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Masons meeting

CANTON — Whitney Lodge 167 of Canton will hold a stated meeting on Thursday, March 1. There will be a casserole supper at 6:30 p.m. and the Lodge opening at 7:30 p.m.

Stories, songs

FARMINGTON — The Old South First Congregational Church, Main Street, will present the family-friendly “Tantalizing Tale and Treats: A evening of stories, song and snacks,” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 10.

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Phyllis Blackstone and Judy Loeven will share family friendly stories; the popular local band, Shepherd’s Pie will share stories through music; and musician Jackie Ranco will offer up piano stylings during the three courses of snacks.

Advanced ticket purchase is suggested. Adults, $10; seniors 65 and over, $8; couples, $15; child 12 years and younger, $5; family of three or more, $20. Tickets can be purchased in Farmington at Calico Patch on Broadway, Upfront and Pleasant Gourmet on Front Street, Good Times Unlimited RV Sales on Route 2, and the Old South Church office on Main Street. Childcare is available for preschool and elementary age children.

Proceeds will benefit Old South Church’s outreach, community service and youth programs. For more information call 778-5948.

Grange supper

FARMINGTON — Farmington Grange will hold a public supper for the grand reopening of the newly-renovated kitchen and dining room from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 10. The menu will consist of baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, rolls, macaroni and cheese, cakes and cobblers.

Tickets will be on sale at the Saturday Farmers Market on March 3 and 10, between 9 a.m. and noon. The cost for adults is $7, for children 12 and under, $3, children under 5 are free.

This supper will precede the monthly contra dance which is held in the upstairs hall, with live music, on the same night. The family and beginners dance is from 6:30 to 7:30. The regular dance is from 7:30 to 11. There is a separate admission fee for the contra dance.

The Farmington Grange Hall is at 124 Bridge St. in West Farmington. The Farmers Market is also at the Grange Hall on Saturday mornings. For more information, call Bonnie Clark at 778-6637.

Talk about AT hike

WILTON — Rev. Doug Dunlap, former pastor of the Wilton First Congregational Church, will give a presentation of his 2011 Georgia to Maine Appalachian Trail hike from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, at the church, Main Street. There will be a slide show and display of backpack, tent, gear and sample foods for the trail. Open to the public.

Dunlap not only hiked the trail, he walked the 2178 miles to raise funds for CEVER, the vocational school in Yoro, Honduras, which the Maine Conference Honduras Partnership supports. CEVER has skill-based programs for young men and women that help them take their own steps out of poverty. At the last tally, Dunlap’s hike had raised more than $1300.

Storytelling Guild

FARMINGTON — The Western Maine Storytelling Guild will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at the University of Maine at Farmington, Olsen Student Center, in conference room 123. Free and open to the public. Parking is available in the student center’s High Street parking lot. For more information call 860-6622 or email info@wmsfestival.org.

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