Around town


Bridge play

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Duplicate Bridge Club met on May 23 at the Multi-Purpose Center. Winners in Flight A were: first, Fred Letourneau and Jeanine Kivus; second, Martine Begert and Rosemarie Goodwin; third, Roger Briggs and Charlie Bartlett; tied at fourth, Luke Merry and Mary Leahey with Alberta Turner and Lucille Bilodeau.

Flight B winners were: first, Roger Briggs and Charlie Bartlett; second, Alberta Turner and Lucille Bilodeau. Another game will be played at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 30, at the Multi-Purpose Center.

The club also on May 24 at Schooner Estates, Auburn. Flight A winners were: first, Luke Merry and Paul Barber; second, David Lock and Jeanine Kivus; third, David Wallace and Tom Dahlberg; tied at fourth, Roger Briggs and Lucille Theriault with Martine Begert and Rosemarie Goodwin. Flight B winners were Alberta Turner and Lucille Bilodeau.

Another game will be played at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at Schooner Estates. A partner is guaranteed at both games. For more information, call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431.

Cooks’ workshop

BETHEL – Cathi DiCocco, owner of Cafe DiCocoa and DiCocca’s Marketplace, will present a workshop, “Light and Healthy Summer Cooking,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 1, at the Cafe DiCocoa Restaurant, Main Street.

The program is part of Western Mountain Senior College’s To Your Health Series and a follow-up to last fall’s Aging Well Conference.

The public is invited to the workshop, sponsored by WMSC and SAD 44 Adult Education. It is free to college members; a small donation will be accepted from others at the door. For more information, contact Wendy at 824-8610.

Open house

MEXICO – The Mexico Historical Society will have an open house on Thursday, June 1. The building will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A ceremony dedicating the Ridlonville Rock commemorating the founding of Ridlonville in 1894 will take place at 2 p.m.

The Abbott School bell will be run on the hour and many new barn items will be on display as well as the classroom upstairs, which houses trophies and artifacts from past school classes.

A display of handiwork and sewing items is also arranged in the house. The society’s “jewel box quilt,” donated by the Ladies of the Lakes Quilters, will be on display and chances will be sold on it. Refreshments will be served from 1 to 3 p.m.


RUMFORD – A benefit spaghetti supper and dance will take place Friday, June 2, at the Eagles Club for Annie Rowe of Dixfield, who has lung cancer. The supper will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. or until sold out. The cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

The dance will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. with music by the E&I Band. Dance admission is $7. Anyone who is unable to attend but would like to help may send donations to Meader and Son Funeral Home, P.O. Box 537, Rumford, ME 04276, in care of Annie Rowe.

Museum open

RUMFORD – The Rumford Historical Society’s Museum at the Lufkin School will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 3, the day of the annual yard/plant/food sale on the museum lawn.

All members of the organization are asked to bring in items for resale, already priced if possible. The yard sale will open at 8 a.m.

Many of the plants are already potted items from Bill Weston’s garden – small trees, flowers, plants. These are all winter hardy plants that have already proved themselves to be healthy.

The museum has a slightly different dcor, as some of the exhibits have been rearranged from last year. The museum is located on Route 2 in Rumford Center.

Seniors to meet

LEWISTON – The Lewiston Seniors will meet at 1:15 p.m. Monday, June 5, in the Multi-Purpose Center gym. Deborah Bugel, clinical nutrition manager at d’Youville Pavilion, will talk on “Nutrition and the Second 50 Years.” She will discuss metabolic changes, dietary supplementation, fluid requirements and basic diet modifications.

An ice cream social will be held after the meeting. Anyone age 50 or over is welcome.

Merry Widows

LISBON FALLS – The Lisbon Area Merry Widows Fellowship will meet on Monday, June 5, at the Lisbon United Methodist Church, School Street. Fellowship at 11:30 a.m. will be followed at noon with a potluck lunch. All interested widows in the area are invited.

Camera Club

PARIS – The Oxford Hills Camera Club will hold summer meetings at the Haskell house next door to the First Congregational Church on East Main Street, South Paris.

The first meeting will be held Monday, June 5, beginning with a potluck supper at 6 p.m. The meetings are scheduled for every other week at 6 p.m.: June 19, July 10 and 24, Aug. 7 and 21 and Sept. 10. There will be no meetings July 3 or Labor Day. On alternate Mondays the club will meet in the parking lot of the church at 6 p.m. to go on field trips. Trips are canceled if weather is inclement. Call 743-1643 for more information.

Women to install

AUBURN – The National Association of Insurance Women-Androscoggin Valley will meet Wednesday, June 14, at the Martindale Country Club, Beech Hill Road.

The meeting will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 5:45. Installation of officers will be held.

The National Association of Insurance Women (International) is an association of insurance professionals dedicated to he development of leaders in the insurance industry.

Make reservations by calling Sarah Giffin at Insurance Audit Services Inc., 627-4948, by Wednesday, June 7.