LEWISTON – Chapter Martel, Association Canado-Americaine, through the Sisters of Charity Health System and its director of education, Dale Morrell, will present a French film at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, at the Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave.

Featured will be another episode of Quebec writer Claude H. Grignon, “Belles Histoires,” or “Fine Stories” about the high countries.

The film depicts the settlement or colonizing, in the 1850s, the Laurentide Mountains, known now as Sky Tourist Resort Station of Mt. Tremblant, some 100 miles north of Montreal.

Grignon placed emphasis on the last episode in the life of one such settler, Seraphin Poudrie, who won became known as the “Scrooge of Quebec.” The presentation shows scenes, seldom seen even on Canadian TV.

The free program is open to the public.

Lodge to meet

AUBURN – Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 50 Elm St., for snacks provided by Mercena Abrams and Pam Black. A regular meeting will take place at 7.

The program will be in observance of Presidents’ Day. There will be a cake walk, with donations to go to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Educational Loan Foundation. The foundation was organized in 1927, and more than 3,000 students have received loans.

Any student interested in learning more about a loans may call the Grand Lodge office on Caron Lane in Auburn, 786-3638.

Robin Dow

AUBURN – Robin Dow Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the Alden M. Gayton Post 31, American Legion, 426 Washington St.

Seventy-seven members were present Feb. 9 with President Dorothy Larrabee presiding. A moment of silence was held in memory of Leonard Anger and Arianne Laplante, recently deceased members.

Welcomed as new members were Noella Higgins, Roger and Claire Mottram and re-instated were Donald and Jeane Doyon. A new member, Philip Cyr, was erroneously listed previously as Ralph Cyr.

Those having birthdays in February were recognized. Attendance prize winners were Dorothy Larrabee and Guy Donohue; pot of gold, Margaret Merrill, Midge Demers and Elsie Whitney.

There are still seats available for the trip to Indian Head Resort, Lincoln, N.H., on Friday, March 11; price $50, including trip, entertainment and a buffet. Reservations may be made with Lee Koss or Evelyn Sawin at Robin Dow meetings, or Koss may be reached at 783-6396, Sawin at 998-4577.

An Easter dinner on March 23 will be served at the Legion Hall with Lucien Marcous as chef and volunteer assistants. Tickets may be purchased at Robin Dow meetings on Feb. 23 or March 9; cost $7.

A Valentine luncheon was served following the meeting, under the direction of Irving and Charlotte Grant. Frances Wentworth was chosen as Valentine Queen and Philip Cyr, Valentine King, crowned by outgoing king and queen, Roy Tassinari and Dorothy Larrabee. The new king and queen were presented a small purse of money.

Pruning class

MONMOUTH – Highmoor Farm will hold a class for anyone interested in learning how to prune fruit trees. The free class will be held from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the farm, Route 202. The class will begin with a short lecture on pruning principles, followed by an outdoor demonstration in the orchard. Call Renae at 933-2100 for more information.

Celebrate day

MECHANIC FALLS – Elm Street School and senior town residents celebrated Valentine’s Day together this year.

The school-sponsored project invited students and staff to “say we care” and to express how much seniors are valued in the community. Participants created 30 over-sized valentine cards, which were delivered on Valentine’s Day to the residents of two senior housing facilities in Mechanic Falls.

Kevin Kugell, manager of Bucknam Oaks, and Dodie Vasiliauskas, representing Auburn Housing Authority and Merrill Estates, facilitated the school/community connection project with Elm Street School staff coordinator, Nancy Hinds.

Bird count

TOPSHAM – Carol Jack of Merrymeeting Audubon Society will be at the Topsham Public Library for the Great Backyard Bird Count from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. It is free and open to all ages.

The count, administered by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, encourages amateur and dedicated birdwatchers to observe their backyards and community spaces, noting which birds they see and where. Results are reported over the internet at www.birdsource.org/gbbc, and are used to understand bird populations, distribution, and movement.

Jack will assist patrons in observing and tallying bird species on the library’s 10.5 acres of Androscoggin waterfront. In addition, children’s librarian Kate McGowen will offer “Messy Art” at 10:30 a.m. for children ages 3 to 7.

Bridge results

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Duplicate Bridge Club met on Feb. 15 at the Multi-Purpose Center. Winners in Flight A were: first, Leslie Buzzell and Nancy Lindgren; second, Charles Bartlett and Allie Boyer; third, Doug and Betty Sise.

Another game will be played at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the Multi-Purpose Center. A partner is guaranteed.

The club also met on Feb. 16 at Schooner Estates in Auburn. Winners were: first, Sharon Hinckley and Lucille Theriault; second, David Lock and Martine Begert; third, Nancy Lindgren and Mary Leahey.

Another game will be played at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Schooner Estates. For more information and/or a partner, call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431.

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