Music on Main Street series

The popular summer series Music on Main Street returns Tuesday, kicking off a nine-week stretch of summer concerts, ending Sept. 6.

Each week, the program will feature free outdoor musical performances at three or four locations in the downtown area.

Weather permitting, performances are expected to run from 5 to 7 p.m. Rain dates will be Wednesday.

Music on Main Street is a program of Rockland Main Street Inc. and sponsored by Midcoast Music Academy and the North Atlantic Blues Festival.

For details, call Gordon Page at 593-6093 or email [email protected]


Concerts on the Common

The award-winning New England doo wop and oldies vocal quintet The Bel Airs will kick off the summer Concerts on the Common series, performing from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Kennebunk Savings Frisbee Common, located in front of the Kittery Community Center at 120 Rogers Road.

The free concerts will be held Tuesdays through Aug. 30, at the same time and location.

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs. Food will be available for purchase from For The Love of Food & Drink. In the event of rain, concerts will be moved indoors.

For more details, go to


Firefighters to visit library

The Kennebunk Fire Department will visit the Kennebunk Free Library on Friday at 10:30 a.m. to present a special program to children.

Children will be taught fire safety tips and get a tour of one of the fire engines. In case of rain, the program will be held July 22.

The program could be canceled if the firefighters are called to an emergency. No pre-registration is required.

The event is free and wheelchair accessible.

For more details, call 985-2173, ext. 5, or go to


Pixie Harbor Hoopla

The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce invites all fairies, pirates, elves, wizards, hobbits and gnomes to the Pixie Harbor Hoopla on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the waterfront area.

Attendees can also visit Pixie Harbor Hoopla’s “Gnome Depot,” a one-stop shop for bark, leaves, shells and other natural materials perfect for building fairy houses. Then display your creation for the day on the Bucksport waterfront.

Other activities include learning sword-fighting skills at a fencing demonstration by Down East School of Fencing, launching water balloons with the Challenger Learning Center’s giant catapult and shopping in the vendors’ village.

Dress in your finest fairy and pirate costumes or come as you are.

The pirate ships Must Roos and British Sloop will be setting sail with cannons and flintlocks from the Bucksport town dock.

An hourlong cruise costs $25 per person. Advance ticket purchase is recommended; call 469-6553.

For more details, call 469-6818 or email [email protected]


Historical society meeting

Eddington Historical Society president Bill Hayes will speak at its meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Eddington Town Office’s meeting room.

Hayes will talk about the society’s activities.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.


Westbrook Strong 5K

The Westbrook Strong committee will sponsor its third annual Westbrook Strong 5K Memorial Race Saturday beginning at Riverbank Park on Main Street.

Founded in the memory of Matthew Steven Rairdon, who died in November 2013, the event begins with the Matt’s Mile fun run at 8 a.m. The 5K follows at 8:30 a.m. All the money raised goes toward a Saint Joseph’s College scholarship.

Registration is open now at


Summer Spotlight Series

Curtis Memorial Library will begin its Summer Spotlight Series with a talk by longtime meteorologist Kevin Mannix and his wife, writer Linda Rota, at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Morrell Meeting Room at Curtis Memorial Library.

This year the library will explore the joys and challenges of parenthood, building community, gender identity, immigration, mental illness and more.

Other speakers for the series include Wayne Maines on July 19; Salim Salim, Abdi Nor Iftin and Kifah Abdulla on Aug. 2; and Sarah Smiley on Aug. 9.

All events will take place at 7 p.m. Free refreshments will be provided, and copies of the authors’ books will be available for sale.

For more information, call 725-5242, ext. 510, or go to