Community briefs

Nov 05, 2012

iPad raffle

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Public Library is now selling raffle tickets for the latest Apple iPad with 32GB and Wi-Fi capability. Tickets are $10 each with only 300 to be sold. The odds are good and the drawing on Saturday, Dec. 15 is just in time for Christmas. Proceeds will go towards the library’s operating expenses. Tickets may be purchased at the library at 958 Main St., Waldoboro. For more information, please call 832-4484.

Craft fair

CAMDEN — John Street United Methodist Church, 98 John St., Camden, is hosting a craft fair on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nineteen local crafters will be on-hand to sell their wares. Some of the items being offered are jewelry, knit goods, quilted items, wreaths, hand made soaps, Christmas ornaments, small oil paintings, gift baskets, crocheted items, sea glass wind chimes, handbags, assorted Roda cutlery, herb and spice arrangements and more. A light lunch will also be available for sale. Proceeds from the rental of the tables and from the John Street craft table will be used for missions such as the local food pantry.

Veterans Day in Thomaston

THOMASTON — American Legion Post 37 in Thomaston is having a Veterans Day ceremony at the Star Street hall on Monday, Nov. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. Sen. Chris Rector, R-Thomaston is scheduled to speak at the event.

Grange fair, baked bean supper

BURKETTVILLE — There will be a grange fair and public baked bean supper Saturday, Nov. 10 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Burkettville Grange Hall, located on Route 105. The fair features a silent auction, candy sale, cake walk and crafts. The supper, which begins at 4 p.m., will have baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, brown bread, pies, coffee, tea and punch. The cost is $8 adults, $3 children. Children under 5 years old are free. Proceeds to benefit Medomac Valley Grange.

Senior citizen holiday shopping trip

The Thomaston and St. George Recreation Department are offering a senior citizen’s holiday shopping trip on Monday, Nov. 12.

A charter bus will take shoppers to Marden's in Waterville, then to the Christmas Tree Shop and the Bangor Mall. If time allows, there will be stops at Reny's and Ocean State Job Lot in Belfast.

The St. George bus will load at 7 a.m. at the town office in downtown Tenants Harbor. The Thomaston bus will load at 7:30 a.m. at the Knox Hotel on Main Street in Thomaston.

The trip is free for resident senior citizens of St. George and Thomaston. Please call 372-6363 to sign up for the St. George bus and 354-6107 to reserve a spot aboard the Thomaston bus. The non-resident/non-senior citizen’s fee is $25 (if space is available).

Turkey drive

ROCKLAND — Rockland Main Street Inc. is teaming up with Area Interfaith Outreach and area churches to gather turkey for needy Rockland families. In the past turkey have come from Good Shepard Food Bank, but they do not have enough to share this year.

Businesses that would like to help are being asked to donate $15 cash, check or store gift card that will cover the cost of two small turkey.

Please feel free to do matching contributions between employees and a business.

Please make checks payable to: Rockland Congregational Church. Their volunteers are filling the baskets .

Rockland Main Street board member Kathryn Alex will be glad to pick up donations. The deadline is Nov. 15. For more information, call 975-0443.

Retirement series continues in Union

UNION — The Vose Library, 392 Common Road, will host another program in a series of retirement presentations: Retirement 203, on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 4 p.m.

Spectrum Generations consumer information specialist Gloria Rhode will discuss Medicare benefits, consumer options and avoiding scams. For information please call the library at 785-4733.

Knox County Retired Teachers meeting

ROCKPORT — The Knox County Retired Teachers will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 11:30 a.m. at the Offshore Restaurant, located on Route 1 in Rockport. The program will be part one of Mike and Linda Gundel's cross-country trip.

Turkey beano

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Firemen’s Association Annual Turkey Beano will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Mills Street in Waldoboro.

Beano players will be playing for turkeys and cash prizes. A complete Thanksgiving basket will be raffled off that evening. For more information contact Capt. Mark Gifford at 380-5486, 832-6191 or go to

Non-toxic cleaners workshop

UNION — The Vose Library, 392 Common Road, will offer a workshop on non-toxic cleaners on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 6:30 p.m.

Learn to make non-toxic cleaners for the home, office or shop. Save money, reduce exposure to dangerous chemicals and have fun. Bring a clean spray bottle to take home a sample of all-purpose cleaner. For more information please call the library at 785-4733

Union Fair Association meeting

UNION —The Union Fair Association's annual meeting will be Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 6:30 p.m., downstairs at the Union Town Office on the Common Road in Union. All are welcome, light refreshments will be served. New members encouraged.

Holiday Bazaar at Merryspring

CAMDEN — On Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., there will be the annual Holiday Bazaar at Merryspring Nature Center.

The bazaar is where shoppers find a variety of plants, greens, wreaths, live arrangements and lots of unique handmade gifts for holiday giving and decorating. The bazaar will be open to members only on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 2 to 6 p.m.

Merryspring Nature Center is located at 30 Conway Road in Camden. For more information call 236-2239 or email

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