College for ME-Androscoggin offering First Class Scholarships

LEWISTON — College for ME-Androscoggin is accepting applications to the First Class Scholarship. The deadline is Monday, May 11.

The scholarship covers the tuition cost of a single course for adults who are starting college for the first time or who are restarting college after an absence of many years. Adults awarded a First Class Scholarship become members of a Cohort that meets periodically as a group as well as one-on-one with College for ME-Androscoggin staff to help them navigate the multiple barriers often faced by college-going adults.

Eligible adult students must be age 25 or older, currently reside in Androscoggin County, demonstrate financial need, and a commitment to their education. The scholarship application may be downloaded from the website.


Bridge club announced winnters

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Bridge Club met at the Lewiston Armory on Monday and Tuesday, April 13 and 14.

Winners on April 13 were Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe, first in A, B and C; Cindy Kirchherr and Jim Krainin second in A, B and C; Rosemarie and Tom Goodwin, third; and Donna Bartlett and Claire Lyons with Dick Allen and Pete Cummings, fourth/fifth tie.

Winners on April 14 were Rosemarie Goodwin and David Lock, first; Kath Burden and Sharron Hinckley, second; Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe third; Larry Fortier and Roger Labbe, first in B; and Donna Bartlett and Claire Lyons, second.

Games are played at 9 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays in the Seniors’ Room at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. There will not be a game on Monday, April 20. The next game will be Tuesday, April 22. A partner is always guaranteed and all bridge players are welcomed.

FMI: 207-754-1431.

Library to discuss magic and its history

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Public Library will host a talk about magic and its history from 2 to 4 p.m. On Thursday, April 23, in Callahan Hall.

This talk is made possible by a co-sponsorship with the Senior College at USM LAC and will lead attendees through the background of magic. In addition, presenter Peter Rosenberg will teach a few head-scratching tricks.

This event is open to all ages and is free to attend.

FMI: 207-513-3135, [email protected]

Gardening seminar set for April 25

TURNER — The Turner Public Library will hold its fourth annual Spring Seminar in Gardening Saturday, April 25, at the Leavitt Institute Building Community Room. Doors open at 9 a.m. for free donuts and coffee.

Keynote speakers begin at 9:30 a.m. with peter Ricker discussing, “Backyard Orcharding.” Ricker Hill Orchards is a family farm that has been operating since 1803, growing everything from apples to cranberries.

Jody Goodwin will present, “Things Martha Stewart never Taught You.” Goodwin has gardened in Turner for 35 years and wrote the “Happy Gardening” column in the Sunday Sun Journal for more than 20 years.

A round table discussion will follow at 11:45 a.m. along with drawing and door prizes.

Lunch will be available for purchase.

FMI: 207-225-3724.

Medicine Disposal is April 25

LEWISTON — The spring Free Medicine Disposal Day is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at Farwell Elementary School, 110 Farwell St. in Lewiston or to Bedard Pharmacy, 359 Minot Ave. in Auburn.

Residents of other towns may contact the sheriff’s office for local disposal locations.

FMI: 207-795-5990.

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