AUBURN – A special meeting of Ancient Brothers 178, AF and AM, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner St., to confer the Fellow Craft Degree. The meeting will be preceded by a supper at 6:30 p.m. All Masons are welcome.

Memorial service

AUBURN – Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 16, at the Odd Fellows Hall, 50 Elm St., for snacks and a social hour preceding a regular meeting at 7. The lodge chaplain, Priscilla Campbell, will conduct a memorial service for the members the lodge has lost by death in the past year.

The Living Legacy program of the Sovereign Grand Lodge and International Association of Rebekah Assemblies is being stressed in Maine during May. The slogan is “Plant a Tree for One Who Comes After Me.” The program was adopted in the early 1990s.

Many lodges in Maine have donated to the “Nature Path Fund” at the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Home of Maine in Auburn and are encouraged to continue to make donations. The staff will purchase appropriate shrubs and plants to add to the grounds. Also, individual Rebekahs and Odd Fellows who plant a tree or shrub will be recognized by the Sovereign Grand Lodge and International Association of Rebekah Assemblies.

Go To Church Sunday for all Rebekahs in Maine will be Sunday, May 22. District Deputy President Sally Fournier of Mechanic Falls has invited all the Rebekahs in her district to gather at the Minot Corner Methodist Church at 9:40 a.m. to attend church as a group.

Seniors to meet

AUBURN – First Auburn Seniors will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Hasty Community Center, Pettengill Park. A memorial service will be held with Lucy Cowles in charge. If time permits after a bag lunch, bingo will be played.

The club celebrated its 42nd anniversary at Martindale Country Club on May 4. Past presidents attending were Audrey Fleming, Lucy Cowles, Joyce Poole, Roger Briggs, William Redmun and Nelson Edwards, who were introduced along with guest Jan Biron from the Auburn Parks and Recreation Dept.

Club treasurer Gerry Brushwein presented Lucy Cowles with and orchid corsage and a monetary gift to thank and honor her for her services during the past several year.

Pot of gold winners were Jean Moody, Pat Edwards, Ralph Lashua, Marilyn Redmun, Frances Wentworth, Joan Cyr, Clare Haskell, Dodi Juneau and Blanche Welch.

Following the buffet dinner, a musical program was presented by Kathy Haley and Phil House.

Democrat meeting

AUGUSTA – The Kennebec County Democrats will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at City Hall. All registered Democrats are welcome. For more information, contact Rita Moran at 377-3967 (days) or [email protected]

Cantata set

AUBURN – The Wesleyan Singers of the United Methodist Church of Auburn will present a cantata, “Songs of Freedom and Faith,” celebrating the nation at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, and 10 a.m. Sunday May 22, at the church, 439 Park Ave.

The cantata, by Randy Vader and Jay Rouse will include pieces such as “God of Our Fathers” and “A Candle in the Darkness” performed by the Wesleyan Singers and guest soloists Tom Riechard and Melissa Sundel, members of the Androscoggin Chorale.

Caroline Young, a longtime member of the Wesleyan Singers and USM student, will sing a solo and there will be patriotic pieces performed by smaller ensembles. Donations will be welcome.

Plummer to speak

AUBURN – The Androscoggin Historical Society will hold the annual dinner and final program in the lecture series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at the High Street Congregational Church.

The topic will be “Solon Chase, Them Steers and the Greenback Party,” presented by Charles W. Plummer. The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Deadline for dinner reservations of $9 a person is Friday, May 20.

The meeting is free (except for the dinner), open to the public and wheelchair accessible.

Knitting group

AUBURN – A new knitting group has been formed in Lewiston-Auburn. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Details are available at

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