NORWAY – The topic for the Sunday, Nov. 7, service at the Norway Universalist Church UU will be “Veterans’ Day, Staying Together, Supporting Our Soldiers and Working for Peace,” led by the Rev. Joy Gasta and Heather Pierson, music director.

Sunday speaker

PARIS – Jane Hatch will be the speaker at the 10 a.m. service of the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St. Hatch’s husband, Rich, is serving in Iraq. Her sermon topic will be “Thanking Veterans.” The music will be under the direction of Forest Perkins, church organist. The Sunday school will be in session under the direction of Renee Wales. Child care is provided. The coffee hour will follow in Good Cheer Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Worship schedule

NORTH WATERFORD – The Rev. George Frobig has announced a new worship schedule for November and December for the Oxford County United Parish, and he invites everyone to attend worship services each Sunday at 10 a.m. at the North Waterford Church (UCC) through the winter. Sunday School also meets at 10 a.m. each Sunday. The North Waterford Church is located off Routes 35 and 37, opposite Melby’s Market.

The first, third and, when applicable, fifth Sunday of each month will be formal regular services, including Holy Communion on the first Sunday. The second and fourth Sundays will be a casual, more informal service with contemporary music.

New to the schedule will be an evening vesper service on the second Sunday of each month, at 7 p.m. at the North Waterford church. This will be a more casual service than the morning. The first vesper service will be held Sunday, Nov. 14.

Club meeting

NORWAY – The Heywood Club will meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at the clubhouse. Bring a Christmas craft to work on and instructions to share.

Program change

BRYANT POND – Peter Lenz of Norway will be the featured speaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at the Whitman Memorial Library. The library will be closed on the regular meeting date because of Veterans Day.

Lenz is a well known historian and folklorist. He will speak on local folklore, with much of his information gleaned from the late Colista Morgan of Greenwood.

Lenz is the author and editor of history books and is working on a two-volume set on the folklore, people and treasures of Maine. He also is known for his sense of humor.

The program is open to the public and is free. All are welcome.

Christmas sale

BRIDGTON – The Bridgton Hospital Employees Activity Committee has scheduled a Holiday Lights Employee Christmas Craft and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the hospital clinic lobby on South High Street.

To date employees scheduled to be at the fair include Norma Sicotte, Linda Collins, Peg Chadbourne, LeeAnn Zulick, Linda Collins, Sheila Flanigan, Linda Converse and Judy Sarty.

There are limited number of tables available for crafts-people in the area who are not employees. Contact Pamela Smith, director of development and community relations, 647-6055, for further information and an application.

Holiday fair

HARTFORD – The Hartford Women’s Association will hold its annual Christmas fair with food and crafts for sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Hartford Town Hall on Route 140. All proceeds will benefit local charities.

Tree lighting

WOODSTOCK – The Pinhook Meeting House Society will have the annual Christmas tree lighting. Anyone wishing to purchase a bulb for $3 to remember a loved one should contact Norma Davis. Donations will help keep the meeting house open.

Troupe to appear

WEST PARIS – The Stage Coach Theatre Troupe will be at Agnes L. Gray School putting on “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream” during the day on Friday, Nov. 5, and on Saturday afternoon, Nov. 6, at the school gym.

All adults and children who wish can meet in the parking lot of the Agnes L. Gray School at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11, and march to the monument in the square to observe Veterans Day.

Registration for Agnes L. Gray basketball teams is due the week of Nov. 8.

Raffle winners

FRYEBURG – Fryeburg Rescue announces raffle winners: Grand prize, Polaris Sportsman 4 X 4, Cecil Willey, Sweden; second prize, $250 gift certificate from L.L. Bean, Christian Simpson, Bethel; third prize, $100 gift certificate from Log House Designs, Kevin Raven, Casco.

The annual fund-raiser helps purchase needed equipment and provides training for members.

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