DIXFIELD – Wingnuts Improv Comedy Troupe will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Dixfield Coffeehouse, Dixfield Congregational Church Annex, High Street.

Troupe director Nancy O. “the storyteller” DeMilner will be joined by troupe fellow “nuts,” Lisa Picard, “the woman who knows no bounds,” “master impersonator” Duane Glover, Penny “the punster” Carver and Max “look out” DeMilner. Admission is $5 at the door and children under 12 are free. For more information contact Lora at 562-8575 or [email protected]

Church procession

RUMFORD – Year of the Eucharist Centennial event for St. Athanasius and St. John’s Church will be held on Corpus Christi Sunday, May 29. A procession will be form at 10:30 a.m. around the block of the church with Denise Hurd, bagpipe player, leading to the church for benediction.

Cooking seminar

BETHEL – A vegetarian cooking and health seminar at Taste of Eden, Main Street, will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. The four-week course will include presentations on nutrition, healthful lifestyle changes and demonstrations of tasty vegetarian recipes with sampling of the finished product at each class. Cost is $6 each class. For more information or to preregister, call 824-8939.

Collins visitor

RUMFORD – Sen. Susan Collins announced that Staff Assistant Carlene Tremblay from her Lewiston office will hold office hours from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the Municipal Building, 145 Congress St. The representative will be available to meet with residents to listen to their concerns and provide assistance on federal issues and federal agencies.

Fishing day

GORHAM, N.H. – White Mountain National Forest’s 14th annual Kids Free Fishing Day for children ages 15 and younger will be held Saturday, June 4, at Wildcat Pond, Wildcat Ski Area, Route 16.

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. followed by fishing, a casting contest, learning stations with information about watersheds, aquatic insects, fishing ethics and Leave No Trace. Raffle prizes will be awarded at noon.

U.S. Forest Service Fisheries Biologist Jay Milot will offer one-on-one instruction in rigging gear and other fishy topics. The event will be held rain or shine. For more information call the Forest Service at 603-466-2713 or TTY 603-466-2856.

Barbecue, expo

NORTH CONWAY, N.H. – Mount Washington Observatory has teamed up with Jesse Lyman Oil Inc. and Subaru of America to present the Bye Bye Black Fly Barbecue and Alternative Energy Expo on June 11 at the Mount Washington Center.

The day’s festivities are open to the public and will feature displays and programs on alternative energy, a climbing wall (for kids of all ages), barbecue and live music by Carol Noonan, Tom Dean, Bill Morrissey and Cormac McCarthy.

Exhibitions of alternative energy technologies available now to the consumer market will be on display.

The Weather Museum will open at 10 a.m. and the Alternative Energy Expo and programs will begin at 11 under a tent in the observatory parking lot and in the Mount Washington Center, home of the weather museum.

Seeking talent

RUMFORD – Dr. Joseph F. Roberts, president of Moontide Water Festival Inc., is searching for interested individuals from the community and area churches who would be interested in participating in a “Patriotic Medley” to be performed on July 4, just before the fireworks.

He would like to have an orchestra to accompany the choir for the performance. All types of instruments are welcome. The performance will include four patriotic songs that are well-known. If a person loves to sing and would like to be involved, he should call 369-9138 or 364-3599.

Center sessions

MEXICO – Region 9 Learning Center will be open Tuesday, July 5, for students wishing to pursue the following: Credit recovery, GED Prep and Adult Basic Literacy.

High school students will need written permission from their principal to attend. The following will be the summer session schedule: Tuesdays, July 5, 12, 19, 26 and Aug. 2 and 9 from 8 a.m. to noon and 6 to 9 p.m., and Wednesdays, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and Aug. 3 and 10 from 8 a.m. to noon.


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