Saturday, July 1
Bethel Art Fair
Artists and vendors on the Bethel Common; exhibits around town at Owen Art Gallery at Gould Academy; Bethel Historical Society; Philbrook Place; Shy, Novice and Closeted Art Show (18 High St.); Nabos; DiCocoa's Marketplace; Maine Mineral and Gem Museum; OpenStudio at Isham Farm (1006 Vernon St.); Mattie Templeton at the Gem Theater (6:00-6:00 pm)
Saturday, July 1; 9:00 am -4:00 pm unless otherwise noted; various locations around Bethel
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from July 4 - 29
Music Without Borders Piano Festival
Free public recitals every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday performed by international students of acclaimed pianist and teacher Tamara Poddubnaya. Opening recital on July 4 begins at 7:00 pm, all others at 7:30. FMI:Music Without Borders
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, July 4 - 29; 7:30 pm (July 4 opening recital at 7:00 pm); McLaughlin Auditorium, Gould Academy
Tuesday, July 4
Annual Community Picnic and Concert
Free two-hour concert (rain or shine) by the Portland Brass Quintet. FMI: 207-824-2908 or http://bethelhistorical.org.
Tuesday, July 4; 11:30 am - 1:30 pm; Moses Mason House lawn, 14 Broad St., Bethel
Friday, July 7
Maple Leaf Seven
Traditional jazz band (clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, bass and drums) features traditional and contemporary interpretations of "Dixieland" and classic swing music. Tickets ($12/adults, $8/under 18) available online (for a small additional fee), at the door, at the art center's office at 155 Emery St., Berlin NH, or call 603-752-1028.
Friday, July 7; 7:00 pm; St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St., Berlin, NH
Saturday, July 8
Oxford County Mineral & Gem Association Mineral and Gem Show
18 mineral, gem, fossil and jewelry dealers, hourly door prizes, Grand Prize one carat Smoky Quartz set in Sterling Silver, donated by Northeast Gems of Fryburg. Over 12 admission $3. FMI: ocmgassoc.blogspot.com or Dennis Gross (207-665-2759).
Saturday, July 8; 9:00 am - 4:00 pm; Telstar High School, Bethel
Thursday, July 13
Hike to Mt. Jasper
A 3/4-mile hike with features that stretch back centuries. Wear sturdy footwear and bring water. FMI: Mahoosuc Land Trust, 207-824-3806.
Thursday, July 13; 9:00 am; meet at Berlin High School parking lot, Madison St., Berlin, NH
Friday, July 14 & Saturday, July 15
Bethel Library Book Sale
Bethel Library is accepting any donated books from community members. Books may be dropped off at the library or call 824-2520 to get further assistance.
Friday, July 14, noon-5:00 pm & Saturday July 15, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Bethel Library
Saturday, July 15
60th Annual MollyOckett Day
Bethel's biggest festival. Parade at 11:00, fireworks at 9:00. For complete details: MollyOckett Day 2017
Saturday, July 15; 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Bethel Common
Thursday, July 20
Glassface Mountain Trail Hike
This is a moderately strenuous hike and is Mahoosuc Land Trust's newest trail. The ledges at the top offer sweeping views of the Androscoggin River Valley below. FMI: Barbara Murphy (824-3806)
Thursday, July 20; 9:00 am; meet at Hastings' Landing boat launch, Rumford Center
Wednesday, July 26
Free community supper the last Wednesday of the month. All are welcome.
Wednesday, July 26; 4:30 - 6:00 pm; Bethel Alliance Church, 251 Walkers Mills Road, 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
For more information about Western Mountains Senior College visit our website at http://sad44.maineadulted.org/western_mountains_senior_college