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W.G. Mallett School Food Pantry. At the W.G. Mallett cafeteria Wednesday, Sept. 19. 3:45 - 5:00 or as long as food supply last. This food pantry is open to any family that has a child / children in any of the RSD # 9 Schools and they feel that they could use the assistance. Food will be given out on a first come first served bases. FMI Please call Mallett School at 778-3529 and ask for Katie Hallman

RCAM Day at Boothby's Orchards and Farm (RT 108 Livermore) Saturday, Sept. 22 Apple picking/free Demonstrations/Workshops 11 am - 3pm; picnic in the Orchard; boxed lunches for sale. A fundraiser for RCAM (10% of proceeds from Boothby's sales will go to RCAM). WINE PAIRING 5:30 - 7::30 pm; $25 per person ahead of time, $30 at the door for appetizers and a plate of food to taste paired with wines. Benefits Rural Community Action Ministry- "Working to Eradicate Rural Homelessness and Hunger." FMI 524-5095 or find us on Facebook.

Bartlett Memorial United Methodist Church, at 35 East. Dixfield Rd., North Jay is having a Homecoming Sunday, September 23, with Worship Service at 9:00 a.m, Coordinating Pastor, Rick Dorian, officiating. Music organist will be Cleo Roy. There will be coffee fellowship and refreshments following. Bring your family, friends and guests. All are welcome. Please attend, tour the church and share some memories. God loves you! RSVP if able to attend to: 897-3334, or 645-3449, or 645-3509.

Monday, Sept. 24, Farmington Historical Society Meeting, 6 pm Potluck, North Church, 118 High St., Farmington. Short meeting at 6:45pm. Very interesting program this month: Kevin Johnson from Penobscot Marine Museum will feature the Eastern Illustrating & Publishing Co’s collection of Farmington Maine Photos, circa 1907–1947. Everyone is welcome.

Brat & Strudel Contest Kicks Off the Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend. Thursday, September 27, 2018, The Rangeley Oktoberfest Weekend will be September 27 – September 30 this year. Rangeley Oktoberfest weekend kicks off with the annual Brat & Strudel Contest on Thursday, September 27, sponsored by the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce. This event will again be held at The Rangeley Tavern, from 5:00PM - 7:00PM. Entrants will put forth their best brat and strudel and the public is invited to taste samples from all participants. Each attendee will receive tastings of all brat and strudel entries. Winners will earn bragging rights based on voting by both the public and a panel of expert judges. The Chamber looks forward to hosting many returning competitors as well as new entrants. The Rangeley Oktoberfest events continue throughout the weekend. A full schedule of events will be published in the coming weeks.

The Western Mountains Baptist Church will be hosting a drive-in movie on Friday, September 28, at 6:30p.m. The public is invited and there is no fee. Based on the true story and popular song, the movie “I Can Only Imagine” will be projected on the outside of the church building for all to enjoy. Bring the family, snacks and be sure to have a working radio.

The Jay, Livermore, Livermore Falls Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 20th Annual Apple Pumpkin Festival on September 29, 2018 from 10-3 on the Livermore Falls Rec. Fields. Come enjoy over 45 vendors(vendor space is still available!!) food and fun. New inflatables, Seatbelt simulator, a dunk tank, live music, and Pie Contest. All are eligible to enter, simply bring your pie to the music tent at 11 am for judging! FMI contact the JLLF Chamber at 500-2464, or Hope to see you there!!!

Bring your appetite! The Maine Forestry Museum is holding its Annual Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 29 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 2614 Main St. in Rangeley. The festival starts out with our “Lumberjack Breakfast” served from 9 am until we run out. The breakfast includes pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, home fries, fresh pressed apple juice, coffee, tea or milk. The breakfast is $10 for an adult and $5 for children under 12. Along with breakfast, the festival includes artists, crafters & vendors, apple pressing demos (bring your own container), chainsaw carving demo’s, Tin Can Auction, 50/50 raffle, free pumpkin decorating for children and more….. Admission to the festival is free. Don’t miss out on all the fun. The festival coincides with Oktoberfest in Rangeley so there will be a lot more going on. FMI visit our website, Facebook or call 207-864-3939. Full details of the Oktoberfest celebration can be viewed on the Rangeley Lakes Chamber of Commerce website

Strut for Strays! 5K Trail Run & Dog Walk 2018. The 5th Annual Strut for Strays! 5K Trail Run & Dog Walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 29 at Titcomb Mountain Lodge at 10:30 a.m. All ages and fitness levels are welcome, and you can even bring your favorite four-legged friend to walk/run with you! This is a perfect course for both novice and experienced runners. Registration is $20 for registrants who will be 12 and under on race day, and $25 for 13 and up, and all registrations include a 2018 event T-shirt with original logo artwork by our very own uber-talented Catherine Chapman! Register online here:, or drop by the shelter to register in person! There will be prizes for each race category from our local community sponsors, and all registrants will be entered into a drawing for awesome grand prizes (must be present to win!), including a free all-day lift ticket to Sugarloaf Mountain!

The Maine Forestry Museum is holding its 26th Annual Apple Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 29 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal Church, 2614 Main St., Rangeley. The Festival runs from 9 am to 3 pm and will include artists, crafters, and vendors of all kinds. Big Lumberjack Breakfast served from 9 am until we run out, Apple pressing demo's (bring your own apples and containers and we'll press them for you!) chainsaw carving demo's, 50/50 raffle, tin can auction, free pumpkin decorating for children and more..... The festival coincides with Oktoberfest in Rangeley so there will be a lot going on! FMI: please visit our website at, visit us on Facebook or call 207-864-3939.

Ghost Train Rides Again. Saturday October 13, 2018. 6:30-9:00 or last train
At Sander's Train Station Bridge Street Phillips Maine. Hosted by the Railroad and the Phillips 8th grade class of 2019. There will be a concession booth with lots of food and snacks while you wait. Come see if we can scare your socks off!

Please come to the Fall/Winter 2018 term Kick-Off on Wednesday, October 17 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Saint Joseph Parish Hall ,130 Quebec Street, Farmington. Gold Leaf Institute is the Senior College at UMF. We are for people 50 years old and older who are interested in learning, staying active, and meeting people. The event is open to the public and allows attendees to meet course presenters and socialize with Gold Leaf officers and members. At this meeting we present a short review of our Fall/Winter classes and provide time for those who wish to join Gold Leaf and sign up for classes. You can contact Gold Leaf by calling 778-7063, going to our website at or liking us on facebook.

Town of Jay 2019 Tax Club. What is the purpose of a Tax Club? The 2019 Tax Club provides the taxpayer an eight (8) month period to budget payments without interest thereby relieving the pressure of lump sum payments. This in turn benefits the Town by creating a more predictable cash flow. Who is eligible? Membership is available for a taxpayer’s primary residence; the physical address where they live and claim legal residency. The account must be current; no balances due on prior years. When is enrollment? Enrollment begins once taxes are committed. Taxpayer’s enrolling after the first payment due date must pay previous month’s payments and interest at the time of enrollment. When are payments due? Payments begin in October and end in May. The first payment is due by October 1, 2018 and payments are due on the 1st of each month thereafter. The last payment and any remaining balance must be paid by May 1, 2019. Payments may be made in person or by mail. At the time of enrollment the Town will provide a payment booklet with the due dates and amount to be paid. What happens if a payment is missed? Enrollment in the Tax Club will automatically terminate if 2 consecutive payments are missed. The taxpayer then becomes subject to the same due date and interest rate as other, nonparticipating taxpayers. The Town will not notify members of delinquent payments. How are payments figured? Monthly payments will be calculated by the Town Office. Payment amounts are based on the total tax bill, minus any previous payments, divided by the number of months remaining in the Tax Club.


Author Paul Doiron will be at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library on Saturday, September 22 at 3:00 for a book talk and signing!

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.

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


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

Emery Community Arts Center kicks off the fall semester by bringing a slice of the Portland indie music scene to Farmington. Friday, Sept. 14 at 7pm, join us out on the lawn for an evening of live music with Dominic Lavoie (opening performance by Jeff Beam). This event is free and open to the public. Contact: Ann Bartges,, 207-778-7461.

South Strong Road Crew. Enjoy an evening of traditional jazz as the Wilton Congregational Church continues to celebrate its 200th anniversary. 6 PM on Sunday, September 16. Free admission. (Donations accepted.) Cider and donuts, cheese and crackers. All are welcome!

A story telling swap will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 20, downstairs at St. Joseph Parish Hall, by the intersection of Middle and Quebec streets. Free and open to the public. No storytelling experience necessary. Call 207-578-1791 for details.

Farmington, September 25, Old South Church Concert Series presents five member all male band, “Imar” in concert with their explosive energy grounded in Celtic tradition. Doors open 6 pm, Jam session 6:15 pm with concert at 7 pm. Refreshments by donation. Ticket reservations are highly recommended by calling 207-491-5919. FYI about the concert series and band info Old South First Congregational Church, 235 Main St, Farmington, ME

Free Music in the Park on Sept. 29 at 5 p.m. in French Falls Park. Spotlighting young musicians and featuring The Only Hope. Bring your own chairs or a blanket. Hosted for the Jay Recreation Committee.

Friendship Square Dance Club. You are invited to two free modern Square Dancing lessons on Tues. Sept. 25th and Tues. Oct 2nd from 6:30 pm to 8 pm at Academy Hill School in Wilton. Our fun-loving group meets every Tues. night. The first hour is for beginners with help from experienced dancers. Our caller is Mike Dusoe, he is very friendly and helpful. Square Dancing is a good way of meeting new people and at the same time getting some good exercise. For more or call Marilyn or Larry Waugh at 778-6450 or you can contact the Franklin County Adult Education office at 778-3460 in Farmington.

Sat. Oct. 20 Shiva Lila Kirtan, Live Eastern Music! 7:30-9:30pm, Grange Hall, West Farmington Join us for lively songs, in the Sanskrit language, in this call-and-response style performance. Sing along while you dance to the energetic drum beats resonating out from our hand drums, bells and shakers! We had an amazing night last time and we look forward to chanting with our community again! $10 Suggested Donation, Kids Under 13 Free (All proceeds go to support our nonprofit) 4 Bridge St. West Farmington


The Wilton United Methodist Church would like to welcome all community members to a Public Benefit Supper on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 from 5:00 –6:30 P.M in the Fellowship dining hall. Church members and volunteers will serve baked beans, hot dogs, salads, casseroles with assorted homemade pies for dessert. Dinners will be $8.00 per person for adults and $5.00 per person for children under 10 years old. Takeout meals will be available. Wilton United Methodist Church is located at 600 Main Street in Wilton, Maine.

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

Book Sale: Saturday, October 13, 9 am-3 pm, at Western Maine, 128 Weld Street, Wilton (next to the Wilton Town Office). A big sale of books for all ages and tastes plus music tapes and records, talking books, and videotapes. Many new items have been received since our last sale. By donation. All proceeds benefit the Wilton Free Public Library. For more information, call the library at 645-4831.

Beans’ Corner Baptist Church (17 Chesterville Rd, Jay) is hosting a Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 3 9:00 – 2:00 pm. Crafters & Vendors Wanted!! $20 a table or $15 a space. We will have a great silent auction with all proceeds going to a Dominican Republic mission trip. Proceeds from table/space rental will benefit Care and outreach ministries. Contact Beth Hoyt at or 645-2925

5th Annual Fit and Fun 5K, Saturday, October 20th 10 am Wilson Lake, Wilton to benefit Fit Girls programs. A timed race open to all runners and walkers. Awards and bib raffle following race. To pre register, please visit For more information, call 645-9648

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

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


St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Wilton will hold its annual yard sale fundraiser in the church parking lot from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, Sept. 8. This will be one of our biggest sales yet! Yard sale items include household goods, crafts, books, children's toys, furniture. In addition, there will be an assortment of homemade baked items for sale. The church is located at 59 High St. (corner of School & High Streets) in Wilton. For more information, go to or call 645-2639.

Wilton Mason's ,Square and Compass club is holding it's annual yard sale on Sat. and Sun.,September 8 and 9 on lot next to Hannaford Drive and Prompto. Funds help support programs like " Books for Bikes", "veteran's memorials", etc.. Items donated will be greatly appreciated .FMI call 778-2286 or 240-0414

Bake sale fundraiser September 25th 10am-2pm at Sandy River Farm Supply, 20 Farmington Falls Rd, New Sharon. Come help us raise money for the Special Olympic “Rene Fontaine” Life enhancement scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded to an individual or individuals in RSU 9 with intellectual disabilities to assist the individual/s in becoming more independent at the end of the 2018-19 school year. We will have pies/cookies/brownies and much much more. For more information or to make a donation please contact Dina Goldsmith 207-491-6749 or Hailey Fowle 207-578-0561

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

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

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

Artists, Crafters, and Vendors Wanted. The Maine Forestry Museum in Rangeley is looking for vendors to display their wares at our 26th Annual Apple Harvest Festival being held Saturday, September 29th at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal Church, 2614 Main St. in Rangeley. The festival runs from 9 am to 3 pm, booths are $25 for a 10x10 space outside or an 8 ft table inside. The festival consists of a Lumberjack breakfast served from 9 am until we run out, apple pressing demo's, 50/50 raffle, tin can auction, chainsaw carving demo's, free pumpkin decorating for children and more......The festival coincides with Oktoberfest weekend in Rangeley so the town will be busy! FMI: you may call 207-864-3939; visit our website; or email


Invitation to all former employees of G.H. Bass Shoe Company Wilton, ME. If you are interested in a pot luck get together please contact or call 207-491-7153 as soon as possible thank you.

The Farmington High School Reunion Will be held Sept 15. 10 am til 4 pm. At the Industry town Hall route 43. We need conformations no later than August 18. Call Ruby 207-778-4320 for more information

Aurora Grange#202 Next meeting Sept 14,2018. Theme:fly tying by Greg Silver. Lunch-6:30 to 7:00. Meeting-7:00. Lambert Hill rd Strong Me

The Maine Forestry Museum is holding its Annual Meeting to elect its Board of Directors on Sunday, Sept. 16 at 4 pm, at the Museum, 221 Stratton Rd., Rangeley. In order to vote your membership must be up to date for the 2018-2019 season. You may get your ballot and membership forms online at, by calling 207-864-3939 or by emailing us at All ballots must be received no later than Saturday, September 15th at 5 pm. We encourage all members and friends of the museum to attend. Light refreshments will be served!

The New Vineyard Public Library Association will hold their Annual Meeting on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 6:30PM in the New Vineyard Public Library Community Room located at 20 Lake St, New Vineyard, ME 04956. The Public is invited to attend.

Monday, Sept. 24, Farmington Historical Society Meeting, 6 pm Potluck, North Church, 118 High St., Farmington. Short meeting at 6:45pm. Very interesting program this month: Kevin Johnson from Penobscot Marine Museum will feature the Eastman Publishing Co’s collection of Farmington Maine Photos, circa 1907–1947. Everyone is welcome.

The North Chesterville Extension Homemakers' will be meeting on Tuesday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m. at the Chesterville Town Office. The topics will be Program Planning for 2019, Choosing a Penguin Ornament to make for the Rotary Christmas tree, and Planning for the Chesterville Town Halloween Party. Please come with ideas. The public is cordially invited to attend. FMI 778-3156.

Gospel Service at North New Portland Community Church. September 30 at 10 am. Come and join us for a fun service – no sermon, just gospel songs and lots of opportunity to join in! We will be joined by a number of local musicians including David Blood, Nan Berry and John Vetne, Joel and Louise Bunker, and gospel singer Sammie Angel. The service will be followed by a brunch so make a morning of it and enjoy music, food and good company. The church is located at 14 Hancock Pond Road, ME 04961. Any questions, please email

SeniorsPlus’ Caregiver Support Group will be canceled for the month of September. The next meeting will be held on October 1, 2018 at its new office location at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington from 3:00 to 4:30pm. This support group is for caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s or other forms of Dementia. This is a wonderful chance to connect with others, share experiences, gain information, support and a friendly ear. You do not have to pre-register to attend the support group. This opportunity is FREE and open to the public. For further information, call SeniorsPlus at 1-800-427-1241.

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

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.

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.

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.


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: 234 Greenwood Brook Rd. Industry, ME

Wire weave bracelet class: $45.00. September 26th 6-8pm. Adults only. Learn to weave a 28 ga. wire pattern around 4 16 ga. wires to form a bracelet. This is a wonderful introduction to so many possibilities with wire weave and wrapping. BYOB Sip and CREATE More info: Component bracelet and earrings: $40.00 September 5th 6-8pm Adult only. Learn different Wire component links to make into a bracelet and earrings that you can use in many different applications. You will leave with finished product. BYOB Sip and CREATE More info:

Sept. 12. 4-6. Wire pendant for kids and Moms. Mom and me class for kids. Learn to Weave wire around a bead and cog to make a super cool steampunk necklace pendant. Ages 7 and up $35 for mom and 1 child. $15 per added sib. More info:

On Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, NAMI Western Mountains Maine is offering Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) at the Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Bass Room from 8:30am to 5pm. It is for anyone who works, lives or interacts with youth ages 12-18 to learn about mental health and substance abuse issues, to recognize symptoms and how to help in a crisis or non-crisis situation. The course is free, but there is a $5 fee for lunch. The course carries 8 CEUs. This class has a 3 yr. national certification and satisfies the state mandate for suicide awareness in Maine schools. To register, contact or call 1-800-464-5767 x2312. This is the last YMHFA in this area for this year.

Grow Great Garlic! Tuesday, September 18 University of Maine at Farmington Roberts Learning Center Room 23 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Learn how to grow garlic for the first time or how to improve your technique. Dave Fuller of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will cover all aspects of growing garlic from choice of planting stock to dealing with pests to harvest. For all experience levels. Attendees will receive 3 bulbs of garlic planting stock. Bring your questions! The event is $10 and is open to the public. Please register online: To participate or request a disability accommodation, call 207.778.4650 or email: The University of Maine is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

Writing Scents. Explore your creativity while sampling essential oils, then following group writing prompts. What does mint remind you of? Grandma’s back porch? What about cinnamon or rosemary? Smell is the sense most directly related to memory, so relax, revive, and feed that muse. Wellness advocate and essential oil enthusiast Joanna Wilhelm combines her love of all things scented with award winning writer and poet Kelly Sterns’ sense of whimsy to make for a one-of-a-kind writing workshop you won’t forget! Friday, Sept. 21, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. $15 per person, appetizers and beverages provided. More info and to register:

Become a Certified Basketball Official. Central Maine Board #20 is offering basketball a 5-week rules course for people interested in becoming a certified basketball official. The class meets 6:00pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays beginning on September 25 and will be held at Lincoln Academy Room 106. The cost is $75. For more information contact TJ Halliday @ 522-2029 or e-mail at

The Farmington Adult & Community Education program has scheduled Watercolor or Acrylic with artist instructor, Barbara Hathaway, Painter of Sunsets. This five session course starts, Wednesday, September 26, at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hathaway Art Studio & Gallery, 32 Maple Street, Wilton. The class is for those who have had some practice with the mediums listed or that are semi-pros. For Acrylics a 16" x 20" canvas will be needed for the first class as students will start with painting a beautiful sunset sky. Those who choose Watercolor should bring 140 lbs. WC paper in tablet form. Bring a paint set for the medium you choose and three brushes, one medium, one large, and one small. Students will need a palette, jar or can for water, and paper towels or a rag. Students can watch a demo or paint along as they learn how to use different brushes to form elements in the composition. Beautiful reflections can be made with a sweep of a brush. Experimenting with color mixing, making textures and details will complete the art work ready to mat or frame. Both mediums are easy to use and clean up with water. Students can bring their own photos to work from. A fee of $68 can be paid to the instructor at the first class. Hathaway has a Certificate of Advertising Design from UMA and is currently the Maine General Federation of Women's Clubs Art Department Chairman, a member of Maine Artists, and member of Upcountry Artists. Hathaway art can be seen on both sites as well as Facebook. For more information or to register: 207-645-3449 or

Hospice Volunteer Training: Make a difference in the lives of others. This five-week training program prepares volunteers to provide practical, emotional and spiritual support to persons and their families living with a terminal illness. The class will meet Monday and Wednesday evenings, October 1- October 31, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m at MaineGeneral Alfond Center for Health. Seeking new volunteers who are veterans. Pre-registration is required. Please call 626-1779 or 873-3615.

Please come to the Fall/Winter 2018 term Kick-Off on Wednesday, October 17 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at the Saint Joseph Parish Hall ,130 Quebec Street, Farmington.
Gold Leaf Institute is the Senior College at UMF. We are for people 50 years old and older who are interested in learning, staying active, and meeting people. The event is open to the public and allows attendees to meet course presenters and socialize with Gold Leaf officers and members. At this meeting we present a short review of our Fall/Winter classes and provide time for those who wish to join Gold Leaf and sign up for classes. You can contact Gold Leaf by calling 778-7063, going to our website at or liking us on facebook.

Sat, Oct. 13 Yoga Festival! Industry Ever wonder what the community out in Industry is all about? Our festival celebrates and honors Yogi life. We invite one and all to “test the waters”, investigate Yoga and the Ashram. A 2 hour Yoga Intensive, 2 delicious vegan meals, live Indian music, traditional ceremonies and more! Whether you have been studied Yoga or just exploring, this day will deepen your understanding and enhance your life. Yoga offers us health, happiness and so much more!
For locals: $40 Suggested donation for full day pass. No one is turned away for lack of funds. Please RSVP. FMI: (207) 485-1228 243 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 for an appointment or information.

Strong- An Erosion and Sediment Control workshop class will being held on Thursday, October 25, 2018 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Strong Town Office’s Foster Memorial Building - 14 South Main Street. The class is open to anyone interested in working in shoreland zoning areas of the State. Both certification and re-certification credits will be given through the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for all who need credits. For more information or to register go to either our website at or our Facebook page at or e mail for a form.

The Wilderness First Aid Class will be held on Oct. 27 and 28, 2018 at the Farmington Fire Department, hosted by Franklin Search & Rescue. The class runs 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It costs $175, with $75 scholarships are available. To register, click here.

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.

September 2018 Workshop

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
This is an orientation for people with disabilities who are considering vocational rehabilitation services. Orientations are held on the 3rd Wednesday.

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.