Library Listening Tours
The five Library Listening Tours have been rescheduled to begin Oct. 22 instead of Oct. 1. Details will follow!
All meetings are at the town office unless otherwise specified and are open to the public. The Planning Board will meet Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the Opera House. The Conservation Commission will meet Friday, Oct. 11, at 8 a.m.
The annual fundraising supper for Rockville Community Chapel will be Saturday, Oct. 5, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Rockport Masonic Center. You'll be treated to hearty beef stew with biscuits and coleslaw and a brownie sundae for dessert, all for $9 per adult and $4.50 per child younger than 10. There’s also a wonderful array of raffle items including 10 pounds of lobsters and $25 gift certificates to Just Friends Hair Design and The Lobster Pound restaurant. Funds raised will help with loan payments for the newly refurbished chapel building.
Camden-Rockport Historical Society's Harvest Gathering will be Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the complex. Head out and enjoy a family afternoon of CRHS Chuckwagon Beans, pumpkin painting, scarecrow-making, food and music. In addition, demonstrations include blacksmithing, rug braiding and quilting. Other activities feature cider pressing (and tasting!), and also Henry Lunn will be attired in his 1775 Patriot uniform and discuss what it was like for a militiaman of that time. Admission is free for everyone but donations are appreciated.
Get some facts
Rockport Library is partnering with Maine Community Health Options to present an “Affordable Care Act Information Forum” led by Malory Shaughnessy from Maine Community Health Sessions. The forum will take place at the library Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 6:30 p.m. Information will also be available about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the new CO-OP health insurance option for Maine people. FMI, call the library 236-3642.
Sea Faring Series
Rockport Library's “Sea Faring Series" is back! This year, in response to the popularity of the series, it has been expanded to five programs! Each program will be Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Opera House. The dates are: Oct. 10, 17 and 24 and Nov. 7 and 14. The Oct. 10 program, “Travel to New Foundland,” features renowned local photographer Peter Ralston. Peter’s work, much of it inspired by his fascination of Maine’s coast, has appeared in many books, magazines and galleries. Now, he has turned his passion and photographer’s eye towards Newfoundland. Peter will share some fascinating stories and pictures which include the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and Grand Bruit.
Gather the family and head to the library to “Celebrate Maine Woods” today (Oct. 3), at the library from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. with Merryspring’s Brett Willard. Brett will lead folks on a fun discussion about Maine trees and animal tracks interspersed with stories and hands-on activities. Poets‘ Corner, facilitated by poets George Chappell and Jim Ostheimer will also be held today from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
An exciting new group for the aspiring young writer (third- to sixth-grade), begins Monday, Oct. 7, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. with local author and former Rockport Children’s Librarian Liza Walsh leading the group.
Next Tuesday, Oct. 8, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., kids/families are in for a treat as author Lucinda Hathaway not only discusses her incredible books, "Takashi's Voyage," and "Round the World: Takashi Sails Home,” she will also introduce participants to water coloring journaling, a technique used in her books. I absolutely love these books and added them to the small list of book purchases I continue to make despite being well beyond childhood! FMI about the library or any programs, visit rockport.lib.me.us or call 236-3642.
Planapalooza II, the all-school meeting for parents and friends to learn about ALL that has been accomplished since last year’s first ever Planapalooza and also, to learn about both current and future plans, will be held tonight, Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and New Hope for Women’s activities include “Purple Fridays” to take place Fridays, Oct. 4, 11, 18 and 25 in local towns including Rockport, Camden, Rockland and others. Dress in purple to show your support for ending domestic violence dating violence and stalking. FMI about New Hope or special October events, visit newhopeforwomen.org.
New gallery show
Maine Farmland Trust’s newest gallery show, “Farming - Environment - Art,” will run from Oct. 4 to Nov. 12. The opening reception will be at the MFT gallery in Belfast, Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. (during Belfast Art Walk).
Wild food expert Tom Seymour returns for a fall foraging workshop at MNC on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon. For information about Merryspring or any programs, call 236-232 or visit merryspring.org.
Habitat for Humanity
Saturday, Oct. 5, at 9 a.m., “Hike, Have Fun & Help.” Head to Camden Hills State Park to hike for MCH. Hike at your own pace, any trails. Get pledges ahead of time, register at $10 per hiker, hike, collect pledges, remit. Raise $100 or more and receive an event T-shirt.
2013-14 Live in High Def
The Strand is really spoiling us! Incredible performances with “Live from London’s National Theater” and this Saturday, Oct. 5, the “Live from the Met” 2013-14 New York Met Opera season kicks off with Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin.” Remember, season ticket holders may pick up their season tickets in the lobby beginning at 11:30 a.m. However, doors for the performance won’t open until 12:30. FMI, call The Strand 594-0070, ext. 3.
Knox County Democrats
There will be a benefit yard sale for Knox County Democrats Sunday, Oct. 6, at Allied Tool and Fastener on Route 1 in Waldoboro.
KDC will begin their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Stella Maris House in Rockland, with a 6 p.m. “Potluck & Discussion” followed by the 7 p.m. business meeting. FMI, please contact Vice-Chairman Bruce Hodsdon at email@example.com or at 372-6536.
Citizens for Value in Education
This group resumes meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Opera House. Guests for the meeting will be Margot Murphy and Lisa Damien, two of the award-winning science teachers in the Five Town CSD Science Department.
“Princess,” Barbara Forti’s large (9 or 10 pounds), all black, long-haired, 4-year old, independent cat is still missing after two weeks with not even any sightings. Princess prefers to answer to “Kitty” so if you think you spot her, call her “Kitty” and give Barbara a call, 542-9330. Thanks so much for your help.