OXFORD – The Lake Thompson Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at the American Legion Hall on Route 121.

A dinner will be served by the Rock-o-Dundee Snowmobile Club. Each member is to bring a place setting.

There will be a bakeless cake sale. Proceeds will help pay for a bus trip in June to Northland in Berlin, N.H. Those planning to go should let those in charge know at the meeting. Guests and new members are welcome.

Suppers resume

HARRISON – The first “Famous” Chicken Pie Supper of the season will be held Saturday, May 21, at Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church. The first seating will be at 5 p.m. and the second at 6 p.m. There will be a third seating if necessary.

The dinner includes chicken pie, mashed potato, gravy, vegetables, rolls, beverages and dessert. The price is $7 for adults and $3 for children under age 12.

Reservations will be taken only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Saturdays of the supper by calling the church at 583-9024. Reservations must be confirmed. Otherwise, the sale of supper tickets will begin at 4 p.m., with seating available in the sanctuary until the supper.

The suppers will be held on the third Saturday of each month ending with the final one on Oct. 15. The church is handicapped accessible and is air conditioned. All proceeds benefit the Church Building Fund and donations are welcome.

Photo show

NORWAY – “Woman With Weird Eye,” a show of photography by local essayist and designer Pamela Chodosh, will run from Wednesday, May 18, to Thursday, June 30, at the Norway Memorial Library. An opening reception will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 24.

The year-long digital photography project, supported in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, was undertaken by Chodosh in response to her having had a rare and aggressive retinal eye disease take most of the sight in one eye.

Known for her columns, which have appeared in the Sun Journal and Down East magazine, Chodosh will do a short reading of new work and talk about her photographs at the opening reception. All are invited, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 743-5309.

May traditions

WEST PARIS – The revival of a couple of May traditions will be the theme of a program being held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the West Paris Library. Boys and girls are invited to participate in making and hanging a May basket for an unsuspecting friend or relative.

According to acting West Paris Librarian Beverly Stevens, this was a favorite activity at recess and lunch breaks at schools and in neighborhoods years ago.

Stevens said another tradition at many local schools was the wrapping of the May pole. Weather permitting and with enough children participating, the activity will also be on the agenda. All supplies will be provided.

Family Day

PARIS – Family Day will be held after the Memorial Day services on Monday, May 30, at the Post 72 Legion Hall, Church Street, South Paris. The hall will be set up with free displays for the public.

Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hot dogs, potato salad, pastries and beverages will be available for adults at $2.50, children at $1.50 and 12 years and under free.

Workshop set

BRIDGTON – A workshop for landowners, foresters and loggers, will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Bridgton Municipal Complex, presented by Maine Audubon Forest Ecologist Robert Bryan.

He will review the wildlife and recommendations of “Focus Species Forestry: A Guide to Integrating Timber and Biodiversity Management in Maine,” which has recently been published by Maine Audubon in cooperation with the Maine Department of Conservation, the Professional Logging Contractors of Maine, and the Small Woodland Owners Association of Maine.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Loon Echo Land Trust, 647-4352 or [email protected]


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