Art Walk features jazz guitarists
Lambo Law: Guitar Duet, featuring jazz guitarists Neil Lamb and David Lawlor, will perform a free concert from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday as part of the line-up for this week’s Wiscasset Art Walk, held along the sidewalk in Wiscasset Village.
The Wiscasset Art Walk will also feature drum-making, rattle-making for kids (and their adults), an environmental display with a screech owl named Willow, fresh bouquets, and artists displaying their work – all on the sidewalks. In addition, visitors can spend the evening visiting galleries and shops, and enjoy the local scene along the Sheepscot River. Sparkling doorway streamers will mark the evening’s participants; free parking is plentiful.
For more details, go to wiscassetartwalk.org.

Learn about human trafficking and how to stop it
Carey Nason, the executive director of St. André Home, will host the free, online event “Beauty Remains: The Truth on Trafficking,” a human trafficking and exploitation awareness evening to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The event is being held to help participants better understand human trafficking and exploitation, how to identify victims, and what we can do to prevent trafficking. Human trafficking is at an all-time high and is found in every state.
This flagship program of St. André Home is CourageLIVES, which provides support and services for people impacted by human trafficking and exploitation. Based in the Biddeford area, but serving over 125 women across Maine, CourageLIVES offers food, clothing, shelter, and counseling for residents; a safe house for women survivors and an outreach program.
For more information about the program or the event, visit couragelivesme.org or call 282-3351.

Funshine Fair returns following COVID hiatus
The 37th Funshine Fair will return to St. Matthew Church this weekend following a two-year hiatus due to COVID. The three-day event will run from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the church on 19 Dora Lane.
The fair will be held inside and outside the church and parish hall, featuring family-friendly activities, a flea market, bake sale, clothing booth, a variety of food and games, a dunk tank, and various vendors.
On Friday, the movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be presented outside at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, but participants should bring their own blankets and chairs. A fire pit also will be available for those who wish to bring their own ingredients to make s’mores.
On Sunday, a pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Later that day, an outdoor Mass will be at noon.
The fair’s traditional “super raffle” has returned with 44 participants set to receive prizes as high as $1,500. To purchase tickets to the raffle, call 793-2244 or visit stmatthewlimerick.weshareonline.org/funshine-fair.
For more information leading up to the fair, visit the Funshine Fair Facebook page at facebook.com/FunshineFair.

African Gala benefits local parish
The annual African Gala will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Guild Hall of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, located at 307 Congress St.
The event will feature a variety of music, dancing, and foods from many African countries, including Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Cameroon, Sudan, and Angola. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children.
The proceeds will benefit the Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, which provides community programs, social justice presentations, and workshops for local residents. In addition, the parish’s food pantry distributes close to 3,000 pounds of food each week and when in need, hundreds in the neighborhood turn to the parish for clothes and household items.
For more details, contact Alice at 626-224-5286.

Neighborhood organization puts on music event
The Munjoy Hill Neighborhood Organization will feature to live musical performances this week.
Katie Daggett and Ed DesJardin will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Park, located at Congress and Pearl streets and Chandler’s Military Band (featuring David Watts), will perform from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Allen Park bandstand at 49 Eastern Promenade.

Library updates weekly offerings
Wells Public Library will host the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:
• Magician BJ Hickman returns for a performance at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday that is filled with comedy magic, including card tricks, audience participation and mind reading.
• Mother Goose Storytime will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday offering children, ages 0-24 months, and their caregivers an opportunity to engage in lap activities, rhymes, songs, and fingerplays.
The events are free and sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library.
For more details, contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.


Museum to give guided walking tours
The Brick Store Museum will offer three guided historic walking tours this week detailing the town’s history.
Historic District walking tours will be held at noon Thursday and Saturday, departing from the museum at 117 Main St. to explore the history of the elaborate and historic homes that line Kennebunk’s Summer Street neighborhood in the downtown area.
A Kennebunk Beach history walking tour will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, beginning at Trinity Chapel, 5 Railroad Avenue, Kennebunk Beach. Learn the history of the development of Kennebunk Beach as a tourist destination. This walk is about a one-mile loop, that is 60 to 90 minutes in duration.
The cost of each walk is $5 for museum members and $10 for all other. Advance reservation is requested by calling 985-4802 or visit brickstoremuseum.org.

College welcomes high schoolers to special event
Saint Joseph’s College of Maine will offer a special summer visit day for high school students and their families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 278 Whites Bridge Road.
Attendees are welcome to discover what it means to be a member of this college community through a campus tour, an information session, lunch at Pearson’s Café, and even a luau by Sebago Lake. Attendees can chat with admission counselors, faculty and staff. Financial aid, athletic opportunities, and campus life features also will be discussed during the day.
To register, visit sjcme.edu/admissions/oncampus/visit/admissions-events, call 800-338-7057, or email [email protected] and include your name, address, phone number, high school, graduation year, and number of people visiting.
Individuals who cannot make this event, but want to schedule a tour and learn more about the college, should go to sjcme.edu/admissions/oncampus/visit.

Series welcomes author of ‘Downeast’ book
Denmark Arts Center will host an Authors Series with Gigi Georges, author of the book “Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at 50 West Main St. The Authors Series Collaborative is comprised of Denmark Public Library, Denmark Historical Society and Denmark Arts Center.
Georges’ “Downeast” honors the lives of five remarkable young women, and through them, the paths of young women across rural America and the indispensable role contemporary women play in their communities. Come, sit back, sip and savor the spoken word. Concessions will be available. This is a pay-what-you-can event with a suggested donation of $10 for future authors presentations.
Register online at denmarkarts.org/events.

Day One CEO to speak at Kiwanis lunch
Greg Bowers, CEO of Day One, will speak at the weekly lunch meeting of the Scarborough Kiwanis Club at noon Friday at Cowbell Burger, 185 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough.
Meetings are always free and open to the public. Lunch is available for purchase.
For more details, call Joyce Leary Clark at 329-8488 or email the club at [email protected]

Author to give talk on first Indigenous professional baseball player
Chats with Champions will present a talk with author Ed Rice at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Porter Meeting Hall of Skidompha Library at 184 Main St.
Rice is the author of “Baseball’s First Indian: The Story of Penobscot Legend Louis Sockalexis.” Born in 1871 on Maine’s Penobscot Indian reservation and nephew of a chief, Louis Sockalexis became professional baseball’s first Indigenous player. Ultimately, his prowess on the diamond inspired the name Cleveland’s baseball team carries today. Rice will present a talk to raise awareness of the Louis Sockalexis Monument Organization, a nonprofit dedicated to building a monument in Maine to honor the athlete.
The talk is free and open to the public.
For more details, call the library at 887-0919.

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