Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Old Home Week returns with daily events for the entire family scheduled from Tuesday through Saturday at various venues around the town beginning with a market night from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, followed by a movie in the park at 8:30 p.m.
A fireworks display is planned for dusk Thursday at Gooch's Beach.
The annual Kennebunk Rotary chicken barbecue will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday on Main Street.
On Friday, there will be a concert at the Brick Store Museum and Mainstage Shakespeare in the Park, both at 7 p.m.
The festivities will end Saturday, following a full day of activities including arts and crafts exhibits and live music in the plaza throughout the day; a farmer's market at 8 a.m.; Family Traditions Play at 11 a.m.; an antique auto show, wagon rides, petting zoo with pony rides, carnival games and live music from noon to 3 p.m.; a pie contest from 1 to 3 p.m. and a bean supper from 4 to 6 p.m., both at Holy Cross Lutheran Church; and MaineStatge Shakespeare in the Park at 7 p.m.
For more details, go to http://www.kennebunkfestivals.com.
Bath Heritage Days will be held Wednesday through Sunday at participating venues throughout the town.
There will be a Bath Sunrise Rotary Barbecue and Bath Municipal Band performance from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Thursday through Sunday, there will be daily events like live entertainment, food vendors, crafts, art in the park, a book sale and carnival rides.
On Thursday there will be road races, a parade and a Strawberry Shortcake Festival.
On Friday, there will be children's activities and carnival rides.
On Saturday, there will be a Farmer's Market, Whoopie Pie Eating Contest, Chili-Chowder Fest, a Strongman Contest, Hand-tub Parade and a fireman's muster.
And, on Sunday, there will be a car show, boat parade, lobster bake and fireworks over the Kennebec River.
For a complete listing of activities, their times and locales, go to http://bathheritagedays.com/schedule/
GRAND LAKE STREAM
The town will celebrate its Fourth Annual July 4 Celebration from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday featuring family activities, children's games, a parade of antique and classic vehicles, bicycles, horses and bands.
Highlights include a Blueberry Pie Eating Contest, a Horseshoe Tournament, a fly casting contest, a Kayak/Canoe Timed run down Grand Lake Stream, food vendors, live performances and a chicken barbecue dinner, followed by offerings of strawberry shortcake and gingerbread.
For a complete list of activities, go to https://www.downeastlakes.org/visitors-guide.
Professor Robert Blecker will present "Declaring Who We Were and Would Be," a talk on the Declaration of Independence, looking back at the traditions it embraced and forward to the promise it still holds for Americans in the future at 2 p.m. Tuesday at York Public Library, 15 Long Sands Road.
For more details, call 363-2818 or go to www.york.lib.me.us.
The town will kick off its Independence Day observances with a blueberry pancake and sausage breakfast, from 7 to 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude Hall, at Main and School streets.
The L.L. Bean, Inc. 10K Road Race begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by a Family Fun Run leg starting at 9:15 a.m.
A holiday parade will be held at 10 a.m., beginning at Main Street and proceeding from Kendall Lane south to Holbrook Street.
Musician Matt Nathanson will perform a free concert at L.L. Bean at 7:30 p.m.
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