January 28, 5-7 p.m. Chamber After Hours, door prizes, refreshments, networking, conversation and music by Malia Marcellas of Naples, Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot Street, Bridgton. FMI: 207.647.3116 or 207.647.3472, www.mainelakeschamber.com.
January 29, 6:30-10 p.m. Open Mic Night, hosted by Heather Pierson, music, comedy, storytelling, poetry and dance opportunities, refreshments available, $3/person, First Universalist Church, 479 Maine Street, Norway. FMI: 207.935.4505, www.heatherpierson.com.
January 29, 7 p.m. The Wall-Stiles in Concert, contemporary folk rock sound, original, energetic and entertaining band from Vermont, $8/adults, $5/students, Leura Hill Eastman Performing Arts Center, Fryeburg Academy, Bradley Street, Fryeburg.FMI: 207.935.9232, www.fryeburgacademy.org.
January 29, 8 p.m. "Join the Club," Mark Shilanski, pianist and singer, plus his quintet of USM faculty and special guests, play quirky but infectious original compositions and Latin-Jazzy takes on old favorites like "Misty" and "Come Rain or Shine," $15/adults, $10/seniors, $5/students and children, Corthell Concert Hall, USM Campus, University Way, Gorham. FMI: 207.780.5555, www.usm.maine.edu/music.
January 30, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Pancake Breakfast, All You Can Eat, benefit for Lake Region High School's Alpine and Nordic Ski Teams, $5/person, Tom's Homestead 1821 Restaurant, 4 North High Street, Bridgton. FMI: 207.647.5726. www.sad61.k12.me.us.
January 30, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Crystal Lake USO Ice Fishing Derby, all proceeds benefit USO to support our military, $10/person, $5/military veterans, retirees, active and reserve members with valid ID, check Web site for rules and more information, Crystal Lake, Gray. FMI: 207.655.1030, www.crystallakefishingderby.webs.com.
January 30, 7 p.m. Deep Freeze Bluegrass Festival, a benefit concert for Lakes Environmental Association hosted by David Lee, featuring Jewel Clark, The Hemingway Brothers, Squash and Gourds, Phat Grass and The Rusty Hinges, $15/person, $25/couple, $30/family, Bridgton Town Hall, 26 North High Street, Bridgton.FMI: 207.647.8580, www.mainelakes.org.
January 30, 7:30 p.m. doors open at 6, Pizza and a Picture Show, "Burch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," pizza and salad buffet served until 7:15 p.m., $15/person includes movie and buffet, visit Web site for important details, Stone Mountain Arts Center, 695 Dugway Road, Brownfield. FMI: 207.935.7292, www.stonemountainartscenter.com.
January 30, 9 p.m.-close, The White Mountain Boys, kick-butt country duo from New Hampshire, Millbrook Tavern, Bethel Inn Resort, On the Common, Bethel.FMI: 207.824.2175 or 800.654.0125, www.bethelinn.com.
January 30-31, all day, 3rd Annual Pond Hockey Tournament, sponsored by Bonny Eagle Ice Skating Association, Standish Recreation and Standish Kiwanis, come watch the games, subject to weather conditions, Kiwanis Beach, Route 25, Standish.FMI: 207.642.3764, www.standish.org.
February 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Socrates Café Meeting, "Our System: What Works, What Doesn't, What's Our Next Step?" facilitated by Jim Kearney, a forum to discuss current topics and ideas in a warm, friendly atmosphere where divergent views are welcome, Waterford Library, 663 Waterford Road, Waterford. FMI: 207.583.2050 or 207.583.6957, www.waterford.lib.me.us.
February 3, 3 p.m. "Our Daily Tread: thoughts for an inspired life," author Lisa Belisle will speak about and read from her book, all sales support Safe Passage, a Maine-based non-profit organization created by Hanley Denning and dedicated to helping children of families who work in the Guatemala City garbage dump, Bridgton Public Library, 1 Church Street, Bridgton. FMI: 207.647.2472, www.bridgton.lib.me.us or www.drlisabelisle.com.
February 3, 6-8 p.m. "Heart Healthy Winter Soups" offered by MaineHealth Learning Resource Center at Stephens Memorial Hospital, presented by Pat Watson, registered dietitian, and Chef Elton Cole, to sample heart-healthy soups and receive recipes, $10/erson, registration required, First Congregational Church, 17 East Main Street, South Paris. FMI: 866.609.5813, www.wmhcc.org.