Arts & Culture

Summer of Love starring Michele Lee at the Ogunquit Playhouse until July 16th!

Summer of Love starring Michele Lee  at the Ogunquit Playhouse until July 16th!

Be prepared for a head on collision between cultures when a conservative bride runs away from the altar and runs into a VW Bus full of hippies from Haight-Ashbury, in the East Coast premiere of Summer of Love, on stage June 22 to July 16 at the Ogunquit Playhouse. With a little help from the hippies and dropouts of San Francisco, she comes to realize she has to make her own kind of music! This new musical by Roger Bean showcases the powerful music of the late 1960s by some of the most influential artists of the love generation including The Mamas and the Papas, Donovan, Janis Joplin and Jefferson Airplane, with songs that include: “Dream a Little Dream of Me,” “Get Together,” “Piece of My Heart,” “White Rabbit,” “Spinning Wheel,” “Happy Together” and many more! Take a trip down memory lane, remember your glory days and most of all enjoy the music!

Historic Barn Program at Narramissic

Historic Barn Program at Narramissic

On Saturday, July 9, Bridgton Historical Society will host an evening with Don Perkins, an authority on Maine barns.  Perkins, a former carpenter and member of the Timber Framers Guild, is a free-lance writer who has a made a special study of barns, and written extensively on them.  Ned Allen of the Bridgton Historical Society will present a special “Curator’s Tour” of the house at 5:00 pm, prior to a reception at 6:00.  The illustrated lecture will start at 7:00 pm, and will be held in Narramissic’s “Temperance Barn,” so-named because George Fitch, who built the barn in the 1830s, did not believe in strong drink and held the barn-raising without supplying the usual measure of rum.  The public is invited to the program, which will cost $15 for the tour, reception, and program, $12 for the reception and program.  Bridgton Historical Society members will receive a $2 disount.

Narramissic, located at the end of Ingalls Road, off route 107 in South Bridg

The Stonehedge Country Fest

The Stonehedge Country Fest

The Stonehedge Country Fest July 8th, 9th, and 10th 342 W. Gray Rd. Gray Me. This event is in it's 7th year and due to financial struggles in this economy is being presented this year by the bands, who wish to your help to keep this great family weekend going in the future. The festival consists of 8 top maine country bands who rotate playing from 5:00 Friday night thru 6;00 Sunday night. The shows are rain or shine thanks to the second stage in the awsome barn with country dance demos camping, a bonfire after the shows Friday and Saturday nights and a pot luck Supper Sunday after the All Star Jam. The 8 participating bands are Emerald Sky,Crossin Mason Dixon,Coyote Drifters, Cold Blue Steel, The Lone Star Band,Silver and Lace, Bad Penny, and Mark Knight.I have attached the flier and price list. and I can also arrange for the link to 2 You Tube videos from prior years to be sent to you if that would be useful.

Movies: "Bad Teacher"

Movies:  "Bad Teacher"


Pam Smart was a really bad teacher.  In 1990, she seduced one of her New Hampshire students, age 15, and got him to murder her husband.  That’s bad.  By contrast, Elizabeth Halsey, the character played by Cameron Diaz in this new movie, is just semi-bad:  she smokes dope, drinks heavily and does all she can to avoid any actual work in her middle school classroom.





  Are you interested in Nursing and what it was like in the days gone by? During July the Falmouth Heritage Museum will have a display of nursing memorabilia including clothing, invalid feeders, bed pans and many other items used by the nurses of old. Do you know what it was like to ‘attend’ a mail order school of nursing?   And identify the month's WHAT IS IT? One winner will be drawn from all the correct answers and receive a Family Membership to the Falmouth Historical Society.

Movies: "The Tree of Life"

Movies:  "The Tree of Life"


There are dinosaurs in this movie, and a series of breathtaking space visuals, but this is about as far from a summer sci-fi blockbuster as you can get.


Written and directed by the reclusive Terrence Malick (he wouldn’t even appear to accept his best picture award at the Cannes Film Festival), “The Tree of Life” is a deeply serious exploration of one Texas family whose personal tragedy evokes all humanity’s abiding questions about God’s will.

Grange Craft Fair and Yard Sale July 16

On Saturday July 16 Sabbathday Lake Grange in New Gloucester will be holding an indoor yard sale & craft from 8am to 2pm.  We are looking for anyone interested in renting a table at these sales.  The cost is $10.00 for a six foot table.  Our hall is located at 370 Sabbathday Road and is handicap accessible  If interested please e-mail Steven at or call Norma at 998-2586 by July 14.