"The World I Know" exhibit of paintings by Phyllis A. Russell, in the Speers Gallery, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk, through July 31. FMI 985-2173, ext. 100.
Dale Ratcliff's "Small Wonders" exhibit can be enjoyed at Landmark Gallery, 31 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport.
"En Pleine Mer" exhibit celebrates the sea and Maine beaches, Sanford-Springvale Art Association, 97 Main St., Sanford, through August 1. FMI 490-0543.
New Works by Moe Auger, 10 AM to 4 PM, The Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd., Wells. Exhibit continues to August 2. FMI 216-9022 or www.thewhitneygalleries.com.
Art Guild of the Kennebunks Show, 10 AM to 10 PM, The Port, 11 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Show continues to August 2. Hours are 10 AM to 10 PM daily.
“Maine. As They See It,” Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. A group show featuring over 30 artists. Gallery open daily 11 AM to 5 PM. Continues through August 6. FMI maine-art.com or 967-0049.
"Everything You Know Is True," exhibit by Kimberly Convery, Engine, 266 Main St., Biddeford. New works and invoked discourse. Continues to July 25. FMI 370-9130 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 29
York Days, 9 AM to 4 PM, Short Sands Beach, York Beach, York. Local concerts, tournaments and fairs. Continues to August 2. For schedule of events, York Parks and Rec, 363-1040 or www.yorkparksandrec.org.
Secret Garden Walk with Kennebunk Land Trust volunteers, lunchtime. Easy 45 to 60-minute walks at your own pace. Free. For maps and directions, 985-8734 or www.kennebunklandtrust.org.
Frozen in July with Japanese chalk artist Chiaki Yaginuma, 1 to 2 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Ages 10 and up; pre-registration required. FMI 967-2778/Junior Room.
Cookbook Signing with author Sarah Leah Chase, 3 to 4:30 PM, Keys to the Kitchen, 155 Port Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Chase, co-author of The Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook, a New York Times bestseller, will sign her books, Cold Weather Cooking and The New England Open House. FMI 967-4904.
Enjoy ice cream and sunset trolley rides at the Seashore Trolley Museum in Kennebunkport.
Ice Cream and Sunset Trolley Rides, 4:30 PM, trolley departs at 7 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Continues Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.
Music in the Park with Sean Mencher, 5:30 to 7 PM, Shevenell Park, next to Bangor Savings Bank, 145 Main St., Biddeford. Continues Wednesdays to August 12. Free admission. FMI www.heartofbiddeford.org.
Photoshop 101: By Hand and by Computer, 5:30 to 7:30 PM, 265 Main St., Biddeford. Part two of a 2-week class, this is an introduction to Adobe Photoshop for ages 14 and up. $50 for both sessions. To register and FMI 370-9130 or email@example.com.
Using Birds to Predict the Future of Tidal Marshes, 6 to 7:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Dr. Brian Olsen, an evolutionary ecologist at the University of Maine and member of UMaine’s Climate Change Institute, will discuss the state of tidal marsh bird populations in the northeastern United States. In this Climate Stewards Lecture, Olsen describes how salt marsh birds and other animals might respond to sea level rise and other habitat alterations caused by climate change. Support for the Ted Exford Climate Stewards lecture series is provided by Dave and Loretta (Exford) Hoglund. $5 suggested donation. FMI 646-1555.
Trivia Night at Duffy's, 6:30 PM, 4 Main St., Kennebunk. Sponsored by Kennebunk Free Library. Pay $2 to play and split winnings with KFL; play for free, not eligible for cash. Appetizers provided by Duffy's and KFL. FMI 985-2173.
Concerts in the Park, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk, with the Ray Brown Band, classic rock. Free admission.
Ian MacKenzie with Cilantro Concert, 7:30 PM, Jordan Hall, 46 Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Suggested donation $5. FMI 934-9068 or www.oceanpark.org.
Olive Pierce and David Driskell, Maine Masters, 7:30 to 9:15 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Part of the Art and Artist Video Series. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.
Oldies Cabaret Entertainment with
Marco performs Oldies Cabaret Entertainment, Thursday through Sunday, at Café Amore, Shore Rd., Ogunquit.
, 8 PM, doors open at 7:30 PM, Café Amore, Shore Rd., Ogunquit, near entrance to Perkins Cove. $10 at the door. FMI and reservations, call 646-6661. Continues every Wednesday, Friday and Monday through July.
Shakespeare in the Port, 8 PM, Wednesdays, Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Plays alternate between Twelfth Night and Julius Caesar. Continues to August 19. FMI mainestageshakespeare.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 30 Kayaking on the Little River Estuary, 9 AM to noon, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Paddle the quiet waters of a Maine estuary, watching for wildlife and learning about this treasured habitat from a registered Maine Kayak Guide. For ages 12 and up and some restrictions apply. $50/$40. Registration required. FMI 646-1555.
Music on Main Street, 11:30 AM to 1 PM, in the park next to Biddeford Savings Bank, 254 Main St., Biddeford. Sponsored by Biddeford Savings Bank. Features Hat Trick. BBQ lunch for a $5 donation. All lunch proceeds benefit five local charities.
Book Signing with Sarah Chase, author of New England Open House Cookbook, 4 to 6 PM, Anthony Catalfano Home, 2190 Rte. 1, Wells.
"The Strategic Air Command and Me: Boyhood Memories of Life on the Cliff Walk," 5 PM pre-program with displays, maps, etc. 6 PM presentation with York resident Billy Baker. York Library, 5 Long Sands Rd., York. FMI 207-363-2818.
Weekly Concerts, Thursday evenings at 6 PM, continues to August 13, Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Bring a blanket, lawn chair and picnic while listening to bluegrass, country and folk. Presented by Old Orchard Beach Recreation Department. FMI 934-0860.
Portland Symphony Orchestra, 6 PM, Waterhouse Center, Main St., Kennebunk. Presented by Senior Center at Lower Village. FMI 967-8514.
Peter Boie Magic Show, 6 to 7 PM, Village Fire Station, North St., Kennebunkport. Sponsored by Graves Library. Features magic and comedy for all ages. Pre-registration required. FMI 967-2778/Junior Room.
Revisiting the Civil Rights Movement 50 Years Later, 7 to 8:30 PM, Jordan Hall, 46 Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Suggested donation $5. FMI 934-9068 or www.oceanpark.org.
Watch Shakespeare in the Park in Kennebunk Thursdays and Fridays to August 21.
Shakespeare in the Park, 7 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk. Continues Thursdays and Fridays, to August 21. Presented by MaineStage Shakespeare. FMI www.mainestageshakespeare.com.
VentiCordi Chamber Music, 7:30 PM, South Congregational Church, Temple St., Kennebunkport. Continues on August 13. Also at the Springvale/Sanford Historical Society on July 31, 505 Main St., Springvale. FMI www.VentiCordi.com or 286-6688.
Thursday Night Adventure, 7:30 PM, interactive panel discussion with Anthony Moore on restoring and conserving oil paintings, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.
Full Moon Canoe Tour, 8 to 9:30 PM, Scarborough Marsh, 136 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough. Members $12; non-members $14. Also on Friday, July 31. FMI 883-5100 or www.maineaudubon.org.
Fireworks in the Square continue every Thursday evening to September 3 at approximately 9:45 PM, next to the Pier, Old Orchard Beach.
FRIDAY, JULY 31 Day Camp: Fantastic Flyers, 9 AM to 3 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Explore the world of bats, owls, fireflies and other animals of the air. Create flying creatures to take home, play flight games and search for monarch butterflies. For ages 6 to 10. $50/$40. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555.
Learn about Maine's farming past at the Wells Reserve at Laudholm.
Laudholm’s Farming Past, 10 AM to noon, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Delve into the history of the Wells Reserve at Laudholm, from Native American life to English settlement and from farmland to estuarine reserve. This docent-led walk covers about ½ mile. Free with site admission. FMI 646-1555.
Opening Reception for “Protecting our Oceans: The Gulf of Maine Project,” 5 to 7 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Continues to August 22.
Sevimbike Elibay and Bernard Hartog, Classical Piano and Violin, 7:30 PM, The Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. Adults $23; students/seniors $20. FMI and reservations, 929-6472 or www.sacorivertheatre.org.
RENT, 7:30 PM, City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Performances Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM; Sundays, 2 PM. Continues to August 2. Tickets $20. FMI and tickets 282-0849 or www.citytheater.org.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1 Annual Book and Lawn Sale, 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.
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.
Community Yard Sale, 9 AM to 2 PM, Meadowledge RV Resort, 430 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Household items, antiques, designer purses, something for all.
Art Show presented by Saco Bay Artists, 9 AM to 4 PM, Ocean Park Library lawn, Temple Ave., Ocean Park.
Annual Antiques Show, 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 2, 10 AM to 4 PM. FMI 800-641 6908.
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. Continues on August 2. FMI 363-1036.
Theodore Roosevelt: Naturalist, Nature and the Narcissus, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Continues on August 2. FMI trolleymuseum.org.
It's a great time to investigate the array of antiques at the Kennebunk High School Antiques Show.
"History Afoot: Walking Tour of Saco's Main Street," 10:30 to noon, meet in front of the Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. FMI 283-3861.
Artists Reception, 11 AM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd., Wells. Local participating artists will answer questions and refreshments will be provided. Continues through September. FMI 646-8181.
Steampunk Fair, 11 AM to 5 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.
Kennebunk Rotary Club Antique Car Show, 5 to 10 PM, Waterhouse Center, downtown Kennebunk. "Spectators' Choice" Trophy will be awarded at 7 PM. Joe Foster will emcee the entertainment, and the Chris Humphrey Big Band will provide dance music. Period costumes (from the '20s to the '80s) encouraged. Free and open to the public.
64th Annual Art Auction of works by members of the Ogunquit Art Association, doors open at 6 PM; auction at 7 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Ln., Ogunquit. FMI 646-8400 or barngallery.org.
25th 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 PM, Ocean Park. FMI 934-9068 or oceanpark.org.
Classical Concerts begin on August 1st at the Franciscan Guest House Auditorium on Beach Avenue, Kennebunk.
Rhythm Future Quartet, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI and reservations, 929-6472.
Shakespeare in the Port, 8 PM, Saturdays, Village Green, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Plays alternate between Twelfth Night and Julius Caesar. Continues to August 22. FMI mainestageshakespeare.com.
Classical Opera and Piano Concerts begin, 8 PM, Franciscan Guest House Auditorium, 26 Beach Ave., Kennebunk. Concerts continue on August 3, 5, 7 and 14 at 8 PM. Performers are Dr. Frances Covalesky on piano with Giliana Norkunis, Christopher Staknys and Darius Shubert on August 3; jazz singer Simona Minns with Dorsey Minns, trombone and Caleb Hensinger, keyboard on August 5; Danute Mileika Antanas Meilus and Dr. Frances Covalesky on piano, August 7. August 14 will be an encore performance featuring Dr. Covalesky and Mileika and will benefit the Franciscan Monastery. Concerts are free with donations accepted. FMI www.franciscanguesthouse.com, 207-967-4865.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 2 Guest Organist Mark Thallander, 9:30 AM, South Congregational Church, Temple St., Kennebunkport. FMI 967-2793.
Yardscaping and Native Plants Workshop, 10 AM to noon, Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Road, Wells. Facilitated by UMaine Extension Master Gardener volunteers Allan Amioka and Ginger Laurits. Members $5; non-members $7. FMI and to pre-register call 324-2814.
Summerfest Cookout and Vintage Celebration revs up, featuring a cookout, mobile museum, on track time and ride-alongs at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough.
Summerfest Cookout and Vintage Celebration, featuring a cookout, mobile museum, on track time and ride-alongs, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, 70 Holmes Rd., Scarborough. Pit gate opens at 10 AM for the public with the cookout at noon. Event includes introduction of the Maine Motorsports Hall of Fame members in attendance, presentation of the Crumpled Roof Awards and vintage race car rides, plus two races. Admission (includes cookout) is $5; $3 for age 6 to 12; under 6 free. Presented by the Maine Vintage Race Car Association.
Pasco Lecture Series with David Jourdan, 2 PM, Community House, Temple St., Kennebunkport. Jourdan will launch his new book The Search for the Japanese Fleet. Tickets $10 in advance at Graves Library 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport or at the door. Proceeds benefit the library. Book signing and reception to follow. FMI 967-2778.
Around the World Through the Ages Concert, 2 PM, Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Features Warren King with flutists Diane McNulty and Rachael Barter and violinist Margaret Hopkins. Suggested donation $12; seniors and students $8; children under 12 are free. FMI 985-4494 or christchurchkennebunk.org.
Piano Concert, 4 PM, Grand Ball Room at The ColonyHotel, 140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Features pianist Frances Covalesky. Free and open to the public. FMI 967-3331.
Farm-to-Chef Celebration, 4 to 7 PM, Beach Plum Farm, Great Works Regional Land Trust, Rte. 1, Ogunquit. FMI www.gwrlt.org.
Summer Concert Series, 5 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. Features organist Geoffrey Wieting Concert is free; donations welcome. FMI 363-5095.
St. Vincent, 7 PM, Summer Film Series, York Library, 5 Long Sands Rd., York. Rated PG-13. FMI 207-363-2818.
Ocean Park Music Festival, 7:30 PM, the Temple, Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Features the Ocean Park Choir under the direction of Jerry Scheinfeldt. Continues through August 30. Admission $12. FMI 934-9068 or www.oceanpark.org.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 4
"Photos and Paintings of Maine Landscapes" by Brandy Cressey opens in the Speers Gallary of the Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk.
"Photos and Paintings of Maine Landscapes," by Brandy Cressey opens in the Speers Gallary of the Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Exhibit is free and open to the public during regular library hours. Continues through August 30. FMI 985-2173.
Late Summer Exhibitions Open, 11 AM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. "Black and White," " OAA Expressions," " New Members," "Showcases: Don Gorvett, woodcuts and Norman West, painting" and "Invited New England Sculptors." Continues to September 5. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.
Touch Tank Tuesdays, 2 to 3 PM with live sea creatures, Tuesdays in July and August, Kennebunk Toy Company, 14 Main St., Kennebunk. This is a hands-on experience led by marine science educator Carol Steingart of Coastal Encounters. FMI see Facebook page.
Wonderbrook Preserve Hike, 6 PM, the end of Plummer St., just off Rte. 35, Kennebunk. Rain date August 5. Free ice cream compliments of Big Daddy's in Wells. Sponsored by the Kennebunk Land Trust. Reminder to pick up scavenger hunt forms, complete them and return them to the Trust office, 8 Brown St., Kennebunk, or bring them to the hike/ice cream social. Winners will receive a KLT T-shirt. FMI 985-8734 or www.kennebunklandtrust.org.
Figure Drawing from the Model, 6 to 9 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. OAA members and friends $8; others $10. Continues on Tuesdays through September 1. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.
Don't miss Touch Tank Tuesdays, 2 to 3 PM with live sea creatures, Tuesdays in July and August, Kennebunk Toy Company, 14 Main St., Kennebunk.
Service and "Sundaes" on Tuesdays. 6:30 PM, St. George Episcopal Church, 3 Emerson St., Sanford. Bring a lawn chair; everyone welcome. The outdoor service will be followed by an ice cream sundae party. Continues Tuesdays through August. FMI 324-8119.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5 Music in the Park with Sarah Blacker, 5:30 to 7 PM, Shevenell Park, next to Bangor Savings Bank, 145 Main St., Biddeford. Continues Wednesdays to August 12. Free admission. FMI www.heartofbiddeford.org.
Concerts in the Park, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk. Features Chris Humphrey Big Band. Free admission.
Beverly Hallam and Alan Magee: Maine Masters. 7:30 to 9:15 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Part of the Art and Artist Video Series. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.
Thursday, August 6 ”My World: Too Many Paintings Not Enough Time” Exhibit, 10 AM to 4 PM, The Whitney Galleries, 181Post Rd., Wells. Works by Dianna Anderson. Reception on August 7; exhibit continues to August 16. FMI 216-9022 or www.thewhitneygalleries.com.
Circus Smirkus arrives at the Rockin' Horse Stable Thursday, August 6!
Circus Smirkus, Rockin’ Horse Stable, 1 and 6 PM, 245 Arundel Rd., Kennebunkport. Presented by Kennebunkport Consolidated School. Continues on August 7, 1 and 6 PM. FMI www.smirkus.org.
Friday, August 7 Beach Lights Weekend, dusk, Goose Rocks Beach. Continues to August 9. Ice cream social, 7 to 9 PM, August 10, Community House. FMI 967-4115.
Saturday, August 8 Shrek, the Musical, Jr., 10 AM and 1 PM, Ogunquit Playhouse, Rte. 1 south, Ogunquit. Continues Sunday, August 9, at 10 AM. Tickets $12. FMI 646-5511.
The Downton Abbey Tea, 2 PM, White Columns, 8 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Features high tea under the tent in the style of the Victorian and Edwardian time period. Cost is $25 per person. Presented by Kennebunkport Historical Society.
“Go Red Goes to Oz” Dinner and Silent Auction, 4 to 7 PM auction, health sessions, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres; 7:15 PM dinner. On the Marsh restaurant, 46 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Fundraiser benefits the Go Red Campaign Against Women’s Heart Disease. Reserve now. FMI 967-2299 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Bird,” a group show, opens at Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Gallery open daily 11 AM to 5 PM. Continues through September 7. FMI www.maine-art.com or 967-0049.
Sunday, August 9
Ever After Mustang Rescue presents Mustangs in Motion.
Maine Women in the Arts Show and Sale, Noon to 4 PM, Atria, One Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Features the works of local artists including Atria residents Ruth Berry and Val McGann. Live music by October Road. FMI and to RSVP 985-5866 or www.atriakennebunk.com.
11th Annual Mustangs in Motion, with a performance by trained mustangs featuring rescue horses and other adoptees, 1 to 4 PM, Ever After Mustang Rescue, Training and Educational Center, 463 West St., Biddeford. Free admission. FMI 284-7721 or www.mustangrescue.org.
The Kennebunk River Club’s 60th Annual Art Show, 1 to 5 PM, in the historic Boathouse and Casino at 115-116 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. The works of 90 artists will be exhibited in the juried show. Refreshments will be served in the Boathouse during the afternoon. Adult $5 admission $5; children under 10 free.
Biennial Flower Show, 5 to 7 PM, Graves Memorial Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.
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