AUBURN – The Woman’s Literary Union has a year full of meetings and events planned. Monthly meetings are held at 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of the month, September through May, excluding December and January, in the clubhouse at 19 Elm St.

The theme this year is “Getting to Know L/A.” Liz K. Sheehan, assistant curator at Bates College Museum of Art will speak about Lewiston native Marsden Hartley on Oct. 14; Paul and Sally Belisle of Habitat for Humanity, Nov. 11; Jean Austin of Trinity Jubilee Center, Feb. 10; Rita Dube of the Franco American Community, March 10; and Tahlia Hope and Judith Webbe of Literacy Volunteers, April 14.

A new event this year will be the Apple Festival from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Apple desserts and apple motif crafts will be for sale and a luncheon will be served.

Nov. 18 is the date of the holiday fair with a selection of gifts and food for sale. A hamloaf luncheon will be served.

The Christmas Holiday Open House will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3, 4, 5. Rooms of the clubhouse (the former Foss Mansion) will be decorated for the holiday season. Tonie Ramsey will have her gift baskets available for purchasing. Tea and Christmas punch with pastries will be served.

The Mother/Daughter Doll Tea on April 30 will feature storyteller Dorothy Darling Gatchell.

New members are always welcome. Call Membership Chairwoman Genice Bugel, 784-9556, for information regarding becoming a member. The meetings and events are open to the public.

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