AUBURN — The Auburn Public Library and Lewiston-Auburn Senior College announce the start of the Curious Minds Lecture Series at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the library. Through his photography, retired Lewiston teacher Mike Parker will bring those attending on a journey across New Zealand and Australia.

Last February, Parker traveled to New Zealand to spend a month with his son. A nature and art lover, Parker visited several natural wonders, including geysers, geothermal regions, zoos and botanical gardens. Places of interest included Auckland, Rangitoto Island, the Cormandel Peninsula and a four-day jaunt to Australia to see the Great Barrier Reef and the Steve Irwin Zoo.

A graduate of the University of Maine at Farmington, Parker taught in the Lewiston school system for 42 years. Over the years, he has been active in the local community. He was involved with the Lewiston-Auburn Jaycees for a decade, a volunteer and donor with the Red Cross and a Merit Badge Counselor with the Boy Scouts. He has also been active at the Court Street Baptist Church.

The Curious Minds Lecture series is a joint partnership with the Lewiston-Auburn Senior College. The partnership brings several speakers on a variety of topics.

For more information on the Senior College, visit or attend one of the lectures. All of the lectures are free to the public.

Mike Parker and friend

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