It’s time for the faeries to return to Maine. Build a faerie house to welcome them back. Faeries love the outside, so Kennebunk Free Library encourages the use of natural materials when building a house.

Starting April 5, participants can pick up a grab-and-go bag with faerie house building materials at Kennebunk Free Library. Courtesy photo

Materials such as bark, sticks, leaves and stones. Starting April 5, participants can pick up a grab-and-go bag with some faerie house building materials to get started while supplies last.

After building a faerie house, participants are encouraged to take photos. Send the library at least three pictures of the faerie house from different angles and give the house a name. The Seacoast Garden Club will give each house a title, and the library will create certificates.

With permission, the library will also post the photos on its social media pages for everyone to see. Send information to [email protected] Participants can send pictures anytime in April, but to receive a certificate, the photos should be sent by April 27.

Arundel resident earns dean’s list

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences announced that Sarah Couture has been named to the dean’s list for the fall 2020 semester.

Couture is a native of Arundel and is pursuing a bachelor of science in medical and molecular biology. She will graduate from the Boston campus in 2021.

Library to host virtual magic show

Kennebunk Free Library is partnering with York County Early Childhood Coalition and the Maine Association for the Education of Young Children to present a virtual and take-home Family Festival during the month of April.

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On Saturday, April 17, at 1 p.m., Magic Fred will Zoom in for a virtual magic show. Magic Fred will perform and also give a mini-magic lesson. Be sure to stop by the library to pick up a magic kit (while supplies last) with common household items in order to take part in the lesson, plus some instructions for other simple tricks. Kits will be available starting April 5.

Note: the magic lesson portion of the show is recommended for ages 5 and up, while the performance is for all ages. The show is sponsored by the Friends of Kennebunk Free Library.

According to a library news release, “The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the world’s largest early childhood education association, with nearly 60,000 members and a network of 50 local, state and regional Affiliates. The purpose of the Week of the Young Child is to focus public attention on the needs of young children and their families and to recognize the early childhood programs and services that meet those needs.”

Between rain storms at the jetty at Colony Beach on March 26. Cynthia Fitzmorris photo