Iris Society to hold meeting

AUBURN — The Maine Iris Society’s April 8 meeting will feature Mark Brandhorst from Halls Pond Gardens in South Paris talking about “Gardening on Rocks.”

In taking advantage of rock outcroppings and stonewalls, he uses hardy succulents and other drought-tolerant plants and finds that the possibilities are endless with the many colors and forms that are available. Brandhorst, an artist as well as a gardener, will show slides from nature as well as from his gardens and nursery where he sells sempervivum (hens and chicks), sedums and other low rock hugging plants.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, 439 Park Ave. The public is welcome. Members will have a business meeting following the presentation.

Library program on Canadian artists

AUBURN — “Seven Canadian Artists” will be the program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Auburn Public Library, 49 Spring St.

The library will hold a series of Primetime Adventures featuring travels to exotic places, little-known historical moments and awe-inspiring art work. This collaborative series of programs with Senior College kicks off with Michael Everett discussing an art movement that began in our neighbor to the north.

The story of Canada’s Group of Seven provides an excellent starting point for art appreciation. The group was a regional Toronto art movement of the early 20th century that created a Canadian national style of landscape painting, a style that continues to influence how Canadians and the world imagine their country.

Everett’s oil paintings may be seen at the Maine Street Gallery in Norway. For upcoming programs, visit

MEREDA plans breakfast event

AUBURN — MEREDA’s Morning Menu Breakfast Event will be held Tuesday, April 15, at Martindale Country Club, 527 Beech Hill Road.

A buffet breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8 a.m., with a program from 8 to 9 a.m. The Maine Real Estate & Development Association will host a second “Real Estate Development 101” seminar where a developer, a banker and an architect walk through the typical process of a development timetable.

RSVP is requested by April 10. Payment is expected at the time of registration. No refunds will be granted after April 10.

Registration for members is $25 per person, $35 for nonmembers. After April 10, prices increase by $10. For more information and to register, visit

Breastfeeding support group meets

AUBURN — The La Leche League offers breastfeeding information and encouragement to pregnant women, new mothers and growing families. Services offered include monthly meetings and 24-hour telephone help.

All interested women are invited to attend the next meeting at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 10, at 102 Bennett Ave. Babies are always welcome. 

All concerns about breastfeeding are welcome for discussion in addition to the scheduled topic, “Breastfeeding, the Mother-Baby Relationship, and the Weaning Process.” The discussion will include nutrition for nursing mothers, introducing solids to baby and the weaning breastfed baby.

For more information or breastfeeding help, call the La Leche League leader at 782-6645. In case of stormy weather, call to check if the meeting is being held.

WLU program, ‘Surviving the Blitz’

AUBURN — The Woman’s Literary Union of Androscoggin County will host speaker Rose Goodwin who will discuss “Surviving the Blitz” at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10.

Goodwin was born and raised in London where she attended business school for two years until the school was bombed. She worked as a private secretary to the managing director of The Grocers Gazette until she came to the U.S. as the war bride of an American in the U.S. Air Force.

Goodwin’s presentation will take place at the historic Foss Mansion, 19 Elm St. The public is welcome, and members are encouraged to bring guests. Admission to the clubhouse is free but donations are accepted.

This month a charitable collection of clothing, toiletries, wipes, etc., for Safe Voices will be gathered.

For more information, email [email protected] or call 207-783-1705.

Civil War Round Table Lecture

BRUNSWICK — Joshua L. Chamberlain Civil War Round Table Lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Curtis Memorial Library, Morrell Room, 23 Pleasant St.

The speaker will be Wayne Motts, “Fighting the Civil War: National Civil War Museum.” Lectures are free and open to the public.

Lewiston Legacy Writers Group

LEWISTON — The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter will present its free Lewiston Legacy Writers Group from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, April 11, at SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Road.

The group helps those with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias to write their life story for loved ones or just themselves. You don’t have to be a writer to benefit from this completely confidential and fun program – if you’ve written a grocery list during your life, you’re eligible.

While the program is free, advanced registration is required. Contact [email protected] or call 207-772-0115 or 800-272-3900 for more information or to register. This special program is open to diagnosed individuals and their care partners.

Lakeside OES to install

WALES — On Friday, April 11, Lakeside Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star will be installed at 7 p.m. for the 115th year. It will be held at the Grange/Masonic Hall, 322 Centre Road.

The installing suite will be led by Stephanie J. Dupal, GCCM and a PGM of Maine. She will be assisted in the East by John L. Cousins, GGCCM, and a PGP of Maine, as installing patron. Nancy Randall Clark, P.M., will be installing chaplain. Josephine V. Dupal, P.M. will be installing marshal, and the music will be provided by Debra Greim, installing organist.

The officers of 2014-15 will be in white gowns and tuxes or dark suits. The officers are reminded to bring finger food to share with guests. This is an open installation and friends and family are invited to attend.

Knights plan bean, chop suey supper

AUBURN — The Andy Valley Knights of Columbus, Council 8742, will hold a bean and American chop suey supper from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the basement of Sacred Heart Church, Western Avenue.

Supper includes hot dogs, cole slaw, bread, dessert and a beverage.

Bean, casserole supper is April 12

LEWISTON — A bean and casserole supper will be held from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Calvary United Methodist Church, 59 Sabattus St. Use the Bartlett Street entrance.

Menu will include casseroles, salads, beans, hot biscuits and homemade pies. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children.

Corned beef and cabbage dinner

LISBON — A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be held from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Parish Hall of Holy Trinity Church, 67 Frost Hill Ave.

Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children under 12 and $18 for a family with children under 12. The meal includes beverage and dessert.

The meal is hosted by the Knights of Columbus.

For more information, call 241-0639.

Commercial Travelers meet April 12

MECHANIC FALLS — Twin City Council 160 of the United Commercial Travelers of America will meet at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at Bucknam Oaks. A potluck supper will be served after the business meeting.

All members and guests are welcome.

Legion Auxiliary plans craft fair

MECHANIC FALLS — American Legion Auxiliary Unit 150 will hold its annual spring craft fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at American Legion Post 150, 41 Elm St.

There will be crafts,white elephant table, Chinese auction and bake sale.

Movie afternoon features Pope

LEWISTON — In recognition of the canonization of Pope John Paul II, “Sunday Afternoon at the Movies” on April 13 will feature “Pope John Paul II,” starring Jon Voight’s powerful, Emmy-nominated performance as the journey continues from Poland to Rome when he is elected Pope as he defends the dignity of mankind.

The show will be at Holy Cross church hall, 1080 Lisbon St., and will start at 1 p.m. There will be concessions.

There is no charge, but good-will donations are accepted. For more information, call Dan Leclair at 754-2841 or Larry Thibault at 212-5163.

Legion plans Easter Bunny breakfast

MECHANIC FALLS — Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will be held from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 13, at American Legion Post 150, 41 Elm St.

Seniors, $6; adults, $7; children under 3 free. Includes breakfast, pictures with the Easter Bunny and crafts.

Bob Marley coming to Leavitt

TURNER —  LAHS Project Grad 2014 has announced a benefit performance by comedian Bob Marley. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13, in the auditorium of Leavitt Area High School. Open seating will begin at 6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $15 at the high school office, the Greene Central School office, Pomodoro’s Restaurant on Route 4 in Turner (former Youly’s) or at Schrepp’s Corner Store in Turner Center.

Lewiston Bridge Club winners

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Bridge Club winners of the quarterly club championship at the Lewiston Armory on March 31 were as follows: first, Marta Clements and Dick Allen; second, Jeanine Kivus and David Lock.

Winners on April 1 were: first, Rosemarie Goodwin and Les Buzzell; second, Marta Clements and Hazel Glazier; third, Jeanine Kivus and Luke Merry; fourth, Dick Allen and David Lock; first in B, Marta Clements and Hazel Glazier; second/third tie in B and C, Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe with Sue Kaluzynski and Donna Bartlett; first/second tie in C, Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe with Sue Kaluzynski and Donna Bartlett.

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.

Christian Skate Night April 13

TOPSHAM — Christian Skate Night, sponsored by Grace Community Chapel in West Gardiner, will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at Topsham Roller World, 20 Atwood Drive. Doors open at 5:45.

Weather date will be Monday, April 14.

The cost of $5 includes regular skates. Inline skates are $2 extra.

For more information, call Tracey at 268-9153 or Pam at 837-1709.

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