Franklin Countys First News

Event Listings

Event listing items can be submitted to us by emailing They should be short and to the point, including dates, times and contact information. Please submit event listings in paragraph format (as opposed to a list format or sending a poster) and please refrain from typing them in all uppercase. All items are listed chronologically, organized by category. Our seven categories are: [Special Events], [Exhibits, Readings & Shows], [Music, Dance & Drama], [Benefit Feasts, Sales & Events], [Craft Fairs, Yard Sales & Farmers' Markets], [Meetings & Gatherings][Classes & Workshops]. Click on these seven categories for easy navigation.


Birding Club. University of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H is offering a new statewide birding club for youth ages 9–18, with online monthly meetings to be scheduled December through April.The “4-H Bird Chats” club is for youth interested in citizen science, learning more about birds and sharing observations with others. Participants will learn how to contribute data to Project FeederWatch, a winter survey of birds in locations across North America, and share learning experiences with peers. The club is free to join; registration is required. Register anytime on the 4-H Bird Chats webpage. Online meeting schedule to be determined by Dec. 1. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Zabet NeuCollins, 207-667-8212;

The 17th annual Mountain Holly Days event has been scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11 through Sunday, Dec. 13. There will be shopping and dining specials, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, special festivities, family activities, tasting events and contests. Mountain Holly Days epitomizes the time-honored tradition of families shopping together and enjoying holiday festivities & activities. Shoppers will enjoy many special offers from local businesses, find unique, quality gifts for that special someone and participate in various holiday activities. Visitors will enjoy shopping and dining with personal, friendly service and none of the hassles of big-city shopping.

Drive-by Sock Hop on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Frank L. Mitchell Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3335 in Jay. We will be collecting new socks for homeless veterans while rocking to '50 and '60s music. We'll have mulled cider to take with you to thank you for your donations. Please help us make this a success for our homeless vets! Any questions call 897-2122.