MONDAY, Sept. 7

Labor Day — Schools, government and some businesses closed.

TUESDAY, Sept. 8

LEWISTON — Community conversation by author Danielle Allen, 2 p.m., Bates College, Benjamin Mays Center (95 Russell St.). Allen’s latest book is “Our Declaration: a Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality,” Allen is Professor of Government and Education at Harvard University, widely known for her work on justice and citizenship. Free, public invited.

AUBURN — City Council workshop and special meeting. Workshop topics include scheduling an Oct. 5 ballot allowing the School Department to spend additional state money and tax incentives for the 62 Spring St. project. The regular meeting begins at 7 p.m. and topics include a Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council presentation, creating a downtown community garden program and executive sessions regarding the former police station at 1 Minot Ave. and allowing a crematorium at Oak Hill Cemetery.

LEWISTON — City Council workshop discussion, 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers on the bottom floor of Lewiston City Hall. Topics include Lewiston Auburn Economic Growth Council funding, a passenger rail study, L/A Arts funding and two executive sessions regarding property and real estate.


AUBURN — Recreation and Special Events Advisory Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. in Community Room on the second floor of Auburn Hall.

THURSDAY, Sept. 10

AUBURN — Police Activities League fundraiser, 4-10 p.m. at Margaritas Mexican Restaurant, 180 Center St. Margaritas will be donating 15 percent of your total bill to the PAL center.

AUBURN — Fire Department Back to School Ice Cream Social, 5-7 p.m. at Dairy Joy, 137 Spring St. The first 150 Auburn children 12 years old and younger will receive a free small ice cream.

AUBURN — Downtown Neighborhood Walking Tour on Architectural and Urban Design from 6-7:30 p.m. starting at Festival Plaza on Main Street. Economic Development Specialist Alan Manoian will lead the tour along High, Pleasant, Drummond, Vine, Elm and Main streets detailing the impressive concentrations of late 19th- and early 20th-century residences, churches, streets and blocks.

FRIDAY, Sept. 11

Sept. 11 commemorations

AUBURN — The Auburn Central Fire Station on Minot Avenue will host a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony from 8-9:30 a.m. featuring a meet and greet and brief speeches by the Auburn fire chief, police chief and mayor. The Auburn Fire Honor Guard will perform a short ceremonial routine in recognition of their fallen brothers and sisters at 8:46 a.m.

AUBURN — At 8:45 a.m., Walton Elementary School features a 9/11 assembly around the flagpole to honor heroes past and present. Students will share how they will make this world a better place; Engine 2 from New Auburn will be on hand for the ceremony as well.

LEWISTON — Lewiston Fire Department holding bells ceremony and remembrance for 9/11 victims, at the Lewiston Fire Department Central Station, 2 College St. Ceremony begins with a brief statement by the fire chief and a moment of silence at 9:58 a.m. Station bells will ring at 9:59 a.m. — the time of the World Trade Center south tower collapse — followed by remarks by the mayor and Fire Department chaplain. The public is welcome.

LEWISTON — Rededication of Thomas J. McMahon Elementary School, 1 p.m., (new rescheduled date), Gov. Paul LePage is expected to attend.

AUBURN — 9/11 blood drive, 1-6 p.m. at the Auburn Central Fire Station on Minot Avenue. Appointments are encouraged and can be made by calling 207-333-6633 ext 2, emailing [email protected] or logging on to and entering sponsor code “AFD”.

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