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Easter in the Camden-Rockland Region - April 12, 2020

Posted Friday, April 3, 2020

Our members are coming up with meaningful, clever (and delicious!) ways to help you celebrate Easter this spring. From virtual church services to brunch boxes to go, look to our industrious business folks to bring smiles to all faces this Easter. And if your business is hopping to it, be sure to let us know. We’ll be happy to add you to the list!


Easter Brunch and Dinner

Hartstone Inn. Easter Brunch via Curbside Cuisine! See our full menu on our Facebook page, Hartstone Inn and Hideaway.  Pre-order by calling us at 236-4259. Pick-up on Easter Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm.

Natalie’s at Camden Harbor Inn. 83 Bay View Street, Camden. Order your Natalie's Easter Brunch Box today. We deliver or you can pick up the Easter Brunch Box up between 10 am and Noon on Easter Sunday. We have limited boxes available. Call 207-236-7008 for your orders and all profits will financially support our staff. Enjoy Natalie's Famous Easter Brunch at home!

Nina June. For Easter Sunday we are taking reservations for a 4-course menu featuring spiced nuts/olives, cream of fennel soup, sweet pea filled ravioli, and rack of lamb (to go) designed for 2 or for 4. Pre-order only. $100 for 2 people, $200 for 4 people. Easter cake and breads also available a la carte. Please call in your order with credit card by Friday at noon: 207-236-8880. 

Rockland Synagogue Sponsors Easter Meal at St. Peter’s Church, Rockland. Adas Yoshuron Synagogue will be providing its annual Easter Day Community Dinner at St. Peter’s Church on Easter Sunday, April 12, at 1 p.m. Instead of serving a sit-down dinner, they will be distributing a home-cooked take-out meal for pick-up at St. Peter’s, 11 White Street, Rockland. Primo Restaurant is generously arranging for their staff to prepare the meals. When waiting in line to receive a meal, people are requested to maintain six feet of distance between themselves and others to comply with health recommendations. The Church is located at the corner of White and Limerock Streets in Rockland. For more information, please call 207 594-4523, or email info@adasyoshuron.org.


Sweets and Easter Basket Treats

Atlantic Baking Company. 351 Main Street, Rockland. 207-596-0505. We are taking orders for Easter. A nice selection of breads and pastries. The order deadline is April 9th. Take-out, curbside delivery, and free home delivery within 10 miles of Rockland! Look on the ABC Facebook page for our Easter menu. Please call any time after 7am to place your orders, the closer to 7am the better!

Bixby Chocolate. One Sea Street Place, Rockland. Call 207-691-2634, Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm, or order online at www.bixbyco.com anytime. Please indicate when you will pick up, so we can bring your order outside. There are so many delightful options and lots of chocolate bunnies ready to come to your home!

Grasshopper Shop of Rockland. 400 Main Street, Rockland. Looking for ideas for Easter? Visit our Facebook page for a quick tour of the store showcasing some ideas that would be perfect Easter gifts. See something you like? Give us a call at 207-596-6156 or send us an email at grassroc@gmail.com. We are here working behind the scenes Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, and beginning April 5th we will also be here on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am - 4pm, so please give us a call or send us an email or message for more info. We are offering free shipping, curbside pickup, and delivery in Rockland.

Lincolnville General Store. We have a wide variety of Easter chocolates and treats, plus baked goods and hot foods for Easter day. We are open, but our doors are closed to the public. Curbside pick-up and delivery. If you need to call, 207-763-4411, but the best way to reach us is via email, at info@lincolnvillegeneral.com.

Uncle Willy’s Candy Shoppe. 57 Bay View Steet, Camden. A large selection of pre-made Easter baskets, or made-to-order Easter Baskets await! And, from Thursday, April 9 through Saturday, April 11, the Easter Bunny himself will be here to deliver your Easter treats curbside! Call 207-230-2470 between 10 am and 6 pm, or email us at thesuttons@myfairpoint.net today! 


Church Services

Christian Science Church, Camden. We are offering online services, including our traditional Easter Sunday service. All information about how to connect to our services through Zoom can be found on our website (www.cscamden.org). To connect, anyone can use a computer, a smart phone, or a regular land line telephone. We have services every week on Wednesday (Testimony Meeting at 7 pm) and Sunday (Service at 10 am) and Wednesday (7 pm).

First Congregational Church of Camden. Easter Sunday Services at 9 am and 11 am via Zoom. Both services will be live, but same format. If you would like to be added to the Zoom invitation list for Sunday worship and/or the meditation services offered on Tuesdays and Fridays, please contact Becky in the office at 207 236-4821 or email becky@camdenucc.org. FMI, visit www.camdenucc.org.

St. Thomas Episcopal Church of Camden. Our rector, the Rev. Canon Lisa Fry, is doing many things virtually, and they can be viewed on our website https://www.stthomascamdenme.org and on our Facebook page and YouTube Channel, both of which can be accessed through our website. The rector is doing Noonday Prayer M-F, with guided meditation Tuesdays and Thursdays (and every day during Holy Week), Compline (evening prayer) at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays and Sundays (and every night during Holy Week), a Good Friday service (instead of Noonday Prayer this Friday). Sermons are also posted weekly on the website. Our members have been encouraged to view the Easter service from the National Cathedral in Washington online this Sunday. 

The Episcopal Church of St. John Baptist, 200 Main Street, Thomaston 207-542-3153. Live streaming during Holy Week on Facebook.

Thomaston Baptist Church. We have a YouTube channel that can be accessed through our website: www.thomastonbaptist.org. Weekly virtual servies. Holy week and Easter are very important to us, so we are not going to let them slide by. We will do this by established a "new" Holy Week and Easter when the current crisis is over, so that all can participate even if this must occur in June or July or beyond. 

This list has been compiled by the Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce. All events and details are subject to change. Have fun from home and be safe.