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Climate forum

LEWISTON — A climate forum with Interfaith Power and Light will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 247 Bates St.

Attendees will learn about the latest research on climate change and what practical steps they can take as a citizen to advert its most disastrous effects. According to NASA research and the greater community of scientists, climate change will be the biggest threat to civilization for coming centuries. For more information, visit www.meipl.org.

Pine Cone chapter

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AUBURN — Pine Cone Chapter 26, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 13, at the Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner St. The chapter will honor Sandra Dunlap, district deputy grand matron of District 4. Ellen and Stephen Broas will receive their 25-year pins of the Order of Eastern Star.

Phyllis M. Blakely, worthy grand matron, John E. Wardwell, worthy grand patron and Vernal E. Blakey, chapter restoration committee of general grand chapter and past grand patron of Maine, have been invited. The meeting will be preceded by a potluck supper at 6:15 p.m. All Eastern Star members are welcome. Pine Cone has the Travel Emblem for District 4.

Dempsey Center workshop

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing at Central Maine Medical Center will offer a free workshop for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers titled “Mobilizing Resources and Support.”

Part of the American Cancer Society’s “I Can Cope” series, the workshop will take place at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at 12 High Street, conference room I.

Presenters Dorn McMahon, LMSW-CC and Emily Ecker, LCSW, will discuss the value of support systems and provide information on identifying and accessing cancer specific resources within the community. Registration is available by phone or online. Call the Dempsey Center at 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or visit www.dempseycenter.org.

Water rescue

LEWISTON — The YWCA of Central Maine will offer a Basic Water Rescue Course. The class sessions will take place from 6:45 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, June 2 and 3. The course will teach participants non-swimming rescue skills and is ideal for child care providers with pools less than 4-feet deep and less than 16-feet wide and for parents and grandparents with pools or other open water.

The cost of the session is $75 each person. Space is limited and registration is requested by May 28. For more information or to register, call the YWCA of Central Maine at 795-4050 or e-mail customerserviceywca@gmail.com

Tutors needed

LEWISTON — Numerous people are waiting for help to gain critical reading, writing, math and English conversation skills. Many are looking for work and urgently need to upgrade their skills in order to participate in career training. Those who wish to help may attend a tutor training workshop, to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 3 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 4, at the Lewiston Career Center.

Preregistration is required. Contact Literacy Volunteers at 333-4785 or e-mail info@literacyvolunteersandro.org. Information is also available at www.literacyvolunteersandro.org.

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