Citizens Police Academy program

LEWISTON — The Lewiston Police Department’s “Citizens Police Academy” provides an inside look over the day-to-day operations of the department.

This program provides folks with an opportunity to engage with the department and to be informed on the services they provide, to discuss current issues taking place both within Lewiston and out, and to ask questions related to law enforcement.

Classes in this 10-week program will meet at the department from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday starting Jan. 30 and will end March 3.

Applications are available in the department’s lobby.

For more information, contact Officer Joe Philippon at (preferred) or by calling 207-513-3010.


Lewiston-Auburn adult ed classes

LEWISTON — Two local adult education programs are teaming up again for the winter-spring 2019 semester. The joint brochure for Lewiston Adult Education and Auburn Adult & Community Education is scheduled to go out to Lewiston and Auburn mailboxes in early January. 

Auburn’s classes for the semester include Tiny Houses, Container Gardening and Introduction to Golden Prospecting. Returning favorites include Mary Dempsey’s Laughter Yoga along with another wellness class, Pound Fit.

Basic Car Repairs, Perennials and Portuguese top the list of new Lewiston classes. Comedian Dawn Hartill is coming back to teach Standup Comedy Workshop and Rebecca Schoen will serve as the instructor for Cooking Matters. Cooking Matters shows students how to prepare healthy meals and shop on a limited budget.

Lewiston’s workforce listing has information on two Certified Nursing Assistant programs and two welding classes. A separate page in the Auburn section provides information on the construction program.

For more information about the classes, visit Lewiston’s website,, or call 207-795-4141; visit Auburn’s website,, or call 207-333-6661.


Rumford Area Quilters to meet

RUMFORD — RAQ (Rumford Area Quilters) will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, at the Rumford United Methodist Church, Linnell Street, weather permitting. 

A demonstration is planned. Show and tell, including any new sewing gadgets or ideas, is also welcome. All area quilters welcome.

For more information, call 207-562-7050.

Novel Idea Book Club to meet

PARIS — On Tuesday, January 15th at 6:30, Paris Public Library’s Novel Idea Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, to discuss “The Seventh Wish,” a juvenile fiction selection, authored by award winning children’s author and middle school teacher, Kate Messner.


Free books donated by OHills Reads are available at the library.

Adapted from Goodreads: Charlie, a middle school student who loves and competes in Irish dancing, feels like she’s always coming in last. From her mom’s new job to her sister’s life at college, everything seems more important than Charlie. One day while ice fishing, Charlie makes a discovery that will change everything … a caught fish that offers to grant her a wish in exchange for its freedom. Charlie can’t believe her luck but soon realizes, “Be careful for what you wish for, for it may come true.” Throughout the book, Charlie catches and releases the magic fish seven times. One day, her family faces a complicated, heartbreaking challenge. Is this challenge too important for Charlie to rely on a wish to a fish?

The Seventh Wish is a page turner that offers fantasy and realism at the same time, a lovable and kind main character, Charlie, and remarkably, a family in crisis who handles it with love.

New members are always welcome. Light refreshments will be available.

For more information, call the library at 207-743-6994.

Agricultural leadership building session


AUGUSTA — Agriculture producers and service providers are invited to a free, half-day session, from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Augusta Civic Center, Arnold Room, 76 Community Drive, to discuss building agricultural leadership capacity in Maine.

The purpose of the initial meeting is to develop a framework that supports producers and service providers in advocating for the needs of the Maine agricultural industry. Future sessions will be based on the outcome of the first meeting.

The session is free; online registration is requested. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, contact Kathy Hopkins at 207-474-9622 or

Legion Auxiliary monthly meeting

DIXFIELD — The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month.

Swap Shop winter hours

BUCKFIELD —The Swap Shop at the Buckfield/Sumner Transfer Station has announced new winter hours.

The shop is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays, weather permitting.

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