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‘Lunch with a Purpose’ Tuesday

OTISFIELD — A Lunch with a Purpose will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 24, at the East Otisfield Free Baptist Church, 232 Rayville Road off Route 121.

Robin Greene, LCSW, Stephens Memorial Hospital, Martha McLain, attorney-at-law, Norway, and Pastor and RN Genise Stern will speak on “Advance Directives/Living Wills.”

Forms as well as a bag lunch and beverage will be provided. There will be a time for questions and answers. For more information, call 207-461-1995 or email [email protected], especially if this is of interest, but the time doesn’t work.

Volunteers are needed for seniors

FARMINGTON — SEARCH (Seek Elderly Alone, Renew Courage & Hope), a program of Catholic Charities Maine, is looking for families, singles, retirees, college and high school students to volunteer a few hours a week to seniors who need a helping hand.

Volunteers are needed to help provide companionship, assistance with grocery shopping and errands and home and yard projects for senior clients who live in the towns of Jay and Livermore Falls to Farmington in Franklin County.

Seniors are waiting for volunteer help in the Livermore Falls, Farmington and Wilton areas.

Those interested in becoming a volunteer should contact SEARCH-Franklin County Outreach Coordinator Stephanie Crowe at 207-200-0844 or [email protected]

Kite-flying group planning fly

NORWAY — A “Color the Sky, Kite Fly!” group will hold monthly meetings on weekends in Norway and surrounding towns, dates to depend on the wind. Time of kite-flying sessions will be from 1 to 4 p.m., meeting at area locations.

Text or leave a message for Terry at 207-890-5207 or ​[email protected] to chat, receive an informational E-mail or be placed on the notification list. 

Cheering group to hold fundraiser dance

FARMINGTON — Mt. Blue Rec Cheering will host a fundraising dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 28, at the Farmington Elks Lodge.

There will be a cash bar, and DJ Haylstorm from HOT 104.7 will play a variety of music.

Tickets are $10 each or $15 a couple and must be purchased in advance. Tickets will be available at Madore’s Market and Mosher’s Seafood. This is an adult only event. For more information, E-mail [email protected]

Grange to celebrate Grange Month

JAY — North Jay Grange will celebrate Grange Month with a potluck luncheon at noon Saturday, April 28. There will be a 1 p.m. community service program.

For more information, 207-645-4211, 207-645-2910 or 207-645-9353.

Community clean-up on April 29

A community clean-up day will take place throughout Rumford and Mexico on Sunday, April 29.

With the theme, “Let’s Clean Up Together,” organizer Tom Bourret said volunteers will meet at 8 a.m. at the Rumford Information Center. People are asked wear bright colors or a safety vest. Some supplies will be provided or people can bring their own.

The rain-or-shine event will run until 11 a.m.

Bourret said the clean-up will include Route 2 from beyond McDonald’s in Rumford to Walmart in Mexico. But for families working on the clean-up, there will also be low traffic areas like streets and parks.

For more information, check Facebook or contact Bourret at 207-357-8881 or Angela Howitt at 207-418-8377.

Church to sponsor class on growing sprouts

HARRISON — A Caswell Conservancy Center workshop will teach participants how to grow sprouts.

It will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 29. It is sponsored by the Seventh Day Adventist Church.

There will be free samples and door prizes. All are welcome.

For more information, contact [email protected]

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