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Event listing items can be submitted to us at They should be short and to the point, including dates, times and contact information. Please submit event listings in paragraph format (as opposed to a list format or sending a poster) and please refrain from typing them in all uppercase. All items are listed chronologically, organized by category. Our seven categories are: [Special Events], [Exhibits, Readings & Shows], [Music, Dance & Drama], [Benefit Feasts, Sales & Events], [Craft Fairs, Yard Sales & Farmers' Markets], [Meetings & Gatherings][Classes & Workshops]. Click on these seven categories for easy navigation.


The Mallett School Food Pantry will have pantry staples and produce distributions for families with children in RSU9 on Wednesday July 18 at the Mallett School cafeteria from 3:30-4:45 or while our supplies last. The next distribution will be Wednesday August 15, 3:30-4:45.

Rangeley Lakes Historical Society will present; 19th Century Rangeley in 3D" At Rangeley’s Lakeside Theater on Tuesday July 17 and Weds. July 18 at 7pm. Those in attendance will view the 19th Century Rangeley region as never before seen, thanks to modern large screen projection and 3D glasses, to view authentic vintage "stereoviews". Museum Director Bill Pierce will share the lure and lore of many of these classic renditions and live music performed by Stan Keach and Ben Godsoe will add delightful flavor to this special evening. There will also be Vintage film from the 1930’s, Refreshments and a Silent Auction. Doors open at 6:30 show starts at 7PM. All seats are $10.00 in support of the Historical Society. This event is being held in cooperation with the Rangeley Friends of the Arts who will benefit directly by all sales at the Terrific Cash Bar and Concession Stand. Come help support two great local non-profits and enjoy what promises to be a great evening as we step back in time together! Tickets are available at OSHM in Oquossoc. For more information please call 864-3091

Libraries Rock! Children's Summer Reading activities at the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, Mt. Vernon
Wed. July 18 at 4:00pm—Creeping Creatures Stone Art
Enjoy a hands on experience with The Very Hungry Caterpillar with Leslie Grenier and then create your own insect or creature--out of stones!
Wed. July 25 at 4:00pm--Turtle Banks and flowers
Make a bank for your coins or other small collections or design a flower out of foam.
Wed. August 1 at 4:00pm--Rock n' Roll and Rocky Road
Come listen to and sing along with marvelous Mt. Vernon musician Greg Hatt, and then enjoy ice cream on the lawn. Passes to the Farmington Fair will be awarded to all who bring their completed reading logs.

You are invited to an informational meet & greet on July 18, 2018 for Woodlands Senior Living of Farmington at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Bass Room. Welcoming guests at any time between 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

The New Portland Community Library is having an Ice Cream Social on Wednesday, July 18, 5-7pm. Join us for a cool treat and a time to visit with neighbors. Prices range from $1 - $6.00. Located at 899 River Road in New Portland. Call if you have questions at 628-6561

Kingfield Festival Days zombie apocalypse theme. July 20, 21 & and 22. Grand parade at noon July 21. $100 cash for 1st place float. Inflatables, live entertainment, vendors, dunk tank & street dance sat evening with not your average dj service. Free fun for all ages. Brochure printed in the original irregular.
Contract jodi 491 8109 for more questions.

Come visit Maine's Paper and Heritage Museum for tours and a yard sale. Saturday, July 21, 9am to 2pm Church Street/Route 133, Livermore Falls. Tours are also available other days by appointment, call Sherry at 592-1807 or Greg 897-3157. Watch for other upcoming MPHM events.

Saturday, July 21, 6:30-8:00pm, Family Game Night, Shorey Chapel, Route 43, Industry. Bring your favorite games or come learn a new one. Free snacks!

Wilton Blueberry Farm. Open For Picking - Monday July 23. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 83 McLaughlin Road

Artists, Crafters, and Vendors Wanted. The Maine Forestry Museum at 221 Stratton Rd. in Rangeley is looking for any vendor that sells, USA- handmade items such as food, crafts, fiber artistry, woodwork, art, leather, photography, wrought iron, etc... to vend at our 38th Annual Logging Festival being held Friday & Saturday, July 27 & 28. Booths are $25 a day for a 10x10 space. As a special, if you vend both Friday and Saturday, Saturday is Free. The Festival runs from 10-4 pm on Friday and from 11-4 pm Saturday following our Parade. FMI: you may call 207-864-3939; visit our website; or email

The Maine Forestry Museum is holding its 38th Annual Logging Festival on Friday and Saturday, July 27 and 28 on our fairgrounds at 221 Stratton Rd. The Festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm on Friday and will include artists, crafters and vendors of all kinds. Come witness the Burying of the Beans for our Famous Bean-Hole Dinner served on Saturday. Friday’s admission to the Festival is FREE! Saturday starts out with our Parade down Main St. in Rangeley. Following the Parade our Festival runs from 11-4. Admission to the Festival on Saturday is $5 for adults, and children under 12 $3. The Festival on Saturday consists of again the artists and crafters, Bean-Hole Dinner, Lumberjack & Lumberjill competition, barrel train rides for the kids, chainsaw demo’s and much, much, more…. FMI: please visit our website at, visit us on Facebook or call 207-864-3939.

34th Annual Little Mr. & Miss Woodchip Competition sponsored by The Maine Forestry Museum is being held Friday night July 27 at 7 pm at the museum at 221 Stratton Rd in Rangeley. We offer a special invitation to all 6-8 year old boys and girls to take part in the competition. They may sing a song or recite a poem. The winners ride in the Logging Festival Parade the next day. Come enjoy the competition along with live musical entertainment and cloggers. To register and get more information please contact Liz at 917-836-1632.

Lumberjack & Lumberjill Logging Competition at the Maine Forestry Museum, Stratton Rd., Rangeley on July 28. Events: axe throw, log roll, crosscut, underhand chop, stock saw & wood split. Cash prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th places. Overall winner a Stihl chainsaw! Registration $10.00. To register call museum 207 864-3939 or Mark 207 864-5040 or go to Maine Forestry

The first annual Western Maine Lakes and Mountains Vintage Motorcycle Ride will take place on Saturday, July 28. The self guided tour will start and end at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 58 High Street Wilton. Motorcycles can arrive starting at 8 am for coffee and donuts, with a riders chat at 9:30 and off on the first leg of the tour around 10 or before. Any motorcycle 25 years old and older is welcome. The tour also welcomes "retrobikes", such as modern Triumphs, Royal Enfield Bullets and the like, along with any year Moto Guzzi. If your old motorcycle is not running, feel free to ride a newer model. It is asked that all riders wear proper safety gear, including a helmet. There are plans to have a "chase truck" to follow the riders in case of breakdowns. The ride will leave the Church for the AM loop by 10, returning by 12:30 for a sandwiches and salads lunch, then leave for the afternoon route around 1:30. During lunch the vintage motorcycles will be on display in the church parking lot, with the public welcome to attend. Each rider will get a sheet listing the suggested route and can follow the directions at their own pace. The routes have been carefully selected for interesting roads and views, and are about 80 miles long each. Riders from Maine, NH, Vermont, Mass and New York are expected, with a wide variety of motorcycle makes such as a 1945 Indian Chief, Honda 350/4, BMW /2 and /5, Puch, Honda Dream, and Moto Guzzi just to name a few. The ride is free. It is just a bunch of friends getting together for a cruise. Donations will be gladly accepted for the provided lunch and fuel for the chase truck. There will also be a Lasagna dinner and Motorcycle display at the Church on Friday evening for those riders that are coming in early from out of town. For more details, or to let them know you are coming so they can plan the food, please call 897-5621, ask for Jack, or email

Calling All Loggers! The Maine Forestry Museums 38th Annual Logging Parade will be held Saturday, July 28 at 10 am on Main St. in Rangeley. This year’s parade theme is “Our Friends from the Forest”. Prizes for “Best Loaded Truck”, “Most Appropriate to Logging” and “Best Parade Theme”. If you or your group would like to participate in the parade please contact Linda Sikes at 207-491-6566.

Vendors Wanted. Chesterville Family Fun Day Event. Saturday, August 11. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Location: Chesterville Town Hall. We are looking for a variety of vendors/crafters to purchase a space at our annual event. $15 for a 10 x 10 indoor spot. Chesterville residents free. Call 778-6520 for further information or email

Food Mobiles at Rangeley Family Medicine. April 4, May 9, September 5, October 3, 10:30-12. Rangeley Family Medicine, 42 Dallas Hill Rd., Rangeley, is hosting a free food distribution in partnership with The Good Shepherd Food Bank. Anyone struggling to keep food on the table is welcome. Please bring your own box or bags! For more information, please contact Rangeley Family Medicine at 207-864-3303.

Attention crafters and vendors: The Jay Historical Society invites you to join us for our annual open house August 11th, 2018. This year’s theme is an old fashioned carnival and agricultural fair. We are offering local vendors of handcrafted items and produce the opportunity to sell their items on the Jay Historical Society’s lawn located on Rt. 2 in Jay, from 9am-2pm. Each person will receive one table space for FREE. Please email us at or call 320-9799 with a brief description of what you sell and your contact information to register.


High Peaks Artisan Guild, Gallery and Antiques. The Guild members would like to welcome you to come usher in the fall season with them. Paintings, photography, prints and cards, travel art, wood turnings, crazy quilts and quilted bags, fiber art, felted soap, homemade soap, knitted and crochet items, child size fleece hoodies, homemade pillows, found object art, jewelry, warm glass and stained glass, pottery, salvaged wood furniture, hand forged wrought iron items, antiques and collectibles. An unexpected find in the heart of historic downtown Kingfield. Regular hours open, Friday thru Sunday 11-5pm, Thursdays thru January or by appointment or chance. (207)340-8143 or home (207)446-4316, 245 Main Street, Kingfield.

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts’ 38th annual “Art in August” will be held in the heart of Oquossoc Village. Always the first Thursday in August, the show will take place on August 2nd from 10 AM to 4 PM. Artists’ exhibits will be in Oquossoc Park. Come see this year’s offerings as the tradition of presenting fine art and fine craft continues in the Rangeley Lakes Region. Prizes will be awarded in both fine art and fine craft categories. Ribbons will be presented early so that throughout the day, the public can enjoy viewing the winning pieces. The RFA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation “Bringing the Arts to Life” in the Rangeley Lakes Region. For more information or to find their complete schedule of events, visit

New Sharon Historical Museum regular hours are Wednesday nights, 5 to 7 p.m. and by appointment 207-578-4068.


There will be no Farmington contradance in July, August, or September. The regular dance will resume in October. We will look forward to seeing you then! FMI, Cynthia, 491-9928

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the Annual Street Dance, featuring JoJo and the Bro’s, on Pond Street in Rangeley on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, from 6:30 – 10 PM. The event is co-sponsored by Ecopelagicon and Forks in the Air Mountain Bistro. The Street Dance is an open air rock concert that’s perfect for the whole family. Pond Street, along the shore of Haley Pond, is closed to traffic so that all ages can dance and enjoy the music. This year will again include an interlude between sets featuring special guests: the elegant Sheherazade Middle Eastern Dance Troupe, under the direction of Liz Pimentel. The event is free to the public; your at-will donations are gratefully accepted. The RFA is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation “Bringing the Arts to Life” in the Rangeley Lakes Region. For their complete schedule of events, visit

Storytelling Guild to swap stories. A story telling swap will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 19, downstairs at St. Joseph Parish Hall, by the intersection of Middle and Quebec streets. Free and open to the public. No storytelling experience necessary. Call 207-578-1791 for details.

The Dixfield Common Baptist Church is pleased to announce that on Sunday, July 22 at 6 PM we will host Travis Pinkham in concert for an evening of Gospel music. Travis is a popular singer/songwriter from Wilton and has produced several CD's and is well received wherever he plays. He specializes in country, but also does worship type songs. The Greatest Gift may also be there if their schedule allows. They have toured all over the eastern seaboard and have won many awards for both singing and writing songs. This will be a great night. Mark your calendar and try not to miss this great event.

The Acadia Wind Ensemble will present a summer concert on Friday, August 3 at 7pm in the Bjorn Auditorium at Mount Blue High School In Farmington, ME. The Acadia Wind Ensemble is a band consisting of music educators from all across Maine. The group meets once a year to perform advanced repertoire for the band medium. The Acadia Wind Ensemble was created by Manager, Jennifer Fortin and Director, Andrew Forster. Last year’s performance received rave reviews. This year, we are pleased to announce the return of guest conductor, Anthony Maiello from George Mason University in Virginia for his sixth year directing Acadia. Maestro Maiello’s credits include conducting the American Wind Symphony, Honorary Conductor of the United States Navy Band, and conducting the National Symphony Orchestra. In 1980, he conducted musical activities for the Gold Medal Ceremonies at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. He has served as Musical Director for Music Festivals International and was selected as President of the International Association of Jazz Educators. In March of 2010, he was inducted into the Bands of America Hall of Fame. Maestro Maiello is no stranger to Maine. He has guest conducted ensembles and given conducting clinics at the University of Maine on several occasions. He has also conducted several All State student ensembles for the Maine Music Educator’s Association. Friday’s concert is free of charge. (donations are welcome). For additional information, contact Jennifer Fortin at or Andy Forster at

East Wilton Union Church announces the schedule for their 2018 Annual August “Concerts on the Lawn” series. The FREE concerts are held at 6PM Sunday evenings in August on the East Wilton Union Church lawn, located at 1306 Main Street, East Wilton. Chairs are provided but you are welcome to bring your own lawn chair or blanket. In case of inclement weather, the concerts will be held inside. The public is welcome. Bring a friend and join us for a time of song and fellowship. There will be an opportunity for a free-will offering. A time of light refreshment will follow each concert. August 5th Dave Mumford – A Gospel Singer, August 12th Kindred Hearts – A Family Gospel Group, August 19 The Hyssongs – A Family Gospel Group, August 26th Tedd Fish – A Gospel Singer. For More Information please call 578-0687.

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts presents the Westerhoff Family Foundation Concert on Thursday, Aug 2, 2018, at 7:00 PM at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St, in Rangeley. There is no admission fee, but donations are gratefully accepted. This will be the Westerhoffs’ last concert in Rangeley, a place they have visited and loved since 1970. Since 2005, Helga and Gary Westerhoff have brought free classical concerts to Rangeley featuring the talented faculty members of their Westerhoff School of Music & Art in Metuchen, NJ ( The evening of classical music is sponsored by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts and the Westerhoff Family Foundation, Inc. A reception to meet the performers and the Westerhoffs will follow the concert in the Church Undercroft. For the RFA’s complete schedule of events, visit

Along with showing First-Run movies, the RFA Lakeside Theater, located at 2493 Main St in Rangeley, has scheduled some very interesting Independent Films and Film Festivals this summer. July 17 & 18: 19th Century Rangeley in 3D - The Rangeley Lakes Historical Society is our partner to offer you the opportunity to step back in time with a film featuring 19th Century Stereograph views of the Rangeley Region and utilizing modern 3D glasses to enjoy them on the big screen. Museum Director Bill Pierce will be your host. Enjoy cash bar (beer/wine), snacks and a Silent Auction. One show at 7 PM each night. Advance tickets are available at the Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum in Oquossoc and at the door. All Seats $10.
July 19: The Home Road - A 74-year-old Maine man retraces the journey of his pioneering, 19-year-old great-great-grandfather, who left his home in Canada in 1845 to become Biddeford’s first permanent French-Canadian settler. From Director Tonya Shevenell. One show at 7 PM with director’s Q&A to follow, $7.
August 5, 6, 7 & 8: MIFF in the Mountains – The BEST of the Maine International Film Festival. Eight Films over four nights, different films at 5 & 8 PM. Individual films: $7 / Festival Pass: $50. The schedule of films will be set by mid-July.
August 9: Saving Snow - Across the country, people who depend on winter for their livelihood are feeling the heat. On the sidelines of skiing and snowboarding, an epic struggle to reverse rising temperatures is unfolding. Ski towns and the snow sports industry are paving the way towards a clean energy future. From Director Diogo Castro Freire, one show at 7 PM with director’s Q&A to follow, $7.
August 31: Maine Outdoor Film Festival - Celebrating and Inspiring Expression in the Outdoor Community Since 2012, one show at 7 PM.

Village Harmony returns to the Vienna Union Hall for the fifth year on Monday, Aug. 6 at 7:00pm. This energetic and inspiring group of young people will sing songs from around the world. They have an energy and love of singing that is unique and heart warming to see and hear. Don’t miss it! Suggested donation $10


Clean Donations Needed. It may only be July, but the Farmington Falls Fire Company members are already thinking July. Plans are coming together for their annual Benefit Yard Sale and Chicken BBQ. All proceeds from the day’s events are utilized for the Farmington Falls Youth Baseball Programs. Clean donations for the Yard Sale are needed from the public. The committee is accepting donations now for storage until July. For information on how to drop off your donation or have it picked up and brought to the fire station, please call and leave a message for Bob at 778-3156 or Junior at 778-2181.

Plant-based/Vegan potluck BBQ at 62 West Mills Road Industry, Maine on Friday, July 20, 2018 at 5:30 pm. Please bring a dish to share or something for the grill. All are welcome. For more information call Lori at 778-5066.

Book Sale on the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library Lawn. Sat. July 21. 10am—2pm. Mostly Adult Fiction. Some Children’s Books. Rain date Sat. July 28. Adult Books $1. Children’s Books $.75. For more information call: 293-2502

Picnic on the Lawn at the Henderson Memorial Baptist Church. Saturday, July 28. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $8, children under the age of $4. Menu includes hamburger, hotdog, salads, baked beans, dessert and beverage. Everyone welcome.

Join R.E.A.S.O.N (Rides Exclusively About Supporting Our Neighbors) and (United Way of the Tri-County Valley Area (UWTVA) to bring backpacks and supplies to kids you need them this fall. Leaving UWTVA at 218 Fairbanks Rd at 9:30 am on July 28. Cost of the ride? A backpack or supplies to fill them. Rulers, #2 pencils, pens, colored pencils, sm boxes of crayons, pocket tissue packs, markers, pencil top erasers, packaged underwear various sizes, big pink erasers, 1 in 3-ring binders, composition notebooks, one subject spiral notebooks, pocket folders, and pencil sharpeners are great choices! Donations can be dropped off at UWTVA even if you are unable to attend. R.E.A.S.O.N is not a club or organization, it is a group of people wanting nothing more than to help our neighbors. We encourage family involvement and all motor vehicles to join. 3 or more wheels will be asked to have the motorcyclists' back and ride behind them. Destination will be somewhere for lunch at your own cost. We love companionship, fun, laughs, and no politics ;). Come help our neighbors.

The Farmington Public Library is having a book sale on Friday, July 27 from 10a.m. to 5p.m. at the library. Some audio and video discs will also be for sale. ​​We are located at 117 Academy Street

Farmington, July 28th, Pie On The Porch, part of Farmington's Summer Fest's events featuring fresh baked slices of pie or strawberry shortcake served up with live music from 1 pm to 4 pm. $4.00 includes whipped cream topping and cold beverage. Ala mode add $.50. The lovely and talented, Christine Poulson will be mistress of ceremonies as well as performer, and introduce other local favorites to the Holman Parish House porch stage, 227 Main St. Proceeds benefit Old South Church's For more information call the church office 778-0424. Event will move inside in case of rain.

Book Sale: Friday, August 3, 10 am-5 pm and Saturday, August 4, 11 am-4 pm, at Western Maine Enterprises, 128 Weld Road, Wilton (next to the Town Office). A very large collection of books in good condition for readers of all ages and all interests, plus videos, DVDs, CDs, and old records. All proceeds go directly to the collections and programs of the Wilton Free Public Library. For more information, call the Library at 645-4831.

Aug 4, Annual Bean Supper. The Porter Lake Association will hold its 49th annual Bean-Hole Bean Supper on the first Saturday, August 4, 2018 at Strong Beach on Porter Lake from 5:00 until 6:30 p.m. (Forster Building in Strong in case of rain). Ticket prices remain the same at $6.00 for adults and $3.00 for children 5 to 11 (under 5 free), and the menu includes bean-hole baked beans, franks, rolls, beverages, and a wide variety of donated salads and desserts. Please bring a salad or dessert to share; if you cannot attend this year, ask a friend to bring a salad or dessert for you. Or if you cannot contribute delicious food, think about donating to the PLA. The annual Bean-Hole Bean Supper is the source for financing PLA work to protect the lake and support town and lake and community educational activities.

WMCA will be holding its first annual WMCA Super Summer Sale, and is looking for vendors. Whether you want to clean out unwanted items, have crafts or handmade items, or want to bolster an at home business, we have a spot for you! The sale will be held on August 18 (rain date Aug 25th) at 20 Church St in East Wilton, from 9am to 3pm. Sale space is 10x10 and costs $25 (before Aug 1st) or $35 (after Aug 1st). Registration fees will go to WMCA’s Nutrition program. You keep all of the funds from what you sell! WMCA will also be hosting a 50/50 raffle, dunk tank, water slide, bounce house and more to add to the festivities and draw a crowd. To register for space, please call or email Danielle Flannery at 207-860-4470 or Hurry to receive the early bird price!

Farmington Elks NICKEL BINGO! Just a nickel a card per game – 38 games, and last game is a quarter a card. Top and Bottom Line progressive games build until $400. Every Monday Night! Doors open at 4:30, games begin at 5:15. Farmington Elks, School St, West Farmington. For more information call or text 491-0019.

Free Brunch! The Pancakery offers free pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, coffee, tea, and more (while supplies last). Come inside our warm vestry and let our Jr. Youth Group serve you a hot meal. Open the second and fourth Sundays of each month (through May 13), 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. 227 Main Street, Farmington. For more information, call the church office at 778-0424.


Lynn Reid, licensed massage therapist, will be offering free 10-minute chair massages at the Sandy River Farmers Market located on Front Street. Reid will be at the market during operating hours on Fridays from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. throughout the summer unless the weather is severe. All ages are welcome! Anyone who schedules an appointment at the market will receive $10 off their first, in-office appointment. Reid practices at Cristi DeMarco Acupuncture which is right across the street from the market at 193 Front Street, Suite 2. Reid can be contacted directly by phone (207) 837-2392 or email

The Saturday Farmington Farmers Market’s is open for the season in the District Courthouse Parking Lot, 129 Maine St, Farmington. Vendors will be set up from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, May through October. We have vegetables, prepared meals, beef, jams, fruits, homemade pies, cookies, gluten free baked goods, artisan breads, seedlings, flowers, soaps and lotions, organic hemp products. You can chat with vendors, taste delicious samples of locally produced food and support local agriculture. For more information email: see us on Facebook at:

BCBC Summer Craft Fair on July 28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bean's Corner Baptist Church,17 Chesterville Road, Jay. All proceeds will go to a Missions and town of Jay community project (TBD). There will be a silent auction with some great items! Crafters & Vendors wanted! 8 ft table rental $20 and 8x8 ft space is $15 FMI or to rent your table or space email Beth Hoyt at or call 645-2925.

Wilton Farmers Market. Every Saturday 9-1 (through Sept) Located outside the old Wilton Tannery off. Rts. 2 & 4 (across from Napa). Local farms, businesses and artisans. FMI: Corey Black 491-5591 or


Calling all Class of 83 Mt Blue HS graduates & any teachers of this group...35th reunion. Sat. 7/28. Noon to 11pm. titcomb ski slope. Kid friendly 11-4. Face painting & Circus games. 5pm butterfly release for lost classmates, followed by dinner, dance, firepit. Byob.
$25 pp. Fmi: Lois @ 207.779.7900

Mt Blue Area Garden Club members and guests will meet on July 31, at 5:30 at Tom Saviello's Garden located at 60 Applegate Lane in Wilton. His home is located in the middle of the old Keene Morrison apple orchard, which acts as a backdrop for his gardens and blueberry bushes, strawberry patch. raspberry plants, cherry, peach and apricot trees. The apples and flowers are all past winners at the Fair. The meeting will begin with a tour of the gardens. Hostesses Marion Hutchinson, Becky Morin and Theda Fairbanks will provide light desserts. Please bring a lawn chair, bag lunch and a plant to swap. This meeting is open to the public. FMI please call 778-4158

RRG&SA Annual Meeting – IF&W Big Game Management Plan discussion. On Thursday, July 19, 2018, The Rangeley Region Guides’ and Sportsmen’s Association will hold its annual meeting and silent auction at our clubhouse on Old Skiway Road in Oquossoc. Our potluck dinner will start at 5:30 PM. The silent auction items will be displayed under the pavilion. We encourage folks to arrive early to view and hopefully bid on the offerings. Items will include outdoor gear and crafts. Anyone willing to donate a silent auction item should contact Joyce Fay at 864-2651. After dinner, members will be asked to vote on a slate of officers and directors for the upcoming year. After the business meeting, RRG&SA will welcome DIFW Wildlife Division Director Judy Camuso. Judy will present the highlights of the recently released BIG GAME MANAGEMENT PLAN. This document outlines the management issues and threats, goals and objectives 2017-2027, and expected outcomes for bear, deer, moose, and turkey. This presentation should be of great interest to our members and the public. The public is always welcome to attend these FREE dinners and educational programs. More information on the RRG&SA activities can be found at

Rev. Freddie Clark is going to be at the First Apostolic Church located on Rte.2 in Wilton me on Saturday July 21th at 6:30pm. Prayer for the sick will be featured as well as anointed preaching. Come and worship God with us.

Aurora Grange met June 29th and had election of officers. Will have a sale July 13 from 9 to 5 and July 14th from 9 to 1. Set up outside for free.Inside first come first served. Next meeting July 27th. Supper from 6 to 7. Meeting at 7. Lambert hill rd Strong Me. FMI 491 6092

Every Monday SeniorsPlus hosts the Senior Center at the Farmington Recreation Center on Middle Street in Farmington. Anyone is welcome, a hot meal is provided (suggested $3 donation), as well as games, companionship, an opportunity to visit and socialize. In addition, speakers are present the 1st and 3rd Mondays to review topics of interest to our Senior Community. When: Every Monday (except holidays) Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Place: Farmington Recreation Center (Middle Street, Farmington) Why: to get out, socialize, turn down your heat at home, and have a good meal with friends! How: call 800-427-1241 to reserve your hot meal OR just show up! We'd love to have you.

SeniorsPlus announces office hours for its satellite office location at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington. Office hours for scheduled appointments will be every Wednesday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm. Visitors will need to call 1-800-427-1241 to schedule an appointment. “Walk-in” hours from 12:30pm to 4:30pm will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Staff will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. These services are free and open to the public. For further information call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

Have you been looking for like-minded people that seek to experience the depth of love from God that He provides…then please read! This is not a solicitation from a church nor is this a plea to get people to serve. The Spirit has been quite clear to provide a venue for people that desire the fellowship and soul feeding that a church environment could provide without the condemnation and expectations associated with organized religion. What exactly this will look like is yet to be determined. Not that we don’t want some vision of this but we do not want any ‘mans’ vision. We are completely comfortable with whatever God may be doing. When I say ‘we’ there are just a few that have been praying for God’s direction. For those interested come for regular "Consider This" videos and "Sermons" as lead by the Spirit. If you want to be included on our reminder list please leave your email in the discussion section of our Christian liberation organization Youtube site , or email us directly at We reside in the western mountains of Maine and would welcome gatherings. Looking forward with great expectation of God’s work! May you experience the joy and peace of the Father, Son & Spirit!

Wilton Chapter TOPS of Me. Meets Mondays 6 pm to 7pm. Wilton Methodist Church. Come check us out. For info call J. Stinchfield @645-7074.

SeniorsPlus will be at the Wilton Free Public Library the 1st Thursday of every month from 1 pm to 4 pm. We will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns you may have about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. All events are FREE and open to the public. For further information and to make an appointment, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

Veterans of Foreign Wars, James A. McKechnie Post 10881, has changed the monthly meeting to the 1st Thursday of each month. 7 pm at the Farmington Municipal Bldg., downstairs in back of building.

Ongoing support group for people who have a loved one with a mental illness. It meets every third Wednesday at the Farmington hospital. Any questions you can call Louise at 592-9933 or Kathy.

The Wilton Historical Society will be holding its monthly meeting every second Thursday from now until November. Each month we will have a guest speaker. The meeting are held at the Farm and Home Museum on Canal St. (behind Key Bank). The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. with the guest starting around 7 P.M. All are invited as we are open to the public. For more information please call Pam Brown at 645-2091.

T.O.P.S Weight Loss. Meeting every Monday night, 6 to 8 p.m. Meetings are at the Wilton Methodist Church. (weigh in starts at 6, till 6:45, meeting starts at 7. Take off pounds sensibly.


Have you ever wanted to build an outdoor brick oven. Saturday, July 21st. 9-5pm there will be a workshop with David S. Cargo, innovative designer of wood-fired ovens. Join us for an all day workshop that starts with a stack of bricks, no mortar, that are transformed into an oven right before your eyes. The oven is then fired and the finale is to bake off personal pizzas in just minutes. Join us for this one-time event at the Farmington Farmer’s Market sponsored by Catholic Rural Life Festival folks. Observers to the market are welcome. Participants are required to register. Personal size pizza pizzas available for donation of $5.00 to benefit the Catholic Rural Life festival. The Farmington Farmers’ Market is located in the parking lot of the Maine District Courthouse at 129 Main St. in Farmington, next to the gazebo and across the street from Franklin County Superior Court. The cost of the class is $50. You can reserve your spot online by visiting this website: FMI call Evelyn Castonguay at (207) 897-2173 or email her at

Workshop for Business Owners. Western Maine Wireless, Verizon, is hosting a workshop for business owners on July 26, 2018 at 6:00 pm. ‘Business Solutions’ will feature Verizon company representatives discussing the newest and best technology now available to help manage your business. Learn more about tablets and phones that keep you in touch with your team. Factory reps will discuss and demonstrate PTT+, a push to talk feature that connects you to a single or group of people with a single push of a button, Geo-fencing, paperless forms, inventory management, and for businesses with fleets of vehicles: ELD- electronic logs for truckers, Fleetmatic and the app “Bigroad trucking”. And many more options!!! If you would like to attend this FREE workshop on July 26th, please RSVP by calling Western Maine Wireless at 578-2081. Located at 475 Wilton Rd, Farmington, Maine (next to Kentucky Fried Chicken) Come in and see what would work for your business!!

You’re invited to a Small Business Resource and Networking Dinner with Maine’s own Bob Crowley, winner of the reality show Survivor and successful entrepreneur. A fun and informative evening of learning and networking with local business owners and small business resource organizations. Learn more about the resources that can help start, grow and manage your business. The event will feature a free dinner and guest speaker Bob Crowley, winner of the reality show Survivor and successful entrepreneur who will entertain you with stories of his time on Survivor and his experiences as a small business owner.

Wednesday, August 1: 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Calzolaio Pasta Company, 284 Main St., Wilton or

Thursday, August 2: 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Somerset Abbey, 98 Main St., Madison

This event is free, registration is required. Seating is limited, please register by July 16. To register: or call 207-780-4420 or email:

Invasive Upland Plant Identification Workshop With Field Session. The Franklin County Soil and Water Conservation District in conjunction with the Maine Forest Service has rescheduled an invasive plants workshop with field session for Aug. 9, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in room C-23 downstairs in Robert’s Learning Ctr - UMF, Farmington. This training will help participants: identify common upland invasive plants common to Maine’s forests. Anyone with an interest in invasive plants is encouraged to attend. 3.5 Category 1 CFE credits are available to participants. Patty Cormier, of the Maine Forest Service, will be the presenter for this interactive workshop that will start at 8:30 a.m. Patty will offer information about the current concern with the Emerald Ash Borer now in Maine. The group will adjourn for a quick walk to the field site where plant ID and on-site identification and discussion will take place. This class will conclude with a brief Q & A session and handing out of certificates. You must send in your mailing information, phone number, e-mail address and the $20 registration fee made out to FCSWCD - 107 Park St - Farmington 04938 by Aug. 7th to receive a certificate of participation.

Everyone’s Resource Depot. July Arts and Crafts workshops for children of all ages. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4 pm. Fee: $1.00. Topic: “Parade Projects”. For info call 778-7150. July 10 and 12. “Recycled Robots” July 17th and 19th. “Native American Crafts” July 24 and 26. “Make a Character Mask””

The following sessions will be held at the Wilton CareerCenter at 865 US Route 2E Wilton, ME. Telephone 207-645-5800; toll free 1-800-982-4311; TTY: Maine Relay 711 to set up an Appointment. These workshops are at no cost to the public. All workshops begin promptly at listed times. – Registration Required.

July 2018 Workshop

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning
Wednesday July 18, 2018 10:00 - 12:00
This workshop introduces people to educational opportunities in general and MEOC services in particular. This interactive workshop touches on the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career and study skills. The Financial Aid portion of this workshop will provide an overview of financial basics and the completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please call 1-800-281-3703 for workshop details and registration.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation
Thursday July 5, 2018 9:00 - 10:30
This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the 1st Thursday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required

Small Business Trainings
Small Business Administration will be offering three different workshops “Starting Your Own Small Business” Access to Capital” and “Federal and State Resources for Small Business” Most of these Workshops are two hours long. For more information please call Bill Card @ 1-207-622-8555

Rumford Area Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation
Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 Region 9 Mexico 2:00 - 4:00
This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Service providers are also welcome to attend. Registration not required

CareerCenter partners include WMCA CareerCenter Services and Maine Department of Labor. We are equal opportunity providers. Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request.