Library to offer drum workshop

On Thursday, June 25, West African drumming teacher and performer Annegret Baier will present a percussion workshop at the Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. The event, which is free, runs from 10:30-11:15 a.m.

Baier will read a West African Anansi story, play drums, and encourage children and their caregivers to play percussion instruments along with her. This program is geared for kids aged 3 to 5. See www.thomasmemoriallibrary.org or call 799-1720 for more information.

Strawberry Fest coming soon

The Cape Farm Alliance in Cape Elizabeth is hosting its seventh annual Strawberry Fest & Feast on Friday, June 26, and Saturday, June 27, at two farms in Cape. Like every year, the festival will feature local food, free demonstrations, kids’ activities and music.

A Lobster Bake & Pork Roast will take place on Friday night, from 6-10 p.m., at Shady Oak Farm, 30 Fowler Road, featuring freshly caught Maine lobster supplied by Alewive’s Brook Farm and pork from Down Home Farm. There will also be desserts made from strawberries, a band and a silent auction. Tickets, which are $40, are available for purchase at Alewive’s Brook Farm on Old Ocean House Road and Jordan’s Farm on Wells Road.

Then, on Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., the festival will feature plenty of music, food and local vendors at Maxwell’s Strawberry Field at Two Lights Road. For more information, see www.capefarmalliance.org.

Volunteers needed

Sign up now to help out with this year’s TD Beach to Beacon 10K road race, which will be held on Saturday, Aug. 1, in Cape Elizabeth. The race kicks off at 8 a.m. and there are many ways to volunteer, from manning a watering station to assisting with registration to directing parking.

Volunteers come from all over the country, as well as locally, and there are now special requirements. Each year more than 800 volunteers are needed to ensure the event goes off without a hitch. See www.beach2beacon.org/volunteer to sign up or for more information.

Celebrate 250th at ice cream social

On Saturday, June 20, from 1:30-4 p.m., Cape Elizabeth’s 250th Anniversary Committee will host a free, old-fashioned ice cream social at the Turkey Hill Farm, which is located at 120 Old Ocean House Road.

Volunteers will make some of the ice cream by hand. In addition, the Kettle Cove Creamery will also offer a variety of flavors. Also on the schedule are sack races, Victorian-era games and a whatzit table, for people to make guesses about the use of tools and gadgets from the past. The event also includes storytelling, animal petting and a scavenger hunt.

Victorian dress is welcome but not required. If the weather is rainy, check www.capeelizabeth.com for event updates.


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