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1. Eagles’ car, motorcycle display
RUMFORD — The Rumford Eagles Club 1248 woll host the seventh annual Classic, Antique, Hot Rod, Muscle Car and Motorcycle Display from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.
There will be music from 1-3 with Noel & Don, along with food available.
The Pink Sock Hop will be at the club from 8 p.m. to midnight, with all money going to Mainers suffering from breast cancer. There will be a $5 entry fee, with free entry for members. There will be a 50/50 and Chinese auction, with local prizes. Donations appreciated.

1. Annual Lithuanian Picnic on Saturday
RUMFORD — The Annual Lithuanian Picnic will take place on Saturday at Black Mountain of Maine.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m., with homemade Lithuanian food served at noon. Price is $15 for adults and $6 for children under age 10.
There will be live musical entertainment from Eastlande and Friends, playing traditional and alternative Lithuanian folk music. You may see a variety of instruments onstage, including accordian, keyboard, violin, ukulele, percussion, wood flute, chalameau (birbyne) psaltry (kankles).
Eastlande, with core members Rimas Polikaitis and Ruta Pakstas Cole, has collaborated with second generation Lithuanian musician David Tamulewich and his American folk music duo “Mustard’s Retreat” to create their program “Crossroads of Lithuanian and N. American Folk Music,” presented in English, and designed to familiarize the public with Lithuanian music, and its cultural, historical and mythological context.

1. RAAPA rehearsals underway
RUMFORD — Under the direction of Bob Bohren, the RAAPA Chorus has begun its weekly rehearsals in preparation for this year’s production, entitled, “Christmas Is for Children.”
It’s not too late be a part of this exciting production. There is no audition required, but chorus members must have the ability to sing as part of a four-part choral group and commit to the weekly rehearsal and performance schedules. 
Rehearsals take place each Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. in the band room of Mountain Valley High School.
To reserve music and for more information, contact Mary Pulsifer at 562-7050.

1. Cub Scout signups Thursday
RUMFORD — Pack 580 Cub Scout signups will take place at 6 p.m. on Thursday at the American Legion Post.
All new Cub Scouts that signup in September or October will receive a free Portland Pirates hockey puck and a Pine Wood derby car courtesy of VIP Tires & Service.
For more information, call Tanya Vaughn at 224-678-5911.

1. Church hosting 30th birthday celebration
RUMFORD — The Praise Assembly of God Church is hosting their 30th Birthday Celebration at 4 p.m. this Saturday.
Events include games, reflections, memories, and fun from 4-5:30 p.m., followed by a ham dinner from 5:30-6:30, then a worship services from 6:30-8.
Their theme for the night is “For Such a Time as This.” They invite members of the community, first responders, and past attendees to this special celebration.

1. Female Veteran’s Luncheon
RUMFORD — The Rumford American Legion Post 24 will host the second annual Female Veterans Luncheon on Saturday, November 15.
Pampering begins at 9:30 a.m. and is on a first come first serve basis.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Guest speakers will follow. Please share this info with all female veterans throughout the State of Maine.
Last year’s event was a huge success. They are hoping to build on the number of attendees. For more information, ccall Tricia at 357-3289.

1. Hot Damn and Mexican Night
RUMFORD — American Legion Post 24 will have a Mexican supper from 4:30-7 p.m. or until sold out on Saturday, September 27. They are serving burritos, taco salads, Chimis and Tostados with chips, salsa and Churros for only $12.
Hot Damn will play from 7:30 to 10:30 with a cover charge of $4.

1. Indoor rummage sale
WEST PARIS — There will be an indoor rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 24-25, and 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 16 at the Ledgeview Living Center.
Any donations will be graciously accepted.

1. Fall Craft Fair
RUMFORD CENTER — The Rumford Grange will hold their Fall Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct 11.
To reserve a table, call 786-3248.
The fair will be in conjunction with a Petting Zoo for the children. There will be a variety of unusual animals. Food will be available.

1. Chances on a homemade quilt
DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Congregational Church will be raffling a homemade queen-size quilt at the October Fest on October 4 at the Church Annex.
The quilt was made by women of the church and community this spring. Each square is quilted differently on the back of each big square on front.
The tickets are $2 each or three for $5. For tickets, call Deb Morang at 562-8006 or attend the October Fest, held from 8 a.m. to noon. The popular pumpkin waffles will be featured for breakfast.

1. The Changing Nature of Glaciated Landscapes
BETHEL — The Mahoosuc Land Trust will conclude its 2014 speaker series on Wednesday, Sept. 24 with a presentation on “The Changing Nature of Glaciated Landscapes,” a slide and discussion program by Bob Elliott about glacial features in the area, focused on the “Ancestral Androscoggin Esker.”
The program is from 7–8 p.m. in the McLaughlin Science Center Auditorium at Gould Academy. Come a little early to look at topographic maps of the esker and related features.

1. Peak-A-Week hikes
REGION — These are the scheduled Peak-A-Week hikes:
Weds., Sept. 17 — Tumbledown Dick (Peru) 3.0 mi. 900 feet;
Weds., Spet. 24 — Sugarloaf (Dixfield) .9 mi. to summit 1,521 feet;
Weds., Oct. 1 — Morrills Ledge (Peru);
Weds., Oct. 8 — River Walk.
The Peak-A-Week hiking group meets every Wednesday evening at 5 p.m. sharp at the Rumford Information Center to hike a local mountain. Bring water, snacks, and a flashlight. The schedule of hikes is available at www.chisholmskiclub.org.

1. Oktoberfest Craft Fair on Oct. 18
RUMFORD — The River Valley Rotary Club’s 21st annual Oktoberfest Craft Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18 at Hope Association.
There will be a variety of crafters offering jewelry, homemade crafts, baked goods and a multitude of other merchandise. There will be a cookie walk and the Rotary Club will also have a book fair.
There are still a limited number of tables left for crafters. Contact Sally Theriault at 364-4561 for more information or for an application. Application deadline is October 3.

1. Lobster roll lunch
DIXFIELD — The Dixfield Congregational Church will hold a lobster roll lunch (chicken rolls for non-lobster lovers) from 11 a.m. to sold out Sunday in the church annex.
The menu will be a lobster or chicken roll, coles slaw, potato salad, beverage, dessert. Lobster rolls will be $8 and the chicken will be $7 – half price for children under 12. Takeouts available and you can reserve a meal or order a take out by calling 562-4582 and leaving a message.

1. Free sesson for food addicts/obsession
LEWISTON — A free information session is being offered to the public regarding food addiction and food obsession.
It will be held at at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday by Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) at St. Mary’s Hospital, 99 Campus Ave.
Free yourself from addiction and food obsession. Come to a community information meeting for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia.
For more information, call Dan C. at 577-7401. If Rumford residents would like to car pool, call 357-1259.

1. Red Hat Mommas to meet
BETHEL — The Red Hat Mommas will go to Sunday River on Thursday, Sept. 25 to ride on the Chondola for those who want the adventure and lunch at the SS Milton’s.
Everyone will pay on their own. Call Isabel by Friday if you plan to attend. For those who do not want to ride the Chondola, you can still enjoy lunch. They will leave Marden’s parking lot at 10:30 a.m.

1. Dance at Snowshoe Club
RUMFORD — There will be a dance this Saturday at the Snowshoe Club, with music by the Grindstone Band.
Dancing will be 7-11 p.m. Members and guests are welcome.

1. Class of ’45 lunch
ANDOVER — The Stephens High School Class of 1945 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Little Red Hen on Main Street.
For more information, call Marguerete at 364-3270.

1. Class of ’46 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1946 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Dick’s Restaurant.
For more information, call Phyllis at 562-4207

1. Stephens Class of ’48 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Far East Restaurant.
For more information, call Simonne at 364-3801.

1. Class of ’49 lunch
ANDOVER — Members of the Stephens High School Class of 1949 will meet for their regular monthly luncheon at noon on Wednesday at the Little Red Hen.

1. Class of ’50 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1950 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Covered Wagon.

1. Class of ’54 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1954 will meet for a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Dick’s Restaurant.

1. Mexico Class of ’58 lunch
ANDOVER — The Mexico High School Class of 1958 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Little Red Hen.
Spouses and significant others are welcome.

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

1. Class of ’65 lunch
RUMFORD CENTER — Stephens High School Class of 1965 will meet at the new River Valley Grill (formerly Rt. 2 Diner) at noon on Wednesday.
For more information, call Linda at 364-3393.

1. MCCP Walk in Rumford
RUMFORD — The Maine Childrens Cancer Walk is being held on Saturday at the Hosmer Field Complex with registration at 8 a.m. and the walk following.
Anyone wishing to register can contact Sandee Welch at 418-9650, Denise Letarte at 357-3757 or Debi Briggs at 364-2479. You can also register online at mccpwalk.org.
Get together with your friends and family and form a team for a child you know is fighting this horrid disease. Cancer is on the rise again and we have to find a cure.
Children shouldn’t have to be sick with any kind of disease. Help us help them to lead a healthy cancer-free life.

1. Poetry program at RPL
RUMFORD — Poetry program from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24 at the Rumford Public Library.
Bring a poem to share bring a friend, too. Light refreshments. Free and open to the public. Questions, call 364-3661.

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. 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. 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.) 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 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.