2017-03-17 / Community

Community News

Children’s gardening workshops offered

Maine master gardener Shelley Wigglesworth will be back at Graves Memorial Library in Kennebunkport to host her yearly spring gardening workshops for children ages 6 to 12. Sign up for one or all four workshops and all materials are free.

The schedule:

• April 13, 3 to 4 p.m. – Making Birdfeeders. Children will make two birdfeeders to take home; one using a clear recycled plastic drink container, the other with a pinecone, vegetable shortening and birdseed.

• April 20, 3 to 4 p.m. – Grow edible alfalfa sprouts. Sprouts can be grown and harvested within a matter of days. Children will create and take home their own sprout growing starter kit.

• May 4, 3 to 4 p.m. – Make your own miniature terrarium. Children will design and create tiny ecosystems in a mason jar with soil, rocks, live plants, mosses and miniatures.

• May 11, 3 to 4 p.m. – Create Zen garden. Children will design, personalize and build a portable Zen garden to take home in a container with sand, stones, crystals and a tiny Buddha.

Preregistration is required for all classes. Each class is limited to 12 students. All classes are free and all supplies are included.

For more information or to register, call 967-2778 and ask for the Junior Room or visit www.graveslibraroy.org.

Speers Gallery to host high school artwork

Collective Outlook artwork created by International Baccalaureate Visual Art students from Kennebunk High School will be on display at Kennebunk Free Library in the Speers Gallery April 1-13.

The IB organization, a nonprofit educational foundation, aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect.

IB Visual Art is part of a rigorous curriculum and diploma program recognized by universities around the world. IB Visual Art at Kennebunk High School offers a unique, two-year course for those motivated and mature students who are seriously committed to making and researching art.

The art show represents work from Kaitlyn Anderson and Sadie Gusha, two seniors who have now completed the IB course and will be exhibiting their chosen body of artwork. Juniors who are in the class will be choosing one piece to be exhibited.

An opening reception will be held Tuesday April 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.

Museum celebrating Youth Art Month

All across America, the month of March is celebrated as Youth Art Month, a month of promoting art and art education throughout our schools and communities at large. Thousands of American schools participate in observing Youth Art Month, often with the involvement of local art museums and civic organizations.

Beginning March 14, the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk will feature more than 200 works of artwork by Kennebunk High School visual arts students, entitled “Untitled: The Kennebunk High School Art Show.”

The show runs through April 7 and features artwork from every Kennebunk High School visual arts student in grades 9 through 12. The show provides a scope of visual artworks across a broad range of media and subject matter, highlighting examples of visual art currently happening in our community at the high school level. During the show’s run, all RSU 21 students will be admitted to the museum for free.

As a reward for displaying their artwork in the museum show, the Brick Store Museum will give each student an art kit that includes new items to feed their artistic passion.

Members of the community can sponsor an art kit for a student, ensuring that each student receives encouragement for their creativity and talent.

Each sponsor will have a kit named in their honor. For more information or to sponsor an art kit, visit www.brickstoremuseum.org, email Deborah Williams at dwilliams@brickstoremuseum.org or call 985-4802.

Parks and Rec to host bingo games at MLD

The Arundel Parks and Recreation Department announced that it will host bingo, coffee and doughnuts for those 60 and older on Tuesdays through April 11 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the new Mildred L Day School library.

It is a free program, but only 30 seats are available. Pregistration is required. To register online, visit www.arundelrec.com, call 286-9241 or email recreationdirector@arundelmaine.org.

Guild accepting registration for jury candidates

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. The 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.

20th Edition road race is 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.

Atria’s event, music schedule continues

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 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 include:

• 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.

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