Community briefs

Apr 16, 2018

Methodist church to host turkey dinner April 20

UNION -- People's United Methodist Church, 21 Depot St., will hold its annual turkey dinner with all the fixings Friday, April 20, at 6 p.m. Following the meal, there will be entertainment by church and community members. Tickets are $12 each, and will be sold after services at the church at 11:45 a.m. April 8 and 15; they are also available by calling Joyce Grotton at 785-2651.

Tickets on sale for Shrine Circus April 20-22

AUGUSTA -- The annual Shrine Circus will be April 20 through 22 at the Augusta Civic Center, and tickets are available locally at Thomaston Grocery, Mic Mac Market in Union, South End Grocery in Rockland and Megunticook Market in Camden.

General admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger; reserved seats are $15 for all. Proceeds benefit Shriners' charitable activities.

Workshop on invasive plants set for April 26

ST. GEORGE -- The St. George Conservation Commission and Friends of St. George present a workshop on how to identify and control invasive plants April 26 at 7 p.m. at the Town Office, 3 School St. Session will be led by Amanda Devine of Maine Coast Heritage Trust andRebecca Jacobs of the Knox-Lincoln Soil & Water Conservation District. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 372-6459.

Lions sponsor 5K run/walk April 28

ROCKPORT -- The Lions Clubs of Maine sponsor a 5K run/walk at the Samoset Resort Saturday, April 28, starting at 7:30 a.m. Registration includes race entry, T-shirt, and entry to a keynote address by Randy Pierce. Net proceeds go to charities supported by the Lions. For more information, call 431-0235 or email

Car show to support Medomak Valley Project Graduation May 19

UNION -- The Union Fairgrounds Car Show will allow Medomak Valley High School students to offer concessions at the show to support their classes' Project Graduation. In addition, owners of classic or late-model vehicles -- cars, trucks or motorcycles -- are invited to participate. There will be awards for first, second and third place in each of 17 classes, plus Best of Show.

For more information, contact Shirley McAfee at or 542-7469.

Conservation Commission to offer monthly walks starting May 26

WALDOBORO -- The Waldoboro Conservation Commission will offer monthly guided walks around town beginning May 26 at 2 p.m. starting from the VFW parking lot on Mill Street.

The walk will include a view of Medomak Falls and naturalists from the Medomak Valley Land Trust will come along to share some of their knowledge as well. A full schedule of walks will be published in May.

Historical society trivia contest to support Waldoboro Day

WALDOBORO -- The Waldoborough Historical Society will hold a "So You Think You Knox Waldoboro" trivia contest to support the town's annual Waldoboro Day festivities. Twenty-five competitors will vie in five different preliminary rounds at the society's museum held at different times during Waldoboro Day, June 16.

The five preliminary winners will compete for the title of “Waldoboro Know It All Champ” Sunday, June 17, at 3 p.m., following the society's 50th anniversary celebration. To sign up to be one of the 25 contestants, contact the WHS at 790-1307 or send a message through its Facebook page. The deadline to sign up is June 1.

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