Seniors meeting

OXFORD – The Lake Thompson Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Market Square Restaurant, Paris. Dinner will be chosen from the menu. There will be a cakeless bake sale with proceeds going toward the next bus trip. New members and guests are welcome.

Quit smoking

NORWAY – The Great American Smoke Out is Thursday, Nov. 16. Anyone wishing to quit should call Healthy Oxford Hills at 743-1562, ext. 775, or drop by from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ripley Medical Building lobby.

Workshop set

BETHEL – “Learn how laughter can benefit your well being and be a fun way to stay healthy,” said Carol Emery, MS, certified laughter leader, who will present a workshop titled “The Power of Laughter” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Crescent Park School.

The workshop is part of the fall “To Your Health” series sponsored by Western Mountains Senior College and SAD 44 Adult Education, in collaboration with the Bethel Family Health Center, as a community service. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 824-2053 or 824-8610.

Silent auction

PARIS – A silent auction will be held Saturday, Nov. 18 at the American Legion on Church Street. Proceeds to benefit the Maine Country Music Association Hall of Fame building fund. There will be food, a 50/50 raffle and grab bags. The silent auction drawing will be held at 2 p.m. For more information contact Betty at 743-7965.

Sunday worship

PARIS – First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St., will celebrate Thanksgiving on Sunday, Nov. 19, by inviting old and new friends to join them in worship.

“Of course friends are always welcome,” said Don Mayberry, minister of the church, “but each year at Thanksgiving we make a special invitation to all that do not have a home church to worship with us.”

Worship and Sunday school meet at 10 a.m. The church is handicapped accessible and everyone is welcome. A live broadcast of the service Sundays at 10 a.m. is on the radio at AM 1450 or AM 780 or at

Area service

PARIS – The annual Community Thanksgiving Service sponsored by the Oxford Hills Area Clergy Association will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St.

In addition to scripture readings and reflections by the clergy, a combined choir with their organists from the various area churches will lead the music and singing. Association clergy meet monthly for prayer and fellowship.

The offering received at this year’s service will replenish the discretionary/benevolence fund.

Among other activities are the annual Lenten lunches and the Good Friday Cross Walk. The clergy also host special services and events in times of national and community importance and need. All are invited to the service. For more information, contact the Rev. Anne Stanley at 743-6782.

Society program

WEST PARIS – The Finnish-American Heritage Society of Maine will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, at the Heritage Center. Following a brief business meeting the Kantele Consort will provide a musical program, and a coffee social will follow. The public is welcome.

Craft, bake sale

PARIS – A craft and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Market Square Health Care Center. Craft tables are available for $10 each. To reserve a table, contact Lynne Wheeler at 743-7086, ext. 330, by Saturday, Nov. 28.

Winners listed

FRYEBURG – Fryeburg Rescue’s 2006 raffle results are announced as follows: grand prize, 2006 Polaris 450 Sportsman ATV, Henry Doliber, Lebanon; second prize, $250 gift card to L.L. Bean, Bart Hutchinson, South Paris; third prize, $100 gift certificate to Log House Design, Tom O’Hara, Woodstock, N.H. The monies will help provide services.

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