LEWISTON – Lewiston-Auburn Toastmasters Club 1741 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the Bates Mill Complex, first-floor conference room, 35 Canal St.

The speakers will be August Schau, Walter DeBeau, Bill Lodge and Laurianne Anctil. Toastmasters welcomes all visitors, and the club is always looking for new members.

For more information call Bill Lee at 783-7380 or to learn more about the Toastmasters organization, go on-line at www.Toastmasters.org.
Grange meeting
AUBURN – Danville Junction Grange 65 will meet on Thursday, April 22, with a 6 p.m. supper. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. The Committee on Women’s Activities, chaired by Joyce Poole, will present the program.

Speaker will be Mary Anderson of Masters Activity Center in Lisbon. Anderson is employed as an exercise physiologist at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

Members are reminded to bring their entries for the cooking contest. All members and guests are welcome.
Work day
AUBURN – A stewardship work day will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Alexander-Harkins Preserve.

The Androscoggin Land Trust will continue stewardship of the wooded oasis of land within a suburban neighborhood. Members will replace signage, remove trash and debris and other tasks as time allows. Call members if able to supply a truck for the day. Water and snacks will be provided.

Call Mike at 225-5705 if interested in attending.
Flower walk
CANTON – Join Androscoggin Land Trust on a wildflower walk to the Stevens Island Preserve at the Androscoggin River from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 25.

The island contains a rare hardwood terrace flood plain forest and in the early spring is carpeted with wildflowers. Join botanist Mike Auger for a walk through the habitat.

Getting to the island requires a small river crossing on foot and a strenuous climb onto the island. Call Mike at 225-5705 if interested in attending.
Distribution day
AUBURN – Auburn AC Serve will hold Distribution Day from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 24, at the Auburn Advent Christian Church, Whitney Street entrance. Registration for May will also be taken. New and former participants are welcome. Call Janet at 784-2164 for details.
Birding trip
LEWISTON – The Stanton Bird Club will host a field trip to the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve at Laudholm Farm from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24.

The reserve is a 1,600-acre research, education and recreation facility, a public-private partnership within the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. Reserve facilities are located at Laudholm Farm and include the Maine Coastal Ecology Center. Seven miles of hiking trails provide access to woodlands, fields, wetlands, beach and dunes.

All are invited to join club members as they search for returning shorebirds, waterfowl and early warblers. The group will meet at 7 a.m. at the Staples parking lot at the Promenade Mall, Lisbon Street. Participants should dress for the weather and pack a lunch. All are welcome and there is no charge. For more information, contact trip leader Dan Marquis at 784-8397.
Bird fanciers
NORTH MONMOUTH – The Northern New England Bird Fanciers will meet at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Community Building to elect officers. A light luncheon will be provided at noon for anyone wishing to attend.
Slide show
AUBURN – George Lyons of the Norlands Living History Center will present a slide show, “Life, Death and Dismemberment: A Look at Farming in the 19th Century,” when the Androscoggin Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Androscoggin County Building third-floor. The meeting is free and open to the public and is wheelchair accessible.
Rebekah lodge
AUBURN – Fidelity Rebekah Lodge 4 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, at the Odd Fellows Hall, corner of Elm and Academy streets. All Rebekahs are invited. Refreshments provided by Ellen Parady will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Special program
LEWISTON – Wisdom’s Center for Women will offer a special program, “I’m Too Blessed to be Depressed,” a book/journal series, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. beginning Thursday, May 6, at the center behind In-Town Manor, 97 Blake St.

The stories are an invitation to look beyond the surface appearances, and there will be guided journaling exercises. Donations will be accepted to defray costs. Register by calling 784-0155 or visit [email protected]
Bridge results
LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on April 13 were: N/S, first, Les Buzzell and Paul Sherman; second, Nancy Lindgren and Dick Horne; third, Martine Begert and Jeanine Kivus; first in B, Lucille Bilodeau and Roger Briggs.

E/W, first, Rosemarie Goodwin and Luke Merry; second, Alberta Turner and Connie Simpson; third, Richard Allen and Don Johnson.

Winners at Schooner Estates in Auburn on April 14 were: first, Patricia Garcia and Jeanine Kivus; second, Martine Begert and David Lock; third, Rosemarie Goodwin and Les Buzzell’ fourth/fifth tie, Katie Love and Don Smith with Anna Vitiello and Tom Seder.

Games are played Tuesdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and a partner is guaranteed. Call Goodwin at 783-1734 for information about all bridge activities.

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