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Grafting basics

STRONG — The Strong Historical Society will host “The Basics of Grafting” with Dave Fuller of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension on Wednesday, April 7.

Most gardeners can successfully graft fruit trees with a little practice, Fuller said.

The society’s potluck supper will start at 6 p. m. at the society home on Main Street. After a short business meeting at 7 p. m., Fuller will show the way to keep those old heritage varieties going for generations to come.

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There is no charge for the event, but bring a dish to share. For more information, call 684-3613 or 684-2195.

Public supper

JAY — A free public supper will be held on Saturday, April 10, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Main Street. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and supper will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The menu will include a turkey dinner, soup, bread, drink and desserts. The hall is handicapped accessible at the rear door. Donations are welcome, but not necessary. Those wishing to help with supplies or other donations may call Mike at 779-6951.

Food sale

FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have a food sale from 8:30 a.m. until the food is gone,  Friday, April 2, in the hospital lobby.

Bag sale

FARMINGTON — The Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have a “Bag Ali” sale from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 26, and from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 27,  in the hospital lobby. The sale is open to the public.

Genealogy meeting

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Valley Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 10, at the Farmington Public Library. Carl Stinchfield will  speak on the “History of Strong.” The public is invited.

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