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Baby-sitting 101

MECHANIC FALLS — Girl Scouts of Maine will offer “Baby-sitting 101,” a training program for girls in grades five to eight in the Minot, Mechanic Falls and Poland area. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15.

The program will include: getting a business started, playtime ideas, understanding the likes and dislikes of children, troubleshooting and solutions to common problems and “Baby-sitting 101” certification

The cost of the program is $5 for currently registered Girl Scouts and $17 for non-Girl Scouts, which includes a $12 Girl Scout membership fee. Preregistration is necessary by Friday, April 30. Contact Jeanie Duguay at 364-3639, 1-888-922-4763, ext. 237 or e-mail jduguay@gsmaine.org.

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Library fundraiser

POLAND — The Friends of Ricker Library will hold an April Madness Auction on Saturday, April 24, at the Ricker Memorial Library, 1211 Maine St. Preview and refreshments will start at 3 p.m. and bidding will begin at 5.

Some items that will be auctioned off include: firewood, restaurant gift certificates, golf fees, a week at a local campground, pottery, quilts, paintings, yoga lessons, veterinary fees, haircuts, photography, pet boarding and tickets to the Oxford Plains Speedway. All proceeds will benefit the library.

For more information, call 998-4390 or visit rickerlibrary.org/auction.

Genealogy society

AUBURN — The Maine Franco-American Genealogy Society will have its semi-annual meeting on Saturday, April 24, at its library at the Great Falls School on the corner of High and Academy streets, the door facing Village Inn Restaurant.

The members meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. and the general meeting will be at 10 a.m. The speaker will be Jeff Brown, archivist, from the State of Maine Archives in Augusta.

For anyone interested in furthering their research of genealogical references, this is an opportune time to visit the library. The public is invited.

Church supper

NORTH TURNER – The North Turner Union Presbyterian Church will hold a chili, chowder and stew public supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 23, at the GAR Hall on Route 219. The new themed supper was such a success in 2009 that church members have decided to make it an annual addition to the public supper schedule.

Along with at least a dozen different chilies, chowders and stews, there will be homemade bread and desserts. Everyone is invited to attend.A good will donation will be taken at the door. The GAR Hall is located approximately one mile east of the Route 4 and 219 intersection. For more information, call 224-7913 or 225-3370.

Cribbage

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Senior Citizens Cribbage League winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on April 15 were: first, Roger Patry and Guy Dube; second, Pat Records and Bob LeClair; third, Jeanne Collette and Roger Briggs; fourth, tie, Connie St. Pierre and Irene Beauchesne with Joan Sampson and Steve Agurkis; fifth, Shirley Labonte and Norm Bissonette.

The next game will be played at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 22.

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