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Time change

LEWISTON —The time of the “Just Us” concert, scheduled for Friday, May 13, in the Multi-Purpose Center gym, is 7 p.m., not 7:30 as previously reported.

Proceeds from the concert will benefit Lewiston Senior Citizens. Tickets can be purchased in advanced for $5 each at the LSC office in the Multi-Purpose Center. Tickets will also be available at the door for $6 each. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for general admission seating. Light refreshments will be sold. For more information, call the Lewiston Senior Citizens Office 784-2926, ext. 207.

Country Sunday

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LITCHFIELD — Country Sunday will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15, at Litchfield Sportsman Club, 2782 Hallowell Rd.

Country performers will include The Jones Dance Band, Heather Rose Dudley, Potpourri, Mary & Maurice Belanger, Brian Plato, Gary Leet and Bill Giasson.

Admission is $6 per person. There will be raffles, 50/50 and door prizes. Concessions available. Handicap accessible. For more information, call Connie at 737-0920 or Gary at 377-8035. Proceeds to benefit Country Fest Maine 2011.

‘Worry bug’

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free workshop for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers titled “Let Go of the Worry Bug.” The workshop will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at CMMC, 12 High St., conference room H.

Presenter Marcy Covey will address the issue of chronic worrying and discuss ways to control the “worry bug” and keep it contained. The workshop is offered as part of Covey’s ongoing “Growing Through Cancer: Your Personal Toolkit” series.

Preregistration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at www.dempseycenter.org.

Author visit

LEWISTON — Author Janet Gibson will be speaking on her recently published book, “A History of Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Book sale and signing will follow. Free. For more information, call 513-3135.

Queens Guild

AUBURN — The Queens Guild Sodality will hold its annual banquet on Thursday, May 18, at Gippers. Social hour 5 p.m, dinner at 5:30. Father Robert Vaillancourt will be the speaker. Tickets may be obtained by calling Clara at 782-1851 or Amy at 784-6374.

Brazilian stories, music

LEWISTON — Brazilian stories and music from Antonio Rocha and Inácio do Nascimento, activists traveling with the Ciclovida tour, will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in Callahan Hall at the Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. For all ages; free. For more information: 513-3135.

Author reading

AUBURN — Christina Solak-Goodwin will read from and sign copies of her newly released book, “Battling Bipolar Disorder, a Memoir,” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Auburn Public Library.

Christina’s book is a first person account of her battle with bipolar disorder that includes more than 12 psychiatric hospitalizations, electric shock treatments and multiple suicide attempts.

For the past 17 years, Christina has been able to earn two Bachelor degrees and a Master’s degree. She is a licensed clinical professional counselor, registered nurse, adjunct professor in the social behavioral department at Lewiston-Auburn College and now a published author.

She currently works at Mid Coast Hospital’s partial hospital program as a psychiatric nurse.

St. Dom’s pre-K

AUBURN — Saint Dominic Academy’s pre-kindergarten has announced that registration for the 2011-12 school year is currently underway. The program offers 4- and 5-year-olds full-day sessions, as well as 2-, 3- or 5-day options.

Our pre-kindergarten’s developmentally appropriate curriculum meets the social, emotional, academic and spiritual needs of our students. Pre-K’s weekly schedule includes computer, library and physical education classes.

Before- and after-school care available. Open house will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the elementary campus, 17 Baird Ave. For more information call 783-3923.

Home history

NEW GLOUCESTER — At the May meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society, some of the volunteer staff of the society will do presentations on using research materials to uncover the history of your home and of your family.

The society has an extensive archive that can be used by the public and this program will tell you how to use in practical ways what local societies have. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, Route 231, next to the Town Hall.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. A business meeting for members will follow the program.

Rummage sale

AUBURN — A rummage and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at American Legion Post 153, 71 South Main St.

Donations of clothing and accessories can be dropped off Monday, May 16, through Thursday, May 19.

Lawn sale

AUBURN — There will be a giant lawn sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 20-21, at 110 Lake St. to benefit Relay For Life Team Flutter Away.

Bean supper

AUBURN — The Andy Valley Knights of Columbus, Council 8742, will be holding a bean and American chop suey supper from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the basement of St. Louis Church, Third Street. $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. Supper includes hot dogs, cole slaw, bread, dessert and a beverage.

Math checkup

AUBURN — This month at Sylvan in Auburn there is a free math checkup on Saturday, May 21. The math checkup will begin at noon and last for about 90 minutes. This is a great opportunity to find out what math skills your child needs to work on to be ready for school in the fall.

Call soon to make sure there is room for your child. The free test is for students in grades 3-8. For details, questions and to preregister call Sylvan at 784-6801.

Durham art

DURHAM — The Durham Historical Society has announced “Durham Artists — A Local Art Show” to be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at The Union Church/Old Town Hall, Royalsborough Road/Route 136.

Society sale

HEBRON — The Hebron Historical Society is holding a large yard sale in Hebron Village on Saturday, May 21, to raise money to help pay for their new home. Items large or small in size or quantity are needed. Donations are tax deductible. For pick up of your items call 966-2023 or 966-2233.

Vernal pools

TOPSHAM — Cathance River Education Alliance will present “Vernal Pools” with Amanda Shearin, a grad student under Professor Aram Calhoun at the University of Maine in Orono. Shearin will be hosting a three-hour class from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 21, at The Cathance River Education Center on the preserve on the back of the Highland’s Green. $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Sign up in advance as space is limited. Come prepared to be outside on the dock of CREA’s vernal pool and collect and identify specimens found there.

Shearin will return for the monthly lecture series at the Topsham Public Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. Free and open to the public.

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