NEW SHARON – The Women’s Society of the New Sharon United Methodist Church will sponsor a baked bean and and casserole supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the church annex. The menu also includes coleslaw, molded salads, chop suey, rolls and pie.

Kickoff supper

JAY – The Amvets will hold the annual Special Olympics kickoff supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the hall.

The menu will be baked beans, chicken stew, seafood chowder, chop suey, rolls and dessert. Adults, $5; children, $3.

A program, including presentations, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Barbara Cook at 897-4112.

Town supper

WILTON – A community supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the Wilton United Methodist Church, Main Street. Admission is free and the public is welcome. The menu includes baked beans, homemade casseroles, salads, breads, dessert and beverages.

The supper is sponsored by the churches of the Wilton Ecumenical Community Outreach: First Congregational Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and Wilton United Methodist Church.

Sunday dance

WILTON – Friendship Squares will host a Sunday square dance starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, at Cushing School. Dress will be casual attire. The caller and cuer will be Skip and Betty Ann Brown, a husband and wife duo from the Portland area.

Playgroups set

FARMINGTON – The University of Maine at Farmington, in conjunction with various community groups, offers several parent-child playgroups for families with children under the age of 3. Registration is required. For more information, call Dolores Appl at 778-7507.

Noon luncheon

FARMINGTON – Henderson Memorial Baptist Church will hold its January Community luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at the church on Academy Street.

The menu will be beef stew, coleslaw, biscuits and cake. The meal is free and all are welcome.

For more information, call the church at 778-2163 or Dot Bryant at 778-4608.

Women’s class

FARMINGTON – MaineCenters for Women, Work and Community will offer a four-week Moving Through Fear class in Farmington from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Jan. 26 to Feb. 16.

Participants will explore their beliefs about fear, learn skills to help them let go of the fears that keep them stuck and learn ways to create positive changes in their personal and work life.

Women, Work and Community is a statewide nonprofit organization committed to improving the economic lives of Maine women and their families. All services are free. For more information or to pre-register, call 778-2757 or 1-800-442-2092.

Graduate course

SALEM – SAD 58 Adult and Community Education and the Mount Abram Education Center will host a graduate-level Gifted and Talented course (via ATM- Asynchronous Transfer Mode) beginning Feb. 11 from 4 to 8 p.m. one Friday and one Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. a month through June 4.

The class will be held in Room 2 at Mount Abram High School with instructor Patti Drapeau. The cost is $717 and is worth three graduate credits toward the Maine Gifted/Talented Endorsement.

Interested students should register by calling the Professional Development Center at the University of Southern Maine, Gorham campus, at 780-5326.

CNA training

AVON – SAD 58 Adult and Community Education will offer a Certified Nursing Assistant training course starting Monday, Feb. 28, at the Opportunity Center of North Franklin County, Avon Valley Road.

The 170-hour course, which includes classroom instruction, lab time and clinicals, will run from 3 to 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through June 8. The instructors are Wendy Pond and Pam Brochu. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Interested candidates must be at least 16 years of age, must complete a formal interview with the instructors and must be approved through a state background check. No absences are allowed.

They must also show proof of immunization and medical check up. Along with perfect attendance, students must have an 80 average to pass. The cost of the course is $500.

For more information or to preregister to begin the background check process, contact Kirsten Brown, assistant director of SAD 58 Adult and Community Education, at 678-2701, ext. 226.

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