Nature Club plans potluck dinner

OXFORD — The Twin Town Nature Club will begin its 91st year with a potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, May 5, at the Congregational Church, 252 King St.

Visitors are welcome.

Bring a dish to share.

For more information, call John Crumpton at 539-2902.

Briar Path is opening for season

RUMFORD — Briar Patch will open Monday, May 5, for the 2014 season. It is at 85 Lincoln Ave. There is a nice variety of hanging baskets and floor containers. Gift certificates are always available.

Also available are three sizes of memorial pillows and several varieties of herbs. Special orders are offered to fill window boxes and containers. Six-packs trays and veggies can be ordered. Call for availability.

Hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The shop is closed Mondays except it will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Memorial Day.

For more information, call 364-2388.

Stephens High School Class of 1952

ANDOVER — The Class of 1952 from Stephens High of Rumford will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Little Red Hen in Andover for their monthly luncheon. All class members and guests welcome.

Mexico High School Class of 1959

MEXICO — The Mexico High School Class of 1959 is invited to meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Harvest House in Farmington.

Spouses and significant others are welcome.

West Paris food pantry

WEST PARIS — The Neighborhood Niche Food Pantry will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, May 6 and 20, 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 Tuesdays, May 6 and 20, 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.

Harlow VFW to meet Wednesday

PARIS — The Floyd A. Harlow Jr. VFW Post 9787 will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the post home, 58 East Main St.

Blazing Star Lodge meets May 7

RUMFORD — Blazing Star Lodge No. 30, A.F. and A.M., will hold their next communication at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the lodge, Route 232.

No meal will be served because of water damage to the dining hall this winter.

For more information, call Jeff at 364-8400.

‘Cubby’ Swan to speak at library

BRYANT POND — Hugh “Cubby” Swan will be the guest speaker at the Whitman Memorial Library at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 8. Cubby is a lifelong resident of Greenwood and will be showing and talking about his homemade wooden toys.

Some are from the days of his working at the Echo Tibbetts Mill, and some are new ones he has created. The program is open to the public at no charge and light refreshments will be served.

‘Souper’ supper set for May 9

FARMINGTON — The Chesterville Grange will hold a public “souper” supper on Friday, May 9, serving between 5 and 6:30 p.m.

Menu includes homemade soups, chowders, breads and dessert. Adults, $5; child, $2.50.

For more information, call 778-2282 or 778-5845.

Public supper at Trinity Church

FARMINGTON — A public supper will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Trinity United Methodist Church. 

Menu includes baked beans, casseroles, vegetarian, gluten-free and sugar-free items. The new price will be $7 for adults, $3.50 for children under 12.

For more information, call Trinity United Methodist Church at 778-3921.

Sale benefits Medical Inflatables

FARMINGTON — A bake sale, shirt sale and raffle will be held on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. until sold out. The event will benefit the Town of Wilton to have the Medical Inflatables come to the 32nd Wilton Blueberry Festival on Aug. 1 and 2.

This year’s theme is “All about Health Education.” The sale will take place in front of the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce office near Walmart.

All proceeds raised from this project will be matched by Modern Woodmen up to $500.

For more information, contact Monica Magrath, activities coordinator, at 645-3715, or Shannon Smith, chairman, at 778-4726.

Plant sale to help animal shelter

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Animal Shelter will host a plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 10, in the Franklin County District Court parking lot on Main Street.

Genealogical Society meets May 10

FARMINGTON — The Sandy River Valley Chapter, MGS, will meet at the Farmington Public Library at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10.

Paul Mills will be the speaker, telling the group about Franklin County events that will be of interest to both genealogists and historians. Anyone with an interest in genealogy is welcome to attend.

Food, rummage sale at Jay Grange

JAY — North Jay Grange No. 10 will hold a food and rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10. Lots of good stuff. For more information, call 645-4628 or 645-2910.

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, May 10, 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.

Car wash for Relay For Life

MEXICO — Relay For Life Team Outlanders will hold a car wash from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Walmart. It will be towards the back near the loading area.

Green Church plans public supper

MEXICO — A public supper will be served on Saturday, May 10, at 5 p.m., at the Mexico Congregational Church, United Church of Christ (the “Green Church”), 163 Main St.

The menu includes chicken pie, vegetables and dessert. Adults, $8; children under 12, $3. Take-out meals will be available after 5:30; call 364-8603.

Toll booth fundraiser for animals

NORWAY — Responsible Pet Care will hold its Be Kind to Animals Week toll booth fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, on Fair Street.

East Otisfield supper is May 10

OTISFIELD — The East Otisfield Free Baptist Church will hold the next public supper on Saturday, May 10. Seatings will be at 5 and 6 p.m.

The church is at 231 Rayville Road, off Route 121 about a mile. Menu is roast pork loin, potato, salads, pies and ice cream. Donations appreciated.

Indoor yard sale benefits Girls State

PARIS — The spring indoor yard sale to benefit the Girls State Program will be held from 9 am to 1:30 p.m., Saturday, May 10, at the Foster-Carroll American Legion Post No. 72, 12 Church St.

The lunch counter will be open. There will also be a bake sale table. Table rentals are $15. For more information, call Sylvia at 743-7231.

Honey Bee Club workshop May 10

PARIS — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club’s workshop will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road.

Weather permitting there will be an open hive and lifetime beekeepers Ken Record and Jerry Record will demonstrate splitting bees and getting nucs ready. Bring your veils. Public is welcome.

For more information, contact Kevin at [email protected]

Hope Assoc. craft fair is May 10

RUMFORD — Hope Association’s Spring Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at 85 Lincoln Ave.

There will be more than 30 tables of crafters along with raffles, Chinese auction, cookie walk, 50/50, lunch specials with make-your-own sundaes. There will be a Kid’s Corner with games and prizes, photos taken and printed that day for $1, full face painting, temporary and glitter tattoos and “Hot Hues” hair fashions. BaaHummBuzz Farm Petting Zoo and The Snake Man will be here.

The What Not Shop will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a $5 fill-a-bag (clothing only) special and the Briar Patch Greenhouse will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a car wash for $4, weather permitting.

All proceeds benefit Special Olympics.

Bottle drive for Special Olympics

RUMFORD — There will be a bottle drive at Hope Association on Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Hancock Street side of the building in front of the garage bay doors.

Donated bottles and cans will help support Special Olympics. Hope Association is at 85 Lincoln Ave.

‘Tour of Italy’ public supper

WATERFORD — One more public supper, “A Tour of Italy,” will be held on Saturday, May 10, at the North Waterford Congregational Church, across the street from Melby’s Market on Route 35. The meal will start at 5 p.m.

On the menu will be lasagna and/or ziti with meatballs or sausage, and chicken alfredo, garlic bread, a beverage, Caesar salad and Italian desserts of cannoli, tiramisu and more for $9 a person.

Waterford World’s Fair also offers rental of the grounds for birthday parties, class reunions, family reunions or outside weddings. There is a dance hall with a small stage and kitchen available. Also a show ring, a stage with electricity, a pulling ring and an ATV and tractor pulling area and many camper hook-ups with water and power, horseshoe pits and many more areas available. For more information, call Bob Dixon at 743-9246.

Mother’s Day ham dinner

NEW SHARON — A Mother’s Day ham dinner will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 11, at Franklin Masonic Lodge of New Sharon.

Menu will include potato, coleslaw, peas, carrots, rolls and homemade pie. Take out available. Adults, $8; age 6-12, $6; under 6, free. To benefit the Building Fund.

Plant sale aids Responsible Pet Care

NORWAY — A plant sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 17, at the Norway Town Hall/Fire Station to benefit Responsible Pet Care.

Plant donations are needed. What do you have in your garden? There will also be flea market table and garden related items. For  more information, call 743-8679.

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