Franco Vets national convention

AUBURN — All members of the Franco American Veterans and Auxiliary are reminded that the 80th National Convention will take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 21 and 22, at the Fireside Inn.

Registration packages will be available for pick up from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday by the front desk. At 6:30 there will be an open house, opening ceremony, skit, music for dancing and many prizes at a special raffle.

Saturday at 9 a.m. will be the meetings for both the men and auxiliaries. A meeting for the men will take place at 1 p.m.

A 2:30 there will be a bus at the entrance to transport people to the Veterans Memorial with a guide, followed by the Mass at the Basilica. The Mass will be in French.

A memorial ceremony will take place at 5:30. The Annual Banquet, also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the local post, will take place at 6:30 with special speakers, music by Nel Meservier and the ladies’ raffle.

Pomona Grange Degree Day

AUBURN — A Degree Day sponsored by Androscoggin Pomona Grange will be held at Danville Junction Grange on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. The first two degrees will be worked, after which a light luncheon for $3 will be served. Following the meal, candidates will take their third and fourth degrees.

Any grange having candidates is welcome to bring them. Contact Deputy Maynard Chapman at 998-5331 for more information. Any granger is welcome to attend.

Turner classes: henna, subbing

TURNER — Sign ups are ongoing for fall classes at MSAD 52 Adult and Community Education. There is a wide variety of classes from which to choose including:

Henna “tattooing” is the first Saturday class of the season and will be held on Sept. 29. The process called “mehndi” uses all natural henna dyes and has been used for thousands of years. Designs last up to four weeks, providing the fun of having a tattoo without the commitment. Students will need to sign up for personalized half-hour sessions.

MSAD 52 substitute training: Learn about District school expectations, teacher’s lesson plans and assertive discipline in this one-night class on Oct. 2. The course is one step in the substitute teacher application process for the district. A high school diploma is required, college degree preferred. Call 225-1010 to register. Registrations is required and limited.

Browse and pay online for classes at If you have questions, call the Adult Ed office at 225-1010.

Bridge results

LEWISTON — The Lewiston-Auburn Bridge Club winners at the Lewiston Armory on Sept. 17 were as follows: first, Mary Trafton and Luke Merry; second, Jeanine Kivus and David Lock; third, Les Buzzell and Paul Sherman; fourth, Helen Little and Rosemarie Goodwin; first in B, Eileen Potvin and Della Starbird; second, Marta Clements and Hazel Glazier.

The winners on Sept. 18 were: first, Jan Arey and Linda Leotsakos; second, Richard Balian and Mike True; third/fourth tie, Rosemarie Goodwin and David Lock with Connie and Ron Reynolds; first in B, Connie and Ron Reynolds; second, Marta Clements and Hazel Glazier.

Games are played every Monday and Tuesday at 9 a.m. in the Seniors’ room at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. A partner is always guaranteed. Call Rosemarie at 754-1431 for more information.

Programs address abuse, neglect

LEWISTON — The Nurturing Parenting Programs are family-based programs that help prevent the recurrence of child abuse and neglect. Learn the philosophy, skills and strategies of nurturing parenting using this evidence-based program. Participants will learn how to design nurturing parenting programs utilizing proven lessons.

This is a facilitator training for any professional desiring to implement the Nurturing Parenting Programs with families in the community.

Cost is $250 per person. To register call 783-3990.

The program will be held Wednesday, Oct. 3 through Friday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce, 415 Lisbon St. For more information email [email protected]

Historical Society cookbook sale

MINOT — The Minot Historical Society has received an overwhelming amount of favorite recipes from local folks. Members are now going to start taking pre-orders for the cookbooks. The price is $10 per book.

The cookbooks will be available for pickup at the following locations starting in October, or by contacting members at the numbers below.

Oct. 9, West Minot Grange Hall, 6 p.m., when the Minot Historical Society hosts a potluck and guest speaker Rachel Desgrosseilliers of Museum L-A.

Nov. 6, Minot Town Office on election day, at the MHS bake sale table.

Send checks to Minot Historical Society, c/o Nicole Hastings, 117 Harris Road, Minot, ME 04258 or contact the group via email at [email protected] or Whitney King-Buker by phone at 966-2622.

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