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Event listing items can be submitted to us at 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.


Scarecrow Fest & Pumpkin Car Derby. Saturday, Oct. 22, in Wilton, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Freezin' for a Reason Polar Bear Plunge, The Fit Girls 5K Run, and The Pumpkin Car Derby will take place near the boat landing. Children's activities will be available at Bass Park. Those wishing to participate in the Pumpkin Car Derby may purchase the Kit & directions at the Wilton Hardware Store for $12. If you purchase a kit you will receive one free kit to share with another child. Pumpkins can also be picked up at Rocky Hill Landscaping.

Halloween comes to life early this year, Saturday, Oct. 22 in Kingfield. Starting at 4 p.m. with a re-enactment of October 1869’s Pumpkin Freshet on the Carrabassett, things then move to the Herbert Hotel for ghost story table talk. Then take a short walk to hear about haunted houses, visit a talking pumpkin, watch an amazing fire spinner and a witches’ dance. Stop at Governor King’s mansion for more ghost stories and finish at the Riverside Cemetery for ghostly encounters with some of Kingfield’s notable and long gone citizens.

Fall Harvest Activity for kids! On Saturday, Oct. 22 at 9 am to 11:30 a.m. A fun filled activity for kids ages 4 years old through 6th grade at the New Hope Baptist Church, 268 Perham Street, Farmington. We will have snacks, games, songs, Bible story, crafts and of course Ricky (the puppet) will be there! If you need a ride or want more info call 778-9696.

Election Issues Forum. The UMF College Democrats, and College Republicans are co-sponsoring an Election Issues Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 6p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Thomas Auditorium , inside UMF’s Preble Hall (173 High Street, Farmington). Join us for an interactive discussion on Money, Politics, Ranked Choice Voting and Maine. The Maine Citizens for Clean Elections will present on the clean elections system in Maine. Come learn more about how money in politics is harming our democracy and stopping progress on the issues we care about - and what you can do about it! Local candidates running under the clean elections system will be speaking about their experiences. The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting will also present on their November ballot initiative (Question 5). This event is free and open to the public.

Halloween Event. Edgewood Rehab and Living Center at 221 Fairbanks Road, Farmington and Orchard Park Rehab and Living Center, 107 Orchard Drive, Farmington will be holding their Door to Door Knocking on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 4 p.m. They will not be having it on Halloween as usual. Please note the date change and time. This event is for those from birth to sixth grade. Come join the fun.

Whooo's invited to a Halloween Story Hour? Yooo are! The Jim Ditzler Memorial Library in New Sharon will have a Halloween Story Hour on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 10:30a.m. ~ 11:30a.m. Children are encouraged to come in costume. Prizes will be given for the scariest, funniest, most colorful, fanciest, cutest and most original costume. We will listen to Halloween stories, make a Halloween craft and have a snack. For more information call the library at 779-1128.

Halloween Trick or Treating: Sandy River Center, 119 Livermore Falls Road will be holding their annual Trick or Treating on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 2 3:30.p.m. All are welcome! If you have any questions please call 778-6591.

Annual Harvest Festival at Farmington Baptist Church, 194 Whittier Road from 5:30 to 7:30 on Saturday, Oct. 29. This is a family event with fun for all ages. There will be popcorn, candy and punch, a bounce house, lots of games. Non-scary costumes are welcome.

Deepavali Festival at Hridaya Hermitage on Sunday, October 30. 9:00AM to 6:00PM. Come experience our traditional yogic ashram and help us celebrate Deepavali—the Hindu "festival of Lights!” Teachings on yoga, a chance to meet our amazing Gurus, great food and fun for all ages! We’re located at 243 Greenwood Brook Road in Industry. FMI and to register (required) please contact Bhagavan Das at: 207-542-6606 or Find us on Facebook or visit

Free Chesterville Town Halloween Party on Monday, Oct. 31, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Chesterville Town Office. Events include: food, games, craft table, costume parade, haunted barn, hayride, etc. This event is sponsored by the North Chesterville Extension Homemakers. FMI 778-3156

4th Annual Not Just A Girl's Night Shopping Night: Get a jump on your Christmas shopping and come have a good time too! Longfellow's Restaurant will be having a shopping night Thursday Nov. 17 from 5-8pm. There will be vendors upstairs as well as drink and appetizer specials downstairs and hourly drawings for goody bags. Vendors include homemade soaps, candles, baskets, crafts, primitive folk art, pampered chef, Scentsy and more!


Family Life Free supper and Magic Show on Oct. 22 at the New Sharon Masonic Lodge. Hosted by Messalunskit Chapter OES 170. Supper at 5. Magic Show at 6:15. Open to the public. Please call 207-649-5449 and leave your name and number of people attending. Sponsored by Valley of Augusta Scottish Rite.

Book Signing and Presentation. Join author and award-winning newspaper columnist George Smith for a book signing and presentation on all things outdoors and Maine 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 27 at DDG Booksellers. For more information regarding this event contact DDG Booksellers, 193 Broadway in Farmington at 778-3454, or by email at

Exhibit. Maine stained glass artist and Sugarloafer since 1978, John Pease invites new artist and friend, Barry White to share exhibit space at the Carrabassett Valley Public Library & Community Center through the month of October. Please join us for a Wine & Cheese Reception celebrating the talents of John and Barry on Friday, Oct. 28 from 4:30-6 p.m. here in the Begin Family Community Room at the CV Library.

New Art Exhibit. The UMF Art Gallery is pleased to present its latest exhibit, “Residue.” This exhibition by multiple artists runs to Nov. 9 at the UMF Art Gallery located at the University of Maine at Farmington. The gallery is located at 246 Main Street in Farmington, behind the UMF Admissions Office. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment please contact Sarah Maline, UMF Art Gallery director, at or 207-778-1062 or visit the website at

SugarWood Gallery “Artist of the Month” is Dee Keneagy. Regular store hours are 10 to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

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

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


Concert. Folk singer Ruth Hill concert 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the North Church, 118 High Street, Farmington. Hill will be joined by Amanda Adams (percussion), Hank Washburn (fiddle, mandolin) and Wendy Oakley (harmony vocals). The evening begins with a dessert social at 6 p.m., along with a Jam Session in the downstairs meeting hall. North Church tickets are $15. $10 for students. For reservations call 207-778-2006.

The Theater at Monmouth Presents Shapespeare's The Tempest on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Vienna Union Hall. $13 prepaid, $15 at the door. Tickets are on sale Oct. 1. FMI call Libby 293-2670 or email

One Woman Show. My Mother's Clothes Are Not My Mother: Elizabeth Peavey's hilarious and heartbreaking one-woman show about mourning, sorting and saying goodbye, presented 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3 at UMF's Emery Community Arts Center. Tickets $10 at the door. (Cash only, please.) FMI:

Concert. Pianist/Composer Dan Kennedy will return to Farmington for a solo concert on Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. at Nordica Auditorium at UMF. His contemporary pieces range from jazzy to more reflective mood, calming the mind and soothing the soul. Admission by donation to the Honduran El Junco Scholarship Fund. For more info contact or 652-2377.

Saturday, November 12. Contradance, Farmington Grange, 124 Bridge Street, West Farmington. Family Dance 6:30-7:30, potluck snacks, $2adult, $1child. Regular Contra with the Franklin County Fiddlers playing and John McIntire calling, 8:00-10:30pm. $6adults/$5students or $15 family max. All dances taught. Beginners are welcome. No partner necessary. FMI, 491-9928 or <> or


Book Sale. The Friends of the Jay-Niles Memorial Library will be holding their 2nd Annual Book Sale this Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Memorial Hall upstairs in the library (elevator available). The Jay-Niles Memorial Library is located at 983 Main St. in Jay. This sale will include a tremendous selection of books for adults, children, tweens, and teens, but also DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, cds, and reference materials. This book sale is by donation. Rather than pricing items, it will be on a "pay what you can afford basis."

Used Book Sale. The Jim Ditzler Memorial Library in New Sharon will hold its Fall Book Sale on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.This by donation book sale will feature books in good condition for readers of all ages and tastes. For more information please call the library at 779-1128.

Fall Boiled Dinner sponsored by Industry Community Kitchen on Oct. 22. 4:30 - 6 p.m. Industry Town Hall.

Youth Hunting Day Breakfast. The Rangeley Region Guides' and Sportsmen's Association (RRGSA) will be hosting their annual Youth Deer Hunting Day breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Guides' Clubhouse on Old Skiway Road in Oquossoc. Breakfast will be served from 5:30am - 8:00am. A free, hardy breakfast will be offered to children. Adults are welcome and are requested to make a $5 donation. On the youth deer hunting day, bucks may be taken statewide. Additionally, for 2016, although an any-deer permit is not required on the youth deer hunting day, antlerless deer may be taken in Wildlife Management District (WMD) 7, as this district has any-deer permits.

Turkey Supper Oct. 22 at the Wilton Fire Department from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Corn, Cranberry Sauce, Rolls, Desserts, Coffee and Apple Cider. Adults $7; children 10 and under $6. Fundraiser for Relay for Life. Team: Friends for the Fight. FMI call Crystal 578-0296.

Benefit Auction. The Fairbanks School, 508 Fairbanks Road, Farmington will be hosting a Chinese/Ticket Auction on Sunday, Oct. 23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. to purchase tickets and bid on items of interest. Ticket prices are 5 for $1, buy 25 and get 5 free. Drawing of items begins at 1 p.m. You must be present to win. Refreshments will be served. This auction benefits the school's winter maintenance fund.

Literacy Volunteers Annual Dinner Oct. 27 at 5 p.m., Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington. Oktoberfest theme - root beer floats! Music by the Merry Plinksters, Story teller Judy Loeven, Door prizes, silent auction suggested donation $5.

Public Souper Supper. The Chesterville Grange will be holding a public "souper" supper on Friday, Oct. 28, serving between 5 and 6 p.m. Homemade soups, chowders and dessert. Adults, $6; Child, $3. FMI 778-2282.

Firewood Raffle! 1 cord – 4 foot length - cut in the spring. Delivered within 15 mile radius of Jay Transfer Station. Proceeds benefit the Town of Jay Recreation Committee. 1 ticket for $2.00 ~ 3 tickets for $5. Winner will be drawn Oct. 31.

5K benefit run/walk. Fit Girls after school program will be holding their 4th annual 5K benefit run/walk on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 10 a.m. at Wilson Lake. The run/walk is open to the public. This year we have online registration. Please visit and look for the 5K benefit run under the happenings link to register. The entry fee is $10. Prizes are available for age group winners. For additional information about the 5K run/walk, please contact race director, Rose Hines at 778-5012.

Jay, Friday, Oct. 28: Friday supper 5 p.m., VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. 897-5112.

Spaghetti Supper. The Wilton Fire Department Benevolence Association will be hosting a Spaghetti Supper and Pumpkin Carving on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 pm – 7 pm at the Wilton Fire Station. Cost of the meal is Adults $7 and Children $3. Spaghetti Dinner with dessert and beverage, free pumpkin carving and a 50/50 Raffle. Join us for good food and fun!

Turkey Pie Supper. Saturday November 5 from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. Mercer Community Center. Adults $8, Children under 11 $4. turkey pie, veggies, rolls, assorted desserts

The Chesterville Grange will be holding a public Hunters Breakfast on Saturday, November 5, serving from 5 to 8 am. Pancakes, baked beans, eggs, home fries, bacon, juice. Adults, $6.00; Children (under 12), $3.00. FMI 598-8692.

Annual Chesterville Heritage Society Hunters Breakfast . Saturday November 5th 5 a.m. - 9 a.m. Chesterville Town Hall. All you can eat! All homemade! Featuring pancakes, eggs any way you want them, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, home fries, fruit, coffee and more! Adults $7 children under 10 only $3 Sponsored by the Chesterville Heritage Society

Early Bird Breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Henderson Memorial Baptist Church in Farmington. Bacon or ham, eggs, home fries, baked beans, breakfast casseroles, muffins, scones, donuts, juice, coffee and tea. Everyone welcome. $6.

Hunters Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Phillips Elementary School from 4:30 - 9:30 a.m. Adults $7; children under 12, $4. Menu: eggs (your style) pancakes, waffles, bacon, sausage, home fries, cheesy hash browns, toast, english muffins, coffee, juice, milk (white or chocolate). Hosted by the 8th grade class of 2017 for their trip to Quebec in June

The annual Harvest Supper held at the Old South First Congregational, 235 Main Street in Farmington, will take place on Saturday, November 5th from 5 to 6 pm. Proceeds will benefit youth camperships to Pilgrim Lodge Camp. The Harvest Supper will include roast turkey and the fixings, pie for dessert and beverages. Adults $10. Children 12 years and under $8. Family rates will be available. For more information you can call 207-299-3686 or go to

Benefit Bake Sale at the Chesterville Town Office on Tuesday, November 8 starting at 8:00 a.m. until the food is gone. Sponsored by the North Chesterville Extension Homemakers to benefit the Chesterville Kitchen Fund. FMI 778-3156.

Public Baked Bean Supper at the Industry Town Hall November 12, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM sponsored by Shorey Chapel with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to the Franklin County ECU Heating Program. The menu consists of baked beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, biscuits, lasagna, pies, coffee, tea, etc. For more information contact Dale at 778-2157

Public Baked Bean Supper at the Industry Town Hall November 12, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:30 PM sponsored by Shorey Chapel with a percentage of the proceeds being donated to the Franklin County ECU Heating Program. The menu consists of baked beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, biscuits, lasagna, pies, coffee, tea, etc. For more information contact Dale at 778-2157

Annual Turkey Dinner. The Rangeley Lakes Snowmobile Club is pleased to announce our Annual Turkey Dinner this year will be held in Oquossoc, and hosted by Bald Mountain Camps. The Dinner will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12, starting at 5 p.m. As a thank you to our generous landowners we are holding this event in their name. We will have an open board meeting during this time as well. All members and non-members are welcome to attend. Cost of dinner is $25 per person with 40 percent of the proceeds going directly to the RLSC and its grooming operation. Dinner will include salad, entree and dessert. If you would like to attend, please let us know. You can do this three ways. 1) filling out our survey on the website or Facebook page; 2) Calling Bald Mountain Camps directly at 207-864-3671, or emailing the club secretary at Hope to see you there!

Thanksgiving Bake Sale. Pinewood Terrace at 136 Rosewood Dr. Farmington, Me. On Wednesday, Nov.23 from 8am-2pm. To benefit the residents activity program


Benefit Yard Sale. Jay, Saturday, Oct. 22: 8 a. m. to 4 p.m., VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. will be having a yard sale, To raise funds to replace handy cap ramp at the post.

Rummage Sale. The St. Joseph’s Altar Guild is holding their Fall rummage sale on Friday, Oct. 28 from 3pm to 6pm, and on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9am to 11:30 am. We are located in the parish hall corners of Quebec and Middle Sts., Farmington. On Friday the variety of goods offered range from gently used clothing, linens, books, toys to a large selection of White Elephant items – all of which are very reasonable priced. On Saturday, sale goers can fill a 13 gal. bag of clothing, etc. for $1 per bag—an exceptional bargain. We look forward to seeing our regulars and welcome newcomers, as most of our earnings are donated to community needs such as food pantries and heating funds. Thank you in advance for your patronage. FMI contact Pam Martin at 778-4285.

Jay, Saturday, Oct. 29: Craft Fair and Bake Sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., VFW Post 3335, 64 Jewell St. For more information call 491-0634.

UMF annual Arts and Crafts Show seeking vendors. The University of Maine at Farmington’s annual Arts and Crafts Show is seeking artists and crafters from across Maine interested in exhibiting their original and creative work at this open-to-the-public show. This year’s event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 5, in the UMF Olsen Student Center on South Street in Farmington. The UMF Arts and Crafts Show serves as a rich opportunity for vendors to sell their handcrafted, one-of-a-kind art and gift items, clothing, hand-sewn crafts, holiday items and much more. For more information, or to book your space for the upcoming event, please call the UMF Conference & Events Office at 207-778-7344 or email Ernestine Hutchinson at

6th annual Christmas Craft Fair. The Spruce Mountain High School Junior class is hosting the 6th annual Christmas Craft Fair from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday Nov. 9 at Spruce Mountain High School. Free admission, free popcorn and cider (donated from a local orchard), and the Junior class at SMHS will be selling themed raffle baskets they have compiled from each homeroom, such as a Movie Night, Thanksgiving basket and Day Spa. Over 30+ vendors including items from Pampered Chef, thirty-one bags, Beauty for the Soul day spa, jewelry, as well as hand crafted items from local artisans, including: homemade jellies and jams, quilted items, hand painted wooden signs, Christmas ornaments, mittens, sweaters, and of course Chretien Bakery. Perfect time to get a head start on your holiday shopping! The SMHS Junior class will be there selling concessions, serving popcorn and cider, entertaining kids (face painting) and helping vendors set up and take down. Vendor space is still available, and all proceeds from the fair will be donated to the Junior class. For more information please contact Mary Learned (207-357-5550) at, Michelle Perkins at, Denise Acritelli at or find more info on Facebook here.

Seeking Crafters and Vendors for Wilton PTF'S Annual Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Academy Hill School in Wilton. The cost is $20/table. For more information or to reserve your space contact Renee Woodard by phone or text at 645-3120 or by email at

Holiday Craft Fair. The Strong 8th grade class of 2017 is sponsoring their annual holiday craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Strong Elementary School. Crafters wishing to reserve a table or space at the fair are asked to contact the school at 684-3521. The 8th grade asks that crafters consider making a donation to their class at the end of the fair rather than setting a fee for a reservation. Local artisans, holiday raffles, silent auction, and homemade edible goodies will be available. Proceeds from this event will offset the end of the year class trip cost for the 8th grade class.

Craft Fair on Friday, Nov. 18, from 10-3 at the Edgewood Rehab and Living Center, 221 Fairbanks road in Farmington. To rent a table call Heather or Donna at 778-3386. $5 for a small table and $10 for a large. There will also be a Chinese Auction taking place. Corn chowder lunching served from 11-12. for a small fee. Come join the Fun!

Team Izzie Craft Fair to benefit Autism. Saturday November 19th. 9am to 3pm. Brettuns Community Building, Church Street Livermore ME. A few tables are still available, $20 and a raffle item per 8ft table, please contact Rhonda at 320-0710 or Jessica at 357-0259 for more information or to reserve a table.

Mt. Blue Campus Craft Fair. Saturday, Nov. 19. 10X10 space, $25 Now taking registrations. Contact Regina Savage at 778-3561 or Spaces are filling up fast!

Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:00 - 2 p.m. at Phillips Elementary School. Hosted by the C.A.R.E/PTO group. For more information or to reserve a table please call the school 639-2909. Tables are $10 each.

The Annual Christmas Crafts Fair sponsored by the Franklin County Arts and Crafts Association will be held Saturday, December 3, 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.

The Saturday Farmington Farmers Market’s season is open for the season in the District Courthouse Parking Lot, 129 Main St, Farmington. Vendors will be set up from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays through October. We have vegetables, fresh seafood, kettle corn, beef, rabbit meat, jams, coffee, canned goods, fruits, baked goods, seedlings, fibers, flowers and crafts. You can chat with vendors, taste delicious samples of locally produced food and support local agriculture. While at the Saturday Farmington Farmers Market, bring your shoes, leather bags, old favorite slippers or boots or broken zippers. Drop them off and Lucas from Beyond Shoe Repair will fix them for you and bring them back to the market next week. See our blog for more information:

Franklin County-wide online farmers market, Weekly deliveries, Year-round


Phillips Historical Museum's annual meeting and potluck supper is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Phillips Community House for members and guests. The supper will be followed by a video presentation of this year’s accomplishments and a program on the Last Villages of Flagstaff Lake by Kenny Wing and Allan Burnell. Books will be available to purchase. Members and guests are invited to bring a dish to share.

Monday Oct. 24: Farmington Historical Society Meeting at North Church, 118 High St. Pot Luck 6 p.m., meeting to follow. Program, “Model Train Collection” display and discussion by Rob Martin. Everyone welcome.

Monday, Oct. 24 Meet and greet 6pm - 8pm for Christina “Tina” Riley who is a candidate for house District 74, at the VFW Post 3335 Jay Corner of Franklin Road (Rt.133) and Jewell St., Jay. A seat held by Paul Gilbert who will term out this election year. For more information contact 645-4753.

The next Homemaker meetings for October: North Chesterville: Oct 25 at 7 p.m. at Chesterville Town Office Program Rotary Tree Ornament/Finalize Town Halloween Party; Strong Learning and Sharing: Oct 25 at 10 a.m. at Methodist Parish House Program Rotary Tree Ornaments.

There will be a work group session for the new Working Together for Change group, on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5-6:45 pm in the Chef's Table room at Mt. Blue Campus in Farmington. This is the second event for the new WTFC group that was formed to build community and encourage problem solving and collaboration following the contentious school budget vote over the summer. The work session will involve setting goals, scheduling events, exploring opportunities for collaboration, and getting to know other community members. There will be a school board meeting immediately following, from 7-9 pm, which is, as always, open to the public. For questions or more information contact Tami at 441-1595 or This is not an RSU#9 scheduled event.

Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group. New, ongoing, every second and forth Monday nights starting at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held at Franklin Memorial Hospital in the Allen room. If you have any questions, please call/text Angela at 446-0609 or email her at

SeniorsPlus office hours for its new satellite office location at 218 Fairbanks Road in Farmington. Office hours for scheduled appointments will be every Wednesday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Visitors will need to call 1-800-427-1241 to schedule an appointment. “Walk-in” hours from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm will be held on the second 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.

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

Ongoing support group for people who have a loved one with a mental illness. It meets every third Wednesday at the Farmington hospital. Any questions you can call Louise at 592-9933 or Tami at 778-2792.

The Wilton Historical Society will be holding its monthly meeting every second Thursday from now until November. Each month we will have a guest speaker. The meeting are held at the Farm and Home Museum on Canal St. (behind Key Bank). The business meeting starts at 6:30 P.M. with the guest starting around 7 P.M. All are invited as we are open to the public. For more information please call Pam Brown at 645-2091.


“Intro to Self-Employment Workshop” This introductory workshop will help you decide if self-employment is the right choice for you. The class covers the pros and cons of owning your own business, the steps needed to get started, the major elements of a business plan, and the many resources available to help you succeed! Monday, Oct. 24, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. New Ventures Maine Office 109 Perham Street Suite # 2 Farmington, ME 04938. To register or for more information please call: Karleen Andrews 557-1885

Halloween Mask Making Oct. 24-Oct. 28, from 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m.-noon at Everyone’s Resource Depot, UMF campus, Education Center, Room 9. All ages welcome. Small fee ($1) for materials and instruction. For info, call 778-7150.

“Your Next Career Move - Workshop” Ready for a career change but don’t know where to begin? This 2 hour workshop will help point you in the right direction. We will cover what to consider when making a career choice, the steps involved in creating a career plan, and the resources available to help you succeed. At the end of this workshop, you will have: A basic outline of what you want to decide, discover, or plan. New Ventures Maine is offering a FREE workshop “Your Next Career Move” at NVME Office, 108 Perham Street Suite # 2 Farmington ME. Wednesday, Nov. 16,  from 6-8 p.m. All services are free.  For more information on New Ventures Maine or to register please call Janet at 778-2757.  Visit our website at

Tuition free tax course. Liberty Tax Service in Farmington will be hosting a tuition free tax course starting in Nov. 1. Day and evening classes will be available and the course will be 4 weeks long. Free to the public with job opportunities available upon completion of the class! For further questions or to register, please call 207-613-0500.

“Business Basics” This 3 session class covers the basics of a business plan, marketing, cash planning and is suitable for those thinking about, or are in the early stage start-up of a new business. It will help you assess the feasibility, desirability and viability of your business idea and start writing your plan. Mondays, Nov. 14, 21, 28, 2016. 5:30 – 8:30 pm. New Ventures Maine Office 109 Perham Street Suite # 2 Farmington, ME 04938. To register or for more information please call: Karleen Andrews 557-1885. For more information and to find classes see or call 1-800-442-2092. Toll free in-state.

Building Confidence business class. Has long-term unemployment or job search got you down?  Do you feel your confidence lagging?  Attend this 3-week class to help you assess your self-confidence and learn some concrete tools that can help you to keep your confidence strong throughout your job search. New Venutures Maine will be offering a 3-week class: “Building Confidence” on Wednesdays, Nov. 23, 30, & Dec. 7 from 6:00-8:00 pm. This class will be held at Farmington Office at 108 Perham Street, Suite # 2. For more information on Women, Work, and Community or to register for the training please call Janet Smith at 778-2757.  Visit our website at

Cooperative Parenting and Divorce: Shielding Children from Conflict. This video-based program gives divorcing or separating parents the power to make positive changes that shield their children from parental conflict and guides them into establishing a long-term relationship with the child's other parents. It is the most extensive, informative, and interactive resource to date examining the complex realities of divorce. Held on Mondays & Wednesdays, 11/28, 11/30, 12/5, 12/7, 12/12, 12/14, 12/19, & 12/21 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. All classes are held at the Franklin County Children’s Task Force, 113 Church Street in Farmington, ME unless otherwise noted. If you are interested in learning about these or other parenting topics, or would like to know more about FCCTF’s parenting support options, call the education department today at 778-6960 to hear how we can help to support you through the world’s greatest (and toughest) job– parenting!

Wilton CareerCenter Workshops. For those who are looking to make a change in careers or get a new job, the Wilton CareerCenter will be offering a variety of programs for job seekers. All workshops and events are held at the CareerCenter unless otherwise noted. To register for sessions held at the CareerCenter, call 645-5800.

O*net Ability Profiler
Call for further information as this workshop requires five or more people for attendance. This is a career exploration tool that helps clients plan work lives using a paper and pencil format with optional apparatus parts and computerized scoring. Results can be used to identify strengths for which more training/education is needed, and to identify occupations that fit their strengths.

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

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.