Monday night concert series begins this week at church

The First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport will kick off its “Monday Evening Summer Concert Series” with a 7 p.m. performance by tenor Neal Ferreira and organ-pianist Frederick MacArthur at 141 North St.

The concerts are free of charge, but donations are appreciated.

Future concerts, to be held at the same time and venue, will include: cellist Roric Cunningham, July 31; soprano Liesl Quigley, Aug. 7; organist Carson Cooman, Aug. 14; and bluegrass group Drowned Valley, Aug. 21.

For more details, call 967-3897 or email [email protected]


Nicole’s Run/Ellie’s Walk to benefit Caring Unlimited

The 10th annual Nicole’s Run/ Ellie’s Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at Lord’s Point, Kennebunk Beach.

Registration for the 5K (3.1-mile) run or walk begins at 6:45 a.m., with a 1K Kids’ Fun Run also offered at 8:30 a.m. Registration for the 5K is $25. The kids’ run is $15.

Nicole’s Run/ Ellie’s Walk raises money to support the programs and services of Caring Unlimited, York County’s domestic violence resource center.

Online registration is available at, and


Church craft and bake sale with lunch set for Saturday

A craft and bake sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the North Sebago United Methodist Church, 820 Sebago Road.

Light luncheon items also will be available.

For more details, call Mabel at 787-2530.


Vintage baseball game will be played Sunday

The Arundel Historical Society and the Arundel Little League will sponsor a vintage baseball event at 11 a.m. Sunday at Gilliam Field, just behind Mildred L. Day School at 600 Limerick Road.

Community members are invited to come and watch a baseball game between Dirigo Maine and the Mudville Baseball Club, as well as a look into how the national pastime first began.

There will be concessions and ice cream sundaes available. Attendees are invited to bring chairs and blankets and get ready to see the “ballists” (ballplayers) try to hit “yakkers” (curve balls) into “daisy cutters” (ground balls) and “skyballs” (pop up balls) while the crowd cheers with “huzzahs” (vintage for hurray!).

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children ages 7-12; ages 6 and under are free, as are kids who wear their Little League shirts.

For more details, call 283-9699 or 282-3451.


Library offering programs for young, young-at-heart

Wells Public Library will host the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:

Mother Goose Storytime, for ages 2 and under and their caregivers, will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday for lap activities, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

On Wednesday, a Books at the Beach session will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the gazebo in Harbor Park for readers of all ages. Children will be engaged in stories, songs and movement activities. Then, at 3 p.m., a Crafty Kids drop-in art project at the library will feature painting, printing, coloring and collaging. All materials will be supplied and all ages are welcome.

Santa in the Summer will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday. Come to the library and hang out with a holiday favorite – maybe even take the opportunity to tell him what you are wishing for this Christmas. Crafts and activities will be provided for the whole family.

Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club will meet at 3 p.m. Friday. Participants are invited to build master creations with Legos provided by the library.

For adults, there will be a meeting of Rabbitats at 2:30 p.m. Thursday to hear a talk on developing habitats for the New England cottontail rabbit.

A Conversational French Language Group also will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday.

And, a Fiber Arts Group will meet at 10 a.m. Friday to work on needlework projects.

For more details, call the library at 646-8181.


Maine Quilts will host 40th anniversary show

The Maine Quilts 40th Anniversary Show will be held Thursday through Saturday at the Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive.

The exhibit will feature more than 750 quilts, a Merchants Mall, demonstrations, lectures, workshops with national teachers, raffles and a silent auction. Purchase an anniversary tote bag or T-shirt.

Admission is $10 per day or $15 for multi day, with kids under 10 free.

For more information, go to, email [email protected] or call 216-7358.


Saco River Jazz Ensemble will play Sunday evening

The Saco River Jazz Ensemble will play from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Congregational Church of Buxton’s Tory Hill Meetinghouse, 1197 River Road.

This community event welcomes all on the lawn. Bring a chair or blanket and a friend or two.

The concert is free and an offering will be taken to support the band.

Refreshments will be available for purchase, including hot dogs, popcorn, chips, water/soda and homemade desserts.

This is a rain or shine event (inside the church in the case of rain).

For more details, call Susan at 756-0592.


Shakespeare fest players will perform short sketches

The Arts on the Hill series will bring players from the Camden Shakespeare Festival to Beech Nut from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Beech Hill Preserve, 316 Beech Hill Road, to present short sketches from Shakespeare’s classics “Romeo and Juliet” and “Much Ado About Nothing.”

Attendees are invited to bring a picnic lunch. Refreshments and a reception will follow the free performance. No dogs please.


Library to host science show Wednesday for all ages

The Carrabassett Valley Public Library will host an Engineering a Better World Mad Science Show at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at 3209 Carrabassett Drive No. 3.

Children of all ages are invited to explore the world of an engineer in this science show, designed to launch their imaginations into the boundless field of engineering through captivating demonstrations and interactive experiments.

Outdoor Adventure Camp will co-sponsor the event that is open to all campers as well as the public.

For more details, call the library at 237-3535.