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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

The W.G. Mallett School school based food pantry with be held Friday, November 16th, instead of Wednesday, Nov. 21. The food pantry will still be at the W.G.Mallett School's cafeteria from 3:45 -5:00 or until supply last. Food will be passed out on a first come first serve basis. FMI please call Katie Hallman @778-3529.

St. Rose Christmas Fair, Saturday, November 17from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the parish hall. Coffee and donuts served for breakfast. Turkey pot pie and fish chowder served for lunch and sold throughout the day. There will be a fudge booth, pie by the slice, cookie walk, crafts, homemade baked goods and more. We have over 100 items being raffled off at our famous raffle corner. All proceeds from this fair will be used to help people in the community who are in need of our help.

Fletchers' Mill, Elegant Cooking Tools of New Vineyard is proud to announce that Mixed Up Cooking and Baking Supplies in downtown Farmington is now the first off campus Outlet store, selling their factory seconds. Please join MIXED UP for a celebration of this exciting new venture between a local retail business and a local manufacturer this Saturday, November 17. A factory representative will be in the store from 10AM to 2 PM. and every purchase of a Fletcher’s Mill product on Saturday will enter you in a drawing at 5pm to win a $50.00 Gift Certificate to Mixed Up and you don't even have to be present to win! Refreshments will be served while they last, so come early, save money, and join the fun as Mixed Up Cooking and Baking Supplies celebrates becoming the first factory outlet store for Fletchers' Mill elegant cooking tools of New Vineyard - this Saturday FROM 9 AM TILL 5 PM! Mixed Up COOKING AND BAKING SUPPLIES is located at 161 MAIN ST. in downtown Farmington!

A winter clothes giveaway (coats, scarfs, jackets, shoes, socks, mittens, hats, blankets etc) will be held on Nov. 27 from 12pm to 3pm a the Fairbanks school house. Anyone is welcome.

ECW (Episcopal Church Women) Holiday Fair. Church of the Good Shepherd; 2614 Main Street; Rangeley, Maine. Friday, December 7, 2018 and Saturday, December 8, 2018. 9 AM to 2 PM. This year 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. Menu will include a bowl of fish chowder or chili with crackers, choice of a grilled hot dog or egg salad roll plate, with chips and a pickle. Dessert will be warm apple cake with whipped cream or blueberry cake with lemon sauce. We will have a cashier at each door to check out your purchased items.

The AMVETS Post 33 Ladies Auxiliary is hosting our Annual Children's Christmas Party. On Sat. Dec., 8th from 11 am until 2 pm. There will be lots of fun, crafts, games, prizes and Santa. Santa will be arriving at 1 pm, and bringing gifts for all the boys and girls. The address for AMVETS Post 33 is, 111 Main St, Jay, Me. Any questions please call 879-4112.

The Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that the 15th annual Mountain Holly Days event has been scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8. 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.

Santa's Gift Shop on Dec. 8 will allow children to come and buy gifts for their parents and siblings for Christmas, and very cheap prices. It will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fairbanks Union Church. We will be wrapping all the gifts for the children, and provide cookies and coffee, cider and hot chocolate for the parents while the children are shopping.

University of Maine Farmington is hosting a four-week baseball camp starting January 6. University of Maine Farmington head coach Chris Bessey will direct the program in conjunction with U.S. Baseball Academy. Classes are available for players in grades 1-12 and are limited to seven players per coach. Sessions are offered in advanced hitting, pitching, catching, fielding and baserunning. Space is limited. Registration is now under way. For more information, visit www.USBaseballAcademy.com, or call toll-free 866-622-4487.

Rangeley's Snodeo weekend kicks off on Thursday, January 24 at 5:00 PM with the Chili/Chowder Cook-Off sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce & Budweiser at The Gingerbread House Restaurant. Taste samples of chili and chowder prepared by the area's restaurants and vote for your favorite chili and chowder. See who wins bragging rights!

Rangeley's Snodeo Weekend, January 24th, 25th and 26th, sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile club begins with Casino Night at Bald Mountain Camps. The fun continues with Welcome to Snodeo at Moose Alley on Friday, January 25th with a live auction. Activities are all day Saturday including RaveX Show, RMR XC Race, Radar Run, Snowmobile Parade and much more.

EXHIBITS, READINGS & SHOWS

The Wilton Free Public Library will present Hailey Mealey’s new series, Insecta, from September 29 to November 15. A reception with light refreshments will be held on Thursday, October 4th at 6pm. This new series fuses her love of color, anatomical structures, and insects which is inspired by the insect related work she did over this past summer.

Kingfield Friday Artwalks are back! The first Artwalk of the season is being held Nov. 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. throughout the Village. Participating venues include: the Stanley Museum, Webster Free Library, the Ski Museum of Maine, Red Barn Upcycled Market, the High Peaks Artisan Guild and Stadler Gallery. Keep tabs on Facebook and in the Irregular for more info. Watch for the flying red flags!

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

The Franklin County Fiddlers will perform at the Chesterville Center Union Meeting House Saturday, November 17 at 7 pm. Admission is by donation with proceeds to help fund repairs to the Meeting House bell tower. Come witness the Fiddlers light up the room with their diverse repertoire including styles ranging from American Old-Time to Canadian Maritime, and Celtic to Quebecois. The Chesterville Center Union Meeting House is a non-profit community resource and is located at 3 Borough Rd, Chesterville. For more information and directions visit www.chestervillemeetinghouse.org or call 778-3767.

Sparrow's Nest Theater in Industry is proud to present the heartwarming Christmas classic Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus. Performances are Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1 at 7:00 pm and December 2 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $15/adults $10/seniors and students and $35/family. Call 778-2468 to reserve tickets. Community Theater in Western Maine, Sparrows Nest Theater in Industry

Farmington Baptist Church presents What A Glorious Night to Meet the Messiah!. Isaac, a young shepherd, is searching to understand the coming Messiah. He speaks to his father and to the Rabbi to try to learn when the Messiah might come. He meets Mary and Joseph on the road and the Magi when they stay at his house. He comes to understand that the Messiah has come in an unexpected way. Performances will be on Friday, Nov. 30 and Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6:30PM And Sunday, Dec. 2 at 10:30AM. Admission is FREE. Farmington Baptist Church is located at 194 Whittier Rd Farmington, ME. For more information call the church office at 207-779-0731

December 4, Farmington, The Old South Church Concert Series will host the annual FAEM ECU Heat Share Benefit Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 4th featuring Cape Breton's internationally renown band, Coig. Doors open at 6 pm. Jam session kicks off at 6:15 with concert to follow at 7 pm. Adults $20. Students $10/$5. Donations will be taken for the ECU Heat Share during the benefit. Sandy River Foundation has authorized a $5000 matching grant. Ticket reservations are highly recommended by calling 207-491-5919. Refreshments will be available by donation. For more information about the band visit www.coig.ca. Go to www.farmingtonucc.org for other upcoming events at Old South Church located at 235 Main Street, Farmington

The Vienna Union Hall presents the Sixth Annual Winter Revels on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. This celebration of winter and the holidays features performances by local groups, Northfield, an early music a cappella singing ensemble and Portland magician Peter Boie. A festive food table adds to the good cheer. $10.00 Adults, $5.00 children 12 and under. FMI call 293-2674 or email viennaunionhall@gmail.com. Purchase tickets online on the Union Hall website.

Joy to the World. Church of the Good Shepherd; 2614 Main Street; Rangeley, Maine. Sunday, December 16, 2018. 4:00 p.m. Joy to the World - 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.

BENEFIT FEASTS, AUCTIONS & OTHER EVENTS

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. If you have a donation, please contact Lisa Lindsay, Parish Administrator, to make arrangements. 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. Please note that larger sizes tend to be in highest demand and will go first. FMI about St. Luke's go to: www.stlukeswilton.org 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.

Trinity United Methodist Church 612 Farmington Falls Rd., Farmington, Me will be holding their Holiday Craft Fair on Nov. 17, 2018 from 9AM to 2PM. A Turkey & Biscuit luncheon will be served from 11:30AM to 1PM. We will have craft tables for rent, for more info call 778-3921. There will be Crafts, Cookie Walk, Baked Goods, Candy and a Silent Auction. Also there will be a table of gently used items.

Dusty Boots 4-H Horse Club will be holding a fundraiser at Tractor Supply in Wilton on Sunday, November 18th from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Pony rides (weather permitting) will be offered for $5/ride outside (no age or weight limit for ride, and rides will be led by older 4-H youth or adults) and a bake sale will take place inside. Come out and support your local Franklin County 4-H Group. For more information you contact Terri at 207-779-6774.

Annual Seniors’ Thanksgiving Dinner. Church of the Good Shepherd; 2614 Main Street, Rangeley, Maine. Sunday, November 18, 2018. 1:00 p.m. 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.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church members are now taking orders for their annual Thanksgiving pie sale. Pies are sold by pre-orders only. Pick-up at the church will be on Wednesday, November 21 from 9 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 18th to the church office at 645-2639 or to Mary Kalel at 508-341-8408. Please leave a message with name, pie order, and call-back number. You may also email your order to: stlukes@myfairpoint.net. The church is located at 59 High St. in Wilton. FMI about St. Luke's, please visit the website: www.stlukeswilton.org.

Thanksgiving Bake Sale. Wednesday Nov. 21, 2018. 8AM-2PM at Pinewood Terrace, 136 Rosewood drive, Farmington. To benefit the resident activity program. call 779-0511 FMI

Black Friday (and Saturday) 50/50 Yard Sale. Please join us for an indoor yard sale on Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24th from 10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m. at 107 Vacation Estates (former Holley Farm) off of the Holley Rd., in Farmington. Items to be sold include: books, furniture, tools, kitchenware, dishes, DVDs, CDs and more! 50% of the proceeds benefit Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties. For more information please call Sally at 578-0579.

Thrifty Santa is back! The clever ol' elf is teaming up with the Old South Youth Group to collect gently used toys, children's books, games, and sports equipment for the jolliest sale of the season--The THRIFTY SANTA SALE. Toys will be sold at very affordable prices, helping to make the holidays a bit brighter for families on tight budgets. Plus, all proceeds raised will go directly to purchase coats (which are handed out for free at Coat & Cupboard) and food (served up at The Pancakery Cafe, also free). Last year's sale raised approximately $500. The Thrifty Santa sale will be Saturday, Dec. 1 (Chester Greenwood Day) from 8 am - 10 am, in the Old South church Vestry. The Old South Youth Group will be collecting donations through November 29. Items may be dropped off at Old South church (235 Main Street) Sunday mornings and regular business hours (Tues. - Thurs. 8:30 am - 4:00 pm). There are also collection boxes outside of Coat& Cupboard (227 Main Street) and at the UMF fitness center.

A free traditional Thanksgiving dinner, sponsored by the Scottish Rite Masons of Augusta Valley will be held Nov. 22 at the Mt. Blue High School food court from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome, a reservation must be made for meals to be delivered and for take outs. A call would be appreciated to RSVP to eat in. For more information or to reserve a seat call Gerry at 649-5449 or Nancy at 491-4287 by Nov. 19.

Public supper at Trinity United Methodist Church. December 1, 2018. 4:30-6pm. 612 Farmington Falls Road. Baked beans, casseroles, salads and homemade pies. $8 Adults. $4 children under 12

Chester Greenwood Day Luncheon at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church on Academy Street in Farmington on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. $7. Everyone is welcome.

Cookie Walk and Candy Sale at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church on Academy Street in Farmington on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Benefit Spaghetti Supper and Silent/Chinese Auction For Linda Berry. Dec. 2. At the Carthage Town Office. 5 PM- 8 Pm or till sold out. $10.00 per person for age 11+ $5.00 per person for age 10 and under. If you would like to donate Food or items for the Auction Please contact Heather 364-6021 for more information.

Holiday Yard and Bake Sale. Saturday December 8th. Wilson Grange Hall. Main Street, East Wilton. 9 till 2

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

Mt. Blue Craft fair happening on Nov. 17 from 9-2 in the gym(come through Door 5) at the high school, supporting the Class of 2019. Dozens of vendors will be set up, as well as a silent auction table filled with many goodies to choose from. The Class of 2020 will be serving a delicious and light lunch.

The New Portland Historical Society will be hosting it's Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 17 starting at 9 am in the Community Room at 911 River Rd. There will be hand made crafts, baked goods, candies, jewelry, beeswax products, gift baskets, raffle items, Camp Coffee Roasters with local coffee, and there will also be lunch items available for purchase.

Farmington: The Winter Farmers Market begins Saturday, November 3, at 10 am. The market is held at the Farmington Grange Hall, 124 Bridge Street, West Farmington, which is just across the Rt. 2 bridge. The winter market will meet every Saturday until May. The market will feature farm products as well as locally produced cosmetics, crafts and baked goods, as well as vegan cooking demonstrations. The hours are 10am until 1pm. New vendors are asked to contact Bonnie Clark at 778-6637 or email clarksfarm@gmail.com.

Craft Fair November 17 at the Masonic Lodge in New Sharon on Rt.2 from 9-2. Also a light luncheon of soups and stews.Large variety of crafts,pillows,crocheted items,tole painting, ornaments,candies and breads.LuLaRoe will also be available.778-6659

New Vineyard Public Library Annual Holiday Crafts and Bake Sale – Crafters Wanted. Our annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale event is on Saturday, 17 November, 2019 from 8AM – 1PM at Smith Hall, Route 27, New Vineyard. We will have a great selection of local Holiday Crafts including wreaths, quilts, jewelry, paintings and of course baked goods – pies, breads and cookies. More crafters are welcome and if you are interested in having a table please contact the Library at 652-2250 or newvineyardlibrary@gmail.com

Wilton Day Extension Homemakers Craft Fair on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Luke's Church on the corner of High Street and School Street in Wilton. We will have crafters and are looking for more crafters. We will serve a lunch of soup or sandwiches. We will have a White Elephant table as well as a raffle for Christmas baskets. For more information please contact 779-7995 or 645-2423

Phillips 8th grade craft fair. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 9-2. Phillips Elementary School. Tables are $10 each all money raised goes toward the 8th grade class trip to Quebec at the end of the school year. If interested in having a table please contact the school at 639-2909

Friends of The Hill. Hippie Holiday. Mercer Community Center. December 8, 2018. CRAFT FAIR 10am - 4 pm. Artisan Craft Tables, tie dye, gems, crystals, vintage handmade clothing,
hula hoops, baked goods, soaps, herbs, pottery AND MORE! Christmas Cookie Sale. Casserole Supper featuring Homemade Tourtiere Pie. 5-6:30 pm (bring a casserole by 4:45 for free admission) $8/$20 family Preorder your Tourtiere Pie check out Facebook event page. Open Mic/Community Jam. 7-9 pm.
contact hillkatz420@gmail.com or FaceBook/friendsofthehill

Saturday, December 8, Craft Fair, Industry Town Hall, 10 am - 2 pm, benefits Industry Community Kitchen. Tables still available for $10 each, contact 491-8876.

The Annual Christmas Crafts Fair sponsored by the Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, at the University of Maine at Farmington Student Center. Hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission. Table space available; please call 491-5877 or 778-5285 for more information.

Craft Fair. Sandy River Nursing Care Center in Farmington. December 7th , 2018. 9:00am -4:00pm

Santa's Gift Shop on Dec. 8 will allow children to come and buy gifts for their parents and siblings for Christmas, and very cheap prices. It will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Fairbanks Union Church. We will be wrapping all the gifts for the children, and provide cookies and coffee, cider and hot chocolate for the parents while the children are shopping.

MEETINGS & GATHERINGS

The Dead River Area Historical Society’s Annual Meeting will take place this year on Sunday, Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Community Building on Main Street, Stratton. Pot Luck Dinner and a Pig-in-a-Poke Auction will follow it. Just put something in a brown paper bag for the auction. We never know what we will get. Beware of the bag with toilet paper in it. Do join us it’s great fun. All ages - everyone welcome. The slate of officers for the year 2019 to be voted on will be as follows: President/Treasurer Mary Henderson, Vice President Lenny Hobbs, Secretary, Hazel Hogan and Directors, Ken Wing, June Parsons, Alan Burnell and Emerson Dyer. In an effort to interest more people in joining the society we ask that each member bring a guest.

The Temple Historical Society will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, November 19 at 6:30 PM at the town hall. This will be the last meeting for this year; we will resume meetings in April on the third Monday of the month. Our meetings are always open to the public. The Historical Society 2019 calendar is still available and may be purchased at the town office or by contacting one of our members.

Here is a chance to get your questions about "MEDICAL MARIJUANA" answered! The Mt Blue Area Garden Club will have Cory and John Black speak about their experience with "Medical Marijuana" on Nov. 20 at 6:00pm. They will meet at the Trinity United Methodist Church on Farmington Falls Rd, Farmington. Please join us for light refreshments at a social half hour preceding the speakers at 5:30. Hostesses for the meeting are Mary Blatt, Tom Saviello and Regina Longyear. For more information call 778-4158

The Rev. David W. Smith, pastor of the Wilton Congregational Church, will once again lead Reeds Mill Church in worship on Thanksgiving morning, 10:00 AM. This one room church at 995 Reeds Mill Road in Madrid remains as it was when built: no electricity or running water but with original kerosene lamps and a wood stove that will be going that morning! This service has become an annual tradition for many families. Make it a tradition for yours, too. All are welcome to come to the “Church in the Wildwood” to truly honor the reason we celebrate this holiday. For directions or more information go to www.reedsmillchurch.org or call 639-2713.

The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers will be meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Chesterville Town Office. Guest speaker, Dave Fuller, will do a presentation entitled “Identifying and Products from Balsam Fir”. The public is cordially invited to attend! FMI 778-3156.

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.

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

Yoga Class Every Sunday 3:30-5:00, $15 Learn Yoga postures to release stress, reverse dis-ease, rejuvenate mind and body. Experience how to breathe and meditate to find the inner fulfillment we are all looking for. Open to all levels. Bring a your mat, if you have one. Join us for a vegan Yogi meal at 5:30, $10. Please call ahead (207) 485-1228. FMI: www.satmanavyogaashram.com 234 Greenwood Brook Rd. Industry, ME

Free Small Business Advising for Jay Area. There’s a free business resource program in Jay to help you with starting, maintaining, managing and growing your business. The business advising is free and confidential. Sponsored by the Maine Small Business Development Centers. Dates: Oct. 25, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. Location: Jay Town Hall, 340 Main St., Jay, ME. Please contact Larry Giroux or Rose Creps at 786-9183 for an appointment or information.

Free Small Business Advising for Madison Area. There’s a free business resource program in Madison to help you with starting, maintaining, managing and growing your business. The business advising is free and confidential. Please call or email for an appointment. Sponsored by the Maine Small Business Development Centers. Dates: Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12. Location: Old Point School, 108 Old Point Ave., Madison, ME. Please contact Allison Watson at 319-4316 or Allison.watson@ceimaine.org for an appointment or information.

Have more fun than having Whoopie Pies and Moxie for breakfast! If you have never picked up a Uke, no-problemo! We'll learn just enough of the fundamentals to start playing simple songs right away. The focus of the class is to have fun, make new friends, build confidence and develop enough portable skills to enable the Uke to be your longtime pal. We will provide you with simple instructional materials for class, and links to access virtually limitless royalty-free resources on the web. If you have a Uke and tuner already...bring them! Baritones OK, but please let us know when you sign up! Uke-less? We have a limited number of loaners available. Give us a call after your register to reserve yours - register early, so you don't miss out! 225-1010. Instructor Mike Burd is a professional musician who tours nationally playing bass with Maine’s own Dave Mallett. His (not so) secret passion, however, is playing ukulele and he is indeed the facilitator for the uke group The Merry Plinksters in Farmington. Michael Burd’s adult education class, Ukulele 101, offers students more than just instructions on how to play the instrument. "It’s also about having fun, overcoming barriers and finding a sense of fellowship and community" Burd said. Wednesdays Nov 7-Dec 5th @ Leavitt Area High School. 7:00 - 8:00 pm $80. Register today at www.msad52.maineadulted.org

Preparing Your Garden Bed for Winter- For those interested preparing their gardens and soil to promote soil health and nutrients, avoiding erosion and late season planting. NRSC Office – Friday, November 9th, 2018 1pm-3pm. On Friday, November 9th from 1:00pm-3:00pm, Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District is holding a Preparing Your Garden Bed for Winter Workshop at the USDA NRSC Office at 254 Goddard Road in Lewiston, Maine 04240. This workshop will cover preparation for garden beds and soil before winter arrives, pest and disease management, composting, mulching, cover crops, and late-season fruit and vegetable planting. Discussion will be led by a certified Maine Master Gardener. An introduction will be followed by a presentation, closing with a Q&A. Registration is free but required by Thursday, November 1st at 4:30pm. To register, contact Mackenzie at Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District, (207) 241-5377, mrichard@maineconservationdistricts.com. This material is based upon work supported by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, under number 68-1218-17-005. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of author(s) and do not necessarily reflect views of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any publication prepared with funding from this agreement must include acknowledgement to USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service. Androscoggin Valley Soil and Water Conservation District and USDA are an equal opportunity provider and employer.

How to Manage Your Business By the Numbers – FREE 2-hour workshop for small businesses Understanding your financials is key to operating a healthy and profitable business. This workshop will give you the necessary tools and resources to help you understand what’s going on in your new or existing business and ways to use your financials to manage and grow your business. It covers tracking your financials and why, the best way to track them, what is a balance sheet, profit & loss statement and a cash-flow and why profit doesn’t equal cash. Offered at two locations:
Old Point School, Madison, ME on November 8, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Jay Niles Library, Jay, ME on November 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Registration is required: call 207-780-4420 or register online at http://www.mainesbdc.org/financial-workshops-jay-madison/
Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact 207-780-4949. This event is funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. SBA.

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

October 2018 Workshop

MEOC-101-Essentials of College Planning
Wednesday Nov. 14. 10 - 12.
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 Oct. 5. 9 - 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, Nov. 20. 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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