Kentucky native Scott Byrd will present Kentucky Bourbon: History and Culture, a one-night course, Friday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m., hosted by Medomak Arts Project. The talk and optional tasting will take place at MAP’s The Space @ No. 9, in the village at 9 Friendship St./Route 220.

Questions addressed will include: why Kentucky? What is the difference between Bourbon, Irish and Scotch whiskey? What was the whiskey rebellion and why is it an important part of bourbon history? How did prohibition affect bourbon production?

The second part of the course will review the evolution of the bourbon industry, especially the rise in popularity in recent years. There will be an optional bourbon tasting during the course intermission. Coast for the tasting and course is a $20 donation to the nonprofit Medomak Arts Project.

For more information, contact the instructor at Registration in advance is preferred, as seating is limited; to register email or call/message 832-4774.

A Space for rent

Medomak Arts Project’s The Space @ No. 9 offers a place to hold a painting class, teach tango dancing or music lessons, have an exercise class and hold a meeting, as well as a venue to host an acoustic concert or art show. Its more than 1,300 square feet features hardwood floors and plenty of natural light. There are tables and folding chairs for use, and one may bring one’s own, as well. The space is available for rent on an hourly basis.

"Right now we have several regular renters, such as Holly Berry who teaches classes here; twice a week for two hours in the morning, it is a pop-up bakery where Susan Price offers her delicious fresh baked goods,” said Jann Minzy, board member of MAP.

The Space @ No. 9 has been rented for several hours for parties, and the Waldoboro Business Association holds its meetings there, she added. It is a flexible space where many very diverse kinds of  activities can be held.

“We just want to make sure that the local community knows that it is here and it's available for rent by the hour. We want this to be a resource so there is a central location for people to gather a wide variety of purposes," she said.

For more details, contact MAP at 517-0487 or 832-4774.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or