LEWISTON — The Center for Wisdom’s Women has announced its May programming. All morning programs are from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The center will be closed Friday, May 18, and Monday, May 28.

Art class: Tuesday, May 15, Sarah Shepley helps women create paper art projects and books.

LUNAFEST!: Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 p.m. Nine short films by female filmmakers highlight women as leaders in society, The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St.

Women’s Healing Arts Circle: Thursday, May 17, Dr. Maryam Mermay leads a circle for women seeking to heal any source of grief through a life-giving and playful connection with the arts.

Sweet Dreams pillowcases: Thursday, May 24. The center will provide a few pillowcases, but bring your own and decorate with an assortment of ribbon, lace and paint.

Bingo: Tuesday, May 29.

Art Van: Wednesday, May 30.

May Birthday Celebration: Wednesday, May 30, 12:30 p.m.

Clothing Giveaway: Thursday, May 31.

A full calendar of events and descriptions of support groups is available at www.wisdomswomen.org. The center’s hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday to Thursday and 9 a.m to noon Friday.

All women are welcome. Programs are offered free and no appointments are needed. Oatmeal breakfasts are available daily and the center has a shower.

The center is also seeking volunteer applicants for companions. The companion role requires women to have a professional background in social work, teaching, nursing, chaplaincy or other related fields, and companions work with local women. The commitment is a half-day weekly. Those interested should contact Executive Director Klara Tammany at 207-513-3922.

Donations can be written to The Center for Wisdom’s Women at P.O. Box 1016, Lewiston, ME 04243.


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