July 5, 2012

At L.L. Bean, so much to celebrate

The retail giant throws a four-day bash to mark its 100th birthday.

By Ray Routhier rrouthier@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Kids Arts & Crafts: 1 to 5 p.m. Local artist and craftmaker Julie Yeo will help you decorate your very own balsam bean bags. Flagship Store.

Discovery Stage Concerts: 5 to 9 p.m. in Discovery Park. The Fogcutters (big band), 5 to 5:55 p.m.; Matt Savage (jazz piano), 6:15 to 7:10 p.m.; Portland Jazz Orchestra, 7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

Mountain Bike Ride Outing: 5 to 7 p.m. Meet at the Bike, Boat and Ski Store.

FRIDAY

Maine Authors: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet Maine authors, including Donn Fendler, Lynn Plourde, Sandra Newman, Chris Van Dusen, Barbara Walsh, Janet Freeman Baribeau, Victoria Rowell and Paul Tukey (latter two are tentative). Flagship Store.

Play Outdoor Games with Healthy Hometowns: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A variety of games with guests, including Olympic snowboarder Seth Wescott, L.L. Bear and Slugger. L.L. Bean Adventure Park at Morse Street School fields.

Farmers Market: Noon to 5 p.m. Coyote Lot.

Kids Arts & Crafts: 1 to 5 p.m. Local artist and craftmaker Julie Yeo will present "Make Your Own Fish." People can create and decorate paper salmon or trout. Beanland.

Freeport Conservation Trust Outing: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Explore Powell Point on a .8-mile wooded trail with a couple of short, steep hills and a spectacular view of Casco Bay. Meet at the Main Street entrance of the Flagship Store for directions.

Concerts: 2 to 3:10 p.m., Maine Modern Music Academy award-winning bands Beware of Pedestrians (pop punk) and Guilty Bystanders (alt-rock); 3:30 to

4:40 p.m., Putnam Smith Trio (roots/folk); 5 to 6:10 p.m., Lissa Schneckenburger (folk/blues); 6:30 to 7:40 p.m., Jason Spooner (roots rock); 8 to 9:15 p.m., Ryan Montbleau (folk/blues). Discovery Park.

SATURDAY

United Maine Craftsmen: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. More than 70 Maine artisans will exhibit and sell work, including jewelry, fiber art, specialty food, wood crafts, candles, pottery and more. Main Street.

Food Vendors: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Food will be sold along Main Street and Nathan Nye Street, and at the Morse Street ball fields.

L.L. Bean Adventure Park: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Inflatable structures, games, music, crafts and food will be part of the festivities at the Morse Street School ball fields. Walk or take a wagon ride there.

Kids Stage: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Puffin Park near the Bike, Boat and Ski Store. Performances include: 11 to 11:45 a.m., The Yo Yo People; noon to 12:45 p.m., The Tardy Brothers (juggling/physical comedy); 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Dan Zanes (music); 2:45 to 3:30 p.m., Rick Charette (music); 4 to 5 p.m., Dan Zanes (music).

Contemporary Music Stage: 12:45 to 5:10 p.m. Performances include: 11:15 a.m. to 12:10 p.m., Kenya Hall Band (soul/funk); 12:30 to 1:15 p.m., Lyle Divinsky (soul); 1:45 to 2:40 p.m., Jerks of Grass (bluegrass); 3 to 3:55 p.m., Anna and the Diggs (R&B/soul/rock); 4:15 to 5:10 p.m., Pete Kilpatrick Band (folk rock). Main Street patio.

Kids Arts and Crafts: 1 to 5 p.m. Local artist and craftmaker Julie Yeo will show how to make colorful kites that fly. Nathan Nye craft area.

Chris Isaak Concert: 7:30 to 9 p.m. Discovery Park.

Fireworks: 9:30 p.m. Viewable from the L.L. Bean campus and surrounding areas.

Staff Writer Ray Routhier can be contacted at 791-6454 or at:

rrouthier@pressherald.com

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