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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.

SeniorsPlus holding class on balance

LEWISTON — SeniorsPlus, Lewiston’s Area Agency on Aging, will hold a Matter of Balance class at its office, 8 Falcon Road. The class consists of eight two-hour sessions on Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m. beginning Aug. 21 through Oct. 9. This is an evidence-based class for all those concerned about falls and will teach practical ways to prevent and manage falls.

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Instructors will be Kelli Gilzow, SPRQ Studio, master trainer, Pam Piper, SeniorsPlus, coach and Robyn Spugnardi, SeniorsPlus, coach. Total cost is $35 for eight weeks. Deadline to register is Thursday, Aug. 20.

FMI: 1-800-427-1241.

Lifetree Cafe to host discussion on fear

LEWISTON — Lifetree Cafe will host a discussion on how to stop being held back by fear at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at 1919 Lisbon Road.

The program, titled “Facing Your Fears: Lessons Learned in the Dark Times,” includes an interview with Nate Trela, who is living sightless in a sighted world.

Participants will discuss what fear can do to us, and how to push past fear to live full, joy-filled lives.

Admission to the hour-long event is free. Snacks and beverages are available.

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

Lewiston library to close for training day

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Public Library will be closed Friday, Aug. 21, for a staff training day. The library will re-open Saturday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m.

Regular summer library hours are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FMI: www.lplonline.org.

Blood pressure focus at Legion

AUBURN — The American Legion Post 153 will hold an informational session about high blood pressure from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22.

Professional staff from Central Maine Medical Center will offer blood pressure screening and tips about how to control blood pressure through diet, blood pressure, physical activity and medicine.

High blood pressure, also called hypertension, raises your risk for heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, and damage to your eyes. Uncontrolled high blood pressure can injure and kill. It’s sometimes called “the silent killer” because HBP has no symptoms, leaving people unaware that it is damaging arteries, the heart and other organs.

This event is open to the public.

FMI: 207-576-0376.

Pownal to host pig roast

POWNAL — The North Pownal United Methodist Church will host a pig roast from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at 851 Lawrence Road. Tickets at the door will be $12 for 13 years and older, $7 for children 5 to 12, and children 4 and under are free.

FMI: 207-240-1637.

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