• Events Calendar

    Wednesday Dec 11, 2019
    Please join us on December 11th at 5:30 p.m. for a screening of the Netflix original documentary- Recovery Boys. This a free community event held at the Gem Theater in Bethel! Maine is one of the states hardest hit by the nation?s ongoing opioid crisis, but people across the region are working on the front lines of this epidemic, saving lives, raising awareness, and developing new solutions. As part of a statewide tour of Oscar-nominated director Elaine McMillion Sheldon?s film RECOVERY BOYS, Points North Institute is partnering with the State of Maine, River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition and Western Maine Addiction Recovery Initiative. This FREE screening will be followed by a community forum featuring individuals in recovery, treatment providers, employers, and local agencies. Please join us to learn more about resources in your community and what you can do to be part of the solution. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Country Christmas, Community
    Thursday Dec 12, 2019
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    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Country Christmas, Community
    Friday Dec 13, 2019 - Sunday Dec 15, 2019
    Want to try before you buy, or just want a brief respite from your chores? Or maybe you want to get the kids outside? We will outfit you from our fleet of snowshoes and send you stomping right out the back door for free. Learn why snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing winter sports. Snowshoeing is great aerobic exercise and also the perfect alternative when you need a break from the skis. If you want to explore further a foot say to Bucks Ledges or the Mahoosuc Land Trust's Mcoy Chapman Forest, rentals are available for $14 a day. Trail recommendations and advice is always free. ... read more
    Categories: Country Christmas, Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Friday Dec 13, 2019 - Sunday Dec 15, 2019
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    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Kids & Families, Country Christmas
    Friday Dec 13, 2019 - Sunday Dec 15, 2019
    At Sunday River we offer a range of events year round. If you're a snow lover or you'd rather bask in sun, no matter the season, you'll find your happy place. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Country Christmas, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Music & Concerts, Resort Events, Foodie Special Events
    Friday Dec 13, 2019
    Elements Art Gallery and the shops at Philbrook Place stay open late for shopping, snacks, drinks, raffles, and of course, sales! Remember to shop local this holiday season! ... read more
    Categories: Shopping
    Saturday Dec 14, 2019
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    Categories: Country Christmas, Shopping
    Saturday Dec 14, 2019
    1-3pm. Meet at the north end of the town common near the Chapman Inn for rides through historic Bethel village. ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Country Christmas, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Shopping
    Saturday Dec 14, 2019
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    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Country Christmas, Community, Shopping
    Sunday Dec 15, 2019
    The Royal Ballet's glorious production of The Nutcracker, created by Peter Wright in 1984, is the production par excellence of an all-time ballet favourite. It is Christmas Eve and Herr Drosselmeyer the magician sweeps young Clara away on a fantasy adventure in which time is suspended, the family living-room becomes a great battlefield, and a magical journey takes them through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets. Tchaikovsky's glittering score, the gorgeous festive stage designs, and The Royal Ballet's captivating dancing including an exquisite pas de deux between the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Prince, make this Nutcracker the quintessential Christmas experience. The Ballet will be showing at The Gem at 1pm on Sunday, December 15th. Bring the kids! This is a wonderful holiday outing for the family! Tickets $12, Gem Members $10. This will be free for all MSAD44 students, 18 and under. Check out the trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2b9jOse6cE ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Country Christmas, Community, Music & Concerts
    Wednesday Dec 18, 2019
    The Good Food Store and Catering Company has been making Bethel more delicious for 25 years, and Heather and Dave want you to celebrate with them! Come to the ... read more
    Categories: Business Networking, Foodie Special Events
    Friday Dec 20, 2019
    Gould Academy presents its annual Yulefest Concert at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, December 20, in Bingham Auditorium, located on Church Street, Bethel. Free admission ... read more
    Categories: Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Country Christmas, Community, Music & Concerts
    Saturday Dec 21, 2019
    1-3pm. Meet at the north end of the town common near the Chapman Inn for rides through historic Bethel village. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Kids & Families, Country Christmas, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Music & Concerts, Shopping
    Sunday Dec 22, 2019
    Watch as the nativity scene is re-enacted on the town common. ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Country Christmas, Community
    Tuesday Dec 24, 2019
    Are your kids bouncing off the walls with excitement? Looking to get them out of the house? You don't even have to get out of your jammies to come! Join us at 10am on Christmas Eve for our annual showing of The Polar Express, complete with hot chocolate and cookies! We can't wait to have you here for one of our favorite events of the year! Make sure to wear your most comfy pajamas! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Kids & Families, Country Christmas, Community
    Tuesday Dec 24, 2019
    Come and enjoy celebrating the holiday with a beautiful candlelit service filled with Christmas hymns and the story of Jesus' birth. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Country Christmas, Community
    Saturday Dec 28, 2019
    1-3pm. Meet at the north end of the town common near the Chapman Inn for rides through historic Bethel village. ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Kids & Families, Country Christmas, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Shopping
    Wednesday Jan 1, 2020
    Come celebrate with a New Year ski or snowshoe! 10-4 ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness
    Sunday Jan 5, 2020 - Friday Jan 10, 2020
    Children's Festival is a celebration of skiing families with an opportunity for kids ages 3-12 to ski free, stay free, and get free lessons and rental equipment. Plus, we'll have fun events and activities including fireworks, snow tubing, nighttime entertainment, and dinners with Eddy the Yeti. New this year, you'll find select free events to attend throughout the week. Included free is live entertainment, themed ski lessons, and a slopeside fireworks show! Click here to learn more about the free and paid events only happening during the Children's Festival. Ready to make your plans? Kids are eligible for the freebies above when staying three nights or longer with an adult in one of our resort hotels. Give our reservations team a call at 800-543-2754 to book your stay! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Music & Concerts, Health & Fitness, Resort Events
    Sunday Jan 5, 2020
    As part of the celebration of National Winter Trails Day, we are offering free rentals and trail passes to beginners after 1 pm. ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Wednesday Jan 15, 2020
    Join community and business members from Bethel, Woodstock, Greenwood, and Newry, along with industry experts, to review emerging tourism trends, visitation information for our region, and pillars for sustainable tourism practices ... read more
    Categories: Business Networking, Workshops & Continuing Education
    Friday Jan 17, 2020 - Monday Jan 20, 2020
    With the Monday holiday, you'll definitely want to make this a ski trip full of family fun. Be sure to book your lodging early to guarantee your stay so you can enjoy all of the fun on and off the slopes. This year, enjoy night skiing, snowtubing, ice skating and visits with Eddy the Yeti all weekend-long! Stay tuned for our 2020 schedule of events! You can check out the 2019 activities and events below. For more information on MLK Weekend click here! Friday: Live Music with OC & The Offbeats (Foggy Goggle | 3-6PM) Saturday: Indie Demo Day - Try out the latest goods from top independent ski and snowboard companies. (South Ridge | 8AM- 2PM), Tap Takeover - Ricker Hill Hard Cider & Orono Brewing Company (Foggy Goggle | 11am-12am), Live Music with Fast Times (Foggy Goggle | 3-6PM), Dive-In Movie - A screening of Moana at the pool-turned-slopeside cinema (Grand Summit Hotel | 5PM), Fireworks (Slopeside at South Ridge Lodge | 8:30pm), Live Music with Jameson Four (Foggy Goggle | 9pm-12am) Sunday: Patriots vs Chiefs - Come support the Patriots as they take on the Chiefs with $12 Bud Light pitchers as well as cocktail specials. (Foggy Goggle | 6pm) ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Arts, Culture, & History, Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Music & Concerts, Health & Fitness, Resort Events
    Friday Jan 24, 2020 - Monday Jan 27, 2020
    Since 2006 Maine Adaptive has hosted a four-day winter sports retreat at Sunday River Ski Resort in late January / early February. All veterans and active duty personnel with disabilities and their immediate families are welcome at no cost. Lodging, meals, activities and accommodations are provided free of charge throughout the four-day event, and participants are free to choose activities based on their own interests and energy levels throughout the weekend. While we can also help with local transportation between program sites and to/from the Portland Jetport and Transportation Center (bus and train), all travel to/from Maine is the responsibility and at the expense of the participant. The list of activities includes: Welcome Dinner Alpine Skiing & Snowboarding Nordic Skiing & Snowshoeing Adaptive Basketball Evening Entertainment ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
    Saturday Feb 8, 2020
    Want to learn how to Telemark ski? The Sunday River SnowSports School will be hosting two free lessons at 10 AM and 1 PM. Show up to their Demo tent on February 8 and take a Telemark skiing lesson with our professional instructors! Telemarkdown, a retailer of Telemark Skiing gear and other skiing and equipment, comes to Sunday River as part of its Demo Tour. Demo skis will be set up at the South Ridge Base Area, just uphill from the base of the Chondola. The Freeheeler Demo Tour will bring Telemarkdown's latest telemark gear from brands Crispi, 22 Designs, Meidjo, Bishop, Rottefella, Liberty skis, Rossignol, Atomic, The Pariah Telemark ski, and lots more. Best of all, this is a free event! ... read more
    Categories: Festivals & Special Events, Kids & Families, Community, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness, Resort Events, Shopping
    Saturday Feb 8, 2020
    This annual Nordic ski favorite with the Bethel Outing Club features two lengths: 20km and 10km, as well as a 2.5km youth race. The 20km race is part of the Zak and Club Cup Series. Locally-made awards, a fantastic lasagna lunch, and demo equipment from Fischer Skis. ... read more
    Categories: Kids & Families, Outdoor Recreation & Sports, Health & Fitness
    Sunday Feb 9, 2020 - Wednesday Feb 12, 2020
    NEVI*Fest is an annual specialty camp put on by Maine Adaptive and held each February at Sugarloaf Ski Resort. This multi-day camp provides on-snow lessons from beginners to advanced skiers and snowboarders that have a visual impairment. The days are filled with a variety of social activities as well to create lasting memories and friendships. In addition, family and friends have an opportunity to learn how to become guides for visually impaired skiers and snowboarders. For more information about attending or volunteering, contact us at info@maineadaptive.org or (800) 639-7770. ... read more
    Categories: Outdoor Recreation & Sports
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