DIXFIELD – Due to the number of snow days, SAD 21 will use Thursday, March 24, and Friday, March 25, as student days. All students will attend school on those days. The days had been scheduled as teacher workshop days. The workshops will be moved to the end of the school year, which is June 20 and 21 as of now.


RUMFORD – The next Community Networking meeting sponsored by the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition will be at noon Thursday, March 24, at Scrappers Domaine, 77 Canal St. Attendees should take their lunches. Staff from Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Oxford County will speak about their programs and annual fund-raiser, Bowl for Kids Sake. There will be updates on other organizations’ community activities. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, people can call the Healthy Communities Coalition at 364-7408.


RUMFORD – SeniorsPlus March Lunch and Learn will be about the maple syrup process Friday, March 25. Dinner will be at 11:30 a.m. with the presentation by Gerri Richards at noon.

Menu will include baked stuffed fish, winter squash, roll, coffee, tea or milk and vanilla ice cream with fresh maple syrup. Maple products will be available to purchase. Cost is $3.50 for those 60 and over, their spouses, people with disabilities and volunteers; $5 for those under 60.

College planning

MEXICO – An “Essentials of College Planning” workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, March 25, at University College at Rumford/Mexico, 13 Brown St. Adviser is Christy Le.

Adults considering college are invited to participate in the free workshop sponsored by the Maine Educational Opportunity Center. Center 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.

Those who want to register should call 1-800-281-3703.

ATV course

DIXFIELD – An ATV safety course is planned from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, for children ages 10 through 16 at the Webb River Sportsman Club on Canton Point Road. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Coffee and doughnuts will be served; people should take a bag lunch. There is no registration fee. For reservations, people can call 364-7373. It’s sponsored by the River Valley Riders ATV Club.

School crop

LOCKE MILLS – Second annual Scrappin’ for Schools benefit crop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Jackson-Silver Legion Hall.

Demonstrations, scrapping and stamping techniques will be discovered by those attending. Supplies and services will be available.

Cost is $25 before March 26 and $30 after that; also includes lunch. Space is limited, registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Proceeds will benefit the Andover Elementary School, St. Athanasius-St. John School and the Woodstock Elementary School.

For more information or to obtain a registration form, contact Deanne 665-2141, Cindy 392-2051 or Judy 369-8026.

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