Collection finished

WOODSTOCK – Woodstock Historical Society Museum Curator Larry Billings reports that the facility’s collections are essentially complete.

“I am very satisfied we have most of the large items we need and we can relax and add small exhibits to fill in a few gaps in the collection now and then,” he said. “Of course, we always take any local memorabilia we are offered and can make room for it,” he added.

The museum is closed for the winter. Meetings are held at 7 p.m. the second Saturday of the month at the Town Hall Community Room in the meantime. Programs are of general interest and refreshments are served. A research report is usually also given.

Society meeting

OXFORD – The Oxford Historical Society will hold its last meeting of the year at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, at the Kay House, Pleasant Street. Following the general meeting, there will be musical entertainment and refreshments.

Everyone is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy for the Santa Visits Oxford program.

Friends craft fair

BETHEL – The Friends of Telstar will hold the annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the Telstar Middle/High School, Route 26.

There will be a variety of items for sale, there will also be balloons and face painting for the kids, a bake sale and the raffle table.

Funds raised through table rentals, raffles and the bake sale benefit Telstar students. Crafters may still reserve a space by contacting the school at 824-2136 or Pat Nasta at 824-0547.

Telstar will also host the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Bethel and Theme Wreath Silent Auction from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 2. Call the chamber at 824-2282 or visit www.bethelmaine.com for more information.

Sunday service

NORWAY – The service at the First Universalist Church, Unitarian Universalist, at 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 3, will be led by Cynthia McGinty, a member of the congregation. McGinty will reflect on the season of Advent.

After the service, members of the congregation will stay to decorate the church for the season. Child care is provided. The choir is led by music director Heather Pierson. The church is located at 479 Main St.

For more information, contact the church office at 743-2828; the office manager, Sallie Nealand, at 743-0007; or by e-mail at [email protected]

4-H auction

PARIS – The Oxford County 4-H Leaders Association will hold the annual “Take-a-Chance” auction Friday, Dec. 1, at the junior high school cafeteria on Pine Street, South Paris. Doors will open at 5 p.m., with the auction beginning at 7.

Greens sale

BETHEL – A greens sale will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at West Bethel Union Church. There will also be crafts, baked goods and a cookie walk.

Craft fair

BRIDGTON – A craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at the town hall. For more information, call 743-6175.

Holiday beano

BUCKFIELD – John D. Long Post 58, American Legion, Auxiliary will hold a Christmas beano on Saturday, Dec. 2, at the hall, Route 140, Morrill Street. Doors will open at 1 p.m. and beano will begin at 2. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Weary Club

NORWAY – The Weary Club of Norway, 385 Main St., will offer a morning coffee to all club members from 7 to 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2. Other individuals possessing political wisdom and a Yankee philosophy are welcome to stop by and inquire about membership. The organization is open to women and men.

Ministry auction

OXFORD – The Resistance Ministries, a nonprofit youth ministry, will hold a “Toys Galore” Chinese auction fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 2. The doors will open at 2 p.m. and the drawing will begin at 3:30 at the Hosanna Church Building.

The auction will have new items and will feature toys, but will also have electronics and clothing. There will be grab bags, a 50/50 raffle and a dollar table, along with food and beverage available to purchase. Snow date will be Saturday, Dec. 16. For more information, call 743-6982.



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