Community Happenings in Oxford Hills


  • Advertiser Democrat

    Advertiser Democrat is our local newspaper, which comes out on Thursdays; it lists a Community Calendar with a lot of different events on a weekly basis.

  • ART:

    Western Maine Art Group / Gallery: Open daily 480 Main St. Norway; 743-7813.

    First Fridays – The local area Art Galleries host First Friday events; call any one of the art shops / galleries for info – [The Painted Mermaid – 743-7312].

  • Attend a School Sporting Event

    Attend a school sporting event; call or visit the High School at 743-8914 to get a calendar.

  • Bridgton Old Town Hall

    Bridgton Old Town Hall – 26 N. High St. – many free activities: Senior Fitness, Toddler Play Group (for parents too!); Ping-Pong; Tai Chi. Call 647-8786.

  • Community / Adult Ed Classes

    Community / Adult Ed Classes: For classes on the Oxford Hills & Buckfield area call 743-8842 x 9529; Bethel area classes: 824-2780.

  • Community Gardens

    Alan Day Community Garden 

    26 Whitman Street,  Norway

    Call to see what events are planned; plant your own garden, or volunteer. Contact: Rocky 207-346-0708.

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    Maine Harvest for Hungry (produce distribution at no cost)

    Every Thursday (during the growing season).  The food is handed out beginning at 6:00 p.m. (bring your own bag).  Located at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 9 Olsen Road, South Paris

  • Community Meals

    Free or Donation: Sunday mornings 8 – 9 am @ Deering Memorial Church S. Paris, 743-7874. Wednesdays 11:00 – 12:30 @ the UU Church in Norway. Thursdays @ The Progress Center 4:30 – 6:00, 743-8049 in Norway.

    3RD Friday of the month @ 5 pm 2nd Congregational Church, Norway, 743-2290. 1st Sat. of every month, 5pm Turkey Dinner $8/$4 @ Deering Memorial United Methodist Church 743-9792.

  • Community Service Organizations:

    Community Service Organizations: Kiwanis (contact 743-8914 x5209); Rotary (contact Patty Rice 890-2332); Lions (contact Katherine Lawrence 743-2086).

  • Drumming Circle

    Drumming Circle – Norway UU Church, call for details 743-2828; Highland Beach Bridgton Tuesdays 6 – 9 pm in the summer – drumming, hooping, dancing.

  • First Fridays

    First Fridays – The local area Art Galleries host First Friday events; call any one of the art shops / galleries for info – The Painted Mermaid – 743-7312.

  • Healthy Community Gatherings

    Circle conversations designed for connection & wellness 739-6222.

  • Knitting & Spinning Group

    Knitting & Spinning Group meets every Thursday on a drop-in basis from 4 – 8pm at Fiber & Vine in the Opera House on Main St. in Norway; Contact Dee 539-4232.

  • Local AA

    Local AA:; or Al Anon Meetings: Home or call 1-800-737-6237. For Narcotics Anonymous meetings and resources:

  • McLaughlin Gardens

    McLaughlin Gardens – on Main St. in S. Paris has various volunteer opportunities and activities throughout the summer, if you like plants / art / gift shop sales; 743-8820.

  • Mind the Body Action & Support Group.

    Meet, share stories, and feel better. Meets every Thursday 235 Main St. Norway. Call Healthy Oxford Hills for details 739-6222.

  • Norway Library

    Norway Library – has various activities; borrow movies, books, and free passes to Portland Art Museum and passes to the Gray Wildlife Center; Library: 743-5309.

  • Oxford Hills AARP

    Oxford Hills AARP meets the second Monday of the Month at the 1st Congo Church in S. Paris. Please call Pat Pulkkinen at 743-8513 for more info.

  • Oxford Hills Music & Performing Arts Association

    Oxford Hills Music & Performing Arts Association is always looking for new performers or stage hands; is their website for more info.

  • Responsible Pet Care

    Responsible Pet Care – volunteer / visit with the cats or walk the dogs: 743-8679

  • Robert’s Land Preserve on Robert’s Rd

    Robert’s Land Preserve on Robert’s Rd. across from Norway Lake; free walking and hiking trails as well as x-country skiing & snowshoeing in the winter. Warming hut open weekends and some holidays from 10 am – 4 pm. Many other local outdoor opportunities found through Western Foothills Land Trust: / 739-2124.

  • Senior Social

    Senior Social every Monday 11 – 2 at the 1st Baptist Church, top of Paris Hill. Call Pastor Mary Beth Caffey for details 754-7970.

  • South Paris Library

    South Paris Library – loans out movies at no charge, and they have computers for in-house use; various interesting community activities – 743-6994.

  • Staying Fit

    Staying Fit an exercise program for seniors 60 and older. $2.00 per class, call Stephens Memorial Hospital’s physical therapy department for details: 393-3487.

  • Support Group for People Dealing with Stressful Life Adjustments

    Rev. Don Mayberry leads a weekly support group for people dealing with stressful life adjustments at the First Congregational Church in South Paris; 743-2437.

  • The Mountain Poets Society

    The Mountain Poets Society meets on the second Sundays at 4pm at The Commons in Norway. FMI call Lisa @ 743-9808.

  • Walks: @ Oxford Hills High School

    Just go in the front entrance and sign in, you can walk for miles in that school, and it’s nice to be around the youth as they switch classes; OR Healthy Oxford Hills offers guided walks in the school, call 739-6222 for details.

  • Yoga

    Yoga: Posabilities, Tannery St., Norway: 743-0930; Katey Branch @ Halls Pond Healing Arts, 890-9622.