Join historical society’s Program Day
Eliot Historical Society’s Summer 2022 Program Day and Member Meeting event will begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at First Congregational Church of Eliot, located at 1361 State Road. The venue is handicap-accessible.
The event will offer a variety of exhibits, displays, cemetery projects from 8:30 a.m. to noon; welcoming remarks and announcements from Paul Johnson, Eliot Historical Society president and Jessica Couture, MOCA president from 9:15 to 9:30 a.m.; the talk “400 Years in Eliot,” a brief survey of the land, the people and the events that shaped the history of Eliot, by speaker Eric Christian from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.; a MOCA Business Meeting from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.; a talk detailing Eliot’s 171 private family cemeteries, by Eliot Historical Society member and Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Superintendent Paul Johnson from 11:15 a.m. to noon; a lunch break from noon to 1 p.m.; and cemetery tours from 1 to 2:30 p.m., featuring a guided tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, at 1145 State Road, and Eliot’s No. 8 Schoolhouse at 67 Greenwood St, located just across the street from Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Please park on the cemetery roads near the cemetery chapel. Do not park on the grass.
The entry fee of $5 per person may be paid at the door or in advance online (preferred) at moca-me.org/event-4867909.
Proceeds benefit Eliot Historical Society and MOCA. Morning refreshments provided by the members of the Eliot Historical Society.
Please wear a face covering and be mindful of distancing.

Take tour of river via kayak
Coastal Maine Kayak and Bike and the Kennebunkport Historical Society have teamed up for an exclusive private historic tour of Kennebunk River at 9 a.m. Sunday at Coastal Maine Kayak and Bike, 8 Western Ave.
The cost is $125 per person and includes kayak rental. To register, go to eventbrite.com/e/history-on-the-river-tickets-333165516027.
This is a fundraiser outing benefitting Kennebunkport Historical Society.
For more details, call 967-2751 or go to [email protected] or kporths.com.

Museum offers art, storytelling activities for all ages
The Brick Store Museum will host two free art and storytelling activities that are open to the public Saturday at 117 Main St. This programming is part of the museum’s education expansion funded through the Spofford Advancement Fund.
The first event begins at 10:30 a.m. with museum’s artist-in-residence Beth Crowe, who will explore stories from Kennebunk in the 1950s. Those stories will be used to create a community tapestry from needle felt, which participants will learn to create.
The second event, a demonstration by visiting Cambodian (Khmer) artist Yary Livan will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Livan’s work is on view at the museum in the “Traditional Khmer Ceramics” exhibition.
Both programs are free and open to the public, with registration encouraged but not required. The Storytelling and Art Session will take place in the museum’s Program Center, and all ages are invited to take part in the creation of a community tapestry telling the stories of Kennebunk using needle felt. The Khmer Ceramics Demonstration will also offer tastes of Khmer cooking thanks to generous Khmer families in our community. To learn more about either event and to register, please visit brickstoremuseum.org.

Band of brothers to play park series 
Falmouth Community Programs “Concerts in the Park” series continues at 6:30 p.m. Monday with a free concert by the contemporary country band 12/OC at Village Park at 22 Hat Trick Dr., behind Walmart, next to Casco Bay Ice Arena.
The band, formed by three Maine brothers, with help from some musical friends, have a style inspired by Chris Stapleton and Morgan Wallen.
Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics for the show. In the event of inclement weather, call 699-5302. Decisions made by 2 p.m. day of show.

Benefit auction to be held Sunday
Three Rivers Land Trust and McDougal Orchards invite the public to attend their second annual “Savor the Best of York County” art and experiences auction Sunday, highlighting the working landscapes and rural living of southern Maine. The auction will feature refreshments and music and all proceeds will benefit the Three Rivers Land Trust conservation mission. The event coincides with the Springvale Farm Walk and the statewide Open Farm Day.
The silent auction will be open for bids from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday and again at the main event beginning at 4 p.m. in the McDougal Orchards barn at 201 Hanson Ridge Road. The live auction will be available for preview in the morning, with bidding to begin at 5 p.m. Silent auction items include plein air artworks on the theme “Paint the Working Landscape” as well as fresh-cut flowers, pick-your-own blueberries, local meat and farm produce, and handcrafts including jewelry and organic and premium wool skeins. The live auction includes glamping and fishing experiences, consultations from local plant experts, guided lighthouse tours and kayak rentals, and even a giant pumpkin carving. Auction items can be previewed at the Three Rivers Land Trust website at 3rlt.org.
The Springvale Farm Walk will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McDougal’s the same day, so attendees can enjoy a walking tour of local farms and wrap up the day at the auction from 4 to 6 p.m. Silent auction winners will be announced at the close of the live auction.
Additional information is available at the Three Rivers Land Trust website and at the organization’s Facebook page. An RSVP is not required, but please let the land trust know if you’d like to attend to enable better planning for the event. Reach the land trust at 358-9695 (call/text) or send an email to [email protected]

Art Walk features drum-making
The Wiscasset Art Walk tradition of making community art continues Thursday, with musicians and woodworkers staking out a spot on the downtown sidewalk from 5 to 8 p.m. to hand-make percussive instruments.
Instrument maker Jim Doble of Union will bring the necessary materials to build an amadinda, a traditional xylophone-type instrument of the Baganda tribe of southern Uganda. While a Ugandan instrument is made of hewn logos laid out on banana leaves, Jim has modified his amadinda design to use available materials, for ease of playing and portability.
Woodworker Rick Burns and musician Steven Almasi, both from Wiscasset, will be focused their work on the cajón, a box-shaped percussion instrument originally from Peru.
Also on the sidewalk, Partners in Education will encourage children and adults to assemble and decorate their own rattles, which they can play immediately. Game designer and furniture maker Aaron Weissblum of Alna developed the concept and materials.
For more details, go to wiscassetartwalk.org or email to [email protected]

Circus hosts Family Fun Days
Nevaeh Dance Circus’ Family Fun Days will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Bicentennial Park, 55 Main St.
Nevaeh Dance Circus was founded in 2005 by sisters Nettie and Hannah Gentempo. Register online for tickets at denmarkarts.org/events.
The Molly Ockett School band, KAJEMO, also will perform a summertime set in the park at noon inside Denmark Arts Center, located at 50 West Main St. Band members include Kai Cannon-Steele on bass guitar, Asa Dickinson on drums, John Callen on trombone, Emmett Lounsbury on trumpet, Maks Bondarev on baritone horn and Oren Monteith on guitar.
For more details, go to denmarkarts.org/events.

Celebrate fields, forests MOFGA’s Hayday
Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association will host its premiere “Hayday Field & Forest Day” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
This free event will feature hands-on activities related to the field and forest. Workshops and demonstrations, as well as children’s activities, are scheduled throughout the day. Participants can go on a walk with a local forester to learn more about tree identification or take a deeper dive into forestry topics by learning how to prune trees in a woodlot. Gardeners can learn the basics of hand pollination for seed production or learn how to make a hugelkultur garden bed from compostable materials.
The event will also highlight small-scale haymaking. Workshops will cover making tree fodder – or “tree hay” – and scything, with ample opportunities to learn how to mow with a scythe.
Visitors are invited to come early for yoga outside at MOFGA’s Maine Heritage Orchard, which is home to 340 varieties of heirloom apples and 15 varieties of heirloom pears from all over Maine. Kara Douglas, owner and teacher at Fishmoon Yoga in Harpswell, will lead attendees through a sequence suitable for all levels of yoga practitioners starting at 8:30 a.m., with suggested donation of $20 per person, and all proceeds support the orchard.
The event is still seeking volunteers to lend a hand. Please visit mofga.vomo.org/org/mofga to learn more about opportunities.
The full schedule is available at mofga.org/event-calendar/hayday-a-field-forest-day-at-mofga.

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