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NORWAY — TOPS meets Tuesdays within the Association Hall at Town & Country Mobile Home Village, 99 Town & Country Drive, Norway. Weigh-in is from Four to Four:45 p.m. and the assembly is from 5 to six p.m. Yearly membership is $32 and month-to-month dues are $5, which features a bimonthly journal subscription to TOPS News. TOPS is a nonjudgemental weight reduction help group and there’s no meals to purchase or food plan to observe – a wholesome life-style is promoted. For info, name Mary at 743-6992 or 461-1010.


MAINE — The Maine Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MECASA) has introduced two companies for survivors of sexual harassment and assault: textual content help and chat help. In addition to the statewide sexual assault helpline, folks can textual content the helpline quantity, 1-800-871-7741, or go to to talk with an advocate. These companies can be found from eight a.m. to five p.m., Monday by way of Friday. Support contains free, non-public help from a educated sexual assault advocate, info and sources that may assist with subsequent steps in therapeutic or legal justice proceedings, and referrals for longer-term help like psychological well being assist. The new companies are but to be obtainable 24-hours as a consequence of restricted funding. The helpline is accessible 24 hours. For info, go to

Kite flying

NORWAY — Color the Sky, Kite Fly!, a kite-flying group, will maintain month-to-month outings on chosen weekends in Norway and surrounding cities; dates depend upon the wind and climate. The kite-flying classes will likely be from 1 to Four p.m., assembly at space areas. The outings are free and open to all. Email Terry at [email protected] for an introductory, informational electronic mail. To obtain outing notifications, request to be positioned on the e-mail notification checklist or signal on as a member on the group’s Facebook web page at Those can also textual content or depart a message at 890-5207.

Respite care

LEWISTON — Those caring for somebody with Alzheimer’s or a associated dementia and paying out-of-pocket or unable to afford house care can get assist by way of SeniorsPlus, which provides respite reimbursement companies to assist maintain care companions at house. For info, name SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.


NORWAY — Al-Anon conferences are held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays on the Second Congregational Church, 205 Main St. in Norway.

Four-H poultry

HARRISON — Feathered Friends is a Four-H poultry membership searching for members ages 5 to 18. The membership will give attention to all issues poultry, together with studying tips on how to take care of, elevate and present chickens, geese and turkeys. Four-H is a nationwide group for youth ages 5 to 18 to be taught life abilities by way of hands-on work in quite a lot of undertaking areas. Participation in Feathered Friends will give members entry to take part in six countywide Four-H occasions, together with the Cumberland Fair.
 Participation is free, though every membership sometimes requests a nominal charge. For info or to request a incapacity lodging, name Sara Conant at 781-6099, electronic mail [email protected], or go to equipment/.

Thrift Shop

LOVELL — The Lovell UCC Thrift Shop is open Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to midday. The store, filled with very nice issues with extra coming in on a regular basis, is in want of individuals to assist out an hour or two anytime you possibly can. For info, name Pat Stearns at 925-6536 or Peg Mason at 935-7528.

Kids’ Korner

WEST PARIS — The Kids’ Korner on the First Universalist Church of West Paris, 208 Main St., is open on the primary and third Saturdays of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A free service for space communities, Kids’ Korner collects and donates new and gently used clothes for infants and toddlers. Right now, clothes for girls and boys toddler sizes 2T and 5T is required. For info, name Donna Marshall at 515-Zero595, or electronic mail [email protected]

Cancer help

NORWAY — The Cancer Resource Center of Western Maine is situated at 199 Main St. within the Stephens Memorial Hospital Specialty Clinic constructing. All packages, consolation objects and plenty of sources are free to anybody impacted by most cancers. Hours are Tuesdays from three to six p.m., and Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to three p.m. Stop by, name 890-0329, or go to

Hobby teams

HARRISON — Hobby teams for knitting, crocheting and different hobbies utilizing yarn will meet from 1 to three p.m. each Monday on the Caswell Conservancy Center, Main Street. The group is open to all, whether or not skilled or a newbie.

Quilt Society

MECHANIC FALLS — Area residents who take pleasure in crafts and companionship are invited to affix neighborhood and church members on the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration (previously the Mechanic Falls Congregational Church) on Elm Street for the Bog Hoot Quilt Society assembly. The group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. The entrance to the downstairs is from the driveway to the church. There are loads of tables for quilting tasks, an ironing board and a slicing board, and the espresso pot is on. Participants are invited to convey any undertaking they’re engaged on, together with knitting, crocheting and needle crafts, or they might take part on church tasks.


PARIS — The Paris Public Library will host craft packages on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 to eight p.m. downstairs within the Deering Memorial Community Center on Main Street. Activities are for these ages 6 to grownup. Future crafts embody bleach T-shirts, succulent plant pots and photograph blocks. Individuals are requested to enroll upfront so adequate provides can be found. The packages, with all supplies, are free and are made doable by a grant from the Maine Public Library Fund. The fund is generated by contributions by way of the Maine revenue tax check-off for public libraries. For info or to enroll, name the library at 743-6994 or electronic mail [email protected]


PARIS — AMVETS Post 777, which serves the Oxford Hills, holds month-to-month conferences at 6:30 p.m. on the primary Thursday of the month on the American Legion, 12 Church St. Meetings are open to all veterans. For info, name 595-7324.

Swap Shop

SUMNER — The new summer season hours on the Swap Shop, on the Buckfield/Sumner switch station, are Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to midday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to three p.m.

Social group

PARIS — Too a lot spare time? Would you prefer to make new mates, meet new folks?  This is a casual group for adults who need to meet new folks and type connections to their neighborhood.  The group meets from 10 a.m. to midday on Tuesdays on the Deering Memorial Community Center, 39 Main St., South Paris. The entrance is on Church Street. Bring your folks.

Senior fellowship

LOVELL — The Gathering Place, a senior fellowship group, meets Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Lovell United Church of Christ, 1174 Main St. Meetings are free and open to any senior who needs to drop in. Folks attending the conferences ought to convey their very own lunch. Coffee, tea and snacks are supplied. A sizzling meal is supplied on the primary Thursday of every month. Chair yoga is obtainable on the third Thursday of the month. This is a time for fellowship, video games, artwork and particular occasions. For info, name the church workplace at 925-1321.

Worship collection

NORWAY — Voices within the Silence will likely be held the primary and third Thursdays of every month at 6 p.m. on the First Universalist Church of Norway, 479 Main St. For info, name 743-2828.

Observatory nights

NORWAY — The Twitchell Observatory provides Open Observatory Nights on the primary clear Friday and/or Saturday evening of each month. Volunteers share the sky with guests utilizing the observatory’s telescope, in addition to their very own. The occasions are free. For info, go to the observatory’s web site at or the observatory’s Facebook web page, or electronic mail [email protected]

Yoga courses

OTISFIELD — Laurie Phillips, a licensed yoga teacher, provides yoga courses on the Otisfield Town Office, because of the Otisfield Recreation Department. Class begins at 5:30 for an hour and 15 minutes. For info and ideas on clothes, what to convey, and many others. name Anne at 539-9101, Ext. 2.

The Table 

NORWAY — The Table on the Norway Grange continues to supply free, chemical-free and household/neighborhood centered actions on Fridays from 6 to eight p.m. The workforce provides recreation nights, film nights, open mic karaoke, free pizza and popcorn, together with drinks every week. The Table is a ministry and mission of the Bolsters Mills United Methodist Church, The Norway Grange and the neighborhood. For info or to volunteer, name A-J Alexander at 461-3093 or electronic mail [email protected]

Widows group

OTISFIELD — The Widows Resource Group meets each third Tuesday on the Otisfield Town Office Annex, 403 State Route 121, from 1:30 to three p.m. Refreshments will likely be served. The subsequent assembly is May 21. The group helps join widows of the realm with native sources by way of handouts, lectures, demos and the place wanted, workshops. Future conferences will attempt to tackle the findings from the primary assembly. Please come to this assembly to assist form the longer term conferences. This isn’t a membership and it is possible for you to to search out the topic time and place on web site: click on  Calendar, so you possibly can select which conferences you need to attend. Some future conferences could also be at non-public properties. For instance, the assembly would happen at a residence once we are studying tips on how to do an oil change. For info, name Shirley at 627-4458, or go to and click on the calendar for particulars.

Lake Thompson 

OXFORD — Lake Thompson Fish and Game will meet Thursday, May 2, at 7 p.m. on the clubhouse on Paine Road. Some objects on the agenda will likely be clubhouse points, gun present spot, sales space on the honest, and fundraising. For info, name or textual content Jon Schreiber at 890-4579 or Joel Brackett at 595-9535. You may attain Jon by electronic mail at [email protected] New members are welcome.

Card class

PARIS — An all-occasion card class with Stampin’ Up demonstrator Kathryn Pulsifer will likely be held on Saturday, May Four, from 1 to five p.m. on the First Congregational Church at 17 East Main St., South Paris. This is a fundraiser for the Paris Public Library’s Seneca Club. The value is $30 and contains drinks, snacks and all class supplies to make 18 playing cards. Registration deadline is May 1. For info or to register, name Kathy at 890-6874 or electronic mail [email protected]

Ticket public sale

NORWAY — Christ Episcopal Church is holding its ticket public sale on Saturday, May Four, on the  Norway Fire Station on Beal Street. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the public sale is at midday. There will likely be over 300 objects, a 50/50, greenback desk and extra. Join in for enjoyable, meals and laughter.

Saturday Night Fever

NORWAY — The Norway-Paris Kiwanis Club will current “Saturday Night in the Hills” at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May Four, at Granite Ridge Estate Barn, 65 Delano Dr., Norway.  The occasion features a four-course dinner, music, dwell and silent auctions, and leisure supplied by OHMPAA. The value is $50 per particular person and there will likely be a money bar. There will likely be a shuttle service from the Norway Town Office at 5:15 p.m. For info or tickets, name Mary Anna Palmer at 539-4800 or Tina Croteau at 393-3612.

Socrates Café

BRIDGTON — The Socrates Cafe, an area dialogue group, will meet on Monday, May 6, on the Bridgton Community Center. Meet and greet will likely be from 6:15 to six:30 p.m. and the dialogue will likely be from 6:30 to eight:30 p.m. The subject will likely be “What Is The Future Of Water?” The moderator will likely be Earl Morse. Light refreshments will likely be supplied. For info, name 583-6957.

Cemetery Associations

WEST SUMNER — Pleasant Pond Cemetery Association will maintain its annual assembly Monday, May 6, at 6 p.m. on the West Sumner Universalist Church. All are invited to attend.

BOLSTERS MILL — Stuart’s Corner Cemetery Association will meet Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m. on the Masonic Hall.

Benefit public sale

PARIS — A profit ticket public sale will likely be held Saturday, May 11, on the South Paris Fire Hall on Western Avenue Doors open at 11 a.m. and the drawing begins at 1 p.m.  Proceeds will profit the Scholarship Fund in reminiscence of Edna Millett. Refreshments will likely be obtainable for buy and there may also be a 50/50 drawing, a $1 ticket desk and seize baggage. For info, name Carol Cole at 890-7769. Mention this discover and get a free ticket for the $1 desk.

Rummage sale

NORWAY — St. Catherine of Sienna Church is having its semi-annual rummage sale Saturday, May 11, within the decrease church on Paris Street in Norway. Doors open promptly at 9 a.m. and the sale ends at 11:30 a.m. Clothing for all family members will likely be on sale at affordable costs. Household objects, linens and toys additionally will likely be on sale. Come early for the most effective choice or take an opportunity for $1 a bag starting at 11 a.m. Proceeds from this sale help the free neighborhood Thanksgiving dinner. Ample parking is accessible behind the church on Beal Street.

Texas Hold’em

LOCKE MILLS — A Texas Hold’em will likely be held Saturday, May 11, at Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Rd., Locke Mills. Doors open 11 a.m. and video games start at 1 p.m. There is a $50 buy-in, excessive hand choice, 50/50, pull tabs and meals and drinks obtainable. BYOB. For info, name Ray at 890-3737.

Plant sale

HARTFORD — The Hartford Heritage Society will host its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 11, on the J & O Irish Museum on Main Street, Route 140, in Hartford, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. All crops come from native gardens. Shrubs are $5, perennials are $three and home crops are $1. For info, name Rosie at 597-2270. The society will settle for crops out of your gardens.

Diabetes program

BRIDGTON — An outpatient diabetes self-management program collection will likely be held at Bridgton Hospital on Tuesday, May 14, from 2 to five p.m.; Thursday, May 16, from three:30 to six:30 p.m.; and Thursday, May 23, from 2:30 to Four:30 p.m. This collection of three night courses is designed to tell and empower these with diabetes to dwell effectively and successfully handle the illness. To make an appointment or join this system, name 647-6064.


LOCKE MILLS — There will likely be a supper/dance on Tuesday, May 14, at American Legion Post 68, Locke Mills. Supper donation is $eight for adults and $5 for ages 12 and underneath. Dance is $5. Doors open at Four p.m. and the supper is at 5 p.m. The supper will embody stuffed pork loin, mashed potatoes, greens, home made bread, and pies. Music will likely be supplied by Shadagee.

Spring sale

SUMNER — The Congregational Church of East Sumner, 50 Main St., Route 219 in East Sumner, will maintain its annual spring sale on May 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine. The occasion options perennials, some annuals, a big raffle sales space, and baked items. There will likely be greater than a dozen native crafters and distributors, together with the Zadoc Long Free Library and the Hartford Sumner Elementary School Playground Equipment Fundraiser Committee. Breakfast sandwiches and a bean gap bean lunch will likely be obtainable a lot of the day. Proceeds from the Church tables profit the outreach mission of the Church. For info, name Bill at 388-2263 or Cyndy at 388-2667.

Fight Back 5K

NORWAY — The Fight Back 5K Fun Run/Walk, in reminiscence of Fred Washer, who died two years in the past after an extended, arduous battle with pancreatic most cancers, will happen Saturday, June eight, starting on the Norway Fire Department, 19 Danforth St., Norway. The route goes from 18 Danforth St. to 250 Lake Rd. (Route 118) and again to Danforth Street. Same-day registration opens at at 7:30am; the race begins at eight:30 a.m. Register on-line at All proceeds will go to the “Blisters for Sisters and Misters” workforce collaborating within the Dempsey Challenge on Sept. 28.

Class reunions

POLAND SPRING — Oxford Hills High School Class of 1969 will maintain its 50th reunion on Saturday, Aug. 10, from midday to Four p.m. on the Poland Spring Water Museum ( A sizzling buffet, catered by Poland Spring Inn, will likely be served at 1 pm. The value is $35/per particular person. Checks could also be payable to “OHHS Class of 1969-Jean Delamater” and despatched to Jean Delamater, 424 Pleasant St., Oxford, ME 04270. Please RSVP by July 1 by electronic mail at [email protected], or name Sandy Roderick at 539-2697.

NORWAY — The 45th reunion of the Oxford Hills High School Class of 1974 will likely be held Saturday, Aug. 10, on the Norway Country Club.  Be certain they’ve your mailing and/or electronic mail tackle; electronic mail your info to [email protected]

Alumni Association

PARIS — The NHS Alumni Association asks you to save lots of the date July 20 for the yearly alumni banquet. The group will collect this yr on the OHCHS, beginning at Four p.m., to reminisce, have pictures taken of  courses and have dinner. Invitations will likely be despatched out quickly with particulars. Call Pat Salo Cummings with any questions at 539-8392.


NORWAY — The Second Congregational Church serves its free month-to-month supper from 5 to six p.m. on the third Friday of the month at 205 Main St. All are welcome. For info, name the church workplace at 743-2290.
HARTFORD — All are welcome to the free Community Goodwill potluck supper that’s served at 6 p.m. on the primary Friday of the month on the Hartford Town Hall. For info, name 388-2510.
EAST SUMNER — A neighborhood supper will likely be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May Four, on the Congregational Church of East Sumner on 50 Main St., Route 219. There will likely be Mexican dishes (Cinco de Mayo), casseroles, salads, desserts, espresso and punch, in addition to a raffle of baked items and home goods. Donations are accepted for the meal. Proceeds profit the outreach mission of the Church. For info, name Bill at 388-2263 or Ben at 388-2609.
WATERFORD — A baked haddock supper with sides and home made pies will likely be held from 5 to six:30 p.m. on Saturday, May Four, at North Waterford Congregational Church, 5 Kezars Rd. (off Route 35, throughout from Melby’s retailer). Cost is $10 per particular person, $5 for kids 6 to 15, and free for kids 5 and youthful. Proceeds will profit the annual Waterford World’s Fair. This would be the final supper till subsequent fall.
MINOT— There will likely be a bean and casserole supper and extra, from 5 to six p.m. on Saturday, May 11, on the Minot United Methodist Church, nook of Route 121 and Empire Road in Minot. Tickets on the door are $7 for adults, $5 for kids 7 to 12, and free for these underneath 7.
EAST OTISFIELD — The East Otisfield Free Baptist Church will serve an old school Fish Chowder Supper on Saturday, May 11. The menu will embody fish chowder, corn bread, cole slaw and scrumptious apple crisp for dessert. Various drinks will likely be obtainable. Dinner will likely be served from Four:30 to six p.m. on the Church, situated on Rayville Road in Otisfield, 1 mile from State Route 121 (search for the signal). Come catch your first fish of the yr and you’ll want to convey a pal. Donations are kindly accepted and help church actions in the local people.


POLAND — Life Springs serves luncheons to seniors at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays on the Poland Community Church, 1212 Maine St. Cost is free. For info, name 998-4779.
NORWAY — Oxford Hills Area Association of Churches serves the Norway Community Free Lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays on the Universalist Church, 479 Main St. Anyone can eat a nutritious lunch and no questions requested.
WATERFORD — Waterford Sports & Recreation will host a neighborhood luncheon on the third Tuesday of every month on the Wilkins House on Plummer Hill Road. The lunch begins at midday, adopted by dessert and bingo with prizes, ending at 2 p.m. The urged donation is $three per particular person.


NORWAY — The Community Free Breakfast is at eight a.m. on Saturdays within the Norway Grange, Whitman St.
MECHANIC FALLS — The American Legion serves breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on the primary Sunday of each month at 41 Elm St.

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