Pine Cone OES to install officers

AUBURN — A new slate of officers for for Pine Cone Chapter 26 Order of the Eastern Star will be installed at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Masonic Hall, 1021 Turner St.

Amanda Carr Will be installed as worthy matron and David Farr as worthy patron.

Stephanie Dupal, general grand chapter committee member on youth, will be installing matron, assisted by Bernald Tufts, past grand patron as installing patron.

Also installing Deborah Bockus, past matron, marshal; Judith Tufts, past matron, chaplain; Debra Greim, past matron, organist; Violet Gerber, district deputy grand matron, doing the Star Point ceremony.

All Eastern Star masons, family and friends are welcome.

Grange celebrating 140th birthday

AUBURN — Danville Junction Grange 65 will celebrate its 140th birthday Thursday, April 9. The public is invited.

Dessert will be served at 6 p.m. followed at 7 p.m. with musical entertainment by Kathy Haley, presentation of certificates to longtime members by State Master Victoria Huff, a Community Service Award and Appreciation Certificates.

Danville Junction Grange was organized Dec. 5, 1874, by 30 people at the old schoolhouse in the area. It’s known for its public bean-and-casseroles supper on the first Saturday, September through May.

College planning workshop set

LEWISTON — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will host free workshops titled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 and older.

They are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, and Wednesday, April 29, at Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way.

The interactive workshop outlines the four steps in the college process: admissions, financial aid, career planning and study skills. The workshop is about two to three hours. Preregistration is required.

All workshops are subject to change. For more information or to register call: 1-800-281-3703.

Training in child behavior schedule

AUBURN — The Corporate and Community Services Department at Central Maine Community College is offering a two-day training program to increase awareness of strategies for supporting self-regulation in young children.

Core Competency: Focusing on Attachment and Trauma will build on providers’ knowledge of the importance of a child’s primary attachment to their parents. This training will explore how trauma triggers could interfere with a child’s emotional and social development and cover the impact of trauma and chronic stress on young children.

The leader is Judy Muller, licensed clinical social worker, who has been working with children and their families for over 25 years. She is a national trainer of child-parent psychotherapy in association with the National Childhood Traumatic Stress Network.

The class will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 17, and Friday, May 1.

For information call 207-755-5280 or email [email protected] To register online visit Deadline for registration is April 10.

Fabric and craft supply fair April 11

AUBURN — High Street Congregational Church, 106 Pleasant St., will hold its annual fabric and craft supply fair from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11.

There will be vendor tables and church tables piled with materials. Baked goods and coffee will be available.

Durham lodge hosting bean supper

DURHAM — The Masonic Lodge will serve a bean supper from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at 663 Royalsborough Road.

The menu also includes chop suey, hot dogs, potato salad, cole slaw, bread, pickles and homemade pies. Cost is $7.50 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children under 5.

Lewiston church to host bean suppers

LEWISTON — Calvary Methodist Church will host a bean supper from 4:45 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 11. Cost for adults is $7.50, children $3. Please use the Bartlett Street entrance.

Takeout bean supper April 11

LEWISTON — A takeout bean supper will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Holy Cross church hall, 1080 Lisbon St.

Orders of beans, ham, bologna, cole slaw, buns and/or desserts will be filled beginning at 3 p.m. People may order a package or a single item

You can purchase a package deal or single items. Orders can be taken starting after noon by calling 212-5163.

Country music event at Amvet Hall

NEW GLOUCESTER — A spring fling with live country music will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Amvet Hall, Route 100. There will be a 50/50 drawing.

For more information, call George at 739-0898.

Gardening demonstration planned

POLAND — A demonstration on creating a small-plot garden or container garden will be presented from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at Ricker Memorial Library on Route 26.

A potluck supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. After the meal, the Cooperative Extension Service will show how to create small gardens and share other helps.

For more information call 207-998-4390.

Dickens group to meet April 25

AUBURN — The Pickwick Club, Maine’s Dickens discussion group, will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Auburn Library. The novel to be discussed is “Oliver Twist.”

For more information, call Joanne at 207-583-6957 or Alexis at 207778-4510.

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