BETHEL – Congressman Michael H. Michaud has announced that district Rep. Andrea Quaid will be available from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the town office.
NORWAY – Volunteers are being sought to help build the community playground donated by the New Balance Foundation at Lake Pennesseewassee Park from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 18. There will be food and music all day. For more information or to sign up, contact Deb Partridge, recreation director, at 743-6651 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OXFORD – The Oxford County Education Association – Retired will meet at the Oxford American Legion Hall on Friday, May 19. A plant sale will be a scholarship fundraiser, with members and guests are asked to bring house or garden plants.
Members and guests will meet at 10:30 a.m. for registration, to look over the plants and to greet friends before the business session at 11 a.m., led by Rodney Abbott. Dinner will follow at noon, with the program to be an introduction to area political candidates. There will be a memorial service to honor those educators who died in the last year.
The meeting is open to anyone who has retired from positions in the county school districts as teachers, librarians, nurses, administrator, bus driver or assistants.
The phone chain will remind current members, but anyone who wishes to attend for the first time should phone Helene Decker at 744-7040 or Virginia Noble at 539-4027 for dinner reservations.
SOUTH PARIS – Floyd A. Harlow Jr. VFW Post 9787 and Western Maine Veterans Advisory Committee will host a turkey supper from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the VFW, 58 East Main St. The supper is open to the public. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. The proceeds will benefit the activities at the Maine Veteran’s Home.
WEST PARIS – The annual rhubarb pie sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at the First Universalist Church. White elephant items will also be offered.
NORWAY – The Youth Ministry of St. Catherine’s Church will hold a rummage sale from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 20, in the parish hall, 32 Paris St. There will be a selection of summer clothing and white elephant items. The monies earned will be used for retreats and charities for young people.
PARIS – An ATV safety training program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street. Students age 10 to 12 need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. To enroll, contact Perry Edwards at 743-6290 or Mark Stearns at 743-3870.
Loam for sale
OXFORD – Loam is for sale at His Place Teen Center, 254 Webber Brook Road. The 100+ yards of loam is in the way of finishing the driveway. Proceeds will benefit the building fund. Call Bert at 743-9503 or cell 890-8032 or Howard Munday at 539-2372 for more information.
OXFORD – The Lake Thompson Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at Market Square Restaurant.
Dinner will be from the menu. There will be a sign-up sheet for those planning to go on the annual trip in June. Beano will be played if time permits. Members and guests are welcome.
PARIS – The Western Maine Knitting Guild has quite a few afghan square completed and is looking for a person to sew the squares together. Anyone interested should contact Marvis Maynard at 744-0167 or Midge Leighton for details.
NAPLES – The Resistance ministries, a nonprofit youth ministry, will hold a Chinese auction fundraiser aboard the Songo River Queen II from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 10. The ministry has made it possible to receive a free cruise ticket by purchasing 90 auction tickets in advance for $25.
The first 25 tickets purchased will include extra 20 tickets free as well as a free $5 meal on the cruise. There is space for 100 people on the cruise and tickets are on a first-come, first-serve basis. The cruise will feature a dollar table, grab bags and food. For tickets or for more information, call 743-6982.