Adult literacy tutoring program at Waldoboro library

WALDOBORO — The Friends of Waldoboro Public Library’s Adult Literacy Tutoring Program has opened its Literacy Lab for walk-in tutoring Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Appointments for scheduling one-on-one tutoring or for registration may be made by calling the library at 832-4484.The library program is a satellite of the

Literacy Volunteers of Midcoast Maine Center located in Rockland. For more information, please call the library at 832-4484.

Elliot wins boat from Lions Club raffle

SOUTH THOMASTON — Rockland Lions Club held a drawing for their boat raffle at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.15 at the town landing in South Thomaston. A blindfolded Selectwoman Penny Ally drew the winning ticket for the raffle. Winner of the Carolina skiff, outboard motor and trailer was Edith Elliot of South Thomaston. The boat was purchased from Jeff’s Marine in Thomaston who gave the club special consideration in pricing. Proceeds from the raffle will help the South Thomaston – Rockland Lions Club assist local folks with eyeglasses and help support other local projects the Lions do. Anyone wishing to attend a meeting or join this organization are welcome to call president Hammon Buck at 593-7092.

‘The Spanish Armada and Religious Conflict’ Sept. 21 at the Camden Public Library

CAMDEN — The library will host Dr. Richard Cornelia and an illustrated talk on “The Spanish Armada and Religious Conflict” on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 6:30 p.m.

“The most significant of numerous causes was the religious conflict that engulfed Europe,” said Cornelia, in a press release. “The Reformation and Counter-reformation formed the backdrop for the confrontation, and one of the great legacies of the defeat of the Armada was that Europe averted an expanded inquisition.”

The Spanish Armada sailed against England under the command of the Duke of Medina Sidonia in 1588, with the intention of overthrowing Elizabeth I of England to stop English involvement in the Spanish Netherlands and English-sponsored piracy in the Atlantic. The fleet’s mission was to sail to the Gravelines in Flanders and transport the famous Tercios de Flandes, a ground force of more than 30,000 men led by the Duke of Parma, across the Channel to England. The mission failed due to strategic errors of the Spanish commander, bad weather, and early British attacks on the Armada, especially during the Battle of Gravelines.

Turkey cook-off to benefit Waldoboro Food Pantry

WALDOBORO — The Meenahga Grange, 860 Main St. in Waldoboro will host a turkey cook-off dinner on Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dinner includes turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, peas, rolls, coffee, tea or cold drink, pie or brownies. The cost is $10 adults, $5 children under 12 years old. Sponsored by the Waldoboro Democratic Committee. For more information contact Elaine Nutter, 832-7434, enutter@midcoast.com. Additional donations can be made directly to the Waldoboro Food Pantry, P.O. BGox 832, Waldoboro, 04572.

Van for Vets rolls into URock

ROCKLAND — For some veterans the path to good information about services and benefits can be confusing and complicated. On Monday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Veterans’ Affairs Mobile Information Van will be parked at University College at Rockland on Route 1. Staff from the VA say the van travels around to help veterans “get the benefits they deserve”.

Active military personnel, veterans and their family members are invited to this event at University College at Rockland. The event is a collaborative effort hosted by University College at Rockland and the University of Maine at Augusta.

Lincolnville Fall Festival parade seeks entrants

LINCOLNVILLE — The third annual Lincolnville Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lincolnville Beach. Activities and surprises are planned for the whole family, including a parade down Route 1. The Fall Festival Planning Committee is seeking parade entries of all types, including floats, children on bikes, antique autos, fire trucks and as many tractors as can be rustled up. The theme for this year’s event is “Scarecrows at the Beach.” Other parade participants will be the Lincolnville Band, the Anah Shrine Go-Karts, Shoe String Theater puppets, and more. For more information or to register for the parade, contact Rick Pierson at rickpierson@tidewater.net.

Touch a truck and Wag It! at Children’s Museum

ROCKLAND — The Coastal Children’s Museum at 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland invites the public to touch a truck on Sept. 19 from 1 to 4 p.m. Museum officials have been scouring the city to find the biggest trucks and vehicles and are taking them to the museum for three Sundays, Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, starting at 1 p.m.

On Sept. 19 the trucks will include those from Rockland’s emergency services. Jake, the Sheriff’s K-9 officer, will also be on hand. The following two Sundays will include construction vehicles from local builders, a boat from the Coast Guard and more. The trucks will be outside the museum on Sunday and there is no cost to visit the officers and trucks. This event will depend on the cooperation of Mother Nature, and any cancellations will be posted on the museum’s Web site, and its Facebook page as well as the local newspaper’s Web site.

After seeing the great trucks, visitors are invited to come in and visit the museum. Admission is free for members and prices are tiered for non-members; to visit the museum it is $5 a person, $18  for a family of four and $4.50 a person after that. Due to the high cost associated with credit and debit cards we can only accept cash or checks.

Sumac Grant-Johnson from Wag It! in Lincolnville will be at the museum on Thursday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. with her border collie, Phoebe, talking about dog training, animal awareness and good pet habits.

For more information, call the museum at 385-1105 or e-mail at info@coastalchildrensmuseum.org; coastalchildrensmuseum.org.

GVHS alumni connections sought

Work is underway to connect information about the ‘Celebration of Georges Valley High School, years 1963-2011’ to alumni, community, family and friends of GVHS.
The first event will be the recognition of GVHS alumni at the Fall Homecoming soccer games on Saturday, Oct. 16. Registration will take place on the grounds followed by the recognition of all classes present. For more information you may contact GVHS through:
Krystal Gamage kgamage@rsu13.org, Su Johnson sjohnson@rsu13.org, Janelle Brooks jbrooks@rsu13.org.

Benefit bike run

ROCKLAND — The first annual Lighthouse Poker Run for the Devon Stewart Memorial Fund will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, beginning at the American Legion Hall in Rockland. Bikes will leave at 10 a.m. For more information, call 691-3456.

Last Useful Clothing Sale

CUSHING — Broad Cove Church, Pleasant Point in Cushing, will host its last Useful Clothing Sale of the season. Prices are $3 per bag or $1 per item.

Jewelry-making classes

Patty Bolz will be holding an eight-week course in jewelry making for beginner and intermediate students, focusing on fabrication skills, stone setting, mechanics, and chain making. In addition, wax carving will be introduced. Classes for the fall session will take place on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 to 9 p.m. beginning Sept. 29, and will be limited to four students. It is not necessary to have taken a jewelry course previously in order to enroll in this sessions classes. Beginners are welcome. For information, call 236-3412 or e-mail patty@pattybolzgoldsmith.com

Toy Library Center to close early Sept. 16

ROCKLAND — Toy Library Center will be open this Thursday, Sept. 16 and Friday, Sept. 17 at St Peter’s Church in Rockland at 9 a.m. They will be closing the lending library early, this Thursday only, at 10:30 a.m. due to a scheduling conflict.

Rona Spear, Toy Library Center director, will be on hand to meet new members, greet returning members and answer any questions regarding membership. Please join us on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. to play at the playground outside St Peter’s Church, located at 11 White Street in Rockland.

Toy Library’s early closing is not typical and on Friday we will resume regular Toy Library Center hours of 9 a.m. to noon. Questions, please contact Rona at 596-6806.

Jess Brann benefit

FRIENDSHIP — The community is holding a spaghetti dinner and raffle for Jess Brann, who was hurt in a bad accident in June and had to have his left femur rebuit with a rod and pins. Serving in the U.S. Navy Reserves, Brann returned from overseas earlier this year and surprised his son at school. The dinner will take place on Sept. 18, 5 to 7 p.m., at the Hahn’s Center in Friendship. Raffle items include tanning packages, lobsters, and more. On crutches and unable to work, Brann is trying to go back to school, hoping to maybe change his career path. The bills are piling up and the house payment is behind. The community is holding the benefit hoping to help out, even just a little. For more information, call Becky, 832-1462.