2016-03-04 / Community

Community News

High school to stage Sondheim musical

Kennebunk High School will host “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” March 4-6. The musical will be held at the high school’s Economos Auditorium. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2 p.m.

Sondheim’s musical masterpiece is a nonstop, madcap comedy, turning the KHS stage into the streets of ancient Rome. Filled with dazzling costumes, energetic choreography, hysterical characters, and memorable songs, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” will keep the audience smiling from the first number until the final curtain call.

Ticket reservations can be made at www.muscatkhs.com.

Raising ‘money-smart’ kids subject of seminar

Children are faced with financial choices every day: Buy that candy bar or save for a hoverboard? While parents can’t control all outside influences trying to affect their decisions, they can help prepare young consumers to make educated decisions. Come learn more on raising money-smart children at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 8 at Lindsay Smith’s presentation of How Money Works ... For Kids. The workshop will be held upstairs at the Kennebunk- Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce at 16 Water St.

How Money Works ... For Kids is designed to help parents teach their children, “ Simple financial strategies now so they’ll be better equipped to deal with money matters on their own later,” said Smith, a Kennebunk father of two and regional vice president of Primerica Financial Services. “This workshop helps parents empower their children and help them avoid common money mistakes by helping them grow up ‘money smart.”

The seminar, complete with a 22- page workbook courtesy of Primerica Financial Services, will guide parents on healthy money attitudes as well as positive strategies for saving, spending, investing and giving back to their communities. Allowances will be discussed as well. Admission to the workshop is free and open to the public.

Discussion will be geared toward parents, though older children are welcome to attend. Guests should RSVP to ensure adequate workbook supplies. For more information, call or text Smith at 468-7202.

Irish trio on tap for concert series

To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, the Concerts in West K! series presents a special program of Irish traditional music featuring Boghat, one of the Portland area’s longest-running Irish groups. The concert will take place 3 p.m., Sunday, March 13, at the West Kennebunk United Methodist Church, 160 Alfred Road in West Kennebunk.

Led by uilleann piper Tom Rota, Boghat has been bringing its brand of traditional Irish music with a contemporary twist to audiences throughout the region for over a decade. Boghat covers the entire spectrum of the genre, experimenting with contemporary elements while maintaining a healthy respect for the tradition.

Admission to the concert is by donation at the door. For more information, call Paul Wells at 985-2831.

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