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1. Easter Services
DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Congregational Church will have the following public Easter Services.
Good Friday Service 7 p.m. on Friday.
Sunrise Service 6 a.m. on Sunday – breakfast to immediately follow.
Regular Service 10 a.m.
All will be held at the Church on High Street in Dixfield.

1. “Experience the Resurrection”
DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Common Baptist Church, with help from worshipers from other area churches, has erected a monument to the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
They call it “Experience the Resurrection.” It is located on the parsonage lawn on Common Road and will be open to the public any day from dawn to dusk. Please stop by and see this wonderful testimony to the greatest event in all of history. As you follow the marked path you will find yourself in the Upper Room, in the Garden with Jesus praying, fall at the foot of the cross, visit the empty tomb and stand in awe with the disciples who saw him disappear.

1. GRCC signups
RUMFORD — The Greater Rumford Community Center is taking signing for middle school lacrosse (grades 6-8), the second session of the Rock Room, and for baseball.
For more information, call 369-9906.

1. RES kindergarten registration
RUMFORD — Parents/guardians with children who will be five years old on or before Oct. 15, 2015 are asked to Rumford Elementary School (364-8155) to preregister their child for kindergarten by April 1 between the hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Formal reigstration and screening will take place on Wednesday-Thursday, April 15-16. Parents should allow one hour for the appointment. Children currently in kindergarten will not attend school on the day of screening in their school.
Parents need to bring proof of residency (lease agreement, or electric bill), an original birth certificate (fron the town where the child was born, not the hospital), and immunization information to the registration session.

1. Tick – Talk, Lyme’s awareness and prevention
PERU — Tick – Talk, Lyme’s awareness and prevention, will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21 at the Peru Community Center.
This event is free to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Sue Holmes will be the guest speaker. And is affiliated with MAINELYME.org
If you have any questions to fill in my blanks, call 562-4690.

1. Toddler Time in Peru
PERU — Toddler Time is a new program at the Peru Community Center.
Wednesdays starting April 8 from 9:30–11:30 a.m. Each week will have a theme, first is Goldilocks and the Three Bears, which will include story time, a sensory project, snack and playtime. 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. Heritage club meeting April 1
RUMFORD — The Lithuanian Heritage Club will meet at noon Wednesday, April 1, at Sam’s Italian Foods on Route 2.

1.Veterans’ advocate by appointment
RUMFORD — Effective in April, the veterans’ advocate will be available by appointment only at the Rumford VA Clinic.
Call 207-783-5306 to schedule an appointment.

1. Spaghetti dinner at Speck Church
RUMFORD — The Speck Mountain Evangelical Church will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5 p.m. until sold out Wednesday, April 1, at the American Legion Hall, Congress Street.
The meal includes meatballs, salad, garlic bread and desserts.
Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for seniors 60 and over children 6 and under.
Take out dinners are available.
There will also be a bake sale table.
For a ride or more information, call 357-4075.

1. Holy Week services announced
MEXICO — The Mexico Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, announces services for Holy Week.
Pastor Izzie Radford-Nash will participate in an ecumenical Maundy Thursday service at 6 p.m. April 2 at Virgin Memorial Chapel of Rumford United Methodist Church.
A Good Friday ecumenical service will be held at 6 p.m. April 3 at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, with the pastors of the Mexico church, United Methodist Church, Rumford Point Congregational UCC, and St. Barnabas taking part. The sermon that evening will be delivered by Bishop Lane.
The deacons and laity of the Mexico Congregational Church will conduct the ecumenical Sunrise Service at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, April 5, at the Mountain Valley Middle School parking lot. Breakfast will follow at Holy Savior Church in Rumford.
Easter Sunday worship service is at 10 a.m. April 5 at Mexico Congregational UCC, the Green Church. All are welcome.

1. Snowmobile club meeting April 4
ANDOVER — Snow Valley Sno-Goers Snowmobile Club will hold its annual meeting, election of officers and potluck supper at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the clubhouse off Route 5.
This is the final meeting of this season and all are invited to attend.

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.
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. Rumford Senior citizens luncheon
PERU — The Rumford Senior citizens will be having a luncheon at noon on Monday, April 13 at the Peru Community Center.
Choice of vegatarian or meat lazagna, cole slaw and roll. Price $5. Members and non-members are welcome.

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 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 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. 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. Happy Rebels fundraiser on Saturday
RUMFORD — Due to a winter storm, the fundraiser planned by Emma’s Happy Rebels for Feb. 14 will now be held on Saturday.
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. Moving Freely classes to return
MEXICO — Moving Freely classes return until 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 1956
MEXICO — Stephens High School Class of 1956 will meet at noon Thursday at the Far East Restaurant.
For more information, call Steve at 207-562-7081.

1. Stephens High Class of 1952 lunch
MEXICO — The Class of 52 from Stephens High of Rumford will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, April 6, at the Far East for their monthly luncheon and reunion planning.
All classmates and guests are welcome.

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 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.