Events Calendar 2017

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Summer in the Park 2017 - Freeport,, ME

Jul 3, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017 L.L. Bean’s Discovery Park, Morse Street Freeport,, ME
Yoga in the Park. Monday, Wednesday, Friday all summer, 8-9 a.m. Weather permitting. Free.
Food, Fun & Films. Fridays, 6 p.m. Outdoor movies, speakers, food trucks. Schedule
Bluegrass Festival. July 22, 5-9 p.m. Free. Joe K. Walsh and Friends at 5 p.m., The Gibson Brothers at 6 p.m., Caroga Lake Chamber Players at 7 p.m. and The O’Connor Band, featuring Mark O’Connor at 8 p.m.
Mayer Hawthorne. July 29, 7:30 p.m. Free. Motown-style mix of funk and soul music.
Sara Evans. August 5, 7:30 p.m. Free. Country music by former Dancing with the Stars contestant.
Camp Sunshine Watermelon Festival. August 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Watermelon carving, seed-spitting, music, lawn games, face painting and fun surprises.
Amazing Place Adventure Race. August 13, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Contestants will navigate their way through Freeport to discover clues and complete challenges.
Kids’ Get Out + Play Day. August 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Try slack lining and test your skills on a mountain bike course.
Dog Days of August featuring DockDogs. Festival on August 25; Dock Dogs show August 26 and 17. DockDogs do long jump, high jump and timed retrieval events.
Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers. September 2, 7:30 p.m. Free. Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby, perhaps best known for the hit song “The Way It Is.”
Time: Consult event website
Admission: Most events free

Art Shows

Moore Park Art Show 2017 - South Paris, ME

Jul 30, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Route 26 and Park Street South Paris, ME
Featuring 50 fine artists and artisans. Live entertainment and fine food. Rain date is August 6.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Telephone: 207-890-6386

Arts & Crafts Shows

Portland Fine Craft Show 2017 - Portland, ME

Jul 26, 2017 - Jul 26, 2017 Congress Street between State and High streets Portland, ME
This show features 100 juried exhibitors from New England exhibiting fine baskets, ceramics, fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, stone and wood and work of international artists new to Maine. Find food trucks in Longfellow Square.
Time: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Mount Desert Island Directions Show 2017 - Bar Harbor, ME

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Atlantic Oceanside Event Center, 119 Eden Street Bar Harbor, ME
Sixty of Maine’s finest craftspeople will fill the ballroom and lawn with their work, transforming the location into a gallery-like setting of carefully designed displays. Come and meet extraordinary artisans and purchase work of heirloom quality handmade in Maine.
Time: Friday, 5-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $5; youth under age 18 admitted for free

Children & Families

“My Father’s Dragon” - Monmouth, ME

Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Theatre at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of a poor mistreated baby dragon, he packs his knapsack and stows away on a ship headed for Wild Island. With the help of two dozen pink lollipops, rubber bands, chewing gum, and a fine-toothed comb, Elmer outwits the fiercest of beasts and saves the day.
Time: 7:30 p.m. on June 24; 1 p.m. on July 9, 16, 23; August 1, 5, 10, 12, 17
Admission: Adults, $15; children, $10

Good Evening and Welcome to Your Appointment With Fear - Harrison, ME

Aug 4, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
Do you like your summer evenings spiced with a chilling tale, are you the person that spies faces in the woods, is every creak in your summer cottage a sign of something beyond? Then we have the very night of words, music and flickering lights for you. Suitable for the whole family . . . if you dare!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $16
Telephone: 207-583-6747

“The Lion King, Jr.” - Ogunquit, ME

Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 13, 2017 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME
Simba the lion cub just can’t wait to be king in the Ogunquit Playhouse production of “The Lion King, Jr.” The African savannah comes to joyous life on stage with Simba, Rafiki, Timon, Pumbaa, and all your favorite characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle in this growing-up tale.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.
Admission: See "tickets" page of event website

“Fame, Jr.” - Ogunquit, ME

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME
This high-energy show is based on the hit movie “Fame.” The inspiring story about a diverse group of students dedicated to artistic and academic work is filled with candor, humor and insight, combined with an electrifying pop score. Tickets.
Time: Saturday, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.
Admission: See "tickets" page of event website


Ida’s Havin’ a Yard Sale - Harrison, ME

Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
From Big Mouth Bill Bass to her husband Charlie’s old BarkaLounger, plus plenty of the latest gossip going around Mahoosuc Mills: there’s something for everyone at Ida and Charlie LeClair’s yard sale. Ida, “the funniest woman in Maine,” will crack you up with her insights into love, friendship and the Pine Tree State of mind.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $22 & $16
Telephone: 207-583-6747


Antique Tractor & Engine Show - Eliot, ME

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Raitt Homestead Farm Museum, 2077 State Road Eliot, ME
Show includes hundreds of tractor and engine displays; farm demos, skillet toss, Kids Korner, , kids pedal tractor pulls, live entertainment, flea market. Friday night is the pasta dinner and auction to benefit the Blacksmith Project.
Time: Friday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday,7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
Admission: $7 per person; children age 12 and younger, free. Plenty of free parking.


The Bath Iron Works Story: a Trolley and Boat Tour - Bath, ME

May 20, 2017 - Oct 29, 2017 Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street Bath, ME
This tour begins with the Bath Iron Works Story trolley tour through historic Bath. Guests then move to the cruise boat Merrymeeting for a one-hour cruise featuring spectacular views of modern shipbuilding and close-up views of Zumwalt and Arleigh Burke-class destroyers. Learn about the Percy & Small Shipyard and two Kennebec River lighthouses. Not recommended for children under age 12. Tour is 2.5 hours.
Time: 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m.; depending on date of tour
Admission: $50; children under 12, $32
Telephone: 207-443-1316

Antique Tractor & Engine Show 2017 - Eliot, ME

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Raitt Farm, routes 236 and 103 Eliot, ME
Hundreds of engines, tractors, and working farm machinery displays will be on hand. The Shingle Mill will be operating along side wood splitting and blacksmithing demos, tractor parades and the antique Stoneboat tractor pull. Kids can enjoy barrel tractors, kids corner, pedal pull and more. Enjoy crafters, flea market, a spaghetti supper on Friday night and lots of live music all weekend.
Time: Friday, 8 a,.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday,7 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sunday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Home & Studio Tours

Open Doors of York Home and Garden Tour 2017 - York, ME

Aug 9, 2017 - Aug 10, 2017 YOrk Village York, ME
Old York's home and garden tour opens the doors to historic homes and gardens on York Street. Parking will be available at York Street Baptist Church (61York Street), Village Elementary School (124 York Street), and York Middle School (30 Organug Road).
Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: $35


Embellishments in Victorian Fashion exhibit - Saco, ME

May 13, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Saco Museum, 371 Main Street Saco, ME
Sumptuous fabrics, vibrant colors and textures, masses of elaborate trims are defining elements of Victorian women's clothing. The exhibit Embellishments in Victorian Fashion focuses on how 19th-century aesthetics influenced women's clothing design. It features 50 garments from five institutions in Maine and New Hampshire. On display through August 27.
Time: Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday, noon-4 p.m.; Friday, noon-8 p.m. (free after 4 p.m.); Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $5; seniors, $3; students and children ages 7-18, $2; free on Fridays, 4-8 p.m.


Bowdoin International Music Festival 2017 - Brunswick, ME

Jun 24, 2017 - Aug 5, 2017 Bowdoin College, 255 Maine Street Brunswick, ME
The Bowdoin International Music Festival presents 100 concerts and public educational events.  The Monday Showcase series presents concerts by guest ensembles like the Borromeo, Jupiter, Parker, Rolston, and Ying quartets. Festival Wednesdays and Festival Fridays highlights include Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto.
Time: Consult event website

Bar Harbor Music Festival 2017 - Bar Harbor, ME

Jul 2, 2017 - Jul 30, 2017 Bar Harbor Congregational Church, The Maine Sea Coast Mission, Blackwoods Campground amphitheatre in Acadia National Park, Criterion Theater, Bar Harbor Club Bar Harbor, ME
Concertgoers can take in everything from string orchestra concerts and nights of jazz or brass to New Composers concerts and even opera. Donizetti's "Don Pasquale" is scheduled for Friday, July 21 at historic Criterion Theatre. Festival Schedule
Time: Consult event website

Drive-By Truckers - Portland, ME

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress Street Portland, ME
Drive-By Truckers have always been outspoken, but with American Band they have made the most political album in their extraordinary canon. It is protest music fit for the stadiums, designed to raise issues and ire as the nation careens towards its most momentous election in a generation.
Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
Admission: $30-$45

Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio - Harrison, ME

Jul 27, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
Heather Pierson, Davy Sturtevant & Shaun Nadeau will take you on a musical journey where you will encounter the very best in folk, jazz and blues. Heather's talent knows no bounds and along with her fellow musicians enjoy a night of music almost made for Deertrees.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $22 & $16
Telephone: 207-583-6747

Happy Days Are Here Again - Streisand's 60's Songbook - Harrison, ME

Jul 28, 2017 - Jul 28, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
Featuring songs from Barbra’s nightclub days, Broadway career, tv specials, early recordings and her award-winning film debut. Starring Lesley McKinnell, Co-Starring Brian P. Allen & Victoria Stubbs. Lesley sings, Victoria plays and Brian talks Barbra. It’s dishy and delectable fun!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $25 & $16
Telephone: 207-583-6747

The Downeasters Chorus - Harrison, ME

Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
The Chorus is part of the Barbershop Harmony Society, a musical art form with genuine American roots and a style. BUT this is not your grandfather's music! Expect a night of great music, many laughs and an exceptional feel-good factor.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $16
Telephone: 207-583-6747

Banda Magda - Rockland, ME

Aug 12, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Led by Greek-born composer, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou, Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 in advance $25 at the door

Colin Hay - Rockland, ME

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Former lead singer from MEN AT WORK Singer-songwriter Colin Hay, formerly the lead singer of Men at Work, has inspired many artists who have chosen to cite him as a muse or who have found themselves on stage with him in the past year spans the genre landscape.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $40 in advance; $45 at the door

Aeterna Trio - Harrison, ME

Aug 17, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
This incredibly talented trio return for their third year. All strings they may be but be prepared to be surprised and captivated by their music! Their ability to improvise resulted, when they first appeared on our stage three seasons ago, in an inspired performance.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $22 & $16
Telephone: 207-583-6747

The Tartan Terrors - Harrison, ME

Aug 19, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
This band is a fresh Celtic Invasion, mixing rock's energy with traditional folklore, dance, and humor. Their musical arsenal features classic pipes and fiddle, driving drum tones and signature guitar styles. Its energy will have you dancing 'til New Year!
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $30 & $16
Telephone: 207-583-6747

The Secret Sisters - Rockland, ME

Aug 25, 2017 - Aug 25, 2017 Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street Rockland, ME
Growing up surrounded by the sounds of the South and the powerful timeless music emanating from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, the Secret Sisters were heavily influenced by country, bluegrass and gospel, as well as classic rock and pop.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $20 in ad

Outdoor Activities

Daily Guided Canoe Tours with Maine Audubon - Scarborough, ME

Jun 17, 2017 - Sep 4, 2017 Maine Audubon, 136 Pine Point Road Scarborough, ME
Discover the wildlife and plants of Scarborough Marsh as you paddle the Dunstan River. A trained naturalist will show you the marsh plants and even give you a taste of an edible one. This tour is suitable for novice and experienced paddlers. No reservations needed. Email: smac@maineaudubon.org
Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Admission: Adults, $12; children, $9
Telephone: 207-883-5100

Performing Arts, Theater, Dance

The Wondertwins’ To Hip-Hop, With Love - South Paris, ME

Jul 29, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Celebration Barn, 190 Stock Farm Road South Paris, ME
This award-winning duo presents a technically masterful and artistically sensational kaleidoscopic view of vaudeville, robot, tap, and mime.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $14; seniors, $12; kids, $8
Telephone: 207-743-8452

Science & Nature

Astronomer Discusses the Solar Eclipse of August 2017 - Kennebunk, ME

Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 2, 2017 Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street Kennebunk, ME
Professor Ian Durham from the Astronomical Society of Northern New England will describe and discuss the first total eclipse of the sun to fully cross the country since 1918 -- coming August 21 2017. Durham will tell why eclipses happen, different kinds of eclipses, how to view them safely, and what Kennebunk can expect during the Great American Eclipse.” Free eclipse-viewing glasses will be available to take home.
Time: 6 p.m.
Telephone: 207-985-2173

Summer Skies - Kennebunkport, ME

Aug 9, 2017 - Aug 9, 2017 Kennebunk Free Library,112 Main Street Kennebunkport, ME
Come learn about the summer skies in a portable planetarium with Scott Negley, solar system ambassador for the Kennebunk Free Library. Guests of the planetarium will learn about summer constellations and some remarkable NASA projects involving the solar system. Open to all ages. Registration is required.
Time: 2:30 and 6 p.m.
Telephone: 207-985-2173


"Three Days of Rain" - Monmouth, ME

Jul 1, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
A famous architect has died and left a mysterious will, prompting his children and their best friend to search for answers about their families’ history. Darkly funny, the play trips through time, playing children’s perceptions against their parent’s reality.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: General, $32; seniors, $28; students, $20

“Bullets Over Broadway” - Ogunquit, ME

Jul 5, 2017 - Jul 29, 2017 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME
The 1920s comes roaring to life in this madcap musical comedy filled with tap-dancing gangsters, saucy showgirls, colorful characters, big laughs – and Sally Struthers! This is one big, splashy and wildly entertaining show sure to knock ‘em dead. Content Advisory: PG-13 Strong language, adult and suggestive content, and portrayed violence. Tickets
Time: Curtain times vary; see tickets page for curtain times

"The Learned Ladies" by Moliere - Monmouth, ME

Jul 6, 2017 - Aug 20, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
Clitandre seeks the hand of Henriette but her mother has other plans. The course of true love runs anything but smoothly in Moliere’s romp of pompous poets, pretentious parents, and seductive servants. But all is set right in the end, with true love trumping intellectual snobbery.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: General, $32; seniors, $28; students, $20

“Indoor/Outdoor” by Kenny Finkle - Harrison, ME

Jul 15, 2017 - Aug 3, 2017 Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road Harrison, ME
“Indoor/Outdoor” is a quirky, warm-hearted romantic comedy that looks at love and relationships through the eyes of a frisky cat named Samantha. Her owner, Shuman, doesn't always understand her, but he knows he wants her to stayat home. Things get complicated when a wild, handsome stranger shows up telling her that the grass is greener in the outdoor world. Dates: July 15, 21, 28 and August 3.
Time: 7:30 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on July 28

“Red Velvet” - Monmouth, ME

Jul 27, 2017 - Aug 17, 2017 Theater at Monmouth, Cumston Hall, 796 Main Street Monmouth, ME
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his time, collapses on stage while playing Othello. A young black American actor is asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics, and audience react to the revolution on stage?
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website
Admission: General, $32; seniors, $28; students, $20

“Ragtime” - Ogunquit, ME

Aug 2, 2017 - Aug 26, 2017 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME
Set in the volatile melting pot of early 1900s in New York, three American tales are woven together. We learn about a trapped upper-class wife, a striving Jewish immigrant and a fearless young musician from Harlem who are exercise courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future. Tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see “tickets” for curtail times

“All Night Strut” - Portland, ME

Aug 15, 2017 - Sep 10, 2017 Portland Stage, 25A Forest Avenue Portland, ME
Swing’s the thing in this classy, sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and ’40s. From the funky jive of Harlem to the sophisticated elegance of El Morocco and the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, “The All Night Strut!” moves through the Depression, World War II and the post-war boom in a two-act musical celebration.
Time: Curtain times vary; see event website; daily except Mondays
Admission: $55-$75
Telephone: 207-774-0465

“Heartbreak Hotel” - Ogunquit, ME

Aug 30, 2017 - Sep 30, 2017 Ogunquit Playhouse, 10 Main Street Ogunquit, ME
This tender story follows Elvis Presley in the early years of his bourgeoning career as he and Sam Phillips create the music that will forever change their lives. As Elvis’s career skyrockets, a secret love story is revealed. Tickets.
Time: Curtain times vary; see "tickets"