Williams-Brazier Post 37 to offer baked bean supper Aug. 15

THOMASTON — The American Legion's William-Brazier Post 37, located at 37 Watts Lane, will begin serving their traditional bean supper at 5 p.m. as a take-out order for visitors. The menu will include baked Maine Soldier beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, American chop suey, bread rolls, pickles and dessert. Each meal is $8.

There will not be a sit-down dining area. A drive-up service is available, or visitors can park and walk to the service table at the front entrance. All orders will be served in “to-go” containers.

Per COVID-19 protocols, only one person at a time will be allowed to pay and pick up meals. Meals will be first come, first served. Pre-orders accepted; meals will be passed out in the order they were paid for.

Beginning Aug. 29, the price of our meals will increase to $10 per meal. It will be a bit higher for special event meals.

Union Masons plan benefit chicken BBQ for Aug. 15

UNION — The Union Masonic Lodge #31, located at 149 Sennebec Road, will be holding a benefit chicken barbecue Saturday, Aug. 15, from noon to 3 p.m.

Dinner will consist of a chicken leg quarter or chicken breast, corn on the cob, potato salad, cole slaw, bread rolls and a drink. This is free to the public; donations will be accepted. All proceeds from the dinner will be used for Lodge improvements.

Because of the pandemic, the BBQ will be set up as a drive-thru process at the Masonic Lodge parking lot. There will be picnic tables set up on the Masonic Lodge grounds for people to use if they desire.

Master of the Union Masonic Lodge Gary Roberts notes, "Along with Maine's 200th Anniversary being celebrated this year, it is also the Union Masonic Lodge's 200th birthday as it was founded in 1820. We have appreciated the support of the community over the years and this barbecue is one way we want to say thank you to the Union area communities."

The event will be held rain or shine.

Blaisdell to provide COVID-19 guidance via webinar Aug. 20

Dr. Laura Blaisdell, a pediatrician and member of Maine's Academy of American Pediatrics, will present a webinar Aug. 20 from 10 a.m. to noon on navigating the social distancing recommendations as it pertains to school and in-person learning, as well as any updated research on how COVID-19 and children.

Register at us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dt9QYrfNTkOZN07l7-kwPA.