December 31, 5 p.m.-midnight, 12th Annual New Year's Bethel, potluck supper, State Street Traditional Jazz Band, Western Mountains Senior Players, marshmallow roasting, community sing-a-long, dancing, children's parade, 11:45 p.m. short walk down Main Street to the town clock for the annual New Year's bell-ringing ceremony, bring your favorite bell, $8-$10/person, free/5 and under, various locations, Bethel Hill village, Main Street, Bethel. FMI: 207.824.2907 or 800.824.2910, www.bethelhistorical.org.
December 31, 6:30 p.m. Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys, Cajun Dance Party to greet the New Year, Dinner at 6:30, dance and concert at 8:30, prices vary, Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI: 207.935.7292, www.stonemountainartscenter.com, www.mamouplayboys.com.
December 31, 7-9 p.m. New Year's Eve Hike at Black Brook Preserve, guided hike under the full moon, Black Brook Preserve, Windham Center Road, Windham. FMI: 207.892.5537, www.thewindhamlandtrust.org.
December 31, 7 p.m.-midnight, New Year Gorham, musical, performing and visual arts at various venues throughout town, countdown to midnight with Dave Eid, WGME Channel 13 sports, fireworks at midnight, various locations, Gorham. FMI: www.newyeargorham.org.
December 31, 8-midnight, New Year's Eve Party, "A Dime in Time" theme, to benefit Harrison Recreation Department, 8-11 p.m. dance at VFW, $20/adults 21 and over, BYOB, 10 p.m.-midnight, food and fun for the whole family at the town office, free, 11:30-midnight, ball drop at the town office parking lot, fire barrels and s'mores, Town Office, 20 Front Street, Harrison. FMI: 207.583.2241, www.harrisonmaine.org.
January 2, 4:30-6 p.m. Baked Bean Supper, beans, hot dogs, salads, biscuits, homemade desserts, $7/adults, $3/kids, White Rock Community Club, Wilson Road, Gorham. FMI: www.independentpub.com.
January 2, 7:30 p.m. Kelly Caulfield Duo, featuring Kelly Caulfield and John Lawson, $10/adults, $5/children and seniors, Village Coffee House, New Gloucester Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, New Gloucester.FMI: 207.926.3161 or 207.926.3260, www.villagecoffeehouse.org, www.ngucc.org, or www.creativenewgloucester.org.
January 4, 4-7 p.m. Gritty McDuff's Promotion, get $1.00 off all Gritty drafts all night long at Blizzards Pub, Shawnee Peak Ski Area, 119 Mountain Road, Bridgton. FMI: 207.647.8444, www.shawneepeak.com.
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