AUBURN – Auburn Public Library will hold a book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the library located at the Auburn Mall. The best seller, “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier, will be discussed. The book weaves a fictional account of the story behind the Johannes Vermeer’s famous painting, “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” while providing a depiction of life in 17th century Delft, a small Dutch city with a burgeoning art community. Those wanting more information should call the library at 782-3191.

Grange program

AUBURN – Members of Danville Junction Grange 65 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, at the hall. The program will be presented by William Hatch, chairman of the Agriculture Committee. The featured speaker will be State Master Steven Verrill of Poland, who will talk on “Agriculture in the Classroom.” The program, sponsored by the Farm Bureau through the state Department of Agriculture, provides lesson plans on agriculture to be used in classrooms throughout the state. Refreshments will be served at the close of the meeting. All members and guests are invited.

Lenten lecture

LEWISTON – The Rev. Paul LaBree will give a talk on the “Merciful Heart of Christ” at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, the second in the Lenten Lecture and Luncheon series, at St. Joseph’s Church. LaBree is a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland. He is the parochial vicar of Holy Cross Parish in Lewiston, the chaplain at St. Dominic Regional High School and the chaplain for Youth Ministry in the Diocese. LaBree is also an assistant in the vocation office, where he promotes vocations to the priesthood and religious life. He received his master of arts in philosophy from the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, and went to seminary at Catholic University in Washington, D.C. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 24, 2003. The lecture and luncheon will be held in the parish hall after the noon Mass.

Open house

AUBURN – Court Street Housing will hold an open house from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25, at 108 Court St. There will be tours and refreshments. All are welcome.

Weigh-in

AUBURN – The American Cancer Society’s third annual Great American Weigh In is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at the Weight Watchers Center, 120 Center St. Those interested can receive a free, private weigh-in and body mass index calculation. Anyone wanting more information should call 1-800-651-6000.

Computer meeting

AUBURN – The Lewiston-Auburn Macintosh Users Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, at Edward Little High School, Room 124. Up for discussion will be the Apple OS X operating system and other new items, including the iPod music player. The meeting is free and open to the public. There will be a question-and-answer period. L-A MUG is a nonprofit organization. For more information, contact Karl “Skip” Lalemand at 784-0098 or 1-800-636-0457.

Art festival

AUBURN – Festival d’Art will take place from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Great Falls School. Admission is free. Celebrating the artistic talents and cultural diversity of the Lewiston-Auburn area, the event will feature visual artists as well as musicians and performers. For information or to join as an artists/performer, people can call 777-6592.

Distribution day

AUBURN – Auburn AC Serve (SHARE), part of Serve New England’s food and volunteer program, will have its alternate registration date for the March 19 Distribution Day from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the Auburn Advent Christian Church, Whitney Street entrance. New and former participants are welcome. For more information, call Janet at 784-2164.

Trip planned

LEWISTON – The Meadowview Park Seniors are organizing a trip to a sugar party in Lac Megantic, Canada, on Friday, April 1. Seats are available on the bus, and the cost is $30 a person, including bus transportation and meal. The bus will stop at the Cheese Shop and the Mall at Lac Megantic. Anyone wanting more information should call Bert Dutil at 786-2305.


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