Ham supper

HEBRON – A ham supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, to raise funds for the replacement of two furnaces and a rebuilt chimney at the Hebron Community Baptist Church, a place of worship on the northeast corner of the Hebron Academy campus that serves also as the students’ meeting place three mornings a week.

The meal will include baked ham, mashed potato, vegetables, coleslaw and homemade pies at $6.

Two raffles are also part of the fundraising. One is for a cord of split hardwood delivered within 30 miles of Hebron or the winner can pick it up. The second raffle is for an organically grown 12 to 16 pound turkey delivered fresh up to an hour away from Hebron two days before Thanksgiving. The drawing will take place Wednesday, Nov. 15. Tickets are $5 and only 100 tickets are being sold for each raffle.

For more information, call the church at 966-2694.

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.

Gallery reception

PARIS – The Painted Mermaid Gallery, 6 Briggs Ave., South Paris, will hold a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, for a “Holiday Extravaganza” exhibit of gallery artisans featuring April Sykes jewelry, Borealis hand-blown glass and Earth and Fire pottery by Monica Mann. Local author Lois Witham will sign her new book, “The Pork Thieves,” from 6 to 8 p.m. and Raven Star Merrill will release her new meditational CD, “Unveiling your Guardian Goddess.”

Christmas fair

BETHEL – A Christmas fair will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the West Bethel Union Church. There will be crafts and baked goods.

Grange supper

OXFORD – A public supper will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Oxford Grange, Route 26. Menu will include chicken with gravy and biscuit. Cost for adults is $7 and $3.50 for children under 12.

Silent auction

PARIS – A silent auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School cafeteria. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 5. There will be more than 400 items, a 50/50 drawing and food. Proceeds will benefit the Oxford Fair.

Benefit supper

SUMNER – A benefit supper will be held for Cindy Stevens from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Hartford Sumner Elementary School. Cost for adults is $6 and $4 for children. Proceeds will help defray medical cost. Anyone wishing to make a donation may contact Marcia Turcotte at 388-2173.

Settee acquired

WOODSTOCK – A high style Victorian settee upholstered in red has been added to the Woodstock Historical Society Museum. A member purchased it in Bethel. Curator Larry Billings said, “This settee will be a drawing card for the museum. People should come from all around to see it.” It will become part of the decorative arts offerings.

Perham to speak

NORWAY – The First Universalist Church of Norway service will be led by Joe Perham, Maine humorous, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5. Perham will give a sermon titled “Grow Old with Me.”

Child care is provided. The choir is led by music director Heather Pierson. Norway Unitarian Universalist Church is located at 479 Main St. All are welcome. For more information, contact Sallie Nealand, office manager, at [email protected]

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.

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.

Bridge play

NORWAY – The Oxford Hills Bridge Club winners on Oct. 27 at Fare Share Commons were: first, Richard Balian and Woodrow Mercier; second, Nancy Farmer and Marta Clements; third, Patricia and Mike Quinn; fourth, Dick Allen and Pete Cummings.

Games are played at 9 a.m. Fridays at the Fare Share Commons.

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.

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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