AFCI
Have you (if you’re over the age of 70) received our recent mailing, The Beat Goes On, volume 2? If so, we hope you found some useful/interesting segments. We’d love to hear your feedback, so as to make the next volume even better. If you weren’t eligible, you’ll still have an opportunity to read it. Extra copies will be in public sites for people to pick up.

Want to be an AFCI hero and help us finish the gifts of benches and tables for our six towns? You may be artistically inclined and want to follow John Reilly’s example and take a bench or table to decorate yourself (or with a friend). Or you may join Kate Webb, BAAM Coordinator, and follow her guidance on Thursday, September 8, 10-2:30 – on Forest Rd., across from Telstar. For more information and to volunteer: [email protected]

Community
Remember that you may request an AFCI N2N ride for any community event (contact information below).

Sunday, September 11, 10–2: second annual Mahoosuc Art and Agriculture Tour: “Road Trip! Bring your friends, bring your family, and tour six family farms featuring local art and food in Western Maine – an afternoon outing that supports our farms and artists. Pick up your map and the open-house descriptions near the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce (48 Cross Street, Bethel).“  For more information on this very fun event: https://go.rotary7780gives.org/maat2022/Campaign/Details.

Wednesday, September 14, 11 a.m., Pleasant River Campground: Bethel Seniors Club meeting.

Mondays, 10-10:45, Bethel Methodist Church Annex: Chair Pilates. $5-$15 sliding fee. For more information: Lauren Wallin, 717-503-0891 or [email protected]

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Thursdays, 5-7: Farmstand Flatbread Wood-fired Pizzas – True North Adventureware (https://www.facebook.com/farmstandflatbreads).

Fridays, 5-8 p.m.: Westside Beer Garden – Live music, craft beer, cocktails, and pub-style food, at the foot of Mt. Abram (https://westsidebeergarden.com/).

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.

Tips
Learn about the new Maine property tax stabilization bill – also called a “tax freeze” bill – at   https://www.mainepublic.org/politics/2022-08-05/new-maine-law-allowing-seniors-to-freeze-property-taxes-takes-effect.

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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