WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5 Art Guild of the Kennebunks Exhibit, 8 AM to 4 PM, Shutter Gallery, 5 Nasons Court, off Main St., (Rte. 1), behind the Waterhouse Center, Kennebunk. Free admission. Continues through Columbus Day, October 10.
Many towns in southern Maine
have harvest festivals with activities for the whole family during Oktoberfest.
Trust In Your Bid – Online Auction, proceeds benefit the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust's land acquisition fund that will help protect more specials places in the community. Auction will close on October 14. FMI 967-3465 or email@example.com.
Maine Oktoberfest, a month of activities and events throughout the Southern Maine region. Created through a partnership between the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce and the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. Includes Flavors of Fall, Art and Antiquefest and Salefest. Continues through October 31. FMI and schedule, maineoktoberfest.com.
Fall Exhibition, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Exhibits include: "At the Table;" "OAA Expressions;" "Showcases" with S. Patricia Benson – printmaking, and David Schneider – ceramics; "invited New England Sculptors." Gallery hours: 11 AM to 5 PM, Mondays through Saturdays, and 1 to 5 PM, Sundays. Continues through October 10. FMI 646-8400 or barngallery.org.
Findings: Personal Archaeologies, Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford. Features the work of Juliet Karelsen and Greta Rybus. Exhibition continues through November 19. FMI 370-9130 or feedtheengine.org.
Million Dollar Quartet Opens, Ogunquit Playhouse, Rte. 1, Ogunquit. Continues to November 6. FMI; tickets and showtimes ogunquitplayhouse.org.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6 Thursday Tours, noon to 3 PM, Wells and Ogunquit Historical Society Meetinghouse Museum, 938 Post Rd., Wells. Spooky Stories guided tours take 30 to 40 minutes and continue on Thursdays through October 27. Tours are free, donations appreciated. FMI 646-4775.
Needle Felting Owls with Danielle Bonney, 2:30 PM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Open to ages 8 and up. Registration required. FMI 646-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cut Plus Four, 5 to 7 PM, meet at the Yankee Woodlot parking lot at 100 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Visit the Wells Reserve's demonstration woodlot four years after its first thinning harvest in 2012. Discussion topics include tree-pruning, trail installation, invasive species control, information/ educational programs, monitoring, tree planting and future plans. Pre-registration required. FMI and to register 207-646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
Newcomers and Neighbors Club Meeting, 6:30 PM, Community House, Temple St., Kennebunkport. Kate Bauer Burke will discuss therapy and service dogs. Refreshments served. The club is open for residents of all ages of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel. Guests welcome. FMI www.kptanewcomers.org
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
Quilt, chat and eat with other quilters
at Quiltport USA MINI in Saco,
on Friday, October 7.
Quiltport USA MINI, Ramada Inn, Saco Plaza, 352 North St., Saco. Quilt, chat and eat with other quilters. Continues to October 10. FMI and to register quiltportusa.com.
Lunch and Learn: The Road to Santiago with Jim and Lee Anderson, 2:30 PM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. The Andersons will share photos and stories from their trip along the Camino de Santiago in Spain. Bring your own lunch. The library will provide light refreshments. FMI 646-8181 or email@example.com.
October Show "Diversity" Opening, 5 to 7 PM, Sanford Art Association, 917 Main St., Sanford. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Show continues through October 29. FMI 490-0543 or sanfordspringvaleart.org.
Award-winning play, The Lift, 7:30 PM, Brick Store Museum Program Center, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk. Presented by Storm Warnings Repertory Theatre. Opening celebration with refreshments before the play. Tickets $15. Continues October 8. FMI and tickets 441-8163 or stormwarningstheatre.com.
10th Annual Piano Festival, 8 PM, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Victor Goldberg plays on Friday. Festival continues Saturday, 8 PM, with Janice Weber. Tickets $5/$18. Festival concludes Sunday, October 9, at 3 PM with a free student piano recital, featuring the area's best young pianists. FMI and tickets ogunquitperformingarts.org.
Victor Goldberg is among the performers at the 10th Annual Piano Festival in Ogunquit.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8 Monthly Meeting of the Democratic Committee of the Kennebunks and Arundel, 9 AM, Kennebunkport Fire Station, North St., Kennebunkport. All are welcome. FMI 391-5710.
Decorative Folk Art Workshop, 9 AM to noon. York Art Association Gallery, 394 York St., York Harbor. Folk art painter Elaine Klement will host the classes and teach the technique. $100 for 8 classes. Continues Saturdays through October 22. Per/class cost is $35. Register online or in person at the gallery. FMI and to register 363-4029 or yorkartassociation.com.
Annual Benefit Horse Show, 9 AM to finish, Hollis Equestrian Park, Hollis Center. Fun for all levels of riders. Spectators welcome. FMI mustangrescue.org.
34th Annual Library Craft Fair, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Elementary School, Rte. 109, Wells. Continues on October 9, 10 AM to 3 PM. Presented by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Free admission and parking. FMI 646-8181.
Coastal Kitchen Tour, 10 AM to 4 PM. Visit kitchens in seven homes in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport. Presented by the Center, 175 Port Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Proceeds benefit the Center. FMI 967-8514.
12th Annual Fall Fun Farm Day, 10 AM to 4 PM, Youth Enrichment Center at Hilton-Winn Farm, 189 Ogunquit Rd., Cape Neddick. Features haunted walk, hayrides, arts and crafts, scarecrow making, games, farm animals, pumpkin painting, marimba music, nature hikes and more. Baked goods, snacks, cider, cold drinks and BBQ lunch available for purchase. Admission $5, kids $2. Free parking available in the field across from the farmhouse. Rain date October 9. FMI 361-1385 or hilton-winnfarm.org.
Fun for the whole family at theTransit Day
Open House at the Seashore Trolley Museum,
Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport.
Transit Day Open House, 10 AM to 5 PM, offers chance to see vehicles not usually on display: rapid transit cars, buses and trackless trolleys, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. FMI 967-2712 or trolleymuseum.org.
Columbus Day Weekend Antiques Show and Sale, Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM; Sunday, 11 AM to 4 PM, at the American Legion Hall, Rte. 9, Cape Porpoise (across from the Kennebunkport Police Station). Admission $4 (for both days); $1 off with ad on page 3. Free parking. Sponsored by American Legion Post #159 to benefit programs for veterans.
Fall Open House, 10 AM to 5 PM, Galleries at Morning Walk, 2 Morning Walk Lane, Rte. 35.) Kennebunk Lower Village. Features the newest galleries – the Virginia Souza Gallery and the Salty Girl Boutique. From 1:30 to 4 PM the boutique will honor breast cancer awareness with survivor and creator of the skincare line Violets are Blue, Cynthia Besteman. Refreshments will be served.
Strawbery Banke's Annual Fall Festival, 10 AM to 5 PM, Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Traditional New England country fair with demonstrations from craftspeople, heritage breed and farm animal exhibits, farm animal and livestock demonstrations, special autumn activities in the Children's Garden, presentations on heirloom seeds, canning and food preservation talks, fiber arts, demonstrations and exhibits on historic crafts and industries, coopering, harvest-themed crafts in the Family Discovery Center, garden tours and demonstrations. Event admission is the same as regular daily admission with children under 5, members and active duty military/families admitted free. FMI strawberybanke.org.
Diane Clement is among the artists showing at the Kittery Art Association through October 16.
Association Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point. Thirteen members of the Seacoast Moderns Collaborative present works around this year's theme "Inspired." Show continues through October 16. Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 PM. Free admission. FMI 451-9384.
Oktoberfest Supper, 4:30 and 6:30 PM seatings, Willowbrook Museum, 70 Elm St., Newfield. Fundraiser dinner with music. FMI and to reserve 793-2784.
Contra Dance, 7 PM, Kennebunk Town Hall, 1 Summer St., Kennebunk. Callers Bill and Pam Olson, $10/children under 12 free. Benefits the New School. Contra dances held on the second Saturday of the month. FMI 985-3745.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9 Trust Trail Fest, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, 57 Gravelly Brook Rd., Kennebunkport. Trail races in peak fall foliage: 5K, 10K, 1/2 Marathon, Marathon and Kids Fun Run. Post-race party for all participants. See the website for race times and awards. FMI 967-3465, trusttrailfest.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Old Orchard Beach Half Marathon and 5K, 9 AM, Old Orchard. Finishes at Jimmy the Greek's for a post-race party. Benefits Old Orchard Beach High School cross country and football teams. FMI oldorchardbeachhm.com.
Mark Thallander, Guest Organist, 9:30 AM, The Congregational Church, 1695 Post Road, Wells. FMI 646-0428.
Fall Foliage Walk, 10 AM to noon, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Kennebunk resident, Reserve naturalist, nature writer and University of New Hampshire teaching assistant Eileen Willard will lead a guided hike through the autumn woods. $7/$5. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
Autumn Trunk Show, noon to 4 PM, P. DeSantis Gallery, 77 North St., Kennebunkport. Features DeSantis' paintings, jewelry, natural scents, pillows, candles, leather accessories and ceramic ornaments. Refreshments served. FMI 967-5215.
Old Orchard Beach Half Marathon and 5K takes place on Sunday, October 4, in Old Orchard Beach.
Fall Film Series, 3 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. Embrace of the Serpent, in Spanish and Portuguese with subtitles. Unrated but PG-13 equivalent. FMI 363-2818 or email@example.com.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 10 Laudholm's Early Days, 11 AM to 12:30 PM, Visitors' Center, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Reserve volunteer Ed Bellegarde will lead a historical tour and share stories from the site's English settlement history, beginning with a king's grant in 1642. Free with site admission. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
Meet the Pugdashians, 11:30 AM to 1 PM, at the bottom of Digs Divots and Dogs granite staircase, Dock Square, Kennebunkport. Meet reprentatives of New England Pug Rescue and make a donation.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 PechaKucha Night, 6:45 PM, Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where 20 images are shown, each for 20 seconds. Admission $5. FMI 370-9130 or feedtheengine.org.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13 Clay Night, 6 to 8 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Demonstrations and step-by-step instruction will guide participants in this workshop. Fee $30. FMI 967-9120 or rivertreearts.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14 Over the River and Through the Woods opens, 7:30 PM, City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Tickets $20. Continues Fridays and Saturdays through October 22; Sunday matinees, 2 PM, October 16 and 23. FMI and tickets 282-0849 or citytheater.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15
Annual Fall Rummage Sale, 9 AM to noon, Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Donations of clean, gently used fall and winter clothing, books and household items will be accepted at the church during the week prior, Wednesday and Thursday, October 12 and 13, from 9 AM to 5 PM, and Friday, October. 14, from 9 AM to 2 PM. Handicap accessible by elevator from the parking lot behind town hall. FMI 985-4494 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore the biodiversity of the intertidal zone
at Laudholm Beach during Treasures
of the Tidepools, at Wells Reserve
at Laudholm, Wells.
32nd Annual and Kidsfest, 9 AM to 4 PM, York Beach. Includes a variety of activities, live bands, bean hole beans and 150 local food vendors and juried and marketplace crafters from all over the country, plus Kidsfest, horse and wagon rides, pumpkin stroll and more. FMI 363-4422 or yorkharvestfest.com.
History Walk and Talk with Wells historian and author Joe Hardy, 10 AM. Meet at the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit, 938 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Participants will carpool to six historic mills locations along the Merriland River. $5/free for members. FMI and to reserve a space, 646-4775 or email@example.com.
Treasures of the Tidepools, 3 to 5 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Explore the biodiversity of the intertidal zone at Laudholm Beach. This walk covers about one mile. $5 for members, $7 for nonmembers and $15 for a family of three or more. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
10th Annual Rock and Roll Benefit Dance, 7 PM to midnight, Eagle's Hall 57 Birch St., Biddeford. Limited to 250 tickets. Tickets $10. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. Dance contest with prizes. FMI and tickets call 284-4692.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16
19th Annual Oktoberfest, 11 AM to 3 PM, Abenaki Draft Horse Club, Duke Lane, off Walker Road, Lyman. Featuring horse-powered plowing and harrowing, demonstration of corn shelling, blacksmithing demonstrations, stone wall building and displays of antique agricultural equipment. A horse-drawn wagon will travel through the woods (fee). Fresh apple cider, snacks, drinks, soups and steamed hot dogs will be available for purchase. Free admission. FMI and directions, call Carol Lovejoy, 608-3360.
Ron Romano will talk about the early history of southern Maine and the legacy of stonecutter Bartlett Adams on Sunday, October 16, at the Alfred Shaker Museum.
Sid Emery Memorial Forum presents "A Stoncutter's Tale," 1:30 PM, Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd., Alfred. Ron Romano will talk about the early history of southern Maine and the legacy of stonecutter Bartlett Adams. Free admission; donations accepted. Sponsored by Alfred Shaker Museum and Sanford-Springvale Historical Society. FMI alfredshakermuseum.org or sanfordhistory.org.
Full Moon Walk with the family, 6 PM, location TBD at registration. Learn about how animals and humans adapt to the dark. Stories, games and snacks. Free. Hosted by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. FMI and to register Leia@kctoffice.org.
Hunter's Moon Hike, 6 to 8 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Participants will watch the moon rise, walk the trail to the beach, share some moon stories along the way and conduct a moon ceremony at the beach. $5 for members; $7 for nonmembers and $15 for a family of three or more. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18 The World in Your Library presents "An Introduction to Buddhism" with Dana Sawyer, Professor of religion and philosophy, Maine College of Art. 6 PM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council, the Margaret Chase Smith Foundation and the Mid-Coast Forum on Foreign Relations. Free. FMI 646-8181 or wellslibrary.org.
Lake Baikal – Beautiful Birds, Bad Beer and Buddhist Babushkas in photographs and stories by Lena Moser, 7 to 8:30 PM, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. FMI 646-1555.
JUST AHEAD Thursday, October 20 Final Third Thursday Talk, 5:30 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. $10, members free. Professor Patrick Rael of Bowdoin College will speak on his latest book, 88 Years: The Long Death of Slavery in the United States, 1777-1865, which focuses on the slow process of the American struggle against slavery, starting with Vermont writing slavery out of its state constitution in 1777 and ending with the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery nationwide in 1865. Light refreshments served. FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org.
Friday, October 21
The 13th Annual OgunquitFest, from October 21 to 23, offers a scarecrow contest, classic car show, ghost stories and tours, pumpkin and cookie decorating, storytelling, costume parade, high heel race, crafts show and more.
13th Annual OgunquitFest, 9 AM to 4 PM. Scarecrow contest, classic car show, ghost stories and tours, wagon rides, pumpkin and cookie decorating, storytelling, costume parade, high heel race, crafts show under the tents at the beach, scavenger hunt and more, Ogunquit. Continues to October 23, 10 AM to 3 PM. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. See page 23 for schedule. FMI 646-2939 or visitogunquit.org.
The (Underwater) Revolutions in the Southeastern Mediterranean, noon to 1 PM, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Dr. Ehud Spanier of the University of Haifa, Israel, will discuss global warming, invasive species and marine conservation in the southeastern Mediterranean Sea. $2. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
Angel Street, aka Gaslight, presented by the Originals,7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Buxton. Continues October 22, 23 (matinee, 2:30 PM), 27, 28 (pay what you can), 29. Tickets $20/$18. FMI and tickets sacorivertheatre.org or 929-5412.
Saturday, October 22 Autumn Walk in Search of Wildflowers, Fruits and Winter Weeds, 10 AM to 12:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Naturalist Boot Boutwell will lead the walk in search of late blooming wildflowers and fruits. $7/$5. For ages 10 and up with an adult. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
Sunday, October 23 Art HOPE 1,000 Healing Cranes, 10 AM to 3 PM, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. In Japanese tradition, paper cranes symbolize a wish for health and well-being and 1,000 cranes ensure good luck. Participants will work with origami artist to make 1000 cranes. Project benefits York Hospital Oncology Care. FMI arthope.org or 337-2900.
Sid Emery Memorial Forum presents "The Chair is the Thing," 1:30 PM, Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd., Alfred. Adam Nudd-Homeyer will discuss his work melding history with wood and metalworking skills. He has agreed to produce replicas of a Shaker chair produced originally at Alfred for sale to the public by Chilton House. The museum will display a sample. Free admission; donations accepted. Sponsored by Alfred Shaker Museum and Sanford-Springvale Historical Society. FMI alfredshakermuseum.org or sanfordhistory.org.
Monday, October 24
Photographer Robin Keus is among the artists showing at the Laudholm Farm Barn Gallery
through November 27. The opening reception
is on Friday, October 28, at the Wells Reserve
at Laudhom, in Wells.
Thru Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, noon to 1 PM, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Former Wells Reserve Summer Camp coordinator Jess Caron will share her experience hiking for four weeks on the Northern California section of the Pacific Crest Trail. Learn how to dehydrate food, plan meal packages, hunt for water sources, and survive out in the woods. Suggested donation $2. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
Friday, October 28 Seed Sale Early – Bird Deadline, 4 PM. Order birdseed supply. Proceeds benefit education programs at the Wells Reserve and York County Audubon. Pickup will be at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm barn on November 10, 11 and 12. FMI and to download order forms 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
Artists’ Reception, 5 to 8 PM, Laudholm Farm Barn Gallery, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. "Environmental Health Now" features artists Robin Keus, Paul Noel and local students. Show runs from October 20 through November 27. FMI the Whitney Galleries at 216-9022.
8th Annual Oktoberfest Fundraiser, 7 PM, Regatta Banquet and Conference Center, 28 Levesque Dr., Eliot. Appetizers and desserts from local chefs, live music, DJ, dancing and live auction with games and prizes. Benefits the Marshwood Education Foundation. Tickets $35 or $30 each for a table of 10. FMI 603-767-8341 or markamd@comcast .net.
Saturday, October 29 Wells Crafts Show and Sale, 9 AM to 4 PM, Coastal House, 2128 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Features pottery, clothing, toys, bath products, home décor, prints, stained glass, blown glass and more. FMI fairsandfestivals.net.
Mindful Hike, 10 AM to noon, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Features a walking meditation, practicing some skills for awareness and connection to nature and honoring the ancient time of Samhein. For ages 10 and up. $5/$7/$15 for family of 3 or more. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
The 13th Annual All Souls' Walk takes place on Saturday, October 29, at Hope Cemetery in Kennebunk. Held by the Brick Store Museum.
13th Annual All Souls' Walk, continuous tours begin at noon; last tour departs at 3 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Costumed interpreters will start each narrated walk at the Museum and proceed through Hope Cemetery to visit the graves and hear tales of Kennebunk residents from the past three centuries. Not too spooky; perfect for the whole family. $10 per person; $30 per family; no advance reservations are required unless for large groups. FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org
Sunday, October 30 Trolley-ween, 10 AM to 5 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Closing day of the regular season; special treats for kids.
Murder Mystery, 5 to 9 PM, the Chef and the Gardener Restaurant, 345 North St., Saco. Sponsored by and benefitting the Rotary Club of Saco Bay, the evening includes a three-course meal and the murder mystery. Non-alcoholic beverages are provided; beer, wine and Sangria are available for purchase. Tickets $45; limited to first 40 guests. FMI and reservations, John 602-9115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, November 5 25th Annual IWCNE Holiday Fair, 9 AM to 2 PM, International Women’s Club of New England (IWCNE.net) is sponsoring their Holiday Fair from at the York Village Elementary School, York. More than 40 vendors will display jewelry, photography, natural skin care products, knitted and wooden goods, unique crafts and more. Homemade soups and baked goods will be available for purchase. Free admission. IWCNE awards scholarship to needy women and children’s organizations in the area.
Friday, November 11 Salute to Veterans, 7 PM, Nasson Little Theatre, 457 Main St., Springvale. An evening of songs and remembrances from World War 1 through today. Tickets $10. Veterans with ID will be admitted free. FMI 324-8227 or sanfordmainestageco.org.
CONTINUING ACBL-Sanctioned Duplicate Bridge, Wells–Ogunquit Senior Center, 300 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Moody, Tuesdays, noon. A partner is promised if you arrive 15 prior to start time. FMI 646-7775.
Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd., Alfred. Museum hours are 1 to 4 PM, every Wednesday and Saturday through November. FMI alfredshakermuseum.org.
Beginner astronomy classes are held
on the first Friday of the month,
Astronomical Society of Northern New
England (ASNNE), at the New School,
38 York St., Kennebunk.
Animal Welfare Society Preschool Programs, "Furry Tales, Stories and Adventure Hour," Thursdays, 10 to 11 AM, Humane Education Room, 46 Holland Rd., West Kennebunk. Free admission, donations accepted. FMI 985- 3244 or www.animalwelfaresociety.org.
Astronomy Classes, beginner classes at 6:45 PM with regular meeting at 7:30 on the first Friday of the month, Astronomical Society of Northern New England (ASNNE), at the New School, 38 York St. (Rte. 1 south), Kennebunk. Meetings are free and open to the public, $5 for nonmembers if there is a special guest speaker. FMI asnne.org.
Beach Plum Farm, Rte. 1, Ogunquit, features the Roby Littlefield Museum and the farmhouse and barn of a traditional saltwater farm with 22 acres stretching down to the Ogunquit River. It is the home of the Great Works Regional Land Trust. Open dawn to dusk; free admission. FMI 646-3604.
Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk, 5 to 8 PM, various venues downtown and in the mills. Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk takes place on the last Friday of each month through October. FMI www.biddefordartwalk.com.
Bingo, 9:30 to 11 AM, fourth Tuesday, September 27 through April 25, Kennebunk Town Hall, 3rd floor, room 306. For ages 50+. Admission is free. Coffee, donuts, small prizes. FMI 604-1335 or kennebunkrec.com.
Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 4:30 PM, bingo starts at 6 PM. Food available. Senior Center, 300 Post Rd., Wells. Must be over 16 to play. FMI 207-646-7775.
Bingo, 6 PM, every Wednesday, Ramsdell Rogers American Legion Post, 75 Cape Neddick Rd. (Rte. 1A), York. All welcome. FMI 363-9827.
Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk takes place on the last
Friday of each month through October.
Bird Walks weekly; days, times and locations vary. Sponsored by York County Audubon. Free and open to the public. Bring your own binoculars. For updates and details, visit York County Audubon Facebook page. Continues year-round. FMI 207-604-8618.
Book Discussion Group, second Thursday of every month at 9:45 AM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. New members are always welcome. FMI 967-2778.
Book Discussion Group, last Thursday of every month at 6 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. See listing above for details.
Book Sale, sponsored by Friends of the Wells Public Library, ongoing, 1434 Post Rd., Wells. Collection updated weekly; prices range from 25 cents to $5. FMI 646-8181.
Book Sale at the Book Shed of the Libby Memorial Library, 27 Staples St., Old Orchard Beach. Gently used books, DVDs, CDs and other items. Proceeds benefit library programs and acquisitions. Open 10 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Friday and 10 AM to 3 PM, Saturday. Sponsored by Friends of Libby Library.
Brewery Tours, see local ale being brewed, by appointment, preferably a day in advance, year-round, Kennebunkport Brewery, The Shipyard Shops, 8 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. FMI 967-1261.
Brick Store Museum, open Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 4:30 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Exhibits include "80 Years of Fashion," a collection of costumes from the 1890s to 1970s; "Seek the Light," the photography of Roland Williams; "Design and Function," furnishings, portraits and decorative art from 1685 to 1840; "Stories of Invention," part of the Maine Yankee Ingenuity Trail and featuring inventors and inventions of the Kennebunks. Admission to exhibits: adults $7.50, seniors $6, family $20, free to members. FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org.
Cargo Shop at the Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Rd., Cape Porpoise. Clothing for the whole family, household items, white-elephant articles, linens collectibles, books and games. Open Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 4 PM, April through November, and Saturday,10 AM to noon, June through November.
Conversational French Language Group, meets Thursdays, 6 PM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Road, Wells. Anyone with a French language interest is welcome to participate. FMI Kristi Bryant at email@example.com, or 646-8181.
Cribbage Club, 1 PM, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. All ages and levels welcome. Bring your own boards. FMI 967-2778.
Ever After Mustang Rescue
in Biddeford welcomes visitors
Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing unwanted, neglected and abused mustangs brought to New England through the adopt-a-horse program. Volunteer training every Saturday between 9 AM and noon for anyone 15 years and older. Join us if you have 3 or more hours a week and would like to help care for these horses. Visitors welcome; call for hours at 207-284-7721.
Fiber Arts Group, 10:30 AM to noon, when the library is open; Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd., Wells. Open to any hand needle worker. All ages and ability levels welcome. FMI 646-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Franciscan Monastery gardens and trails along the Kennebunk River designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, Beach Ave., Kennebunk Beach. Open from sunrise to sunset. Free.
Maine Coast Cycling Club offers weekly rides: road ride on Sundays at 8 AM and Tuesdays at 5:45 PM, Kennebunkport Bicycle Company, Arundel Rd., Kennebunkport. FMI www.mainecoastcycling.com.
The Memory Cafe, 12:45 to 2 PM, alternating Saturdays every month, Bradford Common Bistro, Huntington Common, Huntington Common Dr., Kennebunk. Mary-Lou Boucouvalas, director Graves Library, Kennebunkport, will offer an afternoon of stories, games, music, art and activities to families dealing with memory loss. FMI 967-2778.
Museums of Old York, features a complex of historical buildings, York St. (Rte. 1A and Lindsay Rd.), York Village, open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, 1 to 5 PM, to Columbus Day. FMI www.oldyork.org.
Ogunquit Fire Company Fire Museum, Firemen’s Park, corner of Shore Rd. and Cottage St., Ogunquit, open for viewing 24 hours a day. View the steam pumper and other fire memorabilia.
Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 10 AM to 5 PM, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Features "Jamie Wyeth: Private Collection" through October 31; Bernard Karfiol, Henry Strater and works from the Barn Gallery Associates Wing, through October 31. FMI 646-4909 or www.ogunquitmuseum.org.
Pasco Exhibit Center, Kennebunkport Historical Society, 125-135 North St., Kennebunkport. Open year-round; Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM. Admission is $5; free for KHS members. FMI 207-967-2751.
PetanqueClub, Old Orchard Beach, meets at the courts at Veteran's Memorial Park, on Heath St., across from the train station. Tuesdays at 2 PM; Fridays at 6 PM. New members always welcome. FMI call Joe Leprohon, 207-937-2015, or Bob Quinn, 207-934-2648.
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge,
in Wells, offers an easy one-mile walking
trail with views of woods and marshes.
Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Rte. 9, Wells. “Carson Trail,” a one-mile walking trail, is handicap accessible; open daily, dawn to dusk. Free and open to the public. Headquarters is open Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. FMI 646-9226.
Saco Bay Artists invites local artists to their meetings and workshops, held the second Monday of each month. Meetings alternate between noon and 6:30 PM at the Pines in Ocean Park. FMI www.sacobayartists.org.
Saco Museum, 371 Main St. (Rte. 1), Saco. Features “Art, Artifacts and Anecdotes: 150 Years of Collecting at the Saco Museum.” Continues to October 30. Open noon to 4 PM, Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 PM, Friday on (free admission after 4); 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday; noon to 4 PM, Sunday, from June through December. Admission: $5 for adults; $3, seniors and students and $2 for children (7 to 18) and free for 6 and under. FMI www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.
Sit and Knit, a social knitting group, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday, 1 PM to close, Ball and Skein, Village Marketplace, Kennebunk Lower Village. All welcome; no instruction; free. FMI 207- 967-4434.
Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Restored houses, exhibits, historic landscapes and gardens and costumed role players. New exhibit "Game On! In the Pursuit of Play on Puddle Dock." Adults $20, children 5 to 17 years $10, family $50. Children under 5 and museum members, free. Open daily, May 1 to October 31 for self-guided visits, 10 AM to 5 PM. FMI 603-433-1100.
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, seven miles of trails through fields, forests, marshlands and coast; open daily 7 AM to dusk. Visitor Center open Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM; Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day: daily, 10 AM to 4 PM. Programs include Morning Yoga, most Tuesdays, Nature Discovery with the Center for Wildlife, York County Master Gardeners and York County Audubon and guided walks. Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., off Rte. 1 north of Wells. FMI and schedules 207-646-1555.
Women and Horses Workshop, a hands-on learning experience with horses, Mondays from 6 to 7:30 PM, Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford. $10 per session. FMI and to register 284-7721.
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