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PHS meeting postponed

PERU — The Peru Historical Society meeting that was scheduled for Jan. 3 has been postponed until Thursday, Jan. 10, at 1 p.m. at the home of Nancy Knox.

Seniors host shopping trip

RUMFORD — The Rumford Senior Center will host a shopping trip by bus to Portland on Thursday, Jan. 10. If you are interested call the Rumford Senior Center by Tuesday, Jan. 8, to be placed on the list.

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Dempsey Center balance workshop

RUMFORD — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing is offering a free balance program for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. “It’s a Matter of Balance” will take place Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 3 to 4 p.m. at Rumford Hospital, Conference Room A.

Balance problems and falls can occur for cancer survivors as a result of the cancer treatments they have received. Some falls can lead to injuries and activity limitations.

Rhonda Norton, physical therapist with the Rumford Hospital, will facilitate an interactive session including balance screenings and physical therapy strategies for assessing and improving balance. Participants are asked to arrive at 2:30 if they want to participate in a screening.

Preregistration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at (207) 795-8250; toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at www.dempseycenter.org.

Stephens High Class of 1953

MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Mexico Chicken Coop.

For more information, call Isabel Duguay at 562-4241.

Mexico High Class of 1964

RUMFORD — The Mexico High School Class of 1964 will be having their class lunch on Wednesday, Jan. 9, at River Valley Grill at 11:30 a.m. All classmates, spouses and guests are welcomed. Any questions please call 364-3388.

Quilters to meet Jan. 10

RUMFORD — Rumford Area Quilters will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street. Note the new day and time for winter months.

For those who want, donations for a baby shower to benefit Newborns in Need will be accepted. Demonstrations planned are rotary cutter and bottle cap finger pincushion with the opportunity to make one that day. Supplies needed for the pincushion project are a plastic soda bottle cap, needle, thread and scissors. Fabric, elastic and filling will be provided.

All area quilters invited. For more information call 562-7050.

Texas hold’em at Hope Assoc.

RUMFORD — A Texas hold’em tournament will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Hope Association, 85 Lincoln Ave.

The cost is $50. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Proceeds will be used to help fund the River Valley Rotary Club’s support for local charities, the Winterization Project to help qualifying individuals weatherize their homes and Envision Rumford to continue the revitalization of downtown Rumford.

To register, call 357-8023 or 364-2983.

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