Events

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

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