Auburn Art Club to hear speakers

AUBURN — The Auburn Art Club will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, March 4, at Auburn Methodist Church, Park Avenue.

A program will be presented by Shelley Lance-Fulk and Jacklyn Amtower, owners of Compass Rose Images. The women have traveled throughout the world photographing local flowers and wildlife.

Jill Jones is chairwoman of the March committee. She will be assisted by Genevieve Dussault, Rachel Robinov, Dot Murray, Carol Woodward and Marie Steele. All art club members are invited.

Auburn TOPS Chapter is making a move

AUBURN — TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Chapter ME 192 Auburn is moving to a new location starting on Tuesday, March 5. The new site will be at the East Auburn Baptiste Church, Room 206, 560 Park Ave.

TOPS is a support group for people who want to stay healthy and would like the camaraderie and weekly support with other people. The program encourages healthy eating, exercise and taking little steps to improve health.

The group meets at 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday for people to weigh in privately. Meetings and program are held from 10 to 11 a.m.

All are welcome to attend a meeting to see if TOPS would be of help.

For more information, call Lois at 207-576-5065 or Gail at 207- 240-5505.

Retired educators to hear speaker on SeniorsPlus

LEWISTON — The Androscoggin Retired Educators’ Association (AREA) will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Green Ladle at Lewiston High School. The cost of the Chef’s Choice meal is $11.

Nate Miller, community service manager, will give a presentation on “Services Offered at SeniorsPlus.”

Members are reminded to tally up volunteer hours and bring them to the meeting.

The association is still supporting hunger in Maine and is collecting nonperishable food to be donated to a local food pantry. Small donations will also be accepted.

Reservations may be sent to Richard and Yvonne Gross, 57 County Road, Turner, ME 04282. Reservations must be received by Wednesday, March 6.

MEOC to host free workshops

LEWISTON — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free workshops entitled Essentials of College Planning for adults 19 and older at the following times and locations:

• Lewiston CareerCenter, 5 Mollison Way, 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 6;

• UMA-LAC, 51 Westminster St., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Friday, March 8; and

• FedCap-Lewiston, 1035 Lisbon St., 10 a.m. Friday, March 15.

To register or for more information, call 1-800-281-3703, or visit the website,

Introduction to Forest Pathology at library

AUGUSTA — Curious about what the mushrooms on trees might mean? Find out at the Lithgow Public Library, 45 Winthrop St., at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, during “Diagnosing Disorders in Trees: An Introduction to Forest Pathology,” hosted by the Aaron Bergdahl for the Maine Mycological Society.

Trees get sick, too. Viruses, bacteria, and fungi cause a wide range of symptoms that impact the appearance and productivity of trees. In severe cases, this causes decline and death. Bergdahl, a forest pathologist for the Maine Forest Services, explains the topic with an emphasis on fungal pathogens.

Learn more about the Maine Mycological Association at and check out their other upcoming events on their calendar at

As with all of Lithgow’s events, this event is free and open to the public. For more information, call the library at 207-626-2415 or visit

Lewiston Bridge Club to play

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.

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.

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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