Saturday, July 29
Yankee Brass Band
The Bethel Historical Society hosts the Yankee Brass Band for an outdoor concert of old-time music played on authentic 19th century instruments. Bring a chair or blanket. Free and open to the public, donations appreciated. FMI: (207) 824-2908.
Saturday, July 29; 2:00 pm; side lawn Moses Mason House, Bethel
Sunday, July 30
An Evening with Richard Blanco
Poet & engineer Richard Blanco, Mahoosuc Heart and Soul and The Gem Theater team up for a poetry reading followed by a discussion about community. Free and open to the public, coffee and desserts served. FMI: www.mahoosucheartandsoul.org or Catherine Ingraham at 207-590-0541.
Sunday, July 30; 6:30-8:30 pm; The Gem Theater, Bethel
Friday & Saturday, August 4 & 5
Andover Area Art Show
Original works by Andover area artists, living or deceased, or art that represents life in Andover and the surrounding area. Held in conjunction with the Andover Old Home Day celebration.
Friday, August 4; 5:00 pm; Saturday, August 5; 9:00 am - 3:00 pm; Old Telephone Office Building, Main Street, Andover Center
Thursday, August 10
Opening concert of the Paris Hill Music Festival, Schooler Fare (from Paris, ME) performs "Down East" style folk songs and ballads on six- and twelve-string guitars and banjos. Don't miss the wonderful Maine humor interjected throughout their performances. Tickets $25, available at (207) 743-9390.
Thursday, August 10; 7:00 pm; First Baptist Church on Paris Hill, Paris, ME
Daponte String Quartet
Part of the Paris Hill Music Festival, the Daponte Quartet is celebrating its 25th anniversary in Maine. In 2015 they were recognized as the #1 Music Group of Maine across all genres of music. The program is scheduled to include Ludwig van Beethoven's Quartet Op. 59, No. 1 and Ottorino Respighi's Quartetto Dorico. Tickets $20, available at (207) 743-9390.
Friday, August 11; 7:00 pm; First Baptist Church on Paris Hill, Paris, ME
Saturday, August 12
Noel Paul Stookey
Part of the Paris Hill Music Festival, Noel Paul Stookey is recognized best as one of the trio known as "Peter, Paul, and Mary." Stookey has continued as a soloist, writing and performing music that addresses social change, fusing jazz improvisation and insightful folk lyrics. The sociopolitical, spiritual, and cultural dynamics of life’s stories continue to drive his songs. Tickets $30, available at (207) 743-9390.
Saturday, August 12; 7:00 pm; First Baptist Church on Paris Hill, Paris, ME
Sunday, August 13
Chris Humphrey Jazz Quartet
The final concert of the Paris Hill Music Festival, the quartet (piano, drums, bass, and saxophone) from Kennebunk, Maine will perform jazz selections perfect for a summer afternoon. Tickets $20, available at (207) 743-9390.
Sunday, August 13; 3:00 pm; First Baptist Church on Paris Hill, Paris, ME
Monday, August 14
Mahoosuc Community Band Summer Concert
Under the direction of Patricia Boyle-Wight, the band performs traditional and popular music for concert band. Refreshments served. Free and open to the public, donations appreciated. FMI: Julie Schubert-Cowan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Monday, August 14; 7:00 pm; West Parish Congregational Church, Bethel
Wednesday, August 30
Free community supper the last Wednesday of the month. All are welcome.
Wednesday, August 30; 4:30 - 6:00 pm; Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road, Bethel
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