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Optimist clubs giving Constitutions

In conjunction with National Constitution Day, Sept. 17, The Optimist Clubs of Lewiston/Auburn, and the Tri Town Optimist Club of Minot, Poland and Mechanic Falls are making available to any interested schools or students free pocket-sized Constitutions that can be used in the classroom or for home studies.

Quantities are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis. To order, contact any Optimist Club Member or call 207-783-5269.

Christian Women United Luncheon

PARIS — The Christian Women United Luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the South Paris First Congregational Church, 17 E. Main St.

Charlie and Pam Reed of Bridgton will be the singers.

Call Janice at 207-743-5770 for reservations. All are welcome.

Native American Ancestors program

BETHEL — Mahoosuc Land Trust will present “A Day in the Life of our Native American Ancestors” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Gould Academy’s McLaughlin Auditorium.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call 207-824-3806.

Rumford Society plans potluck

RUMFORD — The Rumford Historical Society will hold its first meeting of fall at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Rumford Center Grange Hall on Route 2 in Rumford Center.

This will be a potluck supper, with members and guests bringing favorite fall dish to share. Beverages and utensils will be provided.

A brief business meeting will follow the dinner.

NAMI mental health class

FARMINGTON — NAMI Western Mountains Maine will offer Youth Mental Health First Aid from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Bass Room.

The class is is for anyone who works, lives or interacts with youth ages 12 to 18 to learn about mental health and substance abuse issues, to recognize symptoms and how to help in a crisis or non-crisis situation. This class has a three year national certification and satisfies the state mandate for suicide awareness in Maine schools.

To register, contact [email protected] or call 1-800-464-5767, ext. 2312. The course is free, but there is a $5 lunch fee.

This is the last YMHFA in this area for this year.

Women’s club to install officers

LIVERMORE — GFWC/Livermore Falls Women’s Club will meet Thursday, Sept. 20, at the Masonic Hall on Church Street. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.

This is the first meeting for the new year. Installation of new officers, presentation of the programs and calendar for the year as well as appointments to various committees will take place.

There will be discussion on how to roll out the new State President’s initiative “Honor Those Who Serve” and information on the upcoming New England conference being held Friday to Sunday, Sept. 28 to 30, at Sunday River in Newry.

For more information, contact Ellen at [email protected]

Storytelling Guild to swap stories

FARMINGTON — A story telling swap will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, downstairs at St. Joseph Parish Hall, by the intersection of Middle and Quebec streets.

The event is free and open to the public. No storytelling experience is necessary. Call 207-578-1791 for details.

Paint, sip for Auxiliary

BETHEL — The American Legion Auxiliary will host a Paint and Sip art night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, at the at the Post 81 American Legion Hall.

Cost will be $35, and a portion of the fees will benefit the Auxiliary. Price includes all paint and supplies, and free snacks will be available. The picture will be “Sunrise on the Pate.”

For further information, call Frieda Charron at 757-870-4020.

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