WATERVILLE — The Waterville Area Warming Center recently opened to those looking for a warm space during a weekend of cold weather. The Center, which is now open 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, provides a warm, comfortable place for people to come in out of the cold.

Managed by United Way of Mid-Maine and located at 9 Water St., this is the Center’s second year in operation.

Guests are provided with basic amenities including coffee, hot chocolate, hot tea, healthy snacks, cable TV, magazines, books, puzzles, and comfortable seating areas.

The Center has a staff member and at least one volunteer at the Center at all times. Anyone interested in volunteering can call United Way of Mid-Maine at 873-0686. Monetary donations may be sent to United Way of Mid-Maine c/o Waterville Area Warming Center, P.O. Box 91, Waterville ME 04901.

The Center also accepts donations of healthy, non-perishable snacks and warm clothing. These donations can be brought directly to the center.