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KVCAP PARENTING CLASSES: Kennebec Valley Community Action Program (KVCAP) will be offering a free, First Five Years Parenting classes on Wednesdays beginning on Wednesday, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd and August 16th from 2:30 to 4 PM at the Pittsfield Public Library. In this series of four classes attendees will learn discipline methods that work, how to prevent tantrums, establishing routines to make life easier, and much more. This class is designed for parents of children from birth to age 5. This class is being offered through the child abuse and neglect council supporting families and children in Kennebec and Somerset Counties. If interested in signing-up for the class, contact Kristen at 859-2520 or Anne at 859-2521. The library is located at 110 Library Street.
The Solid Rock Church of God Youth Group will be sponsoring a summer fun day on Saturday, July 29th from 12 to 4 PM. Parents and children ages 11 to 18 are invited to attend. The day will include water balloons, face painting, flag football, frisbee, free hot dogs, water, chips plus more. There will be an open bathroom available for attendees convenience. The event will be held at Hathorn Park.
ACTION PISTOL SHOOTING COMPETITION: The Big Pine Gun Club will be offering an Action Pistol Shooting Competition on Saturday, July 22nd at 8:30 AM. The shooting fee is $20 and the public is invited to attend. Don’t forget that ear and eye protection is required. The Gun Club is located on Route 150. For more information contact 564-0721.
BENEFIT CAR WASH: A benefit car wash will be held on Saturday, July 29th from 9 AM to 2 PM in Toot’s Deli parking lot. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Dexter High School Football team. For more information contact Dave Kirshkaln at 924-5195 or 270-3884.
Spinning Fiber Arts Group will hold their meeting every fourth Saturday of the month. The next meeting will be held on Saturday, July 22nd at the Abbott Memorial Library from 9:30 to 11:30 AM. All types of fiber arts are welcome as the group will share and learn from one another. The library is located at 1 Church Street.
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, July 18th. 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 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, July 21st from 5 to 8 PM. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at the event. Everyone is welcome to attend. The jam will be held the Bandstand on 8 Levi Stewart Drive so be sure to bring your own chairs.
CRIBBAGE SOCIAL: All are welcome to attend a cribbage social that will be held on Wednesday, July 19th 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.
BENEFIT LIVE AUCTION: The JD Foundation will be holding their 5th Annual Live Auction on Saturday, July 29th at 1 PM. Items up for bid include, fire ring, kayak, 6 vacation get-a-ways, plus more. Overnight tenting will be available. Proceeds to benefit the JD Foundation. For more information contact 207-876-2295.
BENEFIT COMMUNITY LUNCH: The Ripley United Methodist Church will be hosting a benefit community lunch on Saturday, July 22nd 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, 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.

COFFEE HOUSE: The Garland Community Baptist Church will be holding a coffee house with music and fellowship on Saturday, July 22nd at 6:30 PM. All are invited to enjoy live Christian music. The church is located at 24 Oliver Hill Road. For more information contact 924-6475 or
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 Tuesday, August 25th.
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 Tuesday, August 25th.

RE-USE PROGRAM: The Town of Hartland holds their Re-Use Program each month until Saturday, October 1st. The remaining dates the program will be open to the public during the month of July will be on Friday, July 21st and Saturday, July 22nd. 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.