Let Your Light Shine celebration

WEST PARIS — The Friends of the West Paris Library will sponsor the annual Let Your Light Shine celebration at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. Again, the lights around the “Castle,” the original part of the library, and the red heart in the front window will glow on winter evenings.

The community is invited to join in the celebration of the spirit of the season.

Following the illumination of the lights at 6:30 p.m., A’Chording to Kantele will play traditional Christmas and Finnish music. The group plays kanteles, traditional Finnish folk lap harps that date back to prehistoric times. Modern kanteles range from 10 to 36 strings and have a unique bell-like sound.

Inside the festively decorated library, hot drinks and refreshments will be available.

FMI: 207-674-2004.

Society plans Christmas party

PARIS — Paris Cape Historical Society will hold its annual Christmas party at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at the museum at 77 High St.

This will be the last meeting of the year and starts out with a potluck supper, followed by entertainment and singing Christmas carols.

Those attending bring serving utensils; hot dishes should be in crock pots because there is no stove at the museum.

Reservations and potluck choices are required. 

FMI, RSVP: 207-743-2384.

Kids to shop Santa’s Workshop

WILTON — Santa’s Workshop will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 59 High St. Enter through the downstairs kitchen door.

Each year, the church provides area children an opportunity to shop for inexpensive gifts at Santa’s Workshop for their adult loved ones. 

While children shop with the help of elves, adults are treated to refreshments in the kitchen. The children then have their finds gift-wrapped. Items are arranged on tables by price, ranging between 25 cents and $1. This is a community outreach program. All of the funds received go back into the program for the next year. In addition, parishioners make donations of gifts for purchase. St. Luke’s Sunday school teacher, Justy Nazar, is the event coordinator.

FMI: 207-645-2639, stlukeswilton.org/santas-workshop/.

Farmington contradance Dec. 9

FARMINGTON — A contradance will be held Saturday, Dec. 9, at 124 Bridge St.

The family dance will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The cost will be $2 for adults or $1 for children. 

A potluck will be held from 7:30 to 8 p.m.

The regular contradance will be from 8 to 10:30 p.m. costing $6 per person, $5 for students or $15 for a family maximum. 

John McIntire will call and the Franklin County Fiddlers will play. All dances will be called. Beginners are welcome, and partners are not necessary.

FMI: 207-491-9928, [email protected]

Honey Bee Club to meet

PARIS — Oxford Hills Honey Bee Club will hold its annual potluck holiday party at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at the Oxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Road.

Those attending should bring a dish to share. OHHBC will supply ham and presents from Santa.

This will be the last 2017 club meeting. Election of 2018 club officers will take place.

FMI: [email protected], mainehoneybees.com.

A bee feeds on a thistle flower on the north shore of Lake Auburn in 2011. (Jose Leiva/Sun Journal file photo)


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