ROCKLAND — Over the past several weeks, Live and Work in Maine has hosted a series of “Welcome Home” events to celebrate Boomerangs — people who grew up or spent time in Maine, left the state, and successfully made their way back to the state. Now, people who have recently relocated or returned to Midcoast Maine will have their chance to connect at the newly added Welcome Home event in Rockland.

Hosted in partnership with Rockland Main Street, the event takes place Monday, Dec. 20 from 5-7 p.m. at Ada’s — 449 Main Street in Rockland. Boomerangs, new residents and employers from the surrounding area are encouraged to attend.

“We are thrilled that so many people who have moved to Maine over the past few years, and especially those who came here during the pandemic and are working remotely, have come out to our Welcome Home events to meet new friends and make connections,” said Nate Wildes, executive director of Live and Work in Maine. “We are grateful to our partners in Rockland for seeing an opportunity to roll out the welcome mat in their community to help new and returning Mainers feel at home.”

“These events have been so well received across the state, and we wanted to join the fun,” said David Gogel, executive director of Rockland Main Street. “We welcome the many people who have relocated to our beautiful region, and look forward to meeting them and sharing in a bit of holiday cheer.”

Admission is free, but pre-registration is required, as space is limited due to CDC guidelines. To RSVP, visit

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