1. Think Snow Dance
RUMFORD — The snowmobile clubs of Rumford, Peru, Mexico and Dixfield are having one of their most important fundraisers of the year on Sat., Jan. 17.
The Think Snow Dance will be from 8 p.m. to midnight at the Eagles, with music from The Hooligans.
Support your sport and buy tickets for the great prizes donated by area merchants. They will also pulls three winners for $500 apiece. Tickets will be available that night.
Even with the lack of snow, all the clubs have groomer payments and fall projects that need to be paid.
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. Rumford Senior Citizens to meet
PERU — Rumford Senior Citizens of Peru are having a luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
Menu consist of corn chowder, biscuits-crackers, drinks and dessert. Cost is $5. Take out is available. Call to register at 562-7700 or 562-4225.
1. Oxford County Democrats meeting
BETHEL — The Oxford County Democrats will hold a potluck lunch and meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday at Crescent Park School.
The lunch and social time will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the meeting beginning at 1:30. The snow day, in case of bad weather, will be Sunday, Jan. 18.
Maine Democratic Party Chair Phil Bartlett of Gorham, and Vice-chair Peggy Schaffer of Vassalboro will be in attendance and will lead a discussion of
the 2014 election and plans for the 2016 cycle. There will be representatives from groups circulating petitions for referenda.
Business items will include election of a member of the Maine Democratic State Committee and a member of the Maine Democratic Party Rules Committee,
as well as filling the positions of Chair, Vice-chair, Treasurer, and Secretary for the 2015-2016 cycle.
Those attending are asked to bring a food item to share such as a hot dish, sandwich fixings, salads or dessert item, as well as a canned or packaged donation for the local food pantry.
Information about the Oxford County Democrats is available on Facebook and on www.oxforddems.org, or by calling County Chair Cathy Newell at 875-2116.
1. Daughters of Isabella meeting
RUMFORD — St. Timothy Circle # 504, Daughters of Isabella will meet at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Holy Savior Church Hall.
Chairpersons for the meeting are Tracy Arsenault and Mary Theriault. Committee members are Angela Arsenault, Thelma Giberson, Joan Lepage and Kelly Beauchesne.
The following are to be congratulated on their 25 years plus membership with the Daughters of Isabella:
In November — 55 years, Patricia Hopkins;
In December — 30 years, Theresa Vaillancourt; 61 years, Alfreda Kaubris;
In January — 46 years, Joan Lepage; 48 years, Lorraine Briere; 48 years, Rita Perry.
Congratulations to the Daughters of Isabella for winning first place in the Festival of Trees held at the Rumford Auditorium on December 13.
1. Christian academy accepting enrollment applications
RUMFORD — Praise Assembly of God Christian Academy is currently accepting enrollment applications for their second semester, which starts Jan. 20.
They provide a faith-based alternative to public education for 6-12th graders in the River Valley. Students receive a full course load of solid academics with a Biblical worldview.
Tuition for the remainder of the 2014-2015 school year is $800 and they offer a monthly payment plan. There are two scholarship slots available at this time, awarded on a first come, first serve basis and cover the cost of tuition except for the $50 enrollment fee and $50 curriculum fee.
School and office hours are Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 364-3856 or email email@example.com.
1. Rumford Hospital retirees to meet
MEXICO — The Rumford Hospital retirees will have their next luncheon at 11:15 a.m. on Friday at the Covered Wagon, Main Street.
For more information, call Beverly at 562-4441.
1. Peru Historical Society to meet
PERU — The Peru Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday at the home of Robert and Shirley Dolloff.
1. Class of ’59 lunch
MEXICO — The Mexico High School Class of 1959 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Far East Restaurant.
Spouses and significant others are welcome.
1. Stephens Class of ’58 lunch
DIXFIELD — The Stephens High School Class of 1958 will meet at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 21 at Ellis’ Restaurant.
All classmates and their significant others are welcome to attend. For more information, call Janet B. at 364-2928.
1. Mexico Class of ’58 lunch
MEXICO — Stephens High School Class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15 at the Far East Restaurant, Main Street.
Call Maddy at 364-7235.
1. Class of ’56 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1956 will meet at noon on Thursday at the Far East.
All classmates and spouses welcome
For more information, call Stephen Gallant at 562-7081.
1. Class of ’55 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1955 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Covered Wagon Restaurant for their monthly luncheon and meeting.
1. Class of ’51 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1951 will meet at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at the Covered Wagon.
All classmates are welcome. For more information, call 364-8883.
1. Class of ’48 lunch
DIXFIELD — The Mexico High School Class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 at Ellis Variety.
For more information, call Virginia at 364-2450.
1. Rumford Area Quilters to meet
RUMFORD — RAQ (Rumford Area Quilters) will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street.
No additional snacks requested for this meeting. All area quilters invited. Baby shower items for Newborns in Need will be accepted and a representative from that organization will be present with an update on that project. Show and Tell welcome.
A reminder that if school is cancelled in the area because of inclement weather, RAQ is also cancelled. For more information, call 562-7050.
1. Live music at Black Mountain
RUMFORD — Along with great skiing, Black Mountain presents live music every weekend in the Last Run Pub.
Not just for après skiers, Saturdays will feature a different acoustic artist from 2-5 p.m. and a rocking band headlining from 6-9 p.m. No cover charge.
Cap off the weekend by returning on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for a second acoustic performer or an open mic jam afternoon. There’s always something happening at Black Mountain.
For a complete list of bands, events, and entertainment look under “calendar” at www.skiblackmountain.org.
1. Rumford Historical Society calendars
RUMFORD — The Rumford Historical Society has prepared their historically-oriented calendars for sale, available for $4 each in two different sizes — 5.5×8 inches or 8.5×11 inches.
Each calendar features photos of restaurants from the Rumford area that residents all remember. Also found in the calendar are recipes from some of these restaurants, and from the collection of old recipe books which are filed in the Archives’ Office.
The calendars can be purchased at Bartash’s Gift Store; Carlisle’s Clothing Store; Davis’ Florist; Delux Diner; Ink!; Ink Plaza; Rumford House of Pizza; Tax Collector’s Office; and Rumford Historical Society office (Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.).
The sale of the calendars will help the Society meet its mission of preserving the historical documents and artifacts of the Rumford community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 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.