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Magic show

GREENE – Magician Philip Smith will present his show, “Abracadabra,” at the annual Children’s Day program at 2 p.m. only on Thursday, July 26, at the Araxine Wilkins Sawyer Memorial, 371 Sawyer Road.

Admission is free; children should be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 946-5311 or visit http://ourworld.cs.com/sawyerfoundation.

Kids’ event

LEWISTON – A KidCare ID event will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, July 27, at Shaw’s Supermarket, East Avenue.

Lewiston Police Department officers will be taking fingerprints and photos of children for the KidCare ID campaign.

At the same time, the store will have a barbecue to raise money for the Maine Children’s Cancer program.

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VFW meeting

LEWISTON – The Longley-Dionne Post 9150, VFW, will meet at noon Sunday, July 29, at the Lewiston Lodge of Elks, 1675 Lisbon St. All officers and members are encouraged to attend. Veterans who are eligible for membership are invited to join the VFW.

Kids’ sale

LEWISTON – The Toy Library will host a yard sale featuring children’s items on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 13 and 14. Those who would like to donate kid items should call 782-1112 or drop them off at 134 College St.

All proceeds will go toward new educational toys and supplies. Volunteers are also needed for the sale in two-hour shifts or more. Free Toy Library play vouchers will be given to volunteers for future use.

Some of the items being sold are highchairs, toddler bed w/mattress, toys and clothes. Call 782-1112 or e-mail cindy@thetoylibrary.net.

Food festival

LEWISTON – An Eat Local Week Festival will be sponsored by Lots to Gardens summer youth gardeners from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Lewiston Farmers’ Market, located in Kennedy Park on the corner of Bates and Pine streets.

Lots to Gardens will host events to explain why it is important to buy locally produced food and how to do it. The youth who participate in the lots to gardens Summer Youth Gardener program have organized an afternoon of festivities, including local food tasting, cooking demonstrations, veggie races and crafts, face painting and a parade.

For more information, contact Bridgette Bartlett, 753-3110 (office), 754-3192 (cell). Youth gardeners Deacan Lasagna, Missy Willis and Shane Mckenna will be available to discuss the program.

Ice cream social

AUBURN – Modern Woodmen of America District Office will offer an ice cream social from 1 p.m. until closing Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Hodgeman’s Frozen Custard, New Gloucester, for members and guests.

The cost is a donation of returnables. Those interested should bring returnables when picking up tickets at Modern Woodmen, 67 Minot Ave., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call 783-8804.

Notes birthday

AUBURN – Marcel E. Martin celebrated his 80th birthday with his family. All of his 10 grandchildren were present as well as his two great-grandchildren.

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