VFW to meet March 17

AUBURN — The Longley-Dionne VFW Post 9150 will hold their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 17.

All officers and members are encouraged to attend. Agenda will include upcoming activities.

New Auburn Seniors dinner tickets

AUBURN — New Auburn Seniors will meet for dinner at noon Wednesday, March 19, at Sacred Heart Church basement.

Meal will be spaghetti and meatballs with all the fixings.

Cost is $5. To reserve tickets, call Ginger Levasseur at 783-0273.

Home brewing 2-day workshop

AUBURN — In collaboration with the Baxter Brewing Company, the Corporate and Community Services Department at Central Maine Community College is offering a Home Brewer’s Boot Camp. Whether you’re brand new to home brewing, or an experienced hobbyist, this two-day workshop is a perfect opportunity to get some insightful guidance into the craft. The class will meet Friday and Saturday, April 4-5.

The Friday class will meet at CMCC from 1 to 4 p.m. Baxter Brewing Company head brewer Ryan O’Doherty will discuss the theories, methods, tools and ingredients necessary for a successful and enjoyable home-brewing experience. A brief history of the beer industry and the beverage itself will also be covered.

On Saturday the class will meet at Baxter Brewing from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be an explanation and demonstration of home brewing processes, a tour of the brewery and a discussion of the differences with large scale operations. A “class batch” will be created during this session and participants will be invited back to the taproom several weeks later for a tasting.

The cost of $89 covers all materials and a copy of John Palmer’s “How To Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time.” For more information or to register, call 207-755-5280, email [email protected] or visit www.cmcc.edu/ccs. Registration deadline is March 28, and enrollment is limited to 12 participants.

Grange Talent Contest contestants

POLAND — Excelsior Grange in Poland is sponsoring its sixth annual amateur talent contest and is seeking contestants. This year there will be three age categories (youth 5-11, youth 12-18 and adults over 19). The contest will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Grange Hall at 446 Harris Hill Road.

Each category will have two monetary prizes, $100 for first place and $50 for second place. The audience will also choose one act as the Peoples Choice Award, which is $50.

Any and all forms of general audience entertainment are encouraged to enter. Preregistration is required. The deadline to enter is April 19.

Audience admission will be $3 for adults and children under 12 free. Anyone wishing to enter the contest can request an entry form or more information by calling 998-2301 or emailing [email protected] Entry forms will also be available at local RSU 16 schools.

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