PARIS – The Oxford Hills Chapter, AARP, will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the VFW Hall, East Main Street. Anyone age 50 and over is welcome. Guest speakers will be Becky Armstrong and Pat Pulkkinen. AARP has started a new program on fighting fraud.

Sunday sermon

NORWAY – “Staying Together; Supporting Our Soldiers and Working for Peace” will be the sermon topic by the Rev. Joy Gasta at the First Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, Nov. 7. Services start at 11 a.m.

Benefit concert

BERLIN, N.H. – Organist Nancy Farris will return to the Community Arts Center at 155 Emery St., at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, for a benefit concert. Tickets are $10 at the door. For information, call the arts center office at 752-1028.

Conference day

WEST PARIS – There will be a special three-part student, parent, teacher conference day from noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, when parents, students and teachers can interact. Parents can learn about all phases of the school curriculum and activities and their child’s part in them.

Quilt show

OXFORD – The Boxberry School will host a quilt show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the school, 301 Webber Brook Road. There will be a variety of quilts on display, which will be judged by a panel and ribbons will be awarded.

Admission is $5, and all proceeds will benefit the Boxberry School. Tea and cookies will be served.

For more information or to enter a quilt, call Beth Allen at 743-7297 or e-mail her at [email protected] The Boxberry School is a nonprofit, independent elementary school in Oxford Hills. For more information on the school, call 743-9700 or visit

Open house

HEBRON – East Hebron Extension Homemakers will participate in the annual holiday open house sponsored by the Oxford County Extension Homemakers from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the First Congregational Church, South Paris. The theme will be “Candy Cane Capers.”

The East Hebron theme is “For the Birds.” The sales table will offer a variety of items, including decorative bird feeders, crazy quilt pillows and potholders, coasters and other items suitable for gift giving.

There will be a variety of sales tables, including baked goods. Coffee and muffins will be available and a lunch will be available at 11:30, served by the South Paris Extension Homemakers.

Bridge play

NORWAY – Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge played the end-of-the month game Oct. 29 with the following winners: first, Pete Cummings and Dick Allen; second, Les Buzzell and Woody Mercier; third, Pat and Mike Quinn; fourth, Eleanor Griffin and Jim Dickens; and fifth, Eileen Potvin and Della Starbird.

The next game, at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, will be a club championship at the Fare Share Coop Commons room, 445 Main St. All bridge players are welcome, and refreshments will be served. Call Mimi Bell at 743-8081 for more information.

Knauer family

PERU – Knauer family relatives gathered for the annual reunion on Sept. 5, hosted by Myrtle Milledge at the Milledge camp at Roxbury Pond.

More than 70 relatives and friends were served a meal prepared by John and Bob Milledge and Chris Rancourt. The families provided snacks, salads, casseroles and desserts.

Pontoon boat rides were given by Jack Dawson and Brenda Nickerson, and children’s games were hosted by Joey Lovejoy.

Relatives traveled from Texas, Colorado, Massachusetts and all parts of Maine. Some relatives stayed into the evening for a camp fire, singing and watching the children perform.

The Knauer sisters attending were Geraldine Burns, Pauline Dawson, Janet Fysh and Myrtle Milledge. Next year’s reunion will again be held on the Sunday before Labor Day.

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