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Books available

HARRISON – The Bolster Mills Library will have free books and audiotapes in the library foyer throughout the summer. Library hours are Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 2 to to 4 p.m.

Bridge play

NORWAY – The Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club met July 6 in the Fare Share Common, Main Street.

Finishing first in Flight A were Marilyn and Richard Canton; second, Marta Clements and Les Buzzell; third, Richard Balian and Bailey Geeslin, who also were first in Flight B. Second in B were Bev Dolan and Bev Pelletier; third, Carol Curran and Suzanne Andrews.

There will be another game Friday, July 13. A partner is guaranteed. For more information, call Buzzell at 754-9153 or Pat Quinn at 539-8991. All bridge players are invited. Parking is in the rear.

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Grange supper

OXFORD – A public supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Oxford Grange, Route 26. Menu will include chicken and gravy with biscuits, vegetable and strawberry shortcake. Cost is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children under age 12. Takeout is available.

Paris meeting

PARIS – The Paris Cape Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 19, at the museum at 77 High St. Following a brief business meeting, Peter Stowell of West Gardiner will present a PowerPoint program on the Indians who roamed the rivers in western Maine.

Stowell is the historian for the Dixfield Historical Society and has researched the various branches of the Abenaki group of Indians, especially the Rockomecco/Rockemeka branch who frequented the Canton Point area to plant and raise their corn from year to year.

Many of them died when an epidemic decimated them after the Europeans arrived in America. Stowell will share accounts of the Indians of the area and those to the north in Canada.

All are invited. Refreshments will be served following the program.

The museum is open on Thursdays from 1 to 4 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to visit the museum and do research.

Library book sale

WEST PARIS – Friends of West Paris Library are collecting books for the annual book sale to be held Saturday, Aug. 4.

Gently used books of all genres are welcome and can be left at the library on Mondays from 1:30 to 6 p.m., Wednesdays, 1:30 to 7 p.m. or Fridays 1:30 to 6 p.m. Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. are another option for those wishing to drop off books at that time. This year’s sale will be held Saturday, Aug. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon on the lawn at the library on Main Street.

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