Community briefs

Sep 11, 2017

Kiwanis event to benefit Special Olympics Sept. 17

ROCKLAND -- The Kiwanis Club of Rockland holds a race to benefit the local Special Olympics: Light the Night 5K/3K and walk, Sunday, Sept. 17. The race will be held at night and all participants are to wear some illumination, glow sticks, glow-in-the-dark tape, glow powder, or flashlights. The race will start and end at Trackside Station, 4 Union St. Registration starts at 6 p.m. and the cost is $25. Get $2 off the registration fee by going to the Kiwanis website, , printing out the registration and sending it to the club. There is also a student rate of $15 for those 18 and under. Participants can walk or run and there will be prizes at the finish line. FMI, Marjorie Kinney 354-9591.

Sign up for Weatherization Weeks by Sept. 18

The Vinalhaven Energy Club and the Island Institute are hosting more Weatherization Weeks this fall. Homeowners can stay warmer this winter and save $200 to $300 per year by signing up for an energy audit and air sealing with Home Energy Answers.

The first application deadline is Sept. 18. Weatherization applications and Efficiency Maine low-income home energy savings brochures are available. For more information, call Harry Podolsky at 594-9209 ext. 127, or Paddy Trainor at 863-4699.

Midcoast Magnet seeks inside info on Midcoast Sept. 19

ROCKLAND -- Midcoast Magnet will hold a Munchies + Mingling event Sept. 19 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Steel House South, 639 Main St. to gather information for its upcoming "Midcoast Field Guide." Guests will be invited to share "insider info" about living in the Midcoast for those new to the region. Pizza from the new Rotary Pizza will be featured.

Discussion of Universalism and Unitarianism planned Sept. 20

ROCKLAND -- First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway, hosts a conversation with author and retired UU minister Peter Richardson Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m.

Richardson will explore the unique qualities of Universalism and Unitarianism in Maine. He is the author of the newly released book, "Universalists and Unitarians of Maine." The Universalists were born of the great Maine frontier. Unitarians came to the Maine frontier, a profound difference. Richardson will be available after the talk for book signing. For more information, call 594-8750.

Special Olympics benefit set for Sept. 23

WALDOBORO -- There will be a benefit for Special Olympics Maine Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m. at Cider Hill Farm, 785 Main St. The event will include a motorcycle fundraising ride, a commmunity lobster bake/barbecue and music. Lobster bake/barbecue is $20 for adults, kids eat free. The event also supports local emergency services.

Gathering for current, former prison staff set for Sept. 30

UNION -- A gathering is planned for current and former stafff of the Maine State Prison at the Union Fairgrounds Saturday, Sept 30, at noon. Participants will share stories, laughter and experiences from their time at MSP. Those attending should bring a dish to share.

The opportunity to camp is available, and those who wish to do so should contact Larry Farrington at or 695-2017 or Shirley A. McAfee at or 542-7469.

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