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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 7-10 p.m. on Oct. 24-25, Nov. 1 and 8-10 p.m. on Oct. 31.
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. GRCC Halloween parade
RUMFORD — The annual GRCC Halloween parade will start at 6 p.m. on Sunday from the Franklin Savings Bank on Congress Street and proceed to the community center.
The event, for grades pre-k through fourth grade, will continue at the GRCC with a costume contest as well as doughnuts, candy and drinks for the children.
For more information, contact the GRCC at 369-9906.

1. Halloween party Friday
PERU — Family Fun Fridays will be having a Halloween party with kids games for grades K-6 from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the old Peru elementary. Only $1 per person to attend and every child must have a responsible adult attend with them. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase for 50 cents each. All admission proceeds are donated to the Friends of Peru Elementary towards heating and electricity for the building.

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. Democrats supper, pie auction
RUMFORD — An old fashioned beef stew supper with pie auction will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the Rumford Eagles.
The event, sponsored by Oxford County Democrats, includes guest of honor Mike Michaud, plus legislative and county Democratic candidates. Tickets are $10 and $8 for seniors at the door. For more information, call 364-7666 or 875-2116.

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, Nov. 2 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, Nov. 2 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. Financial aid night at Dirigo
DIXFIELD — Financial aid night will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the SCC at Dirigo High School.
All students (grades 9- 12) and parents are welcome to attend. This is your opportunity to learn about post secondary financial aid options.
This information session will specifically cover the Financial aid process and types of aid; free application for federal student aid (FAFSA); reducing college costs; paying the bill.
This event will be presented by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) Any questions, call the guidance office at Dirigo High School at
562-4251, ext. 228.

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, Nov. 1. 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, Nov. 1 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, Nov. 1 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, November 4 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. Chicken pie supper Saturday
RUMFORD — The Rumford United Methodist Church on Linnell Street will have a chicken pie supper on Saturday.
The meal will include chicken pie, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, rolls, coffee and tea or punch plus a choice of lemon or chocolate delight dessert. There will be one sitting only at 5 p.m. and the cost is $9.

1. Free coffee with senate candidate
REGION — To clarify an earlier flyer in local newspapers about Joe Martin, state senate candidate, he will have his “Have a cup of joe with Joe” event at Mrs. B’s in Peru from 8 to noon Saturday.

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, November 2 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. RES Craft Fair
RUMFORD — The Rumford Elementary School Craft Fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Lincoln Avenue school.
Various crafters will be selling their products. Items include knit wear, jewelry, cloth handbags, wooden crafts, goat soap, doll clothes, homemade jams, jellies and pickles.
Students will also have crafts for sale. The ABC cafe will serve food throughout the day.
Proceeds from the fair will benefit students who attend the school.

1. Red Hat Mommas to meet
NEW GLOUCESTER — The Red Hat Mommas of Western Maine will meet on Thursday at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester.
Pumpkin carving and farm tours will be available for those interested. Pay on your own. They will leave the Dixfield Post Office at 9 a.m. Call Isabel by Oct. 17 to confirm.

1. Crafters wanted
DIXFIELD — American Legion Auxiliary Dixfield is looking for crafters for their Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 1.
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. Fall dance at Hope Assoc.
RUMFORD — A public fall dance will take place from 6-8 p.m. on Friday at the Hope Association, 85 Lincoln Ave.
Featured will be Joe “The Music Man” Sirois. Refreshments will be available.
Donations welcome to benefit the Hope Association.

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 ’50 lunch
RUMFORD — The Stephens High School Class of 1950 will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Gatch’s.

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. 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.