Waterford Historical Society to meet

WATERFORD — The next meeting of the Waterford Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 at the Wilkins House, next to the Waterford Congregational Church. The program will be on Gardens of Waterford, including especially those of Jeanette Payson and Annie Oakes Huntington at Land’s End/Fresh Fields and the formal gardens of Mary Gage Rice at Rydal Mount. Potluck refreshments will be served.

There is no admission and people do not need to be members to attend most of the society’s programs. The Nov. 8 meeting will be held at the Waterford Town Office meeting room and will be a chance to share veterans’ stories and to learn about Honor Flight Maine.

Rumford Area Quilters to meet

RUMFORD — Rumford Area Quilters will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street. All area quilters invited.


Bring Christmas-themed yo-yos to be assembled at this meeting for tree decorations for the RAQ Christmas tree to be submitted for Festival of the Trees in December. FMI: call 207-562-7050.

Historical society to host Samuel Howes

BUCKFIELD — The Buckfield Historical Society will have Samuel Howes as the guest speaker on Thursday, Oct. 11. at the Buckfield Town Hall. Howes is with the Maine Archives and works a lot with the Jay Historical Society. Social hour starts at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7. Open to the public, come and see what the Historical Society has been working on.

Lake Region Fashion Show returns


HARRISON — The Lake Region Fashion Show returns for its second year at the Caswell Building, 42 Main St., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. This year’s event will provide entertainment, an auction and refreshments as well as the fashion show sponsored by area businesses.

This year’s show with Richard Sykes as MC is sponsored by FireFly Boutique, Sassy & Blue and Sports Haus Ski & Sport Shop, all of Bridgton, and Kargos, of Windham.

Tickets for limited seating are available for $12. For more information call 207-647-8592.

Legion to hold Texas hold’em

LOCKE MILLS — Texas hold’em, Saturday, Oct. 13, Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Road. Doors open at 11 a.m., games begin at 1 p.m. $50 buy-in, pull tabs, 50/50, meals and beverages available.


Family-friendly contradance

FARMINGTON — A contradance will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge St. Contradance starts at 6:30 p.m.with a brush-up, families and beginners welcome. Dancing continues from 8 to 10:30 with regular contras. Music by Bien Sur with calling by Cynthia Phinney. $6, $5 for students. First hour only, $2 adult, $1 child. No partner necessary. FMI: 207-491-9928.

Swingin’ Bears October dances

PARIS — Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club of South Paris is hosting two dances in October. The first one will be Saturday, Oct. 13 with the husband and wife team, Kip and Linda Moulton, calling and cuing for the dancing.


The second dance will be Oct. 27. The Swingin’ Bears are hosting the annual Halloween Costume Dance of the Maine Federation of Square Dance Clubs. Ray Hilton, the yodeling square dance club caller, will be the caller. He will alternate calling two mainstream level dances, then one plus level dance. Carol Arsenault will cue the round dancing. Judging of costumes to pick first place, second place and third place with monetary prizes will be given to the winners at the Oct. 27 dance.

Both dances will be at the Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St. At both dances the admission is $8 per dancer. Refreshments will be available throughout the evening. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawings. Dancing with be from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

FMI: Joan and Dick Deans, 207-966-2327 or 207-890-2972.

Historical society meeting

WOODSTOCK — The October meeting of the Woodstock Historical Society will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Church on Grove Street. At 6 p.m., following the meeting, Dr. Stanley Howe will present “Highlights of the History of Franklin Grange No. 124.”


Meet the candidates in Wilton

WILTON — A candidate Meet and Greet will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Wilton Lions Club, 364 Main St. All voters in the Franklin County region are invited to this family-friendly public event hosted and funded by the Wilton Democratic Committee. Visit and enjoy light fare and desserts while meeting with candidates before the general election on Nov. 6.

Featured guest Jared Golden, candidate for Congressional District 2, will join several other local Democratic candidates to talk about their values and priorities, share how they will serve the public and answer any questions folks may have.

Annual walk for heat fundraiser


INDUSTRY —The Jane Dean Annual Walk for Heat will begin at noon Sunday, Oct. 14. Three miles beginning at Clearwater Pond parking area, all proceeds benefit the ECU Heat Program, sponsored by Shorey Chapel. Walk or run all or part of the route to participate.

For more information or to donate call Fran at 207-491-3803 or Dan at 207-778-4158.

Franklin County Democratic Committee meeting

FARMINGTON — The Franklin County Democratic Committee’s (FCDC) next monthly meeting will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Mallett School. The meeting will focus on planning for events leading up to Election Day. All are welcome.


Moving Freely classes for seniors

MEXICO — Moving Freely classes for seniors will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday Oct. 15 to Nov. 23, at the Mexico Recreation Center and gym. Moving Freely classes are designed to keep seniors moving and living in their own homes and capably performing daily living tasks and skills for as long as possible.

A $15 donation is suggested. Contact Mitzi Sequoia at 207-364-7400 and leave a message to register or for more information.

Lithuanian Heritage Club bus trip

RUMFORD — Lithuanian Heritage Club traveling to South Boston Lithuanian Club for lunch. Lunch can include Lithuanian or American dishes. The club will then travel to Boston’s Haymarket Square for a few hours of touring or shopping. Price for this trip is approximately $70.


Everyone is welcome. Need not be of Lithuanian heritage.

If interested please contact Barbara Arsenault at 207-357-4252 by Oct. 15. A $35 deposit will be required at that time.

Mexico Historical Society to meet

MEXICIO — The Mexico Historical Society will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in the Calvin Lyons Hall. There will be a potluck supper followed by a business meeting. The topic of the evening will be a show-and-tell where members and guests are asked to bring something about Mexico. The public is invited; new members are welcome.


Library hosting cookbook discussion

NORWAY — Norway Memorial Library is once again hosting a cookbook discussion from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, with recipes from “Bringit!: Tried and True Recipes for Potlucks and Casual Entertaining” by Ali Rosen. Discussion will be about the book and its recipes.

Attendees must bring a dish to participate and may bring containers to take home samples. The cookbook will be available at the information desk to browse and make free copies of the recipes. For more information or to register call the library at 207-743-5309 ext. 1.

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