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SUMMER SOCCER CAMP HELD: Etna-Dixmont Recreation would like to invite all athletes grades k through 8th for Summer Soccer Camp beginning on Monday, August 21st, through Wednesday, August 23rd. Each day will have a different theme. For example, Monday’s theme is Team Spirit, Tuesday’s theme is Super Hero Tuesday, and Wednesday’s theme is Crazy Legs Wednesday. The schedule is as follows: kindergarten - 2nd Grade: 4 to 6 PM; 3rd - 8th Grade: 4 to 7:30 PM at the field across from the Etna-Dixmont School. The cost for kindergarten - 8th grade will be $10 per athlete with a $30 Family Cap. For more information contact Mary Alice Gould at 234-2889. Make checks payable to the Etna-Dixmont Rec. All 8th graders interested in being a Camp Counselor contact Mary at the number above. Keep in mind, to bring, cleats shin guards, mouth guard, and water bottle.
PLYMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT SEEKING DONATIONS: The Plymouth Fire Department is currently seeking used or new items for their fundraiser yard sale scheduled for Saturday, September 23rd. Pick-up of donations can be arranged or dropped off at the Plymouth Fire Department located at 39 Lower Detroit Road in Plymouth. Contact Walter at 249-0703 or Barb at 341-0407 to make arrangements.
YOUTH POSTER CONTEST ENTRIES SOUGHT: A Youth Poster Contest sponsored by the Garland Rec Committee will be open to youths up to age 18. Garland residency not required to enter. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded. For more details, rules and complimentary poster board contact the Garland Town Office at 924-3163. The deadline for entries will be Friday, August 25th.
ADULT ART SHOW ENTRIES SOUGHT: An Adult Art Show and Contest sponsored by the Garland Rec Committee is currently open to artists ages 19 and older. Garland residency not required to enter. Any medium is welcome. For full rules and requirements contact the Garland Town Office at 924-3163. Entries are due by Friday, August 25th.
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 (the house next to the church) on the Dexter Road. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 15th. 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.
The Levi Stewart Community Theater will present children’s theater performances of “Monster in the Closet” by Angela D. Stewart on Friday, August 18th, Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th in the Jones Nutter Auditorium at the Stewart Library Building in Corinna. The performances on Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th will begin at 7 PM. The Sunday, August 20th matinee will start at 2 PM. Admission is $6 and tickets will be sold at the door. The auditorium is air conditioned and accessible by elevator. For more information see the Levi Stewart Community Theater page on Facebook.
BENEFIT COMMUNITY LUNCH: The Ripley United Methodist Church will be hosting a benefit community lunch on Saturday, August 19th from 11 AM to 2 PM, weather permitting. If it’s overcast the event will be held; however, if it’s raining or showers the event won’t be held. Lefty’s Grill will be serving red or brown hot dogs for $1, 1/3 lb Angus burgers for $5, Italian sausage, hot or sweet, for $6, chili burger/shredded cheddar $5/$6, grilled cheese sandwich for $1, chips .50 cents each and soda or bottled water for $1 each. Items available for free will be cheese, fried onions, fried bell peppers and condiments. The proceeds from this event will be used to benefit the Ripley UMC fuel fund.
YARD SALE: The Carmel Union Congregational Church will be holding a yard sale on Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th from 8 AM to 3 PM. The yard sale will be held on 871 Main Road. Proceeds to benefit the church.
BENEFIT ALS WALK: A walk in the Erskine Woods will be held on Saturday, August 19th at 1 PM. The registration fee for the walk is $10. The walk will be held in Memory of Sonia Erskine to help raise money for the ALS Association to support those diagnosed with ALS. The walk will be held at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on 49 Cates Road. All walkers will receive a commemorative water bottle. Live music will follow from 3 to 6 PM. Come to walk or to sit, relax and enjoy the music. Donations will be accepted for the entertainment and all proceeds will go to defeat ALS.
MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their monthly fellowship breakfast on Saturday, August 19th from 7 to 9 AM at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Cates Road. The buffet meal includes eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, potatoes, muffins, toast, juice, coffee and homemade pies for dessert. The cost for adults will be $6, $3 for children under 12 and children under 5 eat for free.
AUCTION/YARD SALE: The High Street Church will be holding its annual auction and yard sale on Saturday, August 19th. The yard sale starts at 8 AM and the auction begins at 11 AM. There will be a large assortment of household items, including furniture that will be available along with gift certificates and other items that have been donated by local businesses. There will also be box lots with a surprise in every box. There will be hot dogs, baked goods and beverages available. For more information contact 368-5292.
The Central Maine Country Music Association will be holding an open country jam on the third Friday of each month. The next jam will be held on Friday, August 18th from 5 to 8:30 PM. This will be a potluck event so bring a dish to share and your own chairs for comfort. There will be a 50/50 raffle and $25 dollar gas card. Everyone is welcome to attend. The jam will be held the at the Moosehead Trail Campground on Route 7.
HALF PRICE SALE: The Dexter Kiwanis Thrift Store will be holding a half price sale on Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th from 10 AM to 3 PM. All proceeds to benefit the Dexter Kiwanis children’s programs. The store is located at 74 Grove Street.
SENIOR GATHERING: A senior gathering will be held on Wednesday, August 16th from 1 to 2 PM. The gathering will be held at the Canaan Farmers Hall on Main Street. This is the first planning session for those interested in participating in, or volunteering for a Senior Gathering “Mug Up”. For more information contact Mary 431-9878 or Mari 508-505-0691.
CHICKEN BARBECUE/LAWN SALE: The Burnham Fire Department will be holding their annual chicken barbecue and lawn sale on Saturday, August 19th and Sunday, August 20th. The lawn sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 3 PM. The chicken barbecue will be held on Sunday at 12 PM. The cost for the chicken barbecue will be $7 a plate. Hamburger or hot dog plates will be available at $5 a plate. The fire station is located at 89 Troy Road.
REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE MEETING: The Pittsfield Republican Committee meeting will be held on Saturday, September 16th at the Pittsfield Public Library. The meeting starts at 6:30 PM. This month, the featured speaker will be Mary Mayhew, who is a candidate running for Governor of Maine next year. All Pittsfield Republicans are invited to come hear Mary speak and get answers to questions you may have. Refreshments will be served.
The Deeper Life Assembly will be holding an indoor yard sale on Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th from 8 AM to 4 PM. A bake sale will be held on Friday and beans, biscuits, and coleslaw will be available on Saturday. All donations are welcome. The sale will be held on the 97 Higgins Road. Proceeds to benefit the church. For more information contact Irene at 938-2502.

SEEKING DONATIONS: The Hartland Baptist Church will be starting a hospital chaplains ministry knitting project on Tuesday, September 5th. The church is currently seeking donations of fabric and yarn. This event is open to the public. The church is located on Elm Street. For more information on how to donate contact December Harris at 828-208-3900.
RE-USE PROGRAM: The Town of Hartland holds their Re-Use Program each month until Saturday, October 1st. The dates the program will be open to the public during the month of August will be on Friday, August 18th and Saturday, August 19th. This event is open to all area residents and will be located at the Hartland Town Office on 21 Academy Street. There will be clothes, household items, books, plus much more available. Items obtained from this program are not for re-sale. For more information contact Barbara at 938-3565.

CRIBBAGE SOCIAL: All are welcome to attend a cribbage social that will be held on Wednesday, August 16th at 1 PM. The event will be located at the great hall at the St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Route 2. Beginners and master players are welcome to join. The cribbage social will be held on the third Wednesday of each month.