CARTHAGE – The Carthage Historical Society will meet today at the museum. A potluck supper will start at 5:30 p.m. A program of “Music Through the Ages” will be presented by singer, Sammie Angel of Dixfield. All are welcome.

Story time

MEXICO – Preschool Story Time at Mexico Library will begin at 10 a.m. today. The following stories will be read: “How Big is a Pig?” by Clare Beaton and “Farm Flu” by Teresa Batman, “The Three Pigs” by David Wiesner and “Three Blind Mice” by Jahn W. Ivimey.

Annual meeting

RUMFORD – The Rumford Center Cemetery Association annual meeting will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Rumford Center Town Hall.

Class luncheon

RUMFORD – The luncheon for the Stephens High School Class of 1945 will be held Wednesday, May 17, at the Boiler Room. Call Connie at 364-8785 for reservations.

Society speaker

RUMFORD – The Rumford Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in the conference room of the Municipal Building. Bill Weston will speak about the piers in the Androscoggin River.

There will also be a discussion of summer plans, including the plant/lawn/food sale that will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 3. That day will be the first day for the museum to be open and the sale will be held on the museum lawn in Rumford Center.

Alzheimer group

RUMFORD – The Alzheimer Support Group meeting will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Armory Building, 85 Lincoln Ave. For more information, call Donna Landry at 364-4561.

Class of 1946

RUMFORD – The Class of 1946 of Stephens High School will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Boiler Room in Hotel Harris.

Class of 1954

RUMFORD – Stephens High School Class of 1954 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Sam’s Italian Shoppe in Virginia.

Lean on Me

RUMFORD – Lean on Me, a support group for cancer patients and their families, will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17, in Room 351, Rumford Community Hospital.

Rep. to visit

BETHEL – District Representative Andrea Quaid, for Congressman Michael H. Michaud, will hold constituent service office hours from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at the Bethel Town Office. The public is welcome.

Women to meet

RUMFORD – The women of Stephens High School Class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 18, at the River Valley Grill. Those who plan to attend are asked to call Simonne at 364-3801.

Church supper

DIXFIELD – A public smothered beef supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Dixfield Congregational Church. Cost is adults, $6; children under 12, $3; take outs available by calling 562-4582.

Rummage sale

DIXFIELD – A rummage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, in the Annex at Dixfield Congregational Church. Coffee and doughnuts will also be for sale.

College workshop

MEXICO – A special workshop to explore learning options leading to teacher ceritification in Maine will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at University College at Rumford/Mexico, 13 Brown St. Participants will be linked with other University College locations across the state through videoconference.

The workshop, led by Robert Ellis, director of University College at Rumford/Mexcio, will cover the range of off-campus university programs that can lead to conditional teacher certification or to additional certification for established teachers.

University College summer and fall semesters offer a variety of online and interactive television courses of interest to aspiring teachers. A listing is available by visiting

To reserve a place in the teacher certification options workshop, contact the center at 364-7881 or 1-800-696-1103.

Collecting phones

RUMFORD – The Rumford Lodge of Elks 862 is collecting used cell phones for the Phones to Fight Kids Cancer program. Proceeds will be given to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. The lodge is also collecting toner and inkjet cartridges for the Cartridges for Cancer Cures program. Proceeds will also be given to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program.

Cell phones, toner and inkjet cartridges may be dropped off the lodge at 60 River St. or by calling Debi Briggs at 364-2479 or Ann White at 364-7081.

The group is also collecting old flags that area people need to have disposed of properly. A flag-burning ceremony is being planned in the near future. Flags can be dropped off at the lodge or people can call any officer or member of the lodge.

Grange dinner

RUMFORD – Rumford Grange 115 will sponsor a public roast beef dinner with all the fixings from noon to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the grange in Rumford Center. Cost is adults, $7; children 12 and under, $3; take-outs available.