Thursday, Oct. 23
SCORE Data Security Roundtable; 8 to 9 a.m., Norway Town Office, Danforth Street, Norway. Methods used by hackers, impact on small businesses, and defense strategies will be discussed. FMI/Registration: Steve Veazey (743-0499 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Knitting and Crocheting Class with Support from Fiber & Vine; 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., SMH Cancer Center, 199 Main Street, Norway. SMH Cancer Center invites patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers to join in with some volunteers from Fiber and Vine. Bring your ongoing knit and crochet projects and/or learn to make chemo caps and prayer shawls. If needed, we will provide some yarn and needles at no cost to you. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.
Pumpkin Carving with support from SMH Cancer Center; 2 to 4 p.m., SMH Cancer Center, 199 Main Street Norway. Enjoy some Halloween fun! Carve a pumpkin. When you are finished, the pumpkins will be donated to McLaughlin Gardens for their 2014 Pumpkin Spectacular. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.
Micmac basketry/Native Music and Dance; 5 and 7 p.m., Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy. At 5 p.m., the public is invited to see the fine Micmac potato baskets of Mr. Richard Silliboy who will present to ask questions. At 7 p.m. the men of the Burnurwurbskek Drummers will join their sister dancers for a performance on the Bingham stage. This event will kick off the Mahoosuc Arts Council 2014-15 Mountain Arts Performance series.
Fourth Thursday Poetry Event; 5:30 to 7 p.m., Rumford Library. Wesley McNair, Maine’s distinguished poet laureate, will read from his works and talk about becoming a writer. McNair, who taught for many years at U Maine Farmington, published his collection “The Lost Child” last spring. That book will be on sale after his presentation. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public. FMI: 364-3661.
“Images of the North Maine Woods” Opening; 6:30 p.m., West Paris Library. Opening reception featuring a discussion with artist, Michael Everett.
Oct. 24 and 25
Bethel Outing Club Ski Sale; Friday 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, Gould Academy Field House. Range of new and used alpine, snowboarding and Nordic equipment. FMI: www.bethelouting.org or www.facebook.com/betheloutingclub.
Waterford Library Haunted House; 7 to 10 p.m., Waterford Library. $10/adults, $5/Ghouls and Goblins under 13. FMI: 583-2050.
Wilderness First Aid Course; Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge. Instructor: Jon Tierney of Wilderness Medical Associates. $225 for commuters or $265 with food and lodging. FMI: 824-2073 or email@example.com.
Oct. 24 through 26
Open Recert Wilderness First Aid Course; Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge. Instructor: Jon Tierney of Wilderness Medical Associates. $325for commuters or $395 with food and lodging. FMI: 824-2073 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, Oct. 24
Old Fashioned Beef Stew Supper/Pie Auction; 5 p.m., Rumford Eagles, sponsored by Oxford County Democrats. Guest of honor, Mike Michaud, plus legislative and county Democratic candidates. Tickets: $10 (Seniors $8) at the door. FMI: 364-7666 or 875-2116.
Fall Dance; 6 to 8 p.m., 85 Lincoln Avenue, Rumford. Featuring Joe “The Music Man” Sirois. Open to the public. Donations will benefit the Hope Association.
Saturday, Oct. 25
Annual Newry Craft Fair; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Newry Grange Hall. FMI: 824-3123.
Craft Fair; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rumford Elementary School, Lincoln Avenue, Rumford. Many crafts for sale. Lunch will be served at the ABC Café. This event is open to the public.
Sunday, Oct. 26
Texas Hold’em Tournament; American Legion, 595 Gore Road, Locke’s Mills. Doors open at 12 p.m., game starts at 1 p.m. Entry fee: $50 with $5 to the license. High Hand entry of $5, 50/50 and pull tabs. Great food, refreshments and BYOB. Proceeds benefit veteran’s programs and legion baseball.
Monday, Oct. 27
Communication Workshop; 1 to 3 p.m., Harper Conference Center, 193 Main Street, Norway. Join William Medd, MD and Pastor David Thorp as they discuss ways to improve communication. This program will help prepare you to provide important information to your health care provider at the time of your visit. Good communication between patients, caregivers and the health care team is very important in your care. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.
SeniorsPlus; 1 to 4 p.m., Fryeburg Public Library. Representatives from SeniorsPlus, the Area Agency on Aging, will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Free and open to the public. FMI/appointments: 1-800-427-1241.
Bridge Night; 6:30 p.m., Waterford Library. Come with or without a partner and have some fun playing casual bridge with others who simply enjoy the game. Some basic knowledge of the game is preferred. The group meets every fourth Monday through the fall, winter and spring. FMI/RSVP: Ginny (583-2729).
Tuesday, Oct. 28
Jewelry Beading Class with support from Lively Accents; 2 to 3 p.m., SMH Cancer Center, 199 Main Street, Norway. Join Cathy Murphy a local artisan from Lively Accents and make your own cancer awareness bracelet using fiber optic beads and pearls. All materials will be provided for the class. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.
Wednesday, Oct. 29
Opera Talk: Bizet’s Carmen; 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel. Sponsored by Western Mountains Senior College, Patricia Boyle-Wight will introduce us to this great favorite opera which includes such memorable and stirring arias as the Habanera and the Toreador Song. Free and open to the public. If attending, RSVP to Patricia at email@example.com or 824-8453. For tickets to the Metropolitan Opera’s HD live broadcast of Carmen on Nov. 1 contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-935-9232.
Community Supper (No Charge); 4:30 to 6 p.m., Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road (across from Telstar parking lot). FMI: 824-2289.
Grades K-2 Halloween Concert; 6 p.m., Crescent Park School, Bethel.
Thursday, Oct. 30
Grades 3-5 Halloween Concert; 6 p.m., Crescent Park School.
Adult Craft Night; 6:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. Make fun and colorful paper decorations in celebration of the Mexican holiday, Dia de los Muerots (Day of the Dead). Cindy Reedy will demonstrate how to make Papel picado (“perforated paper”), a decorative craft made out of paper cut into elaborate designs. We will also be making colorful tissue paper flowers. Participants are asked to bring their own scissors. Other supplies will be provided. This program is free and open to the public. Visit the information desk or call 743-5309 ext. 1 to register.
Friday, Oct. 31
Waterford Library Coffee Shop Opening; 9 a.m. to noon, Waterford Library. The Waterford Library will host a coffee shop every Friday morning starting Oct. 31. Everyone is welcome to come for coffee or tea and pastries. Come with your friends or meet new friends there. The idea is to foster community, enjoy the conversations and connect with your neighbors.
Fall Harvest Festival; 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road (across from Telstar parking lot). Features “Trick or Trunk,” games, tattoos for the kids, cider and more. FMI: 824-2289.
Halloween Fundraiser Dance; 7 to 10 p.m., Locke’s Mills Town Hall (upstairs). Shadagee Ramblers and Don Chase, 50/50, door prizes, costume contest. $7 per person. Proceeds benefit Town Hall Building Fund.
Saturday, Nov. 1
Senior Citizen Luncheon Reservation Deadline; Reservations for the Nov. 12 meeting of the Bethel Senior Citizens must be made by Nov. 1. See Nov. 12 listing for details.
Craft Fair; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Maine Veterans Home, 477 High Street, South Paris. Refreshment table open.
Christmas Fair; 1 to 3 p.m., West Bethel Union Church. Crafts, baked goods and cookie walk.
Hunter’s Supper; 4 to 6:30 p.m., Locke’s Mills Legion Hall, 595 Gore Road. Baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, coleslaw, biscuits and assorted desserts. $7/adults, $3/children under 12. Proceeds to benefit the Legion Post and Auxiliary Programs.
Bluegrass Concert with Tricky Britches; 7 to 10 p.m., Mahoosuc Mountain Lodge, North Newry. $10 per person, half price for children under 16. FMI: 824-2073 or email@example.com.
Mock Hee-Haw Show; 7 p.m., Franklin Grange, Main Street, Bryant Pond. Featuring performances from John Sparrow, the Milltown Road Show, Richard Felt and Friends, the Shadagee Ramblers and more. Refreshments, door prizes and 50/50 raffle. $6/adults, $3/children under 12. Proceeds benefit the Franklin Grange Building Fund.
Monday, Nov. 3
Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 and over; 10 a.m., Western Maine University and Community College Center, South Paris. FMI/Registration: 1-800-281-3703 or http://meoc.maine.edu. Free and open to the public.
Socrates Café meeting; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Waterford Library. Topic: How should political campaigns be financed? Moderator: Therese Johnson. Light refreshments available. FMI: 583-6957.
Tuesday, Nov. 4
Hunter’s/Election Day Supper; 5 p.m., Andover Congregational Church, Andover. Baked beans, hot dogs, mac and cheese, beverages and desserts. $8/adults, $4/children under 10. Wear hunter orange to be included in the door prize drawing – a wildlife quilt by Shirley York, Blue Moose Quilting. FMI: Sharon (392-4351) or Shirley (369-0575).
Thursday, Nov. 6
To Your Health Presentation; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Bethel Congregational Church. “The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease.” FMI: Rosabelle Tifft (824-2053).
Adult Book Discussion; 6:30 p.m., Norway Memorial Library. Book: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. FMI: 743-5309.
Friday, Nov. 7
Alder River Grange Meeting; Peel party to prepare for Nov. 8 turkey supper.
Monday, Nov. 10
Stamping Up Class with support from Kathy Pulsifer; 10 to 11:30 a.m., SMH Cancer Center, 199 Main Street, Norway. Join Kathy Pulsifer from Stamping Up and have fun exploring your creativity with rubber stamping. This is a great time to Create, Laugh and Enjoy creating projects together! This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.
Tuesday, Nov. 11
Look Good Feel Better; 6 to 8 p.m., SMH Cancer Center, 199 Main Street, Norway. The SMH Cancer Center invites patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers to attend this hands-on workshop that will discuss and demonstrate skin care/makeup as well as options for hair loss.
Wednesday, Nov. 12
Bethel Senior Citizens Meeting/Luncheon; 11 a.m., Locke’s Mills Legion hall. Reservations must be made before Nov. 1 by calling Arlene Lowell at 824-2877. Price of dinner is $10.
Thursday, Nov. 13
TMS Parent Teacher Conferences; 4 to 7:30 p.m., Telstar Middle School. Please call the Telstar Middle School Office at 824-2136 ext. 500 to schedule an appointment.
Friday, Nov. 14
Jewelry Beading Class with support from Lively Accents; 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., SMH Cancer Center, 199 Main Street, Norway. Join Cathy Murphy a local artisan from Lively Accents and make your own cancer awareness bracelet using fiber optic beads and pearls. All materials will be provided for the class. This is a free class for patients with cancer, cancer survivors, and caregivers.
Saturday, Nov. 15
Craft Fair; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Telstar High School Cafeteria. Crafts, Chinese Auction, bake sale. To rent a space or for more info, call Sally at 875-3335. Proceeds to benefit the Telstar Alumni Association.