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SPECIAL EVENTS & NOTICES

The Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad Museum, 128 Bridge St., Phillips, is pleased to announce the return of Steam Locomotive Monson #3 (on lease from MNGRR). The locomotive is scheduled to arrive in Phillips on May 24, and will open our passenger excursion service season beginning on May 27 and 28. The SRRL Museum is a living history narrow gauge railroad museum, operating authentic restored and replica equipment, on track laid over a section of original right of way. In addition, we have a collection of the railroad's buildings on site. The historic SR & RL RR was the longest two foot gauge railroad in the United States, and operated in much of Franklin County from the 1870s until 1936. Please check our website for schedule and fare information. Our telephone number is: 207-639-2380, our website is www.srrl-rr.org, or find us on Facebook All Aboard!

The Maine School of Masonry invites you to attend an open house on May 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please join us for a tour and for information on the Masonry program and the Restoration & Preservation program. Students that may be interested in the field of Masonry or Restoration are encouraged to attend along with their family members. The event is open to the public, everyone is welcome to come and see projects done by the 2016-17 Students. Applications will be available for anyone interested in attending the 2017-18 school year. We hope to see you there! For more information please call 207-639-2392 or email masonryschool@tds.net

Locomotive Monson #3 returned to the Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Museum, in Phillips. The locomotive, which is on leases from the Maine Narrow Gauge RR, is a 1913 Forney type 0-4-4T locomotive weighing 18 tons. The SRRL plans to begin weekend passenger excursions on May 27

At 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, Wilton will hold a Memorial Day event, beginning at the Civil War Monument in the downtown. After some brief remarks, a wreath will be laid and a procession will lead from the monument to the Wilton Lions Club building. A wagon will be available for those that wish to ride, and the Old Crow Band will be on hand to provide music. Speakers at the Lions Club will include Major Richard Daigle of the Maine National Guard. Light refreshments will be served.

New Vineyard Public Library. Thursday, June 1 – Family Book Bonanza! A huge free Childrens’ book give-away (an award from Molina Health Foundation). Free Pizza! Visiting author Nancy Prince, Parent Informational Session, plus i-Pad tips and tricks. Something for everyone! Bring your friends to the New Vineyard Public Library 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

The Mt. Blue boys basketball coaching staff will be offering a summer basketball camp for boys entering grades 3 through 12 (Fall 2017). The high school camp will begin on June 12 and run through July 27. Grades 3-8 will begin on June 19 and conclude on July 20. Both camps will take place at the Mt. Blue Campus site. Registration forms may be picked up in the office of the school your son attends. The registration form has all the details (dates, times, cost) for the summer camp. For additional information or questions contact Charlie Castonguay at c.castonguay52@gmail.com or by phone at 860-0209.

We are delighted to offer public pre-kindergarten again to the children of M.S.A.D. #58 with a classroom in each of the elementary schools. The program will be two full days in each school taught by a certified pre-k teacher and educational technician. Students chosen to participate in these programs may ride the school bus to and from the program in their designated school. Families with children that will be 4 years old on or before October 15, 2017 and that live in the sending towns and unorganized territories for M.S.A.D. #58 may apply to participate in the Pre-Kindergarten programs. You can find the application here for more information contact Tiki White at twhite@msad58.org or 639-2086. Deadline to apply is April 28.

Maine Antique Tractor Club will hold its annual Antique Tractor Festival on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at 351 Waterville Road in Norridgewock. Gates open at 8:00 am each day with admission being just $5.00 per person. Enjoy Antique Farm Tractor Pulls, Homemade Tractors, aka Doodlebug Pulls, Antique Lawn & Garden Tractor Pulls, Antique Equipment demonstration, flea market, food and craft vendors, kids games and pedal tractor competitions, much, much more. FMI call 431-2718. Visit our website for a schedule of events.
www.maineantiquetractorclub.com

The 37th Annual Andover Olde Home Days will be held on August 4, 5, & 6: live music, parade, craft and food vendors, car show and so much more! A full event schedule is on facebook @andoveroldehomedays or FMI contact Leo Camire (207) 783-1992.

Please share. Get your products and services out there! Central Maine small-home based-entrepreneur Business Connection and Network Fair. Sept. 2, 2017 in Lewiston/Auburn area. 8am - 4pm. Call Lois for more information and to signed up at 207-520-9888. Avon to Scentsy to Thirty-One to Usborne Books and MORE! Clothing, handbags, lotions, metalworking, woodworking, and the businesses go on.

EXHIBITS, READINGS & SHOWS

"To Sail Beyond the Sunset" Exhibition at UMF Mantor Library. The Shiretown Bookers are proud to announce their Spring exhibition, "To Sail Beyond the Sunset: the Influence of the Odyssey", running from March 15 through June 15, in the Bookers' gallery area in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. The Shiretown Bookers (The Community Friends of Mantor Library) are a group of book lovers and collectors who support the university library by fostering its relationship with the community. The group provides free exhibitions and lectures on bookish subjects throughout the year.

High Peaks Artisan Guild. The Guild members would like to welcome you to come usher in the fall season with them. Paintings, photography, wood turnings, crazy quilts and bags, fiber art, homemade soap, felted soap, knitting and crochet, child size fleece hoodies, homemade pillows, found art, jewelry, warm glass and stained glass, and antiques and collectibles. Regular hours, Friday thru Sunday 11am-5pm, or by appointment or chance.

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

MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA & COMEDY

Enjoy great movies every weekend in May: new releases, children’s films, comedy and drama, including “Hell or High Water” with Chris Pine and Jeff Bridges, “Fences” with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, “Doctor Strange” with Benedict Cumberbatch, the new live action “Jungle Book” for the kids, and more! For the complete schedule, visit rangeleyarts.org and click on MOVIES. All shows are $5 and we’ll be poppin’ the popcorn. At the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St, Rangeley. FMI: 864-5000.

The Maine Country Music Association is proud to present its 22nd annual Weekend Country Jamboree at the Hebron Pines Campground on June 2 & 3. A weekend of great live country music by some of your favorite Maine musicians and bands - Lost & Found Band, Ernie Doughty, Brian Plato, Buzz & Kathy Vanadestine, Jim & Renee Fraser, Bob Heller & BJ Cross, Rock 'n Country, Bither Brook Band, Gary Leet & The Country Drifters, and more!Dance the nights away on Friday and Saturday from 7pm-10pm with a mix of traditional country, oldies, and classic rock by the Lost & Found Band.And don't forget the music all day Saturday from Noon-7pm with a variety of Maine's most talented musicians! Also on Saturday night there will be a baked bean supper from 5pm-6pm for only $6/person.Daily admission is $6/person. Camping available at reasonable rates. 50/50 and raffles. Concessions available all weekend.FMI regarding the jamboree call Lorri at 207-966-2771.To reserve your campsite call Dale or Cindy (Hebron Pines) at 207-740-2179. Hebron Pines Campground is located at 430 Buckfield Road, Hebron, Maine.

On Saturday, June 3 at 7:00 p.m., local writer and canoe adventurer Bob Kimber will present a slide show at the Chesterville Center Union Meeting House. The show is called, “From the Magpie River to Ossokmanuan Reservoir: A 250-Mile Canoe Trip through the Quebec-Labrador Bush." Bob Kimber will show photos taken on this journey and add his commentary on the joys and rigors of the rugged 21-portage trip that fellow paddler Hugh Stewart dubbed “the trip that wouldn't give an inch.” The Meeting House is located on the corner of the Borough Road and Zions Hill Road in Chesterville. The event is free (but donations to the non-profit Meeting House are always appreciated!) Refreshments will be served.

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is offering a discount on the first night of each of their three live theater productions this summer. This opening night discount of $5 off the regular ticket price showcases the performers and rewards the supportive community that enjoys RFA’s live shows. The energy of an opening night cast is vibrant and each show is unique. The RFA is offering this discount to encourage people to attend opening night and to support our dedicated and talented volunteer performers. The three live shows this summer are Guys and Dolls: First-Night is June 30 - $15; Diva, A Night at the Tonys: First-Night is July 20 - $20; and Wedding Belles: First-Night is August 18 - $15. For more information on the RFA and their programs, visit rangeleyarts.org.

BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS

The Community Table is open this week from 11:30 to 1:00 at the Forster Building in Strong...this will be the last one until September...

The Mt. Blue High School boys’ and girls’ tennis teams will host their annual 24 Hour Marathon in honor of Barry Carlson, Nolan Thompson, and Stan Kuklinski on May 26 from 2:00 p.m. until 12:00 a.m. and May 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. All friends and tennis enthusiasts are invited to challenge players to a match. Donations are gratefully accepted. For more information, call Judy Upham at 778-4751 or e-mail at theuphams@myfairpoint.net. Come play tennis and support the tennis teams!

Shorey Chapel Annual Plant and Food Sale, Saturday, May 27, 2017 from 9 AM to 12 PM Noon at the church on Rt 43, village of Allens Mills, Town of Industry, ME. There will be a variety of annuals, perennials and vegetable plants and a variety of food. For more information call Dale at 778-2157.

Annual Plant and Stuff Sale. Furniture – Books – Games – Household items. Trinity United Methodist Church, 612 Farmington Falls Road, Route 2, Farmington, Maine. Saturday, May 27, 20178:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Plant Sale – Perennials, Annuals. Free Stuff and Hospitality : Red Hot dogs, drinks, and Chips. Pony Rides. Donated items may be dropped off at the church Tuesday – Friday 9:00 – Noon - May 23-26. If you have items to donate that require pickup, please call Lorraine Dingley at 778- 5024 and leave a message, and we will get back to you. Contact at Trinity, Sandra Hoyt 778-3921

Embellished antlers on display for auction. The RFA has commissioned local artists to transform mounted moose antlers into unique works of art as a fundraiser to support arts programming in Rangeley. The antlers will be revealed to the public during the first Opening of the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery on Saturday, May 27 from 5-7 PM in the Lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street in Rangeley, and will remain on display through June 26. There will be more info on the fundraiser and online auction available at rangeleyarts.org. Shown here is a work in progress – the Starry Night antlers by Valerie Zapolsky.

Annual Plant Sale, Saturday May 27, to benefit the Camp at the Eastward scholarships for local youth, Industry Town Hall, 9 am - 1 pm. To donate plants call Maria at 778-9404. The Industry Community Kitchen will also be sponsoring a Bake Sale.

Book Sale at the Dr. Shaw Memorial Library, Mt. Vernon. Memorial Day, May 29 9AM – 1:30 PM. Park downtown early enough so you can attend the annual parade, and walk up to the library before or after the parade to browse and buy. We have lots of fiction & nonfiction, hardcover & paperbacks. Come stock up for your summer reading! And – we’ll have homemade cookies for sale!

We believe that investing in our youth important, they are the future of mankind! Living Waters is asking for your help to send children and youth from our community to Bible Camp this summer. The cost per child is $290, we know that this is a lot of money for families to come up with especially if they have two children that they would like to send. The cut-off date is June 1. We are hoping that the community is willing to help make sure that all children and youth that wish to attend the week-long camps can. If you would be willing to sponsor a child or just give a donation toward the tuition for camp, it would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance. Donations can be mailed to: Living Waters A/G Atten: Torey; 547 Wilton rd; Farmington Maine 04938. 207-778-6490

New Vineyard Public Library event. Saturday, June 3 – Annual Black Fly Bash ( Plant and Bake Sales) Huge variety day lilies, perennials, annuals and vegetable seedlings. Smith Memorial Hall on Rt. 27 from 9:00 a.m to 2:00p.m.

A 2 Day combination plant sale and yard sale will be held on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 from 9 am to 2 pm at the Old South First Congregational Church, Holman Mission House 227 Main St., Farmington. Proceeds will benefit outreach, community service and youth programs. For further information contact 207-778-0424

The Kingfield United Methodist Church, 51 High Street, Kingfield, will be hosting a public breakfast on June 3, 2017. Menu to include: Pancakes, French Toast, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Sausage Gravy/ Biscuit, Scrambled Eggs, Coffee, Tea, Assorted Juices. Serving from 7:30 to 10 A.M. Adults: $5.00, Children: $3.00, a family rate is available. All proceeds to benefit church programs.

New Vineyard Public Library Plant/Bake Sale. The New Vineyard Public Library will hold its annual "BLACK FLY BASH" (aka, flower, vegetable and bake sale ) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at Smith Hall on Main Street. Lilies from the noted Vienna gardens of Helen Wilkey will be featured. Those attending can also stock up on "goodies" prepared by local cooks. All proceeds benefit the library.


The Annual Fairbanks School Yard Sale will be held two days: Saturday, June 3
, 8:00 to 1:00pm; and Sunday, June 4 from 9:00 to 2:00pm. Fairbanks School is located on 508 Fairbanks Road, Farmington. We are 2.5 miles north from the center lights in downtown Farmington. If rain June 17 and 18. We are still receiving donations - please call 778-3808 or 778-4349. No early birds. June 3 sale benefits the Fairbanks School Maintenance Fund, June 4 sale benefits Relay for Life, Friends for the Fight Team.

Mystic Valley Grange in East Dixfield on Main Street is having an Indoor yard and Food sale. Saturday, June 3 from 10-2. Lunch from 12-1. Lots of New items. Toys and games. Clearance sales, special discount of total sales at cashier. Drop in and support the Grange and the Community.

June 10, Sat. -- North Jay Grange #10, Public Supper 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, meats, salads, breads, beverages, desserts. Adults $8.00, child 10/under $4.00. Entertainment with L & D Country. FMI: 645-2910, 645-4211, 645-9353.

It's that time again...the perfect excuse to clean out our closets, attics and sheds! You up for the fun, camaraderie, and DEALS at our annual fundraiser? Please Mark Your Calendar for the LEAP Yard, Plant & Bake Sale on Saturday, June 24 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at 313 Farmington Falls Road in Farmington. The funds raised from this benefit event serve the people supported by LEAP, and our Wellness Programs. So far, we have thankfully gathered a good number of books for our avid readers! Clothing, household goods, gadgets, home & garden items, and many other treasures...just waiting to be discovered and brought to the right home! There will be a lemonade stand for thirsty shoppers, and we hope to see YOU there! We are still gladly receiving your generous donations of clean, quality items to support our fundraising event. Please call 491-5983 to arrange pickup, and THANK YOU for supporting LEAP’s mission!

Rural Community Action Ministry is gearing up for its 6th annual Action for Action, June 24, the fun starts at 5 p.m. with the live auction beginning at 7 p.m. at Boofy Quimby Memorial Center, 96 Howes Corner Road, Rt. 119, in Turner, Me. Live music, a barbecue and the famous silent auction as well as the live auction with auctioneer Ed Wheaton of Ed Wheaton Auctions, The auction item list is growing and includes a number of great items already donated including a 2001 Suzuki 250 motorcycle, a pair of Red Sox tickets, a gently used pine corner hutch, a previously owned senior scooter (Invacare Pronto M51 Power Chair) and a number of handmade quilts! As always, donations are welcome as well as gift certificates and gift baskets. RCAM also has a number of generous business supporters including Androscoggin Bank, Otis Federal Credit Union, Monmouth Federal Credit Union and J.S. McCarthy. All proceeds from the auction provide support services to low income and vulnerable residents in the 13 town service area of RCAM, assisting with heat, food and hunger prevention activities, housing repair and rehab, assistance with homelessness prevention and shelter, and more.

Sat. June 10, North Jay Grange #10, Public Supper 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Baked beans, casseroles, meats, salads, breads, beverages, desserts. Adults $8.00, child 10/under $4.00. Entertainment with L & D Country. FMI: 645-2910, 645-4211, 645-9353

CRAFT FAIRS, YARD SALES & FARMERS' MARKETS

Weld Artisan Market: Saturday May 27 from 9 a.m. 1 p.m. Located in the Weld General Store Parking Lot at the crossroads. Handmade herbal health and beauty products, specialty baked goods, eggs, meat, Webb Valley rocking chairs, rustic art, and more will be available for purchase. Seasonal vegetables will be available later in the season. For more information please call Jerry at the Weld General Store: 585-2231

Open house on May 27 from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Welcome to Koviashuvik! Come enjoy a tour of this working homestead and school, including the new classroom built from locally harvested wood, stone root cellar built from everything we pulled out of the garden!, ice storage house that provides 3-season refrigeration, earth-bermed greenhouse that never freezes, Cree-inspired earth lodge, vegetable gardens, nut orchard, edible landscaping, rainwater collection systems, solar dehydrator, solar hot water system, rocket-stoves, composting toilet, and our log cabin home ( 4 people comfortably living in 300sq. ft.?!) We also have a system for pasture-raising rabbits, and milk goats who are always up for a walk with visitors. The Koviashuvik Local Living School is located at 71 Lake Dr. Temple ME. More Info: call 207-778-0318 or visit Koviashuvik.com

Inside yard sale800 Knowlton Corner Rd. everything .50 or $1.00,or fill a bag for $5.00 lots of kids and adult name brand clothes, also household items. Come any day all week,just call before you come(778-9210)

Come to the Saturday Farmington Farmers' Market every Saturday May thru Oct at the 
Farmington District Courthouse parking lot. 9-noon Our Blog: http://freshmainefood.blogspot.com Check out Farmington Farmers Market on Facebook. For more information email: mypieforyou@gmail.com. Lots of fresh, Maine, local food.

Phillips First Saturday of the Month Flea and Craft Market, starts June 3, from 9-1 at the Phillips Area Community Center on Depot Street. New vendors welcome! To reserve a large table for $10, call Pam at 639-2630. Snacks for sale at the Farmers’ Market next door in the old depot. Lots of interesting bargains, crafts, antiques, collectibles – always something new.

The Hinkley Family Scholarship Committee will be hosting a huge yard sale Saturday and Sunday, June 10, 11 8 AM to 3 PM in North Jay in the parking lot of Ranor, Inc. The Hinkley Family Scholarship Fund was established in memory of Loresten L. Hinkley, Jr. and Alice L. Hinkley. The scholarship committee raises money each year to award one or more scholarships to eligible students. For more information or to donate, call Ken at 562-7470, Calvin at 645-4388 or Bonnie at 635-6004. Please donate to make this another great event! Any item in good condition will be accepted.

The Maine Antique Tractor Club, 351 Waterville Road in Norridgewock, is looking for people, craft vendors, etc., who would like to rent a swap meet space at our up coming "Show & Shine" event on Saturday, June 10from 9am to 3pm. Rain date is Sunday, June 11th. Spaces are 12'X12' for $10.00; 20'X20' for $20.00; or 50'X50' for $30.00. Set up is before 8:30 am the day of the event. To reserve your space contact Pam at 431-2718 before June 5th.

The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will be offering a Benefit Bake Sale on Tuesday, June 13, at the Chesterville Town office starting at 8:00 a.m. until the food is gone. This sale will benefit the Chesterville Town Kitchen Fund. FMI 778-3156.

Maine’s Mega Yard Sale at the Farmington Fairgrounds is coming soon! Join us on Saturday, June 17 from 8 AM to 2 PM for Central Maine’s largest yard sale! We are expecting over 500 yard sale shoppers, and the event will include almost 100 people selling their personal yard sale or direct sales items. Parking is free, and with just a $1 entry fee for anyone 7 years and older, visitors will be able to peruse the sales, and purchase snacks and beverages from food vendors. This will be a fun outdoor event for families! Shoppers will park on High Street directly across from the Fairgrounds. Doors to the Fairground will open promptly at 8 AM. For those wanting to sell their yard sale or hand-made/direct-sales items, registration is open online at fcanimalshelter.org under the Events tab, or call (207)778-2638 for more information. Maine’s Mega Yard Sale is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for the Franklin County Animal Shelter. The summer is a very busy time of year for the shelter, so the proceeds from entrance fees and vendor registration fees will help cover the cost of spaying/ neutering, vaccinating, feeding, and caring for the many stray cats and dogs brought to the shelter.

Coming in August! Central Maine Gigantic Indoor Yard Sale. Vendors take notice. All are welcome, excluding alcohol-tobacco-firearms-erotica. Space/table fees only $20. FYI call 207-520-9888 and to hold your entry please email lofeylee76@gmail.com

Tractor Supply will be hosting its first Farmer's Market. If you grow, raise, or craft things like flowers, produce, candles, art, bees, and more...We'd love to help you sell it! Come sell at our Farmer's Market Event. There is no fee to set up. Sign up at TSCEventPartners.com, or contact Sarah at the Wilton Tractor Supply, 778-5900.

MEETINGS & GATHERINGS

The Franklin County Republicans will be hosting Mary Mayhew, Commissioner of the Department of Health and Human Services, as a guest speaker. She will be speaking at 6:30pm, Thursday, May 25 in Weld at the Masonic Hall, 17 School St.

Chandra Darshan Festival at Hridaya Hermitage on Sunday, May 28. 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Join us for an uplifting day of inspirational teachings and demonstrations on the view and practice of traditional Yoga. Step out of everyday life and experience a pure Yoga Hermitage reminiscent of ancient India—in Maine’s western mountains! This is also a rare opportunity to meet our beloved Guru, a true Yogic master. The food is amazing and kids of all ages are welcome! We’re at 243 Greenwood Brook Road in Industry, Maine. FMI and to register (required): 207-542-6606 or shyambo91@gmail.com. Find us on Facebook or visit www.hridayahermitage.com.

The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will be meeting on Tuesday, May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the Chesterville Town Office. The topics of the meeting are to study Maine, choose an outing for June, and continue working on the gift bags for the MEHC Fall Meeting. The public is cordially invited to attend. FMI 778-3156.

The FCDC will hold its monthly meeting on Sunday, June 4, at the Mallett School located at 116 Middle St. in Farmington. The meeting will run from 4-6pm. Guest speaker Adam Pontius of Ranked Choice Voting will discuss the status of the ranked-choice voting system in Maine.

The annual meeting of the parishioners of Reed Mill Church is Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM. Members of the church and all other interested parties are invited to attend with the intention of hearing reports, act on any business, and to share thoughts on the activities of the church. Reeds Mill Church depends on the interest and presence of people who appreciate the history of the church wishing to see it maintained and continue on as a functioning worship center. We welcome ideas of ways to keep the church in the public eye and to keep preserving its rich past. Please call Ginni Robie at 639-2713 if you have any questions.

Foothills Land Conservancy will hold its annual meeting from 6:30 to 8 pm on Wednesday, June 14 at Academy Hill School Cafeteria in Wilton. During the first part, we will conduct our annual business meeting. Election of officers and board members will take place. The second part of the meeting will be a presentation titled “Dragonflies, Butterflies, and Bumble Bees of Western Maine” by University of Maine at Farmington Biology Professor Ron Butler. Dr. Butler has studied these important insect groups for many years and at many sites around the state, including the Foothills Preserve. The presentation will focus on background biology of each group, some results from three, statewide, citizen-science initiatives studying these insects, and specifically what we have learned about these important insect groups at the Foothills Land Conservation Area. It should be a fascinating talk. Come join us.

Maine Connections Academy (MCA), Maine’s first tuition-free, virtual public charter school for grades 7-12, is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year, and will be holding a series of information sessions throughout the state for prospective students and families. An upcoming session will be held at the Comfort Inn and Suites, at 1026 Route 2E, Wilton, ME 04294, on Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Through this information session, interested families will have the opportunity to meet with MCA faculty members or representatives, connect with local families, explore the program and curriculum, and ask questions about the enrollment process while enjoying light refreshments. MCA will be hosting more information sessions online and throughout the state from March - June. To register for this event, or to view a complete list of upcoming information sessions, please visit http://www.MaineConnectionsAcademy.com/Events. MCA will enroll up to 429 students on a first-come, first-serve basis for the upcoming school year. Families who are interested in virtual school should submit an application as soon as possible by visiting www.MaineConnectionsAcademy.com/Enroll.

Caregiver Support Group at SeniorPlus, 218 Fairbanks Road, Farmington. The first meeting will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. Each subsequent meeting will take place on the first Monday of the month, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. FMI: 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.

SeniorsPlus is holding a Caregiver Support Group at its new office location at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington, the first Monday of each month, from 3:00 to 4:30pm. 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.

ATV Meetings. If you have an ATV and would like to make a difference and help out we would like to see you at our meetings. The meetings are held every third Wednesday of the month in Mt.Vernon. For more information please contact Chris Currier at 441-5090 and/or Paul LeBlond at 491-6738.

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 Tami at 778-2792.

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.

Satellite Office Hours for SeniorsPlus at 218 Fairbanks Road, Farmington. 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.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

New Vineyard Public Library is a bustling place! Join us for our weekly events. Wednesday Mornings 10:30 Storytime and Craft for preschoolers. Wednesdays afternoons at 12:30 Infant/ Toddler songs and Fingerplay. Friday mornings 10:30 Stitchers gather to work on handwork. FMI 652-2250 or join us on Facebook!

Maine Savvy Caregiver 1 Training. SeniorsPlus Office, Farmington – SeniorsPlus announces Savvy Caregiver 1 training scheduled in Franklin county. If you are caring for someone with dementia, this training will help you learn how to take care of yourself and reduce stress and also communicate more easily with your person. This is a 6-week workshop, with each session lasting two hours. This class is free but pre-registration is required. Call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241 to reserve a seat.SeniorsPlus Farmington Office. 218 Fairbanks Road, Farmington. Wednesdays, 5/17/17 through 6/21/17. 9:00 to 11:00 am

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts is implementing a new program – the CREATIVE AFTER SCHOOL ARTS program (CASA)- for middle and high school students. There will be an informational meeting for families who would like to learn more on May 22 at 6 PM at the RFA Lakeside Theater on Main St. Volunteers will be on-hand to talk about the program and answer questions; registration forms will be available. CASA will begin in September of 2017 for grades 6-12. It will coincide with the 40 week school year, from September to June, during after school hours, Monday through Friday, until 6 PM at the Theater. CASA will be staffed by a qualified employee managing the daily operation. There will be dance and movement workshops, WRGY will work with students interested in broadcasting and engineering, volunteers will provide workshops in theater performance and operations, music and performance, instruments, graphic art, fine arts and design, digital media, creative writing and community service. There will be a nominal fee per semester and scholarships will be available. At CASA the boisterous extrovert and the shy introvert will feel at home in our diverse and accepting environment. Latch-key kids, artistic kids, ambitious kids, quiet kids, YOUR kids, will find a relaxed, healthy home-away-from-home where they can thrive. FMI contact the RFA at 207-864-5000, rangeleyarts@gmail.com.

Koviashuvik Local Living School:
Please come to the Open House on May 27th and enjoy a thorough tour of Koviashuvik, including seeing the new classroom, root-cellar, ice-house, subterranean greenhouse, composting systems, gardens, orchards, and the new baby goats! For more information of to register please call 778-0318 or visit Koviashuvik.com

MCHP Wellness Conference Saturday, June 17, 2017. Lewiston. Aromatherapy, dreams, homeopathy, Reiki, spirituality, crystals, sound, and movement. Open to the public, please join us. Please register today, space is limited. FMI or to register http://www.mchp.edu/wellness-conference

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.

Ridgewood Farm Summer Horse Riding Camp Each day of camp will include at least one riding lesson, crafts, swimming, caring for horses, unmounted lessons, and games! Each camp ends with a mini horse show! Camps include: Middle School Overnight (July 23-25) $400 - Three full days and two overnights filled with regular camp activities. During the camp, the students will have a great deal of responsibility taking care of horses and working together to manage the farm. No horse experience required. *Option to attend overnight camps for days ONLY (9-3:30) $175. Elementary School Day Camps (July 10-14) and (July 17-21) $275 - Five days that run from 9 to 3:30. This camp will contain regular camp activities. No horse experience required. Elementary School Day Camp WITH OVERNIGHT (August 1-4) $375 - Four full days filled with regular camp activities. Students will get the experience of taking care of the horses and life on the farm. The final night (THURSDAY) is an overnight. No horse experience required. For more information on camps or to reserve a spot, please contact Ali Perkins at Alexa.perkins@maine.edu

The following sessions will be held at the Wilton Career Center 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

May Workshops

Small Business Training

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

Resume & Interviewing Skills
Tuesday, May 23 Region 9 Mexico 1 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Explore the basics of resumes and applications and learn how to make your resume and interview standout in a positive way. Learn to market yourself in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence. Please call 645-5800 to sign up.

June Workshops

Employer Expectations

Wednesday, June 14
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The workshop will cover the following topics: Creating a Great Resume, Preparing for Your Interview, Preparing for a New Job. Individual follow-ups may occur for Resume Critique as requested. This workshop is facilitated by Barclaycard US. It is not a recruitment effort for Barclaycard US; it is a workshop for people applying for all different types of jobs. Slots are limited; please call 645-5800 to RSVP.

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning

Thursday, June 8
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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 to pre-register: 1-800-281-3703 for this session.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation
Thursday, June 1
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
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 - Resume & Interviewing Skills
Tuesday, June 13 Region 9 Mexico
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Explore the basics of resumes and applications and learn how to make your resume and interview standout in a positive way. Learn to market yourself in a way that directly matches employer needs. “Tough” interview questions will be discussed so that you can answer them with confidence. Please call 645-5800 to sign up.

Rumford Area - Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation
Wednesday, June 21 Region 9 Mexico
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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.

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