The Dragon Hunters and Treasure Seekers Guild (D&D)
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, we will meet at the Kennebunk Free Library every Monday on Aug. 8, 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. This event is free, wheelchair accessible, and open to Teens ages 10 and up. New players are encouraged to join in on the adventure. If you have any questions, see Miss Emmaline downstairs in the children’s room, or call at 207-985-2173.
Harvard Divinity student to Perform at York Church
YORK, Maine — The St. George’s Church in York, Maine will open its doors to the public for the premier of artist and Harvard Divinity student Madeline Bugeau-Heartt’s latest theatrical endeavor “The Anchorite” on Aug. 8. This installation will be offered to the public for free on Aug. 8, 9, 10, 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 between 12 to 4 p.m. They may also bring a poem, photograph, or object to contribute to the communal altar. More information can be found at www.madelinemakesart.com.
Pirate Week at Kennebunk Free Library
KENNEBUNK, Maine — Avast ye, me hearties! From Aug. 8 to Aug. 13, Kennebunk Free Library will drop anchor for a pirate week. With activities and events for all ages, there’s bound to be something to please even the scurviest scallywags and landlubbers! Events include:
Pirate Storytime: Monday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. (ages 0 to 5)
Pirate Escape Room Family Edition: Tuesday, Aug. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (open to families with children ages 5 and up, registration required)
Pirate Escape Room Teen Edition: Wednesday, Aug. 10 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. (open to teens ages 10 and up, registration required)
Jim Nelson talks about Pirates in Maine: Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. (adult program)
Swashbuckler’s Quest: Thursday, Aug. 11 at 2:30 p.m. (open to all ages, rain date Friday, Aug. 12 at 2:30 p.m.)
This event is free and wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk. For more information and to register, please call 985-2173 or visit the website www.KennebunkLibrary.org.
August Astronomy Club meeting
KENNEBUNK, Maine — The Astronomical Society of Northern New England (ASNNE) will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Aug. 5, at the Talmage Observatory at Starfield, in West Kennebunk. This is our outdoor Bar-B-Q Meeting; it’s potluck. Both our Members and the General Public are invited. ASNNE will provide grills, but all Bar-B-Q guests should bring their own food, and favorite beverages. The Bar-B-Q starts at 5 p.m.
At about 6:30 p.m., we will have our General Meeting. Mr. Mark Hamilton, one of our Members, will be making a Presentation. Subject: Astrophotography.
The August meeting agenda includes: Bernie Reim’s “What’s Up for the Month” and the ever popular “Astro Shorts” where attendees and members share questions, activities, news and observations. Our Astro Shorts meetings always give way to lively and informative discussions. Later, there will be observing.
If cloudy, the meeting will proceed as planned. If rainy, a regular meeting will be held at the New School; regular time; 7:30 p.m., no cook-out. The New School, is at 38 York St., Kennebunk. Directions to the Talmage Observatory at Starfield, and the New School, may be found at: http://www.asnne.org/where-to-find-us.php.
To learn of any last-minute changes to our August Meeting, due to circumstances, please contact us at our e-mail address, [email protected]. For more information about ASNNE, including events, or to contact the Club, you may also visit us at www.ASNNE.org.
Explore the Shore
WELLS, Maine — The treasures we find on the beach can tell us stories about the land, the ocean, and the beach itself. While strolling Laudholm Beach Friday, Aug. 5 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., we will explore questions about the sand, the wrack line, and found objects. Free with site admission. Registration required at 207-646-1555 x110 or [email protected]. FMI wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Vintage Baseball Game at the Brick Store Museum
KENNEBUNK, Maine – Take us out to the ball game… in Kennebunk! The Brick Store Museum hosts a Vintage Base Ball Game between the Dirigo Base Ball Club of Maine vs. Mudville (of Holliston, Mass.) at 12 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. The game will be played on Kennebunk’s Parsons Field, at the corner of Dane Street and Park Street. Tickets to the game are $5 per person, with children under 12 free. Parking is available downtown with a short walk to the park. Tickets can be purchased at the door, online at brickstoremuseum.org/calendar, or at the Brick Store Museum.
The game will feature vintage sports costumes worn by players, and the game will be played by 1860s rules (which includes NO mitts!). Participants will receive the rules of play in order to follow along. Attendees are encouraged to bring camp chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy the game. A concession stand will be on site with hot dogs by Shields Meats and other game-day snacks.
Kennebunk Beach History Walking Tour
KENNEBUNK, Maine — On Saturday, Aug. 6, at 11 a.m. Begins at Trinity Chapel, Railroad Avenue, Kennebunk Beach. Learn the history of the development of Kennebunk Beach as a tourist destination. About a one-mile loop, 60-90 minutes, led by trained tour guide. $10 per person/$5 for members. Reserve in advance by calling 207-985-4802 or visit www.brickstoremuseum.org.
Wells Branch Fire Association’s 22nd Annual Open Golf Tournament Benefit
WELLS, Maine — The Wells Branch Fire Association’s 22nd Annual Open Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 6, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Merriland Farm Par 3 Golf Course, Coles Hill Road in Wells. No tee times needed. There will be adult/child division cash prizes/raffle. Entry fees $25/18 holes or $20/9 holes. For more information call 207-646-0508. Rain Date: Sunday, Aug. 7.
WELLS, Maine — York County Audubon birders lead a guided walk Saturday, Aug. 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. to search for summertime birds around the Wells Reserve property. Beginners welcome. Please bring binoculars if you have them. Free with site admission. Registration required at [email protected] or 207-646-1555 x116. FMI wellsreserve.org/calendar.
Berwick’s 2nd Annual Concert Series
BERWICK, Maine – Bring Your Lawn Chairs to Sullivan Square on the lawn of Berwick’s Town Hall in Sullivan Square on Aug. 6 and Aug. 20 from 3 to 8 p.m. The Aug. 6 concert will feature local bands Borscht, The Reconstructed, and headliner, Truffle. Between bands we will feature local variety acts including Victorian Magician James Macdonald, trapeze artist Anne Marple, a wacky-n-weird upcycled instrument demonstration with Gustav Owen, large-scale puppetry and more!
In addition to the stage acts, the event presents traditional, freehand cut silhouettes of children and adults, done from live five-minute sittings with professional Maine silhouette artist Ruth Monsell from 3 to 6 p.m. There will also be a famous local artist doing kids face-painting, colored chalk for children to decorate the sidewalk around Town Hall, lemon peppermint sticks for all children and many other surprises. All of this is always free—so get there early!
This year’s concert will also have a 21+ beer garden with Berwick’s own Corner Point Brewery as well as multiple food vendors. These include Badwolfe Butcher, Happy Face BBQ, Hot Off the Press, Nono’s Kitchen and Hygge Coffee. Food and beverages will be served in compostable containers and Mr Fox Composting will be on site. For additional information please visit www.lawnchairsberwick.com.
Come see the Party Starters
WELLS, Maine — The Wells Harbor Concert Series welcomes the Party Starters Band on Saturday Aug. 6, at 6 p.m. This four-member band plays music for all ages- disco, country, soul and rock ‘n roll hits from the 1950’s to today. This free concert will be at the Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Wells Harbor Community Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells.
There is plenty of free parking and Admission is free (though contributions are accepted). There is abundant park bench type seating. You can bring your own blanker, folding chair and/ or a picnic and we highly recommend bringing a friend or two to enjoy some great music in a beautiful setting. Come every week for a fun, relaxed evening of wonderful entertainment with lots of good folks in a scenic spot. For more information, visit wellstown.org/748/Summer-Concert-Series or call 207-646-5113.
Jazz Brunch Opening Reception of DETAIL: Automotive Collages by Michael Sjostedt
ARUNDEL, Maine — The Maine Classic Car Museum proudly presents DETAIL: Automotive Collages by New Englander, Michael Sjostedt. See his refreshing pop take on mid-century automotive advertising, through this new vibrant cut paper collage art. Come and join us, Sunday, Aug. 7, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the Jazz Brunch Opening Reception. Meet the artist and enjoy light brunch fare, mimosas and refreshments. Call the museum to inquire at 207-494-1940 or visit our website: www.mainecarmuseum.com.
Sea Music with Roll and Go!
WELLS, Maine — Join us at the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit on Aug. 7, at 7 p.m., for a fun evening of Sea Shanty Music with Roll and Go, one of Maine’s premier sea music bands. The historic Meetinghouse will come alive with songs of the old seafaring days, a perfect pairing for your summer on the seacoast.
Tickets: $10 members or $15 non-members. Tickets available online at: www.wellsogunquithistory.org or by calling 207-646-4775.
Hospitality night at Ogunquit Museum of American Art
OGUNQUIT, Maine — You are invited to Hospitality Night at Ogunquit Museum of American Art, 543 Shore Road, Ogunquit, on Monday, Aug. 8 from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet our Curator, tour the museum, stroll the gardens and sculptures and enjoy views of Narrow Cove. Free entry with proof of employment. For questions call 207-646-4909.
Santa in the Summer
WELLS, Maine — On Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 3 p.m., come to the Wells Public Library and hang out with a holiday favorite – maybe even take the opportunity to tell him what’s on your wish list! Stories and activities will be provided for the whole family to enjoy. All ages welcome. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.
‘Shipwrecks of Maine’
SANFORD, Maine — Maine has had more than its share of shipwrecks. Join Charles Lagerbom at the Goodall Memorial Library in Sanford on Aug. 9 at 6 p.m., as he looks at a number of maritime wrecks that have occurred on and off the coast of Maine, some are very well known while others not so much. From the Christmas Eve wreck at Portland Head Light of the ANNIE C. MACGUIRE to Boon Island’s EMPIRE KNIGHT to the CORA F.CRESSY at Bremen to EAGLE PE-36 sunk by a German UBoat to the famous Wiscasset schooners.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Is your stuffed animal looking for an adventure? Come to our outdoor stuffy story time at the Louis T. Graves Memorial Public Library, Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m., then leave your stuffy for a sleepover adventure! Pick up your stuffy the next day and learn about their adventures! Registration is required for this program and space is limited to 12 participants. Ages: 4 to 10.
James Nelson talks pirates at KFL
KENNEBUNK, Maine — No ocean-themed summer reading program would be complete without some pirates. Author James Nelson will be at KFL on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about all things pirate.
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 [email protected].
Books at the Beach
WELLS, Maine — On Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 10:30 a.m. children will be engaged in stories, songs, interactive games, and, of course, dancing! It all happens at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings, weather permitting. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.
Swashbuckler’s Quest at Kennebunk Free Library
KENNEBUNK, Maine — Ahoy matey! Do ye think ye have the mettle to be a pirate? Come find out at the Swashbuckler’s Quest on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 2 p.m. Try your hand at buccaneering obstacles and challenges, make crafts fitting for first-mates, and of course, dig for buried treasure. This event is for all ages. No registration is required. This program will be held outside. In the event of inclement weather, a rain date of Friday, Aug. 12, at 2 p.m. has been scheduled. This event is free and wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk. For more information and to register, please call 207-985-2173 or visit the website www.KennebunkLibrary.org.
WELLS, Maine — On Thursday, Aug. 11, at 3 p.m. drop in art projects include painting, drawing, gluing, collaging, and more! All programs will be held at the library, outside if the weather permits. All materials will be provided and all ages are welcome. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.
Bohemian Sunday Poetry Readings
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 [email protected].
Your Health Matters
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.
Adult Crafternoon: Mandala Rock Painting
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 protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.
Summer Music Series – Jimmy Mac
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.
Middle Grade Book Group – The Pageturners
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.
Pre-K and Kindergarten Meet and Greet
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.
Art by the Sea
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/.
Encaustic Art Demonstration with Kathy Ostrander Roberts
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 [email protected].
Evening Book Group
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.
Chalk the Port event returns in 2022
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Chalk the Port is back for 2022, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. After a two-year hiatus this free, family-friendly event returns to the Recreation Complex at 20 Recreation Way on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24.
All are invited to stop by on Friday to see the featured artists at work, starting in the morning through the afternoon. On Saturday, things really ramp up as featured artists continue to work and are joined by local artists. The day will begin with a 5K Color Fun Run where runners will be sprayed with corn starch chalk as they make their way through the route, becoming living pieces of art. Following the run will be a pancake breakfast where the volunteers will be serving up hot and fresh flapjacks. This year local youth artists are invited to join our Youth Art Contest to try out their skills with chalk, with winners announced at 2 p.m.
In the afternoon, from 1 to 7 p.m., food trucks, local breweries, and live music will keep the celebration going. The Carnival of Color begins at 4 p.m. and will include carnival games, a bounce house, campfires for s’mores, and so much fun.
This event is a great opportunity to connect with our community, but it is also the main fundraiser for the Kennebunkport Recreation scholarship fund which benefits so many in our community. For more information, please visit our website at www.chalktheport.com.
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