AUBURN – Saturday, Oct. 16, marks the date for the fall extravaganza known as Harvestfest at Fairview School. Activities will include children’s games, haunted house, pumpkin painting, arts and crafts, pony rides, a used book sale, food and baked goods. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds will go to support Fairview School.

Grange meeting

AUBURN – Androscoggin Pomona Grange 1 will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Oct, 20, at Danville Junction Grange 65 for the purpose of conferring the fifth degree. A 6:30 p.m. supper will be served prior to the meeting. Any Granges that have candidates are welcome to bring them to the meeting.

For more information, call Pomona Master Wayne Sherman of Wales at 375-8842. Resolutions for State Grange will be discussed. An attendance drawing will be held.

Society speaker

POLAND – The Poland Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Old Schoolhouse, 1229 Maine St., next to the Poland Town Office. Following the business meeting, refreshments will be served. The program will be on the Knight murder, presented by Barbara Strout, who will give the story of the episode in Poland’s history 150 years ago. The public is welcome.

Seniors session

AUBURN – First Auburn Seniors will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Hasty Community Center, Pettengill Park. Members will need tickets for the Halloween luncheon, which will be followed by bingo games.

At the Oct. 6 meeting, Loretta Martin of the Auburn Recreation Department announced trips open to all as follows: foliage trip, Oct. 15; Christmas Tree Shop, Dec. 2; the musical, “42nd Street,” Nov. 6; and Magic of Christmas, Dec. 17.

Attendance winners were Adele Delmonico and Gabrielle Gorten; pot of gold, Marilyn Hay, Buzz Edwards and Lucy Cowles. Bingo was played following a bag lunch.

Harvest fest

NEW GLOUCESTER – Pineland Farms will host a Harvest Festival on Saturday, Oct. 23, bringing the outdoor, education and farm programs together for an afternoon and evening of activities, including trail trick or treating, hay rides, fireside storytelling and bobbing for apples.

The Little Melodies Band will perform at the Visitors Center where there will also be a number of vendors offering dinner options and baked goods.

Tickets cost $5 for adults and $3 for children. Kids arriving in Halloween costumes will get in free. For more information, visit or call the visitors center at 688-4539.

Distribution day

AUBURN – Auburn AC Serve (SHARE), part of Serve New England’s food and volunteer program, will have its Distribution Day from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Auburn Advent Christian Church, Whitney entrance. Registrations for November also will be taken. Holiday packages may be ordered at this time. New and former participants in the Serve program are welcome. For more information, call Janet at 784-2164.

Festival set

LEWISTON – New Life Community Center, 134 College St., will hold its annual Harvest Festival from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. There will be free games and prizes for children as well as a candy grab bag and a balloon.

A pumpkin smashing bash and bake sale will be held, proceeds to benefit the New Life Scholarship fund for a 2005 Lewiston High School graduate. There will also be a costume contest for all ages, pie-eating and doughnut-eating contests.

For more information, call 782-1112.

Lodge event

AUBURN – A public supper will be sponsored by Abou Ben Adhem Odd Fellows Lodge, Liberty Rebekah Lodge and Fidelity Rebekah Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 30, to benefit the work of Odd Fellowship.

The menu is baked ham, mashed potato, string beans, corn, applesauce, pineapple and homemade pies and gingerbread, all for $6; children under 12, $4. The supper will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Odd Fellows Hall, 50 Elm St. Tickets will be sold at the door.

Attending the planning meeting on Oct. 12 were Francis Gorey, Thomas MacDonald and Almont Wing of Abou Ben Adhem Lodge, Pat Rae, Cathy Hunnewell and Ruth O’Brian of Fidelity Rebekah Lodge and Eleanor Helwig and Esther Tucker of Liberty Rebekah Lodge.

Parade invitation

AUBURN – Residents are invited to participate in the fourth annual Parade of Jack O’Lanterns. Those wishing can bring their work of art to Gracelawn Road, just past the new St. Dominic Regional High School, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, for display.

Public viewing will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Oct. 22 to 24.

Voluntary donations will be accepted for the Maine Children’s Cancer Society. People can tune in to view the Parade of Jack O’Lanterns on Channel 11. Call 783-3701 for details.

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