College for adults

LEWISTON — Lewiston Adult Education has a free program to help adults prepare for college. Many adults have been away from a classroom for some time, and the college transitions program helps them review the academic and study skills needed to become successful college students.

Even if unsure of a major or a specific career, the program helps adults explore the possibilities. Participants complete skill and interest inventories, work one-on-one with a career advisor and have an opportunity to network with college students and professionals in areas of interest.

The next session of the program will start in May, and applications are being accepted. For more information call Lewiston Adult Education at 795-4141.

Breastfeeding advantages

AUBURN — Expectant women and breastfeeding mothers are invited to the La Leche League meeting to be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at 102 Bennett Ave. This month’s discussion will focus on “The Advantages of Breastfeeding For Mother and Baby.” For more information, call the La Leche League leader at 782-6645.

Cancer coping for kids

LEWISTON — The Healing Tree Children’s Program of The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing is offering a free cancer coping workshop children ages 9 and over. “Words in Motion” will take place Wednesday, May 9, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at CMMC, 12 High St., conference room I.

This workshop, presented by Elizabeth Park, certified expressive arts educational facilitator, and Tookie Bright, Children’s Program coordinator, will help young people identify their personal struggles surrounding cancer.

Participants will learn new ways to cope through the use of words, movement, music and drawing. Each child will bring home their drawings along with a poem that the group will write together.

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

Underage drinking is topic

LEWISTON — “Preventing Underage Drinking in Androscoggin County – A Town Hall Meeting” will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10, at Lewiston High School in Room B109.

The event is free and open to the public.

The program will include a presentation of the latest underage drinking data for Maine and Androscoggin County. Following, there will be a panel presentation to talk about the underage drinking in Androscoggin County.

Featured panelists include Vicky Wiegman, Lewiston High School; Robert Ullrich, Lewiston Police Department; and Nicole Garant, Tri-County Mental Health Services.

Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions of panelists and to share their own experiences and viewpoints. The goal is to create a community dialogue.

Call Scott Gagnon, Drug Free Communities coordinator, at 795-2120 for more information.

Anticoagulants to be topic

LEWISTON — “Cardiac Medications and the New Anticoagulants” will be the topic of discussion at the May 10 meeting of Mended Hearts at the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute. Guest speaker for the program will be Central Maine Medical Center pharmacist Kevin Forbush.

To learn more about Mended Hearts, call CMHVI’s Cardiac Rehabilitation office at 795-8225 or email [email protected]

The meeting will take place at 5 p.m. in the Young Wing First-Floor Conference Room, near the main entrance to CMMC. There is no charge for participation. Mended Hearts is affiliated with the American Heart Association.


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