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Camden Herald 6 October Community Summaries - Knox County Village

Harper’s Art and Book Fair, huge book sale. The Camden Public Library will host an outdoor art show, Saturday, October 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday, October 2, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kiosks are located along Atlantic Ave and on the grounds surrounding the library. The event runs in tandem with the huge bookstore under the tent of the library, located in the parking lot, just past the Camden Amphitheater. Both events are free and open to the public.

Student Book Award book group meeting in Maine. The Maine Student Book Award book collection will meet monthly at the library. October meeting is Monday, October 3rd, 5-6pm Join Young Librarian Miss Amy and other 4th-8th graders to discuss books from the MSBA 2022 list. Email Miss Amy at for more information .

Presentation “NC Fletcher Camden of 1884”. Ken Gross, director of the Camden Public Library’s Walsh History Center, will give an illustrated slide presentation Tuesday, October 4, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. paired with pictures of Camden in the 1880s with descriptions from Nathan C. Fletcher. “Annals of Camden” 1883-1884. The program will be presented in person to a limited live audience and broadcast simultaneously on Zoom. To reserve a seat to attend in person, email To attend via Zoom, sign up for “What’s Happening” on the adult events calendar at for a link. For digital publishing, the zoom registration link is

“Borne on the Wind” author event with John R Anderson. Author Jon R. Anderson will present his book detailing the life and memoirs of his grandfather, Maine ship captain Anders Anderson, Thursday, October 6, 6:30-7pm. His sailing career spanned nearly half a century during the age of sail. The program will be presented to a personal audience at Camden Public Library and broadcast live on the library’s Facebook page.

The sound of gongs showering in the amphitheater. Enjoy the sound of gongs and the relaxed, changing elegance of Sunday, October 9, 4-5:30 p.m. at the Camden Amphitheater. Musical instrument designer and sound therapist Jim Doble will produce sound waves to help participants cleanse, rejuvenate, rest and recover. He will be joined by Doble Forest Weston, who will play a variety of deeply resonant didgeridoo. Program by optional donation. Contact Jim Doble at or call 785-2212 to register.

Author event “We Share the Same Heaven” with Rachel Cerruti. Maine Literary Prize-winning author Rachel Cerruti will present her book Sharing the Same Heaven on Tuesday, October 11, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The book documents a granddaughter’s decade-long journey to weave together the fine strands of her family’s history. The project is an intergenerational diary of love, loss, and the will to move forward in the face of uncertainty. To reserve a seat to attend in person, email To attend via Zoom, sign up for “What’s Happening” on the adult events calendar at for a link. For digital publishing, the zoom registration link is

Personal Home Buyer Education Course Five Town Proceeds Adult Ed will present the Homebuyer Education Course, from MaineStream Finance, in person again. This class will explain many of the terms used by real estate agents and lenders, and help class participants know how much a home they can afford and ways to finance it. Participants who attend all classes receive a Home Buyer Education Certificate, recognized by the Maine Housing and Rural Development Authority, giving them access to private loan programs through MSHA, FHA, and VA. The certificate is good for two years. This class meets for three nights at Camden Hills Regional High School, October 17, 18 and 19, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and ends the last night before 8:30. For more information, call adult ed at 236-7800, ext. 5, or

Knox County Retired Teachers’ Meeting Knox County Retired Educators will meet at 11:30 on Wednesday, October 12 at the Offshore Restaurant in Rockport on Route 1. Any retiree who has worked in any position in a school district and lives within Knox County are welcome to join us and find out what fun we have doing well for others. For more information, call 594-4397.

Rockport Public Library Pumpkin Drawing Party Children’s Librarian Stephanie will lead a pumpkin-painting party, to kick off the Halloween season, at the Rockport Public Library Wednesday, October 5 at 4 p.m. for festive fall fun for the whole family. All materials, including pumpkins, will be provided. This is a free event, open to all families.

Sell ​​Merryspring flower bulb Because autumn planting is back in its third year. Applications can be submitted now through October 15 by either printing out the Bulb application form and mailing (or emailing) it to Merryspring, or by calling 236-2239. All information is included in the application form. Merryspring members will get a 10% discount, and non-members can take advantage of this same discount by becoming a member. Orders will be prepared and ready for pickup at the Merryspring Nature Center, 30 Conway Road in Camden, through mid-October during regular business hours: Tuesday – Friday 9am-2pm Orders cannot be shipped. All proceeds will benefit the Merryspring Nature Center.

Autumn Fairy Gathering This fall, visitors to the Erickson Fields Preserve at Maine Coast Heritage Trust, 164 West St, Rockport, can immerse themselves in a good book as they wander through the woods and field. The pages of “The Fall Fairy Gathering” by local author Lisa Gardner Walsh are posted along the 1.4-mile circuitous path. This book, paired with illustrations by Hazel Mitchell, will help children discover how fairies celebrate the harvest season. And while fairies love to add some fun to everything they do, there are also gentle reminders here of the human relationship with nature and the importance of nurturing it. For more information about the Maine Coast Heritage Trust, Erickson Fields Preserve, and Story Trail visit or call 236-2739.

Read the explorations out loud: “Covered in the Night.” As part of Camden Public Library’s celebration of History Discovery Month in October, Joseph Coty will read aloud from Nicole Eustace’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book “Covered With Night” on Friday, October 7, from 11:00 a.m. to noon. The book tells a fascinating series of criminal investigations and intercultural negotiations in early colonial America. New readings are available to watch every Friday at 11am in the “Videos” section of the public YouTube channel at Camden Public Library and Facebook page.

art and newspapers At Camden Public Library Amy Hand facilitates creative art and blogging projects through emails and via the Zoom online meeting platform Every Wednesday from 4pm-5pm Email Amy at to receive project ideas And a link to participate in a Zoom meeting.

Walsh Clock History Center on Zoom At Camden Public Library Do you have a question about the history of Camden, your ancestors who may have lived in the area, or the house you live in now? Ken Gross and the Walsh History Center team will help find an answer for you Monday, October 3, 17 and 24, noon to 1 pm Email to request a Zoom link to participate.

Amphitheater yoga At Camden Public Library at Camden Public Library on Tuesday and Friday mornings, certified yoga teacher Dennis Robinson will offer a yoga class at the Camden Amphitheater, from 9 to 10 a.m. Suitable for all levels. Contact Robinson at 975-5325 or for details.

Tai Chi in the runway At Camden Public Library, instructor Anna Dempska will lead tai chi classes for all levels on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m., via a donation. A portion of the donations collected will benefit the Camden Public Library. For more information and to register, email Anna at It is highly recommended that you register so that you can be reached if classes are cancelled.

Indoor story time for preschoolers At Camden Public Library Children’s librarian, Miss Amy, hosts inner story times in the Picker Room of Camden Public Library, specially themed for preschoolers on Friday mornings, 10-11 a.m. For information email Miss Amy :

Creative afternoon art for kids At Camden Public Library Creative Art returns in person every Thursday afternoon from 4-5pm in September. This is an after-school activity for kids interested in developing their artistic skills and trying out new crafts. The projects are facilitated by Young Librarian Miss Amy. Call 236-3440 to sign up for the September sessions.

Book time for kids With Miss Amy at Camden Public Library, Children’s Librarian, Miss Amy, hosts an outdoor story at Camden Amphitheater on Wednesdays, 10-11 a.m., especially for toddlers and babies. weather permitting. For information, email Miss Amy:

Lear and Charlar on Zoom. The Spanish Reading and Speaking group meets on Tuesdays 2nd and 4th, from 1 to 2:30 p.m., via Zoom. Join the Spanish practice! For more information and to request a link to attend, email Lynne Taylor at

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