Funeral home to offer information Q&A session on crematorium Sept. 8

THOMASTON — Thomaston residents who have questions about the proposed crematory are invited to attend one of the Hall's Funeral Homes informational meetings, formed as a Q&A session. This will be through an open and respectful dialogue.

The date of this informational meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. These informational meetings will be held at Hall's of Thomaston, located at 78 Main St.

For those with prior meeting questions, call 354-6475.

Social worker to lead mental illness info session Sept. 9 – Oct. 7

TENANTS HARBOR — Clinical social worker Lydia Richards will host a series of six sessions held in person and via Zoom, titled "Mental Breaks," to give the community a space to hear and share experiences, and learn coping skills around a variety of common mental health areas during times of isolation, illness and unrest.

Each day will be dedicated to a certain topic, such as acknowledging mental illness, moods, the definition of happiness, helping others with mental illnesses and free tools for mental health.

Sessions are Wednesday afternoons from 2 p.m. Sept. 2 to Oct. 7. The Jackson Memorial Library will record Richards's presentation portion for folks unable to attend. Masks are required for in-person attendees.

If interested, fill out the form online, or call 372-8961 and leave your name, phone number and email address.

Park Ranger to lead talk on wildlife refuge, service Sept. 10

VIRTUAL — Rockland Public Library will host Katherine Owen, the new Park Ranger at Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge, for a virtual talk Thursday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

The program will provide an overview of what the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service does, and the preservation and protection work being performed by Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge. Owen will also discuss the natural history of seabirds and the cultural history that lead to the need of conservation, along with current issues affecting the environment.

Owen is an Illinois native, who attended the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana, where she studied fish and wildlife conservation. After graduating, she started seasonal work doing outdoor education and interpretation along the east coast. Owen accepted her first federal job with the National Park Service in North Carolina for four years. She followed this with a season in Yellowstone National Park before coming to Maine's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The talk will take place via the Zoom platform. To request the link to attend, email sbillings@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on the day of the event.

Gravestone restoration workshop Sept. 11 – 13

MARTINSVILLE — The Ridge Cemetery's three-day gravestone restoration workshop will be held from Friday, Sept. 11, to Sunday, Sept. 13. The cemetery is on Church Street in Martinsville (St. George).

Volunteers are welcome. For information contact Joyce Davies at purplelilac1218@yahoo.com or 372-6379.