ROCKLAND — Penobscot Bay Language School is hosting a summertime fundraising event “The Maine Way: Celebrating Maine culture, history, the Maine way of life, and a new international destination for people to live, work, and call home!” The event will be held at the school, 28 Gay St., Rockland, Aug. 12 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. The cost is $35 (or a donation that fits your budget).

Explore Maine art, artists, local maritime history, our many heritage industries and how the Pine Tree State is attracting new residents from around the globe. Participate in discussions with a diverse group of panelists from the Midcoast region, discussing topics from the working waterfront to the major workforce shortage we are facing now, and the ebb and flow of the Maine economy (past and present). Engage in networking opportunities with Midcoast Mainers from home and away, bring the family for lawn games, and enjoy a Maine delicacy from Luke’s Lobster! This event is an all-around Maine-inspired evening for all ages (free entrance for children under 12).

The proceeds support Penobscot Bay Language School’s Free ESL of New Mainers program–offering English Language classes and support to all New Mainers.