Holiday dance

OXFORD – A holiday dance will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Oxford Recreation Building (the former Oxford fire station), King Street. There will be hot dogs, soda and baked goods and a 50/50 raffle.

Music will be provided by “Stormy,” Jimmy Hooker, Vern Record, Dennis Thurlow and Steve Thurlow, who will play a mixture of 1950s through 1970s, rock ‘n roll and country. Tickets are $10 a person and will be available at the door. There will be limited seating. Additional parking is available at the rear of the building. The event will benefit the Norway/Paris Lions Club.

Craft fair

PARIS – A craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25, at the VFW Hall in South Paris.

4-H auction

PARIS – The Oxford County 4-H Leaders’ Association is hosting a Take-A-Chance Auction to benefit the 4-H programs in Oxford County. The proceeds will help the Leaders’ Association fund some of the programs held in Oxford County.

This year’s Take-A-Chance Auction will be held on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Oxford Hills Middle School cafeteria, Pine Street. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and the auction will begin at 7.

In the past, more than 200 items have been offered and it it expected that this year’s auction will exceed that. Many local businesses and individuals support this event with merchandise or gift certificates.

Show video

WOODSTOCK – Speakers at the November meeting of the Woodstock Historical Society were Paul and Vicki Billings. They showed a video on the Hastings Dairy Farm in East Bethel. It examined three generations of the family who have run the farm for more than 200 years.

The December meeting of the society will include a potluck supper at 6 p.m. followed by a Christmas party with an exchange of cards and gifts at the Town Office community room.

Church speaker

NORWAY – The First Universalist Church of Norway Sunday service at 11 a.m. Nov. 26 will be led by Quaker minister Jennifer Wixson. The message will focus on the relationship between humans and wild animals. Wixson is the daughter of longtime member, Rowena Palmer.

Child care is provided. The choir is led by music director Heather Pierson. The church is located at 479 Main St.

Pick a tree

WATERFORD – Pick and cut a Christmas tree from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Nov. 25 and Dec. 2. Trees of all shapes and sizes cost $20. Proceeds will benefit Norway/Oxford Boosters and Waterford Recreation.

There will be free door prize for every child age 16 and under. There will be music, treats and snacks available. The trees are on Bear Pond Road.

Support group

NORWAY – Parkinson’s support group will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in the Stephens Memorial Hospital board room. There will be speakers available.

Free workshop

PARIS – Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community will offer a free workshop, “Moving Through Fear,” from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the Western Maine University and Community College. To preregister or for more information, call 743-9322, ext. 301, 1-800-442-2092 or visit

Bridge winners

NORWAY – The Oxford Hills Bridge Club met Nov. 17 in the Fare Share Commons, Main Street, where a three-table movement was played.

Finishing first in Flight A were Nancy Farmer and Les Buzzell; second, Barbara Beegel and Jim Dickens, who were first in Flight B. Finishing second in Flight B were Suzanne Andrews and Carol Curran.

There will be no game Friday, Nov. 24, due to the holiday. The next game will be Friday, Dec. 1. All bridge players are welcome. A beginner’s bridge class will be available at Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School in January. For information, call Les Buzzell at 783-4153.

Seniors meeting

WEST PARIS – The West Paris Senior Citizens held a November dinner and meeting at the North Paris home of Fred and Beryl Oja. Mrs. Oja prepared a Thanksgiving turkey dinner.

Election of officers was held. The officers are as follows: President, Fred Breamer; treasurer, Evelyn Chamberlain; secretary, Lena Dean; chaplain, Jackie Stevens; nominating committee, Fred Oja and Fred Breamer; entertainment, Pat Breamer and Anna Swan; publicity, Joyce Lamb and Bertha DeHaas.

A brief Thanksgiving program was presented by Anna Swan and Bertha DeHaas. Swan made and presented gifts to all.

A dinner will be Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the Baptist Church with gift exchange following.

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