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.

 

“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.

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

 

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.

 

"The Maine Coastline," an exhibit of photographs by Robin Keus, The Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Exhibit continues to August 24; exhibit hours are 1 to 5 PM, Thursday through Sunday. FMI 207-216-9022.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20
Discovery Days 2, sponsored by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. A nature-based educational program. Booklet of events at Graves Library, Kennebunkport Post Office, Consolidated School, KCT Headquarters, 57 Gravelly Brook Rd., Kennebunkport. FMI 967-3465.

 

 

Enjoy the children's classic, Mary Poppins, at the Ogunquit Playhouse

through August 30.

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

 

Astronomy Night, 6:30 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Astronomical Society of Northern New England (ASNNE) member Ian T. Durham will present "Uranus and its Literary Moons." FMI 985-2173 or www.kennebunklibrary.org.

 

Vibrational Intuitive Spirit Gallery with medium Melissa Boyd, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk. Admission $45. FMI 967-9120, www.rivertreearts.org or www.deepbluetruthnow.com.

 

Art and Artist Video Series, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Bourne Ln. and Shore Rd., Ogunquit, featuring Georgia O'Keefe. 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 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 21
41st Annual Sidewalk Art Show and Sale, with over 70 artists, 9:30 AM to 5 PM, streets of Ogunquit. Free admission. Rain date is August 22. Sponsored by the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. FMI 207-646-2939 or www.visitogunquit.org.

 

Authors in August, 6:30 PM, Mast Cove Galleries, corner of Mast Cove Ln. and Maine St., Kennebunkport. The Book Burrow presents Anita Shreve, author of more than 17 books. FMI 204-5006 or www.thebookburrow.com.

 

Pecha Kucha Night, 6:30 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Features 10 short presentations. Light snacks free; beer and wine available for purchase. Admission $5. FMI 967-9120 or www.rivertreearts.org.

 

 

Pecha Kucha Night at River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village, features 10 short presentations.

"The 1938 Old Orchard Beach Marathon Presentation," 7 PM, Town Hall, 1 Portland Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Sponsored by the OOB Historical Society and features runner and historian Thomas C. Bennet. Free. Donations accepted and will be donated to MAPS Breakaway Scholarship Fund. FMI 934-9319.

 

Panel Discussion, with new members of the Ogunquit Art Association, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Ln., Ogunquit. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

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 22
REVOLUTION3 Triathlon, Old Orchard Beach. Over 1200 athletes participate in a 70.3 and 32 miles Olympic and Half Rev event. Pro and age group athletes may compete in both distances for cash prizes. Event continues through August 24. FMI 934-2500 or www.rev3tri.com.

 

Opening Reception for Annual Awards Exhibition of the Art Guild of the Kennebunks show, 5 to 7 PM, Community House, Temple St., Kennebunkport. Show continues to August 24. Friday 10 AM to 7 PM; Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM; Sunday 10 AM to 4 PM. Public is invited; free admission.

 

4th Fridays at Red Door Pottery Studio, 5 to 8 PM, 44 Government St., Kittery. Features Irish music on the lawn with Penhallow; a raffle for ACT One's Festival theater tickets to benefit Kittery's Footprints Food Pantry; pottery displays and demonstrations. FMI 439-5671 or www.redbarnpottery.com.

 

An Evening with Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author David Oshinsky, 5:30 PM reception catered by Kitchen Chicks, Kennebunk River Club Casino, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Tickets are $40 and benefit Graves Library. Seating limited. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

The Seashore Trolley Museum

is hosting a Vintage Speakeasy.

Relive prohibition and ride

the antique trolley cars.

 

Vintage Speakeasy, 6 to 10:30 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Relive Prohibition with food, cocktails, live music, raffles and silent films of the era. Trolley cars that once carried patrons to speakeasies in cities across the U.S. will be available for rides. Tickets must be purchased in advance. FMI www.seashoretrolleymuseum.org.

 

The Martins in Concert, 7 PM, Seaside Pavilion, 8 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach. Advance tickets $14; day of show $19. FMI 934-2024.

 

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.

 

49th Parallel Dance Company, 7:30 PM, the Dance Hall, 7 Walker St., Kittery. Advance tickets $18; at the door $20. FMI www.thedancehallkittery.org. 

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
Indoor Yard Sale, 9 AM to 1 PM, Crossroads United Methodist Church, 16 Grammar St., Sanford. Plenty of
parking; handicap accessible. FMI 324-4750.

 

3rd Annual Woodies in the Cove Car Show, 9 AM to 2 PM, next to McDonalds, Rte. 1, Wells. Presented by the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit. FMI woodiesinthecove@gmail.com, 281-455-7779.

 

Annual Craft Fair, 10 AM to 4 PM, the River Green, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare Society. Rain date is August 24. Presented by the Society of Southern Maine Craftsmen.

 

Antique Auto Show, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Event also features automotive and craft vendors. FMI www.trolleymuseum.org.

 

Bicentennial Tour of South Berwick Village, 11 AM to noon, meet in post office parking lot, Main St., South Berwick Village, includes tour of bicentennial town hall exhibit. Sponsored by the Old Berwick Historical Society.

 

14th Annual Chili Fest, 11 AM to 3 PM, Wells Junior High School, 1470 Post Road (Rte. 1), Wells. Tasting kits available. Sponsored by the Wells Chamber of Commerce. "Maine State Cook-Off” is sanctioned by the International Chili Society. FMI 646-2451 or www.wellschilifest.com.

 

Tree ID and Nature Walk, 2 to 4 PM, meet at the summit Learning Lodge, Mt. Agamenticus, Agamenticus Rd., York. $5 donation. Reservations required. FMI 361-1102 or robin@agamenticus.org.

 

Customer Appreciation Barbeque, noon to 3 PM, York Harbor Marine, 20 Harris Island Rd., York. FMI 207-363-3602.

 

Annual Riverfest and Duck Launch, early afternoon, Kennebunkport. Presented by Kennebunk Portside Rotary. FMI www.kennebunkportsiderotary.org.

 

 

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art

is hosting the Art by the Sea Benefit

Auction on Saturday, August 23.

Art by the Sea Benefit Auction, with cocktails, music and hors d'oeuvres, plus an arts and entertainment auction, 5 to 8 PM, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. FMI www.ogunquitmuseum.org.

 

Summer Concert Series, 6:30 PM, Hope Hobbs Memorial Gazebo, Wells Harbor Park, Harbor Rd., Wells. This week features the Corona Brothers, Buffett and Belafonte style music along with rock and roll. Series continues on Saturdays through August 31. Free.

 

Biddeford Ball with fashion show, silent auction and semi-formal ball, Biddeford. Proceeds benefit a community food organization and completion of new facade for Marble Block building, a project of Engine. FMI www.heartofbiddeford.org.

 

49th Parallel Dance Company, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI and reservations, 929-6472.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
Paddle Festival and Kennebunk River Race, 1 to 5 PM, Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave. Kennebunkport. Race starts 1:30 PM; start and finish at the Nonantum; teams and all levels welcome. Live music with Todo Bien; demos. FMI 207-967-4050.

 

Concert at the Temple, 7:30 PM, 14 Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Concert features Bob Milne, ragtime, boogie woogie and blues piano of the early 1900s. Admission $12. FMI 934-9068.

 

 

Join in the Paddle Festival and Kennebunk River Race at the Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave. Kennebunkport.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25
Explore Wonder Brook Preserve, 5 PM, Plummer Ln. just off Rte. 35, Kennebunk. Sponsored by the Kennebunk Land Trust; rain date August 26. Hike, enjoy the evening light and free ice cream FMI 985-8734.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26
Herb Safety 101: Guidelines to Using Herbs Wisely, 7 PM, Tyco Visitors Center, Strawbery Banke, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Workshop features Registered Clinical Herbologist Maria Noël Groves. Preregistration required. Members $5; nonmembers $8. FMI and to register contact Rie Sluder 603-642-7034.

 

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.

 

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

 

JUST AHEAD

 

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

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.

 

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

 

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.feedthe engine.org.

 

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.

 

Saturday, August 30

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

 

 

The 39th Annual Fall Craft Fair

on the River Green, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, has 65 juried artists

and artisans, plus live music

by local favorites.

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Sunday, August 31
Annual Keyboard Concert with Mark Thallander, 7 PM, Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. FMI 646-2160 or www.ogunquitbaptistchurch.org.

 

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