Curbside bean supper offered Oct. 24

SOUTH THOMASTON — Come to the People’s United Methodist Church at18 Chapel St., Saturday, Oct. 24, at 4:30 p.m. for a curbside bean supper. The menu will include grilled hot dogs, beans, brown bread, coleslaw and chocolate chip cookies for dessert.

Food is available for all until sold out. $10 with one hot dog, $12 for two. Please have a check made out to PUMC or have exact change.

Union Masons plan benefit lobster dinner Oct. 24

UNION — The Union Masonic Lodge #31 will hold a lobster dinner Saturday, Oct. 24, from noon to 2 p.m. The event will be at their Lodge, located at 149 Sennebec Road. Dinner will consist of lobster, potato salad, macaroni salad and a drink. Dinners should be ordered in advance by calling 749-1846. Dinners may be available the day of the event on a first come, first serve basis.

This is free to all; donations are accepted. Proceeds will be used for Lodge improvements.

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

Gary Roberts, Master of the Union Masonic Lodge notes, "Along with the State of 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 Lobster Dinner is one way we want to say thank you to the Union area communities."

The event will be held rain or shine, as it is a drive thru set up.

Free food offered for pickup at Oceanside High Oct. 24

ROCKLAND — The Salvation Army of Rockland with Knox County EMA and Vincent Farms will be giving out free boxes of food at the Oceanside High School at 400 Broadway from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Each box contains apples, potatoes, onions, mozzarella cheese, hot dogs, liquid eggs, sour cream, yogurt, cucumbers and smoked sausages. A gallon of milk will be handed out with each box.

No prerequisites, sign-ups or paperwork. First come first served while supplies last.

The Salvation Army requests that visitors stay in their vehicles, follow signs, drive through the pickup line and a volunteer (with a mask and gloves) will put the box in their trunk or backseat.

Free infant safe sleep training offered through Zoom Oct. 26

VIRTUAL — This program, held Monday, Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., supports parents and professional care givers in Sagadahoc, Knox and Waldo Counties who work with babies and/or families with babies.

The focus is on promoting safe sleeping environments for infants, information of infant safety and understanding the normal period of crying during the first five months of a healthy baby’s life. Certificate of completion/two hours CEU’s.

To register, contact Dawn Flagg at 442-7963 ext. 230 or This training is supported by Department of Health and Human Services and Maine Children’s Trust.

Take a break with guided meditation Oct. 26

VIRTUAL — Making time in your day to recharge and relieve stress is important for your well-being and can be as simple as tuning in for this virtual class. From noon to 12:30 p.m. Find a quiet spot and sign in for as much of this quick meditation break as you can. The class will begin with a 20 minute guided meditation, followed by five minutes of silent meditation.

This class is free but preregistration is required in order to obtain virtual access. Visit or call 301-3950 to register.

Library to host talk with ghost hunters Oct. 29

ROCKLAND — Rockland Public Library will host a virtual presentation by Central Maine Ghost Hunters Thursday, Oct. 29, at 6:30pm. Central Maine Ghost Hunters was founded in 2012 by Dustin Marcia.

The group consists of eight paranormal enthusiasts who share a common goal: to find, study and research the ethereal beings that exist in the shadows of our world. Their virtual talk will cover their ghostly findings, personal experiences with spirits, explanations of their equipment and their process when conducting a full-scale investigation.

To request the link to attend via Zoom, email by 4 p.m. on the day of the event.