Events

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

ONGOING

Various events at the Rangeley Lakes Trails Center. 524 Saddleback Mountain Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-4309, www.rangeleylakestrailscenter.org

Outdoor Heritage Museum. Opens for 2021 Season on May 12. 10am-4pm, Oquossoc. FMI 864-3091 

Rangeley Skeet & Trap Association. Opens for the Season May 15. Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc. FMI 864-4323

Alden MacDonald Junior Golf Program. Hosting three age groups ranging from 5-18, classes take place Sundays and Wednesdays throughout the season. FMI www.sugarloaf.com

Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Rifle/Pistol Range. May 15, 2021 to October 31, 2021. Morton Cut-off Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-4323 

Through October Farmington Farmers’ Market. Fridays, 10am to 1pm. 198 Front Street across from the Better Living Center. Saturdays, 9am to noon, District Court House parking lot, 129 Main Street. FMI www.mainefarmersmarkets.org

August

Ongoing    McLaughlin Art Gallery. August Artist of the Month Sandra Pealer. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

Ongoing    Every Monday. Sunset Concert Series at Poland Spring Gazebo. Pack your blanket, picnic and enjoy a family outing. Weather permitting. FMI 998-4142, www.polandspringmuseums.org

Ongoing    Scribners Mill. Open 1st and 3rd Saturdays 1pm-4pm until Labor Day. Historic Lumber Mill located on the Crooked River, Harrison. FMI www.scribnersmill.org

Ongoing    Maine Forestry Museum open for the season. Summer hours are from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday until September 5. Fall hours starting September 9 are Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm until October 3.  FMI Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road, Route 16, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939, www.maineforestrymuseum.org

1-31 Storytime. Alan Day Community Garden. Planned for preschoolers accompanied by an adult. Bring a blanket. 10am. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708

4-5 Indie Film Series. RFA Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, 5 & 8 pm. FMI 864-5000

5 Art in August. Open Air Show and Sale. 10am-4pm. Oquossoc Park. FMI 864-5000 

5 Milltown Roadshow. Maine Singer/Songwriter Terry Swett leads the Milltown Roadshow for the Deertrees Salt Lick Cabaret Series. The five-piece band is based in and around Bridgton, Maine, features a unique blend of “Americana” music drawn from a variety of genres as well as a selection of well-crafted original songs. Casual evening performances in a 75-seat cabaret setting. Wine and beer cash bar and light bites available at small table seating. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. 7:00pm, tickets are $22. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

5 Thursday Nights at the Garden. TBD The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. 6-8pm. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

5-6 The Kitchen Table. An evening of personal storytelling. RFA Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, 7pm. FMI 864-5000 

6 Annual Lobster Roll Fundraiser. Preorder by July 31st for delicious lobster rolls online from this annual fundraiser that provides support for the Deertrees’ 85th anniversary season. $15 donation per lobster roll from Greenwood Manor Inn, chock full of tail, knuckle and claw meat with a bag of chips and a cookie. Pick up is available at the Inn, at the Bridgeton Chamber of Commerce and at On the Commons in Waterford. Delivery is available for orders of 5+ lobster rolls. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

6 International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Bald Mountain Camps, Oquossoc, 6pm. FMI 864-3091

6 Doug Morgan. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

6 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Ben Lyons, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

6-7 Paris Hill Music Festival. Friday, Classic Rock Orchestra – Rock Anthems of the 70s and 80s, 7pm, opening act Primo Cubano at 5pm. Saturday, Motor Booty Affair – The ultimate disco party band, 7pm, opening act Latch at 5pm. Outdoor concert – bring your own chair. Food and drink for sale, no outside food or drink allowed inside. Tickets in advance: $20 adult, $10 children 6–12, under 6 free. After August 1: $25 adult, $15 children 6–12, under 6 free. VIP Tickets: $75 per night. The Paris Hill Music Festival benefits the Friends of the Paris Hill Church, which maintains the buildings and grounds of the Paris Hill Common. Proceeds also benefit local 4H scholarships. Paris Hill Country Club, 455 Paris Hill Road, Paris. Please check our website for updates due to Covid-19. FMI www.parishillmusicfestival.com

6-Sept 3 Friday Night Community Farmers’ Market & Live Music. Alan Day Community Garden. Join the party on Friday evenings featuring wood-fired pizza, ready-to-eat food, live music, demos, kids activities, and a Farmers’ Market. Please park in public parking behind Fare Share and walk over. 5pm to 8pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708

7 Gray Community BBQ. Hosted by the Gray Fire & Rescue on Rt. 26. Watch Community Calendar, FMI www.graymaine.org/calendar

7 Katey Branch. Restorative Community Training. Alan Day Community Garden. Free training to help move our community out of stuck patterns of communication and towards restorative practices. Is our potential being limited by the ways we are conditioned to communicate? Please park in public parking behind Fare Share and walk over. Lunch will be provided. 10am to 1pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708

7 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Denny Breau, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

7 Alex Roy. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

7 Memorize You Song Cycle. And 85th Anniversary GALA. Song cy·cle: noun. A set of related songs, often on a romantic theme, intended to form a single musical entity.A premiere production, original song cycle written and composed by Gail Phaneuf, the songs spin the story of a husband and wife relationship complicated by a younger somebody. Explores the universal experiences of love, betrayal, loss, temptation, passion and growth through their entwined lives. 7:00 pm, tickets are $28, seating is limited. Tickets include the song cycle and the 85th GALA reception with food, beer, and wine in the café. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

7 Carrabassett Summer Festival. A day of music and art. Carrabassett Valley. FMI 235-3000, www.kcskreativitycenter.co

7 Celebration Barn Theater. Circus Camp Day for Kids! There is no evening show tonight. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. Camp registration info: www.CelebrationBarn.com

8 Ogden Memorial Evening of Poetry. Ecopelagicon Nature Store, 7 Pond Street, Rangeley. 6-7pm. FMI 860-0392 

10 Paint Like Rufus Porter. This outdoor class, hosted and taught by Beth Cossey, will help harness your inner folk art painting abilities. No experience needed. All materials will be supplied. Fee: $80. Spaces are limited. 1-5pm. FMI Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity, 121 Main Street, Bridgton. 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org

10 Heather Pierson Trio. Local favorites and national touring veterans, featuring Davy Sturtevant on strings/brass and Shawn Nadeau on bass. Impressive array of instruments, skills, and songs that bring to life the sounds of the streets of New Orleans, the valleys of Appalachia, and everywhere in between. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. 7:30pm, tickets are $26. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

11 Indie Film Series. RFA Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, 5 & 8 pm. FMI 592-7427 

11-12 Chodosh Memorial Invitational. Loon Lodge Dinner/Mingo Springs Golf Course, Rangeley. FMI 864-4397 

12 Power Propagators. Join garden club members and McLaughlin volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale. 10am to 12pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

12 Lisa Moore & Cyndy Tinsley. Presto Pesto. Alan Day Community Garden. Come make traditional, fresh basil pesto and try some alternative recipes as well. This free workshop is a hands-on collaborative adventure. Please park in public parking behind Fare Share and walk over. 2pm to 4pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708

12 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

12 Thursday Nights at the Garden. Evening Gardens. Learn some tricks and unique lighting ideas and add more atmosphere to your evening garden with Marcia Hilton. 6-8pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

13 19th Century Rangeley in 3D. Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street, Rangeley, 7pm. FMI 864-3091

13 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Brad Hooper, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

13 Piano Men –The Music of Elton and Billy. A night of Grammy Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducing magic! Broadway veteran Craig A. Meyer and Gregory Scott bring these amazing piano men to life in an unbelievable concert featuring the legendary songs of Billy Joel and Elton John accompanied by the explosive Rocket Band. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. 7:30pm, tickets are $32. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

13 Justin Carver. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

13-14 Calling on Women. Who Love Mountain Biking! Join us at the New England Mountain Biking Association’s Women’s Summit 2021 at Sugarloaf. FMI www.nemba.org/womens-summit 

14 The Knotty Nite Play Readings. This night is one to “leave the kids at home!” An evening of six short staged readings and original songs. Actors will have minimal rehearsals for these fun short pieces, and it promises to be full of laughter, surprises, music and the occasional blush. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. 7:30pm, tickets are $20. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

14 Back to The Past. Old-time family event at Scribners Mill, 10am-4pm. Historic Lumber Mill located on the Crooked River, Harrison. FMI www.scribnersmill.org

14 Benefit ATV Ride. Hosted by Pulpit Rock Trail Blazah’s ATV Club. 50/50 drawing, Chinese auction, lots of fun! Registration 8-10am, Abby Road, Stoneham. Benefit Allies for Autism. FMI Linda 776-9090, Marcia 890-6403

14 Krystian Beal. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

14 Naples Antique and Classic Boat Show. Parade only, 10am, Naples Town Docks. FMI www.mountainviewwoodies.org

14 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Jeff Kilton, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

14 Celebration Barn Theater. Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show. A hilarious late-night TV show spoof that’s packed with fun surprises. 7pm. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. $18 adults, $16 seniors & $10 kids. Tickets & Info www.CelebrationBarn.com

14 Camp Sunshine Ride. L-A Harley-Davidson’s biggest ride of the year! This ride starts at L-A Harley-Davidson, travels through Farmington, and finishes at Sugarloaf Mountain for music and food at The Rack. FMI www.l-aharley.com/events 

14 Blueberry Festival. Town of Gray. Live music, food trucks, arts and craft vendors, kids’ activities, family-friendly lawn games, and blueberry contests. Hours TBD. FMI www.graymaine.org/calendar

14-Oct 4    Seeds of Inspiration. Paintings by Wendy A. Newcomb and Marguerite Lawler, Handprints by Molly Mains and Holly Berry, inspired by Maine Farms. Opening reception Saturday, August 14 from 6-8pm. Hole In The Wall Studioworks, Route 302, Raymond, We are following CDC guidelines. FMI 655-4952, www.holeinthewallgallery.net

15 Outdoor Market. Main Street, Dixfield. FMI 562-8816

18 Rangeley Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic. 2 Shotgun Starts. 830am. Mingo Springs Golf Course, Rangeley. FMI 864-5571

19 Nomad Trail Race Series. A 4-mile trail race on the rolling hills of the Witt’s End Trail. Race 4 of 6 at 6pm, Shepard’s Farm, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway. Races start at 6pm the third Thursday of every month, May-October. Masks are required when six feet of social distancing is not possible. Race day entries cost $15. Registration fee of $10/race for adults if you pre-register at RunSignUp: www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/2018NomadTrailRaceSeries

19 Rangeley Blueberry Festival. 9am-3pm, location TBD. FMI 864-3386

 20 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Jim Tasse & Krister Rollins, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

20 Children’s Event-Fairy and Gnome Dance Party. A magic filled night out geared especially for your kids. Dress your children up in their favorite fairy or gnome costumes and enjoy dancing, crafts, snacks and running around in a mini Garden Illuminated of their own. 7-8:30pm.The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

20 Opening Reception. Kristin Horton Paintings. 5-6:30pm. RFA Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. FMI 864-5000 

20 Tartan Terrors – a Celtic Invasion. Blending the energy of a rock show with humor and stepdance, with a distinctive sound and a proud tradition of making Celtic music fun and accessible to any audience. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. 7:30pm, tickets are $32. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

20 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

21 Garden Illuminated. Join in this late summer evening celebration. 300 to 400 candles light up the pathways through the Garden creating an intimate and “other-worldly” experience under the stars to share with your friends and family. Inside the barn dance and mingle to live music and snacks. This is one of McLaughlin’s signature fundraising events. All proceeds go to directly supporting the Garden and its community programs. 8-10pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

21 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Kitty & JT, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

21 Celebration Barn Theater. The Fourth Wall’s  Fruit Flies Like a Banana. These award-winning musicians/actors/dancers break the barrier between serious art and serious fun. 7pm. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. $16 adults, $14 seniors & $10 kids. Tickets & Info www.CelebrationBarn.com

21 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

21 Challenge Cup Races. Regatta style competition features teams of first responders in crew-style Rangeley boat rowing races, kayak relay & the mayhem packed “blind canoe” race. 10:30am, Oquossoc Cove. FMI 864-3091

21 Oquossoc Day. Outdoor Heritage Museum, 10am-4pm. FMI 864-3091

23 Bethel Area Chamber Golf Classic. The Bethel Inn Resort. Pre-registration required. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

23 Leon Truman Golf Classic. Norway Country Club, hosted by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

23-26 American Junior Golf Association. Qualifier, Coca Cola Junior Chapionship at Sugarloaf Golf Club. FMI www.ajga.org/schedule/2021 

24-28 Plein Air Watercolor Workshop. Michael Vermette, all day at various Rangeley locations. FMI 864-5000.

25 Indie Film Series. RFA Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, 5 & 8 pm. FMI 592-7427 

26 Jeff Kilton. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

26 Rug Hooking Luncheon and Trunk Show. Elizabeth Miller of Parris House Wool Works. A fun-filled afternoon to discuss rug hooking, look at some incredible pieces, and connect with like-minded artisans. Lunch is provided with your ticket. Ticket price and time: TBD. FMI Rufus Porter Museum of Art and Ingenuity, 121 Main Street, Bridgton. 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org

27 International Fly Fishing Film Festival. Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street, Rangeley, 7pm. FMI 864-3091

27 Kitty & JT. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

27 Lindsay Montana. Live tunes 4-8pm. Oxbow Beer Garden. 420 Main Street, Oxford. FMI www.oxbowbeer.com

27 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Jim McLaughlin, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

28 Celebration Barn Theater. Evicted Vaudeville. Tom Murphy, Tomáš Kubínek, Rose Friedman and Justin Lander bring a raucous night of thrills, romance, and hilarity. 7pm. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. $18 adults, $16 seniors & $10 kids. Tickets & Info www.CelebrationBarn.com

28 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Neon Gypsy, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

28 Josh Hatfield. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

28 Drag Bingo Fundraiser. This fundraiser will provide support for the Harrison Food Bank. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. 6:30pm, tickets are $12 per Bingo Card. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

28 Beets and Grooves. All Vinyl DJ set with Lukaduke. 4-8pm. Oxbow Beer Garden. 420 Main Street, Oxford. FMI www.oxbowbeer.com

September

 TBA Canoe & Kayak Run. Androscoggin River, end of the month. FMI 364-2983

Ongoing    Loon Echo Hike/Bike Trek. A hybrid event with virtual and actual events. FMI www.loonecholandtrust.org/trek

Ongoing    McLaughlin Art Gallery. September Artist of the Month Mary DeLano. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

Ongoing    Maine Forestry Museum open for the season. Summer hours are from 10am to 4pm Wednesday to Sunday until September 5. Fall hours starting September 9 are Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm until October 3.  FMI Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road, Route 16, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939, www.maineforestrymuseum.org

3 Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Lakeside Theater, Rangeley. 7-9pm. FMI 864-2771 

3 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Ben KilCollins, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

3 Justin Carver. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

3 Friday Night Community Farmers’ Market & Live Music. Alan Day Community Garden. Join the party on Friday evenings featuring wood-fired pizza, ready-to-eat food, live music, demos, kids activities, and a Farmers’ Market. Please park in public parking behind Fare Share and walk over. 5pm to 8pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708

3-4 Always . . . Patsy Cline. A musical based on the true story about Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a friendship with Cline until her death.  The show is a tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragically at age 30 in a plane crash in 1963. Deertrees Theatre. 156 Deertrees Road, Harrison. 7:30pm, tickets are $34. FMI www.deertrees-theatre.org

4 Monarch Festival. A wide variety of activities for all to enjoy including children’s activities at the Explorer’s Village, a storybook trail, as well as pollinator garden tours and monarch tagging. Valentine Farm Conservation Center, Bethel. FMI 824-3806. www.mahoosuc.org

4 Live Music at the Main Lodge. SKOSH, 5-8pm. Mt Abram, 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

4 Annual Trail Town Festival. Pond Street & Haley Pond Park, Rangeley. 10am-4pm. FMI 864-2771

5 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Anna Van, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

9 Power Propagators. Join garden club members and McLaughlin volunteers in the barn for propagating and potting up plants from the McLaughlin Garden to support our plant sale. 10am to 12pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

9 Mike Preston & Kim Curry. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

4 Live Music at the Main Lodge. SKOSH, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

10 Seth Wescott Golf Classic. Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. Supports community initiatives and the FCCOC David Robie Scholarship program for students who live in Franklin County. FMI www.franklincountymaine.org/events/annual-events 

10 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

11 Light the Garden Silent Auction & Party. Alan Day Community Garden. Join this fun party featuring Norway Brewing Company, great food, music & silent auction items. Sliding scale entrance fee $20 to $50, please park in public parking behind Fare Share and walk over. 6:30pm-9:30pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708

10 Live Music in the Beer Garden, Sarah Libby, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

11 Art Fair. Enjoy the end of the summer by visiting the McLaughlin Garden for an outdoor Art Fair. Artist’s tents and plein air painters are painting throughout the garden all day. Live music. 10am-4pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

11 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Doug Alford, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

11 Pie and Arts Festival. A seasonal celebration of Pies, Pies, Pies – Oh My! Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

11 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

11 Western Mountain Photography Show. Awards Reception. RFA Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, 5-7pm. FMI 864-5000

12 Mahoosuc Art & Agriculture Tour. Enjoy the bounty of artistic and agricultural offerings of the Mahoosuc region during a self-guided tour of farms and studios. 1-4pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

13 Community Concepts Golf Tournament. The Bethel Inn Resort. FMI www.ccimaine.org

16 Nomad Trail Race Series. A 4-mile trail race on the rolling hills of the Witt’s End Trail. Race  5 of 6 at 6pm, Shepard’s Farm, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway. Races start at 6pm the third Thursday of every month, May-October. Masks are required when six feet of social distancing is not possible. Race day entries cost $15. Registration fee of $10/race for adults if you pre-register at RunSignUp: www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/2018NomadTrailRaceSeries

17 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

17 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Toby McAllister, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

17-19 Poland Spring Heritage Days. Poland Spring Resort. Fireworks and entertainment. Saturday is Heritage Day and Strawberry Festival, Sunday is the 5K Race. Many activities and events, most at minimal or no cost. FMI www.polandspringsresort.com

18 Celebration Barn Theater. Martin Dockery’s The Panic & Passion of Right Now. Billed as “the best storyteller in the US” (Orlando Sentinel), don’t miss this comedic, ridiculous, and deeply personal storytelling. 7pm. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. $16 adults, $14 seniors & $10 kids. Tickets & Info www.CelebrationBarn.com

18 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Jordan Kaulback, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

18 Emily Torres. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

18 Fall Festival. Arts, Crafts, Antiques and Sculptor Steve Brettell. Outdoor Heritage Museum, Oquossoc. 10am-3pm. FMI 864-3091

18 Poland Heritage Day. On the grounds of the historic Poland Spring Resort and Preservation Park. Help us mark a momentous occasion as we celebrate Maine’s Bicentennial, the 175th Anniversary of Poland Spring Water, and the 125th Anniversary of the Maine State Building. FMI 998-4142, www.polandspringmuseums.org

18 Sebago Spirits Festival. Point Sebago Resort. Sebago Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce and Maine Distillers’ Guild celebrate Maine’s craft distillers. FMI www.sebagospiritsfestival.com

19 Bethel Rotary 5k. Join in 5k run/walk and a 1-mile fun run/walk in-person or virtually. Presented by Bethel Family Health Center. All proceeds help K-12 kids with scholarships for after-school enrichment activities. FMI www.bethelrotary.org

24 Annual Rangeley Regatta. Outdoor Heritage Museum, Oquossoc. Noon-5pm. FMI 864-3091

24 Ron Bergeron. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

24 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Pete Kilpatrick, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

24-26 Maine Lakes Brewfest. Point Sebago Resort, 11am – 4pm. 21+ event with live music, over 35 brewers and 15 vendors. FMI www.mainelakesbrewfest.com

25 Live Music in the Beer Garden. The Cobblestones, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

25 Mt. Abram Ski Club Golf Scramble. The Bethel Inn Resort. Play golf, enjoy a BBQ, contests, prizes, and more.  All abilities welcome. Providing education and scholarships related to snow sports for the youth in Western Maine. FMI www.skiclub@mtabram.com

25 Beets and Grooves. All Vinyl DJ set with Lukaduke. 4-8pm. Oxbow Beer Garden. 420 Main Street, Oxford. FMI www.oxbowbeer.com

25 Alex Roy. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

25 Mahoosuc Ridge to The River Challenge Trail Race. All runners will see logging roads, beautiful views, forests, rough trails, stunning mountain peaks, and the infamous Aftershock. Half marathoners get an additional 5 mountain peaks, and something very special for marathoners: you get to run the course twice! True to its back-country nature, this event offers approximate distances. Not your typical 10k or 13.1…or 26.2. Hosted by The River Fund, Mahoosuc Land Trust, Mahoosuc Pathways. Bethel and Sunday River. FMI www.ridge2river.me

28-Oct 1    Guest Artist Christina Davis. Paintings, Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton, FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

30-Oct 2    Maine Mountains Jeep Jamboree. Our challenging trails, the beautiful New England fall setting, and the awesome trail guides are just a few of the reasons why this event is so popular. On Saturday at 9am, come see over 180 Jeeps parade through the town of Bethel. FMI 530-333-4002, www.jeepjamboreeusa.com/trip/maine-mountains, 

30 Camp Sunshine Golf Tournament. 27th annual benefit event. 8am tee time at Point Sebago. FMI 655-3800, www.campsunshinegolf.org

31 Kerck Kelsey Research Room Dedication. Dedication ceremony in the Washburn Memorial Library. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org

October

TBA Roxbury ATV Riders Fall Foliage Ride. FMI www.roxburyatvridersclub.com

Ongoing    Maine Forestry Museum open Thursday to Sunday from 11am to 4pm until October 3.  FMI Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road, Route 16, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939, www.maineforestrymuseum.org

1 Doug Morgan. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

1 Live Music in the Beer Garden. Chris Floyd, 5-8pm. Mt Abram Westside Lodge, 412 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

2 Celebration Barn Theater. The Gawler Family Band. With sparking musicianship and radiant charm, they are a crowd favorite! 7pm. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. $16 adults, $14 seniors & $10 kids. Tickets & Info www.CelebrationBarn.com

2 Apple Festival. 9am-3pm. Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. FMI Maine Forestry Museum, 864-3939, www.maineforestrymuseum.org

2 Justin Carver. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

3 Annual Turkey Shoot. Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Rifle/Pistol Range. 10am-1pm. Morton Cut-off Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-4323 

3-10 Fryeburg Fair. Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic. Midway, exhibition halls, contests and entertainment. FMI www.fryeburgfair.org

8-10 Fall Festival. Saturday: North American Wife Carrying Championship. Sunday, New England Cornhole Championship. Sunday River. Live music and activities for the whole family, usually among peak foliage. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

8 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

9 Live Music at the Main Lodge. Motor Booty Affair, 5-8pm. Mt Abram, 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI www.mtabram.com

9 Oktoberfest. River Valley Rotary Annual Craft Fair held at Hope Association. FMI 364-4561

9 Fall Foliage Ride. Hosted by Pulpit Rock Trail Blazah’s ATV Club. Registration 8-10am, Park & Ride, Pumpkin Patch Park, Stoneham. FMI Linda 776-9090, Marcia 890-6403

9 Toby McAlister. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

9-10 Rally for Norlands. Maine’s largest Civil War Living History Weekend. Hands-on history activities are for all ages. Visit civilian and infantry encampments, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, blacksmithing demonstrations, one-room schoolhouse programs, tours of the Washburn family mansion, storytelling, a gala country dance, and more. This family-friendly event is co-sponsored by the 3rd Maine Company A & 15th Alabama Company G. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

9-10 Sugarloaf Homecoming Weekend. FMI 237-2000, www.sugarloaf.com 

9-Nov 15    Group Show/Gallery Artists. Opening reception Saturday, October 9th from 6-8pm. Hole In The Wall Studioworks, Route 302, Raymond, We are following CDC guidelines. FMI 655-4952, www.holeinthewallgallery.net

10 Sunday River Ski Club Golf Tournament. The Bethel Inn Resort. An 18-hole scramble tournament to benefit the Sunday River Ski and Snowboard Club, which supports the athletes in the Gould Academy’s Competition Program training programs. FMI , 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com

15-16 Jack-o’-lantern Spectacular. Spend the evening enjoying a spectacular amount of carved and lit pumpkins lining the paths through the McLaughlin Garden. Admission is $5 per person for guests 2 years of age and older. Warm cider, popcorn and use of the decorated photo booth in the barn are included in the admission fee. Extra donations are always gratefully accepted. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

15 Kitty & JT. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

16 Celebration Barn Theater. Mike Miclon’s The Early Evening Show. A hilarious late-night TV show spoof that’s packed with fun surprises. 7pm. 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. $18 adults, $16 seniors & $10 kids. Tickets & Info www.CelebrationBarn.com

16 Pumpkin Fest. River Valley seasonal events in Rumford. FMI 364-3241

16 Jeff Kilton. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

22 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

21 Nomad Trail Race Series. A 4-mile trail race on the rolling hills of the Witt’s End Trail. Race 6 of 6 at 6pm, Shepard’s Farm, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway. Races start at 6pm the third Thursday of every month, May-October. Masks are required when six feet of social distancing is not possible. Race day entries cost $15. Registration fee of $10/race for adults if you pre-register at RunSignUp: www.runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/2018NomadTrailRaceSeries

23 Youth Hunters’ Day Breakfast. Rangeley Region Guides’ & Sportsmen’s Association. 5:30-8am. Old Skiway Road, Oquossoc. FMI 864-4323

23 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

25 Autumn Night Out. Benefit Androscoggin Home Healthcare + Hospice. 5-9pm, Poland Spring Resort. Outdoor event. FMI www.androscoggin.org

29 Steve Moore. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

29-31 Farmington Fright Nights. Join us for this mind blowing, never before seen Halloween event! www.lokisworkshopllc.wixsite.com/mainehaunts 

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

30 Krystian Beal. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

November

5 Justin Carver. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

6 Early Bird Saturday. Downtown Farmington. Shop Local event. 

6 Alex Roy. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

12 Mike Preston & Kim Curry. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

13 Josh Hatfield. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

13-14 Norlands Historical Thanksgiving. Learn to prepare an historical Thanksgiving dinner based on the Washburn family journals menu with Sandy Oliver, food historian. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

19 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

20 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-227

24 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

26 Emily Torres. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

26-30 Annual Online Auction. Visit www.mclaughlingarden.com and feel the excitement of bidding on a variety of items from the comfort of home. From a week-long stay in a Paris apartment to tickets to special events, you won’t find another auction catalog like it! This is a fundraising auction and all proceeds go directly to supporting the garden and its programming. Bidding ends 10pm on 11/30. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

27 Oxford Hills Christmas Parade. The largest Christmas Parade in the State of Maine. Steps off at 11am. FMI Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

27 Small Business Saturday. Support local small businesses at events region-wide.

27 Cobblestones. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

December

TBA Festival of Trees. Annual holiday event. FMI Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce, 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

3 Justin Carver. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

4 Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair. Mountain Valley High School, Rumford, 9-2pm. FMI 364-3241

4 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home. The first floor period rooms 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. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

4 Ron Bergeron. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

4 Chester Greenwood Day. Annual celebration of Farmington resident Chester Greenwood, the inventor of earmuffs. Parade, sales, events, food, contests. FMI www.franklincountymaine.org/events/annual-events 

4-5 Annual Holiday Production. Rumford Area fro the Advancement of Performing Arts. Rumford Town Hall. FMI 369-020

5 Santa Sunday. Sunday River. Signature event kicks off the holiday season in style by celebrating the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season with more than 250 Santas cruising down to South Ridge. All money raised goes towards the River Fund. Santas must be in full Santa attire. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

10 Alex Roy. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

10-11 ECW Holiday Fair. Church of the Good Shepherd,Undercroft, 2614 Main Street, Rangleley. 9am-2pm. FMI 864-3381

10-12 Mountain Holly Days. Holiday Events in Rangeley, all day FMI 864-5571

11 Festival of Trees. Rumford Town Hall Auditorium. FMI 364-3241

11 Christmas at Norlands. Celebrate the season with merriment and cheer. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. The health and safety of our volunteers, visitors and staff is of primary importance to us. All 2021 events may be modified or cancelled in accordance with any emerging CDC or state guidelines. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

11 Feff Kilton. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

11 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home. The first floor period rooms 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. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

11-12 Christmas in Carthage. Community Holiday Celebration. FMI Jan, 562-8876

12 The Walk To Bethlehem. Begin at The Rangeley Inn, end at Church of Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 5:30pm. FMI 864-5000

17 John Hasnip. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

18 Josh Hatfield. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

20 Toby McAlister. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

21 Doug Morgan. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

22 Ben Kilcollins. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

23 Kitty & JT. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274

31 Matt Fournier. Live music at 290 Maine Street, Norway. FMI 744-2274