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

August

TBA Teaberry Art Walk. Along the Swift River, Rumford. FMI 364-3355, Ext.22

1 Folk Songs with Bill Berlinghoff & Mia Boynton. Rangeley Public Library, 6pm. FMI, free ticket 864-5529

1 Summer Concert Series. Free event held in the gazebo at Moore Park, South Paris. Rick Charette performs at 10:30am, LaTCH from 6-8pm. Rain location for events is the South Paris fire station

1 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

2 Bluegrass Concert. The Lonely Heartstring Band. Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, and embodies the modern American condition, an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. This multi-talented group of musicians from around Boston is a classic Bluegrass quintet, always far greater than the sum of its parts. 7:30pm. Tickets $22/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

2 38th Annual Art in August. Open-air arts festival. 10am-4pm, Oquossoc Park. FMI www.rangeleyarts.org

2 Business After Hours. Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main Street, Norway, from
5:30-7pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

2 Westerhoff Family Foundation Concert. A gift to Rangeley, free concert of the finest classical music. Church of the Good Shepherd, 7pm. FMI 864-5000

3 Annual Lobster Roll Fundraiser. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. For just $12 donation you will enjoy a lobster roll, bag of chips, and a cookie. Proceeds to be used to support music and theatrical performances. Order by July 27 with Barb: 583-4445

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

3 Things That Go Bump In the Night. Do you like your summer evenings spiced with a chilling tale? Are you the person that spies faces in the woods? Is every creak in your summer cottage a sign of something beyond? Then we have the very night of words, music and flickering lights for you. Suitable for the whole family . . . if you dare! 7:30pm. Tickets $12. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

3-4 36th Annual Wilton Blueberry Festival. More than 60 unique events throughout the weekend, including one of Maine’s largest parades Saturday morning, vendors, performers, crafters and more with a spectacular fireworks display concluding it. This year enjoy a concert by Mark Gentle. Saturday night will feature Maine Attraction Water Ski Team on Wilson Lake in Wilton. FMI www.wiltonbbf.com

4 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

4 Andover Old Home Days. Andover Town Common. Parade, antique car displays, exhibits, photo contest, art & flower shows, crafts, firemen’s muster, horse show, plenty of food & music. FMI 392-3761

4 Ice Cream Social. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org

4 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

4 Open House. Wilton Fish & Game Association. Safety and technique in archery will be offered by a certified instructor, trap shooting, gatling gun and shooting gallery will be offered in the Conex Box. Lunch will be provided for a minimal fee by the Youth League. 9am-4pm. Route 2, Wilton. FMI 897-4305

4 Vintage Sale Fundraiser. Rent a table to sell your items or come to shop! Donations of gently used goods, furniture, home decor, books, household items, small appliances, handbags, fabrics, more. Proceeds benefit Deertrees Theatre’s Building Fund. 10am-3pm. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

4 Maine State Kids’ Triathlon. Make it a weekend in Bethel. Children ages 8-14 may enjoy this fun, untimed triathlon. 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike ride, 1 mile run, start and finish at Angevine Park. Hosted by Bethel Outing Club. Register online. FMI www.mainestatetriathlon.com/kids-tri

4 Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told By Himself) written by Donald Margulies. Perfect fun for the entire family. 7:30pm. Tickets $22/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

4-Sept 10   Interpreting the Maine Landscape. Dual show: Wendy A. Newcomb, oils, and Marguerite Lawler, oils. Hole in the Wall Studioworks. 1544 Roosevelt Trail, Raymond. FMI 655-4952, www.holeinthewallstudioworks.com

5 Hugh Ogden Memorial Evening of Poetry. Ecopelagicon, 7 Pond St., Rangeley, 6pm. FMI 864-2771

5-8 MIFF in the Mountains. Maine International Film Festival. Eight films over four evenings, a different film at 5pm and 8pm each evening. Complete schedule of films TBA. FMI RFA Lakeside Theater www.rangeleyarts.org

6 Leon Truman Golf Classic. Norway Country Club. Join the Chamber for its annual golf tournament and largest fundraiser of the year. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

7 Classical Concert. Sebago Long Lake Music Festival. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. 7:30pm. FMI, tickets www.sllmf.org

7 Outdoor Sporting Heritage Day. Vendors will display a wide range of fishing equipment. Activities include games, raffles and seminars. Burgers, hotdogs, and the world famous Guide Fries, will be available for lunch. 10am-3pm. RRG&SA Clubhouse, Old Skiway Rd, Oquossoc. FMI Jim Graul 864-2485

7 Home Tour and Taste of Rangeley. Self-guided tour will showcase some of the area’s most interesting homes. “Taste of Rangeley” will include unique light appetizers from the creative chefs of our Rangeley Region restaurants. 12:30-3:30pm. FMI www.rangeleyarts.org

7 Walk the Woods. South Bog Conservation Area, Rangeley, 1pm. Meet at the trailhead, FMI 864-7311

8 Summer Concert Series. Free event held in the gazebo at Moore Park, South Paris. Andrew Silver performs at 10:30am, Jus Tus Two performs from 6-8pm. Rain location for events is the South Paris fire station

8 A Modern Day Pilgrim Hiking the Camino de Santiago. In 2015, Theresa Fersch hiked the 500 mile Camino de Santiago across Spain and wrote a book, “Sunrise in Spain” about her experience. Her talk explores what a pilgrim can expect as well as giving a vivid personal account of the physical, mental, and spiritual struggles she faced along the way. Rangeley Public Library, 6pm. FMI, free ticket 864-5529

8 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

9 Turn of the Screw. Written by Henry James. Adapted for the stage by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. Part ghost story and part psychological thriller, this classic tale concerns a young unsuspecting governess hired by a wealthy recluse to look after his orphaned niece and nephew – two seemingly innocent children who soon reveal terrifying secrets. 7:30pm. Tickets $22/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

9 Summer Celebration Fund Raiser. Rangeley Public Library, 5pm. Music, fabulous food & drink, silent and live auctions and more! FMI, reservations 864-5529, www.rangeleylibrary.org

9-11 Paris Hill Music Festival. 3 days, 3 concerts, 7pm. Featuring Howie Day ($35), Nichole Nordeman ($25), “Let’s Hang On” ($35). All three concerts, $75. 500 Paris Hill Road, South Paris. FMI, tickets, 743-9390. FMI www.parishillmusicfestival.com

10 Auction. Making Maine Memories. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton.
FMI 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org

10 Concert. Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio & Ordinary Elephant. From New Orleans style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, her memorable, intimate and cathartic live performances move seamlessly and effortlessly from one style to the next. Trio features Shawn Nadeau on upright bass, and Davy Sturtevant on guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle and cornet. Special guests Ordinary Elephant are a collaboration of husband and wife who captivate listeners with their well-honed combination of insightful writing, effortless harmonies and intertwined claw hammer banjo and guitar. 7:30pm. Tickets $22/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

11 Foothills Food Festival. Starts at noon. Regional farmers’ market, food vendors featuring local ingredients, educational workshops and speakers, and informational booths from food-related organizations. Live music showcasing many area bands, and starting at 2pm, a beer tasting event featuring microbreweries from all over western and southern Maine. Don’t miss this exciting mid-summer event. FMI 739-2101, www.foothillsfoodfestival.org

11 Gray Blueberry Festival. Pie eating contests, blueberry jam off, bean bag toss “Golf Course,” food trucks, music, wagon rides, animals, artisans, xxhibits, craft workshops, lawn games, dunk tank, climbing wall, inflatables, pollinator parade, diaper derby, fun run. 9:30am-3pm at Town Hall, 24 Main St. FMI 657-3112

11 Counterterrorism/Counterinsurgency. Strategic Look at the Terrorist Threat. Michael Kamorski, a retired U S Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and current faculty member of the School of Legal Studies at Husson University, will host a strategic level discussion on terrorist threats and the challenges faced in preventing future terror attacks. Rangeley Public Library, 10:30am. FMI, free ticket 864-5529

11 Celebration Barn Theater. Steven Ragatz in Under the Bigtop Life is a Circus at 7:30pm. An unforgettable evening of virtuoso juggling and stories from world-wide circus adventures. FMI, tickets 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

11 Antique and Classic Boat and Car Show. 10am-3pm at the Naples Town Docks. Event sponsored by Mountainview Woodies Classic Boat Club. FMI www.acbs.org

11 Concert. The Juliet Letters World Premier. Performance presented by The Rose Quintet. In 1993, singer-songwriter Elvis Costello partnered with The Brodsky Quartet to create a unique song cycle culminating in the album The Juliet Letters. Each song takes the form of a letter and in each letter they created a rich tapestry of characters and compelling stories. 7:30pm. Tickets $25/Adult & $16/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

11 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

11-18 Phillips Old Home Days. A fun-time, small-town festival with contests, races, photo contest, duck derby and more.

12 Turn of the Screw. Written by Henry James. Adapted for the stage by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. Part ghost story and part psychological thriller, this classic tale concerns a young unsuspecting governess hired by a wealthy recluse to look after his orphaned niece and nephew – two seemingly innocent children who soon reveal terrifying secrets. 8:00pm. Tickets $22/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

14 Walk the Woods. Rangeley River Trail. 5:30-7pm. Meet at trailhead at 5:30pm. FMI 864-7311

14 Classical Concert. Sebago Long Lake Music Festival. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. 7:30pm. FMI, tickets www.sllmf.org

15 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

15 Annual Rangeley Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic. Mingo Springs. Scramble format with prizes for first and second place in 4 categories. There will also be prizes for men’s and women’s longest drive and closest to the pin. Registration begins at noon with a shot gun start at 1pm. After play cocktail hour and buffet dinner at The Country Club Inn. FMI 864-5571

15 Summer Concert Series. Free event held in the gazebo at Moore Park, South Paris. Chewonki performs at 10:30am, The Cobblestones perform from 6-8pm. Rain location for events is the South Paris fire station

15 Middle Eastern Dance. History, Culture & Health Benefits. Rangeley Public Library, 6pm. FMI, free ticket 864-5529

16 Women of Song. Maine Singer-Songwriters. Three very talented female performers from Maine: Emila Dahlin, Sorcha Cribben-Merrill & Roda Dale. This one-of-a-kind evening will bring life to Harrison’s historic theatre specifically designed for music and live performance! Incredible range of talent, original music, and wonderful storytelling lyrics thru music that will touch your soul and stir your heart! 7:30pm Tickets $16. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

16 Rangeley Annual Blueberry Festival. Enjoy the Blueberry Season with this annual festival featuring pies, crafts & gifts, vendors, and children’s activities. 10am-3pm. Location TBA

16 Power Propagators. McLaughlin Garden and Homestead. 97 Main Street, South Paris. 9:30-11:30am. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org

16-18 42nd Annual Trappers’ Weekend. 760 East Bethel Road, Bethel. Trapping and hunting demonstrations, contests, music, auction, more. FMI 875-5765

17 Turn of the Screw. Written by Henry James. Adapted for the stage by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. Part ghost story and part psychological thriller, this classic tale concerns a young unsuspecting governess hired by a wealthy recluse to look after his orphaned niece and nephew – two seemingly innocent children who soon reveal terrifying secrets. 2:00pm. Matinee Tickets $14. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

17 Turn of the Screw. Written by Henry James. Adapted for the stage by playwright Jeffrey Hatcher. Part ghost story and part psychological thriller, this classic tale concerns a young unsuspecting governess hired by a wealthy recluse to look after his orphaned niece and nephew – two seemingly innocent children who soon reveal terrifying secrets. 7:30pm. Tickets: $22/Adult & $14/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

17-20 Self-Storage: The Contents of our Lives. World Premier Play. A dark comedy. This is the first time an original play will be produced in Rangeley. RFA Lakeside Theater, 7pm. FMI www.rangeleyarts.org

18 Beanhole Beans Public Supper. 5:30pm. $8 person, $22 family. Congregational Church of East Sumner, Route 219. FMI 388-2263, esumnercc@gmail.com

18 Craft Workshops. Shaker Village in New Gloucester. Featuring herbal wreath making, soap making, cheese and yogurt making, woodcarving, two broom making workshops, and wool spinning. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

18 Lobster & Steak Fest. Oxford Hills Rotary Club at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris. FMI 890-3122, www.oxfordhillsrotary.org

18 Community Meal. Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., Norway, 12:30pm, by donation. FMI 346-0708, www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com

18 Oxford Mud Run. Mud drags, deep mud pit, hill ‘n hole, obstacle course, shallow pit for stock classes. 1264 Main Street, Oxford. 10:30am. Next to Walmart, behind Scott’s Welding and Storage. Adults $15, ages 5-12 $10, under 5 free. FMI 743-2913

18 Oquossoc Day Festival. Art, antiques, crafts, wooden boat show, dog parade, sailing & canoe races, boat parade, Sink the Bismarck and more! A great family fun day. Oquossoc Village. 10am-5pm

18 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

18 Cheryl Wheeler. Singer/songwriter extraordinaire. If your idea of a folk singer-songwriter concert is a bunch of people clapping politely after songs, and then sitting quietly while the performer says things like “This next next song is about…,” well, you have not seen a Cheryl Wheeler concert before! You will love every minute! 7:30pm. Tickets $25/Adult & $16/Child. Deertrees Theatre, Harrison. FMI 583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

18 Celebration Barn Theater. Happenstance Theater’s Pinot and Augustine at 7:30pm. This classic, family-friendly clown duo is inspired by the golden age of Circus. FMI, tickets 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

19 State Street Traditional Jazz Band. Brings the best of New Orleans jazz to a new generation. Their sound is not “Dixieland,” but authentic Original Preservation Hall Jazz Band sound. These seven guys present a concert that is powerful and moving. Expect to be enchanted by the joyful sounds of trumpet, trombone, clarinet, tuba, banjo, drums and vocals for these highly talented performers. 7pm. Bell Hill Meeting House, Otisfield. FMI 539-8178

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

21 Walk the Woods. Bonney Point Trail, Rangeley, 5:30-7pm. Meet at the Trailhead. FMI 864-7311

22 The GAR Society of Civil War Union Veterans. Join military historian Gary Dunaenko as he discusses the Civil War. Part of his historic collection of Civil War memorabilia will be available for viewing. Rangeley Public Library. FMI, free ticket 864-5529

22 Racing at Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 7pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

23 Internet Basics. Taught by Scott Hatfield, will cover the use of common browsers, searching, and cloud applications. Rangeley Public Library, 10am-noon. Max 20 participants. FMI, register 864-5529

23 Curious Art Lecture Series. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton.
FMI 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org

23-25 Frantasia Festival of Out Music & Arts. A showcase of improvisational and experimental music, poetry, dance, and visual arts at Fitness Stylez, Livermore Falls. FMI 212-6288

24 Pizza Party. Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

24 Community Chorus Summer Concert. Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley, 7pm. FMI 864-5000

24-26 Oxford 250 Weekend. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

25 Bob Marley Comedy Show. RFA Lakeside Theater, Rangeley, 7 & 9pm. FMI, tickets www.BMarley.com

25 Maine Native American Summer Market and Demo. Shaker Village, New Gloucester. 10am-3:30pm. Annual festival of Maine’s finest Native American artists featuring Wabanaki basketmaking, carving, jewelry, bark etching, drumming, and dancing. FMI www.maineshakers.com

25 Celebration Barn Theater. Sean Mencher in concert at 7:30pm. A musical sensation mixing rockabilly, Americana, country and jazz. FMI, tickets 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

28 Walk the Woods. Hatchery Brook Preserve, Rangeley. 5:30-7pm, Meet at trailhead. FMI 864-7311

29 The Impact of Fake News. Former journalist and retired executive Chet Lunner has a unique, 360-degree perspective on Fake News, the First Amendment, and an inside-the-Beltway view of our national government, having been a Maine newspaper editor, Congressional chief of staff, 9/11 press secretary, homeland security intelligence officer, and staffer to four Cabinet secretaries. He worked with, or consulted for USA Today, U.S. Congress, and the TSA and DHS. Rangeley Public Library, 6pm. FMI, free ticket 864-5529

30 Introduction to Windows 10 Computer. Basic operation of a Windows 10 computer including managing programs, windows, files, and security. Rangeley Public Library, 10am-noon, max 20 participants. FMI, reservations 864-5529

September

TBA Maine Comedy Festival. The Bethel Inn Resort. Four comedy shows in two nights by 14+ comedians from across the country. There’s also a golf tournament on Friday, live music after the shows, and special lodging packages. FMI 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com

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

TBA Canoe & Kayak Run. On the Androscoggin River, Rumford. FMI 364-2983

1 Oxford Acceleration Series. And Motor Mayhem, Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 2pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

5 The Addiction Nobody Will Talk About. How Pornography Will Be the Next Major Health Crisis. Author Joshua Shea. For attendees over 18 yrs. old. Rangeley Public Library, 6pm. FMI, free ticket 864-5529

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

6 Annual Meeting and Program. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Event marks Telstar Regional High School’s 50th Anniversary with a pot-luck supper at 6:30pm, followed by the meeting at 7:30pm during which officers and trustees for the coming year will be elected. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

6 Internet Safety. Scott Hatfield will be sharing tips for how to stay safe on the internet. Topics covered will include wireless security, data protection and privacy. Rangeley Public Library, 10am-noon. Max. 20 participants. FMI, reservations 864-5529

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

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

7-9 Camp and Carve Weekend. With Streaked Mountain Woodcarvers. Congregational Church of East Sumner, Route 219. FMI 388-2263, esumnercc@gmail.com

7-9 Maine Brew Fest. Sunday River. Craft beer bonanza featuring as many as 50 beer selections from around Maine plus live music, food, disc golf tournament, family-friendly activities in the Mountain Park. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

8 Community Roots. Promoting local agriculture and sustainable skills at the Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., Norway, 9am-noon. Noon harvest party potluck, everyone welcome! FMI 346-0708, www.alandaygarden.wordpress.com

8 Whistlestop Trail ATV Ride. An opportunity to collect toys for local children. Toys are distributed locally by Western Maine Community Action to families in need during the holidays. Trail ride is for riders of all ages followed by raffles, BBQ, and toy collection. Farmington and Jay. FMI 897-2926

8 Beanhole Beans Public Supper. 5:30pm. $8 person, $22 family. Congregational Church of East Sumner, Route 219. FMI 388-2263, esumnercc@gmail.com

8 Championship Night. Oxford Plains Speedway, Route 26, Oxford, 4pm. FMI 539-8865, www.oxfordplains.com

12 New Trends of Aging Among the Baby Boomer Generation in China. Dr. Hong Zhang, Ph. D. will discuss changing family composition and caregiving challenges in China. Rangeley Public Library, 6pm. FMI, free ticket 864-5529

12-15 Oxford County Fair. A good old fashioned country fair with harness racing, tractor pulls, rides, vendors, food and live entertainment. Oxford County Fairgrounds, 67 Pottle Road, Oxford. FMI www.oxfordcountyfair.com

14-15 4th Annual Western Mountain Photography Show. A Juried Exhibit with awards. On display Friday 7-9pm in the Banquet Room of the Rangeley Inn and Tavern. FMI www.rangeleyarts.org

15 21st Annual Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff. Bethel Town Common. An old-fashioned fun fall festival with arts & crafts, chowder cook-off of local restaurants, Maine baked potatoes, apple pie contest, live music, wagon rides, and kids’ activities. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelharvestfest.com

15 White Mountain National Forest Program. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. 1pm at Dr. Moses Mason House, and then at 3pm, watch the film called “Greatest Good: A Forest Service Centennial Film.” FMI 824-2908, bethelhistorical.org

15 Loon Echo Hike/Bike Trek. Shawnee Peak, Bridgton. Supports Loon Echo Land Trust’s conservation efforts. Registration, FMI www.LoonEchoLandTrust.org

15 Harvest Supper. Rufus Porter Museum, at Narramissic Farm, Bridgton. FMI 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org

15 Craft Workshops. Shaker Village in New Gloucester. Featuring natural dyes for wool, shibori dyeing, plein air oil painting, Shaker seat weaving, and knitting. Pre-registration required. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

15 Celebration Barn Theater. This is What Happened hosted by Sally Jones at 7:30pm. Cozy up for an evening of true tales told by local talent. FMI, tickets 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

16 LymeAid Music Festival. Thompson’s Orchard, New Gloucester. Event to raise funds and awareness for Lyme disease. FMI www.LymeBuddies.com

16-22 Farmington Fair. Large midway, exhibit halls, livestock exhibits, animal pulling events, rides, and harness racing. Fairgrounds on High Street. FMI 778-6083, www.farmingtonfairmaine.com

19 The Radiance of Change. A Poetry Reading. Farmington teacher and poet Sarah Carlson will share from her book of poetry, The Radiance of Change, about grief and healing, Several of the nature photographs in Carlson’s book are taken here in the Rangeley region. Rangeley Public Library, 6pm. FMI 864-5529

21 Seth Wescott Golf Classic. 15th Annual Franklin County Chamber Classic raises funds for the Franklin County Chamber David Robie Scholarships and the Level Field Fund. Golf, food and fun! FMI www.franklincountymaine.org

22 Celebration Barn Theater. Ping Pong Circus at 7:30pm. Michael Trautman, the King of Ping Pong, hosts a fun and funny night of circus stunts. FMI, tickets 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

22 The Amazing Chase. A Sebago Lakes Region adventure race, team tech adventure race involving a series of challenging team-building activities. FMI www.amazingchasesebago.com

22 Harvest Day and Barn Sale. Beanhole bean lunch, local crafters, 9am-2pm. Congregational Church of East Sumner, Route 219. FMI 388-2263, esumnercc@gmail.com

22 Museum Day Live! Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2828, www.rufusportermuseum.org

23 Black & White 2 Peak Challenge. Black Mountain, Rumford. FMI 364-8977

23-25 26th Annual Fall Festival Pro-am Golf Tournament. The Bethel Inn Resort. A lasting tradition with over $17,000 in prize money & merchandise. FMI 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com

27-29 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 530-333-4777, www.jeepjamboreeusa.com

28 Faculty Concert Series. Mary Bastoni and Friends. Corthell Concert Hall, USM Gorham Campus, 8pm. $15 adults, $10 seniors, USM employees and alumni, $5 students. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music

29 Oxford Mud Run. Mud drags, deep mud pit, hill ‘n hole, obstacle course, shallow pit for stock classes. 1264 Main Street, Oxford. 10:30am. Next to Walmart, behind Scott’s Welding and Storage. Adults $15, ages 5-12 $10, under 5 free. FMI 743-2913

29 Celebration Barn Theater. The Ale House String Band at 7:30pm. Classically trained musicians with folk souls and an original sound. FMI, tickets 743-8452, www.celebrationbarn.com

29 Apple Harvest Festival. Maine Forestry Museum’s 26th Annual Apple Harvest Festival runs from 9am-3pm. Our famous “Lumberjack Breakfast” starts at 9am and runs until we sell out. Pancakes & syrup, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, more. Artists and crafters, children’s pumpkin decorating center, apple pressing demonstrations, baked goods table, 50/50 raffle, silent auction and more. Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. FMI www.MaineForestryMuseum.org

29 Apple Pumpkin Festival. A cultural celebration and harvest festival held in Livermore Falls. Vendors and craft artisans, agricultural products, historical items, seasonal decorations and plenty of food all day long. FMI www.jay-livermore-lf.org

29 Maine Lakes Brew Fest. Point Sebago, Casco, 11am-4pm. This age 21+ event features music, over 35 brewers and 15 vendors to satisfy your appetite. FMI www.MaineLakesBrewfest.com

29 Mt. Abram Ski Club Golf Scramble. The Bethel Inn Resort. Participate in this annual fund raiser to support the Mt. Abram Ski Club, a non-profit organization providing education and scholarships related to snow sports for the youth in Western Maine. FMI www.skiclub@mtabram.com

30-Oct 7  Fryeburg Fair. Maine’s Blue Ribbon Classic. Fairgrounds, 1154 Main Street, Fryeburg. FMI www.fryeburgfair.org

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.