Mid-Week Music continues Wednesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. with a ‘50s Rock n’ Roll Dance Party. The monthly concert series is held at the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s Town House School at 135 North St.

Mid-Week Music continues Wednesday, June 14 at 7 p.m. with a ‘50s Rock n’ Roll Dance Party. The monthly concert series is held at the Kennebunkport Historical Society’s Town House School. Courtesy photo

The performers are guitarist Dana Pearson, pianist Mark Gunter, drummer Ron Breton, and saxophonist Alan Shepard, who last played on the Mid-Week Music stage last summer with a ‘60s rhythm and blues show. This time, they’re tackling a slew of rockers (and a few ballads) from the decade that gave the world Elvis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino, Carl Perkins, and Buddy Holly.

Tunes will include “Money,” “Kansas City,” “Twenty Flight Rock,” “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Going On,” and “Good Golly Miss Molly. According to Mid-Week Music organizers, “plenty of floor space will be cleared for dancing, which will be greatly encouraged and quite possibly mandatory.”

For more information and tickets, email info@kporths.com, or call 207-967-2751.

Resident  earns RPI degree

Panagiotis (Peter) Lazos graduated Summa Cum Laude from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, May 20, with a computer and systems engineer degree. He has taken a job at American Micro Devices in Fishkill, New York, as a design engineer. Lazos is a 2019 graduate from Kennebunk High School.


Ham radio emergency operations demonstration scheduled

The public is invited as the New England Radio Discussion Society demonstrates emergency communications during the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 24-25 at Sea Road Church in Kennebunk. Courtesy photo

The public is invited as the New England Radio Discussion Society demonstrates emergency communications during the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 24-25 at a new location, behind Sea Road Church. The church is located at 140 Sea Road in Kennebunk. Visitors are invited after 2 p.m. Saturday afternoon and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Since 1933, amateur radio operators have established temporary amateur radio stations in public locations during Field Day to showcase the science of amateur radio. It is the most popular on-the-air event in the US and Canada. Over 40,000 radio amateurs gather outdoors to simulate emergency conditions using a variety of antennas, transceivers and power sources.

Visitors will have a chance to meet and talk with local ham radio operators and see what the Amateur Radio Service is all about.

For more information about Amateur Radio Field Day, club meetings or amateur radio, call Alex Mendelsohn at 207-967-8812.

Artisans Marketplace. Dan King photo

Children’s programs offered at Graves Library


Spend your early-release Wednesday at the Graves Library; Wednesday, June 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants can try the new
Classic Viewmaster 3D Viewer and Collector Reel, learn to play Carom, try the Lego station, fishing, chess, crafts, and more.

The library also offers Family Story Time every Friday at 10 a.m. in the community room (or outside in the garden). The program includes stories, finger plays, and songs. Afterward, patrons can check out the Guessing Game, Scavenger Hunt, Bookmark Making, Kaleidoscope Creations, and I Spy Terrarium, as the stations are always open.

Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library is located at 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport. For more information, call 207-967-2778 and ask for the Junior Room or visit www.graveslibrary.org.

Kennebunk Twirlers to host 25th annual show

The Kennebunk Twirlers’ 25th annual show will feature a presentation of “Beauty and the Beast.” The show, which benefits the Nancy M. Falcone Scholarship, is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, June 16, at the Kennebunk High School gym.

First Church schedules events


First Congregational Church of Kennebunkport, 141 North St., will hold its annual Yard and Plant Sale on Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tomato plants, Dahlias, a variety of perennials, annuals, and houseplants will be for sale.

Another summer event hosted by First Church is a concert by the Kennebunk River Band Duo to be held on Sunday, June 11, from 2 to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 207-967-3897 or visit www.firstchurchkport.org.

Kennebunk Free Library to host The Prince Project

Cynthia Fitzmorris photo

Cynthia Fitzmorris photo

Cynthia Fitzmorris photo

Cynthia Fitzmorris photo

Cynthia Fitzmorris photo

Cynthia Fitzmorris photo

Vana Carmona, founder of The Prince Project, will visit Kennebunk Free Library on Tuesday, June 6 at 6 p.m. to discuss her research.

According to press release from the library, Carmona discovered the gravestone of a man named Prince near several of her family’s plots nine years ago. Learning he had been enslaved by her ancestors, she embarked on a historical quest to find others. Soon she found out that enslavement in Maine was more common than she ever believed. Moreover, many of the founding fathers were complicit in the human trafficking from Africa, as well. Carmona subsequently founded The Prince Project. Today it has evolved into a database of almost 2,000 people of color who lived in Maine prior to 1800. The result has been a unique understanding of Maine enslavement, as well as New England that is misunderstood – if not ignored. Carmona’s goal is to help rewrite the historical narrative of the state and to ensure that the next generation knows the truth about earlier Maine families.


Carmona has done presentations on her work at various local historical societies, libraries and schools throughout the Maine. In addition, Carmona is a docent/guide for several historic sites in the Portland area, including Maine Historical Society and Spirits Alive (Eastern Cemetery). Eastern Cemetery is the oldest public burial ground in Portland and has two sections of African American graves. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and completed her master’s of liberal arts (focusing on medieval history) at California State University-Sacramento.

The program is free and wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St. in Kennebunk. For more information, call 207-985-2173 or email kfl@kennebunklibrary.org.

Graves Library activities announced

Have a knitting project and would like to continue in a social setting? Join the library every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. to sit and knit. Bring any current project and supplies. The session is not a learn-to-knit class.

For more information, call 967-2778 or visit www.graveslibrary.org.

Art Guild of the Kennebunks selects six artists


Six area artists have been selected for membership in the Art Guild of the Kennebunks, following a juried event held on April 22, according to Linda Van Tassel, president of the guild. The artists, reflecting a variety of media, subject interest and styles, were selected following a review of submitted work, judged by a jury of the guild’s members.

The new members include:

Jody Agustadt of Gorham: medium – oil

Kailleigh Archibald of Scarborough: medium – oil, colored pencils

Joseph Cousins of Freeport: medium -acrylic, watercolors

Robert Milaschewski of North Berwick: medium – pen & ink


Deborah Platz of Springvale: medium – acrylic

Nancy Van Tassel of Lyman: medium – watercolor

“The the annual juried event,” said Van Tassel in a May 22 news release, “serves to maintain a vital and ever expanding horizon of talent, insight and energy within the guild, securing its position and that of the Kennebunks both locally and in the broader New England artistic community.”

Artisans Marketplace open through Oct. 7

The Kennebunk Artisans Marketplace will open at the Waterhouse Center (51 Main St.) in Kennebunk on Saturday, May 27. The marketplace provides shoppers with a variety of items created by dozens of Maine-based artisans.

According to organizers, a juried application process is utilized to ensure a high level of quality and diversification for all the items being sold. Vendors could change from week to week, but the quality and diversity is maintained.


The marketplace is open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Saturday from May 27 through Oct. 7. For a list of approved vendors and their products, visit www.kennebunkmaine.us/artisansmarketplace.

Summer exhibition open at Brick Store Museum

The Brick Store Museum recently opened its summer exhibition, “Making the Modern World: A Century+ of Progress.” Based on the style and theming of the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, the exhibition explores changes in communications, transportation, health, and well-being, all of which affect each of our lives today.

Visitors exploring the exhibition can expect to find nearly 100 artifacts that many in the community will remember using, but may have not seen each format collected together. For instance, a discussion of the moving picture showcases everything from a Magic Lantern to a 1980s television set.

The exhibition also includes a never-before-seen navigation chart, used by a local 19th-century ship captain, which measures at eight feet long.

The exhibition is open through August and is sponsored by Saco & Biddeford Savings.


The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday with varied hours. For more information, visit www.brickstoremuseum.org.

The museum also announced last week that its education department will host upcoming classes and camps available for children and adults to explore local history and art this summer. Drawing on Gooch’s Beach, weeklong children’s art camps, and storytelling evenings will begin in June.

For adults looking to learn drawing, teaching artist Susan Demeo will offer four sessions (starting June 1) at Gooch’s Beach to sketch in “plein air.” All levels are welcome, to learn how to draw complex forms in the open air. Participants will draw outside at Gooch’s Beach, with Demeo’s instruction and support. Sessions are $35 each, and registration is available through www.brickstoremuseum.org or by calling 207-985-4802.

For children, the museum offers a June early-release workshop on Wednesday, June 7 from 1-3:00 p.m., in which students will learn the art of mono printing using material from local beaches. The workshop fee is $25 per student. Three weeklong summer camps are also planned for the weeks of July 17 (Wool Week); July 24 (In the Maine Studio); and Aug. 7 (Community Art Project).

For more information, visit www.brickstoremuseum.org/calendar.

Tri City Community Chorus celebrates 25th anniversary


Tri City Community Chorus will present “Awake My Soul and Sing! The Year of the Silver Jubilee,” a concert that celebrates all the reasons people sing, on June 3 at First Parish Church in Saco. The concert begins at 7 p.m.

After making it through two years without performing, the chorus is back to celebrate its Silver Anniversary with new director, Dr. Christian Giddings, and accompanist, Jeffrey Coggins.

The concert will feature works including “Georgia on My Mind,” “The Awakening,” “Hope For The World” and “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”

Tri City Community Chorus has nearly 20 new members who have joined for the season. Tickets may be purchased for $10 at www.tricitycommunitychorus.com or at the door, also for $10.

First Parish Church is located at Main and Beach streets in Saco.

Amateur Radio Society announces meetings


The New England Radio Discussion Society meets biweekly on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. throughout the year at The New School in Kennebunk.

The club informally gathers to support and promote amateur (Ham) radio. Discussion topics include: early and contemporary equipment, digital technology, internet integration, and striving for rare international contacts. Most meetings include a tech talk by one of the society’s members.

Upcoming meetings will be held June 6 and June 20. The New School is located at 38 York St.

For more information, contact Alex at 207-967-8812.

Arundel Historical Society schedules bean supper

The Arundel Historical Society will host a baked bean and pasta Supper on June 3. It will be held at the Mildred L. Day School gym from 4:30 to 6 p.m.. The school is located on the Limerick Road in Arundel.

The menu features two types of baked beans, mac and cheese, American chop suey, hot dogs, coleslaw, cornbread/rolls, drinks and coffee and homemade desserts. Takeout is available.

Suggested donations: Adults, $10, children 6-10 years, $5, children 5 and younger, free. There will be historical displays, membership information, raffle calendars, and merchandise available. The event benefits the Arundel Historical Society and all are welcome to attend.


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