Community briefs

Jul 14, 2014
Vose Library is the grateful recipient of a new bench made possible by the generosity of patron, Dorothea Schmitt. The library accepted the gift at a small ceremony prior to the library’s annual meeting. Board President Paul Gaudreau noted that the gift of the bench for all to use was an example of the high level of community involvement that is enjoyed by Union’s local library. Schmitt, sitting center, is seated with Gaudreau ad Sue McClintock. Also from left, are Vose Library board members Heather Bilodeau, Joyce Grotton, Howard Butler, David Poulin, Bruce Cobb, Jan Cramer and Alison Metcalfe.

Benefit supper, auction

WARREN — A benefit supper and auction will be held Saturday, July 19, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Warren Odd Fellows Hall, located on the corner of Routes 1 and 90 in Warren.The benefit is for Dorothy Benner, on behalf of the late Arnold Benner. The benefit will help defray some of the financial obligations of putting him to rest.

Dinner includes lasagna, meatballs, mac 'n cheese, baked beans, breads, salads, pies and more. There will also be a silent auction and raffles. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and younger and free for those under a year old. For more information, call Liz at 691-0710.

Book fair

TENANTS HARBOR — The Jackson Memorial Library annual Book Fair is Saturday July 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., as a part of the St. George Day celebrations.

Original art has been donated from artists such as Lydia Kaeyer, Charles DuBack, Phoebe Bly and Ed Botnick. The Silent Auction and Art Raffle will be conducted by Lawrence B. Truman, professional auctioneer. Raffle items include Monhegan Boat tickets, gift certificates to The Black Harpoon, Rheal Day Spa, Jess Market and more. For more information, call 372-8961

Crabmeat Roll Luncheon to support Masons

TENANTS HARBOR — Eureka Lodge 84 AF&AM, assisted by Naomi Chapter 25 OES, invites the public to enjoy the second summer crabmeat roll luncheon at the Masonic Hall in Tenants Harbor, Wednesday July 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch will consist of a crabmeat roll made with locally-caught and processed crabmeat, chips, a homemade dessert square and a beverage (coffee, decaf or lemonade). Chicken salad rolls will be available as an alternative.

Proceeds from the lunch will be put toward the continuing effort to rehabilitate the Tenants Harbor Masonic Hall, and to the charitable activities of the Lodge. The third lunch of the summer season will be offered at the same time, Wednesday, Aug. 13.

Tai Chi sessions

THOMASTON — The public is invited to sessions of the Kennebec Taijiquan Association is held at the Thomaston Public Library on Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m.

These sessions provide participants the opportunity to learn a T'ai C'hi long form and to practice it with others who enjoy taijiquan.

For more information about this event, please call 354-2453.

Golden Opportunity Golf

UNION — Founders Day Weekend, July 19-20, is the chance to play the members-only course at the Union Country Club. Green fees are $15 per person and will be donated to Vose Library. Union Country Club is a par 3 course with nine holes. Although the course is not long, players will find it challenging.

Make a whisk broom

UNION — Karen Koch will teach participants how to make a whisk broom Monday, July 21, at 6:30 p.m. at Vose Library. Koch learned traditional Appalachian-style broom making at the Augusta Heritage Center at Davis Elkins College in Elkins, W.V. from Carlson Tuttle. The course is limited to six participants. Call 785-4733 to register and for costs.

Cougars, Coyotes, Bears & Wolves!

THOMASTON — The Thomaston Public Library is hosting an evening with Maine conservation biologist Geri Vistein, whose slide show and talk will focus on large predators and their prey and how they maintain a healthy balance in nature. The talk is Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m.

The Cougars, Coyotes, Bears & Wolves! event will take place in Room 200 of the Thomaston Academy building at 60 Main St. Parking and the library entrance are at the rear of the building. For more information about this program, please call the library at 354-2453.

Pig roast

ROCKLAND — A pig roast will be held Saturday, July 26, from noon to 4 p.m. at American Legion Post 1 on Limerock Street. The cost is $12 per person and proceeds benefit veteran's programs. The event is sponsored and hosted by Auxiliary Unit 1 and Sons of American Legion Squadron No. 1. For more information, call 594-4844.

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