BRYANT POND – Captain David Bobbe will be the guest speaker at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 10, at the Whitman Memorial Library. He will talk about his career in the Merchant Marines and life on board his ship. The public is invited. There is no charge and light refreshments will be served.

Colorectal kits available

BRIDGTON – March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of the month, Bridgton Hospital will distribute free colorectal cancer screening kits from March 7 to 18.

The kits are available at the central registration desk. Those taking advantage of the screening will have to follow the test instructions and return samples in an envelope provided. Information regarding follow-up will be enclosed. The service is free.

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death among “non-smoking” cancers. However, the dangers posed by the disease are largely preventable through early detection.

More information can be found at


BERLIN, N.H. – St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, 155 Emery St., in partnership with the United Way of Northern New Hampshire, will hold a St. Patrick’s Day dinner-dance on Friday, March 11, at the White Mountain Chalet.

There will be a social hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; a chicken breast dinner will be served at 6:30; auction and raffles, 7:30; and dance at 8.

Tickets, $25 a person, are available from Sue Trottier at 752-5469 in advance only. Tables of eight also are available.

All proceeds will benefit the Community Arts Center.

For more information, call the center office at 752-1028.

Sermon topic

PARIS – Barbara Swan Frost and Marilyn Hammond will lead the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, March 6, at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris.

Frost will present the sermon titled, “The History of the Good Cheer Society.” The Good Cheer Society has long been and still is a part of the life of the church. The women were part of the founding of the church and have been part of the continuing ministry of the church.

The music will be under the direction of Forest Perkins, church organist. Renee Wales will lead the Sunday school and child care will be provided. The coffee hour will follow in Good Cheer Hall. Everyone is welcome.

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