Memorial Mass

RUMFORD – A memorial Mass for deceased veterans will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. John’s and St. Athanasius. Veterans are invited to arrive early so that they may march in together. Names of local deceased veterans will be read.

Club to meet

ROXBURY – The Slippery Sliders Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the home of Raymond and Sylvia Touchette.

Church supper

BETHEL – The Bethel United Methodist Church will hold a public supper at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Bethel United Methodist Church. The menu will include baked beans, hot dishes, salads, dessert, rolls and beverage. Cost is adults, $6; children under 12, $3.

Bottle drive

RUMFORD – The Expressive Movement Competition Dance Team will sponsor a bottle drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, to help defray costs for the team to go to Peabody, Mass, in March. To have bottles picked up, call Sue at 364-4919.

Holiday bazaar

PARIS – Oxford County Extension Homemakers will hold a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Congregational Church. The fair will offer crafts, food and raffles. A public roast pork luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Book club meets

DIXFIELD – The Ludden Memorial Library Book Club held its first meeting on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. The group decided to continue to meet on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the library. Because of the Thanksgiving holiday, November’s meeting will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 29.

The group is reading “The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town” by John Grisham. New members are welcome and one does not have to be a library patron to join.

Fiddle concert

BETHEL – A fiddle orchestra, Fiddle-icious, with 40-plus members, under the direction of Don Roy, will perform from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Crescent Park Elementary School.

The orchestra will present their traditional French-Canadian, Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton ballads and dance tunes.

The orchestra is comprised of a diverse group of fiddlers and other musicians playing piano, guitar, banjo, flute, tin whistle, accordion, cello, viola, mandolin, tuba and upright bass. They play tunes passed on from Scottish, Irish Quebecois and Acadian ancestors. The music includes reels, jigs, marches, waltzes, step-dancing and singing.

Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for seniors and students an are available at the door or can be reserved by calling 824-3575.

Adoption is topic

RUMFORD – The Lewiston office of the Department of Health and Human Services will host a public informational meeting about adoption and foster care from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15.

For location and to participate, contact A Family For ME at 1-877-505-0545.

Those considering adoption or foster care through the Maine Department of Health and Human Services are encouraged to attend the no-obligation meeting.

Elks visitors

AUGUSTA – The Maine Elks Association will gather on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Augusta Lodge of Elks to honor Grand Exalted Ruler Arthur Frost III and his wife, Sharon, of Oak Ridge, Tenn. During the week do some sightseeing before leaving on Thursday for New Jersey.

Any member of the Rumford Lodge of Elks 862 interested in attending the banquet and meeting on Nov. 7 should contact the lodge or see the exalted ruler.

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