Summer is almost here! And that means flowers. To help bring the beauty of the season to Bath’s historic downtown, Main Street Bath’s Design Committee coordinates the purchase of cascading flower baskets to hang from the downtown lampposts each summer. Each year they add more baskets, and in 2012 it will cost $120.50 to purchase, water, and maintain each one.
To help fund the downtown flowers, Main Street Bath is continuing our Adopt-A-Basket program. Once again this year, if there is a particular lamppost location that you would like to sponsor with a $120.50 donation (the cost of purchasing and maintaining one basket for the season) we’ll send you an adoption certificate and a photo of your own little bundle of blossoms, and will recognize you, or acknowledge your donation in memory of a loved one, as the sponsor of that location. Call 442-7291 for more information, or donate online at the store at visitbath.com.
Other happenings around town include:
- Bath Farmers Market – June 2
- Free Demo Classes at Tony Dance Studio - June 4 & 6
- Ornament welcomes Maine Shades
- “Back to the Garden” exhibit at Markings Gallery - thru June
- Front Street office space available
- 10th Annual House & Garden Tour - June 16
- Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro – June 1
- Coastal Art Glass opens new Studio - June 2
- James Cotton at the Chocolate Church Arts Center - June 2
- Studio Theater presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors” - June 8-16
- 3rd Friday Artwalk & Drive – June 15
- Bath Rotary Golf Classic offers early registration rate – ends June 1
- Yoga in Bath Summer 2012 classes – begins June 6
- Adopt-A-Book at PFL – June 5 – July 31
- MHS Class of 1967 Art Raffle – thru June 11
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See you downtown!
Jennifer Geiger, Director, Main Street Bath
Outdoor Farmers Market Opens for Season, Commercial Street
Almost June and the wisteria is drooping over the fence. Our thoughts turn to seasonal delights and thus to the Bath Farmers Market, locate for the summer along the banks of the Kennebec, adjoining the shady environs of Waterfront Park. Each Saturday from 8:30 to 12, join the friendly throng as they cruise the vendors seeking organic necessities, and special treats to make each meal and each day truly special.
To our latest member- welcome! Luscious Live lobsters is a venture of Lisa Bryant and Derek Field. Fishing Casco Bay out of Harpswell, they bring you fresh caught lobster and some of it is even out of the shell. Yes they have lobster meat for the busy and cracker challenged. Their prices are competitive and you offer useful gear as well=crackers, placemats and other lobster necessities.
Hot in the market: Rhubarb is plentiful and good. Greens are busting out all over-kale and chard and lettuce! Braising mixes and herbs galore. Watercress, a few fiddleheads and ramps. Herb and vegetable seedlings are plentiful and hardy-looking good. Grab some for those late summer weeks when you just can’t get to the market. Sparrow Farm has more of those luscious little Black Pearl tomatoes-try them on a pizza with fresh mozzarella or goat cheese for an easy wow; they also have some wildly orange striped beets that taste as god as they look.
Make sure to sop at Sheepscot Flower Farms and select some gorgeous flowers to make the room of your choice a showstopper-or just a single flower-one brilliantly purple allium in a white vase can bring the quietist corner into an elegant mood. If you are looking for garden plants, please be patient. Andrew Fiori of Campo di Fiori will be back soon. He needs to locate on the grassy knoll at the park, and the grass is not quite ready for the traffic. His zone tested and winter hardy perennials are well worth the wait.
Looking forward to seeing you down by the river, 8:30-12 on Saturday.
FMI 549 7611, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Demo Classes at Tony Dance Studio, 144 State Street, W. Bath
Dance Kickboxing FREE Demo Class - Monday June 4th at 7:30pm
Dance Kickboxing is a gentle combination of dance aerobics, boxing, and martial arts — is one of the most popular fitness trends to hit gymnasiums in recent years. These workouts, which are inspired by martial arts, have motivated many people to start a fitness program.
This easy to follow total-body workout can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance.
Fiesta Fitness FREE Demo Class - Wednesday June 6th at 5:30pm
Join Instructor Tracey Bushnell the ultimate party for all ages and bodies.
Fiesta Fitness doesn’t have beginner or advanced levels and is not choreography. Anyone who wants to can join at any time. Fiesta Fitness combines Latin dances with his own unique style of steps, movements, motivation, catchy music and party-like atmosphere, which provides each student with a total body workout, yet doesn’t feel like a workout at all!
Ornament welcomes Maine Shades, 11 Centre Street
Ornament is excited to welcome Betsy Pare from Maine Shades to our store! Betsy has been in business making custom lampshades for years, and will be joining us here in the store with a workshop, where she will custom make her beautiful, handcrafted lampshades. We will carry these fabulous shades, and she will be taking orders, as well. We all know how difficult it is to find a nice lampshade, especially one that fits your decor perfectly. Watch for the new window display this week, and her arrival in the store. She will be here in her workshop making her custom shades two days a week. Additionally, Ornament is stocked and ready for summer so come in to see what’s new for yourself, or for any of your gift giving needs: host/hostess, bride & groom, birthday, anniversary, just because, or any other occasion.
Hand painted photographs by Jane Page-Conway, puppet characters by Lyla Ross, and theatrical felted sculpture by Susan Mills are nestled throughout the gallery. New lightweight one of a kind scarves , woven pieces by Janice Jones,and colorful felted hats are new choices in our wearable offerings.
We look forward to your joining us in the year’s first official artwalk on June 15th 5-8pm. Otherwise 10-5 daily.
Front Street office suite with 660 sq. ft., 2 spacious rooms, private bath, air, heat, lights and parking included.
June 16th – 10th Annual House & Garden Tour sponsored by Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc.
10:00am – 3:30pm (rain or shine)
To purchase Advance tickets: @ $25.00 visit our local Bath businesses: Now You’re Cooking, Springer’s Jewelers, Brick Store Antiques, Ornament,
New England Antiques and Bath Printing AND at Gulf of Maine Bookstore in Brunswick. OR, Check payable to: SPI, Box 322, Bath, ME 04530
Tickets day of tour $30.00 at Winter Street Center, 880 Washington Street, Bath. We look forward to your attendance at this premier annual event. For questions regarding Tour, please call: SPI office: 207-443-2174: or EMAIL your request to: email@example.com and visit website to order tickets online via SPI website.
Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro, 128 Front Street
This Friday we kick off June with Flash and Tina Allen. Tina while Flash plays the keyboard chimes in on the vocals from time to time with Tina. Flash and Tina in the New Space @ Solo this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM!
Don’t forget we are now serving lunch! Tues- Sat, 11:30 – 2pm
Coastal Art Glass Grand Opening, 233 Water Street
Coastal Art Glass expands into their new Studio in Downtown Bath. Come join us for our Grand Opening on Saturday June 2nd, 5PM to 8PM at our new location at 233 Water Street, entrance off the municipal parking adjacent to Wilson’s back door. Refreshments and live music featuring Earl Bigelow, of The Natives are Restless fame. Say hello and see the new work.
We as Coastal Art Glass are excited to join in the growth of one of the five best downtown’s in America.
James Cotton at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington Street
June 2: James Cotton Superharp Band (BLUES) $32/$35, 7:30 p.m.
Living Legend of the Blues!
Studio Theatre of Bath presents Neil Simon’s Rumors, June 8, 9, 15, 16 at 7:30, June 10 & 17 at 2 p.m.
3rd Friday Artwalk & Drive Showcases More than 30 Artists, Downtown and around town
Maine’s Cool Little City, invites you to the 3rd Friday Artwalk and Drive. The first ArtWalk is June 15th from 5pm – 8pm. This year the National Trust for Historic Preservation presented Bath with the “Great American Main Street Award”. We are the first in Maine and only the fifth in New England to receive this award. If Bath defines hyperbole, this year’s line up of more than 30 artists will fit right in, with several emerging artists and many familiar faces.
An easy place to start the ArtWalk is at the Roy Farmer Associates/Carleton Group offices at 99 Commercial Street on the waterfront. Every month they exhibit an extensive collection of local work. They will also have the latest information on what to see and do for those new to our ArtWalk.
Many artists have their studios and exhibits in the downtown area of Front and Centre Streets. Blue and white balloons will identify locations and the ArtWalk brochure is available at all artist locations and at many businesses in Greater Bath. You’ll find ceramics, glass, paintings, jewelry, murals, wood and other materials used for artistic expression. Also take time to enjoy the musicians at the Clock on Front and Centre.
Half a dozen artists have their studios just outside the downtown…the Drive part of our ArtWalk. Take the loop down Washington, cross to High; work your way up, back over and down Washington. End up back downtown.
As you finish the evening; stop by one of Bath’s fine restaurants for some dinner and refreshments.
ArtWalks take place on the third Friday of each month from 5pm until 8pm June through September.
Bath Rotary Golf Classic offers early registration rate, Bath Country Club, 387 Whiskeag Road
Players wanted! Bath Rotary Club’s 21st Annual Golf Classic will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
Early registration discount rate ends tomorrow – Register and pay by June 1st – $10 Off $100 registration fee = $90; BCC members additional $20 Off registration fee = $70. Includes continental breakfast and lunch. Proceeds will be used to fund Bath community projects and scholarships. Registration 7am, start time 7:55am.
Continuing and all-levels classes held at Bath Dance Works, Monday-Friday, taught by Susan Lubner, professional Kripalu teacher/Reiki II practitioner. 10 classes – $120; Drop-ins $15. Family/multiple class rates available.
June 21 Summer Solstice class at Popham – Meet at Bath Dance works at 4:15pm, weather permitting!
FMI 443-7481 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Adopt-A-Book at Patten Free Library, 33 Summer Street
The Patten Free Library announces the return of its Adopt-a-Book program and invites patrons and community members to participate. This program will run from June 5-July 31, 2012.
To take part, simply visit the Library in Bath and browse the display of books available for adoption. Select a title, fill out the brief form, and present these items at the desk with $20 cash or check. Once a book has been adopted it then may be borrowed for the first time. A bookplate with your inscription will be created for future readers of the book to see.
Funds raised through the program are counted as contributions toward the annual fund; this year’s goal is $70,000. Providing financial support to the library is the reason for the program, but the personal reasons to Adopt-a-Book are many and varied. The library asks you to share your reason by adopting a book. Each custom bookplate is an opportunity to honor someone special, mark an occasion, or celebrate a milestone.
The Patten Free Library, located at 33 Summer Street in Bath, is open from 10 am to 8 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 10 am to 5 pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and 10 am to 1 pm Saturdays.
MHS Class of 1967 Art Raffle benefits Morse High School Scholarship Fund
Brian Foster, artist, traveler, sea lover and member of the MHS Class of 1967 has produced an exceptional 36″ x 15″ painting of Morse High School as it appeared in 1967. The work is done in acrylic house paint on a pumpkin pine board salvaged from the pantry of the circa 1840 Donnell House now a part of the Maine Maritime Museum on Washington Street in Bath.
Raffle tickets for the painting will be sold through the drawing date of June 11th to benefit the Morse High School Scholarship Fund. The painting will be displayed and tickets will be available weekdays at Midcoast Hospital and MCCM, and weekends at the following ticket sale sites:
Sat. June 2, Brackett’s Market, 10am -2pm
Fri. June 8, Kennebec Tavern, 7pm