Events calendar

Thursday, June 7

Woodstock-Greenwood Senior Citizen Meeting: Market Square Restaurant, 24 Market St., South Paris.

Western Maine Transportation Services Career Open House: 4 to 6:30 p.m. at their facility at 76 Merrow Road in Auburn. Western Maine Transportation is holding the Career Open House because they have found themselves in the same predicament as many other Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)-dependent employers, as they search and compete for qualified commercial drivers in a dwindling talent pool. WMTS is also recruiting mechanics and technicians, building and grounds maintenance workers, schedulers and dispatchers for upcoming expansions. Information regarding employment opportunities and the Career Open House is available online at www.wmtsbus.org, by calling 207-393-9335 extension 217 or by emailing ttaylor@westernmainetrans.org.

Friday, June 8

DaCapo: Five-part Harmonies from Mt. Washington Valley Singers: 7 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road, Lovell. Featuring pop to jazz, and Broadway hits. Donations are $10 for adults, $5 kids.

Saturday, June 9

Woodstock Historical Society Estate Sale/Meeting: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Museum building on North Main Street in Bryant Pond. Rain date is Sunday, June 10. A short business meeting will follow the sale clean-up.

Free Guided Bird Walk: 8 a.m. at Hastings Campground off Route 113, approximately 3.5 miles south of Gilead. Naturalist Paul Motts will lead us on a 1.5-mile walk where we will experience the beautiful melody of June birds in the White Mountain National Forest. Meet at the campground check-in kiosk.

Sunday, June 10

Guest Speaker Sister Bernadette Gautreau: 9 a.m. service at the Bethel United Methodist Church on Main Street. Sister Bernadette spent 50 years living among the Cree Indians in Northern Alberta Canada. This service is open to everyone.

Special Music Sunday at the First Universalist Church of West Paris: at 9 a.m. Titled ‘Life Flows’ the service will be led by the church’s former organist and member, Jim Burke, who is visiting Maine this summer. Many know Jim from his decades of teaching in West Paris, and his Mexico, Maine roots. The service is a blend of readings and hymns, and opportunities for those present to share their river connections. During the service, we will look at metaphors of life, focusing on the river metaphor. There will be a time for anyone who wishes to share experiences and stories about their river connections. FMI Marta Clements, 674-2143, mclements96894@roadrunner.com, or Bob Clifford at 674-3442, bobarlen@megalink.net.

The opening of “Brush of Serenity”: 2 to 4 p.m. at the West Paris Library, 226 Main St. A display of the art of West Paris native, Beverly Smith Glines. For more information call the library at 207-674-2004.

Tuesday, June 12

Supper/Dance: doors open at 4 p.m. at the American Legion Post #68 in Locke Mills. Sponsored by Auxiliary. Roast pork, mashed potato, vegetable, applesauce, homemade bread and pies. Cost of the supper is $8 for adults $5 for those under 12. The dance is $5. Music is by Shadagee Ramblers.

Stony Brook Cruise-In: 5:30 p.m. at Stony Brook Recreation Campground and Variety Store, 3036 Main St., Route 2. The evening is sure to be lots of fun with door prizes, music and a 50/50 raffle. Enjoy a hot dog, chips, cookie and soft drink for only $3. Other choices of prepared foods are available at the variety store and restaurant at a 15 percent discount that evening.

Wednesday, June 13

Bethel Senior Citizen Club Meeting: 11 a.m. the Crosstone Restaurant on Route 26 in Woodstock. The menu is fried chicken or baked fish. The price is $10. Reservations must be made by June 1 by calling Donna Douglass at 824-2591 with your choice.

June 15-17

Trek Across Maine a three-day, 180-mile cycling event from the mountains of Sunday River to the sea in Belfast. FMI visit http://www.sundayriver.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar.

Friday, June 15

Fish Fry Friday sponsored by the Greenwood Fire Dept, 3-7 p.m. at 19 Howe Hill, Greenwood. For more information call 207-875-2888.

Andover Summer Concert Series on the Andover Common, 6 p.m. Presenting the Heather Pierson Trio. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/218332791870784/permalink/582123692158357.

Saturday, June 16

Trail work at Mt. Will: Bethel Conservation Commission and Mahoosuc Pathways are hosting a trail work morning at Mt. Will. Meet in the parking lot across from the transfer station in Bethel at 9 a.m. Refreshments provided. Please bring a pair of loppers if you have them. Help spruce up this much-loved trail.

Texas Hold’em: Doors open 11 a.m., games begin 1 p.m. at Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Road, Locke Mills. $50 buy-in, 50/50, pull tabs, meals and beverages available. BYOB. Air-conditioned.

Berry Bowls: 1-4 p.m. at W. Bethel Pottery Studio, 630 West Bethel Road. Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, summer’s bounty is coming! Be ready with a delicious little berry bowl colander suitable for rinsing, serving, and storing your sweet harvest. Cost $35. FMI contact Adult Ed at 824-2136, ext. 1340.

Woodstock Alumni Meeting: 6 p.m. at the Bryant Pond Masonic Hall. Classes of 1968, 1958, 1948 and Telstar seniors from Woodstock and Greenwood will be honor guests. The Woodstock Historical Society is still missing yearbooks from 1925 to 1929. Contact Joe Campbell with any questions you might have.

Wednesday, June 20

Try the Potter’s Wheel: 6-8 p.m. at W. Bethel Pottery Studio, 630 West Bethel Road. This two-hour session for adults is the perfect opportunity to try your hand at the potter’s wheel. Working on the wheel is an age-old practice of using your hands and a spinning wheel to create useful and beautiful objects out of clay. You will learn the basics of centering the clay on the wheel, opening the form and pulling up the walls to make everything from bowls to vases. Cost $40. FMI contact Adult Ed at 824-2136, ext. 1340.

Thursday, June 21

Breau’s Too Cruise Night: 5-7 p.m. at Breau’s Too parking lot, Route 26, Bryant Pond.

Friday, June 22

Cree Ways and Christ’s Love: 4:30 p.m. in the dining room of the West Parish Congregational Church, 37 Church St., Bethel. Sister Bernadette Gautreau, story-teller and servant of Christ, spent 50 years among the Woodland Cree in northern Alberta. She will share her experiences in a talk. This talk will be the third in Western Mountains Senior College’s 2018 Down Home Maine series. It is free and open to the public, but donations to cover incidental costs will be welcome.

Saturday, June 23

Gilead annual Friends and Family Day at the Gilead Town Hall. The buildings open at 10 a.m., lunch is at 11 a.m., and the program is at 1 p.m. For more info call 836-2987 or email chapmal@hotmail.com.

Bethel Rotary Yard Sale at Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Bethel Cancer Walk: 10 a.m. starting at Davis Park on the corner of Route 26 and Parkway. The walk will then follow the pathway before proceeding through town. Collection receptacles will be available for those who choose to donate to the American Cancer Society, but it is not necessary to give to participate. Feel free to wear clothing that identifies the cause such as purple clothes for RFL, pink clothes for breast cancer or any other cancer-related garb. Signs identifying the purpose of the walk are also encouraged. Rain date Sunday, June 24.

Bethel Rotary Auction at Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel at 6:30 p.m.

Monday, June 25

Maine West Broadband Technology Plan Presentation: 6 to 8 p.m., at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in the Forum. Mark Ouellette and Susan Corbett with Axiom Technologies will be on hand to present the plan and answer questions about the Technology Plan prepared by Axiom for the 26 towns and unorganized territories in Maine West that participated in the broadband planning process. This includes a specific plan for each town that participated in the Maine West Broadband Initiative. More information about Maine West can be found at http://www.mainewest.org.

Tuesday, June 26

Brown Bag Lunch Series: 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the Bethel Inn Library. Do you want to know what mushrooms you can pick? Amanda Moran will introduce what her fall course on mycology will include. Amanda’s course scheduled for the fall session of the Western Mountains Senior College, will focus on the basic language of mycology. You will learn how to safely identify wild mushrooms while dispelling some of our common cultural fears toward them. Join us to get a “taste” of what her fall course will include. FMI email ewooley@myfairpoint.net or call 562-1089.

North Waterford Church Public Supper: 5-6:30 p.m. on Route 35 opposite Melby’s Market.

Bethel Community Forest Meeting: 6 p.m. at Telstar High School.

June 26 to August 16

BOC 5th annual summer programming for junior Nordic skiers ages 12 and up. Further details, registration and scholarship forms can be found under the programs tab on the BOC website (http://bethelouting.org/page-18079). Forms should be mailed to the BOC at P.O. Box 637 Bethel, ME 04217. If you have further questions, please contact Marcus Wentworth at wentwom11799@gmail.com.

Wednesday, June 27

Mahoosuc Heart & Soul Phase 3 Training; Make Decisions: 4 to 6 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. A working understanding of the tools and methods for gathering ideas from the community for action based on Heart & Soul Statements, making and formalizing decisions in a community-wide process that helps prioritize and gain support for action items and setting the stage for implementation of actions in the next step of Mahoosuc Heart & Soul. This evening workshop is free and open to the public. We encourage attendees to bring along an item to share potluck style. No prior experience or knowledge of Heart & Soul is required to attend.

Thursday, June 28

Local Food Connection Meeting: Bethel. For more information call Bonnie Pooley (381-7944) and Amy Halsted (432-7239).

Friday, June 29

Fish Fry Friday sponsored by the Greenwood Fire Dept, 3-7 p.m. at 19 Howe Hill, Greenwood. For more information call 207-875-2888.

Andover Summer Concert Series on the Andover Common, 6 p.m. Presenting Brad Hooper. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/218332791870784/permalink/58212369215835.

Tuesday, July 10

North Waterford Church Public Supper: 5-6:30 p.m. on Route 35 opposite Melby’s Market.

Saturday, July 21

Berlin & Coos County Historical Society Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 119 High St., Berlin, N.H. This sale features books. The barns are organized into “departments” which are open regardless of the specialty items listed. Please note that furniture is located on the lower level of the larger barn. Picture frames are also in both barns.

Sunday, July 22

Open Farm Day: Open Farm Day is an annual family adventure in which farms throughout all 16 counties open their gates to offer the public an opportunity to learn about the business of agriculture. For a participating farm near you visit http://www.maine.gov/dacf/ard/market_promotion/open_farm_day.shtml