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Lewiston area

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.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb. 9: Science Explorers for ages 8-12, 4:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Space limited. Sign up at 513-3133.

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.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 10: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. FMI: 513-3133.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 11: Open mic/poetry slam, 7:15 p.m., First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Free. FMI: 783-0461 or www.auburnuu.org.

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.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 11: Story time for ages 0-2 1/2, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133.

Lisbon, Friday, Feb. 11: Shepherd pie supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Post 9459. $6. FMI: 353-2152.

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.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 12: Bean and casserole supper, 4:45-6 p.m., Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. Adults $7, children $3.

Lisbon, Saturday, Feb. 12: Valentine dance and karaoke with Cheryl Edwards, 7-11 p.m., VFW Post 9459. FMI: 353-2152.

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.

Wayne, Saturday, Feb. 12: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Road, off Route 133. FMI: 685-3754 or 658-3612.

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.

Lisbon, Sunday, Feb. 13: The Campbells: New England’s First Family of Gospel Music, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Open Door Bible Baptist Church, 26 Gartley St.

Mechanic Falls, Sunday, Feb. 13: “Country Valentine Show,” noon, Silver Spur, Rte. 121. Members/seniors $5, nonmembers $6, children under 12 $2. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Presented by Down East Country Music Association. FMI: 793-8884 or 743-1829.

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.

Lewiston, Monday, Feb. 14: All-ages story time, 6 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 15: Story time for ages 2 1/2-5, 10:30 a.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Siblings welcome. FMI: 513-3133.

Freeport, Tuesday, Feb. 15: American Red Cross blood drive, 1-6 p.m., Merriconeag School, 57 Desert Rd.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 15: Kids clothes closet, 11 a.m. to noon, Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Tuesday, Feb. 15: “Diabetes & You” fair, 1-4 p.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Free. Sponsored by Common Ties Mental Health Services, Tri-County Mental Health Services, and Lewiston Public Library with support from Maine Health Access Foundation. FMI: 783-4663 ext. 158 or www.tcmhs.org.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 16: Pre-school story time, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Ages 3-5. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Wednesday, Feb. 16: Teen anime club, 3-4 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb. 16: French sing-along session, 1:15-2:15 p.m., USM Room 170, 51 Westminster St. Free. Sponsored by Franco-American Collection at USM LAC. Snow date Feb. 23. FMI: 753-6545.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 17: “Talk Back: A Relationship Series”, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Thursday, Feb. 17: Fiction book discussion group, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 2.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 17: Kids clothes closet, 11 a.m. to noon, Toy Library, 134 College St. FMI: 782-1112.

Lewiston, Wednesday, Feb. 16: Science Explorers for ages 8-12, 4:30 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Thursday, Feb. 17: Kids’ cooking club for ages 7-14, 4 p.m., Library Children’s Room, 200 Lisbon St. Sponsored by Lots to Gardens. FMI: 513-3133.

Auburn, Friday, Feb. 18: Teen open mic night, 6-8 p.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. Sign ups at 5:30 p.m. FMI: 333-6640 ext. 4 or e-mail [email protected]

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 18: Babytime, 10:30 a.m., Lewiston Public Library, 200 Lisbon St. Infants up to age 2 1/2. FMI: 513-3133.

Lewiston, Friday, Feb. 18: American Red Cross blood drive, 12-5 p.m., St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, 99 Campus Ave.

Lisbon, Friday, Feb. 18: Beef stew supper, 5:30-6:30 p.m., VFW Auxiliary 9459. $6. Meeting to follow. FMI: 353-2152.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 19: Saturday stories, 9:30 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Bowdoinham, Saturday, Feb. 19: Contradance series, 7:30-11 p.m., Town Hall, 3 School St. 7:30 p.m. beginners workshop, 8-11 p.m. dance, $9. FMI: 666-3090 or 666-3709.

Lewiston, Saturday, Feb. 19: Inter-generational play date, 9:30-11:30 a.m., St. Mary’s d’Youville Pavilion, 102 Campus Ave. FMI: 777-4250.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 19: Sprouts, 10:30-10:50 a.m., Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St. FMI: 333-6640.

Auburn, Saturday, Feb. 19: Bean and American chop suey supper, 4:30-5:30 p.m., St. Louis Church basement, Third St. Adults $6, ages 12 and under $3. Held by Andy Valley Knights of Columbus, Council 8742.

Minot, Saturday, Feb. 19: Roast turkey supper, 5-6 p.m., United Methodist Church. Adults $6, children $3. FMI: 998-6005.

Wayne, Saturday, Feb. 19: Book sale, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Cary Memorial Library, 17 Old Winthrop Rd. $1/bag. FMI: 685-3754 or 685-3612.

Lewiston, Sunday, Feb. 20: Singles dance with music by Steve & the Good Old Boys, 7 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 150 East Ave. $9. Ages 21 and over. Doors open 6 p.m. FMI: 784-0389.


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