AUBURN – The Auburn-Lewiston Art and Literature Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Woman’s Literary Union, 19 Elm St. Hostesses will be Chairwoman Anne Kalwell, Betty Gacetta and Priscilla Hayes.

Kirsten Larson Turley, a docent at the Portland Museum of Art, will discuss “Portland Museum of Art from the Inside Out.”

Chapter Martel

LEWISTON – Chapter Martel, Association Canado-Americaine, will meet at 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 11, at Frye Hall Residence, 140 Ash St., rear entrance. An optional noon meal will held at Dudley’s, Ramada Inn. Members and guests are invited.

Y-Ettes to meet

LEWISTON – The Y-Ettes will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in the Wade Room, YWCA. Kim Finnerty, an instructor at the Y, will speak on REAL Fitness for seniors. Dot Larrabee and Adele Delmonico are in charge of refreshments. All Y members are invited to attend.

The annual card party will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 3. Tickets must be purchased and tables reserved no later than April 30 at the YWCA on East Avenue. For more information, call the YWCA at 795-4050.


LEEDS – The Androscoggin County Firefighters Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, at the Leeds Fire Station.


AUBURN – Expectant women and breastfeeding mothers are invited to a La Leche League meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 14, at 102 Bennett Ave. Babies are welcome.

This month’s meeting will include a discussion on “Breastfeeding, the Mother-Baby Relationship and the Weaning Process.” Mothers are offered support throughout their breastfeeding experience. All concerns about breastfeeding are welcome for discussion.

For more information or breastfeeding help, call the La Leche League leader at 782-6645.

VFW to elect

LISBON – VFW Post 9459 and Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the post home, Route 196. The House Committee will meet at 6 p.m. All members are invited to attend and new members are welcome. The agenda will include election of officers, support for the troops and future plans. Anyone wanting information should call 353-4879.


LEWISTON – St. Martin de Porres Residence for homeless men and women is holding a fund-raising raffle, with a drawing to be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the home, 23 Bartlett St. Cost is $2 a ticket or $10 for six tickets. The grand prize is $1,000. Anyone wanting tickets should call 786-4690.

Volunteers needed

GRAY – The Gray Region Citizen Corps database of disaster volunteers is inadequate to meet regional needs, according to its director, Mark D. Grover, Ph.D. “I’ve been disappointed in the response during the past two years. We’ve collected only 50 applications in a region of many thousands of citizens,” he said.

The corps concept has been to ask residents to fill out a short form describing what skills, interests or equipment they might be willing to contribute during a major regional disaster such as the ice storm of 1998 or the floods of 1987. The registration form is available in the lobby of the Gray Fire-Rescue Dispatch 24 hours a day and may be left there.

Grover also volunteers his free time to Gray Fire-Rescue, the American Red Cross and the Maine Wilderness K-9 Search and Rescue Team.

There are dozens of ways for volunteers to help in a disaster, such as delivering groceries to shut-ins, pet-sitting, traffic control, filling sandbags or working a backhoe.

They monthly seminars are generally held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in Stimson Hall.

School openings

SABATTUS – The Lil’ Raiders’ Preschool Program is accepting applications for 3- to 5-year-olds who would like to attend the program April 27 through May 27. If interested parents or other caregivers would like more information or an application, they should call 375-4940, ext. 133. Enrollment is limited to children who are toilet trained and want a positive experience interacting with other children in a high school setting. Activities will include a variety of hands-on opportunities for preschoolers.


MECHANIC FALLS – Children who will be 5 on or before Oct. 15 are eligible to enter kindergarten in September. Kindergarten registration/screening will be held May 26 and 27. Parents are requested to bring their child and their child’s birth certificate and immunization records with them on that day. Registration and screening will be by appointment only. Call the school at 345-3381 to make an appointment. Appointments should be made by May 17.

Bridge results

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Social Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on April 4 were: N/S, first, Luke Merry and Dick Allen; second, Anna Vitiello and Randy Silver; third, Claire Tewhey and Charles Bartlett.

E/W: first, Mimi Bell and Claire Lyons; second, Nancy Farmer and Marta Clements; third, Helen Little and Alberta Turner; fourth, Cynthia Bonsey and Janice Wolfe.

Games are played every Monday at 9 a.m., a mini-lesson is given, and a partner is guaranteed. Call Rosemarie Goodwin at 783-1734 for more information. An ACBL Charity Game will be played on Monday, April 11.

The Monday, April 18, game will be played at Schooner Estates, Stetson Road, Auburn.

The Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on April 5 were: first, Nancy Lindgren and Les Buzzell; second, Martine Begert and Fred Letourneau; third, Lucille Bilodeau and Roger Briggs; fourth, Dick Horne and Tom Rowe; fifth, Patricia Garcia and David Lock; first in B, Terry Gendron and Larry Fortier.

Winners at Schooner Estates in Auburn on April 6 were: first, Tom Dahlberg and David Wallace; second, Mary Leahey and Les Buzzell; third/fourth tie, Martine Begert and Pat Garcia with Jeanine Kivus and David Lock.

Games are played every week at 9 a.m. Tuesday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431 for more information or for a partner.

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