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PARIS — The VFW Floyd A. Harlow Jr. Post 9787 will meet at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 13, at the Post Home on 58 Main Street in South Paris.
WATERFORD — A Socrates Café gathering will be held at the Waterford Library on Monday, April 1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month. The group offers a forum to discuss current topics and ideas in a warm, friendly atmosphere, where divergent views will be welcome. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.
The topic for the April meeting will be "Laughter: The Best Medicine?” Bring a joke...or not. The moderator will be Joanne Morse. For more information call 583-6957 or email the library at email@example.com.
OXFORD — The Oxford Recreation Department will be hosting an informational meeting about their new girls' softball field, located at Pismo Beach in Oxford. They have made several improvements to the area by clearing the land, building a retaining wall, hauling in loam and constructing the field itself.
Now they are looking for help through people volunteering for a work weekend, donating materials or monetary donations to put to use for such things as fencing, dugouts, Snack Shack building, septic system and bathroom material.
Please come to the meeting on Monday, March 25 at 6:30 p.m. at the Oxford Recreation Center to find out more about the project. They need you in order to complete this project so the girls will have a field to play on. For more information, please contact Pam Lovely at 539-4563 or Michael Chammings at 539-4431.
HEBRON — On Tuesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. at the Hebron Town Office, Connie Benwitz of Minot will discuss the role of quilts in the Underground Railroad of the 19th century and the local connections to this process. The Hebron Historical Society is sponsoring this program, which is open to the public.
BETHEL — The Bethel Historical Society is pleased to announce that it now has on hand a free 20-page, full color guide to the “Maine Civil War Trail,” a state-wide project involving Civil War-related exhibits at 23 different sites. As a participant in this significant venture, the Society will open an exhibit on May 28 entitled "In the Field & On the Homefront: Bethel During the Civil War.”
Americans, north and south, responded to the demands of the conflict in similar ways. Husbands, fathers and sons enlisted in the army and navy, sometimes on opposing sides. Women kept the homefires burning while supporting the troops as nurses, Sanitary Commission workers and spies.
Children did their part, too, working on the farms and in mills producing weapons, gunpowder, blankets and the like. Some 70,000 Maine men and an uncounted number of women served on the battlefields. Thousands more labored at home to provide for the troops what the federal government could not.
The exhibits along the Maine Civil War Trail will tell their stories. The State of Maine played a vitally important role in the country during the 1850s, ‘60s and ‘70s.
She led the nation in shipbuilding and forestry products; her rapidly expanding mills produced a variety of textile items and footwear; and her politicians held a great deal of influence on the national scene. Indeed, Maine sent more men per capita to the war than any other northern state.
The State’s participation in and response to the war is a complex story that will be explored and interpreted in a collaborative fashion by the participating Maine Civil War Trail institutions in Maine.
The Trail opens in spring 2013, and other activities that complement the Trail will be taking place throughout Maine during 2013. For further details and updates, check the Trail website at www.mainecivilwartrail.org.