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Joint worship

WILTON – The churches of the Wilton Ecumenical Outreach Project will hold a joint worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, the weekend of the Wilton Blueberry Festival. The service will be held at the First Congregational Church of Wilton, United Church of Christ, 386 Main St.

Delivering the sermon will be Pastor Desmond Parker of the Wilton United Methodist Church, and providing the children’s message will be Pastor David Zamboni of the Dryden United Baptist Church.

There will be a special prayer litany written for the service by Pastor Tim Walmer of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Leading a service of communion, with servers from each of the four churches, will be Pastor Doug Dunlap of the Congregational Church.

There will be a community choir open to people from all four churches and the public. The choir will rehearse at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1, and at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 5. Both rehearsals will be held at the Congregational Church, which is handicapped accessible. All are welcome.

UW dinner

FARMINGTON – The public is invited to attend an Italian dinner and wine tasting to benefit the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area. The event will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Homestead Bakery, but limited seating is available so an RSVP is needed by Wednesday, July 25.

Along with the meal and wine, those attending will have the opportunity to welcome the new chairmen for the 2007-2008 campaign, Tom and Veronica Sawyer, and meet members of the United Way board of directors. Door prizes will be awarded.

Reservations will be taken on a prepay basis only. For more information or to RSVP, call 778-5048.

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Museum open

CARTHAGE – The Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays during July and August.

An exhibit of Glidden Parker pottery is featured. Parker spent his youth in Carthage before graduating from Bates College and Alfred University. During his lifetime he won numerous awards for his pottery and was a Fellow of the American Ceramics Society. Parker died in Santa Fe in 1993 at age 80 and was buried in the Newman Cemetery in Carthage.

This summer, art teacher Gina McIntyre Graham of Collegedale, Tenn., is presenting an art program for the Carthage young people. Their work in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and primitive stick techniques is on display at the museum.

Society to meet

OXFORD – The Oxford Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Kay House, Pleasant Street. There will be a short business meeting, then a program by John Davis on “Trains,” followed by a social hour with light refreshments.

Breakfast, sale

WATERFORD – The Wilkins Community House, located on Plummer Hill Road behind the Village Green in Waterford Flat, will offer a summer breakfast from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1.

The menu will offer scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, homemade muffins, doughnut holes, orange juice and coffee. The cost is $5; children 5 to 10, $3; under 5, free.

The Wilkins House Committee is a nonprofit organization that oversees the upkeep of the Wilkins Community House, which is available for community and private events

There will also be an indoor yard sale. Proceeds will go to the building improvement fund. For more information about the sale or to donate goods, call Karen Fillebrown at 583-2320.

OES to meet

RUMFORD – Mt. Zircon Chapter 142, OES, will host the Grand Family at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Masonic Hall. The Grand Family will confer the degrees. Registration will start at 9:30 a.m. and there will be a luncheon at noon. Reservations may be made by contacting the secretary of Mt. Zircon at 562-4523.

Class reunion

MEXICO – The Mexico High School Class of 1977 will hold its 30th class reunion on Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Sunday River Grand Jordan Resort in Newry. The deadline for classmates to send in their reply/reservation is Wednesday, Aug. 1. The social hour will be from 4 to 6 p.m. with the buffet served at 6 p.m. Musical entertainment for the night will be by Noel Palmer and Don Levesque.

The Class Reunion Committee is still trying to contact the following classmates: Michael Ernest Deconzo, Ruth Jordan, John Libby, Ricky Sargent, Ruth White and Judy Wotton. For more information on the reunion, contact Terry Richard at 562-4464 or Jennifer Lindberg Lepage at 364-3640.

Museum open

CARTHAGE – The Historical Society Museum will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays during July and August.

An exhibit of Glidden Parker pottery is featured. Parker spent his youth in Carthage before graduating from Bates College and Alfred University. During his lifetime he won numerous awards for his pottery and was a Fellow of the American Ceramics Society. Parker died in Santa Fe in 1993 at age 80 and was buried in the Newman Cemetery in Carthage.

This summer, art teacher Gina McIntyre Graham of Collegedale, Tenn., is presenting an art program for the Carthage young people. Their work in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and primitive stick techniques is on display at the museum.

Class luncheon

DIXFIELD – The Stephens High School Class of 1949 will meet for luncheon at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 25, at the Front Porch Cafe.

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