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Accordionist to perform at La Rencontre


Normand Gagnon and friends will play traditional Québécois and other musical favorites on Thursday, July 14.

Master French-Canadian button accordionist Normand Gagnon will lead the entertainment at the next La Rencontre (“Gathering”) on Thursday, July 14 at 11:25 a.m. at the Gendron Franco Center in Lewiston. In honor of Bastille Day, the French National Day commemorating the storming of the Bastille in 1789, Gagnon and friends will play traditional Québécois and other musical favorites. An area of the floor will be cleared for dancing. Several raffle prizes will be drawn at the end. The meal will be homemade meatloaf, potatoes, gravy, and all the fixings. Doors will open at 10 a.m.

In no way restricted to French-speakers or even those of Franco descent, this fun monthly meal and event is open to all as long as spots remain available. The cost is $10 per person. To make reservations, call 783-1585 or email

Located on the corner of Cedar and Oxford Streets in the “Little Canada” section of Lewiston, just across the bridge from New Auburn, the Gendron Franco Center is wheelchair accessible.

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