AUBURN – Bobby Morissette, owner and instructor of Xtreme Studios of Self Defense in Sabattus, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Androscoggin Network Builders, a local chapter of Business Network International, on Tuesday, April 26.

Morissette will discuss the myths about martial arts training, the fitness and wellness benefits of martial arts and the various child and adult programs offered at his studio.

Meetings are held every Tuesday from 7 to 8:30 a.m. at the Good Shepherd FoodBank at 3121 Hotel Road. People who wish to attend are asked to contact Jaime at 784-5739 for more information.

Parenting teens

LISBON – Active Parenting of Teens, a six-week program, will help parents learn strategies for dealing with teen issues. The class will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, April 27 to June 1, at Lisbon Community School. To register, call Advocates for Children at 783-3990.

Cemetery meeting

AUBURN – The directors of the North Auburn Cemetery Association will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 30.


BOWDOIN – The Bowdoin Historical Society will observe “Who Were Our Grandparents Day” when it meets for a 5:30 p.m. potluck meal on Sunday, May 1, at the FHC Inc. on Main Street. Everyone is invited to come and share funny or touching memories of grandparents. For more information, call John Lambert at 666-3362 or Patrice Mathieu at 353-5193.

Fashions shown

LEWISTON – With proceeds benefiting Classy Lady Boutique, more than $2,100 was raised March 16 with “Classy Lady, The L/A Collection – A Spring Fashion Extravaganza.” The fund-raiser featured a mini-theater to demonstrate its mission to help women entering or re-entering the workforce displaying proper and improper interviewing skills. In addition, Classy Ladies from the Lewiston/Auburn area modeled.

Elaine Roop hosted the show while Ernie Gagne pumped up the crowd up with upbeat music.

Volunteers of Classy Lady Inc. serve women entering or re-entering the work force gain the necessary skills and confidence to obtain the next step in their employment goal.

They provide image consultation, as well as the sale of gently used business attire from the retail store at 165 Lisbon St.

For more information about volunteering or making a financial contribution, e-mail [email protected] or call Jennifer Williams at 333-0091. Also, see Classy Lady online at

Church secretaries

MECHANIC FALLS – A daylong seminar for church secretaries will be held at the 14 North Main St. offices of Life Matters in Mechanic Falls, on National Office Professionals Day, Wednesday, April 27, according to seminar leader, Marylin Newell.

The seminar will focus on three challenges faced by many church secretaries, organizing work, time management and using Internet resources, and will run from 8:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration fee is $25 and includes continental breakfast and lunch.

Advanced registration is required. For more information, contact Life Matters at 345-2511.

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