2017-07-07 / Community

Community News

Museum and bank team up for BSM on Us

Camden National Bank has joined with the Brick Store Museum in Kennebunk to invite its customers to visit the museum for free during the month of July.

Banking customers visiting the museum only need to show their credit or debit card to receive free admission as part of the BSM on Us”program.

“We are so proud to welcome customers of Camden National Bank to the museum,” said museum director Cynthia Walker. “History and art is shared by all of us. The bank’s commitment to our community is obvious in its dedication to so many projects in the area, and we couldn’t be more excited that new audiences can attend the museum because of the bank’s support.”

Camden National Bank customers (and all visitors) can expect to find several exhibitions this month: Once Upon a Time in Maine: A Fairy Tale Art and Artifacts Show, Polite Society: Etiquette Past and Present, and The Fire of 1947 are all on view during the month of July, and are running through September.

The museum is open every day except Monday. For more information, visit www.brickstoremuseum.org or call 985-4802.

Library to host astronomy expert

On Tuesday, Aug. 1 at 6 p.m., Kennebunk Free Library will welcome professor Ian Durham from the Astronomical Society of Northern New England to present on what experts are calling “the astronomical event of the decade.”

On Aug. 21, the continental U.S. will see its first solar eclipse in almost 40 years and the first to fully cross the country since 1918.

Though the path of totality will be to the south, Kennebunk residents will be able to see a 60 percent partial eclipse.

Durham will speak about why eclipses happen, different types of eclipses, how to view them safely and what Kennebunk can expect during the Great American Eclipse. The library will have free eclipse-viewing glasses available to take home.

Durham is professor and chairman of the Department of Physics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. His research focuses on relativistic quantum information and the foundations of physics and mathematics.

For more information, call 985-2173.

Trolley museum to celebrate Moxie Day

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.

Vendors needed for yard sale

Space is available at a community yard sale scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 19 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Kennebunk Free Library.

Applications and fees are due by Monday, Aug. 14. Applications and additional information can be picked up at the library or found on the website. For more information, call 985-2173 or visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.

Hackmatack show to benefit land trust

Support the Kennebunk Land Trust by attending a show at Hackmatack Playhouse. A portion of the proceeds from Hackmatack’s presentation of “Steel Magnolias” will benefit the Kennebunk Land Trust. The performance will occur on Friday, July 28 at 8 p.m. at the Playhouse. Hackmatack Playhouse is located at 538 School St. in Berwick.

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.

For more information, call 985-8734.

Science series to inspire young scientists

Science can be wacky, wild, or funny, but it’s always an adventure. Kennebunk Free Library will hold a Summer Science series of programming for young scientists to experiment and observe the surprising results. Program dates are July 6, July 20, and Aug. 3. All programs are open to ages 7 and older. Registration is required.

 July 6, 3 p.m.: Egg Drop Challenge.

 July 20, 3 p.m.: Baking Soda and Vinegar Bottle Rockets.

 Aug. 3, 3 p.m.: Make Your Own Lava Lamp.

The series is free and is part of the Build a Better World Summer Reading Program. For more information, call 985-2173 or visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.

Day at the Beach 5K benefits youth

This year’s 26th annual Day at the Beach 5K on July 9 is all about children.

Proceeds from the race will benefit the KBIA scholarship fund, which has allowed 12 local youth the opportunity to participate in over 200 Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association classes at little to no cost, and Kids Free to Grow program of the York County Child Abuse Prevention Council.

The race will feature live coverage from Sarah Long of WMTW Channel 8. The race will be broadcast live and will highlight the beach setting of the course. Also, Crusher (Red Claws), Kenny-Bear (Kennebunk Savings Bank), and Oakie (Oakhurst Dairy) will be on-hand to high-five the children has they cross the finish line.

For more information on KBIA or to sign up for the race, visit www.kbia.net or contact Aimee Vlachos, event coordinator, at events@kbia.net or call 423-9066

The race is sponsored by KBIA.

Library road race turning 20

When the Kennebunk Free Library’s First Edition Road Race began 20 years ago, fewer than 75 runners gathered at Kennebunk High School for the inaugural event.

In the span of two decades, the road race has grown. Now, more than 600 runners, spectators, library supporters, volunteers and others gather in downtown Kennebunk for the yearly event. While much has changed, the Kennebunk community remains the heart of the race.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Edition Road Race, which takes place on Friday, July 14 at 6 p.m.

Runners can register by mail and in person at the library. Registrations are also available online at www.active.com.

Race-day sign-ups are also available for a slightly higher fee.

Registration includes a free supper, goodie bag and T-shirts for the first 250 registrants.

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