Chinese auction

PARIS — The Resistance Ministries, a nonprofit youth ministry, will have a Chinese auction “Everybody Wins” on Saturday, May 14, at the South Paris Fire Station.

All tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets are limited to the first 30 people and are $25. No tickets will be sold at the door.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Drawing starts at noon. All ticket buyers are guaranteed to win at least eight brand new items. There will be a dollar table, grab bags and a 50/50 raffle. Food will be available for purchase.

For more information, call the ministry office at 743-6982.

Friends of library

WEST PARIS — The Friends of the West Paris Library will meet on Wednesday, May 11, to plan library activities during the West Paris Old Home Days celebration on June 10 and 11. The Friends will also be discussing an upcoming lecture on Haiti to be presented at the library on May 20, and the upcoming art exhibit for June. Anyone who thinks they might be interested in becoming a Friend of the Library is welcome to attend.

Science event

ORONO — The 2011 Citizen Science Symposium will be held at the University of Maine on Thursday, May 12, and Friday, May 13. The primary objective of the symposium is to share information about environmental citizen science, where volunteers assist scientists in monitoring and data collection.

The two day event will conclude with three field trips, including a vernal pool community-monitoring demonstration at the University Forests and a GET WET! (Groundwater Education Through Water Evaluation and Testing) presentation.

The symposium will be held at the Wells Conference Center on the University of Maine campus. For more information, visit or contact Christine Paluga at [email protected] or 266-5451.

Variety show

HARRISON — Harrison Elementary School will hold a variety show on Friday, May 13. Students in grades K-6 will participate, as well as 4th-graders from Waterford Elementary School and teachers and staff.

Park cleaning

CANTON — Volunteers are needed to clean up flower beds and for general clean up at Heritage Park on Saturday, May 14. Participants should meet at the park at 9 a.m. and bring tools. The rain date will be May 21.

For more information, call Thomas Adley at 597-2168.

Scholarship dance

MECHANIC FALLS — The Rock-O-Dundee Riders Snowmobile Club of Oxford will be hosting their annual Scholarship Dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday, May 13, at the Silver Spurr Club.

The music will be provided by Peter Allen and the Hurricane Mountain Boys and the dance will be held in the Silver Spurr’s regular dance hall. Tickets are $10 each. There will be a 50/50 drawing also going into the Scholarship Fund. The snack Bar will be open and it is BYOB.

Each year the Rock-O-Dundee Riders give two $500 scholarships to graduating high school students or a matriculating college student.

For reserved tables or tickets please call Ann at 539-2322 or Suzanne at 539-2616.

Yard sale

HEBRON — The Hebron Historical Society is holding a large yard sale in Hebron Village on Saturday, May 21, to raise money to help pay for their new home. Items large or small in size or quantity are needed. Donations are tax deductible. For pickup of your items call 966-2023 or 966-2233.

Indoor sale

PARIS — An indoor yard and craft sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Paris Fire Dept., Western Avenue, South Paris.

Tables are available for $10. Sponsored by the Paris Fire Dept. Auxiliary. There will be a bake sale and refreshments will be available.

For more information or to reserve a table, call Tammy Wright at 890-6107.

Founder’s Day vendors

PARIS — The Hamlin Memorial Library & Museum is still accepting vendor applications for the annual Founder’s Day event which will take place on Saturday, July 16. Craft vendors interested in renting a space should call 743-2980 or email [email protected] with any questions or to request an application. A written request for an application (please include a brief description of the items that you sell and your own contact information) may be mailed to Hamlin Memorial Library, PO Box 43, Paris, ME 04271.