Around town


Look good

LEWISTON – “Look Good … Feel Better,” the American Cancer Society’s program for assisting women who are faced with appearance changes resulting from cancer treatment, will be offered from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 17, at Central Maine Medical Center’s Cynthia A. Rydholm Cancer Treatment Center.

A volunteer from the National Cosmetology Association will teach a small group of women how to apply cosmetics specific to their individual needs. Hair and wig styling will also be discussed. Each participant will be given a complimentary bag of cosmetics made available through the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation.

Anyone seeking more information should call Diane Mulkhey at 795-2440. For more information about the meeting and/or wigs, call Sandy Piper at 345-9048.

Grange meeting

WINTHROP – Winthrop Grange 209 will meet at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, for refreshments at the Grange Hall on Old Lewiston Road. A business meeting and program will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Guild speaker

LEWISTON – The Queen’s Guild Sodality of St. Joseph’s Church will hold its annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 18, at the Green Ladle.

The Rev. Francis Morin will be the guest speaker. He served as pastor at St. Joseph’s from 1988 to 1993 and is pastor of St. Ann’s Passamaquoddy Tribe Parish, Indian Township, Princeton, St. James the Greater, Baileyville and Immaculate Conception Parish, Calais.

Morin has had other assignments in the diocese and also spent five years with the St. James Missionary Society in Bolivia, South America.

Garden trip

AUBURN – The Garden Club of the Woman’s Literary Union will tour the McLaughlin Gardens in South Paris on Thursday, May 18. Members will meet at the clubhouse, 19 Elm St., at 10 a.m., then carpool to South Paris. In the event of rain, the trip will be canceled.

Distribution day

AUBURN – Auburn AC SERVE, a part of SERVE New England’s food and volunteer program, will hold Distribution Day from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 20, at the Auburn Advent Christian Church, Whitney Street entrance.

Registrations for June will also be taken. New participants in the SERVE, formerly SHARE, program are welcome.

For more information, call Janet at 784-2164, check the Web at or call toll free at 1-888-742-7363.

Sodality breakfast

LEWISTON – The Rosary Sodality of St. Patrick’s Church will host a communion breakfast on Sunday, May 21, for members and their families after attending 8:30 a.m. Mass as a group.

Holiday parades

MONMOUTH – Parades will take place in North Monmouth and Monmouth Center on Monday, Memorial Day.

The North Monmouth parade will start at 9 a.m. the North Monmouth Community Church. All participants are asked to be at the church by 8:45. The route will go from the church to the honor roll where a memorial service will be performed. After the service, the parade will march back to the church.

Participants will gather at Cumston Hall for the 10 a.m. parade, which will go from the hall, down Main Street to the Monmouth Museum and back to the Monmouth Monument for a service. Chairs will be provided at the monument for those unable to march.

All area veterans are invited to attend. The parades are sponsored by Monmouth Post 204, American Legion. The Auxiliary will be in the line of march.

Scouts invited

LISBON – All Scouts are invited to participate in the annual Memorial Day parade on Monday, May 29. The parade will form as usual at Craft’s on Route 196 and begin at 9 a.m. Call 353-4388 for more information.

Notes 100

LEWISTON – Florence Roy recently celebrated her 100th birthday surrounded by 36 family members who attended a meal at the Hilltop Steak House in Saugus, Mass.

Roy has three sons, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. She is still quite active, loves to sew, do crossword puzzles visit and bake.

Receives award

LEWISTON – Heather L. Couverette has received a $500 educational award in a national competition with other students who are members of Modern Woodmen of America.

Couverette, the daughter of Bruce Couverette and Sandra Gribbin of Hallowell, plans to use the grant to attend Southern New Hampshire University. Couverette is one of 100 grant winners chosen this year.

Modern Woodmen, a fraternal benefit society offering financial services, has local representatives and is based in Rock Island, Ill. Fraternal Scholarship Program applications for the 2006-2007 scholarship program will be taken in the fall.

Bridge play

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Duplicate Bridge Club met on May 9 at the Multi-Purpose Center. Winners in Flight A were: first, Luke Merry and Mike Quinn; second, Richard Balian and Marta Clements; third, Jeanine Kivus and Rosemarie Goodwin; tie for fourth, David Lock and Patricia Garcia with Fred Letourneau and Martine Begert.

Flight B winners were: first, Richard Balian and Marta Clements; second, Doug and Betty Sise. Another game will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 16.

The club also met on May 10 at Schooner Estates in Auburn. North/South winners in Flight A were: first, Mary Leahey and Rosemarie Goodwin; second, John Hackett and Leslie Buzzell; third, Anna Vitiello and Lucille Theriault. Winners in Flight B were Doug and Betty Sise.

East/West winners in Flight A were: first, Mish Tomic and Katie Love; second, Alberta Turner and Lucille Bilodeau; third, Richard Balian and Marta Clements. Winners in Flight B were: first, Alberta Turner and Lucille Bilodeau; second, Richard Balian and Marta Clements.

Another game will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 17. A partner is guaranteed. Call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431 for more information.