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    December 2019

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    1Winter Parking Ban Starts
    Parade of lights celebration – ROAD CLOSURE
    2
    2Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    3
    3Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting – CANCELLED
    Destination Wellness Event: Paula Apro on Boosting Your Energy & Immunity
    4
    4Storytime & Craft
    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    REDAC Meeting
    5
    5Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Camden Conference Talk: Ten Reasons for the Decline of the Evening News-A Talk by Peter Imber
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    7Illustrator Reading & Art Program: Hazel Mitchell
    Magic: The Gathering Club
    Trimming the Tree & Craft
    Events for December

    1st

    Winter Parking Ban Starts

    From December 1 through March 31 a winter parking ban is in effect. No vehicle shall be parked within the maintained limits of any street, municipal parking lot, public way or sidewalk between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m., and no vehicle shall be parked at any other time on any public street, or public way so as to interfere with or hinder the plowing or removal of snow from the street or public way by the City.

    During this time Rockland residents who have and display a valid permit may park in designated public parking spaces in the following municipal parking lots between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

    • Thorndike Parking Lot
    • Buoy Park
    • Harbor Park
    08:00 AM - 06:00 PM

    Parade of lights celebration – ROAD CLOSURE

    Main Street will be closed for the Parade of lights on Saturday from 5:00pm to approximately 8:30pm for the Rockland Parade of lights celebration.

    Nov 28 thru Dec 1, 2019. Downtown Rockland. Celebrate the holidays in the Real Maine.

    Friday Afternoon – Santa arrives by Coast Guard boat – Also cookies & cocoa, holiday music and free horse-drawn carriage rides.

    Friday Evening – Light the World Famous Lobster Trap Tree – featured on the TLC Channel’s “Extreme Christmas Trees”.

    Saturday the horse-drawn carriage rides continue and 5:00pm is the Festival of Lights parade on Rockland Main Street, plus gingerbread Houses on Main Street during the weekend.

    Sunday features a pancake breakfast with Santa.

    For more info call Rockland Main Street at (207) 593-6093. Event #201

    Events for December

    2nd

    Events for December

    3rd

    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.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Gingerbread Houses & Holiday Decorations

    Children will explore motifs from the traditional celebrations of December in the free drawing classes at Rockland Public Library led by Catinka Knoth. Christmas, Winter solstice, Chanukkah, and the New Year offer lots of imagery for creative fun. Students will create images such as holiday wreaths, trees, gingerbread houses, ornaments and decorations; Santa Claus, toys, & elves; reindeer and sleighs; gift giving and more.

    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.

     

     

    06:30 PM

    Destination Wellness Event: Paula Apro on Boosting Your Energy & Immunity

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Paula Apro

    The quality and health of the energy running through our bodies determines our overall feelings of health and wellbeing. Do you feel drained and tired more often than you feel refreshed and energized? Do you tend to get sick more often than your friends and family? Are you overly sensitive to everything in your environment? Are you easily overwhelmed in the presence of others? Do you have an autoimmune disease?

    These could be signs that your energies might not be in balance. Eden Energy Medicine uses the theory that the body may be healed by activating its natural healing energies. Paula Apro will discuss the importance of being grounded, how to get grounded, and how to build the strength of your aura, according to the practice of Eden Energy. Apro suggests that your aura is like your spacesuit, protecting you from the toxins that surround us everywhere we go. If your aura is weak, you are more vulnerable to sickness and to toxic energies from others. Learn simple exercises that might help you become more resilient.

    Paula is a Certified Eden Energy Medicine Practitioner, a Certified Emotion Code™ Practitioner, as well as a Pranic Healer. Her practice, Mariposa Energy Therapy, is located at Camden Whole Health and she specializes in finding the underlying causes for chronic pain and illness.

    Events for December

    4th

    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 45-55 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 - 04:30 PM

    REDAC Meeting

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room
    Events for December

    5th

    06:30 PM

    Camden Conference Talk: Ten Reasons for the Decline of the Evening News-A Talk by Peter Imber

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Peter Imber

    Fifty years ago at the height of his popularity as “The most trusted man in America” Walter Cronkite and the CBS Evening News averaged nearly 30 million viewers a night. Today, the three major network television evening news broadcasts have a combined audience every night that is half of that. How this happened will be the focus of this talk which will examine the history of TV news, the impact of technology, the influence of corporate control of the networks, the rise of cable news and the growth of social media as a news source.

    Peter Imber worked in the ABC News Los Angeles Bureau for 26 years as a producer for ABC News’ broadcasts, including World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and Nightline with Ted Koppel. During his career he covered the Los Angeles riots in the wake of the Rodney King beating, the O.J. Simpson trial, the Columbine school shooting and other major news stories. His work was nominated for National News Emmys four times, winning once and he has received a DuPont-Columbia Award and a National Press Club Award. Imber graduated from Dartmouth College and lived on a kibbutz in Israel for seven years in the 1970s and served in the Israeli army. He retired to Maine in 2010 and is a past president of the Camden Conference.

    Events for December

    6th

    No Events
    Events for December

    7th

    10:30 AM

    Illustrator Reading & Art Program: Hazel Mitchell

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?

    Illustrator Hazel Mitchell will reading her picture book, Where Do Fairies Go When It Snows?, followed by a draw-a-long session where she will teach everyone how to create their own fairies. Then Hazel will provide the supplies to create your own fairy Christmas Card.

    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.

    03:00 PM

    Trimming the Tree & Craft

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Enjoy holiday music and help Miss Katie in decorating the Children’s Christmas tree. Then make your own hanging pomander ball to take home!

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    9Special Council Meeting – Freedom of Access Training
    Council Meeting
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    10Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Local History Talk: John Bird on Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal
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    11Storytime & Craft
    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Tech Tools: Online Calendars
    12
    12Creative Art Crew: Paper Ornaments
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Author Talk: Dr. Chuck Radis- Go by Boat
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    Events for December

    8th

    No Events
    Events for December

    9th

    Events for December

    10th

    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.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Christmas & Holiday Cards

    Children will explore motifs from the traditional celebrations of December in the free drawing classes at Rockland Public Library led by Catinka Knoth. Christmas, Winter solstice, Chanukkah, and the New Year offer lots of imagery for creative fun. Students will create images such as holiday wreaths, trees, gingerbread houses, ornaments and decorations; Santa Claus, toys, & elves; reindeer and sleighs; gift giving and more.

    Knoth leads children age 6 and up in these “follow along” sessions every Tuesday. Children 10 and under should be accompanied by Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently and encourages adults to join in the drawing fun. Local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the program, which is free with all materials supplied, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. Contact Katie Drago, children’s librarian, at 594-0310 for more information.

     

     

    06:30 PM

    Local History Talk: John Bird on Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Fifth generation Rockland resident John Bird will introduce his new book, Rockland, Maine: Rise and Renewal, followed by a book signing and refreshments in the Museum of the Rockland Historical Society.

    John has been collecting stories of prominent Rockland families, including Tolmans, Ulmers, Lindseys, Perrys, Gregorys, Birds, Berrys, Spears, Snows, Cobbs, Tillsons, Farnsworths, Farwells, Glovers, Kimballs, and others, to create a chronological history of the area. He details the rise of businesses and industries that created the strong economy that led to Rockland becoming the county seat, and the changes in those businesses that brought challenges and then further changes that led to the success of Rockland today. The book is beautifully illustrated with photographs, maps, and art.

    Events for December

    11th

    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 45-55 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

    Tech Tools: Online Calendars

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Trying to get more organized for the new year? Let’s take a look at some online interactive calendars such as Google and MS Outlook and more. Please call the Library at 594-0310 to sign up, and let us know if you need to use a library laptop.

    Events for December

    12th

    03:45 PM

    Creative Art Crew: Paper Ornaments

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Using old cards and other paper, create your own Christmas and Hanukkah decorations. Join Miss Katie in cutting, gluing, and stringing festive ornaments for your home.

    This program is for all ages. Creative Art Crew meets every 2nd Thursday of the month.

     

    06:30 PM

    Author Talk: Dr. Chuck Radis- Go by Boat

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Chuck Radis

    Doc Martin meets All Creatures Great and Small in this uniquely American true tale about an island physician. Fresh out of training, Dr. Chuck Radis convinces his wife, Sandi, to move to Peaks Island to fulfill a Public Health scholarship obligation. Absent-minded and initially oblivious to island mores, Dr. Radis slowly adapts to a medical practice where x-rays and advanced laboratory testing are available only on the mainland. When he travels to the outer islands of Casco Bay for house calls, he relies on his physical examination skills and a Bass-Master tackle box filled with emergency medications to successfully manage his patients. In a career which spans island medicine to rheumatology, from public health work in a UN refugee settlement to advocacy for Medicare for all, Dr. Radis’ writings focus on the importance of empathy and kindness in patient care.

    Events for December

    13th

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    Events for December

    14th

    No Events
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    16Special Council Meeting – Goal Setting
    17
    17Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    18
    18Storytime & Craft
    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    STEM Workshop- Snow Day Science
    19
    19Energy Advisory Committee meeting
    Reading Room Concert & Sing Along: Oceanside High Concert & Chamber Choirs, led By Lauren Casey
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    21Adult Coloring Club
    Events for December

    15th

    No Events
    Events for December

    16th

    Events for December

    17th

    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.

    04:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Holiday cards & Winter Solstice

    Children will explore motifs from the traditional celebrations of December in the free drawing classes at Rockland Public Library led by Catinka Knoth. Christmas, Winter solstice, Chanukkah, and the New Year offer lots of imagery for creative fun. Students will create images such as holiday wreaths, trees, gingerbread houses, ornaments and decorations; Santa Claus, toys, & elves; reindeer and sleighs; gift giving and more.

    Knoth leads children age 6 and up in these “follow along” sessions every Tuesday. Children 10 and under should be accompanied by Knoth expects participants to be able to work independently and encourages adults to join in the drawing fun. Local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the program, which is free with all materials supplied, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library. Contact Katie Drago, children’s librarian, at 594-0310 for more information.

     

    Events for December

    18th

    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 45-55 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.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop- Snow Day Science

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Let’s have some snow day fun-with or without snow! This month Miss Katie and Ms. Jessie will be making a snow storm in a jar, taking you “ice” fishing, showing you how blubber keeps you warm, and making snowball launchers!

    Events for December

    19th

    06:30 PM

    Reading Room Concert & Sing Along: Oceanside High Concert & Chamber Choirs, led By Lauren Casey

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Come to the Reading Room for a mini concert with members of Oceanside High’s Choirs, followed by a seasonal singalong! The Oceanside High School Concert Choir is an ensemble available to any student interested in continuing their vocal music education at the high school level. The Oceanside High School Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble which learns all of the same music as Concert Choir, with the exception of a few more advanced pieces that they perform separately. These students rehearse for 80 minutes every other day and perform two school concerts and at a few community service events throughout each school year. The theme of our concert program is positivity – to overcome, to see the beauty in and take advantage of every opportunity life has to offer, and to believe in yourself and others!

    This is Lauren Casey’s fourth year at Oceanside High School as the Band, Choir, and General Music teacher. She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire and has since resided in Rockland, ME, where she teaches music, coaches field hockey, and plays flute in community ensembles.

    Events for December

    20th

    No Events
    Events for December

    21st

    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.

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    24Rockin’ Storytime
    CHRISTMAS EVE-CLOSING AT 1 PM
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    25CHRISTMAS DAY-CLOSED
    Storytime & Craft
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    26Film Screening: Strangers on a Train
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    Events for December

    22nd

    No Events
    Events for December

    23rd

    No Events
    Events for December

    24th

    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.

    Events for December

    25th

    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.

    Events for December

    26th

    02:00 PM

    Film Screening: Strangers on a Train

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    (1951, Alfred Hitchcock. 101 min) In one of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense classics, tennis pro Guy Haines (Farley Granger) chances to meet the wealthy Bruno Anthony (Robert Walker) on a train and Bruno discusses the theory of exchanging murders. Suppose that Bruno were to murder Guy’s wife, and Guy in exchange were to kill Bruno’s father? With no known link between the two men, the police would be none the wiser, would they? Co-adapted by Raymond Chandler from a novel by Patricia Highsmith, Strangers on a Train perfectly exemplifies Hitchcock’s favorite theme of the evil that lurks just below the surface of everyday life and ordinary men.

    Events for December

    27th

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    28th

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    31Rockin’ Storytime
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    Events for December

    29th

    No Events
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    30th

    No Events
    Events for December

    31st

    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.

    Alerts & Announcements

    Visit http://www.maine.portcall.com/ for latest cruise ship schedules.
    Thompson Meadow Road is closed effective Monday, September 16th, 2019. Approximate re-opening schedule is 30 days.

    Latest City of Rockland News

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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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