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Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. Historic Bethel village. Free! 25 Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church
Street and Main St., 1-3pm. Sponsored by 22 Broad Street
New Year’s Eve Gala. The Franklin County Chamber 26 of Commerce hosts at the University of Maine at
Farmington’s North Dining Hall. Sodexo will be catering
the evening’s dinner, refreshments and appetizers. The 26 Nikki Hunt Band will be performing all night with fun
and entertaining tunes. FMI Chamber’s Facebook page, 778-4215, 26
Welcome to Snodeo! Live Auction with Larry Koob, 9 benefiting the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club. 4pm,
Fat Tire Race. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000,
Sugarloaf Charity Summit. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. 9 FMI 237-2000,
Veterans No Boundaries. Sunday River. Maine Adaptive
Sports & Recreation invites disabled veterans, active-duty personnel, and wounded warriors from all over the coun-
try along with their families and caregivers for a weekend
of camaraderie, skiing, and self-discovery. FMI 824-2440, 10
Wood Ski Day. Carter’s XC Ski Center. 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. Free trail pass for folks on wood skis. Green Ice
Wax Co. will give a free wax demo of its 100% biodegrad- 10 able product and help you wax your skis. FMI 824-3880, 15
Fat Bike Loppet. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 524 Saddle- back Mountain Road. Classes include 10- and 20-mile Nordic groomed, 10- and 20-mile single track mix, and a 10-mile Nordic untimed tour. Courses may change due to snow conditions. FMI 864-4309,
Sledding. Shepard’s Farm Preserve. 12-2pm. Break out your sleds (or borrow one of ours) and join Western Foot- hills Land Trust for an afternoon of sledding! Don’t want to sled? Then come for the snacks and lively conversation. All ages welcome. Free. 121 Crockett Ridge Rd., Norway. FMI
Flying Moose Classic XC Ski Race. Bethel Village Trails at The Bethel Inn Resort. Classic technique, mass start XC ski race. 2.5km, 10km or 22km timed races and youth/Bill Koch League events. FMI 214-8357,
Snowmobile Ride In. Hope Association, Rumford. FMI 364-4561
Contra Dance. 6pm. Join Western Foothills Land Trust for some dancing in honor of Norway’s renowned fiddler and snowshoe maker Mellie Dunham. $5 suggested entrance fee; $20 per family. Suitable for beginners. Norway Grange Hall. 15 Whitman St, Norway.
Maine Lakes Winter Carnival. Plus Freezing for a Reason with Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Highland Lake Beach, Bridgton, 11am-6pm. Horse drawn wagon rides, music, food vendors, ice bar, fireworks! FMI 647-3472,
World Record. Help Rangeley beat the world record largest snowmobile ride with this great event that benefits Cystic Fibrosis. Start at Bald Mountain Camps, Oquossoc, on beautiful Mooselookmeguntic Lake at 1pm. Get there before noon to line up and join the cause. $10 donation (decal for your sled) to participate in the ride. Many
fun activities: BBQ and refreshments, Music on the Ice, bonfire, drinks, food, and dancing to the music with D.J. Fireworks at dark. FMI 864-3671
Snowshoe Festival. Western Foothills Land Trust. 10am- 2pm. WF Tubbs 2K, 5K, 10K Snowshoe Races 10-11am. Distances for all ages and abilities -- a 2K for those who prefer their races to be short and sweet, a 5K for those who want a bit of a challenge, and a 10K course for those who want to push themselves. Prices are $15 and $10
on the day of the race. Next, Hortense Gates Snowshoe Fashion Parade 11am-12pm. Gather at Roberts Farm at 11am to get dressed and ready to “model” your outfits at 1pm. Model your own “winter costume,” or wear one of ours. Prizes for most historic, most creative, youngest, oldest,and family group. Then, Family Snowshoe Games, 12-1pm. Kids and kids at heart are welcome to join in a series of snowshoe games during this annual festival. Three-legged 100-yard dash, musical chairs, egg and spoon, pulk pull, and more. Kids-only, and kids & adults events. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway.
Winterpaloozah! Haley Pond park & Rangeley town
park. 10am-4pm. Enjoy a day of play on the frozen pond and in the snow. Horse & wagon rides, ice skating, pond hockey, curling, snow golf, fat tire bikes, kicksleds, snow kiting, XC skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snow castle, campfire & marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and more fun and games for the family. Free. Also pay-for-entry competitions, including dog keg pull, cardboard sled race, frying pan toss, “Paloozah” carry (a twist on the wife carry event), fat tire bike race, the Paloozathon (run, snowshoe, fat bike), and snow sculpturecontest. Prizes will be awarded! Hot lunch available 11:30am-2pm.
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33rd Carter’s Last Stand. Carter’s XC Ski Center. 786
Intervale Road, Bethel. Come celebrate with a New Year
ski or snowshoe, followed by a potluck lunch & bonfire.
FMI, 824-3880, 27
Winter Program Kick-Off. Sunday River. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation begins the 2019 season.
FMI 824-2440,
Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 265-2773 27
Texas Hold’em Poker. VFW on Route 35 in Harrison. Doors open at 12pm, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the game provide for those in need in our local communities
HolidayHangover.SundayRiver.Afterabusyholiday season, it’s time to unwind with a weekend of fun on the mountain. With ski and stay packages and parties galore, this will become your favorite post-holiday tradition.
FMI 800-543-2754, 1 Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 265-2773
Moose Alley, Rangeley. FMI 864-5571
Rangeley Snodeo. Full day of snowmobile events, includ- ing RMR XC Race, Rave-X Show, snowmobile parade and fireworks display. FMI 864-5571
9 Annual Fly-In. Come admire planes landing from all over New England on Mooselookmeguntic Lake. 11am. Meals available both inside and outside. Bald Mountain Camps, 125 Bald Mountain Road, Oquossoc. FMI 864-3671
27-28 Winter Games. Special Olympics Maine at Sugarloaf, 16 Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000,
National Winter Trails Day. Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 16 Intervale Road, Bethel. Free rentals & trail pass for 2 Chef Summit. Sunday River. Join award-winning chefs
beginners after 1pm. FMI 824-3880, from top restaurants across New England and from
Children’s Festival Week. Sunday River. Celebration of around the world for a night of celebration in the moun- skiing families with a full schedule of events and great tains with samplings of world-class food and beverage. deals that allow kids to ski and stay for free. Events and Complementing the food are creative cocktails from top activities will include fireworks, tubing, nighttime fun, and mixologists and a selection of wine pairings.
dinners with Eddy the Yeti. FMI 800-543-2754, FMI 800-543-2754, 2 Texas Hold’em Poker. VFW on Route 35 in Harrison. Doors
open at 12pm, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the 16 Business After Hours. Oxford Hills Chamber game provide for those in need in our local communities
at U.S. Cellular, 156 Main St., South Paris, 5:30-7pm. 3 Nordic Biathlon. 11am. Combines rifle skills with skiing. FMI 743-2281, 3x1K or 3x2K races for adult and youth participants. $10 Nordic Biathlon. 11am. Combines rifle skills with skiing. adult, $5 youth. Target practice starts at 9:30am. We sup- 3x1K or 3x2K races for adult and youth participants. $10 ply the air rifles. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. adult, $5 youth. Target practice starts at 9:30am. We sup- FMI
ply the air rifles. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway.
FMI 7 Business After Hours. Oxford Hills Chamber at RnB Graph-
ics, 734 Main St., Oxford. 5:30-7pm. FMI 743-2281, Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Free coffee
and muffins from 9-10am. Socialize with both staff and 7 Free Ski Night. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. Hosted residents at the center. 29 Marion Avenue, Norway. by Franklin Savings Bank. FMI 364-8977
Snowmobile Hill Climb. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977
Full Moon Snowshoe. 4pm (Full Moon is on the 21st; Sunset is 4:34pm; Moonrise is 3:01pm). Moderate to strenuous 2.4-mile round trip. Noyes Mountain Preserve, 172 Richardson Hollow Rd., Greenwood.
Weather permitting. FMI
Relay Ski Race. 11am. Leslie Bancroft relay race for girls and women, and a Chummy Broomhall relay race for men. Race distances of 6k or 15k. $10 registration fee for adults and $5 for youths. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI
Family Fun Ski Day. 10am-12pm. Family fun games on skis. All ages welcome! Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI
Chili-Chowder Cook Off. Kicks off Rangeley’s Snodeo weekend. Sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce & Budweiser. 5pm at the Gingerbread House Restaurant, Oquossoc. FMI 864-5571
Casino Night. Snodeo weekend Casino Night at Bald Mountain Camps, Oquossoc. 6:30pm. FMI 864-3671
7-9 Polar Blast. Held in the Villages of Eustis and Stratton.
Winter wonderland surrounded by rugged mountains, just minutes from Sugarloaf. Snowmobile on over 150 miles
of groomed trails. Game night, silent auction, bonfire, cardboard slide, fireworks, karaoke, breakfast, bake/ 17 yard sale, chili-chowder-stew contest, radar runs, more.
8-10 Winterfest. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977
8-10 White Out Weekend (WOW). Sunday River. WOW is all about stellar skiing and riding, special events, including a themed party, fireworks, and après-ski socials, all hosted by Sunday River Resort in association with The OutRyders, New England’s largest GLBTQ ski and snowboard club. FMI 800-543-2754,
8-17 Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Events state wide. FMI
9 Snowshoe Walk. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Rd., Norway.10am-Noon. Bring your own snowshoes. FMI
9 Blessing of the Sleds. Mountain Valley Middle School, Mexico. FMI 562-4690
17 Fat Bike Race. 11am. 5K and 10K race. Every participant gets a pint of beer of their choosing (some blackouts) from Norway Brewing Company. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall finishers. Register online at BikeReg for $25, or $30 day of race. Bike rentals available from Green Machine Bike Shop. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI
All events subject to change, please check ahead to verify. All phone numbers are area code 207.

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