Saint Dominic winter carnival 

AUBURN — The Saint Dominic Academy will hold its third annual Winter Carnival, from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the school’s Auburn campus, 121 Gracelawn Road. This event is free.

The carnival will feature indoor and outdoor events, including a fire pit, s’mores, snowman building, cardboard sled racing, snowshoeing, food, a Maine Army National Guard obstacle course in the gym, campus tours, games and activities for kids of all ages, and much more.

The carnival will also feature an array of giveawaysand wrap up with an ice hockey clinic, conducted by the Saint Dominic Academy teams and coaches, and from 3:10 to 4:40 p.m. there will be a free skate at Norway Savings Bank Arena, 985 Turner St. 

For more information call the school at 207-782-6911.

Post to hold Texas hold’em

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LOCKE MILLS — There will be a Texas hold’em tournament Saturday, Feb. 2, at Jackson-Silver Post 68, 595 Gore Road.

Doors open at 11 a.m., games begin at 1 p.m. There is a $50 buy-in, 50/50, pull tabs, meals and beverages available. 

For more information, call Ray at 207-890-3737.

Legion to hold ceremony

RUMFORD — The Rumford Napoleon Ouellette American Legion Post 24, will perform their annual ceremony of the 76th anniversary of the four chaplains’ sacrifices at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3. 

Early on the morning of Feb. 3, 1943, the U.S. troop transport Dorchester was in the icy seas off Greenland. Most of the 900 troops on board were asleep in their bunks when a torpedo smashed into the boat’s flank. Pounding up the ladders, the troops milled in confusion on the decks.

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In those moments of panic, there were were four U.S. Army chaplains aboard: 1st Lt. Clark V. Poling, Alexander D. Goode, John P. Washington and George L. Fox, who then led the troops to boxes of life jackets and quickly and efficiently passed them out to the confused men. When the boxes emotied, the four chaplains put their own life preservers on four young GIs and told them to jump.

The Dorchester went down 25 minutes later in a rumble of steam. Some 600 men were lost, but the chaplains had helped save over 200. The last anyone saw of them, they were standing on the deck, arms linked in prayer to the one God they all served. This ceremony is to honor those men and their memory.

This event is open to the public and there will be a light meal to follow.

The monthly membership meeting for the post, auxiliary and SAL will follow the ceremony at approximately 4 p.m.

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.

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SeniorsPlus office hours 

FARMINGTON — The SeniorsPlus office will be open for scheduled appointments Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Walk-in hours are from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and will be held on the second Thursday of every month.

Staff will be on hand to answer any questions or concerns about services and resources for older adults and adults with disabilities and their families. These services are free and open to the public.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1-800-427-1241 or 207-795-4010 or visit www.seniorsplus.org.

L-A Rotary to hold auction

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LEWISTON — Members of the Lewiston Auburn Rotary Lunch Club invite business partners and community members to attend the club’s annual auction from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Carriage House, 1119 Lisbon St.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for item preview with buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Cash bar available. Tickets are $20 each. Online reservations are available now by visiting https://tinyurl.com/y8mf64es.

Raffle tickets available at the door, $10 for 15 tickets; $20 for 40 tickets. Entertainment will be provided by The Arnott Fiddlers. A live auction starts at 8 p.m. Thousands of dollars’ worth of auction and raffle items including tickets to pro sporting events and much more.

Ticket reservation deadline is Saturday, Feb. 9. Proceeds from the event to benefit local community projects and nonprofit agencies.

For more information, call 207-713-7045 or email [email protected]

Lewiston Bridge Club to play

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LEWISTON — The Lewiston Bridge Club plays at 9 a.m. 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.

For more information, call 207-754-1431.

Drumming group making a beat  

LEWISTON — The Hand Drumming Group plays from 1 to 3 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month, at Trinity Church, 247 Bates St. 

All levels and styles of drummers can play, and they can bring their own instrument or try one of the club’s drums. The cost to play is by donation. 

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Food pantry seeks donations 

AUBURN — The High Street Congregational Church Food Pantry has ongoing needs for the following items: peanut butter, canned vegetables, soup, canned pasta, canned meats, canned fruit, dry cereal, baking items, soup, crackers and toilet paper.

Auburn United Methodist Church collects items for the pantry. Donations may be brought to 439 Park Ave.

For more information, donate by calling 207-782-3972. 

Knitting Knights to convene

LEWISTON — Lewiston Pubic Library has announced will host the Knitting Knights from 5 to 6:30 p.m. every other Wednesday in the Jeanne Couture Room.

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All ages and skill levels are welcome, and no registration is required. Library staff will be available to teach new knitters, and welcome experienced knitters to share their knowledge and skills. Bottled water and hot tea will be provided, and some supplies will be available for beginners.

Bog Hoot Quilt Society meeting 

MECHANIC FALLS — Area residents who enjoy crafts and companionship are invited to join community and church members at the Anglican Church of the Transfiguration (formerly the Mechanic Falls Congregational Church) on Elm Street for the Bog Hoot Quilt Society meeting.

The group meetis at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. The entrance to the downstairs is from the driveway to the church.

There are plenty of tables for quilting projects, an ironing board and a cutting board, and the coffee pot is on. Participants are invited to bring any project they are working on, including knitting, crocheting and needle crafts, or they may join in on church projects.


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