Benefit supper

NEW SHARON – A benefit supper for Burt Butterfield, who is suffering a prolonged illness, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the New Sharon United Methodist Church Annex. This is the date of the monthly supper for the church.

The menu will consist of baked beans, casseroles, chop suey, coleslaw, rolls, salads, coffee and homemade pies. The cost is $6 for adults and $2 for children under 12. The supper is sponsored by the Women’s Society of the church.

Film to be shown

FARMINGTON – The film, “Rules of the Game,” will be shown at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, in Lincoln Auditorium of Roberts Learning Center at UMF. The film, directed by Jean Renoir, is a comedy-farce that exposes the moral bankruptcy of the French upper classes. A manor house is the location for a party as the shallowness of each guest is exposed. The movie, made in 1939, is black-and-white and is 110 minutes long. Admission to the film is free, and the public is invited.

Caucus set

NEW VINEYARD – The New Vineyard Democratic Party caucus will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at Smith Hall. A potluck supper will follow the meeting. Residents who are not registered as Democrats may do so from 3:45 to 4 p.m. if they wish to vote in the caucus and future caucuses and primary elections.

Convenor Bob Healy invites residents to attend the meeting to share ideas for the direction of the Maine Democratic Party, elect local party leaders and delegates to the state convention.


Sunday caucus

STRONG – Strong Democrats will caucus at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Forster Memorial Building. For more information, call 684-2195.

Joint caucus

PHILLIPS – Phillips and Avon Democrats will caucus at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Phillips Elementary School. For more information, Phillips Democrats may call 684-2172 and Avon Democrats may call 639-5141.

Sunday worship

FARMINGTON – Pastor Susan Crane of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church has invited the public to join the congregation for a spiritual climb during worship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the church on Academy Street.

The church’s monthly luncheon will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. All are welcome to a pot roast dinner and fellowship.

An Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, in observance of the start of Lent. All are welcome.


Caucus planned

FARMINGTON – Farmington Democrats will caucus at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the University of Maine at Farmington’s North Dining Hall to select delegates to the Democratic State Convention, elect municipal officers and county committee members and to discuss policy issues affecting all Maine people.

People who are not registered in a political party but who would like to enroll as a Democrat may do so immediately at the town office or at the caucus.

For more information, call Robin Lee at 778-0706.

Film at UMF

FARMINGTON – The Western Mountains Peace Action Workshop will show the film, “Rich World, Poor Women: the Face of Global Economics,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, in Roberts Hall, Room 101, University of Maine at Farmington.

The Bill Moyers production from 2003 depicts ways corporations become rich at the expense of the poor, using the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and World Trade Organization. Women working in factories in Thailand, buying water from privatized well in Sudan and struggling to maintain their communities in India are among those featured.

A discussion will follow. Admission is free, but donations toward future films will be accepted.

Ash Wednesday

WILTON – An Ash Wednesday service of music, prayer and word to mark the opening of Lent will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the First Congregational Church of Wilton, United Church of Christ, 386 Main St. All are welcome.


GOP caucus

KINGFIELD – John Frary, Franklin County Republican Committee chairman, has called the 2006 Kingfield Republican Caucus for Thursday, March 2, at the Kingfield Woodsman Restaurant on Carrabassett Road.

From 6:30 to 7 p.m. new voters can register to participate. The caucus for all registered Republican voters will begin at 7 p.m. The caucus will elect a town committee, members to the Franklin County Committee and delegates and alternates to the Maine Republican State Convention to be held May 5 to 6 in Augusta. There will also be a Kingfield Town Committee meeting after the caucus.

St. Pat’s breakfast

FARMINGTON – The 35th annual St. Patrick’s Day pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at the First Congregational Church, Main Street. The breakfast is sponsored by the Town Democratic Committees of Farmington, Wilton and Jay. Tickets for the all-you-can-eat breakfast are $5 for adults and $3.50 for children under 10. All are welcome.

March Fest Dance

FARMINGTON – A March Fest Dance featuring Borderline will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, March 4, at the Elks Lodge in West Farmington. The dance is sponsored by the Shiretown Riders Snowmobile Club. Tickets, $15 a couple or $8 single, may be purchased at Good Times Unlimited in Farmington or Rick’s Market in Dryden.

Supper takeout

NEW SHARON – A family baked bean take-out will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 4, at the New Sharon Congregational United Church of Christ, Cape Cod Hill Road. Meal includes a quart of baked beans, a pint of coleslaw, yeast rolls or brown bread and family-size homemade pie for $12. To reserve meals, call Mary at 778-2366.

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