Madden to talk

LEWISTON – Sister Elizabeth Madden will present the second in a series of four teachings on Jesus present in the Holy Eucharist from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at Holy Cross Parish Hall, 1080 Lisbon St.

The title of the teaching, specially designed for the Christmas season, is ” 0 Come Let Us Adore – Just As We Are.”

Madden is a member of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, a contemplative non-cloistered Eucharistic community with spiritual ministries in the Catholic church. She has completed studies in theology, scripture and spirituality and is certified in Ignatian spirituality and direction. She is serving as vocation director for the U.S. Province of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament.

Light refreshments will be served starting at 10:30 a.m. and all are welcome.

Chapter Martel

AUBURN – Chapter Martel, Association Canado-Americaine, will hold its Christmas party/meal at noon Monday, Dec. 12, at Rolandeau’s Restaurant, 775 Washington St. North.

Country Christmas

WINDHAM – A Country Christmas Show will be presented by the Down East Country Music Association from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Lake Region Eagles Club, Route 302, North Windham.

There will be entertainment and Santa will visit. Those attending are asked to bring a hot dish/salad/rolls or dessert to share for the potluck lunch and a child’s gift, wrapped and marked with age and gender.

Admission is by donation. There will be 50/50 drawing and Chinese auction. For more information, call Jackie at 793-8884 or 793-4443.

Richelieu party

AUBURN – The local chapter of Club Richelieu International will have its holiday annual meeting/party at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Rolandeau’s Restaurant, 775 Washington St. North. R. Mario Gendron will preside over the traditional Chinese auction. Members are solicited to attend.

Awareness meet

LISBON – The Sexual Assault Crisis Center, along with the Lisbon Police Department and Department of Probation and Parole will conduct a presentation to promote community awareness from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Lisbon Community School cafeteria.

The meeting will include a DARE by Detective Bernie McAllister. There will be a discussion on how the Lisbon Police Department, Probation and Parole and SACC are involved in community notification of a sex offender. There will be representation from each agency.

The session is for the parents of students in grades five, six, seven and eight, not the students.

Needs volunteers

LEWISTON – The Abused Women’s Advocacy Project is accepting applications for part-time volunteer helpline advocates. Training will start in January.

Helpline advocates provide support, information and referral to callers on the 24/7 crisis line.

Shifts are eight hours and advocates can work from home (via pager) or from the shelter. Full training is provided and phone cards are available for long distance calls.

Training will be held from 5:30 to 8:45 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the AWAP Administrative Offices, Bates Mill Complex, 35 Canal St. (above Davinci’s Restaurant). For more information, call 795-6744, ext. 22, or e-mail at [email protected]

Fest a success

LEWISTON – St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center Festival of Lights on Dec. 1 was reported a huge success. The children cheered as Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by sleigh at his workshop inside the Lepage Conference Center. The night’s events brought in $930 for children’s behavioral programs at the hospital.

Those interested may continue to support the children’s programs by purchasing a paper light bulb at Shaw’s Supermarkets, Dunkin’ Donuts, Auburn Savings, Community Credit Union, United Kingfield Bank and TD Banknorth.

Collecting food

LISBON – Lisbon Community School is collecting food to provide holiday dinners for needy families. Students can bring in cans or boxes of nonperishable foods to their classrooms daily.

During this time of year, the food bank empties fast. Any items not used for the baskets will go to restock the food bank. The last day of collection will be Monday, Dec. 19.

Bridge play

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on Dec. 6 were: first, Jeanine Kivus and Luke Merry; tie, second/third, Nancy Lindgren and Les Buzzell with Martine Begert and Fred Letourneau; fourth, Patricia Garcia and David Lock; first in B, Nancy Farmer and Marta Clements; second in B, Allie Boyer and Charles Bartlett.

Winners at Schooner Estates of Auburn on Dec. 7 were: first, Les Buzzell and Misha Tomic; second, Mary Leahey and Fred Letourneau; third, Martine Begert and Patricia Garcia.

Games are played at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 7 p.m. Wednesdays. A partner is guaranteed. Call Rosemarie Goodwin at 783-1734 for information about all bridge games.

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