Events calendar

August 17-19

41st Annual New England Trappers’ Weekend: at 760 East Bethel Road, Bethel. The amazing, annual trappers’ event is featuring demos, stories, camping, contests, food, dance, kids’ stuff and more! FMI contact Neil Olson at 207-875-5765 or memeolson@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 17

Judith Grover Tent #17 DUVCW Potluck Picnic Supper: at the Grange Hall. Following the meal, there will be a flag retiring ceremony. If you have flags that are old and need to be discarded, please bring them to a member before that date.

4th Annual Drive Out Cancer Golf Tournament: Norway Country Club, 310 Waterford Road, Norway. FMI call 743-5187 or 929-9372.

Power Propagators: 9:30-11:30 a.m. at McLaughlin Garden and Homestead, 97 Main St., So. Paris. FMI, please email info@mclaughlingarden.org or call 207-743-8820 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

SeniorsPlus: 12:30 to 4 p.m. at the Norway Saving Bank, 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.

“Rugs: 1790 to 1850” Program and Workshop: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event will take place in the exhibit hall at the Mason House, 14 Broad St., Bethel. Admission is free.

Breau’s Too Cruise Nights: 5-7 p.m. in Breau’s parking lot, Bryant Pond. FMI call 665-2554.

Theory of Conflict: 6:30-9 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Join us for a screening of Theory of Conflict as part of our Faith & Film series. A discussion with the director of the film, Rahman Oladigbolu and Tim LeConey of the West Parish Congregational Church to follow the film.

Third Thursday Talk — “Geology is a Piece of Cake “: 7-8:30 p.m. at the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, 99 Main St., Bethel. Katie Coppens uses cake to help kids understand the different rock types. FMI call 207-824-3036.

Friday, August 18

Waterford Library Coffee Hour: 9-noon.

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 September 29. Please arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to register. $5 suggested donation. Bethel Outing Club members run for free! FMI visit www.mahoosucpathways.org.

Rock Garden Opening and Dedication: 6-8 p.m. at Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, 99 Main St., Bethel. Join us at MMGM for the ribbon-cutting and a special dedication ceremony to honor Arthur M. Hussey, Ph.D., who inspired all of us to think bigger, to be better and to collect a lot more rocks. Admission is free, but RSVP as we need to provide an accurate count to our caterer. RSVP to dcurtis@mainemineralmuseum.org or 207-824-3036.
Saturday, August 19

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.

Upton Fun Day: Starts at 7 a.m. with breakfast at Ladies’ Aid. The theme is Education. One of the morning events will be the parade. Anyone who wants to participate in the parade should be at Pat Kenyon’s, 142 Thistle St. (Route 26), no later than 9:30 a.m. Walkers may line up at Lake View Road. All are welcome to participate with or without a float. FMI contact Laurie Brown at lauriebrown400@gmail.com.

Scribner’s Mill & Homestead Open: 1-4 p.m. on Scribners Mill Road, Harrison.

Upton Fun Day — Chinese Auction: 2-3 p.m. Viewing and ticket sales at Pat Kenyon’s barn, 142 Thistle St. The Auction is at 3 p.m., and you must be present to win.

Kid’s Korner: 9 a.m. to noon at the First Universalist Church of West Paris on 208 Main St. Collecting and distributing clothing for infants and toddlers, free of charge. For more information about the program, or to volunteer, please contact Donna Marshall at 515-0595 or email donnarae.marshall59@gmail.com.

History Day: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Woodstock Historical Society on Main Street in Bryant Pond. In addition to the Museum being open for tours; there will be demonstrations in chair caning, spinning, stained glass work, rug hooking, woodworking and more. There will also be baked goods for sale. Rain date August 26.

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.

Lyme Support Group: 1 to 3 p.m. at CEBE, 447 Main Street, Norway. FMI call 743-0746 or 743-0583.

Family Fest at the Waterford Library: 3 p.m. at the Waterford Library. Music is by the Milltown Roadshow. Craft beer will be provided by Norway Brewing with a light dinner to be served from 4:30-6 p.m. Tickets are only $10 per person, children under 10 are free, and tickets are available for purchase at the library. Tickets include entry to the event, dinner and one complimentary glass of craft beer per attendee. For more information on this event, please contact the library at 207-583-2050 or see our Facebook page or website.

Chicken Potpie Supper: first sitting at 5 p.m., second at 6 p.m. at Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church, 582 Bolsters Mills Road, Harrison. Dinner includes chicken pie, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, rolls, beverage and dessert. The price is $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. Reservations will be taken only on Saturday morning, the day of the supper, between 9 a.m. and noon by calling the church at 583-9024. Please do not leave a message, reservations must be confirmed. Otherwise, the sale of supper tickets will begin at 4 p.m. .

Beatles For Sale: 7 p.m. at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St., Berlin, N.H. For more information about this event, to purchase tickets, membership or to donate the annual or capital improvement funds, please contact the Arts Center at 603-52-1028, visit the website, www.stkieranarts.org or the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stkieranarts.

René Johnson’s GEEL: 7:30 p.m. at Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road in South Paris. $14 for adults, $12 for seniors (60+) and $8 for kids (17 and under). All tickets are general admission; members receive priority seating. Lobby and concessions open at 6:30 p.m. Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended. To purchase tickets or find more information, visit www.CelebrationBarn.com or call the Barn’s box office at 207-743-8452.
Sunday, August 20

Guest Speaker Sister Bernadette Gautreau: 9 a.m. at the Bethel United Methodist Church located on Main Street in Bethel. Sister Bernadette is a Native American Consultant who spent 50 years living among the Woodland Cree Indians from the Little Red River Nation in Northern Alberta Canada. This service is open to everyone.
First Universalist Society of West Summer Worship Service Speaker Service: 11 a.m. Mission Congregational Church, 15 Church St., West Paris. Guest speaker Rev. Bernice Martin.

Kid’s Korner: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Universalist Church of West Paris on 208 Main St. Collecting and distributing clothing for infants and toddlers, free of charge. For more information about the program, or to volunteer, please contact Donna Marshall at 515-0595 or email donnarae.marshall59@gmail.com.

Finnish American Heritage Society Open House: 2 to 4 at 8 Maple St. in West Paris. Join us for coffee, snacks, and conversation.

Wonders of Umbagog: 7 p.m. at McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel. The Refuge is an essential conservation link in the northern forests. Discover the wonders of this iconic lake with Ian Drew from the Umbagog National Wildlife Refuge.

August 21-September 1

What-Not-Shop Garage Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Watch for pop-up afternoon hours), 85 Lincoln Ave. Rumford. Best of all the yard sales in one place.

Monday, August 21

Senior Summer Exercise: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethel Outdoor Adventures and Campground. Horseshoes and croquet are being offered every Monday morning through the August. Free with equipment provided. From 10-10:45. Tai Chi will be practiced and demonstrated. FMI contact Eliza Barnes at 824-3703 or elizahbarnes@gmail.com. This is an Age-Friendly Community Initiative program.

Free Family Tai Chi Practice: 10 a.m. on the lawn at the Waterford Library. Indoors in the case of poor weather.

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

Waterford Farmers’ Market: 2-6 on Waterford Common.

Franklin Grange #124: Bryant Pond.

Tuesday, August 22

Senior Summer Exercise: 10 to noon at the Greenwood Town Beach. Every Tuesday morning enjoy swimming with other seniors. Open to seniors from any of the towns participating in the Age-Friendly Community Initiative. FMI contact Bob Oickle at 576-5104 or rgo817@gmail.com.

Public Supper: 5-6:30 p.m. at North Waterford Church, Route 35, opposite Melby’s Eatery. All you can eat: baked beans and brown bread, homemade casseroles, salads and home-baked goodies for dessert. $9 for adults, $4.50 for children. All are welcome!

Wednesday, August 23

Book Discussion: 10 a.m. at the Waterford Library.

Celtic Cabaret — David Myles: 7 p.m. at Mystic Theater, 49 Franklin St., Rumford. FMI call 207-369-0129.
Thursday, August 24

Bradley Jazz Collective: 7:30 p.m. at the Brick Church for the Performing Arts at 502 Christian Hill Road in Lovell. Tickets (at the door) will be $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. For more information, please call 207-925-1500 or go to www.lovellbrickchurch.org.

Friday, August 25

Waterford Library Coffee Hour: 9-noon.

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 September 29. Please arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to register. $5 suggested donation. Bethel Outing Club members run for free! FMI visit www.mahoosucpathways.org.

Andover Summer Concert Series: 6 p.m. on the Andover Common featuring The Robinsons.

David Thomas Mulhearn Exhibition Reception: 6:30 at the West Paris Library. For more information, please call the library at 674-2004. Library hours are from 1:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday and Friday, 1:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Family Movie Night: 7 p.m. at the Waterford Library featuring the film “Going In Style,” rated PG-13 starring Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin. Snacks, beverages and the movie are all free.
Saturday, August 26

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.

“New Type” of Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to noon at Christ Episcopal Church, 35 Paris St., Norway. Rent your table now. Vendor tables only. Tables can be rented for $10 and a larger space with no table for $15. Space available inside and outside. Call Kelley at 890-4288 or Jason at 890-6480. A Lobster Roll luncheon will be available at Trinity Lutheran Church, Buckfield Road, So. Paris.

Presto Pesto: 9-11 a.m. at the Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., Norway. Pick it, make it, eat it, shazam! Lisa Moore and Cyndy Tinsley don’t mess around when it comes to making amazing pesto. Join them for some hands-on, fresh, delicious garden fun! Prepare to roll your sleeves up. FMI call 346-0708.

UTV Rally Cross Round 3: 1 p.m. at Black Mountain, 39 Glover Road, Rumford. Register to race at http://www.utvrallyx.com or come and watch as side by sides race an 8 to 10-mile course. This is timed event racing at it’s best. The racer with the most loops in two hours emerges as the winner.

Pasta Bar Supper: 4:30-6 p.m. at the American Legion, 12 Church St., S. Paris. Spaghetti with choice of meatballs, sauce or shrimp scampi, tossed salad, garlic bread, choice of beverage and Italian desserts. $8 for adults, $4 for children. FMI contact 207-585-7324. Sponsored by AMVETS Post 777.

Beanhole Bean Public Supper: 5:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of East Sumner. $8 per person or $22 family. Beans, salads, dessert, coffee and punch, as well as a raffle of baked goods and household items. Proceeds benefit the outreach mission. The church is located at 50 Main Street, (Route 219) in East Sumner. FMI call Bill at 388-2263 or Cyndy at 388-2667.

Sunday, August 27

Book Discussion: 10 a.m. at the Waterford Library.

First Universalist Society of West Summer Worship Service Speaker Service: 11 a.m. Mission Congregational Church, 15 Church St., West Paris. Guest speaker Rodney Abbott.

Finnish American Heritage Society Open House: 2 to 4 at 8 Maple St. in West Paris. Join us for coffee, snacks, and conversation.

Oxford County Democrats Barbecue: 4:30 p.m. at the UMaine 4-H School and Learning Center, off Lake Shore Drive, in Bryant Pond. The cost is $20 for the meal, with vegetarian options. Contact Don Berry, chairman, for more information at Jatc567@yahoo.com.
Monday, August 28

Senior Summer Exercise: 10 a.m. to noon at Bethel Outdoor Adventures and Campground. Horseshoes and croquet are being offered every Monday morning through the August. Free with equipment provided. From 10-10:45. Tai Chi will be practiced and demonstrated. FMI contact Eliza Barnes at 824-3703 or elizahbarnes@gmail.com. This is an Age-Friendly Community Initiative program.

Free Family Tai Chi Practice: 10 a.m. on the lawn at the Waterford Library. Indoors in the case of poor weather.

SeniorsPlus: noon-4 p.m. at the Norway Town Office. 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.

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

Texas Hold’em: 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.

Tuesday, August 29

Native Plant Symposium: at the McLaughlin Garden, 97 and 103 Main Street, South Paris. The fee is $20 for Garden Club Federation of Maine and McLaughlin Garden members. The public may register for $30. Lunch may be ordered for an additional $20, or you may bring your own. The registration deadline is August 21. Please contact the McLaughlin Garden or email landscape@mainegardenclubs.org if you would like a registration form.

Senior Summer Exercise: 10 to noon at the Greenwood Town Beach. Every Tuesday morning enjoy swimming with other seniors. Open to seniors from any of the towns participating in the Age-Friendly Community Initiative. FMI contact Bob Oickle at 576-5104 or rgo817@gmail.com.

August 30 to October 25

Bethel Family Health Center free eight-week bereavement support group: Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. The group will be facilitated by the health center’s Behavioral Health Consultant, Katie Sloma, LCSW. To register for the support group, please contact Katie Sloma, LCSW, at 207-824-2193. Bethel Family Health Center is located at 32 Railroad St. in Bethel.

Wednesday, August 30

Bridgton Hospital’s 27th Annual Golf Tournament: 8:30 a.m. at Bridgton Highlands Country Club. To register, sponsor or for more information about the event or Bridgton Hospital, please contact the Development Office at 207-647-6055 or email bridgtonhospitalgiving@cmhc.org.

Gould’s Community Open House: 4-6 p.m. at Ordway Dining Hall, 3 Church St., Bethel. Hear what’s new at Gould this year and meet our new faculty and staff. R.S.V.P. by Aug. 23 to Marie Aron at
aronm@gouldacademy.org or 207-824-7707.

Community Supper: 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walker’s Mills Road, Bethel. Come and join the people of the community for a delicious meal! No charge! FMI contact Rev. Kevin Bellinger at 207-824-2289.

Friday, September 1

Waterford Library Coffee Hour: 9-noon.

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 September 29. Please arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. to register. $5 suggested donation. Bethel Outing Club members run for free! FMI visit www.mahoosucpathways.org.

Saturday, September 2

Paddle on the Androscoggin River: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. from Gilead to Bethel. Starting at Bethel Outdoor Adventure, 121 Mayville Road (Route 2) in Bethel. For more info visit our website at www.nrcm.org or contact Todd Martin at 207-430-0115.

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.

Maine Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Kickoff: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Bethel Common.

Ceramic Buttons and Earrings: 1-2 p.m. at the Pottery Studio, 630 West Bethel Road. You probably never thought about ceramic buttons or earrings, but clay can look like almost anything. Carve it, shape it, roll it, stamp it, glaze it. Whatever you want, you can do it. In this two day course, you will create up to five pairs of earrings or ten buttons or a combo of each. No previous clay experience is required for this class. All tool and supplies will be provided by the clay studio. Josh Rysted is the instructor, and the tuition is $25.

Sunday, September 3

The Eddy School Golf Classic and Live Music: 1-10 p.m. The Bethel Inn Resort, 21 Broad St., Bethel. Register by Aug. 18.

Friday, September 8

Andover Summer Concert Series: 6 p.m. on the Andover Common featuring Brad Hooper.

Saturday, September 9

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.

Downhill Derby: Registration is at 9 a.m. at Kingsbury Street, West Paris. Anyone age 7 and up is welcome to join in on this racing event. Some derby cars are available to use for those who do not have a car. The snack shack will be open. Race or just enjoy the event. Find us on Facebook, West Paris Downhill Derby, for car specifications and driver rules. Rain date Sunday, September 10.

Organic Pest Management: 10-11:30 a.m. at the Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., Norway. Join MOFGA expert Eric Sideman to learn about garden pests and how to control them naturally. You won’t want to miss this one. FMI call 346-0708.

Ceramic Buttons and Earrings: 1-2 p.m. at the Pottery Studio, 630 West Bethel Road. You probably never thought about ceramic buttons or earrings, but clay can look like almost anything. Carve it, shape it, roll it, stamp it, glaze it. Whatever you want, you can do it. In this two day course, you will create up to five pairs of earrings or ten buttons or a combo of each. No previous clay experience is required for this class. All tool and supplies will be provided by the clay studio. Josh Rysted is the instructor, and the tuition is $25.

Kickoff CROP (Communities Respond to Overcome Poverty) Picnic: 2-4 p.m. on the lawn of West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel. Come for hunger-related activities geared for the younger age. Bring a salad or chips and hot dogs and beverages will be provided.

Maine Event Comedy: at Mystic Theater, 49 Franklin St., Rumford. FMI call 207-369-0129.

Sunday, September 10

Sunday School Beginning: 10 a.m. for children at West Parish Congregational Church in Bethel.

Garden to Gourmet with Anna Sysko and Harvest Party: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alan Day Community Garden, 26 Whitman St., Norway. Learn with Anna to make delicious food directly from the garden in this hands-on workshop. Then join us for our annual Harvest Party for great food, music, and company. Please bring a dish to share, if you can. FMI call 346-0708.

Monday, September 11

BANC Community Leadership Program: 4-7 p.m. at The Gem Theater in Bethel. This weeks topic is the overview, leadership styles and the nonprofit sector in Maine. Please contact Amy Scott for more information at 207-357-3189, amyscott@bethelmainenonprofits.org or visit BANC’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bethelmainenonprofits.

Tuesday, September 12

BANC Community Leadership Program: 4-7 p.m. at The Gem Theater in Bethel. This weeks topic is the role of the board, board members and governance. Please contact Amy Scott for more information at 207-357-3189, amyscott@bethelmainenonprofits.org or visit BANC’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bethelmainenonprofits.

Wednesday, September 13

Bethel Senior Citizens Club Meeting: 11 a.m. at the Bethel Methodist Church. A potluck dinner will be served. Members will bring a dish to share.

Mystery Book Club: 4 p.m. at the Waterford Library.

Thursday, September 14

MOFF in Bethel: 7-9 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. Join the Maine Outdoor Film Festival and Mahoosuc Pathways, Inc. for an evening of outdoor and conservation films in Bethel.

Friday, September 15

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

Saturday, September 16

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.

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.

Sunday, September 17

Interfaith Community Worship and Potluck Picnic: 10 a.m. on Bethel Common. The CROP Walk will start around 12:30 from the Common. The pledges raise funds for 25 percent to the Bethel Food Pantry and 75 percent to the worldwide effort of Church World Service to reduce hunger and poverty. Contact Eileen Opie for sponsor forms or more information at Eileen.opie@gmail.com.

Tuesday, September 19

BANC Community Leadership Program: 4-7 p.m. at The Gem Theater in Bethel. This weeks topic is understanding nonprofit financials and the role of the board. Please contact Amy Scott for more information at 207-357-3189, amyscott@bethelmainenonprofits.org or visit BANC’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bethelmainenonprofits.

Wednesday, September 20

BANC Community Leadership Program: 4-7 p.m. at The Gem Theater in Bethel. This weeks topic is the role of the board in advancement. Please contact Amy Scott for more information at 207-357-3189, amyscott@bethelmainenonprofits.org or visit BANC’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bethelmainenonprofits.

Friday, September 22

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

Potluck Supper and 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.

Saturday, September 23

Bethel Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 Parkway, Bethel. Vendors have a full array of local products for your perusal.

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.

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.

Guest Speaker: Sister Bernadette Gautreau at the 9 a.m. service at the Bethel United Methodist Church on Main Street. Sister Bernadette is a retired Catholic nun who spent 50 years as a missionary nun living among the Cree Indians from the Litter River Nation in Northern Alberta Canada. She will share the message during 9 a.m. morning service. This service is open to everyone. All are welcome!

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.

Sunday, October 1

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend: 1-5 p.m. at the Valentine Farm Conservation Center, 162 North Road, Bethel.

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.