FARMINGTON – Seabren Reeves, treasurer of the UMF College Republicans, announces that the UMF College Republicans will host a forum featuring Michael M. Collins at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in North Dinning Hall C.

Collins is a Maine National Guard soldier who served with Maine’s 133rd Engineering Battalion. A recent graduate of UMF, Collins will share his experiences while serving with the 133rd in Mosul, Iraq, from March 2004 until February 2005.

The community is encouraged to attend, and refreshments will be served.

Lab open house

FARMINGTON – In celebration of National Medical Laboratory Week, Franklin Memorial Hospital will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Crosby Room. The public is invited.

Alliance meeting

FARMINGTON – The Tumbledown Conservation Alliance will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in Ricker Addition 207 at UMF. All are welcome. Members will receive an update on the recent Rand Stowell land transactions in Weld.

Film on Kurds

FARMINGTON – “Good Kurds, Bad Kurds: No Friends but the Mountains,” a documentary film produced by Kevin McKiernan, has been rescheduled for showing at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Room 15 UMF Ricker Hall, on High Street near Mantor Library. The public is invited to the film and discussion following led by Terry and Kathy Lynch. Voluntary donations will be accepted.

POW recognition

JAY – Frank L. Mitchell Post 3335, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Auxiliary will hold a ceremony at the POW-MIA Remembrance Bridge Monument of All Wars, Riley Road and Route 4, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

Flags will be changed in honor of Terry Hogan, an Army veteran. The Former POW National Recognition Day will be recognized. Chairman John Dube is seeking a casket-size American flag to be flown from the yard at the monument. For more information, call Dube at 897-5335.

Cleanup day

STRONG – A cleanup day is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Lance Corporal Scott Paut Memorial Park. Volunteers are being sought.

SWOAM meeting

RUMFORD – The Western Maine Chapter of the Small Woodland Owners Axssociation of Maine will usher in spring with its first outdoor meeting of the season at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at Bill Weston’s Tree Farm.

Maine State Forest Service Forester Merle Ring will lead a tree identification walking tour. Coffee and doughnuts will be available at 8:30 a.m. Weston’s tree farm is located on Route 2 a mile and a half south of Rumford Center village. SWOAM signs will be posted at the site.

The free session is open to all. Questions may be directed to Bill Haynes at 583-2963 or [email protected]

Church event

WEST MILLS – Variety of Gifts (and Talents) Show and Ice Cream Social will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the West Mills Community Church to celebrate the spring opening of the church. The West Mills Community Church and Starks Presbyterian Churches invite the public to join is in fellowship and entertainment.

Firefighters meeting

PHILLIPS – The next meeting of the Franklin County Firefighters Association will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at the Phillips Fire Station. All interested Public Safety Personnel and anyone else from the community that would like to attend is welcome. For more information, call Chief Rudy Davis at 864-3800.

Gospel concert

LIVERMORE FALLS – The Campbell’s, a family of gospel singers, will present a concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 23, at the Church of the Nazarene. For more information, call Gloria or Chuck at 897-2301


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