Book swap

BRIDGTON – The second monthly Book Swap/Book Review and Dessert will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 24, at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. All are welcome and snacks are provided. For more information, call 647-3116. It is a program of the Bridgton Community Center.

Mud march

BRIDGTON – A March Into Mud Season community walk will be held Saturday, March 25, at the Bridgton Community Center, 15 Depot St. There will be a one-mile route and a two-mile route. Residents will pick up litter along the way. Plastic bags and gloves will be provided and refreshments will be served.

All ages and abilities are welcome. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. and the walks will start at 10. For more information, contact Carmen Lone at 647-3116. The event is sponsored by Healthy Options Together, local Healthy Maine Partnership and the Bridgton Community Center.

Sunday speaker

PARIS – The Rev. Canon Henry Alfred Male Jr. will lead the 10 a.m. worship service at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris. Male’s sermon topic will be “Why Am I Here?”

Male was ordained in 1955 and has since served churches in New Jersey, Pa., and is associate at St. Barnabas Church, Rumford. In addition to serving on many church and community organizations, he is the author of the book, “Conversion to Ecumenism.” He and his wife, Ellen, have three children and two foster twins.

The music will be directed by Forest Perkins, church organist and the Sunday school will be led by Renee Wales. The coffee hour will follow in Good Cheer Hall. Everyone is welcome.

Church meeting

BRIDGTON – There will be a meeting of the North Bridgton Congregational Church and the Calvary Community Church at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, March 26, to discuss the disposition of the North Bridgton Congregational Church. All members and friends are invited.

Sunday sermon

PARIS – The First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St., South Paris, has invited all to attend Sunday worship during the Lenten season. The Rev. Don Mayberry will offer a sermon, “The Benefit of Being Sheepish,” at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 26. Sunday school is also at 10 a.m.

For more information about the church, visit or call the office at 743-2437. The church is handicapped accessible. Services are broadcast live on AM 1450 in the Oxford Hills and AM 780 in Rumford/Bethel area.

Quilting class

PARIS – The intermediate quilting class will be on making a bed-sized quilt starting on Tuesday, March 28, at Oxford Hills Adult Education. Fabrics will be available for purchase in class and participants may bring their own sewing machine or use one in the classroom. The class will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. for seven weeks. For more information or to register, call 743-8842, ext. 1.

Candidate night

GREENWOOD – The Oxford County Republican Candidate Night will be held on Saturday, May 13, at the Locke Mills Legion Hall. A 5:30 p.m. social hour will be followed by a chicken pie banquet at 6:30.

A Master of Ceremonies will introduce the candidates who will speak. A silent auction will be held. The committee is George Hooper, Joan Putman and Evelyn Beane. All interested persons are invited. The price is $18.

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