Classes and Events


The Franco Center hosts weeknight classes for adults. The length of  sessions vary through out the year. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. They are intended for those who either want to learn French from scratch or who already have some proficiency with the language that they want to improve upon.

“Fun in French” classes for kids are held from 10 – 11:30 am on Saturday mornings. Classes are not held during the months of July or August.  “Fun in French” classes for children are more likely to skip a weekend here and there in deference to families who prefer to travel on long holidays.

French for Teens is a support class for teens who want learn French or improve upon the French they already know. Dates to be announced.

French Clubs are offered through the Franco Center at different venues in the community. One is offered at Sherwood Heights through the Community Learning Center (CLC) as an after school program for 4th through 6th graders attending that school. Another is held at Tree Street Youth as part of its Enrichment Activities.  Also at the Hillview Community Center and the Lewiston Public Library.

French Reacquisition
Classes will take place in Heritage Hall at the Franco Center. The total cost for 10 classes is $100, and registration can be done via telephone by calling (207) 783-1585 or by emailing  To register by mail, send your contact information and payment to Franco Center, 46 Cedar Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 Attn: Adult French Classes.

Fun in French for Kids and French for Teens
FUN IN FRENCH and FRENCH FOR TEEN classes are free.  To enroll in either FUN IN FRENCH FOR KIDS or FRENCH FOR TEENS, please email Jacynthe Jacques at  or call the Box Office at the Franco Center at (207) 783-1585 during regular business hours.

French Clubs
French Clubs are offered free of charge and are held in conjunction with our community-partners’ existing programs, thanks to the Auburn School Department and Tree Street Youth, Lewiston Housing Authority and the Lewiston Public Library.

Spring Newsletter 2016

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Our Partners

Maine French Heritage Language Program
Face Foundation
University of Maine in Augusta
Tree Street Youth
Lewiston Housing Authority
Lewiston Public Library


Upcoming Performances

  • Mar

    Mainely Improv

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 3 - Mar 3

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    On the Spot Comedy PhotoWhat do you get when you combine the improvisation style of the television show, “Whose Line Is It, Anyway?” with a Maine-based comedy troupe that loves the art of improvisation?

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  • Mar

    6th Annual Maine's Got Talent 2017

    Performance Hall

    Mar 4 - Mar 4

    7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    MGTlogo_2013Maine’s Got Talent  features 10 performing artists competing for cash prizes. Fifty percent of the vote comes from the audience and the other fifty percent from our celebrity judges. The celebrity Judges this year are Tom Doucette, 2014-16 performer of Maine’s Got Talent, Joe Philippon, Lewiston Police Department and Celeste from WBLM’s Morning Show.

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  • Mar

    Blowin' in the Wind – Pettingill Fundraiser

    Heritage Hall

    Mar 5 - Mar 5

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    Graphic - Denny Breau 3-5-17The music of Bob Dylan, Mamas & Papas, Simon & Garfunkle, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot and other popular musicians of yesteryear is coming to the Franco Center in Lewiston.  On Sunday, March 5, Denny Breau presents the “Blowin’ in the Wind” concert

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  • Mar

    Piano Concert with Michael Lewin

    Performance Hall

    Mar 10 - Mar 10

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Michael Lewin at PianoThis Steinway Artist launched his concert career following victories in the William Kapell and the Franz Liszt International Piano Competitions.   Also highly respected as a teacher

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  • Mar

    MSO – Midcoast Symphony Orchestra – Pops at the Opera

    Performance Hall

    Mar 18 - Mar 18

    7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

    MSO Returns to the Gendron Franco Center with
    With Guest Conductor: Eric Hewitt
    Pops at the OperaMSO for 2007 Sponsor Sheet
    Strauss, Jr. – Overture to Die Flede maus
    Wagner – “Liebestod” from Triston & Isolde
    Bizet – Carmen Suite No. 2
    Ponchielli – “Dance of the Hours” from La gioconda
    Puccini – “Intermezzo” from Manon Lescaut, Act III
    Tchaikovsky – “Polonaise” from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24
    Verdi – “Prelude” from La Traviata, Act I
    Strauss – “Waltz Sequence” from Der Rosenkavalier

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