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Community briefs June 3

Jun 03, 2021

COVID-19 clinic coincides RSU 40 School Budget voting June 3

WASHINGTON — It turns out that the Washington COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be the same day at the voting for the RSU 40 school budget Tuesday, June 3. The clinic is from noon to 8 p.m. in the Gibbs Library.

The voting is from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Bryant Room.

We can use the Grange Parking lot in case there’s traffic overflow. Washington invites residents of Liberty and Jefferson to participate as well.

Annual plant sale at Vose Library June 5

UNION — The plant sale, set for Saturday, June 5, is an annual fundraiser for Vose Library. This year, it will be at the Vose Library on 392 Common Road from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Come by and purchase some plants and support Vose at the same time. Stay safe at the sale, wear a mask.

Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road in Union, and is currently open for curbside pick-up services and in-person services, up to five patrons at a time. For more information, call 785-4733 or visit

Yard sale to go towards dog park upkeep June 5

THOMASTON — The Thomaston Dog Park Association will have a yard sale Saturday, June 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 34 Knox St. Rain date is June 12.

The Thomaston Dog Park Association is supported by donations and volunteers only. Work on the park is ongoing. The association is also looking for new volunteers. For more information, contact or visit

The Thomaston Dog Park Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Tax-deductible donations can be made at, or to Thomaston Dog Park Association, P.O. Box 342, Thomaston ME 04861.

Annual Union Car Show set for June 5

UNION — The Union Fair Car Show is set for Saturday, June 5. Rain date is Saturday, June 12. Location is the Union Fairground, off Route 17 on Common Road. Show members offer classes on cars, trucks, motorcycles, special vehicles and tractors.

Winners in each class are also eligible to win Best of Show, Best Stock and Judges Choice. There will be trophies and ribbons in all categories, plus $100 cash for Best of Show.

There will be a raffle, Touch-A-Truck and other exhibits for kids of all ages, music and food. Registration to show/sell will be from 8 to 10 a.m. with a price of $10 per car and two people. Registrants can sell parts at no additional cost.

Spectator gate opens at 10 a.m. with $5 admission (kids under 12 are free). Awards will be at 1 p.m. Proceeds benefit Medomak Valley High School, Agriculture Education and Friends of the Union Fair. For more information, email; call 470-7401 (voice) or 301-785-8338 (voice or text).

Rockland Public Library announces membership to Coastal Botanical Gardens

ROCKLAND — Cardholders at Rockland Public Library can now request visitor passes to the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay. The pass is good for up to two adults with any number of children for one specific time slot per day.

The garden is implementing staggered arrival times every half hour between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. for admission and there are a limited number of tickets available during each time slot.

Patrons may stop by the library, email or call 594-0310 to book their visit. Patrons must pick up the tickets at the library.

For more information about the Botanical Gardens, head to

Book club to read "The Hours" on June 8

THOMASTON — On Tuesday, June 8, the Let’s Talk About It Book Club from the Thomaston Public Library will return to in-person meetings and wrap up its series of novels based on historical figures with "The Hours" by Michael Cunningham.

“Clarissa Vaughan is a book editor in Greenwich Village; she is buying flowers for her friend, an ailing poet who won a major literary prize. Laura Brown is a housewife in postwar California, who is bringing up her son and looking for her true life outside of a stifling marriage."

The book club meets the second Tuesday of every month to read and discuss a set of five to six books grouped around a common theme. The next series will be announced soon. Contact the library at 354-2453 or for more information or to be added to the email list.

Library spaghetti dinner, fundraiser set for June 9

THOMASTON — Join the Thomaston Public Library for its annual spaghetti dinner to raise funds for the 40 Days of Summer program.

This year, they will be serving takeout from the Thomaston Federated Church at 8 Hyler St. from 5 to 7 p.m. If the weather is nice, a picnic and bake sale will be on the library lawn. Enjoy the company of neighbors and food at a safe event outdoors.

The suggested donation for dinner is $8 per person; everyone is welcome, regardless of ability to donate. Baked goods will be priced as marked. All proceeds will benefit the library’s summer lunch-and-activities program, 40 Days of Summer.

For more information or to RSVP, contact the library at 354-2453 or

Free class: summer spritzers June 9

VIRTUAL –- Why not skip the soda and try something new? Join this free virtual class to learn how to make simple, summer beverages at home that won’t break the bank. This class will be from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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

Free meditation class offered June 9, June 14

VIRTUAL — This class will support visitors as participants and their instructor practice together. Simple approaches using the breath and body will be included. There will be time for both practice and discussion. The June 9 class is offered from noon to 1 p.m., and the June 14 class will be from 4 to 5 p.m.

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

For more information, visit

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