The pet pantry is open from 9-11 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, next on April 4. Its mission is to assist people who, due to their economic circumstances, may be having trouble buying food for their cat or dog.
The Eat Soup With Nuts Mah Jongg Group played on March 23 in Waldoboro. High scorers were Cat Crozier, of Pemaquid, and Betsy Marr, of Bristol.
Chocolate Fest 2017 is for the whole family. Teens ages 13 and up are welcome to attend the event, April 1 from 7-10 p.m. Younger children are welcome to visit the child care for the event at the Bristol Congregational Church, just down the street from The 1812 Farm. There is no charge for child care.
Growers or producers interested in learning more about food safety on their farms are invited to learn what the Food Safety Modernization Act is and how could it impact a farm. An introduction to the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule will take place on Thursday, April 6 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Knox-Lincoln Cooperative Extension Office, 377 Manktown Road, Waldoboro.
Volunteers for all events and activities at Damariscotta Pumpkinfest are invited to join the Damariscotta Pumpkinfest & Regatta Committee at its first monthly committee meeting for 2017. The meeting, scheduled for Thursday, March 23 at 4:30 p.m., will take place in Skidompha Public Library’s Porter Meeting Hall.
Wiscasset Ambulance Service has been designated as a Maine HeartSafe Community. The Maine HeartSafe Community program is a cooperative initiative of the Maine Emergency Medical Services office and the Maine Cardiovascular Health Council.
The Good Shepherd Food Bank Food Mobile will distribute food, including fresh produce, meat, and nonperishable items, to people in need in the greater Whitefield area on Wednesday, March 29 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Whitefield Lions Club, 52 Main St., Coopers Mills. Anyone in need of emergency food assistance in Whitefield and the surrounding towns is welcome to attend.
Over Easter week this year, 10 Mainers will travel to an old communist youth camp deep within what was once called Czechoslovakia. Their mission is to teach conversational English in an area called Moravia, which is part of the Czech Republic. The team members live in Waldoboro, Warren, Bremen, Union, and Auburn and are being supported by families and friends and by several local Maine churches.
The annual Walt Gallant Walk-A-Thon will be held on Sunday, April 9 at 1 p.m., with a rain date of Sunday, April 23, at the downtown branch of Damariscotta Bank & Trust. The walk will cover approximately three miles, ending back at the bank.
Medomak Arts will host a community potluck to introduce its new home at 13 Friendship St. in Waldoboro. This celebration will take place from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, March 24.
The Wells-Hussey American Legion Post 42 in Damariscotta will hold an American Legion birthday celebration on Wednesday, March 22. The celebration was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 15, but the date was changed due to the impending storm.
The Polar Dip event originally scheduled for Sunday, March 12 at the landing at Bradford Point Road in Friendship has been canceled and will be rescheduled for a future date not set as of yet.
Registered nurse Wendy Dinsmore, a South Bristol native and current nurse manager at St. Andrews Village Retirement Community in Boothbay Harbor, didn’t always know that nursing was her calling — but everyone around her did. While working at a lumber yard and a Ford dealership, people began bringing injured employees to her to take care of. She wasn’t sure why, but they did, and she cared for them with a sense of tranquility.
The Wells-Hussey American Legion Post 42, at 527 Main St. in Damariscotta, will hold an American Legion birthday celebration on Wednesday, March 15.
Thomas E. Delahanty II, U.S. attorney for the District of Maine, is pleased to announce the Youth Voices on the Opiate Crisis Media Contest.