PARIS – The Maine Women’s Network will meet from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Smilin’ Moose Publyck House and Tavern.

The program topic will be “Give ’em a Pickle!,” explaining what great customer service, internal and external, is all about. Cost is $5 for members; $8, others, payable at the door. Preregister at

For more information about the network, call Mariel Geiger, co-chairwoman, at 739-2013 or e-mail [email protected]

Plant sale

NORWAY – His Place Teen Center will hold a Mother’s Day plant and perennial sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 7, at Tere Porter’s parking lot next to Rite Aid.

All proceeds will go to support the center. Anyone who has plants and perennials to donate to the sale, vases or garden related items, should contact Bert Rugg at 743-9503, Marion Chase at 583-2534, Howie Munday at 539-2372 or Sandy Smith at 743-7322.

The center is also collecting for its first yard sale to be announced.

Poppy sales

OXFORD – Anderson-Staples Post 112, American Legion, Auxiliary will have poppies available at the Oxford Wal-Mart on Thursday and Friday, May 12 and 13. Memorial poppies are made by disabled veterans. The funds generated from the distribution of the poppies go to the Veterans Rehabilitation and Children and Youth Fund.

Bottle drive

HEBRON – Hebron Station School’s sixth-grade class will hold a bottle drive and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the school. Proceeds will benefit the class field trip and end-of-year activities.

Yard sale

PARIS – The International Cultural Exchange Club of Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School will hold a fund-raising yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, at the high school forum entrance. The sale will include baked goods. Proceeds will benefit student club members’ travel expenses.


HARRISON – Harrison Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the school. Any child who will be 5 by Oct. 15 is eligible to register for kindergarten.

Parents should call the school secretary to schedule and appointment for the screening process. The child needs to be brought with the parent along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate and immunization record. Failure to present a birth certificate at the time of registration will result in an incomplete registration that may prevent the child from entering school in the fall.

Legally appointed guardian or custodian of a child being registered should bring the appropriate legal documents with them. Each child will have a vision and hearing test, a speech screening and height and weight measurements taken.To schedule and appointment, call 583-2357.

Welcome home

BUCKFIELD – The American Legion Post 58 and Community Builders will hold a Welcome Home Celebration for local soldiers and their family Saturday, May 21, at the Buckfield Junior Senior High School auditorium. If anyone would like to help, they should call Dick Pope at 336-2631 or Cheryl Coffman at 336-2151.

Office hours

BETHEL – In an effort to assist constituents throughout the Second District, the largest east of the Mississippi, Congressman Michael Michaud has announced community office hours for the Greater Bethel Region. Andrea Quaid, district representative, will be available from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Bethel Town Office. For more information, contact Monica Castellanos at 782-3704.


BETHEL – Elementary schools in SAD 44 will conduct registration for kindergarten students during the week of May 23. Any child who will be 5 on or before Oct. 15 is eligible to enter kindergarten.

For more information, call the local elementary schools at the following numbers: Woodstock Elementary, Bryant Pond, 665-2228; Crescent Park, Bethel, 824-2839; or Andover Elementary, Andover, 392-4381.

Art show

NORWAY – Artist in all media are invited to participate in the 33rd annual Sidewalk Art Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 9, as part of the Norway Summer Festival. Featured will be the purchase awards by individuals and businesses.

The festival is in its fourth year and will be hosted by Norway Downtown Revitalization. It will include events beginning in May and continuing through July.

This year’s festival celebrates famous Norway resident, George Howe, a mineralogist, naturalist and educator. There will be musical and dance performances, dance master classes, poetry readings, children’s activities, food sales and numerous community events in addition to the art show. Rain date for the art show will be July 10.

For more information or for an application form, call NDR at 739-2215 or e-mail

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