Briefly: Region


Rumford Area Quilters to meet

RUMFORD — Rumford Area Quilters will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Rumford United Methodist Church on Linnell Street for the first meeting of the 2017-2018 year.  

Ideas and projects for the coming year will be discussed.  All area quilters invited to this monthly gathering of interested quilters.  Show and tell is welcome.

FMI: 207-562-7050.

Hope Association field day

MEXICO — The Hope Association will host an End of Summer Field Day from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15, at the Mexico recreation park. 

The event is open to the public. Thos attending should bring a cold lunch. 

The rain date is Friday, Sept. 22.

Church collecting blankets 

SUMNER — The Congregational Church of East Sumner is collecting blankets to help Maine’s Native Americans. A community member will collect and disperse the blankets. 

Blankets should be new or clean and very gently used. All sizes and weights are welcome. Ripped and stained or unwashed blankets cannot be accepted.

Blankets may also be left on the back deck in the container marked “blankets” until Sept. 23. The Church is located at 50 Main St., Route 219.

McDonald family plans reunion 

BETHEL — The descendants of David and Charlotte McDonald and their children, John, Flora, Francis, Catherine, Mary, Esther, Olivine, Barbara and Teresa, are holding a reunion from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the home of David and JoAnne Crockett, 815 Intervale Road.

Family members attending should bring a dish to share, a lawn chair and a donation for the auction. There will be games for children. 

The Weary Club to meet

NORWAY — Friends and members of the Weary Club will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the clubhouse for coffee, doughnuts and conversation.

Oksat at Finnish-American Heritage Society

WEST PARIS — The Finnish-American Heritage Society will present a performance by Oksat, a kantele ensemble led by Sarah Cummings, consisting of talented musicians from around the state. 

The performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Mission Church, 15 Church St.  

Earlier this summer, Oksat performed at Sommelo International Folk Music Festival in Finland.

This will replace the monthly business meeting. Directors will meet before the performance at 1 p.m. at the Finnish-American Heritage Society building. 

A coffee table will follow the performance at the Finnish-American Heritage Society building around the corner. As always, it is free and the public is invited.