Coastal Quilters

CAMDEN — Coastal Quilters will meet Saturday, April 10 at 10 a.m. at the Lions Club on Lions Lane in Camden. The program will feature fabric artisan/quilter Kathleen Daniels of China Village. Using two dozen of her pieces, Daniels will discuss her journey through the art world as well as her techniques and inspirations. Refreshments, show and tell, and a short business meeting will follow the program. The event is free and open to the public; all are welcome. For more information, call Karen Martin at 236-8038 or Louisa Enright at 236-6215.

Thomaston American Legion dinner for Iraq Star

THOMASTON — The Thomaston American Legion will host a benefit supper for Iraq Star on Saturday, April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. The dinner will include spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread, and pies for dessert. The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. For more information call 319-3400.

Iraq Star is a nonprofit foundation dedicated to providing the necessary reconstructive surgeries to assist war veterans recovering from physical and mental injuries. It is the foundation’s hope that reconstructive surgery will also help veterans heal from emotional trauma, increase self-esteem, and ease their return to their pre-war lives. For more information, visit

Fundraising walk for National Multiple Sclerosis Society

CAMDEN — Registration is under way for participation in the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s 21st Walk MS on April 24. The Midcoast walk will be based in Camden at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church. Multiple sclerosis is a disease that hits Maine especially hard. There are approximately 3,000 people in Maine with MS. Each year, thousands of clients, loved ones, caregivers, friends, neighbors and co-workers across the state join the movement and step out to raise money to find a cure for MS. Individuals and teams of family members and co-workers can register to walk or volunteer at or by calling 800-526-8890 or 781-7960.

Star Party

LINCOLNVILLE — The Central Maine Astronomical Society will hold its monthly Star Party on Saturday, April 10 at the Galaxy Quest Observatory in Lincolnville from 8 to 10 p.m. All are welcome. If one needs help learning to use his or her telescope, bring it along. For more information and directions, visit or call Jacob Gerritsen at 542-8899. The rain date is Sunday, April 11.

Thomaston Senior Citizens

THOMASTON — The Thomaston Senior Citizens will meet Tuesday, April 13 at 1 p.m. at the Thomaston Federated Church, 8 Hyler St. The guest speaker will be Henry Carey, who will discuss the current activities and future plans for the Thomaston Academy (the former Thomaston High School). Refreshments will be served. Free. All 55 and over welcome. For more information call 354-6511.

South School Community Fair

ROCKLAND — The South School Community Connections group will host a Community Fair on Wednesday, April 28 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the South School multi-purpose room. The purpose of the fair is to connect parents and caregivers with area opportunities for children and families. The fair is free and open to the public. There are still spaces for additional community groups to participate. To register, contact South School Principal Jane Moore at 596-2008. South School is located in Rockland and serves children in grades two through five.

Maine Coast Men

LINCOLNVILLE — Maine Coast Men will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the organization’s semiannual men’s retreat May 7-9 at the Tanglewood 4-H Center in Lincolnville. The retreat is a chance for men throughout Maine to come together for a weekend of chem-free fun, cooperation and support. The weekend will include outdoor and indoor activities, optional workshops, group meals and a variety show. All men are welcome, regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation. Boys over 11 can attend if accompanied by a caregiver. Registration is on a sliding scale, with some scholarships available; registration for children is free. For more information, contact Dan Kirchoff at or 763-4134 or Ham Niles in Belfast at or 338-5850.

Open house at Downeast School of Massage

WALDOBORO — The Downeast School of Massage will hold a free open house for the public Saturday, April 17 at 2 p.m. Participants will receive an application packet and be introduced to the many opportunities in the massage therapy profession, and to the competency-based curriculum that the Downeast School of Massage will offer in the September program. The event will include a tour of the classrooms, library, hydrotherapy department with spa and sauna, and DSM store. Refreshments will be served in the student lounge. Tuition financing is available and the many financing choices will be discussed.

The Downeast School of Massage is the oldest massage school in Maine and has a very experienced faculty. Completion of the COMTA accredited program allows students to apply for licensure for massage therapy in Maine without further testing. The school is located on 100 acres at 99 Moose Meadow Lane off 220 North (Washington Road) in Waldoboro. For more information or to register for the open house, call 832-5531, e-mail or visit

More than 20 tables

BELFAST — There will be a craft/food/yard sale at the American Legion Hall, 143 Church St. in Belfast, on Saturday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be more than 20 tables with crafts, children clothes, baked goods and much more. Lunch will be available. For more information call Becky Gibbons at 338-1892.

Indoor yard sale

BELFAST — The Waldo County YMCA will host an indoor yard sale Saturday, April 17 from 9 a.m. to noon in the gymnasium.

Expo recognizes sponsors

DAMARISCOTTA — The Midcoast Sustainable Living Expo, set for April 16-17 at the YMCA in Damariscotta, would not be possible without help from generous sponsors.

To date, those sponsors are Maine Public Broadcasting Network, The Cheney Companies, Coastal Enterprises, Damariscotta Bank & Trust, The First National Bank of Damariscotta, Maine Antique Digest, Renys Department Stores, the Waldoboro Business Park, and Hannaford Supermarkets.

The expo opens Friday, April 16 at noon and closes that day at 6 p.m. Hours on Saturday, April 17 are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with organic and local food and drink available at the on-site Damariscotta Grille cafe. Anyone wishing to volunteer for the event should call 832-5584. For more information visit

Class on leaving a legacy

ROCKLAND — Spectrum Generations will host an interactive workshop, led by Harriet and Chuck Vaughn, on Monday, April 12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Vaughns, who founded Legacy Years Transitions Services, have created this workshop to get people thinking about ways of downsizing to create a legacy. Spectrum Generations is located at 61 Park St. in Rockland. The cost of the class is $5. For more information or to register, call 596-0339.

Chuck and Harriet Vaughan have been married since 1966. They are certified members of the National Association of Professional Organizers as well as the National Association of Senior Move Managers.

“A legacy has little or nothing to with money or wealth,” the Vaughns said. “There’s the legacy of personal belongings and also the legacy of family relationships. We senior citizens are excellent resources of wisdom and experiences and we don’t get called on nearly enough.”

Blueberry Cove Camp and Jackson Memorial Library host Earth Day Program

TENANTS HARBOR — An Earth Day Olympics program will be held at Blueberry Cove Camp in Tenants Harbor on Thursday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants will compete in various fun events based around composting, recycling and more. Participants should bring a picnic lunch and clothes they don’t mind getting dirty. All children age 7 to 12 are welcome. Contact Coleman Griffith at or Emily Worm at 372-6353 to pre-register.

Friendship Cribbage Tournament

FRIENDSHIP — The First Annual Friendship Cribbage Tournament will be held at the Hahn Community Center on Sunday, April 11 at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at noon. This will be a singles double-elimination tournament. Participants should bring a cribbage board and a deck of cards. Some food will be provided but participants can take something to share. The entry fee is a donation to the Friendship Veterans Memorial. First prize is a trophy constructed of a Wesley Lash Puffin carving mounted on wood with a plaque for the champion of the tournament. For more information call Joel at 832-7644.