2018-06-22 / Community

Community News

Alumni association golf tourney planned at Dutch Elm

The ninth annual Kennebunk Kennebunkport High School Alumni Association golf tournament is scheduled for Friday, June 29 at Dutch Elm Golf Club in Arundel.

The shotgun start is at 8 a.m. The format is four-person team scramble with all proceeds to the alumni scholarship fund. Lunch will be served and prizes awarded.

For more information or to make reservations, call Roma Pelletier at 468-9461 or Mary Lou Bernier at 985- 6038.

Last call for Chamber of Commerce golf outing

Consider this the last call for golf teams competing in Monday’s 29th annual benefit Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Arundel Chamber of Commerce’s golf tournament at Dutch Elm Golf Club.

Players may register as an individual or put together a team of colleagues and friends. Check-in begins at 11 a.m., and the scramble-style tournament begins with a shotgun start at 12 p.m. It promises to be an afternoon featuring friendly competition with contests, giveaways, sampling and more at the holes. The afternoon wraps up with a buffet dinner by Lucky Loggers and prizes for first- and second-place teams (net and gross), closest to the pin, longest drive (men and women), longest drive, hole-inone sponsored by Weirs Buick GMC and a putting contest. To register, visit www.GoKennebunks.com or call 967-0857.

Museum launches new gallery, invites artists

The Brick Store Museum announced the opening of a new gallery space on its campus, the Bauman Family Gallery. The small gallery will be dedicated to contemporary Maine artists. Artists are invited to submit an application to exhibit in the gallery. Applications can be found on the Brick Store Museum’s website, www.brickstoremuseum.org.

A donation from the Bauman Family Foundation to the museum will help continue founder Edith Barry’s legacy in highlighting local arts.

In the 1950s and 60s, Barry offered art workshops and exhibitions in the Program Center space, which has now been overhauled to offer the small gallery to the community. On June 30, the space will be rededicated as the Bauman Family Gallery, with the first exhibition being one of Barry’s own artworks. Going forward, artists and arts organizations can apply to the museum to be considered by its Curate Committee for a six-week exhibition in the space, running from May through December each year.

Artists in all media are invited to apply. For more information on the space, complete with measurements and photos of the gallery, artists can visit www.brickstoremuseum.org or call 985-4802.

Free day of activities

The Brick Store Museum invites the public to its inaugural Member-Guest Day, which will show off museum collections and programs on Saturday, June 30, from noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the day’s activities is free to all ages .

Two exhibitions will be opening to the public on June 30: 1968: A Year of Change, and Impressions: The Art of Edith Barry in the new Bauman Family Gallery, for which there will be a ribbon cutting at noon. The preliminary program schedule for Member-Guest Day includes:

At the annual meeting portion of the event, the museum will be celebrating inductees into the Clio Circle - those who have been members and/or donors for consecutive years upwards of 5, 10, 15 and even 20 years and beyond – without interruption. The Clio Circle is so named because the word museum is derived from musaeum, which means institution of the muses, the inspiring creatures of Greek mythology that each protected a different art form. They were considered sources of knowledge and inspiration. Of the nine muses, Clio was the muse of history.

RSVP is suggested, but not required. To purchase a boxed lunch and/or RSVP to the event, contact Caroline Brown, engagement coordinator, at 985-4802 or cbrown@brickstoremuseum.org.

History Hopper app

The Brick Store Museum’s free History Hopper app (available on the App Store and GooglePlay), it invites visitors and locals to share in the history using a smartphone. The app was designed to bring local history to life and make the museum’s collections more accessible to a greater number of people, according to an announcement from Cynthia Walker, executive director of the museum.

The History Hopper app, which is free to download for iPhone and Android, allows smartphone users to digitally journey into the past of the Kennebunks.

From harrowing encounters between settlers and Indians, to shipwrecks, ghosts, U.S. Presidents and colorful characters, users share an open the door to the Museum’s rich collections through their smartphone. The app features more than 60 stories, illustrations, photos (including some rarely seem before) and videos that are tagged to specific locations within the Kennebunks so users can see where the events took place.

“We’re truly excited about the capabilities and usability of this app,” Walker said. “One of the greatest challenges facing museums, nationally, is finding relevance in a digital world. We’ve been looking for innovative ways to make our collections more accessible to the greater public and History Hopper fits the bill. It’s fun, fascinating, and informative and you can use it anytime. It literally places the history of our communities in your hands while at the same time encourages users to visit the museum to see the actual pieces they read about.”

The app was developed by Dietz Associates Inc., a Kennebunk marketing and design firm, which created, researched, coded and launched the app in partnership with the Brick Store Museum team.

Walker notes that the museum board chose to make the download free as a gift to the community.

To download, go to the App Store on iPhones or GooglePlay on Android phones, tap the search icon on the bottom of the page, search for History Hopper, select History Hopper by tapping the name and click install. For more information, call 985-4802.

A Day at the Beach 5K Road Race scheduled for July 8

The Kennebunk Beach Improvement Association provides recreational and enrichment programming to children ages 2-17 at its waterfront property between Mother’s Beach and The Cove at Lord’s Point in Kennebunk Beach. Each year, KBIA hosts A Day at the Beach 5K Road Race and 1K Kids Fun Run.

This year’s race on Sunday, July 8 will not only benefit the KBIA scholarship fund (which provides opportunities for local children to attend summer camp), but will also benefit the local nonprofit Kids Free to Grow, the child abuse prevention council of York County.

The family friendly event is held on a USTAF certified course that begins and ends at Kennebunk Beach. The course winds through a shaded, beachside neighborhood and finishes alongside the Atlantic. Post-race snacks and beverages are provided. There will be an awards ceremony for the top finisher in each age category immediately following the race. Free race T-shirts, designed by a Kennebunk High School student, will be given to the first 150 registered participants.

To register online, visit www.kbia.net. Packet pick-up and same day registration starts at 7:30 a.m. The Kids 1K Fun Run will start at 8:30 a.m. followed by the 5K at 9 a.m.

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