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The Mallett School Food Pantry will have pantry staples and produce distributions for families with children in any school in RSU9 on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at the Mallett School cafeteria from 3:45-4:45 or while our supplies last. The next distribution will be Wednesday December 15, 3:45-4:45. FMI you may contact Katie Hallman 778-3529

6th Annual Not Just a Girl's Night shopping night at Longfellow's Restaurant. Wednesday Nov. 20 5-8pm. There will be drink and appetizer specials, games, prizes and hourly drawings downstairs and vendors upstairs where you can start your Christmas shopping. For more info contact Mel at

Rabies Clinic. Town of Chesterville & Turner Vet Clinic are sponsoring the clinic at the town office at 409 Dutch Gap Road for dogs and cats. Open to both residents and non-residents of Chesterville. On Nov. 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. The cost is $10. The town office will be open at this time for anyone wishing to license their dogs; $6 if your pet is spayed/neutered, $10 if not. FMI call ACO Bridges at 446-0739 or Selectperson Estabrook at 500-3595.

On November 23, 2019, between 10am and 2pm, Fairbanks Union Church at 583 Fairbanks Road in Farmington will be hosting Santa's Workshop. This gives children a chance to come and shop for Christmas gifts for their family and friends. All gifts are sold at 25 cents a piece. We provide gift wrapping, personal shopping assistance and coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cookies. We ask that kids come with a list for whom they are buying gifts (Mod, Dad, Fred or Lisa), and we will assist them in choosing gifts, while their caregivers can relax.

The Strong Public Library will be hosting therapy dog Rose on Saturday December 14th. Rose would love to hear you read to her, and loves to meet new people. Stop in from 10:30 to 11:30 on Saturday for a fun, friendly visit. Call the Strong Public Library with any questions, 684-4003.

The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 16th annual Mountain Holly Days event has been scheduled for Friday, Dec. 13 through Sunday, Dec. 15. There will be shopping and dining specials, refreshments, horse-drawn wagon rides sponsored by the Alpine Shop, special festivities, family activities, tasting events and contests.

Mountain Holly Days epitomizes the time-honored tradition of families shopping together and enjoying holiday festivities & activities. Shoppers will enjoy many special offers from local businesses, find unique, quality gifts for that special someone and participate in various holiday activities. Visitors will enjoy shopping and dining with personal, friendly service and none of the hassles of big-city shopping.


Voting Down the Rose: A Discussion with Anne Gass, in honor of the upcoming 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, Anne Gass will be holding a discussion about her book, Voting Down the Rose: Maine’s Fight for Woman’s Suffrage. The discussion will be held in Roberts 101 on Tuesday, November 19 at 7PM. This event is Free and Open to the Public! For more information please contact Ann Kennedy at

Share Small Business Saturday with Maine’s beloved game warden mysteries author Paul Doiron (11am-1pm). This year DDG is honored to host Paul Doiron, author of the popular Mike Bowditch series on Small Business Saturday, November 30th 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Maine Game Warden, Roger Guay will be at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library for a book talk and signing at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 3:00. To discuss his book A Good Man with a Dog.

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


ArtsFarmington, with major sponsorship from the Franklin Savings Bank, is pleased to bring The Nutcracker to Farmington on Sunday November 24. This beloved Christmas classic will be performed by the Robinson Ballet Company of Bangor. The performance will start at 3pm, in the Bjorn Auditorium of Mt. Blue High School at 129 Seamon Road in Farmington. The Robinson Ballet Company has been dancing and touring for more than 30 years. They are a premier performance company and dance school that offers performances and education for people of all ages, and abilities. Tickets range from $15 for adults, $10 for ages 10-18, and $5 for those under 10. They are available online at or at Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers at 193 Broadway in downtown Farmington. Some tickets will also be available at the door. It is advisable to buy tickets in advance to secure your seating. There is wheel-chair seating available.

Free Concert of Celtic Music to Celebrate St. Andrew’s Day, featuring 14 year-old fiddler extraordinaire Owen Kennedy of Winthrop, Nov. 30, 4:30 pm at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 219 Winthrop Center Road (ME Route 135), Winthrop. For more about young Owen’s musical career, check out his website: After the show we’ll serve up two kinds of haggis (lamb and vegetarian), neeps and tatties, apple sauce, scones and shortbread - plus Irn-Bru soda. Food and drink is also free. For more details, call Tom Ward at 293-1016. Hope to see you the 30th - preferably wearing a kilt!

Farmington Baptist Church hosts a monthly JAM Night with local musicians on the 2nd Friday night at 6PM. (12/13) Come enjoy a night of good music, coffee and snacks. Bring your friends. There is no’s free! Farmington Baptist Church is located at 194 Whittier Rd In Farmington. For more information call 207-779-0731.

Sunday, Dec. 15, 3pm, Skowhegan Community Chorus and The Over the River Ringers, Merrill Hall, Nordica Auditorium, UMF, 224 Main St, Farmington. Join us to welcome the Holidays. Donations appreciated to benefit the Farmington Disaster Relief Fund

Christmas In The Air. Sunday, Dec. 15, 4:00 pm. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, Maine. A sing-a-long and presentation about the history and stories of Christmas carols and songs of the season. Robert Ludwig, Director of Music at Good Shepherd, shares entertaining stories about sacred and secular songs of the holidays and leads everyone in an inspirational and fun singing of favorites. There is no admission charge or donation, and the program is suitable for all ages


St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Wilton has opened its yearly coat closet for the rest of the fall and winter. Each year, the church receives gently used dry cleaned jackets, coats, and snowsuits from the Salvation Army. The church also welcomes laundered, gently used winter coats, boots, hats, and mitten donations from the community for distribution. Those in need of warm jackets and coats may stop in anytime the church office is open. St. Luke's is located at 59 High St. on the corner of School and High Streets in Wilton. The parking lot and office entrance are behind the church on School St. It is recommended that you call the church in advance to be sure someone is here to greet you--normally Tuesday - Friday mornings. FMI about St. Luke's go to: or call 645-2639.

Community Dining Site. Seniors are welcome every Monday to the Farmington Community Center (127 Middle Street) for time to socialize and enjoy a healthy meal (suggested donation $3 though not required). Open every Monday except holidays., 10:00 to 2:00 with lunch served at 11:30.

Students from two of UMF’s First Year Seminars are hosting a dinner on the evening of Nov. 20 at Old South Church in Farmington to honor veterans. The dinner will be held from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Meat and vegetarian chili will be served along with salads and breads. If you’re interested in donating to the dinner, please contact Doug Rawlings at

Paint Night Fundraiser Farmington Emblem #460 When: Sunday - Dec. 1, 2019 Time: 5:00 PM Where: Franklin Memorial Hospital – BASS Room Cost: $25. Public Event: Hosted by Rustic Elegance See link to view designs on Facebook at You can also email Tricia at which design you want to paint. Start to finish an “all-inclusive” workshop to paint a wooden wall décor sign. No artistic ability required. Go home with a piece you will enjoy in your home or be proud to give as a gift!

FREE Winter Coat Giveaway, Thursday through Saturday, November 21-23, 9am - 3 pm each day, Shorey Chapel, 1109 Industry Road, Industry

Annual Craft and Bake Sale SMITH HALL RT. 27 NEW VINEYARD on Saturday, November 23 from 8 AM to 1 PM. Local Artisans, Handcrafted knit & crochet items, Locally made wreaths & arrangements, Wood, Stone & Pottery crafts, Jewelry & Metal work, Baked Goods - Breads, Pies, Candies, Cookies, Preserves. Find that special gift for that special person on your list! Tickets $2.00 each or 6 for $10. Tickets are available at the NV Library.

St. Rose of Lima Christmas Fair will be held November 23, from 8:00 am to 2:00 at the Parish Hall at 1 Church St in Jay. Chicken pot pie and fish chowder served for lunch and sold throughout the day. At the fair you’ll also find a raffle corner with approximately 75 items, a cookie walk, homemade fudge and candy booth, craft items and more. Proceeds from the fair support Parish Social Ministry which helps people in our community who are struggling and need a helping hand. Come join us!!

Due to the date change of the Industry Community Kitchen’s Holiday Fair to Nov. 23 (used to be the first Saturday in December) we wanted to let possible vendors know early to sign-up for the new date at the Industry Town Hall, 10 AM- 2 PM. Table rentals for $15 OR $10 plus and item for our silent auction. Contact Phyllis 491-8876 for more info.

Annual Seniors’ Thanksgiving Dinner. Sunday, November 24, 2019 1:00 PM. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, Maine. Join us for fun and fellowship! Turkey with all the trimmings. Fresh Apple and Pumpkin Pies. Door Prizes!! (Donated by local businesses). Do you need a ride? For more information or if you would like a meal delivered Heidi Ross, this year's coordinator can be reached at 864-9402 or call Good Shepherd and leave a message at 864-3381.

Annual Thanksgiving Bake Sale (To benefit the activities program) Nov. 27 8am-2pm Pinewood Terrace Assisted living facility 136 Rosewood Drive Farmington, Me. FMI call 779-0511

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church members are now taking orders for our Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale for pickup at the church on Wednesday, November 27th from 10 a.m. – Noon. Traditional 9-inch pies (pumpkin & apple) priced at $10 and others such as mince, pecan, lemon meringue, berry at $12. Orders need to be called in by Sunday, November 24th to the church office at 645-2639 or to Carolyn McLaughlin at 645-2312. Please leave a message with name, pie order, and call-back number. FMI about St. Luke's, please visit the website:

A free traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Sponsored by the Scottish Rite Masons of Augusta Valley. Thanksgiving day, Thursday, Nov. 28. Served at the Mt. Blue high school food court 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome. A reservation must be made for meals to be delivered and take outs. We would appreciate a call from those eating the dinner at the food court also. Please call Gerry at 649-5449 or nancy at 491-4287. Please call by Monday Nov. 25.

Farmington Rotary launches the holiday season on Chester Greenwood Day with its annual Festival of Trees which will be held at the Farmington Community Center on Middle Street in Farmington on Saturday, December 7. Doors will open at 9 am for viewing of 23 full size trees, 5 tabletop trees and 10 wreaths. The Festival of Trees concludes with a social hour starting at 5:00 p.m. with a cash bar and appetizers and an auction of the trees which begins at 6:30 p.m. All trees that are auctioned off will be delivered by Farmington Rotarians. For $25.00 off the purchase price bidders can pick up their own tree. Interested in bidding on a tree but cannot attend the auction? There will be proxy bidders for absentee bids so please see any Rotarian throughout the event to make your bid.

Cookie Walk on Chester Greenwood Day on Dec. 7, 2019 at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church on Academy Street in Farmington. From 8 to 1 p.m. or until sold out. FMI 778-3854.

The ladies of St. Joseph’s Altar Guild will hold an Advent Fair to benefit ECU Heat, (fuel assistance for those in need in Franklin County). It will be held Dec. 7 Chester Greenwood Day, From 9am to 2pm. Also on Sunday, Dec. 8th from 10am to 6:30pm. Place: St. Joseph’s Parish Hall 130 Quebec St., Farmington. We are offering baked goods such as cookies, pies, breads and candy; wreaths; a Silent Auction and a What-not table to help kids with their gift-giving. Authentic Haitian crafts to benefit our sister parish, St. Laurent in Haiti, will be available. in the past this has been only an in-house Fair attended by our parishioners around Sunday services, but we would like to be able to send a bit more to ECU Heat this year. Thank you in advance for coming in.

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.


Craft Fair. Vendors needed on Nov. 23 from 9 - 2. At the Masons Lodge on rt. 2 in New Sharon.Please contact Judy at 778-6659.

St. Rose of Lima Christmas Fair will be held Nov. 23, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parish Hall at 1 Church St in Jay. Chicken pot pie and fish chowder served for lunch and sold throughout the day. At the fair you’ll also find a raffle corner with approximately 75 items, a cookie walk, homemade fudge and candy booth, craft items and more. Proceeds from the fair support Parish Social Ministry which helps people in our community who are struggling and need a helping hand.

The Barn of the Rangeley Congregational Church, on the corner of High Street & Pleasant Street in Rangeley will be full to the brim with arts and crafts for holiday gift giving as the church holds its 26th Annual Holly Fair on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Back by popular demand will be one-of-a-kind hostess baskets plus many unique hand-crafted items. The Little Mountain School moms will be providing a luncheon from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. in their adjoining Little Mountain School space. If you find yourself in the Rangeley area on Nov. 23, be sure to take advantage of this unique opportunity for all your holiday shopping. For additional information call 864-2250.

Crafters Wanted for the Annual New Vineyard Public Library Craft and Bake Sale. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 8AM – 1PM Smith Hall. FMI – Call Library at 652-2250 or Glenda at 652-2366 and leave message.

Saturday, November 23, Holiday Craft Fair, Industry Town Hall, 10am - 2pm. Variety of crafters, bake sale, silent auction, and luncheon. Sponsored by Industry Community Kitchen. To rent table for $15 (or $10 with silent auction donation) call 491-8876.

Mount Vernon Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, Nov. 30 - The 2019 fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, November 30th, at the Mount Vernon Community Center and the Vernon Valley Masonic Lodge in beautiful “downtown” Mount Vernon. There will be 40 local artists, crafters and farmers, selling art glass, books, cards, collectibles, decorative handicrafts, jewelry, knitwear, lotion, potions, scents and soaps, woodworking and treats. For more information about this year’s fair, please call Tom Ward at 207-293-1016.

Festive Craft Fair 2019. Saturday, Nov. 30. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Phillips 8th Graders will host the annual event at their school. A large number of gifts, as well as gift wrapping by donation. Light concessions available. Enjoy a day of local shopping.

Christmas Craft Fair. December 7, 9-2. Mercer Community Center. Handmade items, Baked Goods, Toys,Canned Food. Music by Moonlight Duo

Strong United Methodist church Christmas Fair will be held on Saturday December 7 from 9am to 2pm. A delicious luncheon will be served from 11 to 1.

The annual Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association craft fair will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the University of Maine at Farmington Student Center. The building will be filled with originally-created items ready for holiday shopping. Admission is free.

Chester Greenwood Day Annual Craft Fair and Luncheon Saturday, December 7th 9AM - 2PM At the American Legion Hall in Farmington 2 floors of crafts Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit # 28 There are still a few spaces available For more information please call Katie Hallman @ 778-4720

ECW Holiday Fair. Friday, December 13, 2019 & Saturday, December 14, 2019. 9 AM to 2 PM. Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd. 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, Maine. Once again the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) will be hosting their Holiday Fair the same weekend as Mountain Holly Days. There will be a craft table, our popular Cookie Walk Table (lots of homemade cookies to choose from), a Home Baked Goods Table and several tables filled with items to purchase for yourself or holiday gifts for that special family member or friend. Lunch will be served from 11 AM to 1 PM. We will have a cashier at each door to check out your purchased items.

3rd Annual Hippie Holiday. December 14, 2019 Mercer, Maine Community Center. CRAFT FAIR 10 am - 4 pm. COMMUNITY SUPPER 4:30 - 6:00. Celebrate the season in hippie style! Discover unique handcrafted items and artisan goods for the tie-dye sheep of the family on your holiday list at this one-of -a kind craft fair. Papa Joe's Traveling Storytelling Show will present his engaging living folktales throughout the day and at a featured performance during the supper. Papa Joe enraptures children and memorizes adults with his interactive stories. The celebration concludes with a "Good Kind Hippie Food" casserole supper featuring homemade Tourtiere Pie. Craft fair vending table are $25. To reserve a table or for more information, email or FaceBook FriendsofTheHill. Friends of The Hill is a consensus based affinity group established as a Maine non-profit organization in 2009.


Caregiver support group in Farmington. The first Monday of the month (except holidays when they meet on the following day): SeniorsPlus will hold a Caregiver Support Group at its office location at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia are invited to connect with others, share experiences, gain information, and find support and a friendly ear. The support group is free and open to the public. No pre-registration required. For further information, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

SeniorsPlus has Farmington Office Hours. The Farmington office of SeniorsPlus at 218 Fairbanks Road is open by appointment 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Mondays, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Call 207-795-4010 to schedule an appointment. On the second Thursday of every month, the Farmington office is open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. for walk-in hours. (No appointment needed.) Staff is available to answer any questions or concerns about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. These services are free and open to the public.

NCEH meeting will be on Nov. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at the Chesterville Town Office. Guest speaker, Dave Fuller, will be presenting “Identifying and Products from Balsam Fir” from 7:00-7:30 p.m. All meetings are free and the public is cordially invited. FMI 778-3156

Monday, Nov. 25. Farmington Historical Society Meeting, North Church, 118 High St. Farmington. 6 p.m. Pot luck. Short meeting to follow. 7 p.m. Program: “Thanksgiving Memories—Mom’s Recipes,” Bring Mom’s, Grandma’s or even your own favorite Thanksgiving dish to the Pot Luck if you’d like. Program will be sharing your recipes, memories, photos of Thanksgivings Past and Present. Everyone welcome—bring a friend.

Patriotic prayer for our country on Wednesdays, beginning at 10:30 a.m. at 227 Macomber Hill Road in Jay, at the chapel at the top of the hill. Call 207.595.0865 for more information.

A support group for mothers who have lost a family member to addiction or who have children currently addicted. Mondays 6:30 to 7:30 pm at the Henderson Memorial Baptist church, 110 Academy Street, Farmington.

St. Luke's Episcopal Church will be back in front of Life's Perks Coffee shop on Main St. in Wilton with a "Listen, Love, and Pray" table, Wednesdays from 9 to 10 am weather permitting.

Incarcerated Family Support Group: Rose's Room, a support group for family and loved ones of incarcerated men and women, will meet at St. Joseph's Church, 133 Middle St., Farmington, at 7 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. All with loved ones in jail or prison are welcome. Join us for a non-judgmental, supportive, safe space to share experiences with friends who know what it's like to have a loved one in the system. For more information, call 207-491-2527. Rose's Room supports loved ones of ALL faiths and/or no faith. ALL are welcome.

Is reading Tolstoy’s War and Peace on your bucket list? Then have we got a book group for you! The LORLs (Lovers of Russian Literature) are going to lose themselves in Tolstoy’s epic masterpiece, meeting monthly from May through November 2019 (taking the month of July off). We’ll be meeting on the third Saturday of the month, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., at the Jay-Niles Memorial Library in North Jay. We will read roughly 200 pages a month, and members are free to volunteer to moderate any given monthly meeting. We’re still in the formative stages — the reading plan will be available shortly — but please mark your calendars for the third Saturday. And please call or email for more details and to register for the group. We’d like to thank The Jay-Niles Memorial Library for kindly sponsoring our group; without their support this group would not be possible. Group Contact: Alexis DesRoches, 207-779-8979,

Let's Talk Books Program - 2019. It is already Spring and Let’s Talk Books will soon be resuming its meetings at the library. I'm inviting all of you to join us. We will be meeting on the third Wednesday of the month, from 2-4 p.m., in the library starting in May. This year we will have a theme for each month in addition to other books we may be reading and want to share. We will also have a group read where everyone reads the same book and we discuss it together. The book chosen for this year is “The Visionist” by Rachael Urghart. Copies will be available at the library. We also hope to hold our annual author’s night sometime in August. I’m looking forward to meeting with all of you. The schedule for this year follows. If you have any questions please see Mina at the Library or you can email me at ​
Meeting Schedule:
November 20 - Travel

Christmas Services
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 4:00 pm and 11:30 pm – Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Services. The Rev. Shirley Bowen, Celebrant.
Wednesday, Dec. 25, 9:30 am – Christmas Day Communion Service. The Rev. Shirley Bowen, Celebrant.

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 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Visitors will need to call 1-800-427-1241 to schedule an appointment. “Walk-in” hours will be held on the second Thursday of every month from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. 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.

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.

Drugs causing you problems? We can help you achieve freedom from active addiction. Narcotics Anonymous Three meetings per week in Farmington. Go to or call 1-800-974-0062 for more information.

Al-Anon meetings in Farmington. Offers help and hope for friends and families of alcoholics. Meets Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7 - 8 p.m. at Franklin Memorial Hospital. FMI call Arin 207-242-4848.

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.

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.


Fun, meaningful volunteer opportunity for anyone! United Way has started building our insulating window panels in the basement of Henderson Memorial Baptist Church to help keep our friends and neighbors warmer this winter as part of the Community Energy Challenge. Workshops are every Saturday from 9am-1pm and include a potluck lunch. They started September 28 and will continue through Dec. 14 (please note, no workshops November 2nd [Early Bird Breakfast] or December 7th [Chester Greenwood Day]) and all are welcome. No experience is necessary, we will train you! These workshops are fun, very productive and help people all over Greater Franklin County.

WILTON FISH AND GAME BASIC FIREARM CLEANING NOVEMBER 24TH @ 1PM $5.00 DONATION We are holding a basic firearm cleaning class to help anyone in need. Please bring your unloaded firearm without ammunition and your cleaning kit/supplies. We will have some available if you don’t have any. Any questions and to RSVP please call Alan Paradis @ 207-364-6509. Space is limited to 20 people. PUBLIC INVITED TO ATTEND.

Paint Night Fundraiser. Farmington Emblem #460. Sunday - December 1, 2018 5:00 PM. Franklin Memorial Hospital – BASS Room. Cost: $25. Public Event: Hosted by Rustic Elegance. See link to view designs on Facebook.
You can also email Tricia at which design you want to paint. Start to finish an “all-inclusive” workshop to paint a wooden wall décor sign. No artistic ability required. Go home with a piece you will enjoy in your home or be proud to give as a gift!

Franklin County Adult Education announces that they will be holding an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class beginning January 3, 2020. The program provides students with the necessary skills to respond to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to critically injured persons, and to transport patients to a medical facility. Students receive instruction in anatomy and physiology and patient assessment. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible to take the National Registry Exam for Emergency Medical Technicians. The course includes a 12-hour clinical rotation in an emergency department and a 12- hour ride-along with an ambulance service. An interview and pre-testing is required as part of the admission process to the program. Interested students are asked to call the Adult Education office as soon as possible at 207-778-3460. The course fee is $1,300. Franklin County Adult Education provides students with HiSet Testing, earning a high school diploma, College Transitions, workforce training and community enrichment to the greater Franklin County area.

Creative Workshops through MSAD 52 Adult Education.
Memory Wire Bracelet. Tuesday, Nov. 19. $25
Memory wire bracelets are AWESOME! Every bracelet created is unique - learn how to use color, beads and charms to create a bracelet perfect for you. Sign up with a friend and have double the fun. Class fee includes kit and instruction.

Wire Wrapped Metal Set. Tuesday, Dec. 3. $35
Wire wrapping is a must to learn for all jewelry makers. At this class, Rose will teach you how to make earrings and a necklace by wrapping metal blanks. Keep one and give one — or keep both for yourself! Class fee includes all materials.

Snowman Serving Bowl. Tuesday, Dec. 3. $25
Create a festive snowman serving bowl in this one night paint party! A great homemade piece to serve up all of your winter favorites!

Make a Holiday Wreath. Thursday, Dec. 5. $30
Get into the spirit of the holidays by creating a beautiful one-of-a-kind wreath to adorn your front door or to give as a gift! This workshop includes all materials and decorations!

You can REGISTER ONLINE ANYTIME or call 225-1010 for more information!

The following sessions will be held at the Wilton CareerCenter 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.

November 2019 Workshop

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning

Wednesday Nov. 6 10 a.m. - 12 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 1-800-281-3703 for workshop details and registration.

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation

Friday Nov. 1 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the 1st Friday 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
Region 9 Mexico

Tuesday Nov. 19 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held the 3rd Tuesday 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.