Djibouti Independence Day

LEWISTON — The 37th anniversary of Djibouti Independence Day will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 14 Great Falls Plaza.

There will be celebration, dance and music. The public is invited by the Djibouti community to celebrate the festivities with them.

This is an exciting, open invitation event and no cost. Show support and love for our diverse community and see some traditions of Djibouti first-hand.

Turkey dinner at Odd Fellows

LISBON — A turkey dinner will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, June 27, at Odd Fellows Hall, 27 Village St.

Cost is $7 for adults, $3.50 for children 12 and under, and free for preschoolers.

The dinner is hosted by Nina Rebekah Lodge No. 86 and Sabattus River Lodge No. 21.

Faerie Fair features crafts

AUBURN — Faerie Fair – Fairy Craft activities for the young and young at heart will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at 12 Kennedy Ave., right behind Sacred Heart Church.

The cost per craft is $1. Proceeds benefit New Beginnings of Maine. Contact Mary Gagnon at 786-0610.

Baked bean supper Saturday in Gray

GRAY — A baked bean supper will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at First Congregational Church, Route 115.

The meal includes casseroles, salads, homemade breads and desserts.

Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12.

For more information, call 657-4279. On the day of the supper, call 657-3279.

Beans, ham at Lisbon Methodist

LISBON — A baked bean and ham supper will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Lisbon Methodist Church, 14 School St.

Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for ages 6 to 12 and free for 5 and under.

The meal is hosted by the Methodist Women.

Music by New England Jazz Band

GRAY — An evening of music featuring the New England Jazz Band will take place at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at the First Congregational Church of Gray, Route 115.

Cost is $10.

Proceeds will benefit exterior painting of the Parish House.

For more information, call 657-4279.

PeaceMaker Award nominees

BRUNSWICK — Greater Brunswick PeaceWorks is seeking nominations for its annual PeaceMaker Award.

The group would like to know about an individual or a group whose work helps the community move toward cooperation and compassion; whose efforts help to “Build a World in which All Children Can Thrive,” the theme of the 10th annual PeaceFair on the Brunswick Green.

Send a paragraph or two about a person or group of people. One of the nominees will be honored with the 2014 PeaceMaker Award, which will be presented at the Peace Fair on Saturday, Aug. 2.

Send nominations by June 30 to PeaceWorks, PO Box 652, Brunswick, 04011.

Church bake sale is July 5

GRAY — The Women’s Fellowship of First Congregational Church will hold their annual bake sale at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 5, at the Shop N’ Save Plaza, Route 100.

The sale will take place rain or shine.

Supper features strawberry shortcake

POWNAL — The North Pownal United Methodist Church, 851 Lawrence Road, will hold a public baked bean and spaghetti supper featuring strawberry shortcake from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 5.

On the menu are three kinds of beans, spaghetti with meat sauce, potato salad, coleslaw, biscuits and brown bread, pickled beets and assorted homemade pies. Tickets are adults $7, children 4-12 years $3, and three years and under free. Handicap accessible.

Suppers are the first Saturday of every month through November. For more information, call Kim at 207-865-3517.

Alzheimer’s workshop for caregivers

LEWISTON — The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter will present the free workshop Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers — Early Stage from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 7, at SeniorsPlus, 8 Falcon Road.

In the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease, families face new questions as they adjust. What does the diagnosis mean? What kinds of plans need to be made? What resources are available to help? The program is designed to provide answers to the questions that may arise for friends and family when someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Participants will hear from those directly affected and learn how to cope with the changes that come with an early-stage diagnosis.

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.

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