Friday breakfasts resume in South Thomaston

SOUTH THOMASTON — The Peoples United Methodist Church of South Thomaston has resumed its annual summer all-you-can-eat public breakfasts every Friday from 7 to 9 a.m. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, and $20 for families (immediate families, please).

The menu is pancakes (plain or blueberry), scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, homemade muffins, fruit salad and drinks. All proceeds go directly to the Camp Scholarship Fund, used for sending children to church-based summer camps.

Vose Library to host 'Fun Walk'

UNION — The Brian Cramer Memorial 5K will not be held this year because of conflicts with races already scheduled on the same day. Instead, Vose Library invites the community to kick off Founders' Day with a "Fun Walk" around Union Fairgrounds Saturday, July 16, at 7 a.m.

Participants will walk or run around the fairgrounds. This will be a totally informal gathering of exercise-minded folks. Registration and check-in begins at 6:30 a.m. Starting time for walkers is 7:15 a.m.; for runners, 7:30 a.m.

Donations for the library are always welcome, but are not necessary to participate in the Fun Walk. For details, visit

Grant to Children's Museum

ROCKLAND — Coastal Children’s Museum has received a $3,000 grant from the Knox County Fund of Maine Community Foundation to purchase new computers and updated software for the office.

Business/Office Manager Eileen Murray said, “This grant has come at the perfect time. These upgrades will allow staff to use their energy creatively and collaboratively.”

Located at 75 Mechanic St.,  Coastal Children’s Museum is open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m.  FMI: 596-0300 or

Apply for Wild Blueberry Queen

UNION — Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 Union Fair Maine Wild Blueberry Queen competition. Deadline to submit is Aug. 6.

Coronation takes place Aug. 26 during the fair and the winner receives a $1,750 cash prize.

An applicant must be 17 to 22, single, a high school graduate or equivalent, a Maine resident, and must be available for appearances around the state for the next year to represent the Maine wild blueberry industry at events in Maine and New England.

For an application, go to

Public lobster bake

ROCKLAND — On Friday, July 22, from 5 to 7 p.m. the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, will host a Maine lobster bake by the shore open to the public.

Friendship Sloops will be arriving and racing in Rockland Harbor with a parade of sail past the museum. The menu includes lobster, mussels and corn cooked on the beach plus potato salad, coleslaw, watermelon, and dessert. Tables will be set up under the big tent and a blue grass band will entertain.

Dinner is $40 per plate with all proceeds helping to restore historic Friendship Sloop Blackjack. Advance tickets by July 20 required to reserve your lobster. FMI, call 701-7627 or 596-0200,  email, or visit

Sign up for Lobsterpalooza

ROCKLAND — Although the fourth annual Lobsterpalooza  Mac ’n' Cheese cooking contest doesn't happen until Sept. 18, space is limited and organizers urge amateur and professional chefs to sign up now. Proceeds support the AIO Food Pantry.

There is no entry fee. The only stipulation is that each entered dish must include lobster, pasta and cheese. Contestants should sign up by contacting Marilyn Quinn at 350-0118 or

The competition takes place at the Rockland Elks Club. Details are available on the Maine Lobsterpalooza Facebook page.

Family history group to hold annual meeting

WALDOBORO — The Old Broad Bay Family History Association of Waldoboro will hold its annual meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Knox-Lincoln County Extension, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro.

The featured speaker will be Cheryl Patten of Maine Old Cemetery Association. Snacks and lunch will be served. There will also be time for the exchange of genealogical information.

After lunch, Jean Lawrence of the Waldoboro Historical Society will conduct a tour of historic Waldoboro sites.

A $5 dollar donation will be accepted at the door.