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Historical society to meet

MINOT — The Minot Historical Society and the Hebron Historical Society met on Aug. 26 at the West Minot Grange Hall.

A potluck supper was held followed by a program presented by retired Maine State Game Warden John Ford and retired Maine State Trooper Mark Nickerson.

The Minot society’s Tuesday, Oct. 14, meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the town office with Gary Stugard, local woodwork crafter.

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All are invited. For more information, call Hester at 345-3040.

FD to host fire safety open house

AUBURN — The Auburn Fire Department will host a Fire Safety Open House from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Central Station, 550 Minot Ave.

October is National Fire Prevention Month, and Papa Gino’s is teaming up with the Auburn Fire Department to help educate the community on fire safety and prevention.

Visuals include firefighters demonstrating the way to escape a smoke-filled room, cooking safety tips, fire prevention tips and Sparky, the fire safety mascot, interacting with the children.

For additional information, contact Sarah Hulbert at 333-6633.

DAR to consider budget

BOWDOIN — Burnt Meadow Chapter, DAR, will gather at the home of Mrs. Byras at 1:30 p.m. for the Saturday, Oct. 18, meeting.

The program will be a celebration of National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s 124th birthday. Under consideration will by the budget and planning. A silent auction will benefit Burnt Meadow’s chapter treasury. Members should remember to bring small items to be auctioned.

Members are reminded that the Maine Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution’s annual state fall conference will be at the Hilton Garden Inn, Auburn, Friday to Sunday, Oct. 31 to Nov. 2. On Saturday, Nov. 1, the keynote speaker will be David Tartora, PhD, author of “Fort Halifax: Winslow’s Historical Outpost.”

Sumner volunteer FD ticket auction

BUCKFIELD — Sumner Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its bi-annual ticket auction on Saturday, Oct. 18, at Buckfield Jr./Sr. High School. Doors will open at 11 a.m.; drawing will be at 1 p.m.

Funds raised this year will go to earn a self-contained breathing apparatus fill station (SCBA).

Senior center celebrates 10 years

LITCHFIELD — The Litchfield Senior Center is celebrating 10 years with an open house at the center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18. There will be refreshments, door prize, demonstrations, videos and pictures of trips.

The center is located on the corner of Route 197 and the Academy Road next to the Libby-Tozier Elementary School.

Church to hold bean supper

POWNAL —  The First Parish Congregational Church, 422 Hallowell Road, will host a baked bean and spaghetti supper on Saturday, Oct. 18. There will be settings at 5 and 6 p.m.

Tickets are adults, $8; children 5-12. $4;, children under 5, free. To reserve tickets, call Lois at 688-4433. This is the final supper of the season.

Contra dance set at church

NEW GLOUCESTER — A contra dance with caller Kathryn Larson will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at New Gloucester Congregational Church, Vestry Community Room, 19 Gloucester Hill Road.

Everyone is welcome with or without a partner. All dances are taught. No experience is necessary. Cost is $8 for adults and $20 a family.

For more information, visit www.ngucc.org or call 926-3260.

Group to hold annual supper

BOWDOIN — The Woodlawn Cemetery Association will hold its annual supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at West Bowdoin Parish Hall, 54 West Road.

Menu will be smothered beef or roast turkey. Cost is $8 for adults, $3.50 for ages 5-11 and free for preschoolers.

Fair to benefit Camp Sunshine

AUBURN — A craft fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Schooner Estates village green, 200 Stetson Road.

Area crafters will offer flameless candles, Christmas crafts, greeting cards, hand-painted wooden items, handcrafted jewelry, needlework, crocheted animals and knitted items.

The fair is hosted by the Schooner Tenant Council, which has pledged profits to Camp Sunshine.

Track to open during ceremony

LISBON FALLS — The Lisbon School Department, serving the communities of Lisbon and Lisbon Falls, invites the public to attend the Lisbon High School’s Track Opening Ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, rain or shine. The track is located on the school campus at 2 Sugg Drive.

There will be a ceremonial first lap around the track after the opening ceremony. For more information on programs and events, visit Community Resource News in Lisbon Schools on FaceBook or email mmillhime@lisbonschoolsme.org.

Seniors cribbage winners

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Senior Citizens Cribbage League winners at the Lewiston Memorial Armory on Oct. 9 were:

First, Pauline Quimby and Dick Dennis; second, Sandy Oliver and Hope Hughes; third, Anita Maheux and Robert Oliver; fourth, Roland Bosse and Don Haley; fifth, Monique and Norm Bissonnette.

The next game will be played at 9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16. Call Roger Labbe at 241-4003 or the office at 513-3059 for more information.

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