Rockland Public Library to host online stress reduction class Dec. 17

VIRTUAL — 2020 is a year that has the potential to elevate many stress levels. The global pandemic, political unrest and now the holiday season, on top of typical stressors, have made even some of the calmest people anxious.

How should someone respond to anxiety? What should someone do when stressed? Join librarians Jessie Blanchard and Patty King for an interactive talk about stress reduction Thursday, Dec. 17, at 2 p.m. They will present tips and techniques including mindfulness, movement and self-care. They will also share resources that can serve as a stress reduction toolkit. This event is intended for adults and young adults.

To sign-up for a Zoom link for this event, email pking@rocklandmaine.gov by noon on the day of the event.

FMI: call Rockland Public Library at 594-0310.

Free class on healthy eating through the holidays Dec. 17

VIRTUAL — Staying healthy through the holidays can be difficult. While things may look different this year, one thing hasn’t changed — strategies for staying mindful and making healthy choices throughout the season. Bring a lunch and join to find out how from noon to 12:30 p.m.

Class is free; pre-registration is required in order to obtain virtual access.

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

Holiday activities hosted by Shannan Boyorak Dec. 18

VIRTUAL — Join for some online holiday cheer! From 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, visitors will celebrate the season with holiday-themed games and a painting activity for the whole family to enjoy, so gather everyone and join in the fun.

To register for any workshop, visit gearparentnetwork.org/events.

Coffee with Chloe Maxmin Dec. 18

VIRTUAL — Sen. Chloe Maxmin will host Coffee with Chloe Friday, Dec. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. The meeting will broadcast through Lincoln County TV as well to share political conversations with the wider community.

This is an opportunity for constituents in District 13 to get Legislative updates from Sen. Maxmin, ask questions, raise issues and connect with neighbors around challenging political times.

Due the current COVID-19 surge, this will be online via Zoom. Log on by going to tinyurl.com/Dec18LCTV.

Take-out Homemade French Meat Pies Dec. 19

SOUTH THOMASTON — On Saturday, Dec. 19, from 4 to 5 p.m., the public is invited to the People's United Methodist Church at 13 Chapel St. for a take-out dinner of homemade French meat pies, otherwise known as tourtière. This event will last until 5 p.m. or until all pies are sold out.

To pre-order meat pies, call (571) 277-5184 or (207) 593-8698. Each six-inch pie serves two to four people. Two pies can be bought for $25, or one for $13.

Have checks made out to PUMC or have exact change. Proceeds will be used to support church programs.

Take a break with guided meditation Dec. 21

VIRTUAL — Making time to recharge and relieve stress is important for well-being and can be as simple as tuning in for this Monday class, held 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; pre-registration is required in order to obtain virtual access.

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