NEWRY – High school students and others are invited to attend the 14th Annual Post Secondary Fair from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Grand Summit Hotel at Sunday River. The Northern Oxford County Area Counselors sponsor the fair, which attracts more than 100 college representatives and more than 1,000 students from high schools.

College planning

NORWAY – The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will offer a free “Essentials of College Planning” workshop, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the CareerCenter. Adults considering college are invited to attend. This program helps students overcome financial barriers to higher education and provides support services to help studentssuccessfully enter college. Services also include assistance with choosing a college, tutoring, personal and financial counseling, career counseling, assistance in applying to college, workplace and college visits, and assistance in applying for financial aid.

Stanley to speak

PARIS – The Deering Memorial United Methodist Church will hold its public Lenten luncheon at noon Thursday, April 1, at the stone church at the corner of Church and Main streets. The menu will be soup, salad and sandwich. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Anne Stanley, pastor of the Christ Episcopal Church of Norway.

Bingo benefit

MINOT – The Minot Community Club will sponsor its third annual basket bingo at noon Saturday, April 3, at the Minot Consolidated School, 23 Shaw Hill Road. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $13 at the door. There will be a light lunch, refreshments, popcorn and bake table available. Proceeds benefit the playground fund.

Singer set

NORWAY – Bill Shamamura, a singer and songwriter from western Maine, will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at Fare Share Commons, 443 Main St. Tickets are $10 at the door, which open at 6 p.m. People can bring their own refreshments. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Commons. For more information, people can call 807-6839.

Scrapbook benefit

RUMFORD – A Scrappin’ for Schools benefit will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 3, at the St. Athanasius-St. John Church hall. Demonstrations, supplies and services will be available. Vendors will include Creative Memories by Deanne Rothwell; Longaberger by Dixie Inman, and Scrappers Domaine, Stampin’ Up by Patty Brown. There will be raffle items, album embossing, die cutting and photo restoration. The cost is $25. For more information or to register, people can call Deanne, 665-2141; Judy, 369-8026; or Scrappers Domaine, 364-3331. Space is limited. Registrations are on a first come, first served basis. Proceeds will benefit Andover Elementary School, St. Athanasius-St. John School and Woodstock Elementary School. Additional information can be found at

Easter services

EAST SUMNER – The Congregational Church will hold Easter services and the public is invited to attend. The Palm Sunday service will be 9 a.m. April 4 with a coffee hour following the service. Maundy Thursday service is 7 p.m. April 8; a sunrise service will be 6 a.m., Sunday, April 11. Breakfast on Easter, April 11, will be 7 a.m. The Easter service will be 9 a.m. at the church, with no Sunday School that day. There will be Sunday School roller skating from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Motion 26 Roller Rink, Oxford.

Poetry planned

NORWAY – A poetry event called “Too Cold for the Porch” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, April 9, at Fare Share Commons. Sign-ups are at 6:30 p.m. or at Fare Share Market. April is National Poetry Month. A $1 donation is suggested.