WILTON – The Western Maine Blacksmith’s Association will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, at the Wilton Historical Society. At the end of the meeting, the group will adjourn to the Forge Room for a demonstration by Wilton blacksmith Ray Tilton. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Bill Reid at 778-2325.

Band rehearses

CHESTERVILLE – The Old Crow Indian Band is rehearsing for the summer season. The band is meeting at 7 p.m. Mondays in Harnden’s Dance Hall next to the old North Chesterville fire station.

Everyone is welcome. It is not necessary to be old, a crow or a Native American to participate in the group’s concerts and parades. For more information, call 645-2081.

District meeting

FARMINGTON – Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold its monthly board meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, April 4, at the USDA Service Center Conference room, 107 Park St. For more information, contact Gail Dolan, office manager, at 778-4279.

Club dinner

NEW SHARON – The Square and Compass Club will hold a smothered beef dinner from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 10, at the New Sharon Methodist Annex. The meal will include mashed potatoes, vegetables, rolls and pie. The cost is $6.50 per person and the proceeds will benefit the building fund.

Alzheimer’s group

WILTON – The topic, “What is Alzheimer’s,” will be discussed at the next Alzheimer’s support group meeting to be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at SeniorsPlus, Route 2. The meeting is open to the public.

Co-leaders Sue Cayer, RN, and Barbara Waugh will discuss the progression and stages of the disease to help families and caregivers better understand what they are facing and help differentiate between the person and the disease.

For more information about services available to people with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, call SeniorsPlus Alzheimer’s specialist Pam Averill at 1-800-427-1241. Immediate help is available from a 24-7 help line manned by the Alzheimer’s Association at 1-800-660-2871.

Improv comedy

FARMINGTON – Mt. Blue Theater Company will present the MBHS Curtain Raisers Improv Comedy Troupe in “Void Where Prohibited” at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Mt. Blue High School.

The Curtain Raisers will return with the interactive, improvisational comedy, featuring classic and original improv games such as those featured on “Whose Line Is It, Anyway,” along with a dose of the unexpected.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for students, with tickets available at the door. For more information, contact Curtain Raisers Artistic Director Dan Ryder at 778-3561.

Home repairs

FARMINGTON – Applications for home repairs are being received by North Parish Housing Ministry. If elderly, low income, handicapped, single parents or have special needs and own or are buying a home, the ministry can assist with home repairs, including interior and exterior renovations, painting, construction of porches, steps and ramps.

The work is done without charge although a contribution toward the cost of materials is helpful, but not required. It is done by volunteer church groups supervised by local professional carpenters.

The agency is a ministry of Mission at the Eastward, Presbyterian Church, USA, a cooperative of nine churches and five outreach ministries located in west central Maine. North Parish Housing Ministry has been helping neighbors for 25 years. Application forms are available by calling 778-4705 or writing Mission at the Eastward, P.O. Box 206, Farmington, ME 04938.

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