Rotary speaker

LEWISTON – Members of the Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club will learn more about the Lewiston Public Library and its future plans from Rick Speer and Jan Phillips when they meet at noon Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Ramada Inn. Anyone wishing to attend to hear the speaker or to learn more about Rotary is welcome. Weekly buffet luncheons are $8 a person.

UCT meeting

AUBURN – Twin City Council 160, United Commercial Travelers of America, will meet at the Odd Fellow’s Hall on Elm Street on Saturday, Sept. 10. The business meeting will start at 5 p.m. followed by a spaghetti supper at 6. All members and guests are invited.

Officers elected

AUBURN – The Auburn-Lewiston Art and Literature Club held its annual luncheon and meeting recently. The following officers were elected: president, Mrs. Raymond Gagne; vice president, Claire Anctil; secretary, Mrs. Robert Small; treasurer, Marguerite Powers, Mrs. Wilfred Godin; Floral and Mrs. Wilfred Godin; and publicity, Louise Twaddle.

Seniors change

AUBURN – The First Auburn Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Alden M. Gayton Post 31, American Legion, 426 Washington St., instead of the usual meeting place at Hasty Memorial Armory. The board of directors will meet at 10 a.m. Tickets will be on sale for $3 for a fried chicken luncheon, Sept. 21. There will be no raffle table.

Amy MacMillan, Medicare D specialist, SeniorsPlus, will discuss the new prescription drug coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2006, under Medicare. She will be joined by Susan Goulet, SeniorsPlus marketing and development director, who will speak on “Aging Well and Living Well,” a program to be presented Thursday, Sept. 29, at Poland Spring Inn. The program will include classes on the subject, fun activities and a luncheon buffet.

Following this, time permitting, bingo will be played.


LISBON FALLS – The Lisbon Area Widow Fellowship will meet on Monday, Sept. 12, at the Lisbon United Methodist Church, School Street. The gathering begins at 11:30 a.m. followed at noon with a potluck lunch. All interested widows in the area are invited.

Need volunteers

LEWISTON – Sept. 8 through Oct 8 is Maine Literacy Month. During that time, the 14 Literacy Volunteers affiliates across the state will work hard to bring in volunteers needed to help illiterate adults and families in their communities. The theme for this year’s effort is “Teach, Mentor, Care.”

Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin has a large waiting list of individuals and families who need help with reading, writing, basic math and English conversation. Anyone age 21 or older who has a 12th-grade reading level, flexibility, patience and creativity can be an effective tutor.

Volunteers are needed in all five program areas: basic literacy, prison literacy, family literacy, English conversation and English for speakers of other languages. The next 12-hour tutor training workshop will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct 15 and 22.

If these dates don’t work, the staff trains four times a year and can schedule another workshop. For more information, call 754-1772.

Chapter meeting

LEWISTON – The Dr. Paul Fortier Chapter 52, Association Canado-Americaine, will gather at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Senior Citizens Room of the Multi-Purpose Center.

Members will report on their excursion to the Franco-American Festival in Waterville on Sept. 11, as well as plans to attend the ACA’s annual International Fraternal Gathering in Burlington, Vt., at the end of the month, where chapters on both sides of the border will share food, music, dancing and socializing.

More information on the Association Canado-Americaine and its activities is available by calling Chapter 52 Vice President Gerard Legare at 783-0606.

Legion meeting

AUBURN – Alden M. Gayton Post 31, American Legion, will meet on Monday, Sept. 12, at the post home, 426 Washington St.

A social time will be held from 5:30 to 6 p.m. followed by a roast pork dinner at 6 p.m. A brief post meeting at 7 p.m. will be followed by Girls State, Boys State and baseball team achievement award and a scholarship award. For more information, call Bob St. Pierre at 783-2340.

Club tour

AUBURN – The Woman’s Literary Union Garden Club will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the East Avenue entrance of the Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary. Susan Hayward will lead a tour of meadow wildflowers.

Participants should wear walking shoes. Guests are welcome.

Shaker events

NEW GLOUCESTER – The annual meeting of the New Gloucester Historical Society will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, at the New Gloucester Meetinghouse.

The program on the New Gloucester Fairgrounds will be presented by Nancy Wilcox and Cliff Andrews. The historical diorama of the fairgrounds will be on view.

All members are invited.

The annual apple pie sale will be held starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Shaker Museum, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26. The pies are made by the members and friends of the society.

RCAM election

LEEDS – The 35th annual meeting of the Rural Community Action Ministry is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 19, at the office on 81 Church Hill Road beginning at 6:45 p.m. The regular business meeting will include election of a new slate of board members, and the public is invited to attend.

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