OXFORD – The Oxford Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29, at the Kay House meeting room, 73 Pleasant St. Following the business meeting, a program on the Fox Brush Co. will be presented by Tom Cushman. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.

Guest minister

WEST PARIS – The Rev. W. Bradford Greely will be the guest minister at the First Universalist Church at 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 31. The topic will be “All Souls Sunday.” A potluck brunch will follow. The Universalist churches of West Paris and Rumford were Greely’s first ministry approximately 40 years ago. All are invited join for the service, the brunch, the fellowship and the memories.

Perham to speak

NORWAY – The Unitarian Universalist Church welcomes local pundit/observer Joe Perham to its pulpit on Sunday, Oct. 31. His theme, from the Old Testament, will be “Awake, Oh Northwind!” The service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by food and friends in the concert hall. Music will be under Heather Pierson’s direction. All are invited to the service in the historic building at 479 Main St.

Dinner meeting

FRYEBURG – The Fryeburg Fish and Game Association will hold a dinner meeting with a speaker at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at the New Church, Oxford Street. Major Greg Sanborn, deputy chief of the Maine Warden Service, will speak about the many problems facing the warden service, including the reorganization, budget shortfall and the bear issue.

For more information on the association, write POB 525, Fryeburg, ME 04037 or phone 935-4655.

Learn about healing

OXFORD – Dancing Trees Lodge Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to the well-being of the community, invites the public to attend a Feel Better Free Day starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Visitors will be able to have a massage, try a Reiki session, have their cards read, learn about crystal healing, sound therapy and other alternative healing methods. Local healers will offer 20- to 30-minute free sessions and snacks will be provided.

The lodge is located at 15 Cotton Lane. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the lodge at 539-2670 or 415-7315 or e-mail [email protected]

Crime watch

HARTFORD – The Hartford Crime Watch Committee met on Oct. 20 when Sgt. James Miclon of the Oxford County Sheriff’s Department answered questions.

The group discussed what steps need to be taken next in continuing to organize and meet regularly. It was reported that the committee has 15 Crime Watch signs to be put up throughout the community.

The group will schedule a date in November to start putting up the Crime Watch signs. Members hope to meet with District Attorney Norman Croteau in December to get answers to many crime watch questions.

The committee will announce the date of the next meeting as soon as they are finalized. Anyone interested in joining the committee may contact the Town Office for more information.

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