The Mahoosuc Art and Agriculture Tour Sunday, September 12, 1-4 p.m. What tempting prepared meals you can purchase (featuring farm products)! A corn roast, wood-oven pizza, chili, and cornbread – and you may buy just-picked seasonal produce, frozen beef and pork, and dairy products, and you may pick your own flowers and pumpkins.

Local artists will be giving demonstrations and selling their work, which includes a variety of painting and dying techniques, jewelry, pottery, chainsaw carvings and other sculpture; and textiles. For more information on these artists: https://go.rotary7780gives.org/maat/Campaign/Faqs. Featured artists: Mitch Benedict, Betsy Foster, Kate Goldberg, Martha Grover, Jane Hathaway, Becca Hoskins, Tanya Johnson, Monica Mann  Repant! Totes, Josh Rysted, Stephen Stone, Faye Christoforo & Ben Allen,
Emily N. Wilson, Jillian Brice, and Rebecca Zicarelli. Support our wonderful local artists and farmers! Some of the farms have livestock, including horses, cows, and goats (maybe with babies!). Tickets may be purchased at https://go.rotary7780gives.org/maat/Campaign/Faqs.

But if you’re an AFCI N2N rides client, admission is free. Call 207-824-4444 to make a reservation before September 9.  A mask and vaccination are required. One rider with a caretaker/companion is allowed per car (but cars may caravan if clients wish). Rides are always dependent on driver availability.

The Bethel Methodist Church will host a 6-week course of Qi Gong for Health and Wellness with Jen Deraspe, coach. Tuesdays, September 12-October 26, 9:00-10:15 at the Annex. Space is limited, so registration is recommended (www.ntnretreats.com/reservations/holisticcoach or [email protected] or 207-595-8260).

The Gem Theater (www.thegemtheater.com) has some interesting upcoming events, including Singer Song Writer Circle, Young Adult Open Stage, the last Art on Screen film of the summer, and the Maine Outdoor Film Festival. Social Security myths busted. https://www.aarp.org/retirement/social-security/info-2020/10-myths-explained.html?

If caring for a loved one leaves you frustrated and angry at times, that’s normal — but you don’t have to go it alone. AARP suggests that “A good caregiver support group can be a lifeline” and offers guidance in finding the right kind of support group for you (https://www.aarp.org/caregiving/life-balance/info-2021/support-groups.html?).

Free AFCI services include N2N rides with volunteer drivers, Home Safety Assessments, and the Handy Neighbor chores program. To request a service: 207-824-4444. For general information or inquiries and suggestions: email [email protected], visit our FaceBook page or website www.agefriendlybethel.org. And look for our fall/winter flyers in public sites.

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