Sept. 15

South Thomaston Learning Space will host refugee volunteer talk

Marie Ilvonen, LCSW will talk about her 11 trips to Lesvos to work with refugees, volunteers, and residents on the Greek island of Lesvos. She will share stories and slides of her many volunteer trips.The Library Learning Space is located in the Gilford Butler Center at 54 Spruce Head Road in South Thomaston.

Sept. 16

Waldoboro Public Library art auction

The Waldoboro Public Library’s Online Art Auction – Great Art for Great Reads – is an excellent way to support the library and the participating artists.  It is also a great opportunity to refresh one’s home and office with new works of art. Interested bidders may visit the Library to view the art in person or view it online at BiddingOwl.com where there is also information about the artwork and the artists. All bids must be placed on BiddingOwl.com where the Waldoboro Public Library is listed under the “Featured Auctions” tab. Works and artist information are also on the “Great Art for Great Reads” Facebook page.

Bidding ends on Sept. 16 at 10 p.m. FMI, please call the Library at 832-4484.

Watercolor workshop at Arts in the Barn, Sept. 16-18

Arts in the Barn, at 17 Hathorne Point Road, Cushing, will host a watercolor painting workshop with Mary Ann Heinzen, covering the following topics on each day:

Friday, September 16th, 9:00 a.m. to noon: Morning Light, Working outside the Barn, will be focusing on the light, filtered by the surrounding trees.

Saturday, September 17th, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.: Afternoon Light – Open Field and Sky, meeting at Good Neighbor Park, 45 River Road in Cushing.

Sunday, September 18th, 9:00 a.m. to noon: Bring the Garden Inside -Back to the Barn for a floral still life demonstration.

There will be individual feedback and assistance throughout the workshop. This workshop is for artists of all levels. Beginners are welcome.

In case of rain, classes will meet at the Barn.

The fee for the workshop is $150 for all three classes or $60 per class.

Artists will need to provide their equipment for plein air painting. A supply list is available.

Website: maryannheinzenartist.com FB: Mary Ann Heinzen Artist

Sept. 17

Andrew Robinson Homestead open house – Saturday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.–2p.m.

The St. George Historical Society will host an Open House at the Robinson Homestead, located at 945 River Road, on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m.–2p.m. “Chickens in Maine – Past, Present and Future,” will be the theme of the Open House. The Andrew Robinson Homestead was the site of one of several thriving poultry farms in St. George. Items at the Homestead connected to the industry will be showcased. Renowned local poultry judge Erik Nelsen, a local egg producer and displays generously loaned from the Finnish Heritage House will also be featured. This is a free, family friendly event. Donations gladly accepted. Both the house and barn will be open for touring.

American Legion bean dinner & bottle drive

Thomaston’s American Legion Post 37 will once again open its doors to continue its dine-in or to-go baked bean suppers, and other meals, on Sept. 17. All present Post 37 procedures, as well as all coronavirus state guidelines, will be followed. Meals may not be ready to be served until 5 p.m. However, meals may be ordered ahead of time and then picked up after 5 in sequence of when ordered. Pre-ordered meals will have a priority when they are ready. Pre-orders may also be made by calling Post 37 Vice-Commander William Demmons at (207) 319-3400 or email robmainer@outlook.com to reserve a meal.

Also occurring on Sept. 17 is Post 37’s third annual bottle drive. Between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., bring any returnable bottles and donate them to Auxiliary Unit 37. Just drive by and your bottles can be unloaded for you.

Masonic Lodge roast pork supper, Saturday, Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m.

The St. George Masonic Lodge will hold a roast pork supper from 5-7 p.m. The lodge is located at 105 Camden Rd (Rt 90) Warren.
FMI, call: 236-4585

Warren Masonic Hall roast pork supper, Saturday, Sept. 17, 5-7 p.m.

The Warren Masonic Hall’s pork roast dinner includes mashed potato, green beans, apple crisp, dinner rolls, coffee, tea and lemonade.

Warren Masonic Hall, 105 Camden Rd. Eat in or Take out. FMI call 236-4585

One-room schoolhouse reunion 

On Saturday, Sept. 17th the Wessaweskeag Historical Society will host a very special reunion for anyone who has attended any of the “One Room Schoolhouses” in South Thomaston from 1-4 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

When the Town Library moved to the Butler Community Center recently, the Historical Society acquired the Little Red Schoolhouse space and is now in the process of converting it into a museum and has begun to acquire artifacts and information about life in the school rooms. We encourage anyone who attended either the Spruce Head, Bassick, or Village Schools to come by and share your stories.

Sept. 19

Monday Night Blues

Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones perform at 7 p.m. for this weekly blues series at the Grey Owl Bar & Grill, downstairs at the Trade Winds, 2 Park Drive, Rockland. All shows $20, tickets available at the door. Come see these great artists up close and enjoy a big dance floor. Like on Facebook @MondayNightBlues.

Yoga Storytime

The Waldoboro Public Library will offer Reading Comes to Life with Yoga!, a special yoga storytime for children ages 3-5 years old on Monday, Sept. 19, from 10:30-11:15 a.m. Ms. Patti, a registered children’s yoga teacher, will combine stories read aloud with creative movement and mindful breathing.

Space is limited, so registration is required. Please call the Library at 832-4484 to register.

Sept. 21

New middle school book club at the Rockland Public Library

On Wednesday, Sept 21. from 1:00-2:00 p.m., 4th-8th graders are invited to join Miss Katie for popcorn and book chats about their favorite books.

The book club will be meeting monthly to discuss great (and terrible) books we are reading. This club will be centered around the Maine Student Book Award (MSBA) list: https://sites.google.com/view/mainestudentbookaward/home. Kids will get a chance to read any book they would like off the list each month. And the end of the year, we will all vote for our favorite and submit it to the state. Every April, Maine names its kids’ choice award winner. Last year’s winner was “Primer” by Jennifer Muro.

In our first meeting, we’ll start by discussing the best books we’ve read recently.

RSVP with Miss Katie at kdrago@rocklandmaine.gov if you are interested in attending this meeting or one in the future.

The second meeting will be Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 1-2 p.m.

Rockland Public Library Tour

What Rockland resident experienced an epiphany in the Rockland Public Library which may have contributed to an amazing career?   Why does the library have a safe and what’s in it?  What president spoke on the library lawn? Find out about these things and more at the Library tour Wednesday, September 21 at 3 p.m., led by librarians Jessie Blanchard and Patty King.

This tour will feature the history, art, and architecture of the library. Meet at the circulation desk for this all-ages event.

For more information, email refdesk@rocklandmaine.gov or call the library at 594-0310.

Good Tern Hosts “How to Taste” Class

On Sept. 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m., the Good Tern Co-op and Natural Foods Store at 750 Main St. in Rockland will present a class in developing one’s sense of taste. The class will be held at the Hole in the Wall Bagel Shop and will offer insights to enhance cooking skills and appreciation of foods. Eileen Murray will lead the class, which is based on the first tasting experiment in the book How to Taste: The Curious Cook’s Handbook to Seasoning and Balance, from Umami to Acid and Beyond, by Becky Selengut.

The class will be offered both in person and on Zoom. Ingredients, recipes, and steps in the process will be sent to those watching remotely who follow along with the class.  Those at home are encouraged to have one or two others present to engage in tasting together. The class is free of charge, and requires registration prior to Sept. 18. To register, please send an email to Mia Bogyo: mia.bogyo1@gmail.com or sign up in the store at the cash register counter.

Sept. 22

Maine’s white sharks with Sue Perkins

The Rockland Public Library presents Sue Perkins, Thursday, September 22, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

Sue Perkins is a graduate student in Biology in Miami University’s (Oxford, OH) Project Dragonfly program. Her research focus for the past two years has been on the presence of white sharks in the Gulf of Maine. As part of her conservation outreach and course work, she has received a Maine SeaGrant to develop a pop-up educational booth called “Respect the Locals.”

This event will take place in the library’s Community Room; the Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. For more information, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on Sept. 22 with the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

Comedy in the Kitchen

Comedy in the Kitchen is back at 8 p.m. with a show featuring Chris Choate, Lily Stratton, Peter Paton and headliner Emily Waterman Dillon at Ada’s Kitchen, 449 Main St., Rockland. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 through Eventbrite.com or for $15 at the door. Tables must be reserved through Ada’s Resy or by calling (207) 593-7735 to dine during the show. Bar seating is first come first serve.