Volunteers wanted for food packing event

FARMINGTON — The SCC and Greater Farmington Food Council is looking for volunteers to help with the upcoming event, “Feed 10K for Western Maine,” being held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18 (could finish closer to 1 p.m.).

The Council is asking volunteers to show up at 8 a.m. to help set up and get trained before the packing events. They will be packing meals in UMF’s North Dining Hall. 

Food pantry turkey basket giveaway

BETHEL — The Bethel Food Pantry will give away 50 Turkey Baskets to residents of the communities it serves: Bethel, West Bethel, Gilead, Albany, Stoneham, Newry, Andover, Hanover, Milton Township, Locke Mills, Bryant Pond, Woodstock and Greenwood, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.

First come, first served. The Food Pantry is in the Nazarene Church at 16 Church St. FMI: contact Dave Bean at 207-824-0369.


Club to discuss youth fiction book

PARIS — The library’s Novel Idea Book Club will discuss “Pax,” a juvenile fiction selection, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20. This book is authored by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by John Klassen. 

New members are welcome. Light refreshments will be available. 

FMI: contact the library at 207-743-6994.

Christmas ormnament and cookie making event

BETHEL — The West Parish Congregational Church will be hosting a Christmas Ornament and Cookie Making event from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10.


This event is open to folks of all ages, with or without children. Children are also welcome to stay without their parents. They will be making Christmas ornaments to sell at the church’s Christmas Tea and Fair in December, and participants will be welcome to take an ornament home as well. We will also be making cookies and freezing them for the Cookie Walk at the fair, but attendees will be welcome to sample the cookies themselves. There is no charge for this event.

They are located on Church Street.

Veterans Day brunch, recruitment

JAY — Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St., will have its Veterans Day Brunch and recruiting booth from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. FMI: call 207-897-5112. 

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