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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.


"Artmaking in a Private Space,” River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. This  exhibit in the Irvine Gallery continues through September 27. FMI 967-9120.

David Paulson's abstract art is on view

at the Moira Walsh Gallery in Kittery

through October 4.


"The Ocean Cries Out," Pamala Crabb exhibit at the Whitney Gallery, 1810 Post Rd., Wells. The show continues through September 28. FMI 216-9022.


Woven Works by New Hampshire resident Andrea Williams, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Rd., Kittery. Continues through September. FMI 439-4209.


David Paulson Abstract Exhibit, Moira Walsh Gallery, 76 Wallingford Sq., Kittery. Continues through October 4. FMI 439-7900 or moirawalshgallery@gmail.com.


Sandra L. Dunn Exhibit, Gallery at the Grand, Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk. Continues until October 13. FMI 967-0049.


Fall Exhibitions, “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 continues to October 13. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.


"Oh, the Places I've Been," acrylic paintings by Maine native Shannon Smullen, Speers Gallery, Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Continues through October. FMI 985-2173


"A Modernist Menagerie: Works from the Permanent Collection” and “Amy Stacey Curtis: Drawings” continue to October 31, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. FMI 646-4909.




James Montgomery and Bruce Marshall appear in concert at the Mast Cove Galleries in Kennebunkport on Wednesday, September 17.

Blues Concert with James Montgomery and Bruce Marshall, 7:30 to 10 PM; doors open at 7 PM, Mast Cove Galleries, Maine St., Kennebunkport. $20 donation includes light refreshments. B.Y.O.B. Reservations  required. Call 207-967-3453.

Writing: A Healing Art with Kim Purcell-Shipman, 6 to 8 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Course continues on Wednesdays through October 15. FMI and fees 967-9120.


Witches of Eastwick, 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 September 27. Tickets from $39 to $79. FMI 207-646-5511 or boxoffice@ogunquitplayhouse.org.



Adult Art Party: Acrylics, 6 to 8 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Facilitated by Caren-Marie Michel. Paint a Maine landscape; $30 per person or $50 if registered together; includes a glass of wine and supplies. FMI 967-9120 or www.rivertreearts.org.


Gallery Talk with painter and photographer Tom Hibschman and painter Evelyne Harper Neill, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Ln., Ogunquit. FMI  646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.


Tarzan Double Feature, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St., Ogunquit. Silent films with live music by Jeff Rapsis. $10 admission. FMI 646-3123 or www.leavittheatre.com.



The Third Friday Art Walk in Kennebunk showcases local artists and craftspeople.

Third Friday Art Walk, 5 to 8 PM, downtown Kennebunk. Parking is available at the public lots at Garden, Park and Grove streets plus at the individual galleries. FMI 985-2830 or artwalkkennebunk@gmail.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 21, 27 and 28. FMI 967-2712 or www.trolleymuseum.org.


10th Annual Tour of Fairy Houses, 11 AM to 3 PM, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Features more than 100 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, florists, garden clubs, businesses, families and school children. Proceeds donated to the nonprofit organizations, schools and civic groups that participate in the tour. Tracy Kane, the Fairy Houses Series author and illustrator will greet ticket holders and sign autographs. There will be performances by the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theatre and the NH Theatre Project. Free parking is available on Peirce Island. Sponsored by the Friends of the South End. Continues on September 21.


Apple Harvest Festival, Willowbrook Village, Elm St., Newfield. The public is invited to press apples into cider to bring home. Continues on Sunday, September 21. FMI 793-2784 or www.willowbrookmuseum.org.


Artists' Studio Tour, 10 AM to 4 PM, cocktails, 4 to 6 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Tour only $30; tour and cocktail party $50; cocktail party only $20. Purchase online and by phone. FMI 967-9120 or www.rivertreearts.org.


Pick up a pumpkin at the Pumpkin Patch Trolley Ride at the Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport.


Artist's Reception, 1 to 6 PM, Sharpe Gallery, 21 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Features new works by Linda Murray "Letting Creativity Flow." Includes a demonstration of Murray's  techniques including Decalcomania used by surrealist painters of the '30s. All materials will be provided for visitors to create a piece using this technique. FMI 967-6331 or www.thesharpegallery.com.


Opening Reception for Ingunn Joergensen exhibit, 5 to 7 PM, Gallery at the Grand, 1 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Wine and light refreshments will be served. Exhibit continues to October 5. FMI 207-204-0096, www.galleryatthegrand.com.


Rory Block plays and sings the Blues, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Buxton. Tickets $30. Reservations strongly recommended. FMI 929-6472.


Rock & Roll Oldies Benefit Dance, 7:30 to 11:30 PM, Elks Lodge, Ocean Park Rd., Saco. Dance contest, trivia questions, door prizes. Tickets $10 and are limited to 150; to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Portland.  FMI Dave 934-5941 or Elks Lodge 283-1597.


Deb's Fun for the Heart Horse Show, 8:30 AM Mousam Saddle and Harness Club, Emmons Rd. (off Ross Rd.), Kennebunk. See web site for class list. Free admission for spectators. FMI  www.mousamsaddleand harnessclub.com.


Mad Hatter's Whimsical 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 207-967-2299 or info@onthemarshdining.com.


Herbs, Food and the War of 1812 with cookbook editor Kate Barnes Moose, 7 PM, Strawbery Banke Museum Visitor Center, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Adults $8, $5 for museum and Herb Society members. FMI 603-642-7034 or email nesunit@gmail.com.



The Brick Store Museum hosts an Appreciation Reception, sponsored

by the Kennebunk Land Trust,

featuring a guest speaker.

Appreciation Reception, 5:30 PM Brick Store Museum  Program Center, 4 Dane St., Kennebunk. Sponsored by the Kennebunk Land Trust board of directors, the event features guest speaker Kennebunk humorist Joe Foster. RSVP requested. FMI 985-7649.


Thursday, September 25

Mainers on the Titanic, book talk, 6:30 PM, with author and Gulf War veteran Mac Smith, Dyer Library, 371 Main St., Saco. FMI 283-3861 or www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.


Celebrating and Remembering OAA's artists, mentors, teachers and friends, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Ln., Ogunquit. FMI  646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.


Chamberlain and Hayes: The Civil War Careers of Two Maine Heroes, 7:30 PM, Berwick Academy, 31 Academy St., South Berwick. Brad Fletcher will trace the parallel experiences of the well-known Chamberlain and South Berwick's little known Joseph Hayes. Sponsored by Old Berwick Historical Society. Refreshments served; donations accepted. FMI 384-0000.


Friday, September 26
Waban Charity Golf Tournament "Tee Up & Drive" Registration 7:45 AM, shotgun start 8:30 AM, Sanford Golf Club, Rt. 4, Sanford. Event benefits Waban's Special Olympians. FMI 324-7955.


50-Cent Clothing Sale, 9 AM to 2 PM, St. George Episcopal Church, 3 Emerson St., Sanford. Continues on Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM. Free blood pressure screening available both days. FMI 324-8119.


BiddeFest, all-music weekend, Pepperell Mill, Biddeford. Continues September 27 and 28. Main stage will be outdoors on Saturday behind York Street (part of the Pepperell Mill Campus) with some of Maine and New England’s favorite bands. The Oak + the Ax Fest, 140 Main St., will have music starting Friday night. FMI www.heartofbiddeford.org.


The Eliot Festival Day features

a parade, road race and fun for

the whole family.


34th Annual Eliot Festival Day with fireworks, DJ and chili cook-off on Friday night. Saturday includes a pancake breakfast, road race, parade at 11 AM and crafters from 10 AM to 3 PM, State Rd., Eliot. FMI 748-3145 or www.eliot5kandfestival.com.


Concert, Melanie with Kerri Powers, 8 PM, Jonathan's Music Hall, 92 Bourne Ln., Ogunquit. Admission $37.50. FMI 646-4777 or jonathansogunquit.com.


Saturday, September 27
Fine Arts and Crafts Festival, 10 AM to 4 PM, Hamilton House, 40 Vaughans Lane, South Berwick. Continues on September 28. Presented by Historic New England, festival features over 100 juried artisans, performances by local musicians, food, historic house tours and more. FMI 384-2454.


12th Annual Punkinfiddle, a National Estuaries Day Celebration, a fun family festival, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Admission charged. FMI 646-1555 or www.wellsreserve.org.


Spaghetti Dinner, 5 to 8 PM, St. Mary's Church, Eldridge Rd., Wells. Hosted by the Knights of Columbus;  veterans eat free. Advance ticket purchase recommended. Adults $10, seniors and children under 12 years $8. Proceeds and donations to benefit "Wreaths Across America."
FMI 251-3241 or 646-6870.


The 12th Annual Punkinfiddle, a National Estuaries Day Celebration, is a fun family festival that takes place at the Wells Reserve in Wells.


Victory Dance, 5:30 to 9:30 PM, Waterhouse Pavillion, Main St., Kennebunk. Co-sponsored by the Brick Store Museum, Town of Kennebunk and the Kennebunk Rotary, the dance features '40s music by the New Legacy and three mini exhibits of 1940s history, plus "best retro-dressed" competition, raffle, silent auction and more. This free event is open to the public. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.


Sunday, September 28
Mt. Agamenticus Community Volunteers Work Day, 9 AM to 12::30 PM. Work with land stewards to maintain the summit and trails. FMI 361-1102 or robin@agamenticus.org.



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