PERU – The Peru SummerFest will not be held this year due to lack of volunteers. The committee decided to take a year off. If there are people who would like to see a SummerFest 2005, contact Lynda at 562-7164 or Yvonne at 562-7496.

Archaeological dig is lecture topic

GORHAM, N.H. – The White Mountain National Forest’s Wednesday Night With A Ranger program this week features scouts and leaders from the Girl Scouts of Swift Water Council. They will present “Digging at Dolly Copp: Archaeological Finds from the Campground” on Aug. 25. Artifacts found during this summer’s dig at the site of the old Copp homestead will be on display. Hayes and Dolly Copp settled the area in the 1880s and worked the land, building a home and raising a family. U.S. Forest Service historian Karl Roenke will be on hand. Ranger programs are presented by the Forest Service at 8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Pinkham Notch Visitor Center on Route 16, 11 miles south of Gorham. Programs are free. More information may be obtained by calling the Androscoggin Ranger Station at 603-466-2713, extension 222, or the Appalachian Mountain Club at 603-466-2721.

Business Expo workshop

RUMFORD – The second annual River Valley Expo is coming Sept. 24 and 25. There will be a preshow workshop sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. The workshop will be on Tuesday, Aug. 31, at the River Valley Technology Center on 60 Lowell St., Rumford. It will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. There will be ideas on decorating a winning booth, as well as booth etiquette and creativity that will make your business stand out. Bob Kasputas, certified business counselor with Maine Small Business Development Center at AVCOG, will be presenting the workshop. For more information or to register phone 369-0396.

Volunteers sought for Beano

RUMFORD – Son’s of Italy members are needed to volunteer to work Beano on Monday evenings at the Sons of Italy hall. For information phone Dick Austin at 364-2861.