Classes starting

LEWISTON – Lewiston Adult Education staff reminds residents there are many more classes starting throughout the next few months. For example, starting the week of Feb. 6 are “Saving for College,” “Starting Your Small Business,” “Soil Management” and “Refund Your Way to Free Stuff.”

On Monday, Feb. 13, participants will make “Sweets for Your Sweetheart,” creating handmade chocolates.

“Personal Financial Planning” will run starting Feb. 28. “Intermediate Adobe Photoshop” has been postponed to start Feb. 27. Find courses listed in the catalogue or by visiting www.lewistonadulted.org. Call Lewiston Adult Education at 795-4141 for information or registration.

Distribution day

AUBURN – Auburn AC SERVE, a part of SERVE New England’s food and volunteer program, will hold Distribution Day from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Auburn Advent Christian Church, Whitney Street entrance.

Registrations for March also will be taken. New participants in the SERVE, formerly SHARE, program are welcome.

For more information, call Janet at 784-2164, check the Web at servenewengland.org or call toll free at 1-888-742-7363.

Sleigh rides

LISBON FALLS – Pejepscot Sno-Chiefs 13th annual “World’s Greatest Sleigh Rides” are planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, on Upper Main Street, assisted by the Farmers Draft Horse Club.

The event is a benefit event for the Pine Tree Society for Handicapped Children and Adults. In 12 years, the event has raised more than $31,000 for Pine Tree.

Snowmobile rides will also be provided. Sleigh ride donations are adults, $3; children, $2. There will be hot homemade doughnuts, hot dogs, coffee, cocoa, soda and chips available.

Babysitter course

LEWISTON – The YWCA of Central Maine will be offering an American Red Cross babysitter’s training course during February school vacation.

The course will provide individuals, ages 11 to 15, with the information and skills necessary to provide safe and responsible care for children in the absence of parents or adult guardians. The training will help participants develop skills in leadership and professionalism, basic care, safety and safe play and first aid.

The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 21, 22 and 23. The cost is $50 for YWCA members and $70 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, call or stop by the YWCA, 130 East Ave., 795-4050.

Society speaker

AUBURN – The Androscoggin Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Androscoggin County Building when professor David Wagner will discuss “The Poorhouse.” The meeting is free, open to the public and wheelchair accessible.


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