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Lyme disease is topic today

LEWISTON — “Battling Bugs: Lyme Disease and You” is the topic of the second in a series of six Mini-Medical School presentations being offered this fall by Central Maine Medical Center.

The program will be offered from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Maine College of Health Professions, 70 Middle St.

S. Tyler O’Sullivan, D.O., a resident physician at the Central Maine Family Medicine Residency in Lewiston, will discuss Lyme disease, its signs and symptoms, and what can be done to help prevent it.

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Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

Anyone wishing to register for any of the programs, or seeking more information, is urged to visit www.cmmc.org/events, call 795-8448 or email prevention@cmhc.org.

Longley-Dionne VFW meeting

LEWISTON — The Longley-Dionne VFW Post 9150 of Lewiston will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the Lewiston Armory.

All officers and members are encouraged to attend.

CNA course at Auburn Adult Ed.

AUBURN — Auburn Adult and Community Education will hold a Certified Nursing Assistant course.

Are you looking for a job that is in high demand or a great entry-level position in healthcare? Call Auburn Adult and Community Education at 333-6661 today to learn more about becoming a CNA.

Nursing assistant skills are taught and evaluated in the classroom and through clinical “hands-on” experience. Certification is given upon completion of the course after evaluations in theory, clinical performance and passing state examination.

Annual chicken pie supper

MONMOUTH — The East Monmouth Ladies Auxiliary will hold the annual chicken pie supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at East Monmouth Church Vestry, Route 135.

The meal will feature homemade chicken pot pies, cole slaw, squash, baked beans, rolls, apple crisp with real whipped cream, punch and coffee.

The cost for adults is $8, children $4.

Bean supper Oct. 25 in Gray

GRAY — A bean supper will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at First Congregational Church, Route 115.

Meal includes casseroles, salads, homemade breads and desserts.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

The church is handicapped accessible.

For more information, call 657-4279 or 657-3279 the day of the supper.

Bean, ham supper at Lisbon church

LISBON — A bean and ham supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the United Methodist Church, 14 School St.

Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 6-12 and free for 5 and under.

The meal is hosted by the Methodist Women.

WLU plans harvest craft fair Oct. 25

AUBURN — The Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County will hold a harvest craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St.

Items for sale include jewelry, handmade craft items, baked goods, used books, dolls and doll accessories.

An all-day cafe includes coffee, tea, cider and baked goods.

Lunch of soup, yeast roll, Waldorf salad and slice of pie will be available.

For more information, call Betty at 782-7787 or email womansliteraryunion@gmail.com.

Ghostly New England treasure

AUBURN — “Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales” will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

Join Patricia Hughes in the search for pirate treasure, military items, lost towns and mining treasures as she shares from her book, “Lost Loot: Ghostly New England Treasure Tales.”

Hughes book includes stories on abandoned and lost towns, ghostly treasure, buried mines and Native American legends. Journey through New England and learn about the lost pirate riches of Captain Kidd, Blackbeard, Edward Low and other dastardly buccaneers. Consider hidden treasures in the Appalachian, Longfellow, White and Green Mountains.

Fright Fest is Oct. 31 in Auburn

AUBURN — The City of Auburn Recreation Division will host the annual Fright Fest event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Hasty Community Center. Fright Fest is an event for children in grades pre-K through six.

Activities will include: games, face painting, a candy corn guessing jar, parade of costumes, prizes and refreshments. Auburn invites its citizens to take part in this free, family-friendly, recreational event.

For more information, visit www.auburnmaine.gov.

VFW recruiting event in Lewiston

LEWISTON — The Auburn Veterans of Foreign Wars at 588 Minot Ave. will have a recruiting table set up at the Tractor Supply store at 1619 Lisbon St. from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, and Saturday, Nov. 1.

VFW Post 1603 Commander Hugh Brown will have this set up and ready for veterans who served overseas and received a campaign ribbon or medal to become a member.

Even if you aren’t eligible to join the VFW, stop by if you have any questions about any issues. Members will assist you or give you a contact person who will.

For more information, call Brown at 240-1108.

YWCA babysitter training course

LEWISTON — The YWCA of Central Maine will hold an American Red Cross babysitting course from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 2 and 9. This course is open to boys and girls 11-15 years old.

Each babysitter will be taught home and outdoor safety procedures, basic child care, caregiving, safe play, first aid, critical emergency and professional leadership skills. Each participant will receive an ARC child and infant CPR certification upon completion of the course.

This babysitter training course is designed for pre-teens and teenagers that are responsible for caring for younger siblings or those wanting to gain the proper skills to have babysitting clientele of their own.

The cost is $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers. Class participants must attend both days of training to receive their certification. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call the YWCA of Central Maine at 795-4050.

Vocal, comic talent at dinner show

LEWISTON — Hot Country Nights dinner and show is back by popular demand at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, and Saturday, Nov. 8, at Lewiston High School.

Listen to some of Lewiston High School’s best vocal talent and a comedy blend of “Hee Haw” and the “Jeff Foxworthy Redneck Comedy.”

The show sold out in 2013; don’t wait to purchase tickets. Contact Darren Avery for tickets and reservations at 795-4190, ext. 2251, or davery@lewistonpublicschools.org.

Dinner will be prepared by the Lewiston Regional Technical Center Culinary Art Students/The Green Ladle.

Cost is $25 per guest, $15 per guest for age 8 and under.

Menu includes tossed salad, pulled pork sliders, barbecue chicken, barbecue baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, cornbread, mixed fruit cobbler with ice cream, coffee, tea and lemonade.

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