May Day is an old pagan holiday that has been celebrated since ancient Roman times. In the northern hemisphere, May 1 marks the end of winter, and is a time to celebrate the upcoming growing season. It’s also an occasion to honor Flora, the goddess of flowers.

Celebrate May Day at Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center, 61 Park St. in Rockland at a Lasagna Luncheon Thursday, May 1, at 11:30 a.m.

Bring a May Basket filled with the freshness, spirit and flowers of spring for a fun 50/50 May Basket Auction. Sitting is limited to 16 guests therefore advanced luncheon reservations are required. To make a reservation call 596-0339 by noon on April 29. The cost is $10 per person.

Also on May 1, at noon, join Jennifer Gunderman-King, Public Health Consultant, at Spectrum Generations Knox Community Center to talk about what it means to live in these communities and what health issues are of concern. May Day, a time of renewal, is a perfect opportunity to engage community members as part of Knox County’s MEHAF grant Public Health Assessment. Community members across all generations are encouraged to join the conversation. For more information, call 596-0339.