Gallery

AUGUSTA — The Art of Assemblage: Myth, Mystery and Spirituality will be on view in the Charles Danforth Gallery at the University of Maine at Augusta from January 23 – March 8, 2023. The Danforth Gallery is located in Jewett Hall and is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET. The artists will offer a gallery talk at noon on January 24. All are invited to an opening reception January 29 from 1-2:30 p.m., and to an all-virtual Zoom panel discussion February 22 at 6 p.m. ET.

Suppers

JAY — Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. is serving take-out suppers. January 27, bacon infused meatloaf, potatoes, corn white cake w/strawberry jam and cream. $12. February 3, the menu will feature ribs, beans, slaw, chocolate cake w/PB frosting for $14. Serving starts at 5 p.m. Call Janice early at 897-2122 to reserve your meal.

Tomatoes

FARMINGTON — Have you ever wondered why your tomatoes will not ripen? Which parts of the tomato to cut out when you prune? Or what causes the black rotting spot on the bottom of your fruit? Join Nick Rowley from the University of Maine Cooperative Extension at Franklin County Adult Ed on Tuesday, February 7 from 6 – 8 p.m., for a class on Garden Tomato Production. Bring your tomato questions and ideas and we will talk TOMATO! REGISTER ONLINE! www.rsd9.maineadulted.org or register by Phone!  778.3460. For questions regarding the event please contact Nick Rowley at the Franklin County Extension Office [email protected] or 778-4650.

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Library

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Public Library Winter Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Songs

FARMINGTON —Arielle Stein, a rabbinical student who is an apprentice with the Center this year (and filling in at Beth Israel in Waterville while Rachel Isaacs takes a brief sabbatical), is in the process of creating a graphic novel interpretation of the Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim in Hebrew) as her Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion thesis. She has offered to lead us in a session about her work that she describes as follows: “How does eroticism help humans connect? Come explore this question through the Song of Songs, along with works of visual art inspired by this lush biblical text. This visual beit midrash will feature conversation, text study, and drawing.”

The session will be at our house, 146 Sunset Ave, Farmington, ME 04938, at 6 p.m., Thursday, January 26. Following our usual Bagel and Dreydl practice, we would like to host a veggie-dairy potluck from 5-6. Please let us know if you are coming so we get a sense of the numbers, but feel free to come at the last minute even if you haven’t told us ahead of time. And feel free to come for either or both parts of the evening, whenever you can make it.

Legion

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LIVERMORE FALLS — George Bunten Post 10 American Legion Commander Jocelyn Mosher-Collins has announced a change in the monthly meeting date and time, which was voted on last August. The first meeting of the new year was postponed due to inclement weather. Next month’s meeting will be Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. at the hall on Reynolds Avenue. By changing the day and time, they hope to accommodate and have more members attend the meetings. The monthly meetings will normally be the second Thursday at 6 p.m. every month. If you know a Veteran who’s available to help in our community invite them to join and attend with you.

Help is needed to continue the community programs for which Post 10 is known. We have had clean up days and the interior is looking bigger and brighter. The inside of the building is looking better already. We would like you to be a part of the discussions for our upcoming renovation projects too. If you have any questions or concerns, please email or call Jocelyn Mosher-Collins, Commander, 207-779-7345. [email protected]

Grange

FARMINGTON — The Farmington Grange invites everyone to attend WWW-Wednesday Workers and Warm Up, every other Wednesday from 10 to 2, weather permitting. At the Farmington Grange Hall, 124 Bridge Street. Next session will be February 1. Grange members will be bringing projects to work on, sewing, knitting, rug hooking, etc. There will be games and puzzles, some music, as well as soup coffee and light refreshments. The ladies are willing to teach people how to do simple mending. So, others are invited to bring their own projects, or mending or just come in for some warmth and fellowship. The hall has a new updated heating system and is much warmer than in the past. For more information, call Bonnie Clark 207-778-1416

Warming

FARMINGTON — Following a two-year absence due to the COVID pandemic, the Farmington Warming Centers will open, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and will rotate between Henderson Memorial Baptist Church, located at 110 Academy Street, on Thursdays only, during the month of January and Old South First Congregation Church, located at 235 Maine Street, during the month of February. An updated schedule will be available as to the location of the Warming Center in March for Thursdays, but the Thursday host site is anticipated to rotate between Henderson Memorial Baptist Church and Old South Congregational Church

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FARMINGTON — The Warming Center will open each Tuesday, beginning Jan. 10 through March 23, hosted at St. Joseph’s Church at 130 Quebec Street in Farmington. The Warming Center has been a staple in the Farmington community since 2009 and is being sponsored by the Farmington Area Ecumenical Ministry. The purpose of the Center is to provide an option for Mainers to get out of the cold and enjoy a hot meal, a warm area, games and activities, and fellowship with other people. Everyone, of all ages, is welcome. The Warming Centers will be open every Tuesday and Thursday, until March 23, 2023.  You are welcome to simply drop in for a hot meal and beverages or come relax for the duration of the Warming Center hours.

Walking

LIVERMORE FALLS — The AYS Gym is open for walking indoors from Nov. 1 to March 31 on Mon-Wed-Fri from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., located at the former Livermore Falls High School. Donations are accepted and go to support AYS. Please bring walking shoes to change into. Any questions call Gus Grondin at 897-3305 or Richard Gibbs at 320-3588.

Lunches

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 will be February 2. All are welcome so hope to see you there. For more info contact Vicci @ 778-6722 or Amy @ 778-4158.

FARMINGTON — Hot Meals continue to be offered at St. Joseph’s Church, each Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Food Pantry, located at St. Joseph’s Church, is open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., seven days a week. Used clothing can be purchased at either Saint Rose of Lima Church, at 1 Church Street, in Jay, or at Work First’s retail store, “Touch of Class,” located at 309 Wilton Road in Farmington. Anyone wishing to also help their neighbors stay warm this winter may donate their time, food, or clothes at the listed locations. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Henderson Memorial Baptist Church at 778-2163.

FARMINGTON — Old South First Congregational Church at 235 Main Street in Farmington will be serving its monthly free community lunch in February. stay tuned for date, time, and menu.  at noon. Eat-in and take-out available.

Recovery

JAY — New Life Baptist Church announced the start date for their new, faith-based addictions recovery program. The Hope 4 Addictions program begins on Friday night, December 2. Meetings will be on Friday nights starting at 6 p.m. This new, steps-based program brings together thoughts on overcoming not only the physical aspects of addiction, but the emotional and spiritual aspects as well. The church has put together a team of people who are committed to helping those who are struggling with addictive behavior.

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