Arts & Culture

Local Band You've Got To See: Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere- TONIGHT

Local Band You've Got To See: Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere- TONIGHT

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere: the way live music should be.

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere are an acoustic/americana/soul group that will serenade you with the harmonies of "White Blank Page," by Mumford and Sons, and their own version of Snoop Dogg's, "Gin and Juice." However, it is their original songs that will have you hooked. Friends since they were 5 years-old, and playing together for almost a decade, Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere write artful music and inspiring lyrics. "Let me be your hunger pains, coursing through you pretty veins," is just a taste of my favorite song "Great White North."  You'll also hear "Soul of a Lion," and "Grandpa's Chair," tonight.

The intimate setting of Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free st., Portland, hosts Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere, every third Thursday of the month.

“The Bikinis”

“The Bikinis”

“The Bikinis” - Harrison, ME
August 3, 2011 to August 7, 2011
That girl group from the sixties everyone loves is bringing back the sun, fun and all the great songs they sang down on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore... all to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores RV Resort on Florida's Gold Coast. With a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles, The Bikinis, or "The Jersey Girls," relive their heyday and beyond, beginning the summer of 1964, the night these four inseparable friends got their name, winning the Belmar Beach Talent Contest. Location: Deertrees Theatre, 156 Deertrees Road. Time: 8 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Cost: adults, $25; students, $15. Information: 207-583-6747 or visit www.deertreestheatre.org.

Manchester Orchestra - Live at the State Theatre - August 3rd

Manchester Orchestra - Live at the State Theatre - August 3rd

MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA

STATE THEATRE

609 Congress St.

Portland, ME

www.statetheatreportland.com

August 3 at 7:30pm

 

Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 24 at 10:00am and will be available in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportlan

Historic Barns, with Don Perkins at Narramissic, the Peabody-Fitch Farm

Saturday July 9: Historic Barns, with Don Perkins at Narramissic, the Peabody-Fitch Farm
5:00 Curator’s tour of Narramissic, the Peabody-Fitch House (separate admission) 6:00 Reception and light supper, followed at 7:00 by an Illustrated Lecture by author Don Perkins, “The Barn Guy.”  $15 includes tour, reception, and lecture; $12 Reception and lecture ($10 for BHS members)

Narramissic, the Peabody-Fitch Farm , is located near the end of Ingalls Road, off route 107 in South Bridgton. It will be open Wed-Fri, 11-3 for tours in July and August.

Camp Sunshine Volunteer Joseph Cerato Receives New England Patriots Community MVP Award

Camp Sunshine Volunteer Joseph Cerato Receives New England Patriots Community MVP Award

New England Patriots Charitable Foundation supports efforts of outstanding volunteers and their non-profit organizations

CASCO - Camp Sunshine, a one-of-a-kind national retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, proudly announced today that 16-year-old Joey Cerato of Hudson, N.H., was named a Community MVP by the New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Kraft Family. The award comes with a $10,000 donation to his charity of choice, Camp Sunshine.

The New England Patriots Charitable Foundation and the Kraft Family support New England non-profit organizations by awarding outstanding volunteers who make a large impact in their communities.

Sabbathday Lake Craft Fair & Sale on June 18

On Saturday June 18 , from 8am to 2pm Sabbathday Lake Grange in New Gloucester will be holding an indoor yard sale & craft fair.  There will be a wide variety of crafts, cutlery, attic treasures, cooked foods & treats, plants, and more.  There will also be a light lunch available consisting homemade mac & cheese, shepards pie & hot dogs.   Chicken pies will also be available for $8.00 or $7.50 for two or more. Tables are still available for rent, the cost is $10.00 for a six foot table.  If interested please e-mail Steven at Granger04071@aol.com or call Norma at 998-2586.  Please contact us by Thursday evening June 16 to reserve your space. 

Rufus Porter Museum Schedules a Busy July 2011

Rufus Porter Museum Schedules a Busy July 2011

Bridgton, Maine - An historic house tour, a weathervane exhibit, and five days of hands-on art classes are all on offer during July at the local Rufus Porter Museum.

The house tour, slated for Saturday, July 9 features seven local properties of great interest ranging from a local farm house, built in the 1830’s, to a Queen Anne-style meeting hall built in 1892.

The most unusual property on the tour is a water-powered coffin factory. Built by Bridgton’s first undertaker in 1856, the shop is the only survivor among two dozen factories along Stevens Brook running from Highland Lake to Long Lake. The shop’s ground floor features many old saws and implements used in cabinet making.

Folk Art on High is the museum’s summer exhibit of 19th century weathervanes from two private collections.