Meeting canceled

RUMFORD – The regularly scheduled meeting of the Sons of Italy in December is being canceled due to the holidays. The next meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22.

Holiday dinner

PERU – Families In Crisis Task Force will hold a Christmas dinner at noon Monday, Dec. 19, at the Rockemeka Grange Hall. Menu will include roast pork with all the fixings and homemade pies. Dinner is free and donations will be accepted. For more information, call 562-8581 or 562-8799 ask for Rod.

Indoor walking

RUMFORD – Indoor walking opportunities are available in the area as follows:

Greater Rumford Community Center, Tuesday and Thursday from 9 to 11 a.m.

Dirigo High School, Dixfield, Monday through Friday, 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Call 562-4251 before first visit.

Mountain Valley High School, Rumford, Monday through Friday 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 364-4547 before first visit.

Telstar High School, Bethel, Monday through Friday, 6 to 7 a.m. and 2:30 to 7 p.m. Call 824-2136 before first visit.

Rumford Armory, Monday through Friday, 3 to 5 p.m. Contact Joe Sirois at 364-4561 to use facility.

For more information, call 364-7408.

Band playing

BETHEL – The State Street Traditional Jazz Band of Portland will be featured at the New Year’s Bethel celebration, playing two programs at the West Parish Congregational Church.

The program will present authentic New Orleans Jazz, including hymns, spirituals, parade tunes and popular songs of the day as they were played in New Orleans when the jazz art form was initially created.

Featured guest artist will be Johnny Battis, former clarinet and saxophone player with the New Yankee Rhythm Kings in Boston. A special feature will be a tribute to the musicians displaced from their homes and workplaces in New Orleans by the recent Gulf Coast hurricanes.

Other performers include Mel Tukey, trumpet; Neal Shephard, piano; Bill Rayne, trombone; Don Whitney, drums; and Pat Whittaker, sousaphone.

For more information, call the Bethel Historical Society at 824-2908.

Alzheimer’s meet

RUMFORD – The montly Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 85 Lincoln Ave. For more information, contact Donna Landry at 364-4561.

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