AUBURN – Central Maine Orthopaedics, an ambulatory surgery center, will host an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 20, featuring osteoporosis screening on a first-come, first-served basis at 690 Minot Ave. For more information on CMO and its osteoporosis program, contact John Callinan at 1-800-571-2222.

Retired federal employees to meet

LEWISTON – The National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at noon Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Ramada Inn. Doris Hamel has arranged an auction with proceeds going toward the Christmas party. Members are asked to bring canned goods or nonperishable foods to be donated to St. Martin de Porres group. Plans for this meeting were made at a recent board meeting at the home of Vi Dumais. Those attending were President Sue Stetson, Mike and Flo Bohunicky, Doris Hamel and Jayne Bickford.

Police Department bicycle sale

LEWISTON – The Lewiston Police Department will hold a bicycle sale from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the Lewiston Armory on Central Avenue. No reasonable offer will be refused and bicycles are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All proceeds go to the DARE program. Contact Officer David Brule or Ivan Boudreau at 795-9010, extension 207 for more information.

Cooperative Extension session

LISBON – The annual meeting for the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Association for Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25, at the Extension Office, 24 Main St., Lisbon Falls. After the meeting the public is invited to participate in “Shaping Our Future: A Planning Discussion for Cooperative Extension from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to provide input on educational program priorities. To register or more information, call 353-5550. Pre-registration is preferred.

Book discussion at Book Burrow

AUBURN – The Auburn Public Library will hold a book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Book Burrow and Caf, 1B Great Falls Plaza. The group will discuss “The Master Butchers Singing Club” by Louise Erdrich. It is a story bracketed by World War I and II and set on desolate plains of North Dakota where the old world meets the new. Edrich’s character-rich novel chronicles a group of small-town citizens as they encounter the extraordinary events that come to define their lives. Multiple copies of the 2003 best-selling novel are available at the library; call 782-3191 to reserve a copy.

Christian Outreach plans open house

LISBON FALLS – Lisbon Area Christian Outreach will sponsor a food pantry and clothing bank open house from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, at the new location at the Marion T. Morse Center off School Street. The entrance is directly behind the Lisbon United Methodist Church. Refreshments will be available.

Thanksgiving service slated

LISBON FALLS – The annual Lisbon Area Christian Outreach Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church. Clergy and people from the sponsoring outreach churches will take part in the service.

Those attending are invited to bring a nonperishable item for the Thanksgiving basket. Monetary gifts are welcome also.

St. Martin’s fair a success

LEWISTON – The St. Martin’s de Porres Residence for the Homeless fall fair was a success. The following winners were announced: Cecile Demers, Louise Courtemanche, Roland St. Amour, Dolly Demers, Joan Cyr, Madeleine Moreau, Muriel Laverdiere, Pat Stuart, Fr. Gagne, Georgette Morin, Mary Ann Courbron, Madeleine Theriault, Jeannine Chabot, Phil Hamann, Donna Lepage, Cecile Mailhot and Sue Godbout.

Tables available at Christmas fair

GRAY – A Christmas Fair will be sponsored by the LaFemmes, Cabane 1003, 40 and 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Gray American Legion, 15 Lewiston Road. Table rentals are $15. Call Beverly Prince at 428-3737 for more information.

The nonprofit organization promotes and assists the nursing field by giving a scholarship each year to a Gray-New Gloucester student. Fish chowder, sandwiches and hot dogs will be on the lunch menu. The hall is handicapped accessible and is nonsmoking.

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