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1. Open house Wednesday at Chisholm Early Learning Center
RUMFORD — There will be a public open house from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday at the Chisholm Early Learning Center, 126 York St.
Learn about their comprehensive prenatal to age 5 programs, how they support families in the community, and the benefits of early education and how it develops children’s readiness to learn.
Tours of the facility will be offered and light refreshments available. Children are welcome and there will be children activities available.

1. Motorcycle Swap Meet Flea Market
DIXFIELD — The third annual American Legion Riders Motorcycle Swap Meet Flea Market will take place on Saturday at the Dixfield Legion Hall.
The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. event includes parts and accessories.
Cost for an 8×10-foot lot is $25; inside tables are $15. FMI: Call C. Green at 645-9640.

1. Attic Treasures sale Saturday
DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Congregational Church will hold an Attic Treasures sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, 10 High St. in the annex.
You can fill a bag for a dollar except for the items marked. They have a color copier for sale. It is one that needs to be hooked up to a computer. They have a B&W copier that collates for sale and a three-draw file cabinet in good condition, among many other things. FMI: call 597-2955.

1. Relay For Life Luminary ceremony
RUMFORD — The Relay For Life Luminary ceremony will take place at 9 p.m. on May 29 at Hosmer Field.
Luminaries are place in memory or in honor of a cancer a person is battling. They are a symbol of Hope and Peace to all that view them. Last year, they offered the option of decorating the bags. Many were personalized by family members by either adding a message or picture making each one unique and special Luminaries can be purchased through any team members or by calling Diane at 357-8621.
The Survivor reception registration will begin at 4:30 p.m. To sign up, call 357-8621 or 357-5606. All survivors and caregivers are welcome to this event. Sponsored by Summit Insurance — Ron Theriault.

1. Canton plant sale set for May 23
CANTON — The Canton Parks and Trails Committee will hold its annual perennial plant sale and garage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 23, at Canton Heritage Garden, Route 108.
This is an opportunity to buy healthy, reasonably priced, locally grown perennial plants (and some house plants) while supporting the maintenance of the Town Heritage Garden and trails.
This year’s event will also feature a beautiful handmade quilt raffle and 50/50 raffle.
Cost for garage sale rental space is $20 per 10-foot by 10-foot area.
To reserve rental space, contact 207-597-2168 or cpjgray@gmail.com by May 15.
To donate plants, call 207-597-2168.

1. Region 9 Adult Ed open house
MEXICO — Region 9 Adult Education will host an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 20, at its new space on the second floor of 377 River Rd., Mexico.
The public is welcome and light refreshments will be served.

1. Peru Historical Society changes meeting date
PERU — The Peru Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Peru Historical Society building.

1. Retired law enforcement to share comical tales
DIXFIELD — The Ludden Memorial Library will host “The Blue Lights and Funny Cider Tour” at 6 p.m. Friday, May 29, at the Ludden Library community room.
Retired Maine Game Warden John Ford Sr. and retired Maine State Trooper Mark Nickerson will share stories of law enforcement.
The event is free and open to the public.
FMI: 207-562-8838, http://oldcops.com/.

1. Fourth Thursday Poetry program
RUMFORD — The fourth Thursday Poetry program at the Rumford Public Library will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on May 28.
Poets and poetry lovers, bring a friend, bring a poem to share, and join in an experimental activity, group poetry writing. Light refreshments ail be served. Free and open to the public. FMI: 364-3661.

1. Veterans’ Advocate to visit Rumford
RUMFORD — The Veterans’ Advocate will be available by appointment only at the Rumford VA Clinic.
FMI: 207-783-5306.

1. SeniorsPlus to hold caregiver training
RUMFORD — SeniorsPlus will hold the Savvy Caregiver 1 training for Oxford County from 2 to 4 p.m., Tuesdays through June 2, at the Rumford Armory.
The class is designed for those caring for family members with dementia, training how to reduce stress and communicate more easily with the loved ones.
This class is free but pre-registration is required. It is sponsored by the Maine University of New England Geriatric Education Center.
FMI: 1-800-427-1241.

1. Peru Historical Society to meet
PERU — The Peru Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the historical society building.
Election of officers will be held. Members are asked to bring in any artifacts that have been collected during the winter.

1. Friends in Grief will meet May 20
RUMFORD — Friends in Grief will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Parish Center, at the Holy Savior Parish.

1. Class of ’65 lunch
ANDOVER — Stephens High School Class of 1965 will meet at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 29 at the Little Red Hen.
FMI: Call Linda at 364-3393.

1. Mexico Class of 1964
RUMFORD — The Mexico High School Class of 1964 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3 at The Hotel Rumford.
All classmates, spouses and guests are welcomed. Any questions call, Sarah at 364-3388.

1. Stephens High Class of 1963
ANDOVER — Stephens High School Class of 1963 will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at the Little Red Hen on Route 5 in Andover.
All classmates and guests are welcome.

1. Stephens High Class of 1961 to meet
WALDOBORO — Stephens High School Class of 1961 will meet for their monthly luncheon at 11:30 p.m. Friday at Moody’s Diner, Route 1, Waldoboro.
FMI: 207-364-3743.

1. Mexico High Class of 1960 to meet
MEXICO — Mexico High School Class of 1960 will meet for a class lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 21, at Gatch’s Restaurant.
Class members, spouses and guests are welcome.

1. Stephens High Class of 1958 to meet
WILTON — Stephens High School Class of 1958 will hold its monthly luncheon at noon on Wednesday at the Calzolaio Pasta Co. in Wilton.
All classmates and significant others may attend.
FMI: 207-364-2928.

1. Mexico High School Class of ’58 lunch
MEXICO — The Mexico High School Class of 1958 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Far East.
Spouses and significant others are welcome.

1. Stephens High Class of 1954 to meet
MEXICO — The Stephens High School class of 1954 will meet for class luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dick’s Restaurant in Mexico.
All classmates, spouses and guests are welcome.

1. Stephens High Class of 1950 to meet
RUMFORD — Stephens High School Class of 1950 will meet for its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the River Valley Grill.
All members and their guests are invited.

1. Mexico High Class of 1949 to meet
MEXICO — Mexico High School Class of 1949 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dick’s Restaurant.
Spouses and friends are welcome.

1. Stephens High Class of 1946 to meet
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1946 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for lunch at the River Valley Grill.

1. Stephens High Class of 1945 to meet
RUMFORD — Stephens High School Class of 1945 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Route 2 Diner.
FMI: 207-364-3270.

1. Peru Historical Society to meet
PERU — The Peru Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Peru Historical Society Building – instead of May 14 as previously printed.

1. Toddler Time in Peru
PERU — Toddler Time is a new program at the Peru Community Center, held Wednesdays from 9:30–11:30 a.m.
Each week will have a theme. Limited space and Children need to be preregistered in person.
Cost is $2 per child, per week. Ages 2-4. Any questions, contact Yvonne Allen at 462-3100.

1. Free community lunch
PERU — A free community lunch is offered from noon to 2 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of every month at the Peru Baptist Church, 98 Main St.
Soup and chowder will be served. Join them for food, fellowship and fun. For more information, call Bonnie Gould at 364-8704.

1. School House Consignment new hours
PERU — The School House Consignment is open Thursday through Saturday.
Hours of operation are Thursday, noon to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Host you lawn sale here; rent space for Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. FMI: call Yvonne Allen at 462-3100.
In the thrift shop, you can find household goods, books, etc. and donations are accepted. No clothing please.
Paint and take classes held second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 and all supplies included.
Please enter through the top doors located at 30 Main St., Peru. Proceeds fund improvements in the Peru Community Center.

1. Beacon House offering meals
RUMFORD — The Beacon House Peer Center is offering $2 meals on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Cook Mike Chiott and his assistant, Donnie Laganiere will serve a meal and a dessert starting at noon on Tuesdays, and breakfast and a coffee (additional cups for 25 cents) starting at 9 a.m. on Fridays. They will deliver to any business on the Business Island. For takeout or business delivery, call by Monday for lunch and Thursday for breakfast at 369-0868.

1. Zumba, line dancing offered
RUMFORD — Zumba gold is offered at 6 p.m. Mondays, and line dancing at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays at I’l B Fit, 60 Lowell St.
Each class is $5. Weekday hours at 7-11 a.m. and 2-6 p.m.
For more information, call 809-3144.

1. SeniorsPlus Seeking volunteers
REGION — SeniorsPlus is looking for volunteers in Oxford County to serve in their communities as a Medicare Counselor.
If you like numbers, research, and want to make a difference in people’s lives, this opportunity is for you. SeniorsPlus needs volunteers to meet with Medicare beneficiary’s one-on-one to assist in Medicare enrollment, changing plans and understanding the basics of Medicare; as well as speaking to groups to help educate them about Medicare basics. Come join our Medicare team of volunteers and staff that make a real difference in the lives of our clients every day!
For more information or to sign up for our upcoming trainings in July, contact Heather Chandel, Volunteer Services Coordinator by June 27 at 513-3710, or email at hchandel@seniorsplus.org.

1. Story Hour at Mexico Public Library
MEXICO — Story Hour for toddlers and preschoolers at the Mexico Public Library will take place at 10 a.m. every Tuesday.
Plan to join us for lots of fun stories and craft projects! The only Tuesdays during the school year that Story Hour will not be held are holidays, school storm days, or school vacation Tuesdays. RSU 10 schedule is followed for the Library children’s programming.
For more information, contact the library at 364-3281 or library@mexicomaine.net.

1. Preschool Story Time at Rumford Public Library
RUMFORD — Area youngsters ages 2-5 are invited to attend the preschool story times in the Rumford Public Library Children’s room, held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Children who attend will enjoy stories, songs, activities and a healthy snack.
They also make a take home craft that reflects that week’s theme. This is an excellent opportunity for parents to have their children meet and interact with other preschoolers. Story times will not be held during school vacations or in the event of school cancellations.

1. Adult crafters welcome
RUMFORD — Adult crafters are welcome from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each Wednesday in the Eagles’ function hall to work on their projects and socialize with others.
Bring everything you need for your project and a lunch. Make jewelry, quilting, clothing, paint ny number, whatever you like to do.
For more information, call Kathy at 418-0254.

1. Need pet food?
RUMFORD — If you have a need for cat/kitten or dog/puppy food, please stop by Praise Assembly of God Church (89 Congress St.) Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon or contact the church office and leave a message (364-3856).
The following information is needed: Names of adults in household, address, phone number, number of pets and pet type (cat/kitten or dog/puppy).
Please note the availability of pet food varies from month to month.

1. Rumford Writer’s Group
RUMFORD — The Rumford Writer’s Group is open to serious writers of all genres. Do you enjoy writing? Working on a book?
We meet the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Call Brenda Espinoza at 364-2419 to learn about joining and for more information.

1. Crutches for Africa
RIVER VALLEY — Donate your used crutches, canes and walkers to Crutches4Africa, a cause sponsored by the River Valley Rotary Club.
For more information, call Bill at 364-2400 or Rich at 357-8023. For wheelchair donations, call for pickup appointment.

1. Special Olympics fundraiser
RUMFORD — Team Opportunities is seeking bottles and cans for a Special Olympics fundraiser.
Drop off at 179 Wyman Hill Rd. or call 364-8622 or 357-0098 for pick up.
This is an ongoing fundraiser as the athletes are active in different event all year. Each is responsible for their own entrance fees.