Advent service

PARIS – The Sunday, Dec. 3, worship service at the First Universalist Church, 36 Pine St., South Paris will be “Music for the Advent Season.” Music will be presented by the choir; Forest Perkins, church organist; and other church musicians. The 10 a.m. service will be followed by brunch in Good Cheer Hall. The Sunday school will be led by Renee Wales. Child care is provided. All are welcome.

Dinner, dance

FRYEBURG – A community-sponsored dinner and dance will be held Friday, Dec. 8, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church for Billy Holt, who is recovering from cancer surgery.

The dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and the dance will follow from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. featuring music by Mo’ Blues. The cost for dinner only is $7 for adults and $4 for children age 12 and under; cost for the dance only is $5 for adults and $1 for children age 12 and under. Cost for combined dinner and dance is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and under. There will be an afghan raffle and a 50/50 drawing. For more information, call 935-2546.

Christmas for kids

NORWAY – Due to many hurdles and conflicts, the Norway Business Association fashion and gift show scheduled for December will take a year off. So that there is still a Christmas for Kids and Teens fundraiser, the committee will sponsor a pocket auction during L. F. Pike’s holiday open house on Thursday, Nov. 30.

The open house will begin with entertainment by the Guy E. Rowe Elementary Choir, followed by a mini-fashion show and the auction.

Guests will also be encouraged to drop off their gifts for Christmas for Kids and Teens, the Mitten Tree and Operation Desert Stocking. For more information, call Lesley at 743-6561, Sharon at 743-9228 or Dundee at 743-3891.

Supper, dance

PARIS – A baked bean supper and dance will be held from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the VFW Hall on East Main Street, to benefit the Elizabeth Country Drifters Band as they represent Maine in Tennessee. The menu will consist of a choice of baked beans or spaghetti pie, hot dogs, coleslaw and biscuits.

Music will be by the Elizabeth Country Drifters. The cost for supper and/or dance only is $6 or $10 for both. There will be a door prize, 50/50 and raffles. For more information, call Barbara at 674-5667 or Lorrie Jo at 966-2771.

Library speaker

BRYANT POND – Tineka Ouwenga of Bethel will be the guest speaker at the Whitman Memorial Library at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 14. Ouwenga will speak about growing up in the Netherlands and her experience living in Nazi-occupied Holland during World War II. The program is open to the public free and light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

Knitters to meet

PARIS – The Western Maine Knitting Guild will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 5, at the First Congregational Church, 17 East Main St., South Paris. It will be the annual Christmas party. Anyone who has been a member is welcome to attend as is anyone who is interested in knitting. For more information, call Midge Leighton at 743-7677 or Marvis Maynard at 744-0167

Citrus orders

OXFORD – The Oxford Seventh-day Adventist Church, Fore Street, will take orders until Friday, Dec. 1, for Florida fruit to be picked up at the church on Monday, Dec. 18. Orders for holiday variety packs, grapefruit, navels and tangerines may be called in to 345-3814, 743-6673 or 743-6403. No Friday evening or Saturday calls.

Craft, food sale

OXFORD – The Oxford Seventh-day Adventist Church will have a craft and food sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the new multi-purpose building beside the church on Fore Street. Interested crafters may rent tables for $15 each. For more information, call Joyce at 743-6673 or 890-4919.

Special weekend

BETHEL – The congregation of the Bethel United Methodist Church is planning a special “Reason for the Season” weekend for Dec. 9 and 10 to celebrate Advent and the Christmas holiday. Special events are being planned.

Following a public supper on Saturday, Dec. 9, a memorial Christmas tree will be lighted. Anyone who would like to honor or memorialize someone is invited to purchase a light on the tree. Names of those honored will be read at the ceremony, which will be held at 6:30 p.m.

A Christmas program for children will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the church. All area children are invited. Regular Sunday worship will follow at 10:30 a.m.

Anyone who would like to light up someone’s life or remember a loved one this holiday season may sent $5 for each Christmas light, including the name of the person to be honored, to Bethel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 387, Bethel, ME 04217. For more information, call Musa at 824-2483.

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