LIVERMORE FALLS – The First Baptist Church will sponsor a concert by gospel singer Ken Fernald at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the Gazebo. In case of rain, the concert will be held at the First Baptist Church, 25 Church St. The public is welcome.

Fernald is the former host of both radio and television programs in the New England area and makes his home in Portsmouth, N.H.

The concert will feature some of the “old hymns of faith” but will also include many new gospel favorites.

Fun Day set

NEW SHARON – The second annual New Sharon Fun Day will be held Saturday, July 23, at the New Sharon Congregational Church grounds, starting at 9:30 a.m. with a prayer ceremony and flag-raising dedicated to all who have or are serving in the Armed Forces.

A doll carriage and bicycle parade will start at 10 followed at 11 by kids games, face painting, Make It/Take It and a bounce house. Popcorn, lemonade and hot dogs will be on sale. There will be a bake sale and a chicken barbecue will start at 11:30 a.m. The barbecue will be $6 a person.

Pony and carriage rides will start at 1 p.m., with horseshoes for the grown-ups. At 4 a Hootenanny, sing-along and talent show will be in the church. The Historical Society will have a display in the church vestry.

Musical evening

JAY – An evening of musical celebration will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Bean’s Corner Baptist Church.

Barbara Smith of Orono will be the guest pianist and will lead in a congregational hymn singalong, plus share some of her original hymns and compositions. Smith, a church organist and former piano teacher, has written and recorded three CDs based on Acadia National Park and her upbringing on a southern Maine farm.

The public is welcome to the special service, Pastor Roger A. Nauss said. An ice cream social will follow. For more information, call the church at 645-2925.

Quartet to perform

WILTON – The Skyline Boys Quartet will perform in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Calvary Hill Baptist Church. All are welcome. The church is located at 195 Route 2E.

Park movie

WELD – The weekend program at Mt. Blue State Park includes the showing of the movie, “Antz,” at 8 p.m. Friday, July 22, and a performance by CENEDL, World Music Fiddle Band, at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 23. Both programs will be held in the park’s amphitheater.

Vacation school

NEW PORTLAND – The New Portland churches and the Flemington Presbyterian Church of Flemington, N.J., will host a Vacation Bible School Monday through Friday, July 25 to 29, at the New Portland Community Church in West New Portland. The school will be held daily from 9 a.m. to noon. All children in grades kindergarten through five are welcome.

There will be a variety of activities including games, arts and crafts, music and snacks. For more information, or if a child needs a ride, call the Rev. Scott Planting at 778-4705 or, beginning Sunday, July 24, call the North New Portland church at 628-2121.

Thrift sale

STARKS – The Helping Hands Thrift Store on Chicken Street, located behind the baseball field, is holding a 50 percent off sale during July. Helping Hands is a program of East Parish Housing Ministries, a nonprofit organization that assists families in repairing their homes to make safe living conditions and provide food for low-income, elderly and disabled people living in Starks.

Alumni meeting

STRATTON – The Alumni Association of the Dead River Area will hold its 25th annual meeting on Saturday, July 30, at the Stratton/Eustis Community Building on Main Street.

Graduates of Stratton High School, Flagstaff High School and Mt. Abram Regional High School are welcome.

Registration will begin around 10 a.m. The business meeting will start at 11 a.m. followed by the awards for graduate anniversaries and teachers.

The Lions Club will have barbecue chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers for sale; and the Alumni dessert table will offer homemade cookies and cakes. Proceeds from this table will go to the scholarship fund.

For more information, call Carol Gray, association secretary, at 246-4261.

Camp for dads

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Children’s Task Force will present its next session of Boot Camp for New Dads from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, at Franklin Memorial Hospital.

The class is a three-hour workshop covering not only baby care and fatherhood, but also the needs of new mothers. The program is designed as an educational opportunity for men who are expecting their first child and for dads with infants who would like to educate and better prepare themselves for the parenting role. Dads are welcome to bring their infants with them to practice new baby care skills.

The program is free, but preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call 778-6960 or 1-888-429-6960.


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