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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Ongoing Exhibits

"From Near and Far" exhibit by painter Paul Noel, The Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd., (Rte. 1), Wells. Exhibit continues to September 11. FMI 207-216-9022.

 

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.

 

"Live Tree or Die" with potter Hilary Rousselle, 6 to 8 PM, Red Door Pottery Studio, 44 Government St., Kittery. Free. Show continues to October 31. Hours are daily by chance or by appointment. FMI 439-5671 or reddoorpottery.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31

 

Go kayaking on the Little River Estuary

in this Wells Reserve outing.

Kayaking on the Little River Estuary, 9:30 AM to 12:30 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.

 

Free Comedy Show, Wells Harbor Park gazebo, Harbor Rd., Wells, 4 to 9 PM; rain or shine. New England comedians and musical acts; all family-friendly entertainment; hosted by Craft Comedy founder Geoff Payson. Headliner is Jim McCue. Free parking; on the trolley line. Sponsored by Fisherman’s Catch Restaurant, Jonathan’s Ogunquit, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Maine Diner, Sevigney-Lyons Insurance, The Tallwood Motel, Tully’s Beer & Wine.

 

Taste of the Climate II: Napa Valley, 7 to 9 PM, Laudholm barn, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Sommelier Erica Archer of Wine Wise Events, will guide participants through tastings of eight wines, red and white. Hors d'oeuvres by Kitchen Chicks Catering. Tickets are $80/$60 and may be purchased by phone with a credit card. Open to anyone over 21. FMI and tickets 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

"From Near and Far" exhibit with painter Paul Noel, The Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd., (Rte. 1), Wells. Exhibit continues to September 11. FMI 207-216-9022.

 

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.

 

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Ogunquit Playhouse, Rte. 1, Ogunquit. Continues through September 3. FMI tickets and show times, ogunquitplayhouse.org.

 

Almost Maine, 8 PM, Hackmatack Playhouse, 538 School St. (Rte. 9), Berwick. Thursday matinee, 2 PM. Continues through September 3. FMI and tickets 698-1807 or hackmatack.org.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

 

Walking tours of Kennebunk Beach

continue on Thursdays through September.

Social Media for Emergency Response, 1 to 4 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Speaker Molly McPherson of Social Shift Media will focus on the omnipresence of social media and its impact on the public during an emergency. Designed for emergency managers, first responders, municipal staff and volunteers, communication officers. $25. FMI and scholarship information, Annie Cox, acox@wellsnerr.org or 207-646-1555 ext. 157.

 

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.

 

"Back to School" Silent Auction and Cocktail Party, 5 to 7 PM, Colony Hotel, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. The event is hosted by the Friends of the Town House School. $25 per person. Cash bar. Music by Rob Spaulding. Bid on works by Frank Handlen, Robert Paine and Roger Ellenberger, and other noted area artists; view artwork before auction at someoldnews.com, Save Our School Auction. Sponsored by Key Bank, Kennebunk Savings and the Colony Hotel. FMI and tickets 967-2987 or Village Paperie in Kennebunk Lower Village.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
Lunch and Learn About the Grand Canyon, noon, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Seasoned hiker and former science professor Rick Jurgen will share stories and slides of his expeditions into the bottom of the canyon. All are welcome to bring lunch; the library will provide light refreshments. FMI Kristi Bryant at kbryant@wellstown.org or 646-8181.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
3rd Annual Blues Fest, all day at The Ballpark, Old Orchard Beach. Food trucks and other vendors. Bring a lawn chair. Rain date September 4.

 

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 which continue 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.

 

 

Capriccio is a town-wide festival of the arts in Ogunquit that includes music, entertainment and a kite festival on the beach.

School Around Us 41st Summer Craft Fair, 9 AM to 4 PM, on the Green, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Features over 60 juried artists and artisans, live music and food. Rain date Sunday, September 4. FMI 967-3143 or schoolaroundus.org.

 

Saco Bay Artists Outdoor Show, 9 AM to 4 PM, library lawn, Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Forty juried exhibitors featuring drawings, photography, paintings and sculptures. FMI 207-937-2125.

 

Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza, 9 AM to 8 PM, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Rd., Scarborough. Features an end-of-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 5. FMI smac@maineaudubon.org, 883-5100.

 

Labor Day Sidewalk Sale, throughout Ogunquit. Shop participating businesses and community tables. Rain date September 4.

 

Art Gallery Opening Reception and Book Talk, 11 AM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Artist and author Hilary Zayed will talk about her art and her book Reinventing Oneself After Loss: An Artful Insight which will be available for purchase after the presentation. FMI jaustin@wellstown.org or 646-81818.

 

Lobster and Steak Bake, noon to 5 PM, Arundel Masonic Lodge, 10 North St., Kennebunkport. Menu includes lobster or steak at $15 with corn on the cob, chips, drink and strawberry shortcake. Two lobsters or a steak and lobster, $25.

 

Artist Reception, "Full Moon/High Tide," 5 to 7 PM, 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. Immediately following the reception, the gallery will host a local musician from Portland, Connor Garvey. Seats are limited for this event. FMI and gallery hours ArundelFarmGallery.com or 561-702-6396.

 

 

The Summer Concert Series

at Hope Hobbs Memorial Gazebo

in Wells Harbor Park features

the New Legacy Swing Band in

the final performance of the season.

Summer Concert Series, 6:30 PM, Hope Hobbs Memorial Gazebo, Wells Harbor Park, Harbor Rd., Wells. The last concert features the New Legacy Swing Band with classic Big Band sounds from the 1930s to today.

 

Novel Jazz Septet, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Buxton. Tickets $20/$18. FMI and tickets 929-6472 or sacorivertheatre.org.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
26th Annual Capriccio, a town-wide festival of the arts in Ogunquit, begins at 8 PM, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit and continues through September 18. Sponsored by Ogunquit Performing Arts and Ogunquit Rotary. FMI 646-6170, 646-2261 or ogunquitperformingarts.org.

 

Summer Concert Series, 5 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. Trinity's musical director, organist Terri Harmon, will present a recital of favorites on the Wicks organ. Concert is free, donations accepted. FMI 363-5258.

 

Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert with various artists, 7 PM, Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. FMI 646-2160.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
Labor Day Raffle Drawing and Picnic with live music, Franciscan Guest House grounds, 26 Beach Ave., Kennebunk. Bring your own bag lunch or purchase one at the Guest House. Tickets for the $5000 grand prize plus more prizes may be purchased weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM beginning in June. All proceeds benefit the upkeep of the monastery. FMI 967-4865 or franciscanguesthouse.com.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
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.

 

 

The Nonantum Resort's Executive Chef,

Steve Sicinski, will prepare a four-course

menu with local craft beer pairings.

Book Talk, 10:30 AM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. Award-winning journalist Colin Woodard will discuss American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. FMI 363-2818 or ypl@york.lib.me.us.

 

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.

 

Maine Craft Beer Dinner, 5:30 to 8 PM, Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Features the Nonantum's new Executive Chef, Steve Sicinski, who will prepare a four-course menu with local craft beer pairings. $65. FMI 967-4050 or nonantumresort.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
Herbal Information and Wreath Making Workshop, 10 AM to noon, Morrell Sherburne House, 27 County Farm Rd. off Route 9, North Berwick. The program is hosted by the North Berwick Historical Society. $10 for materials. FMI and to register, call Nancy, 676-7600 or info@northberwickhistoricalsociety.com

 

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 8
September Show "Ochres" Opens, Sanford Art Association, 917 Main St., Sanford. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM, or Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM. Show continues through October 1. FMI 490-0543 or sanfordspringvaleart.org.

 

Rick Charette and the Bubblegum Band, 6 PM, Waterhouse Center, Main St., Kennebunk, rain or shine. Event is free; presented by the Waterhouse Youth Endowment.

 

Meeting for Democrats of the Kennebunks and Arundel, 6:30 PM, Kennebunk Town Hall, 1 Summer St., Kennebunk. FMI 391-5710.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
New England Parkinsons Ride, all day, Old Orchard Beach Ball Park. Registration closed; walk-ons accepted Saturday only. Arrive at the Ball Park at least one hour before your ride start time and complete all forms and waivers. Fee $45. Continues September 10. FMI oobballpark.com.

 

Frank Vignola with Vinny Raniolo, jazz guitar concert, 8 PM, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Tickets $5 to $20. FMI ogunquitperformingarts.org.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Members’ Day, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Surprises and treats throughout the day. Lunch service by Ned’s Bakes and BBQs.

 

 

Don't miss the opportunity to see inside lighthouses on Open Lighthouse Day,

on Saturday, September 10.

Open Lighthouse Day, 9 AM to 3 PM, check the Tourist News in print, beginning on page 2, or visitmaine.com for participating local lighthouses to visit.

 

Approaching Brick Walls with DNA, 10 AM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. The Genealogy Group will host Krista J. Ozyazgan to speak on the subject. This event is free and open to the public. FMI 985-2173 or kennebunklibrary.org.

 

Nature Safari, 10 AM to noon, Clifford Park, 130 Pool St., Biddeford. Free for kids of all ages. Prizes will be awarded. Sponsored by Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Friends of Clifford Park. FMI 284-8320.

 

28th Annual Summer Solstice Craft Show, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Jr. High School, 1470 Post Road (Rte. 1), Wells. Features over 70 juried Maine and New England artists and crafters. Beach Dawgs Cafe will offer lunch, and folk musician Carolyn Currie will play music. Rain or shine event. Free admission and parking. Continues on September 11. FMI Darr Littlefield, 646-5172 or summersolstice@maine.rr.com.

 

29th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. This event brings more than 100 artisans, selected by jury, to exhibit their wares for thousands of browsers. Music and food round out the 2-day festival. Admission $8/$5 per day. Traffic is heavy Saturday morning; Sunday is quieter. This is a smoke-free facility. Pets are not allowed on the site. To cut down on plastic bags, please bring a tote bag – or arrive early to get a free tote from Kennebunk Savings. Continues September 11. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Beach Raid features beach-themed obstacles, and a cycle of beach boot camp stations for athletes of all fitness levels, Old Orchard Beach. Begins 10 AM. FMI trueoob.com.

 

17th Annual Bike Fest, 10 AM to 1 PM, features motorcycle showcase, live music, pig roast and vendors at The Pier, Old Orchard Beach. FMI trueoob.com.

 

Minis in Cape Porpoise, gallery hours, Davis Gallery, 6 Pier Rd., Cape Porpoise. Complete collection of mini metal prints will be available for sale. Mini treats will be served. Continues September 11. FMI 730-1471.

 

 

Dinghy Row by Ted Davis

Davis will host " Cape Porpoise Photo Walk,

Part 2," on Saturday, September 10

Cape Porpoise Photo Walk, Part 2, 5 PM, meet at the Davis Gallery, 6 Pier Rd., Cape Porpoise. There will be a short talk about gear and trip-planning before a sunset photo walk around the harbor to the pier. FMI 730-1471.

 

Contra Dance, 7 PM, Kennebunk Town Hall, 1 Summer St., Kennebunk. Callers are Bill and Pam Olson. $10; kids under 12 are free. Benefits the New School. FMI 985-3745.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
22nd 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 animalwelfaresociety.org.

 

Summer Concert Series, 5 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. Artful Noise String Quartet will present 20th century classical music for string quartet. Free will offering gratefully accepted. FMI 363-5258.

 

Jeans and Jewels Fundraiser, 6 to 8 PM, Stage Neck Inn, 8 Stage Neck Rd., York. $60 includes dinner, live music for dancing and a raffle. Presented by and benefits the International Women's Club of New England charities. All welcome. Participants are encouraged to wear denim and costume jewelry. FMI or to purchase tickets mmille9908@gmail.com.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
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, covering landscape photography and nature writing. Fee is $300. Continues through September 30. FMI and  to register, call 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Garden Party, 4 to 6 PM, sponsored by the Seacoast Garden Club at the home of a Kennebunk member. Event is open to members and those who might like to join the club. There will be a floral arrangement demonstration. FMI Elsa van Bergen, 423-3781 or ejvanbergen2@gmail.com.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13

 

"World in Your Library" Program Series at the Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk, features four notable scholars who will speak on different topics affecting our world today.

"World in Your Library" Program Series, 6 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Hosted by Kennebunk Library and Wells Library, the series will present four notable scholars who will speak on different topics affecting our world today. This week's topic is “Globalization and Outsourcing: The Cost of Cheap Labor in China” presented by Hong Zhang. FMI kbryant@wellstown.org or 646-8181.

 

Poetry Evening, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. September's prompt is "blubber" and is open for interpretation. Priscilla Cookson will facilitate the round table format. FMI 363-2818 or ypl@york.lib.me.us.

 

The 2016 Presidential Election: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. Political Science Professor Emeritus, Loyola University, Alan Gitelson, will sort out the underlying forces influencing the race from the characteristics and personalities of the candidates to the role of the media, third-party candidates, polls, issues, ideology, campaign financing and the polarization of voters.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Climate Stewards: Environmental Change in the High Arctic, 6 to 7:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Mike Retelle, a Professor of Geology at Bates College in Lewiston, will focus on the recent environmental history in Svalbard, an archipelago in the Norwegian high arctic with an emphasis on the alpine glacier history from the ice expansion during the Little Ice Age of the 14th to 19th Centuries to the retreat that began in the beginning of the 20th Century that has accelerated in recent decades. Suggested donation $5. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

JUST AHEAD
Thursday, September 15

Short Story Writer to Speak, 2 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. N. F. Murray will discuss her recent publication Tis/Mr. Styx and Mr Styx and Company. This event is free and open to the public. FMI 985-2173 or kennebunklibrary.org.

 

"Distilled in Maine" lecture, 5:30 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Portland food writer and Master Food Preserver Kate McCarty will talk about temperance and liquor in Maine’s history. $10/members free. Light refreshments will be served. FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org.

 

Garlic Growing, 6 to 7 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. A hands-on workshop, Master Gardener Allan Amioka will review several different types and how to plant, care for and harvest garlic. $5/$7. FMI and to register, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, York County office, 324-2814 or rebecca.gowdy@maine.edu.

 

Pecha Kucha presents "Faces of Pain", doors open 6:30 PM' show starts at 7:20 PM. The Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford. Each participant will present 20 images in 20 seconds. $5/Engine members free. Sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. FMI 370-9130.

 

The Winning of Barbara Worth, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. (Rte. 1),Ogunquit. Silent film with live accompaniment. Ronald Colman and Gary Cooper compete for a woman’s favor in this epic Western filmed on location. $10. FMI leavittheatre.com or 646-3123.

 

Friday, September 16
Arundel Heritage Day, Rte. 111 and Limerick Rd., Arundel. Crafts, food music, agricultural and historical displays.

 

Kayaking on the Little 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. 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.

 

The Old Orchard Beach 23rd Annual Car Show included a vintage car parade, prizes and an evening party.

 

Hawk Watch Picnic Lunch, 11 AM to 1 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Watch the southward hawk migration. Bring a lunch and binoculars. The porch, picnic tables, the Adirondacks and a view of Mt. Agamenticus are supplied. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Artist's Reception, 5 to 8 PM, Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd., Wells. Features "Why Sweden" with Mia Auger and multiple artists. Continues to October 2. FMI 216-9022.

 

Full Moon Walk, 6 PM. Location TBD at registration. Learn about animals and yourself, stories, games good snacks. Fun for the whole family. Free to the public. Sponsored by the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. FMI and to register, Leia@kctoffice.org.

 

23rd Annual Car Show, with many divisions and entertainment; 4 to 7:30 PM, lineup on Main St.; car parade, 7 to 7:30 PM; awards and evening party, Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Car show continues on September 17. FMI 934-2100.

 

"Up's the Word: a Celebration in Jazz, Dance and Poetry," 8 PM, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Features Sojoy and the Annex Contemporary Dance Company. Tickets $5 to $20. FMI ogunquitperformingarts.org.

 

Saturday, September 17
8th Annual Herb Noble Memorial Motorcycle Ride, registration and sing in 8 AM; ride leaves at 10:30 AM. $25 fee includes a t-shirt. Benefits the Barbara Bush Children's Hospital at Maine Medical Center. Post-ride gathering at Bentleys includes a live band, dancing and raffles. Rain date September 18. FMI facebook.com/Herb-Noble-Memorial-Motorcycle-Ride.

 

Art in the Park, 9 AM to 4 PM, Moulton Park, Rte. 1A, York Harbor. Juried fine arts and crafts of over 40 artisans. Features painting, photography, jewelry, pottery, glass and more. FMI 363-4049 or yorkartassociation.com.

 

 

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

Heritage Day, 10 AM to 4 PM, Corner of Rte. 111(Alfred and Limerick rds., Arundel. Features agricultural events, hayrides, historical displays, informational booths of local businesses, antique steam engines, music, food, demonstrations, games and more. Free Admission. Sponsored by the Arundel Historical Society.

 

8th Annual Family Jamboree with games, crafts, food, vendors and more, 11 AM to 3 PM, Wells Harbor Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. Free admission and parking. Sponsored by the Wells Chamber of Commerce. FMI 646-2451, wellschamber.org.

 

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 18, 24 and 25. FMI 967-2712 or trolleymuseum.org.

 

7th 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 oobpier.com.

 

River Jam: Two Cities, One River, noon to 11 PM, Biddeford/Saco on and around the Saco River. Live music, food and fun for all. FMI sacospirit.com.

 

Italian Supper, 5 to 6:30 PM, St. David's Episcopal Church, 138 York St. (Rte. 1), Kennebunk. Pay What you Can/Pay it Forward community supper. Features chicken piccata, eggplant parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and desserts. Suggested donation $12/$6. FMI 985-3073.

 

Painted Pony Party, dinner, silent auction and music, Willowbrook Museum, Elm St., Newfield. FMI, time and tickets, willowbrookmuseum.org.

 

Local Singer/Songwriter in Concert, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. Sue Horowitz and friends will perform. CDs will be available for sale following the concert. FMI 363-2818 or ypl@york.lib.me.us.

 

Sunday, September 18
Author Signing Event, 7:30 AM to noon, Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Elizabeth Lydia Bodner, author of Seven Women in Maine, will sign her book. Books will be available for purchase. FMI 967-4050.

 

Tabitha Littlefield: A life with the Abenaki, 2 to 4 pm, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. She was taken captive by the Indians during the French and Indian wars and, like many white people, chose not to return to white society. She returned to Wells once that we know of, but was not heard from again. Reservations required. $7/$5. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Opening Reception, 4 to 6 PM, 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.

CONTINUING

 

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.

 

Birding, Wednesdays at 8 AM, locations vary. Sponsored by York County Audubon. Free and open to the public. Bring your own scope. Members $5; non-members $8. FMI 391-8071 or visit York County Audubon Facebook page. Continues through September 30.

 

 

Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk takes place on the last Friday of each month through October.

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.

 

 

See classic cars throughout

southern Maine all summer long.

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, Sonny's Convenience Store, Middle Rd., Lyman, 5 PM, alternating Mondays, starting May 2; Bentley's Saloon, Rte. 1, Arundel, 5 PM, Tuesdays, starting May 10; TJ's Pizza, Rte. 1 (5 Corners), Biddeford, 5 PM, Thursdays, starting May 5; Blast From the Past Diner, 114 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro, 5 PM, Fridays, starting May 13. 

 

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.

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.

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.

 

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 exhibitions of works by Bernard Langlais and Patience E. Haley, May 1 to June 26. Bernard Karfiol, Henry Strater and works from the Barn Gallery Associates Wing, May 1 through October 30. 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 “Beneath the Surface,” an exhibition of regional artists who work in encaustic. Continues to May 28. 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.

 

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. 

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