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Social Gathering

Dining Out


with Patricia Overall

Calendar Mar 3, 2022 at 11:30 am

In-Person Class

Participants will meet about once a month for lunch or dinner at different restaurants in the Farmington area. Reservations will need to be firm one week prior to the date. Participants will order from the standard menu and receive separate checks.


March 3 at 11:30

April 7 at 11:30

May 5 at 11:30

June 2 at 5:00pm for dinner

Patricia is a member of Gold LEAF who moved to Farmington 2 1/2 years ago to be near her daughter who is a professor at UMF. She came from Albuquerque, NM, where she had lived for 26 years. She is retired from teaching high school math, working in hotel management and other occupations because of moving a lot {including NACA (now NASA) and tending bar}. She has lived in 18 states and obviously enjoys eating out.

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Conversation, Coffee and Crafts


with Heidi Wilde

Calendar Mar 9, 2022 at 10 am


Please join us for a monthly zoom get-together for coffee, conversation, and crafts.  Settle in with your favorite craft, bring your coffee, tea or beverage and visit with Gold LEAF friends.  Crafts are not essential, and guys are welcome! The goal is to get together and spend an hour or more talking with friends.

2nd Wednesday of the month

  • March 9
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • June 8

Objects of Memory: Sharing Our Stories


with Peggy Yocom

Calendar Jun 24, 2022 at 10 am

In-Person Class

All of us store memories in objects that have become special to us over the years. Your grandmother’s thimble. Your father’s jackknife. Your aunt’s shawl. That gift from your best friend. The rock you brought home from Scotland. And all of us have stories to tell about these belongings. Come share your stories—and poems! Folklorist Peggy Yocom will help you find even more meaning in your treasured objects of memory—for fun and for your writing and storytelling.

Folklorist, storyteller, and poet Margaret “Peggy” Yocom has taught about objects of memory and personal stories throughout her 36 years at George Mason University, and beyond. A resident of Farmington and Rangeley, she invites you to see her publications and more at

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