Food pass

FARMINGTON – W.G. Mallett School will hold its annual “Helping Hands” food pass on Thursday, Dec. 8. Students will begin forming a line from Mallett School to the Farmington Community Center at 9 a.m. The food pass will be 9:15 to 10:15.

Cascade Brook students will walk to the Community Center to deliver their food.

Food donations began being collected at the schools the end of November. Students were asked to bring dry and canned goods or personal items from home. The food will be passed along the line from child to child. After the food is passed, children view the many boxes of collected food, which is transported to the Care and Share Food Closet.

The project is made possible by the many volunteers who give their time. Parents and community members are invited to join the food pass or make a donation. For more information, contact Pauline Rodrigue at 778-3707.

Office closed

JAY – The Jay Town Office will be closed from 11 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Dec. 8, for a holiday luncheon. The office will close at noon on Thursday, Dec. 22, and will be closed Dec. 23 and 26 for Christmas. For New Year’s, the office will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 30, and be closed on Jan. 2.

Chapter speaker

FARMINGTON – The Sandy River Valley Chapter of the Maine Genealogical Society will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Farmington Public Library. The program topic will be “Grey’s Raid,” an attack by the British on Martha’s Vineyard in 1778. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is welcome to attend.

Santa’s workshop

WILTON – St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on the corner of High and School streets will host a Santa’s workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. It will be a place for children to purchase gifts for their parents for $1 or less, and there is free gift wrapping.

Seasonal music

SALEM – A&E Hill Country Music will return to the Salem Community Building at 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. The down-home country/bluegrass group will include some seasonal favorites.

Homemade refreshments made by the women of the Salem Pine Tree Club, which sponsors the event, will be on sale. A donation box will be at the door for admission. Monies received will be used to help the restoration of the Community Building.

The event will be held weather permitting. For more information, call 678-2874.

Christmas party

NEW VINEYARD – The New Vineyard North Snowmobile Club will have a Christmas party at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Smith Hall. An exchange of gifts will be held, with men buying for a man, women for a woman and parents for their children. Santa is expected to visit. Members are reminded to bring a snack/munchie to share.

Advent service

STARKS – A multi-church Advent service will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Camp at the Eastward. The service will be followed by a turkey and potluck community dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome to worship and are asked to bring a dish to share. For more information, call Jeff Scott at 696-5496.

Concert canceled

EAST WILTON – The holiday concert featuring the gospel group, the Campbells, planned for Sunday, Dec. 11, at the East Wilton Union Church has had to be canceled due to the hospitalization of the patriarch leader of the group.

Society supper

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Historical Society will meet Monday, Dec. 12, at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church on Academy Street. There will be a potluck supper at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting and a “sing-a-long” of Christmas carols. Emily Floyd will play the piano. Guests and new members are welcome.

Around the world

LIVERMORE FALLS – Local children are welcome to celebrate the December holidays around the world during the week of Dec. 13 through 17 at Treat Memorial Library.

Las Posadas, Hanakkah, Kwanzaa, St. Lucia Day and Christmas will be on display. The public is welcome to make ornaments at the library – one for the library tree and one to take home. Patrons are also welcome to play the wreath-toss game, where everyone wins a prize.

The next story time will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21 with “Lady” Elaine Wilcox and nutritionist Terry Berry entertaining the children with stories, crafts and healthy snacks.

For those who knit or crochet or who would like to learn, the library will offer a “Busy Fingers” group starting in January. This is a time to get together and help someone learn a craft or learn one. One of the goals of the group will be to make items for charities. Surveys are available at the library to help determine days and times for the group.

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