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1. Benefit for Robert Brown
RUMFORD — There will be a benefit for the family of Robert Brown on Saturday at the Eagles, 13 Oxford Ave.
A spaghetti supper will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a dance from 7:30 to 11:30, with music by DJ Fevah.
Cost for the supper and dance will be $6 each. There will also be a Chinese auction and 50/50 throughout the evening. Show your support for this wonderful family.
Unfortunately Robert “Bobby” lost his brief battle with cancer on July 14, 2014. Your donations will be greatly appreciated by his family to help relieve some of their financial burdens and to make this process a little easier as they receive the love and support from this amazing community. For more information, call 562-7267 or 418-5276.

1. The Wizard of Oz to be performed
MEXICO — The Rumford Childrens Theater at the Rumford Public Library invites area residents to this year’s production, The Wizard of Oz, based on the book by L. Frank Baum.
The play is being directed by Zack Hodge, who is in his second year in the director position. He is being assisted by Mary Anne Fournier.
The Wizard of Oz is the tale of Dorothy, an orphan living with her aunt and uncle in Kansas, who is swept away by a hurricane. She lands in Oz, acquires a very cute pair of ruby slippers and begins her quest to return home to Kansas.
The Wizard of Oz will be presented to the public in matinée and evening performances at 3 and 6 p.m. on Thursday at the Mountain Valley Middle School. For more information, contact Zack Hodge at 357-0899 or Mrs. Marshall at the library at 364-3661.

1. Vietnam Veteran’s Twin Lobster
RUMFORD — The annual Vietnam Veteran’s Twin Lobster dinner will be served from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the American Legion Post #24, 184 Congress St. Rumford, tickets are $20 each and can be purchased until July 25 at the American Legion. Sponsored by the Oxford County Vietnam Veterans and the American Legion Post #24. All profits from this dinner are to help fund the Oxford County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Scholarship Fund. This is a $1000 scholarship awarded to a local high school senior.

1. Bake sale, lawn sale
CARTHAGE — The Carthage Historical Society will hold a bake sale and lawn sale from 1-6 p.m. on Friday, August 1 at the Carthage Historical Society Museum.
Anyone wishing to donate items or food to the sale can reach Nancy at 562-7762 or Fay at 562-7337. They will be raffling a 3×5-foot braided rug made by Fay Hutchinson. Tickets may be purchased by calling Nancy or Fay. The rug will be on display at Bradbury’s Market July 26-27 and tickets will be available then.

1. Outdoor Market seeking vendors
DIXFIELD — Dixfield’s Annual Main Street Outdoor Market is seeking vendors.
The all-day market is Sunday, August 17 from 9-4 p.m., rain or shine.
The approximate 10×15-foot spaces are filling up fast, so contact Deb at 562-8006 to secure your spot. The fee is $20.
They are looking for ice cream vendors and lemonade vendors. Perhaps classes wish to reserve a spot to do some class fundraising.

1. Class of ’48 lunch
RUMFORD — The Mexico High School Class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at the River Valley Grill.
Friends and classmates welcome. For more information, call Helen at 364-2717.

1. Class of ’49 lunch
MEXICO — The Mexico High School Class of 1949 will meet at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday at Dick’s Restaurant.
Spouses and friends are welcome.

1. Class of ’56 lunch
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1956 will meet at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at the Hotel Rumford on Canal Street.
All classmates and spouses welcome. For more information, call Stephen Gallant at 562-7081.

1. Birds of Prey at RPL
RUMFORD — Chewonki’s Natural Traveling History program, “Birds of Prey” will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the Rumford Public Library.
Children will see three live non-releasable predators of the sky up close. They will be given the opportunity to handle and examine feet, wings and skull specimens to better understand these majestic birds.
This is a free program.

1. Earth Jams at Mexico Public Library
MEXICO — As part of the Mexico Public Library’s Terrific Tuesdays summer programs for kids ages 2-14, thelibrary will host an exciting interactive musical program, Earth Jams with Matt Loosigian at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Calvin Lyons Hall, next door to the library.
Matt is a dynamic, spirited performer. He travels throughout New England singing at festivals, fairs, schools, libraries, and churches. His performances weave peace and compassion with humor and silliness.
For more information, contact the library at 364-3281.

1. Poetry group to meet
RUMFORD — The Poetry Group will hold its monthly meeting from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Rumford Public Library.
All are welcome to read or listen, or both. Bring a friend to share the great poetry and conversation. Light refreshments. More information at 364-3661.

1. Red Hat Momma’s to meet
RUMFORD CENTER — The next meeting of the Red Hat Momma’s of Western Maine will be a potluck lunch on Wednesday, July 30 at the home of Linda French in Rumford Center.
Contact Isabel at 562-4241 or Rita at 364-1796 by Friday, July 23 if you plan to attend or need directions.

1. Friday night music at Legion
RUMFORD — There will be music played from 7-10 p.m. Fridays at the American Legion on Congress Street.
L&L Country, Zach Hodge and other guests will be entertaining. Bring a dancing partner or friend or just come to socialize.

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. Academy offering scholarships
RUMFORD — Praise Assembly of God Christian Academy will be opening September 2 for grade 6-12 students.
They have a limited number of scholarships available for the 2014-2015 school year. These one-time only scholarships are open to the community and cover all of the student’s tuition except for the $50 enrollment fee and $50 curriculum fee.
A payment plan of $25 per month from August to November is available. Scholarships are available on a first come, first serve basis.
For more information, contact the school at 364-3856 or pagchristianacademy@gmail.com.

1. Summer reading for adults
MEXICO — Summer reading for adults is offered for ages 15 and up until Aug. 15 at the Mexico Public Library.
For every book that an adult reader reads/finishes, they are eligible to enter a weekly drawing for a fun gift! Simply fill out a ticket at the library’s circulation desk with your name, phone number, and book title.
Then, just wait for a phone call to let you know you’ve won. The drawings will be done at the end of each week for the eight weeks of the program. This is a great incentive to do some reading this summer.

1. River Valley Farmer’s Market
MEXICO — The River Valley Farmer’s Market will be held on Fridays at Region 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. until mid-October.
While it’s still too early for produce, consumers will be able to purchase seedlings, baked goods, jewelry, bath and body supplies, meat and eggs.
For more information, call Market President Jessica Roy at 357-1304.

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.

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. 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.