Community briefs

Jan 27, 2014

Celebrate Chinese New Year with Youthlinks

ROCKLAND — Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Youthlinks at Coastal Children's Museum by making thumb print dragon fans. High school students from Youthlinks' Community Action Team will lead this craft at the Coastal Children's Museum Friday, Jan. 31, from 3 to 4 p.m.This event is offered free of charge.

For more information on Youthlinks, call 594-2221 or visit or for information about Broadreach Family & Community Services the website is . For more information on the Coastal Children’s Museum, call 596-0300. The museum is located at 75 Mechanic Drive in Rockland.

National Take Your Child to the Library Day

TENANTS HARBOR — Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor will participate in National Take Your Child to the Library Day Saturday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. to noon.

There will be stories, games, crafts, food and a few surprises.

For more information, call 372-8691.

Bonanza Book Sale and Cafe

WASHINGTON — Gibbs Library will serve coffee, tea and baked goods during its Bonanza Book Sale and Cafe, Saturday, Feb. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The sale includes a book bag deal that is not to be missed.

For more information, call 845-2663.

Tax instruction booklet delivery delayed

WALDOBORO — Now that it is the tax season, the public should know that the tax instruction booklets will not be available from any of the public libraries until mid- to late February.

All area libraries have received notices from the IRS stating this. Due to the 16-day federal government shutdown, the IRS has announced it will delay the start of tax return processing until sometime between Jan. 28 and Feb. 4. Last year, the tax season started Jan. 21. The Internal Revenue Service is delaying the start of the tax-filing season because of last year's government shutdown that furloughed workers who were programming and testing tax-processing systems. However, the instruction booklets and tax forms are now available online at

Benefit dinner Feb. 8

LINCOLNVILLE — There will be a benefit potluck supper for Bill Feener, who lost his garage in a Christmas Eve fire.

The potluck will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at 1 p.m. The snow date is Feb. 9. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children.

All donations will be gratefully appreciated and will be collected at the door as well as at Viking Lumber in Lincolnville Beach where a building fund has been established.

To help out or make a donation, sign up by leaving a message on the Lincolnvlle Bulletin Board or call 763-3298.

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