MPBN one-day pledge drive

LEWISTON — The Maine Public Broadcasting Network is holding a Super Thursday One-Day Pledge drive on Thursday, Nov. 7. The on-air drive will run from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., and online donations can be made throughout the day starting at midnight.

The primary objective of the pledge campaign is to secure the necessary support for MPBN while interrupting radio programming as little as possible.

Listeners and supporters can make a donation by calling 1-800-866-1475 or by clicking “Support” on

Lewiston Eagles harvest supper

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Eagles will hold a harvest supper from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1327 Sabattus Road.

Stews and chowders will also be available along with raffles and a 50/50.

Music provided by Kathy and Keith at 6 p.m.

Cost is $7.

Proceeds benefit state president Dave Marston’s project, The Diabetes Research Center.

For more information, call 786-6837.

Fundraiser for Wayne Nichols

AUBURN — A fundraiser is being held for Wayne Nichols to help him get his voice back after battling lung cancer.

The spaghetti dinner planned for 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at Club Texas on Center Street, will help him with his Boston expenses.

The donation is $7 for adults, $4 for children 10 and under.

There will be a 50/50, silent auction, vendors such as Scensty, Tupperware, Mary Kay and more.

Nichols has incurred many expenses during the last two years traveling back and forth to Boston. He had throat cancer four years ago that left him with a trach. The trach has recently been removed, leaving him with a slight voice. In order for recovery he may still need more surgeries plus months of therapy, with more travels to Boston for these procedures.

UUT screens ‘Occupy Love’

LEWISTON —  UU Theater will screen an inspiring new film at 7 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 9, and at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, at First Universalist Church, 169 Pleasant St. Parking: accessible.

“Occupy Love,” explores the growing realization that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, happiness or meaning. Economic and ecological crises have become the catalyst for a profound awakening: millions of people are deciding that the time has come to create a new world that works for all, not just some.

“Occupy Love” connects the dots in this era of rapidly evolving social change, featuring captivating insider scenes from the Egyptian Revolution, the Indignado uprising in Spain, Occupy Wall Street in New York, indigenous activists at the Alberta Tar Sands, the climate justice movement and beyond. It features some of the world’s key visionaries on alternative systems of economics, sustainability and empathy, including Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, Jeremy Rifkin, Bell Hooks and Charles Eisenstein. To learn more, go to www.occupy

Tickets are $5 to $10 on a sliding scale. Discussion to follow. Proceeds will be split with the film’s production company. Refreshments available.

For more information visit or call 783-0461.

Swingin’ Bears dance is Nov. 9

PARIS — The Swingin’ Bears Square Dance Club will hold its next Saturday night dance from 7 to 10 p.m. Nov. 9, at the Oxford Hills Middle School, 100 Pine St.

Marty VanWart will be the caller for the evening calling mainstream and plus; Bernie Porter from New Hampshire will cue the rounds.

Refreshments will be served at intermission. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

Admission is $6 per person. Non-dancers are welcome at no charge.

For more information call Eleanor Herrick at 207-782-4050 or Nancy Engdahl at 207-583-6677 or visit

Ugly sweater into wreaths

AUBURN — Got one of those ugly sweaters that you wouldn’t wear if Santa promised you a new car? Come see how you can turn your sweater horror into a beautiful wreath for the upcoming holiday season with a fun, do-it-yourself project at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Auburn Public Library.

The use of old clothing to create something new is an example of the growing trend called upcycling. Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.

To register, call the Auburn Public Library at 333-6640, ext. 4. Some sweaters will be provided but those attending are welcome to bring in their own.

Environmental lecture at Bates

LEWISTON — University of Maine Professor of Law David Owens and conservationist Colin Apse will discuss freshwater sustainability measures, environmental law and the Penobscot River Restoration Project in a Bates College lecture at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Room 106 of Hedge Hall, 7 Andrews Road.

The lecture is titled “Trading Dams: The Penobscot River Restoration Project and the Future of Hydropower Policy and Law.” Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call 207-786-8296.

Following their talk, Apse and Owens will host a question-and-answer session on law school opportunities for interested students and community members.

Lewiston Bridge Club winners

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Bridge Club winners at the Lewiston Armory on Nov. 4 were as follows: first, Jan and Vern Arey; second, Larry Fortier and Rosemarie Goodwin; third, Nancy Farmer and Patricia Quinn; fourth, Donna Bartlett and Sue Kaluzynski; first in B and C, Donna Bartlett and Sue Kaluzynski; second/third tie in B, Marta Clements and Hazel Glazier with Cynthia and Bill Clifford.

Winners on Nov. 5 were: first Patricia Garcia and David Lock; second, Jan Arey and Sue Kaluzynski; third, Marta Clements and Nancy Farmer; fourth, Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe; first in B, Marta Clements and Nancy Farmer; second in B/first in C, Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe.

The club celebrated Sue Kaluzynski’s 96th birthday.

No game will be played on Monday, Nov. 11, Veterans’ Day. 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 and all bridge players are welcomed. Call Rosemarie at 754-1431 for more information.

Mini-med topic: ‘Statins for All?’

LEWISTON — “Statins for All?” is the topic of a Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute Mini-Medical School educational program set for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Central Maine Medical Center School of Nursing and Health Professions, 70 Middle St.

Interventional cardiologist William Phillips, M.D., chief of cardiology at the Central Maine Heart and Vascular Institute, will discuss how the use of statins to reduce cholesterol can be used in combination with primary prevention to reduce death and disability from cardiovascular disease. Primary prevention includes proper diet and exercise.

Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

To register or for more information, visit, call 795-8448 or email [email protected]

Resource Fair for veterans, family

LEWISTON — Lewiston/Auburn Maine Military & Community Network will sponsor a Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at National Guard Armory, 55 Alfred Plourde Parkway.

Veterans, active duty military members and families are welcome. Admission is free.

Keynote speaker at 10 a.m. will be Chip Morrison, president of the Androscoggin County Chamber of Commerce.

There will be more than 40 organizations that specialize in the areas of veterans’ benefits, recreational opportunities, elder services, children’s services, education, employment, health care, housing, therapy dogs, legal, personal finances, women’s issues, Veteran Affairs, traumatic brain injury and much more.

Free lifetime veteran State Parks Passes will be available. Bring a DD214.

For more information, call Rich Oberg at 753-9092 or Jerry Dewitt at 783-4663, ext. 228. TTY users call Maine Relay 711.

Supper benefits Marston family

TURNER — Nezinscot Lodge in Turner is doing fundraising for the Russell Marston family in Turner.

A spaghetti supper will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Quimby Hall.

Disabled veterans meet Nov. 19

LEWISTON — Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 will hold its monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Memorial Armory, 65 Central Ave.

The meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, except June, July and August.

Members are invited to bring a fellow vet or family member guest.

For information call Ed Stanhope at 786-2542.

Criminal Justice Career Fair

LEWISTON — Central Maine Community College will host a Criminal Justice Career Fair from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the Kirk Hall Gymnasium on Turner Street. Admission is free and the public is invited.

State and local criminal justice professionals will be on hand with recruitment materials and information about career opportunities in law enforcement and corrections. Among the state agencies expected to participate are the Maine Warden Service, State of Maine Fire Marshall’s Office, Maine Department of Corrections and Maine Probation and Parole.

Card party for Loaves & Fishes

SABATTUS — A card party will benefit Loaves & Fishes at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Oak Hill Middle School, 40 Ball Park Road. Doors will open at 5:30.

Tickets are $3 in advance and available at the Dominican Sisters’ Convent, 61 Lisbon Road. Tickets will be available at the door for $4.

For more information, call Monique at 755-5255.

Program to honor WWII veterans

NEW GLOUCESTER — The New Gloucester Historical Society will honor the town’s resident World War II veterans with a program beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, in the New Gloucester Meetinghouse, 389 Intervale Road, Route 231, next to the Town Hall.

The veterans will share reminiscences of their military service. Members, friends and the general public are invited. Refreshments will be served.

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