Hospital open house

LEWISTON — The new operating rooms at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center are about to open. But, before they do, an open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 22.

Those wishing to take a tour should meet in the main lobby at 93 Campus Ave. Light refreshments will be served. Game give-aways will be available on a first-come first-served basis.

Art club talk

AUBURN — Barbara Randall, local teacher and long-time Auburn Art Club member, will review the life and work of American poet Edna St. Vincent Millay at a meeting of the art club at 2 p.. Monday, Jan. 24, in the United Methodist Church, Park Street.

Randall said she will use Millay’s definitive biography, “Strange Beauty,” to review the poet’s life. She will also show slides illustrating one of Millay’s early books of poetry, “Renascence.” The title poem from that book was written as though the reader is at the top of Mt. Battie, viewing Camden harbor and the woods of that coastal town. Millay was born in Rockland, lived in Camden, and is recognized with an historic marker on Mt. Battie.

Chairman and hostess for the meeting is Barbara Mitchell, assisted by Lorraine Desjardin and Louise Reynolds, all of Auburn. The club is composed of 50 Auburn women who encourage the arts. Bonnie Ross is president.

Benefit road race

TOPSHAM — The local community will gather for a benefit 5k winter road race at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30. The Go in the Snow 5k proceeds will benefit Pam Redstone and her family and will begin at the Barn Door Cafe.

Redstone, of Turner, is fighting against her second fight with cancer, and participants are supporting her and her family, husband, Ben, and her two children McKenna, 8, and Ian, 6.

Returnable cans and bottles will be accepted on race day for an additional donation. To register for the race, visit, or contact Heather Hollenbach at [email protected], who is helping to organize the race.

Makes honors

EXETER, N.H. — Michael G. St. Denis, grade 10, of Auburn, has earned honors for the fall term at Phillips Exeter Academy.

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