EAST DIXFIELD – A free country music Friday night jam session will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. starting Friday, June 8, at Countryfolk Music Theatre’s new outdoor covered danced floor and stage area on Route 2. All guitar and banjo pickers, fiddle players and musicians are invited. It will be for country, gospel, folk and bluegrass music, according to Larry Bisbee.

Following the jam session there will be a free dance from 9 to 11 p.m. this week with the music of Barry Wood and Friends.

The regular Sunday jam sessions continue as scheduled from noon to 6 p.m.

Bisbee said, “We are looking for songwriters interested in attending a special songwriter’s night.”

Musicians and songwriters interested in the two new summer projects should call Linda Latham at 645-4752 or Larry Bisbee at 645-4875.

Firefighters meet

SALEM – The Franklin County Firefighters Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at Mt. Abram High School. Kenny Wing from the Maine Forest Service will be the speaker on the new computerized fire permit process. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

Race day

FARMINGTON – The eighth annual Glen Gilchrist Yellow Ribbon 5K and Kid’s One- Mile Fun Run will be held Saturday, June 18, rain or shine, starting and finishing at Titcomb Mt. Ski Area. Race day registration only from 7:30 to 9:20 a.m. The one-mile starts at 9 a.m. and the 5K at 9:30 a.m.

Proceeds from the race will benefit suicide prevention – the Yellow Ribbon Project. The race is in memory of Glen Gilchrist, a Mt. Blue High Schools student-athlete. He excelled in cross country running, Nordic skiing and the 3200m in track.

Age categories for the 5K are: 13 and under, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 plus; for the one-mile: 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12, 13-15. Awards will be given to the overall male and female and the top two in each age group. Registration for the 5K is $6 and for the one-mile is $4.

For more information, contact Kelley Cullenberg, race director, at 778-4971 or e-mail [email protected]

Society speaker

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Historical Society will meet on Monday, June 13, at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church on Academy Street. There will be a potluck supper at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting and program at 7 p.m.

Erlane Dyke will be the guest speaker. Her subject will be her great-great-grandmother’s diary, which she kept while attending Farmington Normal School in 1877.

Guests and new members are welcome.

Scholarship run

JAY – The fourth annual John Newcomb Scholarship Run, sponsored by the Friends of John Newcomb and the United Bikers of Maine, will be held Saturday, June 25, at the VFW, Jewell Street.

Motorcycles and autos will leave the VFW at 11 a.m., riding to Naples, with a stop at Bray’s Restaurant and Pub and on to Bethel, with a stop at Sunday River Brewing, then back to the VFW for dinner at 6 p.m.

All are welcome.

Cost will be $10 a person for the dinner and a dance with the Roy Hudson Band. For more information, call Jeff or Pam Breton at 897-2911 or the VFW at 897-5112.


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