Friday, Aug. 26
Greenwood Fiddle Jam; 6-9 p.m. at the Greenwood Town Hall, Rte. 26, in the village of Locke’s Mills. Slow jam from 6-7 p.m. All string instruments welcome to play traditional, contra dance, Scotts, Irish and Quebecois tunes. Come to play, listen, or learn new tunes. Every Friday night. Free. See Greenwood Fiddle Jam page on Facebook for additional info.
Dave Mallett performance; rain or shine, in Andover’s Summer Concert Series. “Shine” will a free show at the bandstand on the Common and “Rain” is at the church next door for $20. Advance $20 tickets are available at Pete’s Hardware.
Saturday, Aug. 27
Sustainable Trail Design Workshop; Mt Abram. Jim Tasse Assistant Director of the BCM will lead the day with an overview of trail building basics, highlighting how proper design and construction prevents erosion, which eliminates environmental damage and greatly reduces year to year maintenance. If interested e-mail Mt Abram at email@example.com to be added to the sign up list and receive further information as the day approaches.
Waterford World’s Fair dance; with long time favorite Rockin Roadrunners, 8 p.m. – midnight, BYOB, 21+ event, $10 per person. Held at the fairgrounds, 36 Green Rd, Waterford. For more information contact Lisa Scribner 890-7669.
Yard Sale; Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris Street, Norway. 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Large selection of Household items, jewelry, China, lots of books. Enjoy breakfast & lunch for a small fee.
Casserole supper; sponsored the AMVETS, Post #777 at the VFW Post #9787, 58 Lower Main Street, South Paris. Supper from 4:30-6 p.m. Adults $8, children 12 and under $4. Come and enjoy a great meal.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Albany Improvement Association annual meeting; at the Town House at 6 p.m. All Albany residents invited.
Tuesday, Aug. 30
Public Supper at North Waterford Church; 5 to 6:30. This summer’s last Public Supper at the North Waterford Church, Route 5, opposite Melby’s Eatery. All you can eat: casseroles, baked beans, salads, and homemade desserts. $9 for adults and $4.50 for children.
Special Bethel Selectmen’s meeting; 6 p.m. at Town Office.
Thursday, Sept. 1
NAMI’s FREE Family to Family education course; for families and friends of persons with mental health challenges will start in Norway from 6-8:30 p.m. More information at www.namimaine.org or 1-800-464-5767.
Friday, Sept. 2
Western Maine Art Group First Friday Reception; 5 to 7 p.m. at Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street. The gallery is exhibiting the work of fine artists and artisans living and working in Western Main Featured at the Main Street Gallery in September are the paintings of Anthony Morra, Western Maine Art Group’s Artist of the Month. He holds a deep interest in the classic style of traditional oil paintings.
Sunday, Sept. 4
DaPonte String Quartet; returns to Paris Hill for their Leaf Peeper concert at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Paris at 500 Paris Hill Road in South Paris. Cost is $15 per person; tickets are available at the door.
Tuesday, Sept. 6 and Sunday, Sept. 11
Two-day archery education course; will provide a student with a wealth of knowledge regarding equipment, proper hunting methods, responsibilities, and general safety. Passage of a final exam is required. You must attend every day of the class in order to receive your certificate. Limit 25. Tuesday, Sept. 6, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 11 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Telstar High School. Sign up at MSAD44 Adult Ed.http://sad44.maineaduted.org or call 824-2136 ext 1340.
Friday, Sept. 8
Sip and Paint with Paint the Town; at American Legion Post 81 in Bethel (Vernon Street), 6-9 p.m. Event is a fundraiser for the Legion. The subject painted will be a fall landscape. Price per person is $35; space is limited. Free appetizers, coffed and tea, or bring your own beverage.To sign up go to Paintthetownwithme.com or call Frieda Charron at 757-870-4020.
Saturday, Sept. 10
Texas Hold’em; Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Rd., Locke Mills. Doors open at noon, games begin at 1 p.m. (new doors open and start times). 50/50, meals and beverages available. BYOB. Spacious & air conditioned. FMI – Ray/890-3737 or Dellie/875-2375.
Spaghetti Supper and Chinese Auction; at 5 p.m. at the Mexico Calvin Lyons Hall (below the town office.) to raise funds for the NAMI Western Mountains walk team, thereby making it possible for more NAMI programs and events to be brought to this western part of the state. Anyone wishing to donate to the Chinese auction, please call Sue at 418-7904 or Dottie at 364-2197.
MEMIC Peak2Peak Challenge; 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Sunday River Resort. A new adventure race that spans Sunday River’s eight mountain peaks. Competitors are challenged with reaching the summit of each peak in the shortest time possible. Cash prizes awarded to top three finishers in the individual, team of two and team of four categories. Website: http://sundayriver.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/peak2peak
Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club’s workshop; at 1 p.m. at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road, So. Paris. Al Borzelli will speak to club members on all aspects of preparing your bees for winter. Weather permitting there will be an open hive, so bring your veils. FMI contact Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit mainehoneybees.com.
Monday, Sept. 12
Socrates Cafe; meets at the Waterford Library from 6:30 pm to 8:30 p.m. Topic: Obesity: A Big Problem. Moderator: Bob Casimiro. Light refreshments provided. FMI call 583-6957.
Wednesday, Sept. 14
Bethel Senior Citizens Club; will meet at the Funky Red Barn for meeting and dinner. Meeting starts at 11 a.m. Menu is fish or prime rib and price is $13. Reservations must be made before Sept. 1 by calling Arlene Lowell at 824-2877 with your choice.
Friday, Sept. 16
Mahoosuc Community Trails Symposium; at Mt. Abram Main Lodge. The Trails Symposium will bring together trail enthusiasts from all user groups to discuss an area wide trail systems and learn from a wide range of people around New England that have established successful trail systems. We hope this will be a catalyst to further develop a vision for a comprehensive multi-user Bethel/Greenwood Trail network. For more information visit www.mahoosucpathways.org
Saturday, Sept. 17
Bethel Harvestfest & Chowdah Cookoff; 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate the harvest and the beginning of fall foliage season with arts, crafts, music, a farmers’ market, a chowder and apple pie cookoff, and more on the town common.
Team Hailey Hugs Walk a Thon; at Telstar’s track. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; walk starts at 9 a.m. Proceeds of this years walk will help two children from the Bethel area fighting childhood cancer.
Sunday, Sept. 18
Bethel Area CROP Walk; (Communities Respond to Overcome Poverty) will start with an ecumenical church service on the Bethel Common at 10 a.m. followed by a picnic lunch at 11 (bring sandwiches). The CROP Walk is 3 miles around the town of Bethel, starting at 11:30. 25 percent of the money raised goes to the Bethel Food Pantry; 75 percent goes to the Church World Service. Contact Eileen Opie for more information at 824-3121.
Saturday, Sept. 24
Western Maine Recovery Rally; 11:30-2, First Universalist Church, Norway to Moore Park, S. Paris. BBQ, music, speakers. FMI: Taylor@healthyoxfordhills.org.
Panel Discussion on Substance Abuse; 2:30-5:30 p.m. at First Universalist Church of West Paris, 208 Main Street. FMI: Suzanne Dunham 665-2967.
Saturday, Oct. 8
Baxter 5K Mountain Run at Mt. Abram; For more information visit http://www.baxteroutdoors.com/NEtrailrunseries.html