Events – Portland Press Herald
Art Walk features jazz guitarists
Lambo Law: Guitar Duet, featuring jazz guitarists Neil Lamb and David Lawlor, will perform a free concert from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday as part of this week’s Wiscasset Art Walk lineup, which will be held along from the Wiscasset Village sidewalk.
The Wiscasset Art Walk will also include drum making, rattle making for children (and their adults), an environmental exhibit with a scops owl named Willow, fresh bouquets and artists displaying their work – all on the sidewalks . Plus, visitors can spend the evening visiting galleries and shops and enjoying the local scene along the Sheepscot River. Glittering banners will mark the participants of the evening; free parking is plentiful.
For more details, visit www.wiscassetartwalk.org.
Learn about human trafficking and how to stop it
Carey Nason, Executive Director of St. André Home, will host the free online event “Beauty Remains: The Truth on Trafficking,” an evening to raise awareness about human trafficking and exploitation on Wednesday from 7 p.m. 9 p.m.
The event is organized to help participants better understand human trafficking and exploitation, how to identify victims and what we can do to prevent trafficking. Human trafficking is at an all-time high and is found in every state.
This flagship program of St. André Home is CourageLIVES, which provides support and services to those affected by human trafficking and exploitation. Based in the Biddeford area, but serving more than 125 women across Maine, CourageLIVES provides food, clothing, shelter, and counseling to residents; a shelter for female survivors and an outreach program.
For more information about the program or event, visit couragelivesme.org or call 282-3351.
Funshine Fair returns after COVID break
The 37th Funshine Fair will return to St. Matthew’s Church this weekend after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. The three-day event will run from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the church at 19 Dora Lane.
The fair will be held inside and outside the church and parish hall, with family activities, a flea market, a bake sale, a clothing stand, a variety of foods and games, an aquarium and various vendors.
On Friday, the movie “Raya and the Last Dragon” will be shown outside at 8:30 p.m. Admission is free, but attendees should bring their own blankets and chairs. A fire pit will also be available for those who wish to bring their own ingredients to make s’mores.
On Sunday, a pancake breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Later in the day, an outdoor mass will be held at noon.
The fair’s traditional “superdraw” is back with 44 entrants receiving prizes of up to $1,500. To purchase raffle tickets, call 793-2244 or visit stmatthewlimerick.weshareonline.org/funshine-fair.
For more pre-fair information, visit the Funshine Fair Facebook page at facebook.com/FunshineFair.
African gala benefits local parish
The annual African Gala will be held from 5-9 p.m. Saturday at the Guild Hall of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, located at 307 Congress St.
The event will feature a variety of music, dance and food from many African countries including Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Cameroon, Sudan and Angola. Admission is $25 for adults and $10 for children.
Proceeds will be donated to Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Parish, which offers community programs, social justice presentations and workshops for local residents. In addition, the parish food pantry distributes nearly 3,000 pounds of food each week and in times of need, hundreds of people in the neighborhood turn to the parish for clothing and household items.
For more details, contact Alice at 626-224-5286.
A neighborhood organization organizes a musical event
The Munjoy Hill neighborhood organization will be presenting live musical performances this week.
Katie Daggett and Ed DesJardin will perform from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lincoln Park, located at Congress and Pearl Streets and the Chandler’s Military Band (featuring David Watts), will perform from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Fort Allen Park bandstand at 49 Eastern Promenade.
Library updates weekly offerings
The Wells Public Library will host the following programs this week at 1434 Post Road:
• Magician BJ Hickman returns for a show at 6.30pm on Tuesday which is filled with comedic magic, including card tricks, audience participation and mind reading.
• Mother Goose Story Time will take place on Mondays at 10:30 a.m., offering children aged 0-24 months and their caregivers the opportunity to participate in lap activities, nursery rhymes, songs and games of fingers.
Events are free and sponsored by the Friends of Wells Public Library.
For more details, contact Allison Herman at [email protected] or call the library at 646-8181.
Museum offering guided walking tours
The Brick Store Museum will be offering three historic walking tours this week detailing the history of the city.
Historic District walking tours will take place at noon Thursday and Saturday, departing from the museum at 117 Main St. to explore the history of the elaborate and historic homes that line Kennebunk’s Summer Street neighborhood in downtown.
A guided walking tour of the history of Kennebunk Beach will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, starting at Trinity Chapel, 5 Railroad Avenue, Kennebunk Beach. Learn about the history of Kennebunk Beach’s development as a tourist destination. This walk is a loop of approximately one mile, lasting 60 to 90 minutes.
The cost of each walk is $5 for museum members and $10 for all others. Advance reservation is requested by calling 985-4802 or visiting brickstoremuseum.org.
The College welcomes high school students to a special event
Saint Joseph’s College Maine will be offering a special summer visitation day for high school students and their families from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday at 278 Whites Bridge Road.
Attendees are invited to experience what it means to be a member of this college community through a campus tour, information session, lunch at Pearson’s Café, and even a lakeside luau Sebago. Participants can chat with admissions counselors, faculty, and staff. Financial aid, athletic opportunities, and features of campus life will also be covered during the day.
To register, visit sjcme.edu/admissions/oncampus/visit/admissions-eventscall 800-338-7057 or email [email protected] and include your name, address, phone number, high school, year of graduation, and number of people visiting.
People who cannot attend this event, but would like to schedule a visit and learn more about the college, should go to sjcme.edu/admissions/oncampus/visit.
The series welcomes the author of the book “Downeast”
The Arts Center Denmark will host an Author Series with Gigi Georges, author of the book “Downeast: Five Maine Girls and the Unseen Story of Rural America,” at 3 p.m. Sunday at 50 West Main St. The Authors Series Collaborative is made up of of Denmark Public Library, Historical Society of Denmark and Center for the Arts of Denmark.
Georges’ “Downeast” pays tribute to the lives of five remarkable young women and, through them, to the journeys of young women across rural America and the indispensable role that contemporary women play in their communities. Come, sit, sip and savor the word. Concessions will be available. This is a paid event with a suggested donation of $10 for future author presentations.
Register online at denmarkarts.org/events.
Day One CEO to Speak at Kiwanis Luncheon
Greg Bowers, CEO of Day One, will speak at the Scarborough Kiwanis Club’s weekly lunch meeting at noon Friday at Cowbell Burger, 185 US Route 1, Scarborough.
Meetings are always free and open to the public. Lunch is available for purchase.
For more details, call Joyce Leary Clark at 329-8488 or email the club at [email protected]
The author will give a lecture on the first native professional baseball player
Chats with Champions will feature a talk with author Ed Rice at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Porter Meeting Room of the Skidompha Library at 184 Main Street.
Rice is the author of “Baseball’s First Indian: The Story of Penobscot Legend Louis Sockalexis”. Born in 1871 on the Penobscot Indian Reservation in Maine and the nephew of a chief, Louis Sockalexis became the first native professional baseball player. Ultimately, his prowess on the diamond inspired the name that the Cleveland baseball team bears today. Rice will present a talk to raise awareness of the Louis Sockalexis Monument Organization, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a monument in Maine to honor the athlete.
The conference is free and open to the public.
For details, call the library at 887-0919.