Courier Gazette Community briefs May 5 – Knox County VillageSoup

Red Friday coffee and donut open house

THOMASTON – Post No. 37 is hosting a Red Friday Coffee and Donuts Open House for members, veterans and the local community May 6. Red Friday is an American Legion Family Program established to remember all currently deployed as members of the Armed Forces of the United States

Red Friday allows Post No. 37 Legionnaires, and those in the local community, to have an outlet to meet with each other. All are invited to come sit in a safe area, drink coffee, eat donuts and talk about someone they may know is serving in the American military, and deployed.

Red Friday will be open on the first and third Friday of each month, from May to October. All other months will have a Red Friday on the third Friday of the month. Beginning at 10 am, anyone interested in sharing a story, or visit with Post No. 37, is welcome. Coffee and donuts will be served free.

All current COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Tables will be socially distanced, and seating will be arranged accordingly. In April, masks are to be worn at all times. That may change in May.

Vose or Virtual Wednesday Series

UNION – Vose Library Director Kristin Gould provides a tour of Browse & Borrow and Events featured on the newly designed Vose Website Wednesday, May 11. This program is the first of three Vose website Tech Tutorials.

Call 207-785-4733 or email to register. Vose Library is located at 392 Common Road in Union.

First meeting of Midcoast Broadband Interest Group

WALDOBORO – The first meeting of the Midcoast Broadband Interest Group will be held on Thursday, May 12, at 6 pm, at the BugTussle Annex, 251 Jefferson Street, in the Waldoboro Historic Village District.

Current trends in broadband technology, Broadband Utility Districts, open-access municipal networks, and grant planning and funding will be discussed. This is the first of several meetings planned over the next few months, and the public is welcome and encouraged to join the conversation.

RSVP so we may plan appropriately. For more information, contact Seth Hall at 207-790-2155 or

Free individualized sessions for adults

ROCKLAND – The Maine Educational Opportunity Center will be hosting free individualized sessions for adults
19-and-up who are looking for a new career or returning to higher education. The sessions will be held at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, May 17 – Financial Aid 2 pm, Essentials of College Planning 3 pm and College Financial Aid and Student Loans 4 pm

Friday, May 26 – Financial Aid 9 am, Essentials of College Planning 10 am and College Financial Aid and Student
Loans 11 am

Rockland UMA Center (91 Camden Street
Thursday, May 19 – College Financial Aid and Student Loans 11 am and Financial Aid 1 pm

Mystery of Maine’s Wildlife Talk

CUSHING – Conservationist and long-time wildlife observer Ed Robinson will highlight some of Maine’s more secretive species in a presentation at the Cushing Public Library Thursday, May 19, at 6:30 pm His in-house talk will be free and open to the public .

Robinson says we rarely see such creatures as Atlantic puffins, black bears, northern saw-whet owls, Canada lynx and the American mink, but they are a significant part of our environment, and he will entertain and educate with stunning photographs, biological facts and stories.

For more information, call Wendy Roberts at 207-691-0833 or email

Washington baked ham supper

WASHINGTON – Mt. Olivet Lodge – located quarter-mile north of Washington Village on Rt. 220 – hosts a public “Dine-In or Take-Out” Baked Ham Supper, Saturday, May 21, from 5-6: 30 p.m.

The menu includes baked ham, mashed potatoes, vegetables, pineapple slice, roll, dessert, and drink.

Cost is $ 12 per person.


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