AUGUSTA — People supporting addiction recovery across the state will gather in Augusta from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, to celebrate women’s recovery at the Women’s Addiction Services Council’s annual Silver Tea at the Hall of Flags and the Blaine House.
Each year, the Silver Tea offers women in recovery, their families and friends, and service providers, an opportunity to hold their recovery up as a great accomplishment, enjoy the camaraderie of other women in recovery, and celebrate the time and work they have invested in changing their lives, and becoming active participants in their communities.
One of the women celebrated at the tea will receive the Women in Recovery Leadership Award. The name of this year’s recipient will be announced at the tea.
MECHANIC FALLS — Bill Green, host of Bill Green’s Maine on WCSH Channel 6, will give a talk on Maine, the Civil War and Joshua Chamberlain at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Mechanic Falls Historical Society, 64 Elm St. There is no admission charge but donations to the society will be welcomed. Refreshments will be available.
BETHEL — West Parish Congregational Church, UCC, on Church Street is hosting a slide show and benefit supper for the Kakamega Orphanage in Kenya, Africa. The supper is at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the basement of the church. The orphanage is sponsored by the Quaker women of Kenya and offers meals, housing and educational opportunities for children. Many of the children had parents who died of AIDS. A slide show will be presented from Maine women who traveled to that orphanage. The suggested donation is $8 for adults and $5 for children.
HEBRON — A yard sale to benefit Hebron Historical Society will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, accross from Post Office.
NAPLES — The Lake Region High School lacrosse team will host its 3rd annual pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, at Songo Locks Elementary School. The menu will include pancakes, bacon, fruit, juice, milk and coffee. The cost is $5 per person and $20 for a family. Tickets are available from team members and at Hayes True Value Hardware in Bridgton. A silent auction will be held.
SOUTH PARIS — The First Baptist Church of Paris will hold a jumble sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the top of Paris Hill on the Common. Coffee and bake sale items will also be available. There will be everything from clothing for everyone to housewares, jewelry, estate items, craft materials, lots of one-owner books in great condition, toys, furniture and fun stuff.
WATERFORD — An indoor yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, next door to the church, Plummer Hill Road. Something for everyone, new items coming in weekly. To benefit the improvement fund.
WEST PARIS — The West Paris Fire Auxiliary will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Hilltop Pools, Route 26. For more information or to donate, call 674-5890.
HEBRON — The Hebron Historical Society will hold a roast pork dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the West Minot Grange Hall. $8 complete with beverage and dessert. Proceeds to go toward the society’s new home.
WEST PARIS — A potluck community dinner will be held at noon Sunday, May 22, at West Paris Baptist Church, 15 Church St.
Funds for bricks
WOODSTOCK — Annella Burnham has done much for the Woodstock Historical Society over the years. She is currently vice president and chairman of the Board of Trustees. She noticed people were honoring individuals and groups with bricks near Gil Whitman’s telephone sculpture on the Town Common. She decided the historical society should be so honored and asked members to donate toward a brick. Within a short time she had the necessary funds. The brick will bear the society’s name and founding date of November, 1979.