Community briefs

Sep 09, 2019

Talk to provide info on program for homeless youth Sept. 18

WALDOBORO -- The Waldoboro Public Library, 958 Main St., welcomes Ben Cooke, shelter solutions coordinator for Knox County Homeless Coalition, Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. He will talk about The Landing Place in Rockland, the organization's program for homeless youth, and its Host Home initiative. For more information, call 832-4484.

Speaker to talk about Viking navigation methods Sept. 25

ROCKLAND -- The Apprenticeshop, 655 Main St., welcomes Lena Börjesson Sept. 25 at 6 p.m. for a talk about Viking navigation. She has been an instructor in various Scandinavian viking boats, and sailed more than 2000 nautical miles of trial trips to gain experience in how the Viking-age sailors may have found their way over the north Atlantic, with and without any navigational tools. In her talk, Börjesson will present the results of her Viking-age navigation trials and discuss how they confirm or question existing theories of how the Vikings navigated.

Free, donations accepted. For more information, call 594-1800.

Oktoberfest organizers seek volunteers

WALDOBORO -- Organizers of the Oktoberfest planned for Cider Hill Farm Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (rain date Oct. 13) need volunteers to assist with adult and children's activities, as well as with setup and cleanup before and after the event. To volunteer, even for as little as an hour, contact Susan Price at 790-0806 or

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