Group will discuss Clean Elections

BETHEL — Western Mountains Senior college will discuss Maine’s Clean Elections Law from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Bethel Inn’s library.

Brendon Bass, member of Western Mountains Senior College and retired Presbyterian minister who volunteers with Maine Citizens for Clean Elections, will be the facilitator.

In Maine, candidates for state political office can run a publicly financed campaign, known as a Clean Election. Mainers voted this voluntary program into law in 1996.

Registration is required. Attendees should bring a lunch.

FMI, register: 207-381-1110, [email protected]

Arts and Crafts Assoc. meeting

FARMINGTON — Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association has scheduled fall meetings in preparation for its annual crafts fair in December.

The next meeting will be will be Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the University of Maine at Farmington North Dining Hall. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. for fair registration, followed by a business session at 7 p.m.

Another meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the same time and location.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the UMF Student Center.

Book group to meet Oct. 18

PARIS — A Novel Idea, a new book discussion group at Paris Public Library for adults and young adults, meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

The group will discuss “A Night Divided” by Jennifer A. Nielson on Oct. 18. The book is junior historical fiction, about a girl who must escape freedom from the Berlin Wall, which divides her family between East and West.

Those interested in joining the reading group can request a copy of the book by calling 207-743-6944 or by emailing [email protected].

A book-related snack will be available.

Garden club to meet

FARMINGTON — The Mt. Blue Area Garden Club invites the public to its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Road.

Allen Bailey will speak on “Maine Heritage Trees and Shrubs” at 1 p.m. Social time will be at 12:30 p.m.

Amy Palmer, Pat Durham and Anne Mallett will provide light refreshments.

Fayette seeking craft vendors

FAYETTE — The Fayette Historical Society annual craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, at Fayette Central School on Route 17.

Cost to reserve table is $15.

FMI, reserve: 207-685-9347.

Bridge club results

OXFORD — Oxford Hills Duplicate Bridge club met Sept. 30 in the Oxford Recreation building on King Street for a seven-table club championship Mitchell movement.

Finishing first N/S flight A were Cynthia and Bill Clifford Jr., who were also first in flight B; second in A, Dick Allen and Pete Cummings; third, Mike Quinn and Mike True; fourth, B.J. and Steve Cavicchi, also second in B and first in C; and third in B and second in C were Linda Smith and Jack Neal.

Finishing first in flight A E/W were Barbara Newcomb and Nancy Farmer; second, Paul Kahl and Nick K.; third, Milt McKeen Jr. and Dave Kallander, who were also first in B and C; second in B, the Ferlands, who were also second in C; third in B and C, the Ehrmans; and fourth, Denny Raymond and Jim Dickens.

The club meets on Fridays. All players are invited, and a partner is guaranteed.

FMI: 207-754-9153, [email protected]


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