Events

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

November

2 Chamber Business After Hours. Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation, 29 Marion Avenue, Norway, from 5:30-7pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

3 Faculty Concert Series. Barry Saunders “Classically Sax.” Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. 8pm. $15/$10/$5. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

3 Big Auction. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. 5pm. FMI 364-8977, www.skiblackmountain.org

3 Annual Awards Dinner. Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. FMI 647-3472

4 Holly Berry Fair. Lake Region High School, Naples. FMI 647-3472

4 The Health & Happiness Fair. Free Family Health Fair at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School Gymnasium, South Paris. FMI www.healthandhappinessfair.weebly.com

4 Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. Conducted by Robert Lehmann and Ben Richmond. 8pm. $8/$5. Gorham Middle School Auditorium, 106 Weeks Road, Gorham. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

4 Early Bird Sale and Shopping. Lake Region (Bridgton area) Businesses FMI 647-3472

4 Annual Arts & Crafts Show. U Maine Farmington, Olsen Student Center. 9am-2pm. Handcrafted, one-of-a-kind art and gift items, clothing, hand-sewn crafts, holiday items and more from local crafters and artisans. FMI UMF Conference & Events Office 778-7344, or email Ernestine Hutchinson eleight@maine.edu

4 Moose Pond Half Marathon & 5K. Shawnee Peak, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472

5 Lennie and John at 100. USM Concert Band conducted by Trae Blanco. 2pm. $8/$5. McCormack Performing Arts Center, 41 Morrill Ave., Gorham. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

7 USM Jazz Combos Concert. One Longfellow Square, Portland. 7pm. Admission $5 in advance, and day of concert $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students. FMI  www.onelongfellowsquare.com

9-19 OHMPAA Presents. The Drowsy Chaperone, based on the book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar at the Norway Grange. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows begin at 7:30pm, and the Sunday matinee begins at 2pm. Tickets at Books-N-Things, 430 Main Street, Norway or at the door one hour before show time. FMI www.ohmpaa.com

10-19 Twelfth Night. Main Stage at Russell Hall, USM Department of Theatre, Gorham campus.
FMI www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

11 Veteran’s Day Services. Bridgton, Sebago, Naples. FMI 647-3472

11 Craft Fair and Luncheon. First Congregational Church, South High Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472

11-Dec 6 10 x 10 Show. Bridgton Art Guild. All pieces $100 each. Gallery 302, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787

14 USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Directed by Taylor O’Donnell. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

16 Visiting Artist: Ken Peplowski. Clarinet with Tom Snow, piano, jazz master class. 3pm. Free. USM School of Music, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555,
www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

16 Monthly Meeting. Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen’s Assocation. Clubhouse on Skiway Road, Oquossoc, 5:30-7:30pm. Potluck, followed by a brief business meeting, then a guest speaker. Public invited. FMI www.rangeleyoutdoors.com

16 USM Youth Ensembles. Fall Instrumental Concert at Merrill Auditorium. 7pm. Suggested donation $8/$5. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555,
www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

17 USM Faculty Concert Series. Portland Jazz Orchestra conducted by Christopher Oberholtzer. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. 8pm. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555,
www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

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

18 Tin Mountain Round Up. Sunday River. Bring three canned donations or 2 clothing donations to receive $10 off your lift ticket. Benefits Andover Food Pantry. FMI 800-543-2754,  www.sundayriver.com

18 The NEW Orient Express. All Aboard for Opera! USM Opera Workshop Performance directed by Mariana Mihai-Zoeter. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. 8pm. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

18 Ladies’ Day Out. Downtown Farmington. 10am-5pm. Downtown businesses and organizations offer retail and dining specials, and some well-deserved pampering. Swag Bags available to the first 250 women to check in at City Lights. Great discounts, vendor demonstrations of exciting new products, special menus, and some fun new surprises. The schedule of events is quickly expanding. FMI www.downtownfarmington.com

18 Community Concepts Presents. Jon Pousette-Dart and Don Campbell at the Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston. Tickets are $35 per person. Doors open at 7pm, show starting at 8. VIP wine dinner package available for $85 per person, which includes a 5-course dinner by Fishbones, with wine pairings and premium seating. The dinner package begins at 6pm. All proceeds from the event benefit Community Concepts. FMI www.community-concepts.org

18-19 Ladies’ Day Out. Holiday shopping event, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472

19 Annual Senior Thanksgiving Dinner. Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley, 1pm. FMI 864-5571

19 Celestial Sounds. University Choral, Southern Maine Children’s Choir, and Southern Maine Youth Chorale, directed by Nicholás Alberto Dosman. $8/$5. State Street Church, 159 State Street, Portland. 5pm. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

23 Turkey Trot 4 Hope. The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine will host a 4 mile race or walk on Thanksgiving Day in downtown Norway. The event will bring families together on one of the most popular running days while raising much needed funds to support people in our area facing cancer. FMI www.runsignup.com/turkeytrot4hope

24 Local Craft & Wares Fair. Get your holiday shopping done early by shopping locally and handmade! 9am-4pm at the Bethel Inn Resort’s Conference Center. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

24 Mt Abram Ski Area. Loose Boots Lounge opens for the season! FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

24 Horsedrawn Wagon Rides. Through historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

24-25 Frost Farm Gallery Holiday Sale. Celebrate the joys of the season in our historic 1797 cape in Norway. Great discounts on our signature Christmas décor, gifts, vintage prints and more. Order your custom framing for Christmas. Friday and Saturday, 9am to 6pm. 272 Pikes Hill, Norway.
FMI 743-8041, www.frostfarmgallery.com

24-26 Festival of Trees. Visit the Oxford Hills Chamber website for location and hours. FMI 743-2281, www.www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

25 Largest Christmas Parade in Maine. Main Street, Norway to Market Square, South Paris. 11am. Sponsored by the Oxford Hills Chamber of Commerce. FMI 743-2281, www.www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

25 Demo Day. Sunday River. Try new equipment from top ski manufacturers before you buy. $10 to participate gets you $50 off at Sunday River Sports. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

25 Annual Lighting of the Giving Tree. Lakeside Park, Rangeley, 6pm. FMI 864-5571

28 Joyous Sounds for a Festive Season. USM Chamber Singers conducted by Nicholás Alberto Dosman. 7:30pm. Williston-Immanuel United Church, 156 High Street, Portland. Suggested donation at the door, $12. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

28-29 Visiting Artist. Mark Gibson Residency, Piano, Conducting and Opera master classes. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. Free. For complete residency times and details, visit usm.maine.edu/music FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

30 USM Jazz Ensemble. 7:30pm, $8/$5, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus.
FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

30-Dec 2    Christmas in Harrison. FMI 647-3472

30–Dec 3 Welcome Home Weekend. Family-style dining in the Loose Boots Lounge on Saturday. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

DECEMBER 

Ongoing    Holiday Nights. Extended shopping hours Fridays in December until 7pm. Norway’s Main Street merchants will offer artisan pop-up shops within their stores and a drawing worth more than $100! Free horse and wagon rides, family workshops, gift wrapping, refreshments and entertainment. Shop local – share the holiday spirit with a very special community. FMI find Norway Downtown on Facebook

1 Home for the Holidays. USM School of Music 27th Annual Scholarship Gala. $200/$125. Black tie optional. As the chill of winter begins to settle over Maine, the USM School of Music invites you into our home to celebrate, to inspire, and to honor and support our students. The 2017 School of Music Scholarship Gala will take place in the historic Corthell Hall on the Gorham campus. This is the building where generations of musicians have learned their craft. It is home of the concert hall that many of our supporters helped to create. It is a place of hard work, dedication and passion that has helped to set us on the path to the future. Join us this year in our home as honored guests as we eat, drink, celebrate and support the scholarships that bring these wonderful students to USM. Corthell Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Lori Arsenault, 780-5142,
loria@maine.edu, www.usm.maine.edu/music

1 Basics of Alcoholism & Drug Addiction Conference. 8am-4pm at the First Congregational Church, 17 East Main Street, South Paris. This event is for parents, employers, educators, those in recovery, family members and friends affected by addiction, counselors, law enforcement, clergy, social workers, nurses, doctors, etc. Exhibitors include state and local service providers, recovery programs and free literature. $15 fee, includes snacks and lunch. Scholarships are available. Professionals will receive 7 contact hours for the conference. FMI www.healthyoxfordhills.org

2 Festival of Lights Parade and Tree Lighting. Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472

2 Christmas at the Mason House. 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. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, 14 Broad St, Bethel. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

2 Holiday Open House. Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472

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

2 Coat & Cupboard. Holman Mission House, 227 Main Street, Farmington. Large selection of free gently-used coats, sweaters, hats, mittens, and blankets. A project of Old South church’s youth group. Saturday, noon-2pm, Sunday 9-11am. We also welcome your donations of clean, warm outerwear!

2 Visit with Santa. Bridgton Community Center. FMI 647-3472

2 Composers Showcase Concert. Featuring the USM Composers Ensemble conducted by Daniel Sonenberg. The ensemble begins each semester with no music. Composers compose for the ensemble in preparation for this concert of new original works of music. 8pm. Free. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

2 Breakfast with Santa. Wilhelm Reich Museum Conference Center, Rangeley. 8-11am. FMI 864-3443

2 13th Annual Festival of Lights Parade. Tree Lighting, Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-3472,
www.mainelakeschamber.com

2 Farmington Emblem Craft Fair. Farmington Elks Lodge, 9am-2pm. FMI or tables, call Debbie 778-3133

2 Horse drawn wagon rides. Through historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

2 Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association Craft Fair. 9am-3pm. UMF Olsen Student Center, Farmington. Various one-of-a-kind handmade items perfect for gifts for the holiday season. Jewelry, hand-sewn clothing, decorations, accessories and more will be showcased by local artisans. FMI 778-3943, 778-2791

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

2 Light Up Main Street Jingle Walk. 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 common will take place at approximately 4:45pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

2 Chester Greenwood Day. Annual celebration of Farmington resident Chester Greenwood, inventor of earmuffs. Parade, gingerbread house contest, shopping, horse and buggy rides through the downtown area. FMI 778-4215

2 Visit with Santa. Bridgton Community Center. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

2 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

2–3   Annual Holiday Production. Produced by Rumford Association for the Advancement of the Performing Arts. Mountain Valley High School, Rumford. FMI 369-0205

3 The Bach Buch. USM Wind Ensemble conducted by Trae Blanco. 5pm. Corthell Concert Hall. $8/$5. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

3 Santa Sunday at Sunday River. Dress up as Santa, make a donation to the Sunday River Charitable Fund, you can ski for free. Pre-registration required online Nov. 27. FMI www.sundayriver.com

7-10   Mountain Holly Days. All day shopping and dining specials, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, special festivities, family activities, tasting events and contests in Rangeley. FMI 864-5571

7-10   Turn On The Magic. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

7-Jan 5 Guest Artist Danielle Gerber. Jewelry. Reception Dec. 8, 5-7pm. Gallery 302, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787

9 Festival of Trees. Rumford Town Hall Auditorium. FMI 364-4576

9 Parade of Trees. Location & Time TBA. Rangeley Community Holiday party sponsored by Rangeley Rotary Club and Rangeley Chamber of Commerce. FMI 864-5571

9 Early Winter Hike. Loon Echo Land Trust at Bald Pate Mountain. FMI 647-3472

9 Horsedrawn wagon rides. Through historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

9 Christmas in the Valley Parade. Holiday parade in Rumford. FMI 364-3241

9-10   Christmas in Carthage. Community celebration. FMI contact Jan @ 562-8876

10 Walk To Bethlehem. Annual Pageant, Main Street & Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 5:30pm. FMI 864-5571

14 Christmas Party. Rangeley Region Guides & Sportsmen’s Assocation. Clubhouse on Skiway Road, Oquossoc. 5:30-7:30pm. Potluck dinner meeting with Christmas party & Yankee Swap.
FMI www.rangeleyoutdoors.com

14-17 Evergreens & Lights. Mt Abram Ski Area. 5pm tree lighting on Saturday. FMI 875-5000,
www.mtabram.com

15 Community Chorus Holiday Concert. Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 7 pm. Tickets available at the door. FMI 864-5571

15-17   49 Franklin Presents. Christmas production of FrUiTCaKeS, in Rumford. FMI 369-0129

15-18    Winterfest Weekend at Sunday River. 24 Hour Race (either support The Dempsey Center or SRCF). Meet Santa and Eddy the Yeti (times & locations TBD), Barker Birthday Party, $5 night skiing (4-8 pm), fireworks at South Ridge at 8:30pm on Saturday. FMI www.sundayriver.com

16 Horsedrawn wagon rides. Through historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St. 1-3pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

16 Snowmobile Hill Climb. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. 1-4:30pm. FMI 364-8977,
www.skiblackmountain.org

16 Christmas Party. Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club. Loon Lodge, featuring Ragged Jack. FMI 864-5840

19 Winter Concert. Telstar Regional High School, 7pm. 284 Walker’s Mills Road, Bethel. FMI 824-2136

19 Snowmobile Hill Climb. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. 6-10pm. FMI 364-8977,
www.skiblackmountain.org

20 Gould Academy’s Annual Yulefest Concert. 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, 1-2:30pm. FMI www.gouldacademy.org

21-24    Happy Holidays. Mt Abram Ski Area. On Snow Sleigh Bell Races & Reindeer Games.
FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

26–Jan 3    Happy New Year. Mt Abram Ski Area. Sunday Dec 31, 1pm family fun race. 4pm apres ski, New Years Eve party. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

27-31    Christmas and New Year’s Vacation Week. Sunday River Resort. Spend the holidays on the slopes skiing and riding the most dependable snow in New England, plus enjoy live music and special events for all ages. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

January 

1 Carter’s Last Stand. Carter’s XC Ski Center. 33rd Annual Event! Come celebrate with a New Year ski or snowshoe at Carter’s Bethel location, 786 Intervale Road. Potluck lunch & bonfire to follow. FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

1 Full Moon Snowshoe Hike. 2:15pm with Stephens Memorial Hospital. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

4 Annual Meeting. Sebago Lakes Region Chamber. Camp Sunshine, Casco. FMI 892-8265

4-7 Chills & Thrills. Programs kick off, Skills Quest Games. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000,
www.mtabram.com

5 Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 939-6518

6 Sunday River Community Social. And Film Night. Join Maine Adaptive as it kicks off the 2017-18 season and announces plans and incentives for the annual Ski-A-Thon! FMI 800-639-7770,
www.maineadaptive.org

6 Biathlon. Roberts Farm Preserve. 11am. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

7 Vertical Challenge. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

7 National Winter Trails Day. Carter’s XC Ski Center, 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. Free rentals & trail pass for beginners after 1pm. FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com

8-12 Children’s Festival Week. Sunday River Resort. An entire week of family fun with plenty of activities including scavenger hunts, live entertainment, movies, and themed Perfect Turn kid’s ski and snowboard clinics. Plus, kids can ski, snowboard, rent, learn, and stay-all for free when staying with a paying adult! FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

11-14    The ICE Coast. Celebration of East Coast Skiing. 5pm, East Coast/vintage ski movie. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

14 Skijoring Basics. Roberts Farm Preserve, with Responsible Pet Care. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

18-20    Snodeo. Rangeley Snowmobile Club hosts this annual event. Festivities kickoff with a Chili/Chowder Cook-Off at 5:30pm at The Gingerbread House Restaurant (Oquossoc) and Casino Night at Bald Mountain Camps (Oquossoc) and continue throughout the weekend. Live auction Friday at Moose Alley. Events also include demo rides, poker run, Rave-X show, parade, and fireworks. FMI 864-5571

18-21    Winter Wonderland. Mt Abram Ski Area. Snowball cocktail party at 7pm on Saturday. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

20 Peak Gala. Benefit for Sunday River Community Fund. A fabulous evening at the mountaintop Peak Lodge to benefit local causes. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

22-26    Go50 Week. Sunday River Resort. Activities this week are dedicated to those over the age of 50. Past events have included free Snowflake Factory tours, a wine dinner, moonlit snowshoeing, and live entertainment, plus we offer great vacation packages that combine lift tickets and lodging.
FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

25-28    Frostbite Falls. Mt Abram Ski Area. Saturday, January 27th, Apres Ski Rocky and Bullwinkle Fun. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

25-29    Veterans No Boundaries. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation brings together disabled veterans, active-duty personnel, and their families and caregivers for a weekend of camaraderie and self-discovery at Sunday River Resort & other local venues. Open to wounded warriors and active-duty personnel, and other veterans with permanent disabilities from throughout the country. FMI 800-639-7770, www.maineadaptive.org

27 Jon Sassi Memorial. Nordic Ski Race. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977, www.skiblackmountain.org

28 USCSA GS. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

28 Wood Ski Day. Carter’s XC Ski Center. Free trail pass for folks on wood skis. Green Ice Company will give a free wax demo of their 100% bio-degradable product. FMI 539-4848, www.cartersxcski.com

28 Race at Roberts Farm Preserve. 10am Clinic, 11am Race. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

28 Rangeley Fat Bike Loppet. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 10am. FMI 864-4309

28-30 Special Olympics Maine Winter Games. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000,
www.Sugarloaf.com

Februry

TBD Maine Lakes Winter Carnival. Greater Bridgton Lakes Region Chamber of Commerce. FMI 647-3472

1 Free Ski Night. Sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977, www.skiblackmountain.org

1-4 Remember the 80s. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

2 Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 939-6518

2-4 12th Annual Pond Hockey Festival. Rangeley. All day to register, or FMI  www.newenglandpondhockey.com

3 New England Telemark Festival. Mt Abram Ski Area. Telemark skiers from all over New England rejoice! This event is geared specifically for you, with clinics, rentals, demos, and a telemark only Giant Slalom race event. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

4 Winter Triathlon. Ski, bike, snowshoe. 10am. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

8 Free Ski Night. Sponsored by Advantage Insurance. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977, www.skiblackmountain.org

8-10   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. Don’t miss the game night, silent auction, bonfire, cardboard slide, fireworks, karaoke, breakfast, bake/yard sale, chili-chowder-stew contest, radar runs, more. FMI 235-6008, www.maineshighpeaks.com

8-11 Feel the Love. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

9 Skijoring Basics. Roberts Farm Preserve. 11am. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

9-11 White Out Weekend. Sunday River Resort. In association with The OutRyders, New England’s largest GLBTQ ski and snowboard club. WOW is all about stellar skiing and riding with friends, special events, and parties, including a themed party, fireworks, and après-ski socials. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

10 Blessing of the Sleds. Mountain Valley Middle School, Mexico. FMI 562-4690

10 Fatbike Race. 10am. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

10 Valentines Dinner Special. Mt Abram Ski Area. 1pm partner race. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

10 Winterfest. Family event. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977, www.skiblackmountain.org

10-11    Fat Tire Festival. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

11 Biathlon. Roberts Farm Preserve.11am. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

11 USSA/MARA. U12/14 Slalom Qualifier. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

11 Annual Snowmobile Ride-In. Hope Association, Rumford. FMI 364-4561

15 Free Ski Night. Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977, www.skiblackmountain.org

15-18    Team USA. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

17 World Record Snowmobile Ride. Rangeley benefit for Cystic Fibrosis. Challenge ride, auction, BBQ, music, fireworks. FMI 864-5571

17 Farmington Frolic. Maine State Championship Sled Dog Races. 9am, Sandy River Farm, Route 2, Farmington. FMI www.desdc.org

17-23    School Vacation Week. Sunday River Resort. Trail conditions are at their peak and the whole week is stacked with fun on and off the slopes for kids of all ages. Plus, the lights stay on all week for night skiing and special evening performances.
FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

17-25    Norway Winter Festival. Starting 2/17 with annual Mellie Dunham Snowshoe Games outdoor events at Roberts Farm Preserve, Norway. Mellie Dunham dance at night at the Grange, 6-8pm. Winter events all week: ice carving, ski games for kids at Roberts Farm Preserve, things to keep families busy and outdoors. The last weekend of the Festival will premier an endurance ski event at the Preserve, a fat bike race, and a sledding event.
FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

18 WinterPaloozah. Haley Pond, Rangeley. 11am-4pm. Enjoy a day of playing on the frozen pond and in the snow. Ice skating, hockey, snow golf, fat tire bike demos, sledding, snow sculpting, campfire, marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and more. Fun and games for the whole family. Free. FMI 864-5571

18 USM Faculty Concert Series. Valentine’s Day with Lantz and Kargul – Ronald Lantz, violin and Laura Kargul, piano. 2pm. Woodfords Congregational Church, Portland. Co-presented by the USM School of Music and the LARK Society. FMI 780-5151,
www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

18-25    School Vacation Week. Activities all week long: torchlight parade, Abrams Games, State High School Championship Racing, family events, Fitch-Gilpatrick Race, ski club auction, more. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

23 USM Faculty Concert Series. William Rounds, Elisabeth Marshall and Friends in “Pairs: a Program of Duos.” Music of Kallembach, Rossini, Zupnick and Golijov, with Amanda Hardy, oboe and Joseph Holt, bass. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. 8pm. $15/$10/$5. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

24 Winter Fly-In. Bald Mountain Camps, Oquossoc. FMI 864-5571

24 3D Sam Adams Air & Apres Show. Sunday River. Twelve Olympic and XGames Pro Athletes per show performing big air rounds where they hit the jump solo, side by side and as a wall of jumpers under the graphics and music. This is the greatest show on snow! The graphics are high tech and we have created a “never been done before” entertaining mix with hi-tech visuals and big air by the best athletes in the world. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

24 Kelley Family Roast Beef Dinner. Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club. FMI 864-5840

25 Annual Winter Fly-In. Bald Mountain Camps, Oquossoc. FMI 864-3671

March

1 Free Ski Night. Sponsored by River Valley Healthy Coalition Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford.
FMI 364-8977, www.skiblackmountain.org

1-4 Way Back Weekend. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

2 Musical Theater. “A Man of No Importance,” based on a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, directed by Cary Libkin, music directed by Edward Reichert. Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus. USM School of Music and USM Department of Theatre co-production. 7:30pm. $22/$16/$10. FMI Theatre Box Office 780-5151, www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

2 Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 939-6518

3 Music Education Workshop. Featuring Alice Hammel. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555,
www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

3 Rangeley Cross Country Ski Loppet. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 8:30am. Races include 25k and 50k Free Style, 25K Classic, and 25K Touring. FMI 864-4309

3 Programs Finale Kombi Races. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

3 Moonlight Snowshoe. 3:45pm. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

3 Musical Theater. “A Man of No Importance,” based on a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, directed by Cary Libkin, music directed by Edward Reichert. Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus. USM School of Music and USM Department of Theatre co-production. 2:00pm and 7:30pm. $22/$16/$10. FMI Theatre Box Office 780-5151, www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

4 Hear Me Now. Race & Event. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

4 Musical Theater. “A Man of No Importance,” based on a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, directed by Cary Libkin, music directed by Edward Reichert. Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus. USM School of Music and USM Department of Theatre co-production. 5pm. $22/$16/$10. FMI Theatre Box Office 780-5151, www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

4 FatBike Event. 10am at Shepards Farm. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

5 Classical Guitar Master Class. With Lily Afshar. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 5-7pm, Free. Sponsored by the Warren Memorial Foundation. FMI Music Box Office 780-5555,
www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

6 Instrumental Concert. 20th Anniversary at Telstar Regional High School, 7pm. 284 Walker’s Mills Road, Bethel. FMI 824-2136

7 Musical Theater. “A Man of No Importance,” based on a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, directed by Cary Libkin, music directed by Edward Reichert. Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus. USM School of Music and USM Department of Theatre co-production. 5:00pm. $22/$16/$10. FMI Theatre Box Office 780-5151, www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

8-9 Musical Theater. “A Man of No Importance,” based on a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, directed by Cary Libkin, music directed by Edward Reichert. Russell Hall, USM Gorham Campus. USM School of Music and USM Department of Theatre co-production. 7:30pm. $22/$16/$10. FMI Theatre Box Office 780-5151, www.usm.maine.edu/theatre

8-10 Mono-Ski Training Camp. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation hosts a free 3-day clinic for mono-skiers at Sunday River. Clinics are taught by skilled mono-skiers, with the goal of improving individual skiing ability and comfort level in all aspects of the sport. New this year – a training clinic for youth ages 9-15. FMI 800-639-7770, www.maineadaptive.org

8-11 Early Bird Weekend. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

10 Flying Moose Classic. Classic technique, mass start XC ski race at Gould Academy’s Pine Hill Competition Trails. 7.5 km or 22km timed races. Youth/Bill Koch League events, too. Please check the date as time grows near. FMI 214-8357, www.bethelouting.org

10 Winter Fun Day. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977, www.skiblackmountain.org

10 Baxter Outdoors Packed Powder Races. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

10-11    7th Annual Banked Slalom. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

12 MS Camp. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation will host a dedicated day of programming at Sunday River Resort for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis. FMI 800-639-7770, www.maineadaptive.org

15-18    St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. Party in the Loose Boots Lounge on Saturday. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

17 Spring Ski at Evans Notch. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org,
www.wfltmaine.org

17 Spring Après Concert #1. Sunday River Resort. Celebrates spring and St. Patty’s Day. Free music slopeside at South Ridge along with a barbecue and family-friendly fun. FMI 800-543-2754,
www.sundayriver.com

17 Western Maine Fly Fishing Expo. Demos, sporting exhibitors, lessons, films, speakers, auction, raffle, music. Bethel Inn. FMI www.mollyockettu.org

18 Snowshoe up Noyes Mountain. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

18 Rangeley Moose Dash Snowshoe Race. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 11:30am. FMI 864-4309

21 Relay For Life. Kick-off event. Rumford Eagles Hall. FMI 357-8621

22-25    Island Fever. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

24 Spring Après Concert #2. Sunday River Resort. Free music slopeside at South Ridge along with a barbecue and family-friendly fun. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

24 Annual Steak & Lobster Dinner. Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club. FMI 864-5840

24 Grafton Spring Ski Adventure. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

24 USM Concert Band. Conducted by Trae Blanco, McCormack Performing Arts Center, 41 Morrill Avenue, Gorham. $8/$5. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

24 Gritty’s Mug Club Event. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

24 Worlds Snowblade Championships. Sunday River Resort. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

24 Annual Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Ski-A-Thon. Attracts hundreds of skiers, riders, volunteers, participants and sponsors from all around Maine and New England and generates approximately 50% of the funding to support Maine Adaptive year-round free adaptive programs. Start a team, register for the race, or donate today. FMI 800-639-7770, www.maineadaptive.org

24-25    Family Fun Weekend. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977, www.skiblackmountain.org

25 Ski Every Trail. Roberts Farm Preserve. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

25 Chili Cook-off & Master of the Hose Race. Sunday River. Firefighters and snowmakers square off in a slalom race, racing as teams with their respective hoses. Followed by a chili cookoff featuring local favorite restaurants. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

25 Piano Concerto Extravaganza. USM Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus. 2-5pm. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

25 Maine Maple Sunday. Various times and locations. FMI www.mainemapleproducers.com

29-Apr 1    Pass Holder Appreciation. Mt Abram Ski Area. FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

30-31    World Pro Ski Tour. Sunday River. Olympians, US Ski Team, World Cup and NCAA racers compete in a head-to-head, dual alpine format on CBS Sports Network. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

31 Women’s History Month Program. Hosted by Bethel Historical Society in The Bethel Inn Resort’s library. Topic and speaker TBA. FMI 800-824-2910, www.bethelhistorical.org

31 Hike, Ski, Sled Event. Western Foothills Land Trust, Norway. FMI staff@wfltmaine.org, www.wfltmaine.org

31 Ten Town Easter Egg Hunt. Rumford, River Valley area. FMI 364-3241

April

5-8 Spring Fling. Mt Abram Ski Area. Saturday, Bloody Mary Mix Off at 11am on Saturday.
FMI 875-5000, www.mtabram.com

6 Big Band Ballroom Bash. A community ballroom dance for everyone featuring the Portland Jazz Orchestra and the USM Jazz Ensemble. Hill Gym, USM Gorham Campus. Dance lesson at 6pm, live music starts at 7pm. $20 indiv/$35 per couple. Free for students with USM ID. A collaboration of the USM School of Music, USM Athletics, and USM Student Activities. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

6-7 Spring Festival. Sunday River Resort. Maine Brewers Fest “Spring Session.” This annual event is Sunday River’s way of celebrating another great season. With live music, and classic events like the Margarita Mix-Off, the Slip ‘N’ Flip, and more, nothing marries a tropical party with a mountain getaway better. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

7 Requiem for My Mother. Choral masterwork, and winners of the 2018 USM Concerto Competition. Features the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra and University Chorale, conducted by Nicholás Alberto Dosman; the Southern Maine Youth Chorale, conducted by Rebecca DeWan; and the Southern Maine Children’s Choir. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street, Portland. Sponsored by University Credit Union. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555,
www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

7-8 Haggler’s Weekend. Barn on 26 Antiques. Have some fun and get great deals on wonderful antiques and collectibles. 9am-5pm. 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 2 days ONLY! 361 Shaker Road, Route 26, Gray. FMI 657-3470, www.barnon26.com

10 USM Jazz Combos Concert. One Longfellow Square, Portland. 7pm. Admission is $5 in advance, and on the day of the concert $10 for adults, $7 for seniors, and $5 for students. FMI www.onelongfellowsquare.com

11 USM Youth Ensembles. Instrumental Concert featuring the Portland Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Youth Wind Ensemble, the Portland Youth Junior Orchestra, and the Portland Young People’s String Consort. 7pm. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street, Portland. Suggested donation at the door $8/$5. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

12 Catalyst for Courage Women’s Forum. Sebago Lakes Region Chamber. FMI 892-8265

12 Moreau | VanTuinen Brass and Percussion. 12-1:30pm. Master class, free. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

12-15    30th Annual Reggae Festival. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

13 Moreau | VanTuinen Brass and Percussion. 8pm. Free concert. Sponsored by the Warren Memorial Foundation. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555,
www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

14 Spring Après Concert #3. Pond Skimming and Bloody Mary Brawl. Sunday River Resort will host its third live show, featuring free music slopeside at South Ridge along with a barbecue and family-friendly fun. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

14 USM School of Music Presents. 41st Annual Honors Recital recognizing excellence in undergraduate solo performance, selection by audition. Free, reservations recommended. Sponsored by Murry, Plumb & Murray. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

14 Ray Brown Memorial Dance. 8-11pm at the Norway Legion hall. The dance will benefit The Progress Center’s Special Olympics team. The band and ticket price will be announced as the event gets closer. Contact Mary Ann at 674-2962 or Chris Summers at 577-8476 for tickets

17 USM Vocal Jazz Ensemble. Directed by Taylor O’Donnell. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

20 USM Faculty Concert Series. Ed Reichert and Marie Pressman, IMAGINE! An intimate evening with guest vocalist Marie Pressman and pianist Ed Reichert performing an eclectic array of music from Broadway and beyond, including works by Sara Barielles, Leonard Bernstein, Jason Robert Brown, Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, William Finn, and The Beatles. $15/$10/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

21 The Great Tailgate. Sunday River Resort. Head to the Barker parking lot for live music, cornhole, and general springtime revelry all weekend long. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

21 A New Opera is Born of Our Community. World Premier and Opera Scenes Performance directed by Mariana Mihai-Zoeter. 8pm. $8/$5 Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

21 East Coast Pond Skimming Championship. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000,
www.Sugarloaf.com

22 A New Opera is Born of Our Community. World Premier and Opera Scenes Performance directed by Mariana Mihai-Zoeter. 2pm. $8/$5 Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

22 Concert with Sara Grey and Brian Miller. Featuring songs from Ireland which migrated to the logging camps of Northern New England, New Brunswick, Ontario, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Several pieces by Bethel songstress Carrie Grover will be included. Venue TBA. Presented by the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. FMI 800-824-2910, www.bethelhistorical.org

22 USM Graduate Showcase Concert. Featuring graduate students in the USM School of Music.
Free. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

24 USM Jazz Ensemble. Directed by Christopher Oberholtzer. 7:30pm. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

26 Annual Dinner & Awards Banquet. River Valley Chamber of Commerce, Rumford. FMI 364-3241

27-29    Oxford Hills Home Show. Model home show and sales at multiple locations along Route 26 in Oxford. FMI 743-2281, www.www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

28 Fat Tire Race and Festival. Sunday River Resort. FMI 800-543-2754 www.sundayriver.com

29 USM Wind Ensemble. Directed by Trae Blanco. 2:00pm. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

May

4 Faculty Concert. Anastasia Antonacos, pianist. Spend the evening exploring this year’s USM Convocation theme of “Race & Participatory Democracy” with Annie, the Portland Piano Trio, and USM School of Music alumna Teresa Herold. We’ll hear music inspired by democratic ideals and political events in America and beyond over the past 150 years, including works by Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor, and American composer Amy Beach, who persisted as a professional composer and pianist long before it was considered acceptable for women to do so. $15/$10/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham campus. FMI Music Box Office, 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music/boxoffice

4 49th Annual Awards Celebration & Silent Auction. The Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce shows appreciation for the people who make the Bethel area so special. Enjoy a fun night of celebration with a cocktail reception, awards ceremony, and silent auction at Mt Abram.
FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

12 May Day, Play Day. Family event with tons of activities. Sponsored By Oxford Hills Rotary. Free and Fabulous Fun! Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris

17 Membership Outreach & Appreciation Day. Sebago Lakes Region Chamber. FMI 892-8265

18-20    Home Garden Flower Show. Fryeburg Fairgrounds. FMI 647-3472

20 Sugarloaf Marathon. Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com