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    1Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
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    2Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Europe: The New World Order and the Challenges of the 21st Century – A Zoom Camden Conference Community Event with Matthew Ward
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    Events for December

    1st

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for December

    2nd

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    Europe: The New World Order and the Challenges of the 21st Century – A Zoom Camden Conference Community Event with Matthew Ward

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Matt Ward is a retired Foreign Service Officer. He is past-President of the World Affairs Council of Maine and has been an Adjunct Professor at USM. He served the United States as a career Foreign Service Officer from 1967 to 1996; specializing in economic, developmental and trade issues, Ward served in numerous embassies and consulates. During his service in Luxembourg, he dealt regularly with the various European Economic Community offices located there and participated in the U.S. investigation of European practices in the international steel trade.

    In both the Bush (41) and Clinton White Houses, Ward served as the U.S. Trade Representative’s Director for European Economies in Transition and the European Free Trade Association. He finished his diplomatic career as a Senior Inspector for the Foreign Service.

    Ward is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He is a past-President of the Foreign Affairs Retirees of New England (FARNE) and he is a member of the American Foreign Service Association and Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired. For several years, he served as the Beemaster for the annual Maine State Geography Bee, sponsored by National Geographic.

    For a link to the Zoom event to watch from home, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on December 2 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line. This program will be recorded and archived to YouTube after the event.

    Events for December

    3rd

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    4th

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    6
    6Agenda Setting Council Meeting
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    7Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Planning Board Meeting
    8
    8Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    Harbor Trail Committee
    Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting
    9
    9Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Rat Six: A Maine Author Talk with Jack Flowers
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    10Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
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    11Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Events for December

    5th

    No Events
    Events for December

    6th

    Events for December

    7th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    Events for December

    8th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for December

    9th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    Rat Six: A Maine Author Talk with Jack Flowers

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Based on a true story, Rat Six centers on the character of Clifford Price, who, like thousands of other young men in the 1960s, is drafted into the United States Army and served in Vietnam. He serves as a “Tunnel Rat,” one of many volunteers of slight build who ferret out soldiers on the opposing side from a series of underground labyrinths. Price lives through a series of breathtaking missions and experiences interpersonal clashes with others in his team in this extraordinary tale.

    Jack Flowers grew up in Indiana and was drafted in 1967. While stationed as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers stationed near Saigon, he volunteered as a Tunnel Rat; he wrote Rat Six as an act of catharsis many decades later. He has lived with his family in Maine since 2002.

    The presentation will take place in the library’s Community Room, with limited seating. For more information, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

     

    Events for December

    10th

    Events for December

    11th

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    12Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    13
    13Police Review Committee
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    14
    14Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    15
    15Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    16
    16Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    “How to Avoid Burnout: Drawing Boundaries in Charitable Endeavors” – A Zoom Talk by Diane Lebson
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    Events for December

    12th

    Events for December

    13th

    Events for December

    14th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    Events for December

    15th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for December

    16th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    06:30 PM

    “How to Avoid Burnout: Drawing Boundaries in Charitable Endeavors” – A Zoom Talk by Diane Lebson

    Rockland Public Library ONLINE

    Through her work with countless female philanthropists, Diane Lebson discovered that there was no definitive guide volunteers and activists could turn to for guidance in navigating the day-to-day activities associated with doing good in the world — so she wrote one. Leveraging the skills and experiences she cultivated over nearly three decades as a nonprofit executive, board member, and consultant, For a Good Cause: A Practical Guide to Giving Joyfully (She Writes Press, 2021) offers practical tips on how to “do” philanthropy. In chapters divided up by specific activities such as serving on a board, advocating for a cause, starting your own philanthropic venture, becoming a fearless fundraiser, and more, Diane offers practical advice on how to professionalize your philanthropic engagement and make a greater impact. In this event and as we head towards the end of a dynamic year, Diane will offer her insights on how to avoid philanthropic burnout – and what to do once you realize that you are in it.

    Diane is CEO and co-founder of Evergreen Philanthropic Solutions, a Camden-based national philanthropic consultancy that empowers nonprofits, businesses, and individuals to do good. Previously, she led the national women’s giving programs for both United Way and the American Red Cross: both of those organizations have raised over $2B and mobilized over 70,000 change agents. Evergreen is proud to have worked with local organizations including AIO Food & Energy Assistance, Camden Public Library, and the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.

    For a link to the Zoom event, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov by 4 p.m. on December 16 and identify the event you are interested in attending in the subject line.

    Events for December

    17th

    No Events
    Events for December

    18th

    No Events
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    20Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
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    21Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
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    22Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
    23
    23Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: A Holiday Film Screening
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    Events for December

    19th

    No Events
    Events for December

    20th

    06:00 PM

    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics

    Rockland Public Library

    Catching Up With The Classics is a book group that meets monthly. We will now being meeting in person, in the Children’s Garden, while the weather is nice. The book for December is My Antonia, by Willa Cather.

    We’ll start the New Year with I Capture the Castle, by Dodie Smith.

    We’re always looking for new readers! Email pking@rocklandmaine.gov for more info, or call the Library, 207-594-0310, to request a book title.

    Events for December

    21st

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    Events for December

    22nd

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for December

    23rd

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    02:00 PM

    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: A Holiday Film Screening

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join us for a free screening of a holiday cult classic that is regularly listed as one of the worst films ever made! Famously featured on the show Mystery Science Theater 3000, Nicholas Webster’s 1964 film tells the story of a group of Martian E.T.s who decide to abduct Santa Claus. “Talking back” to the film à la MST3K is encouraged!

    This event will be held in-person in the Community Room, with limited seating, and simultaneously screened over Zoom. For more information or to request Zoom links, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for December

    24th

    No Events
    Events for December

    25th

    No Events
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    27Police Review Committee
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    28Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie
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    29Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie
    Wednesday Walkers
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    30Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie
    The Little Shop of Horrors (1960): A Film Screening
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    Events for December

    26th

    No Events
    Events for December

    27th

    Events for December

    28th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Rockin’ Storytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a themed musical storytime, with dancing, songs, rhymes, and 2 books. This program is great for toddlers – early elementary. We will be out on the Library lawn, bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    Events for December

    29th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Wednesday Read-Aloud with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy your favorite picture books as Miss Katie reads them to you! We will be out on the Library lawn so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers

    Rockland Public Library

    Let’s take a walk!

    Wednesday Walkers is back! Join Patty or Jessie every Wednesday at 10:30 for a 45-60 minute stroll around town. Promoting healthy activity and social connections; all abilities are welcome- no walker is left behind! Meet promptly at 10:30 in the Library lobby (White St. entrance).

    Events for December

    30th

    10:30 AM

    Outdoor Babytime with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Sing and sway along with new and familiar nursery rhymes and songs. This storytime is for little ones and music lovers, with lots of songs and one short story at the end. We will be out on the Library lawn, so bring a hat and a blanket! Masks are encouraged for those unvaccinated, but not required.

    02:00 PM

    The Little Shop of Horrors (1960): A Film Screening

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join us for a free afternoon screening of the cult classic that inspired the hit musical! Roger Corman’s 1960 dark comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors stars Jonathan Haze, Jackie Joseph, and Mel Welles, and also features Jack Nicholson in one of his breakout roles. It tells the story of a hapless florist who accidentally crossbreeds a strange and unusual plant with a dark craving….

    Whether you’re a fan of the musical and want to see the original source material, or hate musicals but love old movies, this film is perfect for a chilly afternoon!

    This event will be held in-person in the Community Room, with limited seating, and simultaneously screened over Zoom. For more information or to request Zoom links, please email elewis@rocklandmaine.gov.

    Events for December

    31st

    No Events

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    You can now re-register your vehicle with on-lineRapid Renewal
    Community input requested on the downtown waterfront -The Ad Hoc Downtown Waterfront Committee wants to hear from you. Follow this link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RocklandDW

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    About Rockland, Maine

    The City of Rockland has always benefited from a unique combination of geography and economics that has made it one of the most beautiful and practical destinations on the coast of Maine. Its nearly 8,000 residents live at the heart of Midcoast Maine, an area world famous for its mountainous and rocky shore with hundreds of harbors and inlets, and for some of the best cruising waters anywhere for sailing and boating for pleasure or sport. A nearly mile-long granite breakwater protects Rockland Harbor and lighthouse making it one of the finest shipping and recreational boating harbors on the East Coast of the United States.

    Learn more about Rockland, the History of Rockland or Doing business here.

    Contact the City of Rockland

    (207) 594-0300
    Rockland City Hall

    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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