Ice cream social

STRATTON — The Dead River Area Historical Society will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 29, for an ice cream social. Along with ice cream, volunteers will serve brownies a la mode.

Charlie Bruce will entertain with an afternoon of music. All are welcome to attend the free event.

There will also be a food sale to benefit the painting project. Anyone is invited to volunteer or bake for the sale. For more information, call Mary Henderson at 246-2271.

Marriage conference

WILTON — The Calvary Hill Baptist Church, Routes 2 and 4, will sponsor a “Love and Respect” marriage conference from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10 and from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11.

The conference will be taught via DVD by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs. The cost is $25 each couple and registration is due by Friday, Sept. 3. For more information, call 778-1506, 645-2343 or e-mail [email protected]

Art funding available

PORTLAND  — Small to medium-sized organizations involved in indigenous, ethnic or rural arts programs or projects, particularly those that serve areas with limited access to arts activities, are encouraged to apply for funding from the Maine Community Foundation’s Expansion Arts Fund.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 15. For complete application guidelines and listing of recent grants, visit or contact Pam Cleghorn at [email protected] or by calling 877-700-6800.

Community breakfast

RANGELEY — The next ladies/community breakfast, with everyone invited to attend, will be from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, at the Country Club Inn, Country Club Road.

Anyone with special dietary needs should call in advance for accommodations. For more information, call 864-3831.

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