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Meetings, Events and Seminars
Wednesday, December 23
PARIS PUBLIC LIBRARY HOSTING A CAROLING PARTY 10-11:30 a.m. in the Children's Room of the library, So. Paris. Musician John Governale will lead participants in a variety of holiday songs. Christmas stories will be shared and a selection of seasonal crafts for all ages will be available. Cookies and refreshments will be served too. FMI call the library at 743-6994 or e-mail .
REGISTER FOR MARTIN LUTHER KING DAY OF SERVICE ON JANUARY 18 The deadline to register is Thu., Jan. 8. Called "A Day On, Not A Day Off," this is the second year Norway Memorial Library will offer this program and match people with volunteer work at nonprofit organizations in downtown Norway. Event is open to adults and teens in grades 7-12. Volunteers will meet at the library at 12:30 p.m. for a brief introduction and will head out to their designated sites at 1 p.m. for 2 hours of work at the organizations. Return to the library at 3:30 p.m. for a program of reflection and refreshments that will end at 4 p.m. FMI or to sign up as a volunteer call NML at 743-5309.
Thursday, December 24
SANTA VISITS OXFORD HILLS 4 p.m. at SMH, 2-4:30 p.m. at the Corner Store in Norway, 5 p.m. at Steve's in Norway, 5:30 p.m. at Smedberg's in Oxford, 6 p.m. at Daddy's in Oxford, 6:30 p.m. at Polly's in Oxford and 7 p.m. at Edo's in Oxford.
BRIDGTON AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, Harrison Rd., Bridgton.
SECOND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the church, 205 Main St., Norway. Early service is geared toward families with younger children and the later service will be a traditional service of lessons and carols. FMI call 743-2290.
NORTH WATERFORD CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 5 p.m. at the church, 5 Kezars Rd., off Rtes. 35 and 37 and opposite Melby's Market.
ST. PETER'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH OF BRIDGTON CHRISTMAS EVE CHILDREN'S PAGEANT AND EUCHARIST SERVICE 5 p.m. at the church, 42 Sweden Rd., Rte. 93, Bridgton. Light reception with holiday treats will follow in the Narthex.
FIRST UNIVERSALIST CHURCH OF WEST PARIS CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 7:30 p.m. at the church, W. Paris.
UNITED PARISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH OF HARRISON AND NO. BRIDGTON CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 5 p.m. at the church, Harrison. Christmas scripture readings and Christmas songs. Bring your family and friends to this special event.
DEERING MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall at the church, corner of Main and Church St., So. Paris. Service will feature candle lighting, Christmas hymns and Holy Communion. Church is handicapped accessible and parking is available behind the So. Paris Library. FMI call the church office at 743-97902.
SPURRS CORNER CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE 5:30 p.m. at the church, 1005 Rte. 121, Otisfield. The church will be decorated with seasonal flowers and greens and illuminated by oil lamps and candles. Music includes violin, flute and piano solos as well as vocal solos and ensembles. Soloists include Janelle Raven, Maria Clark, Peggy Mowery, Dan Mickool and David Knightly. Marion Howe and Roy Clark will provide piano accompaniment. Service concludes with a live nativity presented by the younger children of the Sunday School. FMI contact Rev. Mowery at 627-4886.
FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE At 7 p.m. there will be a joyful service with special music by Virginia Noble and the church choir and special soloists Ed Gabrielsen and Eric Hanson. The sermon will focus around "The Closeness of God." At 11:30 p.m. there will be a quiet candlelight service of carols and prayers and Rev. Mayberry will speak about "Being Receivers of God's Gifts." Communion will be served at both services. The church is located at 17 E. Main St., So. Paris.
WATERFORD CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 6 p.m. at the church, Waterford Flat on Plummer Hill Rd. Service will feature several numbers by the choir and community singers as well as readings and reflections and will close with the candlelight singing of "Silent Night." Everyone is welcome.
CASCO VILLAGE CHURCH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE 7 p.m. pageant service with special music by older youth and the children of the Sunday School. 11 p.m. candlelight service standing around the Cr¸che in the cold singing "Silent Night," etc. with the adult choir. Church is located on Rte. 121, Casco.
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE Music prior to the service will begin at 6:45 p.m. followed by the worship service at 7 p.m. at 34 Buckfield Rd. (Rte. 117), So. Paris. You are also invited to attend a special music and caroling service on Sunday, Dec. 27, followed with coffee, refreshments and good fellowship.
Thursday, December 24 and 31, and Friday, December 25, and January 1
WATERFORD LIBRARY CLOSED FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Saturday, December 26
DANCE TO THE JONES DANCE BAND PLAYING OLD FASHIONED DANCE MUSIC 7-10 p.m. at the So. Paris American Legion Hall, Church St. Cost is $5 for adults. Lunch counter will be open.
KARAOKE 7-11 p.m. at the American Legion Post 82, Norway. Proceeds from the cost of $6 will go to the American Legion Post. Professional DJs will be The Old Crows. This is a BYOB event and food will be available. Come sing or dance or just enjoy.
OXFORD HILLS ALUMNI NIGHT The Oxford Hills basketball program will honor the 1990 Western Maine Championship Team on its 20th anniversary. They will also take the time to retire Number 22, Dan Ladd's uniform, that night. The schedule is as follows: 5-5:45 p.m. - Old-timers game, 1961-1982, 6-7:15 p.m. - Younger game, 1992-2009. at 7:30 p.m. - Ceremony for 1990 team, followed by an abbreviated game between the "90" team and all other players who graduated 1983-1991, at OHCHS. Chance to view the tourney games and DVDs and vintage t-shirts for sale during the course of the night. This is a fundraiser so any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.
Sunday, December 27
TAIZE PRAYER AT ST. CATHERINE'S CHURCH Sponsored by Christ Episcopal Church of Norway and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish of Mechanic Falls, Oxford and Norway. 3 p.m. at the church, Main St., Norway. Taize is sung prayer, based on the monastic hours of prayer and developed by a community of brothers in Taize, France. This is a simple, meditative form of worship with easily sung melodies using timeless words of scripture. All ages are welcome.
Tuesday, December 29
OXFORD AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE 1-6 p.m. at the American Legion Post 112, 112 King St., Oxford.
Thursday, December 31
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY IN HARRISON All proceeds will benefit the Harrison Rec. The party theme is "A Dime in Time." 8-11 p.m. dance at the VFW with costumes optional and music from the past decades. Tickets are $20 per person and this is a BYOB event for adults 18 and over. From 10 p.m.-midnight there will be food and fun at the town office. This is free and families are welcome. From 11:30 p.m.-midnight the ball drop will be held at the town office parking lot. There will be fire barrels and s'mores. This is free and families are welcome. FMI call Paula at 583-2241.
NEW YEAR'S BETHEL Sponsored by the Bethel Historical Society. Advance tickets for the performances are $8 for adults, $6 for ages 6-18 and are available at the O'Neil Robinson House, Bethel Chamber of Commerce, Bethel Citizen and Maine Line Products in Locke Mills. At the door, tickets will be $10 for adults and $8 for children and free for 5 and under. 5 p.m. community potluck supper at the Dr. Moses Mason House, dragon parade around the Town Common at 6 p.m., Dr. Mason House candlelight open house at 6 p.m. as well as bonfire and marshmallow roasting at 7 p.m., sing-along at 10:30 p.m. at the Dr. Mason House and ringing in of the New Year at the town clock on Main St. with a variety of hand, sleigh and ship bells at the stroke of midnight. Performances of the State Street Traditional Jazz Band will begin at 7 p.m. and include an interactive family performance for children and a performance by the Western Maine Senior Players at 8 p.m. at the Congregational Church, Church St.
Saturday, January 2
BOY SCOUT TROOP 130 BOTTLE DRIVE This is a fundraiser for winter camping trips. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the 1st Congregational Church, 17 E. Main St., So. Paris. Troop will come to your home or office to collect bottles or they may be dropped off at the church or at Don's Redemption Center in Norway, attention Troop 130 account. To arrange for pickup, call 890-9966.
Monday, January 4
SOCRATES CAFE MEETING 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Waterford Library. The theme is "Preparing for the 21st Century Jobs: How Do We Go About It?" Jim Kearney will be the facilitator. Group offers a forum to discuss current topics and ideas in a warm, friendly atmosphere where divergent views will be welcome. Forum will be moderated by Earl Morse. FMI call the library at 583-6957 or e-mail .
Monday, January 4 and 25
FREE ESSENTIALS OF COLLEGE PLANNING WORKSHOP Hosted by the ME Educational Opportunity Center. 10 a.m. at the So. Paris Career Center, 232 Main St. This interactive workshop which lasts 2-3 hours, outlines the 4 steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. Preregistration is required by calling 1-800-281-3703.
Monday, January 4, and Tuesday, January 5
AUDITIONS FOR OXFORD HILLS SCHOOL COMMUNITY BROADWAY MUSICAL "CRAZY FOR YOU" 6:30-9 p.m. in the auditorium at OHCHS. Call backs on Thu., Jan. 5, also from 6:30-9 p.m. Come prepared to sing a song from the show and to learn part of a dance number or bring music or prepared accompaniment for the musical audition or your own prepared dance piece. Music can be picked up at the Music Dept. at OHCHS.
Thursday, January 7
MAHOOSUC ARTS COUNCIL PRESENTS FUSIONWORKS DANCE COMPANY 7 p.m. at Bingham Auditorium, Gould Academy, Bethel. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for under 12. Fusionworks Dance Co. is known for its gutsy, striking and provocative interpretation of work from an impressive lineup of contemporary choreographers. FMI call 824-3575 or go to .
Saturday, January 9
TEXAS HOLD 'EM TOURNAMENT Sponsored by Responsible Pet Care. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and the start time is 1 p.m. and the end time is 5 p.m. at Charlie's Entertainment Center, 246 Main St., Norway. Entry fee is $55, which includes the stipend for the State license fee. There will be a cash bar and food and refreshments available. Prizes will be paid to 10% of the attendance. Checks will be accepted for ticket sales until 7 days prior to the event and will be pre-sold before the event at Spare Closet Revisited on 446 Main St. in Norway at 743-3891, Responsible Pet Care on 132 Waterford Rd. in Norway at 743-8679 and Charlie's Entertainment Center on 246 Main St. in Norway at 890-2601.
Mondays, January 11, to February 15
T'AI CHI AND QIGONG TO IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH CLASSES Offered by the MaineHealth Learning Resource Center at SMH. 10:15-11:15 a.m. at Norway Memorial Library. Cost is $55 per person. This 6-week program combines both of these health-enhancing marital arts. Class is suitable for those who might want a slower pace and/or are dealing with health issues. Have a friend try t'ai chi for half the price. Registration is preferred. FMI or to register call 1-866-609-5183. Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at .
Tuesday, January 12
USDA LOCAL WORKING GROUP MEETING Hosted by the Oxford County Soil and Water Conservation District. 2-4 p.m. at the Oxford Co. Un. of ME Cooperative Extension Bldg., 9 Olson St., So. Paris. Local Working Groups assist the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in matters relating to the implementation and technical aspects of conservation programs under Title II of the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008. Open to the public. FMI call Jane at 743-5789.
Thursday, January 14
WAYNE HOWE TO BE GUEST SPEAKER AT WHITMAN MEMORIAL LIBRARY 2 p.m. at the library, Bryant Pond. He will be showing slides of rail cars, rail speeders and putt cars. He will also be talking about his hobby of riding putt cars. Program is open to the public at no charge and light refreshments will be served.
Saturday, January 23
FREEZING FOR A REASON FUNDRAISER Proceeds to benefit Harvest Hills Animal Shelter in Fryeburg. Animal lovers will jump in the frigid waters of Highland Lake in Bridgton to raise the needed funds for the shelter for homeless animals. Heated tent provided as a changing room and hot tubs will be available for jumpers to warm up after the jump. Also on the beach there will be horse drawn rides, ice fishing contest, dog sled rides, snowmobile rides and more plus the Musher's Bowl Winter Carnival events. FMI call the shelter at 935-4358.
RABIES VACCINATION AND MICRO-CHIPPING CLINIC Sponsored by Responsible Pet Care. 9-11 a.m. at the Norway Fire Station. Cost is $10 for the rabies shot and $25 for the micro-chipping. Micro-chipping your pets will aid in locating them should a disaster occur or if they are lost. FMI call 743-8679.
Monday, January 25
WATERFORD LIBRARY BRIDGE GROUP TO MEET 6:30 p.m. at the library, Waterford.
Friday, March 26, to Sunday, March 28
OXFORD HILLS SCHOOL COMMUNITY BROADWAY MUSICAL "CRAZY FOR YOU" 7:30 p.m. on Fri. and Sat. and 1:30 p.m. on Sun. in the auditorium at OHCHS.
Public Suppers and Breakfasts
Wednesday, December 23
HOLIDAY COMMUNITY DINNER Sponsored by the Progress Center. 5 p.m. at the 1st Universalist Church, 479 Main St., Norway. All are welcome and there is no charge but donations are appreciated and always welcome.
Friday, December 25
FREE CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNITY DINNER 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 34 Buckfield Rd., So. Paris. Even after his busy night, Santa is going to visit. Come and share good food, good fun and good fellowship. Reservations are requested and please call 743-6906 and leave a message with your name and the number attending.
FREE CHRISTMAS DAY COMMUNITY DINNER 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the 1st Congregational Church, E. East Main St., So. Paris, across from the Fox School. Everyone young and old is welcome. No charge so bring a friend or bring two. Takeout meals are available. Church is wheelchair accessible. FMI call 674-5185.
Saturday, January 9
HAM SUPPER Sponsored by the Paris Fire Dept. 5 p.m. at the fire station, Western Ave., So. Paris. Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and free for 3 and under.
Ongoing
MAINE CENTERS FOR WOMEN, WORK AND COMMUNITY Drop-in hours are from 2-4 p.m. at the new Western Maine College on Main St., So. Paris. Services include information and referral to other resources, assistance with career development, job search and planning for self-efficiency. Services are free. FMI call 1-800-442-2092 or 364-2945.
Sundays
MOSS BROOK COMMUNITY CHURCH MEETINGS 10 a.m. in the auditorium at OHCHS. FMI call Pastor Mike Booker, 890-1263.
OPEN MIC NIGHT-IC UNPLUGGED AT CAFE DECARLO 3-6 p.m. at the Cafe DeCarlo Internet Cafe and Espresso Bar, Main St., Bridgton. Hosted by Brian Woodsum. Bring your favorite music, share new and old tunes, jam with others in a cheerful, family atmosphere. FMI call 674-4596.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS BETHEL FREEDOM/BIG BOOK GROUP 6-7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Rte. 26N, Main St., Bethel, across from the post office.
NORWAY-PARIS FISH & GAME WEEKLY TRAP SHOOTING Proceeds benefit the Club. In the morning at the shooting range, Buckfield Rd. (Rte. 117), So. Paris. The format is currently trap shooting only and the club is now utilizing a voice activated wireless release system. Along with its Pat-Trap clay target throwing machine, the Norway-Paris Fish & Game boasts a professional trap shooting experience. Beverages are available to purchase. General public is welcome to compete or be a spectator. FMI call Sam, 890-8325.
NORWAY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MORNING MEETINGS 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Weary Club, corner of Main and Deering streets. Handicap accessible and parking.
First Sunday of the Month
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PARIS HILL COMMUNION AND POTLUCK LUNCHEON Bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share. Coffee available.
Second Sunday of the Month
OXFORD FIRE RELIEF MEETING 6 p.m. at the Oxford Public Safety Bldg. All are welcome to attend.
Mondays
TOPS ME 277 MEETING Weigh-ins from 5-6 p.m. and meeting from 6-7 p.m. at Market Square Health Care Center, South Paris. FMI contact Jeanne Whittemore, 743-6737.
MAINE ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION SUPPORT GROUP 1-3 p.m. in the Conference Room at Maine Veterans' Home, High St., South Paris. FMI call 743-6300 or visit the web site at .
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS BEGINNERS MEETING 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the 2nd Congregational Church, Main St., Norway. 9-week rotating topics led by experienced members. Open meeting and anyone can attend.
NORWAY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MORNING MEETINGS 8 a.m. at the Weary Club, corner of Main and Deering streets. Handicap accessible and parking.
SENIOR SOCIAL CENTER 1-4 p.m. every Monday at the 1st Baptist Church, Paris Hill. For anyone who has retired. Activities will include knitting, cribbage, quilting, Bingo, puzzles, Skip-bo, Chinese auction, Sequence and "Reading Takes You Anywhere." The first Monday of every month is Potluck Lunch. There will be lots of games, snacks and lots of companionship so get out of your chair and join in. FMI call Jean at 743-8661 (home) or 743-8675 (work).
OXFORD SENIORS CARD DAY ACTIVITIES 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Station House Rec. Center, Oxford. FMI call Eddie or Connie at 539-4345.
FITNESS OVER 40, MOVE AND TONE 7-8:15 a.m. at the Harrison El. School gym. Utilizes the step and low impact movements using rubber resistance tubing and weights to strengthen the cardio system and muscles. Stability ball is used for upper body abdominal and lower back strengthening. Flexibility and balancing exercises are also included. Intensity levels and modifications will be demonstrated. Fee is $4 and $3 for Harrison residents. Monthly memberships available. Wear good sneakers and bring a mat. FMI call Paula, 583-2241 or e-mail .
COED ADULT BASKETBALL 6-8 p.m. at the Harrison El. School gym. Open to all SAD 17 residents, ages 18+. Fee is $1 and sneakers are required. FMI call Paula, 583-2241 or e-mail .
WEIGHT WATCHERS 5:30 p.m. for 12 weeks at the Harrison Town Office. The cost is $145 for the 12 weeks. FMI call 583-2241 or 892-3004.
TAI CHI 10-11 a.m. at the Northeast Academy of Dance, So. Paris, and 5:15-6:15 p.m. at SMH. Betsey Foster is the instructor. FMI call Betsey, 875-2426 or e-mail .
Mondays and Wednesdays
KIDS KARATE, ADULT KARATE AND SELF DEFENSE COURSES Sponsored by Western Maine Karate and Harrison Recreation. At 5 Smith St., Harrison, the third building on the right on Rte. 117 after the new Harrison Village Library, going towards Norway (It was the old Video Store). Karate teaches self-confidence, discipline, respect, strength, coordination, flexibility and balance. 4-5 p.m. for kids ages 7-11, 5:15-6:15 p.m. for ages 12-15 and 6:30-7:30 for adults ages 16 and over. Beginners and new students are welcome in all classes. Cost is $55 a month or $10 a class. Membership begins the first of every month. FMI call Sensei Brad Boos at 583-6068 or Paula Holt at 583-2241.
Monday and Thursdays
AEROBICS FOR THE TOWN OF OTISFIELD 6-7 p.m. at the Otisfield Community School, Powhattan Rd. No cost for residents. and $2 for nonresidents.
Mondays and Fridays
STEP INTO FITNESS INDOOR WALKING PROGRAM Sponsored by Healthy Options Together (HOT) and the Bridgton Community Center. 5-7 p.m. at Lake Region High School. All ages and abilities welcome. No fee and no fancy gear, just comfortable shoes.
First and Third Mondays of the Month
FRANKLIN GRANGE MEETING 7:30 p.m. at the Grange Hall, Main St., Bryant Pond. FMI call 674-3046 or 3962 FMI.
NORWAY/PARIS LIONS CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. in the basement of Deering Memorial United Methodist Church, corner of Main and Church streets, So. Paris. Evening begins with wonderful home cooked dinner served by members of the church followed by the club meeting. New members are always welcome. FMI call Club President Mark Danico, 744-0023 or just stop by a meeting.
First Monday of the Month
WATERFORD SOCRATES CAFE TO MEET 6-7:30 p.m. at the Waterford Library. Socrates Cafes are gathering around the world where people from different backgrounds get together and exchange thoughtful ideas and experiences while embracing the Socratic Method. Group will offer a forum to discuss current topics and ideas in a warm, friendly atmosphere. FMI call 583-6957 or e-mail the library at .
Second Monday of the Month
OXFORD HILLS CHAPTER OF AARP MEETING Noon luncheon and business meeting at 1 p.m. at the 1st Congregational Church, E. Main St., So. Paris. Reservations are required by noon on the Friday before the meeting by calling Audrey, 743-1643.
LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP 10 a.m. in Naples. For directions, call Kim at 647-5028 or Beth at 693-4793.
Third Monday of the Month
NORWAY-PARIS SOLID WASTE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING 7 p.m. in the Paris Town Office. The public is encouraged to attend.
GARDEN CLUB MEETING 7 p.m. at the Bridgton Community Center, Depot St. Potluck dinner followed by the program. FMI call Susan at 583-6035 or Judy at 583-9112.
AN EVENING OF REIKI, AN ANCIENT JAPANESE FORM OF HANDS-ON HEALING 7 p.m. at HOPE, High St., So. Paris. Sessions are by donation to HOPE. Reiki is an ancient healing art. It is a simple, safe and effective way to relieve stress and promote balance.
Fourth Monday of the Month
GOOD SAM'S CLUB OF MAINE MEETING 6:30 p.m. brown bag supper and socialization and 7 p.m. meeting at the Norway Town Office. FMI call Dick, 743-8668 or 890-7495.
BUREAU OF MOTOR VEHICLES IN SOUTH PARIS 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Buckfield Rd., So. Paris.
OXFORD COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE TRIAD MEETING At the Maine Veterans Home, 477 High St., So. Paris.
Tuesdays
MOLLYOCKETT CHORUS OF SWEET ADELINES CHORUS REHEARSALS 6:30-9 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Skeetfield Rd., Oxford. Open to anyone with a passion for singing. FMI call Sue at 824-2468.
STARRY NIGHT STITCHERS QUILTING MEETING 6:30-9 p.m. at a member's home. FMI contact Marcia at 743-6867 or e-mail .
MEDICARE ADVOCATE PROGRAM Hosted by Bridgton Hospital. 9-11 a.m. at Bridgton Hospital. Check in with the central registration receptionist. For those who are puzzled about and need information about how Medicare, MaineCare and Medigap.
NORWAY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MORNING MEETINGS 8 a.m. at the Weary Club, corner of Main and Deering streets. Handicap accessible and parking.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING 8-9:30 p.m. at the Universalist Church, Main St., Norway. Basic step discussion meeting and open to all.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS BETHEL FREEDOM GROUP OPEN SPEAKER/DISCUSSION MEETING 6-7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Rte. 26N, Main St., Bethel, across from the post office.
COED TEEN BASKETBALL 6:30-8 p.m. at the Harrison El. School gym. Open to all SAD 17 residents, ages 13 to 17. Sneakers are required. FMI call Paula, 583-2241, or e-mail .
WATERFORD LIBRARY STORY HOUR 10 a.m.-noon at the library. For ages 1-7. Children will have a chance to get together to play, learn and have fun. Activities will include arts and crafts, games and story time. Parents are required to stay with their children for the program. FMI call 514-7636.
OXFORD HILLS CAMERA CLUB MEETING 6-8 p.m. in Room C105 at OHCHS. Meetings includes a time for sharing, comparing and showing off your images. Field trips are planned and the camera club participates in art shows. The club follows the school calendar. The website is . FMI call Jerry at 539-4123 or e-mail or Maynard at 739-2434 or e-mail .
SCRABBLE CLUB AT PARIS PUBLIC LIBRARY 6:30-8 p.m. at the library, So. Paris.
TOPS MEETING Weigh-in is at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting is at 7 p.m. in the dining room at the Norway Rehab. Center, Marion Ave., Norway. Your weight is kept very private and there are speakers, contests, games and a very supportive friendly group. Yearly membership is $24 and weekly dues are $1. FMI call Mary at 742-6992.
BOY SCOUT TROOP 130 MEETING 7-8:30 p.m. at the 1st Congregational Church, So. Paris. FMI go to .
TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) MEETING Weigh-in from 5-5:30 p.m. and meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the 1st Baptist Church of Paris. A warm, friendly support group to help with weight loss. FMI call Mary at 743-6992.
PARIS HILL SENIOR SOCIAL CENTER 12-3 p.m. at the 1st Baptist Church of Paris, Paris Hill. Starts with a potluck lunch each week. There are games, including cribbage, crafts, puzzles, snacks, lots of companionship and more and lots of fun an laughter. FMI call Jean at 743-8661.
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS AND DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES MEETING 10-11 a.m. at the Waterford Library, Rte. 37 across from the Commons. FMI call 743-0583.
First Tuesday of the Month
BRIDGTON HOSPITAL FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECK 9-11 a.m. in the new hospital clinic lobby, So. High St., Bridgton.
MONTHLY MEETING OF NORWAY WATER DISTRICT 8:30 a.m. at the Norway Water District Office, 19 Danforth St., Norway.
ROCK-O-DUNDEE RIDERS MEETING 6:30 p.m. potluck supper followed by the meeting at the Clubhouse in Oxford.
NORWAY TRACKERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. potluck supper followed by general business meeting at the Clubhouse (Little Red Schoolhouse), Norway Lake. FMI call 743-5699.
MEET THE MIDWIVES GROUP 5-6:30 p.m. at Blue Moon Midwives, Main St., Norway, across from SMH. Find out what CNMs do, come and have tea, get a free blood pressure check and have questions answered about this service.
WESTERN MAINE KNITTING GUILD MEETING 10 a.m.-noon at the 1st Congregational Church, 17 E. Main St., So. Paris. Anyone who is interested in knitting is welcome to attend. FMI call Midge, 743-7677.
COMPASSIONATE FRIENDS SUPPORT ORGANIZATION FOR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS AND SIBLINGS GRIEVING THE DEATH OF A CHILD Sponsored by Weston-Chandler Funeral Home. 6 p.m. at the Haskell House next to the 1st Congregational Church, So. Paris. No religious affiliation and no membership dues. FMI contact Belinda at 336-2781, e-mail or Brenda at 998-7021, e-mail or go to
First and Third Tuesday of the Month
GREENWOOD SELECTMEN MEETING 5 p.m. at the Town Office.
OXFORD RESIDENTS BASKETBALL 8-9:30 p.m. at Oxford Elementary School.
OTISFIELD FOOD PANTRY 10 a.m.-noon at the Spurr's Corner Church, Rte. 121. FMI call 583-4780 or 627-4329.
Third Tuesday of the Month
CHRISTIAN WOMEN UNITED MEETING 11:30 a.m. luncheon followed by the meeting at the 1st Congregational Church, E. Main St., So. Paris. Those who have not been contacted but would like a reservation, please call Pearl Anderson at 743-5724.
Last Tuesday of the Month
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MARIAN COUNCIL 11493 MEETING 7:30 p.m. at the Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church, 117 Elm St., Mechanic Falls. All Catholic gentlemen are welcome to become a member of this organization. FMI e-mail or visit the web site at .
KARATE MSAD 39 Adult Education Enrichment Class. 4:30 p.m. FMI call 336-2061.
GED PREPARATION FREE at MSAD 39 adult and community education class 6 - 9 p.m., at Buckfield High School. FMI or to register, call 336-2061.
LYME DISEASE SUPPORT GROUP MEETING 6-8 p.m. at the Progress Center, Norway. Group offers: educational information on Lyme disease and co-infections, healthy diet ideas to build immune systems, eliminate parasites and toxins, emotional support, an understanding of how life is affected by living with ill health and sharing ideas and making new friends. FMI call Tracy at 674-3781.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday Mornings
EXERCISE AT THE OXFORD COMMUNITY CENTER 8:30-9:30 a.m. at the Center Oxford. FMI call Pam, 539-4563, or the Oxford Town Office, 539-4431.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
OXFORD RESIDENTS WALKING THROUGH THE HALLS 6-8 p.m. at Oxford Elementary School.
Wednesdays
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF PARIS HILL PRAYER MEETING AND BIBLE STUDY 9-10 a.m. at the church, Paris Hill.
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME AT NORWAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY 10:30-11:30 a.m. For children ages two to five and their parents or other caregivers. Stories read aloud, rhymes, songs, crafts and other activities. FMI call the library, 743-5308.
WEIGHT WATCHERS 5-6 p.m. in the library at Buckfield High School. FMI call 336-2061.
PLAY GROUP 9:30-11 a.m. at the Caswell Public Library in Harrison. Toys are available. Some library services will be available to the play group. FMI call the Library at 583-2970.
OXFORD HILLS ROTARY CLUB MEETING 7:30 a.m. in the vestry at 1st Congregational Church, So. Paris. If you are interesting in attending a meeting, call Patty at 743-7777 or check out .
NORWAY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MORNING MEETINGS 8 a.m. at the Weary Club, corner of Main and Deering streets. Handicap accessible and parking.
GAME NIGHT AT THE OXFORD COMMUNITY CENTER 6-9 p.m. at the Center, Oxford. Pool, ping pong, cards or bring games to play. Teenagers to senior citizens welcome. FMI call Pam, 539-4563, or the Oxford Town Office, 539-4431.
NORWAY-PARIS FISH & GAME WEEKLY TRAP SHOOTING Proceeds benefit the Club. In the afternoon at the shooting range, Buckfield Rd. (Rte. 117), So. Paris. The format is currently trap shooting only and the club is now utilizing a voice activated wireless release system. Along with its Pat-Trap clay target throwing machine, the Norway-Paris Fish & Game boasts a professional trap shooting experience. Beverages are available to purchase. General public is welcome to compete or be a spectator. FMI call Sam, 890-8325.
FITNESS OVER 40, LOW-IMPACT AEROBICS 7-8:15 a.m. at the Harrison El. School gym. Uses low impact movements for cardiovascular strengthening with short intervals of muscle strengthening using resistance tubing, xerings and dumbbells. Stability ball is used for abdominal/low back strengthening. Flexibility and balancing exercises are included and intensity levels and modifications will be demonstrated. Fee is $4 and $3 for Harrison residents. Monthly memberships available. Wear good sneakers and bring a mat. FMI call Paula, 583-2241, or e-mail .
COED ADULT VOLLEYBALL 6:30-8 p.m. at the Harrison El. School gym. Open to all SAD 17 residents, ages 18+. Fee is $1 and sneakers are required. FMI call Paula, 583-2241, or e-mail .
NORWAY MEMORIAL LIBRARY WEDNESDAY MORNING BOOK CLUB 11 a.m. at the library, Main St., Norway. This year's program focuses on women authors. Join in for good reading and lively discussions. FMI call 743-2775.
AL-ANON MEETING 7:30-8:30 p.m. on the 2nd floor at the Oxford Town Office.
First Wednesday of the Month
OXFORD HILLS ATV TRAIL BLAZERS MEETINGS 7 p.m. at the Norway Trackers Snowmobile Clubhouse (Little Red Schoolhouse) on Norway Lake.
NORWAY DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION DESIGN COMMITTEE MEETING 9 a.m. at the NDR office, above Fare Share Commons, Norway.
VETERANS' ADVOCATE AT MAINE VETERANS' HOME
9 a.m.-noon at MVH, High St., So. Paris.
SNOWHOPPERS SNOWMOBILE CLUB MEETING A potluck supper starts at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting follows this in the Culinary Arts Room at OHCHS.
Second Wednesday of the Month
NORWAY COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETING 7 p.m. at the Norway Town Office. This committee plans for Norway's future. Open to the public and people are encouraged to sit in and help shape the Town into the future.
Third Wednesday of the Month
NORWAY DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION ECONOMIC RECONSTUCTURING COMMITTEE MEETING 9 a.m. at the NDR office, above Fare Share Commons, Norway.
WESTERN MAINE FISH AND GAME MEETINGS 7 p.m. at the range, Rte. 117, Harrison.
OXFORD HILLS WRITERS AND STORYTELLERS GROUP 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Norway Memorial Library's downstairs meeting room. Free and open to writers of all levels.
DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP 6-7 p.m. in the Harper Conference Room, Ripley Bldg., Norway. FMI call 743-1562, ext. 773.
Fourth Wednesday of the Month
FREE POSTPARTUM SUPPORT GROUP 6-7:30 p.m. at Blue Moon Midwives, Main St., Norway, across from SMH. Group is designed to help with those adjusting to becoming a mom.
WATERFORD LIBRARY BOOK GROUP 10:30 a.m. at the Waterford Library. Open to all residents of Waterford.
BROWNFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP 6:30 p.m. at the library.
Thursdays
MATH WORKSHOP MSAD 39 Adult Education Class. 6-9 p.m. at Buckfield High School. FMI or to register, call 336-2061.
STORY TIME FOR YOUNG CHILDREN 10 a.m. at the Caswell Library.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Universalist Church, Main St., Norway. Open discussion and all are welcome.
KIWANIS CLUB OF NORWAY-PARIS MEETING Noon at the 1st Congregational Church in So. Paris on the 1st Thursday of the month, noon at the 2nd Congregational Church in Norway on the 2nd Thursday, noon at the Harper Conference Center, Ripley Bldg. at SMH on the 3rd Thursday and noon at the Oxford Advent Christian Church in Oxford on the 4th Thursday. Meetings are $7 and includes a home-cooked meal.
NAMI OF OXFORD HILLS MEETING (NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL) 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom at Stephens Memorial Hospital, Norway. FMI call Jim, 8909-1190 or e-mail .
WESTERN ME FISH & GAME TRAP SHOOTING 5:30 p.m. till dark at the range, Rte. 117, Harrison. Club is building a quality rifle range.
LAKE THOMPSON FISH & GAME MEETING At the Fish & Game clubhouse in East Oxford.
NORWAY DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION MEETING Noon at the Norway Savings Bank.
VIRTUAL SUPERMARKET TOUR Hosted by SMH. 12-1 p.m. in the Harper Conference Center, Ripley Bldg., SMH. To teach people to read food and nutrition labels accurately. FMI call Betty or Pat, 743-1562, ext. 429.
COED TEEN BASKETBALL 6:30-8 p.m. at the Harrison El. School gym. Open to all SAD 17 residents, ages 13 to 17. Sneakers are required. FMI call Paula, 583-2241, or e-mail .
PRAYER/SUPPORT GROUP 3 p.m. at the Haskell House, next to 1st Congregational Church, 17 E. Main St., So. Paris. For people struggling with any of life's issues. Group shares stories and finds strength through prayer and conversation. FMI call Rev. Mayberry at 743-2437.
STORY TIME AT PARIS PUBLIC LIBRARY 10-11 a.m. at the library, Main St., So. Paris. Listen to stories and participate in a craft activity. Joan Parker will be the presenter. FMI call the library, 743-6994, or e-mail .
SMOKER'S SUPPORT GROUP 5-6 p.m. at Healthy Oxford Hills, 165 Main St., Norway, next door to SMH. FMI call Chris at 739-0352.
First Thursday of the Month
LA LECHE LEAGUE BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP 10:30 a.m. at Fare Share Market, Norway. FMI call Kim at 647-5028 or Beth at 693-4793.
First and Third Thursday of the Month
WEST PARIS GRANGE MEETINGS 7:30 p.m. at the hall on Church St., West Paris. FMI call 674-3962 or 3046.
MOM'S GATHERING (MEETING OTHER MOTHERS) 10:30 a.m. at Fare Share Market, Main St., Norway. All mothers and expectant mothers and preschool children are welcome. Discussions will be led by Marty Elkin RN, MotherCare of Maine. FMI call Marty, 388-2979.
Third Thursday of the Month
NORWAY-PARIS FISH & GAME CLUB MEETING 6:30 p.m. potluck supper followed by the meeting at the Little Red Schoolhouse, Rte. 118, Norway. Dues are $30 a year and include the use of the club range. All are welcome.
Last Thursday of the Month
MOUNTAIN POETS SOCIETY MEETING 7 p.m. at Fare Share Commons, Norway. Everyone is welcome. Read poems and short prose aloud and support each other as writers and poets.
Fridays
BRIDGTON WEIGHT WATCHERS PROGRAM 3:30 p.m. at Bridgton Hospital. FMI call 1-800-640-0146.
BABY BOOSTER STORY TIME 10:30-11:15 a.m. at the Norway Memorial Library. For children under two and their parents or other caregivers. Rhymes, finger plays, songs, stories and other activities. Open to Norway residents as well as nonresidents. No preregistration required. FMI call the library, 743-5308.
NORWAY DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION PROMOTION COMMITTEE MEETING 9 a.m. at the NDR office, above Fare Share Commons, Norway.
DUPLICATE BRIDGE 9:15 a.m. at Fare Share Commons, 443 Main St., Norway. All bridge players are welcome and if you have no partner, you will be matched with one. All should arrive early to greet others and to insure a prompt start. Refreshments and coffee served. Parking and entrance behind Fare Share Co-op Bldg. FMI call Les at 783-4153 or Mimi at 743-8081.
STORY TIME AT DENMARK PUBLIC LIBRARY 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the library.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS BETHEL FREEDOM 12-STEP TRADITIONS MEETING 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Rte. 26N, Main St., Bethel, across from the post office.
NORWAY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MORNING MEETINGS 8 a.m. at the Weary Club, corner of Main and Deering streets. Handicap accessible and parking.
DANCING WITH THE OXFORD HILLS SINGLES SOCIAL CLUB AT THE SILVER SPUR IN MECHANIC FALLS Meet at 8 p.m. at the Silver Spur. FMI call 743-5262.
FITNESS OVER 40, STEP AND STRENGTHEN CLASS 7-8:15 a.m. at the Harrison El. School gym. Use step training followed by the use of resistance tubing, dumbbells xerings and the stability ball to increase muscle strength and endurance, bone mass and bone density and joint range of motion. This is great for all fitness levels. Fee is $4 and $3 for Harrison residents. Monthly memberships available. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. FMI call Paula, 583-2241, or e-mail .
ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLICS/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES MEETING 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Waterford Library, Main St. FMI call Lori at 514-7488.
First and Third Fridays
OXFORD GRANGE MEETING 7:30 p.m. at the Oxford Grange Hall, Welchville. FMI call Inez, 744-0389.
Saturdays
LOVELL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST THRIFT SHOP OPEN 10 a.m.-noon on Rte. 5, Lovell.
BINGO 6:30 p.m. early bird games at the Anderson-Staples Post 112 American Legion Hall, King St., Oxford. Doors open at 4:30 p.m.
NORWAY ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS MORNING MEETINGS 10 a.m. at the Weary Club, corner of Main and Deering streets. Handicap accessible and parking.
NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS MEETING 12-1 p.m. at the Universalist Church, Main St., Norway. Open step discussion and all are welcome.
NORWAY-PARIS FISH & GAME WEEKLY TRAP SHOOTING Proceeds benefit the Club. In the afternoon at the shooting range, Buckfield Rd. (Rte. 117), So. Paris. The format is currently trap shooting only and the club is now utilizing a voice activated wireless release system. Along with its Pat-Trap clay target throwing machine, the Norway-Paris Fish & Game boasts a professional trap shooting experience. Beverages are available to purchase. General public is welcome to compete or be a spectator. FMI call Sam, 890-8325.
PARIS PUBLIC LIBRARY'S ACTIVITIES FOR PRESCHOOL THROUGH ELEMENTARY CHILDREN 12:30-2:00 p.m. in the Children's Room at the library, Main St., So. Paris. Each week the activities will focus on a theme. Parents are invited to participate in the activities with their children or they may use the opportunity to check out library materials or use the computers upstairs. FMI contact the Library at 743-6994 or e-mail >paris.public.library.msln.net>.