Oxford Hills area briefs for May 20

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Open house

OXFORD — Ganderia Middle School will host an open house at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 27. The school was formed in 2006 to provide an affordable and unique middle school experience for families of the Oxford Hills community.

Anyone interested in exploring educational opportunities for their child for next year’s sixth, seventh or eighth grade, is welcome to attend the open house.

For more information or questions, contact Carl Costanzi at 890-1904 or visit www.ganderia.org. The school is located in the Boxberry School building, 301 Webber Brook Road.

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Safe sitters

NORWAY — Stephens Memorial Hospital will offer Safe Sitter courses from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday and Monday, June 25 and 28. The program is for 11- to 15-year-olds. Participants will learn safety and security precautions, how to handle emergencies and the stages of child development. 

To register or for more information, call 743-1562, ext. 138 or visit the Calendar section at www.wmhcc.org.

Dances

WATERFORD — The Waterford World’s Fair has announced the following Saturday dances: The Rockin’ Road Runners will perform on May 22 and Sept. 25. The Country Ridge Riders will perform June 5, July 17 and 31 and Aug. 28. The Dirigo Highway will perform on Aug. 14.

All dances will start at 8 p.m. Cost is $10. The new kitchen will be open to serve fresh cut french fries, buffalo wings and mozzarella sticks. Soda and coffee will be available. For more information, call Penny Hill at 583-4160.

Legion dance

SOUTH PARIS — The Jones Dance Band will play old-fashioned dance music at the South Paris Legion Hall on Church Street from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, May 22. The cost is $5. The lunch counter will be open.

Society speaker

WOODSTOCK — Cubby Swan recently spoke to the Woodstock Historical Society on Leon Ray Livingston, also known as “Hobo A No. 1.” He wrote 12 books about his life and tried to persuade the young not to adopt a hobo’s life.

Because his child got polio, he used some book revenues for polio victims. He went all over the world and met presidents Taft and Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Luther Burbank and Jack London. He spoke four languages.

Bethel was one Livingston’s favorite stops. Swan has a shingle with Livingston’s mark on it and copies of all his books.

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