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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.
 
FMI: 207-513-3005, 207-784-6636.

Maine Dental receives grant

WINTHROP — Maine Dental Health Out-Reach Inc., has received a $10,000 resource development grant from the Cummings Fund, the Lawrence P. Ralston Fund, and the Margaret S. Voight Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The generous grant will allow Maine Dental Health Out-Reach to enlist the assistance of a consultant to research, develop and begin implementing a five-year funding plan.

Maine Dental Health Out-Reach, Inc., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that has provided oral health care services to under-served children from a mobile van at Central and Western Maine schools since 2003. Of the children seen, 98 percent come from low-income households and are eligible for MaineCare, but have no regular dentist.

FMI: www.mdhoi.org.

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Danville grange to host annual picnic

WALES — Members of Danville Junction Grange will meet for their annual picnic at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Hatch Farm, 332 Leeds Junction Road.

Attendees should bring their own lunch with a salad or dessert to share. Grills will be available for those wishing to cook. Those attending should bring lawn chairs. All members and guests are welcome.

The rain date is Thursday, Aug. 27.

Youth gardeners to cook meal

LEWISTON — The Lots to Gardens Summer Youth Gardeners will cook local food in celebration of all the hard work and community service accomplished this season. 

The Annual Community Dinner will take place Thursday, Aug. 13, at 5 p.m. at 208 Bates St.

Those invited include anyone who has volunteered, participated or supported the St. Mary’s Nutrition Center, Lots to Gardens and the St. Mary’s Food Pantry, as well as anyone in the community who is interested in learning more about the organization.

After a brief presentation by youth gardeners, attendees will enjoy the dinner prepared by the group. This event is free of charge.

RSVP: NutritionCenter@stmarysmaine.com or 207-513-3844.

FMI: www.stmarysnutritioncenter.org.

Lifetree Cafe to host discussion 

LEWISTON — Practical tips for adding meaning and purpose to life will be explored at Lifetree Cafe, 1919 Lisbon Road, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13.
 
The program, titled “Stuck in a Rut? Get Unstuck…One Step at a Time,” features a filmed interview with Kenyon Easton, a man who began a coast-to-coast walk across the country in April 2014. Although he faced multiple hardships from weather and unforeseen complications, Easton says his walk gave him a life-changing perspective.

The hour-long event is free and open to the public. Snacks and beverages are available.

FMI: 207-783-3316, travisburleigh@gmail.com.

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