LEWISTON — Join Anne Kemper, Gretchen Rosen and Eileen Fair on Friday, March 7, on the eve of International Women’s Day, for the next “Wise and Strong Women Speak” program at The Center for Wisdom’s Women.

Through four decades this trio has woven beautiful threads of support while encountering the ups and downs of life. Their abiding friendship has helped each of them remain steady and focused while navigating successes and detours, sustaining them as they ventured through life’s journey.

Their relationship has included lots of listening as they have encouraged each other to take risks and think outside the box. They have been part of each other’s lives through the raising of children, finding new career paths and experiencing changes in their families. They have shared creativity, bumps, changes, loss, partnership, messiness, and successful achievements.

Professionally, Fair has been providing mental health services in various settings over the last 40 years in the Lewiston/Auburn communities.

Kemper, a 39-year resident of Lewiston, is the Counselor Coordinator of Lewiston Adult Education’s Adult Learning Center.

Rosen has been a Peace Corp volunteer in Chile, a teacher, a parent educator, a court mediator and she continues to volunteer and serve on boards. She has lived here for 43 years.

These three creative-leaning women have come to highly value their relationship with each other and other women. They join with the women’s center in inviting women to come reflect with them on “friendship, creativity and imperfection.” In this intimate public conversation, Kemper, Rosen and Fair will consider female friendships, how we hang in tight with each other in tough times, how sometimes we must recognize the toxicity of unhealthy competition and how over a period of time we can all come to appreciate the blessings of friendships.

Marguerite Stapleton will again facilitate the program from 5 to 7 p.m. No reservations are needed. Light snacks and beverages will be offered. There is no charge, although a donation to the women’s center is appreciated. For more information call 513-3922.

The center is located just off of Bates Street, between Pine and Ash, behind the Healy Terrace building. Parking in the lot is limited, but there is street parking and the Park Street garage is only a block away.

For a calendar of activities or more information see www.wisdomswomen.org.

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