Friday, Nov. 4

20th annual Pioneer Grange holiday craft fair, Nov. 4-6

From Friday, Nov. 4 to Sunday, Nov. 6, the Pioneer Grange in East Union will hold their 20th annual holiday craft fair. The fair will run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, at the corner of Payson and Buzzell Hill roads off of Route 17. The fair will feature various handcrafted goods, collectibles and clothing to purchase.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Medomak Middle School craft fair

The annual Medomak Middle School craft fair will be held on Nov. 5. With nearly 70 crafters from across the state of Maine, this annual event will provide many opportunities to find the perfect gift for everyone while supporting Medomak Middle School student activities. The suggested donation at the door is $1.00, while students and children under 5 are free. Each donation will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win a free door prize generously donated by one of our vendors. Lunch in the cafeteria will also be available for $5.00.

The craft fair will take place at Medomak Middle School on Saturday, Nov. 5, between 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

KindKids family performance at Watts Hall

The nonprofit Watts Hall Community Players is pleased to present a KindKids family performance by Amanda Panda and Rob Duquette Saturday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. The concert will be held in the second-floor auditorium of the historic downtown building at 174 Main St./Route 1.

The runtime for the show is approximately 45 minutes. Concessions will be available.

Tickets are $10, $5 for children younger than 13, in advance; and $13/$8 day of show. Tickets are available via Eventbrite (linked in the wattshallthomaston.com calendar).

Verdi’s La Traviata Simulcast at Strand Theatre

The 2022-23 season of Metropolitan Opera simulcasts from New York City continues at 1 p.m. An encore will be presented on Tuesday, November 15, at 1 p.m. Soprano Nadine Sierra stars as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta, one of opera’s ultimate heroines, in Michael Mayer’s vibrant production of Verdi’s beloved tragedy. Tenor Stephen Costello is her self-centered lover Alfredo, alongside baritone Luca Salsi as his disapproving father, with Maestro Daniele Callegari on the podium. Estimated running time is 3 hours 15 minutes, including two intermissions.

Tickets can be purchased online at RocklandStrand.com; by calling the box office at 594-0070; or at the walk-up box office when the theater is open for scheduled shows, as well as one hour prior to each opera showtime. Ticket prices for the live broadcasts are $27/adults, $25/Strand members, and $15/students, including college students with ID. Tickets for encore presentations are $23/adults, $15/Strand members, and $5/students, including college students with ID. 100 tickets are available for each show and will be sold as reserved seats. The Strand Theatre is located at 345 Main Street, Rockland.

Shakespeare Society of Rockland Meeting

Held via Zoom from 2 to 4 p.m. Macbeth, Act 3 will be read and discussed. Founded in 1889, the society is entering its 133rd year. Meetings will continue to be held every other Monday through the end of November, reading one act per meeting. Potential new members are welcome to attend the meeting as guests. For further information, email society president Hope Kocian at hkocian@verizon.net.

Sunday, Nov. 6

North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene gospel duet concert

On Sunday, Nov. 6, at 6 p.m., the North Waldoboro Church of the Nazarene will host a concert by gospel singer duet “A New Beginning.” Barry and Debbie’s mission is to be a beacon of hope to those who may be depressed, sick, or discouraged.

The concert is free to the public. A love offering will be taken in support of their ministry. There will be a potluck supper preceding at 5 p.m. The Church is located at 3008 Washington Road in Waldoboro. For more information, call pastor Mark @ 790-0947.

Holiday Craft Fair

Craft Fair at American Legion Post 37, Thomaston (behind the block), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. With vendors, food concessions including chili, nachos, hotdogs, fries, monkey bread and dessert. There will be a 50/50 raffle and craft raffle. All proceeds from the craft raffle will be donated to the Lobstermen Defense Fund. $1 per ticket, six for $5.

Monday, Nov. 7

Monday Night Blues

The Gabe Stillman Band performs at 7 p.m. for this weekly blues series at the Grey Owl Bar and 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.

Captain’s Quarters lecture – Pilots of the Penobscot

The Sail, Power and Steam Museum will once again host their online lecture series, “Captains’ Quarters,” at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, featuring the Pilots of the Penobscot. Registration is required and available on the museum’s website: sailpowersteammuseum.org on the “Music and Calendar” tab. Attendance is free.

Mission Working Dogs to feature in presentation at the Cushing Public Library

Christy Gardner, founder and president of Mission Working Dogs, in a Zoom presentation on her organization’s work training purpose-bred dogs to aid individuals with disabilities to live a more independent life at the Cushing Public Library Library on Monday, Nov. 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Serving as a sergeant in the United States Military Police, Christy survived an injury in 2006 and in 2010 received Moxie, her golden retriever service dog. The two are inseparable, and Moxie has accompanied Christie on competitions with Team USA Women’s Para Ice Hockey Team and the USA Para Surfing Team.

For further information and to register, phone Wendy Roberts, 207-691-0833 or email wrobertsmaine63@gmail.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

Evening Star Grange Souper Supper

The Evening Star Grange in Washington will hold their annual “Souper Supper” on Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 4:30-6 p.m.  Menu includes 12 soups, chili, vegetarian soups, beverages and pie. Cost is $12.

COVID-19 prevention talk with Rockland Public Library and Pen Bay pharmacists

The Rockland Public Library and Pen Bay Medical Center present a community discussion Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

“COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment Updates: A Presentation and Q&A with Pen Bay Pharmacists,” will focus on ways to protect yourself and others; topics will include testing, new bivalent vaccines, home treatment, and currently recommended treatments for people who are at high risk for severe infections.

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 Nov. 8.

Knox County Food Council Public Meeting

5 to 6 p.m. via Zoom. A discussion of food security in Knox County, what is being done to address the issue, who is involved, where there are gaps in services, potential challenges, and opportunities to help. Register at aldermere.org/kcfc-meeting-registration. FMI: aldermere@mcht.org, 236-2739.

Annual Souper Supper, Washington

Evening Star Grange in Washington Holds Annual Souper Supper, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Menu will include 12 soups, chili, vegetarian items, beverages and pie. The cost is $12.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Herring Gut Learning Center Aquatots program

The Herring Gut Learning Center’s Aquatots program will meet again on Nov. 9. 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. Octopuses are the topic of Nov. 9’s meeting.

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.

Thomaston Random Acts of Kindness Thanksgiving meal take-out

Volunteers in Thomaston will again offer a prepared take-out Thanksgiving Day feast for those who apply. Due to continued health concerns, it will not be possible to gather together indoors, but the volunteers would still like to serve a meal. Meals must be ordered by Nov. 17. Pickup is 12-2 p.m., at the Federated Church, 8 Hyler St., Thomaston. Meals will be ready upon arrival. Donations accepted at pickup.

TO ORDER: email Kella, kellabellar@yahoo.com or by phone (leave message) or text to 207-691-1500. Indicate how many meals you would like, as well as any food allergies and provide us with your name, phone number and address
(if delivery is required.)

Coming up:

Thursday, Nov. 10

Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey with Derico Watson

Bass Extremes, Thursday, November 10, at 8 p.m. at the Waldo Theatre in Waldoboro, in partnership with Midcoast Music Academy. Wooten is a five-time Grammy Award winner and a founding member of the supergroup Béla Fleck and the Flecktones. He has been called the most influential bassist of the last two decades and was listed as one of the Top Ten Bassists of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. Bailey is a pioneer of the six-string fretless bass whose techniques are studied around the world. He has played and recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, The Rippingtons, Jethro Tull, Paquito D’Rivera, Larry Carlton, and Willie Nelson. Together, they formed Bass Extremes in 1992, releasing their self-titled debut, which remains one of the top selling musical/instructional bass products of all time. Midcoast Music Academy will sponsor a master class taught by Wooten and Baily the same day at 4:30 p.m. Advance registration is required and is free; visit Midcoastmusicacademy.com for more information. Tickets for the concert are $45 in advance and $50 day of the show. For more information visit thewaldotheatre.org.

“Seeing Grief as Love” with Ivan Maisel

The Rockland Public Library presents Ivan Maisel, Thursday, Nov. 10, at 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to all.

Ivan Maisel will offer a presentation on his personal journey learning to carry grief. His 2021 memoir “I Keep Trying to Catch His Eye” reflects on the suicide of his son Max and explores with grace the reality of losing a child. Maisel will also examine how we discuss mental health and ways to remove stigma and boost mental health resources.

This event will take place in the Community Room and will be simultaneously livestreamed over Zoom. The Rockland Public Library is located at 80 Union St. For more information or for Zoom links, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on Nov. 10.

Oceanside Middle School Veterans Day breakfast and assembly

On Nov. 10, Oceanside Middle School will be having a Veterans Day breakfast and assembly for local vets. Breakfast will be 7-8 a.m. in the library, and then an assembly will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. honoring the veterans. The band and chorus will be performing, and students will present projects about veterans they have been working on. Local veterans are welcome to attend.

Ongoing

Jackson Memorial Library pie sale and holiday craft marketplace

Jackson Memorial Library in St. George will be taking orders for apple, pumpkin and chocolate cream pies for $20 apiece, available for pickup Wednesday, Nov. 23.

In addition, for the months of November and December, local crafters will be offering gifts for sale at the library.

Coming Up

Free day at Owls Head Transportation Museum, Friday, Nov. 11

The museum has lined up some extra special activities for the day, including live demonstrations and K-4 workshops. Watch the energy room spring to life as historic steam engines pound into action, and do not miss a unique glimpse of one of the museum’s rarest vehicles — a 1932 Ford Cragar racer.

For more information: owlshead.org.