Rotary meeting

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Rotary Club will meet at noon Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Ramada Inn. State Sen. Peter Mills will speak on education and tax policies. Anyone wishing to attend to hear the speaker or to learn more about Rotary is welcome. The buffet luncheons are $8 a person.

AARP speaker

LEWISTON – The Androscoggin Chapter, AARP, will meet at the Multi-Purpose Center Seniors Room at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.

The speaker will be Sister Lucille Fournier, a Dominican nun. Her topic will be “Loaves and Fishes,” a program dedicated to helping the poor. She has been the director for 10 years. They have a food pantry, clothes closet and, in some instances, are able to provide financial assistance.

The board of directors will meet at 12:30 p.m. Attendance and pot of gold drawings will be held after the program followed by refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Book discussion

AUBURN – The Auburn Public Library, located at the Auburn Mall, will start its second program of its 2006 book discussion series at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28. This month’s discussion will be on “Peace Like a River” by Leif Enger. Snow date is March 1.

The book tells the story of family loyalty and faith set in the Midwest of the 1960s. Ruben Land’s father, Jeremiah, had a wife, baby and promising medical career, but a near death experience led to him to forsake his career to take a different path, one infused with the miracle of faith.

In time, his wife abandons him and his children, leaving Jeremiah to raise his children alone. They live modest but happy lives until the night that 16-year-old Davy kills two teenagers and goes on the lam. Looking back as an adult, Ruben Land, Davy’s younger brother, tells the story of how, as an 11-year-boy, he sets out with his family on an odyssey to find his brother before federal officials find him.

Call the library at 782-3191 to request a copy of the book.

Athletes reception

LISBON FALLS – The Lisbon High School Boosters Club will present a community reception for its cross country three-time state champions, Class C football state champions and wrestling state champions at a potluck dinner at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, at the school gym.

Cost is $6 for adults: $4, age 10 and under and senior citizens; $20, family of four or more. Appropriate attire is required. Tickets are available at the school office. All are welcome.

posters available

PORTLAND – With National Nutrition Month just around the corner, the University of Maine Cooperative Extension in Cumberland County is offering a free two-sided poster of MyPyramid for Kids to local educators to use when teaching children about the new USDA resource.

One side of the poster, for younger children, highlights a simplified MyPyramid for Kids graphic. The other side, for advanced elementary students, features the MyPyramid for Kids graphic and healthy eating and physical activity messages.

To receive a free poster, call Lois Elwell at 1-800-287-1471 or 780-4205 or e-mail [email protected]

Bridge results

NEW GLOUCESTER – The New Gloucester Bridge Club met Feb. 19 at the Masonic Building when a Howell movement was played.

Finishing first in Flight A were Flo and Paul Ludwig; second, Carlene and Bill Hewett; third, Fred Fosnacht and Les Buzzell; Flight B, first, Linda Leotsakos and Pat Schlegel; second, Sharon Hickey and Carleton Hiscock.

A game will be held Sunday, Feb. 26. All bridge players are welcome. For information, call Les Buzzell at 783-4153.

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