La Rencontre

LEWISTON – La Rencontre will meet today, at the Franco-American Heritage Center. The featured artist will be Erica Brown, a young local fiddler.

Brown picked up the violin at the age of 6 and began a career as a fiddler. At age 22, Brown has 13 years of professional performances to her credit, three CDs released under her name and her own band, Erica Brown and the Bluegrass Connection. Brown is passing her musical heritage on to a number of students.

The meal will be chicken pot pies and the cost for the two-hour event is $6.50. The meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by the musical program.

Everyone is invited to attend, and reservations must be made by calling Claudette at 786-6936 or the center at 783-1585.

Lodge supper

AUBURN – Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs Home activities room, 85 Caron Lane. A potluck supper will be served before the meeting at 7.

Members wll hear the report of the Rebekah Assembly delegate, Mercena Abrams. Newly appointed District 3 Deputy President Esther A. Tucker will bring the program of the new assembly president, Helen Witham of Oakland. She will, with the help of her deputy marshal, Priscilla Campbell, install any 2006-2007 officers who missed the installation of officers on Oct. 10.


AUBURN – Expectant women and breastfeeding mothers are invited to the La Leche League meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at 102 Bennett Ave. Babies are always welcome.

This month’s discussion, “Breastfeeding:, Avoiding and Overcoming Difficulties,” will focus on concerns about preparing to nurse baby at birth and adjusting to babies’ changing needs. All concerns about breastfeeding are welcome for discussion.

For breastfeeding help or directions to the meeting, call the La Leche League leader at 782-6645.

Vigil meeting

LISBON – The Maine Vietnam Veterans Vigil Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the VFW Post 9459, Route 196.

Agenda items will include an update on POWs/MIAs missing from all wars. Members will discuss fundraisers and participation in Veterans Day ceremonies. For more information, call 353-2152. Anyone can attend and join the committee.

Club Richelieu

AUBURN – The local chapter of Club Richelieu International will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at Rolandeau’s Restaurant, 775 Washington St. North. President R. Daniel Isabel expects a still-unconfirmed speaker.

Alumni speaker

LEWISTON – The CMGH-CMMC School of Nursing Alumni Association will meet on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the School of Nursing, 70 Middle St. There will be a potluck supper and business meeting for members from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

At 7:30 the meeting will be open to the public. Margaret Ross, RN, BS, a volunteer community Medicare advocate with SeniorsPlus, will be the guest speaker. Her topic will be “Medicare Updates – 2007.” For more information, call 783-4322.

Club dance

PARIS – The Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club will have its monthly dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street.

George McGibbon will call mainstream and plus for the square dancing. Mark Ward will cue the round dancing. Refreshments will be served at intermission.

Nondancers are welcome. For more information, call Sue Corning, Paris, 743-7176, or Eleanor Herrick, Auburn, 782-4050.

Craft fair

GRAY – The Russell School holiday craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Gray-New Gloucester High School.

There will be hot food and sandwiches available for purchase, and baked goods for dessert. There will also be a children’s craft table, where kids can make a creation of their own and take it home. FMI, call Connie in the office at 657-4929 or e-mail Sheila at [email protected]

Bridge results

LEWISTON – The Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on Oct. 31 were: first, Lorry and Fred Letourneau; second, Alberta Turner and Rosemarie Goodwin; third, Jan Arey and Nancy Lindgren; fourth, Pat Smith and Shirley West; fifth, Helen Little and Anita Perrier, first in B and first in C; sixth, Claire Lyons and Sue Kaluzynski, second in B.

Winners at Schooner Estates in Auburn on Nov. 1 were: first, Jeanine Kivus and Fred Letourneau; second, Les Buzzell and John Hackett; third, Carolyn Robertson and Rosemarie Goodwin; fourth, Patricia and Mike Quinn; first in B, Betty and Doug Sise.

Games are played at 9 a.m. every Tuesday and at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday, and a partner is guaranteed.

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