Crafting day

JAY – A Crafter’s Escapade will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Jay Middle School. For $20 there will be lunch, a gift bag, classes, demonstrations, contests and raffles. Supplies will be available. For more information, call Dianne at 897-4319, ext. 262.

Choir series

AUBURN – The Delta Heart Choir is preparing for its Easter concert series. The schedule has been announced as follows:

Saturday, March 24, 6 p.m., Turner Village Church, Main Street.

Sunday, March 25, 6 p.m., Moody Chapel, Goodwill Hinckley campus, Hinckley.

Saturday, March 31, 6:30 p.m., Grace Bible Church, 74 Deering Road, Gorham.

Sunday, April 1, 6 p.m., First Baptist Church, 360 Canco Road, Portland. The First Baptist Church Choir will join the choir for the presentation, which will also feature the First Baptist Church Drama Team.

Saturday, April 7, 6 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 188 Main St., Lisbon Falls.

Saturday, April 14, 6 p.m., Court Street Baptist Church, 129 Court St., Auburn.

Sunday, April 15, 6 p.m., Winter Street Baptist Church, Gardiner.

Final lecture

PARIS – The last lecture in the 10th anniversary Winter Lecture Series will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, in the McLaughlin Historical Home, Paris. Beverly Hendricks, Deerwood Farm and Gardens, will discuss “Day Lilies.” The program is free and open to the public.

Additional parking is available on Western Avenue and two blocks down from the garden at the courthouse. Snow date will be March 28. For more information, visit

Book sales

WILTON – The Wilton Free Public Library will conduct book sales during all upcoming events at the Nichols Building, Weld Road, including the sportsman’s show on March 22 to 24 and the craft fair on March 31. The book sale is also open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Books are sold by donation.

Tuesday meeting

BETHEL – A regional town meeting focusing on the Brooking Report will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Bethel Inn Conference Center. The public is invited.

Programs on China

PARIS – Two more programs on China for children will be offered at Norway and Paris public libraries.

Friday March 23 at 12:45 p.m., “Ma Jong and More! An Afternoon of Games from China” will be presented at Norway Memorial Library. Space is limited. Call ahead at 743-5308 to register.

Saturday, March 24, at 1 p.m. “Pandas, Tigers and the Year of the Pig” will be offered to children preschool through elementary age at Paris Public Library. Books, crafts and activities will help children (and parents) learn about the animals of China, wild and domestic (and some endangered) Call 743-6994 for more information and to register.

The children’s programs are being offered as part of One Book One Community, which Oxford Hills Libraries are participating in throughout March.

Bottle drive

ANDOVER – A bottle drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, to benefit the youth missionary trip to the country of Wales. Donations are welcome.

Tuesday meeting

BETHEL – A regional town meeting focusing on the Brooking Report will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at the Bethel Inn Conference Center. The public is invited.

Story hour

MEXICO – A preschool story and craft hour will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, at the library for children ages 2 to 5.

Topic will be “March will go out like a lamb” with the following stories: “The Snow Lamb,” “Big Bird’s Copycat” and “Ten Little Lambs and Sheep in a Jeep.” The craft will be “handprint” lambs.

WOWS meeting

RUMFORD – The Widowers and Widows Sharing will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Methodist Church, Linnell Street. Carol Cottrill will present a program on bees. For more information, call 364-2617.

Moving Freely

MEXICO – Moving Freely, an exercise class designed for senior citizens, will be led by instructor Louise Stickney from 9 to 10 a.m. starting on Monday, March 26, at the Recreation Center gym. Suggested donation is $5 for the six-week program. To preregister, call Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice at 1-800-482-7412, ext. 1404.

The goal of Moving Freely is to help participants to achieve and maintain independent lives by incorporating movement into their daily routine. Regular exercise for people of all ages can enhance the quality of life and provide health benefits.

The exercise and designed to achieve the full range of motion in all body parts to develop flexibility, agility, coordination, balance and strength. Emphasis is placed on developing a walking habit, which participants are encourages to continue the six-week program has ended.

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