Chapter speaker

BETHEL – The Mollyockett Chapter of Trout Unlimited will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Liam’s Grill, Sunday River Road. Greg Ponte from Gardiner will give a presentation on the Maine Council TU Trout Camp. Ponte is camp director. All members are invited. For more information, contact Rocky or Lisa Freda of Sun Valley Sports at 824-7533, or Mike McCue, head skiing instructor, at 647-9972.

Craft fair

PARIS – A craft fair, organized by marketing/DECA students, will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School.

More than 170 crafters will be showcased selling items such as sea glass jewelry, dog clothing, baskets, potpourri, jewelry, jams, fudge, fleece items, pottery, antique framed pictures, stained glass items, balsam products, wood paintings, pewter items, gourmet fudge, photography and Christmas decorations.

Other features will include gift-wrapping, Viking Travel Choir and free babysitting. There will be more than 100 door prizes, lunch and pictures with Santa from noon to 1 p.m. Admission is $1 for adults; 12 and under and 65 and over, free. For more information, call 743-7756, ext. 5100.

Support group

PARIS – REACH, the Rape Education and Crisis Hotline for Oxford County, Harrison and Bridgton, is starting a support group at the Paris office. The group is for women who have been sexually abused/assaulted as children or adults.

For most survivors of sexual assault, recovery is delayed or more difficult without support. For some, thinking about being part of a group is scary.

All REACH group participants are encouraged to speak when they are comfortable. Groups are closed. Once the group begins, no new members can join. Usually, after members get to know one another, recognize they are not alone and others have experienced similar circumstances, they begin to feel safe enough to speak.

Those interested in becoming part of a support group or those who have questions should call the REACH office at 743-9777. There is no charge for the group.

REACH welcomes all survivors of sexual assault, male and female, to call the REACH Hotline 24 hours a day at 1-800-871-7741 for support.

In the future, REACH may offer a support group for men who have been sexually assaulted.

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