LEWISTON – The Androscoggin Chapter of AARP will meet at 1:15 p.m. Monday, May 24, in the Multi-Purpose Center seniors room, Birch Street.

Speaker will be Steven Huber of Huber Associates, which provides physical and occupational therapy, orthotics and aquatics. He will discuss “Valuable Joints and Their Protection.” All are welcome.

Robin Dow

AUBURN – Robin Dow Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 26, at the Alden M. Gayton Post 31, American Legion, 426 Washington St. At the close of the meeting and a bag lunch, memorial services will be conducted with Lucy Cowles in charge. If time permits, bingo will be played.

At the last meeting May 12, President Dorothy Larrabee presiding, 71 members were present. May birthdays were recognized and Larrabee informed the group a bake sale will be held June 23. Emil Hahnel was welcomed as a guest. Trip Chairperson Lee Koss stated final plans were being made for the trip June 11 to Foster’s Lobster House, York, and all payments must be made by the end of the month.

Attendance prize winners were Nelson Edwards and Marion Gayton; pot of gold, Madge Gardner, Flo Webber and Kaye DeBurra.

Band to perform

AUBURN – The Auburn Community Band will perform at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, on the lawn at the Lake Auburn Towne House, 74 Lake Auburn Ave. All are welcome.

Grange memorial

AUBURN – Danville Junction Grange 65 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the hall.

A memorial program will be presented by Chaplain Joyce Bickford. Refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting. All grange members are invited.

Spring concert

POLAND – The Poland Regional High School Band and Chorus will present the final concert of the year at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 27, in the Robert E. Wall Auditorium.

The chorus program will consist of Broadway tunes and conclude with a musical revue of “The Lion King.” The Sopraltos and Akafellas will also make guest appearances. The band will feature its three seniors doing solos and conducting.

Special meeting

AUBURN – A special meeting of Pine Cone Chapter 26, Order of the Eastern Star, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner St. The officers will confer the degrees of the order. All Eastern Star members are welcome. Refreshments will be served in the dining hall after the meeting.

Sodality banquet

LEWISTON – Rosary Sodality of St. Patrick’s Parish will hold a banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, at the Ramada Inn. Speaker will be the Rev. Thomas F. Farley, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church. Sodalists and their guests are welcome.

Benefit supper

LEWISTON – Holy Cross Council 12652, Knights of Columbus, will hold a spaghetti supper fund-raiser to benefit Fr. Mark Boisvert’s orphanage in Haiti from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at the hall.

Guerrilla fighters damaged the orphanage and the only vehicle was destroyed in the fighting. A parishioner of Holy Cross Church, Boisvert has dedicated himself to helping the children orphaned by the fighting in war-torn Haiti. All the proceeds from the supper will be sent to Boisvert so that he can continue his work.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12. People needing tickets can call Grand Knight Louis Bourgoin at 783-9795 or 240-3291 or Past Grand Knight Raymond Masse at 784-9000.

Women’s retreat

TOPSHAM – “A Christian Retreat for Emotional Healing: Releasing the Wounds that Bind You” will be presented by Nancy DuBord, ThM, RC, from June 4 to 6 at the Sky Hy Conference Center, 32 Sky Hy Drive.

The retreat for women will assist participants in learning practical application of Scripture. The subjects discussed will be the release from childhood wounds, self-destructive behavior, self-understanding, compassion and esteem.

Also covered will be areas involving personal relationship, emotionally-based health problems and anxiety issues.

Dubord has a master of theology and is a registered counselor with the state. For more information, call the Christian Living Center at 783-9620.

State winner

AUBURN – Corrie-Marie Bernatchez of Auburn entered the New England Star photo contest recently held online with the NES pageant system.

Bernatchez won the state title, going to the ninth annual NES pageant to be held in Cromwell, Conn. She will also compete in the Miss Elegance Pageant in Cromwell the first weekend in August. Bernatchez will compete in evening gown, talent, casual wear, outfit of choice and photogenic competitions.

Wildflower walk

LISBON – Lisbon Adult Education will sponsor a free Family Wildflower Walk in Beaver Park on Saturday, June 5. Beaver Park is located off Cotton Road. The park has more than 300 acres of trails and ponds. The walk will be led by Park Ranger Verla Brooks.

Participants will learn to identify flowers and trees and discover all the outdoor resources available in the recreation area. Meet at the entrance to the park at 9 a.m. The walk is scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m.

For more information contact Lisbon Adult Education at 353-3037.

Workshop series

LEWISTON – A self-esteem workshop series will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, July 7 to Aug. 11, at Lewiston-Auburn College.

Participants will assess their current levels of self-esteem and identify influences and expectations that contribute to self-esteem, develop attitudes, beliefs and actions that will nourish positive thoughts and feelings about oneself.

The training is free and is sponsored by Women, Work and Community. For more information or to register, call 753-6622 or 1-800-442-2092.

Bridge results

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on May 18 were: N/S, first, Sharon Tyler and Paul Pierce; second, Marguerite Zahoruiko and Randy Silver; third, Grace Merry and Alberta Turner; fourth, Jeanine Kivus and Fred Letourneau.

E/W, first, Patricia Garcia and David Lock; second, Luke Merry and Mike Quinn; third, Nancy Farmer and Lucille Theriault; fourth, Eleanor Abrahams and Mary Leahey; first in C, Eileen Potvin and Richard Balian.

Winners at Schooner Estates in Auburn on May 19 were: first, Nancy Lindgren and Dick Horne; second, John Hackett and Ray Sirois; third, Rosemarie Goodwin and Fred Letourneau; fourth, Betty and Doug Sise; second in B, Claire Lyons and Roger Briggs.

Games are played every week at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431 for more information and for a partner.

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