Thursday, Jan. 5

ZOOM book club

Jackson Memorial Library monthly book club on Zoom. Thursday, Jan. 5 at 10:15 a.m. Email to request a link.

Marshmallow challenge

For third grade and older, Jackson Memorial Library, Tenants Harbor, 2:30 p.m. Build a creation from marshmallows and toothpicks. To register your child call 372-8961.


Free screening of director Michèle Stephenson’s new documentary, Rockland Public Library, 6 p.m. in the Community Room or via Zoom. FMI: by 4 p.m. on Jan. 5.

“The Seagull”

London Stage Production of “The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov, Rockland’s Strand Theatre, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) in her West End debut. Tickets: $15 general admission, $13 Strand members.

MEOC workshop

Essentials of College Planning: Free workshops through Maine Educational Opportunity Center. Ages 19 plus. Rockland UMA Center, Thursday, Jan. 5 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. FMI or to register: call 1-800-281-3703 or visit

Saturday, Jan. 7

Mexican holiday

Join Penobscot Bay Language School for a traditional celebration of los Reyes Mago, or Three Kings Day. Saturday, Jan. 7 1-4 p.m. FMI or to register: visit or call 594-1084.

Adult acting workshop

Starting Jan. 7, the Waldo Theatre is offering a series of adult acting workshops this winter on the first Saturday of each month with instructor Teralyn Reiter. Visit for details and to enroll.

Saturday morning chess

Every Saturday at Waldoboro Public Library, fine tune your chess skills or learn the game! 9:30 a.m., all ages, sets available or BYOB (Bring Your Own Board).

“100 Years of Movies”

The Strand Theatre in Rockland presents “100 Years of Movies” for its 100th anniversary celebration. Jan. 7 at 2 p.m. “Show People” from 1928. For more information, visit or call 594-0070.

ArtLab for All

Saturday, Jan. 7, 2 to 4 p.m. at Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockland. Create an accordion book with teaching artist Jen Peppe. Bring any desired images to help. Free and open to all.

Sunday, Jan. 8

American Legion meeting

American Legion Post 37 in Thomaston holds their monthly membership meeting for current members on Jan. 8, at 10 Watts Lane in Thomaston. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Those interested in joining can attend.

Monday, Jan. 9

Tech class

Rockland Public Library and National Digital Equity Center host “Cutting the Cord” Jan. 9, 4- 5 p.m. Free and open to the public, and registration is required to attend. To register, visit

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Book club

Middle school book club, Rockland Public Library, Jan. 11, 1-2 p.m., an RSU-13 early release day. Talk about reading and get recommendations from other members and the library staff. New attendees are welcome.

RSU 13 early release

Oceanside High School will have an early release day on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Early release ArtLab

Fiber artist Bobbie Tilkens-Fisher leads a workshop at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), 21 Winter St., Rockland, from 1 to 4 p.m. Learn weaving basics and make a tiny tapestry from a variety of yarns, strings and fibers. Free and open to all ages; all materials provided. FMI:


St. George Municipal School Unit School Board Workshop, Wednesday, January 11, at 6 p.m. In-person meeting at St. George School. To join via Zoom, email or call 372-6312 to contact Superintendent Mike Felton.

Thursday, Jan. 12

Rural life

The Rockland Public Library presents Gretchen Legler, farmer, gardener, teacher and author of “Woodsqueer,” Jan. 12, 6 p.m. Free and open to all in person and on zoom. FMI email

Author Ed Robinson

Outdoorsman, writer and photographer Ed Robinson will present “The Wonder of Maine’s Wildlife” at Cushing Public Library, Jan. 12, 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. FMI: Wendy Roberts, 691-0833 or email

“Cezanne” screening

The Strand Theatre will screen “Cézanne: Portraits Of A Life,” on the French painter Paul Cézanne, as a high-definition Exhibition On Screen film presentation on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Coming up:

Fill the Strand

Monday, Jan. 16, AIO’s annual event challenges the community to fill every seat in the theater with bags of food and funds for AIO assistance programs for Knox County families. FMI: Contact Leila Murphy,

EDU talks

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 6 p.m. Mid-Coast School of Technology, Rockland. Business owners on the staffing challenges they are facing, educators on expanding access to technical education.  Learn more at