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, MAY 13

 

Judith Kinsman teaches watercolor

at the Dyer Library in Saco.

Watercolor Classes with Judith Kinsman, 9 AM to noon, Dyer Library/Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. For beginner to advanced watercolorists. Bring your own paints. $70 with a Dyer Library card; $75 without.  Continues every Wednesday in May. FMI or to register 283-3861, Ext. 115 or zoebthomas@sacomuseum.org.

 

Wellness Wednesday and Lyme Disease, 10 AM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd., Wells. Bob Maurais from Mainely Ticks will speak about prevention. FMI 646-8181.

 

Art Exhibit, Wells Public Library, 1434 Post Rd. (Rt. 1), Wells. Features artist Donald LaRochelle's landscape oil paintings of Maine and New Hampshire.  Continues through May. FMI Cidney Mayes, 646-8181 or cmayes@wellstown.org.

 

Faerie Houses Display, in the Children's Room, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Continues to May 16. FMI 985-2173, ext. 5 or ys@kennebunk.lib.me.us.

 

Drop-in Craft Day, 10 AM to 5 PM, Graves Library Junior Room, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. All materials provided to make a spring flower craft. Small children must be accompanied by an adult. Event is free and no registration is required. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 15
4th Annual Catch the Wave: a Celebration of Education, 7 to 10:30 PM, the Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Hosted by the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel, the event features live music, hors d'oeuvres, live and silent auction. Tickets are $30 and available until May 13. FMI 985-1100 or www.educationfoundationka.org.

 

Container Gardening for Spring, 10 AM, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd., Wells. Program led by Master Gardener Jolene Staruch. Materials provided free of charge. Registration required. FMI  646-8181.

 

Guest Reader, Flora the Beekeeper, 10 AM, Graves Library 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Program includes themed stories, finger plays and a craft.  No registration required. FMI  967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

 

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress

is being performed at City Theater

in Biddeford.

Adoptable Dogs and Cats Weekend, sponsored by the Animal Welfare Society and PetSmart, Biddeford Crossing store, 208 Mariner Way, Biddeford. Donate $35  to AWS for all adoptions. Continues through May 17. FMI AWS 985-3244 or PetSmart 283-6546.

 

Documentary Scaling Wind, plus a talk, "Renewable Energy: Benefits and Costs" by Maine Public Utilities commissioner David Litell, 7 PM, First Parish Unitarian Church, 114 Main St., Kennebunk. Coffee and dessert at 6:30 PM. Event sponsors: Sierra Club and UU Social Justice Committee. FMI 985-3700.

 

Five Women Wearing the Same Dress. City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Showtimes: Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 PM; Sundays, 2 PM. This comedy is a celebration of friendship, love and life. Continues through May 24. Tickets $20. FMI and to purchase tickets, 282-0849 or www.citytheater.org.

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 16
Gala AWS Yard Sale, 8 AM to 1 PM, 6 Hearthstone Dr., Kennebunk. No early birds, please. Proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare Society. To donate items, call 985-1437. FMI 985-3244 or www.animalwelfaresociety.org.

 

3rd Annual "Touch a Truck," 10 AM to 2 PM, Joyful
Noise Preschool, 140 Sea Rd., Kennebunk. Kids of all ages can see a variety of trucks from the community. Donation $5 per person, maximum $20 per family. Children under 2 years free. FMI 985-3244.

 

Senior Center Open House, 10 AM to 3 PM, 175 Port Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. See the center's new look and new programs; refreshments. FMI 967-8514.

 

Abundant Health Program, 1 to 3 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Features Leanne Harris, RT. Learn about how to create a healthy lifestyle. FMI 967-2778 or www. graveslibrary.org.

 

Jack Riddle, the "Heartbeat of PORTOpera," 1 PM, Kennebunk Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Instrumental in creating PORTOpera, Riddle will speak about opera in general and the upcoming performance of Tosca in July. FMI 985-2173.

 

The Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk hosts 'Night at Our Museum,' featuring behind the scenes tours.

 

Night at Our Museum, 5 to 8 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. See paintings come alive; go on behind-the-scenes tours; sample treats from local eateries and listen to music. Fun for the entire family, Tickets $20; $40 per family; $5 off for museum members. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.

 

Music at Mast Cove, 7:30 to 10 PM (doors open 7 PM), Mast Cove Gallery, 1 Mast Cove Ln., Kennebunkport. Ron Duquette takes songs of the Beatles and plays them in World Jazz styles. $15 donation includes light refreshments, BYOB. send or drop off check at Mast Cove Gallery to reserve. FMI and for reservations 967-3453.

 

Jazz Pianist Matt de Champlain, 8 PM, Ogunquit Performing Arts at the Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Tickets in advance $15; $18 at the door; $5 student. FMI www.ogunquitperformingarts.org.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 17
Pasco Lecture Series with Photographer Joe Devenney, 2 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Devenney will speak on photographing the Maine coast. The Pasco Lecture Series is co-sponsored by Kennebunk Savings Bank, the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

Mr. Turner, 3 PM, York Public Library 15 Long Sands Beach Rd., York. Oscar-nominated film about British painter J. M. W. Turner who is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. Rated R for some sexual content. FMI 363-2818.

 

 

Photographer Joe Devenney speaks on photographing the Maine coast at the Graves Library, Kennebunkport.

Downeasters Barbershop Concert, 7 PM, Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Rd., Cape Porpoise. Concert presented by the Keith McClelland Community Music Foundation to encourage the performance of music in the Kennebunks. Donation at the door. FMI 967-5787

 

TUESDAY, MAY 19

Animal Welfare Society Foster Forum, 5:30 to 6:30 PM, 46 Holland Rd., West Kennebunk. Learn about the process of fostering animals. Time for questions, answers and details on what to expect. FMI 985-3244 or www.animalwelfaresociety.org.

 

"Photography Through a Positive Lens" with Steve Morello, 6:30 PM social time, 7 PM program, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. The program is designed to give participants a new way of looking at photography and is geared for all levels. No reservations needed; free admission. FMI 251-1135 or www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.

 

"Challenges to the First Amendment: Preserving the Separation of Church and State," 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Beach Rd., York. Presented by the York Diversity Forum and St. George's Church. FMI 363-2818.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 20
Watercolor Wednesday, 3 to 4 PM, Graves Library Junior Room, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Registration required. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 21

 

Kennebunk High School students perform Twelve Angry Jurors, a courtroom drama, at the Alexander Economous Auditorium, 89 Fletcher St., Kennebunk.

Climate Change, Ocean Acidification and Maine's Fisheries, 6 to 7:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Marine scientist, Dr. Susie Arnold will address the issues. Donation $5. FMI 646-1555 or www.wellsreserve.org.

 

Twelve Angry Jurors, 7 PM, Alexander Economous Auditorium, 89 Fletcher St., Kennebunk. Kennebunk High School's Visual and Performing Arts Department's spring drama based on Reginald Rose's courtroom classic, Twelve Angry Men. Tickets $8 available on performance  nights; no reservations for this show. Continues May 22 and May 23. FMI vreid@rsu21. net.

 

Old Berwick Historical Society Annual Meeting and Concert, 7 PM, meeting, refreshments and exhibit viewing. Concert with Jeff Warner's traditional songs to follow. Counting House, corner of Liberty and Main streets, South Berwick. Open to all; new members may join at the door. FMI 384-0000 or www.oldberwick.org.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 22
Albion Moody's Kennebunk, 5:30 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Town historian Steve Spofford will speak on Moody's photographs, subjects and life in Kennebunk. Tickets $10; museum members $5. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.

 

Jennifer Porter in Concert, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theatre, Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. Reservations recommended. Adults $25; seniors and students $22. Pre-show dinner  next door at the Old White Church, 6 PM; reservations required. FMI and tickets. 929-5412 or online, 222/sacorivertheatre.org.

 

Ancestral Vigil, evening, Portsmouth African Burying Ground Memorial Park, Chestnut St. between State and Court, Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Continues May 23, 8:30 AM with reburial ceremonies and community celebration. FMI www.africanburyinggroundnh.org.

 

Enjoy the The School Around Us Memorial Day Craft Fair on Saturday, May 23, at Consolidated School, Kennebunkport.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 23
School Around Us Memorial Day Craft Fair, 9 AM to 4 PM, Consolidated School, 25 School St., Kennebunkport. Features 35 juried artists and artisans, plus homemade food. Rain or shine. FMI 967-3143 or saucraftfaors@yahoo.com.

 

Animal Welfare Society Mobile Unit, 11 AM to 1 PM, Ann-imals, 764 Rte. 1,  Suite 2, York. Features adoptable dogs. FMI 985-3244, www.animalwelfaresociety.org or www.ann-imalspetsupplies.com.

 

Brothers, 7 PM, York Public Library 15 Long Sands Beach Rd., York. A film about a soldier's return home after being shot down in Afghanistan. Rated R. Discussion to follow led by Christine Rogerson. Sponsored by the York diversity Forum and York Hospital. FMI 363 -2818.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 24
Lawn/Yard Sale, 8 AM to 1 PM, Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise. Tables for area residents available at $10.Proceeds benefit the Atlantic Hall building and maintenance Fund. FMI Ed Briggs, 967-3357.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 27
Imagine, Create and Build, 3 to 4 PM, Graves Library Junior Room, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Lego Club for school age children. Registration required. FMI 967-2778 or www.graveslibrary.org.

 

Barefoot on the Farm Storytime, 9:15 to 10:15 AM Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd., Arundel. For children ages 2 to 6 years and their caregivers. Stories and activities around the themes of food, gardening, animals, natures and more. Dress for outdoor activities. Canceled in the event of rain. Continues on Wednesdays through the summer. FMI 289-5805 or www.frinklepodfarm.org.

 

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