Community Calendar

Meetings, Events, Classes

January

DRESS DRIVE  Prom gowns, bridesmaids gowns, formal or semi-formal dresses and accessories to be donated to the Maine Event Prom Project to help a student be able to attend her prom and feel beautiful.  Like-new, clean and less than 5 years old please.  Donate during library hours to the libraries in Norway, Bridgton, Fryeburg, Paris and Raymond.

January-March

ART EXHIBIT   During library hours at the Norway Memorial Library.  Art features the students from Oxford Hills Middle School. Art teacher Susan Moccia’s students’ art theme is Zentangle,  a method of controlled doodling. Each student chose a word and drew around their chosen word using sharpies. FMI call the library at 743-5309 ext 1 or visit the library’s web site atwww.norway.lib.me.us.

January 11

OXFORD COUNTY MINERAL & GEM ASSOCIATION OPEN HOUSE  9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Franklin Grange, Bryant Pond.   All interested people are welcome. Club members will be on hand to identify and appraise rocks and minerals. There will be stuff for sale, including crystals and jewelry and a silent auction and a chance to buy raffle tickets for 3 tourmaline rings. Each chance costs $1.  FMI call Dennis at 665-2759.

OXFORD HILLS HONEY BEE CLUB  1 p.m. meeting at the lOxford County Extension Center, 9 Olson Rd.,  So Paris.   Speaker will be commercial bee keeper Tony Bachelder.  Topic will be feeding bees in the winter, and ordering nucs.  Public is welcome.  FMI contact Kevin atfarrout@roadrunner.com.

January 11, 18, 25

JONES DANCE BAND  7-11 p.m. at the So. Paris Legion Hall, Church St.  Cost will be $5 to dance to old fashioned music.

January 14

SENIORS PLAY GAMES  Sponsored by Harrison Parks and Rec.  1-3 p.m. every Tue. except the 1st Tue. of the month in the Community Room at the Harrison Fire Station. Stop in with friends and play cribbage, board games or puzzles. Bring your favorite games or puzzle if you wish or choose from a variety that will be available every game afternoon. There will also be beverages and light snacks.  FMI call Paula at 583-2241 or  e-mail pholt@harrisonmaine.org.

January 24

EARLY CHILDHOOD ACE/RESILIENCY SUMMIT  8 a.m.-noon at the Crosstone Conference Center at the Mollyockett Motel, Rte, 26, Woodstock.  This is a free important community discussion with Sue Mackey Andrews about the possible consequences of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). This will be followed by a presentation by Chris Trout on identifying strengths and fostering resilience in the children and families served by Community Concepts. Light breakfast will be provided. Seating is limited. Please reserve a spot before Jan. 20 by calling Melissa at 739-6544.

January 25

RABIES VACCINATION AND MICROCHIPPING CLINIC  Sponsored by Responsible Pet Care.   9-11 a.m. at the Norway Fire Station.  Cost is $10 for rabies shot and $25 for micro chipping.  Attending veterinarian is Dr. Suzanne Best, DVM.  FMI call 743-8679.

January 30

MASTER GARDENER TRAINING  5:30-9 p.m. on Thu. for 15 weeks at the Oxford County Extension Office, Olson Rd., So. Paris.   Participants will discuss the art and science of vegetable gardening. Topics include soils, botany, pest management, tree and small fruit, cold and warm season vegetables and more! Those attending are required to return 40 hours of volunteer time in the Maine Harvest for Hunger Gardens.  FMI  call 743-6329 or 1-800 287-1482.

February 21, 22

GUYS AND DOLLS   Presented by the Hebron Academy Players. 7:30 p.m. in the  Androscoggin Theater, Lepage Center for the Arts, Hebron Academy, 339 Paris Rd. (Rte. 119), Hebron.  Doors open at 7 p.m.  Free and open to the public.

Public Suppers

January 10

SPAGHETTI SUPPER  All proceeds from this dinner will help support the funds for much needed new uniforms for the 2 competitive cheer teams at the OHMS.  5-7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 9 Temple St., Norway.  Cost is $7 per person, $5 for 10 and under and $20 for a family of 4 or less.   Supper will be a spaghetti dinner with salad, rolls, drinks and dessert.

January 11

PUBLIC SUPPER  Sponsored by the Paris Fire Dept. Aux. with all proceeds to  benefit the fire dept. aux. and fire personnel.  5 p.m. at the Paris Fire Station, Western Ave., So. Paris.  Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 4-12 and free for 3 and under.  Supper will feature turkey pie, mashed potatoes, mixed veggies, cranberry sauce, mac & cheese, salad, rolls and assorted homemade pies.

January 15

COMMUNITY LUNCH/BOOK SWAP  11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the E. Otisfield Free Baptist Church, Rayville Rd.  Lunch is free but donations accepted. If you need a ride, call Nancy at 627-4374.

January 16

POTLUCK SUPPER  6 p.m. at the Wilkins Community House, Waterford Flat on Plummer Hill Rd. next door to the church.  Bring a friend and a dish to share and enjoy chatting with new friends.  Hosts for this supper are Nancy and Fred Engdahl and Mary and Bill Colbath.

January 25

SOUP/CHOWDER FEST  11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the E. Otisfield Free Baptist Church, 231 Rayville Rd., off Rte. 121, Otisfield.   Donations appreciated.  Snow date is Feb. 1. Fest put on by Al and Pattie Haggerty.  Menu includes Al’s seafood chowder, turkey soup, beef stew, Pauline’s gluten- free corn chowder, vegetable soup and Fred’s famous Dutch pea soup.  There will also be cornbread, dumplings, biscuits and desserts.  FMI call 539-8922.

February 15

SPAGHETTI DINNER  Benefit for Randy Dumont.  5 p.m. at the Norway Masonic Lodge, 9 Temple St., Norway.  There will also be raffles.

Ongoing

Mondays

H.O.P.E. GROUP  4-6 p.m. at the Haskell House at the 1st Congregational Church, 17 E. Main St., So. Paris.  Ken Hamilton is the leader of this group for folks dealing with serious personal issues from health to hard times.  FMI call 890-3673 or go to www.hopehealing.org.

DIVORCE CARE Support Group  6-8 p.m. meeting at the Oxford Advent Christian Church, 1130 Main St, Rte. 26, Oxford.  FMI  call 743-7310 or e-mail office@oaccmaine.org.

ZUMBA GOLD  Sponsored by Oxford Rec.  10:30 a.m. at the Station House Community Center, Oxford.  Cost is $1 for residents and $3 for nonresidents.  FM call Kelli at 754-9411.

SENIOR CENTER  10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the 1st Baptist Church of Paris, Paris Hill.  This is for all seniors in the Oxford Hills area.  Donation is only $1 and there is no membership or fees. Meal is served at noon. Participants are encouraged to bring a dish or some food for a potluck lunch, but even that is not required.  After lunch, the group enjoys playing a game of 50/50 with silly gifts.  Participants are encouraged to come and enjoy playing Skip-Bo cards, cribbage, working on puzzles or just enjoy visiting with others and everyone is free to come and go as they please. FMI call Rev. Caffey at 754-7970 or e-mail mbcaffey@aol.com.

First Monday

SOCRATES CAFE  6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Waterford Library  Group offers a forum to discuss current topics and ideas in a warm, friendly atmosphere, where divergent views will be  welcome. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP FOR WOMEN  12-1:30 p.m. at SMH.  For any woman who has experienced a cancer diagnosis, past or present. Drop in and stay for as long as you can. Bring a brown bag lunch or a snack.  FMI call Patti-Ann at 744-6173.

First /Third Mondays

FOOD BANK  9 a.m.-noon at the Congregational Church of E. Sumner, 50 Main St.  FMI call 388-2610.

Tuesdays

GARMENTS OF PRAISE Thrift Shop  1-4 p.m. at the So. Paris Baptist Church, 1 Park St.  Shop is for gently used clothing.  Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing is carried for a suggested donation. Gently used clothing is now being accepted for donation at this location.

YOGA  Sponsored by Oxford Rec.  10 a.m. at the Station House Community Center.  Nikki Pierce is instructor.  Cost is $5 for residents and $8 for nonresidents.  FMI call Nikki at 461-4919.

First/Third Tuesdays

FOOD PANTRY  10 a.m.-noon at the Spurrs Corner Church, Rte. 121, Otisfield.  Open to residents of Otisfield.FMI call 583-4780 or 627-4329.

FOOD PANTRY  1-3 p.m. at the W. Paris Baptist Church, 15 Church St.  Open to W. Paris residents who are invited to come once a month.   FMI call Pastor Randolph at 376-6854.

Third Tuesday

SNOW HOPPERS  6:30 p.m. meeting at the Paris Town Office.  All are welcome to attend and join in the fun and activities.

CHRISTIAN WOMEN United  11:30 a.m. dinner  followed by a program at the 1st Congregational Church, Main St., So.   Paris.  For reservations, call Janice at 743-5770.

Fourth Tuesday

HEALTHY OXFORD HILLS   12-1 pm Community Coalition meeting at the Harper Conference Center, Ripley Medical Office Bldg., SMH. Meeting offers an opportunity for community groups to build partnerships that improve the quality of life for Oxford Hills’ citizens. To register, call 739-6222.

Wednesdays

STORY TIME 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at Norway Memorial Library, Main St.  1/2 hour program for preschool age children and their parents or caregivers.  Children will enjoy  heariages ng stories, singing songs and making crafts. FMI call the library at 743-5309.

YOGA  Sponsored by Oxford Rec.  6 p.m.  at the Station House Community Center, Oxford.   Nikki Pierce is instructor.  Cost is $5 for residents and $8 for nonresidents.  FMI call Nikki at 461-4919.

AL-ANON MEETING  6:30-7:30 p.m. at the 2nd Congregational Church, Main St.,  Norway.  FMI  call 890-4954

First Wednesday

ARACHNIDS MEETING  10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Parish Hall at the W. Parish Congregational Church, Church St., Bethel.  There is a shared potluck lunch and the group is an informal group of spinners, knitters and other crafters.  FMI e-mail  Lorrie at dhoeh@megalink.net or Betsy atrebaird@myfairpoint.net.

CANCER SUPPORT GROUP  12-1:30 p.m. at SMH, 199 Main St., Norway.  Support group is for any woman who has experienced a cancer diagnosis, past or present. Drop in and stay for as long as you can. Bring a brown bag lunch or a snack.  FMI call Patti-Ann, Patient Navigator, at 744-6173.

Second Wednesday

WRITER’S CIRCLE 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Teen Room at Norway Memorial Library. For teens in grades 9-12 who enjoy creative writing. Students will work on their own stories, poems, and stage or screen scripts with the goal of having completed, polished work to send to publishers and contests. Teens will write and revise, as well as get and give constructive feedback from their circle peers. Bring an already written creative piece to the workshop, or take advantage of writer’s block exercises provided to get you started. Each Writer’s Circle will offer ample time to write. FMI call Cynthia 743-5309 or e-mail norteen@norway.lib.me.us.

Third Wednesday

PROSTHETIC/BRA FITTINGS  At the Women’s Imaging Center at SMH.  Insurances accepted and low cost help is available.   For an appointment call the Center at 743-5933  ext. 6851.

Thursdays

MIND THE BODY   Sponsored by Healthy Oxford Hills.  Action and support group meets from 3-4 p.m. in the downstairs meeting room of Common Ground Counseling, 235 Main St., Norway. Group’s focus is on feeling good physically and mentally. All are welcome to listen, share stories and feel better.  FMI call 739-6222.

STORY TIME  10 a.m. at the Paris Public Library, Main St.    Stores and crafts for ages birth to 4 years.   FMI call the library at 743-6994.

QUILT GUILD  9 am. in the Community Room at the Norway Town Office Building.  New members are welcome.   FMI call 743-8372.

First Thursday

OCCUPY OXFORD Hills 7 p.m. meeting.  For location, call 743-5185.  FMI find Occupy Oxford Hills on FaceBook.com.

Second Thursday

RUBBER STAMPING  5:30 p.m. at the Paris Public Library, Main St.  Materials fee is $10.  Make 3-4 projects at each class with Kathy Pulsifer.  To sign up call Kathy at  890-6874.

STAYING ON YOUR FEET  9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Harper Conference Center in the Ripley Medical Office Bldg. (193 Main St.), Norway.  Learn how to keep your balance and stay fir.  FMI or to register, call 744-6160 or visit online at www.wmhcc.org/smhrehab.

Third Thursday

PUBLIC INTEREST Forum  7 p.m. meeting at the Fare Share Annex, Main St., Norway.  Watch the Advertiser for topic details.  FMI call Tom at 743-2183.

Fourth Thursday

BOOK CLUB with Old and New Classics  7 p.m. at the Paris Public Library, Main St.  FMI call Michaela or Jennifer at 743-6994.

Fridays

BOOK TIME  10:30 a.m. at Norway Memorial Library.  15 minute program for age birth to age 2 featuring stories, finger plays. songs and rhymes.  FMI call the library at 743-5309.

Third Friday

FREE SUPPER 5-6 p.m. at the 2nd Congregational Church, 205 Main St., Norway. Suppers not served in Aug. Building is handicapped accessible. Everyone is welcome. FMI call the church office Tue.-Fri. from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fourth Friday

FOOD PANTRY   1-5 p.m. at the E. Otisfield Baptist Church, Rayville Rd.  FMI call 539-4619.

Saturdays

BINGO  Doors open at 5 p.m. and games start at 6 p.m. at the Oxford American Legion, 169 King St.  FMI call 539-2649.

Second Saturday

STORY TIME  11 a.m. at Norway Memorial Library, Main St.  This is a themed story time and children of all ages are welcome to join in the fun.   FMI call the library at 743-5309.