L-A This Week

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MONDAY, Sept. 25

LEWISTON — School Committee, regular meeting, 6:30 p.m., Dingley Building. On agenda: reports on school enrollment, substitute teacher fill rates; on state efforts to encourage regionalization of districts, and special ed changes for children ages 3 to 5; approve additional funding for 21st Century programs to serve more children; receive a motion in support of Lewiston Police Chief O’Mally’s sex offender restriction zone. 

LEWISTON — Finance Committee meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the administrator’s conference room at City Hall. 

LEWISTON — Planning Board meeting, 5:30 p.m. in the City Council chamber at City Hall. 

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AUBURN — Second debate on “Should Lewiston and Auburn Merge?,” 6 to 7:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, debate sponsored by the Sun Journal and the library. Chip Morrison will represent the “yes” side, and Councilor Bob Stone the “no” side. Cushman Anthony will moderate.

TUESDAY, Sept. 26

LEWISTON — AARP Community Conversation: The Future of Healthcare, 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Lewiston Public Library. Panel of local experts will talk about what’s going on in health care, what to look out for, questions and answers. Panelists: Kenneth Albert of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice; Steve Butterfield of Consumers for Affordable Health Care; Abdulkerim Said of New Mainers Public Health Initiative; and Maine Medical Association’s Gordon Smith.

LEWISTON — City Council workshop, 6 p.m. in the City Council Chamber at City Hall. Agenda includes discussion on the School Department’s concept for a Visual and Performing Arts Facility at Lewiston High School, and issues involving Bates College student housing and lodging houses. 

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 27

AUBURN — Special craft afternoon for students in grades 2 through 6 to make fairy houses, 2 to 4 p.m., Auburn Public Library, all materials provided. In anticipation of upcoming Maggie Trafton Author’s Evening with Liza Walsh and Hazel Mitchell. 

SATURDAY, Sept. 30

AUBURN — The Somali Bantu Community invites the public to their annual harvest party, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Whiting Farm, 876 Summer St. There’ll be music, dancing, delicious free traditional Somali dishes.

A harvest party sponsored by the Somali Bantu Community will be held from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, at Whiting’s Farm in Auburn. 

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