2016-12-09 / Community

Community News

Another Atlantic Plunge set for New Year’s Day

Caring Unlimited will host the 16th annual Atlantic Plunge at Gooch’s Beach in Kennebunk at 11 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 1. Registration is available online or on the day of the event.

The Atlantic Plunge was started by a volunteer on New Year’s Day 2001 and has grown to become a sustaining source for the programs and services offered by Caring Unlimited, York County’s only domestic violence resource center.

Each year, dozens of people take the plunge and collect pledges from family members, friends and coworkers. Pledges can be made online through participants’ personalized fundraising pages, or collected and turned in when participants check in at the event. This year, the plunger with the highest fundraising total by New Year’s Day will win a $250 gift card to LL Bean.

The pledges and registration fees provide vital support for Caring Unlimited’s programs and services.

For more information, including registration, and fundraising, visit www.caringunlimited.org.

A storm date is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 7 and information regarding any weather-related changes will be posted in the days leading up to the event.

Kennebunkport Historical Society Board Member and Docent Larry Ryan leads a tour of White Columns, formerly known as the Nott House, as Prelude begins Friday morning. (Kevin A. Byron photo) Kennebunkport Historical Society Board Member and Docent Larry Ryan leads a tour of White Columns, formerly known as the Nott House, as Prelude begins Friday morning. (Kevin A. Byron photo) Free Prelude skate party is Thursday

The second annual Prelude Family Skate Party is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the Waterhouse Center in Kennebunk.

The night will feature a free hot cocoa bar with all the fixin’s, plus holiday tunes spun by local DJs Sam Miale and George Spaulding. The Waterhouse Center is an open-air skate center in downtown Kennebunk and all skaters must bring their own equipment.

For more information, call the Chamber of Commerce at 967-0857.

Nonantum to host gingerbread house party

Children and adults are invited to make their own gingerbread house Saturday.

Between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport will host its annual gingerbread house making event in the grand ballroom. Guests start with four graham crackers and make it their own with plenty of frosting, sprinkles and holiday decorations.

All admission proceeds benefit the Chamber of Commerce’s Beach Wheelchair Fund.

Free Intown Trolley shuttle to/from Dock Square to the Nonantum Resort will run between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

RSVPs are requested because it often sells out. For more information, call 967- 4050.

Scouts schedule Movie Night at Middle School

Girl Scout Troop 1056 of the Kennebunks is holding a Movie Night at Middle School of the Kennebunks on Friday, Dec. 16. Proceeds go to Troop 1056’s trip to Washington, D.C.

The event features babysitting services. Parents can drop off children age 4 and older between 6:30 and 7 p.m. Need a babysitter so you can finish up shopping, or just go out on a date night? Troop 1056 has it covered, complete with the movie “Home.” The babysitting price includes movie ticket and one concession item. There is a movie-only ticket price, too.

Preregistration and prepayment is required by Dec. 12 for babysitting services. For more information or to register, email Heather Larrabee at h_ larrabee@yahoo.com or call 967-3460.

Hanukkah Party and Potluck set for Dec. 18

The annual York County Hanukkah Party and Potluck Supper will be held on Sunday, Dec. 18 5 to 8 p.m. at Congregation Etz Chaim, 36 Bacon St. Biddeford.

Participants are asked to bring a dairy or vegetarian entrée to share. Latkes will be served fresh from the kitchen. Dessert and drinks are provided. Music and dancing with the Casco Bay Tummlers will be featured.

Parking is available on the street or in the nearby Biddeford Police Station parking lot. For more information, call Julie Campisi at 282-2461.

Wreaths Across America to stop at high school

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Wreaths Across America and RSU 21 will host a brief ceremony at the Kennebunk High School Veterans Memorial.

The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12. A convoy of trucks transporting wreaths from Harrington, Maine, to Arlington National Cemetery, will pass through Kennebunk. Wreaths made here in RSU 21 will add to the collection of wreaths placed on the graves in Arlington and at more than 900 other locations around the world.

The ceremony will include recognitions and presentations of wreaths, music by the KHS band, songs by the Kennebunk Elementary School chorus and will be attended by the KHS student body and KES third graders.

For more information, visit www.wreathsacrossamerica.org.

Library plans pop-up snowmen craft event

On Thursday, Dec. 15 at 3:30 p.m., children in grades K-5 are invited to get into the spirit of the season by making pop-up snowmen, using paper plates and other materials. All supplies will be provided.

Preregistration is required. The program is free, wheelchair accessible and open to all. For more information, please call 985- 2173, ext. 5.

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