2014 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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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9

"New Ink" at Engine, in Biddeford, features over 100 prints

using various techniques.

"New Ink," Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford, features over 100 prints using various techniques by the 32 members of Perigrine Press. Continues through April 19. Gallery hours: 1 to 6 PM, Tuesdays through Fridays; 11 AM to 4 PM, Saturdays. FMI 207-370-9130.

 

Art Show: Maxine Sorokin and Henry Altmann, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Exhibit on display during April. FMI Kayla Thompson, 646-8181.

 

Art Exhibit by Kennebunk Homeschoolers Network, Kennebunk Free Library, Speers Gallery, 112 Main St., Kennebunk, during library hours. Exhibit continues through April 30. FMI 985-2173 or www.kennebunklibrary.org.

 

Scratchboard Art Exhibit by Bob Goudreau, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Rd. (Rte 236), Kittery. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM.  Exhibit continues through April. FMI 439-4209 or www.justuschickens.net.

 

Classic Film Series features Singin' in the Rain, 7 PM, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Presented by Ogunquit Performing Arts. FMI Pat Mason, www.masonpat03907@yahoo.com. Free admission, parking and popcorn.

 

Woodcock Watch, 7 to 8:30 PM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Discover the mysterious American woodcock, a shorebird that lives in the forest and performs a remarkable sunset display. Nonmembers $7, members $5. Continues on Friday, April 11, 7 to 8:30  PM. Reservations required. FMI 207-646-1555.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 10
Senior Readers Theatre Sign-Ups, 10 AM, Nasson Little Theatre, 457 Main St., Springvale. For seniors 55+ who like theatre but not memorizing. FMI 324-8227.

 

Opening Reception, "Kennebunkport Fashion 1825-1900 Exhibit," 6 to 8 PM, Pasco Exhibit Center of the Kennebunkport Historical Society, 125-135 North St., Kennebunkport. Free. Exhibit opens April 11 and continues through June 15. Open Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Admission to the exhibit is free to members, $5 for nonmembers. FMI 967-2751.

 

Planning Meeting for 16th Annual May Day Festival, 8 PM, 3rd floor, Town Hall, 1 Summer St., Kennebunk.

Little Shop of Horrors, presented by the University of New England Players opens at City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 11
24th Annual Patriot's Day Weekend Celebration begins, Ogunquit. Continues on April 12 and 13.

 

Opening Reception of "My Me," acrylics and wood panels exhibit by Maine artist Michael J. McDonald, 5 to 7 PM, The Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Rd., Buxton. Exhibit continues April 12, 12 to 6 PM, April 13, 11 AM to 5 PM and by appointment through May 25.
FMI www.sacorivertheatre.org or 207-929-6472.

 

"Owl Prowl," with Center for Wildlife, 6 to 7:30 PM, 385

Mountain Rd., York. FMI www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org or 361-1400.

 

Little Shop of Horrors, presented by the University of New England Players opens, 7:30 PM, City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Continues on April 12 at 7:30 PM and April 14 at 2 PM. Admission is $10; tickets available at the door. FMI 602-2891.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 12
4th Annual Art, Books and Collectibles Sale, 9 AM to 2 PM, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Treasures include works of art, antique frames, books, furnishings and more. Proceeds benefit museum. FMI www.ogunquitmuseum.org.

 

Vernal Pools Exploration, Kittery Land Trust's Brave Boat Headwaters Preserve. All-day event for the family. FMI and location, 439-8989 or www.kitterylandtrust.org.

 

Easter Egg Hunt, 10 AM, Kennebunk Elementary School,
175 Alewive Rd., Kennebunk, rain, shine or snow on the ground. The event will move inside for bad weather. Family entertainment after the goodies are found. Free.
FMI www.kennebunkrec.com or 207-604-1335.

Acoustic guitar concert, with

Chris Ekdridge and Julian Lage,

opens at 7:30 PM at the Saco River Grange in Buxton.

 

Acoustic Guitar Concert, with Chris Ekdridge and Julian Lage, 7:30 PM, Saco River Grange, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Buxton. Tickets $25; early reservations advised. FMI 207-929-6472.
         
TUESDAY, APRIL 15
Bhangra Dance with Taylor Maurand, 6 to 8 PM. Adult Art Party Series at River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave. (Rte. 9), Kennebunk Lower Village. Registration required. Adults $25 or $40 per couple. FMI 967-9120.

 

Poetry Evening, 6:30 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd.,York. Bring poems to share, either your own or favorite poems by someone else. Readings from poetry books are welcome. Readings occur in round table format and are facilitated by Priscilla Cookson. FMI 207-363-2818.

 

Talk by K.D. Mason, New Hampshire Seacoast author, runner and sailor, 7 PM, York Public Library. Mason will speak about his most recent book, Evil Intentions, the fifth in his popular Jack Beale mystery series. After a brief presentation, Mason will answer questions and be available to sign copies of his books. FMI 207-363-2818.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16
Kids Garden Program Begins with master gardener Shelley Fleming-Wigglesworth, 3 to 4 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Open to ages 8 and up; supplies provided. FMI and to register 977-2778..

 

A kids garden program is available

for kids age 8 and up at the

Graves Library in Kennebunkport.

Vernal Pools Alive Night Hike, 6 to 8 PM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Hike to a vernal pool alive with singing frogs and swimming salamanders, then search for amphibian eggs and insects in the pool. $7, $5 for members or $15 per family. FMI 646-1555, www.wellsreserve.org.


THURSDAY, APRIL 17
"Try It Before You Buy It," with Jared Ledbetter from the Maine State Library, 1:15 PM, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Rd. (Rte 1), Wells. Learn about and try the latest in technology gadgets. FMI 646-8181.

 

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 18
Reservation Deadline for the 14th Annual Kennebunk Land Trust Dinner and Auction. Tickets are $50 per person for the event on May 2 at the Coastal House, Rte. 1, Wells. FMI and reservations 985-8734 or www.kennebunklandtrust.org.

 

Fish and Corn Chowder Supper, 5 to 6:30 PM, First Congregational Church, Ober Hall, 141 North St., Kennebunkport. Fish chowder $8; corn chowder $6; $4 for kids under 12. Benefit Pilgrim Lodge Summer Camp scholarships. FMI 967-3897 or www.firstchurchkennebunkport.com.

 

Frills and Fancies: Victorian Fashion Up Close, with costume historian Astrida Schaeffer, in conjunction with the Saco Museum exhibit "From the Elegant to the Everyday: 200 Years of Fashion in Northern New England." 6:30 PM, Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. FMI 283-3861.

 

Join in the Easter egg hunt at Rotary Park in Biddeford.

"The Ugly Duckling Princess – a Comedy," presented by the School Around Us at the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk, 7 PM; Saturday, April 19, 2 PM. Suggested donation $8, children $6. FMI 967-3143.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 19
Vernal Pool Hike, 9 to 11 AM, Tatnic Woods, 2460 Tatnic Rd., Wells, with naturalist Sue Bickford of Wells Reserve. Free for land trust members; nonmembers $5  per person or $10 per family. Space is limited. FMI or to register 646-3604 or info@gwrit.org.

 

Easter Egg Hunt, 10 to 11 AM Rotary Park, Biddeford. Free entertainment and pizza at McArthur Library. Games from 11 to 11:45 AM; entertainment with Mr. Magic from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. Free. Pre-registration not required. Presented by the Recreation Department.

 

Earth Yoga for Wildlife with Erin Ehlers, 10 to 11:30 AM, Center for Wildlife, 385 Mountain Rd., York. FMI 361-1400 or www.yorkcenterforwildlife.org.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 22
Earth Day Celebration, 10 AM to 1 PM. A fun-for-all-ages tribute to Mother Earth with performer Matt Loosigian, crafts and games and a walk and cleanup on Laudholm Beach. Free. Well Reserve at Laudholm. FMI 646-1555 or www.wellsreserve.org.

 

Lego Club's First Meeting, 1 to 2 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. For first grade and older. Free. Preregistration reqired. FMI or to register 967-2778.

 

Exhibit Opening, "Vitamin V: How Food Fought the Second World War," the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23

The Brick Store Museum

in Kennebunk is exhibiting

food-related WW2 posters.

Whales are Awesome – Just Like You, with Tony Viehman, 9:30 to Noon, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Learn how whales eat, where they travel and how deep they dive. Touch, look and listen at this hands-on workshop for ages 5 to 10. Fee $20; members $16. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or www.wellsreserve.org.

 

Watercolor Wednesdays, 3 to 4 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Free. Pre-registration required. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 24
Vacation Camp Vernal Pool Party, 9 AM to 3 PM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Kids 7 to 12 will investigate insects, search for salamanders and listen to frog songs while they visit wetland habitats. $50 ($40 for members). For scholarship or registration information 646-1555 or www.wellsreserve.org.

 

Special Vacation Week Art of Collage Program, 1 to 2 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. For ages 5 and older. Free; pre-registration required. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 25
Annual Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival begins with a concert by Masanobu Ikemiya at 8 PM, at the Dunaway Center, School St., Ogunquit. The festival continues on April 26 with a performance by Anastasia Antonacos at 8 PM. On Sunday, April 27, at 3 PM there will be a recital by local piano students. Tickets for the evening concerts are $12 in advance for adults; $15 the day of the performance; $5 for students age 18 and under. Admission is free to the student recital. Tickets are available at the Dunaway Center, the Ogunquit Camera Shop and Ogunquit Welcome Center.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 26
The Larks, a forum on aging, 2 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Richard Hawes,his dog Ike will demonstrate movement and how to train a "balance" dog. Light refreshments. Free admission. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

May Day celebrations are fun for all ages

in downtown Kennebunk!

SUNDAY, APRIL 27
National Poetry Month Celebration, 2 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Light refreshments. Read. Share. Listen. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 29
Holocaust Rememberance Days Observance, 6:15 PM, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Rd.(Rte.1), Wells. Names Reading Ceremony, videos, activities, music and readings. FMI 646-8181.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 1
Law Day, Noon, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Rd., (Rte. 1), Wells. A lawyer will provide resources and assistance to people in need and will talk about state-wide legal issues. Individual consultations available after the program. FMI 646-8181.

 

Bags, Baubles and Bubbly, 4 to 7 PM, Senior Center at Lower Village, 175 Port Rd. (Rte. 35), Kennebunk Lower Village. New and gently used handbags, scarves, belts, hats and jewelry on sale at 60 to 90 percent off retail prices. Tickets are $10 and include complimentary beverages and hors d'oeuvres. Proceeds support the Senior Center. FMI 967-8514.

 

SATURDAY, May 3
16th Annual May Day Festival, in downtown Kennebunk with family-oriented activities and a parade. Free admission. FMI www.kennebunkdowntown.com/calendar.

 

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