Master Gardener registration

PARIS/MEXICO — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension is once again offering the very popular Master Gardener Volunteer training in 2013. For the first time the course is being offered in two locations: Thursday evenings at the South Paris Extension office and Wednesday afternoons at Region 9 Technical School in Mexico.

“The Master Gardener course is a fun way for gardeners to learn the science of gardening and then use that knowledge to grow and donate food to the community. In 2011, over 17,900 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables were grown and donated from Oxford County” said Barbara Murphy, extension educator and coordinator of the training.

The training will focus on fruit and vegetable production, composting, season extension as well as botany, soil science and pest management. Class size is limited. For an application or for more information call the extension office at 1-800-287-1482 or 743-6329 or visit

Stephens High Class of 1948

MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1948 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the Covered Wagon.

Stephens High Class of 1951

RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1951 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at the River Valley Grill.

All classmates are welcome. For more information, call 364-8883.

FMH Auxiliary uniform sale

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Auxiliary will hold a uniform sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, at FMH Bass Room. Open to the public.

Community luncheon

FARMINGTON — A free monthly community luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Old South First Congregational Church.

The menu includes Stan’s “regionally famous” American chop suey, garlic bread, tossed salad and brownies.

For delivery service in the Farmington area, call the church office during the week at 778-0424 or the church kitchen the morning of the luncheon at 778-4438.

World’s Fair meeting, events

WATERFORD — The next meeting for the Waterford World’s Fair will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the Waterford Town Hall. Anyone is welcome.

The Waterford World’s Fair Association will be serving their next supper on Saturday, Jan. 19, at the North Waterford Congregation Church, which is across the street from Melby’s Market on Route 35. Note the new location.

This supper will be roast pork and all the fixings including drink, rolls and homemade pies. The fee is $7 for adults and $3.50 for children. The food will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. There will also be a 50/50 game and everyone who buys a ticket at the January supper will get a chance for a free supper at the Feb. 23 supper.

Winter Fun Day will take place Sunday, Feb. 3, at the Highview Farm of Bill and Darcy Winslow, on Leander Harmon Road in Harrison. There will be sleigh rides, sledding on the big hill, a campfire to roast hot dogs and marshmallows, hot fish chowder and dough boys will be available, and animals in the barn.

Mexico High Class of 1960

RUMFORD — The Class of 1960 from Mexico High School will meet for lunch on Tuesday, Jan. 15, at 11:30 a.m. at Gatch’s, corner of Rumford Avenue and Rangeley Place. For information call Jeanne at 364-8841

West Paris food pantry

WEST PARIS — The food pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at West Paris Baptist Church, 15 Church St. The pantry is open the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Spurrs Corner food pantry hours

OTISFIELD — The food pantry at Spurrs Corner Church, Route 121, will be open  from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 15. The pantry is open the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For information call 583-4780 or 627-4329.

Community free lunch

OTISFIELD — A community lunch social will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Otisfield Community Hall, Route 121. The meal is free; donations are accepted.

Menu will be beef stew, veggie stew, corn bread, salads, dessert, coffee and tea.

Call Nancy Coombs at 627-4374 if you need a ride. Call Dave McVety at 539-4368 if you would like to help.

Fish chowder luncheon

FARMINGTON — The Fairbanks Union Church will hold a fish chowder luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18. The luncheon includes chowder, biscuit, pickles, cheese, dessert and coffee/tea beverages. For delivery within five miles of the church call 778-4705. The donation for the luncheon is $6.