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Minot church bake sale

MINOT — The Minot United Methodist Church will have Easter deserts baked for customers with a bake sale, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 15, on the corner of Route 121 and Empire Road. 

There will be a wide variety of homemade goods to choose from, including breads, cookies, bars, brownies and Easter themed desserts. Free coffee will be available.

Silhouette Project ribbon cutting

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LEWISTON — The Silhouette Project ribbon cutting will be held at noon on Monday, April 17, at the University of Southern Maine Lewiston Campus on Westminster Street.

The project is sponsored by Lewiston Post 22, American Legion, and will feature 22 life-size service members’ silhouettes that have committed suicide for remembrance and suicide awareness. The silhouettes, each with a message and picture, will be on display through the week to raise community awareness.

Gov. Paul LePage, Lewiston Mayor Robert Macdonald, Auburn Mayor Jonathan LaBonte and USM President Glenn Cummings are expected to attend.

The silhouettes, each with a message and picture, will be on display that week to bring this issue to the community awareness.

Refreshments will be served following the ceremony. The public is welcome to attend or visit the project during the week.

FMI: jdewitt@tcmhs.org.

Sexual exploitation talk April  18

AUBURN — Nichole DaRosa will be speak to the Court Street Baptist Church at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at 129 Court St. about THRIVE New England. This seedling organization strives to prevent the sexual exploitation and trafficking of New England children and provides restorative whole person care for teen survivors.

This talk is sponsored by the Women’s Ministries of the church for the purpose of learning how to help young teenagers, boys and girls alike, who have been sex trafficked. 

The program is free, but those attending are encouraged to bring a gift card that DaRosa can hand out to a teenager who has been trafficked to help him or her purchase personal items.

After more than a decade of teaching children, Nichole DaRosa became aware of the threat of sexual exploitation and has since been dauntlessly generating awareness. Her passion for empowering and educating children led her to join the THRIVE New England executive team. She has been working with THRIVE since 2014 to grow strategic partnerships that protect kids and combat exploitation.

FMI: 207-926-5062, thrivenewengland.org.

Indoor yard sale needs vendors

SABATTUS — The American Legion Auxiliary in Sabattus will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 20.

Tables are still available and cost $20 for a 6-foot table or $25 for an 8-foot table.

FMI, tables: 207-713-8258.

Pantry seeks book donations

AUBURN — The High Street Food Pantry is seeking donations of children’s books for infants through teens.

Donations may be brought to the Auburn United Methodist Church, at 439 Park Ave.

FMI, donate: 207-782-3972.

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