Benefit for Foster Care Assoc.

BOWDOIN — Alyssa Judd, a Lisbon Junior Volunteer in the sixth grade at Phillip W. Sugg Middle School, will hold a Halloween fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the old Bowdoin Elementary School, Route 125.

Rather than having a birthday party, Judd hopes to raise money for children in foster care and adoptive children to have the annual Christmas Party, benefiting the Androscoggin Foster Care Association.

There will be a bake sale, Zumba, karaoke, games and costumes. The event is for all ages; parents are welcome to stay.

All proceeds will go to the Androscoggin Foster/Adoptive Association. Donations can be made by emailing [email protected]

Knee surgery presentation

LEWISTON — A presentation by Dr. David Wexler of St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Lepage Large Conference Room, 99 Campus Ave.

Wexler will discuss new technology and procedures that cause less trauma during surgery and lead to a faster recovery. He’ll also talk about how knee replacements last much longer than replacements made just a decade ago. The audience will have a chance to ask questions.

During his 23 years as a surgeon, Wexler’s training has included various subspecialties providing a broad experience.

His main focus at St. Mary’s Center for Orthopaedics is lower limb joint reconstruction including hip, knee and ankle replacement.

Seating for his presentation is limited so call 777-8481 to reserve a spot today.

Turkey supper, craft fair

LEEDS — A turkey supper and craft fair will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, by the Women’s Association at Leeds Community Church, Church Hill Road.

Items for sale include quilts, baby quilts, cutlery, jams, jellies and homemade items.

Historical society annual meeting

BOWDOIN — The Bowdoin Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at West Bowdoin Baptist Church Parish House.

Election of society officers and a trustee for the Coombs Trust will take place.

A potluck meal will follow at 4 p.m. New members are welcome.

Musical tribute on Nov. 4

BRUNSWICK — Ron Carroll and Friends will present a Tribute to Scott Joplin and Al Jolson on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at Crooker Theater, Brunswick High School, 116 Maquoit Road.

Some of the musical numbers include “The Entertainer,” “Weeping Willow,” “Swanee,” “Yankee Doodle Dandy” and “Grand Old Flag.” Tickets may be purchased at Hannafords and the Gulf of Maine Bookstore in Brunswick for $10 or at the door for $12. Proceeds will go to the MidCoast Hunger Prevention Program.

Golden Age Club meeting

AUBURN — The Golden Age Club will meet Tuesday, Nov. 13. A Memorial Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church.

The group’s luncheon will follow at the Green Ladle at noon. Reservations for the luncheon need to be made and paid for by Nov 5. Call 576-4082 for reservations and to make arrangements for payment. New members are always welcome.

Documentary on Korean base

BRUNSWICK — Regis Tremblay, an independent documentary filmmaker from Woolwich, has just returned from Jeju Island, South Korea, where he spent three weeks filming a documentary. He will present a short film on the history and significance of the five-year-old protest by the villagers of Gangjeong Village where a huge naval base to accommodate President Obama’s “Asian Pivot” is being constructed.

The presentation, which is open to the public, will be in the Morrell Community Room at Curtis Memorial Library from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18.

The base is destroying a bio-diverse region of the world protected by UNESCO and the South Korean government. The waters of this area are home to many rare and endangered species, dolphins and beautiful coral reefs that will be destroyed by the construction of this base and the activity of the U.S. and South Korean navies.

The base will also bring an end to a centuries-old way of life for the farmers and fishermen of the village and the surrounding villages. Once military housing is constructed to accommodate more than 6,000 military personnel, the village, home to some 1800 people, will be turned into rows of brothels, shops and restaurants catering to the military.

Tremblay will argue that Jeju, the Island of Peace, is a microcosm of the U.S. imperial agenda to impose a Pax Americana on the planet through the use of overwhelming military force on the land, the sea, in the air and in space.

For more information call 371-2077.


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