LEWISTON – The Regional Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at their new space at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, fourth floor.

Doctors and nurses will be available to give information on the team approach offered at the facility. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 777-4420.

Board meeting

LEWISTON – The CDS-Androscoggin County Governing Board will meet from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 28, at Central Maine Medical Center, High Street Conference Room H. All interested parents and community providers are welcome.

People requiring special accommodations may call 795-4022 to make arrangements.

Halloween dance

LISBON – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9459 and Auxiliary will host a Halloween dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the post home on Route 196.

For more information, call 353-5291 Wednesday through Saturday after 4 p.m. A poppy drive will also be held on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30.

Kids’ program

AUBURN – A naturalist from the Chewonki Foundation will offer two presentations of Scales and Tales, dealing with reptiles, from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Auburn Public Library Kid’s Space. The program will be repeated at 2:30 p.m.

The program is best suited for elementary school-age children and their families. All are welcome. For more information, call 782-3191.

Priesthood Sunday

LEWISTON – Priesthood Sunday will be observed at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, at St. Joseph’s Parish Church Hall. Speakers will be the Rev. Richard E. Senghas, pastor of St. Rose of Lima Parish in Jay, and the Rev. Frank J. Murray, diocesan vocations director and the director of seminarians and the Catholic chaplain at Bates College.

Fortier chapter

LEWISTON – The Dr. Paul Fortier Chapter 52 of the Association Canado-Americaine will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, in the Senior Citizens Room of the Multi-Purpose Center.

Following the business meeting, there will be a brief presentation by Mary Rice-DeFosse, professor of French at Bates College. She will discuss what she describes as the “unique privilege” being able to teach and do research in a community blessed with a strong French heritage.

Refreshments will be served. More information on the event or the Association Canado-Americaine is available by calling Chapter 52 President Gerard Legare at 783-0606.

Art club talk

AUBURN – The Auburn Art Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1. The subject will be “A Guided Tour of the Franco-American Heritage Center” at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston.

Rita Dube will talk on the history of the facility as well as outline plans for the present/future. Refreshments will be served with Elinor Brockway as chairwoman. Her committee includes Maureen Hargreaves, Helen Levesque and Evelyn Larrabee.

Quit smoking

LEWISTON – HealthSteps at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center announces its smoking cessation class to start on Nov. 4.

Sessions will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Nov. 4, 11, 18 (Quit Day) and 23. Cost is $40. Nov. 18 is the Great American Smokeout.

The class will assist individuals in the process of quitting the use of tobacco.Methods taught will help participants deal with the addiction of tobacco as well as the psychological challenges.

For more information or to register, call HealthSteps at 777-8898 or visit the Web at www.stmarysmaine.com.

Giving tree requests

BOWDOIN – The Bowdoin Community Giving Tree Committee is planning its upcoming holiday season. The project provides items for children in town for Christmas. To request an application for assistance, call Karen Mayo at 666-3375. All requests are confidential and must be received by Nov. 12.

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