MEXICO – The women of Stephens High School class of 1956 will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at Far East Restaurant. Anyone wanting information can call Muriel Shurtleff at 562-7550.

Snowmobile program

DIXFIELD – Dixfield High School will offer a snowmobile program for its students from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31, at the school.

The program will discuss what is needed for snowmobiling; winter survival if lost; scenarios in case of a fall through the ice; and certification through the Brian Wass Ride Right, Ride Smart.

Snowmobile items will be given away, such as trail maps, postures, hats and snowmobile safety CDs. Space is limited.

Historical Society plans meeting

PERU – The Peru Historical Society will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11, at the Rockomeka Grange Hall, Peru Center. There will be a short business meeting to elect officers. Larry Glatz, chairman of the Oxford County Bicentennial Committee, will speak on the bicentennial events from March through the rest of the year. Refreshments will be served, and the meeting is open to the public.

Preschool story time

RUMFORD – Preschool story time for children ages 2 to 5 will resume Wednesday, Jan. 12, at the public library. For more information, call 364-3661.

Snowmobile Club meeting change

RUMFORD – The Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club will meet on Thursday, Jan. 13. There will be a change in location for this meeting only. The meeting will take place at the new lodge at Black Mountain of Maine.

At 6 p.m. the Family Field Day Planning Committee will meet. Anyone wishing to participate in the planning is welcome. The regular snowmobile club meeting will start at 7 p.m.

Excel, PowerPoint class to be offered

MEXICO – An introduction to Microsoft Excel and Power Point class will be offered from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for eight weeks starting Thursday, Jan. 13, at the Region 9 Learning Center.

Participants will learn how to make tables, lists and use formulas with Excel and make slide shows with Power Point. The instructor will be Tom Pelletier, and the tuition is $40. Call the Region 9 Learning Center to register at 364-2012.

Computer introduction

MEXICO – An introduction to basic computer technology, computer operating systems, application software and hardware will be offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Fridays starting Jan. 14 at the Region 9 Learning Center.

The six-week course will enable students to work independently on personal computers. Call the Region 9 Learning Center to register at 364-2012. The instructor will be Jonathan Ross, and the tuition is $40.

Planning workshop

MEXICO – Adults considering college are invited to participate in a free college-planning workshop sponsored by the Maine Educational Opportunity Center.

The Essentials of College Planning Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21, at the University College, 13 Brown St. The adviser is Christy Le.

The center helps adult students to overcome class, social, academic and cultural barriers to higher education. Services include assistance in choosing a college, tutoring, personal and financial counseling, career counseling, assistance in applying to college, workplace and college visits and assistance in applying for financial aid.

All services are free. Call 1-800-281-3703 to register.

Ski passes for children

RUMFORD – The community joined in a program to give all children the opportunity to ski this winter at Black Mountain of Maine.

Black Mountain asked businesses to donate a junior season pass to a child who entered the scholarship program.

To receive a scholarship, children with financial need between the ages of 6 to 16 had to write an essay on “How Can I Make a Difference in My Community and How Would a Pass at Black Mountain Assist Me?” There was an overwhelming response to the program, and the 50 children who wrote letters by the deadline received a pass for the season.

Driving Dynamics course planned

MEXICO – The Maine Driving Dynamics course, sponsored by the Bureau of Highway Safety, will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 8 and 10, at the Region 9 Learning Center.

It offers crash-avoidance techniques, which are essential for everyday driving situations, with films, classroom discussion and lectures. The instructor will be Eddy Naples, and the fee is $25. Those finishing the class will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. Call the Region 9 Learning Center to register at 364-2012.

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