Film on Iraq

FARMINGTON – A film, “The Ground Truth,” about American soldiers who have returned from service in Iraq, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at the University of Maine at Farmington’s Thomas Auditorium.

Viewers will hear and witness soldiers remembering their Iraq war experiences. The audience will follow the vets’ recoveries from various war injuries. The film traces several veterans’ steps in discovering their own truth about themselves, acknowledging the need for mental health treatment and sometimes getting that treatment.

There is no admission for the film, but donations will be accepted to continue the series offered by Western Mountains Peace Action Workshop. For more information, call 652-2377.

School play

JAY – Jay Middle School’s After-School Drama Program will present “Annie Jr.” for the community at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the school cafeteria. The musical is a Broadway Junior version of the Broadway show.

The students, grades five through eight, have been rehearsing since November. The students have given input about the choreography and staging. Tickets are available at the door, but seating is limited. Tickets are adults, $2; students, $1; and children under 5, free.

Forum breakfast

WILTON – The Wilton “Early Bird” Community Forum Breakfast will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, at Wilton Congregational Church, Main Street. Speaker Matt Allen will discuss a mentoring program for Wilton youth.

Doors will open at 6:30 a.m., with a breakfast buffet starting at 6:45 and the speaker scheduled from 7 to 7:30. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. The public is welcome.

Contra dance

STRONG – The Strong Area Business and Civic Alliance will host a community contra dance on Friday, Feb. 16, at the Forster Memorial Building, Main Street. A beginner’s workshop will be held at 6:30 p.m., followed by the dance from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Live music will be featured. Admission is $5 a person and $15 family maximum. Those attending are asked to wear soft-soled shoes.

Ministry meeting

PHILLIPS – The Phillips Shared Ministry will hold its annual meeting at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Community House. A soup and bread lunch will be served. The Methodist and United Church of Christ congregations will meet jointly and separately during the session.

All members are invited to attend. For more information, call Nan Haines at 639-4526 or Mary Dunham at 491-9986.

Winter concert

FARMINGTON – The Mt. Blue Voices, a cappella vocal ensemble from Mt. Blue High School, will present a special mid-winter concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The concert is free and open to the public.

Basket beano

FARMINGTON – The Elks Lodge will hold a Basket Beano on Sunday, Feb. 11, to benefit the Farmington Rotary. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and bingo will start at 1 p.m. Lunch, refreshments and raffle tickets will be available. Groups of four or more should arrive early in order to be seated together. For more information, call 778-6761, 645-2886, or 779-9000.

School lunches

FARMINGTON – SAD 9 has announced the lunch menu for Feb. 1 and 2. A salad bar with fruits and veggies is available and a container of milk is served with meals. Menus are subject to change without notice.

Thursday: Turkey and gravy, mashed potato, peas, hot yeast roll, cranberry sauce.

Friday: Ham and cheese hoagie, veggie sticks, fruit juice.

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