Franklin County Arts meeting

FARMINGTON — The second fall meeting of the Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association will be held Tuesday, Oct. 21, at the University of Maine at Farmington North Dining Hall.

Registrations for the annual Christmas crafts show will be taken at 6:30 p.m., followed by a business session at 7. The show is scheduled for Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the UMF Student Center.

For more information, call 778-2791 or 778-3943.

FMH Auxiliary bake, craft sale

FARMINGTON — Franklin Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will have a bake sale and craft fair on Friday, Oct. 24, at FMH Bass Room, from 8 a.m. until “gone.” Open to the public.

Mediums to hold message circle

MERCER — A message circle will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Mercer Meeting House, Main Street.

Mediums Rev. Beth and Mike Carter of the Madison Spiritualist Camp will help participants receive messages from loved ones who have crossed over.

All proceeds benefit the restoration of the Meeting House.

For $10 advance purchase tickets, call Amy at 207-587-2225. Tickets will be sold at the door, day of the event, for $12. A limited quantity of tickets will be sold.

For more information, call Amy at the number above or visit

Wilton Area Food Pantry open

WILTON — The Wilton Area Food Pantry will be open the fourth Saturday of each month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for Wilton residents who need to apply for food. Bring proof of residence. For more information, call 645-3526.

Change of date for CPR class

TURNER — SAD 52 Adult & Community Education announces that the Heart-saver CPR and AED class has been moved to Wednesday, Oct. 29. There are still openings for students.

Master cardiopulmonary resuscitation and foreign body airway obstruction. For more information, visit or stop in at the Adult Education office at 486 Turner Center Road.

Thanksgiving Food Drive planned

KINGFIELD — In an effort to support patients and members of the community, Mt. Abram Regional Health Center will hold a Thanksgiving Food Drive from Oct. 27 to Nov. 24.

People are encouraged to bring in nonperishable food items or cash donations to the health center. Staff members will then distribute to individuals and families who are struggling to keep food on the table.

According to Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, Franklin County had the second highest number of citizens suffering from food insecurity in Maine as of 2012. The numbers have not improved.

Mt. Abram Regional Health Center is at 25 Depot St. To learn more, call 207-265-4555 or visit

Halloween mask making workshops

FARMINGTON — Everyone’s Resource Depot will hold Halloween mask making workshops from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 27-30.

Many creative ideas for masks, costumes and party decorations made from ERD’s wonderful assortment of reusable materials will be shared with workshop participants.

Materials in good supply for mask making are sparkly felt, yarn, colorful foam pieces and buttons, paper of all kinds, leather scraps, feathers, ribbon and fabric. A small fee will be charged for materials and instruction. All ages are welcome.

ERD is located in the Education Center, Room 9, at the corner of High and Lincoln streets on the UMF campus. ERD is open to the public Monday through Friday from 3-5 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

For information about workshops and special openings and programs, call 778-7150 or visit