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    February

    March 2020

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    2Adult Art Workshop
    Budget Presentation to Council
    Agenda Setting Council Meeting
    3
    3Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting
    Destination Wellness Event: Explaining Yoga and Ways to Incorporate it Into Your Lifestyle A Talk by Ananda Yoga
    4
    4Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Board of Assessment Review Hearing – Continuation
    CANCELED: City Council Budget Review
    5
    5Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee Public Meeting
    Camden Conference Wrap-Up and Discussion
    6
    7
    7Magic: The Gathering Club
    Events for March

    1st

    No Events
    Events for March

    2nd

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Iditarod sled races & husky dogs

    “March Motifs”
    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as the Iditarod dog sled races; Celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick’s Day; the ‘Circus Comes to Town’; and Spring. Each week will be a different subject. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art. 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 691-1691, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

     

    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

     

                                                                                          February 28, 2020

     

    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, MARCH 2, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     

    [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     

    Ordinances in Final Reading & Public Hearing:

    #5  Ch. 19, Sec. 19-302  Definitions; Public Utilities/Telecommunications Towers

    #6  Ch. 19, Sec. 19-309  Special Use Class; Telecommunications Towers

    Presentations:

    Short-Term Rental Taskforce & Study Group – Recommendations

    Presentation of the FY 2021 Municipal Budget

    Set Agenda for 03/09/2020 Regular Meeting

     

    YOUR PUNCTUAL ATTENDANCE IS REQUESTED

    PER ORDER OF THE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF ROCKLAND

    _________________________________

                                                                                  STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                       CITY CLERK

    Events for March

    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: Iditarod Sled Races

    “Let’s Draw A March Medley!”

    Children will draw the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick’s Day, the circus, and Spring at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing children’s drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth. Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. St. Patrick’s Day has it’s shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams,
    are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams. The first day of Spring in 2020 is March 19th, Traditionally March was when ‘the circus comes to town’, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

    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.

     

    06:00 PM

    Destination Wellness Event: Explaining Yoga and Ways to Incorporate it Into Your Lifestyle A Talk by Ananda Yoga

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Sheila Caldwell

    Amanda Cooney

    By now you’ve probably heard about yoga, but what exactly does it mean? What is yoga beyond the physical postures? Join Co-Owners of Ananda Yoga and Wellness, Amanda Cooney and Sheila Caldwell, for this conversation. Learn what yoga is all about and ways to incorporate it into your lifestyle, both on and off the mat. Bring a pen and paper to take notes as we explore the reasons for yoga’s growing popularity, its basic fundamentals and ethics, and a brief breakdown of the 8 Limbs of Yoga.

    Both Sheila and Amanda have been practicing and teaching yoga for several years. They opened Ananda Yoga and Wellness in Belfast, Maine in the summer of 2018 to connect with community and spread the magic of yoga.

    Events for March

    4th

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club

    Rockland Public Library

    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 - 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 March

    5th

    06:30 PM

    Camden Conference Wrap-Up and Discussion

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This program will provide an opportunity to discuss select highlights from this year’s Camden Conference, The Media Revolution: Changing the World.

    No country in the world has been immune to the 21st century media revolution. A time when three networks and a daily newspaper presented Americans with similar stories and commentary is behind us. Today’s user of a personal cell phone and the Internet has immediate access to thousands of information sources from around the world. An individual also has the unprecedented power to share information that may or may not be true with millions.

    Once hailed as a tool that would bring people and nations closer together, the Internet has also had the opposite effect, segmenting users into interest groups. Relying on vast quantities of data, social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google “microtarget” specific demographic and cultural groups. Many observers of this media free-for-all see it as a threat to democratic institutions and individual rights, privacy and security.

    Individuals or governments that want to disrupt their own societies or others exploit the freedom of media to set one group against another or to sway an election. Some websites appeal to emotions, including fear.

    Join us to learn how technology is shaping the flow of information and how it is used. Where do people in most countries get their news and other information? Will traditional media survive, and in what form? How are visual images especially effective in shaping our understanding of political and social issues?

    How can journalists and the public discern what is misinformation, disinformation, or malicious distortion? How are hostile countries such as Russia weaponizing media to influence politics and elections?

    When repressive governments or special interests target journalists, how can journalists operate? What role are social media playing in political movements around the world?

    Who should bear responsibility for media content? Is regulation of the media – especially of social media – a good idea?

    Events for March

    6th

    No Events
    Events for March

    7th

    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.

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    9
    9Adult Art Workshop
    Council Meeting
    10
    10Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
    11
    11Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    12
    12Creative Art Crew: Seed Tapes for Spring Gifts
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Special Council Meeting, Parking Meter Presentation
    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED Author Talk: Susan Conley
    13
    13CANCELLED FOR TODAY Game Time: Board Games for Teens and Tweens
    14
    14POSTPONED Make A Yarn Doll
    Events for March

    8th

    No Events
    Events for March

    9th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    “March Motifs”
    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as the Iditarod dog sled races; Celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick’s Day; the ‘Circus Comes to Town’; and Spring. Each week will be a different subject. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art. 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 691-1691, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Events for March

    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

    “Let’s Draw A March Medley!”

    Children will draw the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick’s Day, the circus, and Spring at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing children’s drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth. Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. St. Patrick’s Day has it’s shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams,
    are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams. The first day of Spring in 2020 is March 19th, Traditionally March was when ‘the circus comes to town’, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

    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 March

    11th

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club

    Rockland Public Library

    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 - 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 March

    12th

    03:45 PM

    Creative Art Crew: Seed Tapes for Spring Gifts

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join Mary Jane in making perfect gifts for springtime– seed tapes and plant markers. Reuse toilet paper rolls for a continuous roll of seeds, then decorate paint sticks to creatively mark your garden. Open to all ages.

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

     

    06:30 PM

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED Author Talk: Susan Conley

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Susan Conley

    Susan Conley is the author of four critically acclaimed books. Her most recent novel, Elsey Come Home, was published by Knopf in 2019. Elsey Come Home was a Most Anticipated/Best Book at Oprah Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, Pop Sugar, Amazon Books, Huffington Post, Southern Living Magazine, Hello Giggles, Maine Women’s Magazine, and others. Conley will read from Elsey, Come Home and take questions from the audience.

    Events for March

    13th

    10:30 AM

    CANCELLED FOR TODAY Game Time: Board Games for Teens and Tweens

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    Teens & tweens are invited to meet and play various games including: Prime Climb, Catan, Ticket to Ride, Skip-Bo, Boggle, Chess/checkers, and an assortment of Professor Noggins Trivia Games. Please feel free to share your own favorites, too! Runs every other Friday.

    Events for March

    14th

    02:00 PM

    POSTPONED Make A Yarn Doll

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Before there were toy stores, children often made their own toys. One example is a soft yarn doll. Come learn how to make a yarn doll of your own or one to give to a friend! We may explore the art and craft of samplers, as well.

    This is part of the Farnsworth Bicentennial Birthday celebration.

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    16
    16CANCELLED Adult Art Workshop
    CANCELED: City Council Budget Review
    17
    17Special Council Meeting; COVID-19 Planning
    Rockin’ Storytime
    CANCELLED Children’s Drawing Workshop
    Planning Board Meeting – POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
    CANCELED: Harbor Management Commission
    18
    18Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    POSTPONED Tech Tools: Windows 10
    POSTPONED Tea Time Book Discussion Group
    CANCELED: Rockland Port District
    CANCELED: City Council Budget Review
    19
    19Energy Advisory Committee Meeting
    CANCELED: Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    POSTPONED Reading Room Concert: Davis Duo
    20
    21
    21CANCELLED Adult Coloring Club
    Events for March

    15th

    No Events
    Events for March

    16th

    11:00 AM

    CANCELLED Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: St. Patrick’s Day greens & Celtic designs

    “March Motifs”
    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as the Iditarod dog sled races; Celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick’s Day; the ‘Circus Comes to Town’; and Spring. Each week will be a different subject. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art. 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 691-1691, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    Events for March

    17th

    10:00 AM

    Special Council Meeting; COVID-19 Planning

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    ATTACHED PLEASE FIND THE NOTICE

    FOR A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL

    ON TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2020, BEGINNING AT 10:00 A.M.

    AND BEING HELD IN CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS

    AT ROCKLAND CITY HALL, 270 PLEASANT STREET,

    ROCKLAND, MAINE.

     

    WHILE ALL CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC,

    IT IS BEING ADVISED FOR ANYONE WHO IS ABLE, TO WATCH THE MEETING

    EITHER ON SPECTRUM CABLE CHANNEL 1303

    OR BY LIVE STREAMING FROM THE CITY’S WEBSITE AT

    www.rocklandmaine.gov

     

    ANYONE WISHING TO PROVIDE PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THIS MEETING

    MAY DO SO BY EMAILING COMMENTS TO

    tluttrell@rocklandmaine.gov

     

    ANYONE ATTENDING THE MEETING IN PERSON WILL BE EXPECTED

    TO ADHERE TO ACCEPTED SANITARY PRACTICES

    AND MAINTAIN SOCIAL DISTANCING OF AT LEASE 6 FEET

    BETWEEN ATTENDEES.

    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 - 05:00 PM

    CANCELLED Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: St. Patrick’s Day

    “Let’s Draw A March Medley!”

    Children will draw the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick’s Day, the circus, and Spring at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing children’s drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth. Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. St. Patrick’s Day has it’s shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams,
    are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams. The first day of Spring in 2020 is March 19th, Traditionally March was when ‘the circus comes to town’, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

    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 March

    18th

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club

    Rockland Public Library

    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 - 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

    POSTPONED Tech Tools: Windows 10

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Does Windows 10 have you baffled? Come to this workshop with Librarian Jessie Blanchard and let’s learn about what’s new and how to better use the newest Microsoft system. Call the library at 207-594-0310 to sign up, and please bring your own Windows 10 device (if transportable).

     

    03:00 PM

    POSTPONED Tea Time Book Discussion Group

    Rockland Public Library - Board Room

    Our monthly book group for adults focuses on contemporary fiction, with a concentration on critically acclaimed and award-winning titles. March’s book is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead, which won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Please call Shane Billings at 207-594-0310 to request a copy of the book through inter-library loan.

    Events for March

    19th

    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Energy Advisory Committee Meeting

    The energy advisory committee meets at 6pm on the third Thursday of every month in the Board room of City Hall.

    06:30 PM

    POSTPONED Reading Room Concert: Davis Duo

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Josie & Sophie Davis

    Josie and Sophie Davis will perform a violin concert featuring a range of styles including classical, jazz and folk. The sisters grew up in Waldoboro and have recently returned to Maine where they are committed to teaching and performing music throughout the Midcoast area both as a duo and as members of Halcyon, a Maine-based string quartet dedicated to cultivating an appreciation and awareness of the natural world and climate change.

    Events for March

    20th

    No Events
    Events for March

    21st

    10:00 AM

    CANCELLED 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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    23CANCELLED Adult Art Workshop
    City Council Budget Review
    24
    24Rockin’ Storytime
    CANCELLED Children’s Drawing Workshop
    25
    25Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    POSTPONED STEM Workshop: M&M Catapults
    CANCELED: Council Workshop on Metered Parking
    26
    26Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    POSTPONED Special Presentation: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage
    27
    27CANCELLED Game Time: Board Games for Teens and Tweens
    28
    28CANCELED: Community Blood Pressure Clinic
    POSTPONED Friends of Rockland Library Book, Bag, & Bake Sale
    Events for March

    22nd

    No Events
    Events for March

    23rd

    11:00 AM

    CANCELLED Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Spring flowers, tulips and daffodils

    “March Motifs”
    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as the Iditarod dog sled races; Celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick’s Day; the ‘Circus Comes to Town’; and Spring. Each week will be a different subject. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art. 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 691-1691, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

     

     

     

    05:30 PM

    City Council Budget Review

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    Police, Insurance & Benefits, Community Development, Publicly Funded Utilities, Library & Contributions

    Events for March

    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.

    04:00 PM

    CANCELLED Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: The circus- clowns, acrobats, & animals

    “Let’s Draw A March Medley!”

    Children will draw the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick’s Day, the circus, and Spring at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing children’s drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth. Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. St. Patrick’s Day has it’s shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams,
    are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams. The first day of Spring in 2020 is March 19th, Traditionally March was when ‘the circus comes to town’, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

    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 – Katie Drago, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

     

     

    Events for March

    25th

    10:30 AM

    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club

    Rockland Public Library

    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 - 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.

    03:45 PM

    POSTPONED STEM Workshop: M&M Catapults

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Fling candy at a target! See how far you can make it fly! Test out your abilities to design the best catapult in this month’s STEM Workshop with Ms. Jessie and special guest Mr. Shane.

    Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

    Events for March

    26th

    06:30 PM

    POSTPONED Special Presentation: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Sheila Kirby

    Ann Luther

    2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, when women won the right to vote. This presentation celebrates that historic victory and the women who led the effort, while also providing a sober reflection on the compromises that split the movement and left many voters behind, choices that continue to echo 100 years later. The talk will end with a brief overview of the work that remains to be done. This program is co-sponsored by League of Women Voters – Midcoast.

    Events for March

    27th

    10:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    CANCELLED Game Time: Board Games for Teens and Tweens

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Teens & tweens are invited to meet and play various games including: Prime Climb, Catan, Ticket to Ride, Skip-Bo, Boggle, Chess/checkers, and an assortment of Professor Noggins Trivia Games. Please feel free to share your own favorites, too! Runs every other Friday.

    Events for March

    28th

    08:45 AM - 09:45 AM

    CANCELED: 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
    09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

    POSTPONED Friends of Rockland Library Book, Bag, & Bake Sale

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room
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    Ann Rafferty, Friends’ Bake Boss, and Judy Grossman, former Friends board member.

    The Friends of Rockland Public Library will present a Spring Clearance book and bake sale on Saturday, March 28, at the Rockland Public Library. Proceeds of the sale will support the Friends’ activities, which include library cards for Knox County students, all children’s and young adult books, computers and computer maintenance, interlibrary loan services, and Thursday evening adult programming.

    The book sale will be held in the Community Room, in the Library’s lower level, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. More than 3,000 gently used books will be on sale in all subjects, including a selection of classic literature for children, coffee table books, and contemporary works. Cost is $10 per bag, (please bring your own bag). Members of Friends of Rockland Public Library are invited to shop first, from 8:30 until 9 a.m. Anyone interested in joining or renewing their Friends membership may do so at the door. The Book Stop will be open from 8:30 – 1:00 as well.

    Delectable pies, cakes and other baked goods made by Friends members and other library supporters will be for sale outside the Community Room from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

    Said the French writer Voltaire: “Let us read and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.”

     

     

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    30
    30CANCELLED Adult Art Workshop
    POSTPONED Digital Newspaper Workshop
    Special Council Meeting via Zoom
    POSTPONED Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    31
    31Rockin’ Storytime
    CANCELLED Children’s Drawing Workshop
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    Events for March

    29th

    No Events
    Events for March

    30th

    11:00 AM

    CANCELLED Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: The circus comes to town- acrobats & animals

    “March Motifs”
    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating art around March Motifs. Participants will visit themes such as the Iditarod dog sled races; Celtic designs and greens for St. Patrick’s Day; the ‘Circus Comes to Town’; and Spring. Each week will be a different subject. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art. 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 691-1691, or Rockland Library at 594-0310.

    01:30 PM

    POSTPONED Digital Newspaper Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    The Rockland Historical Society and the Rockland Public Library will co-sponsor a workshop by Adam Fisher, Director of Digital Initiatives and Collection Development at the Maine State Library, about the State Library’s digital newspaper project and how to search old newspapers.

    Fisher will speak about the work necessary to get old newspapers included in the Digital Maine Repository, a huge database maintained by the State Library and available free online and searchable from any computer. The Digital Maine Repository is being indexed by Google and will eventually be available through the Library of Congress.

    Fisher will focus on the Rockland Historical Society’s work to get the Limerock Gazette, 1846-1850, the Rockland Gazette, 1850-1882, and the Courier Gazette, 1882-1940, online. The work was funded by grants from local publishers, local museums, the Friends of the Rockland Public Library, the Rockland Public Library Endowment Association, the Rockland Historical Society, and several grants from the Maine Community Foundation.

    Fisher will show how to search the newspapers and answer questions.

    05:30 PM

    Special Council Meeting via Zoom

    Zoom Meeting

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    CITY CLERK’S OFFICE

     

    March 27, 2020

     

    YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE ROCKLAND CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HELD ELECTRONICALLY VIA ZOOM ON MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2020 AT 5:30 P.M.  FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSE(S):

     [Please Note Starting Time and Date]

     Resolve #14  Supporting Relief for Distressed Renters and Leaseholders in Rockland

    Ordinance Amendment  #15  Authorizing Power Purchase Agreement

    Update/Discussion of City COVID-19 Response & Planning

    Discussion – Food/Water/Energy Sovereignty

     THIS MEETING CAN BE VIEWED VIA ZOOM AT https://zoom.us/j/647931684?pwd=bzV4cytQd0dIejNmSUE5NVRrK00vUT09

    Meeting ID: 647 931 684 and Password 020884,

    LIVE STREAMED THROUGH THE CITY’S WEBSITE, AND BROADCAST OVER SPECTRUM CABLE CHANNEL 1303.  PUBLIC COMMENT WILL BE ACCEPTED ONLY VIA EMAIL.  EMAILS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE CITY MANAGER AT tluttrell@rocklandmaine.gov PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

     

     

    ______Stuart H. Sylvester____

                                                                                  STUART H. SYLVESTER

                                                       CITY CLERK

    Events for March

    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.

    04:00 PM

    CANCELLED Children’s Drawing Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Spring

    “Let’s Draw A March Medley!”

    Children will draw the Iditarod Dog Sled Races, St. Patrick’s Day, the circus, and Spring at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing children’s drawing workshops led by Rockland artist Catinka Knoth. Participants follow along with Knoth as she demonstrates creating a variety of subjects for March. St. Patrick’s Day has it’s shamrocks, St. Patrick, leprechauns, pots of gold, rainbows, and Celtic designs. Husky dogs, mushers and dog sled teams,
    are motifs from the Iditarod Race in Alaska. The class may also experiment with papercuts of dog teams. The first day of Spring in 2020 is March 19th, Traditionally March was when ‘the circus comes to town’, bringing acrobats, animals, clowns, and tents.

    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 – Katie Drago, children’s librarian, 594-0310.

    Alerts & Announcements

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    Due to flu season and the corona virus, if you are experiencing fever or cough please call us instead and we will do what we can to serve you while preventing the spread of illness. Thank you! 594-0300
    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 of Rockland or Doing business here.

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    (207) 594-0300
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    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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