First meeting of Midcoast Broadband Interest Group

WALDOBORO — The first meeting of the Midcoast Broadband Interest Group will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m., at the BugTussle Annex, 251 Jefferson Street, in the Waldoboro Historic Village District.

Current trends in broadband technology, Broadband Utility Districts, open-access municipal networks, and grant planning and funding will be discussed. This is the first of several meetings planned over the next few months, and the public is welcome and encouraged to join the conversation.

RSVP so we may plan appropriately. For more information, contact Seth Hall at 207-790-2155 or

Italian Supper in Washington

WASHINGTON — The Evening Star Grange hosts a dine-in Italian Supper Saturday, May 14, from 4:30-6 p.m. The cost is $12.

The menu includes chicken alfredo, eggplant parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna, salad, beverages and dessert.

For more information, call 845-3102. The Grange is located at 30 Old Union Road.

Veterans brunch

THOMASTON — The American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 37 hosts a brunch to celebrate all veterans for their unselfish service and dedication to our country so we may remain free Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to noon. Veterans showing proof of service with a current membership to a veteran’s organization, a military ID or form DD-214 will enjoy a free brunch. For non-veterans the cost per meal is $10. Meals can also be ordered to-go.

All veterans, their families and community members are invited to participate in the brunch, which includes breakfast casseroles, fruit platter, deli meats, cheeses, rolls, chips, stuffed croissant rolls, bagels and cream cheese, doughnuts, muffins, cinnamon rolls, coffee, tea, orange juice and water.

Free individualized sessions for adults

ROCKLAND — The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free individualized sessions for adults
19-and-up who are looking for a new career or returning to higher education. The sessions will be held at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, May 17 — Financial Aid 2 p.m., Essentials of College Planning 3 p.m. and College Financial Aid and Student Loans 4 p.m.

Friday, May 26 — Financial Aid 9 a.m., Essentials of College Planning 10 a.m. and College Financial Aid and Student
Loans 11 a.m.

Rockland UMA Center (91 Camden Street
Thursday, May 19 — College Financial Aid and Student Loans 11 a.m. and Financial Aid 1 p.m.

Vose or Virtual Wednesday Series

UNION — The Vose or Virtual Wednesday Series continues at the Vose Library Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. as Vose Director Kristin Gould leads a tour of Community Services/Information Resources featured on the newly designed Vose Website.

This program is the second of three Vose website Tech Tutorials.

Call 207-785-4733 or email to register. Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road.

Mystery of Maine’s Wildlife Talk

CUSHING — Conservationist and long-time wildlife observer Ed Robinson will highlight some of Maine’s more secretive species in a presentation at the Cushing Public Library Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. His in-house talk will be free and open to the public.

Robinson says we rarely see such creatures as Atlantic puffins, black bears, northern saw-whet owls, Canada lynx and the American mink, but they are a significant part of our environment, and he will entertain and educate with stunning photographs, biological facts and stories.

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

Washington baked ham supper

WASHINGTON — Mt. Olivet Lodge — located quarter-mile north of Washington Village on Rt. 220 — hosts a public “Dine-In or Take-Out” Baked Ham Supper, Saturday, May 21, from 5-6:30 p.m.

The menu includes baked ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pineapple slice, roll, dessert, and drink.

Cost is $12 per person.