Paint pumpkins, learn to can food at UMaine Extension open house

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County office will host its annual open house 2–6 p.m. Oct. 26 in South Paris.  

The free, public event is a chance for the community to meet staff, including Rebecca Long, a UMaine Extension agriculture and food systems professional, and Tayla Mann, an administrative specialist. Both joined the office this summer.

In addition to information about programs and services, there will be activities for children and adults, including a canning demonstration, pumpkin painting and fall treats.

Kati McDermott, a second-year FoodCorps service member at a local school, will offer taste-testing of fall produce.

For more information, or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 743.6329 or