Warren Library offers raffles to benefit food pantry Nov. 26

WARREN — The Warren Free Public Library currently has 15 baskets available for raffling. Proceeds benefit the Warren Food Pantry. Tickets are available at the Library for 50 cents each, and are available until Dec. 18.

The prize drawing will be Saturday, Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. Winners will be contacted after drawing.

Wreath, Bake and Craft Sale offered Nov. 27, 28

THOMASTON — The Williams-Brazier Post 37 and Auxiliary Unit 37 at 37 Watts Lane is hosting our last official event for 2020.

If anyone would like to help out the Auxiliary Unit 37 and Post 37 support local veterans and charities, stop by the Legion Hall Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and browse through hand-made wreaths, baked goods and craft items.

All proceeds will be used to aid and provide assistance to local veterans and charities.

Coffee with Sen. Elect Chloe offered Nov. 29

VIRTUAL — Senator-Elect Chloe Maxmin will host Coffee with Chloe Sunday, Nov. 29 from noon to 1 p.m. These are constituent office hours where the public can hear about Maxmin's legislative updates, ask questions, talk about ideas and connect with the community around politics.

Maxmin has hosted these events almost every month since she took office in 2018. She will host one every month, so there will always be an opportunity to connect with Sen. Maxmin.

Due the COVID-19 surge, the coffee meeting will take place online via Zoom. Log on by going to tinyurl.com/CoffeeWithChloe.

If you can't make it but still want to connect, reach out at chloe.maxmin@legislature.maine.gov.

Eating better on a budget class offered Nov. 30 to Dec. 21

VIRTUAL — Want to learn how to prepare healthy foods on a limited budget? Join SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educators Mondays from Nov. 30 to Dec. 21, 3 to 4 p.m., for this free four-week class that will provide skills to shop, cook and eat healthy foods while stretching SNAP dollars and staying within a grocery budget.

There will be recipe demonstrations at each interactive virtual session. All participants will receive a cookbook with 24 healthy, low-cost recipes and nutrition tips. Note: this class is free, but pre-registration is required in order to obtain virtual access.

Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

Vose Library hosts presentation on Peyton Place Dec. 2

UNION — "Peyton Place," the controversial, scandalous blockbuster was filmed in Camden and the surrounding towns in 1957. But how did the movie come to be filmed in Maine, who was involved in getting it here, and what did the locals think about 20th Century Fox shooting a big-budget film in their front yards? What was it like when Hollywood met Maine?

Join historian Mac Smith and Vose Library for a "Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6 p.m." program Dec. 2 and learn about Smith's research and interviews about this movie. Beginning with the arrival of film crews, Smith traces the making of the movie, what happened after the crews left and the premiere of the film.

Visit the Vose Library website at voselibrary.org

Anti-racist, public health info session to take place Dec. 3

VIRTUAL — This Thursday event is open to the public from noon to 1:30 p.m.; registration is required. For additional information and to register, visit NEPHTC. Continuing education credits are available for participants.

The University of Maine at Augusta will hold its second Health Equity Dialogue Dec. 3, featuring Dr. Rhea Boyd, who will discuss public health data collection and how data integration platforms should be designed to do no harm. The webinar will explore “ways public health data can be used to address and reinforce social inequality” and “to articulate anti-racist approaches to public health data collection.”

The Health Equity Dialogue series, an initiative of the UMA Social Sciences Program, is led by Assistant Professor of Sociology Dr. Kate Darling, and Assistant Professor of Communication Dr. Valerie Rubinsky.

Boyorak to host “Helping Your Child Manage Their Meltdowns” Dec. 3

VIRTUAL — Feeling like you're always walking on eggshells when dealing with your child’s meltdowns? At a loss about how to help them be successful? Join the Thursday, Dec. 3 discussion from 1 to 3 p.m. about what meltdowns are and strategies that can be used to help children better manage these meltdowns.

To register, visit gearparentnetwork.org/events.