Community briefs

Aug 07, 2017

Rockport — Recovery Center holds open house Aug. 10

ROCKLAND -- Coastal Recovery Community Center, 24 Lincoln St., Suites 103 and 104, will hold an open house form 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, so that the public can see their offices and meet the volunteers who staff the center. Light refreshments will be served.

Volunteers and Knox County Recovery Coaches provide support and guidance when locating personalized recovery resources or programs to help meet basic physiological, safety and housing needs. Support groups and addiction recovery meetings take place four out of the five business days. For more information, visit or Facebook.

Historical talk on Conway House set for Aug. 10

CUSHING -- President Brenda Barrett of the Camden-Rockport Historical Society will give an overview the Conway Homestead at the Cushing Historical Society, Hathorne Point Road, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. The Homestead consists of a mid-1800s Blacksmith Shop, the 1880s Barn, an 1820 Maple Sugar House, Privy, Switchhouse, the Mary Meeker Cramer Museum and the1780 Conway House, which is on the National Historic Register. An archaeological dig is active on the property to authenticate the age of the historic house.

Flatbread to support AIO Backpack Program Aug. 15

ROCKPORT -- Flatbread Pizza Co., 399 Commercial St., will donate a part of the proceeds of meals purchased between 5 and 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, to Area Interfaith Outreach's Weekend Backpack program.

Every Thursday morning through the school year, volunteers form an assembly line to fill all bags of food for children to take home for the weekend. The bags are loaded into crates, and the crates are hauled to all those schools in every direction to be delivered into the children’s book bags on Fridays. It is food for breakfasts, lunches, and snacks for the child, and ingredients for a meal for the whole family.

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Union Fair calls for volunteers

UNION -- Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks at the Union Fair, Aug. 19 to 26. Volunteer shifts are four hours, and volunteers may sign up for as many, or as few, shifts as they wish. All volunteers will receive a free Union Fair T-shirt, free entry to the fair on any day they volunteer, and an invitation to the volunteer appreciation dinner after the fair is over.

To volunteer, contact Union Fair volunteer coordinator Wende Varney at 245-2748. If no answer, leave a message; calls will be returned.

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