Sign up for your share of the harvest this October through December at Frinklepod Farm, in Arundel.
Maine Oktoberfest, a month of activities and events throughout the Southern Maine region – created through a partnership between the Greater York Region Chamber of Commerce and the Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. Continues through Saturday, October 31. FMI and schedule www.maineoktoberfest.com.
Early Winter CSA, Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd., Arundel. Sign up for your share of the harvest this October through December. Easy sign-up and payment options at www.frinklepodfarm.org. FMI 207-289-5805.
Watercolor Classes with Judith Kinsman, 9 AM to noon, Deering Room, Dyer Library, 371 Main St., Saco. Wednesdays through October 28, in 4-week sessions. Pre-registration required. Fees and to register 283-3861.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8 Knitting and Crafting Group, 1:30 to 4 PM, Thursdays through October 29, Deering Room, Dyer Library, 371 Main St., Saco. Bring a project. FMI 283-3861.
Beginner Beekeeping Course, 6 to 8:30 PM, Anderson Learning Center, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale. Five Thursdays through October 29. Offered by UMaine Cooperative Extension and Maine State Beekeepers Association. Instructor: Larry Peiffer, Master Beekeeper and former vice president MSBA. For fees and to register 800-287-1535 or 324-2814 or email@example.com.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9
Learn all about beekeeping at the Anderson Learning Center, Springvale.
Entertainer Rick Piecuch, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Free and open to the public. FMI 504-5158.
”Downton Abby Revisited” Exhibit, opening reception, 5 to 8 PM, The Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Rd., Wells. Exhibit continues to October 25, 10 AM to 4 PM. FMI 207-216-9022 or thewhitneygalleries.com.
"Trio: Fall Color" opening reception, 5 to 7 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Paintings and prints by Caroline Clare Davis, Laura Dunn and Julia Einstein present a modern view on the floral still life. Continues to November 14. Free and open to the public; light refreshments. FMI 967-9120.
River Tree Arts Faculty Art Show opens, 5 to 7 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Continues to November 14. Free and open to the public; light refreshments. FMI 967-9120.
Artists' Reception, 5 to 7 PM, Sanford Springvale Art Association, 917 Main St., Sanford. Open juried show, "The Best of Everything" with Maine artist Madeleine Hopkins judging. Cash prizes and ribbons. Continues to November 3. FMI 490-0543 or www.sanfordspringvaleart.org.
Sanford Springvale Arts Association hosts an open, juried show through November 3, at their gallery on Maine Street, Sanford.
Saco Bay Artists opening reception, 5 to 7 PM, Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. This retrospective exhibit celebrates shows, open painting sessions and scholarships offered to the community during the past 20 years. Continues through November 4. FMI Kathy Angel Lee 937-2125 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
9th Annual Elizabeth Dunaway Burnham Memorial Piano Festival, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Continues October 10 and 11. Friday and Saturday nights feature pianists George Lopez and Irina Nuzova, 8 PM. Tickets $15 in advance, $18 at the door, series $25, students $5. Sunday student piano recital, 3 PM, free admission. FMI email@example.com.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10 12th AnnualHarvest Fest with craft fair, costume parade, zombie walk, pumpkin decorating, scarecrow scavenger hunt, music, face painting and more, downtown Kennebunk. FMI kennebunkmaine.us/festivals.
Community Fall Yard Sale and Vendor Fair, 8 AM to noon, Trinity Episcopal Church, 15 Cleveland St., Saco. Benefits the Saco Bay Center of Civic Engagement. Table rental $20. FMI firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gear Up for Winter Community Yard Sale, 9 AM to 1 PM, 155 Saco Ave., Old Orchard Beach. Vendor tables available for $10. All proceeds benefit the Old Orchard Beach Community Pantry. FMI 937-0894.
12th Annual Coastal Kitchen Tour, 10 AM to 3 PM. Purchase advance tickets $35, center members $25, at the Senior Center, 175 Port Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Proceeds benefit the Senior Center. The addresses of the six featured kitchens located in Kennebunk and Kennebunkport will be announced October 10. FMI 967-8514 or www.seniorcenterkennebunk.org.
Kennebunk Harvest Fest includes crafts, costumes and food!
33rd Annual Library Craft Fair, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Elementary School, Rte. 109, Wells. Continues on October 11, 10 AM to 3 PM. Presented by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. Free admission and parking. FMI 646-8181.
Transit Day Open House, 10 AM to 5 PM, offers chance to see vehicles not usually on display: rapid transit cars, buses and trackless trolleys, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. FMI 967-2712 or trolleymuseum.org.
Columbus Day Antique Show, Sale and Silent Auction, 10 AM to 5 PM, American Legion Post #159, across from the Kennebunkport police station, Main St. (Rte. 9), Kennebunkport. Admission $4 ($1 off with show card). Free parking. Continues Sunday, October 11, 11 AM to 4 PM. FMI 978-649-6693.
DiscoverFest Weekend, 10 AM to 6 PM, Cape Porpoise. Participating merchants include the Davis Gallery, 6 Pier Rd.; Farm + Table, Langsford Rd.; The Wright Gallery, 5 Pier Rd.; Atlantic Hall auction, October 10, 5:30 to 7 PM, 173 Main St.; Wayfarer Restaurant 7 AM to 2 PM, 5 to 9 PM. Event features food, fun and activities and continues Sunday, October 11.
Animal Welfare Society Doggie Fashion Show Adoption Donation Drive, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Event is free to the public. Bring your pet dressed to impress. Door prizes. For a list of donations needed at the shelter go to www.animalwelfaresociety.org. FMI about the fashion show, contact 504-5158.
Autumn Marsh by Kat Buchanan is among the art being auctioned by Heartwood College of Art, at Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise, on Saturday, October 10.
Heartwood River Auction, preview 4:30 PM, auction 5:30 PM, Atlantic Hall, 173 Main St., Cape Porpoise. To benefit art programs at Heartwood College of Art such as Art To Heal, an art studio program for cancer patients and their caregivers and Studio Co-op. Sponsored by Down East Magazine, Nonantum Resort, Bandaloop, Wayfarer Restaurant, Dave and Lynn Jourdan, J & M Lighting Design and Federal Jack's. Tickets $20. FMI and to purchase tickets 307-2171.
"Spirits" Tastings and Tours, part of Oktoberfest. Visit local breweries, wine shops and a distillery for tastings and tours. Hours vary per location and will be listed on the Octoberfest map. Pick up a map at the York or Ogunquit Chamber of Commerce. Continues through October 12. FMI www.maineoktoberfest.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11 Fall Foliage Walk. 10 AM to noon, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Guided hike through the woods with naturalist, writer and teacher Eileen Willard. Cost for members is $5; nonmembers $7. Registration required. FMI 646-1555 or www. wellsreserve.org.
Lodging Tours, 1 to 4 PM. Tour hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts and resorts in the York and Ogunquit region. Hours will vary. Continues Sundays through October 25. FMI www.maineoktoberfest.com.
2nd Annual Trust Trail Fest and Race for all ages, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, 57 Gravelly Brook Rd., Kennebunkport. FMI 967-3465 or email@example.com.
October Road Concert, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Event is free to the public. Pumpkin whoopie pies will be served. FMI 504-5158.
Early Maine Food and Herbs with culinary author Kate Barney Moose, 2 PM, Counting House Museum, Main and Liberty Sts., South Berwick. Admission is $10 and supports the Old Berwick Historical Society’s Rally Round the Flagpole Campaign and local history programs. FMI 384-0000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leaf-peeper Concert with the DaPonte String Quartet, 3 PM, in the performance barn, Laudholm Farm at the Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Tickets are $25 and are available at www.wellsreserve.org/music.
Join in the Square Dance Class with the Nubble Lighthouse Keepers Square Dance Club at the Wells Activity Center, 113 Sanford Rd. (Rte. 109), Wells.
Square Dance Class, 7:15 PM, early rounds with the Nubble Lighthouse Keepers Square Dance Club at the Wells Activity Center, 113 Sanford Rd. (Rte. 109), Wells. No experience needed; free for new dancers; refreshments served; casual attire; mainstream and plus from 8 to 9:30 PM with alternating rounds. FMI 608-1333.
MONDAY, OCTOBER 12 Singer, Dave Hollis, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Free. Public welcome. FMI 504-5158.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 13 Artist Reception and Wine Tasting, 5 to 8 PM, The Clown, 659 US Rte. 1, York. Features
"Flower Essence," an exhibit of paintings by Linda Gerson. Continues through October 29. FMI 351-3063.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14 Finding Fall Color on Brooks Farm Hike, Wednesday Wandering Series, 2 to 4 PM, School St., Berwick. Hike with Tin Smith and Darrel DeTour. Park along Rte. 9 (School St.), at the crest of the hill past Brooks Lane. Great Works members free; others $5 donation. FMI 646-3604, email@example.com or www.gwrlt.org.
Breast Cancer Seminar, 3:30 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Amedisys Home Health Care representative DeeDee Grants will lead a discussion, provide helpful tools and share the latest on research. Free. Public welcome. FMI 504-5158.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15 Fashion Show, noon, Coastal House, 2128 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells. Luncheon followed by a fashion show featuring fall and winter ensembles by Carla's. Tickets $35, benefit the Kennebunk Senior Center. FMI and tickets 967-8514 or www.seniorcenterkennebunk.org.
Color Me Calm: A New Way to Reduce Stress, 6 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Color with crayons and discover how to rejuvenate and revitalize the creative soul. Supplies provided. FMI 967-2778.
Owl Prowl and Owl Banding, 6 to 9 PM, Laudholm Farm at the Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells, with master bander June Ficker and crew. Ages 8 and up. $5/$7. Registration required. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.
Home & Away Gallery in Kennebunkport presents a new collection of limited edition prints on Friday, October 16.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16 Gardening with Jolene: Cooking wit Fall Harvest Foods, 10:30 AM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd, Wells. FMI 646-8181 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Release of the Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection 2015, 11 AM to 5 PM, Home & Away Gallery of Arctic and Indian Arts, 26 Maine St., Kennebunkport. The West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative in Arctic Canada releases its collection of limited edition prints. FMI homeandawaygallery.com.
Jekyll and Hyde, the Musical opens, 7:30 PM, City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Tickets $20. Continues Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM; Sundays, 2 PM (no performance on October 18) through November 1. FMI and reservations 282-0849 or www.citytheater.org.
Maine Premiere, Impossible Marriage with the Originals, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Buxton. Continues October 17, 22, 23, 24, 7:30 PM and matinee with post-show talk-back, October 18, 2:30 PM. Tickets $23/$20; pay-what-you-can October 22. FMI and tickets 929-5412.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17 The Colors of Kenyon Hill Hike, 10 AM to noon, southwest corner of Bennett Lot and Ogunquit Rd., South Berwick. Ogunquit board member Doug Mayer will guide participants on the trail loop, with a side excursion to the Ogunquit River. Look for the "Hike Today" sign. Day-of-hike phone number: 207-251-9015. Great Works members free; others $5 donation. FMI 646-3604, email@example.com or www.gwrlt.org.
Annual Fall Rummage Sale, 8 to 11 AM, Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Donations will be accepted at the church, Wednesday, October 7, and Thursday, October 8, from 9 AM to 6 PM, and Friday, October 9, from 9 AM to 3 PM. FMI www.christchurchkennebunk.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
31st Annual HarvestFest and Kidsfest, 9 AM to 4 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, yorkharvestfest.com.
7th Annual Oldies Benefit Dance, 7 PM to midnight, Eagle's Hall, 57 Birch St., Biddeford. Ticket sales limited to 200; proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. Prizes for dance contests and trivia questions, door prizes and oldies video shows. Tickets $10 per person. FMI and tickets 207-284-4692.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18 Gregory Hall Concert, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Free. Public welcome. FMI 504-5158.
Enjoy the 12th Annual OgunquitFest with classic car show, ghost stories and tours, wagon rides, costume parade, high heel race, crafts show and more.
Square Dance, 2 to 5 PM, Annual Harvest Fest, early rounds with the Nubble Lighthouse Keepers Square Dance Club at the Wells Activity Center, 113 Sanford Rd. (Rte. 109), Wells. No experience needed; free for new dancers; refreshments served; casual attire; FMI 608-1333.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20 An Evening with a Few of Our Friends, 7 PM, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Social time 6:30 PM. Presenters include the Center for Wildlife, Natural Resources Council of Maine, Hog Island Audubon Camp and Stratton Island Audubon Sanctuary. Free. Sponsored by York County Audubon. FMI 207-251-1135.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21 Richard Kruppa Concert, 6:30 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Banjoist Kruppa will play WWII favorites. Free. Public welcome. FMI 504-5158.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22 12th Annual OgunquitFest with classic car show, ghost stories and tours, wagon rides, pumpkin decorating, storytelling, costume parade, high heel race, crafts show and more, Ogunquit. Continues to October 25. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. FMI 646-2939 or visitogunquit.org.
Larry Gowell, former Yankee player, singer and entertainer to perform, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Dress in '50s costumes for a chance to win a door prize. Strawberry shakes served. FMI 504-5158.
Attorney Eliza Donoghue, Natural Resources Council of Maine, 6 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Features a presentation about the Elliotsville Plantation, Inc.'s proposal to create a National Park and National Recreation Area east of Baxter State Park. FMI www.nrcm.org, 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 Benefit for Kennebunk/Kennebunkport Democratic Committee, 5 to 8 PM, Kennebunkport Conservation Trust Headquarters, 57 Gravelly Brook Rd, Kennebunkport. Food, drink and special guest Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. FMI and tickets, Ann Marie Briggs 967-3180.
Festivals and family fun abounds in southern Maine at this time of year.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24 Pumpkin Munch and Paint, 10 AM to noon, hosted by the York Art Association, 394 York St, York Harbor. $10 suggested donation to participate. FMI 363-4049 or email@example.com.
First Annual “Fall For Arts Family Fest,” noon to 5 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave. (Rte. 9), Kennebunk Lower Village. Visual and performing arts, crafts, storytelling, music, games, food, surprises and more. Some activities require tickets; some are free. FMI www.rivertreearts.org or 967-9120.
12th Annual All Souls’ Walk, narrated walks through Hope Cemetery with tales of early residents, continuous tours beginning at 1 PM, (last departs at 4), Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Tour concludes at museum with light refreshments. Cost is $10 per person; $30 per family. Rain or shine. FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25 15th Annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival, 9 AM to 12: 30 PM, Saco River Market, with costumed trick-or-treating and face painting; 1 to 5 PM, Main St., Saco, with pumpkin displays, games, doll making and crafts, small wildlife exhibit, food vendors, storefront decorating contest, music and more. FMI 286-3546 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seashore Trolley Museum is hosting Trolley-ween, an event full of kids' activities.
"Trolley-ween," 10 AM to 5 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, 195 Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. A new event for museum's regular season closing day. Kids' activities and treats. FMI www.trolleymuseum.org or 967-2800.
Jerry St. Savior Band, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Smooth dance music; light refreshments served. Free. Public welcome. FMI 504-5158.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 Hunter's Moon Hike, 6:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Explore trails after dark, watch the moon rise, listen for night sounds sand share lunar facts and stories. $7/$5. FMI 646-1555.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29 1st Annual Halloween Ceilidh and Silent Auction , 6 to 9 PM, Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave, Kennebunkport. Event is a fundraiser for York County Community Action Corporation and features the Irish Dance Music Trio with a dance caller. Adults $15; $7.50 children; free four years and younger. Tickets available at www.yccacfundraiser.com; by mail at York County Community Action Corporation, October Fundraiser, PO Box 72, Sanford, ME, 04073 or at the YCCAC office , 6 Spruce St., Sanford.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 Artists Reception, "Art is Community VI," 4 to 8 PM, The Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. Sponsored by Saco River Art League, this juried show and sale of regional art and fine crafts includes paintings, sculptures and child-friendly art-making activities. Admission is free; donations appreciated. Continues through December 6. Proceeds benefit the artists and Saco River Theatre. FMI 929-6472 or 642-4219.
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. Hosted by Strawbery Banke, Portssmouth, New Hampshire.
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 31, same hours. FMI 603-433-1100 or strawberybanke.org.
Nonantum Phantom Halloween Bash, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. It is rumored the historic 1883 Nonantum Resort is haunted. Come find out for yourself. Hors d’oeuvres, spirits, live music and dancing. Costumes encouraged. FMI nonantumresort.com/about-the-resort/upcoming-events.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31 Haunted House, 4 to 9 PM, Federal Jack's Restaurant and Brew Pub, 8 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Animal Welfare Society. FMI 967-4322.
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