Impact of concussions at Lifetree 

LEWISTON — The physical and mental toll of concussions will be discussed at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at Lifetree Cafe, 1919 Lisbon Road.

The program, titled “Concussions: A Former NFL Player Speaks Out,” features a filmed interview with former NFL tight end Ben Utecht, who suffered five confirmed concussions during his career.

“My concussions, as they continued to happen, had a greater and greater impact on my personality,” Utecht explains. “Loss of short- and long-term memory is an issue I deal with, and I’m only in my 30s.”

During the program, participants will have the opportunity to share ideas for reducing the risk of concussions in sports at all levels.

Admission to the 60-minute event is free. Lifetree Cafe is a place where people gather for conversation about life and faith in a casual, comfortable setting.

FMI: 207-783-3316, [email protected]

The Ark offering Kids Connection

LEWISTON — The Ark & Olive Branch Cafe will host Kids Connection from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 2, at 791 Lisbon St.

This program is for children ages 6 to 12 and will feature arts and crafts, adventure Bible stories, learning healthy habits, exploring nature, hands-on learning. A free lunch will be offered.

Pre-registration is required.

FMI, pre-register: [email protected], 603-759-1994, 207-333-3667, lewistonark.com.

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