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VENDORS AND SPONSORS SOUGHT: The American Legion Post #105 and Dr. Miranda Dohetry will be hosting the Harvest Health and Safety Expo  on Saturday, October 19th from 9 AM to 2 PM. In the meantime, vendors and sponsors are needed. If interested contact or contact 341-0787. The Expo will take place at Newport Rec Center on 81 North Street and is sponsored by Hometown Health Center. This event is free and open to the public.
VENDORS SOUGHT: Vendors are needed for the Annual Christmas Bazaar to be held on Saturday, November 9th at the High Street Church Congregational Church. The cost for each space, about 8 feet, is $20 for one and $30 for two. If you are interested contact Marilyn Worden at 207-278-2141.


PORK LOIN DINNER: Guilford United Methodist Church will be holding a pork loin dinner on Friday, August 16th from 5 to 6:30 PM. The menu will include, baked potato bar, rolls, veggies and chocolate chip ice cream cookie sandwiches for dessert. Keep in mind this is a by donation meal. The Church is located at 3 School Street.


BEAN-HOLE-BEAN SUPPER: The Greenville Columbia Doric Lodge is having their annual Bean-Hole-Bean-Supper on Saturday, August 17th from 5 to 7 PM. A suggested donation of $10 would be accepted. In addition to bean-hole-beans there will be red hot dogs, cole slaw, biscuits, drinks and deserts. Beans will be for sale by the quart.


COMMUNITY YARD SALE: A community yard sale is planned for Friday, August 16th and Saturday, August 17th from 9 AM to 3 PM at the former Stetson Elementary School building on the 394 Village Road, rain or shine. Currently yard sale item donations are being accepted. Also there are spots open to rent for your yard sale/craft items. If interested leave a message at 296-2621. Proceeds to benefit the community center kitchen.


NAMI EDUCATION PROGRAM:  SSRIs, Antidepressants and Alternative Remedies: Understanding Your Options program will be held on Wednesday, August 14th at 1 PM. The program will be held at the Commons in Central Hall. To register for this free event or for more information contact or 924-7903.
POLLINATORS WORKSHOP: Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District (PCSWCD) with guests Jennifer Lund, Maine State Apiarist, Miss Michelle from Thompson Free Library will be holding a pollinators workshop on Friday, August 16th from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Law Farm. RSVP is required by contacting 207-564-2321 extention 3, or visit


SPINNING GROUP: The Dexter Spinning group will meet on Saturday, August 17th from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. All fiber arts are welcome. The group will meet at the Abott Memorial Library. All are invited to attend.


PAINT NIGHT: The Plymouth Grange will be hosting a paint night (Windswept Tree) with Obrianna on Thursday, August 15th from 6 to 8 PM. Bring friends, family, or come alone, relax, and create art. Your instructor, Obrianna Cornelius, will walk you step by step through the process of creating a beautiful acrylic painting using your own style and colors of your choice. Bring a non-alcoholic beverage and/or snack and plan on having fun. A materials fee of $15 for each class is to be paid directly to the instructor the night of class. Registration is required for this class. Contact Laurie Giles at 257-4026 to register.


LEFTY’S GRILL: The Ripley United Methodist Church will be offering Lefty’s Grill on Saturday, August 17th from 11 AM to 2 PM. New this year: Kids seven and under get a free meal: choice of hot dog, or burger, or grilled cheese sandwich; chips, and a beverage. Menu: Red or brown hot dogs, jumbo all beef hot dog on a sub roll, all beef burgers, Italian Sausage (hot or sweet); homemade strawberry shortcake; root beer floats (diet root beer and low-carb ice cream available) chips, and a variety of soft drinks, and water (including Moxie). Free toppings--cheese, fried onions, fried peppers, and condiments. Proceeds to benefit Ripley UMC Fuel Fund. Visit Facebook at "Ripley Methodist Church". The Church is located at 12 W Ripley Road.


SUPER BUFFET BREAKFAST: The Knights of Columbus holds a Super Buffet Breakfast on the third Sunday of each month. The next breakfast will be held on Sunday, September 18th from 8 to 10 AM. The cost of the breakfast is $6 for adults and $4 for children, although family rates are available. The menu includes, eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, beans, corned beef hash, French toast, pancakes, muffins, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and juice. The Knights of Columbus are located at the Saint Agnes Parish Hall on Detroit Avenue.


CRAFT FAIR FUNDRAISER: The Irving Tanning Community Center (ITCC) will be holding a craft fair fundraiser on Saturday, August 17th from 9 AM to 3 PM on 62 Elm Street. The fundraiser will benefit both the Community Center and the Tri-Town food bank. Space Rentals w/o a table are $20 or with a table for $30. Spaces may be rented by calling and leaving a message at 938-4579. Admission will be $2 per person or $1 and a can or box of non perishable food. Concessions will be available to purchase.


FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their monthly
fellowship breakfast on Saturday, August 17th from 7 to 9 AM at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse. The buffet meal includes eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, potatoes, muffins, toast, juice, coffee and homemade pies for dessert. The cost for adults is $7, children under 12 $3 and children under 5 free. The Clubhouse is located on the Cates Road.


FINN DANCE: A traditional Finn Dance will be held on Saturday, August 17th. The dance will be held at the Finn Hall on Route 15. Music is led by Alexandra Conover Bennett on accordion. Dancing starts at 7:30 PM. The cost per person is $8 and children under 12 free. For more information contact 207- 997-3723.


BENEFIT TRAIL RIDE: There will be a Benefit Trail Ride (horseback) to benefit 8 year old Wesley who has leukemia. The ride will be held on Saturday, August 17th leaving from 31 Moss Hill Road. A marked 10 mile loop leaving at 10 AM and a 5 mile loop leaving at 11 AM. The cost is $25 per rider with lunch included. Pledges are encouraged and there will be raffle items. Pre-registration is required as well as proof of rabies. Mail entry fee to Paula Leavitt P.O. Box 36 Dixmont, Me. 04932.


OPEN COUNTRY JAM: 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 16th from 5:30 to 9 PM. Note: potluck suppers will no longer be offered at the event. However, various food items including hot dogs, light sandwiches, etc will be made by volunteer members. A $5 donation is suggested. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the event. Everyone is welcome to attend. The jam will be held the at Corinna Elementary School located at 42 Stetson Road. For more information contact 416-6602.
MUSICAL COMEDY: The Levi Stewart Community Theater presents an all teen cast in “Rock Around the Block”, 1950s musical comedy. The event will be held on Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th at 7 PM, and Sunday, August 25th at 2 PM. Admission will be $6. The Theater is located at the Stewart Library Building.


ANNUAL LAWN SALE: The Annual Lawn Sale will be held on Saturday, August 17th from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. The sale will be at the Burnham Town Hall on the Horseback Road. If interested in donating to the sale, donations can be dropped-off at the Burnham Town Hall on Friday, August 16th from 9 AM to 2 PM. For more information on donations contact Hilda at 948-6349 or Lillian at 487-1002. Proceeds to benefit the Winnecook Baptist Church.