Cribbage league

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Senior Citizens Cribbage League winners at the Multi-Purpose Center on Dec. 22 were: first place, Don Haley and Ron Jean; second place, Terry Chambers and Bryan Lambert; third place, Muriel Webber and Mickie Farnum; fourth place, Dick Dennis 3 player table; fifth place, Donna Aube and Bob Cielinski.

Next game will be played at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29. For further information, call Roger Labbe at 212-9253.

Candlelight service

MINOT — The annual holiday candlelight church service at the 1846 Minot Center Church on the Minot Center Hill Road will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1. Pastor Frances Lodge will be presiding and Wayne Bridgham will be singing. All denominations are welcomed.

For more information, call 346-0951 or 782-4319.

Conway meeting

SABATTUS — Due to the holiday, Harry J. Conway Post 135 will hold their monthly meeting Monday, Jan. 9. Youth night will start at 7 p.m. with the regular meeting following. For more information, call 375-4058.

Phlebotomy course

AUBURN — The corporate and community services department at Central Maine Community College will offer introduction to phlebotomy on Tuesday evenings from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. The cost is $475 and includes materials and book.

A combination of lecture, lab and hands-on practical experience, this course will allow participants to develop the skills needed to work in an entry level position in medical facilities as a phlebotomist. Coursework includes selecting and preparing the skin puncture site, collecting specimens, adhering to the proper health and safety guidelines, patient/technician relationship and clerical duties associated with proper record keeping of laboratory tests.

For more information or to register, contact 755-5280 or 800-891-2002, opt. 7, email [email protected] or visit www.cmcc.edu/training.

Registration deadline is Jan. 3.

Fantasy reading

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center will offer a free fantasy reading for ages 8 and over. The workshop, part of the center’s Healing Tree Children’s Program, will take place from 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, at CMMC, 12 High St., conference room I.

Annie Morecambe, author of books for all ages, will read “Isle of Tana.” She will play the part of Carena, a lead character in her books. Participants will hear about this young healer’s rite of passage and receive a special gift at the end of the workshop.

Preregistration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at www.dempseycenter.org.

Nutrition workshop

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center will offer a free nutrition workshop for cancer survivors, their families and friends. “Nutrition During and After Cancer Treatment” will be offered twice: Thursday, Jan. 5, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. and Thursday, Jan. 19, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at CMMC, 12 High St., conference room I.

CMMC oncology dietitian Jill Young will discuss how eating a healthy diet can contribute to the success of cancer treatment, help patients withstand side effects and recover. Discussion will include 10 important nutrition guidelines to follow during and after cancer treatment.

Preregistration is available by calling 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at www.dempseycenter.org.

Square dance

LEWISTON — The Twin-City Spinners square dance club will host a mainstream level banner square dance from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Martel Elementary School, 880 Lisbon St.

Al Hipkins will be the caller. Early rounds at 7 p.m. with Carol Stewart doing the cueing. Admission is $6 per person. Light refreshments will be available. For more information, contact Al Hipkins at 841-7959 or by email at [email protected] Visit the group online at twincityspinners.squaredanceme.us.

Art Club

AUBURN — The Auburn Art Club will have its first meeting of 2012 at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at the Park Avenue Methodist Church. Bonnie Ross will preside. Hostesses will be Marge Flaherty, Genevieve Dussault and Wilma Labrie with June Spear serving as chairman.

The speaker will be Michael Ranucci, a well-known local artist. Ranucci divides his time between his studio in his home and working in “plein air” sessions throughout Maine. His work is exhibited frequently at national shows and is widely connected.

All members are encouraged to attend.

How to comfort

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing at Central Maine Medical Center will offer a free workshop for anyone interested in learning how to comfort people in distress. “The Language of Comforting” will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at CMMC, 12 High St., conference room I.

Listening is one of the greatest gifts we can give. Val Walker will teach how to be a comforting presence and learn what to say and do for people in distress. Learn the best words for offering comfort, and what to avoid saying.

Walker is a writer, speaker, educator and the author of “The Art of Comforting: What to Say and Do for People in Distress.”

Preregistration is available by calling the Dempsey Center at 795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at www.dempseycenter.org.


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