LEWISTON – The Downtown Community Action Group will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at the Gov. James B. Longley Building (Multi-Purpose Center). City counselors will be on hand, along with the animal control officer. Food will be provided. For information, call officer Tom Murphy, 784-6422 ext. 371.

Lodge notice

AUBURN – Tranquil Lodge 29, AF and AM, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Auburn Masonic Lodge, Turner Street. All Master Masons are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Film series

LEWISTON – The Franco-American Heritage Center at St. Mary’s will have a series of French Films, Cinema Francais, every other Wednesday afternoon starting March 9.

The films will be shown at 2 p.m., and the first film in order to introduce the French community to the series will be free to all. Only French will be spoken during that gathering.

The first movie will be “Les Tisserands du Pouvoir,” the Weavers with Courage. The second film will be shown on March 23 and will be part two of the same film. It is the story of a typical Franco-American immigrant family who came to the U.S. to find work and a better life for themselves.

It shows the struggles and hard times of a family making the move to work in the mills of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The thousands of immigrants who came to New England to find work represent the history of what the Lewiston-Auburn immigrants went through and how they settled in their “Petit Canada” neighborhoods.

The showings will be held on the upper level of the Franco Center.

Club Richelieu

AUBURN – The Club Richelieu International local chapter will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, at Rolandeau’s Restaurant.

As March has been dedicated to the Association of French Speaking People, March 9 was reserved to honor women of French culture. Club Richelieu will honor the women members and their service to the fraternity.

Speaker will be the Rev. Robert Larivierre, pastor of Saints Peter and Paul Basilica, who will discuss the dedication of the church as a minor basilica. Members and guests are invited.

Dow seniors

AUBURN – Robin Dow Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Alden M. Gayton Post 31, American Legion, 426 Washington St. The board of directors will meet at 10 a.m. Tickets, $7, will be on sale for the Easter dinner Wednesday, March 23, served under the direction of Lucien Marcoux, chef, with volunteer assistants.

Sixty-eight members were present at the Feb. 23 meeting when President Dorothy Larrabee presided. Leota Seaworb and Germaine Lamontagne were welcomed as new members. Those having birthdays in February were recognized. Attendance prize winners were Harry Dixon and Roy Tassinari; pot of gold, Dorothy Larrabee, Jeanette Gagne and Jeanne Poulin.

Seats are still available for the trip to Indian Head Resort, Lincoln, N.H., on Friday, March 11, price $50, which includes transportation, entertainment and a buffet luncheon. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. from Post 31 for the St. Patrick’s Irish Bash. 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.

Sawin reported those eligible for the Farm Shares Program can sign up in their area.

Hummel club

LEWISTON – Nor’easter Maine Chapter, M. I. Hummel Club, will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, March 14, at the Multi-Purpose Center, 145 Birch St. Visitors are welcome as are new members. For more information, call President Arlene Hawkins at 782-5503 or Secretary Diane Gatchell at 782-0786.

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