Worship leader

WEST PARIS – Bernice Martin will be the 9 a.m. worship leader at the First Universalist Church, Main Street, on Sunday, Oct. 2.

Her sermon will be “Finding Unitarian Universalism and a Community of Friends.” Jim Burke will provide music. Coffee hour will follow in the ladies parlor. Everyone is welcome.

Sunday service

NORWAY – The Sunday service for Oct. 2 at the First Universalist Church, Norway, Unitarian Universalist, 479 Main St., will be at 11 a.m. Childcare will be provided. Choir practice will be at 9:30 a.m. with Heather Pierson, music director. Those who sing are invited to participate in the choir.

The service will be led by Bernice Martin, board of trustees chairwoman and seminary student at Bangor Theological Seminary. Her topic will be “Finding Unitarian Universalism – Finding a Community.”

After the service there will be a coffee hour. All are invited. For more information, contact Sallie Nealand, office manager, 743-2828, or e-mail [email protected]

Autumn paddle

HEBRON – The Western Foothills Land Trust October event will be an autumn paddle on Marshall Pond at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2.

Bring a kayak or canoe and wear appropriate clothing and life vests.

Cider and apples will be available. A $5 donation to the stewardship fund would be appreciated. Meet at the dam at the east end of Marshall Pond. Call Lee at 743-7620 for additional information.

Nature trip

PARIS – The Twin Town Nature Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at the Human Services parking lot (behind Rite-Aid), South Paris, and car pool to Hawk Mountain in Waterford. Visitors are welcome.

Bring a picnic lunch. For information, call John Crumpton at 539-2902.

Grange sale

WATERFORD – The Waterford Grange 479 will hold a fall bake and yard sale starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Waterford Grange Hall, Valley Road.

The food sale will feature pumpkin cookies, pumpkin bread, homemade pumpkin doughnuts and pumpkin pies. Cornstalks, gourds and pumpkins will be on sale also. All proceeds will go to the renovation of the hall.

Harvest Dance

OXFORD – The Otisfield Volunteer Firefighters Association will sponsor the second annual Harvest Dance featuring the Bel Airs from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at Staples Hall, Route 121, Oxford.

The event will raise money for the general fund to support the association’s calendar events, including Bike Safety Day and Fire Prevention Week. Ten percent of the profits will be donated to the Kerry Grover Memorial Fund.

The cost of admission is $10 a person at the door. Snacks will be provided. There will be a 50/50 drawing and raffles for a cord of wood and lap quilt.

Due to the closing of the Otisfield Community Hall, the dance will be at Staples Hall. For more information, call Mike Hooker at 856-8249 or e-mail [email protected]

Raffle winner

PARIS – Western Maine Veterans Advisory Committee recently held a raffle for a quarter hind of beef, and ticket sales netted more than $1,800.

The winner was Peter Wood of Norway. Proceeds will go to provide activities for the residents of Maine Veterans’ Home, South Paris. Wayne Smith, resident at the 90-bed facility, picked the ticket winner.

For more information about the programs offered at the facility, call 743-6300 or visit www.maineveteranshomes.org.

Lawn sale

WEST PARIS – A Hurricane Katrina Relief Program is an on-going project through the Agnes L. Gray School and SAD 17.

The mothers and grandmothers at West Paris are doing a giant lawn sale at the 57 Pioneer St. home of Kristine Walker from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. For more information, call 890-3810.

There will be no school on Monday, Oct. 10, Columbus Day.

Seniors meeting

WEST PARIS – The West Paris Senior Citizens will meet at the Trap Corner Restaurant for lunch at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 4, then do a foliage tour through western Maine.


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