Gallery opening

LIVERMORE FALLS – A new gallery space will open at the Livermore Falls Town Office from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 5. The grand opening will feature work by local photographer LeeAnn LaFleur.

LaFleur is owner of LeeAnn LaFleur Studios in East Livermore. An award-winning portrait and nature photographer, LaFleur is only the third woman in the state who has received the degree of master of photography.

Genealogy group

FARMINGTON – The Sandy River Valley Chapter, MGS, will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Farmington Public Library. The program, “Beginner’s Special,” will include information for the beginner and experienced genealogist. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is welcome to attend.

Democrats to meet

FARMINGTON – The Franklin County Democratic Committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, in Room A of the North Dining Commons, Olsen Student Center, University of Maine at Farmington campus.

The agenda will include the usual reports, convention updates, news from campaigns and plans for summer events. County committee meetings are open to all enrolled Franklin County Democratic Party members who choose to get involved.

VFW barbecue

JAY – In recognition of Vietnam Veteran Recognition Week, VFW Post 3335 will hold a hamburger and hot dog barbecue at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the VFW Post 3335. There will be no cost to Vietnam veterans; all others, a $2 donation. If possible, call with number of people attending to ensure there will be enough, 897-5112.


FARMINGTON – All are welcome to participate in a service of communion Sunday, May 7, at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, corner of Academy and Main streets. Pastor Susan Crane’s meditation will focus on God’s plan for the fullness of time. Henderson Memorial is an American Baptist Church.

Ministry supper

WILTON – The churches of the Wilton Ecumenical Outreach Ministry will hold a free public supper from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 6, at the Wilton United Methodist Church, Main Street. The menu will include casseroles, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. All are welcome. The event is sponsored by the Dryden United Baptist Church, First Congregational Church of Wilton, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and the Wilton United Methodist Church.

Forum speaker

WILTON – Richard Batt, president of Franklin Memorial Hospital, will speak at the Wilton Community Breakfast Forum from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 10, at the First Congregational Church, 386 Main St. Batt’s topic will be the “Future of Health Care in Franklin County.”

The forum series is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. A hot breakfast buffet is provided at 6:45 a.m. and the speaker begins at 7 a.m.

Library speaker

RANGELEY – “Aviation Adventures” with Dan Drexler and Tom Sullivan will be presented at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Rangeley Public Library. Drexler and Sullivan will share their own adventures in addition to profiling three of the greatest aviators in history. The program is free; all are welcome.

Charter ceremony

FARMINGTON – A charter ceremony for the Mt. Blue High School Interact Club, sponsored by the Farmington Rotary, was held April 25 at the high school. More than 35 parents, friends and members attended as the newly formed Interact Club received its official charter from Rotary International, presented by District Gov. Leni Gronos.

Club members planted a tree on the school grounds to symbolize the start of Interact at Mt. Blue High School. Included in the ceremony were refreshments provided by the culinary art students of Foster Regional Technical Center.

Interact is a service and social club for young people ages 14 to 18. The club has raised funds and donated money to Operation Santa Claus, the Food Pantry and the Heifer Project. They meet every Wednesday morning at Foster Tech. The club is open to all Mt. Blue High School students.

Teach that pooch

AVON – A basic dog training and obedience class will be offered through SAD 58 Adult and Community Education beginning Wednesday, May 17, at the Opportunity Center of North Franklin County.

The eight-week class, instructed by Carol Rogers, will include housebreaking, crate training, basic obedience, canine massage, people greeting, nail and ear care and curbing bad habits.

Items needed for the class include a flat collar with metal buckle, a well exercised puppy of any age that’s up to date on shots and a 4-foot leash. Participants should attend the first class on May 17 without their dog.

The class will run from 6 to 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday, with graduation July 5. Cost is $50 a person with canine. Class size is limited to eight participants. For more information, call 678-2701, ext. 226, before Friday, May 12.

D of I meeting

JAY – Daughters of Isabella met with Regent Jackie Castonguay calling the session to order with the opening ceremonies. Chancellor Laurianne Castonguay read the opening prayers.

The sum of $29 was donated to pay for crosses for first communion candidates. Thank-you notes were read from the food cupboard, Tim Couture, Laurie Simoneau, Richard Bryant, Megan Sweeny and Shawn Ashley for contributions.

Shirley Couture reported that Jane Jacques was a patient at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

It was voted to order 600 carnations to pass out on Mothers’ Day for a donation to Right to Life.

Judy Pottle announced there will be a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 12, at St. Rose of Lima Church for Project Racheal. The circle will host a coffee following the service.