Stephens High class of 1952

MEXICO — The class of 1952 from Stephens High School of Rumford will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Chicken Coop for their monthly luncheon. All class members and guests welcome. In case of inclement weather, the meal will be rescheduled.

West Paris food pantry

WEST PARIS — The food pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at West Paris Baptist Church, 15 Church St. The pantry is open the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Spurrs Corner food pantry hours

OTISFIELD — The food pantry at Spurrs Corner Church, Route 121, will be open from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 5. The pantry is open the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For information call 583-4780 or 627-4329.

Meeting about tar sands oil

HARRISON — An informational meeting about tar sands oil, plans to pump it through Harrison via the Portland Pipe Line Company’s pipeline and its potential environmental and economic impact will be given at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Harrison Public Library.

The speaker will be Waterford’s Earl Morse. This lecture is free and open to the public. For information call Mike Dunn at 583-6746 or Lee Margolin at 743-9808.

VFW 9787 to meet Feb. 6

PARIS — The Floyd A. Harlow Jr. VFW Post 9787 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St.

Lithuanian Heritage Club

RUMFORD — The Lithuanian Heritage Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 6, at Sam’s. The dues for 2013 will be collected at the meeting.

AARP chapter to meet Feb. 11

PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chapter of AARP will meet on Monday, Feb. 11, at the First Congregational Church on East Main Street.

Lunch will be served at noon and will include oven baked chicken with all the fixings. The cost is $6.50 and reservations are required by calling Ruth at 744-9069 by Friday, Feb. 8.

The business meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Dues should be paid at this meeting. Members are reminded to bring donations for the Food Pantry.

For those going on the March bus trip, that money will also be due. The program this month is “Gidgets, Gadgets and Thingamabobs” presented by Jeff Auger.

Red Hot Mommas valentines tea

MEXICO — The Red Hot Mommas of Western Maine will hold a Valentine’s Day Tea at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, at the Mexico Congregational church. The cost is $10 to be paid to Isabel by Friday, Feb. 8.

Twenty-one Red Hot Mommas met on Jan. 31 at the United Methodist Church Virgin Memorial Chapel in Rumford. A spaghetti supper was served by the church women.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at the Far East Restaurant. To reserve a spot, call Isabel by Friday, Feb. 22.

Valentine’s dance at Elks Lodge

FARMINGTON — A Valentine’s dance for members and guests will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Farmington Elks Lodge.

Entertainment will be provided by Legends. The cost is $20 per couple. The event is hosted by the Farmington Emblem Club No. 460.

For tickets or more information, call Becky at 491-4388 or Shannon at 778-4726.

DIY valentine workshop Feb. 9

FARMINGTON — Everyone’s Resource Depot invites children and adults to “make your valentines with us” at workshops on Saturday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Feb. 11-14 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Those who attend will be able to choose from a wide variety of materials: yarn and ribbon, card stock and red envelopes, glitter and sequins, odd bits of lace and trim, and pretty papers. Many sample valentines will be on display. All ages are welcome. $1 will be charged to cover materials and instruction.

ERD is in the Education Center (Room 9) on the UMF campus at the corner of High and Lincoln streets. It is open to the public during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

ERD’s programs like valentine workshops are offered to the public to create awareness of the fun involved in reusing scrap materials. ERD has been promoting creative recycling for more than 30 years. For more information, call 778-7150.

VFW Post plans Feb. 9 dance

HARRISON — The Ronald St. John VFW Post on the Waterford Road will hold a BYOB dance from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 9.

Admission is $10 per person for 21 and over. The band will be Rockin Roadrunners. For more information call Ellen at 583-4558 or 461-4558.

Green Church public supper

MEXICO — On Saturday, Feb. 9, a public supper will be served at 5 p.m. at the Mexico Congregational Church, UCC (the “Green Church”).

The menu includes roast pork and homemade pies. The price for adults is $8 and children under 12, $3. Take-outs will be available after 5:30 by calling 364-8603.

Honey Bee Club workshop Feb. 9

PARIS — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club will hold a workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road.

The speaker will be Carol Cottrill, president of the Maine State Bee Association and master bee keeper. Topic will be wintering bees. The public is welcome. For more information contact John at 743-5009 or Kevin at [email protected]

Swingin’ Bears February dance

PARIS — The February dance of the Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club of South Paris will feature Darrell Sprague calling for the square dancing and Carol Stewart Arsenault cueing for the round dancing. It will be held as usual at the Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St., from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

Those who began taking lessons in September or October are welcome to join for the class level dancing. There will also be Mainstream level and Plus level. Round dancing will be cued after each square dancing tip.

There will be refreshments at intermission, door prizes and a Pot O’ Gold drawing. Admission is $6 per person. Non-dancers are welcome at no charge.

For more information visit or call 782-4050, Eleanor Herrick, vice president.

Dickens book club at APL

AUBURN — The Pickwick Club will meet Saturday, Feb. 23, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the Auburn Public Library Community Room to discuss Charles Dickens’ “Little Dorrit, Book One.” For more information call Alexis at 778-4510 or Joanne at 583-6957.

Community garden meeting

NORWAY — The Alan Day Community Garden organizing meeting will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, at Fare Share Commons. There will be an organic bulk seed order, sign-ups for garden plots, projects and workshops.

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