AUGUSTA – The Maine Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will hold its quarterly meeting on Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. Augustine’s Church, Washington Street. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. There will be a prayer service at 9 and the program will start at 9:15. The meeting will open at 10 with Mass at noon. Lunch will follow. Bring a sandwich; soup will be available.

Cookies on sale

SOUTH PORTLAND – Girl Scout cookie sales are under way through Feb. 1 in the Kennebec Council. Proceeds will allow the council to continue to offer programs for girls ages 5 through 17 in Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Sagadahoc, Somerset and York counties.


AUGUSTA – The American Lung Association of Maine will recognize participating Golf Privilege Card courses and driving ranges by awarding three scholarships to Maine graduating seniors. The awards will be based on academic achievement, financial need, references and a completed application.

Qualifying students must have some involvement with golf, either as a player or as an employee. The student must also plan to pursue further education in a medical or health related field. The three $500 scholarships will be awarded to a student from eastern Maine, a student from western Maine and one from any Maine high school.

The deadline is April 1. For information visit or contact the association at 14-888-241-6566, extension 12, or e-mail [email protected]

Donation made

PORTLAND – The National Education Loan Network announces that it has made a $1,000 donation to the Lewiston Chapter, Salvation Army.

Timothy Sabo delivered the donation to the Lewiston office. Nelnet’s contribution was given in behalf of customers, clients and business associates. More information can be found at

Library contest

SKOWHEGAN – The Margaret Chase Smith Library announces the eighth annual Margaret Chase Smith essay contest – a scholarship competition for Maine high school seniors.

Students are invited to submit essays proposing ways to encourage young people to become more involved in the political process. The library will award $500, first; $250, second; $125, third; and five $25 honorable mention prizes.

Essays are due by April 1. Prizes will be announced on May 3. To submit entries or for more information, contact David Richards at the library, 56 Norridgewock Ave., Skowhegan, ME 04976, or at 474-7133.

Writing classes

BATH – Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance will present “Writing True: Tapping the Power of the Unconscious in Writing, with Frank O. Smith, a workshop for overcoming the mental barriers that block writers from getting to the true heart of their stories, at the alliance office.

The class will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Bring a brown bag lunch. Space is limited to 15. Cost is $75 for members; $95 for others.

The alliance will present “Writing Science Fiction,” a workshop with Alex Irvine on getting fantastic visions down on paper and into print, at the alliance office. The class will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. Bring a brown bag lunch. Space is limited to 15, and cost is $55 for members; $75 for non-members.

Preregistration is required for both classes. Call MWPA at 386-1400.

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