LEWISTON – Calling all parents of children birth to 5 with disabilities! The Parent Advisory Group for Child Development Services, Androscoggin County, will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2, in the Advocates for Children office, second floor of the B Street Community Center, Birch Street.

The group’s primary purpose is to determine what has been successful for parents in working with CDS and what they have concerns about. Other topics for discussion/information will be available on getting a child ready for entering school and information on disabilities.

Child care can be provided upon request. RSVP at 784-1645 or e-mail [email protected]

Award to be given

LEWISTON – Mayor Lionel C. Guay Jr. and the Lewiston Youth Advisory Council have made their selection for the January recipient of the Mayor’s Citation of Excellence.

Guay and council Chairwoman Katie Lauze will walk into the student’s classroom at Lewiston High School at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, to present the citation. Each month’s mayoral visit is a surprise for the recipient.

The presentation will be the third since Guay initiated the program. He said, “I look forward to presenting a citation to a Lewiston student each month. The recipients seem to be very pleased, and it’s great to watch their peers respond with cheers and applause.”

Dow seniors

AUBURN – Robin Dow Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at the Alden M. Gayton Post 31, American Legion, 426 Washington St.

Because of the inclement weather and so few members, there was no regular meeting Jan. 12; however, the board of directors did meet, and unfinished business will be continued at their next meeting.

Tickets ($4) for the Valentine party Feb. 23 will be on sale. Dues for 2005 must be paid in order to attend. There will be the usual raffle table. Trip Chairmen Evelyn Sawin and Lee Koss will sell tickets ($50) for a trip to Indian Head Resort, Lincoln, N.H., March 11. It includes transportation, welcome reception, super luncheon buffet and floor show. Nonmembers are welcome. Sawin may be reached at 998-4577, Koss at 783-6396.

Grange meeting

AUBURN – Members of Danville Junction Grange 65 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at the hall. The program will be “Winter Daze.” Refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting. Members and guests are welcome.

Video showing

AUBURN – The Lewiston Friends Meeting (Quakers) will sponsor the free showing of a one-hour video, “Invisible,” about Native Americans in Maine, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25.

The video, in which persons from the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes talk about their negative experiences of schooling and government actions, the ways in which these affected their language and culture and their strong family connections, should spark discussion afterward. It was made in 2004.

The video and discussion, free and open to all, will be in the Community Room at the Auburn Police Department, South Goff Street (off Court Street). Anyone wanting more information should call Christine Holden, 783-1685.

Festival planning

LEWISTON – The board of directors of the 2005 Great Falls Balloon Festival are planning this summer’s event on the weekend of Aug. 19, 20 and 21.

Like every year, they need help on the community event. Anyone who would like to participate as a volunteer, vendor, sponsor or in any other capacity should contact them soon.

This year promises lots of events and more than 40 hot air balloons. Those wanting more information should call 1-800-639-6331 or check the Web at www.greatfallsballoonfestival.com.

Bridge results

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Duplicate Bridge Club met on Jan. 18 at the Multi-Purpose Center. Winners in Flight A were: first, Jeanine Kivus and Martine Begert; second, Patricia Garcia and David Lock; third, Nancy Lindgren and Leslie Buzzell; fourth, Terry Gendron and Larry Fortier.

Flight B winners were: first, Terry Gendron and Larry Fortier; second, Alberta Turner and Roger Briggs. Flight C winners were Terry Gendron and Larry Fortier.

Another game will be played at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the center. A partner is guaranteed.

The club also met on Jan. 19 at Schooner Estates in Auburn. Flight A winners were: first, Jeanine Kivus and Rosemarie Goodwin; second, Martine Begert and David Lock.

Another game will be played at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Schooner Estates. For more information and/or a partner, call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431.

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