2016 CALENDAR OF LOCAL EVENTS  

This page includes current local events for southern Maine,  

from Kittery to Scarborough. Listings are updated weekly in season. 

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Ongoing Exhibits


"Seascapes," an exhibit at the Sanford Art Association Gallery, 917 Main St., Sanford. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Continues to July 30. FMI 490-0543 or sanfordspringvaleart.org.

 

Horses of Plenty by Richard Brown Lethem, whose work can be seen at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit.

 

Exhibit of new work by Valerie Allen, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 156A State Rd., Kittery. Her work will be featured through July. FMI 439-4209.

 

"Shades of Light," exhibit by Barbara Morse, The Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Continues to July 31. FMI 207-216-9022.

 

Mid-Season Exhibitions, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Features An Open Juried Show of Regional Artists sponsored by Kennebunk Savings Bank; OAA Expressions; Showcases Russ Aharonian and Richard Brown Lethem – Painting; and Invited New England Sculptors. Continues through July 30; showcases continue through August 6.

 

6th Annual Brick Store Museum Photography Contest opens for digital submissions. Open to photographers of all ages. FMI brickstoremuseum.org.

 

"Live Tree or Die" with potter Hillary Rousselle, 6 to 8 PM, Red Door Pottery Studio, 44 Government St., Kittery. Free. Show continues to October 31. Hours are daily by chance or by appointment. FMI 439-5671
or reddoorpottery.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27

 

Don't miss the fun! Circus Smirkus is in town! Shows are on July 27 and 28.

York Days with concerts, tournaments, fairs, fireworks, road race, crafts and sand castle building, Short Sands and various other locations, York Beach. Events continue to July 31 with fireworks. FMI York Parks and Recreation, 363-1040, or yorkmaine.org.

 

Pickling and Drying Workshop, 1 to 3 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Master food preserver Kate McCarty of the University of Maine Cooperative Extension will facilitate. Learn how to make refrigerator pickles and dry your own food. Cost: $20 materials fee. FMI 985-4802.

 

Circus Smirkus, 1 and 6 PM, Rockin' Horse Stable, 245 Arundel Rd., Kennebunkport. Presented by Kennebunkport Consolidated School. Continues at the same times, July 28. FMI smirkus.org.

 

Concert with pianist Dave Hollis, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Concert is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. FMI 985-5866.

 

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Ogunquit Playhouse, Rte. 1, Ogunquit. Continues to August 6. For tickets and show times ogunquitplayhouse.org.

 

 

Watch a live performance of Shakespeare

in the Park Thursdays and Fridays

in Kennebunk. Also at the Colony Hotel, Kennebunkport, on Wednesdays.

Once Upon a Mattress, 8 PM, Hackmatack Playhouse, Rte. 9, Berwick. Continues to August 13. FMI and tickets 698-1807 or hackmatack.org.

 

Shakespeare in the Port, 8 PM, Wednesdays at the Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Plays alternate between All's Well That Ends Well, Richard the Third and The Tempest. Continues to August 10. FMI mainestageshakespeare.com.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 28
Friendly Plants, 10 AM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 324 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Part of the "Discover Nature" programs. FMI 646-1555, ext. 116. 

 

Mountain Biking – Learn the Trails, 10 to noon, Emmons Preserve, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Headquarters, 57 Gravelly Brook Rd., Kennebunkport. Must have some mountain bike experience; ages 10 and older. Bring a snack and water. Continues August 16 and 18.  FMI 967-3465.

 

Music on Main Street, 11:30 AM to 1 PM, 254 Main St., Biddeford. Sponsored by Biddeford Savings Bank. Features Rog and Ray. BBQ lunch for $5 donation benefits five local charities.

 

Walking Tours of Historic Kennebunk Beach, 2 PM. Meet at Trinity Chapel, corner of Railroad and Woodland, Kennebunk Beach. The 90-minute tours are hosted by the Brick Store Museum. They stop at 12 locations and cover a mile on flat road. Admission is $10/$5 members. Purchase tickets with credit card at brickstoremuseum.org/beachwalkingtours, or on-site with cash or checks. Rain or shine. Continues Thursdays through September. FMI 985-4802.

 

Fun and Fantastic Science for Beginners, 4 to 5 PM, Emmons Preserve, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Headquarters, 57 Gravelly Brook Rd., Kennebunkport. For ages 11 and up; families welcome. Free to the public. Continues Thursdays through August 11. FMI 967-3465.

 

Music on Main with the Portland Symphony Orchestra, 6 to 8 PM, Waterhouse Center, 51 Main St., Kennebunk. The PSO returns to Kennebunk for its annual free concert to engage and enrich the community through music. FMI 985-2102 or kennebunkmaine.us/musiconmain.

 

 

The Raitt Museum's Antique Tractor

and Engine Show is a three-day show in

Eliot that includes tractors, demonstrations,

games, an auction, live entertainment,

food and more.

Shakespeare in the Park, 7 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk. Continues on Thursdays and Fridays at 7 PM to August 13. Presented by MaineStage Shakespeare. FMI mainestageshakespeare.com.

 

Panel Discussion, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Road and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Features invited New England Sculptors who will lead a guided tour of the Sculpture Court. FMI 646-8400 or barngallery.org.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 29
21st Annual Antique Tractor and Engine Show, three-day show includes hundreds of tractors, demonstrations, games, auction, live entertainment, food and more, Raitt Farm, Rte. 103, Eliot. Admission is $7; 12 and under free. Continues to July 31. Proceeds benefit the museum. FMI 748-3303 or raittfarmmuseum.org.

 

Summer Walk: Nature, 10 AM (meet guide at the gazebo), Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells.  FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Hamilton House Garden Tour, 10:30 AM, 40 Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick. Following the tour, learn about the language of flowers and make a tussie-mussie, a small flower bouquet popular in the Victorian era. The tour is free; sponsored by Friends of Wells Library. Space is limited; reservations required. FMI and to reserve a spot,  646-8181 or kbryant@wellstown.org.

 

"Colonial New England – The Revolution" with Ron Falong, slideshow presenter, 3:30 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Appropriate for all ages, the show takes an historical journey back through time. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments served. FMI 985-5866.

 

Opening Reception, Maine Women in the Arts "Summer Fine Art Show with Crafts," 5 to 7 PM, Masonic Lodge, 1 North St., Kennebunkport. Features original paintings by Maine artists as well as crafts made by the artists; show hours: July 29, 10 AM to 7 PM; July 30, 10 AM to 6 PM; July 31, 10 AM to 4 PM. No admission charge. FMI mainewomenarts.com.

 

Exhibit Opening, "Human Nature," 5 to 8 PM, The Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford. Continues to August 20. FMI 370-9130 or feedtheengine.org.

 

Ocean Park 5K Race and 1K Kids Fun Run, 6 to 8:30 PM, Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Cash prizes. FMI oceanpark.org.

 

Reunion at Mt. Sanquine, summer senior production, 7:30 PM, Sanford Maine Stage Theatre at Nasson Little Theatre, 457 Main St., Springvale. A high school's 50th year reunion reveals secrets of the classmates. Tickets $10. Continues July 30, 7:30 PM, July 31, 2:30 PM. FMI and reservations mts@gwi.net or sanfordmainestageco.org.

 

 

West Side Story is playing at City Theatre in Biddeford. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM; Sundays, 2 PM. Continues to August 7.

West Side Story, City Theatre, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM; Sundays, 2 PM. All seats $20. Continues to August 7. FMI and tickets citytheatre.org.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 30
7th Annual Saco Spirit Car Show, 8 AM to 1 PM, Main St., Saco. Displaying cars in nine categories from pre-WWII to present day with trophies for each category, food, music and other prizes along with demonstrations and displays.

 

Annual Book Sale and Flea Market, Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise. Antiques, collectibles and craft tables will be outside on the lawn, weather permitting, from 8 AM to 2 PM; proceeds benefit Atlantic Hall. Annual Book Sale to benefit the Cape Porpoise Library will be from 9 AM to 2 PM inside Atlantic Hall. FMI Ed Briggs, 967-3357.

 

Shorebird Workshop with Maine birder Louis Bevier. Meet at the University of New England parking area at 8 AM, carpool to Fortunes Rocks for a beach walk and return to UNE for a presentation at 10 AM. A second walk will follow at Hills Beach. Bring a lunch and beach shoes. Workshop is sponsored by York County Audubon. $10 payable in cash or check at the workshop. Rain date July 31. Reservations are required; space is limited. FMI and to register yorkcountyaudubon.org.

 

Metals in Maine, meet photographer Ted Davis at The Davis Gallery, 6 Pier Rd, Cape Porpoise to learn about printing photographs on metal, during regular gallery hours, 9 AM to 3 PM. Continues on Sunday, July 31. Special pricing on metal prints all weekend.

 

Tidal Books: Explore with Drawing and Book Arts, 9 AM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 324 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Part of the "Discover Nature" programs. Artist Sarah Baldwin teaches an innovative technique that combines drawing materials and printmaking practices. In this workshop, explore the estuary and create a hand-sewn booklet of drawings. For ages 12 and up. Registration required. $15/$12. FMI 646-1555, ext. 116. 

 

Treasure Island, 10 AM and 1 PM Ogunquit Playhouse, Rte. 1, Ogunquit. Continues July 31, 10 AM. FMI and tickets ogunquitplayhouse.org.

 

Annual Harborfest, Wells Harbor Park, 331 Harbor Rd., Wells. Games start at noon and include kayak races, paddle board demonstrations and the world championship lobster toss. Events include the Wells Chamber of Commerce Silent Auction, 3:30 to 5:30 PM, Wells Rotary Club Chicken BBQ, 4 to 6 PM, concert, 6:30 PM, and bonfire at 9 PM. FMI 207-646-2451, or wellschamber.org.

 

Cape Porpoise Photo Walk with professional photographer Ted Davis. Meet at The Davis Gallery, 6 Pier Rd., Cape Porpoise at 4 PM. Short talk about gear and trip-planning is followed by a sunset photo walk around the Cape Porpoise Harbor to the pier.  FMI 730-1471.

 

Summer Concert Series, 6:30 PM, Hope Hobbs Memorial Gazebo, Wells Harbor Park, Harbor Rd., Wells. The Windmills play Blues, Soul, Jazz and Rock and Roll. Free admission. Series continues on Saturdays through September 3.

SUNDAY, JULY 31

 

Sundays in the Garden Concert Series continues every Sunday

through July, at Hamilton House,

40 Vaughan’s Lane, South Berwick.

Guest Organist Mark Thallander, 9:30 AM, South Congregational Church, 2 North St., Kennebunkport. Continues July 31. FMI 967-2793.

 

York Days Craft Fair, 10 AM to 5 PM, York Beach Ball Field, York. Sponsored by York Parks and Recreation, this juried show features baskets, wreaths, quilts, photography, woodcrafts, pottery, jewelry and more. FMI 363-1036.

 

Summer Concert Series, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Features pianist Rob Robbins. Free. Light refreshments will be served. FMI 985-5866.

 

Blessing of the Animals, 4 PM, St. Ann's Church, 167 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. No reservations necessary. All pets must be able to remain under owner's control. Rain date is Monday, August 1, 4 PM.

 

Poetry Reading with Rosa Lane, 5 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Hosted by the Book Burrow. FMI 207-204-5006.

 

Summer Concert Series, 5 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. Features organist Geoffrey Wieting. Concert is free, donations accepted. FMI 363-5258.

 

Sundays in the Garden Concert Series, 5 to 6:30 PM, Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan’s Lane, South Berwick. Free for Historic New England members; $10 nonmembers. Proceeds benefit HNE. Continues every Sunday through July. FMI 384-2454 or historicnewengland.org.

 

Katelyn Emerson Organ Concert, 7 PM, Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Rd., Cape Porpoise.

 

Writer and Humorist David Sedaris, 7 PM, Leavitt Theatre, Main St., Ogunquit. FMI and tickets leavitttheatre.com.

 

Pianist Paul Bisaccia in Concert, 7:30 PM, The Temple, 50 Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Features waltzes by Scott Joplin, the "Carousel Waltz" by Richard Rogers, selections by Sousa, Sondheim, Irving Berlin, as well as Gershwin standards. FMI and tickets 934-9068 or oceanpark.org.

 

Christmas in July, with the Seacoast Wind Ensemble playing at 8 PM, lighting of the Nubble Lighthouse at 9 PM with a visit from Santa, Sohier Park, York. FMI 363-1040 or www.yorkmaine.org.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 1
Summer Camp: Forest to the Bog, 9 AM to 3 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Explore the importance of these vital habitats and the role they play for the local plants and animals. Play group games, conduct experiments, hike the trails, and meet live animal ambassadors from the Center for Wildlife. Ages 8 to 12. $200/$160 (scholarships available). Continues to Friday, August 5. To register 646-1555.

 

Summer Walk: Laudholm's Farming Past, 10 AM (meet guide at the gazebo), Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells.  FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

 

Don't miss the Kennebunk Library Pet Show on Monday, August 1. Bring your pet for the chance to win a prize!

24th Annual Kennebunk Library Pet Show, 6 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. One pet per child. Pets must be up-to-date on shots, on a leash or in a cage and accompanied by an adult. Sponsored by the Kennebunk Veterinary Hospital. The show is free and wheelchair accessible. Rain date August 1, 6 PM.  Preregistration is required. FMI 985-2173 x-5 or kennebunklibrary.org.

 

Cooking with Seasonal Vegetables, 6 to 9 PM, The New School, 38 York Street, Kennebunk. Learn how to cook simple plant-based dishes using whole foods, using whatever ingredients are on hand and discover new recipes and techniques for every occasion. Participants will work together to prepare, and then enjoy, a meal highlighting local, organic produce finished with a sweet ending.  Sponsored  by Frinklepod Farm. $40. FMI 289-5805 or frinklepodfarm.org.

 

Five Monday Music Evenings, 7 PM, First Congregational Church, 141 North St., Kennebunkport. First concert features baritone Jim Appleby plus a Hymn-Sing.  Donations for the concert may be made to the Hook Organ Restoration Fund. FMI 967-3897.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 2
Bird Banding Demonstration, 7 to 11 AM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Free with site admission. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Discover Rivers: Little River Estuary, (kayak supplied), 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells Ages 12 and up (12 to 15 year olds must be with an adult). Maximum number of participants is six. Participants must be able to get up from a seated position on the ground. $50/$40. Reservations required. Also on Thursday, August 4, from 11 AM to 2 PM. FMI and to register 646-1555.

 

Goat Island Adventure for Families, 2 to 4 PM, meet at the float at Cape Porpoise Pier and travel to historic Goat Island Lighthouse in Cape Porpoise. Learn about island life for lighthouse keepers and their families. Climb the tower to the lamp. Learn about the 60 shipwrecks on Goat Island along with some history of the surrounding islands. Space is limited to 4 children with an adult for each voyage.  Kids must be 8 or older. Continues August 2 and 16, 10 AM to noon; August 25, 3 to 5 PM. FMI 967-3465.

 

Wells Reserve invites you to view a bird-banding demonstration on Tuesday, August 2, in Wells.

 

National Night Out, 5 to 8 PM, Waterhouse Center, 51 Main St., Kennebunk. Sponsored by the Kennebunk Police Department. Features safety demonstrations, child seat inspections, police K-9 demonstrations, music, prizes and more. FMI 985-2102;

 

Totally Tuesday Talks, 6 PM light refreshments, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd, Ogunquit. 6 PM, Art writer and author Carl Little presents "The Wyeths: All Creatures Great and Small." FMI 646- 4909.

 

Baseball Author and Columnist Carl Johnson to Discuss His Book, 6 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Following a presentation of The Baseball Buff's Bathroom Book, he will sign and sell copies of it and another of his books, From Beer to Beards: Boston Baseball's 2011-2013 Roller Coaster Ride. Program is free and open to the public. FMI 0985-2173/

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3
Raptors, Reptiles and Mammals, Oh My!, 1 to 2 PM, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Join Center for Wildlife educators and live animal ambassadors to learn about native Maine wildlife. $7/$5/family $15. Reservations not required. FMI 646-1555.

 

 

Ian Durham, Professor and Chair

of the Department of Physics, St. Anselm College,

presents: 100 Years After Einstein:

Gravitational Waves and Why They Matter,

at the Kennebunk Library.

100 Years After Einstein: Gravitational Waves and Why They Matter, 6 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics, St. Anselm College, Ian Durham from the Astronomical Society of Northern New England will present one of the biggest physics news stories of the year. This program is free and wheelchair accessible. FMI 985-2173 or kennebunklibrary.org.

 

Mushroom Cultivation Workshop, 6 to 8 PM, Frinklepod Farm, log Cabin Rd., Arundel. Mycologist Jon Carver will explain how to grow mushrooms in outdoor beds and on logs in your backyard. Workshop fees include supplies and a pack of spawn to get started at home.  $40. FMI and to register 289-5805 or frinkelpodfarm.org.

 

JUST AHEAD
Thursday, August 4

Opening Reception for "4 Women 4 Directions" Pop-Up Shop, 5 to 7 PM, Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford. Continues through August 6, 11 AM to 5 PM. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Engine and its work in the community. FMI feedtheengine.org or 370-9130.

 

Concert: The Boneheads, 7 to 9 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. The group plays folk, rock, blues, country, Cajun and soul. $25/$20. Reservations not required. FMI 646-1555.

 

In the Blood, 8 PM, live accompaniment by Sumner McKane and Josh Robbins, Leavitt Theatre, Rte. 1 Ogunquit. The film illustrates the character and stories of legendary Maine lumbermen and river drivers. All seats $10. FMI leavittheatre.com.

 

Friday, August 5
Vacation Explorations, 10 to 11:30 AM, Payeur Pass and Ogunquit Town Lands with Wells Library, 323 Berwick Rd., Ogunquit. Look for GWRLT's 'Hike Today' sign. Hike is open to the public and free to members of Great Works Regional Land Trust. A $5 donation per person or $10 donation per family is suggested for non-members. Space on hikes is limited to 20 people. Reservations required. FMI gwrlt.org or 646-3604.

 

 

Join in "Summer Walk: Secrets of the Salt Marsh," at Wells Reserve in Wells.

Summer Walk: Secrets of the Salt Marsh, 10 AM (meet guide at the gazebo), Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. FMI 207-646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Teddy Roosevelt Days: A Benefit for Restoration of the Streetcar, “Narcissus,” begins with “Mount Katahdin Expedition” 3 to 8 PM. Admission $30. Event continues through August 7, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Road, Kennebunkport. Details at www.trolleymuseum.org.

 

Opening Reception – "Artists by the Sea," 5 to 8 PM, Biddeford Pool Community Center, 2 Yates St., Biddeford Pool. The exhibition and sale of original fine art by local artists continues August 6, 10 AM to 5 PM and August 7, 10 AM to 3 PM.

 

Opening Reception for "New England Revisited," 5 to 8 PM, The Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Artist Doug Taylor. Continues through August 21. FMI 207-216-9022.

Saturday, August 6
Mustang for Mustangs Car Show, 10 AM to 4 PM at the Ballpark, 4 E. Emerson Cummings Blvd.Old Orchard Beach. Features Ford mustangs and mustang rescue horses. FMI mustangrescue.org.

 

Annual Family Fun Day, 9 AM to 2 PM, village area, Alfred Rd., West Kennebunk. Features an antique car show, children’s events, a parade, crafters and vendors booths, watermelon-eating contest, a pie judging contest, a petting zoo, bake table, a bean supper at the Methodist Church and more. Presented by the West Kennebunk Village Committee. FMI Barbara at 604-2577 or Carol at 985-4571.

 

Saco Bay Artists Outdoor Show, 9 AM to 4 PM, library lawn, Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Forty juried exhibitors featuring drawings, photography, paintings and sculptures. FMI 937-2125.

 

Summer Walk: Summer Wildflowers, 10 AM to 12:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells.  Boot Boutwell, a freelance itinerant naturalist will lead the walk.  $7/$5. Reservations required. FMI 207-646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

 

Experience the 2nd Annual "Downton Abbey" Garden Tea, at White Columns, 8 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Features high tea under the tent in the style of the Victorian period.

88th Annual Antiques Show and Sale, 10 AM to 5 PM, Kennebunk High School, Fletcher St., Kennebunk. Percentage of proceeds benefits the Animal Welfare Society. Presented by Goosefair Antiques. Continues August 7, 11 AM to 4 PM. FMI 800-641 6908.

 

Steampunk Fair, Noon to 6 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Features crafters of Victorian-futuristic art and crafts, wandering performers “Dark Follies” (2 to 5 PM), Victorian lawn games and more. Family-friendly costumes are encouraged. Admission $2; free for members. FMI brickstoremuseum.org or 985-4802.

 

2nd Annual "Downton Abbey" Garden Tea, 2 to 4 PM, White Columns, 8 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Features high tea under the tent in the style of the Victorian period. Tickets are limited. Members $25; non-members $35. Reservations required. FMI kennebunkporthistoricalsociety.com.

 

Artists Reception – "The Nine – State of Maine," artist  exhibition, 5 to 7 PM, Arundel Farm Gallery, 76 Arundel Rd., Arundel. Features a collection of nine seasoned Maine artists, exhibiting nine points of view in nine different mediums. Continues through August 27. FMI arundelfarmgallery.com or 561-702-6396.

 

Yo Adrian, 5:30 to 8:30 PM, a celebration of music and humor, The Pier, 2 Old Orchard St., Old Orchard Beach, FMI trueoob.com.

 

65 Annual Ogunquit Art Association Auction with auctioneer Hap Moore, doors open at 6 PM; auction is at 7 PM., Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit.  Preview the work on August 3, 4 and 5, from 11 AM to 5 PM, and Saturday, August 6, from 11 AM to 2 PM. FMI barngallery.org or 646-8400.

 

RSU 21 Film: Most Likely to Succeed, 6 to 7:30 PM, Waterhouse Center, 51 Main St., Kennebunk.

 

 

Classical opera and piano concerts begin Saturday, August 6, at the Franciscan Monastery Auditorium, Beach Ave., Kennebunk.

28th Annual Festival of Lights and Illumination Night, 6:30 PM, Ocean Park. Band concert and strawberry shortcake festival 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Temple Ave. at W. Grand; light show 8 to 9 PM; Dunlap Highland Band in The Square at 9, Ocean Park.  FMI 934-9068 or oceanpark.org.

 

Classical Opera and Piano Concerts begin, 8 PM, Franciscan Guest House Auditorium, 26 Beach Ave., Kennebunk. Concerts are in conjunction with Atetis Annual Lithuanian Cultural Week and continue on August 9 and 12 at 8 PM. Benefit the Franciscan Monastery. Concerts are free with donations accepted. FMI www.franciscanguesthouse.com, 207-967-4865.

 

Sunday, August 7

Summer Concert Series, 5 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. Features mezzo-soprano Morgan McCurdy. Concert is free, donations accepted. FMI 363-5258.

 

Annual Organ Concert with Gail Archer and Mark Thallander, 7 PM, Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. FMI 646-2160.

CONTINUING

 

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.

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.

 

Best Brew Tours is a curator of all-inclusive tours focused on the local craft beer, spirits and the cider industry for local residents and tourists.  The company has teamed up with area restaurants to enhance the tour experience by pairing farm-to-table foods with beverages. Best Brew Tours operates daily in the York County and seacoast region. Participants can join the tour from locations in Kittery, Maine to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Call 1-877-BREWSKI or Book On-Line www.BestBrewTours.com use code BEACH5 and get $5 off any tour instantly.

 

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, 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. Public welcome. FMI 363-9827.

 

Birding, Wednesdays at 8 AM, locations vary. Sponsored by York County Audubon. Free and open to the public. Bring your own scope. Members $5; non-members $8. FMI 391-8071 or visit York County Audubon Facebook page. Continues through September 30.

 

 

Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk takes place on the last Friday of each month through October.

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.

 

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 Exhibits, open Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 4:30 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. "Seek the Light: The Photography of Rowland Williams," scenes from Kennebunk and beyond. "To Your Health: Examining the History of Modern Medicine," a look at disease and treatment over 200 years. "80 Years of Fashion at the Brick Store Museum," a collection of costumes from the 1890s to 1970s. Admission to exhibits: adults $7.50, seniors $6, family $20, free to members. FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org.

 

 

See classic cars throughout

southern Maine all summer long.

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.

 

Classic Cars Cruise-Ins, Sonny's Convenience Store, Middle Rd., Lyman, 5 PM, alternating Mondays, starting May 2; Bentley's Saloon, Rte. 1, Arundel, 5 PM, Tuesdays, starting May 10; TJ's Pizza, Rte. 1 (5 Corners), Biddeford, 5 PM, Thursdays, starting May 5; Blast From the Past Diner, 114 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro, 5 PM, Fridays, starting May 13. 

 

Community Market, 9 AM to 2 PM, Waterhouse Center, Main St., Kennebunk. Continues most Saturdays through October 15. FMI 604-1313 or jcrocker@kennebunkmaine.us.

 

Cruisin' Nights, 5 PM to dusk, Tuesdays, Bentley's Saloon, Rte. 1, Arundel. No entry fee, discounted meals for all car owners, trophies, door prizes, raffles. Continues to September 20. FMI bentleysaloon.com.

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 is held every Saturday morning 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.

 

 

Ever After Mustang Rescue

in Biddeford welcomes visitors

and donations.

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.

 

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.

 

Nature Programs, 10 AM, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Rte. 9, Wells. Program continues at 10 AM each Saturday through August 27. Free and open to the public. FMI 646-9226.

 

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 and memorials.

 

Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 10 AM to 5 PM, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Features exhibitions of works by Bernard Langlais and Patience E. Haley, May 1 to June 26. Bernard Karfiol, Henry Strater and works from the Barn Gallery Associates Wing, May 1 through October 30. 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.

 

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge,

in Wells, offers an easy one-mile walking

trail with views of woods and marshes.

 

Petanque Club, 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.

 

Saco Bay Artists invites local artists to their meetings and workshops, held the second Monday with meetings alternating 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 “Beneath the Surface,” an exhibition of regional artists who work in encaustic. Continues to May 28. 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.

 

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, marsh lands 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. Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., off Rte. 1 north of Wells. FMI 207-646-1555. 

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