1. Benefit spaghetti supper Sept. 6
MEXICO — A benefit for four-year-old Emily Penley (kidney cancer victim) and Mary Hutchinson (house fire victim) will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6 at the Speck Mountain Evangelistic Outreach, 33 Roxbury Rd.
The event includes music from 1-6 p.m. from The Founded Trio & Sister Band, Rise & Run, and more, followed by a spaghetti dinner from 6-7.
Admission for the day is $5. There will also be a 50/50 as well as a silent auction on items.

1. Peak-A-Week hikes
REGION — These are the scheduled Peak-A-Week hikes:
Weds., Aug. 27 — Black Mtn. (Peru) 1.3 mi. to summit 2,133 feet;
Weds., Sept. 3 — Bald Mtn. (Woodstock) 1.4 mi. to summit 1,692 feet;
Weds., Sept. 10 — Angel Falls .75 mi. 90 foot waterfall;
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

1. Car show in Dixfield
DIXFIELD — The annual car show to benefit the Dirigo High School Class of 2015 project graduation will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday (rain or shine) in Harlow Park at the high school on Weld Street.
Registration, from 8 a.m. to noon, is fee is $5 per car, driver and one passenger. There will be trophies for first, second and third as well as Best of Show at 1 p.m.
Public admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children under 12. There will be a 50/50 and concessions.
Show cars exhibited at the owner’s risk.

1. Lithuanian Heritage Club to meet
RUMFORD — The Lithuanian Heritage Club will meet at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Sam’s Italians on Rt. 2.
The annual Lithuanian picnic is scheduled for Saturday, Sept 20 at Black Mtn of ME. Eastlands – a Traditonal & Alternative Lithuanian Folk Music from NYC will perform for the entertainment this year.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Food will be served at noon, with the performance to follow after the meal.
Everyone is cordially invited to attend.

1. Yard and bake sale
CARTHAGE — The Carthage Historical Society will sponsor a yard and bake sale at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
They will have baked beans, biscuits, pies, etc. Also, as space permits anyone wishing to set up a table is more than welcome to do so at no charge. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Call 562-7762 to make arrangements if you wish to set up a table.

1. Thursday Night Cribbage
RUMFORD — Thursday Night Cribbage at the Snowshoe Club on Waldo Street will resume on Sept. 4.
Singles games is a $5 entry fee. Games start at 6 p.m.

1. Poetry series to feature Betsy Sholl
RUMFORD — Betsy Sholl, Maine’s Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2011, will read from her works on Thursday at the Rumford Library. The program runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Sholl has published seven collections of poetry, including the prize-winning Don’t Explain. Sholl’s presentation is the first in the Rumford Library’s new guest readers poetry series.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 364-3661.

1. Daughters of Isabella to meet
RUMFORD — St. Timothy’s Circle #504, Daughters of Isabella, will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Holy Savior Church Hall.
Chairpersons are Dot Benedix and Margaret Elliott. Also on the committee are Barbara Clark, Janette Blouin and Sylvia Touchette.
Those with 25-plus year memberships to the Daughters of Isabella are Janet Blouin (37), Pierrette Bolduc (37) and Pearl Murphy (62).

1. MCCP Walk in Rumford
RUMFORD — The Maine Childrens Cancer Walk is being held on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Hosmer Field Complez 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
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. One-Pitch Tournament
RUMFORD POINT — Watch us play ball at the RPCAA annual One-Pitch Tournament!
This event will take place on Saturday, September 13 (and Sunday, September 14 if needed) at the Rumford Point Field on the Martin Road. Start time is 8 a.m. and the snack shack will be serving food and refreshments all day. Hope to see you there!

1. Sno-goers Snowmobile Club to meet
ANDOVER — Snow Valley Sno-Goers Snowmobile Club will hold their first meeting of this season at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3 at the clubhouse, off South Main Street.
All interested are invited to attend. Please note the change of meeting time.

1. Class of ’64 lunch
RUMFORD — The Mexico High School Class of 1964 will resume their class lunches at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the River Valley Grill on Exchange Street.
All classmates, spouses and quests are welcomed. Any questions, call 364-3388.

1. Class of ’51 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1951 “last” class reunion will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, September 10 at the Covered Wagon.
Please respond by August 27 so that a head count can be given to the Covered Wagon for the reservation. You may e-mail Barbara at, Gabrielle at or contact Marie 364-8883 or 562-7047, or mail response to Marie Boudreau, 23 Erchles St., Rumford, ME 04276.

1. Class of ’48 lunch
MEXICO — Mexico Class of 1948 will have lunch at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at the Covered Wagon.
For more information, call Helen Gilbert at 364-2717.

1. Class of ’61 lunch
WOODSTOCK — The Stephens High School Class of 1956 luncheon is noon on Tuesdat at the Crosstone Restaurant at The Mollyockett Motel, Rt. 26 in Woodstock.
All classmates and spouses welcome. For more information call Stephen Gallant at 562-7081

1. Rolling Dozen to resume bowling
RUMFORD — The Rolling Dozen will begin bowling at 9 a.m. on Monday September 8 at Oxford Lanes.
If anyone is interested in joining, contact the bowling alley at 364-7800.

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. 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

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. Preschool Story Time at Rumford Public Library
RUMFORD — The weekly story times in the Rumford Public Library Children’s room will resume on Wednesday, September 3.
Area youngsters ages 2-5 are invited to attend the preschool story times, which are 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.