French culture comes to Franco Center with La Rencontre luncheon

  • Date: March 7, 2024
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
  • Location: Franco Center, Lewiston

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PHOTO CAPTION: Noon Tunes La Rencontre will feature Present Company in a noontime concert Thursday, March 7, at the Franco Center at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Tickets are $17 per person and include lunch and concert. Buy tickets at or 207-689-2000. Franco Center photo. 

Noon Tunes concert to feature Present Company March 7 at Franco Center 

LEWISTON—The Franco Center presents its Noon Tunes live musical entertainment at its quarterly La Rencontre luncheon Thursday, March 7. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for socializing. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. followed by featured musical entertainment by Present Company. 

Diverse cultures, performing arts, and languages come together at the Franco Center during La Rencontre (the gathering). Traditionally, in Franco culture, big celebratory meals included live music provided by members of the family and their neighbors. Many families made sure their kids each learned to play an instrument to entertain at such gatherings — and so, accordingly, the Franco Center invites local musicians to provide live music for its guests. 

After lunch, Present Company will provide the entertainment. Members of this trio are three Franco-American cousins from Lewiston — Lorna Jollymore, Diane Meservier and Margaret Dix. They have been performing together in public as Present Company for 35 years. Their singing will be accompanied by Jollymore on the keyboards. 

Tickets are $17 and include the meal and entertainment. All seats are reserved. Tickets must be purchased by noon Monday, March 4, so we can plan the number of meals to prepare. Tickets will not be sold at the door. 

Call the box office at 207-689-2000 or visit between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Purchase online at 

La Rencontre series is sponsored by FACE Foundation, TV5 Monde, and the Quebec Delegation Boston. 

The Franco Center is at 46 Cedar St., Lewiston. Parking is in the Oxford Street mill lot. Handicap access in on the Lincoln St. Side of the building.



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