Library closed

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Public Library will be closed to the public all day on Wednesday, March 31, so that the first floor can be cleaned following recent repair work on building drains.

The library will reopen for business as usual at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 1. Books may be returned as usual through the book drops on the Pine Street side of the building and off the back alley.

The Downtown Education Collaborative (DEC) Community Conversation scheduled for 2 to 4 p.m. in LPL’s Callahan Hall will be moved to City Council Chambers in the lower level of Lewiston City Hall. The time for the meeting has not been changed.

Celebrators meet

MECHANIC FALLS — A second meeting of the Mechanic Falls Community Celebration Committee will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 31, in the town council chambers in the Mechanic Falls Municipal Building. The committee is looking into organizing an old-fashioned community celebration weekend on Aug. 13, 14 and 15.


Organizers of the event have discussed holding a Bill Dunlop Regatta on the Little Androscoggin, a firemen’s muster, a chicken barbecue, a inter-town softball tourney, a blue grass music concert and revitalizing the Doll Carriage and Horribles Parade.

The goal for the celebration is to have local organizations and groups sponsor different events throughout the course of the weekend.

The meeting is open to anyone who is interested with ideas or participation.

Pine Cone Chapter

AUBURN — A new slate of officers for Pine Cone Chapter 26, Order of the Eastern Star, will be installed at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at the Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner St. Elsie Johnson will be installed worthy matron and Stephen Broas, worthy patron.

Judith A. Wilkie, associate grand matron, will be installing matron, assisted by John E. Wardwell, worthy grand patron, as installing patron. Other installing officers will be Stephanie Dupal, grand conductress, chaplain; Betty Perkins, marshal; Elizabeth Wight, grand organist, Organist; Josie Dupal, star point ceremony; Ruth Holden, District Deputy Grand Matron 10; Pamela Coombs, District Deputy Grand Matron 11, and John Coombs, past grand patron, music.

Refreshments will be served in the dining hall after the installation. All Eastern Star, Masons and anyone interested in learning more about the Order of the Eastern Star are welcome at attend.

Deer forum

MONMOUTH — A deer forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Marcy 31, at the Monmouth Fish and Game Club, Route 202. Speaker will be Lee Kantar, state chief whitetail deer biologist.

The event is being co-sponsored by the Monmouth Fish and Game Club and the Good Ol’ Boys Huntin’ Club.

Cribbage winners

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Senior Citizens Cribbage League winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on March 25 were: first, Joan Sampson and Linda Dostie Scott; second, Micki Farnum and Sue Dunlap; third, Shirley Labonte and Jim Craven; fourth, Roger Briggs and Bob Leclair; fifth, Aaron Burke and Robert Cielinski.

The next game will be played at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 1.

Art club meeting

AUBURN — The Auburn Art Club will hold its annual meeting on Monday, April 5, at the United Methodist Church, Park Avenue. The meeting will begin at noon with a luncheon for members.

Speaker will be Rachel Desgrossilliers, executive director of Museum LA, 35 Canal St. The museum documents and celebrates the economic, social and technological legacy of Lewiston-Auburn and its people.

The executive committee, President Judith Johnson, Bonnie Ross, Sarah Lawrence, Mildred Bickford, Kathy Gleason and Janet Pelletier, will host the session.