Events calendar

  • Wednesday, July 16

    Cooperative Extension Open House/Annual Meeting; 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., University of Maine Cooperative Extension Office, 9 Olson Road, South Paris.

    Music Without Borders: Intl. Piano Series; 7:30 p.m., Trustees Auditorium, McLaughlin Science Center, Gould Academy.

    Thursday, July 17

    Cruise Night; 5:30 p.m., Breau’s Too parking lot, Bryant Pond. FMI: 665-2554.

    Don Roy Ensemble; 7:30 p.m., Brick Church for the Performing Arts, Christian Hill Road, Lovell. $10/adults, $5/children 12 and under. FMI: 925-1500 or www.lovellbrickchurch.org.

    July 18 and 19

    Bethel Library Book Sale; Bethel Library. The library is accepting donations of books for the sale – they can be brought to the book sale tent on the library lawn on July 18. Volunteers to help set up are needed. FMI: Sandy (824-3017) or Bethel Library (824-2520).

    New England Forest Rally; Sunday River. In addition to taking place right at the ski area, additional spectator areas include Concord Pond Road in Peru/Woodstock, locations in and around Errol, N.H., and other sites across Western Maine and Northern New Hampshire. The event is free to the public. FMI: www.newenglandforestrally.com.

    Rumford Center VIS Sale; Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., Rumford Center Meeting House. Furniture, kitchenware, books, games, toys, tools and more. Donations welcome. Proceeds support maintenance of historic Meeting House and college scholarships. FMI: 364-7457.

    Friday, July 18

    AgCon Day; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Waterford Fair. A day devoted to agriculture and conservation for the whole family to enjoy. There will be “learning stations” set up where a 15 minute visit will teach visitors about vernal pools, forest bugs, bee keeping and more. Experts on draft horses, oxen, bees, blacksmithing and more will be available. Brendi’s Old McDonald’s Farm will be there with animals to pet and old fashioned games will be set up for the whole family. FMI: 743-5789 ext. 101/111 or e-mail jean.federico.me.nacdnet.net.

    Selections from the Sound of Music; 4 p.m., the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. Presented by the Brick Church for the Performing Arts Summer Theater Camp under the direction of Lily Bayrock. Appropriate for all ages. A great introduction to music and the stage for little ones. Free, sponsored by the Sear Family Foundation. FMI: brickchurchtheatercamp@gmail.com.

    60s Invasion; 7 p.m., St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery Street, Berlin, N.H. Featuring fun and great music from the retro band 60s Invasion. $15/adults, $10/minors.

    Music Without Borders: Intl. Piano Series; 7:30 p.m., Trustees Auditorium, McLaughlin Science Center, Gould Academy.

    July 19 and 20

    MollyOckett Days Festival; Saturday: Arts and crafts fair, 9 to 4 on Main Street, 9 to 5 on the common; parade through the village, 10 a.m.; contests, raffles, entertainment, frog jumping contest, food, fireworks and more. Sunday: Foot races – 1-mile kids’ fun run, 3 mile walk, 5 mile run, diaper dash. FMI: mollyockettdays.com or 824-2282.

    Saturday, July 19

    Forest Lodge Tour; Vans will depart from the Upton School to Forest Lodge at 8 a.m. and return at approximately 5:30 p.m. $65 per person, includes transportation, a guided tour of the historic homes of Louise Dickinson Rich, and a box lunch prepared by the Upton Ladies Aid. FMI/tickets: Charlotte (533-2061).

    Yard Sale on Stan Howe’s lawn on Broad Street in Bethel; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., by Alder River Grange.

    Bake Sale/Flea Market; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., North Waterford Church (on Route 35, across from Melby’s eatery). FMI: Milly Millett (583-2822).

    MeBRA/NBHA Barrel Racing Show; Ellis River Riders, Andover. Barrel racing, pole bending. Free to spectators, bleachers provided. Home cooked and fair-style food available to purchase. FMI: www.ellisriverriders.com.

    ARTirondack Auction; 1 p.m. at MollyOckett Day on the Bethel Common. This annual auction features hand-made chairs painted by Maine Artists to raise funds for arts education programming.

    Selections from the Sound of Music; 3 p.m., the Brick Church for the Performing Arts. Presented by the Brick Church for the Performing Arts Summer Theater Camp under the direction of Lily Bayrock. Appropriate for all ages. A great introduction to music and the stage for little ones. Free, sponsored by the Sear Family Foundation. FMI: brickchurchtheatercamp@gmail.com.

    Community Bean Supper/Hymn Sing; Supper: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Hymn Sing: 6 p.m., Bethel Church of the Nazarene, 16 Church Street, Bethel. Menu: Homemade beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee, tea or lemonade.

    Music Without Borders: Intl. Piano Series; 7 p.m., Trustees Auditorium, McLaughlin Science Center, Gould Academy.

    Garden Illuminated; 8 p.m., McLaughlin Garden and Homestead, South Paris. Wish lantern launch at 9:30. Tickets: $20 (includes drink, finger food and live music. Cash bar. FMI: 743-8820.

    Mike Miclon’s Richard3; 8 p.m. (doors open at 7:30), Celebration Barn Theater, 190 Stock Farm Road, South Paris. A film adaptation of Oddfellow Theater’s live performance of Richard III, Richard 3 features over 200 extras and actors and was shot in numerous locations throughout Maine. Tickets: $15. FMI: www.celebrationbarn.com or 743-8452.

    MollyOckett Days Fireworks; 9 p.m., Bethel Inn. Put on by the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Sunday, July 20

    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

    The Shadagee Ramblers; 2 p.m., Town Hall, Main Street, Locke’s Mills. Come kick up your heels or just sit and listen. Donations will be accepted for the Town Hall Repair Fund. FMI: Butch Fuller (875-2462).

    July 21 and 22

    Fortepiano Workshop; 3 p.m., Gorham Town Hall, Medallion Opera House, Gorham, N.H. Fortepiano Workshops with Andrew Willis and David Kim. Piano by Rod Regier, copy of 1830 Bösendorfer.

    “Big Hair” by the Mollyockett Chorus; 7 p.m., Poland Spring Preservation Society, 37 Preservation Way, Poland.

    Monday, July 21

    Fortepiano Festival Concert; 7:30 p.m., Gorham Town Hall, Medallion Opera House, Gorham, N.H. Fortepiano Festival Concert with Andrea LeBlanc, classical flute; David Kim, fortepiano.

    Tuesday, July 22

    Logging Photos and Talk; 6:30 p.m., West Paris Library. “Celebrating the Maine Woods” presentation by Cliff Jackson. Refreshments will be served following the presentation. FMI: 674-2004.

    Fortepiano Festival Concert; 7:30 p.m., Gorham Town Hall, Medallion Opera House, Gorham, N.H. A Fortepiano Festival Concert with Andrew Willis, fortepiano.

    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.

    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 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.

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    St. Jude’s Charity Ride; Ellis River Rider’s show grounds. 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. FMI: 665-2554.

    Saturday, Aug. 23

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