Community briefs

Aug 31, 2014
Camden Lions Club Mike Castle, center, presents staff at Camden-Rockport Middle School with school supplies to be used by students with limited financial means. Camden Lions Club continued the school supply project begun by the Camden-Rockport Leo’s Club last year. Donated items were: three-ring binders, notebooks, rulers, pens, pencils, sharpeners, colored pencils, pencil cases and more. Supplies are held by the teachers and distributed to students in need on an as needed basis. The staff and teachers at CRMS were thrilled with the generous donation.

Family Fun Day

SOUTH HOPE — South Hope Community Church on Route 17 in Hope will be having a Family Fun Day Saturday, Sept. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. Free activities include a bounce house, hot dogs, face painting and more. All are invited. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Call 785-4426 for more information.

Smoking cessation classes start Sept. 9

ROCKPORT — Ready to quit smoking? Register for the free Freshstart smoking cessation program, held over four weeks. Freshstart is designed to help you stop smoking as quickly as possible. Quitting is a two-part process: stopping and staying stopped.

Classes will be held Tuesdays, Sept. 9, 16, 23 and 30, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Picker Family Resource Center, located on the Pen Bay Medical Center campus. Call 596-8950 to register.

Talk: Faith, Christianity, Health

ROCKLAND — International speaker Kari Mashos, is a practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing and member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. She will explore the reason for faith in God, the foundation Christianity affords in healing, and the safe, practical proof of healing which Christian Science brings.

The free talk will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, at 2 p.m. in the Rockland Library. Childcare is provided. For more information: or

Eight-week bereavement group to start in Rockland

ROCKLAND — Coastal Family Hospice Volunteers is forming a peer support group for anyone experiencing the loss of a loved one. Because of increased interest and need, this is the fourth such group in 2014.

The group is open to the community at large as well as families of hospice patients. Many find that gathering together in this way can be helpful and healing.

The eight-week group will meet Tuesdays, Sept. 9 to Oct. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Rockland. There is no charge for participation, but pre-registration is required.

For more information, please contact Sandy Yakovenko, 372-6322, or Barbara Spalding, 236-3056.

Canning seminar Sept. 16

CAMDEN — The Camden Public Library will host You Can Can, a seminar on canning led by Kate Waters of Blueberet of Ellsworth, Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. All are welcome to this appropriately seasonal presentation.

Bleuberet is an artisanal jam producer. Waters will share her experiences as a home canner with more than 10 years of canning successes and failures. She will explain how to get started canning, the basics of the process, what to can, and how mishaps can actually be successes. The seminar is free and there is no need to register ahead of time.

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