Events calendar

Wednesday, November 22

Free Community Lunch: 11:30 at the Universalist Church, 479 Main St., Norway.

Heart and Soul Interview with Travis: 1-4 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. These one-on-one conversations are a great way for us to learn about what matters most to community members. FMI call 207-590-0541.

Coat Room: 1-4 p.m. at Oxford Plaza. This is located between Dollar Tree and Label Shopper. Each person can get one free coat, hat, gloves and a pair of ski pants per person. Donations for the Coat Room can be taken to Norway Laundry on Paris Street in Norway. Guess I know where to bring all my extra hats and gloves. Thank you Right Start.

Soup and Salad Supper — Thanksgiving Eve Service: Supper (6 p.m.) and Service (7 p.m.) at the Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main St., Route 219, East Sumner. FMI call Bill 388-2263 or Cyndy 388-2667.

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, November 23

Annual Wobble and Gobble 5K Run/Walk: 8:30-10 a.m. beginning at 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.

Thanksgiving Day Meal: noon at St. Catherine of Sienna Church, 32 Paris St., Norway. The meal includes roast turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, squash, vegetables and a choice of homemade pies. Those planning to attend can call the church at 743-2606.

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

November 24-25

Open House Weekend at S. Timberlake Shaker furniture store located on Route 2 in Bethel. They have expanded their showroom and would like locals to stop by to “check it out.” While you’re checking out the new showroom, there will be door prizes, demonstrations and refreshments, which means you will find Sally Smith’s famous whoopee pies. Check out this local, small business to see what Bethel has to offer.

November 24-26

Festival of Trees: 5-8 p.m. at the Twin Town Plaza (formerly the Family Dollar, located next to Olympia Sports) 243, Main Street, South Paris.

Friday, November 24

Local Craft & Wares Fair 2017: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Bethel Inn Resort Conference Center Broad Street, Bethel. Shop locally with 35+ handmade craft vendors right in the village of Bethel. Christmas and home décor, jewelry, toys, accessories, art, natural bath and beauty products and lots more. Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride around the village in the afternoon.

Waterford Coffee Hour: 9 a.m. to noon at Waterford Library. Meet with friends and neighbors or meet new ones. Refreshments will be served. FMI call 583-2050.

Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides at Wares Fair sponsored by Franklin Savings Bank: 1-3 p.m. Meet on the corner of Church and Main Street near the Chapman Inn (2 Church St.). Rides are given by Deepwood Farm.

Heart and Soul Interview with Travis: 1-4 p.m. in the Adult Ed classrooms, Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI on this program visit mahoosucheartandsoul.org.

Black Friday Noyes #OptOutside Hike: 1-4 p.m. Western Foothills Land Trust, 443 Main St., Norway. We will walk to the summit of Noyes Mountain. The hike is a moderate to strenuous 2-miles, round trip. One of the Second Nature Adventure Challege Hikes. Join us to earn your badge. All ages welcome.

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

Paula Poundstone: 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, November 25

Small Business Saturday: Support your local businesses!!!

Small Business Saturday Pajama Party in Bethel: Kickoff at the Sudbury Inn with 10 percent off breakfast from 6-7 a.m. Special sales events are occurring throughout the day at Nabos, Ruthie’s, Maine Mineral & Gem Museum, Savage Country Store, Elements Art Gallery, Sport Thoma, Revival Boutique, Little Bits Consignment, Community Sports, Bethel Toys and Trendz and others. FMI visit the Main Street Bethel Facebook page.

The Shop Small Scavenger Hunt: Grab a card for $5 at The Philbrook Place and hunt around the town. Enter your completed card by 7 p.m. for a chance to win the jackpot!

Ladies Aid Breakfast: 8-10 a.m. Upton.

Free Breakfast: 8-9 a.m. at the American Legion Hall, Norway across from Guy E. Rowe School. All are welcome, no questions asked.

Wreath and Kissing Ball Making: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Road, Sweden. Cost is $12 per wreath, which includes everything that you need to make a wreath. We will also have supplies to make Kissing Balls. These will be $15 each. FMI cal 207-647-9419.

Holiday Open House at Harvest Gold Gallery: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 1082 Main Street, Center, Lovell.

Holiday Ornament Crafting: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Western Foothills Land Trust, 443 Main St., Norway.

Chamber Christmas Parade: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. starting on Main Street, Norway and ending in Market Square, South Paris. This year’s theme is “The 12 Days of Christmas.” The parade will be held regardless of the weather so all participants and parade-goers, please dress appropriately!

Stone Mountain Holiday Market: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield. For a list of events visit
http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/event-calendar.html.

Winter Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in The Gem lobby, 23 Cross St., Bethel.

Free Open Mic Comedy Night: at 49 Franklin, Rumford. Doors open at 6 for social, seating; 6:30 to 7:30 stand-up comedy. Trivia and Prizes with Scot G. Show featuring live local comics at 8 p.m.

Sunday, November 26

A Country Breakfast: 7:30-11 a.m. at Ordway Hall, Gould Academy, Church St., Bethel. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Bethel to benefit community projects and scholarships. Tickets are Adults $10 ($12 at the door) and children $6. FMI visit www.BethelRotary.org.

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.

Monday, November 27

SeniorsPlus: noon to 4 p.m. at the Norway Town Office, 19 Danforth St. 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.

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.

Community Forest Planning Committee Meeting: 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Gem Theater, 23 Cross St. Bethel. Planning for the proposed Bethel Community Forest is a collaborative process that reflects residents’ values and strengthens engagement. The committee will meet approximately every seven weeks for at least one year to develop a comprehensive plan for the property. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Wednesday, November 29

Free Community Lunch: 11:30 at the Universalist Church, 479 Main St., Norway.

Stone Mountain Taste of Christmas Rooster Luncheon: Luncheon begins at noon (arrive by 11:30) at 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield. Can’t get out to see us at night? Here is a little taste of a night out at SMAC for Christmas in the daytime! A home-cooked meal served with love to be followed by a short Christmas carol concert given by owner Carol Noonan.

Heart and Soul Interview with Travis: 1-4 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. These one-on-one conversations are a great way for us to learn about what matters most to community members. FMI call 207-590-0541.

Coat Room: 1-4 p.m. at Oxford Plaza. This is located between Dollar Tree and Label Shopper. Each person can get one free coat, hat, gloves and a pair of ski pants per person. Donations for the Coat Room can be taken to Norway Laundry on Paris Street in Norway. Guess I know where to bring all my extra hats and gloves. Thank you Right Start.

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 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, November 30

Waterford Sports and Recreation’s Kittery Christmas Shopping Trip: The van will leave at 8 a.m. Waterford and also will meet people at Walmart in Oxford. Lunch is at the Weathervane Seafood Restaurant at 11 a.m. The van will return to Waterford at 5 p.m. The cost is $15. FMI visit http://www.waterfordme.org/sportsandrec or call 583-5261.

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.

Community Supper: 4:30-6 p.m. (No Charge) at Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road. Call 207-824-2289 for more information.

Friday, December 1

Yoga for Wellness: 8-9 a.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org.

Waterford Coffee Hour: 9 a.m. to noon at Waterford Library. Meet with friends and neighbors or meet new ones. Refreshments will be served. FMI call 583-2050.

Heart and Soul Interview with Travis: 1-4 p.m. in the Adult Ed classrooms, Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI on this program visit mahoosucheartandsoul.org.

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

Cookies with Santa and Tree Lighting-Woodstock Elementary School: 6-7 p.m. Bryant Pond Town Common and Gazebo and Woodstock Elementary School, 224 Rumford Ave., Bryant Pond.

Lori McKenna: 8 p.m. at Stone Mountain Arts, 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield. FMI visit
http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/Lori-McKenna.html.

Saturday, December 2

Pancake Breakfast with Santa: 8 a.m. at Crescent Park School, 19 Crescent St., Bethel. There will also be a silent auction and book sale.

Ladies Aid Breakfast: 8-10 a.m. Upton.

Christmas in the Valley Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School on Hancock Street, Rumford. At this craft fair, we hold a cookie walk with proceeds going to the Christmas in the Valley scholarship fund that benefits Mountain Valley and Dirigo High school seniors each year.

Raffle Table at the Holiday Craft Fair: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Buckfield Jr/Sr High School on 160 Morrill St, Buckfield. Proceeds benefit the outreach mission of the Congregational Church of East Sumner. FMI call Janet 388-
2609.

Christmas Tea & Fair: 1-4 p.m. at the West Parish Congregational Church, 32 Church St., Bethel. Join the West Parish Congregational Church for its traditional festive tea and fair featuring Christmas and other handmade crafts, a cookie walk, attic treasures, and delicious food from bread to pickles.

Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides sponsored by River View Resort: 1-3 p.m. Meet on the corner of Church and Main Street near the Chapman Inn (2 Church St.). Rides are given by Deepwood Farm.

Christmas at the Mason House: 3:30 to 6 p.m. at 10 Broad St, Bethel. This fun annual event will feature live music and seasonal refreshments in the first floor Mason House period rooms, which will be decorated in traditional mid-nineteenth century style and illuminated by candles! The event is free, but donations are most welcome.

Light Up Main Street Jingle Bell Walk: 3:45-5 p.m. Bethel. Meet at Philbrook Place by 3:45 p.m. to participate. Watch Main Street businesses light up one-by-one as carolers walk up Main Street toward the town common to light the Christmas tree. Carolers will be giving bells (donated by Bevin Bells) to tie to an ankle. Tree lighting on the common will take place at approximately 4:45 p.m. Following the tree lighting, Santa will return to the Philbrook Place for a meet/greet/photo op.

Winter Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in The Gem lobby, 23 Cross St., Bethel.

Hawk Mt. Full Moon Hike: 4-7 p.m. Hike the short, but moderate incline to a panoramic view. Meet at 4 p.m. at the trailhead on Hawk Mtn. Road, (.7 mile south of Mill Hill Road) Waterford. Please dress for the weather and bring a headlamp. Sponsored by Western Foothills Land Trust.

Weathering Shame: 4:30 p.m. at Crescent Park School in Bethel. Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota speaking about their book “Weathering Shame,” stories of their lived experiences with anxiety, depression and suicide and the resulting shame and stigma. Events are Free with refreshments and books for sale ($20 plus tax) and signing.

Community Supper: 5:30 p.m. at the Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main St., Route 219, East Sumner. Casseroles, salads, bread, dessert, coffee and punch, as well as a raffle of baked goods and household items. Proceeds benefit the outreach mission of the Church. Donations are accepted for the meal. FMI call Bill 388-2263 or Cyndy 388-2667.

Oxford County Soil & Water Conservation District annual Meeting: 5:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Paris in South Paris. The special program will be “The Fires of ’47, A Retrospective on the 70th Anniversary of the Fires.” There will also be a Ticket Auction with lots of great items just in time for the holidays. Guests may purchase tickets for a chance on several nice items and gift certificates. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. You may reserve your seat(s) by calling us at 744-3119, or by contacting us at oxfordcountyswcd@gmail.com. Please RSVP by Nov. 30 join us for an interesting and enjoyable evening.

Robinson Ballet presents The Nutcracker: 6-9 p.m. at the Berlin Junior High School Auditorium, 183 Hillside Ave., Berlin, N.H. Tickets for this event will be sold in advance by calling (603-752-1028) or visiting the arts center office at 155 Emery St., Berlin, N.H. Pricing is determined by seating: Premium Seats on main and balcony levels, $25, General Seating on Main and Balcony levels, $20 and Discount Seating inside balconies, $15. All available seats purchased on the evening of the performance will be $25.

Celtic Cabaret with Barrule: 7 p.m. at 49 Franklin St., Rumford.

Sunday, December 3

18th Annual Santa Sunday: check-in for preregistered Santas between 7:30-10:30 a.m. at South Ridge Lodge, Sunday River, Newry. For this festive event, 250 preregistered Santas arrive at the resort in full attire and with a donation in hand to schuss down the lower slopes. . Last year, the in hand donations made by participating Santas helped raise over $3,000 for the Sunday River Community Fund. FMI visit http://www.sundayriver.com.

Stone Mountain Finest Kind Artisan Craft Fair: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 695 Dug Way Road, Brownfield. Looking for that special gift? This is the fair to go to. We will have two barns of talented crafters who will be proudly presenting those talents for all of your holiday needs. As always the SMAC girls will be serving up lots holiday cheer and sustenance. Come for breakfast goodies, a mimosa, and or lunch and shop for that unique gift. And yes, we will even have the game on! FMI visit http://www.stonemountainartscenter.com/ArtsCenter/event-calendar.html.

Christmas for Families Fund Raiser: 2 p.m. at Jackson-Silver Post 68 in Locke Mills. There will be a bake table,
food sales and raffles as well as Bingo.

A Deertrees Christmas: 3 p.m. at United Parish Congregational Church of Harrison and North Bridgton, Harrison. Live entertainment from musical guests, with theatrical readings and holiday tales performed by affiliated Maine actors, and seasonal surprises! Refreshments after. Entrance by donation. This event supports the Harrison Food Pantry. Canned goods and nonperishable food items welcome.

Mahoosuc Community Band annual Christmas Concert: 4-5:30 p.m. at West Parish Congregational Church, 32 Church St., Bethel. Under the direction of Patricia Boyle-Wight, the band will play a collection of Christmas music and traditional favorites. Refreshments will be served following the concert. Donations accepted at the door to defray the cost of music.

Monday, December 4

Socrates Cafe Meeting: 6:15-6:30 at the Bridgton Community Center. Meet and Greet from 6:30-8:30: Discussion topic: Is Love Of Money The Root Of All Evil. Moderator: Ted Gerber. Light refreshments provided. FMI call 583-6957.

Tuesday, December 5

Women’s Cancer Support Group: from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 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, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway.

Ukrainian Eggs Workshop II: 6-8:30 p.m. at Telstar Regional Middle/High School, 284 Walkers Mill Road, Bethel. FMI visit https://sad44.coursestorm.com/course/holiday-ukrainian-eggs-wkshop-ii.

December 6-10

First annual Gilead Fire Christmas Tree Festival: Come view many stylishly decorated trees, mini trees, wreaths, kissing balls and centerpieces. Vote on your favorite OR take a chance on winning your favorite. All items will be donated and all proceeds will go the the Gilead Fire Department and their Community Awareness and Service events. Viewing times are Wednesday, Dec. 6, Thursday, Dec. 7, and Friday, Dec. 8 from 5-9 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $1 for ages three and up and $2 for ages 12 and up to view. Raffles tickets for trees, 50/50, etc are extra. Light baked good refreshments, coffee and cocoa will be available for additional donations. FMI visit https://www.facebook.com/events/131619040834725.

Wednesday, December 6

On-Premise Alcohol Server Training: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. All employees welcome. FMI call 364-7408 or email rvhccburke@gmail.com.

Heart and Soul Interview with Travis: 1-4 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. These one-on-one conversations are a great way for us to learn about what matters most to community members. FMI call 207-590-0541.

Make More Holiday Cards: 1-5 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway.

Holiday Arrangement Workshop: 2-4 p.m. at McLaughlin Garden & Homestead, 97 Main St., South Paris. Create your own tabletop holiday centerpiece. Please bring your tabletop container with you. The $5 fee includes all of the greens. There is a minimal extra charge for oasis, ribbons and decorations. FMI visit http://www.mclaughlingarden.org.

Yoga Warriors: 3-4 at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Tony McManus — Celtic Cabaret: 7-9 p.m. 49 Franklin St, Rumford. The worlds #1 rated Celtic guitarist. $15 tickets are available at http://www.49franklin.com/buy-tickets.html.

December 7-10

Turn on the Magic: Family orientated weekend at Mt Abrams, 308 Howe Hill Road, Greenwood. FMI visit the Event Page at www.mtabrams.com or call 207-875-5000.

Thursday, December 7

Woodstock-Greenwood Senior Citizens Meeting: at 11:30 a.m. at the Bryant Pond Fire Station. Lunch will be provided by the fire department. If you wish to exchange gifts, bring one marked a lady for a lady or man for a man. Also, this is the time that we bring an item for the Christmas for Kids.

Garden Aglow Trip to Maine Botanical Garden: leaving from the Oxford Plaza at 2 p.m. Sponsored by McLaughlin Garden & Homestead. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers and includes the bus, admission and a light snack. We’ll stop on the way home at A Taste of Maine restaurant in Woolwich, where you can order your dinner. Reserve your tickets now. You can call 207-743-8820 or come to the Garden Gift Shop Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. to purchase tickets in person.

Coloring for Adults: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway.

Wind Ordinance Review Committee Meeting: 5:30 p.m. at the Greenwood Town Office.

Low Lily, Katie McNally and John Whelan Holiday Show: 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St., Berlin, N.H. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 from those under 18. FMI call 603-752-1028.

Friday, December 8

Yoga for Wellness: 8-9 a.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org.

Introduction to Reiki: 9:30-10:30 at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway.

Waterford Sports and Recreation’s Magic of Christmas Senior Field Trip: The bus leaves Bridgton on Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. for the mall with shopping from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. FMI or to sign up call 583-5261.

Heart and Soul Interview with Travis: 1-4 p.m. in the Adult Ed classrooms, Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI on this program visit mahoosucheartandsoul.org.

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

“Let Your Light Shine”: 6:30 p.m. at West Paris Library, 226 Main St. Following the illumination of the lights A’Chording to Kantele will play traditional Christmas and Finnish music. Inside the festively decorated library, hot drinks and refreshments will be available to help warm us up and enjoy the music. For more information about this event, call the library at 674-2004.

Saturday, December 9

Ladies Aid Breakfast: 8-10 a.m. Upton.

Woodstock Historical Society Meeting: noon at the Woodstock Town Office complex. There will be a potluck lunch followed by the December business meeting. This will be the last meeting until March. All are welcome.

Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides: 1-3 p.m. Meet on the corner of Church and Main Street near the Chapman Inn (2 Church St.). Rides are given by Deepwood Farm.

Gingerbread House Building: 1 p.m. at Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Road, Sweden. The cost is $15 per house, which includes everything you need to build a pretty cool gingerbread house. You must preregister for this event. To preregister you can email us at pietre@pietree-orchard.com, you can call us at 207-647-9419.

Weathering Shame: 1 p.m. at the Bean’s Corner Baptist Church at the intersection of Routes 133 and 156 in Jay. Kevin Mannix and Linda Rota speaking about their book “Weathering Shame,” stories of their lived experiences with anxiety, depression and suicide and the resulting shame and stigma. Events are Free with refreshments and books for sale ($20 plus tax) and signing.

Winter Farmers Market: 3-6 p.m. in The Gem lobby, 23 Cross St., Bethel.

Christmas in the Valley “Festival of Trees” Parade: 4 p.m.

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.

Sunday, December 10

Mountain Poets: FMI call 743-0583 or 743-9808.

Christmas Cantata: 4 p.m. at the Locke Mills Union Church, 286 N Main St., Greenwood. Jim Bennett is directing, and refreshments will follow.

Tuesday, December 12

Free Cooking Class: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Main Street, Bethel. The class will be making homemade soup.

Rotary Club annual Holiday Luncheon: 11:30 a.m. at the Locke’s Mills Legion Hall, Greenwood. A ham dinner served at noon, compliments of the Rotary Club.

Beading Project: 2-3 at Lively Accents, 310 Main St., Norway.

Wednesday, December 13

Bethel Senior Citizen Club meeting: 11 a.m. sharp at The Sudbury, Inn Main Street, Bethel. The menu will be baked haddock or beef stroganoff. The price is 10 dollars. The agenda includes an election of 2018 officers and Christmas music. Reservations must be made before Dec. 1 by calling Donna Douglass at 824-2591 with your choice.

Heart and Soul Interview with Travis: 1-4 p.m. at The Gem, 23 Cross St., Bethel. These one-on-one conversations are a great way for us to learn about what matters most to community members. FMI call 207-590-0541.

Guided Meditation Gathering: 1-1:45 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway.

Yoga Warriors: 3-4 at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Thursday, December 14

Whitman Memorial Library December Program: 2 p.m. at 28 S Main St., Bryant Pond. The program will feature the Oxford Hills Ukulele Group. The public is welcome at no charge. There will be light refreshments.

Coloring for Adults: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway.

December 15-17

FrUiTCaKeS: 7 p.m. (Sunday Matinee at 2 p.m.) at 49 Franklin, Rumford. Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chickenpox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man, a lost cat named Tutti-Frutti and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening of holiday cheer.

Friday, December 15

Yoga for Wellness: 8-9 a.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org.

Heart and Soul Interview with Travis: 1-4 p.m. in the Adult Ed classrooms, Telstar High School, 284 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel. FMI on this program visit mahoosucheartandsoul.org.

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

Saturday, December 16

Old Speck Winter Hike: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hike the strenuous 7.6-miles round trip to Old Speck. One of the Second Nature Adventure Challenge Hikes. Join us to earn your badge. Meet in Fare Share Parking Lot, Norway at 8 a.m. to drive together to the Old Speck parking lot in Grafton Notch. Preregistration required by emailing staff@wfltmaine.org as this is a winter hike and some hiking experience and winter gear is required. Sponsored by Western Foothills Land Trust.

The Pickwick Club: 12:30-2:30 at the Auburn Public Library. To be discussed: “Dombey and Son,” chapters 1-31, by Charles Dickens. Moderator: Alexis DesRoches. FMI call Joanne at 207-583-6957 or Alexis at 207-779-8979.

Free Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides: 1-3 p.m. Meet on the corner of Church and Main Street near the Chapman Inn (2 Church St.). Rides are given by Deepwood Farm.

Sunday, December 17

Gingerbread House Building: 1 p.m. at Pietree Orchard, 803 Waterford Road, Sweden. The cost is $15 per house, which includes everything you need to build a pretty cool gingerbread house. You must pre-register for this event. To pre-register you can email us at pietre@pietree-orchard.com, you can call us at 207-647-9419.

Living Nativity on the Town Common: 5-8 p.m. on Bethel Town Common.

Tuesday, December 19

Fabric Crafting: 2-3:30 p.m. at Sew Orchid Design, 316 Main St., Norway.

Telstar Winter Concert: 7-9 p.m. at Telstar Auditorium.

Wednesday, December 20

Yoga Warriors: 3-4 at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St., Norway. Preregistration is encouraged. Call 890-0329 or register the day of class by arriving 15 minutes early.

Thursday, December 21

Coloring for Adults: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway.

Men’s Rally Group: 4-6 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway.

Friday, December 22

Yoga for Wellness: 8-9 a.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org.

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service: 7 p.m. at the Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main St., Route 219, East Sumner. FMI call Bill 388-2263 or Cyndy 388-2667.

Thursday, December 28

Coloring for Adults: 2-3 p.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway.

Friday, December 29

Yoga for Wellness: 8-9 a.m. at the Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine, Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St., Norway. FMI visit www.crcofwm.org.