Monarch butterflies Zoom class

Monarch in the flowers. Photo by by Tori Tibbetts

ROCKLAND — On Wednesday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom, join Cyrene Slegona, to learn about Monarch butterflies on our offshore islands. Over the past several years, scientists have increased our understanding about Monarch butterflies, with consequences for the survival of the species. Cyrene will share those findings and report on the current status of habitats in Canada, the United States and Mexico. Additionally, she will discuss the pressing need to grow milkweed on the east coast as well as the mid-continent flyway.

Register at or on the Friends of Maine Coastal Islands NWR website at For more information, email or call 594-0600 ext. 5114.

Cushing Public Library night-sky gazing

CUSHING — It’s spring and time to check out the changing night sky. Peter Kalajian, a retired high school physics and astronomy teacher, will lead a naked-eye tour of the heavens at Good Neighbor Park in Cushing (across River Road from the former Fales Store) on April 1. All ages welcome.

Gather time is 8 p.m. Bad weather alternative dates are April 2 and 3. Dress appropriately.

For further information call Wendy Roberts at 207-691-0833 or email

Children’s Easter egg hunt

THOMASTON — A children’s Easter egg hunt will be held Saturday, April 9, from 10-11 a.m. at the Thomaston Town Office. Bring a basket to collect eggs in if the event will be held indoors in the event of inclement weather.

Easter Day community dinner

ROCKLAND — For the 30th year, Adas Yoshuron Synagogue is sponsoring a free Easter Day Community Dinner at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Rockland. The ham dinner will be served takeout style on Sunday, April 17, at 1 p.m. at 11 White Street. Masks are asked to be worn and to observe social distancing.