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Knights plan blood drive

LEWISTON — Knights of Columbus Rev. Louis J. Fortier Council 106 will sponsor an American Red Cross Blood Drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at Holy Family Church Hall, 607 Sabattus St. Entrance to the hall is in the back of the church and there is plenty of parking.

The goal is to collect 26 pints of blood that day to help the Red Cross.

To make appointments call 1-800-Red-Cross (733-2767) or go to redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins will be welcome.

Holiday festival at St. Dom’s

AUBURN — A holiday festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Saint Dominic Academy Junior/Senior High School Campus, Gracelawn Road.

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There will be two large raffle areas for adults and kids, more than 60 crafters and vendors, food and refreshments, Santa, baked goods, 50/50 raffle, games, face painting and a bounce house.

Burnt Meadow DAR meets Nov. 9

BOWDOIN — Burnt Meadow Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the home of Mrs. J. Coombs at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

Coombs will present a program after the business meeting.

The Maine Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution held their fall meeting on Nov. 1-2, at the Senator Inn in Augusta. The regent will have a brief report and will be distributing information to the committee chairmen.

Burnt Meadow’s next meeting is Dec. 14.

Bean, casserole supper is Nov. 9

LEWISTON — A bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. Use the Bartlett Street entrance.

Menu will include casseroles, salads, beans, hot biscuits and homemade pies. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children.

St. Ann Sodality sets Noel Gala

LEWISTON — The St. Ann Sodality of Holy Family Parish will have a Noel Gala from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Parish Hall, 607 Sabattus St.

There will be vendors and crafters on hand. Christmas wreath and garland orders will benefit the Waterville YMCA/Decal Gymnastics.

Coffee and doughnuts will be available in the morning, For lunch there will be hot dogs, Italians and chips and beverages. Take-out will be available. For more information, call Chairwoman Jackie Sawyer at 782-8125.

Exchange Club Field of Honor

LEWISTON — The Auburn Exchange Club’s Field of Honor will take place Tuesday, Nov. 12, with a noon luncheon honoring all veterans (both recently returning and otherwise) at the Green Ladle at Lewiston High School.

Featured speaker is Lt. Michael Chinn, commander of the Navy Operational Support Center in Bangor.

A staff member of the Lewiston Vet Center will be on hand to answer questions about veterans’ services.

Seating is limited so RSVP by Friday, Nov. 9, to either Rollie Heckathorn, 207-344-0007 or rollie@dunhamrealty.com, or John Reid, 207-777-3579.

Christmas craft fair at Legion

MECHANIC FALLS — A Christmas craft fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the American Legion Hall, 41 Elm St.

There will be a bake sale, Chinese auction, white elephant tables and more.

Saturday Book Sale features

MONMOUTH — Friends of Cumston Library hold a book sale every Saturday. November book sale features are as follows.

Nov. 9, travel books; Nov. 16, cookbooks; Nov. 23, mysteries; Nov. 30, Christmas books.

There is also an ongoing used book sale at regular library hours.

Sponsored by Friends of Cumston Library for the Summer 2014 children’s events programming.

Swingin’ Bears dance is Nov. 9

PARIS — The Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club will hold its next Saturday night dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9, at the Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St.

Marty VanWart will be the caller for the evening calling mainstream and plus; Carol Arsenault will cue the rounds.

Refreshments will be served at intermission. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

Admission is $6 per person. Non-dancers are welcome at no charge.

For more information call Eleanor Herrick at 207-782-4050 or Nancy Engdahl at 207-583-6677 or visit www.squaredanceme.us.

Legion Riders host Veggies By Day

SABATTUS — The American Legion Riders of Post 135 in Sabattus will host Veggies By Day on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 40 Island Road.

Doors open at 7. Admission is $5 per person. Open to the public. Proceeds to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

For more information call Joe Michaud, 713-8257.

Leavitt plans annual craft fair

TURNER — Leavitt Area High School will hold its 37th annual craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9.

More than 100 crafters will participate.

The Performing Arts will provide food for lunch and snacks.

All proceeds will benefit Leavitt activities.

Christmas Craft Fair is Nov. 9

TURNER — The Universalist Ladies Circle of Turner will hold a Christmas Craft Fair from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Universalist Church Vestry, Route 117 in Turner Center.

There will be crafts, baked goods, white elephants (including Christmas items) and a lunch of hot dogs and soup.

Windham holiday craft fair

WINDHAM — The Windham Athletic Boosters will hold its 20th annual holiday craft fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 9-10, at Windham High School, 409 Gray Road.

Senior Cribbage League winners

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Senior Citizens Cribbage League winners at the Lewiston Memorial Armory on Oct. 31 were: first, Pat Morin and Don Haley; second, Jim Burgess and Moe Fournier; third, Gene Brown and Henry Maheux; fourth, Monique Nadeau and Aaron Burke; fifth, Jeanne Collette and Ed Hinkley.

Next game will be played at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. Call the office at 513-3059 for more information.

Legion brunch for veterans

AUBURN — American Legion Post 31 will be hold a “free” brunch to honor all veterans and their immediate families from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at the post home, 426 Washington St. North.

The menu will consist of eggs, sausage, ham, quiche, fruit, breakfast casseroles, fruit breads, coffee and juice.

Lakeside OES meets Nov. 12

WALES — Lakeside Chapter No. 60, O.E.S, will meet Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Grange/Masonic Hall, 322 Centre Road.

Lakeside will be “Celebrating Thanksgiving” by bringing in nonperishable food and alternative supplies for the Food Bank. This follows the successful Tea Party held last month that welcomed the community in for a visit.

The Landmarks of the Order will be read and members will renew their Obligation. The associate conductress will given her lecture, and the secretary will read the Grand Chapter Charity Folder.

Veterans will be honored for their service with a program. After the meeting, light refreshments provided by Rachel, Betty and Clarinda will be enjoyed.

Ladies are asked to wear colored gowns, men tuxes or dark suits.

Workshop on college admissions

LISBON — The Lisbon Adult and Community Education Center at 19 Gartley St. will host a free workshop on college admissions from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13,

Wendy Thompson from Westport Educational Consulting, Westport Island, will present “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About College Admissions.” Parents of high school students will learn how to help their son or daughter navigate the sometimes complex process of applying to college.

The fun, interesting and interactive session will give an inside look at the college admissions process from the perspective of a former Bowdoin College admissions staff member.

For more information contact Sandra Campbell, Lisbon Adult Education, at 353-3037.

Civil War Round Table Lecture

BRUNSWICK — A Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at Curtis Memorial Library, 23 Pleasant St., second-floor reading room. Note the room change for November only; elevator service is available.

Bud Warren will speak on “Antietam & Beyond: T.W. Hyde’s Ambition, Honor and Success.” Lectures are free and open to the public.

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