Events

All events subject to change, please check ahead
to verify. All phone numbers are area code 207.

Ongoing Events

Scribners Saw Mill & Homestead. Enjoy a Western Maine 19th century treasure from Memorial Day to Labor Day on the first and third Saturday of each month from 1-4pm. Located on 244 Scribners Mill Road, Harrison. FMI 583-6455, www.scribnersmill.org

Maine Wildlife Park. Open daily through November 11 from 9:30am-4:30pm. See and learn about wildlife, and yes, they have moose! 56 Game Farm Road, Gray. FMI 657-4977, www.mainewildlifepark.com

The Wilhelm Reich Museum. Learn about this brilliant scientist and his experiments. Dodge Pond Rd, Rangeley. 1-5pm, Weds.-Sun., July and August. FMI 864-3443

Scenic Lake Cruises. Rangeley Region Lake Cruises & Kayaking. FMI, reservations 670-8391

October

TBA Fall Foliage Ride. Roxbury ATV Riders Club. FMI 545-2715

4 Business After Hours. Building Solutions, 248 King Street, Oxford, from 5:30-7pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

5 Western Maine Art Group. First Friday opening reception with artist Barbara Traficonte from 5-7pm. The Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393,3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org

5-7 Fall Festival & North American Wife Carrying Championship. Sunday River. Saturday’s legendary North American Wife Carrying Championship, and Sunday’s New England Cornhole Championship are the center of the party featuring live music, the Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair, and activities for the whole family, usually among peak foliage. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

6 Harvest Festival. Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 10am-4:30pm, Free family event, end of season celebration with wagon rides, apple cider pressing, craft demos, BBQ, live music, and more! FMI www.maineshakers.com

6 Celebration Barn Theater. Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show at 7:30pm. A hilarious late-night TV show spoof. FMI, tickets 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

6 USM Concert Band. Old fashioned outdoor concert, 1 pm on the green in front of Corthell Hall, Gorham campus. Concert is free. BBQ lunch at noon, reasonably priced. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

6 Golf Tournament. Bridgton Highlands Golf & Tennis. FMI Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

6 Craft Workshops. Shaker Village in New Gloucester. Featuring basket making and standing wool rugs. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

7 19th Annual Waterford Fall Foliage 5K Race/Walk & Fun Run. Waterford Common. 11:30am. FMI www.waterfordfall5k.com

7 Maine Forestry Museum. Last day of the season. Rangeley. FMI www.MaineForestryMuseum.org

7 Harrison Waterford PTO Chili Cook Off. Waterford Common. 12:30pm. FMI harrisonwaterfordPTO@gmail.com

7 Oktoberfest. Mt. Abram Ski Resort, Greenwood. Free live music, BBQ, bounce house, pumpkin decorating and more. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

13 PASS Championship. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 2pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

13 Pumpkin Fest. Fall celebration in Rumford. FMI 364-3241, www.rivervalleychamber.com

13 Craft Workshops. Shaker Village in New Gloucester. Featuring hard cider brewing with Norumbega Cidery, and watercolor painting. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

13 Celebration Barn Theater. The Gawler Family Band at 7:30pm. Infectious spirit and sparkling musicianship! FMI, tickets 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

14 Armageddon of Destruction. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 1:30pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

19 Faculty Concert Series. Laura Kargul, piano, in solo recital. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 8pm. $15 adults, $10 seniors, USM employees and alumni, $5 students. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

19 Gallery 302 Reception. 5-7pm. 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

19-20 Jack O’Lantern Spectacular. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead. 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

20 Oktoberfest. River Valley Rotary craft fair at Hope Association. FMI 364-4561

20 Youth Hunting Day Breakfast. A hearty breakfast is served before kids and their adult supervisors head for the woods in pursuit of white-tailed deer. Kids eat free and receive a complimentary hunter’s cap. Adults-$5 donation. 5:30-8am. RRG&SA Clubhouse, Old Skiway Rd, Oquossoc. FMI Kevin Sinnett 670-8391

20 Fall Work Day. Volunteer at historic Shaker Village for a day of working side by side with neighbors, friends, and the Shakers to help close up for the winter. Shaker Village in New Gloucester. FMI 926-4597, www.friendsoftheshakers.org

20-21 Haggler’s Weekend. Barn on 26 Antiques. Have some fun and get great deals on wonderful antiques and collectibles. 9am-5pm. You make the first move – make your best offer on any item over $10. If we can accept, we will. We reserve the right to refuse or counter offer, but all reasonable offers will be considered. Be prepared to pay IN FULL with cash (best deal), check, charge. Shipping/delivery arrangements can be made later. Offer in person, by phone, or email on these 2 days ONLY! 361 Shaker Road, Route 26, Gray. FMI 657-3470, www.barnon26.com

26-27 Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale. Gould Academy Field House. The best deals on new and used equipment, clothing and accessories for alpine, snowboard, cross-country skiing and other winter sports. Pick up new gear or sell yours. FMI 357-9239, www.bethelouting.org

26-28 Fall Musical. Directed by Edward Reichert. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, $15 adults, $10 seniors, USM employees and alumni, $5 students. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

27 Wicked Weird & Totally Freaky. Trick or Treat Trot by the Lake. 5K-10K-Wicked Walk. Costume contest, prizes and giveaways, food and drinks, entertainment by Kruzin DJ. To benefit The Progress Center, Norway. Starts at Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth Street. Register at www.runsignup.com

27 Craft Fair. Rumford Elementary School. FMI 364-8155

November

Ongoing Country Christmas in Bethel. Experience the Christmas 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, www.bethelmaine.com/country-christmas

1 Business After Hours. Oxford Casino Hotel, 777 Casino Way, Oxford, from 5:30-7pm.
FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

2 Western Maine Art Group. First Friday opening reception with artist Anthony Morra from 5-7pm. The Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. FMI 393-3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org

2 Portland Piano Extravaganza. Featuring students from the studio of USM professor Laura Kargul. First Parish Church, Portland. 7:30pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

3 Early Bird Sale. Gallery 302 Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

8-18 OHMPAA Presents. Little Shop of Horrors. Based on the book and lyrics by Howard Ashman and music by Alan Menken at the Norway Grange. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30pm, Sunday matinee at 2pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door one hour before show time or other area locations. FMI www.ohmpaa.com

10 Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. Robert Lehmann conductor. 2pm. $8 adults, $5 students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

11 Ed Reichert Musical Theatre Studio Recital. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 2pm. Free. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

13 Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Taylor O’Donnell, director. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 7:30pm. $8 adults, $5 students, seniors, USM employees and alumni.  FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

15 USM Youth Ensembles. Instrumental Concert at Merrill Auditorium, Portland, 7pm. Suggested donation – $8 adults, $5 students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

17 Tin Mountain Roundup. Sunday River. Donate 2 clothing items or 3 canned food items in exchange for $10 off a lift ticket to benefit a local pantry. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

17 DECA Holiday Craft Fair. One of the largest holiday craft fairs of the year. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, 256 Main Street, South Paris. 9:30am-3pm. FMI 743-8914

17-18 Ladies Day Out. Gallery 302 Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

18 USM Youth Ensembles Choral Concert. Featuring the Southern Maine Children’s Chorus and the Southern Maine Youth Chorale, 2pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

18 University Chorale. $8 adults, $5 students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. 5pm. Watch for more details. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

23 Local Craft & Wares Fair. The Event Center at The Bethel Inn Resort. Shop local and handmade for the holiday season. Pottery, toys, jewelry, household and holiday décor, handbags, fine foods, knitwear, and much more. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

23 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. Sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank

24 Lighting of the Giving Tree. Town park on Saturday, 6pm. A reception will follow at the Congregational Church Barn, High Street

24 Christmas Parade. Main Street, Norway to Market Square, South Paris. The parade starts at 11am. Largest Christmas parade in the state! FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

24 Demo Day. Sunday River. Test out the latest and greatest equipment from top ski and snowboard manufacturers. The cost to participate can be applied as a credit towards any new ski or snowboard purchase. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

24-25 Festival of Trees. Oxford Hills Region. Location and hours TBA. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

27 USM Chamber Singers. Suggested donation $12. Details TBA. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

29 USM Jazz Ensemble. Chris Oberholtzer, director. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. $8 adults, $5 students, seniors, USM employees and alumni.  FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

30 Faculty Concert Series. Gary Wittner and the USM Faculty Jazz Ensemble. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 8pm. $15 adults, $10 seniors, USM employees and alumni, $5 students. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

December

TBA Arrangement Workshops. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead. 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

Ongoing Country Christmas in Bethel. Experience the Christmas 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, www.bethelmaine.com/country-christmas

1 Breakfast with Santa. Admission fee is: $5/person. All ages welcome. Proceeds to benefit The Wilhelm Reich Museum’s scholarship program. 8-11am, Conference Center at the Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-3443

1 Holiday Open House. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org

1 Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair. Mountain Valley High School, Rumford. 9am-2pm. FMI 364-3241, www.rivervalleychamber.com

1 Composers Showcase. Featuring the USM Composers Ensemble. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 8pm. Free. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

1 Chester Greenwood Day. Annual celebration of Farmington resident Chester Greenwood, the inventor of earmuffs. Hosted by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Hour-long parade, gingerbread house contest, shopping, horse and buggy rides, student musicians and carolers. FMI www.franklincountymaine.org

1 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. 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 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 www.maineshakers.com

1 Light Up Main Street Jingle Walk. Bethel. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus and watch Main Street businesses light up one-by-one as carolers walk 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 common will take place at approximately 4:45pm

1 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home to experience Christmas at the Mason House. The first floor period rooms in the 1813 Mason House will be decorated in traditional 19th century style and lit by candles. Step back in time as you enjoy holiday music and refreshments. Free, but donations welcome. 3:30-6pm. FMI 824-2908, bethelhistorical.org

1 Christmas Tea and Fair .West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel. 1-4pm. Enjoy a festive traditional tea and fair featuring Christmas and other handmade crafts, a cookie walk, attic treasures, and delicious food from bread to pickles. FMI 824-2869, www.bethelcongregationalchurch.org

2 Breakfast with Santa. Pancake breakfast with Santa, silent auction and book sale. 8am-1pm. Crescent Park School, 19 Crescent Street, Bethel

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 before Nov. 26). FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

2 Christmas Concert. West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel. 4-5:30pm. Mahoosuc Community Band will play a collection of Christmas music and traditional favorites. Refreshments following the concert. Donations accepted at the door to defray the cost of music

6-9 Mountain Holly Days. Shopping and dining specials, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, special festivities, family activities, tasting events and contests. Epitomizes the time-honored tradition of families shopping together and enjoying holiday festivities & activities. Rangeley. FMI 864-5571

7 Gallery 302 Reception. 5-7pm. 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

7 USM School of Music Scholarship Gala. Details TBA. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

7 Cookies With Santa. Bryant Pond and Woodstock elementary schools. 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 for cookies, hot cocoa, games and activities while visiting with Santa. 6-7pm

8 Composers Showcase. Featuring the USM Composers Ensemble. Corthell Concert Hall, 8pm. Free. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

8 Festival of Trees. Rumford Town Hall Auditorium. FMI 364-3241, www.rivervalleychamber.com

8 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. 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 Opera Scenes Concert. USM School of Music, 5pm. $8 adults, $5 students, seniors, USM employees and alumni. Details TBA. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

8-9 RAAPA Annual Holiday Production. Mountain Valley High School, Rumford. FMI 369-0205

8-9 Christmas in Carthage. Community holiday celebration. FMI Jan, 562-8876

9 Walk To Bethlehem Pageant . Recreates Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem, begins at the Rangeley Inn at 5:30m. When the walkers reach the Church of the Good Shepherd, they will join others in anticipation of the evening’s program: a traditional family-oriented Christmas presentation of carols, classical music, dance and drama. Program begins at approximately 6:00pm. At conclusion, everyone is invited to share in the holiday spirit and enjoy delicious home-made goodies at the Holiday Reception, held downstairs. FMI www.rangeleyarts.org

9 Christmas Cantata. Locke Mills Union Church. 4pm. Performed by the community choir from area churches. Rt. 26, Locke Mills

14 Community Chorus Holiday Concert. A wide range of Christmas and holiday music including both favorites and originals, at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 7pm. General admission is $15-Adults, $10-18 and under. FMI 864-5000

14-16 Winterfest Weekend. Sunday River. 24 Hour Race, meet Santa and Eddy the Yeti, Barker Birthday Party, $5 night skiing (4-8 pm), fireworks at South Ridge at 8:30pm on Saturday. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

15 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. 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

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. 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 holiday performance in Bingham Auditorium,1pm. FMI 824-7700, www.gouldacademy.org

22 Horse Drawn Wagon Rides. Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm.