Perennial Plant Sale, 7 to 10 AM, Wells Junior High School, Rte. 1, Wells. Plants are locally dug; most are $2. Held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit gardens at the schools. FMI Sally Morse, 646-5700 during the day.
Bird Banding Demonstration, 7 AM to noon, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day by visiting a bird banding station. Master bander June Ficker has been studying birds at the reserve for 25 years and has banded more than 3500 birds during that time. Free admission. FMI 646-1555, www.wellsreserve.org.
Beach and Bay 5K Run or Walk for AIDS, 9 AM registration and event at 10, Ogunquit. FMI www.visitogunquit.org.
7th Annual Antiques Appraisal Day, 10 AM to 2 PM, Saco Musuem, 371 Main St. (Rte. 1), Saco. Appraisals by Bruce A. Buxton and his team of experts. Bring up to 4 items; objects should be small enough to carry in your arms; no stamps, coins or bottles. Appraisal fees are $15 for 1 object, $25 for 2 objects, $30 for 3 objects, and $40 for 4 objects. All proceeds benefit the museum.
Annual Kitten Shower, noon to 3 PM, Animal Welfare Society, Holland Rd., West Kennebunk. Help the shelter prepare for the more than 1000 expected kittens who will need food, shelter and medicine. Features a huge raffle, bake sale, crafts for the kids.Take the “Project Kitten Challenge.” Collect the largest amount (in total weight) of kitten supplies and win a pizza party and behind the scenes tour of the shelter. FMI call AWS, 985-3244, or www.animalwelfaresociety.org.
Southern Maine Clay Guild, noon to 5 PM, Gallery on the Green, 11 Oak St., Alfred. Continues on May 12, noon to 5 PM. May 12 will feature wheel throwing demonstrations. Both decorative and functional pottery will be for sale, and potters will be available both days to share different processes including pit firing, wood firing and raku.
5th Annual Chowderfest on The Pier, noon to 5 PM, Old Orchard Beach Pier. Taste the best chowder recipes from all over the state and cast your vote for a winner. FMI 207-934-3595 or www.oobpier.com.
The Old Grey Goose performs
at the Downeast Fiddle
Jamboree in Bar Mills.
Opening Reception for "Sixty Works – 60 Years" and "Henry Strater: A Life in Art," 5 to 7 PM, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Rd., Ogunquit. Exhibits open May 8 through October 31. FMI www.ogunquitmuseum.org.
Downeast Fiddle Jamboree featuring The Old Grey Goose, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theater, Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. Admission is $14; students and seniors $12. FMI 929-6472.
SUNDAY, MAY 12 Game Show for horses and their riders, 8:30 AM, Mousam Saddle and Harness Club, Emmons Rd. (off Ross Rd.), Kennebunk. Free admission for spectators. FMI www.mousamsaddleandharnessclub.webs.com.
Opening Reception for "Figurative Show," 4 to 6 PM, York Art Association, Rte. 1A, York. Judged show open from noon to 4 PM, Thursdays through Sundays, May 9 to 26.
MONDAY, MAY 13 Seacoast Garden Club May meeting, refreshments at 9:30 AM, meeting begins at 10 AM, at the Community House, Temple St., across from the post office in Kennebunkport. All community members from Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel are welcome. A representative from the Center for Wildlife in York will talk about the center where injured wild animals are rehabilitated.
Crisis and Opportunity in the Environmental Century, 6 to 7:30 PM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Join Dr. Stephen Mulkey, president of Unity College, to learn of an unprecedented opportunity to create a global economy built around sustainable management of natural resources. $5 suggested donation. FMI 646-1555, www.wellsreserve.org.
TUESDAY, MAY 14 Preschool Story Hour for ages 3 to 5, 10:30 to 11:30 AM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. An introduction to animals through a reading, a short trail walk and a craft project. This month is Chippy Chipmunk Parties in the Garden. Free admission. FMI 646-1555 wellsreserve.org.
Artist Reception for mixed media art exhibition by Ron Crusan, 5 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. The pieces in the show were created with found objects and form part of an ongoing exploration of issues concerned with consumerism and advertising under the broad title of "The American Way." Crusan is executive director and curator of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Exhibit continues through June.
Searching for Maine's Amphibians
is a program for all ages, and takes place at the Douglas Memorial
Woods in Eliot.
Overnight trip to Mohegan Sun Casino and next day at Foxwoods Casino. Includes John Denver tribute performance at the Arts Theatre in New London, Connecticut. $154 per person, double occoupancy, which includes one night at the Comfort Inn in Mystic, Connecticut. Also included is one meal at each casino, gaming package and transportation. Sponsored by the Wells/Ogunquit Senior Center Reservations required; call the center at 207 646-7775.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 15 Saco Area Historical Society Meeting, 3 PM, Deering Room, Dyer Library, 371 Main St., Saco. Features a talk by Alex Mouzas on his adventures restoring his Italianate-styled home at 5 Beach Street after it was accidentally damaged by a delivery truck. Built in 1880, the National Register of Historic Places describes the home as the "George Cleaves House." Open to the public.
Searching for Maine's Amphibians, 3 to 5 PM, Douglas Memorial Woods, Eliot. For all ages; children must be accompanied by an adult. No dogs, please. Preregistration required. This is a Gateway to Maine: Outside program and is free to partner land trust members. A donation of $5, or $10 per family, is suggested for nonmembers.
"Rescuing and Restoring a Lost Painting," 7 PM, Brick Store Museum Program Center, Dane St., Kennebunk. Neil Crandall, master conservator, illustrates total reconstruction of this 19th century painting. Co-sponsored by the Kennebunkport Historical Society. FMI 985-4802 or www.brickstoremuseum.org.
THURSDAY, MAY 16 4th Annual Southern Maine Coastal Classic Dog Show, with four days of AKC All Breed Dog Shows and obedience and rally trials running through May 19, starting at 8 AM, outdoors rain or shine, Wassamki Springs Campground, 56 Saco St., Scarborough. Presented by York County Kennel Club of Maine and Vacationland Dog Club. Admission each day is $4 per vehicle. FMI www.yorkcountykennelclub.org.
FRIDAY, MAY 17 Legends:The Music of Judy Garland, written and performed by Kelly Caufield, 8 PM, City Theater, 205 Main St., Biddeford. Continues on May 18, 19, 24, 25, 26; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM; Sundays, 2 PM. Admission is $20 for reserved seating. FMI 282-0849.
SATURDAY, MAY 18
21st Annual Youth Fishing Derby
takes place at Rogers Pond,
Kennebunk, on Saturday, May 18.
AWS Annual Yard Sale, 8 AM to 2 PM, 6 Hearthstone Drive, Kennebunk. Contributions welcome; call Sue at 985-1437. No early birds. FMI Animal Welfare Society, 985-3244 or www.animalwelfaresociety.org.
21st Annual Free Youth Fishing Derby, 8 AM registration and 9 to 11 AM fishing, Rogers Pond, Water St., Kennebunk. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult; all child participants will receive a lunch. Presented by Kennebunk Fish and Game Club.
Tailgate Sale and Car Wash, 8 to 11:30 AM, Saint David’s Episcopal Church,138 York St. (Rte. 1 south), Kennebunk. Hot and cold snacks and baked goods will be available for sale as well. Proceeds to benefit St. David’s. FMI 985-3073.
5K Run/ 2 Mile Walk to End Homelessness and Hunger, 8 AM registration and start at 9, Mothers Beach, Kennebunk Beach. Presented by York County Shelter Program. FMI www.yorkcountyshelterprograms.org or Joan, 324-1137.
Birding Field Trip, 8:30 AM to noon, Highland Farm Preserve, York. Looking for returning migrants and breeding birds. Presented by York County Audubon Society. Free admission and open to the public. FMI Lyman Page 967-2391 or www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.
Annual Master Gardener Plant Sale, 8:30 AM to noon, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, 21 Bradeen St., Springvale. Features annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, some trees and shrubs, and house plants, plus “gently used” gardening books and tools, and a raffle. Master Gardener volunteers will be available to advise and make garden suggestions. FMI 1-800-287-1535 (in state) or 207-324-2814.
"Spring Spiff Up" Day of Service, 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Rain or shine. FMI www.wellsreserve.org.
Open Barn Day, Ever After Mustang Rescue, 463 West St., Biddeford. Barn is open for visitors, tours, demonstrations and refreshments.
15th Annual Beerfest, The Pier, Old Orchard Beach. All-day event featuring over 30 microbrews and live music on the Pier. FMI 934-3595.
Passamaquoddy Basket Maker Jeremy Frey, 11 AM to 5 PM, Home & Away Gallery, 26 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Frey will be demonstrating basket weaving throughout the day and will give a slide show at 1:30 PM. Seating is limited for the slide show; RSVP is required. Contact David Shultz at 207 967-2122, or email@example.com.
Meet the wild animals from
the Center for Wildlife at
School Around Us in Arundel.
“Maine's Owls," 2 to 3 PM, School Around Us, 281 Log Cabin Rd., Arundel. Presented by York Center for Wildlife. Learn about the variety of New England species, habitats, diets, calls and tips on how to spot them in the wild. Free admission and open to the public. FMI Sally, 967-3143, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Benefit Concert, 5 PM, Saco River Theater, Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. Proceeds benefit Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center in Bar Mills. Begins with a silent auction next door at the Old White Church, 5 to 7:15 PM; 6 to 7 PM open house and international cheese bar at Leavitt’s Mill Free Health Center, 63 Main St., Bar Mills, and at 7:30, the All Star Concert Band at the theater with desserts at Old White Church during intermission. Suggested donation $20. FMI 929-6472.
Cucina Italiana Cash Bash and Auctions, 5:30 PM, Nasson Community Center, 457 Main St., Springvale. Evening benefits the non-food pantry, the Corner Cupboard. Features a complete lasagna meal (choice of meat, vegetarian, vegan or gluten free) and two tickets for cash and gift card drawings worth over $500. Cash bar, munchies and silent auction start at 5:30; dinner from 6:30 to 7:30 and live auction at 7:30. Tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door and are available by calling 324-3191 or 651-2033.
SUNDAY, MAY 19 Layne Witherell – Wine Maniacs: Life in the Biz, 2 PM, Graves Memorial Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Witherell will talk about his experiences of buying and tasting wine all over the country.
TUESDAY, MAY 21 Annual Breakfast hosted by the Salvation Army with guest speaker Maine humorist Gary Crocker, 7 AM, Ramada Inn, Saco Plaza, 352 North St., Saco. Tickets $15. FMI and to purchase tickets, call 934-4381.
"Birding Kennebunk Beach, the Mousam River and Nearby Locations" with Ken Janes, refreshments at 6:30 PM with program at 7, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve, Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. Presented by York County Audubon Society; free admission and open to the public. FMI Bob Watson, 251-1135, or www.yorkcountyaudubon.org.
Friday, May 24
Enjoy fun for the whole family at the Lawnmower Racing Event at Oakhill
Redneck Raceway in Shapleigh.
Biddeford + Saco ArtWalk, last Friday of every month, 5 to 8 PM, venues in Biddeford and Saco. FMI, call 229-3560.
Saturday, May 25 Lawnmower Racing, 1 PM, Oakhill Redneck Raceway, 2 Oakhill Rd., Shapleigh. Continues on May 26, 1 PM. Crabby Bear will be offering food. Admission is $5; 12 and under free. FMI www.theredneckraceway.com.
Murder Mystery Fund Raiser Dinner Show hosted by Sanford Maine Stage Theatre at Nasson Little Theatre, 457 Main St., Springvale. Begins at 5:30 PM with wine and appetizers. Tickets are $30 per person; $50 per couple; show only $20. Reservations must be made and tickets paid for by Saturday, May 18. Send check or money order to:
Sanford Maine Stage Co. PO Box 486, Springvale, ME 04083 Or contact: email@example.com or 324-8227.FMI www.sanfordmainestage.com.
David Mallett, 7:30 PM, Saco River Theater, Salmon Falls Rd., Bar Mills. Admission is $25; students and seniors $22. FMI 929-6472.
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