BUCKFIELD – The Lewiston Chapter of Compassionate Friends will hold a candle-lighting ceremony at 6:45 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, in memory of children who have died. A a short program will take place at the Buckfield Community Church.

Coffee and light refreshments will follow. A memory table will be available for photographs of children and siblings.

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting is held every year on the second Sunday in December at 7 p.m. local time for one hour in each time zone around the globe – a 24-hour remembrance of all children who have died.

For more information, call Belinda at 336-2781 or e-mail [email protected]

Seniors meeting

AUBURN – The First Auburn Senior Citizens will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the Hasty Community Center. The board of directors will meet at 10 a.m. Members should bring their bag lunch and cup. Bingo will be played after lunch.

Tickets will be on sale for Christmas dinner at the Martindale Country Club. The price is $6. It is the last meeting to buy tickets.

The club had a Thanksgiving dinner at Martindale on Nov. 16. Pot of gold winners were Norma Lagrange, Jean Corriveau, Thelma Scanlon, Roy Tassinari and Roger Briggs. Mary Murphy Dubois entertained after lunch, singing and playing her keyboard.

Seniors dinner

MONMOUTH – Members of the Golden Age Club have decided to hold a Christmas dinner and party at the usual meeting place in the Packard Activity Center. A turkey dinner will be served at noon Wednesday, Dec. 7, with exchange of gifts to follow.

In past years club members have traveled out of town to various restaurants, but mass transportation is no longer available. Therefore, Wes and Bertha Johnson have volunteered to deep-fry turkeys and bring them to the dining area where they will be carved and served. Other members will bring all the fixings, such as potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce, stuffing, rolls and desserts.

Anyone wishing to attend should call secretary Marilyn Perry at 933-4279 for reservations and what might be needed to fill out the menu.


AUBURN – All pregnant women and nursing mothers are welcome to attend the next La Leche League meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at 102 Bennett Ave. Babies are welcome.

All concerns about breastfeeding are welcome for discussion in addition to the scheduled topic, “Breastfeeding: The Mother-Baby Relationship and the Weaning Process,” which will focus on introducing solid foods to the breastfed baby, mom’s diet while nursing and what to expect while baby weans.

Discussion will also include surviving the holidays with a new baby. For more information or breastfeeding help, call the La Leche League leader at 782-6645.

Bridge winners

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Social Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on Nov. 28 were: N/S, first, Lucille Bilodeau and Luke Merry; second, first in B and C, Joan Bergeron and Jeanne Plourde; third, Dick Allen and Pete Cummings; fourth, Paul Beegel and Rosemarie Goodwin; tied second/third in B, Cynthia Bonsey and Janice Wolfe with Eileen Potvin and Della Starbird; fourth in B, Claire Tewhey and Charles Bartlett.

Games are played at 9 a.m. Mondays, a mini-lesson is given, and a partner is guaranteed. Call Rosemarie at 783-1734 for information about all bridge games.

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