Yoga series begins March 12

BRIDGTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing will present “Yoga Nidra: Deep Guided Relaxation,” a four-part yoga series, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning March 12 at The Old Town Hall.

The weekly sessions will offer participants an opportunity to unwind and enjoy a relaxing workshop that will include gentle stretching, inward awareness and deep relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

The program is open to cancer patients, survivors and caregivers.

Yoga instructor Shayna Barry May will lead the sessions.

McLaughlin lecture on garden blogs

PARIS — The McLaughlin Garden and Homestead’s 2014 lecture series continues at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, when Dr. Jean Potuchek discusses “Garden Blogs: A Virtual Garden Club.”

Potuchek, a sociology professor at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania, owns a home in East Poland. She is an avid perennial gardener. Potuchek has created Jean’s Garden, a blog at

Lectures on various gardening topics are held weekly on Wednesdays through April 2 at the garden’s newest acquisition, 103 Main St. Each presentation begins promptly at 4 p.m. The public is invited to come early for tea. The complete schedule is available at

Donations will be accepted to further the maintenance of the historic garden and buildings. The gift shop in the historic Tribou house (where Bernard McLaughlin lived) will be offering 10 percent discounts for people attending the lectures.

The Weary Club meets March 15

NORWAY — The members and friends of The Weary Club will meet for coffee from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 15.

The Weary Club began in 1923 and is a one-of-a-kind institution. The club features a neat, white, one-story building right in the center of the town and has a storied history that has spread worldwide.

Membership remains strong and currently includes some third-generation members as well as “makers and dealers in cedar shavings, social gossip, political wisdom and Yankee philosophy.”

Supper benefits Knightly family

NORWAY — A benefit supper will be held at Oxford Lodge No. 18, 9 Temple St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15.

The cost will be $8 per person. The proceeds of this supper will be for the family of Tyler Knightly.

Donation may also be sent to  Oxford Lodge No. 18, 9 Temple St., Norway ME 04268, in memory of Tyler Knightly.

Snowshoe hike starts at Gray School

WEST PARIS — A snowshoe hike will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Agnes Gray School on Main Street. This is free and for all ages.

Snowshoes can be borrowed.

For more information, call the West Paris Library at 674-2004.

Legion Auxiliary plans boiled dinner

MECHANIC FALLS — Ladies Auxiliary Unit 150 will hold a boiled dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the American Legion, 41 Elm St.

Cost is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors and $3 for children under 10.

Ball registration on March 18, 22

OXFORD — Oxford baseball/softball/tee ball registration for the 2014 season will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 22, at the Station House Community Center.

Participants ages are: tee ball, 5 and 6 years as of April 1; baseball, 7 to 15 years as of April 30; and softball, 7 to 18 years as of Jan 1.

Registration fees are as follows: single, $25; family of three or more, $60; includes cost of hat.

For more information, contact Pam Lovely at 539-4563.

Anyone unable to attend the registration time above may sign up by going to the Oxford Town Office or calling Pam.

Anyone interested in putting together an instructional team for 4-year-olds is asked to contact Pam.

SeniorsPlus at Norway Town Hall

NORWAY — SeniorsPlus, the Area Agency on Aging, will be at the Norway Town Hall from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. Representatives will be on hand to answer questions or concerns.

All events are free and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

SeniorsPlus serves as the local Area Agency on Aging and Aging and Disability Resource Center for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford Counties. For more information, visit or call 207-795-4010 or 1-800-427-1241.

March Madness in Harrison

HARRISON — Harrison Parks and Rec will once again present their popular March Madness Senior Social (age 55-plus) beginning at noon Sunday, March 23, at the Harrison fire station.

A roast turkey dinner with all the fixings, including dessert, will be served family-style. The meal will be followed by bingo with prizes for the winners of each game.

The cost is $10 per person, $8 for Harrison residents. Tickets may be purchased at the Harrison Town Office Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Seating is limited. Attendees will need their ticket for the Easter basket give-away.

For more information, call Paula Holt, Park and Rec. director, at 583-2241.

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