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Lithuanian Heritage Club to hear talk on trip
 
RUMFORD — The Lithuanian Heritage Club will meet at noon Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Sam’s Italian Sandwich Shoppes, Route 2.
 
Members who recently returned from Lithuania will share their stories.
 
Forgiving the unforgivable to be discussed

LEWISTON — The power of forgiveness will be explored at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, at Lifetree Cafe, 1919 Lisbon Road.

The program, titled “Forgiving the Unforgivable: A Son Confronts His Mother’s Killer,” features a filmed interview with Louis Barrios, a man who publicly forgave the man who brutally murdered his mother.

“Forgiveness is something you practice the same way you practice tennis or guitar,” Barrios said. “The more you practice it, the better you get at it.”

During the program, participants will have the opportunity to tell about times they’ve forgiven others or have been forgiven themselves.

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Admission to the 60-minute event is free.

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

Food mobile to visit in Wilton
 
WILTON — The Wilton Area Food Pantry will host the the Good Shepherd Food Mobile from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Methodist Church parking lot, 600 Main St., across the street from Franklin Savings Bank. 
 
Anyone in need of food assistance is welcome; bring bags or boxes.
 
Because this is a business day for Franklin Savings Bank, those going to the Food Mobile are requested not to park in the bank parking lot.
 
FMI: 207-45-2190.
 
Final contradance of the season

BRYANT POND — A contradance, last dance of the summer season, will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at Franklin Grange, 32 Main St.

Music will be by the Better Late Than Never Band with Maggie Robinson returning to call.

Cost is $8/$20 family maximum. Beginners are welcome with or without a partner. Bring clean chord for dancing. FMI: Monica, 207-381-7730.

Socrates Cafe to meet Monday, Oct. 2

BRIDGTON — The Socrates Cafe will meet at 6:15 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Bridgton Community Center. After a meet and greet, discussion will get underway at 6:30 on “How Do You Decide Who Lives and Who Dies?”
 
Moderator will be Alice Darlington. Light refreshments will be provided.
 
FMI: 207-583-6957.
 
Library to host Irish music sessions

TURNER — The Turner Public Library will host Irish music sessions from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays during October.

Musicians of all ages are welcome to bring their instrument of choice, or to explore one of the library’s collection of lending instruments, including fiddle, concertina, bodhran and other hand drums and ukulele.

The session will be led by Anthony Shostak on uilleann pipes and banjo. Admission is free.

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