Bean supper at Auburn Methodist

AUBURN — There will be a bean supper held at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 22, at the Auburn United Methodist Church, 439 Park St.

The cost is $7. Menu includes baked beans, casseroles, potato salad, hot dogs, coleslaw, breads, beverage and pie.

People are invited to stay for lunch following Sunday worship on March 23 and enjoy leftovers from the bean supper. Bring a dish to add to it.

For additional information, contact the church office at 782-3972.

Scouts to conduct food drive

LEWISTON — The Pine Tree Council Boy Scouts of America will participate in the annual scouting for food event.

The scouts in the Abnaki district will distribute door hangers with the information about the food drive on Saturday, March 22, and Sunday, March 23. They will return to the homes they left the door hangers on Saturday, March 29, and Sunday, March 30, to collect the food.

The Abnaki district consists of the Lisbon, Lewiston, Greene, Sabattus, Auburn, Norway, West Paris, Richmond, Bowdoinham, Portland and Bath areas.

The food collected will go to the Good Shepherd Food-Bank. The food bank has ask that there be no glass, frozen or perishable food donated. Suggested items are pasta, macaroni and cheese, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, baby food, juice, coffee, applesauce, peanut butter, crackers and canned meat or fish.

NARFE meeting is March 25

LEWISTON — Lewiston Chapter 1804 of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Ramada Inn.

A social time will be followed by lunch at noon.

Inspector Ouellette of the Lewiston Fire Department will speak.

Holistic approach to depression

LEWISTON — “Overcoming Depression” will continue with Dr. Zach Mazone at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at The Ark, 791 Lisbon St.

He will discuss a holistic approach for body, mind and spirit.

No registration required. For more information, call 207-333-3668 or visit

Burnt Meadow DAR meets March 29

BOWDOIN — Burnt Meadow Chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the home of Mrs. Corley Anne Byras to honor their Annual Good Citizen and Youth Awards winners and their parents. Members will be bringing covered dishes to the 11 a.m. luncheon on Saturday, March 29.

The guest speaker will be Doug Hodgkin, professor emeritus and editor of the Androscoggin Historical Society Newsletter. His topic will be “Poor Relief in the 19th Century.”

Donations sought for food pantry

AUBURN — The Auburn United Methodist Church is requesting the following items that are needed on a weekly basis at the High Street Food Pantry: peanut butter, toilet paper and pasta sauce.

Items can be dropped off at the church office, 439 Park Ave.

For more information, call 782-3972. Monetary donations to the Food Pantry can be made out to and sent to: High Street Church Food Pantry, 106 Pleasant St., Auburn, ME 04210.

Meeting about Maine Arts

BRUNSWICK — A conversation with Julie Richard, executive director of the Maine Arts Commission, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Frontier, 14 Maine St. It will be hosted by the Five Rivers Arts Alliance.

The focus will be the strategic cultural planning efforts and revamped grants of the Maine Arts Commission. It is free to Five Rivers members; $5 donation for others or join at the event.

Plourde scholarship applications

LEWISTON — The City of Lewiston is accepting applications for the annual $500 Alfred A. Plourde Memorial Scholarship.

The scholarship — in memory of one of Lewiston’s most popular mayors  — was established by donations from family and friends in 1990. The scholarship is awarded each year to the Lewiston High School senior who is pursuing a post-secondary education and shows the most interest and promise in a career in public service.

The application deadline is April 15, and an application must consist of the following: an essay of 500 words focusing on the topic “The Role of the Young Political Leader in Today’s World”; a copy of high school transcript; a statement of public service career goal and major in post-secondary education; and name, address and contact phone number.

Following the deadline, Mayor Robert E. Macdonald will narrow down the applicants to three finalists, and the winning LHS seniorwill be selected by the Lewiston City Council. The scholarship award will be presented to the winning student at the May 6 City Council meeting by Council President Mark Cayer.

Students may forward their application to Community Relations Coordinator Dottie Perham-Whittier, City Administrator’s Office, Lewiston CityHall, 27 Pine St., Lewiston, ME 04240 or via email at [email protected]

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