Cellist kicks off church’s summer concert series

The First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport will host a performance by cellist Roric Cunningham at 7 p.m. Monday to kick off its “Evening Summer Concert Series” at 141 North St.

The concert is free, but donations are appreciated.

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


Library hosts storytime, cupcake challenge for kids

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. 10:30 a.m. Monday. Lap activities, rhymes, songs and fingerplays.

Books at the Beach session. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the gazebo in Harbor Park. For readers of all ages. Children will be engaged in stories, songs and movement. 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 provided and all ages are welcome.

Cupcake challenge. 3 p.m. Thursday. Youths in fifth grade and up are invited to decorate cupcakes using a mystery theme to be revealed at the event.

Center for Wildlife presentation. 10:30 a.m. Friday. A talk on raptors and mammals, followed by a 3 p.m. Lego and Rubik’s Cube Club gathering to build master creations, with Legos provided by the library.

“Growing Garlic” workshop for adults. 6 p.m. Tuesday. Other events include a conversational French language group, meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, and a fiber arts group, meeting at 10 a.m. Friday to work on needlework projects.

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


Library’s open-mic night invites tales of resilience

The Scarborough Public Library will host an open-mic event at 6:30 p.m. Friday at 48 Gorham Road.

The event is part of the statewide Read ME adult summer reading program, offered in partnership with the Maine Humanities Council and Maine State Library.

Read ME invites Mainers to read “Unknown Caller” by Debra Spark and “The Moth: 50 True Stories” – a series of nonfiction stories.

The open mic invites members of the public to share a personal story on the theme “resilience.” Stories should not exceed 10 minutes.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be included.

For more information about this and other Scarborough Public Library events, visit


‘Bell Tavern’ continues at barn open house

The next monthly New Gloucester History Barn Open House will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at 383 Intervale Road, Route 231, right behind the Town Hall.

The “Bell Tavern” exhibit continues, along with several permanent exhibits. Free and open to the public.

For more details, call Leonard L. Brooks at 926-3188.


Tour explores beach’s status as tourist hot spot

A Kennebunk Beach History Walking Tour will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, beginning at Trinity Chapel, at Railroad Avenue, Kennebunk Beach.

Learn the history of the development of Kennebunk Beach as a tourist destination. The 1-mile loop lasts about an hour to 90 minutes and is led by a trained tour guide.

Cost is $10 per person and $5 for members.

For more details, call 985-4802 or visit


Bob Charest Band on tap for concert in the park

Old Orchard Beach Recreation’s Summer Concerts in the Park series will feature a free performance by the Bob Charest Band from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the gazebo at Veteran’s Memorial Park.


Annual blueberry festival includes kids activities

South Freeport Church’s annual Summer Blueberry Festival will run from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 98 South Freeport Road.

Highlights include a jewelry and treasures sale from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, with a lobster or chicken dinner with entertainment. 5:30 to 7 p.m. Register at 865-4012 or by emailing [email protected]

Saturday is Kids Day, featuring bake sales, a pet parade, Earth Jams interactive music with Matt Loosigian, luncheon items and Sparks Ark animals.

A blueberry pancake breakfast will be held Sunday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. An outdoor worship service will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

For a complete schedule, go to


Tory Hill Meetinghouse hosts artisan, craft fair

An artisan and craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the lawn at the Tory Hill Meetinghouse at Routes 202 and 112.

A variety of crafters will show and sell their crafts, and local nonprofits will discuss their place in the community. The Dorcas Society’s community raffle and baked goods tables will also be on the church lawn.

The church will have hot dogs, chips, drinks and salad for purchase.

The Dorcas Society’s Classic Cars and Coffee Show will be on display on the lawn of the Brewster Mansion, just across the street.


Church fair features baked goods, flowers

The Lovell United Church of Christ will host its summer fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at 1174 Main St.

Items for sale will include gifts, baked goods, food items, flowers, balsam fir pillows, jewelry and raffle items.

For more details, call 925-1321.


Annual pilgrimage service marks its 92nd year

The 92nd annual pilgrimage service at the Elder Grey Meeting House will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday on Chadbourne Ridge Road.

The Rev. Ron Sargent will be the guest minister.

For more details, call 846-3827.


Historical society holds Civil War-themed event

The Waterborough Historical Society will host Company A of the 3rd Maine Infantry for a living Civil War encampment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the Taylor/Frey/Leavitt House Museum at Waterboro Center.

Attendees can step back in time to see soldiers drilling, firing and playing field music. There will also be women dressed in period clothing.

The field, at the corner of Route 5 and Old Alfred Road, is historically significant; it was once used as a drill field. The event is open to all. Lunch will be available.

For more details, contact Jim Carll at 247-5878.