Events – Portland Press Herald
The museum will host the Steampunk fair
The Brick Store Museum will host its seventh annual South Maine Steampunk Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 117 Main Street.
The event will explore the theme of Steampunk and how history is used creatively. Steampunk-inspired crafts and artwork will be on display; presentations, tutorials and lectures will be scheduled throughout the day; and entry to museum exhibits are all included in the fair.
The $ 5 ticket is a fundraiser for the museum’s annual programming.
Steampunk is a mixture of history and the future; a worldview if Victorian aesthetics and the power of steam existed today. During the fair, visitors will hear lectures programmed by historical costume designer Paula Gallucci; Professor Libby Bischof of the University of Southern Maine; and Professor Elizabeth DeWolfe of the University of New England. Live music will be performed by the Bellamy Jazz Band of Portland. In the meantime, the silent film “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” (1916) will be screened. The full schedule and times for each conference and performance can be viewed at www.brickstoremuseum.org. Steampunk vendors and artists will also be on hand to show off the creative endeavors for sale.
The summer concert series continues with On Tap
On Tap will star in the Wells Harbor Concert Series starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Hope Hobbs Gazebo, located at Wells Harbor Community Park, 331 Harbor Road.
On Tap performs a wide variety of music, featuring a mix of rock, pop, country and blues.
Admission is free (contributions accepted). There are seats on park benches or bring a blanket or folding chair. Parking is free on site.
For more details, visit www.wellstown.org/748/Summer-Concert-Series or call 646-5113.
Annual religious service set for Sunday
The annual service at the historic Old Corner Church will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Federal Street and West Road.
Reverend Philip Bean will deliver the sermon. Jan Thibeault and Gordon Trail will offer special music. After service and refreshments, Friends of Old Corner Church will hold its annual business meeting.
Those interested in joining the effort to preserve the 1804 monument are encouraged to attend and participate in various plans for the restoration, fundraising and use of the church for community events.
Masks are encouraged. For details, call Bud Jamieson at 247-3635.
Library with children’s programs
The Dyer Library will host the following children’s programs this week at 371 Main Street:
A Woodland Creatures Dance Party will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, hosted by the Collective Motion Arts Center and featuring a fun theme about animals and nature.
Handicrafts in the garden will take place at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with take-out kits also available.
Stories Before the Concert takes place at 5:30 pm every Thursday outside before the start of the “Music in the Park” series ing Lot by Saco Main Street.
A sultry pajama party will take place on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Children are welcome to bring their soft toys to the library and let them stay overnight for a slumber party.
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The cycling coalition organizes a hike for women
The Bicycle Coalition of Maine will offer a women’s group ride, which will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Cape Elizabeth High School, 45 Ocean House Road, for a 13.5 mile round trip to Higgins Beach in Scarborough.
To register, go to www.bikemaine.org/august-11-womens-ride.
The author will present a lecture on the tribes
Author Peter Stowell will present the “Lost Tribes of Western Maine” slide lecture at 1:30 pm Saturday at the Great Ossipee Museum of Hiram Historical Society, 20 Historical Ridge (off Main Street, Route 117), Hiram Village.
Stowell provides a dynamic presentation of Native Americans in their native lands of western Maine, with a theatrical interpretation of the misunderstandings they had with the settlers that often led to conflict.
The program is free and open to the public. A business meeting at 1 p.m. precedes the program.
For details, call 615-4390.
The ballet dancers will perform on Wednesday
The Camden Public Library will host dancers from Camden’s Atlantic Ballet Company for a performance of their original version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” at 5 pm Wednesday in the amphitheater. The dance production features colorful costumes and beautiful sets, created by directors Michele and Heather Cox. It will capture the attention of all ages and is suitable for the whole family. The Atlantic Ballet Company is part of the P2P Dance Center in Camden, Rockport and Belfast.
Twenty dancers will perform as the highlight of the P2P Dance Center ‘Dance your Dream’ summer camp program. Students participated in ballet, stretching and floor barre lessons, as part of a four to six week summer dance camp. The dancers learned hip-hop, ballet, jazz and modern choreography which they will perform.
Each dancer will also exhibit artwork they’ve created, detailing scenes from the performance, which will be on display during the show in the amphitheater.
This production is free and open to the public. Participants must bring garden chairs or blankets. The rainy date for the show is Thursday.
For more information on this event and others taking place in the Camden Amphitheater, visit camden library.org.
Amazing Acro-Cats playing for 10 days
The Amazing Acro-Cats will present their unique show at the Center des arts Saint-Laurent from August 12 to 22.
This troupe of rescued domestic cats presented a one-of-a-kind performance for thousands of people across the United States. These talented felines ride balls, skateboard, jump in hoops, and more.
The show’s grand finale features Tuna and the Rock Cats, the only cat-only group in the world! The group includes Roux (guitar), Bowie (drums) and Nue (keyboard). There’s even a special guest joining their set – Cluck Norris, a chicken playing the tambourine and cymbal.
Tickets start at $ 25 and can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4416516.
Italian bazaar for Friday, Saturday
The 2021 Saint-Pierre Italian Bazaar will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday inside and outside of Saint-Pierre Church at 72 Federal Street.
All food stands will offer their standard menus, with tables more spaced than a typical year. Free gift bags will be available for the kids, a scavenger hunt for the kids is scheduled, and musical guests include the Jim Ciampi Band on Fridays and the Carmine Band on Saturdays.
If you can volunteer before, during, or after the bazaar, contact Ann-Marie at [email protected] or Sal to [email protected]
For more information, call 773-7746.