Halloween festivities

Despite construction on new sidewalk access ramps beginning on Halloween, the evening festivities were quite a hit with young and old alike. The town activities seemed back up to pre-pandemic levels with cookies at the library, treats and tours at the newly revitalized Waldo Theatre, and cupcakes from Katie’s Kakes, candy at Sproul block, and local residents on Main, Friendship, Jefferson, School and Pine streets handing out candy.

Waldoboro anniversary coins

The Waldoboro 250th Anniversary committee is awaiting delivery of some newly minted commemorative 3-inch coins. The front of the coins feature Conrad Heyer, born in Broad Bay, now Wadoboro, in 1749, while the back features as unnamed five-masted schooner. The original minting will be done in an antique bronze finish and is limited to 300 copies. Sales from the purchase will help fund the Waldoboro Day festivities next June. If demand is high, there may be future issues, but in a different finish.

Waldo Theatre bass master class

The Waldo Theatre is hosting a master class with Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey on Nov. 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. followed by a concert with Victor Wooten and Bass Extremes from 8-10 p.m. Wooten is a Grammy Award winner and has been called one of the most influential bassists of the past two decades. The master class is free with donations appreciated, while the concert is $45 per ticket ahead of time or $50 at the door.

Waldo Theatre Sing-Along

Coming up on Black Friday, Nov. 25, the Waldo Theatre has a family-friendly “Community Sing-Along to ‘The Sound of Music’” film to kick off the Christmas season. In this version, the audience are the stars, encouraged to cheer, boo, sing and have fun. Guests are encouraged to come in costume and awards will be given for the most authentic, and most creative. Interactive prop bags will be available to add to the fun, and subtitles on the screen should help anyone who has forgotten some of the lyrics. The event is 4:30-7:30 p.m. so no one will miss early morning shopping, and tickets are on sale at waldotheatre.org for $10 for adults and $5 for youth under 17. In the spirit of giving, those who are able to provide a non-perishable food item for the Waldoboro Food Pantry are encouraged to please do so.

Girl Scout information session

A Girl Scout information session is set for Nov. 16, 4:30 p.m., at Miller School. This is for parents and girls in K-3 who want to learn more about Girl Scouts, not for current members. The event should last about an hour and includes a hands-on activity for girls to get a feel for scouting.

Lakin’s Gorges cheese hut

Lakin’s Gorges Cheeses at East Forty Farm has opened a cheese hut that is stocked with their award-winning cheeses as well a freezer full of their whey-fed pork and beef. They are also taking orders for Thanksgiving cheese boards starting at $25. Orders need to be placed by Nov. 18 on their website at lakinsgorgescheese.com or by calling Allison at 207-230-4318. The farm store is open daily from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. for holiday hours at 2361 Friendship Road, about five miles south of Route 1 on 220.

Best Little Hair House move complete

The Best Little Hair House completed its move to 40 Washington Road. Laurie and Charlotte Martin are accepting appointments at 832-7692. The location is larger inside, with more seats for waiting, and hair products on display. There is easy parking in the lot, and the interior is both light and warm. The new sign design and vinyl work was done by Laurie, while Quick Strike Welding of Cushing did the metal work for “Hair House” and the scissors. They do haircuts for anyone, young and old, any gender.