1. St. Patrick’s Day dinner
RUMFORD — A St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be served from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at the Eagles function hall.
Served will be a traditional corned beef and cabbage or boiled ham dinner and dessert. Cost is $7 per person.
Sponsored by the Eagles Auxiliary and Thibault Funeral Home, proceeds will benefit Androscoggin Hospice.

1. Saint Patrick’s dance/supper
RUMFORD — The Saint Patrick’s dance and supper will be held on Saturday at the Snowshoe Club on Waldo Street.
Served from 5-6 p.m. will be corned beff and ham, with potatoes, cabbage, carrots, turnip and dessert. Cost is $8 per person and $4 for children under age 12.
From 7-11, dance to the music by Legends.
Members and guests welcome. They are a non-smoking club.

1. Carnival games
DIXFIELD — Carnival games will be offered from 6-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 21 in DeFoe Gymnasium at Dirigo High School.
Admission is $2 for adults, and free for children when accompanied by an adult. Cost is $5 for each punch card, worth 10 games apiece.
Collect tickets and cash them for the prize(s) of your choice. Concessions available.

1. On Our Own Committee meeting
ANDOVER — The On Our Own Committee will hold an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Andover Town Hall to discuss the article on the ballot to be voted on March 18 to start the process of leaving SAD 44.
The vote on March 18th is only to start the process of withdrawing and is done by a simple majority vote. A final vote on actual withdrawal will be taken at a later date and will be done on a two-thirds vote.

1. Quilters to meet
RUMFORD — RAQ (Rumford Area Quilters) will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street.
All area quilters invited. See a demonstration on how to transform a shirt into a pillow and also the Disappearing PinWheel square. Show and Tell always welcome, including your Mystery Quilt top or finished quilt.
Donations accepted for various organizations. For more information, call 562-7050.

1. Free yoga class at RPL
RUMFORD — Free yoga class will be offered the first Thursday each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rumford Public Library.
Designed for all levels of yoga, the class, taught by Kristen TenDyke, a registered yoga teacher and Reiki master, is moderately paced, flowing through movement and allowing space to breathe steadily as you move.
If you have a yoga mat, block and strap, please bring them, although they will be provided for those without. You can also bring a blanket for the final resting pose (savasana).
For more information, call 364-3661.

1. Moving Freely classes
MEXICO — Moving Freely classes are starting up on March 17 to April 25.
They will take place Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-10 a.m. at the Mexico Rec. Center gym. There’s a $15 donation.
For more information, call 357-2266.

1. Class of ’72 meeting
Can you run an article concerning the Rumford High School Class of 1972 will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 22 at The Emma R Foundation, 577 Common Rd.
They will be discuss the reunion for July 12 starting at 4 p.m. at the Town & Country in Berlin, NH.

1. Scrapbooking/crafting benefit
RUMFORD — Hope Association’s scrapbooking/crafting benefit will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 12.
Door prizes, silent auctions, swap table, 50/50; three meals included.
Tables are $40 with a registration deadline of March 28.
Call Sally Theriault at 364-4561 for a registration form or for more information.

1. Class of ’63 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High Class of 1963 will have a luncheon at noon Friday at the Thai Smile 2 Restaurant.
All classmates and guests are welcome.

1. Class of ’61 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1961 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at the Covered Wagon.
For more information, call Louise Caron at 364-3743.

1. Rumford Senior Citizens to meet
PERU — Rumford Senior Citizens of Peru will be having a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon and party at noon on Monday at the old Peru school.
Menu is baked ham and chicken with fixings, with entertainment by Billy Scott and friends. Also 50/50 and door prizes. Cost is $12.
Call the center at 562-7700 or 562-4225.

1. Class of ’65 lunch
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1965 will meet at noon on Wednesday, March 19 at the River Valley Grill.

1. Class of ’60 lunch
RUMFORD — The Mexico High School Class of 1960 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Gatch’s Restaurant.
For information, call Jeanne at 364-8841.

1. Class of ’58 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1958 will meet at noon on Wednesday, March 19 at the Covered Wagon.
All classmates and their significant others are welcome to attend. For more information, call Janet B. at 364-2928.

1. Class of ’55 lunch
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1955 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the River Valley Grill for their monthly luncheon and meeting.

1. Class of ’53 lunch
MEXICO — Members of the Stephens High School Class of 1953 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Thai Smile 2 Restaurant (formerly Chicken Coop).
All class members and guests are welcome. For more information, call Isabel Duguay at 562-4241.

1. Class of ’51 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1951 will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Covered Wagon.
All classmates are welcomed. For more information, call 364-8883.

1. Class of ’50 lunch
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1950 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at Gatch’s.
All members and their guests are invited.

1. Class of ’49 lunch
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1949 will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at the Brian’s Bistro.

1. Mexico Class of ’48 lunch
MEXICO — The Mexico High School Class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Far East Restaurant. Classmates and guests welcome. Weather permitting. For more information, call Helen at 364-2716.

1. Stephens Class of ’48 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 20 at the Covered Wagon.
Call 364-4085.

1. Class of ’46 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1946 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at Thai Smile 2, the former Chicken Coop.

1. Red Hat Mommas to meet
RUMFORD — The Red Hat Mommas will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 24 at the Methodist Church.
Spaghetti and meatballs will be served by the church ladies. Cost is $10, to be paid to Isabel by Monday, March 17.

1. Collecting bottles for Project Graduation
RUMFORD — The Mountain Valley High School Class of 2014 is collecting bottles for Project Graduation.
Anyone wishing to donate their bottles may do so by dropping them off at the Waldo Street Bottle Depot and tell them that they are to go to MVHS Class of 2014.
If they would like someone to pick up their bottles they may contact Vicki Monsalve at the high school and she will make arrangements. Thank you for your support!

1. Form your Relay For Life team
RUMFORD — The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the River Valley will be held at Hosmer Field on June 6-7.
It is a great way to help those that are battling cancer, a way to remember loved ones lost, and provides an opportunity to fight back against the disease.
Relay For Life supports the Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well, by helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. You can form a team of your fellow parishioners, family members and friends, or walk as an individual. Volunteers are also needed to give their time and talent to ensure the success of this year’s Relay For Life event.
For more information, call 1-800-227-2345 or visit

1. Zumba, yoga classes
RUMFORD — I’L B Fit is offering Zumba Gold classes at 6 p.m. on Mondays
There is yoga classes. Call for information. Line dancing starts at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning March 19.
If interested, call 809-3144, stop in at 60 Lowell St. Suite 210, or email

1. Sunday School in Dixfield
DIXFIELD — A new year of Sunday School has started at the Dixfield Congregational Church.
All kids age three and up are welcome to join them at 9 a.m. Sunday. For more information, call Lori at 562-1010.

Shields for active duty military
1. RUMFORD — Shields continue to be displayed on Congress Street to honor all active duty military.
If you or a loved one is on active duty and would like a shield displayed, please contact Tricia at 357-3289 or Erika at 357-9505.

1. Rumford Library Preschool Story Time
RUMFORD — The weekly story times in the Rumford Public Library Childrens room has resumed.
Area youngsters ages 2-5 are invited to attend the preschool story times, which are held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. Children who attend will enjoy stories, songs, and activities, as well as make a take home craft that reflects that weeks 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. Story Hour at Mexico Library
MEXICO — Story Hour for toddlers and preschoolers at the Mexico Public Library takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesdays.
The only Tuesdays 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

1. Preschool Storytime at Ludden Library
DIXFIELD — The Preschool Storytime at Ludden Library is held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. every Monday.
They will be reading age appropriate books, doing a fun craft and enjoying a healthy snack. The Storytime following the same schedule as the schools in our area. If school is cancelled, so is Storytime.

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.) Tuesday-Thursday from 9 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 we do not deliver just pet food and the availability of pet food varies from month to month.

1. Volunteers needed for Hope
RUMFORD — Volunteers are needed to assist at the What Not Shop and various activities throughout Hope Association.
If you have a specific talent or interest that you are willing to share and are interested in helping support this local non-profit organization change the lives of so many, contact Catherine Johnson at 364-4561 for further details.

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 first Wednesday of each month at 6 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.