Martel meeting

LEWISTON – The Martel Chapter, Association Canado-Americaine, will meet at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in the Social Hall of Frye School Retirement Residence, 140 Ash St., rear entrance. An optional noon meal will be offered to all active members prior to the meeting. President Gilberte Baril will present the year’s list of activities.

Lodge degree

AUBURN – Ashlar Lodge 105, AF and AM, will work the Master Mason Degree on Monday, Jan. 9, at the Auburn Masonic Temple, 1021 Turner St. There will be a 6:30 p.m. supper followed by the work of the evening at 7:30. All Master Masons are welcome. For more information, contact Steve Peterson at 777-1728.

Club to meet

AUBURN – The Auburn-Lewiston Art and Literature Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Woman’s Literary Union, 19 Elm St. Hostess Phyllis Mixer will be assisted by Phyllis Splain, Toni Ramsey and Dot Jenkins. The program will be on Edna St. Vincent Millay with group participation. Helen Archambeau will give a reading.


Quit smoking

LEWISTON – New Year’s Eve brings an opportunity to consider changes people want to make for the upcoming year. Quitting tobacco is one of America’s top 10 resolutions along with losing weight, saving money and spending more time with family.

Those who would like to quit using tobacco should call Healthy Androscoggin at 795-5990 by Monday, Jan. 9, to enter into its Quit and Win program. Participants who register then and quit between Jan. 16 and Feb. 20 will be entered into a drawing for $100, $250 and $500 and other great prizes. To register, call 795-5990 or visit

Free classes

NEW GLOUCESTER – There will be free introductions to yoga, tai chi, traveling dance and Bones for Life starting Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Fiddlehead Center for the Arts

Through the use of gentle yoga (no prior experience necessary), the relaxed movements of tai chi and the restorative movements of Bones for Life, participants will walk away with tools, practices and concrete plans for living busy lives with greater peace, focus and balance.

The free classes will be offered to all as follows: yoga, Tuesdays, Jan. 10 and 17, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.; tai chi, Wednesdays, Jan. 11 and 18, from 6 to 7 p.m.; and Bones for Life, Tuesday, Jan. 17, from noon to 1 p.m. To register for a free trial, call 688-2244.

Richelieu session

AUBURN – The local chapter of Club Richelieu International will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Rolandeau’s Restaurant, 775 Washington St. North. President Guy Pelletier will reveal the year’s planned activities. Members are asked to attend.



AUBURN – The Androscoggin County Firefighters Association will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the Auburn Fire Station.

Alpha course

LEWISTON – The Vineyard Church will offer Alpha, a 10-week course exploring the relevance of the Christian faith to life today, starting Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Alpha is a practical introduction to the basics of Christianity. All are welcome. Dinner will be served and child care will be provided. The class will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 9 Foss Road, off Route 196. For more information or to register, call 784-9500. The class is free.

Bank aids SeniorsPlus

LEWISTON – The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation has announced that it recently awarded a grant of $2,500 to SeniorsPlus. The funding will help support the purchase of a new Meals on Wheels truck. The vehicle was totaled in an accident in late fall.

The bank, founded in 1852, is in its 153rd year and operates from 45 locations throughout Maine and on the Web at

Bridge results

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on Jan. 3 were: first, Patricia Garcia and David Lock; second, Luke Merry and Mike Quinn; third, Dick Allen and Pete Cummings; fourth, Martine Begert and Fred Letourneau; first in B, Nancy Farmer and Claire Lyons; second in B, Linda Leotsakos and Pat Schlegel.

Winners at Schooner Estates in Auburn on Jan. 4 were: first, Lil Cohen and Rosemarie Goodwin; second/third tie, Katie Love and Don Smith with Tom Dahlberg and David Wallace; fourth, Luke Merry and Paul Barber; second in B, Patricia and Mike Quinn.

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

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