LEWISTON – The city of Lewiston is seeking a 30 to 40 foot spruce tree to be utilized for the community’s annual holiday tree lighting. Should anyone have such a tree to donate, he/she may contact City Arborist Steve Murch at 784-5753, ext. 214.

Upon being contacted, Murch will do a tree site visit at its location. To be considered for usage, the tree needs to be one that provides easy access for removal shortly after Thanksgiving.

Grange meeting

WINTHROP – Winthrop Grange 209 will meet Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Grange Hall on Old Lewiston Road. Potluck refreshments at 6:45 p.m. will precede the 7:30 business meeting. Master Warren Davenport is in charge of the agricultural program.

Garden club

AUBURN – The Garden Club of the Woman’s Literary Union will meet on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m. John White, local iris grower, will speak and show slides on irises. Hospitality will be provided by Melanie Ness and Clare Haskell. Refreshments will be served and guests are welcome.

Seminar set

LEWISTON – A seminar on “Fibromyalgia: Natural Solutions that Really Make a Difference” will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Central Maine Medical Center. Joseph K. Mackin and Brad Kiriaka will present the session. Call 225-2600 for details or to register.

Silent auction

DURHAM – The First Congregational Church of Durham will have a silent service auction with highest bidders announced at the 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, after the harvest supper.

Auction Booklets are available and bids will be accepted through Monday, Nov. 1, in writing or by phone.

For more information on the booklets or bidding, call Fran 353-2435 or Sandra 353-8818.

St. Jude benefit

LEWISTON – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital announces that L-A Bushido Academy in Lewiston, Maine will conducting a martial arts fund-raiser to benefit St. Jude from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23.

John Wright has volunteered to coordinate the program. There will be demonstrations, kick-a-thon, prizes, raffles, auctions, snacks and refreshments. All are welcome.

For more information on St. Jude, visit www.stjude.org.

Society speaker

AUBURN – The Androscoggin Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the County Building third floor, 2 Turner St.

Topic will be Canyon Wolf (Nancy Lecompte) on “19th Century Traveling Medicine Shows in Maine.”

The program is free and open to the public. The building is handicapped accessible.

Advocates meeting

LEWISTON – Advocates for Children invites the public to attend its annual meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10. A brief program will begin at 6:30 and will include the presentation of the 2004 Community Service Award.

The award is given every year to a member of the community for his or her contributions to the prevention of child abuse. Recipients demonstrate their commitment either through their work as a volunteer or through their employment.

For more information or to RSVP, call Advocates for Children at 783-3990. Advocates is a participating United Way agency and a recipient of the Lewiston Community Development Block Grant.

Charity game

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Duplicate Bridge held its annual Charity Game at the Multi-Purpose Center on Oct. 12. Overall winners in Flight A were: first, David Lock and Patricia Garcia; second, Martine Begert and Rosemarie Goodwin; third, Leslie Buzzell and Marguerite Zahouriko; fourth, Fred Letourneau and Jeanine Kivus; fifth, Roger Briggs and Lucille Bilodeau. Overall winners in Flight B were: first, Roger Briggs and Lucille Bilodeau; second, Doug and Betty Sise.

North/South winners in Flight A were: first, Martine Begert and Rosemarie Goodwin; second, Fred Letourneau and Jeanine Kivus; third, Roger Briggs and Lucille Bilodeau. Flight B winners were Roger Briggs and Lucille Bilodeau.

East/West winners in Flight A were: first, David Lock and Patricia Garcia; second, Leslie Buzzell and Marguerite Zahouriko; third, Luke Merry and Pat Quinn. Flight B winners were Eileen Potvin and Della Starbird.

Another game will be held at the center at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19. A partner is guaranteed.

The club also met on Oct. 13 at Schooner Estates in Auburn. Flight A winners were: first, David Wallace and Tom Dahlberg; second, David Lock and Martine Begert; third, Bruce Murray and Lucille Theriault; fourth, Dick Horne and Nancy Lindgren.

Flight B winners were: first, Larry Fortier and Terry Gendron; second, Roger Briggs and Claire Lyons. Flight C winners were Larry Fortier and Terry Gendron. Another game will be held at Schooner at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20. For further information and/or a partner, call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431.

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