2014 CALENDAR OF LOCAL EVENTS  

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from Kittery to Scarborough. Listings are updated weekly in season. 

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 30

 

The Beth Ellis Gallery celebrates

the late artist in Ogunquit.

Stories by the Sea, 9 to 10 AM, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. This week's story is My Cat, Coon Cat by Sandy Ferguson Fuller.  For children 4 to 8 years old; $5 admission includes a hands-on activity. FMI 646-4809.

 

Gallery Celebrates Artist Beth Ellis, 100 B Perkins Cove Rd., Ogunquit. Exhibit continues to August 9. For more information, www.bethelliscollection.com.

 

"Metal. Rust. Wood. Paint," River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave. (Rte. 9), Kennebunk Lower Village. Exhibit consists of the work of six innovative artists: Rusty Theriault, Nathan Nicholls, Annie Hiedel, Meredith Radford, Dave Allen and Paul Bonneau. Exhibit continues to August 9. FMI 967-9120, www.rivertreearts.org.

 

Jane Dahmen Exhibit, Gallery at the Grand, 1 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Exhibit continues to August 10. FMI 207-204-0096, www.galleryatthegrand.com.

 

25th Decorator Show House, Monday, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 AM to 4 PM; Sunday, 1 to 4 PM, Harbor Lights, York. Park at Parson Center, 3 Lindsay Rd., York and shuttle to the house. Admission $25. Continues to August 16. Presented by Museums of Old York. FMI 363-4974 or www. oldyork.org.

 

Diptych Project II, Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford. DPII is a collaboration between WAX and FusedChicago. Continues through Saturday, September 20. FMI www.feedtheengine.org. or 370-9130.

 

 

The 25th Annual Decorator Showcase features tours of 'Harbor Lights' in York.

OAA Art Auction Preview, 11 AM to 5 PM, Barn Gallery, Bourne Ln. and Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Preview the work, select an artist-designed bid card, leave a silent bid. Continues July 31, August 1 and 2. FMI 646-8400.

 

Music in the Park series, 5:30 to 7 PM, Shevenell Park, next to Bangor Savings Bank, 145 Main St., Biddeford. Continues Wednesdays to August 13. This week: Derek Wilkinson Band. Free admission. FMI www.heartofbiddeford.org/events/community-events.

 

Concerts in the Park, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk. This week's concert features  the Chris Humphrey Big Band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and your dancing shoes. Park behind the old Garden St. Market. Concerts continue Wednesdays through August 6. Free. FMI 604-1335.

 

Salvation Army Pier Ministry, 7 PM each evening to August 1, in the Square, Old Orchard Beach. Free entertainment features magicians, bilingual speakers, bands and more. FMI 934-2024. 

 

Art and Artist Video Series, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Bourne Ln. and Shore Rd., Ogunquit, featuring Annie Leibovitz. FMI 646-8400.

 

Wednesday Evenings at Jordan Hall, concert series, 7:30 PM, Jordan Hall, Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Concert features Trevor Lavenbein with music for solo and ensemble brass. Suggested donation $5. FMI 934-9068 or opa@oceanpark.org.

 

 

Enjoy the weekly concerts

at Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach,

every Thursday evening at 6 PM.

Mary Poppins opens at 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. Tickets range from $39 to $79. FMI 646-5511 or boxoffice@ogunquitplayhouse.org.

 

Macbeth, 8 PM, the Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport, presented by MaineStage Shakespeare. Free. FMI 467-5118.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 31
Fabulous Fun Fish, 1 to 2:30 PM, Scarborough Marsh, 136 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough. Child members $5; nonmembers $7; craft project included. FMI 883-5100.

 

Benefit Concert for AWS, 3 PM, Nonantum Resort, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Features Broadway duo of Leslie Giammanco and Marcy McGuigan and more. FMI 985-3244 or www.animalwelfaresociety.org.

 

Weekly Concerts every Thursday evening at 6 PM and continue to August 14, 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.

 

Astronomy Canoe Tour, with astronomer Bernie Reim. Scarborough Marsh, 136 Pine Point Rd., Scarborough.
Members $12; nonmembers $14. Please arrive no later than 7 PM. Advance registration required. FMI 883-5100.

 

 

Enjoy a musical tour of Wells Reserve

on Thursday, July 31.

The Taming of the Shrew, 7 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk, presented by MaineStage Shakespeare. Free. FMI 467-5118.

 

A Musical Tour through the Wells Reserve with David Pihl, 7 to 9 PM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Members $15; nonmembers $25. FMI 646-1555, www.wellsreserve.org.

 

VentiCordi Chamber Music, 7:30 PM, South Congregational Church, Temple St., Kennebunkport. Admission $20; seniors $15; 18 and under $4. FMI 286-6688 or www.venticordi.com.

 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 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.

 

"Hiding in Plain Sight: Scenes from the Kennebunks," a photography exhibit by Michael Fillyaw, Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Exhibit continues through August. FMI 985-2173.

 

Concert with Zero Gravity, 6 PM, Museums of Old York, Hancock Wharf, 140 Lindsay Rd., York. (Rain location, Parsons Center, 3 Lindsay Rd.) Tickets $15. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic lunch, or order from Fat Tomato Grill for delivery at the wharf at 363-5333. FMI 363-4974.

 

Macbeth, 7 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk, presented by MaineStage Shakespeare. Free. FMI 207-467-5118.

 

VentiCordi Chamber Music, 7:30 PM, Springvale/Sanford Historical Society, 505 Main St., Springvale. Admission $20; seniors $15; 18 and under $4. FMI 286-6688 or www.venticordi.com.

 

SATURDAY, AUGUST 2

 

Head to Cape Porpoise for the Annual Book Sale and Flea Market – antiques and more at the Atlantic Hall.

Annual Book Sale and Flea Market, 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. FMI 967-3357.

 

Annual Giant Book Sale Blowout, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Featuring cookbooks, travel, history, gardening, how-tos, children's, sports, movies and more. Food and farmers' market vendors available. FMI 967-2778.

 

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, 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.

 

Church Yard Sale, 9 AM to 2 PM, St. George Episcopal Church, 3 Emerson St., Sanford. Proceeds benefit Sanford Outreach programs. FMI 324-8119.

 

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

 

86th 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 3, 10 AM to 4 PM. FMI 800-641-6908.

 

Heritage Festival, 10 AM to 5 PM, Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Celebrate the rich tapestry of cultures, foodways and traditions in New Hampshire. FMI and to participate, 603-422-7502 or gbrackett@strawberybanke.org.

 

"Saturday Shakestacular," 2 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk, presented by Kennebunk area youth and coached by MaineStage Shakespeare. Free. FMI 467-5118.

 

 

The Seashore Trolley Museum invites museum visitors to don vintage costume and join in a parade.

"Wine Sipping" Summer Art Show and Sale, 4 to 7 PM, Community House at Goose Rocks Beach. Admission $5 includes wine and hors d'oeuvres. Sponsored by Goose Rocks Beach Association. FMI 967-5875.

 

Vintage Costume Day, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Dress in anything vintage or retro. Costume parade at 1 PM. Makeup consultant Kristen Cantella will provide makeup demonstrations and makeovers. FMI 967-2712 or www.trolleymuseum.org.

 

24th Annual Festival of Lights and Illumination Night, 6 PM, Ocean Park. Band concert and strawberry shortcake festival 6:30 to 7:30, Temple Ave. at W. Grand; see the lights 8 to 9 PM, Ocean Park.  FMI 934-9068 or www.oceanpark.org.

 

63rd Annual Art Auction of works by members of the Ogunquit Art Association, doors open at 6 with auction at 7 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

Novel Jazz Septet, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI and reservations, 929-6472.

 

Classical Opera and Piano Concerts begin, 8 PM, Franciscan Guest House Auditorium, 26 Beach Ave., Kennebunk. Pianist Dr. Frances Covalesky performs on August 2. Concerts continue on August 6, 8 and 16 at 8 PM. Concerts are free; donations accepted. FMI www.franciscanguesthouse.com or 207-967-4865.

 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 3

 

Summerfest Cookout and Vintage Celebration includes food, a mobile museum and ride-alongs, Beech Ridge Motor Speedway, Scarborough.

Summerfest Cookout and Vintage Celebration, 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 11:30. Event includes vintage racecar rides, plus two races. Admission (includes cookout) $5; ages 6 to 12 years $3; under 6 free. Presented by the Maine Vintage Race Car Association.

 

Final Pond Garden Tour, noon to 4 PM, hosted by the Seacoast Water Garden Club. Donation $4 per pond per person. Proceeds benefit the York Center for Wildlife. FMI and to check for last minute changes or additions, visit www.seacoastwatergarden.org.

 

Farm-to-Chef Celebration,  4 to 7 PM, Beach Plum Farm, Great Works Regional Land Trust, Rte. 1, Ogunquit, FMI www.gwrlt.org.

 

Organist Dr. Joyce Jones, 7 PM, Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Donations appreciated. FMI 646-2160 or www.ogunquitbaptistchurch.org.

 

The Taming of the Shrew, 8 PM, Village Green Kennebunkport, presented by MaineStage Shakespeare. Free. FMI 467-5118.

 

MONDAY, AUGUST 4
Experiment with Plants, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Science experiments for ages 7 and up. Pre-registration required. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

Scarborough Marsh Fundraiser, 4 to 9 PM, Romeo's Pizza, 201 Rte. 1, Scarborough. A portion of evening sales from all meals to benefit the Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center. FMI 207-883-5100

 

 

Stories by the Sea take place at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. This week's story is One Horse Farm by Dahlov Ipcar.

Astronomy Night, with Carl Gurtman, 6:30 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Two-part lecture, "Measuring the Heavens - From Ancient Times On," continues on Monday, August 11. FMI 985-2171 or www.kennebunklibrary.org.

 

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
The Nightingale by Hans Christian Anderson, 6 PM, Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Presented by the Little Red Wagon Theatre Troupe on the library lawn. Free and accessible. FMI 985-2173.

 

“Open Juried Show” opens, 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 9 AM to 1 PM. FMI 490-0543 or www.sanfordspringvaleart.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
Stories by the Sea, 9 to 10 AM, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. This week's story is One Horse Farm by Dahlov Ipcar. For children 4 to 8 years old; $5 admission includes a hands-on activity. FMI 646-4809.

 

Roller Coaster Challenge, 5 to 6 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Build and operate a roller coaster. For ages 10 and up. Pre-registration required. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

Music in the Park series, 5:30 to 7 PM, Shevenell Park, next to Bangor Savings Bank, 145 Main St., Biddeford. Continues Wednesdays to August 13. This week: Don Campbell Trio plays adult contemporary, country crossover and rock. Free admission. FMI www.heartofbiddeford.org/events/community-events.

 

Concert in the Park, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk. This week's concert features acoustic trio Some Guys Band. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Park behind the old Garden St. Market. Free. FMI 604-1335.

 

 

Circus Smirkus puts on a big show at

Rockin' Horse Stables in Kennebunkport.

Art and Artist Video Series, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Bourne Ln. and Shore Rd., Ogunquit, featuring Francis Bacon. FMI 646--8400.

 

Wednesday Evenings at Jordan Hall, concert series, 7:30 PM, Jordan Hall, Temple Ave., Ocean Park. The Ocean Park Temple Brass performs sacred and secular music. Suggested donation $5. FMI 934-9068 or opa@oceanpark.org.

 

JUST AHEAD
Thursday, August 7

45th United Maine Craftsmen's Arts and Crafts Show, 10 AM to 5 PM, Cumberland Fair Grounds, 197 Blanchard Rd., Cumberland. Handmade crafts, entertainment, food, youth craft area, raffles, demonstrations and more. Free parking. $4 admission (donate 2 non-perishable items for the Good Shepherd Food Bank and get $2 off admission. Continues Saturday, August 10.

 

Circus Smirkus, Rockin’ Horse Stable, 1 and 6 PM, 245 Arundel Rd., Kennebunkport. Presented by Kennebunkport Consolidated School. Continues on August 8, 1 and 6 PM. FMI www.smirkus.org.

 

Peter Pan, silent film series, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St., Ogunquit. Live music with Jeff Rapsis. Admission $10. FMI 646-3123.

 

Friday, August 8
"Artists by the Sea" Opening Reception,

5 to 7 PM, Biddeford Pool Community Club, corner of Yates St. and Lester B. Orcutt Blvd., Biddeford Pool. Event continues August 9 and 10 from 10 AM to 3 PM. Features 17 area artists working in acrylics, oils, watercolors and pastels. FMI 284-9142.

 

Beach Lights Weekend, dusk, Goose Rocks Beach. Continues to August 10. Ice cream social, 7 to 9 PM, August 10, Community House.

 

Saturday, August 9
Blueberry Festival with handmade crafts, blueberry pies and other treats, 9 AM to 1 PM, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Storer St., Kennebunk. FMI 985-4803.

 

Revolutionary War History Weekend featuring musket and cannon demonstrations, battle scenarios and presentations of park history, 9 AM to 5 PM, Fort McClary, Kittery. Continues on August 10, 9 AM to 3 PM.

 

 

Enjoy the Bluberry Festival in Kennebunk on Saturday. Food and crafts galore!

Annual Book Sale, 10 AM to 2 PM, Wells Junior High School, Rte. 1 south, Wells. Friends of Wells Library may enter at 9:30 AM or purchase a $15 Friends membership at door for early entry. Free admission and parking. Presented by Friends of the Library.

 

Quilts and More, 10 AM to 4 PM, Bar Mills Community Church, Portland and Hermit Thrush Rds., Buxton. Features quilts old and new, hooked and penny rugs, quilting supplies and more. Admission $5 donation; luncheon $8. FMI 929-5555 or judysju@securespeed.us.

 

“Henry Isaacs, New Works,” opens at Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Continues through September 1. FMI www.maine-art.com or 967-0049.

 

10th Annual Mustangs in Motion, with a performance of the talents of 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.

 

Elizabeth James-Perry, of the Aquinnah Wampanoag tribe on Martha’s Vineyard, afternoon, Home & Away Gallery of Arctic and Indian Arts, 26 Maine St., Kennebunkport. James-Perry will discuss her work she with wampum and hand-spun and dyed milkweed fibers; she will also do demonstrations throughout the day. FMI www.homeandawaygallery.com.

 

 

The musical group Inanna plays

world music at the Saco River

Theatre in Bar Mills.

Inanna, World Music, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. FMI and reservations 207-929-6472.

 

Sunday, August 10
Pasco Lecture Series presents  Barbara Lawrence, 2 PM, Graves Memorial Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Maine author Barbara Lawrence is coming from the Bar Harbor area to speak about her book, Island of Time. FMI 967-2778, www.graveslibrary.org.

 

Kids on the Farm, 3 to 5 PM, Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd., Arundel.  An opportunity for kids 5 to 12 years to explore the farm, concoct herbal potions, play games and more. Preregistration required; $12 CSA members and $15 non CSA members. FMI 289-5805 or frinklepodfarm@gmail.com.

 

Portland Symphony Quintet, 7 PM, Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Rd., Cape Porpoise. Choir Concert at the Temple, 7:30 PM, 14 Temple Ave., Ocean Park. Concert under the direction of Jerry Scheinfeldt features an evening of music entitled, “Ballads, Folkways and Spirituals." Free will donation. FMI 934-9068.

 

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