Calendar of events

Benefits

Sunday, Oct. 22: Farmington, Chinese auction, 12 p.m., Fairbanks School Meeting House, 508 Fairbanks Rd. 778-3808, 778-4349.

Thursday, Oct. 26: Farmington, Supper and silent auction, 5 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, 110 Academy St.

Books

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Jay, Book and film discussion group, “Zookeeper’s Wife”, 6 p.m., Jay Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St.

Thursday, Oct. 19: Farmington, Author Mark Jude Poirier to read from his works, 7:30 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center, 111 South St. Free. 778-7454.

Friday, Oct. 20: Farmington, “The Solo Act,” author Richard Cass, 6:30 p.m., Devaney Doak and Garrett, 193 Broadway.

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Jay, Maine Book Group, “The Trespasser”, 6 p.m., Jay Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Jay, Fall book sale, 10 a.m., Jay Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St.

Children’s events

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Farmington, Discover Girl Scouts, 4 p.m., Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St. Free. 888-922-4763 http://www.girlscoutsofmaine.org/en/events/event-list.html.

Wednesdays, Oct. 18-25: Livermore Falls, Preschool Story Time, 10:30 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Saturday, Oct. 21: Livermore Falls, Lego Club, 10:30 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Thursday, Oct. 26: New Sharon, Story hour, 10:30 a.m., Jim Ditzler Memorial Library, 37 Library Rd. 779-1128.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Carthage, Trunk or Treat, 6 p.m., Carthage Town Office, 703 Carthage Rd.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Livermore Falls, Halloween Spooktacular, 10:30 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Wilton, Halloween Kids Fun Night, 5 p.m., Wilson Grange, 1338 Main St. Free.

Thursdays, Nov. 2-March 1: New Sharon, Story hour, with crafts and snacks, 10:30 a.m., Jim Ditzler Memorial Library, 37 Library Rd. 779-1128.

Tuesday, Nov. 7: Wilton, Discover Girl Scouts, 6 p.m., Cushing School, 21 Cushing Dr. Free. 888-922-4763 http://www.girlscoutsofmaine.org/en/events/event-list.html.

Thursdays, Nov. 16-March 15: New Sharon, Story hour, with crafts and snacks, 10:30 a.m., Jim Ditzler Memorial Library, 37 Library Rd. 779-1128.

Church events

Saturday, Oct. 28: Farmington, Annual Fall Festival, 5:30 p.m., Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Rd. www.farmingtonbaptist.net.

Saturday, Oct. 28: New Sharon, Baked bean and casserole supper, New Sharon United Methodist Annex. $8; $3.50, under 12.

Monday, Nov. 13-Sept. 13: Farmington, Fellowship Meal, 12 p.m., Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Rd. Free. 779-0731 www.farmingtonbaptist.net.

Crafts

Tuesday, Oct. 24: Livermore Falls, Knit/Crochet, 5:30 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Exhibits

Wednesday, Oct. 18-31: Carrabassett Valley, Works by Doug Archer, Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive. 237-3535.

Wednesday, Oct. 18-Nov. 13: Farmington, “Borderland,” photography and textile-based installation by artist Alia Ali, University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 778-7081.

Wednesday, Oct. 18-Dec. 31: Farmington, Works by Shoshannah White and Parisa Ghaderi, University of Maine at Farmington, Mantor Library. 778-7081.

Wednesday, Oct. 18-27: Farmington, “Bring Me the Girl: Wonder Tales, Ghosts and Catastrophes,” artist Pamela Johnson, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 246 Main St. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and by appointment. 778-1062.

Wednesday, Oct. 18-Dec. 16: Farmington, “Robin, Zorro and Horton: Political Resistance in Literature”, University of Maine at Farmington, Mantor Library.

Wednesday, Oct. 18-31: Farmington, Works by Suzanne Kelly, SugarWood Gallery, 248 Broadway. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 778-9105.

Wednesday, Oct. 18-Dec. 29: Farmington, “Reunion: Art Exhibit,” works by Penny Hall, Mary McFarland, Jan Royall and Dona Seegers, Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Fairs

Saturday, Oct. 21: Livermore, Autumn Livermore Community Center Craft Fair, 9 a.m., Livermore Community Center, 25 Church St.

Saturday, Nov. 11: Turner, Leavitt Area High School Craft Fair, 9 a.m., Leavitt Area High School, 21 Matthews Way. $1 donation.

Saturday, Nov. 11: Wilton, Wilton PTF Craft Fair, 10 a.m., Academy Hill School, 585 Depot St. 645-3120.

Festivals

Saturday, Oct. 28: Farmington, Annual Fall Festival, 5:30 p.m., Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Rd. www.farmingtonbaptist.net.

Films

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Jay, Book and film discussion group, “Zookeeper’s Wife”, 6 p.m., Jay Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Farmington, “Death Your Way: Caring for Our Own Dead and Talking about Death,” workshops, 9 a.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital Bass Room, 111 Franklin Health Commons. Free. 558-2246 www.fcamaine.net.

Food

Fridays, Oct. 20-Dec. 29: Jay, Friday supper with open mic and music, 5 p.m., VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. 897-5112.

Saturday, Oct. 21: Wilton, Roast beef supper, 5 p.m., Harland M. Harnden Masonic Hall, 70 Bryant Rd. $8; $5, under 12. 778-2354.

Thursday, Oct. 26: Farmington, Supper and silent auction, 5 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, 110 Academy St.

Saturdays, Nov. 11-Sept. 8: Livermore Falls, Free lunch, 11 a.m., George Bunten Post 10, American Legion, 17 Reynolds Ave.

General Entertainment

Wednesday, Oct. 18-28: New Sharon, Annual Scarecrow Reunion, Downtown New Sharon. 778-9025.

Thursdays, Oct. 19-Dec. 28: Farmington, Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers Guild, 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Parish, 133 Middle St. Free. 578-1791.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 21-22: Farmington, The Maize, 13-acre corn maze, 10 a.m., Sandy River Farms, 755 Farmington Falls Rd. 778-3835.

Saturday, Oct. 21: Jay, Pumpkin Party, 1 p.m., Jay Niles Memorial Library, 983 Main St. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 21: Leeds, Farm Fest, 11 a.m., Leeds Community Church, 123 Church Hill Rd. Free.

Saturday, Oct. 21: Livermore Falls, Patron Appreciation Day, 10 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Sunday, Oct. 22: Turner, Cherie Sargent Memorial Scholarship Golf Tournament, 9 a.m., Turner Highlands, North Parish Road. Fundraiser for high school scholarship. $50 a player.

Wednesday, Oct. 25: Stratton, Ladies Shopping Night, 6 p.m., Stratton Community Building, 88 Main St. 670-8317.

Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 28-29: Farmington, The Maize, 13-acre corn maze, 10 a.m., Sandy River Farms, 755 Farmington Falls Rd. 778-3835.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Leeds, Curtis Forestry Day, 9:30 a.m., Curtis Homestead Conservation Area. 377-2848 www.tklt.org.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Wilton, Halloween Fun Night, 5 p.m., Wilson Grange, 1338 Main St. Free. 645-3388 WilsonGrange.com.

Thursday, Nov. 16: Farmington, Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers Guild, 6:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Parish, 133 Middle St. Free. 578-1791.

Lectures

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Farmington, Gold LEAF Senior College Fall/Winter Kick-Off, 3 p.m., Old South Congregational Church, 227 Main St. Free. 778-7063 www.goldleafinstitute.org.

Monday, Oct. 23: Farmington, “History of Abbott School,” Layne Nason, 6 p.m., Farmington Historical Society, Old North Church.

Saturday, Oct. 28: Farmington, “Death Your Way: Caring for Our Own Dead and Talking about Death,” workshops, 9 a.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital Bass Room, 111 Franklin Health Commons. Free. 558-2246 www.fcamaine.net.

Miscellaneous

Wednesday, Oct. 18: Farmington, Gold LEAF Senior College Fall/Winter Kick-Off, 3 p.m., Old South Congregational Church, 227 Main St. Free. 778-7063 www.goldleafinstitute.org.

Friday, Oct. 20: Farmington, Blood drive, 12 p.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital, 1 Hospital Dr. 1-800-RED CROSS redcrossblood.org.

Mondays, Oct. 23-Nov. 13: Wilton, Clogging classes, 6 p.m., Cushing School, 21 Cushing Dr. $50.

Music

Thursday, Oct. 19: Farmington, Celtic Couples, Don and Cindy Roy and Matt and Erica Shipman, 7 p.m., North Church, 12 High St. $15. 778-2006.

Thursdays, Oct. 19-26: Turner, Irish music session, 6 p.m., Turner Public Library, 98 Matthews Way. Free.

Friday, Oct. 20: Jay, Live music with Sharon Hood & Dixon Road Band, 7 p.m., Amvets Post 33, Route 4. 897-4112.

Saturday, Oct. 21: Farmington, “Celebrating OktoberFest” with Maine Squeeze, 7:30 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington Nordica Auditorium, 224 Main St. $12 free, 18 & under & UMF students. 778-9437 https://www.artsfarmington.org/maine-squeeze.

Saturday, Oct. 21: Farmington, Maine Squeeze, accordion ensemble, 7:30 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington Nordica Auditorium, 224 Main St. $12. 778-9437.

Thursday, Oct. 26: Farmington, Barrule from the Isle of Man, trio, 7 p.m., Old South Church, 235 Main St. $15. 491-5919.