On Friday, April 12, holocaust survivor Max Slabotsky will be the guest speaker at a Brown Bag Lunch hosted by Mayor Robert E. Macdonald to mark National Days of Remembrance Week. Free and open to the public, the event will take place at noon in Lewiston Public Library’s Callahan Hall.
Slabotsky was born in Belgium in 1931. He learned the art of tailoring at his father’s knee and is now a master tailor working in Portland, Maine. In 1943, he was arrested along with his parents and sent to Auschwitz, where he was put to work for the Germans, first on a farm and then cleaning pipes and sorting clothes. His mother, who had been used by the Nazis in medical experiments, survived for a short time after the camp was liberated by the Russians. After the war, Slabotsky became a paratrooper and lived on a kibbutz in Israel before coming to the U.S.A. in 1955. Read the rest of this entry »
On Saturday, April 13, members of the Lisbon High School Class of 2013 will dress up for a “Prom Dress Fashion Show & Sale” starting at 2 p.m. in the Lisbon High School Gymnasium. A variety of semi-formal to formal prom dresses, priced from $5 to $50, will be showcased.
Civil War historian Charles Plummer, widely-known for his living history presentations, will be the featured speaker at Lewiston-Auburn Senior College’s next “Food for Thought” luncheon on Friday, April 12 at 11:30 a.m.
In the guise of Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant, Plummer will relate highlights of the life and experiences of this famous and colorful Union general, culminating with the defeat of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, which effectively ended the Civil War.
The Androscoggin County Republicans hosted their annual Lincoln Day Dinner on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at The Green Ladle located at the Lewiston Regional Technical Center. This fundraiser featured Maine’s governor Paul LePage as speaker, followed by a live auction led by Gary Crocker and Rep. Jeffrey Timberlake, then entertainment by Maine humorist Gary Crocker.
Central Maine Orthopaedics (CMO), Select Physical Therapy and Central Maine Sports Medicine will host their second annual Great Falls Fitness Seminar, “Get Psyched on Cycling,” on Wednesday, April 3 at the Green Ladle in Lewiston. This year’s event will feature world champion cyclist Rebecca Rusch.
Doors will open at 5 p.m. The formal program, featuring Rusch, Dr. Jay T. Kearney and Dr. Patrick Fallon, will take place from 6 to 8:00. The event is appropriate for cyclists of all experience levels and abilities, from seasoned veterans looking to improve their performance to those just thinking about cycling.
Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice (AHCH) has announced that Electricity Maine will join Baxter Brewing Company as a major sponsor of the 2013 Hospice House 5K & Remembrance Walk.
“We are pleased to continue our partnership with Baxter Brewing and are very excited that Electricity Maine is joining us,” said AHCH President/CEO Julie Shackley. “Like Androscoggin Home Care & Hospice, they are local Maine companies that share a commitment to supporting the community.”
Ten portraits by artist Robert Shetterly are on display in the Hall Gallery at USM’s Lewiston-Auburn College until March 23. The paintings are from Shetterly’s series, “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” which he describes as a showcase for “models of courageous citizenship.” Shetterly will discuss the portrait series on Thursday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. in a presentation that is free and open to the public.
The second annual Inside Africa Fashion Show will take place on Friday, March 15 at 8 p.m. in the concert hall at Olin Arts Center at 75 Russell Street in Lewiston. Sponsored by the Bates College’s Africana Club, the show will reflect the diversity of the continent’s apparel and the influence of African fashion abroad. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact email@example.com.