Events

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

DECEMBER 2018

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

1 Breakfast with Santa. Conference center at the Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road in Rangeley. 8-11am. Yummy breakfast of chocolate chip, blueberry, or plain pancakes served with syrup, sausages, and a beverage. $5 per person, benefits the Museum’s scholarship program. FMI 864-3443

1 Chester Greenwood Day. Downtown Farmington, all day. 42nd Annual celebration of Chester Greenwood. Franklin County Chamber of Commerce presents the celebration of the Farmington native and earmuff inventor, Chester Greenwood. “Sights & Sounds of the Season” is the theme for this year’s event, so join the celebration and don’t forget to include earmuffs on your parade float! Many favorite events including the annual parade, gingerbread house contests, historical open houses, craft fairs, and polar bear dip, as well as a Taste of Farmington event. Purchase a passport and visit the participating local eateries to enjoy a sample of the great food that abounds in downtown Farmington! FMI 778-4215, or complete schedule of events at www.franklincountymaine.org 

1 Holiday Open House. Rufus Porter Museum. 4-6pm. 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 Festival of Lights. Downtown Bridgton. Parade and tree lighting. FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

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

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

1 Texas Hold’em Poker. VFW on Route 35 in Harrison.  Doors open at 12pm, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the game provide for those in need in our local communities. 

1 Craft Fair. Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association, 9am-3pm. University of Maine Farmington’s Student Center, 111 South Street. Coinciding with Chester Greenwood Day, the craft fair will have numerous handmade products produced by local artisans and crafters available. Entrance is free! FMI 778-4215, www.franklincountymaine.org

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

1 Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. Historic 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 Light Up Main Street Jingle Walk. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus in Bethel and 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 with photo op with Santa afterward back at Philbrook Place

1 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Celebrate the season with traditional holiday refreshments, 19th century style decorations, and live music in the first floor period rooms of the 1813 Dr. Moses Mason House. This popular annual event is free and open to the public; donations always welcome. 3:30-6:00pm. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

1-31 Rebecca May Verrill. Pottery show at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton.  Reception 5-7pm on December 7. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com

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 by Nov. 27). FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

2 Christmas Concert. West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel. 4-5:30pm. Under the direction of Patricia Boyle-Wight, Mahoosuc Community Band will play a collection of traditional holiday music and an arrangement of World War I songs to commemorate 100 years since the end of the war. Refreshments following the concert. Donations accepted at the door to defray the cost of music

3 Celtic Cabaret. Christmas Concert with Coig at 49 Franklin, Rumford. FMI 369-0129

6-9 Mountain Holly Days. Shopping and dining specials, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, special festivities, family activities, tasting events and contests throughout Rangeley area. Enjoy shopping and dining with personal, friendly service and none of the hassles of big-city shopping. Sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. FMI  864-5571

7 Cookies with Santa. 6pm-7pm. Bryant Pond and Woodstock Elementary School. 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 where you can enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, games and activities while visiting with Santa.

7 Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 265-2773

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

8 Christmas in the Valley Parade. Rumford. FMI 364-3241, www.rivervalleychamber.com

8 Horse-drawn wagon rides. Historic 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 Festival of Trees. Rumford Town Hall Auditorium. FMI 364-4576 

8-9 Annual Holiday Production. Rumford Association for the Advancement of the Performing Arts. Mountain Valley High School. FMI 369-0205

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

9 Walk To Bethlehem. Annual Pageant sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. Recreates Mary and Joseph’s journey to Bethlehem. Begins at the Rangeley Inn at 5:30pm with the reading of Caesar Augustus’ decree that all people must return to the city of their birth. Then join the “Walk” through the village of Rangeley, led by community members costumed as nativity figures. Carols are sung as the procession meanders through the village, stopping at the different downtown churches for a carol. When the Walkers reach the Church of the Good Shepherd, they join others in anticipation of the evening’s program: a traditional family-oriented Christmas presentation of carols, classical music, dance, and drama. The program begins at approximately 6:00pm. The finale is a traditional nativity pageant with many local young people and community members in full costumes. Holiday reception immediately follows downstairs in the church. FMI 864-5000

13-15   Fall Drama Production. Telstar High/Middle School. 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI 824-2136

14 Holiday Concert. 7pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main Street, Rangeley. $15 for Adults, $10 for 18 and under. FMI 864-5000

14-16   Winterfest Weekend. Sunday River Celebrates winter’s arrival with the first weekend of night skiing for the season, fireworks, and special events. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

15 Snowmobile Hill Climb. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977

15 Opening For the Season. Mt. Abram Ski Resort. For a full list of events throughout the season, please visit www.mtabram.com

15 Santa Loop. The Farmington Downtown Association invites families to a free and fun event. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride throughout downtown Farmington, with stops to write a letter to Santa, enjoy hot cocoa, a visit with Santa and more! FMI www.downtownfarmington.com

15 Horse-drawn wagon rides. Historic 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. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org

17 Free Ski Night. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. Hosted by Kyes Insurance. FMI 364-8977

18 Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Free coffee and muffins from 9-10am. Socialize with both staff and residents at the center. 29 Marion Avenue, Norway. FMI biwans@nathealthcare.com

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, 1pm. 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. FMI www.gouldacademy.org

22 Horse-drawn Wagon Rides. Historic Bethel village. Free! Meet in front of the Chapman Inn on the corner of Church Street and Main St., 1-3pm. Sponsored by 22 Broad Street

31 New Year’s Eve Gala. The Franklin County Chamber of Commerce hosts at the University of Maine at Farmington’s North Dining Hall. Sodexo will be catering the evening’s dinner, refreshments and appetizers. The Nikki Hunt Band will be performing all night with fun and entertaining tunes. FMI Chamber’s Facebook page, 778-4215, www.franklincountymaine.org

January 2019

1 33rd Carter’s Last Stand. Carter’s XC Ski Center. 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. Come celebrate with a New Year ski or snowshoe, followed by a potluck lunch & bonfire. FMI, 824-3880, cartersxcski.com 

1 Winter Program Kick-Off. Sunday River. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation begins the 2019 season. FMI 824-2440, www.maineadaptive.org

4 Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 265-2773

5 Texas Hold’em Poker. VFW on Route 35 in Harrison. Doors open at 12pm, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the game provide for those in need in our local communities

5-6 Holiday Hangover. Sunday River. After a busy holiday season, it’s time to unwind with a weekend of fun on the mountain. With ski and stay packages and parties galore, this will become your favorite post-holiday tradition. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

6 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

7-11 Children’s Festival Week. Sunday River. Celebration of skiing families with a full schedule of events and great deals that allow kids to ski and stay for free. Events and activities will include fireworks, tubing, nighttime fun, and dinners with Eddy the Yeti. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

10 Business After Hours. Oxford Hills Chamber at U.S. Cellular, 156 Main St., South Paris, 5:30-7pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

13 Nordic Biathlon. 11am. Combines rifle skills with skiing. 3x1K or 3x2K races for adult and youth participants. $10 adult, $5 youth. Target practice starts at 9:30am. We supply the air rifles. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org

15 Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Free coffee and muffins from 9-10am. Socialize with both staff and residents at the center. 29 Marion Avenue, Norway. FMI biwans@nathealthcare.com

18 Snowmobile Hill Climb. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977

19 Full Moon Snowshoe. 4pm (Full Moon is on the 21st; Sunset is 4:34pm; Moonrise is 3:01pm). Moderate to strenuous 2.4-mile round trip. Noyes Mountain Preserve, 172 Richardson Hollow Rd., Greenwood. Weather permitting. FMI www.wfltmaine.org

20 Relay Ski Race. 11am. Leslie Bancroft relay race for girls and women, and a Chummy Broomhall relay race for men. Race distances of 6k or 15k. $10 registration fee for adults and $5 for youths. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org

21 Family Fun Ski Day. 10am-12pm. Family fun games on skis. All ages welcome! Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org

24 Chili-Chowder Cook Off. Kicks off Rangeley’s Snodeo weekend. Sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce & Budweiser. 5pm at the Gingerbread House Restaurant, Oquossoc. FMI 864-5571

24 Casino Night. Snodeo weekend Casino Night at Bald Mountain Camps, Oquossoc. 6:30pm. FMI 864-3671

25 Welcome to Snodeo! Live Auction with Larry Koob, benefiting the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club. 4pm, Moose Alley, Rangeley. FMI  864-5571

26 Rangeley Snodeo. Full day of snowmobile events, including RMR XC Race, Rave-X Show, snowmobile parade and fireworks display. FMI  864-5571

26 Sugarloaf Charity Summit. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

26 Veterans No Boundaries. Sunday River. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation invites disabled veterans, active-duty personnel, and wounded warriors from all over the country along with their families and caregivers for a weekend of camaraderie, skiing, and self-discovery. FMI 824-2440, www.maineadaptive.org 

27 Wood Ski Day. Carter’s XC Ski Center. 786 Intervale Road, Bethel. Free trail pass for folks on wood skis. Green Ice Wax Co. will give a free wax demo of its 100% biodegradable product and help you wax your skis. FMI 824-3880, www.cartersxcski.com 

27 Fat Bike Loppet. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 524 Saddleback Mountain Road. Classes include 10- and 20-mile Nordic groomed, 10- and 20-mile single track mix, and a 10-mile Nordic untimed tour. Courses may change due to snow conditions. FMI 864-4309, rlxcski@gmail.com

27-28   Winter Games. Special Olympics Maine at  Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

February 2019

1 Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 265-2773

2 Chef Summit. Sunday River. Join award-winning chefs from top restaurants across New England and from around the world for a night of celebration in the mountains with samplings of world-class food and beverage. Complementing the food are creative cocktails from top mixologists and a selection of wine pairings. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

2 Texas Hold’em Poker. VFW on Route 35 in Harrison. Doors open at 12pm, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the game provide for those in need in our local communities

3 Nordic Biathlon. 11am. Combines rifle skills with skiing. 3x1K or 3x2K races for adult and youth participants. $10 adult, $5 youth. Target practice starts at 9:30am. We supply the air rifles. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org

7 Business After Hours. Oxford Hills Chamber at RnB Graphics, 734 Main St., Oxford. 5:30-7pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

7 Free Ski Night. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. Hosted by Franklin Savings Bank. FMI 364-8977

7-9 Polar Blast. Held in the Villages of Eustis and Stratton. Winter wonderland surrounded by rugged mountains, just minutes from Sugarloaf. Snowmobile on over 150 miles of groomed trails. Game night, silent auction, bonfire, cardboard slide, fireworks, karaoke, breakfast, bake/yard sale, chili-chowder-stew contest, radar runs, more. FMI www.arnoldtrailsnowmobileclub.com

8-10 Winterfest. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977

8-10 White Out Weekend (WOW). Sunday River. WOW is all about stellar skiing and riding, special events, including a themed party, fireworks, and après-ski socials, all hosted by Sunday River Resort in association with The OutRyders, New England’s largest GLBTQ ski and snowboard club. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

8-17 Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. Events state wide. FMI www.greatmaineoutdoorweekend.org

9 Snowshoe Walk. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Rd., Norway.10am-Noon. Bring your own snowshoes. FMI www.wfltmaine.org

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

9 Fat Tire Race. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

9 Annual Fly-In. Come admire planes landing from all over New England on Mooselookmeguntic Lake. 11am. Meals available both inside and outside. Bald Mountain Camps, 125 Bald Mountain Road, Oquossoc. FMI  864-3671

9 Sledding. Shepard’s Farm Preserve. 12-2pm. Break out your sleds (or borrow one of ours) and join Western Foothills Land Trust for an afternoon of sledding! Don’t want to sled? Then come for the snacks and lively conversation. All ages welcome. Free. 121 Crockett Ridge Rd., Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org

10 Flying Moose Classic XC Ski Race. Bethel Village Trails at The Bethel Inn Resort. Classic technique, mass start XC ski race. 2.5km, 10km or 22km timed races and youth/Bill Koch League events. FMI 214-8357, www.bethelouting.org

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

15 Contra Dance. 6pm. Join Western Foothills Land Trust for some dancing in honor of Norway’s renowned fiddler and snowshoe maker Mellie Dunham. $5 suggested entrance fee; $20 per family. Suitable for beginners. Norway Grange Hall. 15 Whitman St, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org

16 Maine Lakes Winter Carnival. Plus Freezing for a Reason with Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Highland Lake Beach, Bridgton, 11am-6pm. Horse drawn wagon rides, music, food vendors, ice bar, fireworks! FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeswintercarnival.com

16 World Record. Help Rangeley beat the world record largest snowmobile ride with this great event that benefits Cystic Fibrosis. Start at Bald Mountain Camps, Oquossoc, on beautiful Mooselookmeguntic Lake at 1pm. Get there before noon to line up and join the cause. $10 donation (decal for your sled) to participate in the ride. Many fun activities: BBQ and refreshments, Music on the Ice, bonfire, drinks, food, and dancing to the music with D.J. Fireworks at dark. FMI 864-3671

16 Snowshoe Festival. Western Foothills Land Trust. 10am-2pm. WF Tubbs 2K, 5K, 10K Snowshoe Races 10-11am. Distances for all ages and abilities — a 2K for those who prefer their races to be short and sweet, a 5K for those who want a bit of a challenge, and a 10K course for those who want to push themselves. Prices are $15 and $10 on the day of the race. Next, Hortense Gates Snowshoe Fashion Parade 11am-12pm. Gather at Roberts Farm at 11am to get dressed and ready to “model” your outfits at 1pm. Model your own “winter costume,” or wear one of ours. Prizes for most historic, most creative, youngest, oldest,and family group. Then, Family Snowshoe Games, 12-1pm. Kids and kids at heart are welcome to join in a series of snowshoe games during this annual festival. Three-legged 100-yard dash, musical chairs, egg and spoon, pulk pull, and more. Kids-only, and kids & adults events. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org 

17 Winterpaloozah! Haley Pond park & Rangeley town park. 10am-4pm. Enjoy a day of play on the frozen pond and in the snow. Horse & wagon rides, ice skating, pond hockey, curling, snow golf, fat tire bikes, kicksleds, snow kiting, XC skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, snow castle, campfire & marshmallow roast, hot chocolate and more fun and games for the family. Free. Also pay-for-entry competitions, including dog keg pull, cardboard sled race, frying pan toss, “Paloozah” carry (a twist on the wife carry event), fat tire bike race, the Paloozathon (run, snowshoe, fat bike), and snow sculpturecontest. Prizes will be awarded! Hot lunch available 11:30am-2pm. FMI www.rangeleymaine.com

17 Fat Bike Race. 11am. 5K and 10K race. Every participant gets a pint of beer of their choosing (some blackouts) from Norway Brewing Company. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd overall finishers. Register online at BikeReg for $25, or $30 day of  race. Bike rentals available from Green Machine Bike Shop. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org 

18 Family Fun Ski. 10am-12pm. Join Western Foothills Land Trust at Roberts Farm for family fun games on skis. All ages are welcome! 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org 

19 Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Free coffee and muffins from 9-10am. Socialize with both staff and residents at the center. 29 Marion Avenue, Norway. FMI biwans@nathealthcare.com

19 Full Moon Snowshoe. 4:45pm (Full moon is on the 19th; Sunset is 5:16PM; Moonrise is 5:25PM). Moderate 1.4-mile round trip loop to the Libby outlook. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. Weather permitting. FMI www.wfltmaine.org 

21 Sledding at Shepard’s. 1pm. Break out your sleds (or borrow one of ours) and join in an afternoon of sledding! Don’t want to sled? Come for the snacks and lively conversation. All ages. Free. 121 Crockett Ridge Rd., Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org 

23 Endurance Ski Race. 9am-3pm. 9am sign up for Shackleton’s endurance challenge. $35 entry fee is your 2018  Western Foorhills Land Trust membership paid! Honor system: tally your laps each time you pass the ski or snowshoe water stations. You may leave the course and return at any point. Prizes for most laps completed male, female, and family. Onsite registration begins at 8:30am. Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org 

28 Free Ski Night. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. Hosted by River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition. FMI 364-8977 

March 2019

1 Kingfield Winter Artwalk. FMI 265-2773

1-3 Camp No Limits. Sunday River. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation hosts a 3-day camp in partnership with the No Limits Foundation for individuals with limb loss. FMI 824-2440, www.maineadaptive.org

2 Texas Hold’em Poker. VFW on Route 35 in Harrison. Doors open at 12pm, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the game provide for those in need in our local communities.

2 Rangeley Lakes Loppet.  Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 524 Saddleback Mountain Road. 8:30am. Encompasses some of the most scenic terrain in the East! 25k and 50k Freestyle, 25K Classic, 25K Touring. Bring the family for a weekend of winter fun! FMI 864-4309, rlxcski@gmail.com

3 Nordic Biathlon. 11am. Combines rifle skills with skiing. 3x1K or 3x2K races for adult and youth participants. $10adult, $5 youth. Target practice 9:30am. We supply the air rifles. Roberts Farm, 64 Roberts Road, Norway. FMI www.wfltmaine.org 

6-9 Mono-Ski Training Clinic. Sunday River. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation hosts a 3-day clinic for mono-skiers. 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 824-2440, www.maineadaptive.org

7 Business After Hours. Oxford Hills Chamber at Oxford Legion Post 100th Anniversary, 169 King St., Oxford. 5:30-7pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

8-10 U16 Championships. New England Nordic Ski Association, Bethel Village Trails. Highlight of the season for New England and New York’s fastest U-16’s (14-15yr olds). Approximately 230 skiers come together to compete as state teams, with each state fielding their fastest 24 boys and 24 girls. This event typically sees top skiers from other regions in the US as well as Canada. Distance, sprint and relay races over the course of 3 days. Saturday night awards dinner. FMI 824-6276 (winter), www.mahoosucpathways.org/bethel-village 

10 Snowshoe Race. 6th Annual Moose Dash. Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 524 Saddleback Mountain Road. 10:30am. Register up to 1 hour before race. Includes single track and Nordic groomed trails. 5K junior, 5K adult, 1K Kids Fun Run, 5K untimed tour. FMI 864-4309, rlxcski@gmail.com

16 Concert on the Ice. Good music, good food, and a warm campfire on Mooselookmeguntic Lake. 5pm, Bald Mountain Camps, 125 Bald Mountain Road, Oquossoc. FMI 864-3671

16–21   US Alpine Speed Championship. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

19 Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Free coffee and muffins from 9-10am. Socialize with both staff and residents at the center. 29 Marion Avenue, Norway. FMI biwans@nathealthcare.com

22 Family Fun Weekend. Black Mountain of Maine, Rumford. FMI 364-8977

23 Sunset Snowshoe. 6:15pm (March 20 is the full moon; Sunset is 6:56pm; Moonrise is 10:14pm) Moderate to strenuous 2.4-mile round trip trail. Noyes Mountain Preserve, 172 Richardson Hollow Rd., Greenwood. Weather permitting. FMI www.wfltmaine.org

23 Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation Ski-A-Thon. Sunday River. Hundreds of skiers, riders, volunteers, participants, and community members join together to raise money in support of Maine Adaptive’s year-round adaptive sports programming. Mark your calendars and join the fun! Start a team, register for the race, or donate today. FMI 824-2440, www.maineadaptive.org

23-Apr 13   Spring Après Concert Series. Sunday River. A series of live music slopeside at South Ridge along with a barbecue and family-friendly fun. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

24 Maine Maple Sunday. Locations across the region. FMI www.mainemapleproducers.com

24 Eat The Heat Chili Cook-off. Sunday River. Join us for the best chili around during the Eat the Heat Cook Off. Local restaurants and hometown heroes will compete to make sure your taste buds sing. A panel of celebrity judges will determine who wins Best Chili, while you vote for People’s Choice. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com

30-31   Annual Banked Slalom. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

April 2019

4 Business After Hours. Oxford Hills Chamber at Cool Treats, 4 Western Ave., South Paris. 5:30-7pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

5-6 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

6 Texas Hold’em Poker. VFW on Route 35 in Harrison.  Doors open at 12pm, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the game provide for those in need in our local communities

11-14 Annual Reggae Festival. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.Sugarloaf.com

16 Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Free coffee and muffins from 9-10am. Socialize with both staff and residents at the center. 29 Marion Avenue, Norway. FMI biwans@nathealthcare.com

20 Ten Town Easter Egg Hunt. Towns of the River Valley. FMI 364-3241

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

25 Dinner & Awards Banquet. River Valley Chamber of Commerce. FMI 364-3241

26-28 Oxford Hills Home Show. Model home show and sales at multiple locations along Route 26 in Oxford. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

27 Best Dog on Earth Day. Co-sponsored by Rangeley Health and Wellness and the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. Celebration of dogs and Earth Day. Fun Run/Walk with or without your dog. Registration at Chamber of Commerce, 6 Park Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-5571

27 Ticket Auction. To Benefit Responsible Pet Care of Oxford Hills. Doors open at 5pm. Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, South Paris

May 2019

1 Summer Program Kick-Off. Sunday River. Maine Adaptive Sports & Recreation begins the 2019 summer season. FMI 824-2440, www.maineadaptive.org

2 Business After Hours. Oxford Hills Chamber at Market Square Health Care, 3 Market Square, South Paris. 5:30-7pm. FMI 743-2281, www.oxfordhillsmaine.com

3 50th 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, the awards ceremony, and a silent auction. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com

4 Texas Hold’em Poker. VFW on Route 35 in Harrison. Doors open at 12pm, the game begins at 1pm. Proceeds from the game provide for those in need in our local communities

11 4th Annual May Day 5k Run/Walk. Crescent Park Elementary School. Hosted by Rotary Club of Bethel, come join the 4th Annual 5k run/walk and 1 mile fun run/walk presented by Bethel Family Health Center. All proceeds help K-12 kids with scholarships for after-school enrichment activities. 10am. 19 Crescent Street, Bethel. FMI www.bethelrotary.org 

14 Spring Concert. 7pm, Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI 824-2136

16 Annual Spring Auction. A Taste of the Lakes. Bridgton. Watch for more info to come! FMI 647-3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com

17-19 Home, Garden & Flower Show. Fryeburg Fairgounds. FMI www.homegardenflowershow.com

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

21 Norway Center for Health & Rehabilitation. Free coffee and muffins from 9-10am. Socialize with both staff and residents at the center. 29 Marion Avenue, Norway. FMI biwans@nathealthcare.com

26 RuKaBi Race. Co-sponsored by Rangeley Health and Wellness and the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. RUn 3.5 miles, KAyak 1.5 miles and BIke 3.5 miles. 10am, Rangeley Town Park. FMI 864-5571, 864-3055