Museum L-A receives Maine Arts Grant

LEWISTON — Museum L-A, 35 Canal St., has received a $2,000 Project Grant from the Maine Arts Commission.

“This award will make a significant difference in our ability to have more students participate in our new ‘Kids as Curators’ program, which is proving very educational, fun and creative for our local students,” said Rachel Desgrosseilliers, executive director of Museum L-A.

The grant helps the museum bring new education and outreach opportunities to local schools. Students are currently designing their exhibit in preparation for its opening.

FMI: 207-333-3881, 207-240-6429.

Franco-American Collection extends hours

LEWISTON — The Franco-American Collection at University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College will be open Tuesday evenings through May.

“We realize that not everyone can get here during regular business hours,” Collection Coordinator Janet Roberts said, “and are happy to make it easier for researchers or anyone interested in Maine’s Franco-American heritage come to visit us.”

The collection is located at 51 Westminster St. and is generally open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday though Thursday. Now it will also be open from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. It is best to call or email ahead of a visit in case of changes to the schedule.

FMI: 207-453-6545, [email protected]

Planning begins for parade

LEWISTON — Veterans, organizations and the community may participate in the Memorial Day parade set for 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28. 

During the ceremony, memorial stones will be unveiled and the Civil Air Patrol will do a fly-over.

This is the 75th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol.

Community Recycle Day April 16

AUBURN — A Community Recycle Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at 40 Stanley St.

This is a free opportunity to recycle items such as tires, televisions, printers, cellphones, eyeglasses, office paper and documents to be shredded. 

Craft materials, children’s books and puzzles will be collected.


Ranked-choice voting at Auburn UU

AUBURN — Auburn UU Social Justice will host a presentation about ranked-choice voting from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17, at the First Universalist Church of Auburn, 169 Pleasant St.

A slideshow presentation by FairVote Maine, a nonprofit educational organization, will be shown.

The session will compare the current voting system to alternative voting systems. Finn Melanson of FairVote will discuss how ranked-choice voting works, how voters use the ballots, where the system is currently used, and voter responses (both positive and negative) to the system.

FMI: 207-783-0461,

Bridge club lists winners

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Bridge Club winners on April 4 were, first, Dick Allen and Pete Cummings; second, Paul Mitnik and Paul Sherman; third, Debby Gardner and Nancy Lindgren; fourth/fifth tie, Marta Clements and Hazel Glazier with David Lock and Mike True. 

Winners on April 5 were, first, Paul Sherman and Mike True; second, David Lock and Mike Quinn; and third, Claire Lyons and Rosemarie Goodwin.

Games are played at 9 a.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays in the Seniors’ Room at the Lewiston Armory, 65 Central Ave. A partner is always guaranteed, and all bridge players are welcomed.

FMI: 207-754-1431.

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