RUMFORD – Sons of Italy Bocce League sign-ups will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 18, at the Sons of Italy Hall. Members and guests are welcome.

Women to meet

MEXICO – The women of Stephens High School class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, at Dick’s Restaurant. Those planning to attend should call Dot at 364-3552.

Library event

RUMFORD – Friends of Library will host a signing by author Monica Wood at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at the Public Library. She will read from her fourth and recently released novel, “Any Bitter Thing.” A question-and-answer period will follow. Light refreshments will be served. Call the library at 364-3661 for more information.

School invitation

RUMFORD – Parents of children at Virginia Elementary School are invited to the schools their children will be attending next year, either Meroby Elementary or Rumford Elementary, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 19.

Society program

RUMFORD – The Acadian Society will hold its monthly potluck supper and meeting at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, at St. Athanasius and St. John Parish Center. For the evening program, Joseph Boudreau of Gilead will present his Boudreau and LeBlanc genealogies.

Benefit bingo

DIXFIELD – A benefit bingo will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, at the American Legion. Doors will open at 11 a.m. All the cards people want to play are $25 plus early bird games, winner takes all and extra special games, 50/50 raffle. All proceeds will benefit Dixfield Cougar recreation football.

Scout breakfast

RUMFORD – The Rumford Lodge of Elks 862 will sponsor its annual Scouts breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 22. It is open to all area Boy and Girl Scouts.

There is no charge for the breakfast, which will consist of pancakes and sausage, milk, juice and coffee. For more information, contact Chairwoman Debi Briggs at 364-2479, Exalted Ruler Sandee Welch at 364-2548 or the lodge at 364-4022.

Horse show

ANDOVER – The Ellis River Riders will hold the first horse show of the season at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 21, rain or shine, at the show grounds on Airport Road just off Route 5.

There will be classes in pleasure and equitation in the morning and game events in the afternoon. Spectators are invited free. There is bleacher seating, picnic tables under a shady pavilion and the food booth will serve homecooked foods all day.

For more information, visit the club Web site at, e-mail [email protected] or phone Carole at 836-2490.

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