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Community briefs June 10

Jun 10, 2021

Rockland Public Library holding book and plant sale June 12, 13

ROCKLAND — The Rockland Public Library will host an outdoor book and plant sale on the Union Street lawn Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In case of rain, the sale will be the following weekend (June 19 and 20). More than 3,000 gently used books will be on sale.

The sale will also have a plant selection. If you have homegrown plants to share, send an email to

All proceeds go directly to the library. Masks and social distancing are required. Sale will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Members of the Friends of Rockland Public Library are invited to shop first from 8:30 to 9 a.m. Anyone interested in joining or renewing a membership may do so at a table outside of the sale tent.

Art fair to raise funds for homeless animals June 13

THOMASTON — Pope Memorial Humane Society will hold a socially-distanced outdoor art fair June 13 from noon to 3 p.m. This is an all-age event that features art from collectors to children.

Join Pope Humane for an outdoor art fair Sunday, June 13, from noon to 3 p.m. This will be a socially-distanced event with over 160 works of art.

Some featured artists are Eric Hopkins, Jamie Wyeth, Lyn Snow and Neil Welliver. There will be a local artists section, kids’ section and handcrafted objects area.

This is a (well-behaved, leashed) dog-friendly event, masks are required for humans. Each attendee will receive a free art print. The shelter is not open during the event, but there may be special guest appearances by an adoptable dog or two.

Visit for information about adoptable animals and how to help.

Flag retirement ceremony June 14

THOMASTON — On June 14, Flag Day, Post 37 will hold a flag retirement ceremony at 10 Watts Lane to honor Flag Day. The event will be co-hosted by Boy Scout Troop 215 and will provide the Color Guard.

This will be an outdoor event and it will begin at 8 p.m., in keeping with the American Legion tradition of holding the ceremony at dusk.

All current COVID-19 requirements will be observed for social distancing and mask wear. Masks will not be mandatory, but it is recommended that masks be worn.

Advance Care Planning Workshop Tuesday, June 15

VIRTUAL — Advance care planning is an organized process of reflecting upon and discussing goals for future health care decisions. It part of an advance directive, which is a plan that represents individual preferences and tells others what medical care you want or do not want to receive if you become too ill in the future to tell them.

Join trained advance care planning facilitator Vikki Swan for this online workshop Tuesday, June 15, from noon to 1 p.m., where people will begin the process of filling out an advance directive.

Class is free; pre-registration is required to obtain virtual access. Visit or call 301-3950 to register.

Free, virtual parenting program on first five years June 16 to June 30

VIRTUAL — Build a stronger relationship with your child in this four session program. Each session is two hours, one day a week. Parents and caregivers will learn about stages of development, styles of parenting, effective discipline techniques, communicating effectively, brain development, understanding misbehavior and much more.

This class will be held June 16, June 23 and June 30 from 10 a.m. to noon.

To register, contact Helen Rogers at 844-1285 or

Union Fair to host yard sale June 19

UNION — The Friends of Union Fair will have a yard sale Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, June 20.

This event will be held at the Union Fairgrounds.

To have a seller space, the fee is $25 for a 12-foot space (bring a table); setup is from 6 to 8:30 a.m. Gates will open at 9 a.m., and admission is $5 per person.

For more info or to reserve a space, contact Sharon at 975-2646 or email All proceeds go to Union Fairgrounds upkeep.

Takeaway Father’s Day meal offered June 19

SOUTH THOMASTON — People's United Methodist Church, located at 13 Chapel St., is offering a Father's Day takeout meal Saturday, June 19, between 3 and 4 p.m.

Menu to include pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, dill pickles, chips and a brownie per each meal. Each meal is $10, but free of charge for all fathers.

Preorders only. Leave a message to PUMC at 594-5518 or email by 9 p.m. June 16. Make checks payable to PUMC or have exact change.

Proceeds will be used to support church and community programs.

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