Historical program

FRYEBURG – The Fryeburg Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the American Legion Hall, Bradley Street.

The program, “Sister Cities: Chatham and Stow,” will be presented by Conway Historical Society Director Dave Emerson. Refreshments will be served. For additional information, contact Director Nancy Ray at 935-4192 or 935-8076.

The Fryeburg Historical Society Museum is located at 511 Main St., Fryeburg, and the genealogical and research library is on Route 113, North Fryeburg. The e-mail address is [email protected] and the Web site is www.geocities.com/fryeburghs/index.htm.

Valentine making

WEST PARIS – The West Paris Public Library will host a Valentine-making craft and a heart sugar cookie-decorating event at the library on Feb. 8, 10 and 13 for children of all ages. It’s a chance to make a special Valentine for a special person. Those interested can go in anytime during library hours, which are 1:30 to 6 p.m. Monday and Friday and 1:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.

AARP speaker

PARIS – The Oxford Hills Chapter, AARP, will meet on Monday, Feb. 13, at the First Congregational Church, East Main Street.

Lunch will be at noon, and reservations are required by calling Henrietta at 743-6722 by noon Friday, Feb. 10.

Menu will be seafood Newburg in a patty shell, green beans and salad. Cost is $6.50. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. followed by a speaker, Barbara Hall, who will talk about the new Hospice House in Auburn.

Heywood Club

NORWAY – Cheryl Wixson, chef of What’s For Suppah?, will lead the Monday, Feb. 13, meeting of the Heywood Club at the home of Rowena Palmer, 286 Round the Pond Road.

Wixson will demonstrate four heart healthy desserts, and there will be samples for everyone. Wixson teaches people of all ages about the joys and benefits of healthy eating and cooking, and is working with Hancock County on the lifestyle change program, “Lose and Win.”

Last year’s participants lost more than 3,200 pounds. For recipes and class information, visit www.cherylwixsonskitchen.org. The meeting will start at 7 p.m.

Shrub, tree sale

OXFORD – The Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District is selling trees and shrubs. There will be more than 100 varieties offered.

Those interested can stop by the office at 1570 Main St. and pick up a brochure or call Heidi at 743-5789, ext. 3. Staff will take orders until April 24. The orders will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Pick-up date will be 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 6, at Crystal Spring Farm.

The district also has trout for sale to put in ponds. Order forms and stocking permits are available at the district office. The last day to order trout is May 8.

The trout will be delivered at the office at noon Thursday, May 11. Those picking up trout must have their permit from Augusta.

Bridge play

NORWAY – The Oxford Hills Bridge Club met Feb. 3 at the Fare Share Market, Main Street, where a two-table individual movement was played. In Flight A there was a five-way tie for first among Carol Curran, Beverly Dolan, Beverly Pelletier, Nancy Farmer, Pete Cummings.

Bev Dolan, Bev Pelletier and Carol Curran tied for first in Flight B. Another game will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 10, and all bridge players are invited. A partner is guaranteed. For information, call Les Buzzell at 754-9153.

Call for poems

WEST PARIS – The Agnes L. Gray School is inviting fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders to participate in a national project to write poems, which are to be submitted to the school librarian. The deadline is March 15.

The chosen poetry will be printed in the “Young American Poetry Digest.” In addition to a free copy of the book for the school library, the five schools submitting the most poems will receive a $100 award.

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