LEWISTON – An informational session titled “Filling in the Pieces” will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 5 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the B Street Community Center, Bates and Birch streets. The session will focus on the Lewiston Housing Authority’s Asset Building Program. A second session will be repeated on May 26.

Bates speaker

LEWISTON – Bates College, one of the Great Falls Forum partners, has invited Juan Williams, one of America’s leading journalists and senior correspondent for Morning Edition to speak on The Legacy of Brown vs. the Board of Education. The program will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 12, in the Bates College Chapel.

Williams is also the author of the biography Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary and Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965 as well as other books.

Post to elect

LISBON – Coombs Mountfort Post 158, American Legion, and Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the post. Election of officers for the coming year will be held.

Poet to read

AUBURN – Central Maine Community College will celebrate National Poetry Month, as well as Community College Month, with a reading by nationally-known poet Wes McNair at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in the newly renovated and expanded Dining Commons. The free reading is open to the public.

McNair recently retired from the University of Maine at Farmington, where he directed the creative writing program and received the Distinguished Faculty Award and the Libra Professorship. He has authored or edited 13 books of poetry, fiction and nonfiction, is a recipient of Fulbright and Guggenheim fellowships and has received many prizes for his work.

For more information, call the college at 755-5275 or 800/891-2002.

Bridge play

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Duplicate Bridge Club met on April 19 at the Multi-Purpose Center. Winners in Flight A were: first, Martine Begert and Rosemarie Goodwin; second, Mary Leahey and Lucille Theriault; third, Maude Abbott and Claire Lyons; fourth, David Lock and Patricia Garcia; tied at fifth, Alberta Turner and Helen Little with Richard Balian and Anna Vitiello.

Flight B winners were: first, Maude Abbott and Claire Lyons; second, Alberta Turner and Helen Little; third, George Bernstein and Peter Dickson.

Flight C winners were: first, George Bernstein and Peter Dickson; second, Doug and Betty Sise. Another game will be played at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Multi-Purpose Center. A partner is guaranteed.

The club also met on April 20 at Schooner Estates in Auburn. Winners in Flight A were: first, Mary Leahey and Patricia Quinn; second, Lucille Bilodeau and Alberta Turner; third, Tom Dahlberg and David Wallace; fourth, Richard Balian and Lucille Theriault. Winners in Flight B were Lucille Bilodeau and Alberta Turner.

Another game will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Schooner Estates. For more information and/or a partner, call Lucille Theriault at 783-0431.

Seniors to meet

AUBURN – Robin Dow Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, at Alden M. Gayton Post 31, 425 Washington St. A bag lunch will be held followed by bingo.

President Dorothy Larrabee conducted a recent meeting when Bernice Mushlit was welcomed as a new member. Chairwoman Evelyn Sawin said the bus will be leaving at 8:45 a.m. June 10 from Post 31 for Foster’s Clam/Lobster Bake. Cost is $45 and is open to non members. If interested, call Lee Koss at 783-6398 or Sawin at 998-4577.

Plans include a Memorial Day service in May for deceased members with Lucy Cowles in charge, a food sale in June and a picnic on July 22. Attendance prize winners were Roger Briggs and Elsie Whitney; pot-of-gold, Roger Briggs, Hope Telow and Kay Hewison.

Grange night

AUBURN – Members of Danville Junction Grange 65 will observe CWA Night on Thursday, April 28, with a 6 p.m. supper. The Committee on Women’s Activities, chaired by Joyce Poole, has planned the program.

Guest officers will fill the chairs at the business meeting, which will begin at 7 p.m. Barbara Driscoll of Excelsior Grange will entertain at the piano. All members and guests are welcome.

Environmental talk

LEWISTON – Naomi Schalit, executive director of the conservation organization Maine Rivers, will discuss her beliefs about environmental activism at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in Skelton Lounge, Chase Hall, 56 Campus Ave., Bates College.

Sponsored by the Program in Environmental Studies and the Environmental Coalition, the event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Bates concierge between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 786-6255.

Schalit will discuss the work of Maine Rivers, the organization’s involvement with the creation of the Androscoggin River Alliance, and her beliefs about the nature of activism.

Home applications

AUBURN – Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity is accepting applications from families or individuals living in Androscoggin County who are unable to acquire a mortgage loan for a home because of low income. A home will be built in Lewiston for the next family.

For more information, call 786-2598. Applications must be returned to Androscoggin Habitat for Humanity no later than May 31.


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