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1. Flu clinic in Andover
ANDOVER — A flu clinic will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Monday at the Andover Town Hall.
Please bring your MaineCare, Medicare and insurance information. There is a $25 fee for those that are uninsured.
Contact Karen Swan at 392-4031 for more information.

1. Benefit supper, ticket auction
TURNER — A benefit supper and ticket auction will be held on Saturday for Donnie Stevens of Canton, who has diabetes and CLL leukemia.
It will be held at Boofy Quimby Memorial-Center in Turner.
Served will be a baked bean or Mac & cheese (hot dogs) supper from 4:30-6 p.m. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and under. The ticket auction drawing will be at 6. Featured will be music by Roadhouse.

1. Halloween party at Beacon House
RUMFORD — There will be a Halloween party for all ages at 2 p.m. on Friday at the Beacon House.
There will bobbing for apples, guessing games, karaoke, prizes and snacks.

1. Chicken Fest on Saturday
PERU — The Friends of Peru Elementary School will have a Chicken Fest supper from 5-6:30 p.m. on Saturday at the old Peru school, Main Street.
Come see how many difference ways chicken can be prepared. Additional non-chicken casseroles, salads, beverages and desserts will be available. Cost is $7 for adults, and $3 for children ages 12 and under. A 50/50 available.
All proceeds to benefit the Peru Community Center.

1. Christmas decoration sale
RUMFORD — There will be a Christmas decoration sale weekdays on the weeks of Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 at the What Not Shop, 85 Lincoln Ave.
For more information, call the What Not Shop at 364-2139.

1. Public supper in Roxbury
ROXBURY — The Roxbury ATV Riders Club and the Roxbury Fireman’s Relief will hold a public supper from 5-7 p.m. on Saturday at the Roxbury Town Hall.
Served will be spaghetti and meatballs, bread or rolls, drinks/punch, coffee, dessert. Cost is $5 per person. There will be a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds will go to trails and fire equipment.

1. Florida citrus treats
DIXFIELD — Webb River Seventh-day Adventist School and Mt. Blue Moccasin’s Pathfinder Youth Group is having a fruit fundraiser.
You can order tree ripened Ruby Red Grapefruit and Navel Oranges from Florida in various sizes to fit your family or business needs. If you can’t eat citrus, they also will offer Elliot Pecans in one pound bags. Once a month starting now and through March orders will be taken. The last day to order for November delivery is on the November 7. The fruit will be ready for pick up on November 17 from 12:30-5:30 p.m. at the Webb River Seventh-day Adventist School, 58 Pine St. Dixfield. To place orders, call Carol Hellenberg at 562-8870.

1. Movie night in Dixfield
DIXFIELD — The Webb River Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School is hosting a free movie night at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 58 Pine St.
Shown will be Showing Hell and Mr. Fudge, winner of 2012 Platinum Award at the Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. Film is not rated. There will be various items and snack foods for sale.

1. Parkinson’s Support Group
RUMFORD — There will be a Parkinson’s Support Group meeting from 1:30-3:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Rumford Community Home, 11 John Kennedy Lane.
It will take place in the basement conference room.

1. Craft fair in Dixfield
DIXFIELD —
The Dixfield American Legion Auxiliary will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.
Bake table will be sponsored by the Junior Auxiliary.

1. Public supper at Dixfield Legion
DIXFIELD — The Dixfield American Legion family public supper will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Served will be a turkey dinner with all the fixings. Cost is $5 per person.

1. Craft fair, trip
PERU — The Rumford Seniors of Peru will hold a craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8 at the old Peru school, Main Street.
Selling chances on food baskets would like donation of nonperishables. A bake sale, selling rada; coffee and muffins for $1 to. Tables are $15 for one or $25 for two.
On Sunday, bus leaves at 11:30 a.m. for 2 p.m. show, “I married an alien,” in Lewiston. Cost is $45. Sign up by Thursday.
Call 562-7700 or 562-4225.

1. Post 24 meeting
RUMFORD — American Legion Post 24 will have a membership meeting Sunday.
A beef stew supper at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. meeting. Boys’ and Girls’ State delegates and their families will join for supper. All Legion, Auxiliary and SAL members are encouraged to attend.

1. Mexico supper, dance
RUMFORD — American Legion Post 24 will host a public Mexican supper and dance on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Supper served from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jamie Virgin and Gary Petrie will play from 7-11.
Fresh salsa and chips, chimichangas, burritos, tostadas, taco salads and churros. Supper and dance $12; Dance only, $4 person.

1. Snow Valley Sno-Goers to meet
ANDOVER — The Snow Valley Sno-Goers snowmobile club will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 5 at the clubhouse, located off Route 5.
All members and anyone interested in area snowmobiling are welcome to attend.

1. Haunted Halloween Walk
RUMFORD — The Cancer Crusaders will hold their sixth annual Haunted Halloween Walk at 320 Isthmus Rd.
Cost is $5 per person. It will be at 8-10 p.m. on Friday and 7-10 p.m. on Saturday.
Be prepared to be scared! All profits go to cancer patient and research.
For more information, call Cindi (357-2701), Allison (357-7084) or Jenn (418-7599).

1. Santa’s Helpers returns!
MEXICO — Santa’s Helpers is returning, and they will be in the same location as the past at 33 Roxbury Rd., now home to the Speck Mountain Church.
Margaret McNeal is continuing to run Santa’s Helpers, a group that provides new clothing and toys to deserving children and their parents each Christmas season. The program will begin on Nov. 3. They will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, upstairs in the church. One change will be that people for Santa’s Helpers will enter through the door on the Roxbury Road side of the building, then go up the stairs.
Santa’s Helpers will accept donations as well as accept applications right up until Christmas eve. Qualified people need to have their MaineCare cards when they apply.
McNeal said she is excited to present the program again and is already shopping for items for the children. She is also in need of donations. To do so, contact her at 357-8772.

1. Craft and food fair at Post 24
RUMFORD — The American Legion Auxiliary Post #24 will have a craft and food fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23 at the American Legion.
A raffle and bake sale table will be available, and breakfast and lunch will be served for a small charge. Crafters can rent a table for $15 for one table and $25 for two tables. Tables need to be paid upfront. Money can be dropped off or mailed to American Legion, 184 Congress St., Rumford, ME 04276. For more information, call 369-9053. Craft Fair chairmen are Donna Wotton and Anita Murphy.
The American Legion Auxiliary recently raised funds for boots for Maine homeless veterans, scholarships for high school students, local residents at the Veterans Nursing Home in South Paris and for children of deployed soldiers.

1. GRCC hoop signups, coaches wanted
RUMFORD — Signups for GRCC basketball are ongoing until the week of Nov. 15.
There will be two boys’ and girls’ leagues — one for grades 1-4 and the second for grades 5-8.
Those interested in coaching can leave their name by calling 369-9906.

1. Sons of Italy Memorial Mass
RUMFORD — The Sons of Italy will have a Memorial Mass for all of their deceased members at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday at the Parish of the Holy Savior.

1. Roxbury cemeteries closing for winter
ROXBURY — The Town of Roxbury cemeteries will be closing for the winter months.
The cemetery committee would like to remind everyone that they need to remove flower arrangements and/ or decorations by October 31 or they will be removed.

1. My Hope America
MEXICO — My Hope America, with Billy Graham, along with live music, will take place at 6 p.m. on Sunday on Rt. 17 at 33 Roxbury Rd.
Music will be from the Founded Trio Band and the Rise & Run Band. All seats are free, with free raffle tickets at the door. For more information, call 418-0361.

1. Christmas fair at the Green Church
MEXICO — The annual Christmas fair at the Mexico Congregational Church, UCC (Green Church) will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Morning coffee and muffins will be served by Pastor Izzie Radford-Nash and Jo Ellen Winslow. The raffle table, chaired by Shirley Fifield, includes a hand-braided woolen rug and cash prize, as well as a Chinese auction. There will be a bake sale and handmade crafts and gifts. Attic treasures will be for sale in the upstairs conference room and on the lawn. A luncheon will be served by Peggy Cannon, Esther Cooper, and Bev Cantin at 11:30 a.m., which will include chili, hot soups, sandwiches, and dessert.

1. Christian Walkathon
MEXICO — There will be a Christian Walkathon on Saturday at the First Baptist Church.
Registration is from 10-10:30 a.m., followed by 30 minutes for prayer, with the walk from 11 to noon, and ending with lunch.
This walk is not to raise money but to raise awareness that God is with us and that Jesus saves. Bus transportation will be provided for those who cannot walk or complete the route.
Have lunch of chicken pot pit, rolls, beverage and dessert provided by the Front Porch Cafe, with music by Sammie Angel.
For more information, contact Pastor Tony and Heidi Ferguson by facebook or 357-3876, 364-8712 or ajrea65@gmail.com.

1. Strathglass Park Preservation Society to meet
RUMFORD — The quarterly meeting of the Strathglass Park Preservation Society will be held at 9:15 a.m. on Saturday in the community room of the Rumford Public Library.
The meeting is open to the public, but participation and voting are limited to members of the Society. Membership is open to anyone supporting the revitalization of Strathglass Park and is $15 a year.
For more information, email contact@strathglass.org.

1. A hunters/election day supper
ANDOVER — A hunters/election day supper will take place at 5 p.m. on Tuesday at the Andover Congregational Church.
Served will be baked beans, hot dogs, mac and cheese, beverages and desserts. Cost will be $8 for adults, and $4 for children under 10
Wear hunter orange to be included in the door prize – a wildlife quilt by Shirley York, Blue Moose Quilting. For more information, call Sharon at 392-4351 or Shirley at 369-0575.

1. GRCC gymnastics session
RUMFORD — The Greater Rumford Community Center is offering the new monthly session of recreational gymnastics.
Tuesday and Thursday classes for $40 now underway include Pee Wee from 3-4 p.m., Lions from 4-5 p.m., and Tigers from 5-6 p.m.
They also offer a tot class from 9-10 a.m. on Thursdays for $5 per class.
You can try one class for free to see if your child will enjoy it.
They have a competition gymnastic team. Tryouts for the competition team is Saturday. For more information, call 369-9906.
They have a competition and tumble cheerleader group on Sundays at the GRCC.

1. Post 100 to have family meeting
DIXFIELD — American Legion Post 100 will have a family meeting at 5 p.m. on Sunday to discuss plans for New Year’s Eve.
This is open to all members Legion, Auxiliary, S.A.L. Regular monthly meeting will start at 6 p.m.

1. Crafters wanted
DIXFIELD — American Legion Auxiliary Dixfield is looking for crafters for their Craft Fair on Saturday.
If you are interested, contact Michelle at 418-7836 or Bridget at 357-4133.

1. Gift basket fundraiser
MEXICO — The Mexico Public Library is currently holding a gift basket raffle.
There are 15 beautiful, themed gift baskets that the library is selling tickets on. Tickets are available at the circulation desk through Monday, Nov. 17, when the winning tickets will be drawn for each of the baskets. Tickets are $1 for one, $2 for three, $5 for seven tickets.
The following are the baskets being raffled off: All Things Pumpkin, Autumn Days, Blueberry Blitz, Christmas Corner, Frozen Frenzy!, It’s Playtime, It’s Pumpkin Time, Marvelously Maple!, Pamper Yourself, Playing with Planes!, Puzzles Galore!, Soup’s On!, Sundaes at Home, Warming Up!, Yahoo for Yarns!
All baskets are on display in the library. Attendance at the drawing is not required. For more information, call the library at 364-3281.

1. Moving Freely to begin
MEXICO — Moving Freely will take place until Nov. 28 at the River Valley Recreation Center; use back entrance.
Class time will 9-10 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with facilitator Mitzi Sequoia. Cost for the six-week program is a $15 donation. Registration is 8:30 a.m. before first class.
This is sponsored by Androscoggin Home Health and Hospice Services, the River Valley Healthy Communities, and the Rumford Hospital.
For more information, call 364-7400.

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. Crafters wanted
RUMFORD — Rumford seniors are having a craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 8.
Tables are available at $15 for one or $25 for two.
Fair consist of raffles, food tables, 50/50 door prize.
need volunteers to help out. call 562-7700 or 562-4225.

1. Thanksgiving basket fundraiser
RUMFORD — The Daughters of Isabella are selling tickets on their Thanksgiving food raffle.
A wagon is filled with lots of food and many other lovely items. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Proceeds will go to the Daughter’s for their many charitable activities. You may purchase tickets from any of the Daughters and also on any Thursday evening at the church Beano between 5 and 6 p.m. The winner will be drawn on November 22 at the Holy Savior Craft Fair.
Daughters of Isabella are being asked to donate non-perishable goods for the Thanksgiving food raffle. Cash donations will also be accepted. Donations should be left at the Parish Hall, by the bingo board, on any Thursday until November 20.

1. Class of ’64 lunch
RUMFORD CENTER — The Mexico High School Class of ’64 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at the River Valley Grill.
All classmates, spouses and guests are welcomed. Any questions, call Sarah at 364-3388.

1. Class of ’59 lunch
MEXICO — The Mexico High School Class of 1959 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Covered Wagon.
Spouses and significant others are welcome.

1. Class of ’56 lunch
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1956 will meet at noon on Tuesday at Gatch’s, 137 Rumford Ave.
All classmates and spouses welcome.
For more information, call Stephen Gallant at 562-7081.

1. Class of ’53 lunch
RUMFORD CENTER — The Stephens High School Class of 1953 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at the River Valley Grill.
All class members and guests are welcome. For more information, call Isabel Duguay at 562-4241.

1. Mexico Class of ’48 lunch
MEXICO — The Mexico High School Class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at Dick’s Restaurant, Main St.
Classmates and guests welcome. For more information, call Helen at 364-2717.

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 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.