Grange celebration

AUBURN — In conjunction with Grange Month, Danville Junction Grange 65 will hold an open meeting on Thursday, April 8. Dessert will be served at 6 p.m., and the program will begin at 7.

State Master James Owens will be present to award membership certificates to several long-standing members. In addition to Grange Month, members will celebrate the 135th birthday of their Grange. Past masters of Danville Junction Grange will be special guests.

A Community Service Award will be presented to a well-known member of the L/A community. An appreciation certificate will be given to a grange member. In addition, there will be music, readings and a skit. The public is invited.

Artist to speak

AUBURN — The Woman’s Literary Union will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the club house, 19 Elm St. The program is “Color Me Beautiful,” presented by local L/A artist, Michael Ranucci.

Ranucci’s training in the arts was first developed through independent drawing and school art classes. Drawing and art classes at the college level rounded out his early learning, then after graduating and through the 1980s, he continued with drawing and using acrylic paints for landscapes as well as experimenting with abstract work.

His work evolved into a representational style which pays attention to abstract design. To this end, further development came through years bu completing a variety of art classes and workshops.

The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.

Isaacson talk

AUBURN — Local author Judith Magyar Isaacson will share excerpts from her book, “Seed of Sarah,” with members of the Auburn-Lewiston Art Literature Club at 2 p.m. Monday, April 12, at the Women’s Literary Union building, 19 Elm St.

As a young woman living in Hungary during World War ll, Isaacson experienced four years of Nazi occupation and nearly a year in Nazi concentration camps until April 1945. After the war, she met and married a Maine soldier, Attorney Irving Isaacson, and they made their home in Maine.

At age 40, after raising three children, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Bates College and a master’s degree from Bowdoin College. She then taught math at Lewiston High School, became Dean of Women at Bates College and retired from Bates as Dean of Students in 1977.

Hostesses for the afternoon will be Anne Kalwell, Betty Gacetta and Claire Roger-Anctil. The public is invited.

Trustees meeting

LITCHFIELD — The Smithfield Plantation Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 6, at the Litchfield Town Office.