Meeting features program on balsam fir 

CHESTERVILLE — The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in the Town Office on the Dutch Gap Road.

Guest speaker, Dave Fuller, agriculture and non-timber forest products professional at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office, will be presenting a program entitled “Identifying and Products from Balsam Fir” starting at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to attend. FMI: call 207-778-3156.

Seniors accepting reservations for holiday party

RUMFORD — The Rumford Senior Citizens Club will be accepting reservations for their annual Christmas Party until Nov. 29, so they can have a definite count for the caterer.

The price for the full course meal is $12 for members and $15 for a guest. Make reservations by visiting the center on Nov. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nov. 26, 27 and 29 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Kiwanis first Breakfast in Whoville

NORWAY — The Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club will hold its first-ever Breakfast in Whoville from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, where members invite the children of Oxford Hills to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and all their friends from Whoville.

Each child will be entered in a drawing to win a new donated sled. The event will be in the OHCHS Culinary Arts dining room. The cost is $6, free for kids 12 and under. Kiwanis members will be serving pancakes, French toast casserole, eggs, bacon, sausage and beverage.

Rotary holds Festival of Trees

FARMINGTON — The Rotary will present its annual Festival of Trees on Chester Greenwood Day, Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Farmington Community Center on Middle Street. Doors open at 9 a.m. for visitors to view 25 trees and a number of wreaths decorated by local organizations and businesses.

Musicians will play throughout the day and a stuffed polar bear will go home with one door prize winner. A raffle tree with more than $2,000 worth of gift certificates and items will be raffled off as well.

All trees and wreaths will be auctioned off starting at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, and all proceeds support local and international projects ranging from area heating assistance programs to water purification projects in underdeveloped countries.

Reasonable humans at Socrates Cafe

BRIDGTON — The Socrates Cafe will meet Monday, Dec. 3, at the Bridgton Community Center to discuss the subject, “Are Humans Reasonable?”

The meet and greet will be held from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m., and the discussion will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jim Kearney will be the moderator. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 207-583-6957.

Mexico Trail Blazers to meet

MEXICO — The Mexico Trail Blazers will be holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, downstairs at the Mexico Town Hall. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Nick Brown 207-364-8665 or check them out on Facebook.

The Mexico Trail Blazers meet the first and third Wednesday of every month, at the same time and same place.

Theater holds showing of skiing film

BETHEL — At The Gem Theater, 23 Cross St., there will be a showing of Warren Miller’s film, “Face of Winter,” on Saturday, Dec. 8.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for social, movies start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. FMI: visit

Phillips to hold Christmas through the Ages tour

PHILLIPS — Several of the town’s organizations will be holding Christmas Through the Ages, a serial tour through five different periods of Christmas celebrations in history, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, in the downtown area. All five historic buildings are within walking distance.

Cost for tickets is a $10 donation to local organizations. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

FMI: call 207-639-2630 or visit

Mountain Holly Days in Rangeley

RANGELEY — The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 15th annual Mountain Holly Days event has been scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8. There will be shopping and dining specials, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides, festivities, family activities, tasting events and contests.

Mountain Holly Days recognizes the time-honored tradition of families shopping together and enjoying holiday festivities and activities. Local businesses will be providing special offers and folks will get the opportunity to participate in various holiday activities.

Daughters of Isabella Christmas party

RUMFORD — St Timothy’s Circle 504, Daughters of Isabella, will be having its annual Christmas Party on Sunday, Dec. 9, following Mass at 49 Franklin. Coffee will be served at 10:30 a.m. with a buffet lunch at 11:30.

Chairpersons are Debbie Dorr and Lisa Doherty. Committee members are Ann White and Elizabeth Tanguay-Collins. Anyone who would like to attend the Christmas Party can mail their check by Nov. 30, for $21 to Debbie Dorr, 2 Diego Place, Rumford, ME 04276 or drop it off at Lisa Doherty‘s office, 131 Main St., Mexico.

There is no regular monthly meeting in December.

Eagles to host Texas hold ’em

RUMFORD — Fraternal Order of Eagles host Texas hold ’em poker tournaments on the second Thursday of each month.

Doors will open at 4 p.m. Games will start at 6 p.m. There will be a $50 buy-in with a $5 high hand as well as a 50/50 raffle. The kitchen will be open from 4 to 6 p.m.

FMI: 207-364-1223.

Norway Legion to meet

NORWAY — Meetings at the Norway Legion will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Coffee hour will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays with desserts. All are welcome.

SeniorsPlus office hours

FARMINGTON — The SeniorsPlus office will be open for scheduled appointments Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Walk-in hours are from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will be held on the second Thursday of every month.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. These services are free and open to the public.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-427-1241 or 207-795-4010 or visit

Texas hold ’em poker 

PARIS — The AMVETS monthly Texas hold ’em poker tournaments are held at from 5 p.m. to midnight on the first Friday of the month at the American Legion Hall.

The event is open to the public. The Auxiliary will have a food concession open from 5 p.m. until the end of second break. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Buy-in is usually $50 with a license fee of $5 and an optional $5 High Hand.

For more information, 207-595-7324.

AMVETS Post 777 to meet

PARIS — AMVETS Post 777, which serves the Oxford Hills, holds monthly meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at the American Legion, 12 Church Street.

Meetings are open to all veterans.

FMI: 207-595-7324.

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