LEWISTON — Community members are invited to participate in a French sing-along session from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College.

Aliette Couturier, longtime president of the local Franco cultural organization, La Survivance Francaise, will act as informal song leader, accompanied on accordion by Irene Coady. While song books will be provided, attendees are invited to bring favorite songs of their own to share with the group.

This will be the second installment in a new monthly series of Franco song sessions, according to James Myall, coordinator of the Franco-American Collection at USM LAC, which is sponsoring the event.

“There appears to be a lot of enthusiasm for this type of activity,” he said. “In fact, last month’s sing-along drew over two dozen singers despite our having to reschedule it at the last minute due to a storm.”

The song session will take place in Room 170, located just down the hall from the collection’s reading room. Admission is free.

In the event of inclement weather, the sing-along will be rescheduled to the following Wednesday, Feb. 23. More information is available by calling Myall at 753-6545. USM LAC is located at 51 Westminster St. in Lewiston.


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