Thursday, Sept. 22

Andrew Vietze’s “Two Decades of Adventure as a Park Ranger in the Shadow of Katahdin” at the Cushing Public Librarya live presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Vietze abandoned a career in the publishing world to become a park ranger and has written a memoir of his adventures in the Maine North Woods. Free and open to the public. For further information call Wendy Roberts at 207-691-0833 or email wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.

South Elementary School open house, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Open house for parents, students and teachers at South Elementary School, 30 Broadway, Rockland.

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.

Friday, Sept. 24

Finnish silent movie (with subtitles) accompanied by a live soundtrack, 7 p.m., Thomaston Federated Church, 8 Hyler Street.

The Finn-Am Society of Midcoast Maine and the Finnish Heritage House are excited to feature Finlandia Foundation National Performer of the Year, Kent Washburn, on the organ. He will perform his original soundtrack to the classic 1929 Finnish silent movie “Mastalaishurmaaja” (The Gypsy Charmer). He created the soundtrack from Finnish folk songs and classical music. The star of this movie was Finland’s answer to Rudolph Valentino.

A donation of $5 is requested. Coffee and pulla/nisu (Finnish coffee bread) will be served after the performance. FMI: 207-975-1476

Rockland Rotary Club fall craft fair

The Rockland Rotary is planning its third annual craft fair at the Ash Point Community School in Owls Head on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 24

VFW drive-thru chili dinner

On Saturday, Sept. 24, from 4-6 p.m., Farrar-Ross VFW Post #9437 will host a $10 drive-thru chili dinner, with chili, cheddar and cream cheese, cornbread, and desserts. All proceeds will benefit the community and local veterans. Post #9437 is located at 292 Razorville Road in Washington.

Monday, Sept. 26

Monday Night Blues

The Paul Nelson Band performs 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.

Thomaston Public Hearing

The municipal officers of Thomaston will meet in the Select Board Room for the bi-weekly meeting at the Thomaston Municipal Building, 13 Valley Street, on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m. During this meeting, a public hearing will be held to hear public comment on adopting the updated appendices of the municipal General Assistance Ordinance.

A copy of the ordinance and amended appendices shall be available for public inspection at the municipal offices along with a copy of Title 22 of the Maine Revised Statutes, Chapter 1161.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Rockland Public Library Banned Book Week Event – Book Discussion: “Maus, A Survivor’s Tale”

Winner of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize, Maus is the true story of author Art Spiegelman’s dad, Vladek, a Holocaust survivor, as well as of his own relationship with his tortured father. Told in graphic novel format, this book continues to captivate and illuminate, as well as remain controversial, and is often challenged as required reading. Join librarian Jessie Blanchard in a discussion of this important work during our special Banned Books Week event. The event will take place Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 6 p.m.

Email Jessie at jblanchard@rocklandmaine.gov or call 207-594-0310 to register and borrow a copy of the book.

Museum to hold fall sailing navigation series

Midcoast Sailing Center (MCSC) a program of the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum (SPSM) will kick off its fall Nautical Navigation Series this month. These classroom-based or hybrid classroom/on-water courses are designed to be small, providing personalized instruction.

“Women on the Water” will be held Sept. 27 and 29 (two nights) from 5-6:30 p.m. ($60). This class is designed for women who are looking to increase their knowledge and confidence on the water. Tailored to the specific interests of participants, classes may include safe line handling, use of a VHF radio, taking command of a vessel, and basic navigation using paper charts. One session will be shore based and the second will be on the water, providing an opportunity to use new skills to approach situations safely and with confidence.

A full calendar of classes being held can be found on the museum’s website on the MCSC tab. For questions or to register for a class, contact Sternberg at 207-701-7625 or diane.sailpowersteam@gmail.com. FMI: www.SailPowerSteamMuseum.org.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Vose Library Wednesday series – Matt Blazek: “Row Row Row your Boat: A 17th-century shallop adventure along the coast of Maine”

Join historian and historical Interpreter Matt Blazek as he shares the story of his recent rowing trip on the Atlantic in this adventure partnership with Maine’s First Ship. In June of 2022, six bold adventurers set out to row a replica 17th-century shallop, the “Jane Stevens,” from Georgetown to Fort William Henry in Pemaquid. Traveling across the mouth of the Sagadahoc and out of Boothbay Harbor, with stops at different islands along the way. Learn about the early history of European exploration along the coast of Maine, hear stories from the trip, and see the reenactment gear used on the journey.

Vose Library’s patrons and friends are invited to the Vose Wednesday Series: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022, at 7 p.m. This is also available via Zoom. Call (207-785-4733), email (librarian@voselibrary.org) or stop by Vose Library if you would like a Zoom registration link. Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road in Union, Maine.

Coastal Recovery Community Center to host Tables of Recovery event, Sept. 28, 3-6 p.m.

CRCC is hosting a recovery-fair-style event at St. Peter Episcopal Church, 11 White Street, Rockland, featuring local groups that support recovery and wellness. The idea behind the event is to share recovery resources throughout the community, and provide information and support to those whom recovery and wellness services can help. Participants include Volunteers of America, PenBay Ministries, Restorative Justice, Knox Clinic, HEAL, OPTIONS, Me-RAP, Workforce Solutions, Journey Magazine, Mid-Coast Recovery Coalition, New Hope, NAMI, Maine Behavioral Health and SASSAM. Refreshments will be provided by VillageSoup Food Truck & Mulligan’s RGC.

Thursday, Sept. 29

Watt’s Hall Community Arts live music gala 

WHCA is throwing a gala evening of live music, dancing and more on Thursday, Sept. 29, 6-8 p.m.

The popular Mondaynite Jazz Orchestra will provide the music. The Midcoast-based group performs a variety of musical styles including traditional big band, Latin, funk and blues. The dancing will be fueled by hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The gala also will include an art show and silent auction in the Watts Hall Gallery, as well as the announcement of upcoming events at Watts Hall.

Tickets for the gala are $35, available in advance at WattsHallGala.eventbrite.com. Artists interested in having their work in the gala’s art showcase or those who wish to donate silent auction items are encouraged to send email to wattshallcommunityarts@gmail.com. The group’s website, wattshallthomaston.com, also has contact information and a calendar of events that is regularly updated.