2015-10-09 / Community

Community News

Village Art Walk to feature artists at work

Village Art Walk, coordinated by Kennebunk Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce, will continue Friday, Oct. 9. This month will feature live painting in the studio/gallery by many of the artists themselves.

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 is held the second Friday of every month from 5 to 8 p.m. Admission to all galleries is free and open to the public.

This Friday, many of the galleries will feature artists at work in their shop. For example, Sharpe Gallery artist and painter Susan Paradis, also a published children’s book author and illustrator, will be painting at the gallery during October’s art walk.

River Tree Arts will host its show opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, to coincide with the Village Art Walk. “Trio: Fall Color” features the floral colors and artistic expressions of Caroline Clare Davis, Laura Dunn and Julia Einstein. The jazz trio of musicians Joe Riillo, John Kumnick and Doug Bennett on sax, bass and guitar will provide live music.

There will be no Village Art Walk in November, and the season will wrap up on Dec. 11, which will also features “Passport to Prelude.”

Visitors will be given given “passports” and asked to collect stamps from at least eight of the 12 participating galleries. With their passport complete, guests will check in at the chamber kiosk to enter their name in a drawing for prizes.

Each gallery is asked to donate a small gift/prize ($50 value or less). Guests have until Sunday morning, Dec. 13, to complete their passport, and participation is free and open to the public.

Saint David’s to host annual Harvest Fair

Saint David’s Church in Kennebunk is hosting its annual Harvest Fair on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A variety of tables will feature raffle baskets, silent auction with over 60 items, bake sale, homemade chicken pot pies, gluten free treats and homemade jams and jellies.

The Table of Treasures is greatly expanded. Back by popular demand will be the Jewelry Table.

In addition, breakfast items will be available from area bakeries and Café Lunch will feature soups and sandwiches provided by area restaurants along with crepes by Dory Dogs from the Kennebunk farmers market. Entertainment provided throughout the day.

For more information, call 985-3073.

Hospital offers free screening to uninsured

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Southern Maine Health Care is offering free mammograms to women in the community who don’t have insurance. Screenings will be held on Oct. 28 in Sanford and Oct. 29 in Biddeford at the following times:

 Goodall Medical Office Building, 25A June St., Sanford, Wednesday, Oct. 28 at

4:30, 5 p.m., 5:30, 5:45 and 6 p.m.

 SMHC Medical Center, 1 Medical Center Drive, Center for Breast Care, Biddeford, Thursday, Oct. 29 at 4:30, 4:45, 5:30, 6 and 6:30 p.m.

Registration is required and appointments are available on a first come, first serve basis.

For more information or to make an appointment, call 283-7320.

Brick Store Museum plans activities

The Brick Store Museum’s newest exhibition, Things We Keep: Kennebunk Collections, will open Saturday, Oct. 10. The exhibit, sourced from local individuals, features many different types of collections that range from the rare to the everyday. Collections on display will include robots; Super Bowl memorabilia; vinyl records; cameras; dolls; matchbooks; antique laundry tools; glassware; ephemera; and much more.

Visitors are encouraged to participate in the exhibit by sharing photos of their own collections on the Brick Store Museum’s Facebook (BrickStoreMuseum), Twitter (@ BrickStoreMus) and Instagram (@Brick- StoreMuseum) with the hastag #WeAllCollect.

Photos will then be uploaded to the museum’s website for a virtual exhibition.

A members-only exhibit preview is planned for Friday, Oct. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibit is sponsored by the Captain Lord Mansion and the Captain Jefferds Inn. The exhibit will run through March 2016.

In the spirit of Halloween, the Brick Store Museum will host its popular 12th annual All Souls’ Walk on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Continuous tours through Hope Cemetery will begin at noon, with the last tour departing at 3 p.m. Students from RSU21 are admitted free with a sponsorship by Hannaford Supermarket.

The narrated historical walks begin at the Brick Store Museum at 117 Main St., Kennebunk, and cover a half-mile loop through Kennebunk’s Hope Cemetery, lasting approximately one hour. Costumed interpreters portray the historical figures, and share their stories of love, loss, and fate. Not too spooky, it’s a perfect activity for families. Participants visit more than a dozen gravesites and learn local history through the fascinating and often tragic tales of residents from bygone eras.

The event occurs rain or shine, since a modified indoor version of the program can be presented in the event of inclement weather. No advance reservations are required, except for large groups.

 The tradition of wearing a costume during All Hallows Eve has existed for centuries. The Brick Store Museum is celebrating the custom at the Museum Monster Mash, a costume party for young and old alike, in the museum’s galleries on Friday, Oct. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Admission to the Mash is free for museum members.

Registration can be completed in person at 117 Main St. in Kennebunk; via phone at 985-4802; or online at www.brickstoremuseum.org/shop/monstermashtix. Visit www.brickstoremuseum.org for costume contest categories.

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