Tuesday, June 14, is Election Day! While you’re taking care of this most important patriotic responsibility, come find the AFCI exhibit. At the polling stations of all six of our member towns, AFCI friends will host an exhibit of a bench or table (with identifying poster) at the following times: Bethel: American Legion Hall, 4-6 p.m.; Gilead: Town Hall, 3:30-5 p.m.; Greenwood: Fire Station Legion Hall, 8-10 a.m.; Hanover: Town Hall, noon-2 p.m.; Newry: Town Office, 4-6 p.m.; Woodstock: Town Office, 4-6 p.m.

This initiative is the Our Towns Project, funded by an AARP grant and conceived to thank our six member towns for their support of AFCI programs. Come to see these colorful benches and tables that will be placed in your town. They’ve been built by the Congo Craftsmen and colorfully decorated by Kate Webb (BAAM) and Freshman Academy students, and have lovely plaques donated by Amanda Moran Designs.

Hooray for all the wonderful produce at our local Farmers’ Markets! The Bethel market is every Saturday at Norway Savings Bank, 9:00-1:00. Watch for other local markets throughout the summer season. And learn what to do with all those wonderful fresh vegetables and fruits. On Thursday, June 16th, 12:00-12:45, join the University of Maine Cooperative Extension food preservation staff for a lively discussion and demonstration. This webinar will show how to preserve Maine foods throughout our growing season. Registration is required; a $5 donation is appreciated. For more information and to register, visit

Opening June 24 at The Gem Theater: the life story of Elvis Presley as seen through the complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Bethel Food Pantry, first and third Wednesday of each month, 9-2.

Community Suppers last Wednesday of each month, 4:30-6 at the Bethel Alliance Church. Eat-in or take-out.

Bethel Alliance Church: conversation, coffee, and a bagel or doughnut, every Thursday, 9-1; come for one hour or all four.

All AFCI services are free. To request an N2N ride: 207-824-4444. For information, inquiries, and suggestions – email: [email protected], visit our FaceBook page or website We love to hear from you, and you’re welcome to visit our monthly Board meetings.

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