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SOUTH PARIS — The Oxford Hills Chapter of AARP will meet on Monday, May 9 at the First Congregational Church on E. Main Street, South Paris. A chicken dinner will be served at 12 noon. The cost is $6.50 and reservations are required by calling Ruth at 744-9069 by noon on Friday, May 6.
The meeting will begin at 1 p.m., followed by world-renowned clown Rick Adams, who will entertain the group.
WOODSTOCK — The Bethel Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the Crosstone Restaurant in Woodstock, located next to the Mollyockett Motel on Route 26. The menu is Yankee pot roast and the cost is $10. Reservations must be made before 10 a.m. on May 6, by calling Caroline Gould at 824-3226 or Arlene Lowell at 824-2877.
Nancy Willard will lead members in stretching exercises at 10:30 a.m. for those interested. Gerry Shimamura will speak about hospice care.
WATERFORD — Church Women United will celebrate May Friendship Day at the North Waterford Church on Friday, May 6, at 9:30 a.m. The program will be “Living Our Friendship.” All are invited and refreshments will be served.
SOUTH PARIS/WATERFORD — Girl Scouts of Maine will be hosting girl and adult Girl Scout Daisy information meetings for all parents and girls entering Kindergarten and first grade in the fall. For those in Norway/Paris and the surrounding area, a meeting will be held Wednesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. at Paris Elementary School. For those in Waterford and surrounding areas, a meeting will be held Thursday, May 19 at 6 p.m. at the Waterford Memorial School library.
Attend the meetings to find out about the many different and fun ways today’s girls are participating in Girl Scouting and how the Daisy program and activities inspire them to reach their personal best. Participants will also learn about the flexible options and benefits of becoming a Girl Scout volunteer.
Girl Scouts of Maine serves over 12,000 girls statewide in grades K – 12. For information on Girl Scouts or to volunteer, call Diana Phillips at 743-7014 or Jeanie Duguay at 364-3639 or e-mail email@example.com or call toll free 1-888-922-4763 or visit their website at www.girlscoutsofmaine.org.
HARRISON — The annual meeting of the Harrison Lutheran Cemetery Association will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, at the home of Robert Heino on the Maple Ridge road. For more information please call 583-6645 (Daphne Chaplin after 5 p.m.)
MECHANIC FALLS — The May calendar for the Mechanic Falls Historical Society is filling up. A roast beef supper and a talk by Bill Green highlight May's activities.
On Saturday, May 7, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. the society is holding its "Almost Famous Roast Beef Community Supper." Price for the meal is $7 and $5 for children 12 and under. The Historical Society thanks Future Foods and Harvest Hill Farms for their assistance with this ongoing event.
On Thursday, May 19 at 7 p.m., WCSH television personality Bill Green will give a talk regarding Maine in the Civil War including Joshua Chamberlain's career both on and off the battlefield. Mr. Green will also hold a question and answer session following his talk. There is no admission charge to the lecture but donations to the society will be welcomed.
The Historical Society will also hold an open house on Saturday, May 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. so visitors can view some of the town's historical artifacts and articles.
All events will be held at the Historical Society (the former First Congo Church), 64 Elm Street in Mechanic Falls. For further information, please call 345-3134.
NORWAY — The Norway Historical Society is pleased to present its first public program of 2011.
On Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m., Tom Denison, interim trustee, will speak about the history and activities of the Higgins-Crooker Charity Fund, a little-known local aid organization. Nineteenth-century hardware merchant James O. Crooker and his wife, Adelia Higgins Crooker, made a bequest to the people of Norway, funding a trust that has distributed modest amounts of charity to deserving, aged residents since the 1940s.
Members, friends and the public are invited to attend. Anyone familiar with the gifts of the Higgins-Crooker Fund is especially encouraged to attend and share their memories. As always, admission is free. Light refreshments will be served.
Monthly programs are held from May to October at the Society’s museum, 471 Main Street in Norway. For more information, contact the Norway Historical Society at 743-7377.
NORWAY — Stone-Smart American Legion Unit 82 of Norway, held a meeting on April 13, with President Joyce Clifford presiding.
Kim Hansen reported that she has six juniors who are interested in going to Girl State.
It was voted to send calling cards to one of the service personnel who is overseas, and they will be shared with others. His grandmother is in touch with him and keeps the Unit posted.
The following officers were voted for the coming year: President Thelma Denlinger, 1st Vice Barbara Henley, 2nd Vice Kathy Nearly, Secretary Joyce Clifford, Treasurer Rose Moulton, Chaplain Christine Weiss, Historian Carmie Rideout, Sergeant at Arms Kim Hansen and Executive Committee, Eleanor Durant, Beulah Ayer and Theresa Dodge.
The following donations were voted: Norway Girl Scouts, a sum of money to get them started on their community project, and purchase of flags for the second graders at the Guy E. Rowe School.
The winner of the National Essay Contest, Erin Cameron, was a guest along with his parents and grandparents. He read his essay and was presented with a $50 scholarship check.
A supper preceded the meeting with Ernest Clifford and Ralph Moulton in charge. This was a spaghetti and meatball supper with homemade desserts.
Rose Moulton and Joyce Clifford assisted.
HEBRON — The Hebron Historical Society is holding a large yard sale in Hebron Village on Saturday, May 21 to raise money to help pay for their new home. Items large or small in size or quantity are needed. Donations are tax deductible. For pickup of your items, call 966-2023 or 966-2233.
SOUTH PARIS — The Swingin' Bears Square Dance Club's next dance will be Saturday, May 14 from 7-10 p.m. at the Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street in South Paris. All square dancers are invited to join in the fun. By now class members should be up to speed in Mainstream. The charge is $6 per person. Non-dancers are invited to watch at no charge. The caller for the square dancing is Ray Hilton who will be calling Mainstream and Plus. The round dance cuer is Carol Stewart. There will be refreshments at intermission, pot 'o gold drawing and door prizes. Hosts/hostesses will be Bob and Eleanor Herrick and Erland and Esther Tucker.
For more information please call Sue Corning, Club Secretary, South Paris, at 577-6894 or Eleanor Herrick, Director, Auburn, at 782-4050.
SOUTH PARIS — The X-Tra Mile ATV Club is having its May meeting on Wednesday, the 11th at Colby's Arctic Cat in South Paris. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and members will be discussing some very riveting subjects. Come join in for the best meeting in town. If you like to ride and have fun, this is the place.