JAY – The Jay-Livermore-Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce Legislative Breakfast will be held Friday, April 1, at LaFleur’s Restaurant, Route 4. At 7 a.m. the breakfast and meeting of local legislators will be held followed at 7:30 by a meeting and panel discussion on LD 99 and 818, plus other pertinent legislation. RSVP at 897-6755 by 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 31.

Women’s Connection

WILTON – The Western Mountain Women’s Connection will meet Tuesday, April 5, at the Boiler Room Restaurant. Linda Burdo, independent consultant for PartyLite Candles and Dcor, will be the guest. Shirley Akerblom will talk about “Heading into the Light.” Area women are invited.

There are two opportunities to attend. Lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and dinner is from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $11, which includes gratuity and tax.

Reservations and cancellations are necessary. Call Jane at 645-2282 or e-mail her at [email protected] or call Laurie at 369-0068, April at 562-4645 or Darlene at 597-2955.

Support group

FARMINGTON – The Franklin Memorial Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 5, at the hospital. The support group is for women who have or have had breast cancer.

The support group is a free service of the hospital’s Martha B.Webber Breast Care Center. Each meeting features presentations of special interest as well as a time of sharing personal experiences and concerns.

The April meeting will be “Spirituality and Cancer” with the Rev. Marriott Churchill, hospital chaplain. Audrey Brown, physical therapy aide, will facilitate the meeting.

The support group meets the first Tuesday of each month. No appointment or registration is required. For more information, call 779-2430 from the Farmington area or 1-800-398-6031 from all other areas.

Penny sale

PHILLIPS – The seventh annual Penny Sale Auction was a success, according to the employees of Phillips True Value Hardware, who sponsor the event each year.

A total of $1,585 was raised from the sale of tickets, slightly short of last year’s figures, but still considered a good amount.

The most sought-after items were a bookcase made by Matt Haggan and won by Lori Berry of Phillips; a garden statue won by Nancy Johnson of Windham; and a carved bear by the Mad Whittler Rodney Richard of Rangeley, won by Abbie Davenport of Farmington.

Other items were wooden hand-turned bowls made by Daniel Jalbert and Rick Osterhout and an ash shovel and poker made by Matt Perodeau.

Going to Augusta

PHILLIPS – Rep. Tom Saveillo has arranged for 12 SAFE Zone Youth to attend a session at the State House in Augusta on Tuesday, April 5.

A bus will leave from the Zone at 7:30 a.m. Saviello will meet the group for a tour. The session will begin at 10 a.m. and the youth will act as pages during the session. Lunch and a trip to the State Museum will complete the day, with arrival in Phillips late afternoon.

Students must observe a dress code, including collared shirts, no T-shirts or jeans and good footwear. Chaperones will be Winona Davenport and David Robie, driver.

The SAFE Zone meets from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday, if chaperones have signed up. Adults who would like to chaperone are asked to stop by during those hours and view the calendar to see what nights a chaperone is needed.

The SAFE Youth meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at the Methodist Undercroft. All residents and youth are welcome.

A three-month puzzle challenge is underway and details are available at the Zone. Plans will be discussed at the meeting for a fund-raiser to be held by the youth. Input is needed. For more information, call Winona at 639-4296.

Training program

AVON – The Opportunity Center of North Franklin County, in partnership with the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments, will host a FASTTRAC new ventures business training program in four Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 2, 9, 16 and 30 at the center, located at 105 Avon Valley Road.

To request an application or for more information about FASTTRAC from a local source, contact the SAD 58 Office of Adult and Community Education at 678-2701, ext. 226.

Gospel concert

LIVERMORE – The East Wind Gospel Quartet will present a southern gospel concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the North Livermore Baptist Church, corner of Route 4 and Crash Road. All are welcome. A freewill offering will be taken.


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