2018-01-05 / Community

Community News

Lisa Luken Lisa Luken Library to host simple living coach

Feeling overwhelmed and frustrated with too much stuff at home and in life? Those ready to simplify, join simple living coach and consultant Lisa Luken for a presentation on 6 Steps to SIMPLE at Kennebunk Free Library on Monday, Jan. 29 at 6:30 p.m.

The snow date is Feb. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Luken will share a SIMPLE 6-step process to get focused, take action and find freedom and joy in the home and life. She will share simple living principles and decision-making questions that focus on the overall goal of creating a simpler home and life while also sharing practical how-to organizing tips.

Luken helps others simplify their homes, photos and lives. She works with clients across the United States, empowering them to create and embrace simpler, more joyfilled lives.

For ideas, inspiration and to learn more about Luken’s personal simplifying journey, visit her website and blog at www.SimpleJoyLiving.com.

The program is free and wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St. For more information, call 985-2173 or email kfl@kennebunk.lib.us.

St. David’s Church to host Festival of Lights

Saint David’s Episcopal Church, 138 York St. in Kennebunk, will host a Festival of Lights Service on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m.

The service is designed as a meditative time centering around the general topics of light and peace.

Participants are invited to conclude the Christmas season and begin looking for the light by joining in the service in candlelight with scripture readings, poetry, meditation and music.

For more information, call 985-3073.

Tennis association salutes Archer

The United States Tennis Association New England announced it has selected Kennebunk resident Norm Archer as its Maine Volunteer of the Year.

Archer, along with 30 other award winners, will be recognized at the annual Awards Ceremony to take place on Jan. 20, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

“Our award winners exemplify the very best of tennis in New England,” said Scott Steinberg, USTA New England president and CEO. “Their remarkable efforts on and off the court have been instrumental in continuing to grow the game. We are delighted to have this opportunity to recognize and celebrate their accomplishments.”

The Volunteer of the Year award is given annually to a member of the tennis community in each of the seven USTA New England regions for his/her hard work and dedication to growing the sport of tennis.

The ceremony will feature guest emcee Harvey Leonard, chief meteorologist for WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.

Dates for winter musical announced

The Kennebunk High School theater department, in collaboration with The Public Theater in New York, and Kennebunk’s own MaineStage Shakespeare, announced that this season’s high school musical will be “As You Like It.”

Fresh off its world premiere in September of this year, presented by The Public, at the Delacorte Theater in New York, William Shakespeare’s classic comedy, created by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, is coming to Kennebunk High for its first production outside of New York City.

The creators of the show, along with actors, designers and musicians, will mentor, rehearse and perform with KHS students and community members.

MaineStage Shakespeare’s Artistic Director, Chiara Klein, said of the production, “This unprecedented community collaboration is the natural manifestation of the moment we find ourselves in. The arts in the Kennebunks are experiencing a resurgence, galvanized by this beautiful new theater. This led us to think … wouldn’t it be amazing to represent the coming together of the school, professionals, and community though a piece of art? And shouldn’t that piece of art be a celebration of not just the community, but of the community we wish to be? That is what “As You Like It” will strive to do.”

The newly completed KHS theater opened its doors to audience members for the first time last month with a red-carpet gala and sold out opening night performance of “The Crucible.”

“As You Like It” opens at Kennebunk High School on March 1. Additional performance dates are March 2, 3, 9, 10 and 11.

Tickets for all performances will be available online in January. Advance ticket purchase is recommended.

Genealogist to host session on divorce records

The Kennebunk Free Library Genealogy Group will host certified genealogist Pam Stone Eagleson, on Saturday, Jan. 6 at 10 a.m. She will discuss divorce records in genealogical research.

Divorce was alive and thriving throughout the 19th century. The lecture addresses the history of divorce in the United States and focuses on where to find these records and the information contained in them.

Eagleson uses the resources of several Maine, New England and national repositories. She regularly attends genealogical conferences and institutes.

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