French language program planning annual fundraiser April 27

AUGUSTA — The public is invited to participate in the Maine French Heritage Language Program’s annual fundraiser — “Springtime in Paris” — will be held from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Le Club Calumet, 334 West River Road. The doors will open at 5 p.m.

“Springtime in Paris” features dinner, French music with the DJ group, The Power Mixers, as well as silent and live auctions. There are also some extra surprises for everyone attending.
MFHLP is a non-profit, after-school French language program offered by the Augusta Recreation Department and based at Buker Community Center, 22 Armory St.
Classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays with lively lessons. The group’s mission is to expose children to the French language, its rich Franco-American heritage in Maine and in different French countries all over the world. The goal is to offer a second language to younger students at a time when many language programs are being eliminated and the hope that what these students learn today can help them achieve success in an increasingly multilingual world.
This program is primarily self-supportin. Purchasing tickets for the soirée or donating items for the live or silent auctions would contribute to the success of this fun-filled evening. For further information about ticket prices, call Wendy at the Buker Community Center, 207-626-2350. Tickets are also available online through

PHOTO: Students in the Maine French Heritage Language Program, from left, Kayley Magruder, Libby Grant, Gabby Pitcher, Huckleberry Silver and Callan Grant; in back Evan Pitcher. (Submitted photo)