Galentines Day

FARMINGTON¾ Franklin Community Health Network is inviting all women to a Galentines Day event on Thursday, February 9, from 6:30–8:30 p.m. This free, fun event will be hosted in the Bass Room at Franklin Memorial Hospital. The come-and-go festivities will include demonstrations by women-owned businesses, chair massages, door prizes, refreshments, and women’s health information on breast care, nutrition, mental health, physical therapy, heart health and much more!

“We want to bring women together to celebrate friendship and community while also providing health-related resources,” says director of communications and public affairs Ryan Marie Mastrangelo and the event organizer. She added, “Galentines Day is an annual opportunity to celebrate and appreciate one another and we hope to give women that opportunity at Franklin on February 9.” For more information, call Ryan Mastrangelo at 207-779-2683 or visit the Facebook event  at https://fb.me/e/3gxABYETr

NLBC

LIVERMORE — Announcements listed in the North Livermore Baptist Church (NLBC) bulletin are the congregation will be collecting canned peas for the Food Pantry in the month of February. Bible Study is at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Coming Events: February 4, Deacons and Trustees Meetings, February 12  Love Brunch after the morning service. The AA meetings are held on Friday nights at the church. Do not park around the church when there is snow on the roof and if School is canceled in the area, Pastor Bonnie will not be in the office and all events canceled. For information, check out our website at northlivermorebaptistchurch.org. You can email the church at [email protected] Pastor Bonnie’s office hours are Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

Author talk

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FARMINGTON — Please join us at the Farmington Public Library on Thursday, February 16 at 5:30 p.m., for an author talk by Barry Somes, who will discuss his two books, Beware of the Banker and Operation: Rainmaker, as well as his writing process. Beware of the Banker is a fictional story based on Bonnie and Clyde, two of the most notorious outlaws in U.S. history. Operation: Rainmaker is what Somes refers to as “faction,” a fictional story based on fact, and concerns a secret about the moon. Barry Somes’ books have been featured on a variety of news outlets, and his most recent book was highlighted in Publishers Weekly. This event is free and open to the public.

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. All are invited 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. take-out supper is scheduled for February 3, and 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

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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.

Legion

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. If you would like to be a part of the discussions for upcoming renovation projects or 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

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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

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

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FAYETTE— Warm winter activities are always welcome during Maine Februarys, and to this end Friends of Starling Hall at 2769 ME-17, in Fayette (FOSH) is holding a Soup, Stew or Chili Lunch event on Saturday, February 11. Come join us between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Starling Hall, or until food runs out.  Enjoy a bowl of homemade soup stew or chili with bread or crackers, desserts, coffee or water for $7 per person.  Include friends or family for a warm, delicious and inexpensive lunch! Mark your calendars now and we hope to see you there. FOSH Activities Committee, email [email protected]

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, this month the 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.

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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