KENNEBUNK, Maine — Are you ready to go on a summer adventure to Hawkins, and fight a battle with the Thessalhydra? As if this game couldn’t get any stranger, come and join in on an exciting Stranger Things based quest in the world of Dungeons and Dragons. Open to new and experienced players alike, at the Kennebunk Free Library every Monday on Aug. 15, 22, and 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. You’re welcome to bring in a character from a previous game, to make a new one, or to use one of the pre-made characters provided in the starter set. All other supplies will be provided, just bring your imagination. Free, wheelchair accessible, and open to teens ages 10 and up. New players are encouraged to join in. If you have any questions, see Miss Emmaline downstairs in the children’s room, or call at 207-985-2173.
YORK, Maine — The St. George’s Church in York, Maine has opened its doors to the public for the premier of artist and Harvard Divinity student Madeline Bugeau-Heartt’s latest theatrical endeavor “The Anchorite." This installation will be offered to the public for free on Aug. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24 (Monday through Wednesday) from 12 to 4 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Visitors may come and go as they please. They may also bring a poem, photograph, or object to contribute to the communal altar. More information can be found at www.madelinemakesart.com.
Take a trolley ride on a heritage railway aboard the Dino Trolley, which will be decked out with jungle-themed decorations and 2D Dinosaurs will be hidden in the woods along the railway. Enjoy several fun activities for youth of all ages back at the museum’s Visitors Center and main campus, including: Dino Big Dig, search for dinosaur bones hidden in Seashore's very own archeological dig site; Dino Egg Hunt! Search for dinosaur eggs filled with candy and prizes across campus; Let's Explore Dinosaurs! A fun scavenger hunt across campus, among other events.
Admission to the event includes all activities listed above and will be the same as the museum’s regular admission prices: Adults (age 17-59) $13; Seasoned Adults 60+ and youth age 6-16 $11; Children (age 3-5) $6; infants age 2 and under are free.
This weekend is also COVID-19 First Responder Weekend at Seashore Trolley Museum, where health care professionals who are on the front lines during the pandemic get in for free. Bring your badge with you and show it to staff at the Museum Store to get your free ticket. Purchase tickets in advance at dinotrolley.eventbrite.com. For questions or additional information, please reach out to email@example.com or (207) 967-2800 x101.
KENNEBUNK, Maine — On Sunday, Aug. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m., gathering of local poets will unveil their original poems and verse at the Brick Store Museum auditorium. New and old poets, poets who have never read in public; all are welcome. Register early to secure a place. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Monday, Aug. 15 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Community Room at York Public Library, Shea Ellis of Mountain Road Music leads this 4-week program of hour long lessons for adults. We will supply the ukuleles. Open to adults and teens. Registration required; visit yorkpubliclibrary.org/calendar
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Please join us and staff from the Kennebunkport Health Department at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 9:30 a.m., to identify ways to improve healthy choices and overall well-being. Copies of the book Finding Freedom by Erin French 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. Please give us a call for further details about this healthy monthly program. 207-967-2778.
WELLS, Maine — On Wednesday, Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. learn how to paint rocks using the circular Mandala painting method. All participants will have an opportunity to paint at least one rock. All materials, including rocks and instructions, provided. 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 email@example.com or call the library at 207-646-8181.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Join us at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Thursday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m., for some good vibes and live music in the garden at Graves Library. Bring your friends, bring your chair, sit back, tap your feet, and listen to some local beat. Let’s celebrate summer, our community, and our fondness for talented artists right in our own backyard! Jimmy is a classic singer-songwriter.
YORK - On Thursday, Aug. 18 from 1 to 2:15 p.m., in the Community Room at York Public Library, Susan Hackaman will present a talk about fraud and how to avoid becoming a victim. This presentation will cover: How to spot certain red flags that may indicate a fraudulent encounter; Resources you can turn to in the event you or a loved one is targeted; Steps you can take now to help protect yourself and your loved ones. Registration required; visit yorkpubliclibrary.org/calendar
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — This is a Graves Library & Kennebunk Free Library program. Books are available at both libraries. This month, the group will meet Friday, Aug. 19, at 3 p.m., at Graves Library to discuss Song for a Whale by Lynne Kelly. Please call 207-967-2778 for more information.
ELIOT, Maine — William Fogg Library will be hosting a Pre-K and Kindergarten Meet and Greet for families and incoming students on the library lawn Saturday, Aug. 20. Pre-K will be at 10 a.m. and Kindergarten will be at 1:30 p.m.
OGUNQUIT, Maine — After a two-year hiatus, Ogunquit Museum of American Art invites you to a completely live and re-imagined Art by the Sea on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m. Finding ourselves back together in 2022, it seems only fitting to welcome you with a Roaring 20s celebration of the museum. Whether you’re a flapper or a bootlegger, you’ll enjoy our swing band and dancing under a tent, indoor and outdoor bars, signature cocktails, period bites and our signature live and silent auctions with items for every budget.
There will be an auction, live music, dancing, food and drinks. Tickets are $200, and can be purchased at ogunquitmuseum.org/shop/art-by-the-sea/. All proceeds benefit the Ogunquit Museum of American Art. Get a sneak preview of some of the items up for auction this year at ogunquitmuseum.org/sneak-preview-of-art-by-the-sea-auction-items/.
KENNEBUNK, Maine — On Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 6 p.m., encaustic artist Kathy Ostrander Roberts will be at the Kennebunk Free Library to give a demonstration of her technique. Encaustic painting is an ancient technique that involves the use of hot wax mixed with resin and pigment.
This program is free and wheelchair accessible. The Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk, Maine. For more information please call 207-985-2173 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Folks will enjoy food trucks, beverage trucks, and a fun evening, while supporting a local cause. Established in 1954, the HSWO maintains an extensive archive, research library, and the Meetinghouse Museum, all dedicated to sharing our towns’ diverse cultural story. Visit the historical society's information booth during the event to learn more.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Join us on Thursday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m., for this month’s book group. For this session, we will be discussing Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting by Lisa Genova. All are welcome to attend. Please give us a call if you are interested or need a copy at 207-967-2778.
CAPE NEDDICK, Maine– The Center for Wildlife will host its inaugural Beaks and Brews tasting event on Aug. 27 from noon to 4 p.m. Featured local brewers will be SoMe Brewing Co., York Beach Beer Co., Portsmouth Brewery, Urban Farm Fermentary, Northwoods Brewing Co., and Corner Point Brewing Co. Attendees 21 years and up will receive vouchers for free tasting samples from brewers and all admission tickets (Adult, 21 and under and Designated Driver) will have access to Center for Wildlife's Nature Center and Outdoor Ambassador Enclosures. Center for Wildlife educators will be on hand to introduce participants to some of Center for Wildlife’s feathered friends. Participants must be 21 years of age to participate in brewery tastings. Tickets required for all attendees 12 months and older and can be purchased through Center for Wildlife’s website thecenterforwildlife.org/events
YORK - Author Marjory Lyons will give a talk on Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in the Community Room at York Public Library. She will speak about her new book "The Remarkable Friendship of the Four Girls-College Years and Beyond 1946-2022." Lyons is a writer and educator with over 50 years of experience. She specializes in the art of memoir writing.
This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: York County Community Calendar