Valentine’s dance

FARMINGTON — Farmington Emblem Club 460 will hold a Valentine’s Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Farmington Elks Lodge. Entertainment provided by Legends.

Donation is $20 per couple. Tickets available at Mooseville, by calling Shannon at 778-4726 or from any member.

Free supper

JAY — The Knights of Columbus will hold their monthly free public supper, with support this month by A. Maurais & Son Inc., from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Knights hall, Main Street. Doors open at noon.

Menu will include shepherd’s pie, minestrone soup, coleslaw, vegetables and drinks.

Poet to visit

FARMINGTON — The UMF Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Program welcomes nationally-renowned performance poet Sean Thomas Dougherty as the next author in its 2011-12 Visiting Writers Series. Dougherty will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in The Landing in the UMF Olsen Student Center. The reading is free and open to the public and will be followed by a signing by the author.

Dougherty is the author or editor of 12 books of poetry and mixed-genre writing that bring his working class life experiences to life. His works include “Except by Falling,” “Sasha Sings the Laundry on the Line” and his forthcoming “All I Ask For Is Longing: New and Selected Poems 1994-2014.”

Dougherty’s work has been nominated nine times for the Pushcart prize. He has also received two Pennsylvania Council for the Arts Fellowships in Poetry and a Fulbright Lectureship to the Balkans.

Dougherty is currently serving as a part-time creative writing professor at Cleveland State University.

Online presence

JAY — An informal workshop on “Web 101 — Getting an Online Presence” will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Androscoggin Bank Community Room, 6 Androscoggin Lane. It is free and open to the public.

To register, call 897-6755.

Phil Poirier of Protean Graphics will provide the workshop, sponsored by the Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce. This workshop will be a basic introduction to the Web and to the many ways to get a Web presence. There will be an overview presentation with plenty of time for questions and answers in an informal and comfortable setting.