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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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

 

The Wells Reserve at Laudholm offers

kayaking on the Little River Estuary.

Connecting with Place, 9 AM to noon and 1 to 4 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. A series of 9 workshops on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays over 3 weeks. Covers landscape photography and nature writing. Fee is $300. Continues through September 30. FMI and to register, call 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Kayaking on the Little River Estuary, 1 to 4 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Minimum age is 12 (12 to 15-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult). Maximum number of participants is 6. Weather dependent. Maximum weight for kayaks is 325 pounds. Participants must be able to get up from a seated position on the ground. $50/$40. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

University of New England Neuroscience and Students Fine Art Show, the Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford. Continues through September 24. FMI and hours, 370-9130 or feedtheengine.org.

 

"Full Moon/High Tide," Arundel Farm Gallery, 76 Arundel Rd., Arundel. This three-artist show features the works of Berri Kramer, Susan Wilder and Cheryl Lichwell. Continues to September 24. FMI and gallery hours ArundelFarmGallery.com or 561-702-6396.

 

September Show "Ochres", 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 1. FMI 490-0543 or sanfordspringvaleart.org.

 

"Why Sweden" with Mia Auger and multiple artists, Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd., Wells. Continues to October 2. FMI 216-9022.

 

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.

 

 

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is playing

at the Ogunquit Playhouse through October 1.

York Police Officer Discusses Memoir Black to Blue, 6 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Officer Jamie Rooney tells her story about growing up surrounded by substance abuse, physical abuse and poverty. The program is free and wheelchair accessible. FMI 985-2173.

 

Seed Saving, 6 to 7:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Gail Sawyer, Tinuviel Sampson, and Allan Amioka will lead this hands-on workshop as part of the All Seasons Garden Series brought to the Reserve by York County Master Gardeners. $7/$5. Registration required. FMI and to register 324-2814 or rebecca.gowdy@maine.edu.

 

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers opens at Ogunquit Playhouse, Rte. 1, Ogunquit. Continues through October 1. FMI tickets and show times, ogunquitplayhouse.org.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
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.

 

Pirate Party, 6 PM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd., (Rte. 1), Wells. For pirates of all ages and their families. Treats, games and crafts. This free event is sponsored by Friends of the Wells Public Library. FMI 646-8181.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
35th Annual Eliot Festival Days, State Rd., Eliot. Fireworks and Chili Bake-Off on Friday night. Continues Sunday, September 24. Saturday events include a road race for adults and kids, a variety of crafters, food vendors and entertainment. FMI eliot5kandfestival.com.

 

Act One's "Beyond Festival" Opens, West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St., Portsmouth. The event features a weekend of humor, wit, wisdom and storytelling. Show times for The View from He'ah Variety Show: 7:30 PM, and Saturday, September 24, 2 and 7:30 PM; True Tales Radio Onstage, Sunday, September 25, 2 PM. Theatre is air-conditioned, wheelchair accessible and has off-street parking. FMI and tickets or Festival pass, 603-300-2986.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

 

The 14th Annual Punkinfiddle Family Festival

takes place at the Wells Reserve in Wells.

Enjoy traditional crafts, music, old-fashioned

games, food and farm animals.

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 Yard Sale, 9 AM to 3 PM, Masonic Hall, Rte. 4, North Berwick. Hosted by North Berwick Historical Society as a fundraiser. Proceeds will go toward the barn/education center structure to be built on the Morrell Sherburne Historical House property on Old County Rd., North Berwick. To donate items for the sale call Amelia at 676-2553 or bring them directly to the yard sale.

 

16th Annual Lobster Dash, 10 AM, Ogunquit Beach. 5-mile race to celebrate the life and memory of Greg Gumbinner. Proceeds benefit the Gumbinner Memorial Scholarship Fund and local Ogunquit charities. Awards in various categories. Race sanctioned by USATF-NE. Entry fee $25; $30 day of race. Register online at lobsterdash.com.

 

Museum Day, 10 AM to 1 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street, Kennebunk. The museum, along with museums and cultural institutions nationwide, offers free admission for two to those who download the Museum Day Ticket from smithsonian.com/museumday.  FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org.

 

14th Annual Punkinfiddle Family Festival and National Estuaries Day Celebration, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Rain or shine. Features traditional crafts, hands-on learning, music, old-fashioned games, food, farm animals in an historic seaside setting. $7/$5. Reservations not required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

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 25. FMI call Megan Gendron or Joan Sylvester, 324-1137, megang@ycspi.org or joans@ycspi.org.

 

 

Fun for the whole family at the Pumpkin Patch Trolley event at the Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport.

National Alpaca Farm Days, 10 AM to 4 PM, Sea Hill Farm Alpacas, 621 Haley Rd., Kittery Point. See alpacas, donkeys, sheep and ducks. Shop for alpaca apparel and accessories from Redmaple Sportswear and yarn and hand felted products from the farm herd. FMI 439-3635 or seahillfarm.com.

 

Pumpkin Patch Trolley, event from 11 AM to 3 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Free pumpkin with each admission. Ride a trolley to the Pumpkin Patch, paint a pumpkin and then send it back by trolley to the Visitor Center, where you can pick it up after a trolley ride to Talbott Park. Museum and store open 10 AM to 5 PM. Continues on September 25. FMI 967-2712 or trolleymuseum.org.

 

12th Annual Tour of Fairy Houses, 11 AM to 3 PM, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. More than 100 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, florists, garden clubs, businesses, families and children. Proceeds donated to the nonprofit organizations, schools and civic groups that participate in the tour. Free parking is available on Pierce Island. Sponsored by the Friends of the South End. Rain or shine. Continues on September 25. FMI portsmouthfairyhousetour.com.

 

Luncheon with Speakers, 11 AM, York Harbor Inn, 480 York St., York Harbor. The International Women's Club of New England will host the meeting. Speakers will be Elissa Kaplan Sentner and Yasmin Alani on "Baking Bread, Making Friends." IWCNE is a nonprofit organization that fosters good will and understanding among people from different nations and works year round to raise money for charities which benefit local women and children. Reservations required. FMI 318-7304.

 

"Light is a Thing" Workshop, noon to 4 PM, Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford. Features photographer Curt Richter. $50; $40 members. FMI 370-9130.

 

 

The Sharpe Gallery in Kennebunk Lower Village hosts a workshop with artist

Linda Murray, who demonstrates her

techniques, including Declomania.

Art Show, Kittery Art Association Gallery, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point. Thirteen members of the Seacoast Moderns Collaborative will 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.

 

3rd Annual Workshop with Artist Linda Murray, 1 to 5 PM, Sharpe Gallery, 21 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Includes demonstrations of her techniques especially Decalcomania, used by surrealist painters of the 1930s. Participants will receive necessary materials to create a piece of art using the technique. No experience necessary. Wine and hors d’oeuvres served. FMI 967-6331 or thesharpegallery.com.

 

An Evening of Classical Music, 6:45 PM, Bar Mills Community Church, 13 Hermit Thrush Dr., Buxton. Features pianist Angela Olszta and violinist Alexander Romanul. Tickets $10, children under 18 are free. Seating is limited. RSVP by September 21. FMI 807-0821 or barmillscommunitychurch.org.

 

"Give My Regards to Broadway" Variety Show and Ice Cream Social, 7 PM, Nasson Theatre, 457 Main St., Springvale. Hosted by Sanford Maine Stage. Tickets $10. FMI 324-8227 or mts@gwi.net.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Book Signing, 11 AM to 1 PM, Shell Shack, 28 Dock Square, Kennebunkport, and 1:30 to 3:30 PM, Book Burrow, 21 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Author Carl H. Johnson will sign copies of his new book The Baseball Buff's Bathroom Book as well as From Beer to Beards, Boston Baseball’s 2011-2013 Roller Coaster Ride. Both will be available for purchase. FMI 204-5006.

 

 

Don't miss the season-end car show

at Bentley's on Route 1 in Arundel,

on Sunday, September 25.

Season-End Car Show, 11 AM to 3 PM, Bentley's, Rte. 1, Arundel. Hundreds of cars on display – antique cars, 1956 and older; bikes 1984 and older. Rain date, October 2. FMI bentleyssaloon.com.

 

Pasco Lecture Series with author Lyn Smith and illustrator Jamie Hogan, 2 to 3 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Doors open at 1:30 PM. Smith and Hogan will present their new book Porcupine's Promenade. The Series is supported by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings and the Graves Library Snack Team. FMI 967-2778.

 

Fall Film Series, 3 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. The Meddler, rated PG for brief drug content. FMI 363-2818 or ypl@york.lib.me.us.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
Shakespeare, the Zany Majestic Bard with David Greenham, 12:30 PM, Wells High School Auditorium, 200 Sanford Rd., Wells. A collaboration with the Maine Humanities Council, Wells High School and Wells Library, the program is open to all members of the community. FMI dburritt@wellstown.org or 646-8181.

 

Book Discussion with Wells author Karen Maffeo Creamer and her new novel One Brave Thing, 6 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. The program is free and wheelchair accessible. FMI kmcwrites@gmail.com or kennebunklibrary.org or 985-2173.

 

Join in a book discussion with author

Karen Maffeo Creamer at the Kennebunk

Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk,

on Tuesday, September 27.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
Morning Yoga, 8 to 9:15 AM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. The 8-week course with instructor Leslie Fiore continues on Tuesdays to October 5. Pre-registration is required. $64/$80. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

An Evening with Maine's New Poet Laureate Stuart Kestenbaum, 6 PM, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Kestenbaum will read his poetry and speak about his writing. FMI dburritt@wellstown.org or 646-8181.

 

Harry Potter Night, 6 to 7:30 PM, Dyer Library, 371 Main St., Saco. The evening is presented in conjunction with Banned and Challenged Book Week and features exploding potions, spells and magical creatures. At the end of the night delicacies from Honeydukes Express and Leaky Cauldron will be served in Hogwarts Great Hall. Special prizes for demonstrated skills at defense against the dark arts and knowledge of spells. FMI 283-3861.

 

Book Discussion, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands  Rd., York. Author Colin W. Sargent will read from and discuss his new novel The Boston Castrato. FMI 363-2818 or ypl@york.lib.me.us.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28
A New Zealand Adventure with Suzanne Kahn, noon to 1 PM, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. The Reserve’s education director will take attendees on a photographic journey through the three weeks she spent on New Zealand’s South and North Islands in March and April of this year. Suggested donation is $2 per person.  FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Coloring Calm, 6 PM, Sanford Public Library, corner of Main and Elm, Sanford. Workshop for adults. Coloring sheets and supplies will be provided (or bring your own. Color in a relaxing, group setting with music and refreshments. FMI 324-4714.

 

JUST AHEAD
Thursday, September 29

Kayaking on the Webhannet River Estuary, 9 AM to noon, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Minimum age is 12 (12 to 15-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult). Maximum number of participants is 6. Weather dependent. Participants must bring their own kayak, paddle, and PFD (personal flotation device). Weather dependent. Participants must be able to get up from a seated position on the ground. $25/$20. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Maine Women in the Arts hosts an art show with big and small original art

at the Masonic Hall in Kennebunkport.

Above: Coffee Break by Liz Roper

 

Friday, September 30
Opening Reception, Maine Women in the Arts Annual Awards Show ~ Big and Small Fine Art, 5 to 7 PM, Masonic Lodge, Temple St., Kennebunkport. Original paintings by Maine artists. Meet the artists and live music at reception. Show hours: September 30, 10 AM to 7 PM; October 1, 10 AM to 5 PM; October 2, 10 AM to 4 PM. Free admission. FMI mainewomenarts.com.

 

Opening Reception, "Findings: Personal Archaeologies," 5 to 8 PM, 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.

 

Night Hike, 6:30 to 8 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells.  Experience the mystery of the Wells Reserve after dark. Listen for nocturnal animals and challenge your senses through a variety of activities along the trail. This program encourages family groups, minimum age 7. Bring flashlights for safety, but try not to use them! $5/member, $7/non-member, $15/family of three or more. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Award Winning Play The Lift opens, 7:30 PM, Brick Store Museum Performing Arts Center, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Presented by Storm Warnings Repertory Theatre. Opening celebration with refreshments before the play. Tickets $15.  Continues October 1, 7 and 8. FMI  and tickets, 441-8163 or stormwarningstheatre.com.

 

Saturday, October 1
Arundel Historical Society Craft Fair, 8:30 AM to 2 PM, Mildred L. Day School Gym, Limerick Rd., Arundel. Features jewelry, wood, fiber, stained glass, home crafts and gifts. Food, beverages and "Arundel Proud to Be" calendar available for purchase.

 

Digital Landscape Photography: Capturing a Sense of Place, 9 AM to noon, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Nature photographer Matt Poole will share a range of technical and compositional tips. Bring a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera, wide-angle lens and/or a zoom lens and a tripod if you have one. Maximum of 6 participants. $30/$24. Reservations required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

 

Many towns in southern Maine

have harvest festivals with activities for the whole family, including Kennebunk and Ogunquit.

13th Annual Harvestfest, All day, Waterhouse Center and Main St., downtown Kennebunk. Festivities start with the Pancake Breakfast at Duffy's at 8 AM, and the Book Sale at the Kennebunk Library starts at 8:30 AM. Starting at 9 AM, at the Waterhouse Center, there will be crafters, food vendors, rock climbing wall, pumpkin coloring, Twisting Fun balloon man, scavenger hunt, and more. New this year is a pumpkin-carving contest. Carve a pumpkin at home then bring it down to Waterhouse Center to be put on display for a people’s choice award.  New also is the giant pumpkin.  Guess the weight of this mighty gourd to win a prize. Various educational demonstrations begin at 10:30 AM. At 11:30 AM, there is a family Halloween walk/parade down Main St.; parade lines-up on Water St. at 11:15 AM and finishes at Park St. Sponsored by  the Kennebunk Festival Committee. FMI and full schedule, kennebunkmaine.us.

 

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.

 

Maine Craft Weekend, 11 AM to 6 PM, Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford. Continues October 2 at the same time. FMI 370-9130 or feedtheengine.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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk takes place on the last

Friday of each month through October.

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.

 

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.

 

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, Bentley's Saloon, Rte. 1, Arundel, 5 PM, Tuesday, September 20, last Tuesday Cruise-In of the season; season-end show on Sunday, September 25. TJ's Pizza, Rte. 1 (5 Corners), Biddeford, 5 PM, Thursdays; Blast From the Past Diner, 114 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro, 5 PM, Fridays through end of September.

 

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.

 

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 kbryant@wellstown.org, or 646-8181.

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.

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 amosey@wellstown.org.

 

Franciscan Monastery features well-tended gardens, trails and park along the Kennebunk River designed by Frederick Law Olmstead, Beach Ave., Kennebunk Beach. Open between sunrise and sunset. Free admission. 

 

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.

 

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 "Stories by the Sea" for children 4 to 8 years on Wednesdays, 9 to 10 AM, through August; "Jamie Wyeth: "Private Collection" in the Sculpture Gallery 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.

 

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 “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, 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. 

 

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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