Bethel Senior Citizens meeting

BETHEL — The Bethel Senior Citizens Club will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at the West Bethel Grange Hall.

The menu will be a corned beef dinner. Cost is $10.

Reservations must be made before Oct. 1 by calling Arlene at 824-2877. If there is no answer, call Fran at 824-2114.

VFW to meet Oct. 1

PARIS — The Floyd A. Harlow Jr. VFW Post 9787 will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the post home, 58 East Main St.

Aging Well Living Well Expo is Friday

BETHEL — The seventh annual Aging Well Living Well Expo presented by the nonprofit SeniorsPlus will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3, at the Grand Summit Hotel and Conference Center at Sunday River.

The expo features a keynote address by Rep. Mark Eves, Maine Speaker of the House, a silent auction, workshops and other programs.

Tickets are $25 per person; includes breakfast, lunch and entrance to workshops, and may be purchased by calling SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241. A full brochure of the programs can be seen at

Thrifty Gift Shop fall yard sale

PARIS — The Thrifty Gift Shop will hold its fall yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 3-4, at 659 Park St.

There will be fall clothing, toys, household items and more.

All proceeds will benefit the Families in Crisis Task Force food pantry.

If interested in volunteering, call Peggy at 357-7072.

Turkey supper at West Parish church

BETHEL — A public turkey supper with all the fixings and homemade pies will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at West Parish Congregational Church.

Cost is $10.

Proceeds will benefit the SMILE Fund, a dental program for adults from the SAD 44 area.

For more information, call Jane Chandler at 357-2524.

Clothing center open Oct. 4, 18

HARTFORD — The Hartford Community Church Clothing Center will be open Saturday, Oct. 4 and 18, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The Clothing Center is located directly opposite the church.

Spaghetti supper to benefit Gravel family

MECHANIC FALLS — A benefit spaghetti supper for Gary and Michelle (Ballard) Gravel will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at American Legion Post 150.

Gary has been in treatment for stage IV lymphoma and throat cancer and out of work for the last year.

Cost is $5 per adult and $3 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Meal includes bread, salad, spaghetti, meatballs, dessert and a drink.

Flagship Cinemas movie books will be on sale, offering $200 worth of savings for only $25.

Raffles and 50/50. Need not be present to win.

Naturalist to lead hike up Step Falls

NEWRY — On Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10 a.m., the Mahoosuc Land Trust is having a hike up Step Falls with naturalist Dr. Roger Zimmerman to explore the natural landscape.

Meet at the trailhead in the parking area, 8 miles north of the Route 2 and Route 26 intersection in Newry. The hike is approximately one mile and will focus on “what’s there” and “how did it get there”? Participants should wear sturdy footwear and bring appropriate weather gear, water and snack.

Carpooling is encouraged to avoid roadside parking. Do not park on private property.

Rummage sale at First Universalist

PARIS — A rummage sale will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 4, at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St.

Clothes, books, fabric, linens, dishes, shoes, antiques and white elephant items will be for sale.

A bag sale will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Cost is $1 per large plastic bag.

Legion dances feature Jones Dance Band

PARIS — A dance with music by the Jones Dance Band will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25, at the American Legion Hall, 12 Church St.

Cost is $5.

Twin Town Nature Club plans trip

PARIS — The Twin Town Nature Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Payne’s Redemption Center, 14 Paris Hill Road, and car pool to Six Wind Farm, Spruce Mountain, Woodstock and Pinnacle Mountain Inn in West Paris.

Bring a picnic lunch.

Visitors are welcome.

For more information, call John at 539-2902.

Socrates Cafe planned for Oct. 6

WATERFORD — Socrates Cafe will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at the Waterford Library.

The following topics will be discussed in a round robin format: “If I were President, here’s how I would handle the Russian/Ukraine situation,” and “If I were President, here’s what I would do about immigration.”

The last half hour will be given to other issues of choice. Moderator will be Richard Balian.

Light refreshments are provided. For more information, call 583-6957.

Senior Social and luncheon kick-off

HARRISON — The Senior Socials with lunch are starting up again in Harrison beginning Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the Community Room next to the fire station beginning at 11 a.m. and finishing up at 1 p.m.

Stop by to play word games, guess the amount of candy in the wine glass, receive a ticket for the door prize, play bingo and enjoy homemade macaroni and cheese, hot dog, apple streusel (made special by White Wulff Farm in Harrison) and cranberry juice, coffee or tea. The cost is $3.

These socials are sponsored and hosted by Harrison Parks and Recreation. For more information, contact Paula at 583-2241 or [email protected]

Knitting guild plans meeting

PARIS — The Western Maine Knitting Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at First Congregational Church, East Main Street.

Light refreshments will be served.

Members are reminded of the plan to present Don Mayberry with prayer shawls from the group.

Following the presentation, there will be a knit-in.

New members are always invited to attend meetings.

For more information, call Buffy Nason at 539-2518.

Winners of 10 gun raffle

PARIS — The Norway-Paris Fish & Game Association held the drawing of the annual Ten Gun Raffle on Sept. 21 at the clubhouse.

The lucky winners are: Kerri Stevens, a Savage AXIS 30-06; Aaron Taylor, a Mossberg 835 12 gauge; Melanie Newell, a Remington 7600 30-06; Robert Crabtree, a WWA AR-15-223; Ed Truman, a S&W Bodyguard laser 380; Randy Rice, a Marlin 1895 45/70 Guide; Gail Bennett, a Rossi Pick Four; Jody Bedard, a Henry Golden Boy 22LR; Pete Muliolis, a Mossberg Silver Reserve O/U 12 gauge; and Robert Mowatt, a Taurus Judge SS-45LC-410.

The club thanks Ralph Sleeper of The Fine Line Gun Shop in Poland for procuring the prizes and the distribution of the prizes to the winners.

This raffle is one of the major fund-raisers of the club. The club is located at 744 Buckfield Road in South Paris.

For more information, visit

Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club

OXFORD — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge Club met Sept. 19. An 8 table Mitchell movement was enjoyed.

Finishing first in flight A N/S were Connie and Ron Reynolds (Auburn); second, Mike Quinn (Otisfield) and Mike True (Auburn); third, Rosemarie Goodwin (Lewiston) and Luke Merry (Windham).

Finishing first in flight B N/S were Claire Lyons (Lewiston) and Cynthia Clifford (Lewiston); second, Bunny Banks (Windham) and Barbara Newcomb (Portland).

First in flight C N/S were Eleanor and Lindy Wigton (Lewiston).

Finishing first in flight A E/W were Neenie Kivus (Lewiston) and David Lock (Greene); second, Nancy Farmer (Norway) and Marta Clements (Woodstock); third, Norma and Rick Verrill (Gorham), who were also first in flight B.

Second in flight B were Milton McKeen (Bridgton) and Jim Krainin (Naples), who were also first in flight C; third were Cindy and Bob Kirchherr (South Paris), who also were second in flight C.

Third in flight C were Carol Curran (Waterford) and Marjory Levesque (Waterford).

Games are held every Friday at 9:15 a.m. in the Rec Building on King Street. A partner is guaranteed. All bridge players are invited. For information, call Les Buzzell at 783-4153 or 754-9153 or email [email protected]

Cancer support group for women

NORWAY — A cancer support group for women is offered the first Tuesday of the month from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Stephens Memorial Specialty Clinic, 199 Main St. Note the day change moving forward to the first Tuesday of the month.

The group is open to any woman who has experienced a cancer diagnosis, past or present. Drop in and stay for as long as you can. Bring a brown bag lunch or a snack.

Call Patti-Ann Douglas, R.N. and patient navigator, at 744-6173.

Girl Scout info night in Oxford

OXFORD — Girl Scouts of Maine will host a parent information and registration meeting in the Oxford and Otisfield area.

Girls and adults are invited to attend the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Oxford Elementary School, to find out about the many different and fun ways today’s girls are participating in Girl Scouting and how the programs and activities inspire them to reach their personal best. Participants will also learn about the flexible options and benefits of becoming a Girl Scout volunteer.

For information, call Jeanie Duguay at 364-3639 or toll free 1-888-922-4763 or visit

Free monthly balance screening

NORWAY — Stephens Memorial Physical Therapy Department is offering free monthly balance screening for all adults age 60 and older.

Learn how to keep your balance and stay fit. Screenings are offered the second Thursday of every month from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Ripley Medical Office Building, 193 Main St. Call 744-6160 for details.

Barbecue chicken dinner in Otisfield

OTISFIELD — On Saturday, Oct. 11, The East Otisfield Free Baptist Church will hold an oven-baked barbecue chicken dinner. The menu will include hot vegetables, salads, rolls and homemade pies. Gluten-free options will be available.

Seatings are at 4:30 and 6 p.m. The church is at 231 Rayville Road, off Route 121. Donations are appreciated.

Uptown Cruizahs plan spaghetti supper

OXFORD — The Uptown Cruizahs Car Club of Oxford will host a benefit spaghetti supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Anderson-Staples Post 112 American Legion Hall on King Street.

The proceeds will go toward funeral and medical expenses for Keith Swan of Bryant Pond, a long-time member, who passed away suddenly on Sept. 11.

The menu will consist of spaghetti, garlic bread, tossed salad, homemade desserts and beverages. The cost will be $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12 and no charge for under 5 years.

There will also be a Chinese auction.

For more information, call Les Wing at 890-0870.

Honey Bee Club’s workshop

PARIS — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club’s workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road.

The topic will be preparing bees for winter by checking for honey supply and wrapping hives.

For more information, contact Kevin at [email protected]

SeniorsPlus in Norway, Fryeburg

NORWAY/FRYEBURG — SeniorsPlus, the Area Agency on Aging, will be at the Norway Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, and at the Fryeburg Public Library from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27.

Representatives will be on hand to answer any 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.

New caregiver support group

WEST PARIS — SeniorsPlus, the Area Agency on Aging, is forming a new Alzheimer’s or dementia caregiver support group in the meeting room at the West Paris Town Office on Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

The group will give caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias a chance to learn from each other and gain support from meeting with other caregivers.

The support group will be held regularly on the second Tuesday of the month. It is free and open to the public.

For further information, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.