Events

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

Ongoing

Daily Sunset and lake cruises. Rangeley Region Lake Cruises. FMI 670-8391 

May – Oct Cupsuptic & Kennebago River Canoe/Kayak Trips. Ecopelagicon, Rangeley. FMI 864-2771 

May – Oct Kennebago and Cupsuptic River Canoe/Kayak Trips. Rivers Edge Sports, Oquossoc. FMI 864-5582 

June 13-Oct 24 Tim Baker Trail Open. Old Skiway Road at Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association clubhouse. FMI 860-9293 

July

TBA    Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival. Venues and dates for the 2020 Summer Season still formative at presstime. FMI, updates visit www.sllmf.org 

TBA Christmas in July. Roxbury ATV Toy Run & Blessing of the ATVs. FMI 545-2715 

Ongoing  Scribners Mill. Open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1-4pm until Labor Day. First-hand experience and close-up look at a working sawmill. 44 Scribners Mill Road, Harrison. FMI www.scribnersmill.org 

Ongoing  Every Tuesday. Online knitting group, 3-5pm. Fiber and Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway.
Sign-up/register at www.fiberandvine.com 

July–Aug Source to Sea Paddle on the Androscoggin River. Join for one day or many for this 170+ mile journey from Umbagog Lake to Merrymeeting Bay. FMI, registration, Androscoggin River Watershed Council, 754-8158, www.androscogginwatershed.org 

1 Air Traffic Control. How Does It Work? 6pm, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

2 Thursday Nights at the Garden. Live music with Sam Whitman. 6-8pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

2-30 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays in July and August. Living history tours at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Tour the 1867 mansion, family library, meeting house, one-room schoolhouse. Walk through the Washburn Woods on old carriage trails. 11am to 4pm. Gift shop open. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

2-30 Mornings at the Museum. Thursdays 9:30-11:30am. Free activities for children ages 6-10 – exploring, touring, arts & crafts, hands-on history. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. FMI www.bethelhistorical.org

2-Aug 31 Guided Tours. Dr. Moses Mason House. 1- 4pm, Thursday- Saturday. Adults: $3.00, children 6-12 years: $1.50, families: $9.00. Children under 6, members free. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. FMI www.bethelhistorical.org 

3 Connie McVey. Featured artist for the month of July at the Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. First Friday reception 5-7pm. FMI 393-3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org 

3 Independence Day Celebration. All day fun, Rangeley Town Park. FMI 864-5571 

3 Annual Duck Race. Rangeley Health and Wellness. 10-11am, downtown Rangeley. FMI 864-4397 

4 Bethel Art Fair. Enjoy the work of local artists and artisans, musical entertainment, fireworks, more. Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 800-442-5826, www.bethelartfair.com 

4 Fireworks in the River Valley. Hosmer Field Complex in Rumford. Day of celebrating, fun and games, activities for all ages. FMI 364-3241 

4 Stars and Stripes Run. 9Am-noon, Rangeley Town Park. FMI 864-3055 

4 Community Picnic & Concert. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. Outdoor concert by Portland Brass Quintet. 11:30am, Moses Mason House. Bring your lunch, and after the presentation of colors and the National Anthem, enjoy a two-hour concert. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org 

4 Shotgun Tournament. Trap & Skeet Range. 10am-5pm, Old Skiway Road in Oquossoc, at top of hill. FMI 864-4323 

4 Stars and Stripes Concert. 4-5pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. FMI 864-5093 

4 Quilt Show. Church of the Nazarene. Benefits the restoration of the memorial stained-glass windows and the building. 16 Church Street, Bethel. FMI 824-1200 

4-7 DIVA NIGHT LIVE! 7:30pm, Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000 

6 Poland Spring Preservation Society Concert. Fanfare Concert Band. Poland Spring Resort Gazebo, 6:30pm. Free 

7 Live Theater. Best of Broadway Musicals by the Numbers. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $12. FMI 998-4351 

7 Mad Science Presents. Imagine Your Story. 10-11am, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

8 Summer Walking Series. 3-mile walk over rolling hills, with a look out towards Norway Lake. Start at Roberts Farm parking lot, 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 9am. FMI 739-2124 or www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

8 Incest, Fur, & Hidden Bodies. The “Cinderella” No One Knows. 6pm, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

8-29 Summer Concert Series. Dundee Park in Windham. Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm. FMI www.windhamrecreation.com 

9 Strawberry Festival. 10am-4pm, Town Park in Oquossoc Village. FMI 670-5399 

9 Power Propagators. Volunteer your skills or learn how to divide and pot up plants. 9am-noon. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

9 Historical Society. Annual Meeting & State Bicentennial Film Presentation. 6:30-8pm. Lakeside Theatre, Rangeley. FMI 864-3091 

9 Thursday Nights at the Garden. Improvisation performance with OHMPAA. 6-8pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

9-12 Ossipee Valley Fair. South Hiram. FMI www.ossipeevalleyfair.com 

10 Opening Reception. Rangeley Angling Art Show. 5:30-7pm. Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000 

10 Lazzlo Family Band. Concert at Alan Day Community Garden. Melding of alternative country Americana style with psychedelic gospel infused rock. Please park in public parking behind Fare Share Co-op and walk over. 5-7pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708, www.alandaycommunitygarden.org 

10 Summer Concert Series. 6pm, rain or shine. Bandstand on the Andover Town Common. Family-friendly, local musician Randy Messineo. Free admission, donations appreciated. FMI 392-1028 

10-Aug 28   Farmers’ Market & Live Music. Alan Day Community Garden. Join the party on Friday evenings featuring wood-fired pizza, ready-to-eat food, live music, demos, kids activities. Please park in public parking behind Fare Share Co-op and walk over. 5-8pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708, www.alandaycommunitygarden.org 

11 International Fly-Fishing Film Festival. 6:30-8:30am. Lakeside Theatre, Rangeley. FMI 864-3091 

11 Oxford Hills Rotary Auction. Preview at 9am, auction at 10am. Ticket auction also. Location TBD. FMI lhamlynschott@outlook.com

11 Artists at Work. Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. 10am-1pm. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

11 Traditional Workshops at Shaker Village. Pre-registration required. Including: rug hooking, cold process soap making, woodcarving, jams, jellies, & preserves, nuno felting, rustic garden trellis building, and botanical flavors from the garden. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops  

11 Book & Bake Sale. 10am-1pm, Lake Street across from Rangeley Public Library. FMI 864-2938 

11 Norway Music & Arts Festival. Vendors, street performers, food booths, music, dance, etc. on Main Street in Norway. 9am-4pm. FMI www.nmaaf.org 

11 Marigold Tea Room. Part of the Norway Music and Arts Festival. Annual pie sale/fundraiser. Rest your feet and enjoy a slice of homemade pie. 11am to 4pm. FMI Norway Museum & Historical Society, norwaymehistory@gmail.com 

11 Norway Triathlon. 8am, Norway Lake. United States Triathlon-sanctioned sprint triathlon with swimming, bicycle riding, and running. Individual competitors or relay teams with 2 or 3 competitors. Racers of all abilities are encouraged. Food for competitors and volunteers following. FMI www.norwaytri.org 

11 Beanhole Beans Public Supper. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner, 5:30pm. $8.00 person, $22 family. FMI Bill 388-2263 

11-12 Western Maine Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show. Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Rt. 26, Bethel. Gems, minerals, crystals, books, magazines, fossils, jewelry, door prizes, museum-quality displays, gem raffle, more. Entrance $3, under 12 free. 9am-4pm. FMI 665-2759, mincoll@megalink.net 

13 Poland Spring Preservation Society Concert. Rabbi Sruli. Poland Spring Resort Gazebo, 6:30pm. Free 

14 Live Theater. Best of Broadway Musicals by the Numbers. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $12. FMI 998-4351 

14 Golf Tournament. Franklin Savings Bank/River Valley Chamber/River Valley Rotary Golf Tournament at Oakdale Country Club, Mexico. FMI 364-3241 

15 Boppa Chua! Marc Black’s History of the 1950s and 60’ through Popular Song. 6:00pm. Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

15 Street Dance. 6:30-10pm. Pond Street, Rangeley. FMI 864-5000 

15-Aug 12   Standish Summer Concert Series. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm. FMI www.standishrec.com 

16 Fundraiser Event. CENTER STAGE Motown Revue. 5:30pm. Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000 

16 Thursday Nights at the Garden. Paint and Sip with The Gypsy Canvas. 6-8pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

16 Nomad Series. 4-mile race on Witt’s End Trail. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway, 6pm. Preregistration $10 adults at www.RunSignUp.com, race day $15. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

16-18 Sebago Days. FMI 787-3732, www.townofsebago.org 

17 Nevaeh Dance Circus. Alan Day Community Garden. Innovative and creative dancers, circus and performance artists, all original choreography. Please park in public parking behind Fare Share Co-op and walk over. 6-7pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708, www.alandaycommunitygarden.org 

17 Annual Logging Festival Day 1. 10am-4pm. Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939 

17 Little Mr. & Miss Woodchip Contest. 7pm. Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939 

17-19 Kingfield Festival Days. FMI Facebook.com/Kingfield-Festival-Days 

17-19 Waterford World’s Fair. Small agricultural fair running for more than 150 years. Waterford fairgrounds, 36 Irving Green Road, North Waterford. FMI 595-1601, www.waterfordworldsfair.org 

18 Summerfest & Classic Road Races. Bethel Town Common. Artists and crafters, parade, live music, kids’ entertainment, frog jumping contest, pony rides, dunk tank, food, fireworks, & more. Road races: 5- and 1-mile runs, 1-mile kids’ run, diaper dash, too! Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 800-442-5826 

18 Founders’ Day Celebration. On the green on historic Paris Hill. See one of America’s finest car collections. Live music, vendors and food. Rain or shine. Paris Hill and Hannibal Hamlin roads, South Paris from 9am-5pm. FMI 743-2980, www.hamlin.lib.me.us 

18 Art in the Park. Shorey Park, Bridgton. 9am-4pm. Rain date July 19. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

18 Southern Maine Music Academy. Final band concert conducted by Jackie Townsend. McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham. 2pm. Free. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

18 Lightening Bug Vendor Fair. 8am. Episcopal Church (Church of Good Shepherd), Rangeley. FMI 864-9402 

18 Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge. Carrabassett Valley. FMI www.cbccrace.com 

18 Traditional Workshops at Shaker Village. Pre-registration required. Including: eco-printing on fabric, plaited birch basket making, rose clover honey syrup, and punch needle embroidery. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops

18 Maine Forestry Museum Logging Parade. 10am, Main Street, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939 

18 Annual Logging Festival Day 2. 11am-4pm. Maine Forestry Museum, 221 Stratton Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939 

18 Katey Branch. Halls Pond Healing Arts at Alan Day Community Garden. Beginners yoga class with an experienced certified yoga instructor. 10-11am. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 890-9622, www.hallspondhealingarts.com 

18 Lakeview Chamber Players. 7pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. FMI 864-5000 

18 19th Century Rangeley, In 3D & Vintage Film. 7-9pm. Lakeside Theatre, Rangeley. FMI 864-3091 

18 Andy Kahn. Solo Piano Concert at Orgonon. Conference building, Dodge Pond Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-3443 

20 Poland Spring Preservation Society Concert. Cilantro. Poland Spring Resort Gazebo, 6:30pm. Free 

21 Live Theater. Best of Broadway Musicals by the Numbers. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $12. FMI 998-4351 

22 Community Cookout at Pavilion. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner, 5:30pm (and games 4:30pm) FMI Bill 388-2263 

22 Ayuh, That’s Life on the Moose Trail. Rangeley Stories with Wanda Ferguson. 6pm, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

23 Thursday Nights at the Garden. Photography Workshop with Trish Logan. 6-8pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

23-25 Casco Days. Casco Village. FMI www.cascodays.com 

23-26 Ossipee Valley Music Festival. FMI www.ossipeevalley.com 

24 Summer Concert Series. 6pm, rain or shine. Bandstand on the Andover Town Common. Family-friendly, local musicians Rough Sawn. Free admission, donations appreciated. FMI 392-1028 

24-26 New England Couples Golf Championship. The Bethel Inn Resort. Two-day tournament, entertainment & great prizes. FMI 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com 

25 Tough Mountain Challenge. Sunday River. Thrill-seeking competitors face natural and man-made obstacles on a 5k alpine terrain course. FMI 800-543-2754, www.toughmountain.com 

25 Summer Benefit Concert. 38 Special with special guest, The Guess Who! Details TBA, Rangeley Health and Wellness Pavilion, 25 Dallas Hill Road, Rangeley. FMI 864-4397 

25-31 Camp Show. Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

26 Open Farm Day. Featured activities include guided tours of the 1830 barns by Brother Arnold Hadd, tractor-drawn wagon rides, honey bee display, tours of the historic herb gardens, and traditional craft demonstrations. Dovetail demonstration by Chris Becksvoort, tin-type photography demonstration and sale by Cole Caswell, wood turning by Peter Asselyn. BBQ lunch plates will be for sale. Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. 12-4pm, free. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/events  

28 Live Theater. Best of Broadway Musicals by the Numbers. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $12. FMI 998-4351 

29 Fake News. Its Challenges, Consequences & Rise. 6pm, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

30 Thursday Nights at the Garden. McLaughlin fern walk with Kristin Perry. 6-8pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

31-Aug 1  New England Forest Rally. Sunday River & surrounding area. Regional and national rally racing pros take on the back roads of western Maine and northern New Hampshire. FMI www.newenglandforestrally.com 

July 31-Aug 2   Andover Olde Home Days. Andover Town Common. Parade, antique car displays, photo contest, art & flower shows, craft vendors, firemen’s muster, horse shows, mower races, plenty of food & music. FMI 357-2647 

31-Aug 3 Sweeney Todd. Community Musical Theater Production. 7pm, Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000 

August

TBA Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival. Venues and dates for the 2020 Summer Season still formative at presstime. FMI, updates visit www.sllmf.org 

TBA Annual Meeting. Join Western Foothills Land Trust for hearty hors d’oeuvres, local beer & wine. $15 donation requested. Café Nomad, 450 Main Street, Norway. RSVP staff@wfltmaine.org 

TBA Maine Comedy Festival. The Bethel Inn Resort. Weekend full of laughs, followed by great food and live music. Special packages available. FMI 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com 

TBA Aug or Sept . Maine State Kids’ Triathlon. Children ages 8-14, 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.bethelouting.org 

Ongoing   Every Tuesday. Online knitting group, 3-5pm. Fiber and Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. Sign-up/register at www.fiberandvine.com 

Ongoing   Scribners Mill. Open the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 1-4pm until Labor Day. First-hand experience and close-up look at a working sawmill. 44 Scribners Mill Road, Harrison. FMI www.scribnersmill.org 

July – August   Source to Sea Paddle on the Androscoggin River. Join for one day or many for this 170+ mile journey from Umbagog Lake to Merrymeeting Bay. FMI, registration, Androscoggin River Watershed Council, 754-8158, www.androscogginwatershed.org 

1 Schooner Fare. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $16. FMI 998-4351 

1 Standish Summer Spectacular. FMI www.standishrec.com 

1 Southern Maine Junior Music Academy. Final band concert conducted by John Morneau. McCormack Performing Arts Center, Gorham. 2pm. Free. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

1 Carrabassett Summer Festival. Carrabassett Valley. FMI 235-3000, www.KCsKreativityCenter.com 

1 Restorative Community Training. Katey Branch at Alan Day Community Garden. Free training to help move our community out of stuck patterns of communication and towards restorative practices. Please park in public parking behind Fare Share Co-op and walk over. Lunch will be provided. 10am-2pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708, www.alandaycommunitygarden.org 

1 Eco Printing Class. With Mary DeLano. Fiber and Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. 9am-3pm. FMI 739-2664, www.fiberandvine.com 

1-29 Guided Tours. Dr. Moses Mason House. 1- 4pm, Thursday- Saturday. Adults: $3.00, children 6-12 years: $1.50, families: $9.00. Children under 6 and members are free. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. FMI www.bethelhistorical.org 

1-Sept 4 Madeline Wikler. Featured artist at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Opening reception August 7, 5-7pm. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

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

4 Live Theater. Best of Broadway Musicals by the Numbers. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $12. FMI 998-4351 

4 Home Tour and Taste of Rangeley. 12:30-5pm, Area homes and Mountain Star Estate, Rangeley. FMI 864-5000 

4-Aug 29 Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays in July and August. Living history tours at Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Tour the 1867 mansion, family library, meeting house, one-room schoolhouse. Walk through the Washburn Woods on old carriage trails. 11am to 4pm. Gift shop open. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

5 Sunset Concert with Bruce Marshall. Narramissic Farm in South Bridgton. A tireless performer with great originals, an expressive, soulful voice and accompanying guitar style on acoustic and steel dobro. 6-8:30pm. FMI www.loonecholandtrust.org/events 

5 Imagine Your Story. 10am, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

5 Summer Walking Series. 3-mile walk through easy to moderate rolling hills. Shepard’s Farm parking area, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway, 9am. RSVP, FMI 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

5 Back to Maine Concert. 6:00pm, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

6 Art in August. Open air art show & sale. 10am-4pm. Rangeley Friends of the Arts in Oquossoc Park. FMI 864-5000 

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

6 Maine at 200. Documentary film, 7-8:30pm. Lakeside Theatre, Main Street, Rangeley. FMI 864-3091 

6 Power Propagators. Volunteer your skills or learn how to divide and pot up plants. 9am-noon. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

6-27 Mill Brook Crafts Series. Each Thursday afternoon, a different New England craft will be highlighted for a nominal fee. Soap-making, quilting, basket-making, timber-framing, ironwork, writing in the Twitchell Education Center. FMI Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org 

7 Jeanne LaBounty. Featured artist for the month of August at the Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. First Friday reception 5-7pm. FMI 393-3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org 

7-8 Wilton Blueberry Festival. More than 60 unique events, including one of Maine’s largest parades Saturday morning. Vendors, performers, crafters, fireworks conclusion. FMI www.wiltonbbf.com 

8 Mystery/History House Tour. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI www.rufusportermuseum/events 

8 Naples Antique and Classic Boat Show. 9am-2pm, Naples Town Docks. FMI www.mountainviewwoodies.org 

8 Gray Blueberry Festival. 9:30am-4pm at the Town Hall. FMI www.facebook.com/grayblueberryfestival 

8 Camp Sunshine Watermelon Festival. FMI www.campsunshinewatermelonfestival.org 

8 Farm to Festival 5K. Kick off the Foothills Food Festival with a 5k trail run at Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 9am. All ages are welcome. Race will be started with a vegetable hurl using the Roberts Farm trebuchet. All runners will get a Foothills Food Festival t-shirt, while supplies last. $12 registration fee online at www.RunSignUp.com. $15 on-site registration. Registration and bib pick-up open at 8am. FMI 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

8 Foothills Food Festival. Regional farmers’ market, food vendors featuring local ingredients, educational workshops and speakers, and informational booths from food-related organizations in downtown Norway. Live music showcasing area bands. Beer tasting event featuring microbreweries from all over western and southern Maine. Starts at noon. FMI www.foothillsfoodfestival.org

8-9 Friends of the Shakers Weekend. Exclusive opportunity to share in the life and learn about the Shakers directly from the Shakers. Educational programs, tours, and song in the Shakers’ home.  Advance tickets are required. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/events  

11 Paint like Rufus. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI www.rufusportermuseum/events 

11 Live Theater. Best of Broadway Musicals by the Numbers. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $12. FMI 998-4351 

11-14 Plein Air Workshop with Michael Vermette. All day, various sites in the Rangeley Region. FMI 864-5000 

12 Evening Star Party. Hacker’s Hill Preserve, Casco. Relaxing evening under the summer sky, and if conditions allow, shooting stars! Bring binoculars and telescopes, a comfortable chair, bug spray, drinks and snacks. Meet at the summit at 9pm, come earlier to view the sunset. Park in the “Event Parking” area to the right of the summit. Ends approx. 2am. Easy. FMI www.loonecholandtrust.org/events 

13 Thursday Nights at the Garden. Creative Garden Lighting with Marcia Hilton. 6-8pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

13 Summer Celebration. 5-8pm, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

13-15 Trappers’ Weekend. 760 East Bethel Road, Bethel. Traditional Maine represented by trapping and hunting demonstrations, contests, stories, music, auction, kids’ events, dance, and much more. Family-friendly fun! FMI 875-5765 

14 19th Century Rangeley. In 3D. & Vintage Film. 7-8:30pm. Lakeside Theatre, Main Street, Rangeley. FMI 864-3091 

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

14-15 Paris Hill Music Festival. A fun outdoor event featuring the ultimate disco party band, Motor Booty Affair on Friday at 7pm. Then on Saturday, Classic Rock Orchestra performs Rock Anthems of the 70s and 80s at 7pm. Held at Paris Hill Country Club, 455 Paris Hill Road, Paris. Benefit concert. Bring your own chair. Food and drink for sale, no outside food or drink allowed inside. FMI, tickets online at www.parishillmusicfestival.com 

14-16 Camp and Carve Weekend. Streaked Mountain Woodcarvers at Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner. FMI Bob 388-2472 

15 Oquossoc Day. 10am-4pm. Outdoor Heritage Museum, Corner of Routes 4 & 17 in Oquossoc Village. FMI 864-3091 

15 Par 3 Party. The River Fund at The Bethel Inn Resort. Nine-hole shotgun scramble golf event and an after party with live entertainment, dinner, raffles and prizes. FMI 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com 

15 Steak and Lobster Feed. Oxford Hills Rotary. Location TBD. FMI lhamlynschott@outlook.com 

15 Fly Tyer Scott Biron. 11am-2pm. Outdoor Heritage Museum, Corner of Routes 4 & 17 in Oquossoc Village. FMI 864-3091 

15 Illustrated Lecture. Travel, cultural, and environmental presentation with Bill Hiss on his experiences and observations during and after recently living in Vietnam. 2pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

15 Studio Two Beatles Tribute Band. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $20, FMI 998-4351 

15 Traditional Workshops at Shaker Village. Pre-registration required. Including: herbal wreath making, Shibori and indigo dyeing, cold process soap making, stained glass, weaving shaker tape, pine needle basket making, raising monarch caterpillars, and needle felted birds. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops  

15 Beanhole Beans Public Supper. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner, 5:30pm. $8.00 person, $22 family. FMI Bill 388-2263 

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

16 Fairy House Building Workshop. Build a fairy house with natural materials collected especially for fairy comfort and fancy. 1-3pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. Call for ticket information 743-8820 

18 Live Theater. Best of Broadway Musicals by the Numbers. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $12. FMI 998-4351 

19 U.S. & U.K. Politics. What In the World Is Happening? 6pm, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

19 Golf Classic. Rangeley Chamber of Commerce, 1pm at Mingo Springs Golf Course. FMI 864-5571 

20 Nomad Series. 4-mile race on Witt’s End Trail. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway, 6pm. Preregistration $10 adults at www.RunSignUp.com, race day $15. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

20 Rangeley Blueberry Festival. 10am-3pm 

21 Garden Illuminated Children. Fairy and Gnome dance party. 7-8:30pm. he McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. Call for ticket information 743-8820 

21 Artist Reception. David Tibbetts – Old Barns, Moose and More. 5-6:30pm, Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000 

21-23 Noises Off. Community Theater Production 7pm, Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000

22 Garden Illuminated Adults. 8-10pm. he McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. Call for ticket information 743-8820 

22 Native American Market. Annual festival of Maine’s finest, award-winning Native American artists at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village. Rare opportunity to purchase museum-quality crafts directly from Maine’s finest Wabanaki artists. More than 40 members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes will demonstrate traditional Wabanaki art forms. Storytelling by Geo Neptune, drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling by the Burnurwurbskek Singers and Dancers from the Penobscot Nation. 10am-3:30pm, free. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/events  

25 Live Theater. Best of Broadway Musicals by the Numbers. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $12. FMI 998-4351 

26 Ancient Rocks of Western Maine. 6-7:30pm, Rangeley Public Library, 7 Lake Street. FMI 864-5529 

27 Rug Hooking. Elizabeth Miller at Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI www.rufusportermuseum/events 

27 Bob Marley. Two Shows! 6:30 & 8:30pm. Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000 

28 Community Chorus Summer Concert. 7pm, Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000 

29-30 Shotgun Tournament. 9am-5pm, Old Skiway Road in Oquossoc, at the top of hill at Skeet & Trap Range. FMI 864-4323 

31 Poland Spring Preservation Society Concert. Phil House & Kathy Haley. All Souls Chapel at Poland Spring, 6:30pm. Free 

September

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

Ongoing    Every Tuesday. Online knitting group, 3-5pm. Fiber and Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. Sign-up/register at www.fiberandvine.com 

3 Annual Meeting. 6:30pm potluck supper followed by a short meeting and program. FMI Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org 

4 Sue Dunn. Painter and glass worker, featured artist for the month of September at the Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. First Friday reception 5-7pm. FMI 393-3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org 

4–Oct 3 Then & Now. This exhibit will feature some classic Norway works of art, alongside modern interpretations of some of the same sites. In partnership with Norway Museum and Historical Society. Matolcsy Arts Center, 480 Main Street, Norway. FMI www.westernmaineartgroup.org

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

5 Beanhole Beans Public Supper. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner, 5:30pm. $8.00 person, $22 family. FMI Bill 388-2263 

5 Fly Tyer Justin Crouse. 11am-2pm. Outdoor Heritage Museum, Corner of Routes 4 & 17 in Oquossoc Village. FMI 864-3091 

5 Sandy River Ramblers. Bluegrass Concert. 7pm, Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000 

5 Maine Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer. Bethel Town Common. Benefit to make a difference for families affected by childhood cancer. Parade, craft and food vendors, live music, silent & live auctions, plus fireworks! Rain or Shine. FMI 281-917-5331, www.haileyhugs.org 

5 Motor Booty Affair. Poland Spring Resort, 8pm. Tickets $20, FMI 998-4351 

5-Oct 9 Christina Davis. Featured artist at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Opening reception September 11, 5-7pm. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

7 Back to The Past. First-hand experience and close-up look at a working sawmill, and celebrating Maine’s Bicentennial. 10am – 4pm. 244 Scribners Mill Road, Harrison. FMI www.scribnersmill.org 

7 Summer Concert Series. 6pm, rain or shine. Bandstand on the Andover Town Common. Family-friendly, local musician TBD. Free admission, donations appreciated. FMI 392-1028 

7 Buckfield Community Days and Parade. Pie table by Congregational Church of East Sumner,
50 Main Street, Sumner. FMI Bill 388-2263

10 Power Propagators. Volunteer your skills or learn how to divide and pot up plants. 9am-noon. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

12 Traditional Workshops at Shaker Village. Pre-registration required. Including: broom making: goose wing, broom making: dyed whisk, market basket making, alpaca peg loom rugs, nuno felted scarf, and Shaker-style seat weaving. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops  

12 Western Mountain Photography Show. Awards Reception. 5:30-7pm. Rangeley Friends of the Arts Lakeside Theater. FMI 864-5000 

12 Mahoosuc Ridge to The River Challenge. Trail race at Sunday River. Dirt, rough trails, steep cliffs, mountains … factor in serious elevation and some good old fashioned “blood, sweat and tears.” Hosted by The River Fund, Mahoosuc Land Trust, Mahoosuc Pathways. FMI www.ridge2river.me 

12 Harvest Party Potluck. Alan Day Community Garden. Bring your favorite dish to share and join the party. Please park in public parking behind Fare Share Co-op and walk over.
1-3pm. 26 Whitman Street, Norway. FMI 346-0708, www.alandaycommunitygarden.org 

12 Harvest Day and Barn Sale Including beanhole beans lunch, local crafters, 9am-2pm. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner. FMI Cyndy 388-2667

12 Pie Social & Baking Contest. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore.  Purchase homemade pies, whole or by the slice, served ala mode or with whipped cream. Adult and junior bakers may enter pies and have the chance to win Norlands’ inspired prizes. Washburn Mansion, attached cottage and barn, and one-room schoolhouse open for tours. 1-4pm. FMI and pie contest rules 897-4366, www.norlands.org. 

16-19 Oxford County Fair. A good old fashioned country fair with demolition derby, tractor pulls, rides, vendors, food and live entertainment. Oxford County Fairgrounds, 67 Pottle Road, Oxford. FMI www.oxfordcountyfair.com 

17 Nomad Series. 4-mile race on Witt’s End Trail. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway, 6pm. Preregistration $10 adults at www.RunSignUp.com, race day $15. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

19 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 800-442-5826, www.bethelharvestfest.com 

19 Bicentennial Block Party. Deering Street in Norway will be closed and for a community meal. Oxford Hills Ukulele group will perform, and a street contra dance will be held. Sponsored by Norway Downtown. 

19 Sebago Spirits Festival. Point Sebago Resort. FMI www.sebagospiritsfestival.com

19 Loon Echo Hike/Bike Trek at Shawnee Peak, Bridgton. 

19 Harvest Supper. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI www.rufusportermuseum/events 

19 Loon Echo Trek. Loon Echo Land Trust’s biggest fundraiser of the year! Hike or run from Denmark to Bridgton over Pleasant Mountain, southern Maine’s tallest. FMI www.loonecholandtrust.org/trek 

19 Traditional Workshops at Shaker Village. Pre-registration required. Including: hard cider making, gel printing from the Shaker garden, simple bookbinding, many uses of essential oils, eco-printing beyond the basics, and alpaca peg loom rugs. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops  

19 Maine Brew Fest. Sunday River. Craft beer bonanza featuring as many as 100 beer selections from around Maine, live music, food, disc golf tournament, and family-friendly activities in the Mountain Park. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

20 May Day 5k Run/Walk. Crescent Park Elementary School. Rotary Club of Bethel. 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 

20 USM School of Music. Musical Theatre Studio Recital “It Should’ve Been Spring.” Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham, 2-4pm. Free. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

20 CROP Walk. Communities Respond to Overcome Poverty. A 5k walk around Bethel village to raise money for Church World Service (75%) and the local Food Backpack program (25%).10am Ecumenical service on the Bethel Common. Bring picnic items to share for lunch. The Walk will begin on The Common around 11:30am. FMI 824-3121, or email eileen.opie@gmail.com 

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

21 USM School of Music. Music Education Symposium. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

21 Summer Concert Series. 6pm, rain or shine. Bandstand on the Andover Town Common. Family-friendly, local musicians Acoustipalians/Pete Coolidge. Free admission, donations appreciated. FMI 392-1028 

25 Rangeley Regatta. Noon-5pm. Outdoor Heritage Museum, Corner of Routes 4 & 17 in Oquossoc Village. FMI 864-3091 

25 USM School of Music. Opening Faculty Concert, Malinda Haslett, soprano. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. $15/$8/$5. FMI 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music 

26 Golf Scramble. Mt. Abram Ski Club at Bethel Inn Resort. Play golf, enjoy BBQ, contests, prizes, and more. All abilities welcome. Support a non-profit organization providing education and scholarships related to snow sports for youth in Western Maine. FMI email skiclub@mtabram.com 

26 Fall Festival for Families. 10am-1pm. Rangeley Health and Wellness Pavillion. FMI 864-4397 

26 Norway History Trolley Tour. Norway Village in 1820. Four narrated tours will describe Norway at the time of Maine statehood. Tickets on sale September 1. FMI Norway Museum & Historical Society, norwaymehistory@gmail.com 

27 Noyes Mountain Run. Strenuous 2.4-mile trail run, 600’ elevation gain. Noyes Mountain Preserve, 172 Richardson Hollow Road, Greenwood, 9am. Pre-registration www.RunSignUp.com. $10 adult/$5 youth. $15/$10 onsite. FMI 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

28 Pro-am Golf Tournament. The Bethel Inn Resort. Over $17,000 in prize money & merchandise. FMI 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com

October

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

Ongoing    Every Tuesday. Online knitting group, 3-5pm. Fiber and Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. Sign-up/register at www.fiberandvine.com 

1 Brat & Strudel Contest. 5-6:30pm. The Rangeley Inn & Tavern. FMI 864-5571 

1-3 Maine Mountains Jeep Jamboree. Challenging trails, beautiful New England fall setting, and awesome trail guides. On Saturday at 9am, come see over 180 Jeeps parade through the town of Bethel. FMI 530-333-4002, www.jeepjamboreeusa.com/trip/maine-mountains 

2 Garrick Grant. Oil painter, featured artist for the month of October at the Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. First Friday reception 5-7pm. FMI 393-3912, www.westernmaineartgroup.org 

3 Maine Lakes Brew Fest. Point Sebago Resort, 11am-4pm. FMI www.mainelakesbrewfest.com 

3 Annual Apple Harvest Festival. 9am-3pm. Maine Forestry Museum at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. FMI 864-3939 

3 Community Potluck Supper. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner. 5:30pm. FMI Bill 388-2263 

3 Traditional Workshops at Shaker Village. Pre-registration required. Including: building a lamb whirligig, natural dyes for wool, Shaker-style seat weaving, fiber preparation, and fiber wheel spinning. 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/workshops 

3 Fall Festival. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Harvest cooking in the farmer’s cottage, blacksmithing demonstrations, apple pressing and shingle making demonstrations in the barn, storytelling, one-room schoolhouse, mansion tours, music, children’s craft activities and games. 11am-4pm. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

3-4 Maine Craft Weekend. Artists at Work. Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

4 Annual Turkey Shoot. 10am-1pm, Morton Cutoff Road, off Route 16 to Errol, NH. FMI 864-2651 

4-11 Fryeburg Fair. Maine’s Classic Agricultural Fair. Midway, exhibition halls, contests and entertainment. FMI www.FryeburgFair.com 

9 USM School of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Daniel Sonenberg, composer. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8pm $15/$8/$5. FMI 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music 

10 Golf Tournament. Troy Murphy/Sunday River Ski Club Fundraiser. 18-hole scramble benefit to support athletes in Gould Academy’s competition program training. Put together a team or just sign up on your own! FMI 800-654-0125, www.bethelinn.com 

10 Harvest Festival. 10am-4:30pm, free. Freshly-picked apples from the historic Shaker orchards will be offered for sale, along with free cider-pressing of purchased apples, farm stand veggies & pumpkins, seasonal mums and houseplants, live music, & craft demonstrations. Wagon rides, face painting, and garden tours are also offered for free. A great family fun day! 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/events 

10 Oktoberfest Craft Fair. Presented by Hope Association & the River Valley Rotary Club. Over 25 crafters on hand selling hand-knit items, jewelry, clothing, home décor, books, and more. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Free book to each child. There will also be raffles and a Chinese auction. 9am–2pm, 85 Lincoln Avenue, Rumford. FMI 364-4561 

10-11 Homecoming Weekend. Sugarloaf, Carrabassett Valley. FMI 237-2000, www.sugarloaf.com 

10-11 Fall Festival. And North American Wife Carrying Championship. Sunday River. Saturday’s legendary North American Wife Carrying Championship, and Sunday’s New England Cornhole Championship feature live music, Blue Mountain Arts & Crafts Fair, activities for the whole family. FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

10-Nov 14 Susan Colburn Motta. Featured artist at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Opening reception October 23, 5-7pm. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

11 5K Race/Walk & Fun Run. Waterford Fall Foliage event. Waterford Common. 11:30am. Then at 12:30pm, come enjoy the Harrison Waterford PTO Chili Cook Off. FMI Chili Cook Off email harrisonwaterfordPTO@gmail.com, FMI Road Race www.waterfordfall5k.com 

15 Nomad Series. 4-mile race on Witt’s End Trail. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway, 6pm. Preregistration $10 adults at www.RunSignUp.com, race day $15. FMI www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

16 USM School of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Laura Kargul, piano. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8 p.m. $15/$8/$5. FMI 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music 

16-17 Jack O’Lantern Spectacular. Walk along the garden paths lit by hundreds of carved pumpkins. Enjoy friends and family while snacking on popcorn and hot apple cider in the decorated barn. 7-9pm. The McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main Street, South Paris. FMI 743-8820, www.mclaughlingarden.org 

17 USM School of Music. Music Education Symposium. 8am-4pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

17 Pumpkin Fest. River Valley celebration in Rumford. FMI 364-3241 

17 USM School of Music. Opera Workshop. 8pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

17-18 Haggler’s Weekend. Barn on 26 Antiques. Have some fun and get great deals on wonderful antiques and collectibles. 9am-5pm. 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 

18 USM School of Music. Opera Workshop. 2pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

21 Pumpkin Fairy Houses. Build fairy houses that will be on display for Norway’s Halloween Festival, using pumpkins and other seasonal supplies. Please bring your own pumpkin, but carving utensils and craft supplies provided. Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 3-5pm. FMI, RSVP 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

24 Youth Hunting Breakfast. 5-8am. Old Skiway Road at Rangeley Region Guides and Sportsmen’s Association clubhouse. FMI (443) 603-7929 

24 Fall Volunteer Work Day. Shaker Village, 9am-3pm. Volunteers will help ready the Village for winter by raking, winterizing the Herb Garden, picking and storing pumpkins, cleaning windows, and more! Pre-registration is appreciated- all are welcome! 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/events  

30-31 USM School of Music. Musical Theatre. 8pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

30-31 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. 20% of sales benefit the Outing Club’s charitable purposes. FMI 357-9239, www.bethelouting.org

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

November

Ongoing    Every Tuesday. Online knitting group, 3-5pm. Fiber and Vine, 402 Main Street, Norway. Sign-up/register at www.fiberandvine.com 

1 USM School of Music. Musical Theatre 2pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

6-30 BIG4. Annual show of art that is very large! Creativity sometimes has a hard time fitting into small place. Join in this exploration of how great things sometimes come in BIG packages. Matolcsy Arts Center, 480 Main Street, Norway. FMI www.westernmaineartgroup.org 

7 USM School of Music. Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra. Gorham Middle School, 5pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

7 Community Potluck Supper. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner. 5:30pm. FMI Bill 388-2263 

8 USM School of Music Chorale. State Street Church, Portland 5pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

13 USM School of Music. Vocal Jazz Concert. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8pmm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

15 USM School of Music. Musical Theatre Studio Recital. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 2pm. Free. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

15 USM School of Music. Concert Band. 5pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

15-Dec 3 Bridgton Art Guild Show. Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

18 USM School of Music. Jazz Ensemble. One Longfellow Square, Portland. 7pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

19 USM School of Music. Youth Ensembles. Merrill Auditorium, Portland, 7pm. $8/$5. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

20 USM School of Music. Faculty Concert Series: Chris Oberholtzer. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8pmm. $15/$8/$5. FMI 780-5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music. 

21 Holiday Fair. 10Am, Rangeley Congregational Church, 2 High Street. FMI 864-5966 

21 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 to 3pm. FMI 743-8914 

21 USM School of Music. Opera Workshop. 8pm. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

21 Lighting of the Giving Tree. 6pm, Rangeley Town Park 

21-22 Ladies’ Weekend. Rufus Porter Museum store. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI www.rufusportermuseum/events 

22 USM School of Music. Opera Workshop. 2pm. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

26 Wobble and Gobble 5K Run/Walk Race. Race will meander through Bethel Village with a challenging climb up Eden Ridge Condominiums switchbacks. Start, registration and the awards at The Gem Theater. Benefits the UMaine 4-H Camp & Learning Center in Bryant Pond’s “Harvest for Health” program. FMI 665-2068, www.extension.umaine.edu/bryantpond 

27 Leftovers Run/Walk. 2-mile race, or 1/4 mile fun trail run/walk on our new art trail and the surrounding fields and rolling woodlands. Runners, run/walkers, and walkers are invited to participate. Shepard’s Farm Preserve, 121 Crockett Ridge Road, Norway, 10am. Pre-register at www.RunSignUp.com and pay $10 for adults and $5 for youths (under 18) per race. Race day registration $15/$10 FMI 739-2124, www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

27 Local Craft & Wares Fair. The Event Center at The Bethel Inn Resort. 9m-4pm. 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 800-442-5826, www.www.bethelmaine.com 

27-28 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. 

28 Small Business Saturday Pajama Party. All throughout Bethel. Dress in your best PJ’s and hit the town early! Great deals from local small businesses. Early birds get the best ones! Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce. FMI 800-442-5826, www.www.bethelmaine.com 

December

Ongoing    Country Christmas. 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 800-442-5826, www.bethelmaine.com/country-christmas 

Ongoing    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. Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26 

1 USM School of Music. Chamber Singers. $8/$5. Williston Immanuel Church, Portland. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

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

3-Jan 8 Anna Low. Featured artist at Gallery 302, 112 Main Street, Bridgton. Opening reception December 11, 5-7pm. FMI 647-2787, www.gallery302.com 

4 Cookies with Santa. Bryant Pond and Woodstock Elementary School. 6-7pm. 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. FMI 665-2228 

4 USM School of Music. Scholarship Gala, advance tickets required, $125/$200. Corthell Hall, 6pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

4 Holiday Concert. 7pm, Rangeley Community Chorus at Church of the Good Shepherd. FMI 864-5000 

5 Christmas at the Mason House. Museums of the Bethel Historical Society. 3:30-6pm. Visit Bethel Hill’s oldest surviving home. 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. FMI 824-2908, www.bethelhistorical.org 

5 USM School of Music. Composers Ensemble. Free. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 8pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

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

5 Chester Greenwood Day. Annual celebration in downtown Farmington. Parade with earmuffs showcased on all of the floats, special sales, a Polar Dip on Clearwater Lake , gingerbread contest, more. Taste of Farmington event is an opportunity to enjoy samples from local eateries. FMI www.franklincountymaine.org. 

5 Holiday Open House. Rufus Porter Museum. 121 Main Street, Bridgton. FMI www.rufusportermuseum/events 

5 Community Night of Giving. Rangeley celebration. Time & place TBA 

5 Community Potluck Supper. Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main Street, Sumner. 5:30pm. FMI Bill 388-2263 

5 Breakfast with Santa. Crescent Park School. 8am-1pm. Pancake breakfast with Santa, silent auction and book sale. 19 Crescent Street, Bethel. FMI 824-2839 

5 Shaker Christmas Fair. 10am-3pm. Experience this nostalgic holiday tradition at America’s only active Shaker Community! Shaker baked goods, gifts and holiday items, herbal teas, pickles, jellies, old-fashioned candy, maple syrup, pickles, cheese, woodenware, furniture, antiques, baskets, knit goods, toys, ornaments, decorated balsam wreaths, more. Proceeds from the White Elephant Room benefit local food pantries. Lunch plates will be served! 707 Shaker Road, New Gloucester. FMI www.maineshakers.com/events  

5 Christmas Tea and Fair. West Parish Congregational Church. 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

5 Light Up Main Street Jingle Walk. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus and watch Bethel’s 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. Tree lighting on The Common at approximately 4:45pm. FMI 824-2282, www.bethelmaine.com 

5-6 Holiday Production. Rumford Area Association for the Performing Arts. Rumford Town Hall. FMI 369-0205

6 USM School of Music. Huskapellas Holiday Concert. $8/$5. Corthell Concert Hall, Gorham. 5pm. FMI www.usm.maine.edu/music 

6 Santa Sunday. Sunday River. Celebrate the arrival of winter and the upcoming holiday season with more than 250 Santas cruising down to South Ridge. Benefits the River Fund. Santas must be in full Santa-attire.  Registration, FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

11-12 Women’s Holiday Fair. 10am, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley 

11-13 Winterfest Weekend. Sunday River. Celebrate Sunday River’s 60th birthday. Fun on the snow, plus a plethora of activities! Meet Santa, $6 night skiing (4-8 pm), fireworks at South Ridge at 8:30pm on Saturday, more! FMI 800-543-2754, www.sundayriver.com 

11-13 Mountain Holly Days. Community-wide celebration in Rangeley & Oquossoc. FMI 864-5571 

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

12 Christmas at Norlands. A 19th-Century Winter Celebration. Washburn-Norlands Living History Center in Livermore. Horse-drawn sleigh rides, tours of the decorated 1867 Washburn mansion, historical church service in the meeting house, craft activities, spelling bees in the one-room schoolhouse, parlor games, mulled cider. Gift shop open. Cookie walk fundraiser. 11am-4pm. FMI 897-4366, www.norlands.org 

12-13 Christmas in Carthage. FMI contact Jan @ 562-8876 

13 Walk to Bethlehem. 5:30pm, Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. FMI 864-5000 

20 Living Nativity. Bethel Town Common. 5pm. Actors and live animals recreate the Nativity scene. Refreshments afterward at the Dr. Moses Mason House. FMI facebook.com/BethelAllianceChurchBethelME 

20 Christmas in the Air. Carol sing at Church of the Good Shepherd, Rangeley. 4-5pm. FMI 864-509 

21 Solstice Hike. Easy 1/4 mile round-trip loop to the Libby Lookout to catch the sunset/moon rise. Weather permitting, headlamps suggested. Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 4pm. FMI, RSVP 739-2124 or www.wfltmaine.org/event-calendar 

31 New Year’s Resolution Ski/Snowshoe. Help raise money for the new Farm to Town trail. Come ski or snowshoe to earn money for every lap you take (5k ski or 1.5m snowshoe). Start and finish any time between 10 and 2. Do one lap or do many, every lap helps. Our goal is 200 laps! Roberts Farm Preserve, 64 Roberts Road, Norway, 10-2pm. FMI 739-2124