West Paris food pantry

WEST PARIS — The Neighborhood Niche Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at West Paris Baptist Church, 15 Church St.

The pantry is open the first and third Tuesday of each month. West Paris residents are invited to come once a month.

Spurrs Corner food pantry hours

OTISFIELD — The food pantry at Spurrs Corner Church, Route 121, will be open Tuesday, March 18, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The pantry is open to residents of Otisfield on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. For information call 583-4780 or 627-4329.

Homemakers to meet March 20

CHESTERVILLE — The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the Chesterville Town Office on the Dutch Gap Road.

The topic of the meeting will be Italy with guest presenters Josette Billin and her mother, Marilyn.

All meetings are free and open to the public. For more information, call 778-3156. NCEH is in partnership with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

Program: Unsung, local women

NORWAY — In observation of International Women’s Day a public interest forum, “Accomplished, Unsung, Local Women in Our Past,” will be presented by Peter Lenz at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at Fare Share Commons, 443 Main St.

Socialist women in the United States and Europe established International Women’s Day almost 100 years ago. It is now celebrated worldwide, and March has become Women’s History Month.

Lenz knows about women whose stories may have been discarded and neglected and who did what they did close to home. His research suggests that their contributions to equality and dignity for women — and for men too — are easier to trace because they are close at hand.

He will tell the story of a woman who founded a world-famous Emersonian philosophical movement, and stories of others like an Abenaki healer, an abolitionist agitator, a snowshoe racer/poet and founder of the Girls Camp Movement, and a socialist author and poet from Sweden, Maine.

Discussion will follow.

For more information, call Tom Whitney at 743-2183.

College planning workshop set

WILTON — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will hold a free workshop, “Essentials of College Planning,” for adults 19 and over at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 20, at Wilton Career Center, 865 US Route 2E.

The starting point for all MEOC participants is The Essentials of College Planning, a free interactive workshop that outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills.

The workshop lasts approximately two to three hours. Pre-registration is required.

All MEOC services are free. They include GED/SAT preparation, college planning, referrals/advocacy, career advising, financial aid advising, college admissions process and applications for fee waivers for qualified adults.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703 or visit meoc.maine.edu.

AMVETS Auxiliary plans food auction

JAY — The Post 33 AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a food auction Friday, March 21, starting at 5:30 p.m., to benefit Tri-Town Fuel Assistance. The auction will take place at the AMVETS Hall.

For more information, call 897-4112.

Music at AMVETS on March 21

JAY — On Friday, March 21, there will be music at the Post 33 AMVETS Hall by the Noel & Don Band from 8 p.m. to midnight. No cover, members and guests.

For more information, call 897-4112.

Monthly free community supper

NORWAY — The Second Congregational Church will host its monthly Free Community Supper from 5 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 21, in the church dining room at 205 Main St.

This month’s menu includes turkey shepherds pie, macaroni and cheese, vegetables and “Desserts by Bruce.” Everyone is welcome.

For more information, call the church office at 743-2290 Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or email [email protected]

March Madness breakfast at Spring Rock

LEEDS — Spring Rock Park Residents’ Association will hold its March Madness Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22, at Leeds Community Church, 123 Church Hill Road. The public is invited.

Menu will include blueberry pancakes, veggie and sausage egg strata, home-fries, muffins, bacon, juice and coffee. Cost is $5 per person.

Flea market, bake sale at Lovell UCC

LOVELL — A spring flea market and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Lovell United Church of Christ, Route 5.

Items for sale include a soup and sandwich lunch, baked goods, Girl Scout cookies, crafts, flea market items, antiques and furniture.

For table rental or more information, call Linda Libby at 925-3661.

Program on herbal tea blending

NORWAY — Herbalist Robin Rockett of Streaked Mountain Herbs & Crafts will offer a free presentation on the ancient craft of herbal tea blending at the Old Squire’s Farm Market at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 22.

For thousands of years herbs have been blended together to create what we have come to call ‘tea.’ What makes a tasty and healthy tea blend? How to choose the right herbs? These and other questions will be explored in this one-hour presentation. Participants will also be invited to taste a few of Streaked Mountain Herbs & Craft’s favorite blends.

The Old Squire’s Farm Market is at 493 Main St. Market hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursdays. For more information about the market, call Pat Verrill at 674-5903.

Indoor yard sale, bake sale March 22

WILTON — An indoor yard sale and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at Academy Hill School cafeteria.

Proceeds will benefit the Wilton Blueberry Festival Mega Body event. Donations for the sale are welcome. Call the school for more information, 645-4188.

Music by Mainiac Mountaineers

LOCKE MILLS — Mainiac Mountaineers will play at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Locke Mills Town Hall. Come and dance or just sit and listen. No charge but will accept donations for Town Hall Repairs.

Benefit bake sale, quilt raffle

CHESTERVILLE — The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will provide a bake sale and quilt raffle of a lap quilt done in a crazy quilt pattern by Linda Brown for the benefit of the Chesterville Town Kitchen Fund.

This event will take place on Monday, March 24, starting at 1 p.m. It will coincide with voting at the Chesterville Town Office on the Dutch Gap Road and will last until the food runs out.

For more information, call 778-3156.

William Barrows is historical topic

HEBRON — On Tuesday, March 25, at 7 p.m., Hebron Station School teacher Sarah Otterson will address the Hebron Historical Society on William Barrows, co-founder of Hebron Academy and Hebron Community Baptist Church.

The meeting will be at the town office. The public is invited.

Mexico High School Class of 1949

MEXICO — Mexico High School Class of 1949 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Dick’s Restaurant.

Members and friends are welcome.


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