AUBURN — Officers and programs for the 2009-10 year of the Woman’s Literary Union are announced: Florence Annear, president; Mary Ann Norcross, vice president; Maureen Tibbetts, recording secretary; Phyllis Splain, corresponding secretary; Marilyn Wilkinson, treasurer; Amey Feeley, assistant treasurer; Mary Goss, finance chairwoman.

Also, Barbara Randall, program chairwoman; Genice Bugel, membership chairwoman; Fern Desjardin, hospitality chairwoman; Tonie Ramsey, clubhouse chairwoman; Cathy Westleigh, publicity; Marguerite Powers, scholarship chairwoman; Janet Eustis, After Dark president; and Melanie Ness, Garden Club president.

The Woman’s Literary Union main club meets at at 2 p.m. the second Thursday of each month, excluding December and January, at the clubhouse, 19 Elm St. The following programs have been scheduled: Sept. 10, “A Hobby Under Glass,” presented by Jim Nutting; Oct. 8, “L/A in Worldwide Photowalk,” Mainely Kids Photography, presented by Tammie Grieshaber; Nov. 12, “Happy Life Blues: reviewing a cousin’s memoir of WWII survival,” presented by Dorothy Bowyer.

Also, Feb. 11, “Chicks with Sticks,” three members of the Timpanic Steel Drum Band; March 11, “Creating the 21st Century Library,” presented by Lynn Lockwood, Auburn Public Library Director; April 8, “Color Me Beautiful,” artists Melanie Ness, Joyce Coyne and Marge DiRenzo; May 13, noon, the annual meeting and luncheon at the Green Ladle in Lewiston.

Refreshments are served and the public is welcome to the monthly meetings.

The Winterberry Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, featuring baked goods, gift items, a jewelry table, knit and stitch table, plants and greens and raffles. The Winterberry Cafe will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with tea, assorted tea sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, coffeecake and scones. Also, the Mother, Daughter, Doll Tea, with storytelling, refreshments, and the Doll Boutique, will be held Saturday, May 1.

The events create opportunities to share the historic building with the community, as well as maintain and preserve it. For more information, go to or e-mail [email protected]

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