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Spaghetti supper to benefit Gravel family

MECHANIC FALLS — A benefit spaghetti supper for Gary and Michelle (Ballard) Gravel will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at American Legion Post 150.

Gary has been in treatment for stage IV lymphoma and throat cancer and out of work for the last year.

Cost is $5 per adult and $3 for children 12 and under. Tickets will be sold at the door.

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Meal includes bread, salad, spaghetti, meatballs, dessert and a drink.

Flagship Cinemas movie books will be on sale, offering $200 worth of savings for only $25.

Raffles and 50/50. Need not be present to win.

Auburn Art Club to begin season

AUBURN — The Auburn Art Club will begin its 134th season on Monday, Oct. 6. It is the oldest club in Auburn having been organized in 1880. The meeting will be held at the Park Avenue Methodist church at 2 p.m. All members are encouraged to attend.

The hostesses for this meeting will be Wilma Labrie, chairman, assisted by Kathy Cutter and Lucille Oldham. The officers for the coming two years are Stephanie Upton, president; Kathy Cutter, vice president; Benita Flynn, recording secretary; Jeanne Laliberte, corresponding secretary; Louise Reynolds, treasurer; and June Spear, publicist.

Stephanie Upton will not be able to attend this first meeting and Bonnie Ross has agreed to substitute as president.

Cooking classes offered at The Ark

LEWISTON — “Quick & Practical Cooking For Infants, Toddlers and Young Children” will be presented by Pam and Laura McKinley at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at The Ark, 791 Lisbon St.

Demonstrations of nutritious, quick and practical foods for babies and growing children will be given. Learn about essential and valuable information that will protect your family and their health.

A gluten-free cooking class, with Michael and Sonya Tardif, owners of Taste of Eden Vegan Cafe in Norway, will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Both classes are free and registration is not required.

For more information, call Janet at 603-759-1994 or email info@lewistonark.com.

Senior Citizens Cribbage League

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Senior Citizens Cribbage League winners at the Lewiston Memorial Armory on Sept. 25 were: first, Norm Bissonette and Dwight Webb; second, Linda Williams and Ike LeCompte; third, Cecile Bussiere and Dolly Jones; fourth, Cindy Boyd and Dick Dennis; fifth, Roger St.Pierre and Richard Champagne.

The next game will be played at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2. Call Roger Labbe at 241-4003 or the office at 513-3059 for more information.

Training to collect petition signatures

AUBURN — Maine Citizens for Clean Elections will provide training for collecting petition signatures from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at First Universalist Church of Auburn, UU, 169 Pleasant St.

The training is sponsored by the Social Justice Committee.

For more information, call 783-0461 or visit www.auburnuu.org.

Coin & Stamp Show is Oct. 5

BRUNSWICK — Brunswick Coin & Stamp Club will hold its Fall Coin & Stamp Show from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at Knights of Columbus Hall, 2 Columbus Drive.

There will be 25 dealers and 44 tables.

Admission is free and door prizes will be awarded hourly. There also will be a silent bid auction, coins and currency, medals and tokens, stamps and post cards and collector supplies.

For more information, call Bob Caouette at 207-721-7872, visit home.comcast.net/~brunswickcoinclub/site or email brunswickcoinclub@comcast.net or caouette@earthlink.net.

Blood drive at Lisbon Legion

LISBON — A community blood drive hosted by American Legion Post 66 will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave.

For more information, call the American Red Cross at 1-800-733-2767.

Dillingham DAR meets Oct. 8

AUBURN — The Mary Dillingham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Rolandeau’s Restaurant.

Beverly Robbins will speak about Victorian mourning practices. Prospective members are welcome.

Civil War Round Table Lecture

BRUNSWICK — Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St.

Speaker will be Dr. Ken McAllister, discussing “Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain: Through Illness and Death with the Lion of the Union.” Lectures are free and open to the public.

Girl Scout info meeting in Durham

DURHAM — Girl Scouts of Maine will host a parent information and registration meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at Durham Community School.

Girls and adults are invited to attend the meeting to find out about the many different and fun ways today’s girls are participating in Girl Scouting and how the programs and activities inspire them to reach their personal best. Participants will also learn about the flexible options and benefits of becoming a Girl Scout volunteer.

For information or to volunteer, call Jeanie Duguay at 364-3639 or toll-free 1-888-922-4763 or visit www.girlscoutsofmaine.org.

Bean supper at Masonic Lodge

DURHAM — The Masonic Lodge at 663 Royalsborough Road will host a bean supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

The prices are $7.50 for adults, $3  for children ages 5-12, free for children under 5. On the menu are baked beans, chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, coleslaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies.

For more information, call John at 207-751-0037. Proceeds will benefit the Giving Tree (for children who may not have a Christmas). This is the final supper of the season.

Elks Lodge to hold variety show

LEWISTON — A variety show will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Lewiston Elks Lodge, Lisbon Road.

Tickets are on sale for $10 per person. To purchase tickets, call 784-4801.

Harvest supper at Pownal church

POWNAL — The North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, will host a harvest supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11.

Tickets are $8 for ages 13 and up, $4 for ages 4-12 years and no charge for 3 years and under.

Menu includes ham, harvest vegetables, potatoes, roll, beverage and dessert.

For more information, call Kim at 865-3517.

Calvary to hold bean suppers

LEWISTON — Calvary Methodist Church will host a bean supper from 4:45 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11. Use the Bartlett Street entrance.

Cost for adults is $7.50, children $3.

Suppers are held monthly.

Weekly bingo at Lewiston Elks

LEWISTON — Bingo is held at noon every Wednesday at the Lewiston Elks on Lisbon Road.

Doors open at 10:30. Food and drinks are available to purchase.

Knights of Columbus spaghetti dinner

AUBURN — The Andy Valley Knights of Columbus, Council 8742 will sponsor a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Oct. 12, at Sacred Heart Church, corner of Minot and Western Avenue, following the 11 a.m. mass.

The purpose of the dinner is to raise money for the KOC 8742 Charity Fund. Price is $8 for adults (12 and over), $6 for children 6-11, no charge for children under 6. All are invited.

Tom Cremona, PGK, will be serving his famous sauce. Being a true Italian, Tom’s homemade sauce is an old family recipe which he has been perfecting for over 30 years, using the finest olive oil, garlic, onions and more, with meatballs simmered in sauce for over four hours, sweet Italian sausage and pork chops.

The menu is as follows: spaghetti cooked al dente with Tom’s homemade sauce, salad with a choice of dressing, garlic or Italian bread, dessert, water, coffee, tea or punch.

Tom has prepared this spaghetti dinner with Council 8742 several times over the last eight years. People who have experienced his delicious sauce rave about it.

Christian skate event on Oct. 12

TOPSHAM — Grace Community Chapel will host a Christian skate night from 5:45 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Topsham Roller World, 20 Atwood Road.

The $5 cost includes skate rental. Inline skates are $2 extra. There is no entrance fee for those not skating.

Concession food will be available.

For more information, contact Tracey Fleger at 268-9153.

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