2015-08-14 / Community

Community News

Museum plans activities, contest

In a program exclusive to the Brick Store Museum, visitors are invited to learn about the Kennebunks’ shipbuilding era Sunday, Aug. 23 at 1 p.m.

The Shipbuilding Odyssey begins at the museum’s Program Center at 4 Dane St., Kennebunk, with a brief illustrated look at what life was like in the Kennebunks’ many 19th-century shipyards.

Guests will embark on a narrated trolley excursion stopping at various historic locations associated with shipbuilding along the Kennebunk River in the 1800s, including the sites of the former Bourne & Kingsbury and Titcomb yards, the Landing and the locks.

The afternoon concludes back at the museum at 4 p.m., when guests will enjoy clam chowder by Alisson’s Restaurant and refreshments and receive a commemorative souvenir of their historical trip. Advance reservations are required as space is limited. To secure a spot for the tour, call the museum at 985- 4802, or purchase tickets online at www.brickstoremuseum.org/programs. Reserve by Aug. 20.

 The Brick Store Museum announced a new program at Kennebunk Beach. Beginning on Thursday, Aug. 20, regular tours will depart from Trinity Chapel on Mother’s Beach. Every Thursday at 2 p.m., visitors are invited to meet a Brick Store Museum guide at Trinity Chapel on Railroad Avenue.

The walking tour includes a history of the development of the beach, and includes stops at 12 locations; the tour lasts about an hour and covers less than a mile on flat road. Tickets can be purchased with cash or check onsite, or via credit card online at www.brickstoremuseum.org/beachwalkingtours.

The museum will continue to run weekly walking tours of Mothers Beach through the end of September. Check the museum’s website at www.brickstoremuseum.org for updated information in case of unexpected cancellation.

 The fifth annual Brick Store Museum Photography Contest, presented by Kennebunk Savings Bank, is open for submissions by amateur photographers of all ages.

The deadline to submit photos is Sept. 4.

Photographs can be entered in one of three traditional categories: Kennebunk, Travel or Nature, or a special anniversary category celebrating the art of the smartphone photo, reflecting how these images have changed how culture is captured.

Participants younger than 16 are invited to submit entries in a children’s category.

Winners will be selected from each category. Each participant may submit a maximum of three entries. Three artists from the southern Maine community will serve as the judges for this event. In 2014, the museum received more than 100 images for consideration.

With the contest’s motto of “Capture Culture,” the museum asks amateur photographers of all ages to participate in documenting the 21st century.

Edith Barry, founder of the Brick Store Museum, was an artist and world traveler. In more than 60 years of travels, she photographed the places she visited – as close as Kennebunk and as far as Singapore.

Each entry must consist of a digital image and entry form. Every image entered will appear on the Brick Store Museum’s website until Sept. 4 for viewing. Winning photographs, including Visitor’s Choice, will be displayed in the museum’s History Showcase in the fall.

For more information on the contest and rules, and to print an entry form, visit www.brickstoremuseum.org or call 985-4802.

The Brick Store Museum announced the addition of Third Thursday Talks to its year-round schedule. The lecture series will be presented every third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m. (except for November and December). The inaugural lecture on Thursday, Aug. 20, will be a presentation by Certified Genealogist Pam Stone Eagleson, titled “Grandma’s Treasure Chest.” Admission to every lecture is free to museum members. Snacks and beverages will be served.

Eagleson will focus her presentation on attic archaeology, a beginning to all genealogical research. What happens when we find family treasures? What stories do these pieces tell? What clues do they hold? Using example artifacts, Eagleson will discuss ways to research and evaluate family treasures such as jewelry, diaries, Bibles, letters, textiles and ephemera.

The 90-minute gathering will help participants begin a family story. Participants are encouraged to bring in one item of their own to begin the journey. For more information on the Third Thursday Talks, visit www.brickstoremuseum.org or call 985-4802.

Memory Walk planned for Saturday

RiverRidge Brain Injury Facility will host the eighth annual One Step at a Time Memory Walk Saturday, Aug. 15. The walk is a fundraiser for the Eric Brazier.

The Eric Brazier Memorial Fund was established in his memory to provide for the personal needs of residents of the RiverRidge Brain Injury Facility who have limited resources, and for activities and projects that improve the quality of life for all residents.

Since it was established in 2007, the fund has provided more than $25,000 to enrich the lives of RiverRidge residents. Some of the things that the fund has provided include dental care, eyeglasses, special equipment, housing and travel expenses for residents’ families, a pool table, computers, landscaping of courtyards, special bicycles, Wii bundles, flat screen TVs, patio tables and chairs, gas grill, Netflix subscription and computer programs.

The walk gets its name from a song that Rick used to sing as well as the way he lived his life, “One Day at a Time.”

The walk is scheduled close to Rick`s birthday, and has become an annual event under the direction of his sister, Missy Flayhan, assisted by other family mem- bers and the RiverRidge staff.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. There will be live entertainment by Northern Charm, hula hoop demonstrations and a petting zoo. Pizza lunches will be available as well as ice cream treats from Shain`s of Maine ice cream. Prizes will be given for top fundraisers, as well as thank-you gifts for all walkers. Walk T-shirts will be on sale.

Author to visit Wells Reserve at Laudholm

York County Audubon and Freeport Wild Bird Supply will host a free presentation by naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul Thursday, Aug. 27 at Wells Reserve at Laudhold Farm in Wells. Coffee will be served at 4:30 p.m. with the program beginning at 5 p.m.

He will explore the wonder and mechanics of bird migration, and the simple, effective ways we can help save birds, from what we plant in our gardens to what we pour into our morning cup of coffee. He’ll also talk about his latest passion: educating others about the importance of shade-grown coffee. The event will feature free samplings of some of shade-grown coffee, provided by Birds & Beans Bird Friendly coffee.

Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind,” about bird migration, and Of a Feather: A Brief History of American Birding.” Copies of some of Scott’s books will be available for purchase and signing by the author.

Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon magazine and writes for a variety of other publications; he lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of hawks, owls and hummingbirds. Scott is a frequent visitor to Maine and is the director of ornithology at Audubon’s Hog Island camp in Bremen.

The doors will open at 4:30 p.m. for coffee sampling. The program will run from 5:15 to 6 p.m., followed by Q&A and additional coffee sampling. Preregistration is not required, but welcome at www.yorkcountyaudubon.org/events/ scott-weidensaul-is-coming-to-yca-andbringing shade-grown-coffee.

Guild exhibition slated for Aug. 21-23

Art Guild of the Kennebunks will hold its annual Awards Art Exhibition Friday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 23 at The Community House on Temple Street across from the Kennebunkport Post Office.

Ron Crusan, executive director of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, will serve as juror.

The public reception will be held Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. The hours of the exhibit will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited to attend free of charge.

Those who attend will have an opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for an acrylic marine painting “Ashley Lauren in the Fog,” donated by guild member, Michael Maron. The proceeds of the painting benefit the guild’s scholarship fund. The drawing for the raffle will be held at the end of the exhibit at 4 p.m. Sunday. The winner need not be present to win.

Story time changes announced

Kennebunk Free Library will continue to host story time for all ages on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10:15 a.m. through Thursday, Aug. 13.

Story time will return on Monday, Sept. 14.

The story time schedule for the school year will be: Mondays 10:15 a.m. Peek-a- Book Babies; Tuesdays 10:15 a.m.; Family Story Time; and Thursdays 10:15 a.m. Time for 2’s & 3’s.

Story time is free, wheelchair accessible and open to all. For more information, call 985-2173, ext. 5 or visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.

Village Art Walk continues Aug. 14

Village Art Walk, coordinated by Kennebunk-Kennebunkport- Arundel Chamber of Commerce, will continue Friday, Aug. 14.

The free self-guided walking tour of art galleries, studios and organizations of Kennebunk’s Lower Village and Kennebunkport’s Dock Square and Ocean Avenue will be held the second Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission to all galleries is free and open to the public.

Thanks to the sponsorship of The Sharpe Gallery, Re/Max and Kennebunk Gourmet Ice Cream, Shanna Underwood will sing outside Re/Max on Aug. 14.

Thanks to sponsorship by Kennebunkport Resort Collection, singer Lisa Mills will offer live music outside Sue Rioux Gallery at 180 Port Road in Lower Village, Kennebunk. Thanks to sponsorship by Atlantic Holdings, the band Rock Lobster (featuring Nat and Ali Bailey of the Lower Village People) will play at the Galleries at Morning Walk on Port Road.

For more information, call 967-0857 or visit gokennebunks.com. continue Friday, Aug. 14.

The free self-guided walking tour of art galleries, studios and organizations of Kennebunk’s Lower Village and Kennebunkport’s Dock Square and Ocean Avenue will be held the second Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission to all galleries is free and open to the public.

Thanks to the sponsorship of The Sharpe Gallery, Re/Max and Kennebunk Gourmet Ice Cream, Shanna Underwood will sing outside Re/Max on Aug. 14.

Thanks to sponsorship by Kennebunkport Resort Collection, singer Lisa Mills will offer live music outside Sue Rioux Gallery at 180 Port Road in Lower Village, Kennebunk. Thanks to sponsorship by Atlantic Holdings, the band Rock Lobster (featuring Nat and Ali Bailey of the Lower Village People) will play at the Galleries at Morning Walk on Port Road.

For more information, call 967-0857 or visit gokennebunks.com.

Library to host ‘Let’s Talk About It’

Kennebunk Free Library has been selected by the Maine Humanities Council to offer “Let’s Talk About It,” a free reading and discussion group with copies of books available through the library.

The program is provided by the Maine Humanities Council’s Maine Center for the Book in cooperation with the Maine State Library.

The series, “Making Sense of the Civil War” begins Tuesday, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main St., Kennebunk, and continues for five sessions, through Jan. 12.

Books to be read and discussed in this series include: “March” by Geraldine Brooks, “America’s War: Talking About the Civil War and Emancipation on their 150th Anniversaries,” Edward L. Ayers, and “Crossroads of Freedom: Antietam” by James McPherson

Dr. Candace Kanes will facilitate the discussions. Kanes has taught history, American studies and women’s studies at Bates College, UNE, USM and Maine College of Art.

For more information, call 985-2173.

Pecha Kucha night scheduled for Aug. 27

Pecha Kucha Night, the series of short, creative presentations by local residents and others, is returning to Atlantic Hall in Cape Porpoise on Thursday, Aug. 27.

The evening will feature University of New England professor Marilyn Gugliucci as emcee and 10 presenters sharing their passion projects.

Presentation topics for the evening include a new national park proposed for Maine, a brother’s lost photographs of the ‘60s and ‘70s, and the adventures of Capt. Ahab, a 3-foottall, 40-pound, globe-trotting wooden fisherman.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7:20 p.m.

Each presentation is limited to 6 minutes and 40 seconds, so the audience is exposed to many ideas and a broad range of topics in rapid-pace succession. The list of possible topics is endless.

The program consists of 10 short presentations, with a refreshment break after the first five. Beer and wine will be available for purchase; light snacks provided free of charge.

For more information, contact Linda Ward at 967.3804 or email leward@roadrunner.com.

Museum plans trolley speakeasy night

Prohibition (1920-1933) is coming to life again as only Seashore Trolley Museum can make it at the Chicago gangster-themed Seashore Trolley Speakeasy from 6 to 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21 at 195 Log Cabin Road in Kennebunkport.

Prohibition-era sreet cars provide a speakeasy atmosphere for lounging, drinking and noshing.

Three live music acts (including October Road) will perform in Highwood Barn, and in the dance tent DJPJ will be spinning prohibitionera music and Lawrence Miller will provide dance instruction.

Raffles with prizes will stand in place of old time gambling. A limited number of tickets will be sold and must be reserved in advance.

Admission includes a light buffet catered by Blue Elephant Events & Catering, with an adaptation of Al Capone’s favorite pasta dish among the offerings.

A cash bar will again feature 2014’s popular signature cocktail, the Seashore 75 and will introduce the new Seashore 76.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call 967-2800, ext. 101 or 111, email director@neerhs.org or visit www.trolleymuseum.org.

Community Yard Sale set for Aug. 22

Kennebunk Free Library will host its Community Yard Sale on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine.

Those looking for prime visibility with free advertising for an upcoming yard sale, look no farther than the library.

For more information on how to reserve a spot and other questions, call the library at 985-2173 or visit www.kennebunklibrary.org. Applications and fees are due by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.

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