The Bridgton Community Band is preparing for this year’s summer performances, but it’s not too late to join. File photo / Portland Press Herald

Community Band getting ready to play

Rehearsals for the Bridgton Community Band’s 85th summer season began May 1, but anyone who plays an instrument, at any level, is still welcome to join the band. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings and musicians may join for one week or the whole season, whenever they are available.

The band, under returning conductor Steven Sweetsir, will perform a wide range of music in concerts starting July 3, and then on Wednesday evenings July 12 through Aug. 1. The concerts are free and take place at the bandstand behind Walgreens near Stevens Brook Elementary School.

For more information, contact the band president, Dick Albert, at [email protected]

Retirement workshop

A free workshop on maximizing retirement income will be held at the Community Center at 15 Depot St. Thursday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The discussion on subjects such as Medicaid, trusts, probate, taxes, stock market risks and more is intended for retirees and people over age 55. There is no charge to attend but seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a place, call 241-7430.

Art walk

The Second Saturday Art Walk, presented by Vision Bridgton, will be open along Main and Depot streets from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 13. The walk includes exhibits of artwork, sidewalk artists and gallery openings.


Art walks are a great way to discover local artists and maybe pick up a few gifts for yourself and your friends and family.

Community chorus concert

The Lake Region Community Chorus, comprised of members from towns all around the Lakes Region area, will perform their first concerts since their pandemic hiatus at 7 p.m. May 19 and 3 p.m. May 21. Both performances will take place in the Twitchell Chapel at Bridgton Academy.

Jan Jukkola and Susan Stockwell will be conducting, assisted by accompanist Julie Frum. The concerts are free but donations are accepted.

The LRCC welcomes new members from all voice parts, especially tenors and basses. Auditions are not required but some familiarity with singing and reading music would be helpful. Rehearsals are held from 6:20 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Monday evenings at Twitchell Chapel  and there is a $25 registration fee that helps cover the cost of the music.

Learn more about the chorus at

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