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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Ongoing Exhibits

 

Late Summer Exhibitions, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. "Black and White," "OAA Expressions," "New Members," "Showcases: Don Gorvett, woodcuts and Norman West, painting" and "Invited New England Sculptors." Continues to September 5. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

Chaos + Order: Contemporary Encaustic exhibit by New England Wax can be seen at River Tree Arts, Kennebunk Lower Village, through September 26.

 

"Bird," a group show featuring six artists – both painters and sculptors. Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Gallery open daily 11 AM to 5 PM. Continues through September 7. FMI maine-art.com or 967-0049.

 

“Wanting the Sea,” an exhibit of paintings by Adrienne Kernan La Vallée at The Whitney Galleries, 1810 Post Road (Rte. 1), Wells. Continues to Sunday, September 13. Gallery, hours are Wednesdays, 1 to 5 PM, and Thursday through Sunday, noon to 6 PM. FMI 216-9022 or www.thewhitneygalleries.com.

 

Chaos + Order: Contemporary Encaustic Exhibit by New England Wax opening reception 5 to 7 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Continues to September 26. FMI 967-9120 or www.rivertreearts.org.

 

"Todd Webb: Georgia O’Keeffe and the American West," Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Continues to September 27. FMI www.ogunquitmuseum.org.

 

Visual Storytelling: Celebrating Maine Illustrators, 5  to 7 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Exhibit continues through September 27. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.

 

Group Artist Show, Wells Library, 1434 Post Rd., Wells. Features local artists. Continues through September. FMI 646-8181.

 

Alastair Dacey Solo Exhibition, Shore Road Gallery, 294 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Features more than a dozen new oil paintings. Exhibit continues through September. FMI 603-819-9100.

 

Sculptor Mireille Clapp Exhibit, The Old White Church, 15 Salmon Falls Road, Buxton. Clapp uses steel, copper, aluminum, bronze and brass, which combined with wood, glass, stone, coral or cloth, provides surprising textural relationships. Admission is free. Show continues to October 24. FMI 929-6472.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 2

 

photo by Jerry Monkman

Early morning Kayaking on a quiet

tidal marsh in southern Maine.

Kayaking on the Little River Estuary, 12:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Led by a registered Maine Kayak Guide for ages 12 and up; some restrictions apply. $50/$40. Registration required. Continues on Friday, September 11, at 9 AM,  Tuesday, September 15, at 11 AM, Thursday, September 17, at 12:30 PM. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Cooking With Seasonal Vegetables Demo, 5 to 5:30 PM. Frinklepod Farm, 244 Log Cabin Rd., Arundel.  Meet at the farm stand for recipe ideas and samples. Free.

 

Alfred Stieglitz: The Eloquent Eye 7:30 to 9:15 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Last of the Art and Artist Video Series. FMI 646-8400 or www.barngallery.org.

 

Ruthless, 8 PM, Hackmatack Playhouse, 538 School St. (Rte.9), Berwick. Continues through September 5. For times, tickets and FMI 698-1807 or www.hackmatack.org.

 

Million Dollar Quartet opens, 8 PM, Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main St. (Rte. 1), Ogunquit. Continues through September 19. FMI and tickets www.boxoffice@ogunquitplayhouse.org or 646-5511.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Mother's Beach Walking Tours, 2 PM, departs from Trinity Chapel, Railroad Ave., Kennebunk. Led by a Brick Store Museum guide, the tour includes 12 stops and lasts about 1 hour.  $5 for members; $10 nonmembers. Continues Thursdays through September. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org/beachwalkingtours.

 

 

Mother's Beach walking tours are led by a Brick Store Museum guide.

Opening Reception, "The Challenges and Rewards of Plein Air Painting" show, 3 to 6:30 PM, Kennebunk Room, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Dr., York. Features original works by the members of Mainely Painters and presented by the York Art Association. Show continues to September 29. FMI 363-4049 or www.yorkartassociation.com.

 

Almost Famous Women author talk with Megan  Mayhew Bergman, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd, York. Copies of her book will be available for signing and purchase. FMI 363-2818.

 

To Kill a Mockingbird, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main Street (Rte. 1), Ogunquit; $9, seniors and kids $7. FMI www.leavitttheatre.com.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
“The Magnificent Landscape: Works from the Permanent Collection” opens at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Continues to October 31. FMI ogunquitmuseum.org.

 

 

“The Magnificent Landscape: Works from the Permanent Collection” opens at the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, in Ogunquit, on September 3.

Mountains, New Mexico by Marsden Hartley

Opening Reception for Artist of the Month, maritime oil artist Brent Rosko, 4 to 7 PM, Just Us Chickens Gallery, 16A Shapleigh Rd., Kittery. The public is invited for a meet and greet with refreshments. Continues through September. FMI 439-4209 or www.justuschickens.net.

 

Opening Reception for "Animals," 5 to 7 PM, York Art Association, 394 York St., York Harbor. Exhibit continues to September 27. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, from noon to 5 PM. FMI 363-4049 or www.yorkartassociation.com.

 

Ricki and the Flash, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main Street (Rte. 1), Ogunquit; $9, seniors and kids $7. Continues to September 9. FMI www.leavitttheatre.com.

 

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
40th Annual Fall Craft Fair, with over 65 juried artists and artisans, live music and homemade food, 9 AM to 4 PM, the River Green, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Rain date is Sunday, September 6. Sponsored by the School Around Us. FMI 967-3143 or schoolaroundus.org.

 

Art Show and Sale sponsored by Saco Bay Artists, 9 AM to 4 PM on the library lawn, 14 Temple Ave., Ocean Park.

 

Labor Day Weekend Extravaganza, 9 AM to 8 PM, Scarborough Marsh Audubon Center, Pine Point Rd., Scarborough. Features an end-of -season store sale, door prizes, a used-book sale, crafts for the kids, a bake sale on Saturday, a yard sale and more. Continues through September 7. FMI smac@maineaudubon.org, 883-5100.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 6

 

Festival of kites during

Capriccio in Ogunquit.

25th Annual Capriccio, a town-wide festival of the arts in Ogunquit, begins September 6, and continues through September 19. The Festival of Kites is on Saturday, September 12, typically starting in the morning with a mass ascension at noon; rain date is Sunday,  September 13.

 

Summer Concert Series, 5 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. Features Artful Noise string quartet. Free; donations welcome. FMI 363-5095.

 

Annual Labor Day Weekend Concert with organist Mark Thallander, 6 to 7 PM, Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road, Ogunquit. FMI 646-2160.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
The Path to the White House: 2016 and the Rules of the Road, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. Professor of Political Science at Loyola University, Chicago, is the featured speaker. FMI  363-2818.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
Gallery Talk, 7:30 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Painters Diane Boyce and Fran Scully will discuss the life as artists. FMI 646-8400.

 

Annie Hall, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main Street (Rte.1, Ogunquit; $9, seniors and kids $7. FMI www.leavitttheatre.com.

 

 

Tim Sample performs at 8 PM, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit, as part of Capriccio.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Irrational Man, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main Street (Rte. 1), Ogunquit; $9, seniors and kids $7. FMI www.leavitttheatre.com.

 

Tim Sample performs at 8 PM, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Sponsored by Ogunquit Performing Arts and Ogunquit Rotary as part of Capriccio. FMI and tickets, 646-6170 or 646-2261.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Members’ Day, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Surprises and treats throughout the day. Lunch service by Ned’s Bakes and BBQs.

 

Maine Open Lighthouse Day. See the Tourist News in print for information about participating lighthouses in southern Maine.

 

Yard Sale, 8 AM to 1 PM, Flintlock Village Condos, Rte. 1, Wells, next to Dunkin Donuts. Event will be held rain or shine. Multiple sellers; no early birds.

 

14th Fall Festival of Arts and Crafts, 9 AM to 4 PM, Smiling Hill Farm, 781 County Rd., Westbrook. More than 100 exhibitors will sell their handcrafted products. Ample free parking, food vendors, rain or shine. FMI www.smilinghill.com.

 

Genealogy Group, 10 AM to noon, Kennebunk Library, Parsons Reading Room, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Carol McCoy, PhD will present "Digging for Gold in Early Maine Town Records." Drop-ins welcome. For a full list of genealogy programs visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.

 

27th Annual Summer Solstice Craft Show with more than 70 juried crafters featuring the best of traditional, contemporary and country crafts, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Elementary School, Rte. 109, Wells. Continues on September 13. Free parking and admission. Rain or shine. Lunch available. FMI 646-5172 or summersolsticecraftshows.com.

 

 

The Nature Crafts Festival

at Laudholm Farm offers fine crafts, art

and entertainment in a lovely setting.

28th Annual Laudholm Nature Crafts Festival, a juried event with 100 artisans exhibiting and selling their works, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Continues on September 13. Admission charged. FMI 646-4521 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Workshop with Artist Linda Murray, 1 to 6 PM at The Sharpe Gallery, 21 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Murray will demonstrate her techniques including Decalcomania, used by the surrealist painters of the 1930s. Visitors may create their own piece of art. All materials will be provided. No previous experience is required. FMI 967-6331 or www.TheSharpeGallery.com.

 

Historic Afternoon Tea from 2 to 4 PM, Ogunquit Heritage Museum, 86 Obed's Lane, Ogunquit. Hosted by the museum as part of Capriccio, teas and savory delights will bring back some of the nostalgia of lazy summer afternoons in the early 1900s. FMI 646-0296.

 

Opening Reception for fall exhibitions featuring “OAA Photographers,” “OAA Expressions,” Stuart Nudelman Memorial Exhibition, Showcases: “Diane Boyce – Painting,” “Fran Sculley – Painting,” 5 to 8 PM, Barn Gallery, Shore Rd. and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit. Exhibits open through October 12. FMI 646-8400 or barngallery.org.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
21st Annual Strut Your Mutt, 11 AM, Mother’s Beach, Kennebunk. Pledges accepted; proceeds benefit the Animal Welfare Society’s Sadie Fund, a medical fund for animals in need. Registration begins at 10. FMI www.animalwelfaresociety.org.

 

Gary Wittner Quartet, 2 PM, Atria, One Penny Lane Kennebunk. Event is free and open to the public as Atria celebrates National Assisted Living Week. FMI 504-5158.

 

 

21st Annual Strut Your Mutt takes place on Sunday, September 13, 11 AM, at Mother’s Beach, Kennebunk.

Summer Concert Series, 5 PM, Trinity Episcopal Church, 546 York St., York Harbor. Features organist Terri Harmon, musical director at Trinity Church. Free; donations welcome. FMI 363-5095.

 

Free Square Dances, 6:30 to 7:30 PM, 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. Continues on September 20 FMI 608-1333.

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
Meet the Scientists: Studying the Invasive European Green Crab, 1 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Explore with Wells Reserve research scientist Amelie Jensen. Free with site admission. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

Pianist Dave Hollis, 2 PM, Atria, One Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Event is free and open to the public as Atria celebrates National Assisted Living Week. FMI 504-5158.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
Banjoist Peter Mezoian, 2 PM, Atria, One Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Event is free and open to the public as Atria celebrates National Assisted Living Week. FMI 504-5158.

 

How We Think, with Professor Dana Sawyer, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. As part of the World in Your Library Series, this lecture will present the nature of the mind, perception and cultural conditioning from various perspectives. FMI 363-2818.

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
Piping Plovers and Least Terns: Southern Maine Nesting, noon, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells, with Gregory Mulcahy and Elizabeth Deletetsky, volunteers with AmeriCorps and the Maine Conservation Corps. Bring lunch and a $2 donation to Mather Auditorium. FMI 646-1555 or wellsreserve.org.

 

 

Pianist Tom Snow plays at Atria, One Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Event is free and open to the public as Atria celebrates National Assisted Living Week.

Pianist Tom Snow, 3:30 PM, Atria, One Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Event is free and open to the public as Atria celebrates National Assisted Living Week. FMI 504-5158.

 

Monthly Poetry Evening, 6::30 PM, 15 Long Sands Rd, York. September's prompt is "jump." The round table format is facilitated by Priscillia Cookman. FMI 363-2818.

 

JUST AHEAD
Thursday, September 17

New England Witchcraft Tales, talk by Roxie Zwicker, founder of New England Curiosities, 5:30 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main Street, Kennebunk. Light refreshments. Tickets $10, free for museum members. Part of the Third Thursday Lecture series. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.

 

Harry Langdon Silent Comedy, 8 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main Street (Rte. 1), Ogunquit. Features live accompanist Jeff Rapsis. All seats $10. FMI www.leavitttheatre.com.

 

Friday, September 18
22nd Annual Car Show, with many divisions and entertainment, lineup on Main St., awards and an evening party, Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Continues on September 19 with a parade and car show. FMI 934-2100.

 

Saturday, September 19
Art in the Park, 9 AM to 4 PM, Moulton Park, Rte. 1A, York Harbor. Juried fine arts and crafts, featuring over 40 artists . FMI 363-4049 or www.yorkartassociation.com.

 

13th Annual Lobster Dash, a 5-mile beach run, Ogunquit. FMI www.lobsterdash.com.

 

 

Trolley ride to the pumpkin fields

at the Seashore Trolley Museum

 

7th Annual Family Jamboree with games, crafts, food, vendors and more, 11 AM to 3 PM, Spiller Farm, 1054 Branch Rd. (Rte. 9A), Wells. Free admission and parking. Sponsored by the Wells Chamber of Commerce. FMI 646-2451, www.wellschamber.org.

 

Pumpkin Patch Trolley, event from 11 AM to 3 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Free pumpkin with each admission.  Ride a trolley to the Pumpkin Patch, paint a pumpkin and then send it back by trolley to the Visitor Center where you can pick it up after a trolley ride to Talbott Park. Museum and store open 10 AM to 5 PM. Continues on September 20, 26 and 27. FMI 967-2712 or www.trolleymuseum.org.

 

6th Annual Chilifest on the Pier, noon to 4 PM, Old Orchard Beach Pier. Cast your vote for the best chili in the state. FMI 207-934-3595 or www.oobpier.com.

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