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Society meeting

MINOT — The Minot Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Minot Town Office. David Sargent will be the guest speaker. Sargent, a native of Auburn, is author of “River Views,” a twice monthly column of Androscoggin Valley history in the Lewiston Sun Journal.

Society meetings are open to everyone and refreshments will be served. For more information, contact President Hester Gilpatric at 345-3040.

Literary union

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AUBURN — The Woman’s Literary Union Garden Club will hold its annual Herb Luncheon at noon Thursday, April 15, at the clubhouse, 19 Elm St. Members are asked to bring a potluck dish to share. Hospitality is by Melanie News.

Pioneer chapter

LISBON FALLS — Members of Pioneer Chapter 11, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the Ancient York Masonic Hall, Route 196. The group will celebrate birthdays.

Refreshments will be served after the meeting. All members of the Order are invited to attend.

Kindergartern

MONMOUTH — Registration for children entering kindergarten that have not previously been in the prekindergarten program at the Henry L. Cottrell School, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday, April 26. Children must be 5 years of age on or before Oct. 15.

A copy of the child’s original birth certificate, Social Security card and health record including immunization dates will be needed. The child will be checked for height, weight, vision and hearing. Call the school for an appointment at 933-4426.

Location change

AUBURN — The location of the 12th annual Letters for Literacy Scrabble Fest to benefit Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin has changed to the Fireside Inn, 1777 Washington St. (next to exit 75). There is still plenty of room for teams to register for the event, to be held from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 18.

For more information, call 333-6601, ext. 1321 or visit www.literacyvolunteersandro.org. Preregistration is required.

Autism awareness

FARMINGTON — In recognition of Autism Awareness Month, Project Educate will host a free ice cream social (Rice and Soy Dream also available) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the University of Maine at Farmington Olsen Student Center. The event will feature magician and balloon artist Scot Grassette.

It is open to all families living with autism and other developmental disabilities and/or delays. For more information, call Kelly Sastamoine at 357-0118.

Dwinal chapter

MECHANIC FALLS — Dwinal Chapter 28, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at the Masonic Hall. A potluck supper will precede the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

After the supper, Sister Alverna Strout will be presented with her 50-year pin. During the meeting, the Worthy Matron will present an Easter program and welcome to spring. It will be the first meeting of the new term and all members of the Order are invited to attend.

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