Pancake breakfast at St. Philips

AUBURN — A pancake breakfast will take place from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at St. Philips Church, Route 4, across from Lake Auburn.

Breakfast includes sausage patties, fruit cup, coffee, milk and tea.

Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 and free for ages 5 and under.

The meal is hosted by the church family groups.

Phlebotomy course starts Feb. 18

AUBURN — The Corporate and Community Services Department at Central Maine Community College will offer Introduction to Phlebotomy from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays from Feb. 18 to April 8. The cost is $475 and includes materials and book. Registration deadline is Feb. 11.

A combination of lecture, lab and hands-on practical experience, this course will allow you to develop the skills needed to work in an entry level position in medical facilities as a phlebotomist.

For more information or to register, call 207-755-5280, email [email protected] or visit

Integrative medicine workshop

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing is offering a free integrative medicine workshop for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. “Treating Depression with Mind-Body Practice” will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St.

Integrative medicine is an increasingly popular approach to healing that takes the whole patient into account, not just their illness. Catherine Krouse, DO, will discuss how integrative medicine benefits cancer patients, its unique approach to healing and how it differs from conventional medicine.

Preregister by phone at 207-795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at

Legion Post 210 to meet Feb. 12

LEWISTON — American Legion Post 210 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at the Armory on Central Avenue.

All interested parties and current members are welcome to attend as members prepare for the next year. Contact Post Adjutant Chris Rushton at 754-8014 with any questions or concerns.

Kaplan, Andover alumni networking

LEWISTON — Kaplan University-Maine/Andover College Alumni will hold a networking event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Baxter Brewing Company, 130 Mill St.

Free, with snacks, live music, door prizes. Reply to 221-8739 or [email protected] if attending.

Free chakra workshop Feb. 14

LEWISTON — The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing is offering a free chakra workshop for anyone interested in learning more about energetic centers in the body. “Chakras: Your Life Energy” will take place from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at the Dempsey Center, 29 Lowell St.

Chakras are major energetic centers in the body that run along the spine. Wellness educator Marcy Covey will discuss the influence of chakras on physical and emotional health. Discover if your chakras are open or closed and what you can do to strengthen and balance your chakras.

Preregister by phone at 207-795-8250, toll-free 1-877-336-7287 or online at

Sweetie-Pie Ball at United Methodist

AUBURN — The United Methodist Church of Auburn will put on an All Ball for any child and the people who love them, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15.

Invited are mothers, sons, dads, daughters, grandparents and more. The event is geared for the young (ages 2-8) and the young at heart.

Cost of registration is $20 per couple and $5 for each additional child or adult. Decorations, refreshments, music, photographer, arts-n-crafts and a gift for each child are included.

Contact the UMC office at 782-3972 for registration information.

Rabies, microchip clinic at GAHS

LEWISTON — The Greater Androscoggin Humane Society will host a rabies and microchip clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 15, at 55 Strawberry Ave. The clinic will be rescheduled for Feb. 22 in case of bad weather. The clinic is open to the public for all dogs and cats over three months of age.

Rabies vaccinations, rabies tags, microchips and pet ID tags will all be available courtesy of grant funds received from the ASPCA, although donations will be accepted. For pets that have been vaccinated in the past, bring the old rabies certificate.

Maine law requires that all dogs and cats be vaccinated against rabies. Rabies is a viral disease of the central nervous system caused by exposure to the RNA virus. Exposure can be from a number of means ranging from a direct bite wound or significant scratch to direct exposure of a wound, mucus or saliva of a rabid animal. It is extremely important that both dogs and cats are vaccinated and receive follow-up boosters to reduce to potential of rabies transmission.

To learn more about volunteering at the shelter or adopting an animal, call 783-2311 or visit

Bible Study 101 begins Feb. 16

AUBURN — Ever wanted to read the Bible but it seemed to be written in a different language? Ever wondered why there were so many different versions of this book?

Ever wanted to know what it said but it was just too hard to understand? Auburn United Methodist Church will hold beginner’s Bible Study on Sundays, Feb. 16 through March 23.

Lunch will be provided as well as child care. Call 782-3972 for additional information.

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