Daughters of Union Veterans to meet

NORWAY — Hannah F. Richardson Tent 19, Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-65, Stoneham, will meet on Thursday, April 26, at the home of Carlene Gavin, Norway Lake.

Fourth Thursday Poetry gathering

RUMFORD — The Fourth Thursday Poetry meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Rumford Public Library. Those attending are asked to bring a poem, their own or another’s, to read and talk about.

The event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 207-361-3661 and ask for Mary Ann or Kristen.

Ranked choice voting to be explained

NORWAY — Ranked Choice Voting will be the topic of an educational forum from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at the Commons, Center for Ecology-Based Economy, 447 Main St.

People will be present to answer questions, discuss pros and cons and help understand the voting process that will be used in the primary elections on June 12.

All are welcome. For more information, call 207-527-2319.

Mallet School places in recycling challenge

SOUTH PORTLAND — Farmington’s W.G. Mallett School is the third place winner for the state in the seventh annual CLYNK for Schools Recycling Challenge, which took place Jan. 29 through March 26.

Schools in Maine and New York were challenged to recycle and raise funds by collecting redeemable bottles and cans. For every dollar raised in the challenge period, schools received a 50-cent match from a local supermarket chain, plus the opportunity to compete for other cash prizes.

This year, schools from the states recycled enough cans and bottles to raise a grand total of $27,562.50.

Participants received the change that they raised plus the 50-cent match and winning schools received prize money. Mallett School collected $1,384.36, earning third place and $500 prize.

‘High End Sale’ at Phillips center

PHILLIPS — The second annual “High End Sale” will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Phillips Area Community Center, 21 Depot St. 

Those interested in renting tables should contact Winona Davenport at 207-639-4296 and leave a message. She will call back. The cost for renting an eight-foot table is $10, plus $2 to help defray the cost of advertising. Table rentals must be reserved by Monday, May 7, and there is room for approximately 20 tables.

All items need to be clean and free of dust and dirt and should be pre-priced. Items for sale run from $10 and up, with no limit of the high end price. Artwork last year was valued up to the thousands.

There will be no electronics. Anyone not wishing to rent a table but with up to two items to sell may reserve space at the center table. PACC will keep 10 percent of the sale.

Coffee, tea and soda will be on sale throughout the day, as well as light refreshments for lunch.

Dealers are welcome. There will be space to rent outside the building for larger items. Those purchasing items may enter in a drawing for several door prizes at the end of the day.

Proceeds from last year’s sale were used to help with the new lighting.