Community briefs

Aug 12, 2019

Legion post to celebrate 100 years Aug. 17

THOMASTON -- Williams-Brazier Post 37 of the American Legion, 37 Watts Lane, Thomaston, holds a public baked bean supper Aug. 17 at 5 p.m.. Cost: Adults $8, children $5, families $25; veterans half-price with proof of service.

The supper will be followed at 6 p.m. by a celebration marking the post's 100th anniversary, including a speaker on the post's founding in 1919, the presentation of Continuous Service Certificates to post members, and the posthumous presentation of a World War II Bronze Star, with Oak Leaf Cluster to T-3 Lloyd D. Richards, of Darby’s Rangers. The medal and cluster will be presented to Richards’ widow, Shirley Hooper Richards.

Old South Church to hold annual service Aug. 18

CUSHING -- The Old South Church, Salt Pond Road, holds its annual service Aug. 18 at 4 p.m., with guest preacher the Rev. Anne Roundy, a retired UCC pastor now serving Broad Cove Church, Cushing. The soloist for the service will be Karen Meyn of Friendship.

The church was given to the Cushing Historical Society with the stipulation that a church service would be held there once a year.

Guide dog puppies in training to visit Cushing library Aug. 18

CUSHING -- Future guide dogs, still puppies, will visit the Cushing Public Library, 39 Cross Road, Sunday, Aug. 18, at 11 a.m. A representative of Guiding Eyes for the Blind will present the story of the raising and training of these dogs as companions and aids to the visually impaired. A highlight, as always, is the presence of a group of friendly and energetic puppies who are candidates for training.

The program is free and open to the public.

New climate group to hold first meeting Aug. 19

ROCKLAND -- Climate Matters Maine, a new group forming to help advance local, state and national policy proposal to address climate change, will hold its first meeting Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Universalist Church, 345 Broadway. The topic will be the Green New Deal. Group organizers hope to create a space where everyone approaching the climate crisis can learn about current policy proposals and the means by which individuals can provide greater political momentum for the movement.

The event is hosted in conjunction with hosted in conjunction with the Midcoast Branch of Southern Maine Democratic Socialists of America.

Space available in fall pre-K classes through Penquis

ROCKLAND -- Penquis is currently accepting applications from income-eligible families for the Rockland South School Pre-K 2019/20 school year. The RSU 13 Pre-K is a collaborative of Penquis Head Start and the RSU 13 School District. The classrooms are located at 100 Holmes St. (the old South School). There are three classes, five days a week from 8:10 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. and follow the RSU 13 school calendar. Bus transportation is provided. Contact Jessica Rhode at Penquis for enrollment and any questions at 594-5342.

Matthews Museum receives challenge grant for archival room

UNION -- The Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage on the Union Fairgrounds has received an $8,000 challenge grant from the Clyde S. and Rita C. Sukeforth Foundation to build an archival room in the museum proper. Maine's extremes of heat, cold and humidity can damage the museum's paintings, documents, books, textiles, leather goods and other items. To contribute, sned donations to P.O. Box 582, Union, ME 04862 with "challenge grant for archival room" in the memo.

 

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