JAY — Frank L. Mitchell VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. take-out supper menu scheduled for March 31, the menu will feature Chinese Chop Suey over rice with brownies for dessert for $12. April 4 – Seafood chowder, crab cake sandwich, whoopie pies. $14. Serving starts at 5 p.m. Call Janice early at 897-2122 to reserve your meal.


NORTH JAY — Saturday April 15, North Jay Grange #10, located at the corner of Route 4 and Route 17 in North Jay  – 9:00 – 1:00 – food sale. clothing sale for men, women and children. Footwear, coats, jackets, footwear, household goods, small furniture,  new craft items, lots of books.  FMI – call 207-208-9225.

WILTON — There will be an Easter bake sale  including pies, rolls, hot cross buns etc. at the Wilton United Methodist Church, Friday April 7 from 9 a.m. to 2p.m. Come early for the best selection. For more information, call 645-2190. Alvin McDonald. Email:

Yard Sale

FARMINGTON — Calling all vendors. Want to clean out your garage, basement or attic AND help the Franklin County Animal Shelter at the same time? It is time to register for Maine’s Mega Yard Sale scheduled for Saturday, June 17, 2023 rain or shine from 8 2 p.m. at the Farmington Fair Grounds. Now is the time to register to sell your hand crafts, antiques, direct sale items or unwanted items. Early bird registration ends on April 1st, 2023.

Booths are assigned on a “first come, first served” basis, so don’t wait. Early bird registrants get a spot for $25. All proceeds from space rental and admissions fees go directly to our furry friends at the FCAS while all of your sales go directly into your pocket. Spaces can be reserved after April 1st, 2023 for $35. Each spot is 12’ x 12’ (approximately) Register online and get all of the details here: . Questions? Call the FCAS at 207-778-2638 OR email .


VIENNA — On Saturday, April 8, at 7 p.m., an evening of singer/songwriters at the Vienna Union Hall (5 Vienna Mtn Rd) will honor the joy, wit, and musical talent of “Jenny” Lois Hinckley, recently deceased. Elsie Gawler, Ruth Hill, Stan Keach, Steve Richardson, and Sagittarius Rising will each share their unique songwriting talents. Check out their individual websites and FB pages and follow Vienna Union Hall on Facebook. As seating is limited, advance tickets are recommended, available for $15 at


FARMINGTON Join Wears & Wares for Women, Whimsy, and Wine Wednesdays on April 5, May 3, June 7, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. The cost will be $25 per Wednesday (Pick one, two, or attend all three) and is limited to 12 participants Must be 21 to participate.

Enjoy focused time to relax, be creative and enjoy sampling a variety of wine selections with appetizers. All materials and instruction for projects will be provided for these creative sessions although participants are welcome to bring their own projects to share. This is a great way to learn new skills, complete projects, and meet new friends. Wears & Wares is located at 413 Wilton Road in Farmington.

Earth Care

FARMINGTON — An Earth Care Forum featuring free eco-friendly workshops, informational talks, and lunch is being planned by members of Old South Congregational Church for Saturday, April 1. The conference will run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the church, 235 Main. Street, Farmington. Workshops will be offered in morning and afternoon sessions, and there will be a lunch hour during which soup, bread, and desserts will be provided and attendees can browse information tables and displays. Old South Church is fully accessible to those with mobility impairments. For more information and a full schedule call 207-778-0424, email, or visit the website of Old South Church of Farmington


LIVERMORE — North Livermore Baptist Church announcements listed in the bulletin are that the congregation will be collecting canned tuna for the food pantry in the month of April. Bible Study is at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Will be collecting for the America for Christ offering. Coming Events: April 1: Deacons and Trustees meetings, April 2: Palm Sunday, April 6: Maundy Thursday service at 6 p.m., and April 9: Easter service w/choir. The AA meetings are held on Friday nights at the church. 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 You can email the church at Pastor Bonnie’s office hours are Monday and Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. to noon.


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, next month the date will be April 6. All are welcome so hope to see you there. For more info contact Vicci @ 778-6722 or Amy @ 778-4158.


PHILLIPS — Ryan Stoval, author and Green Beret will have a book reading, signing, and question and answer session on April 1 at the Phillips Public Library from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Mr. Stoval’s book, Black Snowflakes Smothering a Torch: How to Talk to you Veteran – A Primer, will be the topic of discussion. Ryan is a former adventurer, world traveler and a Green Beret twice decorated for valor and awarded two Purple Hearts. He is the author of numerous anthologies and journals. “Black Snowflakes” is his first book.

CARRABASSETT VALLEY — Carrabassett Valley Public Library Winter Hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Family Friendly Movies: This week: Friday at 1 & 3 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m. Call 237-3535 for titles. Friday Flicks (generally an adult program) will continue on Fridays at 2:00 until further notice, Saturday Family Friendly Matinees are scheduled for 3 p.m. on 4/8.

PHILLIPS — The Phillips Public Library Seed Loan Program sponsors on Wednesday, April 12 a live presentation by Ellen Foster who will speak about “Gardening Techniques for Plots, Raised Beds and Greenhouses”. Ellen draws on her years of experience in commercial gardening in Avon Maine to lead a discussion on the challenges of home gardening in traditional plots, raised beds, and small greenhouses.

Come to the Phillips Public Library, 96 Main Street, Phillips, on Wednesday April 12 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to gain insights for planning your garden. Free seeds, resources for testing your soil and helpful handouts on guidelines for using manure, vegetables varieties for Maine gardens, garden equipment, and growing in small spaces will be available. The presentation is free and open to the public. For more information contact Andrea Nurse ( ) or Betsy Squibb ( ).


WILTON — Through a series of classes, Opening Minds through Art (OMA) engages students with dementia in creating free-wheeling art. Fridays, March 24 through April 28 at the Education Center of SeniorsPlus at 284 Main St., Wilton. Contact SeniorsPlus, at 207-795-4010,


FARMINGTON — Volunteers will be the focus of this year’s annual meeting of Franklin County Extension Association (FCEA), on Wednesday, April 12, from 5–7 p.m., at St Joe’s Parish Hall,133 Middle Street Farmington.

Come learn about the diverse array of programs delivered by Cooperative Extension through the eyes and experiences of our essential volunteers- the role they have played, what they have learned, and how they have benefited from serving their community in this way. Bring your garden questions, learn how to join 4-H, find out how Cooperative Extension can help farmers, and learn about Maine Extension Homemakers. A brief business meeting followed by a dessert social.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact 207.778.4650;

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