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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ONGOING ART EXHIBITS

“Open Juried Show," Sanford-Springvale Art Association Gallery, 917 Main St., Sanford. Artists’ reception is on Friday, August 29, at 7 PM. Gallery is open Monday 10 AM to 2 PM, Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM. FMI 490-0543 or www.sanfordspringvaleart.org.

 

“Henry Isaacs, New Works” can be seen at Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village through September 1.

“Summer in the 'Bunks," Mast Cove Galleries, Mast Cove Lane and Maine Street, Kennebunkport. Gallery artists showcase their talents with scenes from the Kennebunk area. Exhibit continues through August. The gallery is open daily, 10 AM to 5 PM. FMI 207-967-3453.

 

Photography Exhibit, Speers Gallery, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Michael Fillyaw's exhibit Hiding in Plain Sight: Scenes from the Kennebunks is on display through August. FMI 985-2173 or www.kennebunklibrary.org.

 

Photography Exhibit by Kittery resident Bill Moore, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Rd., Kittery. Exhibit continues through August. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM to 6 PM. FMI 439-4209.

 

“Henry Isaacs, New Works,” Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Continues through September 1. FMI www.maine-art.com or 967-0049.

 

Summer Exhibitions including “New Members,” “Sea and Sky,” “OAA Expressions,” Showcases: “Elizabeth Kelley – Painting” and “Janet Ledoux – Painting” and “Invited New England Sculptors,” Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Exhibits continue to September 6. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

William Crosby Exhibit, Gallery at the Grand, 1 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Continues to September 14. FMI 207-204-0096 or www.galleryatthegrand.com.

 

Diptych Project II, Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford. DPII is an artistic collaboration between WAX and FusedChicago. Continues through Saturday, September 20. FMI www.feedtheengine.org. or 370-9130.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27
Stories by the Sea, 9 to 10 AM, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. This week's story is Brown Cow Farm by Dahlov Ipcar. For children 4 to 8 years old; $5 admission includes a hands-on activity. FMI 646-4809.

 

Chinese Ink Painting Workshop, with Shiao-Ping Wang, 10 AM to 3 PM, Barn Gallery, Bourne Ln. and Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Suggested donation $40. FMI 646- 8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

Gospel Concert with "Mark 209," 6:30 PM, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 16 Grammar St., Sanford. Plenty of parking; handicap accessible; free admission, love offerings accepted. FMI 324-4750.

 

 

The Barn Gallery on Shore Road, Ogunquit, offers films and presentations.

Art and Artist Video Series, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Bourne Ln. and Shore Rd., Ogunquit, featuring The Mystery of Henry Darger. FMI 646--8400.

 

Mary Poppins, the Ogunquit Playhouse, Rte. 1, Ogunquit. Showtimes Tuesday through Friday, 8 PM; Saturday, 3 and 8:30 PM; Sunday, 2 and 7 PM; matinees Wednesday and Thursday, 2:30 PM. Show runs through Saturday, August 30. Tickets from $39 to $79. FMI 207-646-5511 or visit boxoffice@ogunquitplayhouse.org.

 

The Trip to Bountiful, 8 PM (Thursday matinee, 2 PM), Hackmatack Theater, 538 Main St., Berwick. Tickets $25, seniors $23 (Thursday $20), students under 15years $10, students 15 to 20 years $15. Continues through August 30. FMI 207-632-0132 or 207-337-0633.

 

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28
Maine Historical Society presentation and workshop, 3 to 5 PM, Springvale Library, 443 Main St., Springvale. Features MHS's Maine Memory Network. Bring a laptop or tablet to explore the website during the presentation. FMI 324-4624 or www.springvalelibrary.org.

 

Adult Art Party: Painting Barns in Acrylic with Patricia Ritzo, 6 to 8 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. An informal evening with friends, a glass of wine and a table of art supplies. $25 per person; bring a friend and it's $20 each. FMI 967-9120 or www.rivertreearts.org.

 

Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, Celtic music, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI and reservations, 929-6472.

 

Charlie Chaplin Comedy Night, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 258 Main St., Ogunquit. Admission 10. FMI 646-3123.

 

Professional Fireworks Display, 9:45 PM, Old Orchard Beach Pier. A fun event for the entire family. Sponsored by Palace Playland and the Pier.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
End of Summer Celebration for Children, 2 to 3 PM, Dyer Library, 371 Main St., Saco. Rick Duquette, a local musician will accompany Laury Vickery as she reads children's books. FMI 283-3861.

 

"Beautify in Blue," an exhibition to benefit the U. S. Pain Foundation, 5 to 8 PM, the Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford. Features work done primarily in blue and no larger than 10 x 10 inches and available for sale. FMI 370-9130 or www.feedtheengine.org.

 

 

Bingo, an interactive musical at City Theater in Biddeford, continues to August 31.

Music at  Mast Cove with the Tom Snow Trio, also featuring Grant Gordy and Joe Walsh, 7:30 PM, Mast Cove Galleries, 1 Mast Cove Lane and Maine St., Kennebunkport.

 

Bingo, an interactive musical at City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford, Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM, Sundays, 2 PM. Tickets $20. Continues to August 31. FMI 282-0849 or www. citytheater.org.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 30
Art Show presented by Saco Bay Artists, 9 AM to 4 PM, Ocean Park Library Lawn, Temple Ave., Ocean Park.

 

39th Annual Fall Craft Fair, 9 AM to 4 PM, the River Green, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. with 65 juried artists and artisans, live music by local favorites, Southern Maine Pickin' Society and Kennebunk River Band, and delicious homemade food. Rain date is Sunday, August 31. Sponsored by the School Around Us. FMI 967-3143 or www.schoolaroundus.org.

 

Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza, 9 AM to 8 PM, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Rd., Scarborough. Features an end of the season store sale, door prizes, a used-book sale, crafts for the kids, a bake sale on Saturday, a yard sale and more. Continues through September 1. FMI smac@maineaudubon.org, 883-5100.

 

Flea Market, 10 AM to 3 PM, outside at The Galleries at Morning Walk, 139 Port Road, Lower Village Kennebunk. Local handmade items, collectibles, clothes, furniture, food, books and art. All galleries will be open.

 

Agricultural Fair Days, Willowbrook Museum, Elm St., Newfield. Event includes Pine Tree Model A Ford Club of Maine show, Cast Iron Cupola Melt, Yankee Ingenuity Competition, blacksmithing round-up and more. Continues on August 31.

 

 

Ogunquit's town-wide celebration

of the arts includes the Festival of Kites,

plus art and music.

Summer Concert Series, 6:30 PM, Hope Hobbs Memorial Gazebo, Wells Harbor Park, Harbor Rd., Wells. This week features the New Legacy Swing Band – jazz, swing, waltzes, polkas and Latin music from the 1930s to today. Free.

 

Sue Wilbur, hand bell ringer in concert, 7:30 PM, Jordan Hall, Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Suggested donation $5.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 31
Morning Worship with Mark Thallander, guest organist, 9:30 AM, First Parish Church, 180 York St., York. FMI 363-3758.

 

Annual Keyboard Concert with Mark Thallander, 7 PM, Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. FMI 646-2160 or www.ogunquitbaptistchurch.org.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Capriccio 2014 begins. Town-wide celebration of the arts with a Festival of Kites, art, music, poetry, theater, opera and more at various venues, Ogunquit. Festival of Kites is on September 6 (typically starts in the morning, with a mass ascension at noon; rain date September 7). Sponsored by Ogunquit Performing Arts and Ogunquit Rotary. Continues to September 14. FMI 646-6170 or 646-2261.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Art and Artist Video Series, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd., Ogunquit, featuring Monsieur René Magritte. FMI 646--8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
Goat Island Work Party, Cape Porpoise. Clean-up and project afternoon at Goat Island in Cape Porpoise. Participants will travel to the island by boat from Cape Porpoise Pier at the end of Pier Road. Everyone should dress for work and bring something to grill for the end-of-day cookout. Event will be held weather permitting. Registration required. For details and to register call the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust at 207-967-3465.

 

“A Modernist Menagerie: Works from the Permanent Collection” and “Amy Stacey Curtis: Drawings” open and continue to October 31, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. 

 

 

The Sanford Airport is hosting a model jet rally and model expo from September 4 to 7.

Maine Model Jet Rally and Model Expo, Sanford Airport, Rte. 109, Sanford. Features high-performance R/C model jet aircraft, an R/C Helicopter Line, R/C Race Track, Control Line Circle and fireworks. Continues to September 7. FMI www.mainejetrally.org.

 

Newcomers and Neighbors Club Meeting, 6:30 PM, South Church Community House, Temple St., Kennebunkport. Mike Severance, president of the Maine Chapter of the Association of former Intelligence Officers will speak about the years he spent in the army analyzing foreign military material. FMI www.kptanewcomers.org.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Opening Reception, 4 to 7 PM, Just us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Rd., Kittery. Woven works by New Hampshire resident, Andrea Williams will be featured through September. FMI 439-4209.

 

Big Daddy Weave Concert, 7 PM Seaside Pavilion, 8 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach. This Christian group will close the season. Advance tickets $14; day of show $19.
Box office 888-718-4253. FMI 934-5977.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
26th Annual Summer Solstice Craft Show with more than 70 juried crafters featuring the best of traditional, contemporary and country crafts, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Elementary School, Rte. 109, Wells. Continues on September 7. Free parking and admission. Rain or shine. Lunch available. FMI 646-5172 or www.summersolsticecraftshows.com.

 

27th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, a juried event with 100 artisans exhibiting and selling their works, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Continues on September 7. Admission charged. FMI 646-4521 or www.wellsreserve.org.

 

Tri-State Fishing Tournament, Old Orchard Beach. Catch and release for striped bass and blue fish. Continues on September 7. FMI 508-866-4815.

 

Bikefest on the Pier, noon to close, Old Orchard Beach. Motorcycle showcase with live music, pig roast and vendors. Ride your bike on the pier. Hundreds of motorcycles on display. FMI 934-3595 or www.oobpier.com.

 

 

Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, hosts a Vintage and Vine Fine Food and Wine Festival in Historic Style.

Vintage and Vine Fine Food and Wine Festival in Historic Stylefrom 4 to 7 PM, Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Features more than 30 chefs from Seacoast restaurants, live music, silent auction and bonfire. VIP Reserve tasting, 4:30 to 5:30 PM, $90; general admission $ 45; designated driver tickets $15. Must be 21 plus to attend. FMI 603-433-1100.

 

Double S 10-Miler, 5:30 PM., starts and finishes at Nasson Community Center, 357 Main St., Springvale. Race day registration 4 to 5 PM; $35 through September 5; $40 on race day. Benefits Sanford Police Department Cadet Program. Sponsored by New Balance and Bergeron's Shoe. FMI 324-9130

 

Jennifer Porter, Jazz, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI and reservations, 207-929-6472.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
20th Annual Strut Your Mutt, 11 AM, Mother’s Beach, Kennebunk. Pledges accepted; proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare Society’s Sadie Fund, a medical fund for animals in need. Registration begins at 10. FMI www.animalwelfaresociety.org.

 

A Musical Celebration of Sarah Orne Jewett, 4 to 6 PM, Historic New England Program at the Sarah Orne Jewitt House, 5 Portland St., South Berwick. Members $5; nonmembers $10. FMI 207-384-2454.

 

York Land Trust's 4th Annual Benefit Dinner and Auction, 5:30 to 9 :30 PM, When Pigs Fly Restaurant, 460 US Rte. 1, Kittery. Event features patio reception, four-course dinner by 8 award-winning chefs, raffle of an original oil painting by Tom Glover, an auction and more. Limit 130 tickets at $150 per person. FMI 363-7400 or www.yorklandtrust.org.

 

 

The 20th Annual Strut Your Mutt, which raises funds for the Animal Welfare Society, takes place on Sunday, September 7, at Mother’s Beach, Kennebunk.

Summer Organ Duet Concert with Mark Thallander, 7:30 PM, Trinity Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. FMI 363-5095.

 

JUST AHEAD
Thursday, September 11

"From Mount A to the Nubble: Celebrating York's Diversity,"

5 to 7 PM, preview night, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. Presented by Old York Garden Club. This Standard Flower Show is free and open to the public. Continues on September 12 with show hours from 10 AM to 5 PM and September 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM. FMI information@oldyorkgardenclub.org or 363-2818.

 

Friday, September 12
21st Annual Car Show, with many divisions and entertainment, lineup on Main St., awards and an evening party, Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Continues on September 13 with a parade and car show. FMI 934-2100 or www.oldorchardbeach.com.

 

Saturday, September 13
12th Annual Lobster Dash, a 5-mi. beach run, Ogunquit. FMI www.lobsterdash.com.

 

Art in the Park, 9 AM to 4 PM, Moulton Park, York Harbor. Sponsored by the York Art Association. FMI 363-4049.

 

Maine Beach Walk to End Alzheimer's, 8 AM, registration,; 9:30 AM opening ceremonies. To register and FMI 337-0633.

 

Shaker Hill Apple Festival presented by York County Shelter Programs, Alfred Shaker Museum, Giles Family Farm and the Brothers Apple Store, 10 AM to 4 PM, Shaker Hill Rd., Alfred. Festival will offer juried arts and craft fair, Shaker Museum exhibits and demonstrations, book and yard sales, silent auction, apple and pumpkin picking, wagon rides, live music, children’s activities, antique car rides, farm and food booths. Free parking and admission; rain or shine. Continues on September 14. Proceeds benefit the York County Shelter Programs. FMI 324-1137, megang@ycspi.org or joans@ycspi.org.

 

Enjoy great food and fun at

the 5th Annual Chilifest on the Pier,

Old Orchard Beach Pier.

 

Open Lighthouse Day, check www.visitmaine.com for participating local lighthouses to visit. The September 11 issue of the Tourist News will have coverage of this event for Maine’s south coast.

 

6th Annual Family Jamboree with games, crafts, food, vendors and more, 11 AM to 3 PM, Spiller Farm, 1054 Branch Rd. (Rte. 9A), Wells. Free admission and parking. Sponsored by the Wells Chamber of Commerce. FMI 646-2451, www.wellschamber.org.

 

5th Annual Chilifest on the Pier, noon to 4 PM, Old Orchard Beach Pier. Cast your vote for the best chili in the state. FMI 207-934-3595 or www.oobpier.com.

 

Opening Reception for fall exhibitions featuring “200 for $200,” “OAA Expressions,” Kathy Baucke Memorial Exhibition, Beverly Hallam Memorial Exhibition, Showcases: “Tom Hibschman – Painting and Photography” and “Evelyne Harper Neill – Painting,” and Invited New England Sculptors, 5 to 8 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Exhibits open September 10 to October 13. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

 

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