Rumford Seniors lunch, bus trip

PERU — Rumford Seniors will have a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the old Peru School. Menu is meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, mixed vegetables, drink and dessert for $4.50.

The public is welcome. Take-out available. Call 562-7700.

Rumford Seniors have a bus going to Hollywood Slots on April 11. “The cost is $30. Call 562-7700 to sign up. Pick up is in Rumford, Peru and Dixfield.

Yoga program at Rumford Library

RUMFORD — Tisha Bremner will present a yoga program at Rumford Public Library for Storytime at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 9.

Storybook Yoga will encourage creativity, joyful play and enlighten young minds with the magic of fun yoga postures and movements while recounting some of the world’s most delightful stories in a way that enhances literacy and vibrant physical health.

The children will laugh, dance, sing and have fun while discovering stories from around the world that illustrate the importance of love, generosity, peace and friendship.

The program is for pre­-K through third grade. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate.

Homemakers meet April 10

FARMINGTON — The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will meet on Thursday, April 10, for three different events. They will be starting at The Everyone’s Resource Depot in the UMF Education Building at 5 p.m. where the director, Mary Ryan, will take the group on a tour of the facility.

At 6, the group will travel to the Chesterville Town Office, where they will enjoy a potluck supper. After eating, the meeting will begin at 7 with Marilyn presenting the topic of Italy.

All meetings are free, and the public is invited. For more information, call 778-3156.

Retired FBI agent to speak at library

BRYANT POND — Jack Richardson of Paris, a retired special agent with the FBI, will be the guest speaker at the Whitman Memorial Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 10.

Richardson will talk about his time with the FBI and will also speak of some current programs. The program is open to the public at no charge and light refreshments will be served.

If there is no school in SAD 44, the program will be postponed.

Quilters group meets April 10

RUMFORD — Rumford Area Quilters will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street. All area quilters invited.

See a demonstration on how to transform a shirt into a pillow, and also the Disappearing Pinwheel square.

Attendees are asked to bring their Mystery Quilt (finished or not) for show and tell, which is always welcome. Donations accepted for various organizations. For more information call 562-7050.

Community potluck supper April 10

WATERFORD — The Wilkins Community House will hold a community potluck supper at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 10. The supper is usually held on the third Thursday , so note the change.

The hosts for this supper will be the Murphys and the Holmstocks.

The Community House is in Waterford Flat on Plummer Hill Road behind the village green next door to the church. Everyone is welcome. Bring a friend and a dish to share.

The supper in May will return to the third Thursday and will be the last of the season.

Chesterville Grange ‘souper’ supper

CHESTERVILLE — The Chesterville Grange will hold a public “souper” supper on Friday, April 11, serving between 5 and 6 p.m.

Menu includes homemade soups, chowders, breads and dessert for $5 per adult, $2.50 per child. For more information, call 778-2282 or 778-5845.

AARP chapter meets April 14

PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chapter of AARP will meet on Monday, April 14, at the First Congregational Church on East Main Street.

Lunch will be served at noon and a chicken dinner is on the menu. The cost is $6.50 and reservations are required by calling Ruth at 744-9069 by Friday, April 11.

The business meeting will begin at 12:45. Members are reminded to bring small items for shut-ins bags as well as continuing support of the Food Pantry. The book/puzzle swap is also continuing.

The program will be presented by Katie Branch, a health and wellness representative, featuring chair exercises.

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

DIXFIELD — Dirigo High School Class of 2016 will hold a Breakfast with the Easter Bunny pancake breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 12.

Admission is $4. Tickets available at the door. There will be crafts, photo opportunity for $1 and Easter basket raffles for $1 per ticket.

Free community luncheon planned

FARMINGTON — A free community luncheon will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Old South First Congregational Church, 227 Main St.

The menu consists of glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls and cake.

For delivery in the Farmington area, call the church office during the week at 778-0424 or the church kitchen on the morning of the luncheon at 778-4438.

Dinner benefits animal shelter

FARMINGTON — A spaghetti dinner to benefit the Franklin County Animal Shelter will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Old South Church.

Men will be spaghetti, meatballs, garlic bread, salad and dessert. Cost is $6 adults, $4 kids.

Winter Farmers Market closing

FARMINGTON — The Winter Farmers Market will end its season a little early this year. The last market day will be Saturday, April 12. Customers are urged to stock up or do special orders with individual vendors during the break from April 12 to the first Saturday in May, when the outdoor markets will start up at the Fiddlehead Festival.

The Winter Farmers Market has been meeting at the Farmington Grange in West Farmington every Saturday morning from 9 a.m. to noon since November. The farmers market vendors move inside when the outside markets close for the winter.

Methodist Church public supper

FARMINGTON — Trinity United Methodist Church will hold a public supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

The baked beans and casserole supper will include vegetarian, gluten-free and sugar-free items.

The new price is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12.

For more information, call the church at 778-3921.

Easter egg hunt for Harrison children

HARRISON — The Easter bunny has hidden eggs all over Crystal Lake Park. All Harrison girls and boys ages 1-9 are welcome to come to the park and find the eggs on Saturday, April 12, beginning promptly at 10 a.m.

Parents are asked to arrive no later than 9:45 a.m. and park behind Crystal Lake Park on Mill Street. Children will be grouped according to age and will hunt in a designated areas.

This special spring event will take place despite inclement weather, so dress accordingly. Bring a camera and have your child’s picture taken with the Easter Bunny. An Easter basket will be given away to one lucky girl and boy.

For further information, contact Paula at 583-2241.

Jay Knights to hold free supper

JAY — A free supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

On the menu is sweet and sour meatballs, fried and white rice, garden salad, chicken soup, desserts and drinks. Tom is cooking.

Donations are accepted in the can at Food City on the window sill by the exit door.

Emmanuel plans free lunch

LIVERMORE FALLS — Emmanuel Assembly of God will hold a free Community Lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the American Legion Hall, 17 Reynolds Ave.

All ages are welcome. For transportation, call 491-3708.

The lunches are held on the second Saturday of each month.

Legion Auxiliary plans craft fair

MECHANIC FALLS — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 150 will hold its annual spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at American Legion Post 150, 41 Elm St.

There will be crafts,white elephant table, Chinese auction and bake sale.

Otisfield church starts supper season

OTISFIELD — The first supper of the season will be held at East Otisfield Free Baptist Church on Saturday, April 12. Seatings will be at 5 and 6 p.m.

The menu will be macaroni and cheese and shepherd’s pie, salads and desserts. The church is at 231 Rayville Road, off Route 121 about a mile. Donations are appreciated.

Fire Auxiliary public supper

PARIS — Paris Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a public supper at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Paris Fire Department, Western Avenue.

The meal will feature roast pork, potatoes, veggies, macaroni and cheese, salads, rolls and pies for dessert. Adults, $8; ages 4-12, $4; under age 3, free.

All proceeds benefit the Paris Fire Department Auxiliary and fire personnel.

Team FROYD will be present selling luminary bags for the Relay for Life of Oxford Hills for $10 each.

For information, call Tammy Wright, 743-5850.

Honey Bee Club plans workshop

PARIS — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club’s workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road.

Speaker will be former Maine State Bee Inspector, Paul Szott. Topic will be spring maintenance, and getting ready for nucs.

Weather permitting there will be an open hive demonstration. The public is welcome. For more information, contact Kevin at [email protected]

Center to offer Finnish classes

WEST PARIS — Finnish language classes will resume on Saturday, April 12, at the Finnish American Heritage Center, 8 Maple St.

Beginners and intermediate level classes will be offered on April 12, April 26, May 10 and May 24.

The beginners class will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The advanced classes will be from 1 to 3 p.m.

Marja Leena Bailey will be the instructor. Her method of teaching makes it productive, interesting and fun.

Cost is $95 per person and $50 for each additional household member.

For more information, call 743-5677 or 674-5539.

Legion plans Easter Bunny breakfast

MECHANIC FALLS — Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 13, at American Legion Post 150, 41 Elm St.

Seniors, $6; adults, $7; children under 3 free. Includes breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny and crafts.

Masons to hold public ham dinner

NEW SHARON — A public ham dinner will be held at Franklin Masonic Lodge of New Sharon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

The meal will include potato, coleslaw, vegetables, rolls and homemade pie. Takeout available. Cost for adults is $8, age 6-12 is $6 and under 6 free. To benefit the building fund.

Bob Marley coming to Leavitt

TURNER —  LAHS Project Grad 2014 has announced a benefit performance by comedian Bob Marley. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the auditorium of Leavitt Area High School. Open seating will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at the high school office, the Greene Central School office, Pomodoro’s Restaurant on Route 4 in Turner (former Youly’s) or at Schrepp’s Corner Store in Turner Center.

Reich Museum to hold Sky Program

RANGELEY — The Wilhelm Reich Museum will host “Sky Program” on Monday, April 14, at dusk at its Conference Center on Dodge Pond Road.

Participants will view planets, stars and the moon using telescopes and binoculars as well as picking out constellations with the naked eye. Dress warm. Bring binoculars, lawn chairs or a blanket. The program will be held only if the sky is clear.

The program has been created for all ages as part of the museum’s Natural Science Program and is free of charge. Thanks to a grant from Sugarloaf Charitable Trust, the museum now has solar filters for daytime programs of viewing the sun and camera mounts for taking pictures of the sky both day and night.

For more information, call 864-3443.

Lewiston Bridge Club winners

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Bridge Club winners of the quarterly club championship at the Lewiston Armory on March 31 were as follows: first, Marta Clements and Dick Allen; second, Jeanine Kivus and David Lock.

Winners on April 1 were: first, Rosemarie Goodwin and Les Buzzell; second, Marta Clements and Hazel Glazier; third, Jeanine Kivus and Luke Merry; fourth, Dick Allen and David Lock; first in B, Marta Clements and Hazel Glazier; second/third tie in B and C, Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe with Sue Kaluzynski and Donna Bartlett; first/second tie in C, Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe with Sue Kaluzynski and Donna Bartlett.

Games are played every Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Seniors’ Room at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave.

A partner is always guaranteed and all bridge players are welcomed. Call Rosemarie at 754-1431 for more information.

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, April 16.

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 or visit visit

Hartford-Sumner kindergarten

SUMNER — Hartford-Sumner Elementary School, serving the towns of Hartford, Sumner and Buckfield, will hold kindergarten registration and screening for the 2014 kindergarten class from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 17 and 18.

All children who register must be 5 years old on or before Oct. 15.

To register contact the school office at 388-2681. Be prepared to provide the child’s name, address, telephone number and date of birth. Parents must bring an official copy of the child’s birth certificate. Screenings last approximately one hour.

All students must be registered and screened prior to enrollment, including current preschoolers. 

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