FARMINGTON — On December 3, Chester Greenwood Day,  from 12 to 3, the Grange will host a Holiday Craft and Food Fair at the grange hall at 124 Bridge Street.  Vendors wishing to participate should call 778-6637 or 778-1416.  Tables may be rented for $10.  A new event this winter will be Wednesday Workers and Warm Ups  on 1st and 3rd Wednesday’s of the month from 10 to 2, starting December 7.  Anyone may attend.  You can bring a project to work on or just come for the company.  Grange ladies will have sewing supplies available to help or teach folks how to mend or alter clothing ( sorry, no zippers) Puzzles and board games will be available and some light lunches and snacks.  For more info call 778 6637.

JAY — St. Rose Christmas Fair at St. Rose Catholic Church in Jay. Spread the news to inform people in the area that St. Rose of Lima will be having their annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, November 19, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will have a raffle corner raffling off over 100 items. The fair will feature homemade turkey pies, fish chowder homemade baked goods sold throughout the day and much more.

FARMINGTON — Back by popular demand! Christmas Decorations Sale, November 19 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fairbanks Church, 583 Fairbanks Road. Three rooms full of all Christmas.  Also, there will be a gift table. Donations accepted and for more information, call: 778-4349, 778-2420.

FARMINGTON — The Trinity Women of Faith, Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Rd. will be having our regular holiday fair as well as the traditional “Hot Turkey Luncheon” on Saturday, Nov. 19. The luncheon will go from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. The menu includes hot turkey over home made biscuit, squash, cole slaw, cranberry sauce, and cupcakes for dessert. Luncheon is adults-$9, 12-5 yrs. $4, age four and under free. The theme this year is “The Spirit of Christmas”. The holiday fair will start at 9 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m.  There will be wonderful crafts, mittens, scarfs, quilted items, cross-stitch, pottery, hand painted items, candies and cookies and whatever you like from the “gently used” table.


JAY — Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. Serving starts at 5 p.m. On Nov. 11, the meal will be corn chowder, ham salad sandwich and yellow cake w/chocolate frosting for $12. On Nov. 18 pulled pork sandwiches with slaw and baked beans and chocolate cake w/PB frosting for $13. Also there will be no supper on Nov. 25. Happy Thanksgiving to all and again thanks for your continued support. Call Janice early at 897-2122 to reserve your meal.

FARMINGTON — Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Rd., is having a “Baked Bean Buffet Supper” on Saturday, Nov. 12, in our Fellowship Hall.  The meal will be served from 4:30-6 p.m. The buffet will include baked beans, red hot dogs, cole slaw, homemade cheddar mac n’ cheese, shepherd’s pie, homemade biscuit, and gingerbread with whipped cream. The meal costs $9 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under, children under 4 years of age eat free! You can call 207-778-3921 with any questions, just leave a message and we will return your call as soon as we can. Take-out is available also. Proceeds are going into our general operating fund.


FARMINGTON — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will hold our annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale by *pre-order only* for pickup Wednesday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Orders must be received by Sunday, Nov. 20. All pies are 9 inches. Apple, pumpkin, and custard are $12. Chocolate, blueberry, strawberry, pecan, rhubarb, and any specialty pies are $15. You may place your order by calling Carolyn McLaughlin at 645-2312 or the church office at 645-2639. You may also email your order to Thank you for your support.

JAY — Frank L. Mitchell VFW Auxiliary in Jay will hold its annual pie sale for Thanksgiving again this year. They will be taking orders from November 7 to the 18. Call Janice at 897-2122 to place your order. Prices this year are the same as last $15 for apple and $13 for chocolate and pumpkin. Pies will be ready for pickup from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 22. Thanks in advance for all the community support.

Veteran’s Day

WILTON — November 11 at 7 p.m., there will be a special service and tribute to the veterans at the First Congregational Church of Christ, 386 Main Street, Wilton with Sammy Angel as a soloist, with speakers Russell Black and Frank Giampetro offering the Gettysburg Address. All are welcome and there will be a free will offering. The service can also be seen on Facebook and will be live streamed.

READFIELD — An event honoring all Veterans will be held in Readfield on Friday, Nov. 11 planned by members of Readfield’s Historical Society, Select Board, United Methodist Church, and the 3rd Maine Infantry Civil War re-enactors. All are welcome to join in for this special remembrance and honoring of those who have served or currently serve in the U.S. Armed Services.

Participants should gather at the Readfield Corner Cemetery, Church Road by 10 a.m. for a special remembrance of some Veterans whose memorials and graves are there. Parking is available at the Old Fairgrounds parking lot or in the north end of the cemetery. From the cemetery the 3rd Maine will lead the way to Asa Gile Hall, 8 Old Kents Hill Road, for a closing ceremony at 11 a.m. in honor of all Veterans. All are invited to march along or those who are not able to walk that far can follow in their vehicles. The 3rd Maine will do two musket volleys along the way, at the cemetery and outside Gile Hall. Please invite and / or bring Veterans you know. FMI contact 441-9184 or


FARMINGTON — Nov.18 Old South Church Concert Series, 235 Main Street presents House of Hamill in concert. Doors open 6:15 p.m., concert starts at 7 p.m. This high energy trio is known for their eclectic collection of folk and Celtic music. Adults $20, Seniors [65+] and students $15. Face masks optional. General seating. Main Street entrance handicapped accessible. FMI and ticket reservations call 207-491-5919 or online at–events.html. Tickets available at the door.

Cookie Walk

FARMINGTON — Saturday, Dec. 3, Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, located at 110 Academy Street, will have a cookie walk from 8 a.m. until the cookies are gone! The cookie walk will benefit the church and its programs.


INDUSTRY — The Industry Community Kitchen is once again hosting monthly luncheons/socials at the Industry Town Hall. Socialize with friends from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with FREE lunch at noon. Luncheons are usually held the first Thursday of each month, future date for the first Thursdays of the month are December 1. All are welcome so hope to see you there. For more info contact Vicci @ 778-6722 or Amy @ 778-4158.

FARMINGTON — Old South First Congregational Church, 235 Main Street in Farmington, will serve its monthly free community lunch on Saturday, Nov. 19, at noon. The menu: turkey fricassee, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuits and cake. Eat-in and take out available. For local delivery, call ahead (778-0424) and choose “Community Lunch” option.

Food Pantry

FARMINGTON — Located in Mallett School, the RSU #9 Food Pantry welcomes all families with a child in ANY one of the Mt. Blue RSU #9 schools. The intent is to assist families so that everyone has reliable access to healthy food. This year we are hoping to expand our outreach. If your family could benefit from a box of free food monthly, please stop by to grab a pre-filled box with a variety of fresh, frozen, and self-stable food. This curbside pickup is offered the 3rd Wednesday each month [Nov. 16] outside of the Mallett School Cafeteria from 3:30 – 5 p.m. All families are anonymous and confidential. Whether you just need a little extra help this month or you’d like to become a monthly family stop by and give us a try. We’d love to have you! Know someone in need? Grab a box for a friend!


MADRID — A service of Thanksgiving is scheduled for Thanksgiving morning at Reeds Mill Church in Madrid, 10 a.m., November 24. All are welcome! Celebrating its 130th anniversary this year, the church at 995 Reeds Mill Road remains essentially as it was when built: no electricity or running water, and with original kerosene lamps. This service has become an annual tradition for many families. Make it a tradition of yours, too.  Come to the “Church in the Wildwood” to truly honor the reason we celebrate this holiday – the freedom to worship where and how we wish. For directions or more information call 639-2713 or go to

DRYDEN — A Thanksgiving service and celebration 4 p.m., Nov. 20 at the Dryden Baptist Church. The special financial offering will be used to alleviate some of the difficulties from the recent hurricane in Florida. Sponsored by WECO, (St. Luke’s Episcopal, Methodist, First Congregational and Dryden Baptist.)

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