RUMFORD – Rumford Area Quilters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street. Members should bring fall challenge 12 1/2 square and new name tag. All area quilters are welcome. For details, call 562-7050.

Circle session

RUMFORD – St. Timothy Circle 504, D of I, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Parish Center Hall. Committee will be Dot Benedix, Margaret Elliott, Janette Blouin and Sandra Martin.

Class luncheon

RUMFORD – Stephens High School class of 1945 will hold its monthly luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the River Valley Grill, Exchange Street. Call Connie at 364-8785 or Muriel at 545-2709 in order to make reservations.

Noon luncheon

RUMFORD – Stephens High School class of 1955 will hold a luncheon at noon Thursday, Oct. 14, at Teena’s Restaurant. If interested in attending, call Geneva Raymond at 364-4216 for reservations.

Society speaker

BETHEL – Robert Spidell, Andover native, now residing in San Clemente, Calif., will be the featured speaker at the Bethel Historical Society lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, at the society’s Dr. Moses Mason House meeting room.

Spidell will make a presentation on the history of his native town, which this year observes the bicentenary of its incorporation. Spidell has spent years studying the history of Andover, and last year edited and published a book on Pynelis.

The lecture is free and open to anyone interested. Those wishing to make a tax deductible gift to the society’s 2004 annual fund should send it to the society at P.O. Box 12, Bethel, ME 04217-0012.

Extension meeting

PARIS – The Oxford County Extension Association invites the public to its annual meeting in celebration of University of Maine Cooperative Extension programming throughout the year. The meeting will be held Monday, Oct. 18, at the First Congregational Church in South Paris. Registration will begin at 5:45 p.m., followed by a turkey dinner ($7 a person) at 6:15 p.m.

The program will be a “Trek to Mt. Everest Base Camp” with Drs. David Baker and Robert Story.

Reservations with dinner payment are due in the Extension Office by Oct. 12. For more information, call the Extension Office at 743-6329 or 1-800-287-1482.

Lunch meeting

RUMFORD – The members of the Stephens High School class of 1949 will meet for a regular monthly luncheon at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Teena’s. This is a weekday change from the usual Wednesday.

Red Hats

RUMFORD – The Red Hat Mommas of Western Maine met on Sept. 29 for a chicken pie supper served and prepared by the Rumford United Methodist Church. Violet Swan did a reading on “That Little Box.” Red hat pins were won by Mary Pulsifer, Louise Caron and Patty Arsenault. At the October meeting there will be a contest for the best decorated hat.

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