LEWISTON – The Androscoggin Amateur Radio Club will host its annual Ham Radio and Computer Fair on Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26, at the Ramada Conference Center, Pleasant Street.

The event will include the Maine State Convention of the American Radio Relay League, the nationwide ham radio organization. The main event will take place Saturday, highlighted by an electronics flea market and educational seminars.

Doors will open at 8 a.m.. For those who will arrive the night before, many seminars will be availabe at the center from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday. FCC licensing exams will be given at noon Saturday, with registration beginning at 10 a.m.

Admission is $5 to the flea market area. For more information, contact Dave at 353-6433 or check the Web site at www.mainearrl.org/convent.htm.

Easter dinner

LEWISTON – Hope Haven Gospel Mission will provide a free Easter dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, March 27, at the mission, 209 Lincoln St. The meal will be available to shut-ins as well. Those who want a meal delivered should call 783-6086.

Balloon theme

LEWISTON – The 2005 Great Falls Balloon Festival board of directors are announcing that the theme for this year’s festival will be a “Salute to the Troops.”

The three special balloons, a giant American Flag, a larger-then-life space shuttle and a huge Liberty head balloon, will help the community thank those who have served the country.

Dozens of volunteers are working to ensure the success of the 13th annual Great Falls Balloon Festival to be held Aug. 19, 20 and 21 on the riverfront.

For information on sponsorship, volunteering or participation, people can visit the Web site at www.greatfallsballoonfestival.org.

Mystery play

GRAY – The Good Shepherd Players will present “A Treacherous Night on the Midnight Train” at 6:30 p.m. April 2, 8 and 9, at Spring Meadows Country Club. Cost will be $29.50 a person ($25 if people reserve a table for eight) including tax, tip and dinner. Call 929-4020 for reservations.

Bridge winners

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Social Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on March 21 were: N/S, first, Martine Begert and Rosemarie Goodwin; second, Tom Boyer and Luke Merry; third, Betty and Doug Sise.

E/W, first, Helen Little and Alberta Turner; second, Hilda Monk and Judy Agnew; third, Nancy Ferris and Eileen Minnehan.

Games are played every Monday at 9 a.m., a mini-lesson is given and a partner is guaranteed. The quarterly club championship will be played on Monday, March 27. Call Goodwin at 783-1734 for more information.

Pony festival

TOPSHAM – Flying Changes Center for Therapeutic Riding seeks volunteers who would like to help with the organization of Pony Day Family Festival on Sunday, May 22, at the center on Route 201.

The event is designed to involve children and parents in a day of activities in an effort to raise funds to support programs. The nonprofit organization provides services to 80 low-income special needs children and adults each week.

The center needs volunteers to help with distributing posters, soliciting prize donations, gathering crafts materials as well as people to help coordinate activities on the day of the event. For information, call Director Barbara Doughty at 729-0168.


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