Open barn

NEW SHARON – Long Meadow Farm will hold an open barn from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the farm, 751 Weeks Mills Road. All are welcome to meet the horses, learn about the farm’s new youth program and have coffee and doughnuts.

Long Meadow will host a series of classes for youth from age 7 to 19, covering such topics as introduction to horses, equine dentistry, hoof care, grooming, feeding and other basic horsemanship topics.

There will be a variety of speakers and opportunities to take field trips to learn about facets of the horse world and craft classes and creating horse theme projects.

The program is open to all youth. Owning a horse is not required.

Four-H members are welcome to participate. For more information, call 778-3238.

Benefit supper

STRONG – A benefit supper for Phil Shurtleff, who is recovering from cancer surgery, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Methodist Parish House. The menu will include baked beans, hot dogs, chop suey, rolls, coleslaw and pie.

Board meeting

LIVERMORE – The Board of Selectmen will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Town Office.

Planners to meet

PHILLIPS – The Planning Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Town Office.

Open houses

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Children’s School has invited parents and kindergarten to grade eight children to attend open houses from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. The school located in the new annex of the Old South Church.

Parents and children can take a tour, discuss the Montessori-inspired philosophy, participate in hands-on activities for children and observe the classroom.

Walk-ins are welcome, but staff encourages a reservation if possible. Open houses will be scheduled for March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 and April 5. For more information, call 491-6282 or 645-9773.

Seniors meet

LIVERMORE FALLS – The Livermore Falls-Jay Senior Citizens met Feb. 6 at Murray Hall with 35 members present. Chairwoman Shirley Couture opened the meeting and Mary Groleau led the group in song.

Joan Knapp was welcomed back after a lengthy illness. It was reported that Irene Riley, a former member, had died. Reported on the sick list were Lucille Frechette, Lorraine Ouellette, Marylou Legere, Shirley Toncer and Emile Richard. Jeannette Buck was to have surgery Thursday.

A letter from SeniorsPlus was read that asked for volunteers to train to help seniors having difficulty with their balance, which often results in broken bones.

Toncer will contact the Syncopations of Farmington, asking them to entertain the group sometime in the future.

A total of $47 was realized from the Chinese auction. The 50-50 was won by Irene Hebert. The meeting was adjourned and cards and games were played.

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