Monthly open observatory night

PARIS — Twitchell Observatory’s next open observatory night will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday or Saturday, Aug. 4 or 5, on Hooper Ledge Road if skies are clear.

The observatory expects to see Saturn, constellations and the moon.

The event is free to attend. Weather postponements will be announced on the observatory’s website.


Texas Hold’em night at AMVETS 


PARIS — AMVETS Post 777 will sponsor a Texas Hold’em poker tournament from 5 p.m. to midnight on the first Friday of the month at the American Legion Hall, located at 22 Church St.

This event is open to the public. The AMVETS Auxiliary will have a food concession open from 5 p.m. until the end of second break. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Buy-in is usually $50 with a license fee of $5 and an optional $5 High Hand.

There is plenty of parking.

Contra dance Aug. 5

BRYANT POND — A Contra dance will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5, at Franklin Grange, 32 Main St., Route 26.

Music will be performed by the Better Late Than Never Band with Eric Rollnick calling.


Beginners are welcome with or without a partner. Those attending should bring clean shoes for dancing.

Cost to dance will be $8 each or $20 maximum for a family. 

FMI: 207-381-7730.

Free clothing for infants, toddlers

WEST PARIS — The First Universalist Church of West Paris has started a new community program called Kid’s Korner to collect and distribute clothing for infants and toddlers, free of charge.

Kid’s Korner will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on the first and third Saturday of the month and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of the month at the church, 208 Main St. 


Parents and caregivers in need of clothing or diapers for an infant or toddler may visit the church for items during these times.

The church is also seeking donations of clean, new or gently used infant and toddler clothing for the program.

The grand opening will be Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 5 and 6.

WMCA participates in food program

WILTON — Western Maine Community Action, Inc. at 20A Church St., has announced its participation in the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.

Meals are available at no separate charge to all enrolled children.

Those in the process of obtaining a home daycare license or are already licensed and who would like to get reimbursed for serving healthy meals and snacks, may contact Western Maine Community Action.

FMI: 207-645-3764.

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