Summer food program

LISBON — The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. This program provides free meals to children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year or who meet eligibility requirements. Open sites serve anyone who needs or would like a meal. Meals will be provided at Lisbon Elementary School from 11:30 a.m. to noon and at Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program, Brunswick, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

YMCA course for babysitters

AUBURN — Auburn-Lewiston YMCA is offering an ARC Babysitting Course on Monday and Tuesday, June 25 and 26, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

The training course is an important step toward becoming a safe, responsible and successful babysitter. A good babysitter successfully uses leadership, basic care, safety and safe play, and first aid. This course has been designed around these four major themes.

The course fees are $65 for Y members and $75 for nonmembers, and participants must be 11-15 years of age. Participants should also bring a snack, beverage and lunch, as they will be at the Y for the entire training. The course is limited to 10 participants so register today. Members can register online or make payment over the phone with a credit card. Stop by the Y at 62 Turner St., call 795-4095 or visit www.alymca.org.

Home care volunteers

LEWISTON – In response to increasing needs, Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice is seeking individuals who are interested in volunteering to help home care patients and their families. Volunteer opportunities include visiting, grocery shopping, transportation, office and Hospice House greeters.

The training classes will focus on volunteer opportunities that support patients receiving home care services as they recover from illness, surgery or a new medical condition, according to Kathy Baillargeon, volunteer supervisor. Grocery volunteers shop and deliver food and medications on a regular basis to patients, visiting volunteers provide companionship and share in activities such as reading, card games or music and transportation volunteers drive patients to appointments.

The training class will be held on Tuesday, June 12, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, 15 Strawberry Ave.

Preregistration is required. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 777-7740 or 1-800-482-7412, ext. 1280. For more information on Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice and its services, visit www.AHCH.org.

YWCA babysitting course

LEWISTON — The YWCA of Central Maine will hold an American Red Cross babysitting course on Wednesday, June 13, and Friday, June 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The goal of this course is to give students the proper skills to care for infants, siblings, neighbors or any child safely. The YWCA babysitter training plus course will teach professionalism, help develop skills in leadership, basic care, first aid skills, home indoor and outdoor safety and certification in child and infant CPR.

Cost is $75 for members and $90 for nonmembers and is open for boys and girls ages 11-15. Space is limited. For more information or to register, call the YWCA of Central Maine at 795-4050.

Soccer sign-ups ongoing

MINOT/HEBRON — The Minot Hebron Athletic Association is accepting registrations through July 31 for the fall soccer program. Participants are advised to register early. Registration forms are available online or by calling Dina Jackson at 754-2505. Visit the website at www.mhathletics.com.

Legion Post meeting

LEWISTON — American Legion Post 210 holds a monthly meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Elk’s Lodge. The next meeting is on Wednesday, June 13. Contact Adjutant Chris Rushton at 754-8014 with any questions.

RSU 10 retirees

BUCKFIELD — There will be an open house reception for retirees from the Nezinscot Valley Region of RSU 10, including Buckfield Jr/Sr High School and Hartford Sumner Elementary School. All alumni and members of the community, as well as current and former employees and board members, are invited to attend a year-end reception at Buckfield Jr/Sr High School Cafeteria on Thursday, June 14, between 1 and 3 p.m.

The community is invited to stop in to visit and honor retirees and others leaving the region. This year’s retirees include Lynda Bell, Marilyn Chesley, Judy Drury, Alice Flagg, Kay Herbert, Deb Litchfield and Cynthia Norton.

One-room school museum

POLAND — The June 20 meeting of the Poland Historical Society, planned for Chipman Farm, has been canceled.

The school house summer season will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. every Thursday starting June 14 through Aug. 31.

The group has many projects under way that will add to future museum displays. One of the more significant ones is the collection of pictures of the several one-room school house buildings and classes located in Poland. Thanks to Rose Aikman and her collected works, the society will be selling copies of these school pictures as they open up for the summer season.

For more information on visiting the old school house museum, call 998-4391.

Louise Roberts, Jeanette Tedford and Mary Chipman will be on hand to show visitors around and answer questions.

Old homes of Turner

TURNER — Turner Museum & Historical Association invites the public to attend “A Talk on Old Homes of Turner” by David Rogers. It will be held Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m. in the Community Room on the first room of the L.I. Building, Route 117 in Turner Center. The new publication “Reflections of Turner” will be on sale.

Fortier chapter meeting

LEWISTON — Fortier Chapter/Council, members of Royal Arcanum Chap. 52 (Association Canado-Americaine) will gather at Marco’s Italian Restaurant at noon Friday, June 15, for the group’s 2011-12 year-end banquet.

The group will resume their monthly meetings on Monday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m. at the Lewiston Armory, 195 Central Ave. The entrance will be on Vale Street. Make note of the change of venue. For more information, call council regent Dolores Poirier at 782-8109.

Historical Society supper

MINOT —A roast pork supper to benefit the Hebron Historical Society building fund will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 17, at the West Minot Grange Hall. $8, $4 under 12.


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