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Lewiston area

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 2: Preschool story time, 9:30a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 2: Teen anime club, 3-4 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 3: “Winter life in L/A before the age of electricity” presentation by Douglas Hodgkin, noon to 1 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 3: “Talk Back: A Relationship Series” activities and discussions, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.  FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 1: Kids clothes closet, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Gray, Thursday, Feb. 3: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Gray-New Gloucester High School.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 3: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 4: Smothered beef supper, 5-6:30 p.m., VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $7 adults, $3 children under 10. Benefits the Veterans Programs. FMI: 782-2856.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 4: Family snowmen stories, 9-10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Activities and cake provided. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lisbon, Friday, Feb. 4: Spanish meatball and noodle supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Auxiliary Post 9459. $6. FMI: 353-2122.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 5: Fishing derby, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Taylor Pond, 795 Garfield Rd. $20 adults, $5 ages 15 and under. Kids derby at 12 p.m. Proceeds go to Healthy Smiles 4 ME. FMI: 754-1176 or www.healthysmiles4me.org.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 5: Bean supper, 5 p.m., Danville Junction Grange. $7 adults, $4 children. Followed by game night at 7 p.m.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 5: Sprouts, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Infants up to 24 months. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 5: Potluck supper, 5 p.m., St. Philip’s Church, Turner Rd. Followed by concert by Christian band “Cornerstone” at 6:30 p.m. Free. Sponsored by Family Groups.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 5: Concert by Cornerstone, 6:30 p.m., St. Philip’s Church. Free. Pot luck supper at 5 p.m. Sponsored by church family groups.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 5: Inter-generational play date, 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, first floor gym, 102 Campus Ave. Stories, crafts, sing-alongs. Children and parents welcome. FMI: Julie 777-4250.

Gray, Saturday, Feb. 5: Public supper, 6 p.m., American Legion, 15 Lewiston Rd. $7 adults, $2.50 children under 12, free children under 5. Benefits veterans and their families.

Hebron, Saturday, Feb. 5: Boiled ham dinner, 5-6:30 p.m., Community Baptist Church, Station Rd. $7. FMI: 966-2663.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 5: “Super Bowling”, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sparetime Recreation Center. $125 entry fee for a team of five. Proceeds support Lewiston Education Fund. FMI: 795-3100 ext. 249 or www.lewistoneducationfund.org under “news” or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 5: Bean supper, 4-6 p.m., Holy Cross Church Hall, 1080 Lisbon St. $8, 12 and under $4. Takeout available. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council 12,652. FMI: Dan 754-2841.

Mechanic Falls, Saturday, Feb. 5: Roast beef supper, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Congregational Hall, 64 Elm St. $7, 12 and under $5. Sponsored by Historical Society.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Feb. 5: African Gospel Rhythm, 7:30 p.m., Village Coffee House, Congregational Church, 19 Gloucester Hill Road. $10. FMI: 926-3161, 926-3260 or www.villagecoffeehouse.org.

New Gloucester, Saturday, Feb. 5: Open house, 9 a.m. to noon, New Gloucester History Barn, Intervale Rd. Held by New Gloucester Historical Society.

Sabattus, Saturday, Feb. 5: Baked bean and casserole supper, 4:30-6 p.m., Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, 131 High St. $6.50 adults, $3 children under 12. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus. Proceeds benefit parish programs. FMI: 375-6586 or 375-4057.

Auburn, Sunday, Feb. 6: American Legion Post 31 public breakfast, 7 to 10 a.m., Washington Street; $5 per plate. FMI: 837-2666.

Sabattus, Sunday, Feb. 6: Buffet breakfast, 7:30-10 a.m., American Legion Post 135, 40 Island Road. $6, 10 and under $3.

Auburn, Monday, Feb. 7: Sweet peas, 10:30-11 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 24-36 months. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 7: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center.

Auburn, Tuesday, Feb. 8: Nonfiction book discussion, noon to 1 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Discussion of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 2 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 8: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 8: American Red Cross blood drive, 3-8 p.m., Bates College Chase Hall, 23 Campus Ave.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 9: Preschool story time, 9:30a.m. and 10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 9: Teen gaming, 3-4 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 or www.auburnpubliclibrary.org.

Hallowell, Wednesday, Feb. 9: Saturday, Feb. 12: Silent art auction, noon to 6 p.m., Harlow Gallery, 160 Water St. Winners announced 4 p.m. Feb. 12. Pick-up and payment 4-6 p.m. Feb. 12 or 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 14. FMI: 622-3813 or www.harlowgallery.org.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 10: Brown Bag Lunch: Bullying: Can We Prevent It?, noon to 1 p.m., Library, Androscoggin Community Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 10: Teens Talk Back: A Relationship Series, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Library, TeenSpace, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 10: Book discussion: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”, 6 p.m., Library, Reference Area, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 2.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 10: Kids Clothes Closet, 11 a.m. to noon, The Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Buckfield, Friday, Feb. 11: Food sale, 9 a.m. until sold out, Northeast Bank. Benefits Girls State. Sponsored by Legion Auxiliary #58.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 11: Food for Thought luncheon, 11:30 a.m., USM L-A College, Function Room 170. $7 in advance, $8 at door.  Program is “Crossing the Country by Bicycle” by Don Robitaille. Reserve by noon Feb. 10 at 753-6510.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 12: Sprouts program for ages 0-24 months, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Library, Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 12: Father Daughter Dance, 6-8:30 p.m., The Dance Center, corner of High and Academy streets. DJ, refreshments, photos. Register by Feb. 5. FMI: Edith 212-9256 or [email protected]

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 12: Valentine’s dance, 7-11 p.m., First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. $10. Benefits EqualityMaine Foundation.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 12: “House of One Heart” Baan Jai Diaow Event, 5 p.m., Court Street Baptist Church. Rides available. Reserve at 784-6661.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 12: American Red Cross blood drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Gym, 746 Main St.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 12: Inter-generational play date, 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, first floor gym, 102 Campus Ave. Stories, crafts, sing-alongs. Children and parents welcome. FMI: Julie 777-4250.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 12: Valentine dinner dance, 6-11 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $17.50, couple $35. Music by Patio Cowboys. Sponsored by Councils 106 and 12,652. FMI: 784-0389 or 754-2841.

Lisbon Falls, Saturday, Feb. 12: Bean and casserole supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall, 67 Frost Hill Ave. $7, 4-11 $4, under 4 free, family $15. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus.

Sabattus, Saturday, Feb. 12: Bean supper and dance, 5-9:30 p.m., Jacques Cartier Club, Wales Road. Supper $6, dance $5, both $10. Music by The Trio. FMI: 375-4850.

Auburn, Sunday, Feb. 13: Breakfast, 8-10 a.m., VFW Post 1603, 588 Minot Ave. $4/$5. Benefits “Operation Uplink”. FMI: 784-6883.

Lewiston, Sunday, Feb. 13: Dance with music by Patio Cowboys, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9. FMI: 784-0389.

Auburn, Monday, Feb. 14: Sweet Peas program for ages 24-36 months, 10:30-11 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Monday, Feb. 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 14: American Red Cross blood drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Central Maine Medical Center.


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