Native Plant Symposium Aug. 29

PARIS — The Garden Club Federation of Maine is sponsoring a Native Plant Symposium on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the McLaughlin Garden.

Lectures will cover plant identification, native plants in gardens, herbariums and preservation of natural areas. The all-day conference will include a tour of the McLaughlin Garden and an optional field trip to a private garden.

The fee is $20 for Garden Club Federation of Maine and McLaughlin Garden members. The public may register for $30. Lunch may be ordered for an additional $20 or attendees may bring their own.

The registration deadline is Saturday, Aug. 21.

FMI: [email protected], [email protected], 207-743-8820.


‘Essentials of College Planning’ classes

PARIS — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free workshops entitled “Essentials of College Planning” for adults 19 and older at the Western Maine University & Community College Center, 232 Main St.

Classes will be held at 10 a.m. and noon on Monday, Sept. 11; and at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 25.

FMI, register: 1-800-281-3703,

??Historical Society plans open house

JAY — Jay Historical Society’s annual open house that will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, which is the third Saturday this year, at the Holmes-Crafts Homestead on Jay Hill. 


The theme will be World War I to commemorate the 100th anniversary.

The Society seeks World War I memorabilia, pictures and stories.

FMI, memorabilia: 207-897-4876.

Nickel bingo at American Legion

DIXFIELD — The Dixfield American Legion will host nickel bingo from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19, at the Legion Hall.

The kitchen will be open to purchase food.


Culture of Compassion event

RUMFORD — Culture of Compassion 2017, “A Passion for People,” will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the ball field on the corner of Falmouth Street and Lincoln Avenue.

There will be groceries, a kids’ zone, bounce house, lunch, a health and dental fair, prizes, school supplies, gently used clothing, puppet performances, a dunk tank and a Fire Department simulation.

The event will be held rain or shine while supplies last. It is open to all citizens of the River Valley.

FMI: 207-364-3856.

Weary Club to meet

NORWAY — The friends and members of The Weary Club will meet Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8 a.m. 

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