2017-03-03 / Community

Community News


“Working Waterfront” by Art Guild of the Kennebunks member Nora Ordway. The guild is accepting submissions for jurying through April 3. (Courtesy photo) “Working Waterfront” by Art Guild of the Kennebunks member Nora Ordway. The guild is accepting submissions for jurying through April 3. (Courtesy photo) Art guild accepting jury submissions

Artists must preregister by Monday, April 3 to submit work for jurying for acceptance into the Art Guild of the Kennebunks. This is the only opportunity this year for artists to be admitted into AGK.

Preregistered artists must submit five examples in the same medium. Preregistration forms, guidelines and additional details are available from membership chairman Judith Kinsman by emailing her at judithkinsman@gmail.com or calling 229-9659.

Artists may choose to submit work digitally via email submission to AGKjudge@gmail.com by Monday, April 3 or by deliver art on Saturday, April 15 between noon and 1 p.m. to the Brick Store Museum program center.

Artists must pick up their art at 3 p.m. the same day. The Brick Store Museum program center is located behind the museum with entrance at 4 Dane St. (across from Kennebunk Town Hall).

Applicants will be notified by mail of the results of the jurying.

All types of art including sculpture and photography are welcomed. Artists should submit five original, recent pieces, not done in a class or workshop.

The work should be professionally presented. Two dimensional work should be ready for hanging. Mats should be neutral. Judges look for consistency rather than diversity.

The Art Guild of the Kennebunks offers exhibitions in which only juried members may exhibit. The guild presently has approximately 75 juried members. T he guild also accepts non-juried associate members, who may not exhibit their art, but who may participate in all other guild activities.

The guild will hold several exhibitions this summer. As with all exhibitions and program meetings, the public is invited to attend free of charge.

For more information, call Ann Legg at 251-8439 or email alegg@roadrunner.com.

Library road race scheduled for July 14

The 20th Edition Kennebunk Free Library Road Race is scheduled for Friday, July 14. The 5K run/walk is a fundraiser for the library and includes dinner for all entrants, beer and wine garden, live music and raffle prizes. The race begins at 6 p.m.

The first 250 to register receive a race T-shirt and goodie bag. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St. in Kennebunk. Register online at www.kennebunklibrary.org.

For more information, call 985-2173 or visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.

Annual job fair set for Monday, March 13

The Kennebunk-Kennebunkport-Arundel Chamber of Commerce and the town of Kennebunk will hold the third annual Job Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday, March 13 at the Kennebunk Town Hall auditorium. Both employers and those seeking jobs are invited to attend.

Chamber members or not, all local businesses in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel may have a table at the fair. Local businesses and organizations include those looking for full-time and part-time work, both season and year-round.

Organizers have invited employment agencies and local businesses, as well as local high school students. Even small businesses with only one job to fill can tap into a larger pool of candidates.

Prior to the event, the chamber in conjunction with the RSU 21 Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel will hold work-force training workshops.

The first class, designed for senior citizens as a refresher course on computers and returning to the workforce, will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7.

The second class, designed for students or those looking for their first job, will be held right after school at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9.

Both classes, taught by Lisa Crothers of the RSU 21 Adult Education program, are free and open to the public, held at the chamber, 16 Water St., Kennebunk.

The fair is free of charge for job seekers. To reserve a table, email events@gokennebunks.com or call the chamber at 967-0857.

Atria announces March concerts, seminars

Atria Kennebunk announced its Sunday concert series and health seminars for March. For more information, call 985- 5866. Atria Kennebunk is located on 1 Penny Lane in Kennebunk.

Concert series schedule:

 Sunday, March 5, 2 p.m. – Bob Tkacik premieres for the first time at Atria Kennebunk with the BB&J Duet. Light refreshments will be served.

 Sunday, March 12, 2 p.m. – Comedian Randy Riggle will perform, Nostalgia. Light refreshments will be served.

 Sunday, March 19, 2 p.m. – Rob Robbins performing vocals and soft melodies. Light refreshments will be served.

 Sunday, March 26, 2 p.m. – Sonlight Trio. Sonlight Trio Mary Kennedy, flute, Cindy Kalkhoff, cello, and Carol Ingraham, piano, play a variety of classical, Celtic and sacred music. Light refreshments will be served.

Health and music seminars schedule includes:

 Wednesday, March 15, 3:30 p.m. – DeeDee Grantz from Amedisys will present Oxygen Safety. The public is encouraged to participate.

 Friday, March 17, 2 p.m. – St. Patrick’s Day with Deborrah Wyndham Rag Time Pianist. Irish and Celtic music.

 Monday, March 20, 3:30 p.m. – Kindred at Home’s Barbra Domijan will present Arthritis and Accessing Home Health. The public is encouraged to participate.

 Wednesday, March 29, 3:30 p.m. – Travel to Scotland with Ron Falong! Authentic Atria Chef hors d’ oeuvres will be served.

United Way of York County awards grants

United Way of York County has awarded $640,000 in grants to various organizations throughout the community. A total of 37 nonprofits will receive investments this year for 63 programs addressing a variety of critical needs in the county. These investments support United Way’s strategic priority areas of Bright Beginnings, Healthy Foods, Connected Youth and Supportive Services.

“These vital programs support the best start for our youngest citizens, provide healthy foods for children and seniors, engage youth in meaningful service, and meet basic needs, all critical components of our collective efforts to build an even stronger York County,” said United Way of York County President and CEO Barb Wentworth.

New grants in the Bright Beginnings strategic area include “Count ME In,” which promotes elementary school attendance for school success, and York County Community Action Corp.’s “A Place for Us,” which provides support to strengthen families to allow them to support their young children.

There are also two new grants in the Connected Youth strategic area, American Red Cross’ “Youth Volunteer Engagement” that increases the number of youth involved in their community; and Sanford Springvale YMCA’s “Y Interact Leaders Club” that promotes youth service and philanthropy as a path to leadership and civic responsibility.

‘Born on Third Base’ author plans visit
Chuck Collins Chuck Collins

Chuck Collins, author of the recently published “Born on Third Base,” will share his conviction that we can change the story and fix the future during a program cosponsored by the Kennebunk Free Library and First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church Friday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the church, which is next door to the library.

Collins of the Institute for Policy Studies, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, has spent two decades working to shift the national debate about wealth inequality and how it relates to racial divisions and taxation.

“We are living between two worlds,” Collins said. “There is the world we have always known, but realize now has deep system flaws like extreme inequality, climate change, and global instability. And there is the future world, one that we can have a hand in shaping.”

Collins was born into a family in the top percent of the wealth spectrum and inherited a fortune. He donated his wealth to several foundations, however, shifting himself into the 99 percent in order to do his part in effecting change. He joined with Bill Gates, Sr. in writing “Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes,” and is co-author with Mary Wright of “The Moral Measure of the Economy” about Christian ethics and economic life. His goal is to organize members of the one percent to advocate for fair tax policy, living wages, and campaign finance reform.

The program will feature stories, discussion, book signing, coffee and dessert. All are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation.

Registration begins for Spring Into Health

Registration for Healthy Kennebunk’s Spring Into Health is open. This is the ninth edition of the walking program. A total of 220,156,652 steps have been taken since the program started in 2014.

Spring Into Health begins March 20 and ends May 28. More teams and individuals are sought for the upcoming challenge. Join the challenge for new prizes and more tips for healthy living.

For more information to register, email healthymainestreet@kennebunkmaine.us.

Garden club accepting scholarship fund applications

The Seacoast Garden Club has up to $250 in scholarship funds available to any resident of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk or Arundel who is pursuing non-degree training in the areas of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, conservation, forestry, botany, agronomy, plant pathology, environmental control, city planning or other related fields.

Those interested may apply up to April 15. It is necessary to complete an application and submit a letter describing background and goals. The scholarship is awarded on merit.

Interested persons may contact Hillary Johnson at 985-4779 or Sally Foehl at 967-4043.

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