LEWISTON – La Survivance Franaise will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Multi-Purpose Center, Birch Street. The featured speaker will be Andrea Breau, a Lewiston native who graduated from Lewiston High School in 1999.

Breau attended Colby College, receiving her bachelor’s degree in women’s studies in 2003. While at Colby she spent a semester abroad in Sngal in West Africa where she lived with a Senegalese family and studied French.

Breau resides in Portland and is employed at the Maine League of Conservation Voters in Brunswick. She will address the members about her stay in West Africa and the French workshop she recently attended in Montreal, Canada.

Flo Anctil will serve as hostess. Tickets for the Dec. 5 Christmas banquet will be available.

Past presidents

AUBURN – The Frank W. Hulett VFW Past Presidents Club will meet Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the home of Joan Hebert. Members will work on blankets for Project Linus, which provides comfort blankets for children with cancer, children in crisis and grieving children.

Members will also make final plans for a Christmas party in December.

Legion to meet

LISBON FALLS – Nelson-Conley Post 66, American Legion, will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at the Slovak Meeting Room, Avery Street.

All members, prospective members and active duty personnel are invited. The agenda will include discussion of the Christmas project for military in the mid-east.

Puppy classes

AUBURN – Great Falls Dog Obedience Club is starting another six-week obedience class on Wednesday, Nov. 3, in Auburn. It is open to puppies and dogs from 3 months and up. Beginners will meet at 6:30 p.m. and advanced at 7:30. To register and for more information, call club trainer Diane Harrington at 784-7578.

Blood drive

LEWISTON – An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5 at the Lepage Conference Center, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. Although walk-in donors are welcome, potential donors are asked to call Volunteer Services at 777-8369 to schedule an appointment.

Blood goal

GREENE – The Greene Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will hold a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Greene Fire Department.

The goal is to collect 50 pints of blood. The state has only a one-day supply of blood and donations are needed. Give blood and tour the new fire station. Volunteers are needed to bake goodies for the donors and to help throughout the day.

To sign up for a particular time or to get more information, call Brenda Theriault at 946-5750.

VFW celebration

LISBON – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9459 and Auxiliary will have a Veterans Day celebration at noon Thursday, Nov. 11, at the post home, Route 196. A light lunch will be served and small gifts given to each veteran and family.

At 1 p.m. there will be a Tree of Hope Ceremony for all POW’s/MIAs still missing from all wars.

All veterans are welcome to attend. Call 353-5291 for more information.

Tables available

AUBURN – The First Universalist Church annual Gingerbread Fair will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 20, in the vestry of the church, corner of Pleasant, Elm and Spring streets.

Work sessions are in process for the craft table, gift baskets, gingerbread house kits, cookie/beverage mixes, baked goods, candy, and pies. Other tables will display gift and garden items, books, wreaths and white elephant treasures.

There will be a raffle table and silent auction. Luncheon will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Consignment tables are also available for vendors from the church and community. Working on various aspects of the fair are Mary Lou Hofmann, Beth Ayotte, Marc Ayotte, Pixie Frayer, Barbara Varney, Becky Anderson, Linda Capone-Newton, Bonnie Soper and Nina Lindley.

Bridge results

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Duplicate Bridge Club met on Oct. 26 at the Multi-Purpose Center.

Overall winners in the membership game were: first, Fred Letourneau and Rosemarie Goodwin; second, Randy Silver and Marguerite Zahoruiko; third, Jeanine Kivus and Martine Begert; fourth, David Lock and Patricia Garcia.

North/South winners in Flight A were: first, Jeanine Kivus and Martine Begert; second, Leslie Buzzell and Mary Leahey; third, Roger Briggs and Lucille Bilodeau; Flight B, first, Roger Briggs and Lucille Bilodeau; second, Doug and Betty Sise; Flight C, Doug and Betty Sise.

East/Winners in Flight A were: first, Fred Letourneau and Rosemarie Goodwin; second, Randy Silver and Marguerite Zahoruiko; third, David Lock and Patricia Garcia; Flight B, Maude Abbott and Claire Lyons; Flight C, Marta Clements and Nancy Farmer.

Another game will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Multi-Purpose Center. A partner is guaranteed.

The club also met on Oct. 27 at Schooner Estates in Auburn. Winners were: first, Fred Letourneau and Sharon Hinckley; second, Jeanine Kivus and Rosemarie Goodwin; tied at third, Jim Flanagan and Lucille Bilodeau with Bruce Murray and Lucille Theriault.

Another game will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Schooner Estates. For further information and/or a partner, call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431.

Walk successful

LEWISTON – The Sharing Through Experience Support Group held a “Walk to Remember” on Oct. 17 at the St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Women’s Pavilion.

More than 100 walkers united to honor National Pregnancy Loss Awareness Month and to pay tribute to those babies who died as a result of miscarriage, stillbirth or infant death.

The walk raised more than $6,600. All proceeds were donated to the Colby Fund, which was set up by a local couple to assist parents and families who have suffered the loss of a baby.

The morning started off with the joining of hands and a prayer, followed by a two-mile walk, and ending with a symbolic release of balloons to babies in heaven.

For more information about pregnancy and infant loss, people can e-mail Tammy Brule and Leanne Langlois at [email protected]


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