Annual open house at Waldoboro Fire Station

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Fire Department will be hosting a series of events in honor of National Fire Prevention Week.

Throughout the week, the firefighters will be traveling to area schools, preschools and day care centers in town to share information on fire safety.

On Friday, Oct. 8 from 6 to 8 p.m., everyone is invited to the fire station for an open house. The firefighters will be offering tours of the station, fire truck rides and everyone will have a chance to experience what it is like to be in a smoke filled room and learn how to safely get out. Firefighters will be offering demonstrations of their equipment including a thermal imaging camera. There will be games to play for prizes, face painting and a bouncy house and an inflatable obstacle course for the kids. Sparky the fire dog will be there to greet everyone. Hot dogs will be available for purchase. Also residents will be able to bring their fire extinguishers from home, have them inspected and recharged for $5 to $30 depending on type and size.

On display throughout the station will a photographic history of the Waldoboro Fire Department consisting of news articles and pictures through the years. Participating in the open house will be Waldoboro Firefighters Auxiliary, CWFD (a group of citizens raising funds to purchase a thermal imager), Lincoln County EMA and Communication Center, Damariscotta Fire Department, The Maine Forest Service, Pine Tree Burn Foundation, Camden National Bank, North American Equipment of Maine and Waldoboro Emergency Medical Services.

Craft sale at South Thomaston church

SOUTH THOMASTON — People’s United Methodist Church will hold a craft fair on Saturday, Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Chapel Street in South Thomaston. The craft sale will include a wide variety of items. A buffet lunch of soup, bread, drinks and dessert will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is $6 per person.

Crafters interested in selling goods at the sale should contact Kathy Tyler at 593-9209 for more information

Transition Town Hope harvest dinner

HOPE — Transition Town Hope is holding a harvest dinner and will have a small presentation on its initiative on Sunday, Oct. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hope Public Library.

Transition Town Hope is a community-led response to create a sustainable and supportive community in the face of the challenges created by climate change, a finite fossil fuel supply, and economic contraction. There are thousands of similar initiatives around the world now starting, but each one is charged with creating its own unique solutions. Individuals are encouraged to bring a dish to share or enjoy a chicken soup fundraiser. Cost is $5 per person or $15 for a family. For more information, call Willow Hall, 763-3047.

Benefit spaghetti dinner/dessert auction

THOMASTON — A benefit dinner to help Todd Keyes with medical costs and rehabilitation will be held Saturday, Oct. 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Masonic Temple on Main Street in Thomaston.

Several months ago, Keyes had a serious accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down. With increased physical therapy, there is hope. Keyes is showing signs of improvement. Keyes is looking at many months of hard work and therapy, which is a huge cost to his family both financially and emotionally.

Knox County Firefighters meeting Oct. 19

WARREN — The Knox County Firefighters Association will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Warren Baptist Church for supper. Meeting with election of officers will also be held. Guest speaker will be Mid-Coast Search and Rescue. Door prize, raffle of a LED helmet light. New Warren Fire Engine will be available for viewing.

Magic of Bennett

ROCKLAND — Literacy Volunteers of Mid-Coast Maine presents The Great Blindini “Magic of Bennett” on Thursday, Oct. 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mid-Coast Adult Learning Center, 28 Lincoln Street in Rockland. All donations go to the fund for laptops. “Magic Kit” raffle tickets: $1 each or six for $5.