AUBURN – Ashlar Lodge 105, AF and AM, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Auburn Masonic Temple, 1021 Turner St. Refreshments will follow. For more information, contact Steve Peterson at 777-1728.


AUBURN – Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 18, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 50 Elm St., for a social hour preceding the 7 p.m. meeting. Ice cream and cake will be provided by Diane Treacy and Mildred Bates to honor veteran members and past noble grands. The 185th anniversary of Odd Fellowship will be observed.

Seniors trips

AUBURN – First Auburn Seniors will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Hasty Community Center, Pettengill Park. Non-residents are invited to join the club on payment of $5 dues.

Members having bought tickets by April 13 will have a lasagna meal followed by bingo and should take their cups and table utensils. Payment of $70 will be due for the May 19 Country Jubilee trip to Luciano’s on Lake Pearl, Wrentham, Mass.

Tickets will be on sale for the anniversary buffet meal at Martindale Country Club on Wednesday, May 4. Cost is $6 and, if possible, bring the correct amount for payment.

At the April 6 meeting, new members joining were Ellie Rolerson, Rita Gagnon, Jean Corriveau, Florence Doe, Thelma Lever and George Remillard.

Joyce Poole announced additional trips to Venezia Waterfront Restaurant, Boston, on Friday, July 15, $63, and to Waterville Valley, N.H., on June 27 and 28 at a cost of $155 dbl. For reservations or information call Poole at 784-3429 or Doris Michael at 782-6962.

Attendance winners were Rita Gagnon and Don Fyfe; pot of gold, Wallace Dixon, Felix Yurkston and Kaye DeBurra. A food auction was held with Roy Tassanari as auctioneer, assisted by Pat Edwards, Guy Donohue, Bill Redman, Andre Giasson, Gerry Timberlake, Jim Lutz and Buzz Edwards.

Dog classes

AUBURN – Great Falls Dog Obedience Club will start another six-week obedience class Wednesday, April 20, in Auburn. Beginners will meet at 6:30 and advanced at 7:30. To register, call the club’s trainer, Diane Harrington, at 784-7578. Puppies must be at least 3 1/2 months old.

Credit courses

LEWISTON – April 18 to 23 is National Credit Education Week, and Maine Center for Financial Education and Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Maine is helping to educate consumers about getting back to the basics of good credit through 15 programs in schools during April and two financial seminars.

“Understanding Money and Credit” will be available for adults from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the B-Street Community Center. CCCS will offer the class again at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the community center.

Interested participants should call 828-5540, ext. 107, to RSVP or obtain more information. To learn more, visit

Society speaker

AUBURN – The Androscoggin Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the County Building, 2 Turner St.

Gary Libby will discuss “The Chinese in Maine.” The meeting will be on the third floor of the County Building. The meeting is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Those wishing more information should call 784-0586 or visit

Blood drive

GREENE – The Greene Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will sponsor a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Greene Volunteer Fire Department.

Donors will receive homemade chicken soup, pizza and homebaked goodies. Donors will also be entered into a drawing for prizes.

People are encouraged to sign up beforehand in order to save themselves time. The goal is to collect 50 pints of blood. For more information or to sign up, call Brenda Theriault at 946-5750.

Bates speakers

LEWISTON – Five honorary degree recipients will speak at the 139th commencement at Bates College on Monday, May 30, President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced.

They are composer Thomas Jefferson “T.J.” Anderson, theoretical biologist Lynn Margulis, entrepreneur and engineer Paul Soros and his wife, Daisy M. Soros, and NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams.

The 10 a.m. commencement ceremony takes place on the historic quad in front of Coram Library.

Registration set

POLAND – Poland Community School announces kindergarten preregistration. If a child is 5 years old or will be by Oct. 15, it is time to preregister them for kindergarten. Call the school at 998-4915 to make an appointment. The school offers a full-day kindergarten program.

Screenings slated

GREENE – Kindergarten screening for Greene Central School will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3. If a child turns 5 on or before Oct. 15, parents should contact the school at 946-5681 if not preregistered. The following documents are required at the time of registration: official birth certificate (with sate seal), immunization records and a copy of a divorce decree (if applicable).

Bridge play

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Duplicate Bridge Club met on April 12 at the Multi-Purpose Center. Winners in Flight A were: first, David Lock and Patricia Garcia; second, Doug and Betty Sise; third, Paul Sherman and Nancy Lindgren; fourth, Charles Bartlett and Jeanine Kivus.

Flight B winners were: first, Doug and Betty Sise; second, Roger Briggs and Lucille Bilodeau. Another game will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 19, at the center. A partner is guaranteed.

The club also met on April 13 at Schooner Estates in Auburn. Winners were: first, Sharon Hinckley and Lucille Theriault; second, David Lock and Martine Begert; third, Paul Barber and Luke Merry.

Another game will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, at Schooner Estates. For more information and/or a partner, call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431.

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