2015 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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WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
Watercolor Classes with Judith Kinsman, 9 AM to noon, Dyer Library, 371 Main St., Saco, Continues on Wednesdays to July 22. Learn new techniques or practice old ones. Registration required. FMI and to register, 283-3861 or zoebthomas@sacomuseum.org.

 

Wood Island Lighthouse Tours, 10 and 11 AM, leaving from Biddeford Pool. Continue on Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 and 11 AM, and Thursdays, 5 and 6 PM, through August. Reservations required. FMI 200-4552 or www.woodislandlighthouse.org. Presented by Friends of Wood Island Lighthouse.

 

Ice Cream and Sunset Trolley Rides, 4:30 PM, trolley departs at 7 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Continues Wednesdays and Thursdays in July and August.

 

 

Kennebunk Old Home Week features family events and traditional fare.

Kennebunk Old Home Week, 5 to 7 PM, Rotary Club Chicken BBQ Dinner, Waterhouse Center, Kennebunk. FMI www.kennebunkfestivals.com.

 

"Life and Times of Edith Barry," 5:30 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Celebrate the museum's 79th anniversary with a lecture on founder Edith Cleaves Barry by director Cynthia Walker. Tickets $5, free for members. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.

 

Music in the Park with Old Etc.  5:30 to 7 PM, Shevenell Park, next to Bangor Savings Bank, 145 Main St., Biddeford. Continues on Wednesday evenings to August 12. Free admission. FMI www.heartofbiddeford.org.

 

Concerts in the Park, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk, with Delta Knights, blues, R&B, swing and classic rock.

 

Watercolor Art Party, 6 to 8 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. RTA faculty Russel Whitten will show the steps to create an ocean scene. $25 or 2/$45 BYOB.  All materials included. FMI 967-9120.

 

American Photography: A Century of Images – Parts 1 and 2, 7:30 to 9:15 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. First program in Art and Artist Video Series. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

Unnecessary Farce,8 PM, Hackmatack Playhouse, Rte. 9, Berwick. Continues to July 4. FMI 698-1807 or www.hackmatack.org.

 

 

Many towns in southern Maine offer free outdoor concerts over the summer.

Pictured: the Delta Knights group.

The Addams Family, Tuesday through Saturday, 8 PM; Wednesday and Friday matinee, 2 PM; Arundel Barn Playhouse, 53 Old Post Rd., Arundel. Continues through July 11. FMI 985-5552 or www.arundelbarnplayhouse.com.

 

Magic Mike XXL, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St. (Rte. 1), Ogunquit. Tickets $9; $7 for seniors and kids. Continues to July 16. FMI 646-3123.

 

Victor/Victoria, 8 PM, Tuesdays through Fridays; Saturdays, 3 PM; Sundays, 2 PM; Ogunquit Playhouse, Rte. 1, Ogunquit. Continues to July 18. FMI and tickets 646-5511 or www.ogunquitplayhouse.com.

 

THURSDAY, JULY 2
Exhibits Open, “Alfred Chadbourn: Painting in Maine” (to Aug. 30) and “Winslow Homer’s Civil War” (to Oct. 31). Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. FMI www.ogunquitmuseum.org.

 

Amyland’s Magical Midway, 3 to 4 PM, Gowen Park, Main St., Sanford.

 

Beach Party with the Corona Brothers in concert, 5:30 PM, Goodall Park, Roberts St. (off Rte. 109). Tickets $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Presented by Sanford/Springvale Chamber of Commerce and Sanford Parks and Recreation. FMI 324-9130 or 324-4280.

 

Listen to the music of the Corona Brothers at the Beach Party in Goodall Park, Sanford, on July 2.

 

Fireworks in the Square continue every Thursday evening to September 3 at approximately 9:45 PM, next to the Pier, Old Orchard Beach.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 3
29th Annual Family Sand Sculpture Contest, 1 to 3 PM, on the beach between Randall and Ancona avenues, Ocean Park. FMI 934-9068.

Fireworks Event begins with food and music, 4 to 10 PM, #1 Pond, off Rte. 202, Sanford. At 6:30 PM the Maine Attraction Water Ski Club performs; fireworks, 9 PM.

 

Astronomy Club (ASNNE) Picnic and Star Gazing, 6:30 PM, Starfield Observatory, Rte. 35 two miles south of Rte. 111. Gas grills, picnic plates, cups and ice supplied. For directions and calendar of other events, visit www.asnne.org or 205-7025.

 

Arundel Farm Gallery Opening, 7 to 9 PM, Arundel Farm Gallery 76 Arundel Rd., Arundel. Wine and cheese served Friday nights from 6 to 8 PM through the summer. Gallery open Monday to Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM; Sunday by appointment. FMI 561-702-6396 or www.ArundelFarm.com.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 4
4th of July Festivities include decorated bicycle contest at 9 AM, 65th annual parade at 10 AM, concert at bell tower at 10:45 AM, Ocean Park.

 

40th Annual Craft Fair, featuring 70 juried artists and artisans, live music and homemade food, 9 AM to 4 PM, the River Green, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Rain date is July 5. Sponsored by the School Around Us. FMI 967-3143 or www.schoolaroundus.org.

 

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

 

4th of July Parade, 10 AM, Main St., Sanford. Sit anywhere along the parade route from Maine Ave. to Gowen Park. Traditional 4th of July parade with floats.

 

 

Enjoy Founders’ Day at the Seashore Trolley Museum, Kennebunkport, for a celebration of Independence Day and the museum’s 76th birthday.

Founders’ Day, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport, a celebration of Independence Day and the museum’s 76th birthday. Many trolleys not normally seen are brought out for the exhibit. Trolley Parade includes a commentary with a history on each vehicle. FMI 967-2712 or www.trolleymuseum.org.

 

An American Celebration, an old-fashioned 4th of July with children’s bike and wagon parade, traditional games and crafts, historic garden tours, live music, living history, hands-on activities and food, 10 AM to 5 PM, Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Admission charged. FMI 603-433-1100 or www.strawberybanke.org.

 

Independence Day Concert, 3 PM, Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Features patriotic favorites. Suggested donation $12; seniors and students $8; children under 10 years are free. FMI 985-4494 or christchurchkennebunk.org.

 

Seacoast Wind Ensemble with a concert of patriotic and Americana music, 6 PM, Seaside Pavilion, 8 Sixth St., Old Orchard Beach. Free admission. FMI www.seasidepavilion.org.

 

Summer Concert Series, 6:30 PM, Hope Hobbs Memorial Gazebo, Wells Harbor Park, Harbor Rd., Wells. Series continues on Saturdays to August 31. Free admission. Opening evening presents The Strafford Wind Symphony playing patriotic and traditional music.

 

Fireworks, 9 PM, Short Sands Beach, York.

 

Fireworks, 9 PM, Gooch’s Beach, Kennebunk

 

Fireworks, 9 PM, York Harbor.

 

Fireworks, 9:15 PM, Main Beach, Ogunquit.

 

Fireworks, 9:45 PM, on the beach next to the Old Orchard Pier, Old Orchard Beach.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 5

 

Decorate your bike and join in the parade at Goose Rocks Beach!

20th Annual 5K Road Race and Walk, 9 AM, Community House, Goose Rocks Beach Association. FMI www.gooserocksbeachassociation.org.

 

Bicycle Parade and Carnival, 11 AM, Goose Rocks Beach and Community House.

 

Open House with tours, demonstrations, refreshments and door prizes, 1 to 4 PM, Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford. FMI 284-7721 or www.mustangrescue.org.

 

Sundays in the Garden Concert Series begins, 5 to 6:30 PM, and continues every Sunday to July 26, Hamilton House, 40 Vaughan’s Lane, South Berwick. Free for Historic New England members; $10 nonmembers. Proceeds benefit Historic New England. FMI 384-2454 or www.historicnewengland.org.

 

Summer Concert Series, 5 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. Features Alicia Mielle, flute and Allison Eaton, bassoon from the New England Conservatory presenting works by Debussy, Dubois and Gabaye. Concert is free; donations welcome. FMI 363-5095.

 

Selma, York Public Library summer film series, 7 PM, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. FMI 363-2818.

 

MONDAY, JULY 6
Oldies Cabaret Entertainment with Marco, Thursday through Sunday, 8 PM, doors open at 7:30 PM. Café Amore, Shore Rd., Ogunquit, near entrance to Perkins Cove. $10 at the door; for reservations, call 646-6661. Continues every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through July.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 7
Watercolor Workshop with DeWitt Hardy, 10 AM to 3 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Make simple landscapes from your photographs.FMI and fees, 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

 

Marco performs Oldies Cabaret Entertainment, Thursday through Sunday, at Café Amore, Shore Rd., Ogunquit.

Touch Tank Tuesdays, 2 to 3 PM with live sea creatures, Tuesdays in July and August, Kennebunk Toy Co., 14 Main St., Kennebunk. This is a hands-on experience led by marine science educator Carol Steingart of Coastal Encounters. FMI check Facebook page.

 

Figure Drawing from the Model, 6 to 9 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. OAA members and friends $8; others $10. Continues on Tuesdays through September 1. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
Kennebunk Land Trust Walk, lunchtime, Wonder Brook Preserve, FMI 985-8734 or www.kennebunklandtrust.org.

 

Music in the Park with the Easy Money Band, 5:30 to 7 PM, Shevenell Park, next to Bangor Savings Bank, 145 Main St., Biddeford. Musicians perform on Wednesday evenings to August 12. Free admission. FMI www.heartofbiddeford.org.

 

Painted Floor Cloths Art Party, 6 to 8 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Carrie Lepordo, owner of Farm House Arts, will teach how to make a hand painted floor cloth. Fee includes a primed and hemmed 2’ x 3’ floor cloth, pattern ideas,  paints, stencils, stamps and sponges to use during class. $35 or 2/$65 BYOB. FMI 967-9120.

 

Concerts in the Park, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Lafayette Park, Storer St., Kennebunk, with the Kennebunk River Band.

 

American Photography: A Century of Images – Part 3, 7:30 to 9:15 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Part of Art and Artist Video Series. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

West Side Story, 8 PM, Hackmatack Playhouse, Rte. 9, Berwick, and continues to July 25. FMI 698-1807 or www.hackmatack.org.

 

JUST AHEAD
Thursday, July 9

Photography Workshop, "Tom Hibschman: Talking about Photography," 10 AM to 3 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. FMI and fees, 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

VentiCordi Chamber Music, 7:30 PM, South Congregational Church, Temple St., Kennebunkport. Continues on July 30 and August 13. Also at the Springvale/Sanford Historical Society on July 31, 505 Main St., Springvale. FMI www.VentiCordi.com or 286-6688.

 

Friday, July 10

 

The Annual Greek Festival is all about food

and fun at St. Demetrios in Saco.

Annual Greek Festival, a 3-day family-oriented festival includes cultural presentations, traditional dancing, music, crafts, homemade Greek pastries and other Greek food, 11 AM to 9 PM, St. Demetrio’s Orthodox Church, 186 Bradley St., Saco. Free admission. Continues July 11, 11 AM to 9 PM, and July 12, 11 AM to 4 PM. FMI 284-5651 or www.stdemetriosmaine.com.

 

Exhibit Opens, "George Daniell: Island Life: Grand Manan and Monhegan," Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Continues to August 9. FMI www.ogunquitmuseum.org.

 

Saturday, July 11
33rd Annual Summer Solstice Craft Show, with more than 70 juried crafters featuring jewelry, stained glass, pottery, folk art and more, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Elementary School, Rte. 109, Wells. Rain or shine. Free admission and parking. Continues on July 12. FMI 646-5172 or summersolstice@maine.rr.com.

 

Sunday, July 12
Moxie Day with the Moxie Congress, Moxie model railroad and memorabilia, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. FMI 967-2712 or www.trolleymuseum.org.

 

 

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