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Valentine’s Dance

AUBURN — There will be a Valentine’s Dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, at the VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. Music will be provided by Pam Vaillancourt, a member of Vintage. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Light snacks will be provided. For more information, call 783-2561.

Antique clocks

RAYMOND — The Raymond Casco Historical Society will host Harry Hepburn III, speaking about antique clocks, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at the Raymond Public Safety Building, Route 302. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.raymondcascohistory.org.

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Wills, living wills

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free workshop for anyone interested in learning about wills. “Making Sense out of Wills and Living Wills” will take place Tuesday, Feb. 14 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at CMMC, 12 High St., Conference Room C.

Attorney Jill Checkoway will discuss the process of creating a will to ensure that state law will not determine who inherits your property and raises your children.

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

Home care training

BRUNSWICK — In response to increasing needs, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is seeking individuals who are interested in volunteering to help home care patients and their families.

The training classes will focus on volunteer opportunities that support patients receiving home care services as they recover from illness, surgery or a new medical condition, according to Kathy Baillargeon, volunteer supervisor. Grocery volunteers shop and deliver food and medications on a regular basis to patients. Visiting volunteers provide companionship and share in activities such as reading, card games, or music and transportation volunteers drive patients to appointments.

The four-hour training class will be held in Brunswick from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Wellness Room at Parkview Hospital.

All volunteers are valued members of the health care team and are matched with patients in or near their communities. Preregistration is required for the classes. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 795-9580 or 1-800-482-7412, ext. 1280.

Grief workshop

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center is offering a free grief workshop for cancer survivors, family and friends. “Life After the Loss” will take place Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at CMMC, 12 High St., Conference Room H.

Jim Douglas, with Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, will discuss the process of grieving and introduce a model for healthy mourning and re-engaging with life. Myths about grief will be addressed along with developing a new identity after the care giving has ended.

Douglas, a community grief specialist, joined AHCH in 2004 as bereavement coordinator then as bereavement services supervisor. He earned a master’s degree in community agency counselor education from the University of Maine at Orono. He is also a recorded minister in the Religious Society of Friends.

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

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