While the ice is slow to freeze well this winter, there is plenty going on in Waldoboro to keep everyone busy.

For some outdoor fun, the Lincoln County Fish and Game Association will be hosting turkey shoots every Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. until April at the corner of Depot and Cross streets in Waldoboro. The cost is $5 per person each week and is open to all ages. Gun safety and operations will be taught, and guns and ammunition will be provided.

Waldoboro Library activities

The Waldoboro Public Library has reintroduced preschool story time for ages 3-5 each Wednesday morning at 10:30 a.m. Yoga Story Time for the same age group happens the third Saturday of every month, with the next one on Jan. 21. Pre-registration is required for the yoga class.

Music and movement with Laetitia Brundage of Kenshin Ranch Kids will return to the library at 10:30 on Jan. 26. This is a free class for children 0-6 years. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

For children 6-12, there is LEGO Club every other Friday afternoon at 3:30 p.m., starting Jan. 27. Pre-registration is encouraged.

The library is also offering Saturday morning chess every Saturday at 9:30 a.m. through the winter. Players may bring their own chess set or use one that is available at the library. This is open to all ages and skill levels. In addition, there are Saturday morning art classes via Zoom in a variety of mediums and techniques.

Senior Scrabble starts Jan. 19 and will continue at 2 p.m. on Thursdays. The library will provide the boards and tiles.

Library patrons will soon have access to some new local reading. At a recent Waldoboro Women’s Club meeting, member Mary Lee Merrill presented a copy of her autobiography, “My Story,” to Jean Lawrence, president of the Waldoborough Historical Society. Lawrence announced that the book would be available in the library soon.

The Village Bookshop, which helps support the library, has announced its winter hours as 10 a.m.-1 p.m. from Thursday-Saturday, and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sundays. It is located on Friendship Road across from the laundromat.

250th anniversary

The Waldoborough 250th Anniversary Committee has secured use of the Miller School gym for an art showcase for visual arts on both days of the anniversary celebration, Jun. 17 and 18, while performing arts will be featured at nearby Sukeforth Field. Waldoboro has a long history in various forms of arts, from shipbuilding and craftsmanship to sculpture, painting, fiber arts, pottery and photography. Contact Jan Griesenbrock at 542-3275 or jan.griesenbrock@gmail.com

As the celebration gets closer, the planning committee is consistently adding new sponsors. Recent additions include Medomak Veterinary Services, Bear Hill True Value, the Old Broad Bay Family History Association, Waldoboro Public Library and a sponsorship gift made in memory of Betheo “Bee” Madelyn (Harkins) Davis.

Business Briefs

Pretty Little Brows has just opened in the former Taction Building on Jefferson Street. Heather Wilson offers permanent cosmetics such as microblading, powder brows, lip blushing, and eye liner. You can learn more about what is offered at pltmercantile.com/.

The Cornhole Connection has been steadily adding services and activities to its Route One location. In addition to the games Wed.-Sun. evenings, there is beer and food available for purchase. The arcade just got a couple of pool tables and there are three video games so far. The facility is also available for parties.

TheGym at.sbpt’s winter hours are 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturdays, and will no longer have Sunday hours — but the gym is open 24/7 for those who purchase coded access membership.

School news

Medomak Middle School is hosting a school dance from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Jan. 20. The cost is $5 per student, and extra cash can be used to purchase refreshments.

The Sixth Annual “Paws for a Cause” has a second game on Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. with the Panthers Boys’ varsity basketball team hosting Oceanside. People can help support the fundraising efforts by purchasing a pink paw to personalize and put on the wall at the game, buying a commemorative T-shirt or participating in the 50-50 raffle. Gayle Murphy coordinated the events and said that over the past five years “Paws for a Cause” has raised $26,500 for Maine Breast Cancer Charities in Midcoast Maine.