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ANNUAL COOKIE WALK: The First Congregational Church of Pittsfield will be hosting their 7th annual cookie walk on Saturday, December 15th from 9 AM to 12 PM. There will be a variety of homemade Christmas cookies for you to pick and choose from. Fill a small box for $4 or a large box for $7. The Church is located at 132 Somerset Avenue.
The Education Department at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital (SVH) will offer a Healthcare Provider BLS class on Friday, December 14th from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. The class will be held at 167 Leighton Street. This class is for the health care professional who is required to have a Healthcare Provider Certification. CPR skills for adult, infant and children, use of the AED, rescue from choking and use of bag-mask devices are included. This is not a renewal course; it is designed for new certification. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. The cost of the class is $75 which includes the book. For more information, contact the education department at 487-3890 ext. 2731. TTY at 487-4590.
The Education Department at Northern Light Sebasticook Valley Hospital (SVH) will offer a Supersitter class at 167 Leighton Street on Thursday, December 27th from 9 AM to 3 PM. This class is for students in grades 6 to 8 who are interested in becoming an effective babysitter. The cost of the class is $30. Pre-registration is required and ends Monday, December 24th. Space is limited. For more information or to register, contact 487-3890 ext. 2731.
TTY at 487-4590.
The Pittsfield Bicentennial Celebration Committee will meet on Wednesday, December 12th at 6 PM in the Warren Community Room of the Pittsfield Public Library. The Committee will continue plans for the projects underway and discuss ideas for new projects. All are invited to attend. The Library is located at 110 Library Street. For more information contact:
The Knights of Columbus holds a Super Buffet Breakfast on the third Sunday of each month. The next breakfast will be held on Sunday, December 16th 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.
FREE MOVIE: The Beacon Hospice and Pine Tree Hospice will be hosting a free movie on Tuesday, December 11th at 7 PM at Center Theatre. Free popcorn and water will be available. Christmas in Conway is a family film about a man named Duncan who, despite his reputation as the town curmudgeon, is a very doting husband behind closed doors. Both Beacon Hospice and Pine Tree Hospice provide services to those in the communities and are active community organizations. For more information about this event or about Pine Tree Hospice contact 564-4346 or email
: There will be a Contra Dance on Friday, December 14th at the Central Hall from 7 to 10 PM. The caller will be John McIntire and there will be live music by the band "Some Reel People". All dances are taught, and those who want to sit and watch are welcome too. Admission will be $7 for singles and $12 families.
The Polyvagal Theory, developed by scientist Stephen Porges, PhD, will be the focus of this month’s Healing Trauma Series presented by NAMI Piscataquis County at Dover-Foxcroft’s Central Hall on Thursday, December 13th at 1 PM. During the video presentation, Dr. Porges will speak about how his theory can help those who have or are experiencing unsafe feelings or danger. The information is valuable to professionals and to all others wanting to prevent or heal large or small traumas that occur. Dr. Porges is a Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. If you would like to view Stephen Porges’s presentation to learn more about the Polyvagal Theory, contact 924-7903 to register for this free event.
SANTA VISIT: Corinna residents are invited to stop and visit Santa on Sunday, December 16th from 2 to 4 PM. Santa will be upstairs at the Town Hall to visit with the towns children.

FOOD BASKET PICK-UP: All clients who are already approved and receiving food from the Newport Community Food Bank will be eligible to receive a Christmas Basket on Saturday, December 15th between 8 to 10 AM at the food bank. No new applications will be approved on Saturday, December 15th.
SENIOR CITIZEN’S CONCERT AND LUNCHEON: Nokomis Regional High will host the annual Senior Citizen's Concert and Luncheon on Wednesday, December 12th. The concert will begin at 12 PM, and lunch will be served immediately afterwards. This event is free to all seniors. If you plan on attending, contact Terrie Murray at 368-4354 to RSVP.
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Kindred Hearts will present their Christmas concert at the Jubilee Family Worship Center on 163 Elm Street on Sunday, December 16th at 6 PM. Come celebrate the Christmas season with family and friends and enjoy the music of the season. All are welcome to attend. For more information contact 341-0818.
WREATH LAYING CEREMONY: VFW Post 11191 of Newport will be conducting a wreath laying ceremony in Newport on Saturday, December 15th at 10 AM. The laying of the wreaths will take place at the North Newport Cemetery located at the intersection of the Mullen, Pratt, and the Rutledge Roads on Route 222. The community is invited to attend or volunteer in the Post’s first laying of the wreaths. If this endeavor is successful, the VFW is looking into doing it again next year at a different cemetery. If interested in helping with the wreaths contact 368-5006.

HALF PRICE SALE: The Dexter Sunrise Kiwanis will be holding a half price sale on Friday, December 14th and Saturday, December 15th from 10 AM to 3 PM. Everything in the store will be marked down to half price. Proceeds to benefit Kiwanis community programs. The store is located at 74 Grove Street.
CALENDARS STILL AVAILABLE: The Plymouth Veterans Honor Roll Committee still have 2019 calendars available. They would make a nice Christmas present. Calendars are $10 each and are available at the Plymouth Town Office or Etna Variety Store. All proceeds from the sale of the calendars will go to the new monument fund.
CHRISTMAS HYMN SING: The Garland Christian Fellowship invites the community to a Christmas Hymn Sing on Sunday, December 16th at 3 PM. Stop by the Garland Town Office for an afternoon of Christmas music, singing, and refreshments. Child care is available. Everyone is welcome. The Town Office is located at 108 Corinth Road. For more information contact 207-200-1211.
GIFT WRAPPING EVENT: St. Albans Summerfest will be hosting a gift wrapping event on Sunday, December 16th from 10 AM to 2 PM. So stop by the St. Albans Town Hall to drop off your Christmas gifts to be wrapped for you. A donation would be accepted since all proceeds will benefit Summerfest. Summerfest will be held July of 2019 with a western theme. For more information contact Char-lin Williams at 207-938-2028.
CHRISTMAS JAMS: Fraser and friends, Ole Tyme Christmas Jamboree will be held at the St. Albans Town Hall on Friday, December 14th from 5:30 to 9 PM. A suggested donation of $5 will be accepted. There’s a 50/50 raffle, door prize, food and beverages available. This a non-alcoholic event. The Town Hall is located at 7 Water Street.
MONTHLY SPEAKER SERIES: The Sebasticook Regional Land Trust will be holding their next speaker series meeting on Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 PM. The series will focus on the exploration of what happened to landscapes after the glaciers retreated. Dr. Kevin Spigel, Professor of Geoscience at Unity College give a presentation. All are welcome attend. Light refreshments will be available. Admission is free, a $5 donation is suggested. The event will be located at the 93 Main Coffee Shop on 93 Main Street. For more information contact (207) 948-3766 or email-
AUCTION/CRAFTERS GROUP/MOVIE: A silent auction, crafters group and free movie night will be held on Friday, December 14th from 1 to 6 PM in the Town Meeting Room of the Detroit Town Hall. Silent auction items up for sale include knick-knacks to holiday decorating, to kitchen items, and more. Awards for several bidder scholarships will be handed out, so come early. They will be awarded on a first come-first served basis. Scholarships can only be applied toward the balance a recipient owes on successful bids. No scholarship cash balances will be returned to recipient at the end of the auction. At 5 PM all bidding will end. As a successful bidder on silent auction items, you must be present at 5 PM to collect your items. Then the crafters group will be working on lap blankets, afghans, or quilts. Come join the group or to drop-off handmade lap blankets, afghans, or quilts you would like to donate. At 6 PM a movie night will be taking place at 6 PM with free popcorn and drinks will be available. These events are open to anyone. The Town Meeting Room of the Detroit Town Hall is located at 35 South Main Street. All activities are hosted by the River Run Church of the Nazarene. For more information, on these events or about the River Run Church of the Nazarene, contact or leave a message at (207) 416-7982. Missed calls will be returned as soon as possible.
COFFEE HOUSE: There will be a coffee house style evening of music in the gym of Hartland Baptist Church on Saturday, December 15th at 5:30 PM. Various local musicians will be performing and there will be good food and coffee available. This event is a fundraiser for a Youth Missions trip to Uruguay. The public is invited to attend. The Church is located at 10 Elm Street. Contact 938-4250 for more information.
MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their monthly fellowship breakfast on Saturday, December 15th 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 $7, children under 12 $3, under children 5 free. All are invited to attend.
GOSPEL CONCERT: The Golden Harvest Grange will be hosting Jim Fraser’s Half Century Gospel Bash on Saturday, December 15th from 12 to 5 PM. His Witness Gospel singers, Kathy and Buzz Vanedestine, Judy and Cornell Mclellan, Jessi Mallory plus many more will entertain. Refreshments, finger foods, cake and apple pie will be available. The Grange is located at 928 Main Street.