LEWISTON – There will be a free information seminar on natural solutions that make a difference in dealing with Fibromyalgia, a musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21, at Central Maine Medical Center. For details or to register, call 225-2600.

Solution Strategy

AUBURN – The Corporate and Community Services Department of Central Maine Community College will offer a seminar on the Solution Strategy – Appreciative Inquiry. The one-day seminar will be held on Friday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Central Maine Community College. The cost is $145.

Organizations are constantly trying to manage change, increase employee morale, sustain winning teams and provide excellent customer service. Appreciative Inquiry is a philosophy and tool that elevates moments when individuals and organizations are performing optimally. These peak moments and experiences then form the basis for positive, transformative and sustainable change.

The program will be presented by Jerry Gosselin, a certified as an AI Facilitator and Practioner. For more information or to register, contact Jennifer Lyons, Corporate and Community Services, Central Maine Community College at 755-5280 or 1-800/891-2002 ext 280, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.cmcc.edu/training.

Pastoral ministers

LEWISTON – Holy Family Parish on Sabattus Street will host a day of celebration and gathering of area pastoral care ministers on Saturday, Oct. 23. Invited are pastoral ministers from Holy Family, Holy Cross, Sts. Peter and Paul, St. Joseph’s, St. Patrick’s, Our Lady of the Rosary in Sabattus, Holy Trinity in Lisbon and those from the Auburn Catholic Community. Pastoral ministers from St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and Central Maine Medical Center are also invited.

The program begins with a Mass at 7:30 a.m. and then continues at the school building next door. Kathleen O’Wril, Catholic chaplain at CMMC, will speak on peace and the role of caregivers. The session ends with a luncheon at noon. For more information, call Doreen at 783-7333.

Young at Heart

AUBURN – The Young at Heart Fellowship will meet at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the Court Street Baptist Church. Charlie’s Angels art classes will have a display and some works will be for sale. Presidents Mary and Winston Greaton will preside over the meeting and Barbara Garrison of the Greene Baptist Church will lead devotions. The Rev. Chester Garrison, pastor of the Greene Baptist Church, will present the program. Bring a bag lunch and place setting. Dessert and beverage will be provided. All senior citizens are invited.

Blood drive

AUBURN – The Central Maine Community College Student Senate will join with the American Red Cross for its fall blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, in the Kirk Hall Gym on the Auburn campus. According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone needs blood and the blood supply is critically low. To sign up to give the gift of life, contact Dennis Maxwell at the college at 755-5364.

Old schoolhouses

BOWDOIN – The Bowdoin Historical Society will host the annual “Stories From Our Past” session from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the Bowdoin PTC Community Building on Route 125. The topic of this moderated conversation will be one-room schoolhouses. This year’s topic coincides with an effort on the part of the town of Bowdoin to save its last remaining one-room schoolhouse, the Carter School (circa 1887) found on the Litchfield Road. Drinks and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact John Lambert at 666-3362.

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