PARIS – The Floyd A. Harlow Jr. Chapter, VFW, and Auxiliary will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the post home, East Main Street, South Paris. A social hour at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by supper at 6. Casseroles, salads and desserts will be needed. Guests will be the Patriot Pen essay contest winners.

Artists’ reception

BERLIN, N.H. – An artists’ reception will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, presented by Gorham High School’s natural arts class at Northern Forest Heritage Park, 961 Main St. There will be light refreshments. It is open to the public. Those wanting more information should call 752-7202.

Sunday topic

NORWAY – The worship service on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Norway Universalist Church, UU, will be on “Wrestling with God, Part II,” telling the essence of God through stories. People are invited to bring their stories. It will be led by the Rev. Joy Gasta. Call 743-2828 for more information.

Open house

FRYEBURG – The Fryeburg Historical Society Museum at 511 Main St. will deck the halls for a holiday open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, prior to the Christmas tree lighting at Bradley Park at 6 p.m. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served.

The Fryeburg Historical Society will host its holiday party for members at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the home of Diane and Ed Jones in North Fryeburg. Those attending should bring a salad. For additional information, contact Director Nancy Ray at 935-4192 or 935-8076. E-mail address is [email protected]

Bridge results

NORWAY – Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge played Nov. 26 in the Fare Share Commons Art Collective Room. The results for the morning were: first, Les Buzzell and Mimi Bell; second, Bill Bowman and Marta Clements; third, Pam and Errol Libby; fourth, Nancy Farmer and Michael Newsom; and fifth, Eleanor Griffin and Jim Dickens.

Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge is open to all. A game is played at 9 a.m. every Friday at the Fare Share Coop, 445 Main St. Parking and entrance are behind the store. Those interested can call Mimi Bell at 743-8081.


WEST PARIS – The West Paris Senior Citizens will hold a Christmas luncheon party at noon Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the West Paris Baptist Church. An exchange of generic gifts of about $3 each will be held.

Ring McKeen Post 151 American Legion, and Auxiliary met at the Finnish-American Hall on Maple Street recently. There will be no meeting in December because of Christmas and New Year activities.

Cantata planned

WEST PARIS – The Voices for Christ, a combined choir from several churches, will present a Christmas cantata, “Emmanuel – Celebrating Heaven’s Child,” created by Joel Lindsey and Russell Mauldin, at four locations.

The first will be Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Seventh-Day Advent Church on Perkins Valley Road, Woodstock. The second performance will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the West Paris Baptist Church, Church Street; third, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, at the Dixfield Congregational Church, High Street; fourth, 6 p.m. Sunday Dec. 19, at the East Sumner Congregational Church, Route 219.

Gift shop open

GORHAM, N.H. – The Pathways Gift Shop officially opened on Nov. 6. Jewelry, candles, crystals, stones and other items are available from SERRV International, a world-wide fair trade organization. Joan Chamberlain won a door prize of a full Reiki session. Betty Gosselin is proprietor of the shop.

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