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Yard sale set

NEW GLOUCESTER – There will be a yard sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, May 13, at Sabbathday Lake Grange, Sabbathday Road. Along with the white elephant items, there will be a food table. Lunch will be available. Chicken pies will also be available for $7 each or two for $12. Anyone who would like to sell treasures should call Pam Dyer at 657-4612 to reserve a space for $10.

Evangelist meetings

AUBURN – The Riverside Drive Baptist Church, 1085 Riverside Drive, will hold evangelistic meetings with evangelist Chris Miller Sunday through Friday, May 14 to 19.

Miller graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 1994 and has been in full-time ministry since 1998. His wife, Cheri, home-schools their four children.

Miller will speak at 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, May 14. Services, Monday through Friday will be at 7 p.m. Nursery will be provided for children up to 4 years. Mrs. Miller will conduct a children’s program for age 4 to third grade.

The public is invited. For more information, call 782-5400.

Lodge to meet

AUBURN – Ashlar Lodge 105, AF and AM, will meet on Monday, May 15, at the Auburn Masonic Temple, 1021 Turner St. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m. with refreshments to follow. All Masons are welcome. For more information, contact Steve Peterson at 777-1728.

AARP speaker

LEWISTON – Androscoggin Chapter 4077, AARP, will meet at 1:15 p.m. Monday, May 15, at the Multi-Purpose Center, Birch Street. The board of directors will meet at 12:30 p.m.

The speaker will be fitness expert Jennifer Smith, who will discuss the importance of exercise and fitness opportunities offered by HealthSteps through the Sisters of Charity Health System. Smith is the HealthSteps promotion coordinator. She designs and implements HealthSteps, which serves the greater Lewiston/Auburn communities.

Those age 50 or older are invited to attend the meeting and join the chapter. Refreshments will be served, and attendance and pot of gold drawings will be held.

VFW sessions

LISBON – The VFW 9459 Post and Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, at the post home, Route 196. The House Committee will meet at 6:30.

All members are encouraged to attend, and new members are welcome. Prior to the start of the 7 meeting, a memorial service will be held for departed members.

The agenda will include preparations for the annual Memorial Day barbecue, Memorial Day ceremonies and other events.

Foxwoods trip

LEWISTON – Modern Woodmen of America is sponsoring a bus trip to Foxwoods Casino on Tuesday, May 16, for members and guests. Tickets are $29 a person (includes $25 casino bonus with free buffet). Tickets need to be purchased at the Modern Woodmen District Office, 184 Webster St., between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For information, call 782-1833.

Yard sale set

LISBON – The Tri-County Mental Health Services Supported Living Program is accepting donations for its annual yard sale Friday and Saturday, May 19 and 20. Funds are being raised for camping equipment and other recreational activities. No major appliances or clothing will be accepted. Call for directions or to drop off items at 353-7438.

Blood drive

WALES – The Wales Volunteer Fire Department. and Auxiliary will host a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Wales Central School. Call Melanie at 375-6099 for more information.

Spring fair

NEW GLOUCESTER – The annual spring fair of the First Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road, Lower Village, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 20, in the church vestry. The fair is sponsored by the Women’s Evening Guild, which has designated the proceeds to help restore the ceiling in the 167-year-old sanctuary, a project that is under way.

The fair will feature a white elephant sale, perennial, annuals and house plants, baked goods, crafts and refreshments. There will be a raffle of a quilt, stitched and contributed by Lynn Davis of Gray. Call the church office at 926-3260 for more information.

Seniors luncheon

SABATTUS – The Sabattus Senior Citizens held a luncheon and meeting on May 4 at Maxwell Hall. The hall was decorated in a Mother’s Day theme, along with potted flowers, which later were awarded as door prizes.

The meeting opened with a prayer and the national anthem. The “Birthday Song” was sung for those celebrating birthdays. President Stan Pelletier read the sick list. A Chinese pie lunch was made by Doris Pelletier and her crew.

The June luncheon will be held at a Lewiston Chinese restaurant. Those wishing to attend may call Bob Sutton at 783-6955. Members will then return to Maxwell Hall for the meeting and bingo.

Ed and Irene Breton still have seats available for the Pinegrove Ranch trip, Sept. 18 to 22. For more information, call 375-4007.

Bridge winners

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Social Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on May 8 were: N/S, first, Dick Allen and Pete Cummings; second, Eileen Potvin and Della Starbird; third, Ellie and Lindy Wigton; fourth, Claire Tewhey and Charlie Bartlett.

E/W: first, Rosemarie Goodwin and Roger Briggs; second, Lucille Bilodeau and Luke Merry; third, Sally Johnston and Patricia Schlegel; fourth, Marta Clements and Nancy Farmer.

Games are played at 9 a.m. Mondays, a mini-lesson is given, and a partner is guaranteed. Call Rosemarie at 783-1734 for more information.