Events – Portland Press Herald
OLD ORCHARD BEACH
Don Campbell comes to a concert series
The Ballpark concerts will host a performance by Don Campbell from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at OOB Ballpark, 7 Ballpark Way.
Entry and parking are free with full concessions available.
Museum with 3 historical walking tours
The Brick Store Museum will offer three historic walking tours this week.
One will take place on Thursday and the second on Saturday, both departing from the museum at 117 Main Street at noon. Learn the history of the elaborate and historic homes that line Kennebunk’s Summer Street neighborhood. A museum guide will lead you. The cost is $ 5 per person or free for members.
A visit to the beach will take place on Saturday at 11 a.m., starting from the Chapel of the Trinity. Learn the history of Mothers Beach’s development as a tourist destination. This 60- to 90-minute walk includes a one-kilometer loop and is led by a qualified guide. The cost is $ 5 for members and $ 10 for everyone else.
These walks are by reservation only, by calling 985-4802 or by visiting brickstoremuseum.org.
CAMDEN / ROCKPORT
Blueberry Tales at Beech Hill
Coastal Mountains Land Trust and Camden Public Library will team up for a summer storytelling tradition in Beech Hill from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at 316 Beech Hill Road, Rockport.
Children’s Librarian Miss Amy will bring a selection of popular blueberry stories to the top of the hill and read them aloud while your kids munch on blueberries. Free and open to all ages.
Beech Hill Preserve is a 295 acre conservation property, managed with the complementary purpose of maintaining its scenic beauty, historic value, prairie bird habitat and organic blueberry production.
Electronic concert lunch in amphitheater
Electrify your lunchtime with a free Quantam concert at 12:30 p.m. Sunday in the Camden Library Amphitheater at 55 Main Street.
This electronic sound performance group consists of Jason Dean on vocals, drum machines and keyboards; Michael Whitehead is on bass and pedals.
The show is free and open to the public. Bring a chair or blanket for comfortable sitting.
For more details, visit camden library.org.
The Taste of Waterville 2021 event will take place Wednesday from noon to 11 p.m. at Head of Falls, along the Kennebec River in downtown.
The event will be an adult-focused experience highlighting the region’s ethnicity and diversity. There will be no events for children this year. It will feature a variety of food, culture and culinary stalls, as well as live music, beer / wine cash gardens, and beer samples.
There will be a variety of restaurants, food trucks and bite-size stalls with a variety of foods, vendor stalls featuring a wide range of culinary items including wooden bowls, charcuterie boards, and local produce. preservation of food, olive oil, kitchen items, jams and more. . Take the time to browse the produce while sampling some of the best food offerings in the area.
New this year – we will be giving away a punched beer sampling card to use between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Available in advance or at the entrance, this card entitles you to 16 samples from 8 breweries in the region, for only $ 20. Cards are available for purchase at www.tasteofwaterville.com.
Enjoy a variety of entertainment groups throughout the day and evening, including music from Mike Reny, Jim Baumer and Dom Colizzi, Colby’s African Drummers, Downeast Brass, Borderline Express – and the star band from this year – Stolen Mojo.
The string quartet gives a bicentennial concert
DaPonte String Quartet will perform the free, live bicentennial concert “Maine’s 200th: Music of Early Maine”, with guest artist Eric LaPerna on percussion, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Ellsworth Public Library at 20 State St.
The arts center hosts Irish musicians, a series of authors
The Denmark Arts Center will host the following programs this week at 50 West Main St.:
• The Center’s After Diner series will feature an evening of Celtic music by Irish musicians Hanz Araki and Bethany Waickman from 7 pm to 8:30 pm Friday at Bicentennial Park across from the Arts Center.
• On Saturday, the Heather Newton Brown Art Opening, Part II, “Fun Things to Do with a Torch” will take place from 4 pm to 4 pm. encaustic works of art, mixed media and found objects.
An open reception invites guests to walk through and speak with the artist to talk about his work, his style, his inspirations and the delicate components of using a blowtorch. Light meals and drinks will be available for guests.
• The Center’s Authors Series will welcome award-winning author Donna Marie Seim for the presentation “The Story Behind the Story, of Charley, the Boy Who Sings Alone” at 4 pm Sunday at Bicentennial Park.
This event is aimed at an audience aged 8 and over. Pre-registration is required. For more details, visit denmarkarts.org/events.
Bruce Marshall to play Narramissic
Loon Echo Land Trust & Bridgton Historical Society will welcome nationally renowned musician Bruce Marshall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Narramissic Historic Farm & Peabody-Fitch Woods at 46 Narramissic Road.
A tireless performer with great originals, an expressive soulful voice, and a backing guitar style on acoustic dobro and steel, he has earned a reputation as one of New England’s finest.