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Open mic

NORWAY — The Norway Open Mic Night will be held Friday, May 27, at the First Universalist Church. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. and the open mic begins around 7 p.m. $3 at the door.

Donations of money, food or clothing will be accepted for the city of Joplin, Mo., which was hit by a very powerful tornado.

Historical Society

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OXFORD — The Oxford Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, May 27, at the Kay House Museum on Pleasant Street.

After a short meeting the program will be presented on “A day in the life of a Civil War soldier” by a member of the Third Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company A.

Refreshments to follow.

Tent-n-Treasure

NORWAY — The friends and members of the Second Congregational Church, U.C.C., Main St., will accept donations for their spectacular annual Tent-n-Treasure yard sale beginning Saturday, May 28. The barn is open for donations.

The sale will be held on Aug. 27. Donations may be placed in the Parsonage barn at 201 Main St. For information or assistance with a donation, call the church office at 743-2290. Pickup service is available for large items. They are not accepting large appliances, clothes, computer monitors or televisions. The revenue from the yard sale will be used to support the many missions of the Second Congregational Church.

Worship service

PARIS — Sharon Bouchard will lead the worship service at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris, at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29. The music will be directed by Forest Perkins, church organist, and the Sunday School will be lead by Renee Wales. Child care is provided. The Coffee Hour will follow in Good Cheer Hall. All are welcome.

Memorial Day breakfast

STONEHAM — Stoneham Rescue will hold their annual Memorial Day breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Sunday, May 29, at Buttershill Road. Adults, $5; children under 10, $2.50. Menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, plain and blueberry pancakes, coffee, OJ and more.

Meeting, cleaning

GREENWOOD — Greenwood Historical Society will hold spring cleaning at 4 p.m. and a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 1. Members asked to bring cleaning supplies.

Farm program

OXFORD — USDA Farm Service Agency acting administrator Bruce Nelson has reminded farmers and landowners that they have until Wednesday, June 1, to enroll their farms in the 2011 direct and counter-cyclical program and the average crop revenue election program. More than 75 percent of an expected 1.7 million farms have already enrolled.

For more information on DCP or ACRE, contact a nearby FSA county office or visit the FSA website at www.fsa.usda.gov/dcp.

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