Author David Rosenfelt will be back at the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., Wednesday, Aug. 19, to talk about his new books “Lessons From Tara” and “Who Let the Dog Out.” Door will open 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. program.

Tara, according to Rosenfelt, is the greatest Golden Retriever the world has ever known. “Who Let the Dog Out” is the latest in the Andy Carpenter mystery series. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County.

Rosenfelt is a bestselling mystery writer with more than a dozen novels to his credit and the author of “Dogtripping,” a hilarious chronicle of his cross-country move from California to Maine with 25 dogs. He and his wife Debbie now call Midcoast Maine home with their 27 rescued dogs. In addition, they have rescued more than 4,000 dogs through their Tara Foundation. “Lessons from Tara” is all about the inspirational canine who taught Rosenfelt everything he knows, from dating and being able to share his emotions; to everyday stuff like why random barking will never be something that can be eliminated.

This laugh-out-loud evening will be emceed by WCSH-TV’s Don Carrigan and include a parade of dogs up for adoption at PMHSKC and live auction with Kaja Veilleux of Thomaston Place Auction Galleries.  General admission is $10. VIP tickets are $40 and include a hardcover copy of “Lessons from Tara,” to be signed in person by Rosenfelt at a special appetizer VIP reception before the show at the Speakeasy Lounge. To purchase tickets, visit or call 594-0070 or visit rocklandstrand.com.

The Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast area. The society supports activities advocating responsible pet ownership and the prevention of abuse and cruelty; and it sponsors events and activities that promote the health and welfare of animals and demonstrate the benefits of the human-animal bond.  Since 1991, the society has operated a shelter located on Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston, open every day except Sunday. PMHSKC provides animal support services to the communities of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, South Thomaston, Spruce Head, Hope, Union, Appleton, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven and Vinalhaven, as well as the Waldo County towns of Montville, Stockton Springs, Thorndike and Morrill.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.