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    1
    1Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Destination Wellness Talk: Enjoy- Move- Eat Well-Age Fearlessly
    2
    2Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series
    REDAC Meeting
    3
    3Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon
    Ad Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Camden Conference Talk: Losing Afghanistan- A Talk by Nick Mills
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    5Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti
    Events for October

    1st

    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: Autumn leaves

    “Let’s Draw Fall and Halloween Themes”

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

    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

    Destination Wellness Talk: Enjoy- Move- Eat Well-Age Fearlessly

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Jolinda Rockett

    “You can live better and it doesn’t have to be that difficult. You just have to be armed with the right information.” -Catherine Shanahan, MD (Deep Nutrition)

    In this brief workshop, presenter Jolinda Rockett will delve into the latest research for gene optimization and epigenetics. The workshop will cover diet, movement, and the attitude of gratitude and handouts will be available.

    Jolinda Rockett has experiences in both traditional Western (working in hospital specialty units in Dallas and Boston) and traditional Chinese medicine as a licensed acupuncturist (since 1986). She holds degrees from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Maryland (MAc) and a from the University of Texas (BS in Nursing). She’s also practiced as a professional homeopath since 2004.

    Events for October

    2nd

    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

    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    A eight week series, co-sponsored with Journey to Health. Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed for community dwelling adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce the fear of falling. If you are concerned about falls, have sustained falls in the past, or are interested in improving your flexibility, balance and strength, this class is for you. Registration is required. To register, please call 301-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

    03:00 PM - 04:30 PM

    REDAC Meeting

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room
    Events for October

    3rd

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Local artist Jill Langdon

    An eight week series. Jill Langdon offers a workshop on art journaling where no experience is required – in either art or journaling. Art journaling is a combination of writing down your thoughts on a particular subject and then creatively embellishing it with art in your own way and style. Classes run every Thursday morning from 11am to noon through October 31st. The only items participants need to bring is their own journal and their imagination! Jill Langdon is an award winning, local, fine artist who has been painting and journaling for almost 40 years.

    06:30 PM

    Camden Conference Talk: Losing Afghanistan- A Talk by Nick Mills

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Journalism Professor Nick Mills

    Co-sponsored with The Camden Conference. Since the U.S. ousted the Taliban in 2001, we have spent billions of dollars and lost 2,500 lives, but after nearly 20 years of bloodshed the Taliban seem poised to take over again. What then?

    Nick B. Mills taught journalism at Boston University for 26 years. In the 1980s, he trained dozens of Afghan journalists in Peshawar, Pakistan and founded the Afghan Media Resource Center, a full-service news agency. In 2004 and 2005, he worked in Kabul with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and collaborated with Karzai on a book, “KARZAI – The Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan.”

    This event is presented in anticipation of the 33rd Annual Camden Conference—The Media Revolution: Changing the World

    Events for October

    4th

    No Events
    Events for October

    5th

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Instructor Patti Luchetti

    Led by Patti Luchetti, this class will begin with balance exercises, include a full body stretch and end with relaxation. We’ll be using a carpeted space and make full use of chairs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear.

    This class is a 5 week series, no sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.  FREE & OPEN to the public. Those who are new to a movement program or those who seek to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Patti Luchetti has studied Modern and ethnic dance forms for 25+ years and is currently a student of yoga and enjoys the practice of Tai Chi. She is director of Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance in Rockland.

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    7
    7Adult Art Workshop
    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    8
    8Empty Place at the Table Display
    Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Science Talk: A View of Climate Change from Below the Water Line
    9
    9Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series
    Harbor Trail Committee Meeting
    Short Term Rental Task Force
    City Council Candidates Forum
    10
    10Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon
    Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    REDAC Meeting
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Book Talk: Philip Frey: Here and Now
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    Events for October

    6th

    No Events
    Events for October

    7th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Apples, apple trees

    Autumn Themes

    Catinka Knoth offers drawing October’s autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color. Participants will create their own colored drawings of fall leaves; autumn landscape scenes; and Halloween pumpkins. Knoth provides the classes free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied, and Friends of Rockland Library hosting. FMI Knoth at 691-1691 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    05:15 PM - 06:15 PM

    Everyday Stretch with Patti Luchetti

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Instructor Patti Luchetti

    Led by Patti Luchetti, this class will begin with balance exercises, include a full body stretch and end with relaxation. We’ll be using a carpeted space and make full use of chairs. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing or gym wear.

    This class is a 5 week series, no sign-up necessary; all levels welcome.  FREE & OPEN to the public. Those who are new to a movement program or those who seek to regain past abilities are especially encouraged to attend.

    Patti Luchetti has studied Modern and ethnic dance forms for 25+ years and is currently a student of yoga and enjoys the practice of Tai Chi. She is director of Shalimar’s Studio of Oriental Dance in Rockland.

    Events for October

    8th

    All of the day

    Empty Place at the Table Display

    Rockland Public Library

    In 2002, as New Hope for Women’s community educators began to prepare material and presentations to highlight October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, they also felt a need to remember those victims who were murdered by their partners in acts of domestic violence homicide. Inspired by a memorial project called An Empty Place at the Table, which originated in Pennsylvania, the advocates began to work with families who had lost loved ones to create a display that would honor victims in our own service area.

    The memorial consists of a dining table surrounded by empty chairs, a powerful reminder that the tragic deaths left an empty place not only in the lives of their families, but in the community as well. The table is set with tableware donated by the families of Kimberly Sue Palmer of Camden, Candace Butler originally of Bristol, Lori Trahan Cantwell of Rockport, Brenda Gray-Knost of Swanville, and Ava Gushee of Rockland. A sixth place honors the Unnamed, all those who remain unknown to us but not forgotten. This table will be on display all day in the center of the Reference Room.

    The donated items either belonged to the victims or were selected to reflect and celebrate their personalities, passions and dreams. The intent of the exhibit is to point out that those whose lives were taken in such a tragic and senseless way were more than statistics to be tallied at the end of the year. They were parents, children, neighbors, friends and valued members of the community. Their deaths have left us with many empty places at the table.

    This powerful memorial has been displayed in Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox and Waldo counties each year since its creation, in libraries, churches, museums and other quiet, contemplative indoor settings. New Hope for Women welcomes invitations to host the Table.

    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: Pumpkin patches & scarecrows

    “Let’s Draw Fall and Halloween Themes”

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

    The workshops, sponsored by local patrons Wendy and Keith Wellin, and hosted by Friends of Rockland Library, are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. Participants draw along with Knoth’s demonstrations. She expects students to be able to work independently for the most part. Knoth, a Rockland artist, is known for her watercolors of Maine scenes and animal drawings. Her work may be seen at www.catinkacards.com. For more workshop information, call children’s librarian, at 594-0310

    06:00 PM

    Science Talk: A View of Climate Change from Below the Water Line

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    EPA Biologist Phil Colarusso

    A Talk by Phil Colarusso of the Environmental Protection Association. Water temperatures have been increasing in the Gulf of Maine faster than anywhere on the planet. Seagrass meadows are one of the best and most frequently utilized indicators of coastal water quality. These meadows serve a number of important ecological functions, so understanding how they will respond to climate change is critical for natural resource managers. This talk will explore that topic and will include entertaining vignettes gathered over 30 years of diving in the Gulf of Maine.

    Phil Colarusso has been working as a marine biologist and diver for EPA for 30+ years. He has worked on a wide variety of coastal and ocean issues, including impact assessment of power plant operations on fish populations, dredging to benthic habitats and of excess nitrogen on seagrass. From 2012 to 2016, he was one of six US representatives on the Commission of Environmental Cooperation’s Blue Carbon Steering Committee. His area of expertise is seagrass ecology/physiology. His current research focuses on carbon sequestration by seagrasses, seagrass restoration and the impact of invasive species on seagrasses. He got a MS in Environmental Science from University of Massachusetts in Boston and a PhD from Northeastern University in Marine Biology.

    Events for October

    9th

    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

    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    A eight week series, co-sponsored with Journey to Health. Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed for community dwelling adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce the fear of falling. If you are concerned about falls, have sustained falls in the past, or are interested in improving your flexibility, balance and strength, this class is for you. Registration is required. To register, please call 301-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

    Events for October

    10th

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Local artist Jill Langdon

    An eight week series. Jill Langdon offers a workshop on art journaling where no experience is required – in either art or journaling. Art journaling is a combination of writing down your thoughts on a particular subject and then creatively embellishing it with art in your own way and style. Classes run every Thursday morning from 11am to noon through October 31st. The only items participants need to bring is their own journal and their imagination! Jill Langdon is an award winning, local, fine artist who has been painting and journaling for almost 40 years.

    06:30 PM

    Book Talk: Philip Frey: Here and Now

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    In the past twenty years, Philip Frey has developed into one of Maine’s finest landscape painters. Known as a brilliant colorist, Frey paints Maine’s harbors and islands with a bold palette that captures the light and moods of his home state, from the streets of Ellsworth and Portland to Monhegan and Acadia National Park. With an introduction by curator George Kinghorn, and essays by art critics Daniel Kany and Carl Little, Philip Frey: Here and Now presents the first in-depth look at Frey’s body of work. His paintings are imbued with an immediacy that reflects his commitment to being “in the present,” whether responding to a panoramic view from the summit of Cadillac Mountain, a working waterfront, or an intimate interior.

    Philip Frey is a nationally exhibiting artist best known for his bold paintings of Maine’s coastline, landscape, and working waterfronts. His primary focus is color and light, and the inherent forms found in nature, interiors, and figures. He paints from direct perception, preferring the dynamic quality, richness, and challenges of working from life. Frey studied at Columbus College of Art and Design and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting from Syracuse University in 1990.

    Events for October

    11th

    No Events
    Events for October

    12th

    No Events
    13
    13CLOSED FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY
    Energy Advisory Committee meeting
    14
    14CLOSED FOR INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY
    15
    15Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Harbor Management Commission
    16
    16Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series
    Halloween Hootenanny
    Council Meeting
    17
    17Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon
    Energy Advisory Committee Meeting
    Haunted: An Evening of Stories, Poetry & Music
    18
    19
    19Adult Coloring Club
    Events for October

    13th

    Events for October

    14th

    Events for October

    15th

    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: Owls, bats, and cats

    “Let’s Draw Fall and Halloween Themes”

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, and more.

    Wendy and Keith Wellin sponsor the workshops, which are free and open to the public, with all materials provided. The ongoing classes meet every Tuesday, 4-5 pm, Community Room, Rockland Public Library, 80 Union St., hosted by the Friends of Rockland Library. FMI – Katie Drago, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

     

     

    Events for October

    16th

    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

    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    A eight week series, co-sponsored with Journey to Health. Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed for community dwelling adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce the fear of falling. If you are concerned about falls, have sustained falls in the past, or are interested in improving your flexibility, balance and strength, this class is for you. Registration is required. To register, please call 301-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

    03:45 PM - 04:45 PM

    Halloween Hootenanny

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Boo!

    Join Miss Katie for three silly Halloween stories and many MONSTER-ous crafts.
    Costumes are encouraged; you know Miss Katie will be wearing one!

    Events for October

    17th

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Local artist Jill Langdon

    An eight week series. Jill Langdon offers a workshop on art journaling where no experience is required – in either art or journaling. Art journaling is a combination of writing down your thoughts on a particular subject and then creatively embellishing it with art in your own way and style. Classes run every Thursday morning from 11am to noon through October 31st. The only items participants need to bring is their own journal and their imagination! Jill Langdon is an award winning, local, fine artist who has been painting and journaling for almost 40 years.

    06:30 PM

    Haunted: An Evening of Stories, Poetry & Music

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Join librarians Jessie Blanchard & Patty King in the Reading Room for an evening of spooky and strange stories. Everyone is invited to come and share a (mostly) unscripted 5-minute story about a spooky, supernatural or otherworldly experience, either lived by you or imagined. Participants are welcome to use notes, if needed. And of course, just coming to listen is welcome. To sign up to share a story, contact King at pking@rocklandmaine.gov or 594-0310. Impromptu story sharing on the night of the event is also welcomed and encouraged. This event is intended for adults and teens as content may not be child-friendly. There will be atmospheric music accompaniment throughout the evening. Costumes welcome, if you’re so inclined!

    Events for October

    18th

    No Events
    Events for October

    19th

    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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    21
    21Adult Art Workshop
    Rockland Port District
    22
    22Rockin’ Storytime
    Pumpkin Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    23
    23Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series
    STEM Workshop: STAR WARS™ Science!
    24
    24Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon
    Pumpkin Painting
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Greg Latimer: Discovering the Supernatural
    25
    25Tech Tools: CloudLibrary
    26
    Events for October

    20th

    No Events
    Events for October

    21st

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Autumn leaves

    Autumn Themes

    Catinka Knoth offers drawing October’s autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color. Participants will create their own colored drawings of fall leaves; autumn landscape scenes; and Halloween pumpkins. Knoth provides the classes free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied, and Friends of Rockland Library hosting. FMI Knoth at 691-1691 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Events for October

    22nd

    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

    Pumpkin Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Celebrate our wonderful volunteers, during National Friends Week, with pumpkin decorating events!

    Join Miss Katie for a squash filled Rockin’ Storytime, filled with pumpkin songs and stories. Storytime will end with pumpkin painting, where every child can bring home their own decorated pumpkin to celebrate the season.
    Perfect for toddlers and preschoolers. Come dressed ready to paint.

    04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

    Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Haunted houses

    “Let’s Draw Fall and Halloween Themes”

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, 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.

    Events for October

    23rd

    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

    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    A eight week series, co-sponsored with Journey to Health. Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed for community dwelling adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce the fear of falling. If you are concerned about falls, have sustained falls in the past, or are interested in improving your flexibility, balance and strength, this class is for you. Registration is required. To register, please call 301-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

    03:45 PM

    STEM Workshop: STAR WARS™ Science!

    Rockland Public Library - Front Lawn

    Join Miss Katie & Ms. Jessie learning about COOL properties of solids to gasses while we play with dry ice! We’ll be making a spooky smoke-breathing Jack-o-lantern, mixing up some colorful concoctions, and making frozen “crystal” balls. Children under 10 MUST be accompanied by a mindful adult, dry ice is fun but requires caution.

     

    Events for October

    24th

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Local artist Jill Langdon

    An eight week series. Jill Langdon offers a workshop on art journaling where no experience is required – in either art or journaling. Art journaling is a combination of writing down your thoughts on a particular subject and then creatively embellishing it with art in your own way and style. Classes run every Thursday morning from 11am to noon through October 31st. The only items participants need to bring is their own journal and their imagination! Jill Langdon is an award winning, local, fine artist who has been painting and journaling for almost 40 years.

    03:45 PM

    Pumpkin Painting

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Celebrate our wonderful volunteers, during National Friends Week, with pumpkin decorating events!

    Join Miss Katie for an afternoon of painting fun! Pick your pumpkin and transform it into something spooky or sweet. Take the pumpkin home with you after or leave it to decorate the Library.
    This program is for adults and children. Come dressed ready to paint.

    06:30 PM

    Greg Latimer: Discovering the Supernatural

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Greg Latimer

    Join author Greg Latimer for a presentation on Discovering the Paranormal. The session will include theories and practices, use of equipment, examination of photos, and videos of active paranormal explorations in Maine and elsewhere, including the Johnny Cash house in Jamaica. Some of the photos and videos present very compelling evidence of phenomena that defy explanation through known science.

    Latimer is the author of Ghosts of the Boothbay Region and Haunted Damariscotta as well as the research director of MysteriousDestinationsMagazine.com, an online publication that explores mysteries throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean. He is an award winning investigative reporter and a former police evidence photographer who has transferred this skill set into exploring the paranormal in a logical, level-headed fashion.

    Events for October

    25th

    10:30 AM

    Tech Tools: CloudLibrary

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    CloudLibrary has some new features and a new look! Join librarian Jessie Blanchard in getting familiar with fun (and free!) ebook/eAudiobook app, whether you are using for the first time or want to learn how to use it better. Please have your own device, call 594-0310 to sign up.

    Events for October

    26th

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    28DRUG TAKE BACK
    Adult Art Workshop
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
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    29Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
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    30Storytime & Craft
    “Wednesday Walkers” Walking Club
    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series
    Short Term Rental Task Force
    Council Workshop – Marijuana
    31
    31Baby Time with Miss Katie
    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon
    Enter Ghost: A Shakespeare Society Presentation
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
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    Events for October

    27th

    No Events
    Events for October

    28th

    10:00 AM - 02:00 PM

    DRUG TAKE BACK

    Rockland Police Department

    On Saturday October 28, 2019 from 10:00am – 2:00pm the Rockland Police Department will be accepting old or unused medications.

    FMI Contact the Rockland Police Department @ (207)594-0316 Ext 221

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Halloween pumpkins

    Autumn Themes

    Catinka Knoth offers drawing October’s autumn themes, with a focus on drawing in color. Participants will create their own colored drawings of fall leaves; autumn landscape scenes; and Halloween pumpkins. Knoth provides the classes free of charge and open to the general public, with materials supplied, and Friends of Rockland Library hosting. FMI Knoth at 691-1691 or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Events for October

    29th

    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: Spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, haunted houses, witches, goblins, and more

    “Let’s Draw Fall and Halloween Themes”

    Children, and those young at heart, will explore fall and Halloween themes in the ongoing drawing classes led by Catinka Knoth at Rockland Public Library. Workshops, geared for ages 6 and up, also welcome adults. Library policy requests that children 10 and under have an adult accompany them. Classes meet every Tuesday from 4-5 p.m. downstairs in the Friends Community Room.

    October’s subjects may include: autumn leaves and trees; pumpkin patches and scarecrows; owls, bats, and cats; haunted houses; and a spooky Halloween with Jack-O-Lanterns, witches, goblins, 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.

     

     

    Events for October

    30th

    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

    A Matter of Balance Workshop Series

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    A eight week series, co-sponsored with Journey to Health. Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. A Matter of Balance is a program designed for community dwelling adults age 60 and older to increase activity levels and reduce the fear of falling. If you are concerned about falls, have sustained falls in the past, or are interested in improving your flexibility, balance and strength, this class is for you. Registration is required. To register, please call 301-3950 or visit journeytohealth.coursestorm.com.

    Events for October

    31st

    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.

    11:00 AM

    Art Journal Workshop Series with Jill Langdon

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Local artist Jill Langdon

    An eight week series. Jill Langdon offers a workshop on art journaling where no experience is required – in either art or journaling. Art journaling is a combination of writing down your thoughts on a particular subject and then creatively embellishing it with art in your own way and style. Classes run every Thursday morning from 11am to noon through October 31st. The only items participants need to bring is their own journal and their imagination! Jill Langdon is an award winning, local, fine artist who has been painting and journaling for almost 40 years.

    02:00 PM

    Enter Ghost: A Shakespeare Society Presentation

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Be afraid. Be very afraid: “Enter Ghost” is a collage of ghost-scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, ranging from spine-tingling to hair-raising to downright creepy  — including HamletMacBethRichard III,  Julius Caesar  and others  –read by members of the Rockland Shakespeare Society. Thought to be the oldest continuously active Shakespeare Society in America, the society has been celebrating   for 130 years the plays of Willliam Shakespeare, our greatest English-language playwright and poet, whose works are still accessible and relevant to our troubled times.

    There will be a local election on June 11!

    Click to view official notice.

    Click to view sample ballot.

    Alerts & Announcements

    With the new layout the parking lot at the high school there is little room to get emergency equipment through when vehicles are parked in the fire lane. If you park in the fire lane you will be ticketed or towed without exception. YOUR SAFETY IS OUR #1 PRIORITY.
    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.

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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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