Noon concert

FARMINGTON – Carol Hedden, alto recorder, with Patricia Hayden, piano, will perform a noontime concert from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Nordica Auditorium, University of Maine at Farmington. The public is welcome. There is no admission, but donations are welcome. The Wednesday noontime concerts are sponsored by the Arts Institute. For more information, call 645-2157 or e-mail [email protected]

Library event

NEW SHARON – The Jim Ditzler Memorial Library will observe the fifth anniversary of the building’s formal dedication on Friday, Nov. 4.

The public is invited to an open house to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the the library to see the progress that has been made.

Starting with the gift of an old brick farmhouse donated by the heirs of Irwin “Jim” Ditzler, the library has received tax support from the town, grants from several foundations, memorial gifts and gifts in kind. Hundreds of hours of work has been donated by volunteers.

Those attending will be among the first to register for the library’s new machine- readable library cards.


WILTON – Bishop Chilton Knudsen of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine will make her homecoming visit to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, Nov. 6. The schedule will begin with a continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m. An 8:30 a.m. meeting with those being confirmed and Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. will be followed by brunch with the bishop at 1:30 p.m.

Board meeting

FARMINGTON – Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District will hold a board meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, at the USDA Service Center, 107 Park St. The meeting is open to the public. For an agenda, stop by the district office or for more information, call Rosetta Thompson, district manager, at 778-4279.

Art reception

FARMINGTON – A public reception for the opening of two exhibits at the UMF Art Gallery will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, at the gallery on Main Street. The exhibits, Michael Brodeur’s “Interior Space in Slow Time” and Brian Burnett and Soo Sunny Park’s “Split Minds,” will be on exhibit from Nov. 3 to 27.

The gallery is free and open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call 778-7001.

Yoga classes

RANGELEY – Ginni Robie, certified yoga instructor, will offer yoga classes at the Congregational Church’s Barn. A beginner level class will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays with the exception of the second Tuesday of each month.

Men and women with little or no previous yoga experience will benefit from the flexibility and balance achieved through learning various poses in the Hatha-based class. Poses are modified to accommodate individual’s needs.

A more advanced class will be held at 4:30 p.m. on Mondays. The class is geared to the more experienced.

Classes cost $6 each when purchased in sets of five or $10 for a walk-in fee for those who want to try it out before making a commitment.

Robie also offers classes in Avon and Farmington. For more information, call 639-2713.

Reflex class

TURNER – SAD 52 Adult and Community Education will present “Reflexology for Hands and Feet” from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Adult Learning Center in Turner Center.

Reflexology is a healing art with years of history behind it. Participants will learn how the form of massage makes the entire body feel stress free. Dress comfortably and be willing to work with a partner. Bring water to drink, a pillow, two blankets, one bath-size towel and one small hand towel. For more information, call 225-3478.

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