• Events Calendar

    Sunday Sep 15, 2019
    Join us at Valentine Farm for a morning of activities. There is something for everyone! 10:00-12:00 - Guided walk on the McCoy-Chapman Forest, our newest preserve with spectacular view of the mountains. Moderate difficulty, some steep sections. 10:00- 12:00 - pollinator garden tours - see monarch butterfly caterpillars, watch an adult being tagged as part of a citizen science project; Art show open - come see and purchase some of the finest art work in the area. 12:00 - 1:00 - pot luck cookout. MLT provides the veggie and beef burgers, you bring something to share. ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Sunday Sep 15, 2019
    Join us this weekend for movies at The Gem! This weekend we're screening: Maine Outdoor Film Festival [NR] 7:30 Saturday ONLY Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [PG-13] 1:15, 4:30, 7:00 IT Chapter 2 [R] 12:15, 3:45, 7:15 Blinded by the Light [PG-13] 1:00*, 4:30, 7:15*, *NO Sat. 7:15 show & NO Sun 1:00 show NE Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins on the Big Screen, 1:00 Sunday ONLY ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Community
    Sunday Sep 15, 2019
    Join us at The Gem at 1:00pm on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 15th, to watch the New England Patriots kick off against the Miami Dolphins. See the game for free on the big screen and enjoy a drink from our selection of local beers, wine and cocktails. We always have pizza, jalapeno & cheese hot pretzels, popcorn and other snacks for purchase as well. ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Monday Sep 16, 2019
    Join us this weekend for movies at The Gem! This weekend we're screening: Maine Outdoor Film Festival [NR] 7:30 Saturday ONLY Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark [PG-13] 1:15, 4:30, 7:00 IT Chapter 2 [R] 12:15, 3:45, 7:15 Blinded by the Light [PG-13] 1:00*, 4:30, 7:15*, *NO Sat. 7:15 show & NO Sun 1:00 show NE Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins on the Big Screen, 1:00 Sunday ONLY ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Community
    Monday Sep 16, 2019
    If you're looking for a fun & friendly running/walking group, check this one out! We'll meet every Monday night starting June 3rd at 5:30pm for a run or walk (your choice), with 5k and 10k options. The entire course takes place on xc ski & mountain bike trails located in the cool woods of Bethel Village Trails at The Bethel Inn Resort. The trails have gently rolling hills--perfect for all abilities. As a bonus, bring your race bib to the Millbrook Tavern after your workout for $2 off your first beer! Participate in at least 6 runs and be eligible to win prizes at the end of the season celebration (date and details TBD). A suggested donation of $5 per race goes to support the trails at BVT. Kids 17 and under in the SAD 44 school district participate for free! Please arrive between 5-5:15 to register (you only need to do this once--registration is good for the season). ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness, Resort Events
    Friday Sep 20, 2019
    Hancock Lumber, in partnership with the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, cordially invites you to tour its Bethel Sawmill Facility. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Workshops & Continuing Education, Community
    Saturday Sep 21, 2019
    Celebrate the harvest and the beginning of fall foliage season with arts, crafts, music, a farmers' market, a chowder and apple pie cookoff, and much more on the town common. Don't miss the Chowdah Cookoff -- (KA Chowderfest) hundreds of hungry tasters line up as many of your favorite restaurants vie for Peoples' or Judges' Choice. Always the third Saturday in September. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Music & Concerts, Foodie Special Events, Shopping
    Saturday Sep 21, 2019
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    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History
    Sunday Sep 22, 2019
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    Categories: Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness
    Sunday Sep 22, 2019
    This challenging Second Nature Adventure Challenge hike is a rewarding end-of-the-season excursion. Climb the platform at the summit for incredible views all around. Leaders from Mahoosuc Land Trust, Mahoosuc Pathways, and Western Foothills Land Trust will guide your way on the trail. Wear layered clothing and hiking boots; bring plenty of water and food. We'll meet at the Appalachian Trail parking lot in Grafton Notch at 8am; email us to arrange for carpooling. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness
    Sunday Sep 22, 2019
    The Bethel Region CROP Walk (Communities Respond to Overcome Poverty) will start at 11:30 a.m. and walk 5k around Bethel village to raise money for Church World Service (75%) and the local Food Backpack program (25%). The goal is to raise funds to reduce poverty and hunger worldwide. The day will start at 10:00 with an Ecumenical Service on the Bethel Common. Bring picnic items to share for lunch. The Walk will begin on The Common around 11:30 a.m. ... read more
    Categories: Community
    Monday Sep 23, 2019
    If you're looking for a fun & friendly running/walking group, check this one out! We'll meet every Monday night starting June 3rd at 5:30pm for a run or walk (your choice), with 5k and 10k options. The entire course takes place on xc ski & mountain bike trails located in the cool woods of Bethel Village Trails at The Bethel Inn Resort. The trails have gently rolling hills--perfect for all abilities. As a bonus, bring your race bib to the Millbrook Tavern after your workout for $2 off your first beer! Participate in at least 6 runs and be eligible to win prizes at the end of the season celebration (date and details TBD). A suggested donation of $5 per race goes to support the trails at BVT. Kids 17 and under in the SAD 44 school district participate for free! Please arrive between 5-5:15 to register (you only need to do this once--registration is good for the season). ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness, Resort Events
    Wednesday Sep 25, 2019
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    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Foodie Special Events
    Wednesday Sep 25, 2019
    6:00pm Social, 7:00pm Film All are welcome, FREE for 2019 Gem Members, $8 General admission, $6 Super adults, kids, & military A cinematic meditation on humanity?s massive reengineering of the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a four years in the making feature documentary film from the multiple-award winning team of Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky. Third in a trilogy that includes Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and Watermark (2013), the film follows the research of an international body of scientists, the Anthropocene Working Group who, after nearly 10 years of research, are arguing that the Holocene Epoch gave way to the Anthropocene Epoch in the mid-twentieth century, because of profound and lasting human changes to the Earth. From concrete seawalls in China that now cover 60% of the mainland coast, to the biggest terrestrial machines ever built in Germany, to psychedelic potash mines in Russia?s Ural Mountains, to metal festivals in the closed city of Norilsk, to the devastated Great Barrier Reef in Australia and surreal lithium evaporation ponds in the Atacama desert, the filmmakers have traversed the globe using high end production values and state of the art camera techniques to document evidence and experience of human planetary domination. At the intersection of art and science, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch witnesses in an experiential and non-didactic sense a critical moment in geological history ? bringing a provocative and unforgettable experience of our species? breadth and impact. Click here to see the trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=kiYoojU_z-A See Less Film ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Community
    Saturday Sep 28, 2019 - Sunday Sep 29, 2019
    Jam at The Gem with Bearly Dead! 18+ event, 21+ to drink. $15 Advanced Ticket / $20 At the Door Steam Mill Brew on tap, liquor, wine, beer and other concessions available! Bearly Dead is an all-star cast of players with deep roots in the New England jam & festival scene. While the band plays all of The Grateful Dead classics, they also dive into an extended catalog, which may include any song that any member of the Dead ever performed. With over 230 songs in rotation and new material being added all the time, Bearly Dead performs wildly different set lists every night and ensures that each show is a unique experience. With no designated “Jerry” or “Bobby”, this band is able to breathe new life into songs with their fresh, high-energy approach to them. Bearly Dead is a setlist-nerd’s dream!!! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Music & Concerts
    Sunday Sep 29, 2019 - Tuesday Oct 1, 2019
    2019 Fall Festival Pro-am at The Bethel Inn Resort - Celebrate the 27th Annual Fall Festival Pro-am, Sunday, September 29th through Tuesday, October 1st at Maine’s Premier Four Season Resort. Arrive Sunday for a practice round and evening social with two days of tournament play starting Monday at 9am. Two tournament packages to choose from: Inclusive Overnight Package – Two Nights Amateur: $495 Professional: $225 Including: ~ Two nights lodging, Traditional Inn or Luxury Townhouse accommodations ~ Cocktail Welcome Party on Sunday ~ Daily Breakfast ~ Downeast Lobster Bake on Monday evening ~ Awards Luncheon on Tuesday ~ All entries, golf & cart fees for Mon & Tuesday Inclusive Commuter Package Amateur: $325 Professional: $225 ~ All entries, golf & cart fees for Mon & Tuesday ~ Cocktail Welcome Party on Sunday ~ Downeast Lobster Bake on Monday evening ~ Awards Luncheon on Tuesday All PGA members and professionals affiliated with recognized golf facilities are eligible. Contact Jeff Susdorf, Head Golf Professional for more information or contact us at (800) 654-0125 or golfshop@bethelinn.com to reserve your spot. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Resort Events
    Monday Sep 30, 2019
    If you're looking for a fun & friendly running/walking group, check this one out! We'll meet every Monday night starting June 3rd at 5:30pm for a run or walk (your choice), with 5k and 10k options. The entire course takes place on xc ski & mountain bike trails located in the cool woods of Bethel Village Trails at The Bethel Inn Resort. The trails have gently rolling hills--perfect for all abilities. As a bonus, bring your race bib to the Millbrook Tavern after your workout for $2 off your first beer! Participate in at least 6 runs and be eligible to win prizes at the end of the season celebration (date and details TBD). A suggested donation of $5 per race goes to support the trails at BVT. Kids 17 and under in the SAD 44 school district participate for free! Please arrive between 5-5:15 to register (you only need to do this once--registration is good for the season). ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness, Resort Events
    Wednesday Oct 2, 2019
    Social Hour at 6pm Roger Waters Us + Them film at 7pm Roger Waters, co-founder, creative force and songwriter behind Pink Floyd, presents his highly anticipated film, Us + Them, featuring state-of-the-art visual production and breath-taking sound in this unmissable cinema event. Filmed in Amsterdam on the European leg of his 2017?2018 Us + Them tour which saw Waters perform to over two million people worldwide, the film features songs from his legendary Pink Floyd albums (The Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Animals, Wish You Were Here) and from his last album, Is This The Life We Really Want? Waters collaborates once more with Sean Evans, visionary director of the highly acclaimed movie, Roger Waters The Wall, to deliver this creatively pioneered film that inspires with its powerful music and message of human rights, liberty and love. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJsaR7yJHf4 ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Community, Music & Concerts
    Friday Oct 4, 2019
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    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History
    Saturday Oct 5, 2019
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    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History
    Wednesday Oct 9, 2019
    Social Hour at 6pm Film Concert at 7pm On October 9, 2019, Trafalgar Releasing presents S&M2, a must ? see celebration of the 20th anniversary of Metallica?s groundbreaking S&M concerts and album recorded with the San Francisco Symphony. See them once again perform with the Symphony as legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leads a portion of the show, kicking off his final season in San Francisco. Including several tracks from the original ?99 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then, this theatrical release gives millions of fans around the world the chance to eclipse time and experience the show as a modern ? day big screen concert. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=Gd6SycTT-NI ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Community, Music & Concerts
    Friday Oct 11, 2019 - Sunday Oct 13, 2019
    Gentle yoga awakens the body. Through unhurried, mindful movement you Gentle Gentle yoga awakens the body. Through unhurried, mindful movement you cultivate an attentive, curious, open attention to whatever is arising in the moment through your body. Likewise, in a quiet, contemplative environment you attend to your thoughts and feelings in Proprioceptive Writing. Through this simple but profound method of expressing and reflecting upon thought, your natural sense of connection with the self is restored. ... read more
    Categories: Workshops & Continuing Education, Health & Fitness
    Saturday Oct 12, 2019 - Sunday Oct 13, 2019
    Celebrate the end of summer with events and activities for the whole family at Sunday River's annual Fall Festival weekend! Whether you make it a day trip or a weekend getaway, we're happy to help you celebrate the best of fall in the Western Mountains of Maine with special events like the North American Wife Carrying Championship, the New England Cornhole Championship, and more. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Music & Concerts, Resort Events
    Saturday Oct 12, 2019
    The River Valley Rotary Club’s Annual Oktoberfest Craft Fair will be held indoors at Hope Association on Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 9am to 2pm. This event supports the Rotary Club’s mission to enhance literacy in our community. Hundreds of books are available for all ages. There will be a variety of crafters selling their homemade treasures. Each child attending will be able to play games for 25 cents and pick a FREE book from the Children’s Room. If you haven’t found that special gift, you are sure to find it here. There will be a cookie walk and raffles with something for everyone. Drawings will be at the end of the day. You do not need to be present to win. A delicious pancake breakfast will be served from 8:30am - 10:30am, lunch from 11am -2pm, and free fresh coffee all day. This event is sponsored by River Valley Rotary and Hope Association. Proceeds help support their missions, scholarships, the Interact Youth Club, and special projects and outings for those that attend Hope. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Community, Shopping
    Thursday Oct 17, 2019
    Chamber Annual Meeting & Dinner ... read more
    Categories: Business Networking
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    Saturday Oct 19, 2019 - Sunday Oct 20, 2019
    Wilderness First Aid training taught by Jon Tierney from Wilderness Medical Associates. ... read more
    Categories: Workshops & Continuing Education
    Saturday Oct 19, 2019 - Monday Oct 21, 2019
    Wilderness First Responder Refresher Course ... read more
    Categories: Workshops & Continuing Education
    Friday Oct 25, 2019 - Saturday Oct 26, 2019
    Buy and sell new and used equipment from major ski shops and local and visiting skiers, with any proceeds benefiting the charitable purposes of the BOC. ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports
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