Events

Ongoing Events

06/2/22

Spurwink Humanitarian Awards

On Thursday, June 2, join our nonprofit partner Spurwink for the 2022 Humanitarian Awards, celebrating leaders whose work exemplifies Spurwink’s mission and values. Founder of MaineWorks and co-founder of the Maine Recovery Fund Margo Walsh is being honored as the 2022 Humanitarian of the Year for her commitment to reducing barriers and providing employment opportunities for individuals impacted by substance use disorder and felony convictions. Join for mocktails, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an auction, and an interactive mosaic art project.

Link: www.spurwink.org/humanitarian

June

06/22/22

Portland Ovations Presents: HAIRSPRAY

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). 

 

06/24/22 to 06/26/22

The Little Maine Market Festival

Join us for a festival centered around supporting small businesses and the local community! Shop from a wide variety of Maine & New England’s small businesses and food trucks, discover local community resources and enjoy a variety of great family friendly entertainment!

 

Friday 4-7 PM

Saturday 9-6

Sunday 9-3

06/24/22 to 08/31/22

Belfast Garden Club: Open Gardens

Open Garden Days, the Belfast Garden Club’s signature summer event series, kick off Friday, June 24, with the spectacular garden of Sally and Charlie Lewis-LaMonica, two masters in the culinary arts.

The Lewis-LaMonica garden at 2 Northport Ave. in Belfast will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is $5. It is the first of 10 private gardens the club will showcase this season on most Fridays from June 24 to August 26. Highlights include lavish residential displays as well as the striking gardens at the Penobscot Shores oceanfront retirement community in Belfast and at Oak Hall estate in Bayside.

06/26/22

Ogunquit Museum of American Art: The Garden Party

The museum continues celebrating the Art in Bloom weekend Sunday afternoon with the Garden Party in the Sculpture Garden. There will be live music, cocktails, and light fare all afternoon and the visitor’s choice for best floral interpretation will be announced. Visitors also have the chance of winning the best decorated summer hat and winning a prize at the party.

Tickets: $50

Featured Photo: The Garden Party – Winner of Best Party Hat, Courtesy of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art

July

07/8/22

Kennebunk Free Library: Road Race

  • Time: 6
  • Contact: (207) 985-2173
  • More Information: Website

The 25th addition of Kennebunk Free Library’s 5k road race is now open for registration – both in person and virtual! T-shirts and goodie bags will be given to the first 200 registrants with additional prizes for race winners. The virtual event runs from June 27th – July 7th.

Register for the in-person event here.
Register for the virtual event here.

07/9/22

Books in Boothbay 2022

Meet and greet two Maine Literary Award winners at this year’s Books in Boothbay! It is the largest single-day annual literary event in Maine. This free, family-friendly fair brings together Maine authors and book lovers of all ages for an annual celebration at the Boothbay Harbor Railway Village Museum. With an ever-changing lineup of more than 40 writers spanning all genres, authors showcase their most recent publications, meet fans, and sign books. Proceeds from on-site book sales are shared between Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and the Boothbay Harbor Railway Village Museum.

07/16/22

Secret Gardens of Kennebunkport

We are very pleased to announce that Graves Library’s Secret Gardens of Kennebunkport will be held again on Saturday, July 16, 2022 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm (rain or shine). Six homeowners have agreed to open their private gardens for this one day only to help raise money for the Library. Tickets are $40 each and they can be purchased in advance on Eventbrite via the link above or at the Library at 18 Maine Street. On the day of the event, ticket holders should begin at Kennebunkport Consolidated School at 25 School Street to pick up their map. Day-of tickets will only be available for sale at Consolidated School.

A detailed map will be provided on the day of the tours to all ticket holders to reveal the secret locations of the six participating properties. Visitors will be treated to a wide variety of garden styles and plant types amid lovely natural settings hidden from view behind stone walls, seaside cottages, and privacy hedges. The magical garden settings include an abandoned granite quarry, a historic riverfront home, a wooded wonderland, and yards with sweeping ocean and harbor views.

This year, gardeners will especially appreciate the option to stop at the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust annual plant sale at 57 Gravelly Brook Road- perfect for shopping, grabbing lunch from Beach Dawgs, and dessert from Gemini Cakes! Additionally, tour goers are encouraged to avoid the parking crush by visiting the gardens on the trolley that will be looping past the stops to drop off and pick up visitors.

All proceeds for this event benefit the Graves Memorial Public Library. Please call us with any questions. (207) 967-2778.

We are very grateful to our Premier Sponsor, Kennebunk Savings Bank!

Additional sponsors are:

Proscape IrrigationSpang BuildersChez RosaFarm + TableHazelwood HandymanHuston & Co.Terrapin LandscapesDock Square EmporiumFleurantJAK DesignsRococo Ice CreamSchlegel RealtySmith & Company RealtyIn Town Trolley

Thank you for your support!

We also thank our food vendors, Beach Dawgs and Gemini Cakes, for participating in the fun!

 

07/19/22

The Center for Grieving Children 35th Anniversary Soiree at Vinegar Hill

Join us for a night of music, conversation, and community!

We are thrilled to once again have the opportunity to gather close friends and supporters of the Center for an evening of live music, conversation, and community! This summer, on July 19th, we invite you to join us at Vinegar Hill Music Theatre as we celebrate 35 years of the Center’s love and support for grieving families throughout Maine.

Event Program

·         Cocktail hour: 6 – 7pm

·         Program: 7 – 7:15pm

·         Live music & dancing: 7:15 – 9:00pm

As we kick off our anniversary year, we are so grateful to all of you in our community who have stood by the Center and continued to support our work, ensuring that children and families have a safe, loving place to grieve together and grow in hope and resiliency.

07/21/22

Camden Garden Club’s 74th Annual Garden Tour

The Camden Garden Club’s 74th Annual Garden Tour will be held July 21, 2022 from 9:30 am – 4:00 pm. This year, this major fundraising event will include several special activities throughout the day, including plein aire artist Holly Smith, who will be in one of the gardens to paint a scene that will be raffled off at the end of the day.

The funds raised by the annual Tour supports the Club’s mission to provide public gardens, horticultural programming and educational scholarships.  The Tour is always held on the third Thursday in July.

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