OAKLAND — The Maine Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold its quarterly meeting Saturday, July 19, at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the church hall at the back of the church. Mass will be celebrated at noon.

Rebecca Kane will speak about “Times of Refreshing Spiritually, Emotionally, Physically and Mentally.” A luncheon will be provided; the cost will be $8.

People can send reservations to Judith A. Thibeau, 13 Denise Ave., Oakland, ME 04963-4849 by July 11. Make checks out to the MDCCW.

Organic milk

ALBION – The Northeast Organic Dairy Producers Alliance will hold its third annual field days and producer meeting in central Maine. Henry Perkins and Henrietta Beaufait, organic dairy producers, will host the event at their farm on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 22 and 23.

All Northeast organic milk producers are invited to attend the annual producer meeting Aug. 22. Bylaws will be approved, nominations made for officers and other business will be discussed. The meeting will be followed by a lobster fest. Preregistration is required.

For more information, people can contact Lisa McCrory, (802) 728-4416.

Local foods guide

UNITY – The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association has a free guide called “A Guide to Growing Your Own Food and Buying from Local Farmers.”

It emphasizes the benefits of growing and consuming local foods. The guide is available at grocery stores and restaurants throughout the state. The text is also available at www.mofga.org and the Maine Foods Network’s Web site, www.mainefoods.net.

Identifying trees

NEBRASKA CITY, Neb. – “What Tree Is That?,” a pocket guide for identifying trees, is available from the National Arbor Day Foundation. The 72-page guide helps identify 135 trees found in the eastern and central U.S.

To obtain it, people can send their name, address and $3 to “What Tree Is That?,” National Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, Neb. 68410, or visit arborday.org.

Corvette or cash

DAMARISCOTTA – The American Cancer Society will raffle a 2003 Corvette as first prize and $550 cash as second prize at 1 p.m. Sept. 6 at Strong Chevrolet. In all, 1,550 tickets will be sold for $100 apiece. If all tickets are sold, there will be a bonus prize drawing of $1,550.

People don’t need not be present to win. For details, people can call Edith Nelligan, 800-464-3102, press 3. To learn the names of the winners after the drawing, e-mail [email protected], call 207-373-3706 or send a self-addressed, stamped No. 10 envelope to: 2003 Corvette Raffle Winners, American Cancer Society, One Main St., Suite 300, Topsham, Maine 04086.

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