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    1
    1Harbor Management Commission
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    2
    2Teens Write
    Rockin’ Storytime
    Free Preview Screening & Discussion: Chasing The Moon
    3
    3Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Gypsy Visits the Library
    Short Term Rental Task Force
    4
    4Baby Time with Miss Katie
    5
    6
    6Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for July

    1st

    05:30 PM

    Agenda Setting Council Meeting

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    Click here for Agenda

    CITY OF ROCKLAND, MAINE

     

    270 Pleasant Street

    Rockland, Maine  04841

     

    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

                                                                                          June 28, 2019

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT ROCKLAND CITY HALL, 270 PLEASANT STREET, ROCKLAND, MAINE ON MONDAY, JULY 1, 2019 AT 5:00 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    Executive Session pursuant to 1 M.R.S. §405(6)(F) to hold a

    Hardship Tax Abatement Hearing

    Set Agenda for 07/08/2019 Regular Meeting

     

     

    YOUR PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE IS REQUESTED

    PER ORDER OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROCKLAND

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                                                                                  STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                       CITY CLERK

    Events for July

    2nd

    08:00 AM

    Teens Write

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Yvonne Blake, writer, educator, and website developer will host weekly workshops designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Class will continue July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. Call & speak with Children’s Librarian Jean Young to sign up.

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

     Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    06:30 PM

    Free Preview Screening & Discussion: Chasing The Moon

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Catch a sneak peek of Chasing the Moon, which will premiere on PBS’ American Experience on July 8. Chasing the Moon, a film by Robert Stone, reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation and upends much of the conventional mythology surrounding the effort. The Library will screen the 38 min. clip “The Giant Leap.” Following this, there will be an informal discussion and the opportunity to share moon landing reminiscences.

     

    Events for July

    3rd

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    11:00 AM

    Gypsy Visits the Library

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    After Wednesday storytime, join Naomi Howe and her therapy dog, a Scottish Deer Hound named Gypsy. Naomi will educate everyone on the proper ways to greet a new dog, then Gypsy will enjoy some time in the Children’s Room. Kids are welcome to use this time to practice their reading skills by reading to this furry friend.

    Gypsy is here after the 1st and 3rd storytimes of the month.

     

    Events for July

    4th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    Events for July

    5th

    No Events
    Events for July

    6th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

    01:30 PM

    Magic: The Gathering Club

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    For all ages and experience levels. Play a few rounds of Magic the Gathering. Newbies encouraged, so bring friends. A variety of decks and dice will be provided if you don’t have your own or if you want to try a new deck.

    7
    8
    8Adult Art Workshop
    Council Meeting
    9
    9Teens Write
    Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop- Double Session
    Planning Board Meeting
    10
    10Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    11
    11Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Housing Task Force, McLain School Committee
    Creative Art Crew: Alien Party
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Documentary Film Screening: Inventing Tomorrow
    12
    12Blast-Off Storytime
    13
    13Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for July

    7th

    No Events
    Events for July

    8th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Lupine coastal scene

    “Coastal Maine Floral Landscapes”

    Catinka Knoth will give a series of free drawing classes on depicting Maine coastal floral scenes, at Rockland Public Library. Classes meet in the Community Room, 11 a.m., most Mondays in July. The first scene will explore creating a lupine coastal scene. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and maybe scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Each week is different scene. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites adult students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine, and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She also teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth’s work visit www.catinkacards.com.

    Events for July

    9th

    08:00 AM

    Teens Write

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Yvonne Blake, writer, educator, and website developer will host weekly workshops designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Class will continue July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. Call & speak with Children’s Librarian Jean Young to sign up.

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

     Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop- Double Session

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Special Double Session-Cats, then Dogs!

    “Let’s Draw Maine July Memories!”

    Children will explore drawing Maine memories this July at the drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Knoth invites participants to follow along in drawing a variety of motifs. July themes will include subjects such as: Rockland – buildings & landmarks of a Maine town; favorite cats & dogs from Maine books; marine mammals – harbor seals, whales, porpoises; and classic Maine scenes.

    Sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin, the workshops, for age 6 and up,are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently for the most part. Children age 10 and under should be accompanied by an adult. Ongoing workshops meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Jean Young, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    Events for July

    10th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    Events for July

    11th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    03:45 PM

    Creative Art Crew: Alien Party

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    It’s an alien invasion!

    Join Miss Katie in creating two out-of-this world crafts in honor of our Summer Reading Program theme! Make them as sweet or as creepy as you’d like. This program is for all ages. Creative Art Crew meets every 2nd Thursday of the month.

     

    06:30 PM

    Documentary Film Screening: Inventing Tomorrow

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Passionate teenage innovators from around the globe create cutting-edge solutions to confront the world’s environmental threats—found right in their own backyards—while navigating the doubts and insecurities that mark adolescence. These inspiring teens prepare their projects for the largest convening of high school scientists in the world: the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Official Selection, 2018 Sundance Film Festival. This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series.

    Events for July

    12th

    All of the day

    Blast-Off Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Guest Jenn Tyler will bring stories to life, while we move our bodies and enjoying experiences that further a sense of discovery. Storytime will take place in the Children’s Garden on sunny days and the Children’s Room on rainy days. Blast Off Storytime will also meet on these dates: July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9.

    Events for July

    13th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

    14
    15
    15Adult Art Workshop
    Kid’s Illustration Workshop
    CANCELED Special Council Meeting – Public Hearing Ordinance Amendment #14
    16
    16Teens Write
    Rockin’ Storytime
    Special Council Meeting
    Harbor Management Commission
    Talk: Meeting the Needs of Homeless Youth in Maine
    17
    17Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Short Term Rental Task Force
    Zoning Board of Appeals
    18
    18Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Energy Advisory Committee meeting
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Lawn Concert: Belfast Bay Fiddlers
    19
    19Blast-Off Storytime
    4-H Summer of Science
    An Evening with Spider Saloff: A Friends of Rockland Library Fundraiser
    20
    20Adult Coloring Club
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Events for July

    14th

    No Events
    Events for July

    15th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Oriental poppies

    “Coastal Maine Floral Landscapes”

    Catinka Knoth will give a series of free drawing classes on depicting Maine coastal floral scenes, at Rockland Public Library. Classes meet in the Community Room, 11 a.m., most Mondays in July. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and maybe scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Each week is different scene. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites adult students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment.

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth’s work visit www.catinkacards.com

    01:30 PM - 03:30 PM

    Kid’s Illustration Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Co-hosted by the Farnsworth Museum

    In this workshop with illustrator Annette LeBlanc Cate, we will take a look at some of her favorite picture books as well as her own artwork, and discuss what it is that makes art a compelling part of storytelling. Then, we’ll create a finished piece of art, exploring some of the steps a real illustrator takes: sketching, reference, storyboarding, editing, and a discussion of various art techniques.

    Annette LeBlanc Cate grew up in the Boston area and is the illustrator of two books, The Magic Rabbit and Look Up! Birdwatching in Your Own Backyard, both published by Candlewick Press. She is also the former art director for the Peabody-award-winning animated series Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist, as well as a long-time contributor to Appleseeds magazine.

    The program is for ages 7 to 12.
    Space is limited, so call the Library at (207) 594-0310 to reserve a spot.

    Events for July

    16th

    08:00 AM

    Teens Write

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Yvonne Blake, writer, educator, and website developer will host weekly workshops designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Class will continue July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. Call & speak with Children’s Librarian Jean Young to sign up.

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

     Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    06:30 PM

    Talk: Meeting the Needs of Homeless Youth in Maine

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This talk by Ben Cooke, Shelter Solutions Coordinator, introduces The Landing Place, which is a comprehensive youth program of Knox County Homeless Coalition, providing relational support for highly resilient and often marginalized youth living in Midcoast Maine. Ben will share about the different aspects of The Landing Places’ work and the launch of their Host Home program.

    Events for July

    17th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    Events for July

    18th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    06:30 PM

    Lawn Concert: Belfast Bay Fiddlers

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Enjoy a concert on the Library lawn! The Belfast Bay Fiddlers is a group of amateur musicians from mid-coast Maine who play traditional dance tunes from New England, French and Atlantic Canada, Ireland, Scotland, andother regions. Their infectious, toe-tapping repertoire includes jigs, reels, hornpipes, polkas,and waltzes performed on fiddle, guitar, mandolin, whistle, banjo, bass, piano, and other instruments. The Belfast Bay Fiddlers evolved from its weekly jam session in Belfast into a popular group that plays at regional festivals, community events, contra dances, schools, and senior centers. The Belfast Bay Fiddlers have performed at New Year’s by the Bay, the Maine Celtic Celebration, Arts in the Park, Harbor Fest.

    Events for July

    19th

    All of the day

    Blast-Off Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Guest Jenn Tyler will bring stories to life, while we move our bodies and enjoying experiences that further a sense of discovery. Storytime will take place in the Children’s Garden on sunny days and the Children’s Room on rainy days. Blast Off Storytime will also meet on these dates: July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9.

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    4-H Summer of Science

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kathryn Jensen from the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension 4-H will be here teaching kids about Ocean Science with fun, weekly STEM activities for grades 3-7.

    Kids will be able to act as pirates and use the Engineer Design Process and the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. Lessons are delivered once a week, for five weeks. All supplies are provided and this program is FREE! Ages 7-12 welcome to attend! Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent. Please sign-up with the Rockland Library at the front desk or by calling 207-594-0310. The weekly activities are scheduled as follows:

    Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm

    Week 1: July 12th Seaweed Filter

    Week 2: July 26th Layers of the Ocean

    Week 3: August 1st Salt Water Density

    Week 4: August 9th Catapults

    Week 5: August 16th Stretch Your Potential

    07:00 PM

    An Evening with Spider Saloff: A Friends of Rockland Library Fundraiser

    Elks Lodge

    The Friends of Rockland Public Library are pleased to present award-winning vocalist, Spider Saloff in An Evening With Spider Saloff. Saloff will be accompanied by Dick White, guitar, and Spike Hyssong, bass; both of whom are well-known Maine-based artists.

    Saloff is known as one of the great interpreters of the songbook and worked directly with the Gershwin family as well as being endorsed by the Irving Berlin Estate. The New York Times noted “a wicked way with a lyric and a glint of well-controlled mischief.” The Chicago Tribune called her singing “slyly sophisticated, easily, accessible, Saloff stands out as an ideal.”

    Tickets are on sale now, available $20 at the Circulation Desk of the Library or by contacting friendsofrocklandpubliclibrary@gmail.com or $25 at the door. This event takes place at the Rockland Elks Club, 210 Rankin St.

    Events for July

    20th

    10:00 AM

    Adult Coloring Club

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Adult Coloring Club is on the third Saturday of every month. Bring your coffee, bring a friend, come relax with our free monthly coloring activity for adults. No experience necessary, all materials provided.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

    21
    22
    22Adult Art Workshop
    Historic Preservation Committee
    23
    23Teens Write
    Rockin’ Storytime
    Planning Board Meeting
    Local History Talk: A Rockland Sea Captain – Borne on the Wind
    24
    24Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Jean Young’s Retirement Party!
    STEM Workshop: Space World
    Council Workshop on Ordinance Amendment #14
    25
    25Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Housing Task Force, McLain School Committee
    Rockland Potterfest
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Science Talk by Jon Wallace: Apollo 11 – 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Moon Landing
    26
    26Blast-Off Storytime
    4-H Summer of Science
    27
    27Community Picnic at MacDougal Park
    Community Blood Pressure Clinic
    Family Storytime with Miss Jean
    Tea & Tots
    4-H Summer of Science
    Events for July

    21st

    No Events
    Events for July

    22nd

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Rosa Rugosa beach scene

    “Coastal Maine Floral Landscapes”

    Catinka Knoth will give a series of free drawing classes on depicting Maine coastal floral scenes, at Rockland Public Library, 80 Union Street. Classes meet in the Community Room, 11 a.m., most Mondays in July. The first scene will explore creating a lupine coastal scene. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and maybe scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Each week is different scene. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites adult students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment.

     

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. Knoth provides the classes free of charge, with materials supplied. Friends of Rockland Library host the workshops, which are open to the public. FMI Knoth at 593-6085, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

     

     

    Events for July

    23rd

    08:00 AM

    Teens Write

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Yvonne Blake, writer, educator, and website developer will host weekly workshops designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Class will continue July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. Call & speak with Children’s Librarian Jean Young to sign up.

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

     Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    06:30 PM

    Local History Talk: A Rockland Sea Captain – Borne on the Wind

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Co-sponsored with the Rockland Historical Society. Rockland native John Anderson will talk about his new book, Borne on the Wind, based on his grandfather’s journals. John’s grandfather, Captain Anders Anderson, began his sailing career at age sixteen, leaving his home in Sweden and sailing to ports around the world. He emigrated to the United States where he captained two- and three-masted schooners for over forty-two years. Captain Anderson kept journals for thirty-five years which provide an important historical record of a lost era – the final days of the Atlantic sailing trade. John will show photographs taken by his father who sailed aboard Captain Anderson’s ship as a teenager. Following the program, John will be signing copies of his book, and there will be refreshments in the Museum of the Rockland Historical Society.

    John Anderson, the son of a local fisherman, graduated from Rockland District High School and majored in political science at the University of Maine. He worked in the international travel industry for many years and then taught middle school history and English.

    Events for July

    24th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    03:00 PM

    Jean Young’s Retirement Party!

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Join us for cake and other treats in honor of Children’s Librarian, Jean Young, and her 20 years making the Rockland Public Library a wonderful place.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: Space World

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Explore space from the comfort of the Library with Miss Katie and Ms. Jessie. Walk like an astronaut, seach for moon rocks, and create edible phases of the moon.

    Events for July

    25th

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Baby Time with Miss Katie

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Sing, sway, and clap with your little one at our story time focused on singing together. A great introduction for your baby to words, sounds, and new friends. Perfect for birth to age two, and welcome to any child who enjoys music.

    01:30 PM

    Rockland Potterfest

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Join Miss Katie in the 3nd Annual Rockland Potterfest celebrating everything Harry Potter! In honor of J.K. Rowling & Harry’s birthday we will be playing games, competing in water relay races, and learning spells on the Library lawn. Come in your muggle clothes or dressed as your favorite character.

    06:00 PM

    Science Talk by Jon Wallace: Apollo 11 – 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Moon Landing

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first human to walk on the Moon. Most Americans did not support the program; it was very expensive and an ‘impossible’ feat, well beyond our ability. So how and why did the United States go to the Moon? Join NASA Solar System Ambassador Jon Wallace at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, July 25 at 6:00 PM to learn more about how and why we got to the Moon, this amazing mission, what we learned, and the people that made it possible.

    Jon was an award-winning high school science teacher in Meriden, Connecticut for over 32 years. He is past president of the Connecticut Association of Physics Teachers and was an instructor in Wesleyan University’s Project ASTRO program. He has managed the Naugatuck Valley Community College observatory and run many astronomy classes and training sessions throughout Connecticut. Jon has a BS in Geology from the University of Connecticut; a Master’s Degree in Environmental Education from Southern Connecticut State University and a Certificate of Advanced Study (Sixth Year) in Science (Astronomy) from Wesleyan University. He currently lives in Maine and gives free presentations in schools, libraries and other venues in the Freeport area.

    Events for July

    26th

    All of the day

    Blast-Off Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Guest Jenn Tyler will bring stories to life, while we move our bodies and enjoying experiences that further a sense of discovery. Storytime will take place in the Children’s Garden on sunny days and the Children’s Room on rainy days. Blast Off Storytime will also meet on these dates: July 19, July 26, August 2, and August 9.

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    4-H Summer of Science

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kathryn Jensen from the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension 4-H will be here teaching kids about Ocean Science with fun, weekly STEM activities for grades 3-7.

    Kids will be able to act as pirates and use the Engineer Design Process and the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. Lessons are delivered once a week, for five weeks. All supplies are provided and this program is FREE! Ages 7-12 welcome to attend! Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent. Please sign-up with the Rockland Library at the front desk or by calling 207-594-0310. The weekly activities are scheduled as follows:

    Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm

    Week 1: July 12th Seaweed Filter

    Week 2: July 26th Layers of the Ocean

    Week 3: August 1st Salt Water Density

    Week 4: August 9th Catapults

    Week 5: August 16th Stretch Your Potential

    Events for July

    27th

    All of the day

    Community Picnic at MacDougal Park

    MacDougal Park, Broadway

    MacDougal Park

    Co-sponsored by WRFR and the Rockland Public Library. Enjoy a free picnic lunch, music, lawn games, bubbles, craft demonstrations, and more. All are welcome. The park entrance is at the corner of Gay Street and Broadway.

    08:45 AM - 09:45 AM

    Community Blood Pressure Clinic

    Methodist Conference Home

    The Rockland District Nursing Association sponsors monthly Community Blood Pressure Clinics at locations throughout the area. Clinics are open to the community and free of charge.

    8:45-9:45 AM at the Methodist Conference Home, 39 Summer Street, Rockland

    It only takes a minute to have your blood pressure checked and checking saves lives.

    Location: Methodist Conference Home
    39 Summer Street
    Rockland,  ME  04841
    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Family Storytime with Miss Jean

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Saturday stories and crafts with Miss Jean in the Children’s room. All ages are welcome.

    10:30 AM

    Tea & Tots

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Songs, active rhymes, and stories – especially for ages 18 months to 3 years! Followed by playtime with the Family Place toys and a small snack for toddlers and coffee or tea for grown-ups.

     

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    4-H Summer of Science

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kathryn Jensen from the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension 4-H will be here teaching kids about Ocean Science with fun, weekly STEM activities for grades 3-7.

    Kids will be able to act as pirates and use the Engineer Design Process and the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. Lessons are delivered once a week, for five weeks. All supplies are provided and this program is FREE! Ages 7-12 welcome to attend! Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent. Please sign-up with the Rockland Library at the front desk or by calling 207-594-0310. The weekly activities are scheduled as follows:

    Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm

    Week 1: July 12th Seaweed Filter

    Week 2: July 26th Layers of the Ocean

    Week 3: August 1st Salt Water Density

    Week 4: August 9th Catapults

    Week 5: August 16th Stretch Your Potential

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    284-H Summer of Science
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    294-H Summer of Science
    Adult Art Workshop
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
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    30Teens Write
    Rockin’ Storytime
    4-H Summer of Science
    31
    31Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    Tech Tools: Intro to Gmail
    4-H Summer of Science
    Short Term Rental Task Force
    Council Workshop on Marijuana – Adult Use and Medical
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    Events for July

    28th

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    4-H Summer of Science

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kathryn Jensen from the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension 4-H will be here teaching kids about Ocean Science with fun, weekly STEM activities for grades 3-7.

    Kids will be able to act as pirates and use the Engineer Design Process and the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. Lessons are delivered once a week, for five weeks. All supplies are provided and this program is FREE! Ages 7-12 welcome to attend! Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent. Please sign-up with the Rockland Library at the front desk or by calling 207-594-0310. The weekly activities are scheduled as follows:

    Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm

    Week 1: July 12th Seaweed Filter

    Week 2: July 26th Layers of the Ocean

    Week 3: August 1st Salt Water Density

    Week 4: August 9th Catapults

    Week 5: August 16th Stretch Your Potential

    Events for July

    29th

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    4-H Summer of Science

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kathryn Jensen from the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension 4-H will be here teaching kids about Ocean Science with fun, weekly STEM activities for grades 3-7.

    Kids will be able to act as pirates and use the Engineer Design Process and the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. Lessons are delivered once a week, for five weeks. All supplies are provided and this program is FREE! Ages 7-12 welcome to attend! Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent. Please sign-up with the Rockland Library at the front desk or by calling 207-594-0310. The weekly activities are scheduled as follows:

    Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm

    Week 1: July 12th Seaweed Filter

    Week 2: July 26th Layers of the Ocean

    Week 3: August 1st Salt Water Density

    Week 4: August 9th Catapults

    Week 5: August 16th Stretch Your Potential

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Wildflower coastal scene

    “Coastal Maine Floral Landscapes”

    Catinka Knoth will give a series of free drawing classes on depicting Maine coastal floral scenes, at Rockland Public Library. Classes meet in the Community Room, 11 a.m., most Mondays in July. The first scene will explore creating a lupine coastal scene. Participants will create art using pencils, colored pencils, crayons, and maybe scissors, with an emphasis on drawing in color. Each week is different scene. Knoth will give instruction and guidance. She invites adult students of all levels to come make art in this communal and diverse environment.

     

    Knoth paints watercolors of Maine and whimsical animal scenes, which she offers as cards and prints. She teaches a free weekly children’s drawing class at Rockland Public Library, sponsored by Wendy and Keith Wellin. For more information about Knoth’s work visit www.catinkacards.com

     

    Events for July

    30th

    08:00 AM

    Teens Write

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Yvonne Blake, writer, educator, and website developer will host weekly workshops designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Class will continue July 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th. Call & speak with Children’s Librarian Jean Young to sign up.

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

     Join Miss Katie for stories, songs, and dances for children of all ages. Each week we will have a new theme and new ways to wiggle our sillies out.

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    4-H Summer of Science

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kathryn Jensen from the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension 4-H will be here teaching kids about Ocean Science with fun, weekly STEM activities for grades 3-7.

    Kids will be able to act as pirates and use the Engineer Design Process and the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. Lessons are delivered once a week, for five weeks. All supplies are provided and this program is FREE! Ages 7-12 welcome to attend! Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent. Please sign-up with the Rockland Library at the front desk or by calling 207-594-0310. The weekly activities are scheduled as follows:

    Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm

    Week 1: July 12th Seaweed Filter

    Week 2: July 26th Layers of the Ocean

    Week 3: August 1st Salt Water Density

    Week 4: August 9th Catapults

    Week 5: August 16th Stretch Your Potential

    Events for July

    31st

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Storytime & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Hear volunteer storyteller Ms. Judy read from a variety of picture books then color or work on a craft together.

    10:30 AM

    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club

    Let’s take a walk!

    Walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to meet at the Library every Wednesday morning to go on a 30 to 45 minute walk around town. Walks will be led by librarians and no walker will be left behind. Join us for some exercise and conversation. In case of inclement weather, we will walk indoors in the library. Bring a friend or make some new ones! The walking club is intended for adults; children and teens are welcome if accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Participants of this program will be asked to sign a waiver of liability.

    10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

    Tech Tools: Intro to Gmail

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Librarian Katie Drago will teach you Microsoft Word.

    Come to the Rockland Public Library to learn how to create and edit a document with Microsoft Word. Miss Katie will teach the basic formatting options, like how to bold text, adjust line spacing, and change the page alignment, as well as how to insert pictures and hyperlinks.

    Call ahead to reserve a spot in the class.

    10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

    4-H Summer of Science

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Kathryn Jensen from the Knox-Lincoln UMaine Extension 4-H will be here teaching kids about Ocean Science with fun, weekly STEM activities for grades 3-7.

    Kids will be able to act as pirates and use the Engineer Design Process and the science of ocean waters to confront real world challenges to navigate their pirate ship. Lessons are delivered once a week, for five weeks. All supplies are provided and this program is FREE! Ages 7-12 welcome to attend! Children under 10 must be supervised by a parent. Please sign-up with the Rockland Library at the front desk or by calling 207-594-0310. The weekly activities are scheduled as follows:

    Fridays from 10:30am-12:00pm

    Week 1: July 12th Seaweed Filter

    Week 2: July 26th Layers of the Ocean

    Week 3: August 1st Salt Water Density

    Week 4: August 9th Catapults

    Week 5: August 16th Stretch Your Potential

    There will be a local election on June 11!

    Click to view official notice.

    Click to view sample ballot.

    Alerts & Announcements

    SCAM ALERT! There have been several reports of the Social Security Administration calling saying you are involved in and fraudulent activity. They will threaten to call the U.S. Marshals and have you arrested. These people prey on your fears. Going to jail, Love ones not getting medical attention, or needing bail money. The Social Security Administration or Government WILL NOT CALL YOU ON THE PHONE and ask for money or personal information. DO NOT BECOME A VICTIM! NEVER Give your personal or financial information over the phone to someone if you do not initiate the call.
    the library will be open and available for cooling during normal business hours. Saturday, July 20th from 9-5 and Sunday, July 21st from 1-5.
    Visit http://www.maine.portcall.com/ for latest cruise ship schedules.

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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 or 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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