Calendar of events

Benefits

Friday, April 28: Farmington, Spring rummage sale, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 133 Middle St.

Saturday, April 29: Farmington, Spring rummage sale, 9 a.m., St. Joseph Parish, 133 Middle St.

Saturday, April 29: Strong, Spring rummage sale and luncheon, 9 a.m., Strong United Methodist Church, Church Hill Road.

Saturday, April 29: Turner, Turner Food Pantry benefit supper, 4:30 p.m., Boofy Quimby Hall, Route 219. Hosted by Turner Timberland ATV Club. Donations. www.turnertimberlandatv.com.

Saturday, April 29: Wilton, Wilton Scholarship Auction, 6:30 p.m., Academy Hill School, 585 Depot St.

Saturday, May 6: Jay, Benefit spaghetti supper, 4 p.m., Amvets Post 33, Route 4. $7; children, $4. 897-4112.

Saturday, May 13: Phillips, High End Sale, 9 a.m., Phillips Area Community Center, Depot Street. 639-4296.

Saturday, May 20: Farmington, Mt. Blue Area Garden Club spring plant sale, 9 a.m., Meetinghouse Park, Main Street. 645-2067, 578-0145.

Saturday, May 20: Jay, Blessing of Bike and Special Olympics Benefit Poker Run and Ride, 10:30 a.m., Amvets Post 33, Route 4. $5. 897-4112.

Saturday, May 20: Livermore, Women’s Club indoor yard sale, 9 a.m., Livermore Community Center, 25 Church St. 897-2733.

Books

Thursday, May 4: Strong, Used book sale, 5 p.m., Forster Memorial Building, 11 Main St.

Friday, May 5: Strong, Used book sale, 10 a.m., Forster Memorial Building, 11 Main St.

Thursday, May 11: Livermore Falls, Book group to discuss “The Paris Wife”, 3 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Saturday, May 13: Wilton, Book sale, 9 a.m., Western Maine Enterprises, 128 Weld Rd. 645-4831.

Saturday, May 20: Farmington, Literacy Volunteers annual book sale, literacy festival, 9 a.m., Farmington Elks Lodge, 120 School St. 500-3131 www.westernmaineliteracy.org.

Sunday, May 21: Farmington, Literacy Volunteers annual book sale, literacy festival, 9 a.m., Farmington Elks Lodge, 120 School St. 500-3131.

Children’s events

Saturday, April 29: Canton, Spring Fling, featuring dog show, 11 a.m., Canton Ball Field, School Street. Free.

Wednesdays, May 3-31: Livermore Falls, Preschool story time, 10:30 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Thursdays, May 4-18: New Sharon, Story hour with crafts, 10:30 a.m., Jim Ditzler Memorial Library, 37 Library Rd. 779-1128.

Tuesdays, May 9-23: Livermore Falls, Teen Writers group, 6 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Saturday, May 20: Livermore Falls, Lego Club, 10:30 a.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Church events

Friday, April 28: Farmington, Spring rummage sale, 3 p.m., St. Joseph Parish, 133 Middle St.

Saturday, April 29: Farmington, Spring rummage sale, 9 a.m., St. Joseph Parish, 133 Middle St.

Saturday, April 29: Strong, Spring rummage sale and luncheon, 9 a.m., Strong United Methodist Church, Church Hill Road.

Saturday, May 13: Farmington, Free community lunch, 12 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St. 778-0424, 778-443.

Crafts

Tuesday, May 23: Livermore Falls, Knit and crochet club, 5:30 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. Materials available. 897-3631.

Exhibits

Wednesday, April 26-30: Carrabassett Valley, Photographs by Isaac White, Carrabassett Valley Library, 3209 Carrabassett Drive. 237-3535.

Wednesday, April 26-June 15: Farmington, “To Sail Beyond the Sunset: The Influence of the Odyssey,” Shiretown Bookers, University of Maine at Farmington, Mantor Library. 778-7210.

Wednesday, April 26-June 12: Farmington, “Creation Mythology and Alchemical Symbolism,” featuring works by Susy Sanders, Sugarwood Gallery, 248 Broadway. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 491-8635.

Wednesday, April 26-30: Farmington, Works by Janice Norton, 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, April 26-May 13: Farmington, “Five to Nine,” UMF Senior Exhibition, University of Maine at Farmington Art Gallery, 246 Main St. Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday and by appointment. 778-1062.

Wednesday, April 26-29: Wilton, “Through the Eyes of Two,” featuring artwork by Maggie Hickey and Emiliano Flores, Wilton Free Public Library, 6 Goodspeed St. 645-4831.

Festivals

Saturday, May 6: Farmington, Maine Fiddlehead Festival, 10 a.m., Maine Fiddlehead Festival, Academy Street. Free. www.mainefiddleheadfestival.com.

Saturday, May 20: Farmington, Literacy Volunteers annual book sale, literacy festival, 9 a.m., Farmington Elks Lodge, 120 School St. 500-3131 www.westernmaineliteracy.org.

Sunday, May 21: Farmington, Literacy Volunteers annual book sale, literacy festival, 9 a.m., Farmington Elks Lodge, 120 School St. 500-3131.

Food

Fridays, April 28-Dec. 29: Jay, Friday supper with open mic and music, 5 p.m., VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. 897-5112.

Saturday, April 29: Farmington, Winter Farmers’ Market, 10 a.m., Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St. 778-6637.

Saturday, April 29: New Sharon, Benefit spaghetti dinner, 11 a.m., New Sharon Masonic Hall, Route 2.

Saturday, April 29: Strong, Spring rummage sale and luncheon, 9 a.m., Strong United Methodist Church, Church Hill Road.

Saturday, April 29: Turner, Turner Food Pantry benefit supper, 4:30 p.m., Boofy Quimby Hall, Route 219. Hosted by Turner Timberland ATV Club. Donations. www.turnertimberlandatv.com.

Saturday, April 29: Turner, Spaghetti dinner, 4:30 p.m., Boofy Quimby Hall, Route 219. Donations. www.turnertimberlandatv.com.

Saturday, April 29: Wilton, Dinner to celebrate 150th year of National Grange, 5 p.m., Wilson Grange, 1338 Main St. $8; 7 and under, $4. 645-2400.

Saturday, May 6: Jay, Benefit spaghetti supper, 4 p.m., Amvets Post 33, Route 4. $7; children, $4. 897-4112.

Saturday, May 13: Farmington, Free community lunch, 12 p.m., Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St. 778-0424, 778-443.

Saturday, May 13: Livermore Falls, Community lunch, 11 a.m., George Bunten Post 10, American Legion, 17 Reynolds Ave. Free.

General Entertainment

Saturday, April 29: Canton, Spring Fling, featuring dog show, 11 a.m., Canton Ball Field, School Street. Free.

Saturday, May 6: Farmington, Walkathon to celebrate Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, 9 a.m., Mt. Blue High School, 129 Seamon Rd. Free. 778-3561.

Sunday, May 7: Farmington, Farmington 5K and Remembrance Walk, 9 a.m., Franklin County Courthouse. 795-9407.

Thursdays, May 18-Dec. 21: Farmington, Western Order of Dedicated Storytellers Guild meeting, 7 p.m., Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St. Free. 778-4387 westernmainestorytelling.org.

Lectures

Thursday, April 27: Farmington, “Staying Safe: Emerging Threats,” workshop for nonprofits, 11:30 a.m., Franklin Memorial Hospital Bass Room, 111 Franklin Health Commons. Free. 778-5048.

Saturday, May 6: Farmington, “Genealogy and Photography: Resurrecting Rachel,” Kay Marshall, 10 a.m., Farmington Public Library, 117 Academy St. Sandy River Valley Chapter, Maine Genealogical Society, hosting.

Thursday, May 18: Livermore Falls, Story Telling Workshop, 6 p.m., Treat Memorial Library, 56 Main St. 897-3631.

Music

Friday, April 28: Wilton, Mt. Blue Music Together fundraiser, 3:30 p.m., Cushing School, 21 Cushing Dr. $10. 778-9983.

Saturday, April 29: Kingfield, Paranoid Social Club, 10 p.m., Nostalgia Tavern, 13 Commercial Road. $10. 265-2559.

Thursday, May 4: Farmington, Racket Factory, country band, 7 p.m., Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St. $8/$10. 778-2932.

Saturday, May 6: Jay, Live music with Sharon Hood and Dixon Road Band, 7 p.m., Amvets Post 33, Route 4. 897-4112.

Saturday, May 20: Vienna, Katahdin Valley Boys, bluegrass band, 7 p.m., Vienna Union Hall, 5 Mountain Rd. $10. 293-2674 https://sites.google.com/site/viennaunionhall2012/home.

Theater

Sunday, April 30: Farmington, “Faust 3,” Bread and Puppet Theater, 7 p.m., University of Maine at Farmington Emery Community Arts Center. $15/$7. 778-7896.