AUBURN – Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 50 Elm St. Members will bring cookies for a cookie swap and make up boxes for its shut-in members.

Coats for Kids will be collected, which will support one of the assembly president’s projects. For more information, call Esther Tucker, secretary, at 998-5359.

Holiday party

LEWISTON – The Y-ettes will have the annual Christmas party at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, in the Wade Room at the YWCA. There will be an exchange of gifts. Refreshments will be provided by Ellie Wheeler, Marge Hanson and Camilla Vassar.

Advent service

AUBURN – Court Street Baptist Church invites the public to the Tuesday noon Advent service on Dec. 7. Guest pastor will be the Rev. Dr. Foster Williams, who leads the ABCOM Institute for Ministry.

Foster and his wife, Mary Jane, are also the interim pastoral team. Organist will be Charles Marshall Jr. from the West Auburn Congregational Church. Special music will be provided by gospel singer, Diane Muise. A home-style meal will be served in the vestry following the service. Donations of $3.50 will be asked to cover the food cost. For more information, call 784-6661.

Inspection set

AUBURN – Tranquil Lodge 29, AF and AM, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8 for the annual inspection. There will be a supper at 6:30 p.m. at the Masonic Hall on Turner Street. All Master Masons are welcome.

Gift exchange

AUBURN – The Androscoggin Valley Past Noble Grand’s Association will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at 50 Elm St., to have a gift exchange and card swap and collection for Camp Sunshine. There will be a potluck supper served prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m. The supper committee members is Lucille Nelson, Mercena Abrams and Patricia Rea. All past noble grands of the Order of the Rebekahs are invited.

DAR meeting

NEW GLOUCESTER – The Mary Dillingham Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the home of Regent Carol MacNeill, 790 Bald Hill Road. “Christmas in Williamsburg” will be presented after the meeting. Bring a colonial dish to share and a gift to swap. All prospective members are welcome.

Emblem meeting

LEWISTON – Lewiston Emblem Club 528 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Lewiston Lodge of Elks, 1675 Lisbon St. All members are encouraged to attend. The club is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and is always looking for new members. For more information, contact club President Kathleen Cotterly at 998-2282.

Adopt a family

AUBURN – Pine Cone Chapter 26, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner St.

Members will adopt a family for the Christmas holiday. Instead of a gift exchange, members are asked to make a donation so the chapter can buy gifts for the family. The meeting will be preceded by a potluck supper at 6:15 p.m. All Eastern Star members are welcome.

Dow dinner

AUBURN – Robin Dow Senior Citizens will have the annual celebration of Christmas with dinner at the Martindale Country Club on Friday, Dec. 10. Doors will open at 11 a.m. A musical Christmas program will be provided by Charles Marshall.

Eighty-three members attended a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 10 at Auburn United Methodist Church. The chaplain, Pat Donahue, gave the opening prayer, and entertainment was provided by the Crosbys.

Pot of gold winners were Dorothy Larrabee, Marion Gayton, Eugenia Dixon, Roger Briggs, Nancy Roy, Martin Lashua, Annie Demers, Jeanne Poulin, Elsie Whitney and Kay DeBurra. Because of the holidays there are no meetings during November and December.

Bridge play

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Social Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on Nov. 29 were: N/S, first, Betty and Doug Sise; second, Cynthia Bonsey and Janice Wolfe; third, Anna Vitiello and Randy Silver; fourth, Marlene and Conrad Violette. E/W, first, Marta Clements and Nancy Farmer; second, Eileen Potvin and Della Starbird; third, Helen Little and Alberta Turner; fourth, Claire Lyons and Evelyn Sinclair; fifth, Jeanne Plourde and Joe Conley. Games are played at 9 a.m. Mondays, a mini-lesson is given, and a partner is guaranteed. Call Rosemarie Goodwin at 783-1734 for more information.

Food for Thought

LEWISTON – The Senior College “Food for Thought” luncheon program at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College will present the Edward Little High School Show Choir on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

The Show Choir, comprised of students from grades nine to 12, has appeared many times locally and has performed in competition in Virginia as well as a capella festivals in Maine. Led by faculty adviser Beth LaBrie, the group will perform a variety of musical styles.

The program will be held in the function room at the college on Westminster Street. The cost, which includes lunch, is $5 with advance reservation, and $7 at the door. Doors will opens at 11:45 a.m. and the program will begin at noon. For reservation, call 753-6510 by Monday, Dec. 13.

Christmas meal

LEWISTON – Hope Haven Gospel Mission will provide a free Christmas dinner from 11 a.m. to noon on Christmas, Saturday, Dec. 25, at the mission, 209 Lincoln St. The meal will be available to shut-ins as well. All who are in need are welcome. Shut-ins wanting a meal delivered should call 783-6086.

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