CANTON – Whitney Lodge 167 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons will hold a stated meeting at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 1. This will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. casserole supper. All Master Masons are welcome.

Cemetery session

DIXFIELD – The Dixfield Cemetery Restoration Committee will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 3, to assess the needs of the cemeteries for the coming summer. All residents are invited and encouraged to attend. For more information phone the Town Office at 562-8151.

Photo day

DIXFIELD – The Dixfield Congregational Church and its Youth Group will hold a photo session fund-raiser from noon to 6 p.m on Saturday, May 3. This event is being held to raise funds to support the church and its youth group. A certificate for $19.95 buys a 10-by-13 inch portrait valued at $69.95, according to organizers. It also earns a credit toward the purchase of any optional photo package. Portraits arrive three weeks after the photo session. Organizers will set up portrait-viewing dates and times on the day of the photo session. Groups are urged to coordinate outfits or dress with a theme in mind, such as having all wear the same jeans or color patterns. For more information, phone the church office at 562-4582, Deb Morang at 562-8006 or Pastor John Gensel at 652-2777.

Isabella meeting

RUMFORD – St. Timothy Circle 504 Daughters of Isabella members will celebrate the circle’s 73rd anniversary at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at Teena’s Restaurant. Three members will receive 25-year pins: Leola LeCours, Janette Blouin and Pierette Bolduc. Seven will receive 50-year pins: Mary Beachesne, Constance Belanger, Gemma Bishop, Patricia Gautreau, Alfreda Kaubris, Barbara Milligan and Gladys Gilbert. The committee includes Chairman Pat Hopkins, Millie Harlow, Lillian Irish, Margaret McInnis, Myrtle McKenna, Charlene Johnson, Marcelle Miller and Anita Zitoli.

Bible conference

MEXICO – The Mexico First Baptist Church at 20 Roxbury Road will hold its annual Spring Bible Conference from Sunday, May 4, to Tuesday, May 6. The featured speaker will be Rev. David Miles of New York City, and his topic is “Revitalizing The Local Church.” Miles will speak in the Sunday service at 10:45 a.m., which will also include special music. A luncheon will be provided by the church at noon. Miles will also speak at 6 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday, with special music by the Fishers of Men quartet, a local singing group. Miles works for Church Resource Ministries, an organization committed to working with leaders to strengthen and start churches around the world. His expertise is in church revitalization, and he specializes in working with churches in transition or in need of intervention. He has a doctoral degree in ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He lives in Queens, New York City with his wife, Janet, and their three teenage daughters. The Rev. Robert Peters, pastor of Mexico First Baptist, invites the public to attend these meetings. For more information, phone (207) 364-8850.

Officers installed

RUMFORD – The American Legion Auxiliary of Napoleon Ouellette Unit 24 will be held Sunday, May 4. Installation of officers will take place at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting.

Library hours

MEXICO – Beginning the week of May 6 and continuing throughout the summer the hours for the Mexico Free Public Library will be the following:

Monday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Book fair

PERU – A Scholastic Book Fair will be held during Family Night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at Peru Elementary School. Classroom visits will be held Wednesday, May 7, through Friday, May 9.

VFW auxiliary

RUMFORD – The Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Post.

Support group

RUMFORD – The Brain Injury Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, at the Rumford Community Hospital, in the conference room on the second floor. A guest speaker from Maine Handicapped Skiing will speak regarding activities offered for handicapped individuals during the summer months. For more information phone Deb Hanmer 562-9260 or 795-6110.

Spring Concert

RUMFORD – The Mountain Valley High School music department will present its annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, in the auditorium. The concert will feature the band, chorus and select vocal group.



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