Betterment group

LIVERMORE FALLS – The Livermore Falls Betterment Group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the Chuck Wagon Restaurant. The agenda will include a gazebo market update, downtown history night, dues structure and a time for meeting the new town manager.

Bird festival

JAY – Seventh-graders in Rob Taylor’s class have organized a bird festival with hands-on interactive activities to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Jay Elementary School. Students from the middle and high school are participating in the event that will also feature other projects and samples of moon rock.

Benefit supper

FARMINGTON – A benefit spaghetti supper for the Hurley, Beisaw and Ladd families, all of whom are coping with cancer, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Mt. Blue High School. The cost is by donation.

Entertainment will be provided by the Syncopations, Mt. Blue Jazz Band, Mt. Blue Voices and horse-drawn wagon rides provided by Winter Hill Farms, weather permitting.

For more information, contact Diane Kyes or Pam Brooks at the Gerald D. Cushing School at 645-2442.

Elks dinner

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Elks Lodge 2430 will host a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the lodge hall to benefit the scholarship fund. Doors will be open at 4:30 p.m. The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, tossed salad, garlic bread sticks, warm brownie delight with beverages. For more information, call 778-6761.

Beekeeper school

RUMFORD – The Western Maine Beekeepers Association will hold its annual beekeeping school starting Wednesday, Jan. 18. Registration will be held at 6 p.m. at Mountain Valley High School.

Classes will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays for 12 weeks. Area beekeepers will teach the sessions. The cost of $25 includes books and handouts. Throughout the summer, club members hold open hive meetings to demonstrate the application of the information that was presented in class.

Anyone interested in learning more should contact WMBA Secretary Carol Cottrill at 364-0917 or [email protected] for information.

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