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    Upcoming & Current Events

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    3Audit Presentation & Agenda Setting Council Meeting
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    4Rockin’ Storytime
    Planning Board Meeting – POSTPONED
    Destination Wellness Event: Discover Your Personal Compass Rose
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    5Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Informational Workshop: Improve Your Computer Skills for Free!
    Short Term Rental Task Force
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    6Author Talk: Mother and Daughter Discuss Their Unique Writing Journeys
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    Events for February

    4th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

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

    06:00 PM

    Destination Wellness Event: Discover Your Personal Compass Rose

    Rockland Public Library

    Kathrin Gabriel-Jones

    There’s a lot going on in the world right now. Sometimes it can be hard to distinguish our own voices in the midst of this, and it may be difficult to find, much less walk, our own paths.

    Join Kathrin Gabriel-Jones to discover how we might reclaim our voices and our experiences using a Personal Compass Rose to orient ourselves to our own perspective. We can rekindle a sense of space in our lives, and remember that the landscape of our lives is more than the lawn society gives us.

    As an Encouragement Coach, Kathrin brings 30 years of experience in healthcare, education, leadership, and creativity to help people explore their internal landscape and advocate for their own lives. She is a certified professional coach.

    Events for February

    5th

    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

    Informational Workshop: Improve Your Computer Skills for Free!

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Louis Carrier

    Do you want to learn more about how to use a computer? During this workshop, participants will have a chance to hear about National Digital Equity Center’s new Aging Well With Technology curriculum which is designed for residents aged 55+, as well as many other computer skills classes. The workshop will be presented by Louis Carrier, NDEC Digital Literacy Instructor, who will also include a few important tips for staying safe on the Internet. All workshops provided by NDEC are free of charge. The Maine Digital Inclusion Initiative is a program of the National Digital Equity Center committed to closing the digital divide in rural Maine This workshop and subsequent classes are co-sponsored by Island Institute.

    Events for February

    6th

    06:30 PM

    Author Talk: Mother and Daughter Discuss Their Unique Writing Journeys

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Judith Carpenter

    Amy Carpenter

    Mother and daughter, Judith Carpenter and Amy Carpenter, launched books within one month of each other last fall. Their books are very different, but both felt called to write them in hopes of offering a useful response to some of the challenges of our time. A licensed psychotherapist (Amy) and an episcopal priest (Judith), they each took about a year to complete the books that have earned them both glowing reviews thus far.

    For years, these two have honored, celebrated, and encouraged one another’s writing, despite their differences and unique ways of handling challenges. They are excited to tell their writing stories and to share what was most (and least) helpful along the way. Come join with us in an evening of conversation.

    Events for February

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    8th

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    10FrostFest Parade Prep: Noisemakers & Masks
    Council Meeting
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    11Rockin’ Storytime
    Planning Board Meeting – Executive Session – RESCHEDULED
    Collective Voices Event: Stepping Up to the Plate
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    12Planning Board Meeting – Executive Session
    Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Tech Tools: CloudLibrary
    Short Term Rental Task Force
    Board of Assessment Review Hearing
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    13CANCELED: Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee Meeting
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
    Valentine’s Film Screening: Casablanca
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    14Love Your Library, Your Library Loves You Open House
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    15Art Workshop Series: Drawing from Nature with Susan Beebe
    Events for February

    9th

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    10th

    06:00 PM

    FrostFest Parade Prep: Noisemakers & Masks

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Jessie & Patty will lead a workshop for all ages to create masks & noisemakers for the Mardi-Gras style parade at Rockland FrostFest (Saturday, February 15 at 11 AM). They hope that participants will join them at both the workshop and the parade, but it is not required. All supplies are provided.

    Events for February

    11th

    10:30 AM

    Rockin’ Storytime

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

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

    06:30 PM

    Collective Voices Event: Stepping Up to the Plate

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Midcoast Women presents a Collective Voices: Maine Women Share Their Stories event. Participation in sport means something different to everyone who plays. Regardless the level at which you perform, the physical, social and emotional benefits can be enormous. Every game or training session is an opportunity to face a challenge. Three generations of women tell stories of meeting the challenge in “Stepping Up to the Plate,” a talk moderated by Susanna Liller.

    Events for February

    12th

    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

    Tech Tools: CloudLibrary

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Did you get a new device over the holidays and want to borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks? Maybe you have questions about the new CloudLibrary upgrade? Join librarian Jessie Blanchard in getting familiar with this fun (and free!) 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.

    05:30 PM

    Board of Assessment Review Hearing

    Rockland City Hall - Board Room

    Location: Board Room

    Time: 5:30 p.m.

    Appellant: Wayne & Beverly Nelson

    Property Address: 25 Mountain View Drive

    Map/Lot: 74A18

     

    Events for February

    13th

    06:30 PM

    Valentine’s Film Screening: Casablanca

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Join us for a screening of the 1942 classic starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman. Winner of the Academy Award for Outstanding Motion Picture, this romantic drama has stood the test of time and been named one of the top five movies in history by the American Film Institute.

    Events for February

    14th

    04:30 PM - 07:00 PM

    Love Your Library, Your Library Loves You Open House

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY! Welcome to our 7th annual community-building “Love Your Library; Your Library Loves You” Open House!  There is no charge for this fun-filled evening, and delicious soups, hot food, drinks, and desserts will be served. Jazz duo Bill Barnes and Dave Briggs will provide music in the Reading Room. There will crafts led by local artist Susan Beebe, a roaming juggler, and informal conversation with our super staff. Come for the food, learn information about some resources you might not know about, and much, much more.

     

    Events for February

    15th

    10:30 AM

    Art Workshop Series: Drawing from Nature with Susan Beebe

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Susan Beebe

    A drop-in class for youth ages 8 and up. All supplies provided. Learn drawing skills that will allow you to draw anything realistically. Sign-up is encouraged, but not required.

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    17CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY
    CLOSED FOR PRESIDENT’S DAY
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    18Rockin’ Storytime
    Planning Board Meeting
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    19Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    Dino Afternoon
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    20LEGO™ Club
    Energy Advisory Committee Meeting
    Ad-Hoc Harbor Management Plan Committee
    Rockland Public Library Monthly Concert Series: Will Brown
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    22Art Workshop Series: Drawing from Nature with Susan Beebe
    Events for February

    16th

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    Events for February

    17th

    Events for February

    18th

    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 February

    19th

    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

    Dino Afternoon

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    (This is not Patty & Jessie!)

    Join Patty and Jessie for our annual celebration of all things dinosaur! We will have a dino-story and then follow our paleontologists on a scavenger hunt… you never know who you might find! Then use your finely-tuned excavating skills on… chocolate chip cookies!?

    Events for February

    20th

    04:15 PM

    LEGO™ Club

    Rockland Public Library - Children's Room

    Let’s build!

    Calling all builders! Come join LEGO Guy Jon for an afternoon of making, creating and story-sharing at Rockland Public Library’s LEGO Club!  LEGO Club is held every 3rd Thursday in the Children’s Room from 4:15-500 pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to use their imaginations to build.

    Library policy is that children age 10 and under be accompanied by an adult.

    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM

    Energy Advisory Committee Meeting

    Rockland City Hall - Board Room

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

    06:25 PM

    Rockland Public Library Monthly Concert Series: Will Brown

    Rockland Public Library - Reading Room

    Will Brown

    Will Brown will present a concert of his arrangements of songs and tunes from the Folk, Appalachian, Maritime, Celtic and Transatlantic genres. He has led workshops for The Folklore Society of Greater Washington several times, as well as being a guest performer for them. He has played and recorded with many well-known Maine musicians during the past 40 years. Brown had the opportunity to arrange his favorite Utah Phillips song, Going Away, which is included on the 2009 Grammy-nominated compilation Singing Through The Hard Times.

    Events for February

    21st

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    Events for February

    22nd

    10:30 AM

    Art Workshop Series: Drawing from Nature with Susan Beebe

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Susan Beebe

    A drop-in class for youth ages 8 and up. All supplies provided. Learn drawing skills that will allow you to draw anything realistically. Sign-up is encouraged, but not required.

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    24Adult Art Workshop
    Historic Preservation Committee
    Book Group: Catching Up With the Classics
    Short Term Rental Task Force
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    25Rockin’ Storytime
    Children’s Drawing Workshop
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    26Wednesday Walkers Walking Club
    Storytime & Craft
    STEM Workshop: The Power of Love (and Engineering)
    Short Term Rental Task Force
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    27Health and Wellness Event: Sleep Your Way To Better Health
    Comprehensive Planning Commission Meeting
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    28Game Time: Board Games for Teens and Tweens
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    29Art Workshop Series: Drawing from Nature with Susan Beebe
    Puzzle Swap
    Events for February

    23rd

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    Events for February

    24th

    11:00 AM

    Adult Art Workshop

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This week: Mardi Gras

    Catinka Knoth will lead an art workshop series for adults, on creating motifs for celebrations of February: Chinese New Year – the Year of the Rat, Valentine’s Day, and Mardi Gras. Classes meet in the Community Room. Led by Knoth, participants will create their own art.

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

     

     

    06:00 PM

    Short Term Rental Task Force

    Rockland City Hall - Council Chambers

    The Short Term Rental Task Force and Study Group for the City of Rockland is holding a public meeting on Monday, February 24 at 6:00 pm in the Council Chambers at City Hall.  The Task Force has been studying the current regulations for short term rentals in Rockland and is seeking public input before making recommendations to the City Council to refine our current Short Term Rental ordinance.

     

    If you are unable to attend the meeting, please send your comments to: RocklandSTR@gmail.com

     

    Events for February

    25th

    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: Mardi Gras

    “Let’s Draw February’s Celebrations!”

    Children will draw images from February’s celebrations and traditions at Rockland Public Library’s ongoing drawing workshops led by artist Catinka Knoth. Participants draw along with Knoth as she demonstrates how to draw and make motifs for Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and Mardi Gras.

    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 February

    26th

    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

    STEM Workshop: The Power of Love (and Engineering)

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    This month Ms. Jessie and special guest Teresa in using toothpicks and gumdrops hearts to build the highest tower or the longest bridge! All it takes is a little love and engineering!

    Events for February

    27th

    02:00 PM

    Health and Wellness Event: Sleep Your Way To Better Health

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Dr. Deb Peabody

    Hester Kohl

    Do you feel tired a lot? Is it difficult for you to get the quantity & quality of sleep you need? Join Hester Kohl, a National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and Dr. Deb Peabody, a Family Physician, to learn about the latest research on sleep including how it affects your metabolism, immune system, and the health of the brain. Identify what might be keeping you from sleeping well and learn daily habits to encourage deep and restful sleep.

    Events for February

    28th

    10:30 AM - 06:00 PM

    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 February

    29th

    10:30 AM

    Art Workshop Series: Drawing from Nature with Susan Beebe

    Rockland Public Library - Community Room

    Susan Beebe

    A drop-in class for youth ages 8 and up. All supplies provided. Learn drawing skills that will allow you to draw anything realistically. Sign-up is encouraged, but not required.

    11:00 AM

    Puzzle Swap

    Rockland Public Library

    Swapping puzzles gives you a chance to clear out your collection and discover new puzzles! Community members are invited to bring gently used puzzles (no missing pieces, please) to the Library from Tuesday, February 18 until Friday, February 28. For each puzzle donated, you will receive a ticket to pick out a “new-for-you” puzzle (that someone else has brought in) at the swap. This community swap is free and open to all who have tickets.

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    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.

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    About Rockland, Maine

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

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

    Contact the City of Rockland

    (207) 594-0300
    Rockland City Hall

    270 Pleasant Street Rockland, ME 04841
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