PERU – The Peru Extension Homemakers will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Peru Elementary School. Those attending are reminded to bring sewing supplies to work on quilt squares and a bag lunch.

Wine tasting

RUMFORD – A Red and White at Black wine tasting at Black Mountain of Maine will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Hot and cold appetizers to complement the taste of the wines will be served to those 21 and over. Reservations made by Monday, Jan. 15, are $20 a person or $25 at the door.

Reservations can be made by calling Sue at 364-4919 or e-mail [email protected] or Lisa at 364-8977, ext. 104.

Network meeting

RUMFORD – A community networking meeting, sponsored by the River Valley Healthy Communities Coalition, is scheduled for noon Tuesday, Jan. 16, in the Community Room at the Rumford Public Library. Those attending may bring their own lunch.

Patty Duguay, director of the River Valley Healthy Communities, will present information on recycling and waste reduction. There have been a number of changes and she hopes to show participants how simple it is. In 2005 the Northern Oxford Solid Waste Board paid $55 a ton to dispose of solid waste, but received revenues for recycling at more than $66 a ton.

There will also be updates on other local organizations’ community activities, including programs of the Healthy Communities.

The meeting is open to the public. For more information, contact the Healthy Communities at 364-7408.

Class meeting

RUMFORD – The Stephens High School Class of 1950 will meet at Sam’s for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Call Margaret at 364-2098 or Frances at 364-4643.

Ski challenge

RUMFORD – The Maine Ski Challenge at Black Mountain of Maine will be held at 1 p.m. Sundays, through March 4, conditions permitting.

The weekly, informal alpine race series is open to any skier or snowboarder. There are six age categories for men and women, with a special snowboard category. Entry is $4 a person.

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