm, Telstar Regional High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI 824-2136
19 Yulefest Concert. Gould Academy, Bethel, 1pm. Celebrate the holidays with this spectacular student concert open to the public. Take in the sounds of the holidays and watch as the school’s band, chorus group, and student vocalists set the stage for a magical evening performance in Bingham Auditorium. FMI
    All events subject to change, please check ahead to verify. All phone numbers are area code 207. 33

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