2017-06-30 / Community

Community News

Activities announced for SummerFest

Kennebunk’s SummerFest is Saturday, July 1. The festival committee has been busy planning for months and they are bringing past favorite and new events this year.

As usual this year the public is invited to join the SummerFest parade. The parade lines up at 10 a.m. at Water Street. Kids of all ages are welcome. The festival committee continues the tradition of the Red Wagon Brigade and in doing so remembers the late Al Searles.

If interested, bring a Red Wagon and join in on Water Street at 10 a.m. No wagon? That’s OK. Decorate your bicycle or doll carriage in a festive red, white and blue theme and join the fun.

After the parade, there will be music on the plaza, where the band “Dad’s Night Out” will play throughout the day.

The crafters and artisans will be at the Waterhouse Center beginning at 8 a.m. The crowd favorite face painter, Snowqueen, will be open for business at 8:30 a.m. at the Main Street end of the Waterhouse Center.

At the parking lot end of the Waterhouse Center, the rock climbing wall and horse and wagon rides will begin at 11 a.m. Pups in the Air will be at Lafayette Park from noon to 3 p.m. Be sure to check out the wildlife encounters, which will be located at the library from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is a walk-up exhibit featuring ambassador animals.

At noon, join the fun at the pie eating contest. Everyone is invited to participate.

SummerFest has something for everyone. For more information, visit www.kennebunkmaine.us/summerfest.

Museum plans SummerFest events

During Kennebunk’s SummerFest on Saturday, July 1, the Brick Store Museum will offer a variety of activities and events running the entire day.

July 1 also happens to be the Brick Store Museum’s 81st birthday on Main Street, which has been igniting personal connections for history and art since its opening on July 1, 1936.

The museum holds over 70,000 artifacts and archival materials relating to regional history and art; it puts on nearly 30 special programs per year; opens 12 exhibitions from January through December; and welcomes nearly 5,000 visitors per year to its campus of 19th century buildings on Main Street.

• From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the museum will offer vintage prices to view the museum’s galleries, which include Once Upon a Time in Maine: A Fairy Tale Art and Artifacts Show and The 1947 Fire Retrospective.

• Celebrating the opening of its own 1940s Victory Garden, families and SummerFest participants are invited to make a starter Victory Garden of vegetable seeds under a tent in the museum’s courtyard. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to everyone.

• The Brick Store Museum invites the community to Night at Our Museum from 5 to 8 p.m. The museum will come alive in various ways throughout the evening. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to view all 70,000 items in the museum’s collection of local history and art. The event will take place throughout the museum’s campus so that visitors can see more of the museum than they have ever seen before.

Tickets can be purchased online at brickstoremuseum.org, phone 985-4802 or in person at 117 Main St., Kennebunk.

Trolley museum to host Moxie Day event

Moxie Day is July 9 and Seashore Trolley Museum will celebrate all things Moxie from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at regular admission prices.

Once a year the New England Moxie Congress blows into Kennebunkport to hold its annual meeting at the museum. They bring along all manner of related memorabilia to share with visitors.

Seashore is cooking up lunch choices with a Moxie spin on them. The museum store also carries an assortment of Moxie related food and clothing products.

Bring a friend, bring the kids, bring the dog, or come alone and get your Moxie on at Seashore Trolley Museum.

Seashore Trolley Museum is located at 195 Log Cabin Road in Kennebunkport.

For more information, call 967-2800, ext. 101 or email director@neerhs.org.

Hackmatack show to benefit Kennebunk Land Trust

A portion of the proceeds from an upcoming Hackmatack Playhouse presentation of “Steel Magnolias” will benefit Kennebunk Land Trust.

The performance will occur on Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m. at the playhouse.

There are several options to purchase tickets. Tickets may be purchased with a credit card online by visiting www.kennebunklandtrust.org.

Tickets can also be purchased with cash or check by visiting the Kennebunk Land Trust office. All tickets are to be picked up at the land trust office at 6 Brown St., Kennebunk.

Land trust office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Hackmatack Playhouse is located at 538 School St. in Berwick. For more information, call 985- 8734.

Correction: A story last week contained the incorrect residence of Wayne Adams. Adams is a Kennebunkport resident.

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