Community Calendar

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Ongoing:

Friday Fun in July at Kennebunk Free Library

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Come join us every Friday on July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for some fun. Each Friday there will be different activities to do, games to play, and crafts to make. These events are free, wheelchair accessible, and open to teens ages 10 and up. If you have any questions, see Miss Emmaline downstairs in the children’s room, or call at 207-985-2173. To learn more about the fun programs we’re offering this summer, visit the library or our website for more information.

July 1, Pokeymans Project: Come join us this Friday to stretch your art skills by drawing some Pokemon with descriptions from people who have no idea what they’re talking about.

July 8, All-Day Craft Pick-Up: In preparation for KFL’s Road Race, we will not meet on this date; but not to worry – we still have stuff for you to take home. Stop by during the day to say hello and pick up some take-home pride looms and yarn sea turtle crafts. These will be available while supplies last in the Walker Room.

July 15, Zine Making: Get involved with the counterculture and make your own revolutionary zine here at the library. Supplies and examples will be available, but feel free to bring anything you would like to use that inspires you.

July 22, Bookbags and Bookmarks: Let’s learn how to reuse old items to make origami bookmarks and t-shirt bookbags. T-shirts will be provided, but feel free to bring your old favorite tee to repurpose.

July 29, Trivia – Deep Sea Edition: Ready to test your knowledge on the deep sea? Come join us this Friday in a fun game of Kahoot to discover just how much you know. Make sure to bring a phone or other device that connects to the internet, and we hope to see you there.

Ocean Zone Crafts for children at Kennebunk Free Library

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Kennebunk Free Library is continuing our deep dive with ocean zone crafts! Throughout the summer, explore ocean zones with a new craft every two weeks. Complete your craft during a visit to the library. Crafts will be set up to complete at the craft table in the Children’s Room. You’ll learn about the five zones of the ocean and make something fun to take home. Ocean Zone Crafts in July include:

July 5 to July 16: Hermit crabs from the Twilight Ocean Zone

July 18 to July 28: Sea anemones from the Midnight Ocean Zone

July 29 to Aug. 6: Jellyfish from the Abyssal Ocean Zone

This event is free and wheelchair accessible.  Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk.  For more information, please call 207-985-2173. Ocean Zone Crafts are part of Oceans of Possibilities, our Summer Reading Program. To learn more about the fun programs we’re offering this summer, visit the library or our website for more information.

Outdoor Storytime at Kennebunk Free Library

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Dive into some stories with Miss Maria! On select days in July at 10 a.m., storytimes will be held outside the library near the faerie garden. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on, and don’t forget your sunscreen! In the event of rain or inclement weather, storytime will be held indoors. The location of storytime will be announced by 8 a.m. on the morning of storytime, and will be shared on our Facebook page and website.

On some days in July, in place of storytime, we have special events. Upcoming storytime dates include: Tuesday, July 5; July 11: Bubble Party; July 18: Special storytime with Maureen Lee; Monday, July 25

Masks are required when attending library programs. These events are free and wheelchair accessible. For more information, please call 207-985-2173.

July 1

Great Decisions

WELLS, Maine — Great Decisions is back at the Wells Public Library on July 1 at 10:30 a.m. Join with other community members at the library for lively and informative discussions on the major global issues of our time. Meetings center on topics outlined in the Great Decisions briefing book provided by the Foreign Policy Association. Facilitator for the meetings, John Randazzo has led Great Decisions discussion groups since 2016, both in Maine and Florida. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.

July 5

Ocean Survival Adventure program at Kennebunk Free Library

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Could you survive in open water? How about on a deserted island? Learn some tips and have fun with activity stations at an Ocean Survival Adventure program! On July 5 at 4 p.m., try your hand at Morse code, make a water filter, build a tiny raft, and more. This event is designed for children and their grown-ups to work together. Everyone is welcome, but the activities will be best enjoyed by children ages six-plus. Ocean Survival Adventure is part of Oceans of Possibilities, our Summer Reading Program. To learn more about the fun programs we’re offering this summer, visit the library or our website for more information.

July 6

Adult Crafternoon: Needlefelting

WELLS, Maine —To celebrate the Oceans of Possibilities theme for summer reading, join us Wednesday, July 6 at 2 p.m., for an afternoon tutorial on making needle felted whales.  All materials will be provided. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.

Books at the Beach

WELLS, Maine — On Wednesday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. children will be engaged in stories, songs, interactive games, and, of course, dancing! It all happens at the gazebo in Harbor Park on Wednesday mornings, weather permitting. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.

July 7

Bryson Lang

WELLS, Maine — If you enjoy outrageous antics, you need to come see Bryson Lang’s show “The Cure for the Common Show” on Thursday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Wells Public Library. Between spinning rings, upside-down juggling, glow-in-the-dark objects, and tossing a few scythes around, you won’t want to miss this! This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.

July 8

Great Decisions

WELLS, Maine — Great Decisions is back at the Wells Public Library on Friday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m.  Join with other community members at the library for lively and informative discussions on the major global issues of our time. Meetings center on topics outlined in the Great Decisions briefing book provided by the Foreign Policy Association. Facilitator for the meetings, John Randazzo has led Great Decisions discussion groups since 2016, both in Maine and Florida. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.

July 11

Bubble Party at Kennebunk Free Library

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Life is the bubbles! Join us for some soapy fun outside Kennebunk Free Library on July 11 at 10 a.m. Come make bubbles of all sizes, and of course, make them POP! This program will be in place of our regularly scheduled outdoor storytime. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on Aug. 1, and we will have storytime indoors on July 11.

July 12

Morgan Rielly, author of Dear Maine at KFL

Morgan Rielly

Morgan Rielly

KENNEBUNK, Maine — On Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 p.m., the Kennebunk Free Library will host Morgan Rielly, one of the authors of Dear Maine: The Trials and Triumphs of Maine’s 21st Century Immigrants.  This program is free and wheelchair accessible.  The Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk, Maine. For more information please call 207-985-2173 or email us at [email protected]

Sustainable Lobstering in Maine (Zoom and In-person)

WELLS, Maine — On Tuesday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m., come learn about the early history of the lobster industry and discuss the techniques and economic significance of lobstering in Maine today. We will also take a closer look at the lobster’s anatomy and life cycle. This program is presented by the Maine State Museum via Zoom. Join us at the library as we will be watching the presentation here, or email Stefanie at [email protected] for the Zoom invitation. This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.

July 13

Jaws-Some Shark Party at Kennebunk Free Library

KENNEBUNK, Maine — CHOMP! Sharks are some of the most fascinating creatures of the ocean. On July 13, at 3 p.m., come to the Kennebunk Free Library to celebrate and learn about these often-misunderstood fish with crafts, activities, and games. Join us for a jaws-some time! In the event of inclement weather, this program will be held on July 29, at 3 p.m.

July 14

Kid’s Move to the Groove

WELLS, Maine — On Thursday, July 14, at 1:30 p.m., Board-Certified Music Therapist Ben Pernick is coming to present a high-energy program that makes fitness fun! Ben leads a variety of stretches and exercises to the beat of classic hit songs. There will also be mindful breathing exercises and brain games mixed in, making this a fun event one you won’t want to miss! This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.

Music and Trivia with Benjamin Pernick

WELLS, Maine — In this entertaining and engaging program on Thursday, July 14 at 3:30 p.m., musician Ben Pernick combines live performances, fun facts, and trivia based on hits through the ages. There’ll be tunes from Broadway, television, artist retrospectives, and many other genres. No registration needed! This free event is sponsored by the Friends of the Wells Public Library. For more information, please contact Stefanie Claydon at [email protected] or call the library at 207-646-8181.

July 16

Bicycle rodeo for kids

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine — Please join us for a free bicycle rodeo for kids on Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the parking lot behind Kennebunkport Consolidated School.

Parents/grandparents/friends bring your kids with their bikes and helmets to learn rules of the road, and have fun. Any questions, please call Kennebunkport Public Health Department 207-967-4401. (Rodeo will be cancelled in the event of rain. Please pay attention to Kennebunkport town website for updates that morning)

July 18

Local Children’s Authors Maureen Lee and Jennifer Lee at Kennebunk Free Library

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Do you like to find treasures on the seashore? Toby does! Join us to welcome authors Maureen Lee and Jennifer Lee at the Kennebunk Free Library, on Monday, July 18, at 10 a.m. Local authors Maureen and Jennifer will share their book titled A Puppy in Maine: Toby’s Sea Storm Treasure. This heartwarming story is about a lively puppy who finds an unexpected treasure on the beach. He learns to believe in himself and helps an ocean family along the way. After hearing the story, we will make a craft. Join us for this special presentation.

July 21

Kennebunk Land Trust’s 50th Anniversary

Kennebunk Land Trust 50th Anniversary Gala.

Kennebunk Land Trust 50th Anniversary Gala.

KENNEBUNK, Maine — The Kennebunk Land Trust’s 50th Anniversary Gala event will be held in person on July 21 at the Colony Hotel.  Admire the extraordinary views on the porch at the Colony and spend the evening celebrating with KLT.  Tickets are $50 per person, and members and non-members alike are encouraged to join in on the fun.  Register online: https://kennebunklandtrust.org/calendar/.

July 23

Market at the Meetinghouse Summer Craft Fair

Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit

Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit

WELLS, Maine — Join us for our Market at the Meetinghouse Craft fair Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Historical Society of Wells and Ogunquit. You can enjoy local shopping, unique crafts, family activities, food, and more. Vendor tables are just $25, please contact the Historical Society to sign up. For more information: [email protected] or call 207-646-4775.

July 26

KFL’s Sea Shanties and Sno-Cones with Castlebay

Since 1986 Castlebay has been weaving together Maine's nautical and British Isles legacies transporting their audience through time and across the Atlantic.

Since 1986 Castlebay has been weaving together Maine’s nautical and British Isles legacies transporting their audience through time and across the Atlantic.

Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane

Fred Gosbee and Julia Lane

KENNEBUNK, Maine — Grab a picnic blanket or lawn chair and head to the library lawn on Tuesday, July 26, at 6 p.m., for an evening of Sea Shanties and Sno-Cones at Kennebunk Free Libray. Musicians Castlebay will be performing songs from their book Songs of Ships and Sailors.

This program is free and wheelchair accessible.  All ages are welcome. The Kennebunk Free Library is located at 112 Main St., Kennebunk, Maine. For more information please call 207-985-2173 or email us at [email protected]

Sept. 23

Chalk the Port event returns in 2022

Chalk the Port returns to the Recreation Complex at 20 Recreation Way on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.

Chalk the Port returns to the Recreation Complex at 20 Recreation Way on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine – Chalk the Port is back for 2022, and this year it’s bigger and better than ever. After a two-year hiatus this free, family-friendly event returns to the Recreation Complex at 20 Recreation Way on Friday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Sept. 24.

All are invited to stop by on Friday to see the featured artists at work, starting in the morning through the afternoon. On Saturday, things really ramp up as featured artists continue to work and are joined by local artists. The day will begin with a 5K Color Fun Run where runners will be sprayed with corn starch chalk as they make their way through the route, becoming living pieces of art. Following the run will be a pancake breakfast where the volunteers will be serving up hot and fresh flapjacks.  This year local youth artists are invited to join our Youth Art Contest to try out their skills with chalk, with winners announced at 2 p.m.

In the afternoon, from 1 to 7 p.m., food trucks, local breweries, and live music will keep the celebration going. The Carnival of Color begins at 4 p.m. and will include carnival games, a bounce house, campfires for s’mores, and so much fun.

This event is a great opportunity to connect with our community, but it is also the main fundraiser for the Kennebunkport Recreation scholarship fund which benefits so many in our community. For more information, please visit our website at www.chalktheport.com.

Nov. 30

The Music Hall presents the Ogunquit Playhouse production of ‘Elf the Musical’

OGUNQUIT, Maine — “Elf The Musical” is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.

Elf the Musical will be at the Historical Theater from Wednesday, Nov. 30 to Sunday, Dec. 18. See the website for the full schedule. Don’t be a cotton-headed ninnymuggins, get your tickets early. For tickets go to TheMusicHall.org, call 603-436-2400 or visit the B2W Box Office at The Music Hall’s Historic Theater, located at 28 Chestnut St. in downtown Portsmouth, N.H.

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: York County Community Calendar

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