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 wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.

Williams-Brazier Post 37 Red Friday Coffee and Open House

THOMASTON — Post No. 37 hosts a Red Friday Coffee and Doughnuts Open House for members, veterans and the local community, Friday, May 20, at 10 a.m.

Red Friday is an American Legion Family Program established to remember all that are currently deployed as members of the Armed Forces of the United States.

Red Friday will be open on the first and third Friday of each month, from May to October. All other months will have a Red Friday on the third Friday of the month.

Coffee and doughnuts are free of charge.

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.

Boots on the Ground

THOMASTON —The Knox Museum hosts Boots on the Ground Saturday, May 21, 2022.

Inspirational Speaker and Afghan Veteran Craig Grossi, author of “Craig & Fred.” Join us at 11 a.m. for a full program, lunch and music. Help us thank Veterans, active military personnel and their families. We will also launch a preview of our upcoming Field of Flags.

There is no entry fee, but donations are welcome.

Maine history talk with Michael Socolow

ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library presents Michael Socolow, Thursday, May 26, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

Michael Socolow’s talk, “The Pine Tree State on the American Airwaves: The Interplay of Local, Regional, and National Network Radio in Maine,” examines the outsized role Maine played in early national radio in the United States.

This event will take place in the library’s Community Room, with limited seating.

For more information or for links to join from home via Zoom, email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. May 26 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line. Note in-person programs are subject to transition to Zoom should local transmission rates impact our ability to meet together.

29th annual Dinner and Auction

WASHINGTON — The 29th annual Dinner and Auction is Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the Washington Fire Department — 42 Old Union Road — sponsored by the WFD Auxiliary.

Dinner is from 4:30-6:30 p.m. and will be turkey, ham, baked beans, casseroles, pies and much more.  Adults are $10 and children $5.

Live Auction starts at 6 p.m. and will feature gift certificates, new and used items.