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Ongoing:

‘Elvers at the Mousam River’ art exhibit

Fyke Up a pastel by Leo A. Martel
Fyke Up a pastel by Leo A. Martel
Filtering the Eels a pastel by Leo A. Martel
Filtering the Eels a pastel by Leo A. Martel

KENNEBUNK, Maine — The Kennebunk Free Library announces its May exhibition, “Elvers at the Mousam River”, featuring the pastels of Kennebunk resident Leo A. Martel. The exhibit will be shown through Tuesday, May 31.

Please check the library website for current hours and gallery access, www.kennebunklibrary.org.

Historic Walking Tours: Perkins Cove

OGUNQUIT, Maine — Ogunquit Heritage Museum is going to be running their Historic Walking Tours: Perkins Cove June through October. The Tours will be held every Monday and Wednesday starting June 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. Reservations are necessary. Call or email the Museum for reservations, 207-646-0296 or info@ogunquitheritagemuseum.com.

May 21

Stream Explore

BERWICK, Maine — Join board member and local science teacher Sue Pike for a stream exploration of Keay Brook Preserve located on Hubbard Road in Berwick on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Preregistration required. Call 207-646-3604 or info@gwrlt.org, outings limited to 25. Free to GWRLT members, suggested donation $5 to non-members, $10/family.

Contemplative Nature of Saltwater Fly Fishing

WELLS, Maine — Wells Reserve at Laudholm presents Introduction to the Contemplative Nature of Saltwater Fly Fishing on Saturday, May 21, from 12 to 4 p.m. Immerse yourself in fly casting and fly tying while exploring the connections between estuarine ecology and fly fishing. Study baitfish patterns while tying a clouser minnow, learn how to single haul and double haul a fly rod, and develop strategies for catching stripers and bluefish based on your new knowledge of the estuary. Led by Eric McDuffie, whose passion for all forms of fly fishing extends back over 50 years. Eric taught middle and high school environmental science classes for nearly two decades, receiving several Environmental Educator of the Year honors from his home state of North Carolina. Through contemplative fly fishing, he continually honors his grandfather, who began teaching him the sacred art on his third birthday. For ages 12 and up. $50/$40. Registration required at suzanne@wellsnerr.org or 207-646-1555 x116. FMI wellsreserve.org/calendar.

UMaine Extension Master Gardener plant sale

SPRINGVALE, Maine — The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale in York County will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. The plant sale will take place outside the University of Maine Extension office in Springvale located at 15 Oak St. University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Volunteers will be on hand to help you select plants that best meet your needs and answer your questions.

For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, or contact Frank Wertheim by calling 207-324-2814 or frank.wertheim@maine.edu.

Book sale

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Saint David’s, 138 York St., Kennebunk, is holding its first book sale in three years. After three years of COVID, we have a huge inventory of great books and puzzles to choose from. In addition to the sale, purchase a raffle ticket to win one of three great prizes. Saturday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.. For more information, contact 207-985-3073.

Waban Annual Community Tele-Fest on May 21

SANFORD, Maine – On May 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 5 Dunaway Drive in Sanford, at Waban’s historic waterfront, Waban will host its annual Telethon - now the Tele-Fest - to raise funds for children with autism, intellectual/developmental and other disabilities.

The event will have numerous activities including family entertainment, food trucks with What-a-Wrap and Gotta Be Frank Gourmet specialty foods, live music, gift baskets and other high-end goods available for purchase, including furniture from Landry’s, Central Furniture, numerous gift certificates and raffle purchases for an Old Town Canoe with paddle, Old Town Heron 9 Kayak & paddle, Oculus Quest 2, Blink Outdoor Security Camera, Recliner from Landry’s Furniture Barn or a $250 Visa Gift Card.

Donations can made be by visiting www.waban.org, by calling in with a contribution or pledge to 877-544-4275 or attending the event in person.

May 23

Climate Policy Workshop with Peter Dugas

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Join us at the Kennebunk Free Library on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. for an engaging interactive Climate Policy Workshop to explore effective and equitable solutions to the climate crisis. Speaker Peter Dugas will use MIT's EN-ROADS Climate Simulator to explore policy options, and lead a discussion on what we all can do to ensure a safe and livable future for all. This program is cosponsored by the Kennebunk Free Library and the Planeteers of Southern Maine.

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

May 24

Spring Wildflowers

WELLS, Maine — Wells Reserve at Laudholm presents Spring Wildflowers on Tuesday, May 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Join Maine Master Naturalist, Linda Littlefield Grenfell, for a trail walk in search of the ephemeral flowers of spring. Learn about flower anatomy and plant propagation while admiring wildflowers along the way. Ages 10 and up. $8/$6. Registration required at linda@wellsnerr.org or 207-646-1555 x128. FMI wellsreserve.org/calendar.

May 25

Coastal Archaeology and Climate Change

WELLS, Maine — Wells Reserve at Laudholm presents Coastal Archaeology and Climate Change in the 21st Century on Wednesday, May 25, from 6 to 7 p.m. As sea level rises, erosion is affecting coastal heritage and archaeological sites, a worldwide issue that disproportionally impacts Indigenous communities. In this virtual talk, Arthur Anderson, an assistant teaching professor at the University of New England, explains how archaeologists are responding to the rapid destruction of Maine’s important coastal archaeological sites. Free. Register at www.wellsreserve.org/calendar.

Cognitive Decline

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Did you know that the Kennebunkport Health Department is celebrating its 75th year in service to the community? As part of the celebration, they are hosting monthly discussions held at Graves Library. On Wednesday, May 25, at 9:30 a.m., Officer Candice Simeoni (head of elder crimes in York County) will talk about what cognitive decline means and why this impairment is a risk factor for victimization. This session will also introduce ways to help family members with cognitive impairment and also recognize the responsibilities of the caregivers. Light refreshments will be served. The library is located at 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport.

Teen Event: Summer Party

WELLS, Maine — You never know what fun you might find at the library after school. This Wednesday, May 25 at 1 p.m., we’ll celebrate the upcoming summer season. We will play bingo, compete for prizes, and eat snacks. This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Meghan Osmolski at mosmolski@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

May 26

Bob Dylan Appreciation Night

Dan Blakeslee and Dylan Appreciation Night co-founder Dean Luddington
Dan Blakeslee and Dylan Appreciation Night co-founder Dean Luddington
Bob Dylan Appreciation Night 2019 at The Blue Mermaid Restaurant, Kittery, Maine.
Bob Dylan Appreciation Night 2019 at The Blue Mermaid Restaurant, Kittery, Maine.

KITTERY, Maine — The Bob Dylan Appreciation Society presents the 20th annual Bob Dylan Appreciation Night at The Blue Mermaid Restaurant, Kittery, Maine on Thursday, May 26, at 7:30 p.m. Local artist and troubadour Dan Blakeslee hosts a night of Bob Dylan songs performed live, in an open mic format. All fans of Bob Dylan are invited to attend and anyone who is so inclined can perform their favorite song(s). All genres of music are encouraged; folk, rock, hip-hop, country, EDM, heavy metal, jazz, new age, spoken word, etc. For information or to reserve a spot call Bob at 603-661-4880.

Police and Firefighter party

WELLS, Maine — We welcome the Town of Wells police officers and firefighters as we recognize all the things they do for our town. On Thursday, May 26, at 6 p.m., make crafts to take home, and to give to these heroes to take home, too! This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at aherman@wellstown.org or by calling the library at 207-646-8181.

Macra-May!

WELLS, Maine — Join us Thursday, May 26, at 2 p.m.,for afternoon crafting and learn to make a simple macrame wall-hanging. All materials will be provided, no experience necessary. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

May 28

Bird Walk

WELLS, Maine — Wells Reserve at Laudholm presents Bird Walk on Saturday, May 28, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. York County Audubon birders lead a guided walk around the Wells Reserve property. Beginners welcome. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Free. Registration required at suzanne@wellsnerr.org or 207-646-1555 x116. FMI wellsreserve.org/calendar.

May 31

Estuary Discoveries

W, Maine — Wells Reserve at Laudholm presents Estuary Discoveries on Tuesday, May 31, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Take a peaceful and easy meander along the accessible trail at Harbor Park in Wells. We will learn about the value and importance of estuaries, where rivers meet the sea. Free. Registration required at linda@wellsnerr.org or 207-646-1555 x128. FMI wellsreserve.org/calendar.

Cribbage Game Night

WELLS, Maine — Calling all cribbage players! The Wells Public Library is starting up a casual monthly game night, Tuesday, May 31, at 6 p.m. Players of all ages and abilities are welcome to come and play, watch others play, learn the game, or just kibbitz. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

June 3

Watch This Space exhibition opens at Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum

Mango by Benjamin Spalding
Mango by Benjamin Spalding
Listening mouth in a field
Listening mouth in a field

SOUTH BERWICK, Maine — Historic New England invites you to the opening reception of the exhibition Watch This Space: Expressions of Queer Ecology by Maine College of Art & Design Alumni, Friday, June 3, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Historic New England’s Sarah Orne Jewett House Museum in South Berwick, Maine. Both the reception and the exhibition are free admission and open to the public. Registration is recommended. Please call 207-384-2454 or email JewettHouse@HistoricNewEngland.org for more information www.HistoricNewEngland.org.

June 4

For the world we raise our voices!

ELIOT, Maine — Join Voices from the Heart and Con Tutti, both directed by Joanne Connolly for an outdoor concert at Green Acre, 61 Green Acre Dr., Eliot, Maine, on June 4 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at weraiseourvoices.brownpapertickets.com. This concert is sure to sell out and will be held under the tent, come rain , or come shine.

June 5

Bohemiam Sunday Poetry Readings

KENNEBUNK, Maine — WePoets and Verse Founder, Madeleine Tunison with Patricia Davenport, Quincy Moy are excited to announce Portland’s eminent poets will read their renown poetry at our upcoming June 5 poetry event from 1 to 3 p.m. at Brick Store Museum (auditorium) in Kennebunk. Hear Shana Genre, Meghan Sterling, Katherine Hagopian-Berry enchant the audience with their selected poems. Joined by admired local poets in the Kennebunks. Admission is free. Visit www.wepoets.weebly.com.

June 6

Diaper Drive

MAINE — The Maine Association of Realtors will be hosting a diaper drive June 6 through June 8 with collection sites statewide.

Local sites to drop off are: KW Coastal, Lakes & Mnts Realty, 1810 Post Road, Wells, Maine and BHG/ Masiello Group, 16 Long Sands Road, York, Maine. For a complete list of drop-off locations visit mainerealtors.com.

June 7

York Public Library to host 2022 Centennial Auction Art Show

"Lupines by the Sea,” a watercolor painting by Bill Paarlberg, is on display at York Public Library in the Library’s Centennial Auction Art Show.
"Lupines by the Sea,” a watercolor painting by Bill Paarlberg, is on display at York Public Library in the Library’s Centennial Auction Art Show.
“Van Venus” a photographic collage by Julee Holcombe, is on display at York Public Library in the Library’s Centennial Auction Art Show.
“Van Venus” a photographic collage by Julee Holcombe, is on display at York Public Library in the Library’s Centennial Auction Art Show.

YORK, Maine — In honor of its upcoming Centennial, York Public Library is hosting a “Centennial Auction Art Show” throughout May and June, featuring two dozen pieces by local artists. The artwork will be included in the Library’s online Centennial Auction June 10 to June 18.

A reception for the show will be held on June 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Library’s upper level.

Members of the public will have the opportunity to bid on each piece, along with other treasures, in June. Proceeds from this year’s auction benefit the York Public Library Association. Read more about the library’s art exhibits at yorkpubliclibrary.org/art.

Wonderful Weeds

WELLS, Maine — On Tuesday, June 7 at 6 p.m., take a walk with Environmental Educator Linda Grenfell and learn tips for foraging in your own backyard. We will start our walk along the uneven grounds located at the back of the Wells Public Library. Registration is required as space is limited. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information and to register, please contact Stefanie Claydon at sclaydon@wellstown.org or call the library at 207-646-8181.

June 14

Bill Hall discusses the war in Ukraine

Bill Hall
Bill Hall

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Bill Hall, of the World Affairs Council of Maine, will be at the Kennebunk Free Library on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., to discuss the War in Ukraine. He will provide a brief overview of Ukraine’s history, talk about the current situation in Ukraine, and discuss American and European responses.

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

June 15

Your Health Matters

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Please join us and staff from the Kennebunkport Health Department on Wednesday, June 15 at 9:30 a.m., to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being. Copies of the book The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter (from The Swedish Art of Living & Dying Series) by Margareta Magnusson are available at the Library. Not able to read the book before the discussion? Please feel free to join us and learn more about this month’s book pick. Help set the course for a healthy you! Graves Library is located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport, Maine. Please give us a call for further details about this healthy monthly program at 207-967-2778.

June 29

Avoiding Isolation

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — In this month’s meeting, Wednesday, June 29 at 9:30 a.m., with the Kennebunk Health Department, Officer Candice Simeoni (head of elder crimes in York County) will discuss resources in our community for staying engaged and active, and ways to avoid isolation. Light refreshments will be served! The Library is located at 18 Maine St., Kennebunkport.

July 21

Kennebunk Land Trust’s 50th Anniversary

Kennebunk Land Trust 50th Anniversary Gala.
Kennebunk Land Trust 50th Anniversary Gala.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — The Kennebunk Land Trust’s 50th Anniversary Gala event will be held in person on July 21 at the Colony Hotel. Admire the extraordinary views on the porch at the Colony and spend the evening celebrating with KLT. Tickets are $50 per person, and members and non-members alike are encouraged to join in on the fun. Register online: https://kennebunklandtrust.org/calendar/.

Nov. 30

The Music Hall presents the Ogunquit Playhouse production of ‘Elf the Musical’

OGUNQUIT, Maine — “Elf The Musical” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.

Elf the Musical will be at the Historical Theater from Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 18. See the website for the full schedule. Don’t be a cotton-headed ninnymuggins, get your tickets early. For tickets go to TheMusicHall.org, call 603-436-2400 or visit the B2W Box Office at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater, located at 28 Chestnut St. in downtown Portsmouth, N.H.

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: York County Community Calendar

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