Friday, Oct. 14

Watts Hall Band Dance Party

It’s starting to get cold outside, so come kick up the heat at Watts Hall, 174 Main St., Thomaston, with a night of dancing and music featuring The Watts Hall Band from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The band’s catalog of high-energy and danceable rock, blues and R&B favorites is guaranteed to get you on the dance floor.

Catered hors d’ oeuvres from the Mid-Coast School of Technology (by donation) will be available, as will a cash bar by The Block Saloon. Tickets are $15; visit wattshallthomaston.com for tickets and more information.

Saturday, Oct. 15

Warren Masonic Hall craft fair

The Warren Masonic Hall will hold a craft fair on Oct. 15, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Route 90, 105 Camden Road, Warren. There will be 18+ crafters, knitted items, raffles, baked foods, custom laser engraving, and more. Luncheon available. FMI 236-4585.

Public “Dine-In or To-Go” Roast Pork Supper 

The Mt. Olivet Lodge in Washington will hold a public “Dine-In or To-Go” roast pork supper, Saturday, Oct. 15, 5-6:30 p.m.

Served will be roast pork, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetables, applesauce, roll, drink, and dessert. Make any check payable to Mount Olivet Lodge. $12 per meal. Located 1/4 mile north of Washington Village on Rt. 220.

Crow’s Nest – A Celtic Music Concert

On Oct. 15, at 3 p.m., Sweet Tree Arts will host a performance by Crow’s Nest.

Crow’s Nest is a Celtic band from the coast of Maine, performing songs and tunes from Scotland, Ireland, and beyond. Crow’s Nest features Heather MacLeod on vocals and whistles, Jim Gray on cajon and guitar, Beckie Gray on bódhran, and Chris Gray on uilleann pipes and smallpipes. Harp player Amy Kercsmar will accompany the band.

Tickets are $15 for an individual and $25 for a family.

Sunday, Oct. 16

Trekkers annual Community Auction Fundraiser

Support local students by trekking on over to Trekkers’ annual Community Auction Fundraiser! Now in its eleventh year, this event helps students fundraise towards their program dues and also supports Trekkers programming.

Once again, it will take place at the Rockland Elks Club, on 210 Rankin St. in Rockland, on Sunday, Oct. 16. All items and gift certificates have been donated by local businesses, craftspeople, and supporters from across the community. Attendees will find a variety of pies baked by families and volunteers for sale. Everyone is welcome and it’s free entry. From 2-4 p.m., there will be a silent auction and a “buy now” sale, and from 4-5 p.m. there will be a live auction hosted by Bruce Gamage of Gamage Antiques.

There will be unique travel experiences, like a South African Safari and the big-ticket item, thanks to Fisher Engineering, the Fisher® EZ-V Plow, which comes with all the necessary components to interface your vehicle. For a full catalogue, visit trekkers.org/catalog_auction-2022/.

Bidders can also submit an absentee bidding form to have Trekkers bid on their behalf at the auction.

Monday, Oct. 17

Monday Night Blues

Lucky Losers performs at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 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.

Maine Educational Opportunity Center college planning essentials

The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free individualized sessions for adults 19 and older who are looking for a new career or returning to higher education. Virtual sessions will be held Thursday, Oct. 14, at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. (Drop-in, 9 a.m.; Financial Aid, 10 a.m.; Essentials of College Planning, 11 a.m.)

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Mussel Ridge Historical Society to host tourism history talk

The Mussel Ridge Historical Society of Owls Head is pleased to announce the final in a series of its summer and fall speakers on topics related to local history and events.

At 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18 Dr. Jayne Gordon will be presenting a talk entitled “Coming from Away – A Brief History of Tourism and Vacationing in Maine” in the downstairs room of the Owls Head Community Building located at 224 Ash Point Dr. in Owls Head.

For more information regarding this presentation, or questions about the Mussel Ridge Historical Society in general, call 207-593-2667 or visit their website at musselridge.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Get Out the Vote youth rally planned in Rockland

The Landing Place, at 61 Park St. in Rockland, will host a Get Out the Vote/youth rally on Tuesday, Oct. 18, from 3-4 p.m. The bipartisan event will be facilitated by Amelie Wold, a student at Camden Hills Regional High School, and will include a Q&A session with Senate District 12 candidates Scott Rocknak (R) and Pinny Beebe-Center (D). Local youth are encouraged to participate and ask the candidates questions. Pizza and refreshments will be served, and the Landing Place free store will be open as well.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Herring Gut Learning Center Aquatots program

The Herring Gut Learning Center’s Aquatots program will meet on Oct. 12. The program will allow children ages three to five to explore the wonders of the ocean by participating in movement activities, sensory play, and science explorations. Oct. 19’s topic is “Tides: Beach Walk.”

Aquatots will meet at the Learning Center on Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to noon, with a registration fee of $10. To register, visit herringgut.org.

Union Historical Society: The Virginia sails again

Following the successful launch of “Maine’s First Ship” last June, Jim Parmentier returns to Union Historical Society Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. for an update on the historic project. The original Virginia was built in Popham in 1607 by 120 English men and boys for exploring the coastline. When the Plymouth Company’s attempt to establish the colony failed, the Pinnace was used to sail all hands back to England. Parmentier’s PowerPoint presentation will pay tribute to the dedicated crew of volunteers who built the pinnace during the COVID-19 pandemic. It will outline plans for future voyages of Maine’s first ship and describe its museum located on the banks of the Kennebec River in Bath. This free program will be presented in Union’s Old Town House, located on Town House Road in Union.