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Yard sale for funeral expenses

LEWISTON — A yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to sunset Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Oct. 4-6, at 100 College St.

All proceeds from the sale will go toward funeral costs for Laudrinha Kubeloso, who died when struck by a vehicle in September.

For more information or to donate, call Pauline at 330-5422.

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Pinochle, pitch players welcome

LEWISTON — Pinochle and pitch card games for seniors are played weekly during the summer at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave.

New players are always welcome. Pitch is played at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays. Pinochle is at 1 p.m. on Thursdays. Refresher courses are available in both categories.

League play started the first week in September.

The armory is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Thursday. You must become a member to play.

For more information, call the Recreation Department at 513-3005 or Norm Bissonnette at 784-6636.

Lisbon Historical Society meeting

LISBON FALLS — The October meeting of the Lisbon Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at MTM Center, 18 School St. The program is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30.

The featured speaker will be Civil War historian Charles W. Plummer, who is widely known for his living history presentations. Plummer will speak on “The Life of Civil War Prisoners” and will share first-person accounts of what life was like for both Union and Confederate prisoners of war, drawing on a number of diaries and personal reminiscences that illustrate both the diet, which often consisted of rats, and the deprivations of those incarcerated soldiers.

He will also be sharing topics that were of interest to the prisoners, which included the weather, their health, the prospects of parole and their rations.

Life in both the Southern and Northern prisons has been described as “notoriously inhumane.” The prisons were overcrowded, and the prisoners often suffered from the lack of adequate clothing, shelter, food and medical services that were often nonexistent.

Lewiston Bridge Club winners

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Bridge Club winners at the Lewiston Armory on Sept. 29 were as follows: first, David Lock and John Pettengill; second, Patricia and Michael Quinn; third, Les Buzzell and Tom Goodwin; fourth, Nancy Farmer and Pete Cumnmings; first in B, Nancy Farmer and Pete Cummings; second, Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe; third, Eileen Potvin and Della Starbird.

Winners on Sept. 30 were: first, Sharron Hinckley and Fred Letourneau; second/third tie, Paul Sherman and Mike True with Mike Quinn and Luke Merry; fourth, Les Buzzell and Rosemarie Goodwin; fifth, Della Starbird and Richard Balian; first in B, Della Starbird and Richard Balian; second, Kathy Burden and Mary Trafton; third, Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe.

Games are played every Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Seniors Room at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. A partner is always guaranteed and all bridge players are welcomed. Call Rosemarie at 754-1431 for more information.

Breastfeeding support group

AUBURN — Expectant women and breastfeeding mothers are invited to a La Leche League meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at 102 Bennett Ave. Babies are always welcome.

This month’s discussion will focus on “Breastfeeding: Great Beginnings,” which will focus on preparing for nursing baby at birth, establishing and maintaining breastfeeding and adjusting to family life with a new baby.

All concerns about breastfeeding are welcome for discussion. For more information or breastfeeding help, call the La Leche leader at 782-6645.

Adult education class schedule

PARIS — Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education has announced the following October classes which will begin Tuesday, Oct. 14.

American Sign Language with Charlotte LaBelle, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $50 for eight weeks.

Intermediate Beekeeping with Carol Cottrill, 6:30-8:45 p.m., $45 for five weeks. Additional purchase of “The Beekeeper’s Handbook” fourth edition is required. It is available from Amazon for $25.

Chinese Language with Xiao Han Libby, 6-7 p.m., $40.

Chinese Calligraphy with Xiao Han Libby, 7-8 p.m., $40.

Unique Mosaics with Meri Levesque, 6-8 p.m., $32 plus $20 material fee paid to instructor.

To register online go to www.sad17.maineadulted.org or call 743-8842, option 1.

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