PARIS — Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School French classes are working to raise $9,000 for a trip to Montreal in March. They are planning on 27 to 30 French class students to participate.

The French Club is raising the funds to make the trip affordable for all students who want to go. Anyone wishing to donate can send a check or money order to Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School, c/o French Club Montreal Trip, 256 Main St., South Paris, ME 04281.

The club has two fundraisers coming up. On Saturday, Feb. 12, a De-Stress Fest is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Norway. It will include a labyrinth walk, stress management workshops and information. Cost is $10.

The labyrinth will be a replica of the Chartres Labyrinth in France, which is used for contemplation and walking meditation.

Also scheduled will be free Reiki sessions by Anne Smith and Jeanie Stone, starting at 10 a.m.; a bird art activity with Sarah Shepley from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; free chair massage by Marilee Nurmi starting at 1 p.m.; and guided imagery and yoga by Jill Gabrielson, MD.

There will also be a raffle for a horsedrawn sleigh ride for five people at Meadow Creek Farm in Sumner. The sleigh will be pulled by a team of Belgian horses. For more information, contact Anne at 743-8914, voice mail 6606.

A Franco-American dinner is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, in the culinary arts classroom at the high school. The cost is $5. The meal will feature Franco-American/French-Canadian creton, tourtières, salads, coconut patties, Pudding au Chomeur and upside-down cake.

For more information or to help with fundraising activities, call Rita LeBlanc-Durgin 739-0291 or Joanie Jacobs 539-9969.


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