2014 CALENDAR OF LOCAL EVENTS  

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

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ONGOING ART EXHIBITS

 

Fibre and Jewelry by Diane Terragni is on show at Just Us Chickens Gallery in Kittery.

"Face Off" with Pamala Crabb and Mia Auger, Thursday through Sunday, 1 to 5 PM, the Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd., Wells. Continues to October 12. FMI 216-9022.

 

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.

 

Fibre and Jewelry, by Diane Terragni, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Rd., Kittery. Continues through October. FMI 439-4209 or Terragni's website, www.funkyfindings.com.

 

"Abstract the Abstract," River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Art includes conceptual works to traditional forms in any medium. All work is for sale.Exhibit continues through October. FMI 967-9120 or www.rivertreearts.org.

 

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.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8
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.

 

 

Sign up for the fun and educational beekeeping course in Springvale, sponsored by UMaine Extension.

Beginner Beekeeping Course, 6 to 8:30 PM, Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale. Instructor Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper; sponsored by UMaine Extension. Cost $90, or $130 for two people who share text and materials. Course continues Wednesdays through October 29. FMI and to register 800-287-1535, 324-2814 in-state or rebecca.gowdy@maine.edu.

 

The Addams Family Broadway Musical, 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 October 26. Tickets from $39 to $79. FMI 646-5511 or boxoffice@ogunquitplayhouse.org.

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9
Craft in America: Service, doors 5:45 PM, film 6 PM, Engine, 265 Main St., Biddeford. The story of craft in the military and the power of the handmade. Free screening. Seat reservations recommended. FMI 370-9130 or arts@feedtheengine.org.

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10
Maine Artisans Exhibit, 10 AM to 4 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. All work is available for purchase. Continues on October 11. FMI 967-9120 or www.rivertreearts.org.

 

So You Think You Know Kennebunk, 5 to 6:30 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Led by town historian Steve Spofford. Tickets $10. $5 members. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.

 

 

Kennebunk's Harvest Fest is one of many fall festivals the whole family can enjoy this time of year in Southern Maine.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
11th Annual Harvest Fest with craft fair, costume parade, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow scavenger hunt, music, face painting and more, downtown Kennebunk. FMI www.kennebunkmaine.us/festivals.

 

Rummage Sale, 8 to 11 AM, Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Donations of gently used clothing, books and household items accepted the week prior. FMI and for drop-off times 985-4494.

 

Book Sale, 8:30 AM to 1 PM, Kennebunk Library,  112 Main St., Kennebunk. Sale features new and used books not available at previous fairs, CDs, DVDs, cookbooks, hardcover fiction, baked goods and more. Donations accepted until Wednesday, October 8. Proceeds benefit KFl. FMI or to volunteer 985-2173.

 

Maine Coon Cat Show, 9:30 AM to 4 PM, Nasson Community Center gymnasium, 457 Main St., Springvale. Sanctioned event with judging in Championships, Grand and Master Championships, household pets and fun  categories. Raffles, vendors, food and more. Co-sponsored by the United Maine Coon Cat Association and the Cat Fanciers' Association. Continues Sunday, October 12, 9 AM to 3 PM. FMI and entry fees, contact Pam Scungio, starwishes29@aol.com.

 

 

The Senior Center at Kennebunk Lower Village, hosts their 11th Annual Coastal Kitchen Tour, on Saturday, October 11.

Haunted History: Halloween at the Museum opening, 10 AM to 1 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Spooky history and interactive Halloween fun. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.

 

11th Annual Coastal Kitchen Tour, 10 AM to 3 PM, Senior Center at Lower Village, 175 Port Rd. (Rte. 35), Kennebunk Lower Village. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center. FMI 967-8514.

 

32nd Annual Library Craft Fair, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Elementary School, Rte. 109, Wells. Continues on October 12. Presented by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Free admission and parking. FMI 646-8181.

 

Shaker Village Harvest Festival, 10 AM to 4 PM, 707 Shaker Rd., New Gloucester. Free traditional craft demonstrations, including weaving, hand embroidery, broom making and more. Tractor-drawn wagon rides, cider pressing (bring your own or purchase at Shaker store), apple pie sales, mums and plant sales. FMI 207-926-4597 or www.shaker.lib.me.us.

 

Transit Day Open House, 10 AM to 5 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. See vehicles not usually on display – rapid transit cars, buses and trackless trolleys. FMI 967-2712 or www.trolleymuseum.org.

 

New Hampshire Fall Festival and Prescott Park Chili Cook-Off, 10 AM to 5 PM (cook-off at 11:30 AM), Strawbery Banke, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire. New England country fair with livestock and craft demonstrations, farm animal exhibits, children's activities, heirloom seed and food preservation tips and more. Chili cook-off features over 12 area restaurants with samples for attendees. Both events $15 adults, $6 children 5 to 12 years, members and kids under 5 free. FMI 603-433-1100.

 

Join in the New Hampshire Fall Festival and Prescott Park Chili Cook-Off at Strawbery Banke in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

 

Dogtober in Ogunquit, 10:30 AM, Walk for the Dog park, registration 9:30 at Main Beach ($15). BeachFire Bar & Grille, 658 Main St. 12:30 to 2:30 PM, Yappy Hour and Silent Auction. Dog Park, 3 to 4:30 PM, play time and treats. Continues on October 12, 10:30 AM, Marginal Way Walk at Shore Rd. entrance. FMI and to register 646-1677 or www.ogunquitdogpark.com.

 

Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival, 12:30 to 4 PM, Main St., Saco. Features music, games, dancers, demonstrations, magic, arts and crafts, contests, prizes, horse and wagon rides, pumpkins, Pirate Island, food and more. FMI sacospirit@hotmail.com or 286-3546.

 

Halloween Doggie Fashion Show, 2 PM, Atria Senior Living Community, corner of Penny Ln. and Rte. 1, Kennebunk. Event sponsored by the Animal Welfare Society. FMI 985-3244.

 

Zombie Walk, "Undead for the Underfed," 5 PM, Waterhouse Center, Main St., Kennebunk. Event is free. Bring non-perishables for people or pets. Benefits Kennebunk Outreach Services Food Pantry and Animal Welfare Society. Bring a chair and blanket for Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl." Bring your own food or purchase a Zombie Special boxed dinner from Duffy's Tavern or the Kennebunk Inn. FMI 207-985-6009.

 

Opening Reception for Sally Caldwell Fisher exhibit, 5 to 7 PM, Gallery at the Grand, 1 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Wine and light refreshments. Exhibit continues to October 26. FMI 207-204-0096, www.galleryatthegrand.com.

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12

 

View the art of Sally Caldwell Fisher at the opening reception of her new exhibit, 5 to 7 PM, Gallery at the Grand in Kennebunk Lower Village. Exhibit continues to October 26.

Fall Foliage Walk, 10 AM to noon, Wells Reserve 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Led by naturalist, writer and teacher Eileen Willard. $7/5. Registration required. FMI 646-1555 or www.wellsresrve.org.

 

The General with Buster Keaton, 2 PM, Loranger Middle School, 148 Saco Rd., Old Orchard Beach. Pipe organ accompaniment by Dennis James. Tickets $10 in advance, $15 at the door, children under 12, $5 or $7.50 at the door. Sponsored by Pine Tree Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society FMI or to purchase tickets www.theatreorgans.com/me/pinetree/.

 

LaStrada, 2 PM, opening show of the 14th annual Classic Film Series, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Free admission and popcorn. FMI 646-5139.

 

DaPonte String Quartet, chamber music concert, 3 to 5 PM, in the barn Wells Reserve 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. "Sounds of Autumn" features Haydn, Bartok and Mendelssohn. $25/$15. FMI 646-1555 or www.wellsresrve.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15
"Poe: Tales of Mystery and Suspense," 6 PM, Clay Hill Farm, 220 Clay Hill Rd., Cape Neddick. Dramatic readings by Kirk Simpson. Tickets $18 with an a la carte dinner menu. Seating limited, reservations recommended. Continues on October 18 and 25, 8 PM; October 19 and November 5. FMI 363-2272 or www.clayhillfarm.com.

 

Actor Kirk Simpson portrays Edgar Allen Poe in dramatic readings at Clay Hill Farm, Cape Neddick.

 

Owl Prowl with Owl Banding, 7 to 9 PM, Wells Reserve 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Led by June Ficker and research crew. For ages 8 and up. $7/5. Registration required. FMI 646-1555 or www.wellsresrve.org.

 

JUST AHEAD
Thursday, October 16

Get Informed about Healthcare, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd., Wells. Speakers are Robin Bibber and Celyn Reed, healthcare navigators from Nasson Health Care. FMI 646-8181.

 

Voices from the Back Stairs: Domestic Servants in 19th and 20th Century New England, 7 to 8 PM, Sarah Orne Jewett House and Visitor Center, 5 Portland St., South Berwick. Registration recommended. Members free, nonmembers $5. FMI 384-2454.

 

Friday, October 17
Rhythm Future Quartet plays gypsy jazz, 7:30 to 9:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd.,Bar Mills. Reservations advised, $25 or pay-what-you-can. FMI 929-6472 or www.sacorivertheatre.org.

 

Saturday, October 18.
30th Annual HarvestFest, 9 AM to 5 PM, York Beach. Includes a variety of activities, live bands, bean hole beans and 150 local food vendors and juried and marketplace crafters from all over the country, plus Kidsfest, horse and wagon rides, pumpkin stroll and more. FMI 363-4422, www.yorkharvestfest.com.

 

Murder at the Horse Farm, a murder mystery dinner theater, 5:30 to 8:30 PM, LaDawn Quarter Horses Therapeutic Riding Center, 995 Goodwins Mills Rd., Dayton. Prizes for best costume and "who done it." Catered by the Chef and the Gardener Restaurant. Reservations required. Tickets $55.  FMI 499-0080.

 

5th Annual Haunted Walk, 6:30 to 8:30 PM, Animal Welfare Society, Holland Rd., West Kennebunk weather permitting. Features guided tours, live entertainment, candy for children and more. Admission is $5 per person; kids under 8 free. This is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately. No pets please. Proceeds benefit the shelter. FMI 985-3244.

 

Rhythm Future Quartet will play

gypsy jazz at the Saco River

Theatre in Bar Mills.

 

Jason Anick Jazz Quartet, 7 PM beer and wine cash bar, 8 PM concert, Ogunquit Museum of American Art,  543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Tickets $35 at OMAA, Ogunquit Camera Shop, Dunaway Center or Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. FMI or to puchase tickets online, www.ogunquitmuseum.org or 646-4909.

 

Sunday, October 19
17th Annual Octoberfest, 11 AM to 3 PM, Abenaki Draft Horse Club, Duke Ln. off Walker Rd., Lyman. A celebration of fall and traditional country living. Admission free. Events include horse-powered plowing and harrowing, corn shelling and blacksmith demonstrations, farm animals, cider pressing and more. Snacks, drinks, soups and steamed hot dogs available for purchase. FMI 499-7436.

 

Maine Author Sandy Martin book signing and talk on Paddling Against the Tide, 2 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Refreshments to follow lecture. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

Tuesday, October 21
Travel and Birding Experiences in Australia, 6:30 PM social time; 7 PM program with Marie Jordan, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 321 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Hosted by York County Audubon Society. Free no reservations required. FMI 251-1135 or www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.

 

School Garden Course, 7 PM, South Berwick Central School, 197 Main St., South Berwick. Offered by UMaine Extension, CEU credits available. Fee $60. Class continues October 28, November 4, 18, 25 and December 2. FMI and to register Becky Gowdy 324-2814 or www.extension.umaine.eduyork/programs/school-garden-101/.

 

Thursday, October 23

 

The 11th annual Ogunquitfest

offers a bed race, haunted house,

crafts and more.

11th Annual OgunquitFest, with Bridge to Beach Bed Race, scarecrow contest, classic car show, ghost stories and tours, wagon rides, pumpkin and cookie decorating, storytelling, costume parade, high heel race, crafts show under the tents at the beach, geocache/letterbox scavenger hunt and more, Ogunquit. Continues to October 26. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. FMI 646-2939 or www.visitogunquit.org.

 

Maine Sea Vegetables: A New Emerging Aquaculture Industry, 6:30 PM, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust headquarters, 56 Gravelly Brook Rd., Kennebunkport. Marine Extension agent from Sea Grant Sarah Edmond will facilitate. Free for members. Reservations required. FMI 967-3465.

 

What We Ate in Berwick and Beyond, 7:30 PM, Berwick Academy, Science Center, 31 Academy St., South Berwick. Sandy Oliver will speak about classic Maine dishes from 1814 to 1914.  FMI www.oldberwick.org. or 384-0000.

 

Friday, October 24
Ghosts on the Banke, 6 to 8 PM, Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Meet the Ghosts on the Banke – long-dead sea captains, 17th century shopkeepers and wayward pirates as you trick or treat safely from house to historic house. Admission charged. Continues on October 25, same hours. FMI 603-433-1100 or www.strawberybanke.org.

 

Trail of Terror with evenings of fun for the whole family including tractor-drawn wagon rides, haunted walk and bonfire, dusk to 9:30 PM, Raitt Farm, Eliot. Continues on October 25, 31 and November 1. Admission is $6. Proceeds go to preservation of Raitt Farm. FMI www.raittfarmmuseum.org or 748-3303.

 

Saturday, October 25

 

The Brick Store Museum

in Kennebunk offers a narrated

All Souls' Walk.

Sparrow Workshop, 8 AM to 3 PM, Wells Reserve 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Sponsored by York County Audubon and led by Maine birder Louis Bevier. $10; space limited; advance reservations required. FMI www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.

 

11th Annual All Souls’ Walk, narrated walks through Hope Cemetery with tales of early residents, continuous tours beginning at 1 PM (last at 4), Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Tour concludes at museum with light refreshments. $10 per person; $30 per family. Rain or shine. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.

 

Phantom of the Opera, silent film adaptation starring Lon Cheney, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St., Ogunquit. Live music accompaniment by Jeff Rapsis. No central heat; dress accordingly. $10. FMI 646-3123.

 

Sunday, October 26
Frank Glazer Concert, 3 to 5 PM, Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. Program includes works of Hayden, Brahms, Schubert and Chopin. Seating limited, reserve early, $25 or pay-what-you-can. FMI 929-6472 or www.sacorivertheatre.org.

 

Friday, October 31
Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) Workshop, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Wells Reserve 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Geared for teachers grades 4 to 8. $30, scholarships available.  Registration required. FMI 646-1555 or www.wellsresrve.org.

 

Haunted House, 4 to 9 PM, Federal Jack's Restaurant and Brewpub, 8 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Suggested donation $5 to benefit Animal Welfare Society. FMI 967-4322.

 

Halloween Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk, 5 to 8 PM, various venues downtown and in the mills. FMI edwige@feedtheengine.org or 370-9130.

 

Phantom Halloween Bash, 8 to 11:30 PM, The Nonantum Resort ballroom, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Entertainment, spirits and ghosts; costumes encouraged. Live music by Stolen Mojo, hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets $25 (21+ years). FMI 967-4050 or www.nonantumresort.com.

 

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