Diaspora

Community events, Dec. 6 to Dec. 13 – Knox County VillageSoup – Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

Sign in or Subscribe See Offers

Events around the Midcoast for the week of Dec. 6 to Dec. 13.
NOTEWORTHY
TUESDAY, DEC. 6:
-Immigrants and Maine’s Economy: Contributions, Challenges, Steps Forward, online at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to hear from Jennifer Sporzynski, senior vice president of Workforce and Business Development at Coastal Enterprises, Inc., on immigration and Maine’s economy. Visit the Camden Public Library website to register and receive the Zoom link to attend. This event is the latest in an occasional series from Connecting Across Cultures, a volunteer-based immigrant-support network that assists New Mainers in the midcoast area, with members located in Camden, Rockland, Rockport and Thomaston.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7:
-Portugal Armchair Adventure, 7 p.m. at Vose Library, 392 Common Road in Union, or via Zoom. Tim and Laurie Warden share images from their three-month road trip, from the opulent palacios in Sintra near Lisbon to the southern coast with its golden rocky cliffs and secluded sand beaches, to Obidos, an ancient walled town, and the monasteries at Bathala, Alcobaca and Tomar. Attend in person or via Zoom; call 785-4733, email librarian@voselibrary.org, or stop by Vose Library for the Zoom link.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8:
-Baxter State Park Ranger Reveals Secrets of the Job, 6 p.m. at Rockland Public Library, with the option to attend in person or via Zoom. Two decades ago, writer Andrew Vietze left a job as managing editor of Down East to begin life as a park ranger. The best-selling, award-winning author of Becoming Teddy Roosevelt, Boon Island, and White Pine recounts the adventures that followed in his new book, This Wild Land. From daring, all-night rescues in storms atop Katahdin to moonlit raids on illegal camps, from fighting forest fires to facing off with black bears and moose, Vietze recounts his adventures. For more information or for Zoom links, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. This event is free and open to all.
-Community Climate Conversation: Modernizing Belfast’s Buildings, 6 p.m. The public is invited to a community climate conversation about modernizing Belfast’s buildings for energy efficiency and cost savings and to help the city reduce greenhouse gases. The event, co-sponsored by All of Belfast Climate Dialogues, a project of the Belfast Free Library and the City of Belfast Climate Crisis Committee, will take place in the Abbott Room of the library. A hybrid Zoom option is available. To register, go to belfastlibrary.org.
-Author Talk with Amy Truesdell at Thomaston Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Truesdell will discuss her new book, From Binghamton to the Battlefield, which draws the reader alongside Rollin B. Truesdell, a prolific letter-writer and early enlistee in the Union Army, as he transitions from eager recruit to war-weary veteran during the Civil War. Truesdell is a writer and consultant whose appreciation of family and cultural history led her to fulfill a long-held dream of narrating the Civil War experiences of her great-great-grandfather. Formerly she was a lead foreign affairs officer with the U.S. Department of State specializing in conflict resolution in Central and East Africa. This event is free and open to the public.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9:
-Light Up St. George! See bright lights and holiday displays at more than 40 St. George locations along the peninsula on Route 131 between 4 and 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday. For more information, to download maps and vote online for your favorite displays, go to LightUpStGeorge.org.
-Belfast Maskers Present The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, at Basil Burwell Community Theater, 17 Court Street in Belfast, with shows at 7 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and a matinee at 2 p.m. Sunday. In this Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman children – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. Tix are available at belfastmaskers.com and in the lobby a half-hour before each performance. General admission $18, with a $3 discount for students and seniors. A discount of 15% applies to orders of six or more tickets purchased on the website.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10:
-Merry Mannequin Celebration in Thomaston, from 3 to 5 p.m. at historic Watts Hall, 174 Main St. See the “gorgeous gowns” designers spent the morning creating from evergreen boughs and creative embellishments and vote for your favorite. Light refreshments. Admission by donation will support the AIO Energy Assistance program at the fundraiser hosted by the Watts Hall Community Players.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11:
-Mountain Girl: From Barefoot to Boardroom Book Release and Signing, 4 to 6 p.m. at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in downtown Rockland. CMCA hosts a celebration of Marilyn Moss Rockefeller’s new memoir, featuring a conversation between Rockefeller and author Susan Conley, followed by a book signing and light refreshments in the lobby.
MONDAY, DEC. 12:
-Maine’s Unique Native Salmonids, George’s River Trout Unlimited welcomes Mike Greene for a presentation on the unique native salmonids of Maine, specifically brook trout, arctic char, lake trout, landlocked and Atlantic salmon, and lake and round whitefish. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. with an informal gathering for those who wish to visit before the presentation. The featured presentation starts at 7 p.m. at Maine Sport (upstairs fly shop), 115 Commercial Street, Rockport. FMI: georgesrivertu.org. Free and open to the public.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13:
-Challenging Times for Local Builders: Managing Supply and Labor Shortages in the Midcoast, 6:30 p.m. at Belfast Free Library. The Camden Conference presents Daniel Waldron of Whitecap Builders for a talk on persistent supply chain and labor shortages and how they are impacting local contractors and the consumers who rely on them. The event is free and open to all, with no registration required. Camden Conference Community Events are free to all and presented in anticipation of the 36th annual Camden Conference, Global Trade and Politics: Managing Turbulence, presented February 17-19, live on the stage of Camden Opera House and livestreamed to Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Strand Theatre in Rockland, and Hannaford Hall at USM, Portland. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to become a Camden Conference member, visit camdenconference.org. The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues.
COMING UP:
-SME Trade in a Changing Global Reality, Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. at Rockport Public Library. The Camden Conference hosts James Wilfong for a presentation discussing international economic restructuring in a time of pandemic, war, and climate change. The event is in person in the Rockport Room. No registration is required. The last 75 years of liberalized trade policy was founded on the American model and the superpower status of the United States. A new order is emerging in the 21st century that will challenge American geopolitical and economic dominance. Wilfong will discuss how these factors will affect the future of American small and medium-sized enterprises.
-A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Sunday, Dec. 18, at 3 p.m., at Watts Hall, Main Street in Thomaston. A reading of Dylan Thomas’s short memoir. Cookies and caroling will follow. Free admission.
MUSIC
TUESDAY, DEC. 6:
-Seacoast Community Orchestras Free Fall Concert, 7 p.m. at Great Salt Bay Community School in Damariscotta. The family-friendly concert will feature local musicians of all ages. Among the pieces performed will be the “Mandalorian Star Wars Theme,” “A Knight’s Quest” and “Iditarod” by Soon Hee Newbold, a concerto grosso by Francesco Geminiani, “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and “Capriol Suite for Strings” by Peter Warlock. All are welcome. Donations will be taken.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8:
-Portland Native Connor Garvey at The Underground Lounge, in the basement of the Belfast Maskers Theatre, 17 Court Street in Belfast, joined by guest Ben Cosgrove on keys. “Sweet and somber folk packed with emotion,” says Glide Magazine. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10, cash only, at the door.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9:
-Down East Singers Presents “Noël Français” Concerts, in collaboration with the folk trio T-Acadie and pianist Jennifer McIvor, this Friday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at Watts Hall, 174 Main St. in Thomaston, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at Rockport Opera House. Anthony Antolini of Cushing will conduct the concerts. The performances will feature French-Canadian and European French holiday choral music and Acadian folk music played by T-Acadie. Admission is $20. Those 18 and younger are admitted free but must have a ticket. Tickets for the Thomaston performance are on sale at Flaura Flowers & Wine, 185 Main Street, Thomaston; tickets for the Rockport performance are available at The Grasshopper Shop, 400 Main Street, Rockland, and for either performance on the group’s website: downeastsingers.org. Following the Rockport performance, the drawing for a raffle will take place. Raffle tickets at $10 each are available from members of Down East Singers. Prizes include round-trip airfare from Rockland to Boston for two, a $100 gift certificate to Bee Wild Farmacy in Rockport, and a household membership to the Owls Head Transportation Museum.
-Shawn Colvin on the Strand Stage, 7:30 p.m. The three-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter performs in downtown Rockland. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 day of show. Beer and wine are available at concessions. To buy tickets, or for more information, visit rocklandstrand.com or call 594-0070.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10:
-Penobscot Bay Singers Present: A Child’s Christmas in Wales, song and narration of the classic seasonal tale, this Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. at Searsport First Congregational Church, 8 Church Street in Searsport, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at 3 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 81 Court Street in Belfast.
-Lúnasa: Irish Christmas, 7:30 p.m. The Irish band, with guest Dave Curley, returns to Camden Opera House, 29 Elm Street, for another holiday season concert. Tickets are $54 in advance and $64 the day of the show at camdenoperahouse.com or by calling 236-3154.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11:
-Heather Pierson Trio Performs A Charlie Brown Christmas at Waldo Theatre, in Waldoboro, at 4 p.m. Based in Conway, New Hampshire, the trio performs a variety of originals, jazz and blues standards, and re-workings of familiar American music. In their annual Dec. offering, the trio shares their interpretation of Vince Guaraldi’s iconic soundtrack, additional Guaraldi compositions, and other holiday favorites. Assistive listening devices are available at the box office. Doors open at 3 p.m. Concessions (including beer and wine) will be available for purchase. More information and tickets: thewaldotheatre.org.
-Midcoast Community Band Christmas Concert, 4:30 p.m. at Thomaston Baptist Church, 212 Main Street in Thomaston. The band has been performing in the midcoast area for more than 30 years with Jo Anne Parker as leader/conductor. The band plays at civic events, in parades, and at concerts throughout the year. The holiday concert features traditional Christmas arrangements, seasonal band music and the ever-popular carol sing-along, accompanied by the full band. The concert is suitable for all ages. The concert is free of charge. Donations are welcome, especially for the band’s flatbed repair fund. Email midcoastcommunityband@gmail.com for more information.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13:
-Community Messiah Sing in Watts Hall, 174 Main Street in Thomaston, at 7:30 p.m., hosted by the Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist and directed by Anthony Antolini, artistic director of Down East Singers. Members of Mozart Mentors Orchestra and keyboard player Sean Fleming will provide accompaniment. All area choristers interested in singing the Christmas portion and the Hallelujah Chorus of G. F. Handel’s 1741 Messiah are invited to participate. Some scores will be available to lend to those who do not have their own. Singers will be seated in sections by voice part. Soloists include soprano Erin Chenard, contralto Jazmin DeRice, tenor David Myers-Wakeman and bass John David Adams. Non-singers are welcome to listen if seating is available. The event is free. For more information, call 354-8734.
COMING UP:
-Holiday Concert: Songs of Solomon Gospel Choir, at Rockport Opera House on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. Bay Chamber Concerts hosts the Harlem-based choir founded in 2001 by veteran conductor Bishop Chantel Wright. The ensemble has performed with notable artists including Ashford and Simpson, Elton John, and American Idol winners Kelly Clarkson, Fantasia Barrino and Ruben Studdard. For their return to Bay Chamber, the choir will perform a program of gospel and holiday favorites. Tickets, at baychamber.org, are $35 for ages 35-plus, $20 ages 22 to 34, and pay what you wish for those 21 and under.
FILM
THURSDAY, DEC. 8:
-Hopper: An American Love Story, at Rockland’s Strand Theatre, with showtimes at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Exhibition on Screen series offers a look at Edward Hopper and his art. Combined with expert interviews, diaries, and a startling visual reflection of American life, this film showcases one of America’s most influential artists. Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 Strand members. The Strand is at 345 Main Street.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10:
-Met Opera LIVE: Puts’s The Hours, broadcast live from New York’s Metropolitan Opera to Rockland’s Strand Theatre. Renée Fleming makes her highly anticipated return to the Met in this world-premiere production from Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts. Also starring Kelli O’Hara and Joyce DiDonato, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium. Run time is 3 hours 15 minutes. Tickets are $27 adults, $25 Strand members, $15 students 18 and under, and college students with ID. A Met Opera ENCORE of The Hours will be shown Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m.
-Holiday Family Movie Series at Rockport Opera House: The Grinch, 3:30 p.m. Free and open to all. Register online at rockportoperahouse.org or call 691-7388. The family series continues Saturday, Dec. 17, at 3:30 p.m. with It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.
SUNDAY, DEC. 11:
-New Film About Rockland’s History at Strand Theatre, 2 p.m. Premiere screening of Rockland: A Maritime Heritage, the new film from documentary filmmaker Dale Schierholt. Admission is free and open to the public. The film was cowritten with local author John Bird based on his book Rockland Maine: Rise and Renewal. Joining Schierholt and Bird on the production is local video historian Wayne Gray. The film chronicles the history of the city of Rockland from its settlement as a part of Thomaston to the city it is today, by tracing the ebbs and flows of its evolution through its ties to the sea. Running time is 62 minutes.
ARTS
-Maine Lobster Festival in Search of 2023 Poster Artist, the winner will receive a $1,000 commission and must release the rights of the artwork to the Maine Lobster Festival. Artists are asked to submit samples of their work and a bio. A requirement for the poster is a large lobster, so it is helpful for the committee to see a sample lobster. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Dec. 30. Submissions will be accepted online at mainelobsterfestival.com. The winning artist will be chosen by a committee.
-Maine Coast Photography by Bob Trapani Jr. at Camden Public Library, in a solo photography exhibit titled Wonderment of the Maine Coast at the library’s Picker Room Gallery during the month of Dec.. Trapani has spent years working on the Maine coast and has been called “Mr. Lighthouse” by Down East magazine.
TUESDAY, DEC. 6:
-Auditions for Watts Hall Community Players’ Production of You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown!, this Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 6 and 7, starting at 6:30 p.m. at St John’s Episcopal Church, 200 Main Street, Thomaston. This production calls for an adult cast of three to four men and three to four women in their late teens to late 30s. Those auditioning should be prepared to sing a song, preferably from the show, and read from small sections of the script. Performances will be the last weekend in February and the first in March. If you plan on auditioning or if you are interested but unable to attend auditions on either night, or if you would like further information, contact darylhahn@gmail.com.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8:
-Reception for Sally Loughridge Show at Rutherford Library in South Bristol, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. This exhibit, which hangs through Dec., shares local images as well as others from along the coast and from Monhegan Island, where she has painted annually for over 15 years with a group of artist friends. The exhibit includes both oil and soft pastel works, which are for sale.
-Thomaston Public Library Poets’ Corner Launching, beginning this Thursday, Thomaston Public Library will be hosting a Poets’ Corner on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month in the library’s Community Conference Room from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Join to share your own poetry or listen to fellow original poets. All experience levels are welcome. For more information, email library@thomastonmaine.gov or call 354-2453.
FRIDAY, DEC. 9:
-Reception for Plan B Art Exhibit at UMaine Hutchinson Center, in Belfast, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with refreshments and entertainment. Plan B is a new multimedia art exhibit curated by Larraine Brown of Artivism in Maine. The show is the culmination of a three-day conference organized by Artivism in Maine, with sponsorship from Volunteers of America and others. The conference was held at venues across Belfast in November, with visual art exhibits, performances, a resource fair, and workshops on a range of topics including Ayurveda, mental health first aid, food and healing, and dance. The eclectic art featured in this exhibition is by artists who came to art as a “plan B.” The show features work by Val Porter, James Hillman and Molly Riddle. Also included are works by people who are currently or formerly incarcerated at the Maine State Prison (artwork donated to Helping Incarcerated Individuals Transition and Beyond Bars), and children from Camp Jinka, a camp for youngsters who have experienced loss. The show is open to the public for viewing from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday through January 9.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10:
-Pascal Hall Hosts Open House and Mural Unveiling, in Rockport, from 1 to 4 p.m. Music, light refreshments and unveiling of a freshly installed mural by artist Peter Walls, depicting the history of Rockport Harbor. Stockton Springs artist Walls worked closely with Ken Gross from Camden Public Library’s History Center and Kevin Johnson at the Penobscot Marine Museum to gather over 300 images that informed a visual storytelling of Rockport Harbor, beginning in the mid-19th century.
HOME & GARDEN
SATURDAY, DEC. 10:
-Dried-Flower Wreath-Making, 1:30 to 4 p.m., at MOFGA’s Education Center, 294 Crosby Brook Road, Unity. Carole Mapes of Flywheel Flowers teaches the class. If you have saved some flowers from your summer garden, feel free to bring those to incorporate into your wreath. She will also talk a bit about growing flowers for drying, for people interested in expanding their flower gardens. All supplies will be provided, including a selection of flowers grown by Mapes at her farm in Jackson. Participants can bring snips or wire cutters if they have them (not required). $70 general public, $60 for MOFGA members. Sign up at mofga.org.
MONDAY, DEC. 12:
-Kennebec-Lincoln NRCS Local Working Group Meeting in Augusta, 10 a.m. to noon at Augusta City Hall, 16 Cony Street, in Room 145. USDA funding for Kennebec and Lincoln counties is the focus of the Local Working Group: How Should Money be Spent? The Kennebec and Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation Districts, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) field office in Augusta, will host a public meeting of the Kennebec-Lincoln Local Working Groups. Taking into account local resource concerns, these Local Working Groups make recommendations to NRCS on how to spend USDA Farm Bill funds for conservation practices on private lands. If you are an agricultural producer; forester, logger or private woodland owner; member of an environmental or watershed organization or land trust; knowledgeable in soil, water, plant, wetland or wildlife sciences; and/or are familiar with agricultural and natural resource concerns in Kennebec or Lincoln counties, you are invited to attend; contact your local soil & water conservation district to register and get more information. For Kennebec County, contact Dale at 480-3927, dfinseth@kcswcd.org. For Lincoln County, contact Julie at 596-2040, julie@knox-lincoln.org. If you are unable to attend, you may send comments to your local soil and water conservation district.
FOOD & DRINK
SATURDAY, DEC. 10:
-Broad Bay Holiday Bake and Cookie Sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Broad Bay Congregational UCC, 941 Main Street Waldoboro. Pies, brownies, breads, containers of food for busy shoppers, table for Heifer International donations, and oodles of Christmas cookies. Snow date: Dec. 11 at 11:30 a.m. A small assortment of goodies also will be available at Good Things Thrift & Craft Shop, 14 Washington Road (north of Borealis Breads).
KIDS & PARENTS
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7:
-Polar Express Family Event at Rockport Opera House, 5:30 p.m., presented by Rockport Public Library. Attendees will be greeted by the Polar Express conductor; costumed chefs will be serving baked goods and hot cocoa; and one of Santa’s elves will be distributing jingle bells. Families will be transported with a film screening of The Polar Express, a 2004 classic celebrating friendship, bravery, and the spirit of the holidays. More information can be found at rockport.lib.me.us.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10:
-Early Winter Ecology Walk at Merryspring Nature Center, Camden, at 10 a.m. Nature lovers of all ages are invited to learn about how Maine’s animals and plants prepare for winter. Guests will watch for winter birds, learn about winter animal behavior, look for tracks, identify leafless trees, and learn about the past year’s improvements to the Merryspring grounds. This program is part of the Free Family Programs series. Guests must register by contacting Merryspring at 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org. Guests should wear weather-appropriate clothing and shoes and be prepared to walk for one hour. In the event of heavy rain or snow, this program may be rescheduled.
-Midcoast Conservancy Offers Youth Cross-Country Ski Lease Program and Clinic, with the first fit session set for this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon; a second will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13, from 3 to 5 p.m. Both will be at the CLC YMCA in Damariscotta. A final lease day will be held on January 10 from 4 to 6 p.m. at Edgecomb Eddy School but inventory will be very low by then so families are encouraged to come to the earlier sessions for the best selection of sizes. The child who will use the skis must be present. The ski lease package is $70 per participant. Any questions about the ski lease program can be directed to Andy at andyb@midcoastconservancy.org; details are online at midcoastconservancy.org/events. In addition, Midcoast Conservancy will hold the annual Youth XC-Ski Clinic for kids ages 5 to 12 for six weeks, from January 7 to February 11, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Hidden Valley Nature Center in Jefferson. Instructors use fun, non-competitive methods to get skiers out on the trails each week. For more information or to register, go to midcoastconservancy.org/events. Call 389-5150 with any questions.
COMING UP:
-New Songwriting and Song-Sharing Group for Tweens and Teens, at Rockport Public Library. The group will meet on Wednesdays, Dec. 14 and January 4, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., and will be facilitated by board-certified music therapist Dan Wenger. Young adults of all abilities and backgrounds are invited to join this free class. No previous songwriting experience is needed. Wenger will lead a discussion among participants about which songs people love and what makes them so appealing. He will help students explore beat-making and how to begin the process of writing original songs. To sign up, contact Youth Services Librarian Stephanie Miller by calling 236-3642 or email smiller@rockportmaine.gov.
MISCELLANEOUS
-Great Escape Online Auction, offering bidding on various Maine escape packages and art from Maine artists, with all proceeds benefit Wayfinder Schools. The auction is open now and runs to January 1 at 32auctions.com/greatescapeauction. For more information, email info@wayfinderschools.org.
-Warren Free Public Library Basket Raffle, 28 baskets for 50 cents a ticket now through Dec. 16.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7:
-Boardgame Café for All Ages in Belfast, in the basement of the Belfast Maskers’ theater on Wednesday nights in Dec. from 6 to 9 p.m.  The library of games contains over 100 titles, from familiar classics like Scrabble and Clue to the latest award-winning strategy and cooperative games such as King of Tokyo and Forbidden Sky. A $5 cover charge per person includes access to all of the games as well as complimentary coffee and tea. The cafe has snacks for sale to be enjoyed while gaming, including a variety of fresh-baked pastries and locally made tamales.
THURSDAY, DEC. 8:
-Georges River Land Trust Bonfire Party, from 3 to 5 p.m. (rain/snow date is Friday, Dec. 9). Everyone is invited to toast the land trust’s volunteer corps around a bonfire at Gibson Preserve, 637 Woodman’s Mill Road in Searsmont. Anyone interested in learning more about the Georges River Land Trust or motivated to help care for 70 miles of trails in 18 preserves or monitor 51 easements is encouraged to attend and meet like-minded volunteers. Snacks and beverages will be served. For more information, contact Marie McNeely at 594-5166.
SATURDAY, DEC. 10:
-Sunrise Walk on Belfast Beach, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition invites the public to meet at Belfast Boathouse at 6 a.m. and carpool to City Park to start a meditative ramble looking eastward into the sunrise, and ending at the Boathouse, a distance of three-quarters of a mile. Wear warm layers and shoes for the rocky beach.  FMI: 338-1147.
-Birding at Belfast Harbor, Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition invites the public to drop in at the Belfast Footbridge where Ron Harrell and Gary Gulezian lead a monthly bird watch. From November through March, on the second Saturday of each month, they will be at the footbridge at 8:30 a.m. with their telescopes to show people whatever birds are in the harbor area and answer questions about them. The bird watch will last until 10 a.m., depending on the amount of bird activity present and weather conditions. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately for the weather. More bird watches are set for January 14, February 11 and March 11.
-St. Andrew’s Newcastle Haitian Arts and Crafts Sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds will go to St. Luke’s, a small school in the village of Figaro, just outside Gros Morne in northwestern Haiti, that has been the focus of previous St. Andrew’s Haiti benefit efforts. St. Andrew’s is located at 11 Glidden Street in Newcastle. For more information, call Frazier Meade at 563-8483.
-Advent Vigils for Disarmament at Bath Iron Works, Saturdays, Dec. 10 and 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Gather in front of the Administration Building at Bath Iron Works on Washington Street in Bath and then walk down to leaflet the workers at the shift change. General Dynamics continues to build Aegis guided missile destroyers and will be upgrading the Zumwalts with hypersonic missiles in the BIW shipyard. For more info, contact Smilin’ Trees Disarmament Farm at 763-4062.
MONDAY, DEC. 12:
-Tech Class: Email Basics, Rockland Public Library and the National Digital Equity Center will host the tech class on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 12 and 13, from 2 to 3 p.m. This class is free and open to the public, and registration is required to attend. Online enrollment with the NDEC and class registration is required; to enroll, visit digitalequitycenter.org/classes/enroll/. Then to register, visit digitalequitycenter.org/classes/class/email-basics/?instance_id=2694. Interested participants can also call the library and staff will assist with enrollment and registration. This class will take place in the library’s Community Room.
-Jigsaw Puzzle Swap at Rockland Public Library, 4 to 6 p.m., in the Community Room. Participants are asked to bring any 250-plus-piece gently used adult puzzle (in the original box, in good condition, and with all the pieces) to the library by Saturday, Dec. 10. For each puzzle donated (up to five), they will receive a ticket to use on Monday, Dec. 12, to pick out a puzzle that someone else has brought in. This community swap is free and open to all who have tickets. No puzzle donations will be accepted on the day of the event. For more information, contact Patty King at 594-0310 or pking@rocklandmaine.gov.
COMING UP:
-Waldo County Republican Committee Meeting, Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. for a short business meeting and desserts. They will be collecting packaged disposable baby diapers for holiday donation to Zoe A Woman’s Center, 230 Searsport Avenue, Belfast. FMI: 992-3172.
Send questions/comments to the editors.

source

What's your reaction?

Excited
0
Happy
0
In Love
0
Not Sure
0
Silly
0

You may also like

More in:Diaspora

Comments are closed.