Observatory to hold star gazing night

NORWAY — Those wishing may observe the stars from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1, at the Twitchell Observatory.

The observatory has moved but is not ready for use, so  the group will set up at one of two sites. To automatically receive e-mail or Facebook event notices, e-mail colorthesky3@gmail.com or join the observatory’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1576662229235265/.

Storm date will be Saturday, March 2. Check for weather cancellation notices before leaving or visit https://sites.google.com/a/twitchellobservatory.org/webpage/home/announcements.

Spring Fever Fundraiser for senior class

NORWAY — A Spring Fever Fundraiser to benefit the Oxford Hill Comprehensive High School Class of 2019 will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 2, at the American Legion, 212 Main St.

There will be a Chinese Auction with 70-plus items, 16 local crafters and vendors and a food booth.

For more information, contact Dani at 207-890-7183.

Socrates Cafe to meet

BRIDGTON — The Socrates Cafe will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday, March 4, at the Bridgton Community Center.

Meet and greet will be from 6:15 – 6:30p.m., followed by discussion from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The discussion topis is: Is it fair to judge adults for youthful bad behavior? Moderator will be Bob Casimiro.

Light refreshments provided. The socratic conversations have been happening for 11 years.

For more information call 207-583-6957.

Lithuanian Heritage Club to meet in Rumford

RUMFORD — The Lithuanian Heritage Club will meet at noon Wednesday, March 6, at Sam’s Italian Shop, Route 2.

Area churches to join for Ash Wednesday service

MEXICO — Ash Wednesday will be observed at an interdenominational service at the Mexico Congregational Church, UCC, the “Green Church,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6. Participating will be the Mexico Congregational Church, Pastor Izzie Radford-Nash; St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Rumford, Deacon, the Rev. Cindy Dawson; and Rumford United Methodist Church, Pastor Robin Chaput.

Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, a season of reflection before the celebrations of Easter. Everyone is welcome.

Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust to hold open house

RANGELEY — Rangeley Lakes Heritage Trust host an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 8. The public is invited to tour the new space at 2424 Main St., Rangeley Village. Refreshments will be served.

“This is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in RLHT to come meet us and see what we have to offer our community, ask questions, and meet our staff,” said Program Manager Amanda Laliberte. “The open house is a great way to explore our upcoming programming and learn about recent land acquisitions.”

For more information, call RLHT at 207-864-7311.

Post to host Texas hold’em

LOCKE MILLS — There will be a Texas hold’em tourney on Saturday, March 9, at the Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Road.

Doors open at 11 a.m., games begin at 1 p.m. There will be a $50 buy-in, 50/50, pull tabs, meals and beverages available.

For more information, contact Ray at 207-890-3737.

Annual Pizza Challenge 

OXFORD — Oxford Recreation Department will be hosting the annual Pizza Challenge from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Station House Community Center, 223 King St.

Local pizza bakers will be highlighting their pies in the categories of cheese, pepperoni and their specialty pie. Come sample the pies and vote for the best.

Cost is $3 for adults, $1.50 for children 10 and younger.

Moose Dash Snowshoe Race

RANGELEY — The sixth annual Moose Dash Snowshoe Race will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 10, at Rangeley Lakes Trails Center, 524 Saddleback Mountain Road.

Registration will be accepted up to one hour before the race.Classes include 5K junior, 5K adult, 1K Kids Fun Run and a 5K untimed tour.

For more information call 207-864-4309, or email rlxcski@gmail.com.

Skeet shooting at fish and game

WATERFORD — Recreational skeet shooting is held at 1 p.m. Saturdays and 9 a.m. Thursdays at the Waterford Fish & Game Association, Route 118.

The public is welcome and should bring a shotgun and ammo. The cost is $3 a round of 25 targets.

For more information, call 207-583-2268.

Legion Auxiliary monthly meeting 

DIXFIELD — The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month.


Senior fellowship group to meet Thursdays  

LOVELL — The Gathering Place, a senior fellowship group, meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lovell United Church of Christ, 1174 Main St.

Meetings are free and open to any senior who wishes to drop in. Folks attending the meetings should bring their own lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided. A hot meal is provided on the first Thursday of each month.

Chair yoga is offered on the third Thursday of the month. This is a time for fellowship, games, art and special events. For more information, call the church office at 207-925-1321.

Rumford Senior Center Nickel Bingo

PERU — The Rumford Senior Center is open for sign-ups or other business from 9 to 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Nickel Bingo is played at the center every Tuesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. All are welcome.

For more information call 207-562-7700.

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 St.

Meetings are open to all veterans.

For more information, call 207-595-7324.


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, call 207-595-7324.

Buttons4Babes Giving Circle meeting 

JAY — The Buttons4Babes Giving Circle meets from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 170 Main St.


For more information, email buttons4babes.gc@gmail.com or call 207-860-8579.

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 www.seniorsplus.org.


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.

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.


For more information, call 207-364-1223.

Mexico Trail Blazers to meet

MEXICO — The Mexico Trail Blazers will be holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 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.

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