FARMINGTON – The Farmington Downtown Business and Professional Association is currently taking applications from vendors wishing to set up at this year’s Moonlight Madness. Anyone wishing to display their handmade or crafted items at this year’s July 25 event should contact Ron Gelinas at Mainestone Jewelry, 161 Front St., or phone 778-6560.

Wilton seniors

WILTON – All summer meetings of the Wilton Senior Citizens will be held every Wednesday at the Seniors’ Cabin at Kineowatha Park. The cabin will open at 11 a.m. and a business meeting will begin at 12:30 p.m., rain or shine. Those participating must bring their own lunch and beverage. There are picnic tables available but members may want to bring their own lawn chairs for comfort. New members and guests are always welcome.

Birding weekend

FARMINGTON – The Western Maine Audubon Society will offer a weekend to observe the migratory birds of Monhegan Island in October. The reservation deadline for the trip is June 25. The trip, planned for Oct. 4 and 5, is being held during the height of migratory bird season. Participants will travel by ferry early on Oct. 4 to explore until departure on Oct. 5. The specific ecology of the island as well as its unique concerns will be discussed. An advance deposit covers lodging and breakfast costs and is payable to WMAS by June 25. The advance deposit is $135 for two people (double occupancy) and $85 for one person (single occupancy). Please phone Andrea Nurse at 639-4496 for registration and additional information.

SeniorsPlus trip

WILTON – The musical “Cats” is the destination of an August bus trip planned by SeniorsPlus. Prime seats have been reserved at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass., for Sunday, Aug. 3. Cost of the trip is $63 per person, meal not included, and all ages are invited to attend. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical is based on T.S. Elliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.” It was the longest running play in both London and New York. Part of the day is a stop at Yoken’s for lunch. The bus will leave Farmington at 8:25 a.m. and from Jay at 8:45 a.m. Reservations must be made by June 20 by phoning SeniorsPlus at 645-3315. Payment is due by July 3.

Open house

NEW VINEYARD – An open house will be held at Log Home Gardens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 20 and 21, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22. The gardens are located at 624 Barker Road, 2.5 miles off Route 27 north. This is the second annual open house for the public to showcase the Tall Bearded and Siberian irises. A limited number of perennials will be available for sale. Those attending may sign up for a garden newsletter and talk with the owner about irises. For more information, phone Norine Veal at 652-2419.

Church events

JAY – Bean’s Corner Baptist Church will hold two special events Sunday, June 22. Celebrate Life Sunday will be featured during the morning service starting at 10:30 a.m. Members of In the Shepherd’s Hands will make a presentation on their work in Franklin County and will treat the congregation to a barbecue lunch after the service. In the Shepherd’s Hands offers a variety of support services in the areas of crisis pregnancy intervention, parenting classes, referrals to adoption agencies and pregnancy testings. The Hyssongs, a gospel music-singing family, will present a concert at the 6 p.m. service. Made up of the Rev. Dell and Susan Hyssong and their son Richard, the Hyssongs give numerous live concerts and have several recordings. There is no admission charge but a freewill offering will be taken. The public is welcome to both services. For more information, contact Pastor Roger Nauss at 645-2925.

Bow hunting training

WILTON – A bow hunting safety training program will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, at the Wilton Fish and Game Club on Route 2. Students ages 10 to 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian during the full program that is sponsored by the Wilton Fish and Game Club. For more information, phone 897-2740.


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