AUBURN – Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 50 Elm St., for a social time. Each member is to bring a wrapped gift for a child that brings to mind their childhood days.

The gifts will be exchanged. In the spirit of Christmas the gifts will then be given to the Trinity Jubilee Center to be distributed to the children who go to the soup kitchen on Christmas Day.

Each member is also asked to bring finger foods for refreshment before the 7 p.m. regular meeting. For more information, call Esther Tucker, secretary, at 998-5359.


LEWISTON – Auburn Toastmasters Club 1741 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Bates Mill Complex, first-floor conference room 35 Canal St. The speakers will be Kathleen Szostek, Janice Gould, George Greenwood and Shan Teixeira. Table topics will be given by Joyce Kennedy.

Toastmasters welcomes all visitors and they are always looking for new members.

Club 1741 meets every first and third Tuesday of each month.

For more information, people may contact August Schau at 336-3605, or to learn more about Toastmasters, go to

Rebekah meeting

AUBURN – Fidelity Rebekah Lodge will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 28, at the Odd Fellows Hall, corner of Elm and Academy streets. All Rebekah members are invited. There will be refreshments served prior to the meeting at 6:30 p.m., provided under the direction of Cathy Hunnewell.


LEWISTON – Virginia Starbird, who has been director of social services at Marshwood Center for Health Care and Rehab for the past eight and a half years, is planning retirement on Dec. 31.

She said it’s been an incredibly rewarding experience to be part of the transitions that have taken place in health care during the last few years.

Starbird plans to work part-time as a substitute teacher in the school system and spend time with her family.

Recreation gifts

LEWISTON – The Lewiston Recreation and Parks Department reminds residents that they may purchase gift certificates for any recreation program that is being offered.

Maggie Chisholm, director, said, “Any program we offer can be purchased for residents’ holiday lists. It’s a wonderful way to provide the gift of a fun-filled activity for those you shop for.”

For more information, individuals may contact the Rec Department at 782-5951 or TTY/TDD, 784-5999.

Bridge play

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Duplicate Bridge Club met on Dec. 14 at the Multi-Purpose Center. Winners in Flight A were: first, Fred Letourneau and Jeanine Kivus; second, Martine Begert and Rosemarie Goodwin; third, Paul and Sharon Pierce; fourth, Leslie Buzzell and Lucille Theriault.

Winners in Flight B were: first, Roger Briggs and Lucille Bilodeau; second, Doug and Betty Sise. Another game will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the center. A Christmas party will be held and a partner is guaranteed.

The club also met on Dec. 15 at Schooner Estates. Winners in Flight A were: first, Sherry Hinckley and Fred Letourneau; second, Nancy Lindgren and Richard Horne; third, Martine Begert and Rosemarie Goodwin; fourth, Jeanine Kivus and David Lock; fifth, Anna Vitiello and Jim Flanagan.

Flight B winners were: first, Claire Lyons and Roger Briggs; tied at second, Lucille Bilodeau and Alberta Turner with Betty and Doug Sise.

Another game will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22, at Schooner Estates. A Christmas party is planned. For more information and/or a partner, call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431.

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