Swim lesson sign-ups July 10

OXFORD — Swim lesson sign-ups will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Community Center for those interested in lessons. Lessons will be from July 22 through Aug. 9.

The cost is as follows: residents and taxpayers, $15 for the first child and $25 for a family of two or more. Non-residents will have a cost of $30 per child

If unable to attend sign-ups go to the Town Office to sign-up a child.

For more information contact Pam Lovely at 539-4563.

Thrifty Gift Shop summer sale

PARIS — The Thrifty Gift Shop will hold a summer sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 12 and 13, at 659 Park St.

Items include capris, shorts, skirts, dresses, bathing suits and more than 100 pairs of sandals.

July 13 yard sale for Bethel church

BETHEL — A yard sale will take place on Broad Street on Saturday, July 13, to benefit the Bethel Congregational Church, UCC.

Items include furniture, toys and treasures at bargain prices.

Buffet breakfast is July 13

HARRISON — The United Parish-Congregational Church of Harrison & North Bridgton will have a buffet breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, as part of the Harrison Olde Home Days festivities.

The menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, home fries, sausage, fresh fruit, homemade coffee cake and muffins, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Donations will be accepted.

Strawberry Festival July 14

OTISFIELD — The Otisfield Historical Society invites all who enjoy strawberries to join them for the third annual Strawberry Festival from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the Old Town House, 53 Bell Hill Road.

See what the society has accomplished since February, when ground was broken to put a basement beneath the society’s headquarters building. The Otisfield Town House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its interior still features voting booths with swinging doors and a platform for the town clerk.

Thanks to many contributions from many individuals, as well as several timely grants from charitable trusts, the building now has a new addition on the back. This addition, replacing the old annex with its privies and brick vault, was built to provide a handicapped-accessible bathroom, a rear exit and a staircase to the basement.

All proceeds from the sale of the shortcakes will go towards the ongoing restoration expenses.

World’s Fair monthly meeting

WATERFORD — The July meeting for the Waterford World’s Fair Association will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 14, at the fairgrounds, 36 Green Road , across from Melby’s Market on Route 35. This will be the last meeting before the fair starts so all department heads need to be at this meeting.

For information call President Dana Hemingway at 595-2430 or Vice-President Bill Winslow at 595-1601.

Food bank open in Sumner

SUMNER — Sumner Food Bank will be open from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, July 15, at the Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main St. It is open the first and third Mondays of each month. For more information call 388-2610.

Free workshop for caregivers

NORWAY — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing in Lewiston will offer a free workshop for cancer caregivers. “When Time is Precious: Conversations for Family Caregivers” will take place Tuesday, July 16, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Posabilities, 15 Tannery St..

Psychosocial Services Coordinator Kerry Irish will engage loved ones of people living with advanced cancer who wish to deepen their connections through meaningful conversation. Learn how reminiscence, life review and legacy activities can support emotional and spiritual healing and growth while enhancing relationships when time is precious.

Preregistration is required and available by phone at 207-795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at www.dempseycenter.org.

Community cookout July 16

OTISFIELD — The Otisfield Community Cookout will be held Tuesday, July 16, at Community Hall, Route 121. Seatings will be at 5 and 6 p.m.

Menu includes barbecued chicken, hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, watermelon, ice cream, coffee, tea, punch.

Meal is free; donations accepted. The event is being organized by Otisfield Social Outreach Committee members Frank Blauvelt, Nancy Coombs, Janet Douglas, Gerda Eaton, Dave McVety, Virginia Noble and Elaine Doble-Verrill. To help, call Dave at 539-4368.

Pre-teen dance is July 18

PARIS — A pre-teen dance starring TJ the DJ will take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at American Legion Post 72, 12 Church St.

Admission is $5. Free admission and $20 for the 20th person through the door.

Door prizes will be given. Snacks and drinks will be for sale.

For more information, call 595-8499.

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