Online talk: Emergence and liberation Sept. 17

VIRTUAL — On Friday, Sept. 17 from 6 to 8 p.m., Dennis Kiley and Rachel Nixon will give a public talk called “Emergence and Liberation” via Zoom. The program is part of the Friday Dharma Talk Series hosted by The Dancing Elephant. It is open to the community by donation. Registration is required to receive Zoom link.

Join this talk about the web of life, emergence and liberation. Kiley and Nixon will engage in a conversation about how people might embrace new narratives that center around the heart and planet. The offering will be generative, in-the-moment and collaborative, opening into a community conversation about how emergence can provide a path and solutions for deeper yearnings.

Kiley is the founder of the EcoPsychology Initiative. He has a background as a psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, yoga instructor and outdoor educator. Nixon is a teacher and founder of The Dancing Elephant. She was introduced to the wisdom teachings of Kripalu Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism in 2001, and has been exploring her practice since.

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 or contact Nixon at or 594-1694.

Public “curbside-to-go” roast turkey supper Sept. 18

WASHINGTON — Mt. Olivet Lodge will offer a public “curbside-to-go” roast turkey supper Saturday, Sept. 18, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Menu will include roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, a bread roll and dessert. $10 a meal. To minimize contact, payment by check is preferred. Make checks payable to Mount Olivet Lodge. Customers will not be allowed in the dining room.

The lodge is located 1/4 mile north of Washington Village, on Route 220.

Coastal Children’s Museum offers free admission Sept. 18

ROCKLAND — The Coastal Children’s Museum, located at 75 Mechanic St., next to Snow Marine Park, invites the young and young at heart to join in celebrating founders Elaine Wilson and Felicity Bowditch, and 12 years of learning through play.

On Founder’s Day, there will be no charge for admission to the museum. Activities will include crafts and games, including a scavenger hunt and making apple cider. Winners of the bike raffle will be drawn, and there will be cake.

A reminder: inside the museum, children wear socks but no shoes, and everyone over 2 years old must wear a mask.

For more information visit or call 596-0300.

Williams-Brazier makes changes, offers baked bean supper Sept. 18

THOMASTON — In light of recent and rapid rise in daily new cases of COVID-19, the Williams-Brazier Post 37 wishes to inform all members, followers and past or future guests that post members are changing procedures for suppers, activities and events as follows.

The Red Friday Coffee and Doughnut activity is on hiatus until further notice.

Post 37 will not host dine-in meals over the winter. This will remain in effect until COVID-19 numbers again reach safe levels.

Williams-Brazier will go back to full “to-go” meals at 5 p.m. over the winter, continuing to provide meals to members and guests in the winter months. Reservations can be made by calling 790-2204. If the call is not picked up, an answering machine will activate. Leave a name and how many meals you’d like for pick up.

Menu to include baked beans, hot dogs, coleslaw, American chop suey, bread rolls, pickles, coffee and dessert. Each meal is $10.

Future events and activities will either not be held or scaled back on a case by case basis, such as the Veterans Day celebration.

Santa’s Workshop is planned to be held this year, in a scaled back format to ensure COVID-19 safety measures can be followed. Pay attention to future Facebook posts and newspaper announcements.

Williams-Brazier Post 037 to hold bottle drive for veterans Sept. 18

THOMASTON — Want to support a good cause and help local veterans and charities? Go help out the Auxiliary Unit 37 support local veterans and local charities. On Sept. 18, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. bring any returnable bottles and donate them to Auxiliary Unit 37 at 10 Watts Lane.

Proceeds will be used to support Maine veterans and their causes, as well as programs at Togus and the Augusta Veterans Home.

Town to hold meet and greet with chili, chowder, fundraiser at Public Library Sept. 18

THOMASTON — This year, the Friends of the Thomaston Public Library’s annual Chili and Chowder, Books and Bakes fundraiser will be joined by a Town Meet and Greet.

On Saturday, Sept. 18 (rain date Sept. 25), meet local town officials and other community organizations to discuss ideas and concerns for Thomaston from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn at the Academy Building at 60 Main St. Visitors can also try a cup of chili or chowder, baked goods and books for sale.

The suggested donation for the chili or chowder lunch is $6, but everyone is welcome, regardless of donation ability. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the library’s summer lunch-and-activities program, 40 Days of Summer. For more information, contact the library at 354-2453 or