LEWISTON – The Androscoggin Chapter of AARP will meet at 1:15 p.m. Monday Feb. 23, in the Multi-Purpose Center Seniors Room, Birch Street.

The speaker will be Steve Jennings, director of advocacy for AARP Maine. His topic will be Maine’s 2004 Legislature and older Americans.

The board of directors will meet at 12:30 p.m. Attendance and pot of gold drawings will be held followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Rebekahs meeting

AUBURN – Fidelity Rebekah Lodge 4 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Odd Fellows Hall, corner of Elm and Academy streets. Members will honor the brothers of the order. All Rebekahs are invited. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m., provided by Gordon Kimball.

Young at Heart

AUBURN – The Young at Heart Fellowship will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Court Street Baptist Church. There will be a food sale at 10:30 a.m. and members are reminded to bring items for the sale as well as a bag lunch and place setting.

A business meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Devotions will be led by the Rev. Evie Starbird and Dr. Roy Farnsworth of Auburn will discuss the Elderhostel program.

Town supper

WALES – A free community supper will be served at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, at the Wales Central School. The Comprehensive Plan Committee invites residents to stay and discuss the draft comprehensive plan after the meal.

Autos in Maine

AUBURN – The Androscoggin Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, on the third floor of the Androscoggin County Building, Court Street. Richard A. Fraser will discuss “Automobiles Built in the State of Maine” and will present a slide show. The meeting is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible.

Boat Smart

AUBURN – The Kennebec River Sail and Power Squadron members will present a free boating class, Boat Smart, at 6 p.m. starting Wednesday, Feb. 25, at Edward Little High School. Course materials costs $30. The four-week session will be taught by Gary Bain, squadron member and past district commander. Call 784-9220 to register.


LEWISTON – Boating Skills and Seamanship will be offered by the Kennebec River- U.S. Power Squadron at 6:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, March 2, at Lewiston High School.

The eight-week course will cover boat handling, trailering, federal and state regulations, navigation and navigation rules, safety equipment, adverse conditions and emergencies and sailing fundamentals.

The $45 fee, which includes a textbook, nautical chart and charting instruments, is payable to the instructor on the first night of class. Registration will take place at that time. Questions may be addressed to instructor Guy Pelletier at 375-4408.

Protecting woods

BRUNSWICK – A public program on “Protecting Maine’s North Woods – The Largest Undeveloped Area East of the Mississippi” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, in the Curtis Memorial Library community room.

Cathy Johnson of Natural Resource Council of Maine will present the program, sponsored by the Merrymeeting Chapter, Maine Audubon. The sessions is free. For details call Mark Mahnke, 443-6267.

100th birthday

AUBURN – Helen MacFarland celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 14, Valentine’s Day. She was honored by family, friends and neighbors as well as staff of Seville Park Plaza and Schooner Estates.

Notes birthday

LEWISTON – Ruth Hiltz of Lewiston celebrated her 82nd birthday on Feb. 16, with several members of her family paying tribute to her at Dudley’s Restaurant. Special guest was professional singer Bette Sanborne, who delivered her rendition of “Happy Birthday.”

Family members in attendance were June Thompson, Dottie Perham-Whittier, Ray Whittier, Mack Whittier, Alta Rogers and Betty DeCoster who shared ways in which they admired Hiltz.

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