Clothes give-away

LEWISTON — The Root Cellar will have a clothing distribution from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, at 89 Birch St. Professional and casual clothing and shoes of all sizes will be available. The event is free and open to everyone in the community.

The office is open for donations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, call 782-3659.

Society program

NEW GLOUCESTER — The New Gloucester Historical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, Intervale Road.

The program will be presented by a history class from Gray-New Gloucester Middle School that has just completed field trips and projects related to local history.

The public is invited. Refreshments will be served. The program will be followed by the society’s annual meeting.

Teen workshop

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing is offering a free art workshop for teens titled “Dealing With It: An Expressive Arts Program for Teens Affected by Cancer” from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, at CMMC, 12 High St., Conference Room H.

Part of the Healing Tree Children’s Program, Dealing With It will offer the opportunity to explore new methods of stress relief through art and writing. No previous art experience is necessary.

Expressive arts facilitator Elizabeth Park and Dempsey Center Children’s Program Coordinator Tookie Bright, LMSW-cc, will lead the group.

Registration is available by calling the center at 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at

Skin screenings

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope and Healing at Central Maine Medical Center and Bates Mill Dermatology have partnered to offer free skin cancer screenings from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, at Central Maine Heart Associates, 60 High St., CMMC campus.

The screenings, performed by Dr. Peter H. Bouman and Alison Ravis, PA-C of Bates Mill Dermatology, are non-invasive and last approximately 15 minutes.

Call the center to schedule an appointment at 795-8250 or toll-free 1-877-336-7287.

Second in series

LEWISTON — The Jesus Party will hold a one-night adult session at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at the 291 Bates St. headquarters when the ministry will show Part 2 of a series titled “Can America Survive?”

The video series is split into three 25-minute segments and was produced by the Rev. John Hagee Ministry’s of Cornerstone Church of San Antonio, Tex. The first segment, “Obama’s New World Order,” explored the concepts of socialism and a New World Order that has been around since the Book of Genesis.

The second segment, “America 1776,” focuses on what the Founding Fathers did in time of national crisis and encourages people today to take a stand for freedom. The third segment, “America: Titanic of Tomorrow,” expresses how Americans can face the country’s circumstances and change the future.

Refreshments will be served, and all who plan to attend should RSVP by calling 786-5568.

Bridge play

LEWISTON — The Lewiston-Auburn Social Bridge Club winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on Jan. 10 were as follows: First, Jane Elliott and Paul Mitnik; second, Anna Vitiello and Pete Cummings; third, Marta Clements and Nancy Farmer; and fourth, Lois Barr and Claire Lyons.

Games are played at 9 a.m. Monday and Tuesday and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Schooner Estates, Auburn. A partner is guaranteed. Call Rosemarie Goodwin at 754-1431 for information about all duplicate bridge games in the area

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