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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.

Art in the Park applications

BRIDGTON — It is time to apply for a space in the Bridgton Art Guild’s outdoor summer show in Shorey Park, on the shores of Highland Lake. There are many excellent spots still available for this juried show which attracts thousands of visitors each year who enjoy a leisurely day of talented artists, music and food. The show will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of Gallery 302 at 112 Main St.

Applications are available at Gallery 302 or they may be downloaded from the gallery’s website, www.gallery302.com. Rates increase on applications received after Jan. 31. For more information call the gallery at (207) 647-2787 between noon and 4 p.m. or call (207) 583-6677.

Pickwick Club ‘Little Dorrit’

LEWISTON — The Pickwick Club will meet Saturday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 to 2:30 at the Auburn Public Library Community Room, to discuss Charles Dickens’s “Little Dorrit, Book One.” For more information call Alexis at 778-4510 or Joanne at 583-6957.

Teens enjoy bowling event

PARIS — Hobb’s Lucky Lanes opened their bowling alley and provided pizza, soda and three full hours of bowling free to 22 teens in the Oxford Hills area.

His Place Teen Center in Oxford helped to make this special Christmas event happen for teens from families having a hard time making ends meet.

After bowling, the teens were taken to the teen center for “I’m Dreaming of A Black Christmas” where they made T-shirts and played games.

Book Chats at the library

NORWAY — Beginning in January Norway Memorial Library will host Book Chats, informal book discussions, on Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 17, March 21 and May 16.

These Book Chats are a time to meet with fellow readers, share the books you are currently reading, get suggestions from the group and ask book related questions.

Previous topics of conversation have included a discussion on the order in which to read mystery series, where people find the books they read, familiar locations in books and how distracting it is when authors get them wrong.

Book Chats are free and open to the public; however participants are encouraged to sign up ahead of time. For more information contact the reference desk at 743-5309 or email at norlib@norway.lib.me.us.

Community suppers return

WATERFORD — The Wilkins Community House will hold a community potluck supper at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17. All are welcome.

The Community House is in Waterford Flat on Plummer Hill Road behind the village green next door to the church. Community suppers are held on the third Thursday of each month through May. The hosts for this supper are the Raymonds and the Patries

Bring a friend and a dish to share and enjoy chatting with new friends and neighbors.

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