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HEARTSAVER CLASSES: The Education Department at Sebasticook Valley Health will offer Infant/Child/Adult CPR and AED Heartsaver Classes on Tuesday, January 23rd from 5:30 to 9 PM. First Aid will be offered on Tuesday, January 30th from 5:30 to 9 PM. The cost for CPR is $50, First Aid $40, or $70 if registering for both classes at the same time. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. The classes will be held at 167 Leighton Street. Contact 487-3890 extension 2731 for more information or to register. The TTY number is 487-4590.
A Maine-Wabanaki Reach Workshop will be held on Saturday, January 20th from 9:30 AM to 4 PM. A snow date has been scheduled for Saturday, January 27th. Maine-Wabanaki Reach workshops have been well received across the state with over 700 Mainers participating. Maine and Wabanaki people are at an historical juncture in their long relationship. This Workshop is an opportunity for non-Native people to reflect on shared history and future with Native people. Maine-Wabanaki Reach is a cross-cultural organization providing educational programs to help people share the truth, support healing, and work toward decolonization and Wabanaki self-determination. The workshop includes a very brief history of US and Maine government relationships with Native people; awareness of white privilege; an introduction to decolonization and ally responsibilities. Workshop space is limited and registration is required. If interested in attending be sure to register online at For more information contact, Barbara Kates at or 951-4874.
The Welcome Table of Pittsfield is open every Friday for a free community meal. The next meal will take place on Friday, January 19th. Doors open at 9:30 AM and lunch is served at 11:30 AM. The Welcome Table has provided food and community to a diverse group of guests since January 2009 at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House. The Meeting House is located at 112 Easy Street. This meal is sponsored by Aergo. If you want to become a sponsor of the Welcome Table, email
The Knights of Columbus holds a Super Buffet Breakfast on the third Sunday of each month. The next breakfast will be held on Sunday, January 21st 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 is located at the Saint Agnes Parish Hall on Detroit Avenue.
The Pittsfield Republican Committee will meet on Wednesday, January 17th at 6:30 PM in the Pittsfield Public Library rear meeting room. All Pittsfield Republicans are invited to meet Senatorial Candidate, Brad Farrin. Brad will be running to fill the seat presently belonging to Senator Rod Whittemore, who is terming out. Refreshments will be served. The Library is located at 110 Library Street.
COMMUNITY FITNESS GAME DAY: Community Fitness Game Day will be held on Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 AM. The next Game Day will be held on Tuesday, January 16th. Come and socialize over a cup of coffee and enjoy board games, puzzles, cribbage, pickle ball etc. Free to gym members or $10 monthly with a social membership (covers Tuesday and Thursday programs). Game Day will be held at Community Fitness at 31 High Street. For more information contact 876-4813.
Community Fitness Activity Day will be held on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 AM. The next Activity Day will be held on Thursday, January 18th. Come enjoy a cup of coffee and socialization. Knitting, quilting, felting and crafts. Bring your own handcraft and/or join in for scheduled events. Free to gym members or $10 monthly with a social membership. (Covers Tuesday and Thursday programs). Activity Day will be held at Community Fitness at 31 High Street. For more information contact 876-4813.
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, January 16th. All meetings are open to anyone in the community or the surrounding communities that has been touched by Cancer. For more information, contact Carol at 278-7952.
The Corinna United Methodist Church will be hosting a Free Community Luncheon on Wednesday, January 17th at 11 AM. Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM. All are welcome to attend and enjoy lunch and fellowship. The church is located at 16 Dexter Road.
BINGO NEW YEAR’S SPECIAL: The Corinna American Legion will be holding a Bingo New Year’s Special every Saturday in January. The next Bingo Special will be held on Saturday, January 20th at 6 PM. There will be a $250 jackpot payout every weekend. Refreshments will be available and the kitchen will be open. There will be ample parking with handicapped accessibility. The games will be held at the Corinna Legion at 47 Maple Street.
LUNCH AND LEARN: RSU #19 Senior Citizens are invited to join the Nokomis Warriors for a Lunch and Learn on Thursday, January 25th at 11:50 AM. The event will be held at Nokomis Regional High Cafeteria. The cost will be $3.65. Immediately following the lunch, join an informational session provided by Sebasticook Valley Health discussing prescription drug storage and removal. Nokomis Regional High is located at 266 Williams Road. RSVP by Monday, January 22nd at 368-4354.
CRAFTING GROUP/FREE MOVIE NIGHT: The River Run Church of the Nazarene will be hosting a Crafting Group/Free Movie Night on Friday, January 19th. Crafting will take place from 3:30 to 5:30 PM. Hot and cold drinks will be available. Then, at 6 PM free popcorn and drinks will be offered during a family friendly movie. These events are free and open to all who just need or want a simple, relaxing night out. All events will be held in the Town Meeting Room of the Detroit Town Hall located at 35 South Main Street and are open to the public. For more information, on these events or about the River Run Church of the Nazarene contact or leave a message at (207) 487-5517. Missed calls will be returned as soon as possible.
MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST: The Dixmont United Methodist Church will hold their Monthly Fellowship Breakfast on Saturday, January 20th from 7 to 9 AM, at the Dixmont Snowmobile Clubhouse on the Cates Road. The buffet meal includes eggs, bacon, sausage, baked beans, home fries, muffins, toast, juice, coffee and homemade pies for dessert. The cost for adults will be $6 , $3 for children under 12 and free for children under the age of 5.
PUBLIC SUPPER: The Brown Memorial United Methodist Church will be hosting a Public Baked Bean and Chop Suey Supper on Saturday, January 20th from 4 to 6 PM. The cost for adults will be $7 and $4 for children under age 12. The supper will be held at the Church on 36 Church Street.
LOCAL WORKING GROUP MEETING: The Piscataquis County USDA Local Working Group (LWG) will meet on Thursday, January 25th with a snow date of Friday, January 26th at 10 AM. The meeting will be held at the USDA Service Center on 42 Engdahl Drive. The LWG is convened by the Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District and assists the USDA/Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in determining local natural resource priorities and conservation program focuses in Piscataquis County for the USDA Farm Bill Programs. Farmers, foresters, landowners, personnel from agencies involved in natural resource management, and the general public are all encouraged to attend to provide recommendations to the NRCS regarding the implementation of the Farm Bill in this county. Topics of discussion will include: a summary of the 2019 Fiscal Year conservation programs; local ranking priorities; and funding pool allocations. RSVP by Monday, January 22nd to Joanna Tarrazi, Executive Director at 564-2321 Ext. 3, or email her at If you need more information or require special accommodations, contact Joanna by Thursday, January 18th.
CONTRA DANCE: The Universalist Unitarian Church will be hosting a Contra Dance on Saturday, January 20th 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, all ages welcome. Admission will be $7 for singles and $12 for families. The Church is located on Church Street. For more information contact 924-3925 or 277-3961.
VETERANS SUPPORT GROUP: The JD Foundation will be holding a Veterans Support Group on Tuesday, January, 23rd from 6 to 7 PM and run every other Tuesday, monthly. This group is designed for people who live with a veteran, who is a caregiver, or is in contact with veterans. All groups will be located at the JD Foundation Office at 107 Main Road. Adrienne Clarke, a 10 year veteran will be co-facilitating the groups. You must register to attend by calling Adrienne at 207-876-2295 or email: for more information.
PARADE ENTRIES SOUGHT: The Plymouth Fire Department, Recreation Department, and the Emmanuel Bible Baptist Church are working together to hold Plymouth Days this year. So mark your calendars for Saturday, June 23rd at 10 AM and start your day off with a parade. If interested in participating the local parade, contact Barbara Ware at 341-0407 and save your spot on the parade route.