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Wednesday, Sept. 21

FORT KENT: County Commissioners meeting, 1 p.m., Registry of Deeds Office, first-floor conference room.


Thursday, Sept. 22

HOULTON: Free workshop Essentials of College Planning at Houlton Higher Education Center, 9 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. FMI or to register, call 1 (800) 281-3703.

ISLAND FALLS: Sen. Angus King staff outreach hours, 10-11:30 a.m. at Island Falls Town Office. No appointment needed.


Saturday, Sept. 24

HOULTON: Community Farmers Market with local food and crafts, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Market Square.

SMYRNA: Sock hop at the Smyrna-Merrill Historical Society, 6 p.m. All are welcome to enjoy the fun and rock-’n-roll.


Tuesday, Sept. 27

HOULTON: Open house for parents, students and families at Houlton Middle/High School. Middle school open house begins at 5 p.m. and at the high school at 6 p.m. Visitors will gather in the auditorium for a short presentation. All are welcome.


Thursday, Sept. 29

CARIBOU: National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) will meet at the Chan Center at Cary Medical Center, with registration at 11:30 a.m. followed by dinner and a barbershop musical program. FMI: 498-3406.


Thursday, Oct. 6

MILLINOCKET: 55th annual St. Martin’s Harvest Tea and Sale, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the lower hall of the church, 19 Colby St. Raffles, door prizes, sales tables and turkey salad luncheon. FMI: 723-9265.


Recurring Events


HOULTON: Northern Lambda Nord social meeting, second Sunday. FMI: Theresa, 694-2639, or Kent, 538-7630.



BRIDGEWATER: Recreation Department Committee meeting, last Monday, Civic Center, 7 p.m.

BRIDGEWATER: Historical Association, first Monday of the month, 7 p.m., BHA hall on Main St. FMI: Jann Votaw, 425-7901.

HOULTON: Fusion Youth Mentoring, free for 10- to 14-year-olds, 4-5:30 p.m., 82 Main St. Homework help, tutoring, Bible lessons, arts and crafts, games and activities. Registration required. Email fusion.racvrj@gmail.com.

HOULTON: Boot Camp Exercise classes, Five Elements Healing Arts Center, 7 p.m. every Monday. All fitness levels welcome. FMI: Renee Nieland, (407) 808-4619 or ReneeNG78@gmail.com.

HOULTON: Karate classes for children and adults, Southside School gym, 7-8:30 p.m. FMI: Steve Shabot, 532-7053.

HOULTON: Caregiver Support Group, Ricker Plaza Community Room, 6 p.m. every third Monday. FMI: Sharon Berz, (800) 439-1789 or 764-3396.

HOULTON: “Breastfeeding, Is it for me?” every third Monday, hospital Education Center; prenatal program 6-7 p.m.; support group 7‚Ä“8 p.m. FMI: Kathy Blanchette, RN, 532-2900, ext. 130.

PATTEN: Bingo at Patten Rec. Dept. Doors open 5 p.m., first number called at 6 p.m. Concessions available.



HODGDON: AXIS teens, 6-7:30 p.m., United Baptist Church, 846 Calais Rd.

HOULTON: St. Mary’s Food Pantry needs assistance. Open Tuesday and Thursday. Call 532-9122 between 9-10 a.m.

HOULTON: Caregiver Support Group by Aroostook Agency on Aging, at ACAP building, 91 Military St., first Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon. FMI: Brenda McGillicuddy, 532-7163.

HOULTON: Houlton Cancer Prayer and Support Group, 1:30-2 p.m., Houlton Regional Hospital Education Center, first Tuesday of each month. All patients, survivors, caregivers and other interested persons are welcome. FMI: 532-7553.

HOULTON: TOPS ME-153, Military Street Apartments, 95 Military St., in the dining room. Weigh-in 4-4:45 p.m., meeting 5-6 p.m. FMI: 532-4387 or 532-7255.

HOULTON: Cub Scout Pack 155, 6 p.m., Houlton Elementary School. FMI: Melony Lowery, 694-0238.

HOULTON: Town and Country Senior Citizens, second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, downstairs at Gentle Memorial building. Age 50 and up welcome. FMI: Connie Barry, 532-7556, or Bob Luhrs, 532-4860.

HOULTON: Celebrate Recovery, Military Street Baptist Church, 6 p.m. A Christ-centered 12-step recovery program for anyone with a hurt, habit or hang-up. FMI: 532-2783 or www.cr.houltonmsbc.org.

HOULTON: AA meeting, Unitarian Universalist Church, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

OAKFIELD: Country music jam/dance, Community Center, 6-9 p.m.

SHERMAN: ‘Soupah Tuesdays,’ Washburn Memorial Church, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch served at 11 for a donation. Fellowship, food and fun. FMI: Janice Kelley, 365-4656.

SHERMAN: Food Pantry open on second Tuesday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

SHERMAN: Weight Loss Support Group, 12-12:30 p.m., Carmen Curry’s home. FMI: 365-4771.



HODGDON: Northern Maine Woodturners, first Wednesday of each month, 7 p.m., Hodgdon High School shop. All ages and experience levels welcome. FMI: Dee Cote, 521-9010.

HOULTON: Veterans’ Clinic, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the hospital.

HOULTON: AA meeting, 1-2 p.m., Church of the Good Shepherd, Watson Hall, Main Street.

HOULTON: Caregiver Support Group, second Wednesday, 2 p.m., Madigan Estates. FMI: Debbie Fitzpatrick, 532-6593.

HOULTON: Madigan Healthcare Alzheimer’s Support Group, every second Wednesday, 2 p.m., assisted living dining room. FMI: Cindy Fournier, 532-6593, option 71.

HOULTON: Story and craft time, Cary Memorial children’s library, 3-4 p.m. every week. Free. FMI: Shelley, 532-1302.

HOULTON: Fusion Youth Mentoring, free for 10- to 14-year-olds, 4-5:30 p.m., 82 Main St. Homework help, tutoring, Bible lessons, arts and crafts, games and activities. Registration required. Email fusion.racvrj@gmail.com.

HOULTON: Overeaters Anonymous, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Houlton Regional Hospital Education Center, third floor.

HOULTON: Compassionate Friends, second Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Center of Community Health Education. FMI: Mary Howland, 532-4863 or Michele Fitzpatrick, 521-7455.

HOULTON: A Place for Us (Al-Anon support group), weekly, 7 p.m., Houlton Regional Hospital. For families of those with addictions; inquiries confidential. FMI: Sue, 532-7836.

ISLAND FALLS: Country music jam, 6-9 p.m., Big Valley Snow Club. Donation at door. Free snacks, 50/50 draw.

LITTLETON: Music every week, 6-9 p.m., Ramblers Clubhouse, Wiley Road. Enjoy and dance.



AROOSTOOK COUNTY: Aroostook Amateur Radio Assoc., second Thursday (except July and August), 6 p.m., NMCC’s Peter Hunt room. HAMS and others interested in amateur radio welcome. FMI: hamradio@K1FS.org or 476-0000.

CARIBOU: National Active and Retired Federal Employees, fourth Thursday, American Legion. Hall opens 11:30 a.m., dinner at noon ($10), program and meeting. Past and present federal employees welcome. FMI: 764-4468.

HOULTON: St. Mary’s Food Pantry needs assistance. Open Tuesday and Thursday. Call 532-9122 between 9-10 a.m.

HOULTON: Houlton High School Class of 1952, second Thursday of each month, 12 noon for lunch. Location varies. FMI: Don Scott, 532-2385.

HOULTON: AA meeting, Watson Hall, Main Street, 1-2 p.m.

HOULTON: Peer Group, first Thursday, 2:30-3:30 p.m,e Career Enhancement Center. FMI: Gayna Cook, 764-1235 or sufunorth@verizon.net, or Karen Crouse, (800) 974-6466 or oranges428@yahoo.com.

HOULTON: New Limerick Knit Group, 6-8 p.m. at Cary Library. All are welcome to join.

HOULTON: Aroostook County Marine Corps League Detachment 1368, second Thursday, 7 p.m., Houlton Elks Lodge. FMI: Berny Reece, 532-4414 or 538-6964.

HOULTON: Rockabema Lodge, weekly, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Hall on Market Square.

HOULTON: Odd Fellows, weekly, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Hall.

ORIENT: Boy Scout meetings, weekly, 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church.

SHERMAN: Music jam, Rec. Dept., 6-9 p.m. Everyone welcome to play and sing. Donations accepted at the door. FMI: Peggy, 365-4307, or the Rec., 365-4270.



HOULTON: PFLAG Houlton, for anyone with a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender loved one, every last Friday, 6:30 p.m., CCHE, Houlton Regional Hospital. FMI: 532-0670 or pflaghoulton@gmail.com.

HOULTON: TOPS ME-0233 meetings. FMI: Betty Ivey, 532-9653.

HOULTON: AA meeting, Aroostook County Jail, for inmates.

HOULTON: Narcotics Anonymous, 7 p.m., Houlton Regional Hospital Center for Community Education, “Corky’s Room.”



HOULTON: Overeaters Anonymous, 10-11 a.m. each Saturday, White House, 106 1/2 Main St.

HOULTON: Class of 1956 of Houlton High School, every last Saturday, Elm Tree Diner, 12 noon.

HOULTON: AA meeting, 12-1 p.m. (OD), Church of the Good Shepherd, Watson Hall, Main Street.

LITTLETON: Regular meetings first and third Saturdays, Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum,t 9 a.m. FMI: 538-9300.

MARS HILL: Bingo night, William Cousins Post 118 American Legion, every Saturday, 6 p.m. Cash prizes; concessions available.

PATTEN: AA (BBOD), 7-8 p.m., Stetson Memorial Methodist Church, corner of Rts. 11 and 159.

SHERMAN: Molunkus Valley Sno-Drifters club, 58 North St., first Saturday. New members welcome; family-oriented. FMI: Deb, 267-1200, or visit molunkusvalley@yahoo.com.



AROOSTOOK COUNTY: Road to Recovery, American Cancer Society, needs volunteers to drive cancer patients to their doctor’s appointments. FMI:1-800-227-2345.

AROOSTOOK COUNTY: Support groups for Survivors of Domestic Abuse and Violence. FMI, location and to sign up, call Hope and Justice Project, 1 (800) 439-2323.

HOULTON: Today’s good news, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 10 a.m., corner of Pleasant Street and Highland Ave. Parking at Pleasant St. entrance.

LITTLETON: Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum open for tours Thurs., Fri., Sat., 1-4 p.m. or by appointment. $5/person, $3/children. FMI: 538-0050 or 694-6099.