Fire department to host annual Firefighters Convention Sept. 10 to Sept. 12

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Fire Department will be hosting the Maine State Federation of Firefighters 57th Annual Convention Sept. 10, 11 and 12.

Members of the Waldoboro Fire Department have been working to put together a convention. All area residents are invited to join.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the 9-11 attacks. Waldoboro firefighters will hold a memorial service at 6 p.m. Friday evening at the Waldoboro Fire Station, 1600 Atlantic Highway, in remembrance of the events on that day.

Saturday’s parade will start at 10 a.m. and will go through the center of our village from 400 Friendship Street at the site of the former Sylvania, and will continue on Jefferson Street and cross the Medomak River on Mill Street and end at Miller School.

At 9 a.m. Sunday morning, the Annual Firemen’s Muster will take place at the Waldoboro Recreation Complex, 590 West Main St.

Join firefighters for the Maine State Federation of Firefighters Annual Convention. For more information, email fire@waldoboromaine.org.

Grange to offer turkey supper Sept. 11

WASHINGTON — The Evening Star Grange, located at 31 Old Union Road, will host a turkey supper for the public, with dine-in options available. Each plate will be $10, including all the fixings.

Come stop by the Grange for a hot meal Saturday, Sept. 11, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Five-week meditation class starts Sept. 14

ROCKLAND — On Tuesday, Sept. 14, The Dancing Elephant will launch a five-week meditation class via Zoom, co-facilitated by Rachel Nixon and Kelly Richards. The class is open to the community by donation. Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.

In this five-week class, the group will practice shamatha ‘calm abiding’ meditation and contemplate the Four Immeasurables: loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy and equanimity. The recommended book is “The Places that Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times” by Pema Chödrön.

Everyone is welcome. No previous meditation experience is needed.

Nixon was trained at the Insight Meditation Society in Massachusetts, as well as at Shambhala Buddhist Centers in the U.S. and Canada. Richards is a certified Cognitively-Based Compassion Training instructor through Emory University and taught meditation to children since 2006.

The Dancing Elephant is a community center for yoga, meditation and art with online offerings and yoga classes at Union Hall in Rockport. All programs are donation-based and available for all levels. For more information and to register, visit rocklandyoga.com or contact Rachel at rachel@rocklandyoga.com or 594-1694.

Doble’s benefit to hold gong session Sept. 17

UNION — Join the Vose Library on the lawn Friday, Sept. 17, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., for a benefit event to raise funds to support the purchase of a whale drum for the library’s new Story Walk.

Union’s Jim Doble will enlighten attendees with his gong bath sound immersion, using gongs from around the world. Sit back, relax and enjoy the sounds Doble can create. All proceeds for this “cash-donation” fundraiser will support the purchase of a whale drum: a Jim Doble original creation. The library’s goal is to raise $1,000.

Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road, and is currently open for browse and borrow in-person services. For more information, call 785-4733 or visit voselibrary.org or elementaldesign.me/musicalinstruments.

Oktoberfest committee seeks volunteers by Oct. 2

WALDOBORO — The Oktoberfest Waldoboro committee is looking for volunteers willing to give an hour or two to help with the Oktoberfest event that will be held at Cider Hill Farm Oct. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

If interested or for more information, send an email to oktoberfestwaldoboro1@gmail.com or call 832-4484.