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Summer is bustin’ out all over! Take a look:

Farmers’ Markets – Bethel: Saturdays 9-1, Norway Savings Bank; Greenwood: Fridays 4-6, Greenwood Town Hall on Rt. 26.

Annual Rotary Yard Sale, through Monday, August 8, in front of The Gem Theater. Take what you want, pay what you can; Rotarian assistance 8 a.m.-4:30 daily; open dawn to dusk.

August 5-7: Andover Olde Home Days. Friday, 6:30 p.m. – music on the common and food vendors. Saturday: crafters & vendors on the common all day, photography contest, parade, kids’ games, corn-hole tournament, skillet toss, antique tractor pulls, lawn tractor races. Sunday: Ellis River Riders Horse Show.

Saturday, August 6, 10-4, outside the Philbrook Place: BAAM Art Market. Local artists, crafters, and artisans selling their wares, and local musicians playing throughout the day. Rain Date Sunday, August 7.

Sunday, August 14, 12-4 p.m., at the Mahoosuc Land Trust’s Valentine Farm Conservation Center: Monarch Festival. For more information, https://www.mahoosuc.org/monarch-festival. Rain date: Sunday, August 21.

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Fall:
September 11: second annual Mahoosuc Art and Agriculture Tour. For more information, www.bethelmaine.com.

September 17: Bethel’s Harvestfest. The Chamber of Commerce is always seeking volunteers and people to enter the apple pie contest. For more information, www.bethelharvestfest.com.

All Year:
Bethel Food Pantry, first and third Wednesday of each month, 9-2.
Community Suppers (free, open to all) – last Wednesday every month, 4:30-6:00, Bethel Alliance Church. Eat-in or take-out.  Conversation, coffee, and a bagel or doughnut, every Thursday, 9-noon, Bethel Alliance Church; come for one hour or all three.

Useful Tips:
The Mahoosuc Broadband Committee, representing Bethel, Greenwood, Newry, Woodstock, Gilead, and Albany and Milton Townships, is evaluating different approaches to improving internet service for area residents and businesses. Their goal is high-speed, affordable, reliable, and future-ready internet service for all residents. Please help them by taking a survey of needs, at tinyurl.com/3fex2rpr.

A promising tech resource from Seniors Plus: Cyber-Senior Mentors – at your convenience, group or 1-1 technology support; trained volunteers standing by to answer your tech questions and to help you sign up for online training sessions. For more information, 800-427-1241.

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 www.agefriendlybethel.org. We love to hear from you!

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