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Event listing items can be submitted to us at thedailybulldog@gmail.com. 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.

SPECIAL EVENTS & NOTICES

On Sunday, May 26 at 1pm there will be a brief Memorial Day observance at the monument in the center of town, followed by a second observance at the Wilton Lions Club monuments. Speaking will be Sen. Russell Black and Rep. Randy Hall with the placing of a wreath at each monument. There will be light refreshments at the Lions Club.

Maine’s Paper and Heritage Museum located at 22 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine will be open Friday, May 31 from Noon until 8 PM. Come and help us celebrate History Night in Livermore Falls! Activities include a garage sale, museum tours, hand made paper making demonstrations and pulled pork sandwiches. For more information call Sherry at 592-1807 or Greg at 897-3157.

The Annual Rangeley Lupine Festival is Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Outdoor Heritage Museum, Oquossoc. The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce and The Outdoor Heritage Museum host this Annual Art and Antique Show in Oquossoc. The grounds of the Outdoor Heritage Museum will come alive with numerous vendors featuring antique dealers, book sellers, craftspeople and artists sharing their talents and selling their goods in an annual celebration of the fabulous flowers filling the region’s fields. The museum will have special discounts in the Gift Shop on arts, gifts, fishing gear and books. To register for this event contact the chamber at 207-864-5571.

The Vestry Thrift Shop located in Mercer Village at the vestry is open every Friday and Saturday from 9:00-2:00. Summer clothes being added weekly. Large variety of books, shoes, small kitchen appliances, dishes, and more.

EXHIBITS, READINGS & SHOWS

Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties and Treat Memorial Library are proud to present a special event story time featuring local author Jaimi Buck. This storytime will feature Jaimi's debut children's book Trouble Wave the Rooster. Illustrated by Treat Memorial Library aide Alana Knapp, Trouble Wave is the tale of a rooster whose decision to play soccer with a pineapple turns the whole barnyard topsy-turvy. We're thrilled to share Jaimi and Alana's colorful collaboration about working together and standing up to bullying. Can this too tough rooster change his ways? Join us on Wednesday, May 8 at 10:30 a.m. to find out what happens to Trouble Wave and to get creative with a craft based on the story! We will also be visited by Belle, the mini horse featured in the book! Attendees will receive a copy of the book signed by the author. This event is free and open to the public. Please call 897-3631 for more information.

Farmington Public Library. Thursday, May 9 from 6:00-7:30. We are excited to be hosting Diana Coleman, author of "Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50". From the book: "Twenty-six dynamic women, 50s through 80s, share their captivating, risk-taking stories with grit and humor in the book Women Going For It! Taking Risks After 50. Donating a kidney to a stranger, building schools in Ethiopia, racing around a Roller Derby track ? these women pursue adventures, interests and life changes. Feisty, tough and determined, despite fears and challenges, they triumph over obstacles and persevere. Risk-taking tips and stimulating discussion questions are also featured. From Maine to California, Costa Rica to Kenya, these women's enlightening stories celebrate resilience and will inspire you to take meaningful risks." We hope you will join us as we talk about taking risks and living our best lives! All ages welcome!

Photographer Betsy Bass's work is on exhibit at The High Peaks Artisan Guild in Kingfield and at the Carrabassett Valley Library & Community Center. A wine and cheese reception at the C.V. Library for the artist will be held on Friday, May 10, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The exhibit will showcase a wide variety of nature shots from butterflies and moths, to flowers, insects and birds. Bass grew up in Wilton and on Sugarloaf Mountain. Betsy and her family lived in Hampden, Maine from 1987-2012, spending weekends, vacations, and summers at Sugarloaf. She and her family are now full-time residents of Carrabassett Valley.A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, she earned master’s degrees in Marine Environmental Sciences, Public Policy and Management, and a MEd in Instructional Technology. She has two grown daughters.

The Shiretown Bookers, in affiliation with the University of Maine at Farmington, are proud to announce their upcoming exhibition "Paradise: The Literature of Gardening," running from March 15 through May 15, in the Shiretown Bookers' Hall in Mantor Library at 116 South Street in Farmington. Great literature often takes place in a garden: Pride and Prejudice, The Importance of Being Ernest, Alice in Wonderland, Midsummer Night's Dream, The Secret Garden, but there is also an entire literature about gardening itself. This is an exhibition of books that celebrate the plot, the plants, and the process: histories, surveys, aesthetic studies, manuals, seed catalogs, and glorious picture-books, works that bring hope to the end of a long hard winter.The exhibition is curated by Abby Tooker. There will be an opening reception at the exhibition hall on March 15, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. All events of the Shiretown Bookers are free, and the public is invited.

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. highpeaksartisanguild.homestead.com

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

MUSIC, DANCE, DRAMA & COMEDY

Members of the historic and beautiful New Sharon Congregational Church are happy to have Mark Phillips back in concert as part of our continuing series of Brick Church Concerts which help us raise money to keep our wonderful church alive and well. Mark says he is happy to be returning because it is a beautiful setting with great acoustics and a warm audience. It is a terrific place to attend a concert. Admission for adults is $10 for adults. Youngsters are always very welcome and often get a great chance to interact with performers. We are located at 21 Cape Cod Hill Rd in New Sharon. Cape Cod Hill Rd is on Rt 2, the first right east of the Sandy River, across from The Whitewater Farm store. We are the Brick Church on the right. Mark is an accomplished singer-song writer who is always worth seeing. Terrific show. Saturday May 25, 2019 7 PM

Rangeley Community Chorus will present an evening of music entitled “Do You Hear the People Sing?” on Friday, May 31, at 7:00 pm at the RFA Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main St. in Rangeley. The concert will include songs presented by the full chorus, as well as by small groups and soloists. The Chorus is under the direction of Erin Smith and is supported by the Rangeley Friends of the Arts. The Chorus included members from the Rangeley Region as well as the neighboring towns of Stratton-Eustis and Carrabassett Valley. Admission is $15 / $10 for 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased in advance on-line at www.rangeleyarts.org – click on “Buy Tickets.” They can also be purchased at the RFA Lakeside Theater Box Office on Mon-Thurs from 10-2, or by calling 207-864-5000, and will be available at the door. FMI call 207-864-5000.

Saturday May 25 – Farmington, ME. Ken & Jane Brooks the North Church stage at 7 p.m. Located at 118 High Street, in Farmington. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a ‘Pie Social’ and a Jam Session. Tickets are $15… $10 for students. Reservations are recommended at 778-2006.

Thursday, June 6th. Old South Church Concert Series presents the youthful traditional Irish trio, HighTime, from Connemara, Ireland for their debut performance in Maine. Doors open at 6 pm. Jam session 6:15 pm, concert begins at 7 pm. Adults $15, Students $5-$10. Ticket reservations call 207-491-5919. HighTime's website www.hightime.ie

June 15, 2019 - Vienna Union Hall - 7:00PM See the Pat Pepin Project Blues like no other! The Pat Pepin Project is a professional partnership of prolific players, performing a plethora of pentatonic pieces for playful patrons partaking of powerful potions. Upbeat and fun, the Pat Pepin Project will make you laugh, dance and cheer! Tickets on sale now. $12.00 For more information call 293-2674 or email viennaunionhall@gmail.com. Online tickets also available!

Summer is on its way and it's time to prepare for Sandy River Players' Summer Youth Music Camp. This year's production is "Shrek The Musical Jr." a Music Theatre International production. SRP's Summer Youth Music Camp is a three-week theater camp for children ages 8–14. The camp runs Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 19 with performances on July 19, 20 and 21. Camp is held in the Bjorn Auditorium at the Mt. Blue Campus. Tickets for these performances will be available roughly two weeks before the performances at Devaney, Doak and Garrett Booksellers, through the Sandy River Players reservation line and at the door. Each of these locations will have a limited number of tickets. Cost of the camp is $175. Camp size is limited to 30 children and applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Applications are available at Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers at 193 Broadway in downtown Farmington beginning on April 3 or via email to srp.summermusic@gmail.com upon request. Completed applications should be mailed to: Sandy River Players, PO Box 709, Farmington, ME 04938. Only mailed, hard copy applications will be accepted – electronic applications will not be considered. For more information or to request an application please contact srp.summermusic@gmail.com. Also, check out Sandy River Players’ Summer Youth Music Camp on Facebook here.

A new performance group, The Vienna Woods Players, will perform "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940", August 2 and 3 at the Vienna Union Hall and we are looking for additional actors; 2 men and 2 women. Please contact Cheryl Herr-Rains at sweeter@fairpoint.net.

BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS

On Saturday, May 25 from 9 AM to Noon, OTIS Federal Credit Union will be hosting its Annual Plant Sale for Ending Hunger. All donations accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Maine Credit Unions’ Campaign for Ending Hunger in Maine. Event will be held rain or shine.

Chinese Auction! Don't miss it - Saturday, May 25, at the Happy Horseshoe Campgrounds, Long Falls Dam Road, Lexington. Gently used or never used items auctioned off. Tickets sold at 10am on with drawings starting at 11am. This event is to help the New Portland Community Library to benefit fundraising efforts.

Plant and Food Sale at Shorey Chapel, 1109 Industry Rd, Industry on May 25 from 9 AM to 12 Noon. Contact Dale Fairbanks at 207-778-2157 if questions.

Saturday, May 25, Annual Plant Sale to benefit Camp at the Eastward scholarships and programs for local youth, Industry Town Hall, 9 am - 1 pm. Also the Industry Community Kitchen will have a Bake Sale in support. Call Maria at 778-9404 to donate plants.

Public suppers at the New Sharon Methodist Church on the following dates: May 25. Suppers are scheduled for 5:00-6:30 and the price is $9 for adults

Book donations for the upcoming Literacy Volunteers Annual Book Sale & Literacy Festival will be accepted at the Farmington Elks Lodge, 120 School St in West Farmington, on Tuesday May 28 through Thursday May 30 from 11am-6pm. All gently used books are greatly appreciated, especially children’s books. Please no encyclopedias or textbooks. The Book Sale & Literacy Festival will be held at the Elks Lodge 9am-3pm, June 1st and 2nd. For more information call 500-3131.

Community Barbecue. May 31. 5:30- 7:00. Cape Cod Hill School. Suggested Donation: 5.00 per person / 20.00 per family. To help fund field trips and special events for CCHS students

Benefit Spaghetti Supper to Support the Local Franklin County 4-H Beef Club
June 1, 2019 5:00PM-7:00PM at the Farmington Fall Fire Station, 114 Philbrick Road, Farmington. $10.00 for Adults, $6.00 for Children under 10 and $35.00 for Families of 5 or more. for more info contact Roberta @ 207-212-3380

New Portland Community Library: Plant, Book and Bake Sale. 9-12noon, Saturday, June 1. Choose from a variety of plants, fresh homemade baked goods and books for summer reading! Proceeds are to benefit the library. 899 River Road, New Portland.

Saturday, June 1 – 8AM – 12PM at Smith Hall, on RT 27 New Vineyard. The New Vineyard Public Library will hold its annual Plant/Bake/Book sale – also known as "BLACK FLY BASH". Purchase flower and vegetable plants, stock up on "goodies" prepared by local cooks and get some books for summer reading. All proceeds benefit the library.

Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church Parish Thrift Shop, at North Jay, is opening Saturday June 1, 9:00 a.m to 1:00 a.m. It will be opened each Saturday through out the summer. Lightly used chothing for everyone, household items, dishes, kitchen & bath items, craft & sewing needs, children's books & toys, some sports items, gardening and outdoor decorations, Christmas items, furniture and some antiques. Handicap accessible, bathroom and good parking. Some items are priced. You can fill a bag for $2. Donations are welcomed by leaving items at the Parish Thrift Shop when it is open.

Literacy Volunteers will be holding its annual book sale and festival on Saturday and Sunday June 1 and 2 at the Elk's Club in West Farmington from 9 AM to 3 PM. We will be accepting book donations for the sale at the Elk's loading dock from Tues. May 28th through Thursday, May 31st from 11 AM to 6 PM. PLEASE no encyclopedias or older text books. In addition to book sales we will be holding a raffle with prizes like new children's bikes. Raffle tickets are $2/each and can be bought through Saturday, June 1st at the festival. Other activities will include Fred and Matilda's petting zoo, food, puppet theater, origami lessons, book read-aloud for kids and lots of other fun activities. For more information or to become a volunteer please call 500-3131

The North Jay Grange #10 will hold a public supper on June 1st from 4-6 PM. Serving beans, casseroles, salads, desserts and beverages. Adults $8.00 and children 10 and under $3.00.

There will be a bake sale to benefit the Chesterville Town Kitchen on Tuesday, June 11, in the Chesterville Town Office building on the Dutch Gap Road. It will begin at 12:00 noon to coincide with the election and will run until the food runs out. This event is sponsored by the North Chesterville Extension Homemakers. FMI 778-3156.

Indoor yard sales Mystic Valley Grange #313 East Dixfield, next to the Fire station. Yard sales will be held on June 21, July 19, and Oct 18 at 10AM

Maine Mega Yard Sale Benefiting the Franklin County Animal Shelter, June 22, 2019 from 8am to 2pm, at the Farmington Fairgrounds. Want to clear out your garage, basement, or attic, and help the Franklin County Animal Shelter at the same time? The date of the Maine Mega Yard Sale has been set for Saturday, June 22, 2019 from 8am to 2pm! Sign up now to reserve a space to sell your unwanted stuff at the Maine Mega Yard Sale! Direct sales vendors, crafters, food vendors, antiques dealers, etc. all welcome as well! All proceeds from space reservations and entrance fees go to help our furry friends at the shelter, while all your sales go directly in your pocket. Register online and get all the details here: https://fcanimalshelter.org/maine-mega-yard-sale-2019. Questions? Call FCAS at 207/778-2638, or email dory@fcanimalshelter.org. All shoppers 7 and up enter for $1. Free parking available via Maple Avenue entrance.

2nd Annual Barks & BBQ Benefiting the Franklin County Animal Shelter, July 20 at Titcomb Mountain from 5pm to 9pm. Bring your pooch, grab the kids, and join us for an evening of live music, BBQ, and FUN on the stone patio of the gorgeous and scenic Titcomb Mountain Lodge! We'll be offering a delicious catered BBQ plate dinner while the awesome Farmington-based band, Shepherd's Pie, will be performing their dance-able mix of jazz, pop, classic rock, and country from 5pm to 9pm. All proceeds will benefit your furry friends at the Franklin County Animal Shelter, so spread the word! Purchase your tickets here https://fcanimalshelter.org/barks-and-bbq-2019 via our online registration form, or drop by the shelter to register! Questions? Call FCAS at 207/778-2638, or email dory@fcanimalshelter.org.

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.

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 FAIRS, YARD SALES & FARMERS' MARKETS

Food & Craft Supplies Sale sponsored by Trinity United Methodist Women. May 25, 2019 9AM to 2 PM. Trinity Methodist Church. 612 Farmington Falls Road Farmington, ME. Lots of New & Used craft supplies for your next project. Delicious pies, cakes etc. for sale. ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT SPECIAL OLYMPICS. For more information call 684-4832 or 778-3807

The Trinity United Methodist Church is having a yard sale on May 25th, 2019 starting at 8:00 am. The yard sale includes house hold items, furniture, dishes, lawn items, etc. We encourage people to come early to check out some of furniture and make arrangements with Wally Backus to get help with the loading of furniture. The plant sale is always popular, and will have annuals and perennials for sale. If anyone has questions Bobbie Fogg will be the contact person. Call the church at 778-3921. The United Methodist Women will have food tables, craft supplies for sale, and books for sale. All of the UMW proceeds are donated to the Special Olympics of Maine.

Farmington-May 31 and June 1. Old South First Congregational Church will hold a 2 day yard sale and plant sale on Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day rain or shine on the lawn of the Holman Mission House located at 227 Main Street, next door to the Church. Proceeds will benefit the Old South Church outreach, community service and youth programs. For more information contact the church office at 207-778-0424

The Class of 2021 at Mt. Blue High School is coordinating a Community Lawn Sale to take place at the W.G. Mallett School on June 1st (with a potential rain date of June 8th). The event will take place between 9 AM and 3 PM. MBHS students are hoping to register participants in advance of this date. The final day to register and participate in the yard sale will be on May 30th. Registrants will be provided with a collapsible table, two chairs, and a 18'x18' space to sell their wares. They will also be provided with assistance loading and unloading their vehicles (although we hope you do not have too much loading to do after the event!).

Also, there will also be a barbecue lunch that will be available for purchase by both registrants and shoppers!

Lastly, the students at MBHS welcome you to come and donate your gently used clothing, books, toys, furniture, or other items in advance of the event or early on in the morning so that they may attempt to sell it as part of their fundraising efforts.

For more information or to register for this event, please contact Tyler Brown (tbrown@mtbluersd.org)

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, kettle corn, beef, jams, canned goods, fruits, homemade pies, micro greens, breads, seedlings, flowers and crafts. You can chat with vendors, taste delicious samples of locally produced food and support local agriculture. Double your EBT/SNAP dollars at the Farmington Farmers’ Market with Maine Harvest Bucks. Visit: http://www.maineharvestbucks.org/ For more information email: mypieforyou@gmail.com.

MEETINGS & GATHERINGS

>Tuesday (NOT Monday this month), May 28: Farmington Historical Society Meeting, 6 p.m. Pot Luck, North Church, 118 High St. Farmington. Short meeting to follow. Program: John Mosher from Maine Historic Preservation will speak about the archaeological dig in Strong that uncovered ancient Native American artifacts. Everyone welcome.

"The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bonney Woods Corporation of Farmington Maine will be held on Monday, June 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the Old North Church on High St in Farmington. Open to the Public."

Foothills Land Conservancy Annual Meeting. Foothills Land Conservancy will hold its Annual Meeting on Wednesday June 5th at 6:30 pm at the Academy Hill School cafeteria in Wilton with special guest speaker, Laura Suomi-Lecker, an expert in grassland birds. The public is welcome to attend. Anyone interested in more information about Foothills may contact foothillslandmaine@gmail.com or call 491-5443.

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, leckie1950@gmail.com

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 ​dej6168@gmail.com
MEETING SCHEDULE
May 15 - Memoir
June 19 - Fantasy
July 17 - Mystery
August 21 - (Group Read) The Visionist by Rachel Urquhart
September 18 - Non Fiction
October 16 - History (can be fiction or non-fiction)
November 20 - Travel

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 namaine.org 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 christianliberationorg@gmail.com. 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.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Thursday, May 23 at 6-7pm at the New Portland Community Library (899 River Rd.); Introduction to how foods fight Dementia / Avoiding Alzheimer's - cooking class and plant-based nutrition (heavy samples will be served); $15 per person; please register at least 48 hours in advance; contact Food For Life instructor, Beth Perera beth.perera@gmail.com (PayPal accepted) or text 802/342-2946 to arrange cash at the class. Following class will be free viewing of video lecture from Dr. Neal Barnard titled Power Foods For the Brain, 7-8:15pm. (this is a talk based on his best-selling book of the same title)

Allied Realty will be hosting two home buyer classes this summer! We encourage everyone who is interested in purchasing a home to come and join us for a day of learning! Live Class Setting – Multiple Speakers. Get your home buying questions answered! $30 Registration Fee. MaineHousing offers $3,500 toward closing cost of your new home! Lunch Included!

Saturday June 1
, 2019 - 8am until 5pm. Comfort Inn, Wilton, ME. Register Here: http://reg.planetReg.com/E378304810799

Saturday June 22, 2019 - 8am until 5pm. Somerset Career & Technical Center; Skowhegan Adult Ed, Skowhegan, ME. Register Here: http://reg.planetReg.com/E371037910964

Forum on Fraud sponsored by the Committee on Aging in the Metroplex on Sunday, June 2, 3pm – 4:30pm at the Mt. Vernon Community Center. Area AARP volunteers Elizabeth Toftner and Art Jacobson will speak with us about what to watch out for regarding fraud and scams, and then will conduct a question & answer session to help people share & understand their own experiences. Refreshments will be served. Join us to learn more about this important information!

CDL A and B Commercial License Training. Region 9 Professional Truck Driver Training, Region 9 Adult Education, Western Maine Community Action and Maine CareerCenters are partnering to provide a Truck Driver with WorkReadiness Training beginning in early July. This comprehensive training will provide students the opportunity to acquire their choice of CDLA or B Commercial Driver’s License and will include a WorkReadiness component to sharpen soft skills. Students will also be introduced to several employer partners who are offering a wide variety of employment opportunities. To be considered for the program, candidates must have a regular driver’s license in good standing, be a permanent resident or United States Citizen, and have at least some experience driving a standard transmission. In addition, students will need to pass a DOT physical, drug test and CASAS Reading and Math assessment all of which are arranged through the training site. The 10-week class will be offered in Mexico and will run during the day Monday through Friday. There is no charge for this program for those individuals who financially qualify. Interested candidates should contact the Lewiston CareerCenter 753-9045 or 753-9096 to register for Orientation prior to June 3.

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.

May 2019 Workshop

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning

Wednesday May 22nd, 2019 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

Friday May 3rd, 2019 9:00 - 10:30
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 May 21, 2019 2:30 - 4:00
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.

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