Saturday, Nov. 3: Vendredi Art & Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Crooked River School, 1437 Poland Spring Road (Route 11) in Casco. More than 40 artists and crafters offering unique items all handcrafted here in Maine. There will also be a raffle of many of the crafters’ donations. All proceeds go back into the community as book scholarships, support for local libraries, fire departments, food pantries, etc.
Nov. 3: The Knights of Columbus Council in Windham is hosting a supper to support the work of the council. Please join us for a great New England style meal, great company and a friendly atmosphere. Supper takes place 5-6:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Route 302 North Windham. Adults: $8, Children under 12: $3. Homemade fish chowder, garden salad, homemade rolls and homemade desserts.
Nov. 3: Spaulding Memorial Library is having its second annual Punkin Chunkin from 1-3 p.m. Apples and pumpkins will be available to use with giant slings and launch across the lower ball field behind Sebago Elementary School. Parking is available along the field. Take Marina Road, across from the fire station, off Route 114. Rain date is Sunday. FMI, 787-2321 or www.spaulding.lib.me.us.
Nov. 3: Enjoy an evening of chamber music by the professional chamber ensemble, Camerata New England, at the Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors (65-plus) and $10 for students (18 and under) and may be purchased at the Box Office by calling 935-9232 or online at www.fryeburgacademy.org/pac. The performance program includes: Grieg: Holberg Suite for String Orchestra; Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major No. 12; Evelyn Zuckerman, soloist and Bartok: Divertimento for String Orchestra. Lake Region Caterers is taking pre-orders for a pre-show dinner in the lobby of the arts center that evening. For reservations, contact Lake Region Caterers directly at 787-3327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov. 3: The monthly New Gloucester History Barn Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the History Barn behind the New Gloucester Town Hall on Route 231 in New Gloucester. New exhibits include newly acquired town records and a tuning fork used as a fire alarm. Sponsored by the New Gloucester Historical Society.
Nov. 3: The Sebago Center Community Church Ladies Circle will be hosting their annual Fall Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church on Route 107 in Sebago Center. This year, featured items include quilts, handcrafted purses and tote bags, quilted placemats and table runners, aprons, home-baked goodies, gift jars, Christmas ornaments, and attic treasures. A luncheon of American chop suey, homemade roll, a beverage, and a brownie ice cream sundae served with Ma Smith’s chocolate sauce will be available for purchase at $5 per meal.
Sunday, Nov. 4: Street Dance from 1-3 p.m to benefit Sandy Winde and family. The event will take place at and near the Raymond Village Community Church on Main Street (Route 121) in Raymond. This is a family fun dance with DJ Joel Marcinuk. People are asked to pay $5 per person or $15 per family as a donation. There will also be a bake sale table with money raised for donations.
Tuesday, Nov. 6: Windham Cornerstone Assembly of God will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day for everyone who wants to pray for the country and local/national elections. Cornerstone Assembly of God is located at 631 Cottage Road, Windham. FMI, 892-5980.
Wednesday, Nov. 7: Saint Joseph’s College celebrates its 100th anniversary with the seventh of its Centennial Lecture Series at 7 p.m., in the Viola George Auditorium of Harold Alfond Hall at the Standish campus. The presentation of historical events from 1912 includes nostalgic narratives on Fenway Park, the Girl Scouts, the Titanic and Saint Joseph’s College. The event is free and open to the public, and features music and refreshments from the era. FMI, 893-7930.
Nov. 7: Author Stephen Hathaway, of Gray, appears at Gray Public Library at 7 p.m. Hathaway will be reading from his collection of short stories, “A Kind of Redemption.” The book first appeared in 1991, and deals with the Vietnam War and its aftermath. A native of Michigan, Hathaway served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Trinidad and trained as a Vietnamese interpreter in the U.S. Army before beginning his teaching career. The event, which will include refreshments and discussion, is free. FMI, 657-4110.
Nov. 9-11: Windham High School’s fall musical production, “Guys and Dolls” takes the stage at Windham Performing Arts Center at Windham High School on Nov. 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $7 for children and seniors, $11 for adults. Reserve tickets at 893-1742. Box office opens 45 minutes before curtain. Directed by Rob Juergens; music direction by Richard Nickerson; choreography by Venesa Beyland. Don’t miss out on this 1950s favorite about a floating crap game, romance, lots of singing, dancing and humor.
Saturday, Nov. 10: Standish Congregational Church, Oak Hill Road, is hosting a Village Square Fair, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., featuring apple fritters, baked goods, cookie walk, jams and preserves, crafts, silent auction, bargain basement. A luncheon takes place 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with homemade chowders, stews and chili.
Wednesday, Nov. 14: Don Perkins, a former carpenter and woodworker with a longtime interest in timber framing, will be speaking at the Raymond Village Library at 6 p.m. about his love of barns and his new book, “The Barns of Maine: Our History, Our Stories.” Perkins will discuss the three generations and types of barns that have appeared on Maine’s landscape and which are featured in his book. He will have books to sell and sign. The program is open to the public. FMI, call 655-4283.
Nov. 15-18: The Lake Region High School Drama Club and Director Eugene Long present “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring, opening Thursday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. at the LRHS Auditorium, with subsequent performances on Nov. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. and matinees on Nov. 17 and 18 at 2 p.m. It’s high farce and high hilarity when the murderous spinster Brewster sisters, their homemade elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and “just a pinch” of cyanide, a brother who believes he is Theodore Roosevelt, and other family members, neighbors, and local law enforcement all collide on stage. Advance tickets are $8 adults and $6 students ($2 less than at the door) and are available at Bridgton Books, Hawthorne’s Attic, Lake Region House of Pizza, and Lake Region High School.
Friday, Nov. 16: Sheriff Kevin Joyce, The Cumberland County TRIAD and Camp Sunshine would like to extend an invitation to all seniors to a Thanksgiving luncheon that will be held on Nov. 16 from 11:30-1:30 at Camp Sunshine in Casco. The meal will be traditional turkey and all the fixings served by members of the Sheriff’s Office. Please RSVP by Nov. 8 by calling 1-800-266-1444, ext. 2228. This a free event provided to seniors from the Lakes Region.
Saturday, Nov. 17: Benefit Barn Dance, 7-11 p.m. at Spring Meadows Golf Club, 59 Portland Road, Gray. Tickets $14 single or $24 per couple. Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, dance lessons, photo booth, entertainment by the energetic DJ duo of Flamin’ Raymon’ and Sizzlin’ Suzzin’. To purchase tickets, buy online at http//sunshineforsue.weebly.com or Facebook.com/sunshine for Sue, or call Judy at 657-3168.
Nov. 30-Dec. 16: Schoolhouse Arts Center will present Miracle on 34th Street on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 2, 9, and 16 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for students and seniors. Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35. Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets online at www.schoolhousearts.org.
• The hours for the drop-in Lakes Region Senior Center at the Little Falls School, 40 Acorn Street, Gorham, are as follows: Monday-Thursday from 9 to 3 p.m. FMI, email email@example.com or contact Glenn Lynds at 893-9088 or drop by and check them out.
• “The Writers” gather on the third Monday of each month at the Raymond Public Safety Building on Route 302, from 6-8 p.m. Authors of all types are invited to support one another, to listen and render opinions when asked, with respect and courtesy. If you are interested in joining, stop by or call Betty Libby at 655-9214.
• A free car seat check sponsored by Safe Kids Maine takes place the third Saturday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Windham Fire-Rescue, 718 Roosevelt Trail (Route 302), North Windham. Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians will be available to provide free assistance with car seat installations and recall checks. FMI, 899-9461 or www.maineseatcheck.org.
• Until Nov. 19, American Legion bingo takes place every Monday night at the Windham Veterans Center behind Big Lots on Route 302, Windham. Doors open at 4 p.m. Bingo at 6:30 p.m. Hot food, cold drinks, other goodies. Sponsored by Standish Memorial Post 128. FMI, call 642-5583 or visit www.post128.org.
• Through October, food distribution at the food pantry at the Casco Village Church’s food pantry will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month.
• The Wings ‘N Things Clothes Closet of the Casco Village Church United Church of Christ (941 Meadow Road, Casco Village) invites you to come shopping. You won’t believe your eyes when you see all the beautiful new and gently used clothing, mostly name-brands, most $1 or less. Open Saturdays from noon-4 p.m. or by appointment. The closet will open every Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until noon in conjunction with the Farmer’s Market on the Village Green in Casco. FMI, 627-4282.
• The Poland Springs Woodcarvers meet the first Friday and third Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m. at the Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Main St., Poland. If you are a woodcarver or just interested in woodcarving, please attend. All levels of carvers invited. Bring something for Show & Tell. FMI, contact Chuck Friis at 576-3811.
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