1. Ice Cream Social this Sunday
RUMFORD — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit #24 of Rumford will be hosting an Ice Cream Social at the Post from 1-3 on Sunday.
American Legion, Auxiliary and Sons of American Legion members and their guests are invited to attend. Attendees may give their try at the U.S. Citizenship test!
Donations will be going toward funding the September birthday celebration at the Western Maine Veterans Nursing Home.

1. Car Show and Yard Sale
DIXFIELD — The Dirigo High School Class of 2016 is hosting a Car Show and Yard Sale (rain or shine) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, August 30 at Harlow Park.
Trophies and prizes at 1 p.m. for top three and Best of Show. Students — bring your cars to compete for the new Best in Show student category.
Registration from 8 a.m. to noon. Fee is $5 for a car, driver and one passenger. General admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children under age 12.
Concessions available and 50/50 tickets drawn at 1 p.m.
All proceeds to benefit Project Graduation 2016.

1. Rumford Seniors list events
PERU — The Rumford Senior Citizens have announced upcoming events. They meet at the old Peru school on Main Street.
Nickel bingo runs Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games start at 12:30 p.m. Non-members are welcome.
They are taking sign-ups for a Fryburg Fair trip scheduled for Oct. 6. Cost of the trip will be $10.00 for members and $15.00 for non-members.
Sign-ups are also be held for tables for the Christmas fair held at the old Peru school Dec. 5. Small tables are $15, and large tables $25.
Rumford Sr Citizens Membership meetings held the fourth Thurday of the month at 10 a.m. and are followed by pot luck lunch.
FMI: 207-562-7700.

1. Field hockey clinic in Dixfield
DIXFIELD — The Dirigo Middle School is doing a non-mandatory field hockey clinic from Monday, August 24 to Thursday, August 27 from 8 to 10 a.m. each day at the middle school field.

1. Democrats annual Summer BBQ fundraiser
BRYANT POND — The Oxford County Democrats annual Summer BBQ fundraiser will be held on Sunday, August 23 at the University of Maine 4-H Camp and Learning Center on Lake Christopher in Bryant Pond.
Bangor City Councilman Joe Baldacci and former State Senator Emily Cain of Orono, candidates for the Second Congressional District, will be in attendance, as will other party and legislative leaders.
The event will begin with a social time on the waterfront followed by dinner of hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, salads, and dessert in the dining hall and remarks by the guests, and by Democratic officeholders.
Tickets for the event are $20 per person, and may be reserved by calling 875-2116, or emailing

1. SHS Class of ’63 lunch
PERU — Stephens High Class of 1963’s next luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Bert & Charlie’s camp on Worthley Pond in Peru.
Bring a lunch for yourself and a lawn chair. All classmates and guests are welcome.
If you need directions, call 364-2416.

1. Mexico Class of ’58 to meet
RUMFORD — Mexico High School Class of 1958 will meet for class luncheon at Dick’s Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20.
Spouses and significant others are welcome.

1. Stephens High ’54 to meet
MEXICO — The Stephens High School class of 1954 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Dick’s Restaurant, 23 Bridge St., Mexico.
FMI: 207-562-7141.

1. SHS Class of ’46 lunch
MEXICO — Stephens High School Class of 1946 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Ridlonville Diner, Main Street.
Classmates and guests welcome. FMI: call 562-7240.

1. Pinpoint sponsoring Kaubris workshop
HARTFORD — “Communions with the Angels of the Essenes” will be the topic of a one and one-half hour workshop on Sunday, Aug. 30, facilitated by Pam Kaubris and sponsored by the Pinpoint of Light Spiritualist Camp. The class will be held at the Hartford Town Hall, 1190 Main St.
The Essenes, a secluded group of Hebrew mystics known for their gifts as healers and herbalists, practiced an esoteric wisdom. They utilized energies of both invisible and visible universal powers presented through fourteen angels on their unique Tree of Life, which holds the secrets of immortality. This class will explore the Essenes esoteric practices of accumulating, storing and preserving what they termed “true knowledge.”
An “open” donation will be collected.
FMI: 207-515-1016; email; or visit

1. Lobster dinner for seniors
RUMFORD — The Rumford Senior Center will have a lobster and steamed clam dinner with salads and desserts at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept, 14, at the old Peru School, Main Street, Peru. Baked chicken breast will also be available. There will also be surprise entertainment. Cost for the lobster dinner is $25; $15 for the chicken dinner. Tickets are on sale until Sept. 10 only, picked up at the Peru Senior Center. Please sign up early.
FMI: 207-562-7700.

1. Stephens High ’46 to meet
MEXICO — Stephens High School Class of 1946 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Ridlonville Diner on Main Street.
Classmates and guests welcome.
FMI: 207-562-7240.

1. Byron Historical Society to meet
BYRON — The Byron Historical Society will have its meeting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at the Byron School House.

1. Byron Historical holding yard sale
BYRON — The 4th Annual Byron Historical Society yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Byron School House. There will be food, games, books, household items, clothes and the-ever famous theater popcorn.

1. Grange plans yard sale
BETHEL — The Alder River Grange will hold a yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Hall in East Bethel, 1867 Intervale Road.

1. Mexico HS Class of 1948
DIXFIELD — The Mexico High School class of 1948 will meet at Ellis’s Restaurant in Dixfield at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Classmates and friends welcome.
FMI: 207-364-2717.

1. Sons of Italy meeting
RUMFORD — The Sons of Italy will meet at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the hall on Rt 108.
A light lunch will be served following the meeting. Please bring a perennial for the landscaping project.

1. Mexico High ’49 to meet
MEXICO — Mexico High School class of 1949 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Dick’s Restaurant, 23 Bridge St. Friends and spouses are welcome.

1. Fourth Thursday Poetry at the Rumford Library
RUMFORD — The fourth Thursday Poetry program will continue at the Rumford Library Thursday, Aug. 27, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Participants should bring a poem and bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.
FMI: 207-364-3661.

1. Stephens High Class of 1945 to meet
RUMFORD — Stephens High School Class of 1945 will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Brian’s Bistro on Hartford Street.
FMI: 207-364-3270.

1. Mexico Library to host tea party
MEXICO — The Mexico Public Library will host an American Girl Tea Party for girls ages five to 11 at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Calvin Lyons Hall.
Those attending will meet American Girl Kit Kittredge, a 1930s Great Depression-era doll. Girls who attend will work on a craft and participate in activities from that era. A tea party will have real China cups and light refreshments of foods popular at that time.
Every girl who attends may enter a drawing to win a miniature Kit Kittredge collectible doll, and also her introductory book, “Meet Kit.”
Any American Girl dolls are invited to attend with their owners. Although not necessary, girls are invited to dress in the style of clothing that was popular for girls in the 1930s or to just dress in the clothing style of 2015.
RSVP is encouraged by Tuesday, Aug. 18.
FMI: 207-364-3281.

1. Stephens High class ’64 to meet
BETHEL — The Stephens High School Class of 1964 August luncheon will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at Rooster’s Roadhouse.

1. Stephens High Class of ’58 to meet
WINTHROP — Stephens High School Class of 1958 will hold its monthly luncheon at Fast Eddies restaurant at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 19.
All classmates and their significant others are welcome to attend.
FMI: 207-364-2928.

1. Christian academy now enrolling students
RUMFORD — Praise Assembly of God Christian Academy is now enrolling 6th-12th grade students for the 2015-2016 school year.
They aim to provide students with a solid education that will prepare them for their future academic, occupational, and personal goals.
Their students will be taught a Biblical worldview and will learn how to apply it to their lives, equipping them educationally and spiritually for adulthood.
School hours are Tuesday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. First day of school is September 1. Tuition and fees are $1550 for one student, with discounts available for additional students. They are also accepting staff and volunteer applications. FMI: call 364-3856 or email Visit on Facebook:

1. Rumford/Mexico Horseshoe Club to meet Mondays
RUMFORD — The Rumford/Mexico Horseshoe Club will meet and pitch shoes from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays throughout summer at Hosmer Field Complex between the football field and the tennis courts in front of the hockey rink.
New members are welcome no experience needed all are welcome to enjoy Americas great all time summer sport.
FMI: 207-357-9674.

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. 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. 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

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.