2018-09-07 / Community

Community News

‘The Greatest Show’ is scheduled for Sept. 13

Come join “The Greatest Show” and participate in the best of the community at the Kennebunk-Kennebunkport Arundel Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner-meeting-awards event, DRIVE.

The Chamber’s biggest single event of the year is set for Thursday, Sept. 13, at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre in Arundel.

The activities begin at 5:30 p.m. under the big top, with carnival games and entertainment, plus Steve Hrehovcik drawing caricatures, peanuts, popcorn and other fun food and cocktails in the garden bar.

Dinner will be served from the food trucks Texas Grace and JJ Frites. Desserts will be a smorgasbord from Stripers, Alisson’s, Mornings in Paris, Kennebunk Inn, Auntie’s House, Arundel Ice Cream, Dairy Queen and others.

It’s also the night the Chamber honors those who have worked to elevate the community, and celebrate all that our Chamber and its members have accomplished in the past year.

At the event, the Chamber also traditionally honors those who have excelled in serving our community.

The nonprofit organization recognizes one Business of the Year, a Volunteer of the Year, a NonProfit of the Year and Municipal Employee of the Year.

The President’s Award honors an individual or group effort that goes above and beyond to serve our community, and the Joel Stevens Award Community Spirit Award recognizes a deserving person who, over a number of years, have made a significant contribution in advocacy, member support and regional image development.

Tickets are available online at Go- Kennebunks.com. For more information, call 967-0857.

Arundel’s annual Heritage Day set for Saturday, Sept. 15

The sixth annual Heritage Day in Arundel is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15.

The event is an annual gathering of the Arundel community to showcase its people and history, but also a day of food, music, craft demonstrations and games for the children.

There will be quilters, spinners and weavers, a Civil War living history demonstration and encampment, crafters, a Boy Scout encampment and old engines.

There will be an apple pie baking competition (pies submitted by noon) as well as a Reminisce Tent where old friends and neighbors gather to reacquaint themselves amidst historical pieces of Arundel’s heritage.

The Southern Maine Ukes will be back again with their brand of wit and music. Wagon rides will be available as in the past.

There will be hot dogs, drinks and chips and, as always, the Lobster Company food truck will be there doling out fresh seafood.

The admission and parking are free and the event is located at the corner of Limerick Road and Route 111, site pof the North Chapel Common. The field opens at 10 a.m.

Kennebunk Free Library to host Junior Science event

Science experiments can often be messy, gross and funny, but they are always amazing. Kennebunk Free Library invites the community 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17 for an experiment with hot ice.

Children will learn about supersaturated solutions and the definition of an exothermic reaction. The program is open to children ages 5 and older. Registration is required.

The event is free and wheelchair accessible. Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk.

For more information, call 985-2173 or visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.

End of Summer Gathering planned at Brick Store Museum

The Brick Store Museum will host its annual End-of- Summer Gathering on Friday, Sept. 28 from 5 to 8 p.m. The Gathering is an open-house-style evening, complete with live music and wine tastings, celebrating local arts and humanities at the museum.

Tickets to the event are on sale. Half of the ticket cost is a tax-deductible donation to the museum’s annual fund.

Participants can expect to find a quartet of programs during the Gathering:

1.) A tasting tour, through the museum’s storage vaults, of a variety of wines and spirits created by locally-owned winery Eighteen Twenty;

2.) An auction preview for the museum’s annual online auction, complete with pre-bidding on fantastic items;

3.) Live music by String Tide, a Brunswick-based string quartet playing folk grass music; and

4.) A visitor-curated digital exhibition, via Instagram, called the Insta-bition, in which visitors can photograph their favorite artifacts in the museum’s storage rooms and post them as a complete exhibition online. Visitors are invited to bring their own devices, or borrow one at the museum.

The evening is supported by friends of the museum at Hurlbutt Designs.

Tickets are for sale on the museum’s website, www.brickstoremuseum.org, at the Brick Store Museum at 117 Main St. in Kennebunk and can be reserved by calling 985-4802.

Land trust schedules Annual Report to Community

Kennebunk Land Trust is hosting its Annual Report to Community and Thank You Reception 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Brick Store Museum program center.

The Program Center is located on 4 Dane St., Kennebunk. The aim of the program is to share this year’s accomplishments, indicate goals and plans for the upcoming year, thank supporters and further connect with the community.

The event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

Tim Glidden, president of Maine Coast Heritage Trust, will be the evening’s guest speaker.

Glidden has been the president of Maine Coast Heritage Trust since 2011. Prior to that, he led the Land for Maine’s Future Program. He currently serves on the Land Trust Alliance’s National Leadership Council.

With his earlier work at the Natural Resources Council of Maine and as the principal analyst for Natural Resources at the Maine Legislature, he has been a participant and observer of Maine’s environmental sector for 35 years.

No Strings Attached seeking musicians

Community string ensemble No Strings Attached invites local violin, viola, cello and bass players to learn about its fall 2018 session.

No Strings Attached is an informal orchestral ensemble for those who love playing music simply for the joy of it. Repertoire ranges from medium easy to medium advanced. Members include recent beginners and those who played earlier in life and are rediscovering the fun of playing together, to lifelong dedicated amateurs and a few pros.

The group meets on Thursday evenings two or three times a month at Christ Church, 6 Dane St. in Kennebunk. Interested string players are welcome to try out the group for an evening before registering.

For more information or to register, email Pamela Doughty at pdoughty74@gmail.com or call 232-9778.

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