All meetings are at the town office unless otherwise specified and are open to the public. The Harbor Committee will meet today, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. and the Conservation Commission will meet Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 a.m.
The Capital Improvement Committee will meet Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 5 p.m.
The Midcoast Solid Waste Corporation Board of Directors will meet on Wednesday, Sept 18, at 4 p.m. and a FEMA training (intended for the select board, EMA Director, the police and fire chiefs, but also open to the public), will take place Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 6:30 p.m. .
Friday, Sept. 13, deadline
Ten Beautiful Mornings! Ashwood-Waldorf School’s “Parent-Child Classes” led by early childhood educator Cherry Short-Lee, begin next Thursday, Sept. 19, for children from 18 to 36 months and a parent. (And again Jan. 9 — discount applied when you sign up for both sessions in advance). Registration deadline for the first session is Friday, Sept. 13. FMI: call 236-8021 or go to ashwoodwaldorf.org.
Monthly programs/meetings resume Saturday, Sept. 14, at Camden Lions’ Club on Lions’ Lane in Camden with coffee and social at 9:30 a.m. followed by the “Welcome!” meeting featuring an extended “Show and Tell,” refreshments, and a review of the 2013-14 year including a brief business meeting.
Challenge Quilts from the past 3-years’ themed challenges will be highlighted, showcasing innovative, diverse, unique designs that clearly reflect each quilter’s personality, creativity and expertise. These quilts will be on display at the Camden library during the month of October. FMI, call CQ President Louisa Enright at 236-6215 or program chairperson Gail at 236-3821.
Kites & Ice Cream
Coastal Mountains Land Trust (CMLT) invites you to participate in the inaugural “Kites & Ice Cream” event Saturday, Sept. 14, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the top of Beech Hill Preserve. Rain date: Sept. 15.
The event is free and open to the public, but registration is necessary and limited to 100 children. Please call CMLT 236-7091 to register. Kids will receive a free kite to take home and free ice cream provided on site by Stone Fox Farm Creamery. "Fly Safe" areas will be designated towards the top of Beech Hill and Beech Nut will be open.
Dueling Bean Suppers
Camden-Rockport Historical Society (CRHS) will host its “final of the season” bean-hole supper, featuring beans (Maine yellow-eyed beans), cooked by Maynard Stanley Jr. in a hole in the ground, Saturday, Sept. 14, at 5 p.m. Held at the Society's historic Conway House complex, on Route 1, supper includes beans, hot dog, coleslaw, biscuits, a pickle or two, beverage, as well as homemade pies. Cost is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and members, and $5 for children age 6 to 12 (no charge for children younger than 6). Become a new member of CRHS that evening and receive one free meal! FMI call CRHS at 236-2257 or visit conwayhouse.org.
The Rockport Masonic Center will also host a bean supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and will feature the Maine staple of Saturday nights — home baked beans, roast pork, hot dogs, brown bread, desserts and drinks, $8 for an adult and $4 for kids younger than 10. The Center is located at 361 Main St. in Rockport, just up the road from the Simonton Corner 4-way stop signs. Proceeds from this event will go toward St. Paul's Lodge Scholarship Fund. FMI, please call Jeff at 691-2270.
Bay Chamber Music School
The school will offer a 6-week Ukulele Group Class taught by Jeff Weinberger beginning Monday, Sept. 16, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Beginning next Thursday, Sept. 19, Jeff Rojo will lead a once-a-month Guitar Ensemble for classical guitar lovers. FMI, contact Joan Kulle at the Music School at 236-2823.
Great news! Rockport Public Libary’s successful Fiber Arts Group will resume meeting Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. If you have a yen to knit, crochet, embroider, felt or do other fiber arts and would like to work on your projects with other like-minded enthusiasts or have a place to ask questions or to share tips and generally enjoy your self, come to the library for the first fall meeting of the Fiber Arts Group — all levels of experience, all kinds of fiber arts are welcome! The group will meet the first and third Tuesday of the month.
The “After School Read-Aloud” program with Kim Slocomb also resumes, Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call to register (required), your child(ren).
RPL Writers‘ Group with Fran Hodgkins will also meet Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. This group is open for writers of all levels of experience, published and unpublished! Come and share.
Poets‘ Corner, facilitated by poets George Chappell and Jim Ostheimer will take place Thursday, Sept. 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 17, at noon, Charlie Todd will discuss “Endangered Species of Maine.” Admission is free for MNC members, with a nominal fee of $5 for non-members. For information about Merryspring or any programs, call 236-232 or visit merryspring.org.
And, the next session of “Watercolor Classes” with Lesia Sochor will begin Thursday, Sept. 19. The classes will run from 9 a.m. to noon each Thursday. Pre-registration is required. To register please call 236-2239.
Massage therapist and yoga instructor Brita Light will lead an introductory, four-week series of chair yoga, one method for helping cope with chronic pain, at the Picker Family Resource Center on the Pen Bay Medical Center Campus. FMI or to register, call 596-8950.
The Georges River Land Trust will host its annual celebration, “Seeing the Watershed through Artists’ Eyes,” Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Old Town House in Union. There will also be a business meeting and finger food potluck. Reservations due by today, Sept. 12, call 594-5166.
The Farnsworth’s lecture series on the history of the Farnsworth Homestead continues Wednesday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. with “The Greek Revival in Maine” at the Farnsworth Auditorium. FMI about any programs or the Farnsworth, call 596-6457 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org
Monday, Sept. 16, about an hour after sunset, Saturn lies directly above Venus in the west-southwest. Ahhh. Night skies portend the coming of autumn, too. This month’s full moon, the full moon closest to the fall equinox (Sept. 22), is known most often as “Harvest Moon.” Other names for this one include Corn Moon or Fruit Moon. As an almost “rabid” NE Patriot fan, I have my own additional name for this one — Football Moon!
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New year, began Sept. 4 and concludes with Yom Kippur, Day of Atonement, which begins at sundown Friday, Sept. 13.