CONNECT with the community and more than 40 local nonprofits at the fourth annual community family-fun fair featuring interactive games, activites, education and entertainment.

Between 4 and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at the Livewell Center next to Quest in Kennebunk, visitors will meet horses, adoptable pups, wildlife (plus your friends and neighbors), sample treats and other goodies, and learn all about these great organizations making our community better in which to stay, play and work.

Visitors with stamps from each table will have a chance to win prizes.

Admission is free and open to the public. All local nonprofits are invited to participate with advance registration by Sept. 27.

CONNECT is designed to both educate and entertain. Hosted by the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce, Southern Maine Health Care and the Livewell Center tenants, the fair will feature the nonprofit businesses and services located within Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel.

New and longtime residents can learn more about services offered in their own backyard and participate in hands-on activities.

Last year participants included A Place to Start, Animal Welfare Society, Arundel Historical Society, BlixxHorses, Brick Store Museum, Center for Wildlife, Community Outreach Services, Crossroads for Women, First Church of Christ, Scientist in Kennebunk, Friends of Town House School, Hannaford (free nutrition services), Hope Cemetery & Woods, Kennebunk Free Library, Kennebunk Land Trust, Kennebunk: Committee on Aging, Kennebunkport Historical Society, KidsPeace New England, Lucky Pup Rescue, Maine Families York County, Maine Home Health Care, MaineStage Shakespeare, No Place Like Home, River Tree Arts, Run 4 The Fight, Saco River Theatre, Salty Girl Boutique, Seashore Trolley Museum, Southern Maine Health Care, Southern Maine Health Care (Pediatrics, Sleep Lab, walk-in care), The Center, United Way, Wells Reserve and York County Community College.

For more information, call 967-0857 or email

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