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DEXTER
VFW PUBLIC BENEFIT SUPPER: The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 4298/Auxiliary will be hosting a benefit supper on Friday, March 24th from 5 to 6:30 PM. The menu includes baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, brown bread, drinks and a dessert. This event is a fundraiser to bring the The Moving Wall, which is a traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans National Memorial located in Washington DC to Dexter. The supper will be located at the VFW Post at 20 Cedar Street. For more information, contact David at 270-0286.
SUICIDE PREVENTION CLASS: Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative (PVAEC) will be offering a Suicide Prevention class on Thursday, March 23rd from 6 to 7:30 PM. Learn warning signs and what to do if you or someone you know may be feeling suicidal. Cheryl Morin is the founder and CEO of The JD Foundation based in Abbot. Cheryl invites the public to spend 90 to 120 minutes to learn about suicide prevention. This class is compliant with LD-609, An Act to Increase Suicide Awareness and Prevention in Maine Public Schools, and is required for all K-12 school personnel. The class will be held at the Dexter Learning Center at 16 Church Street Suite 201. To register for the class visit pvaec.coursestorm.com/course/save-a-life-suicide-prevention-dexter or contact PVAEC at 564-6525.
SHINING STARS TALENT REVUE:
The First Annual Kiwanis/Key Club Talent Revue will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 7 PM. The event will be held at Dexter Regional High School. Tickets are now available at the Town Office or at the door. The cost for tickets will be $5 for 12 and over and $3 for 12 and under. Entrants will include children grades 6 through 12 and adults. Adults and children from Dexter and all the surrounding towns are encouraged to audition for this event. Auditions will be held on Friday, April 14th at Dexter Regional High School. Any adult interested in showcasing their talent can contact Sue Hill at: dshill1@maine.rr.com or by calling Sue at 270-6028. Also, letters and applications may be picked up at the Dexter Town Office at 23 Main Street. You may also contact any Kiwanis Club or Key Club member as soon as possible. All proceeds from this event will go toward helping fund charities in the community.
EASTER GREETING CARD WORKSHOP:
The Abbott Memorial Library will hold a greeting card workshop on Thursday, March 30th at 10:30 AM. Participants may make their choice of Easter cards or birthday cards. There is a materials fee of $5 for two cards. Pre-register by Tuesday, March 28th if interested in attending. The library is located at One Church Street. For more information or to pre-register contact 924-7292.
CORINNA
BENEFIT DINNER FOR LAURENT FAMILY: There will be a benefit dinner for Laura and Marcel Laurent at 1 PM on Sunday, March 26th. During the afternoon there will be a spaghetti dinner and a dessert auction. A donation jar will be placed at the door for the dinner. Laura and Marcel lost their home to fire on Thursday, March 2nd and Marcel is currently in the hospital for medical issues not related to the fire. All donations would be appreciated and used towards expenses. The dinner will be held at the American Legion Hall on 47 Maple Street in Corinna. For more information contact Jerica Laurent at 355-5022.
CANCER PRAYER AND SUPPORT GROUP MEETING:
The Corinna Cancer Prayer and Support Group will meet every third Tuesday of the month from 4 to 5 PM at the Corinna United Methodist Church Parsonage (house next to the Church) on the Dexter Road in Corinna. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 21st. The meetings are open to anyone in the community or surrounding communities that has been touched by cancer. For more information contact Carol at 278-7952.
CHURCH SUPPER:
The Corinna United Methodist Church will host a public supper on Saturday, March 25th from 4:30 to 6 PM. The menu will include, baked beans, hotdogs, macaroni and cheese, coleslaw, rolls, and dessert. The cost for the meal will be $6. The church is located at 16 Dexter Road.
GARLAND
COFFEE HOUSE: The Garland Community Baptist Church will be hosting a Coffee House on Saturday, March 25th at 6:30 PM. There will be live Christian music and fellowship. The church is located at 24 Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact 924-6475 or visit www.garlandcbc.com.
HARMONY
COMMUNITY CENTER DANCE: The Harmony Community Center will holding a dance on Saturday, March 25th from 7 to 10 PM. Music will be performed by the Wildwoods Band. Proceeds from this event will be used towards the building fund. For more information contact Carolyn Lary at 683-5237 or Cheryl Ricker at 683-5621.
PITTSFIELD
GIRL SCOUT COOKIE BOOTH: There will be a Girl Scout cookie booth on Saturday, March 25th at Bud’s Shop ‘n Save. Girl Scout Troop #1328 of Pittsfield will be selling Girl Scout cookies from 9 AM to 3 PM or until sold out. Come support your local Girl Scout Juniors in raising funds for summer camp, Washington DC trip, and other leadership activities. Bud’s Shop ‘n Save is located at 101 Somerset Plaza.
STAMPING AND PAPERCRAFTING BENEFIT:
There will be a stamping and papercrafting benefit on Saturday, March 25th from 1 to 4 PM. Join other papercrafters to support the Warsaw Middle School Robotics Team as they make their way to State Championships. All profits will be used to support the robotics team. Attendees can make 10 greeting cards and 3 boxes. The cost will be $25 and space is limited. The benefit will held at 132 Somerset Avenue. The registration and payment deadline is set for Wednesday, March 22nd. For more information or to register contact MaryKateScott@gmail.com.
PALMYRA
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The 3rd Annual Maine Maple Sunday Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 26th from 7 to 10 AM. The breakfast will be held at the Palmyra Community Center on Route 2. There will be a variety of products from Eureka Farms on site plus Cray’s Produce homemade baked beans. The breakfast menu includes, pancakes, french toast, maple sausage, maple bacon, coffee, milk and juice. The cost for adults will be $6, $3 for senior citizens and children 6 to 10 years old, and free for children 5 and under. This event is hosted by the Palmyra Community Center Boosters.
DOVER-FOXCROFT
NIGHTS OF SERVICE PROGRAM: Pine Tree Hospice will be holding a Nights of Service Program beginning on Thursday, March 30th and will meet each Thursday through Thursday, May 11th. There will be no meetings held during April school vacation. The meetings will be from 6:30 to 7:30 PM at the Dover-Foxcroft Congregational Church at 824 West Main Street. Pre-register for the event by contacting the Pine Tree Hospice at 564-4346 or email wecare@pinetreeehospice.org by Wednesday, March 22nd.
CRAFT AND VENDOR SALE:
The 3rd Annual March Into Spring Craft and Vendor Sale will be held on Saturday, April 1st from 10 AM to 2 PM. Come support the SeDoMoCha Helping Hands Autism Walk Team by supporting area crafters and vendors. There will be raffle and bake sale held during the event. Vendors and crafters in attendence will be Wildland Creations, Up in Knots, Pampered Chef, Whispering Wethers Farm, Suzy’s Accs., Pink Zebra, Paparazzi, Tastefully Simple, Tupperware, Sew Many Bags, Perfectly Posh, Plexus, Young Living, Steeped Tea, Usbourne, Thirty-One, Scentsy, Sassy Seaming, Deb Burdin, Origami Owl, LuLaRoe and more. The sale will be located at Morton Avenue Gym on 48 Morton Avenue.
ST. ALBANS
RADA CUTLERY SALE: RADA Cutlery is currently on sale at the Town Hall and at the Indian Lake Market. Paring knives will be $5 and peelers will be $6. All Rada Cutlery has a lifetime guarantee. Proceeds will be used towards the upcoming Summerfest.
NEWPORT
BENEFIT DINNER FOR PEGGY WARD FAMILY: The local community is urged to come out and support the Ward family by attending the Peggy Ward family benefit dinner on Friday, March 24th at 5:30 PM. The dinner will be held at the Jubilee Family Worship Center at 163 Main Street in Newport. This will be a by donation dinner with all donations welcome. The cost for children under the age of 10 will be $2, adults $5, and $15 max for a family. The menu will include spaghetti with meat sauce, garden salad, garlic bread, assortment of desserts, Pepsi products, coffee and tea. There will also be a 50/50 raffle at $1 per ticket, $2 for 3 tickets and $5 for an arm length of tickets. Make sure your name and phone number are on the back of each ticket. Ticket holders do not need to be present for the drawing to win. Peggy had a very strong faith. She did so much for all those around her and will be greatly missed. Her passing was a shock and has of course left her family devastated and in financial need to meet her funeral expenses and medical bills. Proceeds from this supper will be used toward such bills and expenses. Donations may also be sent by mail to: Jubilee Family Worship Center, c/o Peggy Ward, PO Box 189 Newport, Me 04953.
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RAISING HERITAGE PIGS WORKSHOP: The East Sangerville Grange will be hosting a workshop, Raising Heritage Pigs on Saturday, March 18th. The workshop will take place from 1 to 4:30 PM. The workshop will discuss general topics of interest on raising pigs and focus on the heritage breeds. The cost will be $10 at the door. The workshop will be held at East Sangerville Grange on the East Sangerville Road.
CARMEL
LIBRARY BAKE SALE: The Simpson Memorial Library will hold a bake sale on Saturday, March 18th from 9 AM to 2 PM at the Ye Ole General Store on Route 2. There will be pies, chocolate peanut butter cups, cinnamon rolls, whoopie pies, lemon squares, breads, cookies, and much more.
 PALMYRA
COMMUNITY THEATER PERFORMANCE: The Palmyra Community Center Boosters will be hosting an evening of entertainment on Friday, March 17th at 7 PM with the doors opening at 6 PM. Levi Stewart Community Theater will present, “Offed at the Bake-Off”, by Matt Steele, Mike Steele and produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Company. This is a murder mystery comedy suitable for all ages. Admission for adults will cost $6, senior citizens $4, children ages 5 to 12 $4 and children under 5 enter for free. Refreshments will be available during the evening. The play will be held at the Palmyra Community Center at 4 Madawaska Road. For more information contact (207) 341-1255.
COMMUNITY center st. patty’s super supper tickets:
The Palmyra Community Center Boosters will be hosting a St. Patty’s Super Supper on Saturday, March 18th from 6 PM to 12 AM. There will be a social hour from 6 to 7 PM followed by a boiled ham dinner with all the fixings from 7 to 8 PM. The evening music and prize drawings will get underway at 8 PM with DJ “DaFunk” Fred Norris. Pot of Luck Drawings include a $1500 1st prize, $250 2nd prize and a total of 9-$50 2nd chance drawings. Tickets are $75 per couple and available now at the Palmyra Town Office at 4 Madawaska Road and the Palmyra Variety Store at 810 Main Street. For more information or to purchase tickets call 735-3518 or 341-1255.
SPRUCE RUN-WOMANCARE MEETING:
The Spruce Run-Womancare Alliance’s 2017 Annual Meeting will be held on Thursday, March 23rd from 5:30 to 7 PM. In addition to honoring some of volunteers and community partners, the organization’s new name will be announced. Light refreshments will be served. The meeting will be held at Millennium at 416 Oxbow Road. Registration is required and limited, so register and RSVP if you’re considering attending. For more information contact 945-5102 or visit Spruce Run-Womancare’s website at www.sprucerun.net/annualmeeting2017/.
CRIBBAGE SOCIAL:
There will be a cribbage social on Wednesday, March 15th at 1 PM. All are welcome to participate, including cribbage beginners and master players. The cribbage social will be held on the third Wednesday of the month in the Great Hall at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Route 2.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST:
The 3rd Annual Maine Maple Sunday Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, March 26th from 7 to 10 AM. The breakfast will be held at the Palmyra Community Center on Route 2. There will be a variety of products from Eureka Farms on site plus Cray’s Produce homemade baked beans. The breakfast menu includes, pancakes, french toast, maple sausage, maple bacon, coffee, milk and juice. The cost for adults will be $6, $3 for senior citizens and children 6 to 10 years old, and free for children 5 and under. This event is hosted by the Palmyra Community Center Boosters.
DETROIT
FREE COMMUNITY MEAL: Come join the River Run Church of the Nazarene for a meal on Sunday, March 19th at 1 PM. Food will be available until 2 PM or while supplies last. The menu will include, ham casserole, salad, vegetables, applesauce, pickles, dinner rolls, pies, beverages, and more. The meal is free and open to all. It will be served at the Detroit Town Hall, located at 35 South Main Street. For more information call or leave a message at (207) 487-5517. Missed calls will be returned as soon as possible.