Community briefs

Nov 19, 2012

Yuletide in St. George Nov. 24

ST. GEORGE — For people who think of Thanksgiving weekend as the kick-off to the holiday season — but who like their shopping experience to be an engaging mix of the unique, community-minded and scenic — Yuletide in St. George, set this year for Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., has become an annual addiction. Starting in the fishing village of Port Clyde and moving up the St. George peninsula to Martinsville, Tenants Harbor and all the way to Spruce Head, shoppers and families will find an array of pleasures, treasures and entertainments that no shopping mall or main street can surpass. Participants include: Marshall Point Lighthouse, Stonefish, Monhegan Boat Line Shop at Rose Cottage, The Sugar Tree at Rose Cottage, Village Ice Cream, Bittersweet Heritage Farm, Hedgerow, Ocean View Grange, Harborside Market, The Blue Tulip, Pond House Gallery, Jackson Memorial Library, Spruce Head Pizza.


Waldoboro Business Association meeting

WALDOBORO — The Waldoboro Business Association’s next monthly meeting will be Wednesday, Nov.  28 at 6:30 p.m. at The Village Bakery and Cafe, 11 Friendship St. in Waldoboro Village.

Scheduled guests will be from the Waldoboro Fire Department, who will speak about the department's 175th anniversary scheduled for August 2013. Also the association will be launching a member survey to see what the WBA may offer in 2013 and beyond. Light refreshments will be served.

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Kno-Wal-Lin Auxiliary sponsors Christmas trees for warmth

ROCKLAND — Kno-Wal-Lin Auxiliary will be sponsoring two Christmas trees to be decorated with handmade or store-bought hats, mittens, gloves ans scarfs of all sizes, which will be distributed to children and adults in need in December.

The trees will be located in the lobbies of the Kno-Wal-Lin office at 170 Pleasant St., Rockland and Camden National Bank, Main Street in Rockland, between Monday, Nov. 26 and Monday, Dec. 17.

Those interested in donating, may take these items to either location and hang them up on the trees during the locations normal business hours or to arrange for pick-up of donated items, contact Claire and 596-6951 or Fran at 594-7389.


Public supper

ROCKLAND — There will be a public supper at the Rockland Congregational Church, located at 180 Limerock St. on Monday, Nov. 26 at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $7 per person. Serving roast pork, gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, dill carrots, applesauce, gingerbread and whip cream.


Christmas fair

THOMASTON — Fair Thee Well, The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist Christmas fair will take place on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. at the church located at the corner of Green Street and Main Street (Route 1) in Thomaston.

The fair will include a bake table with the jams and jellies cupboard, Tiffany’s jewelry, homemade doughnut holes and cider, Bird Table (for our feathered friends), velveteen stockings, and a soup luncheon for $8. For more information: 354-7250.


Victorian Christmas at Conway museum

CAMDEN — Begin the December holiday season by celebrating a Victorian Christmas at the historic Conway Homestead & Museum on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. Come and enjoy period displays, festive Victorian Christmas decorations, refreshments and music all offered by the Camden-Rockport Historical Society. Admission is free, but donations are happily accepted. The homestead and museum are located on Route 1 next to Hannaford. For more information, please call 236-2257.


St. Peter’s Church annual Christmas fair

ROCKLAND — On Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to noon, members of St. Peter’s will hold their annual Christmas Fair — Le Petit Noel. The parish hall will be filled with holiday items for decorating, gift giving and eating.

The food table, a perennial favorite, will have baked bread, cookies, candies, cakes and pies. In the Polar section, frozen dinners will be sold, giving the buyer a night off from cooking. The women of the church will also sell chicken pot pies. A Cookie Walk will feature the best cookies from dozens of church members. Steve Alley and other men in the parish will offer coffee, doughnuts and sweet rolls for shoppers.

Mary Alice Bird will be selling handmade items including bags, hats, scarves and skirts. She will also have fantasy clothing for children. Chris McLarty and Debra Thuss will sell handmade polymer clay jewelry and other handsome adornments. Rhonda Hart will sell ornaments, balsam wreaths and poinsettia. To place orders in advance for wreaths and poinsettias contact St. Peter’s at 594-8191 or Rhonda Hart at 785-4358.

Proceeds from the fair help support the church’s community outreach activities including local projects such as the Area Interfaith Organization food pantry, and the community meals program Loaves and Fishes, which serves a free lunch every Saturday and Sunday. The church also supports national and international relief projects of the Episcopal Church.


Thomaston tree lighting

THOMASTON — All are invited to the Thomaston Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. at the town mall.

Prior to the tree lighting, Jessica Shepard will offer a Yoga for Kids session at the Thomaston Yoga Studio at 5:15 p.m. After the tree is lit and carols are sung, participants may follow Santa back to The Highlands Coffee House for cookies, hot cocoa, photos with Santa, story time, and music with Kella River.

Visit for more information. Contact Dena Davis at 354-0614 to participate or have questions.


Daylily society to discuss national convention

CAMDEN — The Maine Daylily Society presents Highlights of the American Hemerocallis Society National Convention 2012 on Sunday Dec. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Camden Public Library.

Laura Evans, Susan Shaw and Dottie Hokkanen will share photos of their trip to the Columbus, Ohio area as well as garden visits to hybridizer Curt Hanson in Gates Mills and Sandy and Mike Holmes in Xenia.

All are welcome and there will be door prizes. For more information, 236-4085.


Rockport Garden Club monthly meeting

ROCKPORT — The Rockport Garden Club monthly business meeting will be held Thursday, Dec. 6 at 12:45 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House lower level, 6 Central St.

The special Annual Christmas Holiday Program starts at 1:30 p.m. Conductor Kim Murphy and the Camden Hills Regional Chamber Singers will present a program of holiday music, helping to celebrate the season. This program is free and open to the public. All are welcome.


Rockport winter parking ban

ROCKPORT — All on-street parking in Rockport during the winter months between Nov. 15 and April 15 between midnight and 6 a.m. is prohibited.

In case of snowstorms or, if in the opinion of the Rockport police officers, illegally parked vehicles that are posing a threat to public safety, can be towed.

Beauchamp Point and the Marge Jones Recreational Field have been closed to traffic.



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