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12 local comics have been chosen to compete in Central Maine's Comedy Invitational on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 pm at L/A’s Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston.  Doors and bar opens at 6:30 pm.  The grand prize of $250 will go to Central Maine’s Funniest Comedian.  Admission is $5 at the door.  For more information, call 783-1585 from Noon-4 pm.

The Lewiston and Auburn Public Libraries will host their 6th annual Teen Opportunities Fair on Saturday, March 25 from 11 am - 1 pm at the Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall, 200 Lisbon Street. Participants will be able to talk with area agencies regarding details on the services and opportunities that they provide for teenagers. Colleges and financial institutions will be available to discuss funding for college and available majors. Businesses and organizations will be on hand to discuss what employers are looking for in new hires, and the event will offer the opportunity to apply for jobs, internships, and volunteer experiences. In addition, the Fair will feature door prizes and free food!  For more information, call Danielle at 513-3135 or Donna at 333-6640, ext. 2009. 

The Public Theatre, 31 Maple Street in Lewiston presents “Wrong For Each Other” Thursday & Friday (March 23 & 24) at 7:30 pm, Saturday at 3 pm and again at 7:30 pm & Sunday at 2 pm.  For tickets, call 782-3200.

A Bean Supper will be held Saturday, March 25 from 5 pm - 6 pm at the Lisbon United Methodist Church on 14 School St. in Lisbon Falls. There will be homemade baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, ham, hot dogs, pies and more. Costs $8 for adults, $3 for children and free for children 5 and under.

There will be a Winter Gardening Workshop on Sunday, March 26 from 2 pm - 3:30 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Pleasant & Union Streets in Brunswick.  They’re accepting $5 donations.  For more information, call 798-5899.

The Maine Music Society Chorale & Orchestra presents Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” on Saturday, March 25 at 7:30 pm & Sunday, March 26 at 3 pm at Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston. Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for Senior Citizens & $10 for students. For tickets, call L/A Arts at 782-7228. 

Paper Crafting & Scrapbooking Day is on Saturday, April 1 from 8 am - 4 pm at Holy Family Church on 607 Sabattus Street in Lewiston.  There will be snacks, drawings & two Make-And-Takes.  Advance tickets are $35, $40 at the door.  To register and more information, call 784-5307 or 784-0389.

Have “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” on Saturday, April 1 from 8 am - 10 am at the Lisbon United Methodist Church, 14 School Street in Lisbon Falls.  There will be pancakes, sausage, juice & milk.  Donations only.

Mitch Thomas, executive director at the Gendron Franco Center, and Bert Dutil, bus trip leader, will be leading a group on a maple sugar day-trip to Québec on Saturday, April 1. The departure from the Center, 46 Cedar St. in Lewiston is at 6:45 am.  $62 per person for the trip and home-cooked lunch.  Space is limited so call 783-1585 for reservations.

Vacationland RV & Camping Show is happening Saturday, April 8 from 9 am - 7:30 pm and Sunday, April 9 from 9 am - 4 pm at the Norway Savings Bank Arena on 985 Turner Street in Auburn.  The event features the latest RV models & camping options of all sizes as well as the latest camping equipment.  Admission is $8, it’s free for kids 8 and under.

38 young musicians from France will be performing in a free concert at the Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston on Sunday, April 9 at 2 pm.  The doors and bar will open at 1 pm.  Donations will be accepted at the door.  For more information, call 783-1585 Monday through Friday from Noon-4 pm.

L/A’s Gendron Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street in Lewiston is hosting their Annual “Adult Prom Night” on Friday, April 7 & Saturday April 8 at 7 pm.  Get dressed up and be prepared for a prom night celebration loaded with laughter, great food, music from across the decades, the ‘prom punch’ you always dreamed of, chaperons, and many more surprises!”   The theme for the Prom is “Under the Sea!” Tickets are $40 per person, which includes dinner, dancing and on-site parking.  For reservations and tickets, call 782-3457. 

A Fabric & Craft Supply Fair will be held Saturday, April 8 from 9 am - 1 pm at the High Street Congregational Church on 106 Pleasant Street in Auburn.  For more information, call 784-1306.

Seniors Plus is seeking volunteers.  If you’re interested, call 513-3710 for more information. (4/30)

The Thread Theater at the Franco Center, 46 Cedar St. in Lewiston is holding performances every third Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm.  Admission is $5 per person.  For more information, call 783-1585 Monday thru Friday from Noon - 4 pm.

Seniors Plus in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association have monthly support group meetings, designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia.  They will be held at Seniors Plus on 8 Falcon Road in Lewiston.  There’s no fee but pre-registration is required.  For more information about dates and time or to register, call 1-800-427-1241, ext 3728.

Blood Drives

Resolve to make a difference in the lives of other by becoming a regular blood or platelet donor with the American Red Cross. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, and a single donation can help save up to three lives.

Upcoming blood drives:

  • Monday, March 20 from 7 am – Noon at Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center, 99 Campus Ave. in Lewiston
  • Thursday, March 23 from 10 am – 3 pm at Community Health Options, 36 Chestnut Street in Lewiston

To learn more and to make an appointment, call 1-800-Red Cross.

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