APL hosts astronomy program

AUBURN — Kevin Manning, a former consultant with NASA, will present a program titled Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe on Friday, Aug. 14, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

Participants will learn about the size and scale of the universe, the stars, and other celestial wonders using hands-on activities and assorted visuals. The evening will include outdoor stargazing with Manning as a guide. Manning is a gifted astronomer, having worked as a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and other ground-based observatories.

Cardholders of the library may also borrow a telescope for one week. While telescopes can be used by children with adult supervision, the telescopes must be checked out by Auburn Public Library members 18 years of age or older and transported by motor vehicle.

Lewiston High ’85 plans reunion

LEWISTON — The Lewiston High School Class of 1985 will be holding its 30th reunion on Saturday, Sept. 19, at the American Legion Hall on Washington Street in Auburn from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Jeroba Jump will be performing, and the meal is being catered by Mac’s Grill.


Those wishing to attend should send checks for $35 per person to Nancy Lagerson, 31 Buttonwood Lane, Lewiston, ME 04240. Registration is required by Aug. 15.

FMI: [email protected].

Church to hold baked bean, spaghetti supper

POWNAL — The First Parish Congregational Church will host a baked bean and spaghetti supper on Saturday, Aug. 15, at 422 Hallowell Road.

There will be two sittings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 6 p.m.

The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children younger than 5. Tickets may be reserved by calling 207-688-4433.

Bean supper is Aug. 15

NEW GLOUCESTER — AMVETS Post 6 will host a bean supper the third Saturday of the month from 5 to 6 p.m.

Cost of the meal is $7 for adults, $3 for kids younger than 12, and free for children younger than 6.

Chamber of Commerce to host blood drive

LEWISTON — The Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce will host a blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at its office on 415 Lisbon St.

The chamber’s goal is 30 units of blood, so they will need at least 50 people to donate. Those registering should include their preferred donation time. Appointments will be scheduled every 15 minutes.

Those wishing to sign up directly with the Red Cross, may visit

FMI: 207-783-2249, [email protected]

Cooking class for kids at the Ark

LEWISTON — The Ark & Olive Branch Cafe’, 791 Lisbon St., will host Kid 2 Kid, Cooking Healthy in the Kitchen, taught by kids, at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.

Lunches on the Go/Healthy Alternatives to Fast Food will be presented by Sienna Mazone & Friends. The free hands-on cooking class is designed for ages 8 to 12, but all ages are welcome.

To register, call Janet at 603-759-1994.