Jones Dance Band performing

BUCKFIELD — The Jones Dance Band will be playing from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, June 17, and 24, at the Buckfield Masonic Hall.

Admission is $5.

Mexico Historical Society meeting

MEXICO — The Mexico Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, June 19, in the Wills Homestead Museum, located at 3 Oxford St. in Mexico, Maine.

The evening will begin with a pot luck supper. The subject for the evening will be Mary’s Diner, a well known restaurant from the 1940”s through the 1960’s.

Mary Richard’s Martin, legendary restaurateur, was owner, operator and chief cook of Mary’s Diner, an entrepreneur before her time. Her grand daughter Jo Martin Gurney will share family photos and events depicting some highlights of Mary’s life and invites others to share their stories and experiences.

The public is welcome. New members are always welcome.

Calendar fundraiser for historical society

WEST PARIS — The West Paris Historical Society is holding a calendar fundraiser for 2017, and calendars are available for all members to sell. Members will deliver calendars to anyone who is interested.

The society needs to raise about $1,600 annually to keep the hall and museum active. 

The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m., with a potluck preceding at 6 p.m. Monday, June 19, followed by Rodney Abbott, who is full of history and fun of West Paris.

FMI, delivery: 207-515-0392.

Cryptozoology Museum at MWP

GRAY — The International Cryptozoology Museum staff will be at the Maine Wildlife Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 24, as they introduce Park visitors to an exciting world of the “study of hidden and unknown animals,” like Bigfoot, Yetis and lake monsters.

Through casts and evidence uncovered, plus a life-size replica of the four-foot-tall Sumatran Orang Pendek, the ICM shares info on new species recovered and others yet “to-be-discovered.”

Cryptozoology is the study of hidden or unknown animals, and Portland has the world’s only Cryptozoology Museum. The museum has a wide range of displays and information about relevant anthropological and psychological acknowledgements of sightings and folk traditions found within homology and cryptozoology.

FMI: maine.gov/ifw/education/wildlifepark/.


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