1. Breakfast with Mrs. Easter Bunny
MEXICO — Breakfast with Mrs. Easter Bunny will be held from 9-11 a.m. Saturday in the Region 9 cafeteria.
Served will be pancakes, sausage, milk, juice, coffee and Dunkin’ Donuts munchkins. Cost is $5 per person.
There will also be craft tables for the kids and raffles
Proceeds to benefit Dirigo High School Class of 2016 Project Graduation.
1. Tiaras and Ties pageant for girls and boys
PERU — Miss Maine, Audrey Thames, will be a guest at “Tiaras and Ties,” a pageant for girls and boys ages 2-4, 5-9, 10-12.
Miss Maine is the daughter of Wes and Karen Thames of Topsham.
The pageant will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 18 at Dirigo Elementary School. There are three categories in the pageant, dress up, talent,and interview.
Judges are Patty Brown and Stephany Jacques.
Contestants may request a registration form by calling 357-8621 (Diane) or 357-5606 (Andrea).
This will be a fun day for everyone. All proceeds benefit the the American Cancer Society River Valley Relay For Life.
1. Maundy Thursday service
RUMFORD — The ecumenical Maundy Thursday service will be held at the Rumford United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. on Thursday April 2.
They will meet in the fellowship hall around the table. The service will include hand washing and Holy Communion. All are welcome.
The regular Easter Sunday service will be at 11 a.m. at Rumford United Methodist Church.
1. Benefit for Ted and Wanda Flagg
CARTHAGE — A pubic supper at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 11 to benefit Ted and Wanda Flagg of Carthage, who lost their home in a recent house fire.
It will be held at Carthage Town Office building. The meal will be baked beans, casseroles, coleslaw, rolls, pies, punch and coffee. Tickets will be $7 for adults and children under 12 will be $3.50.
An auction will follow the meal. Anyone who would like to donate items for the auction or for information, call Carole at 562-4447 or Terry at 418-7275 or 562-7043.
1. Youth Ministry to present Stations of the Cross
RUMFORD — The Parish of the Holy Savior Jr. High and High School Youth Ministry will present the Stations of the Cross at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Holy Savior Church (St. Athanasius-St John’s).
During this season of Lent, we set time aside to remember the depth of God’s love for us, to reflect on God’s message and call, and to recommit ourselves to following in Jesus’ footsteps. The stations will look different from the traditional Stations of the Cross. Several of the stations, for example, have been combined with others and will be presented not just in words, but also in freeze action tableaus.
The evening includes a special songs and a youth presentation with white gloves and a black light. All are invited to share this special evening of prayer and reflection with us.
1. Annual meeting of Snow Valley Sno-Goers
ANDOVER — Snow Valley Sno-Goers Snowmobile Club will hold their annual meeting, election of officers and potluck supper at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 4 in the clubhouse located off Route 5 in Andover.
This is the final meeting of this season and all are invited to attend. Please bring a dish to share if you do come.
1. Sweet Bingo at Mountain Valley Middle
MEXICO — Mountain Valley Middle School will host a Sweet Bingo night on Friday, April 3, to raise money for the seventh-grade Bryant Pond field trip. All seventh-graders will be taking part in this adventure in May.
The Sweet Bingo will start at 5:30 p.m. and continue until sweets run out. The price to get in is $3 for an evening of bingo. For each round of bingo, participants will have the opportunity to win a cake, pie or other sweet treat.
1. Scrapbooking/Crafting Day at Hope Assoc.
RUMFORD — Hope Association Scrapbooking/Crafting Day will be held from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, April 18.
There will be silent auctions, swap table and 50/50. Tables are $35 each. Call Sally Theriault at 364-4561 for a registration form or for more information. Registration deadline is April 10.
1. Poetry and the Civil War
RUMFORD — Fourth Thursday Poetry Program on Thursday starting at 6 p.m. at the Rumford Public Library.
The public will discuss Civil War Poems, including “All Quiet Along the Potomac,” by Ethel Lynn Beers; “Little Giffen,” by Francis Orrey Ticknor; “The Hesitating Veteran,” by Ambrose Bierce; and “Driving Home the Cows,” by Kate Putnam Osgood. The special guest facilitator will be Doug Rawlings, a former UMaine/Farmington professor poet, and member of Veterans for Peace.
The special 4th Thursday Poetry event is part of the Maine in the Civil War project organized by RSU 10, the Rumford Historical Society, and the Rumford Library.
The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Information: 364-2661.
1. Polar Bears Club annual meeting, election
RUMFORD — The Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club will hold its annual meeting and election of officers at 7 p.m. Thursday at Sam’s Restaurant on Route 2.
During the meeting, nominations from the floor will be accepted for the offices of president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and trail master. All members are invited.
1. Benefit for Lynn Soucy Richardson
RUMFORD — A benefit for Lynn Soucy Richardson will be held Saturday at the Rumford Eagles. Come out to help Lynn fight cancer.
Doors open at 5 p.m. A spaghetti dinner will be served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A Chinese auction drawing will take place at 8 p.m.
Music by Sean Doringsfeld will be performed from 8 p.m. to midnight.
1. Rumford Seniors plan bus trips
RUMFORD — Rumford Seniors Of Peru are having a bus going to Bangor Slots on Friday, April 10. The cost is $30.
The group is also having a bus on Thursday, May 14, to Boston Market Square. Cost is $50.
For more details, call 562-7700.
1. Friends in Grief to meet
RUMFORD — The Friends in Grief group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Holy Savior Parish Center.
Use the porch entrance.
Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month.
1. Happy Rebels fundraiser on April 4
RUMFORD — Due to a winter storm, the fundraiser planned by Emma’s Happy Rebels for Feb. 14 will now be held on April 4.
It will take place at the Eagles hall, 13 Oxford Ave. Doors open at 7 p.m. to view the raffles and action items.
From 8 p.m. to midnight DJ Bustin Justin Hamner will entertain.
There will be hourly drawings for prizes. Auction items include a Patriots shirt, Elvis and Marilyn Monroe portraits, Red Sox plaques and more. The event offers fun while helping athletes.
Tickets at the door are $10 per person, or if you wear Special Olympic medals, ribbons or come with an athlete it’s $5 per person.
1. Rumford Area Veterans
RUMFORD — The Veterans’ Advocate will be at the Rumford VA Clinic (third floor) on the second Thursday of each month from 9 a.m. until noon.
1. Moving Freely classes to return
MEXICO — Moving Freely classes return from March 23 to May 1.
Classes are 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Mexico Rec Center. Handicapped accessible.
Class is a $15 donation, please.
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 — Through March, the School House Consignment will be open Thursday through Saturday.
Hours of operation will be Thursday, noon to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
New vendors are welcome to display in the consignment shop. In the thrift shop, you can find household goods, books, etc. and donations are accepted. No clothing please. You’ll find plenty of antiques, art, collectibles and handcrafted items.
The Thrift Shop has plenty of home goods and décor, books, kid items and other stuff. Please enter through the top doors located at 30 Main St., Peru.
Proceeds fund improvements in the Peru Community Center. For more information, call Yvonne Allen at 462-3100.
1. Warm socks for veterans
RUMFORD — The Rumford American Legion Post 24 is collecting warm socks for the Warm Feet Campaign to support homeless veterans and their families.
These warm socks will be delivered to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 1044 in Sanford sometime in March. They will then be distributed to Maine homeless veterans and their families.
We are counting on your community support to make this successful for our homeless veterans. There is a drop box at the Post. Call 357-3289 for more information.
1. Stephens High School Class of 1946
RUMFORD — Stephens High School Class of 1946 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Gatch’s Restaurant. For more information, call Phyllis at 364-8573.
1. Mexico High School Class of 1949
MEXICO — Mexico High School Class of 1949 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at Dick’s Restaurant. Members and friends are welcome.
1. Stephens High School Class of 1950
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1950 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Covered Wagon.
All members and their guests are invited.
1. Stephens High School Class of 1954
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1954 will hold its class luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dick’s Restaurant.
All class members, their spouses and significant others are welcome.
1. Stephens High School Class of 1956
MEXICO — Stephens High School Class of 1956 will meet at noon Thursday, April 2, at the Far East Restaurant.
For more information, call Steve at 207-562-7081.
1. Mexico High School Class of 1958
MEXICO — Mexico High School Class of 1958 will meet for class luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Covered Wagon. Spouses and significant others are welcome.
1. Mexico High School Class of 1960
MEXICO — The Class of 1960 from Mexico High School will meet for their class lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Gatch’s Restaurant.
For information, call Jeanne at 364-8841.
1. Stephens High School Class of 1961
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1961 will meet for lunch Friday at the Rumford Hotel, 65 Canal St.
For more information, call Louise Caron at 364-3743.
1. Mexico High School Class of 1961
MEXICO — The Mexico High School Class of 1961 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, March 27, at the Covered Wagon.
1. Country Jam Night
RUMFORD — Country Jam Night every Saturday from 7-11 p.m. at Snowshoe Club, Waldo Street.
Open to the public starting April 4.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 first Tuesday 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.