Calendar of Local Events
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
Rummage Sale, 8 AM to noon, Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Fall and winter clothing, linens, household items, children’s items, fabrics and yarn, craft supplies, books and puzzles and holiday items. FMI 985-4494.
Democratic Committee of the Kennebunks and Arundel Meeting, 9 AM, Kennebunk Town Hall, 3rd Floor, One Summer St., Kennebunk. Gubernatorial candidate Mark Eves will make a presentation and answer questions. FMI Tom McClain, 391-5710.
33rd Annual HarvestFest and Kidsfest, 9 AM to 4 PM, York Beach. Includes a variety of activities, live bands, bean hole beans and 150 local food vendors, and juried and marketplace crafters from all over the country, plus Kidsfest, horse and wagon rides, pumpkin stroll and more. FMI 363-4422, yorkharvestfest.com.
|This is the season of scarecrows, pumpkins, fairs and festivals throughout southern Maine.|
One-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Dan Graziano, 9 AM to 4 PM, River Tree Arts, 35 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. $95/$85 members. FMI 967-9120 or rivertreearts.org.
History Hike, 10 AM to 1 PM, York Pond and Punkintown Area, South Berwick. Rosanne Adams, president of the Eliot Historical Society will relate the story of Black Will and the shifting attitudes toward race in early York County. This hike is full. Call for the waitlist. FMI 646-3604 or [email protected]
9th Annual New Hampshire Brewfest, noon, grounds of Redhook Ale Brewery, 35 Corporate Dr., Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Three sessions. This is a 21+ event with ID. Special fundraiser for the Prescott Park Arts Festival in partnership with Master Brewers Association of America and WHEB’s The Morning Buzz. FMI and to register, 603-436-2848 or prescottpark.org/event.
Gallery Reception with Charles Gruppe, 5 to 7 PM, Wright Gallery, 5 Pier Rd., Cape Porpoise. Appetizers, wine and juice served. Exhibit continues through Saturday, October 28. FMI 967-5053 or thewrightgallery.com.
Fire of ’47 Lecture, 7 PM, Kennebunk Town Hall. On the 70th Anniversary of the event, town historian Stephen P. Spofford highlights the 1947 fire that destroyed 200,000 acres of Maine, including the Kennebunks and York County. FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org.
13th Annual “Oldies Benefit Dance,” 7 PM to midnight, Eagles’ Hall, 57 Birch St., Biddeford. $10 tickets benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Portland. Only 250 tickets will be sold. Dance to the music of the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s with Oldies ‘R’ Us. There will be a dance contest, trivia questions, oldies videos and door prizes donated by area businesses. FMI and tickets, 284-4692.
|Don’t miss the Fire of ’47 Lecture, Saturday, October 14, at 7 PM, Kennebunk Town Hall. On the 70th Anniversary of the event, town historian Stephen P. Spofford highlights the 1947 fire that destroyed 200,000 acres of Maine, including the Kennebunks and York County.|
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15
Concert by the Hanz Araki Band (traditional Irish music), 3 to 5 PM, West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Rd., West Kennebunk. Admission at the door by donation, suggested is $15; $10 youth and seniors; family maximum of $35. Part of the “Concerts in West K” series.
Fall Film Series, 3 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. The Big Sick rated PG-13 for strong language. FMI 363-2818.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
York County Audubon Program, “The Art of Science: Building a Field Guide,“ 7 to 8:30 PM, Mather Auditorium, Wells Reserve at Laudholm, 342 Laudholm Farm Rd., Wells. National Geographic‘s Jonathan Aldefer will give an inside look at how a birding field guide was brought to press. Free with site admission. Refreshment served before the program. FMI yorkcountyaudubon.org or their Facebook page.
Author Talk with Crystal Kent, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. Kent will discuss her book Harvest Maine: Autumn Traditions and Fall Flavors. Signed copies will be available for purchase. FMI 363-2818.
Monthly Poetry Evening, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. The round table format is facilitated by Priscilla Cookson. Prompt is “serpent.” FMI 363-2818.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19
Spooky Movie (PG) Matinee and Craft, 3 PM, free. Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk. FMI www.KennebunkLibrary.org.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20
|HarvestFest in Kennebunk includes many activities you family will enjoy.|
14th Annual OgunquitFest, 9 AM to 4 PM, Ogunquit. Scarecrow contest, classic car show, ghost stories and tours, wagon rides, pumpkin and cookie decorating, storytelling, costume parade, high heel race, crafts show under the tents at the beach, scavenger hunt and more. Continues to October 22, 10 AM to 3 PM. Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. FMI 646-2939 or visitogunquit.org.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
14th HarvestFest 2017, 8 AM to 2:30 PM, events and activities take place in downtown Kennebunk. Includes parade, pancake breakfast, crafters, pumpkin carving contest and much more. Sponsored by the festival committee. FMI kennebunkmaine.us.
Pumpkin Harvest Festival, 11 AM to 4 PM, Main St., Saco. Festivities will include a Rock-Paper-Scissors Contest, hayrides, pumpkin carving, costume contest, a Maker’s Fair, local dance troupe performances, bed races, local business exhibits featuring crafts and games for children and much more. FMI Saco Main St. 286-3546 or sacomainstreet.com.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
Pasco Lecture with Timothy Hollister, 2 PM, Graves Library, 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. Hollister is the author of Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving and His Father Still. He is an environmental attorney and an advocate for safer teen driving. The lecture is free and is sponsored by the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, Kennebunk Savings Bank and the Graves Library Snack Team. Refreshments served. FMI 967-2778.
Fall Film Series, 3 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. The Zookeeper is rated PG-13. FMI 363-2818.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24
Author Talk with Katherine Mayfield, 7 PM, York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Rd., York. Mayfield will discuss her book The Meandering Muse: Uncommon Views of Everyday Things. Signed copies available for purchase. FMI 363-2818.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25
13th Annual York County Go Red for Women Event, 4:30 PM, registration and auction; 5:30 PM, breakout educational session; 6 PM dinner, Nonantum Resort, 95 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport. Tickets $85. Sponsors include Norway Savings Bank, Stonewall Kitchen, Bangor Savings, Garrett Pillsbury, Kennebunk Savings, SIS Bank and Southern Maine Health Care. FMI and to register, Katie Rooks, 289-2388 or [email protected]
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
|The All Souls’ Walk is a narrated walk to Hope Cemetery to visit graves and hear the stories of Kennebunk residents over the last three centuries.|
All Souls’ Walk, noon to 3 PM, Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St., Kennebunk. Narrated walk to Hope Cemetery to visit graves and hear the stories of Kennebunk residents over the last three centuries. Family-friendly event. Tours last one hour with the last tour departing at 3 PM. $10 or $30 per family. FMI 985-4802 or brickstoremuseum.org.
Silent Film Series, 7 PM, Leavitt Theatre, 259 Main St., Rte. One, Ogunquit. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1921) starring John Barrymore. Live music with Jeff Rapsis. Tickets $10. FMI 646-3123.
“Villain: DeBlanks,” 7:30 to 9 PM, Saco River Theatre, 29 Salmon Falls Rd., Buxton. Billy Mitchell’s fill-in-the-blanks comedy. Tickets are $25 for adults; $22 for seniors and students. Reservations advised. Call 207-929-6476 or visit www.sacorivertheatre.org.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29
Trolley-ween, 10 AM to 5 PM, Seashore Trolley Museum, Log Cabin Rd., Kennebunkport. Special treats for kids on closing day of the museum’s regular season.
500-Year Anniversary of the Protestant Reformation Concert, 4 PM; Bratwurst Supper, 5:30 PM, Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Suggested donation for both $20, seniors/students $15, children free; concert only $15/$10; supper only $10/$7. All donations are welcome and help support the church’s missions with immigrants, refugees, battered women, impoverished children, addiction recovery, the hungry and the homeless. FMI 985-4494 or christchurchkennebunk.org.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Artisan and Craft Fair, noon to 6 PM, Springvale Public Library, 443 Main St., Springvale. Festivities include a silent auction, crafts and art works, food and books for sale. Free admission. Five and seven foot tables or spaces are available to rent at $17/$20, plus a product donation. FMI 324-4624 or springvalelibrary.org.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
St. David’s Annual Harvest Fair, 9 AM to 2 PM. St. David’s Church, 138 York St. (Rte. 1 south), Kennebunk. Includes 30 theme baskets for a raffle, silent auction, bake sale, homemade chicken pot pies, gluten-free treats, homemade jams and jellies, a table of treasures, jewelry table, wreath sales, handmade treasurers table, lunch of soups and sandwiches donated by five area restaurants. FMI 985-3073.
|The League of Maine Crafts Show, in Wells Junior High School, features New England artisans selling Jewelry, pottery, soaps and more. Pottery above is by Cathy Cantara.|
34th Annual League of Maine Craft Show, 10 AM to 4 PM, Wells Junior High School, 1470 Post Rd. (Rte. One), Wells. Maine and New England artists and craftsmen will sell jewelry, pottery, photography, soaps, clothing and accessories, candles, woodcrafts, fiber arts, handcrafted specialty foods and more. There will be live music with Carolyn Currie whose CDs will be available for purchase during the show. Beach Dawgs Cafe will provide a hot menu in the school lobby. Parking and admission are free. Continues November 5, same hours. FMI 646-5172 or summersolsticecraftshows.com.
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Paint Night, 6 to 8 PM, Atlantic Hall, Cape Porpoise. Barbara Lisa will teach. $30 includes all supplies, instructions and your own autumn landscape on canvas. Space is limited. FMI and to register, Pat Smith at 967-1357 or [email protected]
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
Fall Concert with Portland Trumpet Ensemble, 3 PM, Christ Church, 6 Dane St., Kennebunk. Suggested donation $15, seniors/students $10, children and Veterans free. All donations are welcome and help support the church’s missions with immigrants, refugees, battered women, impoverished children, addiction recovery, the hungry and the homeless. FMI 985-4494 or christchurchkennebunk.org.
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
The Seacoast Garden Club will hold its annual open meeting on Monday, November 13, in the Community House, Temple Street, Kennebunkport. The Community House opens at 9:30 AM; a business meeting begins at 10 AM; a light brunch will be served at 10:30 AM. The program will begin at 11:30 AM with a presentation by stonewall builder, teacher and author Kevin Gardner, who will speak about what is unique in New England’s use of stone. The public is welcome for the meeting, brunch and presentation. The Seacoast Garden Club emphasizes educational programs in horticulture and design, supports conservation programs and participates in the beautification of local landscapes. Club members maintain several local public gardens and have liaisons with the local school community.