Events calendar

Thursday, September 21

Banding Together to Restore: 10-11 a.m. 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.

SeniorsPlus: 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Norway Savings Bank, 1 Parkway Rd #100, Bethel. They will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. All events are FREE and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 800-427-1241.

“Elder Abuse: A Community Problem with Community Solutions”: 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bethel Congregational Church Hall, 32 Church St., Bethel. Betty Balderston, Elder Abuse Prevention Advocate at Legal Services for the Elderly, will discuss what elder abuse looks like, red flags to identify elder abuse, Maine resources for victims of elder abuse and what the community can do to help end elder abuse in Maine. Sponsored as a community service by To Your Health of Western Mountains Senior College with the collaboration of Bethel Family Health Center and MSAD#44/Continuing Education. FMI call R. Tifft at 824-2053.

Reiki Level 1: 6-9 p.m. at Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. The tuition is $75 for one week. FMI call 824-2136 or go online at http://sad44.maineadulted.org to sign up.

Not for Sale: Finding Center in the Land of Crazy Horse: 6:30-8 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library. Author Kevin Hancock will speak about his book. Copies of his book will be on sale at the library in advance and at the event for $20 each. A portion of the proceeds from each book sold will go to the library. This presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 743-5309 ext. 1 or email norlib@norway.lib.me.us.

Third Thursday Talk — Pegmatite Minerals of the White Mountains of New Hampshire: 7-8:30 p.m. at Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, 99 Main St., Bethel.

September 22-23

Maine Comedy Festival: Four comedy shows, on two nights (Friday and Saturday), by 14+ comedians from across the country! $20 at The Bethel Inn Resort. FMI visit www.mainecomedyfest.com for the full lineup.

Friday, September 22

Waterford Library Coffee Hour: 9-noon.

Painting — Mixed Media: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. The tuition is $45 for one week. FMI call 824-2136 or go online at http://sad44.maineadulted.org to sign up.

Oral History and Story Collecting Collaboration-Fridays: Appointments are available at 1:30 and 3 p.m. at The Gem Theater, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Please contact Cat Ingraham to schedule a time with Travis Wheeler either by email at cat@mahoosucheartandsoul.org or calling 207-590-0541.

Fish Fry Friday; sponsored by the Greenwood Fire Department 3-7 p.m. at 19 Howe Hill, Greenwood.

Greenwood Farmers Market: 4-6 p.m. at the Town Hall on Main Street.

Weekly Trail Running Series: 5:30-7 p.m. Bethel Village Trails, located at The Bethel Inn Resort, 21 Broad St., Bethel. Every Friday through Sept. 29. Please arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to register. $5 is a suggested donation. Bethel Outing Club members run for free! FMI visit www.mahoosucpathways.org.

Andover Summer Concert Series — All-Star Concert: 6 p.m. at the First Congregational Church.

Last Greenwood Fiddle Jam: 6-9 p.m., at the old Greenwood Town Hall, Route 26 in Locke Mills Village. Slow jam 6-7 p.m. The focus is on traditional, Scott’s, Irish, Quebecois, and contradance tunes. Other acoustic instruments are welcome. Come to play, come to do some toe-tappin’. FMI: Monica at 207-381-7730.

Indian Himalayas Talk: 6 p.m. at West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel. Wendy Youman and Ray Geiger will talk about their recent trip to India. Please bring something to share for the potluck, with Indian food as a possibility. They will show photos and start the talk around 6:45 p.m.

Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection: 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI call 207-935-7292 or visit http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/event-calendar.html.

September 23-30

Autumn in Western Maine Shop Hop: For the 2017 season a children’s theme has been chosen, and each participating shop has made a quilt that will be given away. In addition to the quilt, a grand prize basket filled with all sorts of goodies generously donated from each shop is valued at over $250 will go to one lucky winner. Participating shops include North Woods Quilting, Wilsons Mills; Pins & Needles Farmington; Oxford Mill-End Store, Oxford; Sew Orchid Design, Norway and Kedar Quilts, Waterford. Pick up a free passport with all the details at any shop.

Saturday, September 23

Household Hazardous Waste Pick Up: 9-noon at the SAD 44 bus barn in Bethel. Check with your town to see what and what not is allowed.

Noyes Mountain Summit Run or Walk: 9-11 a.m. at 172 Richardson Hollow Road, Greenwood. FMI and registration visit https://runsignup.com/Race/ME/Greenwood/NoyesMountainSummitRun. 

9th annual Harvest Day and Barn Sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Congregational Church of East Sumner, Route 219 at 50 Main Street, Sumner. Breakfast and a bean hole bean and hot dog lunch will be offered at the Church, with indoor or outdoor seating.

Bethel Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 Parkway, Bethel. Our vendors have a full array of local products for your perusal. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Rabies Vaccine and Microchipping Clinic: 9 a.m. at the Norway Fire Station. The cost of the vaccine is $10, and microchipping is $25. FMI call 743-8679.

Canoe/Kayak Run and BBQ: 10 a.m. at the Hanover Boat Launch, 11 a.m. at the Rumford Center Boat Launch. Ends with a BBQ. FMI email rinaldojim@yahoo.com.

Sumner Beanhole Bean Lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main St. FMI call Linda at 388-2263 or Cyndy at 388-2667.

Child Safety Seat Inspection Event: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Norway Fire Department, 19 Danforth St.

Chicken Pie Supper: 4:30-6 p.m. at the American Legion, 12 Church St., South Paris. Includes mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, stuffing, beverage and an assortment of desserts including Italian Christmas cookies. $8 Adults, $4 children under 12.

Baked Bean Dinner: 5-7 p.m. at the Upton Ladies Aid Building on Mill Road, Upton. Cost is donations. The menu includes baked beans and franks, dinner rolls, brown bread, salads and desserts. Join us to encourage ULA events. We are seeking to continue improvements on our building, the oldest in town.

Singer-Songwriter Ellis Paul: 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 day of show, $35 ticket includes intimate soundcheck party. FMI call 207-743-8452 or visit http://www.celebrationbarn.com/.

Corvettes Doo Wop Revue: 7:30 at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, 18 Bradley St., Fryeburg. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students. You can purchase tickets online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac, or by calling the box office at 207-935-9232. The lobby will be open at 5:30, and the theater doors will open at 7. FMI visit https://www.facebook.com/LeuraHillEastmanPAC.

Last Dance of the Season: 8 p.m. to midnight at the Waterford World’s Fair, 36 Irving Green Road, Waterford. Music by Cold Blue Steel. BYOB, $10 per person. This is a 21+ event. For more information, please call Lisa at 890-7669.

September 24-26

25th annual Fall Festival Pro-am at The Bethel Inn Resort. FMI visit http://bethelinn.com/site.

September 24 to October 14

Camp Susan Curtis Online Auction: Bid on an awesome array — more than 100 gift cards, certificates and items from local and national retailers and restaurants including Disneyworld One-Day Park Passes, Trader Joe’s, Amazon, CustomBuilt Personal Training, Shipyard & Sea Dog Brewing Co., Seaglass Fine Art Photography and more! FMI visit http://www.susancurtisfoundation.org.

Sunday, September 24

Black and White 2 Peak Challenge: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine, 39 Glover Road, Rumford. FMI on registration visit http://www.skiblackmountain.org.

One Peak Challenge: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Black Mountain of Maine, 39 Glover Road, Rumford. FMI on registration visit http://www.skiblackmountain.org.

Letter B Notch Riders Meeting: 9 a.m. at the Upton House. They will discuss if, when and where they will have a fall club ride and cookout.

Holy Restoration: 9 a.m. at the First Universalist Church of West Paris, 479 Main St., Norway. Led by Reverend Fayre Stephenson. For more information about the church and services, please contact Marta Clements at 674-2143 or mclements96894@roadrunner.com; Bob Clifford at 674-3442 or bobarlen@megalink.net.ed by The Reverend Fayre Stephenson.

Monday, September 25

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention: 10-11 a.m. at the Old Town Hall in Locke Mills. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

SeniorsPlus: 1-4 p.m. at the Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St., Norway. They will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. All events are FREE and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 800-427-1241.

Living Well for Better Health: 1–2:30 p.m. at the Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Office Building at 193 Main St., Norway. This is a six-week class that meets on Mondays. The cost to participate is $5, and registration is required. To register, please visit www.wmh.coursestorm.com. For more information, please call 743-1562, ext. 6896.

Knitting Group: 2 p.m. at the Waterford Library.

Waterford Farmers Market: 2-5 p.m., Route 35/37, Waterford Common, Waterford. FMI visit http://www.getrealmaine.com/markets/Waterford-Farmers’-Market-on-the-common

Texas Holdem: Doors open at 5 p.m., games begin at 7 p.m. at Jackson-Silver Post, 595 Gore Road, Locke Mills. Snacks and beverages available. Air-conditioned.

Fun at Bread Braiding: 6-7:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church basement, 75 Main St., Bethel. The tuition is $30 for one week. FMI call 824-2136 or go online at http://sad44.maineadulted.org to sign up.

Tuesday, September 26

Preventing Falls: 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Building (193 Main Street) in Norway. The fee for this course is $5 per person and scholarships are available. Registration is required. To register, please visit www.wmh.coursestorm.com. For more information, please contact the SMH Physical Rehabilitation Department at 207-744-6160.

Men’s Rally Group: 4-6 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway. Please call Vance at 583-2975 or Nel at 312-9955 for more information.

Supporting Transgender Youth Training: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Bryant Pond 4-H Camp and Learning Center,
17 Conservation School Road.

Polite Greetings — Dogs: 6-7:30 p.m. at the Old Locke Mills Town Hall. The tuition is $25 for one week. FMI call 824-2136 or go online at http://sad44.maineadulted.org to sign up.

Wednesday, September 27

Yoga Warriors: 8-9 a.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, 199 Main St., Norway.

Live Well, Plan Now Workshop: 10 a.m. at Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, 227 Main St., Lovell. If you want a good life in the next 20 years and beyond, you must plan now. Some of the questions that will be addressed are: How can I grow old in my house? If my partner or I need services how do I arrange for it, how do I pay for it? I can no longer drive, now what? Do I have to move? Join us with your own questions and concerns. Refreshments served. The workshop is sponsored by SeniorsPlus and facilitated by Valerie Cole. FMI contact Valerie at 513-3722 or vcole@seniorsplus.org.

Oral History and Story Collecting Collaboration-Fridays: Appointments are available at 1:30 and 3 p.m. at The Gem Theater, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Please contact Cat Ingraham to schedule a time with Travis Wheeler either by email at cat@mahoosucheartandsoul.org or calling 207-590-0541.

Free Community Supper: 4-6:30 p.m. at the Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road. (across from the Telstar parking lot). Call 207-824-2289 for more information.

Community Choir: 6-7 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 25 Perkins Valley Road, Woodstock. For ages 10 years to adult. To sign up call Linda Dayen, choir director, at 207-577-1775.

September 28-30

Jeep Jamboree 28th annual Maine Mountain Ride: FMI visit https://jeepjamboreeusa.com/trips/maine-mountains.

Thursday, September 28

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention: 10-11 a.m. at the Old Town Hall in Locke Mills. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

Banding Together to Restore: 10-11 a.m. 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.

Age Friendly Community Informational Meeting: 2 p.m. at the Whitman Memorial Library in Bryant Pond. Jane Chandler will be the presenter. She will be talking about toolkits to help seniors age in place and a new “Neighbor 2 Neighbor” transportation program which has been added for driving seniors to nonmedical destinations. The public is invited at no charge, and light refreshments will be served.

Down Home Maine — Revealing the Mysteries of Autumn Color: 4:30-6 p.m., McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy. Paul Motts, WMSC member, and a recently retired National Park Service naturalist explains how the broadleaf trees of New England dazzle us with the splendor of autumn colors and why this annual event occurs. Sponsored by Western Mountains Senior College; free and open to the public. FMI: wmscollege.blogspot.com.

4th Thursday Poetry Group: 5:30 p.m. at Rumford Library, 56 Rumford Ave. We will set dates for meetings through June 2018, discuss themes for our gatherings., and, of course, we’ll share poems. Come! Bring your ideas, bring a friend, bring a poem. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. FMI call 364-3661.

Try Out the Potter’s Wheel II: 6-8 p.m. at the Pottery Studio, 630 West Bethel Road, Bethel. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

September 29-October 1

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: Mahoosuc Pathways will offer a variety of events as part of this celebration of outdoor activities. FMI visit www.mahoosucpathways.org/events or call 207-200-8240.

Friday, September 29

Waterford Library Coffee Hour: 9-noon.

Oral History and Story Collecting Collaboration-Fridays: Appointments are available at 1:30 and 3 p.m. at The Gem Theatre, 23 Cross Street, Bethel. Please contact Cat Ingraham to schedule a time with Travis Wheeler either by email at cat@mahoosucheartandsoul.org or calling 207-590-0541.

Greenwood Farmers Market: 4-6 p.m. at the Town Hall on Main Street.

Weekly Trail Running Series: 5:30-7 p.m. Bethel Village Trails, located at The Bethel Inn Resort, 21 Broad St., Bethel. Every Friday through Sept. 29. Please arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to register. $5 is a suggested donation. Bethel Outing Club members run for free! FMI visit www.mahoosucpathways.org.

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

Chris Smither: 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI call 207-935-7292 or visit http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/event-calendar.html.

Saturday, September 30

Bethel Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 Parkway, Bethel. Our vendors have a full array of local products for your perusal. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Loose Boots Open Golf Scramble: 9 a.m. at Bethel Inn Resort, 21 Broad St. To benefit the Mt. Abram Ski Club, a nonprofit organization providing education and scholarships related to snow sports for the youth in Western Maine. Register at skiclub@mtabram.com or see the Ski Club Facebook page. Space is limited!

Guided Mountain Bike Ride: 10-11 a.m. at Bethel Village Trails. This gently-paced ride will explore the new trail system at Bethel Village Trails, led by an experienced rider. The ride will begin next to the tennis court at The Bethel Inn Resort. FMI visit www.mahoosucpathways.org/events or call 207-200-8240.

I Spy Butterfly: 2-3 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI call 207-743-8452 or visit http://www.celebrationbarn.com/shows-at-the-barn.

Oxford Mud Run: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 1264 Main St., Oxford. FMI visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/oxford.deepmud/events/?ref=page_internal.

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 class (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.

Community Conservation Film Showing: 3:30-6 p.m. at Valentine Conservation Center, 162 North Road, Bethel. Community Conservation, Finding the Balance Between Nature and Culture is a new film created by Mark Ireland of MI Media. This documentary, shot throughout four seasons, profiles four active land trusts in different regions of Maine, demonstrating their efforts toward conservation for all members of their community. Presented by the Mahoosuc Land Trust. FMI visit www.mahoosuc.org.

This is What Happened hosted by Sally Jones: 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. FMI call 207-743-8452 or visit http://www.celebrationbarn.com/shows-at-the-barn.

October 1-8

Fryeburg Fair: 1154 Main St., Fryeburg. FMI visit http://www.fryeburgfair.org/Fair-Info/Event-Schedule.

Sunday, October 1

Worship Service of Story and Song: 9 a.m. at the First Universalist Church of West Paris. The service will be led by Jim Scott a prolific composer and guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort. All are welcome.

Golf Classic and Live Music: noon to 9 p.m. at The Bethel Inn and Resort, 21 Broad St., Bethel. For ticket info visit http://theeddyschool.com.

Guided Mountain Bike Ride: 1-2:30 p.m. at Bacon Hill in Albany Township. The ride will be led by local cyclist Katie Casey. Meet in the Bacon Hill/Long Mountain parking lot off Vernon Street. FMI visit www.mahoosucpathways.org/events or call 207-200-8240.

A Pete Seeger Songfest with Jim Scott; 2 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 208 Main St., West Paris. From a long association and collaboration with the folk legend, Jim celebrates Pete Seeger’s music, along with some of his own. A prolific composer and guitarist with the Paul Winter Consort, Jim has produced award-winning choral works and nine CDs of original music. Suggested donation is $10-$20. Refreshments will be served following the concert. For more information contact Marta Clements at 674-2143 or mclements96894@roadrunner.com.

Monday, October 2

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention: 10-11 a.m. at the Old Town Hall in Locke Mills. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

Robert Cray Band: 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI call 207-935-7292 or visit http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/event-calendar.html.

Tuesday, October 3

How to Craft Heart & Soul Statements: 9-11 a.m. at The Gem Theater. The session will be about how to craft Heart & Soul statements. Everyone is welcome.

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.

Women’s Cancer Support Group: noon to 1:30 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, located in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic building at 199 Main St., Norway. Kathy provides materials and instruction to make a variety of cards. It is fun and easy to do.

Greenwood Selectmen Meeting: 5 p.m. at the Greenwood Town Office.

Weight Watchers: 5:30 at the Bethel Health Center, 32 Railroad St., Bethel. There will be 20 weeks of meetings for this session. The price is $139 for the 20 weeks (only $7 per meeting). The fee can be paid in three increments of $46.33. The money will be due at the meeting you attend first. For more info, contact Ellie Andrews at 592-9614 or on Facebook.

Public Hearing — Wind Moratorium: 5:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Town Office.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT/Tapping): 6–7 p.m. in the Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Office Building, 193 Main St., Norway. The cost to participate is $5, and registration is required. To register, please visit www.wmh.coursestorm.com. For more information, please call 743-1562, ext. 6896.

Wednesday, October 4

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.

Budgeting Basic Workshop: 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

Community Choir: 6-7 p.m. at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 25 Perkins Valley Road, Woodstock. For ages 10 years to adult. To sign up call Linda Dayen, choir director, at 207-577-1775.

Thursday, October 5

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention: 10-11 a.m. at the Old Town Hall in Locke Mills. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

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.

Friday, October 6

The 10th annual Aging Well Living Well Expo: 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River in Bethel. The Expo features more than 20 workshops and other programs covering a range of topics including law, health, exercise, cooking and art. The keynote address will be by Maine author and inspirational speaker Lee Ann Szelog and will focus on creating a time capsule. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes breakfast, lunch and entrance to workshops, and may be purchased at SeniorsPlus or by calling 800-427-1241. Seats are limited, and advance registration is strongly recommended.

Artist Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. at Main Street Gallery, 426 Main Street, Norway. This month’s featured artist is Jinger Duryea. FMI on the Western Maine Artists Group visit westernmaineartgroup.org and Facebook.

Sunset/Full Moon Hike — Singepole Mountain: Meet at the Ripley Medical Office Building Parking Lot (193 Main St., Norway) at 5 p.m. Carpooling is recommended. This series is free to all, but registration is required. To register, please visit www.wmh.coursestorm.com. For more information, please call 743-1562, ext. 6896.

October 7-8

Fall Festival at Sunday River Resort: FMI visit http://www.sundayriver.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/fall-festival

Saturday, October 7

Bethel Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 Parkway, Bethel. Our vendors have a full array of local products for your perusal. We look forward to seeing you soon.

North American Wife Carrying Championship: 11 a.m. at Sunday River, Newry.

Celebration of Fall: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. under the Hanover Picnic Pavilion on the grounds of the Hanover Town Office and Library, 25 Ferry Road, Route 2, Hanover. This event is free and hosted by the Gardner Roberts Memorial Library. Live Music by Denny Breau from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Huge Yard Sale (includes three moving sales), Book Sale, Bake Sale, Craft Sale and Snack Bar, Quilt and Basket Raffles. All proceeds to benefit the library.

Contradance — Last Dance of the Summer Series: 7-9 p.m. at the Franklin Grange, 32 Main St. (Route 26), Bryant Pond. Music by the Better Late Than Never Band, with Maggie Robinson calling. $8/$20 family max. Beginners welcome with or without a partner. Bring clean shoes for dancing. FMI call Monica at 207-381-7730.

Sunday, October 8

New England Cornhole Championship: Sunday River, Newry. FMI visit http://www.sundayriver.com/events-and-activities/events-calendar/new-england-cornhole-championship

18th annual Waterford Fall Foliage Road Race/Fitness Walk & Fun Run: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the Town Common, Waterford. FMI visit http://www.waterfordfall5k.com.

Monday, October 9

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention: 10-11 a.m. at the Old Town Hall in Locke Mills. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

Tuesday, October 10

Harvest Dinner/Dance: 5-9 p.m. at Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Road, Locke Mills. Music by Shadagee Ramblers beginning at 6:30 p.m. $9 dinner, $5 dance, $14 combo, children 12 and under $5

Wednesday, October 11

Bethel Senior Citizen Club Meeting: 11 a.m. at the Funky Red Barn, 19 Summer St., Bethel. The menu will be prime rib or baked fish, and the price is $16 with $2 being paid by the club. Reservations must be made before Oct. 1 by calling Arlene Lowell at 824-2877 with your choice.

Guided Meditation Gathering: 1-1:45 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, located in the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic building at 199 Main St., Norway. Susan Kane encourages those present to use their imagination and five senses to relax which in turn helps to lower stress.

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.

Thursday, October 12

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention: 10-11 a.m. at the Old Town Hall in Locke Mills. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

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.

Be Safe in Your Home: 4:30 in the West Parish Congregational Church (downstairs), Bethel. Presented by Jackie Cressy. Presented by Marcel Polak. A full description of each of these programs can be found on the WMSC Blog at wmscollege.blogspot.com.

Friday, October 13

Introduction to Reiki: 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. Charlotte Labelle will demonstrate how Reiki helps to alleviate stress and promote relaxation.

Saturday, October 14

Bethel Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 Parkway, Bethel. Our vendors have a full array of local products for your perusal. We look forward to seeing you soon.

West Paris Library Fall Festival and Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the West Paris Historical Society building on Main Street, across from the Library. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5. The drawing for each raffle item will be at the close of the Festival.

Semiannual Rummage Sale: 9-11:30 at  St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris St., Norway.

Friends of the West Paris Library Fall Festival: 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Historical Society, across the street from the library. For more information, please call the Library at 674-2004. Library Hours are Monday and Friday, 1:30-6 p.m.; Wednesday 1:30-7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Shepherdess of the Glaciers: 4-7 p.m. at The Gem Theater, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Stanzin Dorjai brings his award-winning documentary of his sister, a nomadic cashmere goat herder in the Himalayan mountains of northern India, to Bethel. Movie to be followed by a Q&A session with Stanzin. A unique and rare opportunity!

Remembering Derek Adams: 6:18 p.m. (sunset) at Black Mountain of Maine Ski Area, main lodge.

Monday, October 16

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention: 10-11 a.m. at the Old Town Hall in Locke Mills. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

Potluck Supper: 6 p.m. at the West Paris Historical Society. It will start with a potluck supper. A business meeting will follow at 6:30 p.m. The entertainment, which will be announced, will start at 7 p.m. FMI call 207-515-1998.

Books 2 Film Screening – The Mountain Between Us: 6 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel

Tuesday, October 17

Fabric Crafting: 1-3 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.

A Family’s Immigration to the U.S.: 4:30 in McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel. Presented by Marcel Polak. A full description of each of these programs can be found on the WMSC Blog at wmscollege.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, October 18

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.

Thursday, October 19

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention: 10-11 a.m. at the Old Town Hall in Locke Mills. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com or call 824-2136, ext. 1341.

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.

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.

Saturday, October 21

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

October 27-28

BOC Ski Sale and Swap

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.

Saturday, October 28

Newry Fall Festival and Craft Fair: Call Mandy Berry at 561-445-9023 with any questions.

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.

Saturday, November 4

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.

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.

Thursday, November 23

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