Public talk on groundlessness Jan. 15

ROCKLAND — On Jan. 15, from 6-8 p.m., Robert Schneider will give a public talk entitled “Groundlessness” via Zoom. The program is part of the Dharma Talk Series hosted by The Dancing Elephant. It is open to the community by donation. Registration is required to receive Zoom link.

Join Schneider for an evening of practice and exploration about identity, groundlessness and illusion. Over time, meditation practice reveals that identity is made of elaborate stories. These days, contributing factors to feelings of instability are many. But with practice, people can use these feelings to deepen insights into the intersubjective nature of reality, and to realize the very notion of solid ground is only an illusion.

The Dancing Elephant is a community center for yoga, meditation and art located in Rockland. All programs are donation-based and available for all. For more information and to register, visit or contact Rachel at or 594-1694.

Pantry to plate cooking demo Jan. 19

VIRTUAL — Get ready to make dinner from ingredients on hand with SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator Kaitlyn Johnson.

Follow along as Johnson puts together a simple pantry meal, learn how to increase kitchen confidence and get ready to make a nutritious dinner for the family, no recipe or grocery list needed. This 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. class is free; preregistration is required to obtain virtual access. Visit or call 301-3950 to register.

Vose Library to host talk on brewing craft beer Jan. 20

UNION — The Vose Library's "Zoom with Vose Wednesdays at 6 p.m." program will feature a talk by Bill Stinson, owner and operator of The Pour Farm Brewery, a three-barrel nano brewery located in Union. Bill learned how to make beer in 1987 and opened a small brewery 30 years later.

To attend this program, call the Vose Library at 785-4733 or email before 3 p.m. the day of the program to request an invitation and Zoom password. The Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road, and is currently open for curbside services.

Lions Club currently accepting items for Souper Bowl

SOUTH THOMASTON — The South Thomaston Lions Club Souper Bowl is one of many groups participating in this donation program by Lions Clubs across Maine.

The South Thomaston Club will be accepting soups and other non-perishable items through Jan. 26.

Items may be left at the Weskeag Inn 14 Em St., South Thomaston 596-6676 or call Ed Worthley at 542-2268 to arrange for pickup if needed.

All food collected by the South Thomaston Club will stay in Rockland, Thomaston and South Thomaston.

Winter projects for kids offered at Thomaston Public Library

The Thomaston Public Library offers take-home projects for kids, made possible by a grant from The Anonimo Foundation.

Each week, there will be two types of projects available for pick up during open hours (Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) , while supplies last.

One project is designed for younger children (approximately ages three to seven, with an adult's help) and one is for older children (approximately ages eight and up).

Come by the library to pick up these free take-and-make kits. Library staff will offer kits each week at least through January. Let the staff know what the family is interested in doing, or with any other questions or feedback, email