Events – Portland Press Herald


Join the Historical Society Program Day
The Eliot Historical Society’s 2022 Summer Program Day and Membership Reunion event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Eliot, located at 1361 State Road. The place is handicapped accessible.
The event will offer a variety of exhibits, presentations, cemetery projects from 8:30 a.m. to noon; Welcomes and announcements by Paul Johnson, president of the Eliot Historical Society and Jessica Couture, president of MOCA from 9:15 to 9:30 a.m.; the “400 years at Eliot” talk, a brief overview of the territory, people and events that have shaped Eliot’s history, by speaker Eric Christian from 9:30 to 10:15 am; a MOCA Business Meeting from 10:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.; a lecture detailing Eliot’s 171 private family cemeteries, by Paul Johnson, member of the Eliot Historical Society and superintendent of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, from 11:15 a.m. to noon; a lunch break from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.; and cemetery tours from 1 to 2:30 p.m., with a guided tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery at 1145 State Road and Eliot’s No. 8 School at 67 Greenwood St, located directly across from the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Please park on the cemetery paths near the cemetery chapel. Do not park on the grass.
Registration fee of $5 per person can be paid at the door or in advance online (preferred) at
Proceeds benefit the Eliot Historical Society and MOCA. Morning refreshments provided by members of the Eliot Historical Society.
Please wear a face covering and respect the distance.

Kayak around the river
Coastal Maine Kayak and Bike and the Kennebunkport Historical Society have teamed up for an exclusive private historic tour of the Kennebunk River at 9 a.m. Sunday at Coastal Maine Kayak and Bike, 8 Western Ave.
Cost is $125 per person and includes kayak rental. To register, go to
This is a fundraising outing to benefit the Kennebunkport Historical Society.
For more details, call 967-2751 or go to [email protected] or

The museum offers art and storytelling activities for all ages
The Brick Store Museum will host two free art and storytelling activities open to the public on Saturday at 117 Main Street. This programming is part of the museum’s education expansion funded by the Spofford Advancement Fund.
The first event begins at 10:30 a.m. with Museum Artist-in-Residence Beth Crowe, who will explore the stories of Kennebunk in the 1950s. These stories will be used to create a community tapestry from needle felt, which attendees will learn to create.
The second event, a demonstration by guest Cambodian (Khmer) artist Yary Livan will take place from 12pm to 2pm. Livan’s work is featured at the museum in the “Traditional Khmer Ceramics” exhibition.
Both programs are free and open to the public, with registration encouraged but not required. The storytelling and art session will take place in the museum’s programming center, and all ages are invited to participate in the creation of a community tapestry telling the stories of Kennebunk using needle felt. The Khmer ceramics demonstration will also offer flavors of Khmer cuisine thanks to the generous Khmer families in our community. To learn more about either event and to register, please visit

Band of brothers to play the series Park
The “Concerts in the Park” series of Falmouth Community Programs continues at 6:30 p.m. Monday with a free concert by contemporary country band 12/OC at Village Park at 22 Hat Trick Dr., behind Walmart, next to Casco Bay Ice Arena.
The group, formed by three brothers from Maine, with the help of a few musician friends, has a style inspired by Chris Stapleton and Morgan Wallen.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for the show. In case of inclement weather, call 699-5302. Decisions made at 2 p.m. on the day of the show.

The auction will take place on Sunday
Three Rivers Land Trust and McDougal Orchards invite the public to attend their second annual ‘Savor the Best of York County’ Arts and Experiences Auction, highlighting the working landscapes and rural life of southern Maine. The auction will include refreshments and music and all proceeds will go to the Three Rivers Land Trust conservation mission. The event coincides with Springvale Farm Walk and Statewide Open Farm Day.
The silent auction will be open for bids from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday and again during the main event starting at 4 p.m. in the McDougal Orchards barn at 201 Hanson Ridge Road. The live auction will be available for morning preview and bidding will begin at 5 p.m. local meat and farm produce, and handicrafts including jewelry and skeins of organic and premium wool. The live auction includes glamping and fishing experiences, consultations with local plant experts, guided lighthouse tours and kayak rentals, and even a giant pumpkin carving. Auction items can be previewed on the Three Rivers Land Trust website at
The Springvale Farm Walk will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McDougal’s on the same day, so attendees can enjoy a walking tour of local farms and wrap up the day at the auction from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. h. Winners of the silent auction will be announced at the close of the live auction.
Additional information is available on the Three Rivers Land Trust website and the organization’s Facebook page. An RSVP is not required, but please let the Land Trust know if you wish to attend to allow for better planning of the event. Contact the land trust at 358-9695 (call/text) or email [email protected]

Art Walk offers drum making
The Wiscasset Art Walk’s tradition of creating community art continues Thursday, with musicians and carpenters taking to the downtown sidewalk from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. to handcraft percussion instruments .
Instrument maker Jim Doble from Union will provide the materials needed to build an amadinda, a traditional xylophone-like instrument of the Baganda tribe in southern Uganda. While a Ugandan instrument is made of carved logos arranged on banana leaves, Jim modified his amadineda design to use available materials, for ease of playability and portability.
Carpenter Rick Burns and musician Steven Almasi, both from Wiscasset, will focus their work on the cajón, a box-shaped percussion instrument originating in Peru.
Also on the sidewalk, Partners in Education will encourage young and old to assemble and decorate their own rattles, which they can play immediately. Game designer and furniture maker Aaron Weissblum of Alna developed the concept and the materials.
For more details, visit or email [email protected]

The circus organizes family fun days
Nevaeh Dance Circus Family Fun Days will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Bicentennial Park, 55 Main St.
Nevaeh Dance Circus was founded in 2005 by sisters Nettie and Hannah Gentempo. Register online to purchase tickets at
Molly Ockett school band KAJEMO will also play a summer set in the park at noon inside the Denmark Arts Center, located at 50 West Main St. Band members include Kai Cannon-Steele at the bass, Asa Dickinson on drums, John Callen on trombone, Emmett Lounsbury on trumpet, Maks Bondarev on baritone horn and Oren Monteith on guitar.
For more details, visit

Celebrate Fields, Hayday Forests of MOFGA
The Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will host its first “Hayday Field & Forest Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
This free event will feature hands-on field and forest related activities. Workshops and demonstrations, as well as entertainment for children, are scheduled throughout the day. Participants can take a walk with a local forester to learn more about tree identification or dig deeper into forestry topics by learning how to prune trees in a woodlot. Gardeners can learn the basics of hand pollination for seed production or learn how to make a huge garden bed from compostable materials.
The event will also highlight small-scale haymaking. Workshops will cover making fodder for trees – or “tree hay” – and mowing, with plenty of opportunities to learn how to mow with a scythe.
Visitors are encouraged to come early for outdoor yoga at MOFGA’s Maine Heritage Orchard, home to 340 varieties of heirloom apples and 15 varieties of heirloom pears from across Maine. Kara Douglas, owner and teacher at Fishmoon Yoga in Harpswell, will guide participants through a sequence suitable for all levels of yoga practitioner beginning at 8:30 a.m., with a suggested donation of $20 per person, and all proceeds going to the orchard .
The event is always looking for volunteers to lend a hand. Please visit to learn more about opportunities.
The full schedule is available at

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