OQUOSSOC – A free hunter safety course will be sponsored by the Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association at the clubhouse on Old Skiway Road.

The classes, open to all prospective hunters, are scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 15, 16, 22 and 23. Anyone between the ages of 10 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult. All participants must preregister by calling River’s Edge at 864-5582 or instructor Rusty Harvey at 864-2392.

Parade marchers

RANGELEY – Democrats, including Gov. John Baldacci and Congressman Mike Michaud, will march in the Rangeley Sesquicentennial parade on Saturday, July 30.

Following the parade, the Franklin County Democratic Committee will meet at the home of Joan Dunlap on South Shore Drive in Rangeley Plantation.

All Democrats are invited. The potluck cookout and meeting will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m., and everyone is asked to bring a salad, chips or a dessert to share.

For more information, contact Dunlap at 864-9949.

Contestants sought

PHILLIPS – Phillips Old Home Days king and queen contestants are needed. A meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 28, in front of the Phillips Hardware Store. Organizers will go over the rules and dispense tickets.

This is an opportunity to earn some cash, as participants will sell raffle tickets for $1 each. Winners will receive 25 percent of the tickets that they sell and all others will receive 15 percent. A drawing will be held on Aug. 21 at the children’s parade and the winner will receive a $100 gift certificate.

Winners are required to be at the Aug. 20 and 21 events. They must also be in the sixth to 12th grade and live in Madrid, Phillips or Avon.

Student art show

AVON – SAD 58 Adult and Community Education and the students of “Intro to Drawing in Color,” a summer art class, will host a student art show from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at the Opportunity Center of North Franklin County.

The class has been meeting every Tuesday for the past eight weeks under the instruction of USM adjunct professor of art and area resident Elizabeth Olbert.

The public is invited to attend to see the works of 14 area students, ranging in age from 13 and up.

Students have been studying landscapes, still life, figures, animals and portraiture, and have been exploring the traditional tools of naturalistic drawing.

A second art class will be offered beginning Aug. 16 and will be open to current students and new students who wish to join.

For more information about course dates, times, cost and how to register, contact the Office of Adult and Community Education at 678-2701, ext. 226, or visit the Web at www.mtaroadrunners.org and click on Adult and Community Education.

Lobster roll lunch

FARMINGTON – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will hold its annual Moonlight Madness lobster roll lunch sale starting at 11 a.m. Friday, July 29, at Meetinghouse Park. The lunch will include a lobster roll, chips, homemade brownie and soft drink.

Business delivery is available in the Farmington/Wilton area. To order, call St. Luke’s at 645-2639 by 10 a.m. Friday. If no answer, leave a message and include a contact name and phone number.

Choir to perform

FARMINGTON – The African Children’s Choir will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, July 29, at the Old South Congregational Church, Main Street. The choir is a group of 26 African children, ages 5 through 12, who are selected from the most needy in Africa.

Many have lost one or both parents through the devastation of war, famine and disease.

The children perform a wide variety of songs. Drums and ethnic instrumentation accompany the tunes. Also included are well-loved children’s songs, gospel tunes and spirituals.

The funds raised from the concerts support programs in their homelands. The primary goal of the choir is to raise awareness of the need of destitute and orphaned children in Africa.

No tickets are required for the concert and all are welcome.

Chicken barbecue

VIENNA – The Vienna Fire Dept. Co. will sponsor a chicken barbecue from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, July 31, at the Vienna Community Room.

Adult tickets are $6.50 and children under 12 are $3.50. For more information, call 293-9308 or 293-4000.

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