Hibernator meal

AUBURN – The Japan America Society of Maine will hold its annual Hibernators Awake potluck dinner at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Summer Street. Those attending are asked to bring an entrée, salad or dessert – JASM will provide the beverages.

After dinner, Lee Schneller of Lee Schneller Fine Gardens will give a presentation on “Japanese Gardens: The Meaning of Water.” For more information, visit www.maine-japan.org or Schneller’s Web site at www.leeschneller.com.

Benefit game

AUBURN – Auburn Youth Hockey is sponsoring a Coach’s Benefit Game for the Hemond Family Fund at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, March 17, at the Ingersol Arena, Pettengill Park. Mike Hemond of Minot is receiving treatment for a rare form of cancer.

There will be raffles and concessions. Donations may be sent to Auburn Youth Hockey, PO Box 1505, Auburn ME, 04211-1505 payable to Mike Hemond.

French film

LEWISTON – Association Canado-Americaine, through the joint efforts of its local chapters Fortier and Martel, will present a French film for members and guests to celebrate the week of the world Francophones.

The film, “Les Choristes,” will be aired at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Lepage Conference Center, 99 Campus Ave. It is about the life of a French teacher who finds employment in an undisciplined boys school and, through music, manages to win their confidence.

The presentation is offered free. The building is handicapped accessible and there is parking. For more information, call 783-6346.

VFW meeting

LEWISTON – Longley-Dionne VFW Post 9150 will meet at noon Sunday, March 18, at the Lewiston Lodge of Elks, 1675 Lisbon St. All officers and members are encouraged to attend.

Veterans who are eligible for membership and wish to join the VFW should attend or contact Armand Bussiere at 688-2291.

Lodge meeting

AUBURN – Liberty Rebekah Lodge 94 will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 19, at the meeting room of the Grand Lodge, IOOF, 80 Caron Lane. A celebration of the birth of Schuyler Colfax, who was born March 23, 1823, and was the founder of the Rebekah Degree, will take place.

The evening will have the theme of “Luck of the Irish.” Noble Grand Doreen Locke asks all to wear green, bring green food, Irish songs and jokes.

This month is designated Arthritis Month and a collection will be taken for the Arthritis Foundation. Through fundraisers internationally, the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs were able to forward over a half a million dollars in 2006. The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

School auction

POLAND – The Project Graduation Committee at Poland Regional High School has announced its eighth annual auction at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at the school.

A silent auction will open the evening from 5:30 to 6:30, with a live auction beginning at 6:30. Heating oil, a canoe, sports and theater tickets, golf packages, lawn and garden products and auto care packages will be auctioned. Food will be available.

All proceeds will go toward providing a chem-free graduation celebration for the Class of 2007. For more information or to donate an item to the auction, call 998-5400, ext. 165, or e-mail [email protected]

Benefit supper

TURNER – A benefit supper for Jerry Edwards and family to help with medical expenses related to recent surgery will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the BQMC Building, North Turner.

The menu will include spaghetti, lasagna, salad, rolls and desserts. It is being sponsored by family and friends of the Landslide Band. For more information and donations, call 225-6205, 224-7931 or 225-2372.

Supper reset

LEWISTON – Due to the Easter holiday, the Holy Cross Knights of Columbus Council 12652 bean supper, scheduled for Saturday, April 7, has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 14, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the church hall. Take-out will be available until 6:30. Cost will be $6 a person; $3, age 12. For more information, contact Dan Leclair at 240-3537.

Seniors lunch

AUBURN – The New Auburn Senior Citizens will host a beef stew lunch at noon Monday, March 21, in the St. Louis Church hall basement for members only. Cost is $3 and tickets must be purchased a week prior to the meal.

Members met on March 7 with President Virginia Levasseur presiding. “Happy Birthday” was sung to members observing a birthday during March. Small gifts were given.

Pot of gold winners were Mabel Poulin, Ralph Asselin, Kate Saucier and Lucienne Samson.

Trips are being held to Foxwoods every Tuesday of the month; Bangor Hollywood Casino, March 20, price $21, $2 bonus; Horizon Edge Casino Cruise, Lynn, Mass., $53 including bus, boat ride, buffet and entertainment; Atlantic City, May 21 through 24, $248, bonus $45, final cost $203; and Wildwood, N.J., Sept. 3 through 7, Atlantic City shows, whale watching, boat ride, $330.

A fundraiser will be held for St. Louis Church with only 500 tickets sold. First prize will be $10,000; second and third, $3,500; fourth and fifth, $1,000; sixth and seventh, $500. For more information, call Levasseur at 783-0273.

Line dancers

LITCHFIELD – The Litchfield Senior Steppers, a group of senior line dancers from the Litchfield Senior Center, have been asked to perform for the Capt. Lewis Residence in Farmingdale on Monday, April 16. The age of the members range from the early 60s to 82.

The Steppers have performed for the cable show, “Mature Lifestyles,” as well as for the Margaret Chase Smith home in Augusta. They will make a return engagement to the Augusta home in May.

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