Events

Ongoing Events

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.

07/28/22 to 07/30/22

Maine Outdoor Film Festival: Weekend One, GMRI July 28 – 30

Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, presented by Baxter Brewing, for the first of three weekends of outdoor adventure and conservation short films, shown outdoors, at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, July 28-30.

 

Doors at 7PM pm, Films 8PM-10(ish)PM. Local food trucks will be onsite, and beer and wine available for purchase with ID. Panel: Climate Change Storytelling: Anadromous Fish from 6:30-7:30PM on 7/29 available to ticket holders.

 

Tickets are $15-advance, $18-door. Weekend and full festival passes are also available. Visit Moff.film for tickets and more information about our films and MOFF programs.

 

MOFF WEEKEND ONE SCHEDULE GMRI

Thursday, 7/28 – The Katahdin Program

BLESSING OF THE CREATURES

THE PACE OF SNOW

MARDI & THE WHITES

KEYSTONE: VOICES FOR THE LITTLE FISH

KEEP IT A SECRET

 

Friday, 7/29 – The Bigelow Program

PANEL: Climate Story Storytelling: Anadromous Fish

RIDING THE RAILS

THE PEOPLE’S PERCH

INNER MOUNTING FLAME

DON’T FEED THE COYOTES

SNOWSTORM

CONTINUUM

SKIN SWIMMER

 

Saturday, 7/30 – The Cadillac Program

PHOENIX

SAVING GLACIERS

COLDIRON AND THE CABINETS

YO GLEANS

WE ARE LIKE WAVES

A WATERSHED MOMENT

August

08/1/22 to 07/31/22

Cross For LifeFlight

The Cross For LifeFlight is LifeFlight of Maine’s largest fundraising event, as each summer, 200 participants from all over Maine spend the month of August hiking, biking, swimming, paddling, walking, or running to raise critical funds for the state’s only air medical service. Regardless of how, where, and when they do these activities, one thing unites them—a commitment to the LifeFlight mission.

 

New this year, in addition to the monthlong, self-led format from August 1-31, participants have the option to join one of two in-person events, either a family-friendly hike in the midcoast or a guided sea-kayak tour in Portland.

 

Register now and take advantage of the early bird registration rate of just $75 through June 30. Each registrant will receive a Participant Kit filled with quality gear, valued at $100. The Cross for LifeFlight is proud to have partnered with many strong Maine brands, such as Maine MagazineLiberty Graphics, L.L.Bean, Rogue Wear Maine, Sea Dog Brewing Company, Viking Lumber, Kittery Trading Post,  and more.

 

To register today or for more information, please visit crossforlifelight.org, or contact Ashley MacMillan at 207-357-5508 or [email protected]lifeflightmaine.org

08/4/22 to 08/7/22

Maine Outdoor Film Festival: Weekend Two, Eastern Promenade, August 4 – 7

Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, presented by Baxter Brewing, for the second of three weekends of outdoor adventure and conservation short films, shown outdoors, at the Eastern Promenade, August 4 – 7.

 

Doors at 7PM pm, Films 8PM-10(ish)PM. Local food trucks will be onsite. Tickets are $15-advance, $18-door. Weekend and full festival passes are also available. A portion of MOFF’s proceeds go to benefit Teens to Trails and their mission of connecting Maine kids with the outdoors. Visit Moff.film for tickets and more information about our films and MOFF programs.

 

MOFF WEEKEND TWO SCHEDULE: EASTERN PROM

Thursday, 8/4 – The Kineo Program

DANCING IN THE MOUNTAINS

NORTHERN COMFORT

FIRE IN THE WILDERNESS

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN ULTRARUNNER

BACKYARD BIRDING

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOIL

THE STORY OF A TROUT

 

Friday, 8/5 – The Tumbledown Program

THE LAST LAST HIKE

TO THE BONE

JÖTUNN

SKI TOGETHER

FOR THE LOVE OF AFGHANISTAN

SPIRIT OF THE PEAKS

 

Saturday, 8/6 – The Caribou Program

DEAR TRAVELERS

DREAMS INHERITED

TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH: IN PURSUIT OF SOUL

I NEED TO GET OUT

GHOST PONDS

SAP TIME

WALKING TWO WORLDS

 

Sunday, 8/7 – The Battie Program

DAY TRIPPER

TIERRA DEL FUEGO

08/7/22

Portland Chamber Music Festival: Annual Benefit

PCMF’s 29th summer season launches with a fabulous fundraiser at Cove Street Arts, East Bayside’s multimedia gallery complex celebrating Maine-made fine art. Among gorgeous seascapes and works by contemporary masters, bid on exclusive silent auction items and enjoy performances from members of the East Coast Chamber Orchestra. Join with fellow music lovers and help support world-class chamber music performances in our community.

08/9/22 to 08/19/22

SALT BAY CHAMBERFEST 2022 FESTIVAL: Illuminations

Attend all four Salt Bay Chamberfest’s 2022 Festival Illuminations concerts at the Lincoln Theater in Darmariscotta.

Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 12 at 7:30 pm
Tuesday, August 16 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 19 at 7:30 pm

For more information on the individual concerts, visit www.saltbaychamberfest.org.

All four concert subscription $140

Single Concert Ticket / General Admission $40

SBC Supporters and Lincoln Theater Members $38

Students Free

(All ticket levels include admission to concert and pre-concert lecture starting at 6:30 pm)

*COVID-19 precautions at all indoor events: masks are required, plus proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.*

08/11/22 to 08/14/22

Maine Outdoor Film Festival: Weekend Three, Après August 11 – 14

Join The Maine Outdoor Film Festival, presented by Baxter Brewing, for the third of three weekends of outdoor adventure and conservation short films, shown outdoors, at Après, August 11 – 14.

 

Local food trucks will be onsite, and adult beverages available for purchase with ID. Panels How’d You Get That Shot!? on 8/12 and Stories From The Field: Maine Women Filmmakers Talk Shop on 8/14 from 6:30-7:30PM available to ticket holders.

 

On 8/13, 2-6PM, MOFF is co-hosting the “MOFF Field Day” with Maine Outdoor Brands featuring warehouse deals on outdoor gear, music, food trucks, games, and the TSHIRTSWAPAGANZA!

 

Doors at 7PM pm, Films 8PM-10(ish)PM. Tickets are $15-advance, $18-door. Weekend and full festival passes are also available. Visit Moff.film for tickets and more information about our films and MOFF programs.

 

MOFF WEEKEND THREE: APRÈS

Thursday, 8/11 – The Doubletop Program

SUPERIOR STOKE

UPROOTED

ISLAND RUNNER

INNER TERRITORY

A PAINTING FROM THE EARTH

THE RANGE OF LIGHT

 

Friday, 8/12 – The Big Moose Program

PANEL: How’d You Get That Shot!?

A QUALITY OF IMAGINATION

FOOD IN YOUR BELLY

EVERY STREET SLC

OFF THE COUCH

WINTER SWIMMING

MUSHER

 

Saturday, 8/13 – The White Cap Program

WRITE YOUR LINE

THE MAKER

REVERIE

UNCHARTED WATERS

UNSINKABLE SHIPS

TETON GRAVITY RESEARCH: STOKE THE FIRE

 

Sunday, 8/14 – The Bradbury Program

PANEL: Stories From The Field: Maine Women Filmmakers Talk Shop

FLOW

THE TRADITIONAL BRAZILIAN FAMILY KATU

THE EPHEMERAL ARENA

FRONTLINES

CRAFT

MANDATORY GEAR

08/11/22

Portland Chamber Music Festival: ECCO Dreams

Welcome to the 2022 summer season! Luxuriate in the East Coast Chamber Orchestra’s glorious sound-world with Strauss’s lovely String Sextet from Capriccio, three poignant pieces by Clara Schumann, and a kaleidoscopic work by Michi Wiancko that celebrates the vitality and resilience of the natural world, performed by the ensemble-within-an-ensemble Jupiter String Quartet. Finally, Schubert’s “Death and the Maiden,” a pillar of the chamber music repertoire, builds a dialogue between sinister, subversive power and a dreamy, expressive lyricism in Mahler’s arrangement for string orchestra.

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