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Community briefs Jan. 16

Jan 16, 2020

Community Nights at the Gautschi Center Jan. 16

ROCKLAND -- New Hope for Women invites the public to Community Nights Thursday, Jan. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gautschi Center in Rockland. Attendees will be offered hors d’oeuvres prepared by Cafe Miranda, a cash bar, and the art-filled space at the Gautschi Center. All community members are invited to this brief talk by New Hope for Women followed by ample time to conversation, food, art and drink. Tickets may be purchased for $45 per person at

Naloxone Training Jan. 16

ST GEORGE -- Naloxone is a life-saving medication that is used to counter the effects of drugs like heroin and prescription narcotics. In this training, visitorswill learn how to use naloxone to save the life of anyone who is experiencing an opioid overdose.

The training will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 47 Main Street. Visit or call 301-3950 to register. Free.

Just for Kids Yoga Jan. 16 - Feb. 12

ST GEORGE -- In this just for kids yoga class from 2:45 to 3:45 p.m., children will move in and out of yoga poses and explore stories that teach about happiness, anger, love and more. $25 registration fee is required; scholarships and family discounts available on request.

The event is held at the St. George Municipal School Unit, 65 Main Street. Visit or call 301-3950 to register.

Art Club For Kids at Waldoboro Library Jan. 16 - Feb. 13

WALDOBORO -- Registration has begun for a winter art program at Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main Street. The Art Club will be held Thursdays from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. for five weeks from Jan. 16 through Feb. 13, for students going into grades 4 through 6. Whether budding artists or those wanting to have fun, all are welcome.

Each Thursday’s Art Club session will have a different focus of art. Children will gain experience with tools, materials and techniques pertaining to the week’s art subject. They will also have an opportunity to learn about artists and innovators in similar areas of art.

Joyce Steel will instruct the Art Club at the Library. Steel is an art educator committed to providing a creative learning environment where children can experiment and discover their creative voice.

This program is free and limited to 15 members. To enroll or get more information, call the Waldoboro Library at 832-4484, or stop by the Library during their open hours. The deadline for enrollment is Jan. 15.

Learning Disabilities and Social Skills talk Jan. 17

ROCKLAND -- Shannan Boyorak and Jess Hall, who are regional parent support coordinators, will present “Last One Picked – First One Picked On: Learning Disabilities and Social Skills” by Author Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.

Have you seen children and teenagers struggle with social isolation and rejection? This workshop will provide parents, caregivers, and teachers with strategies for teaching kids the social skills they will need for success in social interaction. Participants will learn about positive traits for peer acceptance, student traits that teachers like, and the “hidden curriculum.” This event will be held Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Crisis and Counseling Center, 120 Tilson Avenue.

.22 Rifle Turkey Shoot Jan. 17

WALDOBORO -- The Lincoln County Fish and Game Association is holding their annual winter .22 Rifle Turkey Shoots every Friday until the month of April at the Club House at the intersection of Depot Street and Cross Street.

The weekly event begins at 6:30 p.m. with kids starting first. Entry fee is $5 per person; targets and ammo supplied. Children under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

It is recommended to have rifles sighted for 50 feet prior to the event.

For more information, contact Brian Downing at or 215-9761.

Homemade Baked Bean Supper held Jan. 18

THOMASTON -- The Williams-Brazier Post 37 of the American Legion, located at 37 Watts Lane, will host a Baked Bean Supper. Menu includes baked soldier beans, hot dogs, cole slaw, chop suey, brown bread, pickles, coffee, and assorted desserts. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Adults pay $8, children are $5, families are $25, and veterans are half price.

The supper is open to the public. Any military veteran is welcome and, if not a member of the American Legion, a place will be found for a veteran to meet other veterans and join Williams-Brazier Post 37. Regardless of who they are, no veteran will be turned away.

Mindful Eating Group starts Jan. 19

ROCKLAND -- From 4 to 5:30 p.m., The Dancing Elephant will launch an eight-week Mindful Eating Group at 14 School Street. This is a drop-in, donation-based group facilitated by Beverly Feldt and Amy Wappler. Everyone is welcome.

The purpose of the group is to provide support on the path of mindful eating. Drawing wisdom from the book Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen Bays, MD, participants will learn techniques to bring non-judgmental awareness, curiosity, and compassion to food choices and habits. Each gathering will include reading, guided meditations, and discussion.

The Dancing Elephant is a community center for yoga, meditation, and art located at 14 School Street. Programs are donation-based and available for all levels. For more information, visit or contact Rachel at or 594-1694.

Learn about Honey Bees Jan. 20

WALDOBORO -- If one has a taste for honey, have they thought of becoming a beekeeper? Is it really a job or is it a fun way to get honey?

Jean Vose, a beekeeper from Nobleboro, will teach the class "Learning About Bees: Is Beekeeping Right for You?". The class is hosted by the RSU 40 Adult Education Program and will be held at Medomak Valley High School, 320 Manktown Road, from 6 to 9 p.m.

This class is not a complete beekeeping course. There will be a presentation and demonstrations with opportunities to have a hands-on experience with beekeeping equipment.

To register for the class, call 832-5389 or visit online at

Alzheimer’s Support Group Jan. 21

ROCKLAND -- The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. Meetings are the third Tuesday each month, from 3 to 4 p.m. The group meets at the Knox Center in the Rockland Room, 6 White Street.

For details, contact Cheri R. Blouin, LSW at 301-6237.

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