SOUTH PORTLAND – The 110th session of the Rebekah Assembly IOOF of Maine will be held Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16 and 17, at the Best Western Merry Manor, 700 Main St.

Pauline Burlock of Princeton, president of the assembly, will open the session at 9 a.m. Thursday. Lucille Nelson of Auburn, assembly vice president, and Roxanne Andrews of Westport Island, assembly warden, will also take part.

There are more than 50 Rebekah lodges throughout the state and approximately 2,000 members. All past noble grands are eligible to attend.

Social work

AUGUSTA – The Maine Chapter of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work will host a presentation, “The Integration of Christian Faith in the Counseling Profession,” from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Senator Inn, Western Avenue. Cost is $20.

Certificates of attendance are available. Contact Priscilla Young at 622-6607 for more information.

Play performed

BANGOR – Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance will present a literary get-together for playwrights and theatre devotees Saturday, Oct. 25, as Carolyn Gage presents a dramatization of her play, “Ugly Ducklings,” from 2:15 to 4:30 p.m. at the Bangor Public Library. It is open to all genres and is free. Discussion will follow.

A $2 donation is requested to defray the cost of light refreshments. Call the alliance at 386-1400 or e-mail [email protected] if planning to attend.

Getting published

BATH – Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance will present “How to Get Published” with Sherry Hanson, a day-long writing workshop teaching skills and providing insider information on how to approach editors with ideas, articles, poetry, essays and short stories, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 in the alliance office.

Space is limited to 15. Cost is $55 for MWPA members; $75 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. Call 386-1400 to register.

Panel on arts

DAMARISCOTTA – The Maine Crafts Association will host a panel discussion at its annual meeting at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, at Round Top Center. A panel of craft artists will tackle the question of what changes have occurred in the craft world over the past few years and what the future holds in the development of crafts, in Maine and in the nation.

Panelists will be drawn from a show of fine crafts, 20/20 enVision, the association’s 20th anniversary exhibit opening on Dec. 7 at the Colby College Museum of Art.

The public is invited to attend the meeting, which will start with a reception for the show of work brought by those who attend. For more information contact the association at 15 Walton St., Portland, ME 04103, [email protected] or

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