RAAPA Chorus holding rehearsals

RUMFORD — The RAAPA Chorus will begin rehearsals for the May 2 and 3 Dinner Theater performances on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 7 p.m. in Muskie Auditorium. Anyone interest in singing should contact Judith Kuhn at 364-7242 or [email protected] prior to Feb. 10 to reserve a folder of music.

Auditions for the two plays to be presented will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Rumford United Methodist Church on Linnell Street. Use the front or upper entrance as the lower hall is rented.

Perusal copies of the plays will be available in the Rumford Library on Jan. 28. There are parts for six men and eight women. Rehearsals for the plays will be on Tuesdays in Muskie Auditorium prior to the chorus rehearsals.

Parkinson’s support group Jan. 30

RUMFORD — A Parkinson’s support group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, at Rumford Community Home, basement conference room, 11 John Kennedy Lane.

The topic will be an overview of Parkinson’s medications, dosing, description and side effects including general discussion.

Souper Bowl of Caring is Feb. 2

MEXICO — On Sunday, Feb. 2, the Mexico Congregational Church, UCC (the “Green Church”) will participate in the “Souper Bowl of Caring.”

During the 10 a.m. worship service a special offering will be collected, which will be divided between the GRAMPA Food Cupboard and the GRAMPS community lunch program.

A potluck lunch consisting of soups brought by church members and a social time will be enjoyed following the worship service.

The Souper Bowl of Caring, observed each year on the NFL’s Super Bowl Sunday, is a nationwide endeavor to help feed the hungry. The Mexico church has participated for a number of years.

Mexico High School Class of 1969

MEXICO — The Mexico High School Class of 1969 will have a class reunion meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Thai Smile 2, on Main Street.

For more information, call 364-3255.

Free tax preparation help

MEXICO —  With free IRS approved software and a trained coach, Region 9 Adult Education will help people learn to do their taxes.

Classes will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 5 and 12. To sign up, call Region 9 Adult Education at 364-2012 to enroll. There is no cost to participants.

The first night, taxpayers will complete the basic paperwork and find out what else they need to complete their tax forms. The second night, taxpayers will fill out their forms and get ready to file their taxes. The software is available online, so after this year, the taxpayers will be able to complete their taxes on their own, without having to pay high processing fees.

The program is sponsored by Region 9 Adult Education, United Way of Oxford County, IRS and Maine CA$H.

Note that there will be no free tax preparation at Region 9 this year. This class replaces the VITA and Oxford County CA$H programs.


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