Events calendar

  • Thursday, July 24

    Public Supper; Albany Church, Hunts Corner Road, Albany. Doors open at 5 p.m., supper at 5:30. $7 per person, $4 ages 12 and under.

    “Big Hair” by the Mollyockett Chorus; 7:30 p.m., Lovell Brick Church for the Performing Arts, 502 Christian Hill Road, Lovell. Adults/$10, children 12 and under/$5. Refreshments will be served. FMI: www.lovellbrickchurch.org or 925-1500.

    Friday, July 25

    Firefighter’s Fish Fry; 3 to 7 p.m., Greenwood fire station, Howe Hill Road, Greenwood.

    July 26 and 27

    Countryfolk Youth Music Scholarship Weekend; Saturday: Open mic 10 to noon, Country Jamboree noon to 7. Sunday: Cowboy Church 10 to 11 a.m., music noon to 6 p.m., scholarships 1 p.m. FMI: Larry Bisbee (645-4411).

    Saturday, July 26

    Bake Sale/Flea Market; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Waterford Church (on Route 35, across from Melby’s eatery). Tables available for your sales at $10. Call Milly Millett (583-2822) to reserve.

    Yankee Brass Band Concert; 2 p.m., Mason House side lawn, 14 Broad Street, Bethel. The Yankee Brass Band includes approximately 20 to 25 members who perform with period instruments, authentic reproductions of 19th century “uniforms,” and historically informed arrangements of music from the second half of the 19th century. Performances last approximately 50 to 75 minutes without intermission. Free admission, donations to the Bethel Historical Society welcome.

    Big Barn Family Show/Spectacular; Family Show/2 p.m., Spectacular/8 p.m., Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. Tickets: Family Show/$10, Spectacular/$15 – advance purchase is recommended. FMI: 743-8452 or www.celebrationbarn.com.

    “Big Hair” by the Mollyockett Chorus; 7:30 p.m., Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main Street, Denmark.

    Monday, July 28

    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.

    Wednesday, July 30

    Community Supper (No Charge); 4:30 to 6 p.m., Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road (across from the Telstar parking lot). Call 207-824-2289 for details.

    Thursday, July 31

    “Chicken-Fried Sushi: Stories to Nourish Your Soul” by Eshu Bumpus and Motoko; 7:30 p.m., the Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road (just off Route 5), Lovell. Tickets available at the door: $10/adults, $5/children 12 and under. Refreshments will be served. FMI: www.lovellbrickchurch.org or 925-1500.

    Aug. 1, 2 and 3

    Andover Olde Home Days; Parade, antique car displays, exhibits, art and flower shows, crafts, firemen’s muster, horse show, plenty of food and music. FMI: 392-4311 or andoverjournal.net.

    Aug. 2 and 3

    Back to the Past Celebration; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Scribner’s Mill, Scribner’s Mill Road, Harrison. Traditional freehand-cut silhouettes, $20 (reservations for sittings recommended, 539-2921), straw broom maker, spinners, weavers, historic quilts and more. Crafts and ice cream making for kids, music and food booth from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 2

    Annual Blueberry Festival; 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., Locke’s Mills Union Church. Pancakes, sundaes, pies, blueberries, etc.

    Preparing for Birth Class; 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Harper Conference Room, Ripley Medical Office Building, 193 Main Street, Norway. Hilary Ware, RN, will facilitate a group of expectant parents as they learn about the labor and delivery experience, exploring how to relax and flow with labor through breathing and relaxation techniques as well as information on making a birth plan, comfort measures, stages of labor and cesarean delivery. Preregistration with $35 payment or MaineCare info required. FMI/Registration: 743-1562 ext. 6951 or www.wmhcc.org.

    Mad Science Fire and Ice Show; 11 a.m. to noon, Maine Wildlife Park, Gray. Children will explore the 3 states of matter and learn about the amazing properties of fire and combustion. All Mad Science shows provide live, interactive and compelling educational experiences that make learning a blast! FMI: 657-4977 or www.mainewildlifepark.com.

    Nighttime Gymkhana Horse Show; 3 p.m. ‘til under the lights, Ellis River Riders, Andover. Barrel racing, pole bending and other games. Riders of all ages and abilities will race against the clock to complete the patterns. Free to spectators with stadium style bleachers, enclosed kiddie playground, and home cooked and fair style food for purchase. FMI: www.ellisriverriders.com.

    Carl Vee, back by popular demand; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Bryant Pond Gazebo.

    Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31

    Free Concerts; 4 p.m., the Bethel Common. Rain or shine. FMI: MahoosucArts.org or 824-3575.

    Sunday, Aug. 3

    Deadline to request menu item for Legion annual picnic; Call Bob Everett (836-2038) or Bob McCartney (836-3575). See Aug. 10 listing for more info.

    Pleasure/Equitation Horse Show; 9 a.m., Ellis River Riders, Andover. Riders of all ages and abilities will show their horsemanship skills through rail work and patterns. Free to spectators with stadium style bleachers, enclosed kiddie playground, and home cooked and fair style food for purchase. FMI: www.ellisriverriders.com.

    Uptown Cruizahs 6th Annual Car Show; New Balance Factory Store, Route 26, Oxford. Registration: 7:30 to 11 a.m., $5 per car. Free admission for spectators. Donations gratefully accepted. Three awards in each of 28 classes. Proceeds benefit local organizations. FMI: Les Wing (890-0870) or Dan Tripp (743-8073).

    Aug. 4 through 8

    Vacation Bible Adventure; 6 to 8:30 p.m., Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road (across from the Telstar parking lot). This years’ theme is “Weird Animals – Where Jesus’ love is one-of-a-kind.” For children four-years through grade five. FMI: 207-824-2289.

    Monday, Aug. 4

    Socrates Café Meeting; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Waterford Library. Topic: End of life issues. Moderator: Sally Chappell. Light refreshments are provided. FMI: 583-6957.

    Wednesday, Aug. 6

    An Afternoon with Tucker Carlson; 4 p.m. Carlson, co-host of Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” will give a presentation entitled “What to Expect in Politics.” All locally registered Republicans and their invited guests are welcome. Space is limited and no one will be admitted without an RSVP. FMI/RSVP: 665-2049.

    Thursday, Aug. 7

    Public Supper; Albany Church, Hunts Corner Road, Albany. Doors open at 5 p.m., supper at 5:30. $7 per person, $4 ages 12 and under.

    Andover Public Hearing; 7 p.m., Andover Town Hall. Public hearing on the withdrawal agreement between SAD 44 and the Town of Andover Withdrawal Committee.

    Saturday, Aug. 9

    MLT Gourmet Hike; 9:30 a.m., Whitecap trailhead off the East Andover Road. Hikers are asked to bring water, hiking/rain gear and a mountain-gourmet dish of choice to share with other hikers. RSVP requested. FMI/RSVP: Call 824-3806 or e-mail mlt@mahoosuc.org.

    Child Safety Seat Inspection; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Norway Fire Dept. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to provide free, hands-on seat inspections. Bringing the child is advised, but not required. FMI: Carol Welsh (743-1562 ext. 6951).

    Sunday, Aug. 10

    Mundt-Allen Post 81 Annual Picnic; 12 p.m., 81 Vernon Street. Please call to request chicken or steak by Sunday, Aug. 3. FMI/Menu request: Bob Everett (836-2038) or Bob McCartney (836-3575).

    Monday, Aug. 11

    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.

    Mahoosuc Community Band Concert; 7 p.m., West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel. An end of summer concert celebrating the band’s 20th year. Refreshments to be served. Donations accepted.

    Wednesday, Aug. 13

    Bethel Senior Citizens Meeting/Picnic; 11 a.m., Stony Brook Camping Area, Hanover. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be furnished. Members will bring either a salad or dessert to share. Reservations must be made before Aug. 1 by calling Arlene Lowell at 824-2877.

    Saturday, Aug. 16

    Upton Fun Day; 7 a.m. breakfast, Ladies Aid building. 9:30 a.m. parade line-up at Pat Kenyon’s (142 Thistle Street). 10 a.m. Parade from 142 Thistle Street, merchandise, food vendors and children’s carnival open. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. DVD show of logging in the past and Upton Historical Society display at Upton School House. 1 to 3 p.m. Chinese Auction viewing, Upton House Barn (260 Thistle Street). 2 p.m. cake and ice cream, Ladies Aid building and drawing for quilt raffle. 3 p.m. Chinese Auction (must be present to win). 5 p.m. Upton Union Church service with Rev. Jane C. Rich.

    Arts and Artisans Fair; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., New Suncook School gym, Route 5, Lovell. Dozens of juried craftspeople in many media will donate a percentage of their sales to benefit the Charlotte Hobbs Library. This event also includes a large book sale, homemade refreshments and a raffle of artwork donated by 10 of the participating artists. Free admission. FMI: Visit www.hobbslibrary.org (click on the Arts and Artisans link) or e-mail aafair@hobbslibrary.org.

    St. Jude’s Charity Ride; Ellis River Rider’s show grounds, Andover. FMI: Tim Tobin (trails@ellisriverriders.com).

    Monday, Aug. 18

    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.

    Thursday, Aug. 21

    Cruise Night; 5:30 p.m., Breau’s Too parking lot, Bryant Pond. Live music by Carl Vee from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. FMI: 665-2554.

    Saturday, Aug. 23

    Blue Trail Ride; Ellis River Riders show grounds, Andover. FMI: Anita Altmaier (491-5805).

    Saturday, Aug. 30

    Pleasure/Equitation Horse Show; 9 a.m., Ellis River Riders, Andover. Showmanship, in-hand, trail, and equitation classes Riders of all ages and abilities will show their horsemanship skills through rail work and patterns. Free to spectators with stadium style bleachers, enclosed kiddie playground, and home cooked and fair style food for purchase. FMI: www.ellisriverriders.com.

    Sunday, Aug. 31

    Gymkhana Horse Show; 9 a.m., Ellis River Riders, Andover. Barrel racing, pole bending, and other games. Riders of all ages and abilities will race against the clock to complete the patterns. Free to spectators with stadium style bleachers, enclosed kiddie playground, and home cooked and fair style food for purchase. FMI: www.ellisriverriders.com.

    Wednesday, Sept. 10

    Bethel Senior Citizens Meeting/Luncheon; 11 a.m., the Funky Red Barn, Bethel. Menu: Fish or prime rib. Price: $12. Reservations must be made before Sept. 1 by calling Arlene Lowell at 824-2877.