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SeniorsPlus to visit towns

GREENWOOD — SeniorsPlus, the Area Agency on Aging, will be at the Greenwood Town Office on Jan. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon, Norway Town Hall on Jan. 16 from 1 to 4 p.m. and the Rumford Town Office on Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon. Representatives will be available to answer questions or concerns.

All events are free and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

SeniorsPlus is a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to enrich the lives of seniors and adults with disabilities. It serves as the local Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties, and provides a network of support, information, services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. For more information, visit www.seniorsplus.org or call 207-795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241.

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Cookie sale begins Jan. 11

STATEWIDE — Girl Scouts of Maine announces that the 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Sale officially begins on Friday, Jan. 11. Girl Scouts statewide are set to take orders through Jan. 27 and cookie deliveries are scheduled for the week of March 2-8.

Girl Scout Cookies sell for $4 a box and flavors include Thin Mints, Caramel deLites, Peanut Butter Patties, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Shortbread and Thanks-A-Lots. This year, consumers have the opportunity to enjoy a new tropical-inspired cookie infused with major vitamins. Mango Cremes with NutriFusion are crunchy vanilla and coconut cookies filled with a tangy mango-flavored creme that are touted as both “delicious and nutritious.”

Lemonades and Thanks-A-Lots now have Eco-friendly packaging that will eliminate more than 300 tons of paperboard from America’s waste stream.

Cookie Share for the Military is part of the cookie sale again this year and provides the public with the chance to buy cookies and donate them to the men and women veterans who will visit Maine Veterans hospitals and clinics statewide.

For more information, visit www.girlscoutsofmaine.org or call 1-888-922-4763.

Genealogy program Jan. 12

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Valley Chapter, Maine Genealogical Society, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Farmington Public Library. Emily Schroeder from the Maine State Library will present a program on using ancestry.com for genealogy research. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is welcome to attend.

Free supper Jan. 12 at KC Hall

JAY — This month’s free supper will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Main Street. Doors open at noon and serving will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Menu will be meat loaf, potatoes, sausage soup, vegetables, salad, drinks and desert.

This month’s friend of the supper is RCCM cleaning services.

Community lunch Jan. 12

LIVERMORE FALLS — A free community lunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the second Saturday of each month from Jan. 12 through May 11 at the American Legion Hall, 17 Reynolds Ave.

The meal includes entrees, sides and desserts. All ages are welcome. The lunch is hosted by Emmanuel Assembly of God in Livermore Falls. For transportation, call 471-3708.

Homemakers plan luncheon

CHESTERVILLE — North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Chesterville Town Office, to plan the free senior citizen luncheon. The public is invited. For more information call 778-3156.

Grants for nonprofits

ELLSWORTH — Nonprofit and public organizations seeking funding for projects that draw on the strengths of the community and foster collaboration are encouraged to apply to the Western Mountains Fund, part of the Maine Community Foundation’s Community Building Grant Program.

A volunteer committee of Franklin and Somerset County residents and business leaders reviews grants and makes recommendations for funding. The deadline for applying is Feb. 15. Application and guidelines are available at www.mainecf.org.

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