Valentine dance

PARIS – The Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club will hold its Valentine sweetheart dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Oxford Hills Middle School, Pine Street, South Paris.

Chris Pinkham will call main stream and plus levels for the square dancing and Scott Williams will cue the round dancing. Refreshments will be served at intermission. Nondancers are welcome to watch at no charge.

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


AUBURN – Expectant women and breastfeeding mothers are invited to a La Leche League meeting at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 102 Bennett Ave. Babies are welcome.

This month’s discussion, “Great Beginnings: Establishing and Maintaining Breastfeeding,” will focus on preparing to nurse baby at birth and adjusting to babies’ changing needs as a family.

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.

DAR to meet

LEWISTON – Mary Dillingham Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Bates Mill L/A Museum on Canal Street.

Members should bring a bag lunch and $2 admission fee. Rachel Desgrosseilliers, museum director, will be the guest speaker. All prospective members are invited, and the Burnt Meadow Chapter members will be guests. Valentines are optional. Contact Bev Robbins, 577-0706, for more information.

DAR membership is open to any female, over the age of 18, who can prove direct blood lineage to a Revolutionary War Patriot or someone who gave aid to the cause of the Revolution. Members will help trace lineage.

OES meeting

MECHANIC FALLS – Dwinal Chapter 28, Order of the Eastern Star, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Masonic Hall, 474 South Main St. The chapter will honor 25- and 50-year members and will celebrate St. Valentine’s Day.

The chapter is still collecting items for the animal shelter and books for local elementary school libraries.

The meeting will be preceded by a 6:30 p.m. supper. It will be ‘Chowdah Night,’ and there will be two chowders provided. All members are invited.

MS speaker

LEWISTON – The MS Support Group and Caregivers will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave. Noreen Comeau, NP, MS specialist, will be the speaker. For more information, contact Andy Michaud at 784-7927 or Ron Pomerleau at 783-1863.

VFW agenda

LISBON – VFW Post 9459 and Auxiliary, Route 196, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20. All members are encouraged to attend and new members are welcome. Agenda items will include preparation for the Auxiliary’s 30th anniversary celebration.

Ideas for raising money for community projects and recruiting for new members will be discussed. For more information, call 353-5291 Wednesday through Friday after 4 p.m.

Toy Library event

LEWISTON – The Toy Library will feature Ed Gleason of South Worth Planetarium at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 19. The featured activity will be making a star-gazing guide, and the fee is $2. February will consist of various space-oriented events such as color pages. For more information, call 782-1112.

Historical program

LEWISTON – The Lewiston Historical Commission will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in the second-floor meeting room at the Lewiston Public Library. The program will included identifying photographs of hockey players from the 1949 Bates Mill hockey team. Anyone interested in the history of the Bates Mill team is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact 782-8224 or [email protected]

Adult Ed classes

LEWISTON – Lewiston Adult Education will offer a four-week class, “eBay Essentials,” which will begin Tuesday, Feb. 27. The class is designed for those with basic computer experience who would like an introduction to buying and selling products on eBay.

The facilitator will be David Projansky, and the class will be held in the Lewiston Adult Ed Computer Lab on the second floor of the B Street Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. The registration fee is $30 for Lewiston residents and $35 for nonresidents. There is a $10 lab fee for all participants.

Lewiston Adult Ed has a number of classes scheduled to start within the next few days, including knitting, medical billing, medical coding, “Portraying a Positive Attitude,” “Sharing Your Stories – Storytelling”and “Water Features for Your Home.”

For more information or to register, contact Lewiston Adult Education at 795-4141 or visit the Web at

Adoption meeting

BATH – A support group for people whose lives are touched by adoption, including adult adoptees, adoptive parents, birth parents, grandparents, siblings, spouses and partners, will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, at Mae’s Cafe and Bakery, 160 Centre St.

Dialogue will include the impact of secrecy on personal lives, families and communities as required by current adoption law. It will include the issues of search and reunion. For more information, call Martha W. Hulbert at 443-9876.

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