2018-04-20 / Community

Community News

Planeteers to host Earth Day celebration

The Planeteers of Southern Maine will host Celebrate Science and Earth Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Waterhouse Center in Kennebunk.

Most of the exhibits and activities the 50-plus exhibitors have planned are highly interactive in nature. And many address the event’s sub-theme, What Would Rachel Do? The complete list of exhibitors and sponsors is available on at www.SoMePlaneteers.org and SoMePlaneteers on FB.

Carnegie libraries discussion scheduled

Kennebunk Free Library will present an illustrated talk titled Maine’s Carnegie Libraries at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15.

Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr., Maine state historian, will discuss the history and architecture of the public libraries funded by the famous American philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Maine is home to 20 Carnegie libraries, most of which still serve their original purpose after more than a century in use. Shettleworth will also tell about the origins of Kennebunk and Kennebunkport’s public libraries.

The program is free and wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 985- 2173.

Kentucky Derby themed auction benefits trust

Kennebunk Land Trust’s 18th annual auction is scheduled for Friday, May 4 at 6 p.m. and will feature a Kentucky Derby theme. The auction will include derby themed hors d’oeuvres as well as a signature cocktail. The Dock Squares will provide music.

The auction will take place at Johnson Hall Museum, 2713 Post Road, Wells, ME 04090. Ticket prices rise after April 20.

Original artwork, jewelry, local beer, fine wines, a paddleboard and several luxury vacations represent a few of the items available for bidding at the auction. Items were donated by many local businesses, artists and other individuals. To view a sampling of auction items, purchase tickets for the auction, register for mobile bidding and view the list of sponsors, visit www.biddingforgood.com/kennebunklandtrust.

For more information about the auction or if interested in donating, call 985-8734 or email info@kennebunklandtrust.org.

In an effort to go paperless, the trust designed this year’s auction to incorporate mobile/electronic bidding the night of the event as well as an opportunity for mobile/ electronic bidding several days in advance of the auction night. In addition, those who cannot attend the event, can continue to utilize mobile/electronic bidding while off site until the close of the auction. The trust asks attendees bring a mobile device such as a smart phone or tablet to the event. However, those who do not have a mobile device please contact the trust office in advance as the organization plans to have a few devices that attendees can borrow for bidding the night of the event.

Farmers Market plans May 5 opening

The Kennebunk Farmers Market will open for the 2018 season on May 5. The market will feature locally raised meats, fresh greens, seasonal vegetables, fresh herbs, Maine maple syrup, veggie and flower seedlings, baked goods, free range eggs, baked goods, a variety of herbal products and more.

The market is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Garden Street parking lot (1 Garden St., Kennebunk) every Saturday from May through November.

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