2016 CALENDAR OF LOCAL EVENTS  

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

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ART SHOWS AND EXHIBITS

 

SATURDAY, MAY 28
David Witbeck Art Exhibit Opening, 5 to 7 PM, Maine Art, 14Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. Continues to June 16. FMI maineartshows.com.

 

 

David Witbeck's paintings will be exhibited at Maine Art in Kennebunk Lower VIllage through June 16.

Opening Exhibitions Reception, 5 to 7:30 PM. "Elements;" "OMAA Expressions;" "Showcases – Sherry Palmer, painting, Paul Paris, printmaking and painting; invited New England sculptors. Exhibit continues to June 25. Barn Gallery, Shore Rd., Ogunquit. FMI 207-646-8400 or barngallery.org.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 2
"My Maine Open Juried Show" opens, Sanford-Springvale Art Association Gallery, 917 Main St., Sanford. Meet the Artists Reception is Friday, June 10, 5 to 7 PM. Gallery is open Wednesdays through Fridays 9 AM to 4 PM; Saturday 10 AM to 2 PM; Tuesdays by chance or appointment. Show continues through July 2. FMI 490-0543 or sanfordspringvaleart.org.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Village Art Walk, 5 to 8 PM, self-guided walking (and/or driving) tour of art galleries and studios in Kennebunk Lower Village, Kennebunkport’s Dock Square and Ocean Avenue; second Friday in June, July and August.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 11
An Afternoon with Artist Michael Guinane, noon to 6 PM. Meet the artist and discuss his processes and inspirations. Serving wine and hors d’oeuvres. The Sharpe Gallery, 21 Western Avenue, Kennebunk Lower Village, 207-967-6331, www.TheSharpeGallery.com. 

 

“Choice Art Show,” 11 AM to 5 PM, opening reception 5 to 7 PM, Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Show continues to June 30. For tickets and details kennebunkportfestival.com.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25
"Beneath the Surface," Saco Museum, 371 Main St., Saco. Museum hours are Monday, Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, Sunday, 10 AM to 2 PM, closed Tuesday. The exhibit features works from New England Wax (N.E.W.), a regional association of artists who work in encaustic, a beeswax-based painting medium. Continues to May 28. FMI newenglandwax.org.

 

 

Old Berwick Historical Society's annual meeting will be followed by a concert

by LaMadeleine.

The Third Annual Sanford International Film Festival will place at a variety of venues in Sanford. Events continue through Sunday, May 29, with screenings of more than 70 films, forums, acting workshops and behind-the-scenes looks at the art of filmmaking. Sponsored and supported by many community businesses and organizations. FMI and to purchase passes, visit www.sanfordfilmfest.com.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 26
Window Dressers: Build Community, Save Money with Dianne Smith, 6 to 7:30 PM, Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, Laudholm Farm Rd., off Rte. 1 north of Wells. FMI 646-1555. 

 

Old Berwick  Historical Society Annual Meeting, 7 PM, the Counting House, Liberty and Main streets, Berwick. Open to OBHS members; new members are welcome to join at the door. Evening begins with refreshments, exhibit viewing and business meeting followed by a concert by LaMadeleine.  FMI 384-0000 or oldberwick.org.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 27
Opening, "That's What She Said" by photographer Nancy Grace Horton, 5 to 8 PM, Engine, 128 Main St., Biddeford. Exhibition continues to July 23. FMI 370-9130 or feedtheengine.org.

 

Poet on a String, World Premiere, 7:30 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Presented by Storm Warnings Repertory Theatre. Tickets $15. Continues May 28. FMI stormwarningstheatre.com or 441-8163.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 28
Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt on display, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Continues through May 30. FMI 207-646-1195.

 

Open House, 9 AM to 2 PM, Love Light Center, 2089 Post Rd. (Rte. 1), Wells.  Offering 5-10 minute chair massage, 5-10 minute healing energy work, quartz crystal harp healing and more. FMI 216-9584.

 

Veterans' Appreciation Weekend, 10 AM to 5 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Veterans get 50% off admission price. Continues to May 30. FMI 967-2712 or trolleymuseum.org.

 

 

The Seashore Trolley Museum

in Kennebunkport will host a

Veterans' Appreciation weekend

from May 28-30.

Benefit Concert, 11 AM to 5 PM, The Ballpark, Old Orchard Beach, Tickets $12. Bring lawn chairs. FMI and tickets evenbrite.com.

 

4th Annual "Paint the Bunk," 4 to 7 PM, Brick Store Museum Program  Center, Dane St., Kennebunk. All pieces are $200 and measure 9" by 12" or 10" by 10". Proceeds benefit Heartwood College of Art. FMI 295-7150.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 29
Pancake Breakfast, Yard and Lawn Sale, 8 to 11 AM, Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise. Breakfast includes plain and blueberry pancakes and sausages, orange juice and coffee, butter and real maple syrup. Adults $7; kids $4.

 

Sunday Concert Series, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Features singer Lisa Mills. Light refreshments to follow FMI 207-504-5158.

 

Opening Reception, 4 to 6 PM, for “Mini-Masterpieces,” an all-member exhibit at the Kittery Art Association gallery, 8 Coleman Ave., Kittery Point. Exhibit continues through June 19. The gallery features the work of seacoast artists and sponsors a monthly music series by local performers. Open Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 5 PM. New members welcome. FMI call 207-451-9384 on weekends  or visit www.kitteryartassociation.org

 

Rhythm Future Quartet, 7 PM, Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise. Tickets $20; $30 for seating in first four rows. Reservations events@atlantichall.org or 207-967-8704.

 

Theeb, last of the Spring Film Series, 3 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd, York.  Arabic with subtitles. FMI 363-2818 or york.lib.me.us.

MONDAY, MAY 30
Memorial Day at White Columns, 8 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Refreshments on the porch during the Memorial Day Parade.

 

 

The Don Campbell Band will play

at the Waterhouse Center on Main Street, Kennebunk, following the Memorial Day parade.

Veterans Appreciation Ceremonies and Concert with the Don Campbell Band, 2:45 PM, Waterhouse Center, Main Street, Kennebunk , following Memorial Day parade. Ceremonies include video honoring veterans, a flag -folding demonstration and flag presentations to the oldest and youngest veterans in the community. Free admission. Sponsored by Cabela’s, the Wounded Heroes Program of Maine, the Rotary Club of Kennebunk and the Waterhouse Center.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 31
See India in Two Weeks with Rotary Club sponsored traveler Cornelia Stockman, 6 PM, Graves Library., 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Continues June 7. Each presentation is 45 minutes long. FMI 967-2778.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1
All Eras Race Car Show, 4 to 7 PM, Bentley’s Saloon, Rte. 1, Arundel. Rain date June 4. FMI www.bentleyssaloon.com.

 

Historic New England properties are open to the public for free, 11 AM to 5 PM, to kick off the start of summer. Last tour at 4 PM. FMI 207-384-2454.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 2
Drip Irrigation Workshop, 6 to 7:30 PM, Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells.  Led by Master Gardener volunteer Allan Amioka, program is part of the All Seasons Garden series. Fee is $7 and $5 for Laudholm Trust members and Master Gardeners. FMI 324-2814 or rebecca.gowdy@maine.edu.

 

Classics of the Silent Film Era Series begins with Battling Butler starring Buster Keaton; music by Jeff Rapsis, 8 PM, Leavitt Fine Arts Theatre, 259 Main St. (Rte. 1), Ogunquit. Admission $10. FMI 646-3123, www.leavittheatre.com, www.silentfilmlivemusic.blogspot.com.

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 4
Four Seasons Trail Race Series, spring run sponsored by  the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust. FMI and to register 967-3465 or kporttrust.org.

 

Metis of Maine 13th Annual Gathering and Powwow, with Indian dancing, drumming, singing, crafts for sale, auction, food and more, Yellow Feather Cultural Center, 105 Gould Rd., Dayton. Continues on June 5. Admission charged. FMI www.metisofmaine.org.

 

Annual Plant Sale, 9 AM to noon, lawn between Dyer Library and Saco Museum, Rte. 1, Saco. Presented by Saco Bay Gardening Club. Rain or shine. FMI Susan Sharland, 502-3300.

 

 

Enjoy family fun with kids' activities at the Ogunquit Museum of Art on Saturday, June 4.

OMAA Family Day, 10 AM to 2 PM, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Kids' activities and family fun. FMI 646-4909 or ogunquitmuseum.org.

 

3rd Annual Touch a Truck, 10 AM to 2 PM, Sanford Airport, Route 109, Sanford. An interactive event that allows children to see, touch and explore their favorite big trucks, equipment and other kinds of vehicles as well as some aircraft. Proceeds benefit Camp Kita, a summer camp for children aged 8 to 17 who are victims of parental suicide. FMI sanfordmaine.org.

 

Seashore Trolley Dog Day, 10 AM to 5 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. A variety of dog-related businesses and organizations offer information, prizes and more. Take a trolley ride with your pup and wander the museum grounds. Hot dogs for sale at the museum store. FMI trolleymuseum.org.

 

Scottish Festival, 10 AM to 5 PM, Veterans Memorial Park, Old Orchard Beach. Features pipers, highland dancing, artisans, heavy athletics and more. FMI 207-590-4201.

 

Holly Ready Exhibit opens at Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Gallery open daily 11 AM to 5 PM. Continues to July 21. FMI maine-art.com or  967-0049.

SUNDAY, JUNE 5
9th Annual Kennebunk Beach Classic 5K Run and Walk, 9:30 AM, Senior Center at Lower Village, 175 Port Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Benefit the Senior Center in memory of Hank Spaulding. Register at kennebunkbeachclassic.com.

 

4th Annual Coastal Community Cleanup, sponsored by Kennebunkport Conservation Trust and the Gulf of Maine Lobster Foundation. FMI kporttrust.org or 967-3465.

 

Sunday Concert Series, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Features Tom Whatley, jazz and Broadway. Light refreshments to follow FMI 504-5158.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 6
Kennebunkport Festival, a food, art and wine festival, venues in Kennebunkport and Kennebunk; continues to June 11. FMI kennebunkportfestival.com.

 

"Zany, Majestic Bard" (playwright David Greenham) will celebrate Shakespeare with a program aimed at making his works more accessible and inspirational to all audiences. Program starts at 6 PM, Kennebunk Library 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Co-sponsored by KFL and Maine Humanities Council. event is free, wheelchair accessible and open to the public. FMI 985-2173 or kennebunklibrary.org.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8
Dehydration Health Seminar, 3:30 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Amedisys Home Health Care representative DeeDee Grantz will host an open discussion on the latest research. Free and open

 

13th Annual “Back to the Beach” Corvette Weekend, in Old Orchard Beach

features a Corvette display and parade, clambake, cruise in, music and more.

to the public. FMI 985-5866.

 

THURSDAY, JUNE 9
13th Annual “Back to the Beach” Corvette Weekend, Old Orchard Beach. Corvette display and parade, clambake, cruise in, music and more. Continues to June 12. FMI back2thebeach.net.

 

Fashion Show, 5 PM, Colony Hotel, Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Cocktails and appetizers $35 per person. Tickets purchased at Senior Center, 175 Port Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Benefits Senior Center. FMI seniorcenterkennebunk.org.

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 10
Catie Curtis Concert, 7:30 to 10:30 PM, City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Benefits the Heart of Biddeford's programs and services. Tickets $15. FMI and tickets citytheater.org.

 

22nd Chamber Music Festival, 8 PM, Dunaway Center, 23 School St., Ogunquit. Continues to June 17. FMI and tickets orgunquitperformingarts.org.

JUST AHEAD
SATURDAY, JUNE 11

5th Annual 5K Christian's Lifeguard Dash, 10 AM, Ogunquit Beach, Ogunquit. FMI and to register christianslifeguarddash.com.

 

Maine State Mounted Shooters State Shoot, starting 11 AM, Hollis Equestrian Center, Rte. 5, Hollis. Presented by Maine Cowboy Mounted Shooters. Free admission. FMI mainecowboymountedshooters.com.

 

BMX Bike Show, Waterhouse Center, Main St., Kennebunk. FMI 604-1313 or jcrocker@kennebunkmaine.us.

 

 

Cowboy mounted shooter hits his target.

Genealogy mapmaker, Connie Brown will speak to KFL Genealogy Group, 10 AM, Kennebunk Library 112 Main St., Kennebunk. Group is free and open to the public and meets nine times a year.  FMI 985-32173 or kennebunklibrary.org.

 

Ocean Park Music Festival, a series of live music begins with the Langley Winds. USAF Heritage of America Band, 3 PM. Continues on Sundays, 7:30 PM, through August 21, the Temple, Temple Ave., Ocean Park. No admission. FMI 934-9068 or concert schedule, oceanpark.org.

 

A Pre-Fathers Day Happening,  noon to 5 PM, Gallery on the Green, 11 Oak St., Alfred.  

 

“Choice Art Show,” opening reception 5 to 7 PM, Maine Art Shows, 10 Chase Hill Rd., Kennebunk Lower Village. Show continues to June 30. For tickets and details kennebunkportfestival.com.

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 12
Tour De Cure, 8 AM to 5 PM, Wells Reserve, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Bike ride to benefit American Diabetes Association. Ride begins and ends at Wells Reserve. FMI wellsbeachinfo.com or 641-6908.

 

Sunday Concert Series, 2 PM, Atria, 1 Penny Lane, Kennebunk. Features Rob Robbins. Light refreshments to follow.  FMI 504-5158.

 

MONDAY, JUNE 13
Opening Day for Sanford Mainers Baseball, a wooden bat college program by New England Collegiate Baseball League, 6:30 PM, Goodall Park, Roberts St., Sanford. For schedule sanfordmainers.com or 324-0010.

CONTINUING
Alfred Shaker Museum, 118 Shaker Hill Rd., Alfred. Museum hours are 1 to 4 PM every Wednesday and Saturday through November. FMI alfredshakermuseum.org.

 

Astronomy Classes, beginner classes at 6:45 PM with regular meeting at 7:30 on the first Friday of the month, Astronomical Society of Northern New England (ASNNE), at the New School, 38 York St. (Rte. 1 south), Kennebunk. Meetings are free and open to the public ($5 for nonmembers if there is a special guest speaker). FMI asnne.org.

 

Beach Plum Farm, Rte. 1, Ogunquit, features the Roby Littlefield Museum and the farmhouse and barn of a traditional saltwater farm with 22 acres stretching down to the Ogunquit River. It is the home of the Great Works Regional Land Trust. Open dawn to dusk; free admission. FMI 646-3604.

 

Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk, 5 to 8 PM, various venues downtown and in the mills. Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk takes place on the last Friday of each month through October. FMI www.biddefordartwalk.com.

 

Bingo, Wednesdays, doors open at 4:30 PM, bingo starts at 6 PM. Food available. Senior Center, 300 Post Rd., Wells. Must be over 16 to play. FMI 207-646-7775.

 

Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk takes place on the last Friday of each month through October.

 

Bingo, 6 PM every Wednesday, Ramsdell Rogers American Legion Post, 75 Cape Neddick Rd. (Rte. 1A), York. Public welcome. FMI 363-9827.

 

Birding, Wednesdays at 8 AM, locations vary. Sponsored by York County Audubon. Free and open to the public. Bring your own scope. Members $5; non-members $8. FMI 391-8071 or visit York County Audubon Facebook page. Continues through September 30.

 

Book Sale, sponsored by Friends of the Wells Public Library, ongoing, 1434 Post Rd., Wells. Collection updated weekly; prices range from 25 cents to $5. FMI 646-8181.

 

Brewery Tours, see local ale being brewed, by appointment, preferably a day in advance, year-round, Kennebunkport Brewery, The Shipyard Shops, 8 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. FMI 967-1261.

 

Brick Store Museum Exhibits, open Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 4:30 PM; Saturday, 10 AM to 1 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. "Seek the Light: The Photography of Rowland Williams," scenes from Kennebunk and beyond. "To Your Health: Examining the History of Modern Medicine," a look at disease and treatment over 200 years. "80 Years of Fashion at the Brick Store Museum," a collection of costumes from the 1890s to 1970s. Admission to exhibits: adults $7.50, seniors $6, family $20, free to members. FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org.

 

Cargo Shop at the Church on the Cape, 3 Langsford Rd., Cape Porpoise. Clothing for the whole family, household items, white-elephant articles, linens collectibles, books and games. Open Tuesday and Thursday, 2 to 4 PM, April through November, and Saturday, 10 AM to noon, June through November.

 

Classic Cars Cruise-Ins, Sonny's Convenience Store, Middle Rd., Lyman, 5 PM, alternating Mondays, starting May 2; Bentley's Saloon, Rte. 1, Arundel, 5 PM, Tuesdays, starting May 10; TJ's Pizza, Rte. 1 (5 Corners), Biddeford, 5 PM, Thursdays, starting May 5; Blast From the Past Diner, 114 Sokokis Trail, East Waterboro, 5 PM, Fridays, starting May 13. 

 

Community Market, 9 AM to 2 PM, Waterhouse Center, Main St., Kennebunk. Continues most Saturdays through October 15. FMI 604-1313 or jcrocker@kennebunkmaine.us.

 

Cruisin' Nights, 5 PM to dusk, Tuesdays, Bentley's Saloon, Rte. 1, Arundel. No entry fee, discounted meals for all car owners, trophies, door prizes, raffles. Continues to September 20. FMI bentleysaloon.com.

 

Ever After Mustang Rescue

in Biddeford welcomes visitors

and donations.

 

Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford, a nonprofit organization dedicated to rescuing, rehabilitating and placing unwanted, neglected and abused mustangs brought to New England through the adopt-a-horse program. Volunteer training is held every Saturday morning between 9 AM and noon for anyone 15 years and older. Join us if you have 3 or more hours a week and would like to help care for these horses. Visitors welcome; call for hours at 207-284-7721.

 

Maine Coast Cycling Club offers weekly rides: road ride on Sundays at 8 AM and Tuesdays at 5:45 PM, Kennebunkport Bicycle Company, Arundel Rd., Kennebunkport. FMI www.mainecoastcycling.com.

 

Museums of Old York, features a complex of historical buildings, York St. (Rte. 1A and Lindsay Rd.), York Village, open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM, and Sunday, 1 to 5 PM, to Columbus Day. FMI www.oldyork.org.

 

Nature Programs, 10 AM, Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge, Rte. 9, Wells. Program continues at 10 AM each Saturday through August 27. Free and open to the public. FMI 646-9226.

 

Ogunquit Fire Company Fire Museum, Firemen’s Park, corner of Shore Rd. and Cottage St., Ogunquit, open for viewing 24 hours a day. View the steam pumper and other fire memorabilia and memorials.

 

Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 10 AM to 5 PM, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Features exhibitions of works by Bernard Langlais and Patience E. Haley, May 1 to June 26. Bernard Karfiol, Henry Strater and works from the Barn Gallery Associates Wing, May 1 through October 30. FMI 646-4909 or www.ogunquitmuseum.org.

 

Pasco Exhibit Center, Kennebunkport Historical Society, 125-135 North St., Kennebunkport. Open year-round; Monday through Friday, 10 AM to 3 PM. Admission is $5; free for KHS members. FMI 207-967-2751.

 

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge,

in Wells, offers an easy one-mile walking

trail with views of woods and marshes.

 

Petanque Club, Old Orchard Beach, meets at the courts at Veteran's Memorial Park, on Heath St., across from the train station. Tuesdays at 2 PM; Fridays at 6 PM. New members always welcome. FMI call Joe Leprohon, 207-937-2015, or Bob Quinn, 207-934-2648.

 

Saco Bay Artists invites local artists to their meetings and workshops, held the second Monday with meetings alternating between noon and 6:30 PM at the Pines in Ocean Park. FMI www.sacobayartists.org

 

Saco Museum, 371 Main St. (Rte. 1), Saco. Features “Beneath the Surface,” an exhibition of regional artists who work in encaustic. Continues to May 28. Open noon to 4 PM, Tuesday through Thursday; noon to 8 PM, Friday on (free admission after 4); 10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday; noon to 4 PM, Sunday, from June through December. Admission: $5 for adults; $3, seniors and students and $2 for children (7 to 18) and free for 6 and under. FMI www.dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.

 

Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Restored houses, exhibits, historic landscapes and gardens and costumed role players. New exhibit "Game On! In the Pursuit of Play on Puddle Dock." Adults $20, children 5 to 17 years $10, family $50. Children under 5 and museum members, free. Open daily, May 1 to October 31 for self-guided visits, 10 AM to 5 PM. FMI 603-433-1100.

 

Wells Reserve at Laudholm Farm, seven miles of trails through fields, forests, marsh lands and coast; open daily 7 AM to dusk. Visitor Center open Monday to Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM; Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day: daily, 10 AM to 4 PM. Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., off Rte. 1 north of Wells. FMI 207-646-1555. 

 

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