Events calendar

Thursday, October 19

Banding Together to Restore: 10-11 at Richard Bader Physical Therapy, 176 Main St., Norway. The program, led by Lori Britting, is focused on regaining motion and strength through guided instruction using stretching and colored Therabands. Each participant will be encouraged to work within their abilities that will safely gain their desired goals. Getting back your energy and the ability to move easier and carry out your daily tasks and enjoying life is part of this program. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Ethnicities — What’s Your Family’s Story: 12:15-1:30 at the Bethel Inn Library. The presenter is Marcel Polak. A full description of each of these programs can be found on the WMSC Blog at wmscollege.blogspot.com.

SeniorsPlus: 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Norway Savings Bank, Bethel. All events are free and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 800-427-1241.

Friends of the Library annual Meeting: 3-5 p.m. at the Rumford Public Library, 56 Rumford Ave., Rumford.

Open House: 3-6 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, located in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic building at 199 Main St., Norway.

Hiking Maine: 6 p.m. at Rumford Library, 56 Rumford Ave. Greg Westrich, author of five Maine hiking guides, will present a slideshow on some of the best hikes in western Maine and nearby New Hampshire. There will be copies of all Greg’s books to buy and get signed.

Reiki Level II: 6-9 p.m. at Telstar High School. The tuition for this class is $75. This class deals with “long distant or psychic healing.” FMI call 824-2136, ext. 1340.

Book Discussion for “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian”: 6:30-8 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library. For more information and request the books, please call the library at 743-5309, ext. 1 or visit www.norway.lib.me.us.

October 20-21

Wilderness First Responder Refresher and Open Recert Course at Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge. FMI call 207- 824-2073.

Jack O’Lantern Spectacular: 6 to 9 p.m. at McLaughlin Gardens, 97 Main St., South Paris. We’ll be setting up a carving room on Oct. 18 and 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — we supply the pumpkins, tools and templates, and you can join the fun! Themes this year include superheroes, Disney movies, the Wizard of
Oz and creatures from under the sea. Admission tickets are available at the door for $5 per person (children under two are free). If you have questions, please email mclgardn@megalink.net or call 207-743-8820 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Friday, October 20

OCEA-R Meeting: 10:30 at the South Paris Congregational Church.

Flu Shot Clinic: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Andover Town Hall. The cost is $25 if you do not have a Medicare card or other insurance cards.

Restorative Community Training: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Gem Theater, 23 Cross St., Bethel. For anyone who wants to develop their facilitation skills and hold conversations that foster trust, commitment, and a sense of belonging, and anyone who wants to be more effective tackling problems with greater impact. To reserve your spot call Emily at 739-6222.

Local Farmers Open House: 5:30-7 p.m. at The Eddy School, 8 Bear River Road, Newry. See what the school is doing and meet your farmers who supply us with all sorts of wonderful goods! Students are creating “locavore” menus for you to peruse. All ingredients for every dish have to be found within a 100-mile radius of the school.

Last 5k/10K Trail Run of Season: 5:30 p.m. Meet next to the tennis court at The Bethel Inn Resort. Afterward, there will be a gathering in the Millbrook Tavern for drinks/dinner to celebrate the season.
Our link is http://mahoosucpathways.org/Summer-Trail-Series or Bethel Village Trails on Facebook.

Upton Planning Board: 7 p.m. at the Town Office.

Kris Delmhorst & Jeffrey Foucault: 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI info visit http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/event-calendar.html.

October 21-22

Grand Opening Jade’s HomeGrown Farm Stand: 9 a.m. to dark at the Thurston Farm, 61 Route 232, Rumford. Free coffee and doughnuts Saturday morning; free burgers from noon to 1 p.m. Discounts on products including 15 percent off ground beef. Purchasers throughout the weekend will be entered to win a $100 box of various cuts of beef! Tours of the new cattle facility with the opportunity to interact and pet the friendly cattle. FMI visit Jade’s HomeGrown on Facebook.

Saturday, October 21

Clip for the Cure: At the Walmart Smartstyle Hair Salon in Gorham, N.H. Ten percent of the proceeds from every haircut will be donated to the Regis Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. FMI contact Jennifer Cross at 603-752-1435.

WES Fair: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Woodstock Elementary. If you are interested in a table, please call Woodstock School at 665-2228 during school hours, or you can email bobbec@sad44.org. There will be a big silent auction. Delicious lunch and bake sale items will also be for sale.

Bethel Riverside Cemetery Association Fall Cleanup: 9 a.m. on North Road. Volunteers welcome. We will be picking up and removing summer flower arrangements and other such items.

Oktoberfest Fall Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 85 Lincoln Ave., Rumford. Supporting literacy and sponsored by Rumford Rotary and the Hope Association. Free book to each child. Over 25 crafters. Pancake Breakfast with local maple syrup from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Pizza and Apple Crisp from 11-2 p.m. Free fresh coffee all day! FMI contact Crystal Casey at 207-364-4561.

Free Reiki Session Clinic: 9-noon at the Norway Town Office.

River Valley Rotary Club’s 23rd Annual Oktoberfest Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hope Association, Rumford.

Open Forum at Maine Adaptive: 10-11:30 a.m. at Maine Adaptive Headquarters, 8 Sundance Lane, Newry. Please help us prepare for the day by confirming your attendance on or before Oct. 13, by calling 207- 824-2440, ext. 1103 or emailing info@maineadptive.org.

Ellis Pond Sidekicks Workshop: 10:30 a.m. on the West Shore Road at Roxbury Pond. FMI visit
https://www.facebook.com/groups/280021862441984.

Finnish Language Beginner, Refresher and Advanced Classes; Beginner/refresher classes from 10:30 to noon. Advanced classes from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50 for the beginner class and $100 for the advanced (half price for the second family member). Checks should be made out to the Finnish American Heritage Society and mailed to P.O. Box 294, West Paris, ME 04289. Call Melinda at 207-890-2770 for further information.

Texas Holdem: Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Road, Locke Mills. Doors open at 11 a.m., games begin at 1 p.m. 50/50, pull tabs, meals and beverages available.

Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club Meeting: 1 p.m. at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road, So. Paris. Members, please note that this one time, the October meeting will be held the third Saturday. Open hive weather permitting. Please bring your veils. FMI contact Chris at cpeaston@megalink.net or visit us at www.mainehoneybees.com.

Old Fashion Chuck Wagon Supper: 4:30-6 p.m. at the V.F.W. Hall, 58 Main St., South Paris. Adults $8, children under 12 $4. Fun time for all. Come and enjoy.

Last “Famous” Chicken Pie Supper of the Season: At Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church, 582 Bolsters Mills Road, Harrison. There will be two seating’s at 5 and 6 p.m. with a third to follow at 7 p.m. if needed. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Dinner includes chicken pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, rolls, homemade dessert and beverage and is served family style. Although walk-ins are welcome, it is recommended that reservations be made the morning of the supper between 9 and noon. Call 583-9024 during those hours for confirmation. Do not leave a message.

Stoneham Potluck Supper: 6 p.m. in the community room behind the fire department. Come and meet your neighbors. Also a chance to find out some surprising information about the early history of the Town. FMI call 928-2062 or 928-3222.

Jones Dance Band: 7-10 p.m. at the Masonic Hall Buckfield. Admission is $5.

Sunday, October 22

Sunday Breakfast: 8-10 a.m. at the Ladies Aid Building, Upton. People can linger beyond and enjoy the sharing of the season.

Benefit Supper for Shirley Walker: 1-7 p.m. at the Jackson Silver Post #68 American Legion Hall, 595 Gore Road, Locke Mills. A Chop Suey Dinner will be served from 2-5 p.m. or until sold out. Salad, bread and dessert will be included. The costs for adults are $8; children five to 12 $5; and children under four are free. There will be lots of raffles to try and win.

Bethel and Beyond By Foot: 1-5 p.m. Join us as we hike the Round Mountain trail in Albany and then walk the gentle 1 mile Bethel Pathway. We will meet at the Round Mountain Trailhead at 1 p.m. Preregistration required at staff@wfltmaine.org.

Now and Then: The Wally Jones Orchestra: 2-4 p.m. at 49 Franklin, Rumford. Free to ages 55 and up. Big Band lives in the Mystic Theater. First come first serve. FMI visit 49 Franklin on Facebook.

Monday, October 23

SeniorsPlus: 1-4 p.m. at the Norway Town Office. All events are free and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 800-427-1241.

Oxford County Wellness Collaborative Semiannual Gathering: 4:30-8 p.m. at the Crescent Park Elementary School, 19 Crescent St., Bethel. This gathering is open to the public, and we encourage folks to join us for an evening dedicated to using our voices more effectively to support health and wellness. Child care and travel reimbursement are available. Please call Emily at 739-6222 for childcare or transportation needs. A healthy meal and beverages will be provided.

Andover Planning Board Meeting: 7 p.m. at the Town Office.

Tuesday, October 24

Beading Project: 1-3 at Lively Accents, 310 Main St., Norway. Cathy always has a fun project for us to do. Stop in and see what we are making.

National Diabetes Prevention Program: Tuesday evenings from 5–6 p.m. at Stephens Memorial Hospital. To register or for more information call Betty Sirois, MSN, RN, CDE, Diabetes Nurse Educator at 207-744-6057.

Hanover Town Meeting: 6 p.m. at the Town House located on Howard Pond Road.

Wednesday, October 25

Yoga Warriors: 3-3:45 at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St., Norway. This free gentle yoga class will support healthy living for individuals facing the challenges of cancer through gentle movement and breath, supportive restorative yoga postures and guided meditation and relaxation. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Discover Girl Scouts-Rumford Area: 4-5 p.m. at Rumford Library, 56 Rumford Ave. A free activity and information session for girls and their parents/caregivers and prospective volunteers. See if Girl Scouts is a good fit for your family.

Community Supper: 4:30-6 p.m. at Bethel Alliance Church 251 Walker’s Mills Road, Bethel. Come and join the people of the community for a delicious meal! No charge!

Celtic Cabaret — Barrule: 7-9 p.m. at 49 Franklin, Rumford. The unique sound of traditional Manx music is the Celtic World’s best-kept secret. This is set to change with the introduction of Barrule, the award-winning trio hellbent on taking the Isle of Man’s music to a much wider audience. FMI visit 49 Franklin on Facebook.

Stone Mountain Song Stage: 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI info visit http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/event-calendar.html. Hosted by Carol Noonan with special guests Peter Mulvey and Zak Trojano.

Thursday, October 26

Banding Together to Restore: 10-11 at Richard Bader Physical Therapy, 176 Main St., Norway. The program, led by Lori Britting, is focused on regaining motion and strength through guided instruction using stretching and colored Therabands. Each participant will be encouraged to work within their abilities that will safely gain their desired goals. Getting back your energy and the ability to move easier and carry out your daily tasks and enjoying life is part of this program. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Flu Shot Clinic: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Town Hall, Andover. The shot is “free” for those with Medicare or an insurance card. For all others, the cost is $25. If you need further information, please call Karen at 392-4031.

4th Thursday Poetry Night: The Rumford Library monthly poetry gathering is at 5:30 p.m. Bring your poems or the work of a favorite poet to read and talk about. Bring a friend. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Questions: 364-3661.

Crystals & Chakras: 6 p.m. at Telstar Regional Middle/High School, 284 Walkers Mill Road, Bethel. Details at https://sad44.coursestorm.com/course/crystals-chakras.

Special screening of “Being Mortal”: 6 p.m. at Rumford Library. Hosted by Kyla Greenwood, a volunteer coordinator from Beacon Hospice. A groundbreaking PBS film based on the best-selling book by Atul Gawande, M.D. After the film, hospice specialists will lead a discussion of key themes and the implications for us all as we come to terms with our mortality.

Book talk and signing — “William Bingham 2nd: A Life”: 6:30 p.m. at the Bethel Library. Executive Director Emeritus of the Museums of the Bethel Historical Society, Dr. Stanley Russell Howe, will read from and discuss his recently published biography of philanthropist William Bingham 2nd. This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. FMI contact Bethel Library at 824-2520.

The Cobblestones: 7-8:30 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library. This concert is free and open to the public. Tickets are required. They are available for free at the information desk on a first come first served basis as seating is limited. Tickets will be available starting Monday, Oct. 9 and may be picked up at the library’s information desk. The Friends of Norway Memorial Library are sponsoring this program. For more information, please call the library at 743-5309 or visit www.norway.lib.me.us.

October 27-28

Bethel Outing Club 37th Annual Ski Sale and Swap: Bring your gently used equipment and clothing to sell and purchased new winter gear and clothing. Location Gould Field House on Oct. 27 from 6-9 and Oct. 28 from 9 a.m.-noon. BOC is a non-profit organization to support people powered sports with an emphasis on Nordic skiing.

Friday, October 27

Introduction to Reflexology: 9:30-10:30 at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, located in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic building at 199 Main St., Norway. Want to learn about Reflexology? Karen Tibbetts will demonstrate how applying pressure to reflex points may help improve circulation and reduce body stress.

Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale: 6-9 p.m. at the Gould Academy Field House, 39 Church St., Bethel. Details about the sale, the club and membership are available at www.bethelouting.org or www.facebook.com/betheloutingclub.

Hope Association Halloween Dance: 6-8 p.m. at 85 Lincoln Ave., Rumford. Featuring Joe the “Music Man” Sirois. Costumes welcome. Open to the public. Donations welcome and benefit the Hope Association participants. Refreshments will be available.

“The Social Black Bear” with Ben Kilham: 7-9 p.m. at the Trustees Auditorium, McLaughlin Science Center, Gould Academy, 39 Church St., Bethel. FMI visit the event section at http://www.bethelmaine.com.

Loon Echo Land Trust Presents Bennett & Perkins In Concert: 7 p.m. at the Centennial Hall in the center of Denmark. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and tickets are $15 (children under 12 free) with the proceeds to benefit the Denmark Perley Mills Community Forest. Tickets are available at the door.

Freddy and Francine: 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI info visit http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/event-calendar.html. Their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages.

Saturday, October 28

Newry Fall Festival: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bear River Grange Hall, 71 Bear River Road (Route 26), Newry. Stop by for some amazing crafts and baked goods. Crafts will include handmade baskets, primitive crafts and much more. All bake sale and raffle proceeds go to the class of 2026 5th-grade trip to Boston.

Wicked Weird and Totally Freaky Trick or Treat Trot by the Lake 5K/10K: Registration starts at 8 a.m. for the 9, 9:15 and 9:30 race times at the Norway Town Office. Funds raised benefit the Progress Center. FMI visit https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Norway/WickedWeirdandTotallyFreakyTrickorT….

Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale: 9-noon at the Gould Academy Field House, 39 Church St., Bethel. Details about the sale, the club and membership are available at www.bethelouting.org or www.facebook.com/betheloutingclub.

Inside Yard Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the VFW Hall, 58 Main St., South Paris. If you are interested in a table, call Marilyn Ramsay at 743-5723.

Craft Fair: at Rumford Elementary School located on Lincoln Avenue in Rumford, Maine from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of crafts will be available to purchase throughout the day. Bake Sale table, raffle items and children’s crafts made by the students will also be at the Fair. School proceeds from this fair benefit the students at the elementary school. This is a community event, and all are welcome to attend.

Drug Take-Back Day: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mexico Police Dept., 3 Recreation Drive, Mexico and the Dixfield Police Dept., 236 Route 17, Dixfield. The Rumford Police Dept. and Dixfield Town Office have RX Drop Boxes during regular business hours Monday through Friday.

Pickwick Club Meeting: 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Auburn Library, 49 Spring St. The book to be discussed is Anthony Trollope’s “Barchester Towers,” emphasizing the second half (from “Mrs. Bold is Entertained by Dr. and Mrs. Grantly at Plumstead” to the end). Moderator: Debbie Bliss. FMI, including weather postponements, call 583-6957 or 779-8979.

15th Annual Ski Hall of Fame Induction: 5:30-9 p.m. at the Grand Summit Hotel Ballroom, Sunday River Ski Resort, Newry. Reception is free, dinner and ceremony cost is $60. FMI visit http://www.skimaine.com/hof.

Bethel Community Forest Planning Committee Meeting: 5:30 p.m. at The Gem. The committee is a loosely-organized group and people can come and go at will, according to the organizers. All are welcome. FMI contact Gabe Perkins of Mahoosuc Pathways at 207-200-8240 or info@mahoosucpathways.org; Julie Renaud Evans of the Northern Forest Center at 603-724-8322 or jevans@northernforest.org; or Betsy Cook of the Trust for Public Land at 207-772-7424, ext. 3 or Betsy.Cook@tpl.org.

A Night Under the Stars: 6 p.m. at the Valentine Conservation Center, 162 North Road, Bethel. Tom Hoffelder will guide you in discovering the wonders of the night sky. Telescopes will be available for use, and of course, you may bring your own. If the night is cloudy, Mr. Hoffelder will give an indoor presentation.

Jones Dance Band: 7-10 p.m. at the Masonic Hall Buckfield. Admission is $5.

Berlin Jazz: 7 p.m. at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St., Berlin, N.H. Tickets are $12 (adults) $8 (under 18). Among the selections for Saturday’s concert are All of Me, Stardust, My Funny Valentine, Sing, Sing, Sing and Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars. FMI visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/shows/berlin%20jazz/info.

Sunday, October 29

Sunday Breakfast: 8-10 a.m. at the Ladies Aid Building, Upton. People can linger beyond and enjoy the sharing of the season.

Magic and Fun with the Witches of 49 Franklin: 2-4:30 p.m. at 49 Franklin, Rumford. Meet the witches as they assist with the event by providing face painting, crafts, dances, trick or treating and helping out with local magician Scot Grassette. The entire event is rated “Not Too Spooky” and is safe and appropriate for all ages. Tickets will be available at the door, and all seats are currently available at www.49franklin.com or downtown Rumford at All That Jazz and Bartash’s for $8 in advance $10 at the door. Children under three enter for free. Please enter at the first parking lot by the ramp.

Monday, October 30

AFCI Toolkit: Age Friendly Community Initiative has been displaying its set of adaptive tools throughout the 5 AFCI communities. Included also are free catalogs with purchase information on the tools (including locally). The display will be at Telstar High School, Room 133, from 12:15-1:30. The public is invited to come “play” with the tools, ask questions, and take a catalog and some other AFCI materials. FMI contact the AFCI: by email, info.agefriendly@gmail.com; our website, www.agefriendlybethel.org.

Public Hearing on Cost Sharing: 6:30 p.m. at the Telstar Auditorium. Town managers and selectboards from each of the towns will be present and available to answer questions.

Public Hearing on Bethel’s Wind Ordinance: after public hearing on proposed SAD 44 school cost-sharing formula change (6:30) at Telstar.

Sunday, October 31

Andover Elementary “Parade of Horribles”: 1 p.m. around the square.

Fall Harvest Festival/Trick-Or-Trunk: 6-7:30 p.m. at the Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. Wear your costumes and stop on over for games, cider, doughnuts, and lots of candy! Our car “trunks” will be decorated, and we always have a lot of fun! Free!

Wednesday, November 1

Questions on Medicare Plans: 2-4 p.m. at Rumford Library. Edward Hollum of United Healthcare will be answering questions on Medicare plans.

Yoga Warriors: 3-3:45 at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Community Chorus rehearsal at the West Parish Congregational Church: 7 p.m., open to any interested singers, preparing songs for three events during the Nov. 10-12 weekend.

Thursday, November 2

Banding Together to Restore: 10-11 at Richard Bader Physical Therapy, 176 Main St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Coloring for Adults: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI
visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Finding Newfoundland: 6:30 at Norway Memorial Library, 258 Maine St. Pack up a sense of adventure and love of nature with your yearning for exploration and enjoy an evening in Newfoundland. Doris Ray spent most of July 2017 in this Canadian province. She will take you to “The Rock” to learn about its history, landscape, people, and unforgettable places. You will “scoff up” Newfoundland goodies, pick up new words and take home a list of movies, books, websites and recipes so you can plan or imagine your trip to this magical place with its own time zone! This program is free and open to the public. FMI, please call 207-743-5309 or visit the library’s website at www.norway.lib.me.us.

Friday, November 3

Yoga for Wellness: 8-9 a.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI
visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Chair Yoga: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. No mats are necessary, and chairs are provided. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at
890-0329.

Humming House: 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI info visit http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/event-calendar.html.

Saturday, November 4

Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the W.M. Veterans Home, 477 High St., South Paris. If you are interested in a table, call Marilyn Ramsay at 743-5723.

8th Annual Shelburne Village Craft & Food Fair: Shelburne Town Hall, 74 Village Rd., Shelburne, N.H. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A benefit with talented local artisans and crafters offering a diverse selection of special gifts for friends and family … or yourself. Delicious homemade soups, breads and baked goods.

Finnish Language Beginner, Refresher and Advanced Classes; Beginner/refresher classes from 10:30 to noon. Advanced classes from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The cost is $50 for the beginner class and $100 for the advanced (half price for the second family member). Checks should be made out to the Finnish American Heritage Society and mailed to P.O. Box 294, West Paris, ME 04289. Call Melinda at 207-890-2770 for further information.

November Comedy Night: 4-8 p.m. at 49 Franklin, Rumford.

Francofest ’17 Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m. at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St., Berlin, N.H. Join us for a taste of homemade French cuisine. Tickets for the dinner will be $12 per plate and are currently available at the arts center office and online at www.stkieranarts.org. Tickets at the door will be $15. Seating for dinner will be in half-hour increments. Please indicate which seating you would prefer when purchasing your tickets. FMI visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/shows/francofest%20’17%20dinner/events.

Black and White Night to Benefit Cottage Street Creative Exchange: 6-9 p.m. on the 2nd floor at 13 Cottage St., Norway. FMI call 207-743-5569.

Contra dance: at Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris St, Norway, 7-9 p.m. Music by the Better Late Than Never Band with caller Chrissy Fowler. Beginners welcome with or without a partner. FMI: Monica 207-381-7730.

Sunday, November 5

Sacred Vulnerability: 9 a.m. at First Universalist Church of West Paris, 479 Main St., Norway. Led by the Reverend Fayre Stephenson. Who are the most vulnerable people you know? What do you choose to do even
though it makes you vulnerable? FMI, please contact Marta Clements at 674-2143 or
mclements96894@roadrunner.com, Bob Clifford at 674-3442 or bobarlen@megalink.net.

Francofest ’17 Concert: 2 p.m. at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St., Berlin, N.H. Tickets are $16 (adults) $12 (under 18). FMI visit https://tickets.catamountarts.org/public/shows/francofest%20’17%20concert/info.

Monday, November 6

Socrates Cafe: 6:15-6:30 p.m. Meet and Greet, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Discussion (Topic — Defining Patriotism) at Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. Moderator: Ted Gerber. Light refreshments provided. FMI call 583-6957.

Tuesday, November 7

Women’s Cancer Support Group: noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, located in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic Building at 199 Main St., Norway. Bring a bag lunch or snack. Call Patti-Ann at 744-6173 for more information.

Stampin’ Up Tuesday: 2-3:30 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway.
Kathy provides materials and instruction to make a variety of cards. It is fun and easy to do. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Wednesday, November 8

Community Chorus rehearsal at the West Parish Congregational Church: 7 p.m., open to any interested singers, preparing songs for three events during the Nov. 10-12 weekend.

Bethel Senior Citizen Club Meeting: 11 a.m. at the Locke Mills Legion, Gore Road, Locke Mills. The menu is chicken potpie and the price is $10. Reservations must be made before Nov. 1 by calling Donna Douglass home phone 207-824-2591 or cellphone 207-583-7731.

Guided Meditation Gathering: 1-1:45 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Yoga Warriors: 3-3:45 at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Thursday, November 9

Andover Elementary Veterans Appreciation Day: assembly at 8 a.m. All veterans are invited to participate in this event.

Banding Together to Restore: 10-11 at Richard Bader Physical Therapy, 176 Main St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Coloring for Adults: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

“Drop Everything” (Hosted in Partnership with YOPP Skis): Social hour at 6 p.m. and the film at 7:30 p.m., The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Tickets are $12.

Friday, November 10

Yoga for Wellness: 8-9 a.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Chair Yoga: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. No mats are necessary, and chairs are provided. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at
890-0329.

West Parish Congregational Church Open Mic Coffee House: 7 p.m. on Church St, Bethel. Talent from all age groups will be welcome. Musicians, dancers, comedians, poets, and other creative people are invited to participate. Light refreshments will be served in a friendly atmosphere in the basement of the church, and the public is invited to attend. To sign up to perform, email Tom Davis at anick1@wildblue.net.

Introduction to Reiki: 9:30-10:30 at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Open House events at Gould Academy- Open House events offer students and their families a great opportunity to visit campus, meet faculty and students, and experience the community. While you’re here you’ll meet and see the many people, programs, and places that make up Gould. Please RSVP at https://gouldacademy.org/admissions/open-house/ or call 207-824-7777 to schedule a personalized visit.

Saturday, November 11

Veterans Day Ceremony: 11 a.m. on the Bethel Common (or in case of rain, Fire Station). Sponsored by American Legion Post #81, Bethel.

MSP’s Drop Everything: 6-9:30 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Doors open at 6 p.m., film at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12. FMI visit The Gem on Facebook.

Sunday, November 12

Well, Bless my Soul: 9 a.m. at First Universalist Church of West Paris, 479 Main St., Norway. Led by Reverend Doctor Fred Jordan. We will take a look at the soul’s historical derivations, see what it might mean to any of us, and decide whether it needs to be defined at all. FMI, please contact Marta Clements at 674-2143 or mclements96894@roadrunner.com, Bob Clifford at 674-3442 or bobarlen@megalink.net.

Monday, November 13

Special Town Meeting to vote on Bethel’s Wind Ordinance: 6 p.m.

Books 2 Film — “Murder on the Orient Express”: 6 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Join us for a community potluck and book discussion, followed by a screening of the new 21st Century Fox remake of the Agatha Christie classic murder mystery.

Tuesday, November 14

Shared Heritage Potluck: 12:15-1:30 at the Moses Mason House, Bethel. Facilitated by Anna Sysko. A full description of each of these programs can be found on the WMSC Blog at wmscollege.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, November 15

Yoga Warriors: 3-3:45 at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Thursday, November 16

Banding Together to Restore: 10-11 at Richard Bader Physical Therapy, 176 Main St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Men’s Rally Group: 4-6 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, located in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic Building at 199 Main St., Norway. Men who are impacted by cancer and their caregiver are invited to attend. More information may be found on the calendar at their website www.crcofwm.org.

Friday, November 17

Yoga for Wellness: 8-9 a.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Introduction to Reflexology: 9:30-10:30 at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Chair Yoga: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. No mats are necessary, and chairs are provided. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at
890-0329.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Third Annual Holiday Fair for Andover Elementary School Department: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Look for us in two locations: Andover Elementary School & The Andover Town Hall (downstairs only). There will be many returning artisans as well as many new. This is a village-wide event. Andover Congregational Church is hosting its Christmas Fair. This includes a bake/fudge sale, coffee and donuts in the morning, an eat-in or takeout luncheon starting at 11:30 a.m., raffles and much more. Our local artists located on Main St. in the Old Red Addie’s Restaurant will be open for you to enjoy and purchase. The Little Red Hen will have a special for anyone ordering their holiday pies — buy two get the third pie half off. FMI contact Amber Cooper at 357-2647.

Rabies Clinic: 2-4 p.m. at the Andover Fire Station. The cost is $16, cash only. Please bring your pet in a carrier or on a leash to assure the safety of all.

Sunday, November 19

A Communion of Thanksgiving: 9 a.m. at First Universalist Church of West Paris, 479 Main St., Norway. Led by Reverend Fayre Stephenson. At this service, we’ll celebrate a cornbread communion as we reflect on
the first Thanksgiving and gratitude. FMI, please contact Marta Clements at 674-2143 or mclements96894@roadrunner.com, Bob Clifford at 674-3442 or bobarlen@megalink.net.

Tuesday, November 21

Fabric Crafting: 2-3:30 p.m. at Sew Orchid Design, 316 Main St., Norway. Barbara Daigle is teaching a series of non-sewing or beginner sewing crafts for participants to complete. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org,
find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Thursday, November 23

Annual Wobble and Gobble 5K Run/Walk: 8:30-10 a.m. beginning behind The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Registration begins at 7:30. Fees/Admission are $20 before Nov. 21, $25 the day of the race (cash or check). All proceeds from this event will benefit The Bryant Pond 4H Camp & Learning Center’s “Harvest for Health” gardening and nutrition program. We will have bins available for nonperishable food items and encourage participants to bring any items they wish to have donated to local pantries. FMI visit http://runinarace.com/WobbleGobble.

Turkey Trot 4 Hope: Downtown Norway. Visit Event registration is online at https://runsignup.com/Turkeytrot4hope.

Sunday, November 26

Not So Ordinary After All: 9 a.m. at First Universalist Church of West Paris, 479 Main St., Norway. Led by guest speaker Patricia Harris. Why do we assign a value to some memories and not to others? Does the process
change as we age? How do our memories inform our spiritual lives? FMI, please contact Marta Clements at 674-2143 or mclements96894@roadrunner.com, Bob Clifford at 674-3442 or bobarlen@megalink.net.

Tuesday, November 28

Beading Project: 2-3 p.m. at Lively Accents, 310 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on
Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Wednesday, November 29

Yoga Warriors: 3-3:45 at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Community Forest Committee Meeting: 5:30 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Anyone interested in joining the committee or learning more about the project is welcome to attend.

Thursday, November 30

Banding Together to Restore: 10-11 at Richard Bader Physical Therapy, 176 Main St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Coloring for Adults: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI
visit www.crcofwm.org, find them on Facebook or call Sherri at 890-0329.

Saturday, December 9

Warren Miller’s “Line of Descent” (Hosted in Partnership with Sunday River Ski Club): Social hour at 6 p.m. and the film at 7:30 p.m., The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Tickets are $12.