DIXFIELD – Neighborly Senior Citizens will observe their 35th anniversary on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Dixfield Legion. The meeting will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a baked ham dinner with all the fixings at a cost of $3 a person. Entertainment will be provided by Just the Two of Us, Norman and Betty DeCoteau.

Membership in the Neighborly Seniors is open to anyone age 50 and over. Dues are $5 a year.

There is space available on the Monday, Dec. 6, Christmas party trip to Indian Head Resort in Lincoln, N.H. Cost is $42 a person. Nonmembers are welcome. Pick-up points are in Dixfield, Mexico and Bethel.

Anyone wanting more information on membership or the trip should call Connie at 364-4189.

Potato Fest

RUMFORD – The Acadian Society will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, in the St. Athanasius and St. John Parish Center for a Potato Fest. It is asked that those who plan to attend bring a potato dish to share. Following the meeting there will be a sharing of experiences from those who attended the Acadian Congress Mondial in August.

Auction, lunch

DIXFIELD – The Dirigo Music Association will hold a Chinese auction and luncheon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Dirigo High School. There are lots of items to win including Portland Symphony tickets and signed photo of John Travolta and Kevin Eubanks from the Tonight show. Monies raised will help support the music and arts programs in SAD 21. Contact Cyndi at 562-8498 or Charlene at 562-8785 for information or to make a donation to the auction.

Harvest dance

RUMFORD – St. Athanasius and St. John’s/St. Theresa’s Youth Ministry Group will sponsor a harvest dance from 7:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at Park Place. Noel Palmer of the E/I Country Band, together with musician, Don Levesque, will provide dance music, including country, oldies and soft rock.

Tickets are $6 a person and can be purchased from Julie and Kari Lothrop, Kelly Palmer, Kortnee Hill, Kristin Stevens, Sharon Gates or at All That Jazz. A 50/50 and raffles will also be held.

The proceeds will help defray the cost for the trip to Germany for World Youth Day in August 2005. For more information call Elaine Palmer at 364-4696 or Martha Hill at 369-9352.

Library program

RUMFORD – New Hampshire Poet Laureate John Perrault will present a program of ballads and lyrics and lyrical ballads at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27, in the Public Library.

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