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. 20 — Speckled Mtn. (Peru) 1.3 mi. to summit 2,183 feet;
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. Crosswinds to present day at Mexico Rec Park
MEXICO — Crosswinds presents a day to bring families, communities and especially churches together.
Join them from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Mexico Recreation Park for a peace-filled day with wonderful heart-loving folk. Bring your own food, drink and swim suit.
To bring church outside the four walls of a building is really what this day is all about. There will be music and worship provided by several worship bands around Maine.
Prayer will be another huge focus as they pray for the world, country, and towns and governments. They will also hear from awesome pastors and evangelists. Also, many will give their personal testimonies of praise and thanksgiving unto God.

1. Antique Auto Show on Saturday
HARTFORD — The Hartford Heritage Society is hosting an Antique Auto Show from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday at the J & O Irish Museum, Route 140.
The rain date is Sunday.
There will be free ice cream Sundays and tours inside the museum. Hot dogs, drink and chips for sale outside on the lawn. If you have an Antique Auto, join in on the fun and show off your car.

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, Aug. 31 (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. Poetry series to feature Betsy Sholl
RUMFORD — Betsy Sholl, Maine’s Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2011, will read from her works on Thursday, August 28 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. Back to School Fashion Show
RUMFORD — There will be a Back to School Fashion Show at Hope Association this Friday.
The Glee Club entertains at noon followed at 12:15 p.m. by the Fashion Show. Come to the fashion show and see examples of clothing available at the What Not Shop.
The What Not Shop will have Fill-A-Bag (clothing only) for $5.

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. Chicken barbeque this Sunday
RUMFORD — There will be a chicken barbeque at noon on Sunday at the Son’s of Italy.

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 ’65 lunch
RUMFORD — Stephens High School Class of 1965 will meet at noon on Wednesday at Gatch’s on Rumford Avenue.
Classmates and guests welcome. For more information, call Linda at 364-3393.

1. Mexico Class of ’58 lunch
RUMFORD CENTER — The Mexico High School Class of 1958 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Route 2 Diner.
Spouses and significant others are welcome.

1. Stephens Class of ’58 lunch
ANDOVER — The Stephens High School Class of 1958 will meet at noon on Wednesday at the Little Red Hen Restaurant.
All classmates and their significant others are welcome. For more information, call Janet B. at 364-2928.

1. Class of ’50 lunch
MEXICO — The Stephens High School Class of 1950 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Covered Wagon.
All members and their guests are invited.

1. Class of ’49 lunch
BETHEL — Members of the Stephens High School Class of 1949 will meet for their regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Black Diamond (toward Sunday River on the left).

1. Stephens Class of ’48 lunch
MEXICO — Stephens High School Class of 1948 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at Dick’s Restaurant.
Classmates and guests welcome. For more information, call Beverly at 364-4085.

1. Class of ’45 lunch
MEXICO — Stephens High School Class of 1945 will have their class luncheon at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Covered Wagon.
For more information, call Marguerite at 364-3270.

1. Class of ’46 lunch
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1946 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the River Valley Grill.

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

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. 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. 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.