2016-08-05 / Community

Community News

Museum to host ‘Letters from a Sailor’ concert

Celebrate the Kennebunks’ maritime heritage by stepping into the past at the Brick Store Museum. The Mosaic Quartet will perform back-to-back performances of their original show, Letters from a Sailor, on Aug. 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. The performance includes historic letters now held in the Brick Store Museum’s archives.

Mosaic Quartet, which includes members Karen Stathoplos, David O’Brien, Carlton Mabee, and Vicki Adams, will present the love letters of Kennebunk ship captain Charles Barry along with love songs, sea shanties, folk tunes and original compositions. Some songs will be accompanied by mandolin, guitar, and banjo. Guest pianist Ginny Lawrence will also perform. Al Adams and Stathoplos will read the captain’s letters.

The museum will display artifacts from the Barrys’ lives and travels in the Program Center during the performances. For more information, call 985-4802.

Pecha Kucha Night scheduled for Aug. 25

Pecha Kucha Night, the series of short presentations, will mark its five-year anniversary in the Kennebunks with another program on Thursday, Aug. 25 at Atlantic Hall in Cape Porpoise.

The evening’s presenters will include an author who is repeating a Pecha Kucha presentation he previously did in London, a collector of stories about Key West, a photographer who found herself in Paris during the terrorist attacks last fall, and a woman who makes blind contour drawings of her dates.

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

For directions or more information, visit www.atlantichall.org or call 710-3560.

Holy Cross to host ninth annual Blueberry Fest

The ninth annual Blueberry Festival to benefit a local nonprofit will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 13.

The church is located at the corner of Lord and Storer streets in Kennebunk.

Quilted items, bags, aprons and many other hand-crafted items will be for sale at the festival. The church will also offer homemade doughnuts, blueberry pies, cookies and other treats for sale. Blueberry shortcake topped with fresh whipped cream, the festival’s namesake dessert, will also be available.

All proceeds from the festival will benefit In a Pinch, a nonprofit that provides essential items not covered by food stamps for those in need in the community.

For more information, call 985-4803.

Family Fun Day is Saturday in West K

West Kennebunk is preparing for its an- nual Family Fun Day celebration. Family Fun Day is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6.

The event will feature a parade, car show, pie judging and watermelon eating contests. There will be a lemonade stand, bake table and the Lunch Box and Seed and Bean will serve their regular menus. West Kennebunk United Methodist Church will host a bean supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

There are still spaces available for vendors and participants in the parade and car show. Volunteers are needed to help set up and take down, as well bake and oversee different activities.

For more information or to volunteer, call Barbara at 985-2272, Carol at 985- 4571 or contact a West Kennebunk Village Committee member.

DAR chapter resumes meetings in September

Rebecca Emery Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution gathered in honor of Flag Day on June 4. The members had a luncheon prior to taking their summer break. The chapter will resume meetings in September 2016.

They met at the Oak Street Bistro in Alfred, with a large numbers of members as well as several prospective members. The special guest of honor was Polly Bartow, honorary Maine state regent and past librarian general. After lunch, all were served a patriotic dessert consisting of vanilla ice cream, blueberries and strawberries.

Following lunch, a business meeting took place, over which Chapter Regent Helen Newton presided. The program also followed where Vice Regent Deborah Bragdon discussed interesting facts on the American Flag as well as Flag Day. Several members assisted in a flag folding ceremony as well.

Bartow performed an installation ceremony for the incoming officers for 2016 to 2019. The new officers are: Regent, Deborah Bragdon; Vice Regent, Janice Teasenfitz; Chaplain, Mary Kinsley; Recording Secretary, Elizabeth Harlow; Corresponding Secretary, Marjorie Scott; Treasurer, Catherine Fisher; Registrar, Starr Bartlett; Historian, Leigh Olson; and Librarian, Sally Foy.

Reusable bag program benefits Lucky Pup

Lucky Pup Rescue, a nonprofit committed to rescuing dogs in need, has been selected as a beneficiary of the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program for the month of August.

For every blue Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag with the good karma messaging purchased at the Kennebunk Hannaford, Lucky Pup Rescue will receive a $1 donation to help fulfill its mission of finding compatible human-canine matches that result in happy, forever lives together.

For more information, visit www.luckypuprescue.org. For more information on the Hannaford Helps Reusable Bag Program, visit www.hannaford.bags4mycause.com or www.facebook.com/hhbagprogram.

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