All-together quilt project planned by Rockland Public Library

ROCKLAND — Visit Rockland Public Library to pick up paper quilt supplies and help create a community quilt to display at the library. With the theme of love, the library will prepare for Valentine's Day by helping the community share their hopes and joys through art. No participant needs to be an artist. All ages and abilities are welcome to complete a rectangle or square to help make a unity quilt. This project lasts from Tuesday, Jan. 19, to Saturday, Feb. 13.

Rockland Public Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and offers curbside pick-up 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

Visit Rockland Public Library to read The All-Together Quilt, or watch the library's "The All-Together Quilt" read aloud at youtu.be/ZW2RMcAJ2fE.

Virtual Maine history talk with Liam Riordan Jan. 28

VIRTUAL — The Rockland Public Library presents historian Liam Riordan Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6:30 p.m., on Zoom. This event is free and open to all.

This illustrated presentation explores the statehood process in Maine that culminated in 1820, with formal separation from Massachusetts. Commemorating statehood can help understand challenging public issues, including the explosive place of slavery vis-a-vis the Maine-Missouri Crisis, the uncertain location of the international border, sharp partisan conflict and the “two Maines,” Wabanaki sovereignty and more.

Riordan is an early American historian specializing in the Revolutionary era (ca. 1760-1830), and has been a faculty member at UMaine since 1997.

For a link to the Zoom event, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. Jan. 28 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

Free heart-based meditation series offered on Zoom Feb. 4

VIRTUAL — The month of February brings free Zoom offerings sponsored by the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center. During this time of year is a class on heart-based meditation, led by Martina Dittmar.

The series will be each Thursday, beginning Feb. 4 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., followed by classes Feb. 11, Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Participants will learn heart-based meditation and explore aspects of inner development. The practice connects individuals to consciousness bringing healing, happiness, creativity and peace. Dittmar will help participants listen to their body’s inner wisdom, engage personal healing and develop personal intuition.

For more information, visit bethwrightcancercenter.org. To register, call the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center at 664-0339 or email info@bethwrightcancercenter.org.

Knox County Food Council features MCHT's Teen Ag Crew Feb. 2

VIRTUAL — The Knox County Food Council invites the public to a virtual gathering Tuesday, Feb. 2, to learn about youth agriculture addressing food insecurity in the Midcoast.

The meeting will begin at 3:30 p.m. with a presentation about the Teen Ag Crew and its produce reports.

The presentation will be followed by a group discussion with the Teen Ag Crew team, Knox County Gleaners and Knox County Food Council at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend and may email aldermere@mcht.org to receive the Zoom link.

Anyone with interest in food system-related issues is encouraged to receive links to monthly meetings and endorse Knox County Food Council’s Food Charter at aldermere.org/programs/outreach/kcfc.

Healthier baking class offered Feb. 2

VIRTUAL — Join SNAP-Ed Nutrition Educator Kaitlyn Johnson Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for this live cooking demo that demonstrate how to make healthy goods of your own.

This class is free, but registration is required to obtain virtual access. Visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com or call 301-3950 to register.

Veteran Town Hall to discuss vaccine plan Feb. 4

VIRTUAL — Come join VA Maine Healthcare System from 3 to 4 p.m. to learn the latest about the COVID-19 vaccine and state planning efforts to administer the vaccine.

If joining by adobe connect, you will have the ability to type questions during the town hall. If joining by phone, you will only be able to listen in. If you plan to join by phone, email questions in advance to VAMEEngagements@va.gov.

Join using the web address at va-eerc-ees.adobeconnect.com/rsle33crqquu/ or call 1-800-767-1750, using the code 11234#.