University of Maine Cooperative Extension Oxford County office will host their annual fall open house on Friday, Oct. 18 from 2–6 p.m., at 9 Olson Road, South Paris. The event is a chance for the community to mingle and meet staff including Sara Johnson, UMaine Extension 4-H professional and Emma Fournier, Extension horticulture community education assistant, who both joined the office this summer. Awards will be presented to outstanding volunteers and collaborators from the past year at 4 p.m. This year attendees will also have the chance to participate in a muffin baking contest. Muffins must be made with at least one Maine ingredient and a copy of the recipe provided. Muffins with be audience judged and prizes will be awarded. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact 207.743.6329; firstname.lastname@example.org.