A friend told me that this week is ranked as the happiest week of the calendar year; plenty of sunlight, anticipation of vacation time, and more hours spent outdoors are all factors mentioned. Summer just makes us happy, and I hope you will take some time to enjoy the season in beautiful downtown Bath.
One of my favorite summer events is Bath Heritage Days, now just 2 short weeks away! Click here for the full schedule and be sure to come and enjoy the party!
Other happenings around town in the next few weeks include:
- Bath Farmers Market - June 23
- Privateer replica and schooner docking at the Maine Maritime Museum – June 23 & 24
- ART IN THE PARK call for entries extended
- Bath Book Shop Book Signings - June 23, July 6 & 7
- Back to the Garden Show at Markings Gallery - thru June
- Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro - June 22
- Yoga in Bath Solstice class - June 21
- Sushi Class at Now You’re Cooking – June 25
- CMCR introduces ”Fresh Walkamolies” Walking Group - Every Thursday
- Adopt-A-Book at PFL - June 5 - July 31
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See you downtown!
Jennifer Geiger, Director, Main Street Bath
Farmers Market, Waterfront Park, Commercial Street
The solstice is upon us and so it is officially the SUMMR FARMERS MARKET ; as the days heat up it’s a refreshing stroll down to the river on Commercial St early on a Saturday , to sample the fruits of the emerging season.
To celebrate the start of warm days, stop at Balfour Farms and pick up some Greek yogurt to start your morning right. They will bring in buttermilk this weekend-a great hot weather refresher served cold in a pretty glass. They are anticipating the imminent arrival of 7-yes seven-new calves-almost doubling their herd, so there is much milky goodness coming along. Its prime time for dairy-Appleton Farms is bringing in Basil Chevre this week; Hahns End has a fresh batch of silky smooth Petite Poulet with a full but soft flavor. Fresh goats milk is abundant at Mainely Poultry, and cream top cows milk at Goransons. Homemade ice cream anyone?
Strawberries and rhubarb are readily available. Rhubarb is plentiful this year and strawberries are looking at a rich season. Grab and Freeze! They both taste great in January.
Sheepscot Farms has peonies and delphinium s –mix some up –all that creamy white and pink is great with the indigo and pale blue spikes. Take a wander over to Shepherds and Such and pick up a peony dipped in beeswax-an old Victorian technique-to take you through the dark days next winter.
We arrived at Squire Tarbox to see a quick snatch of the last batch of arugula at 10:45. Hawkes had some lemongrass seedlings-really pretty and tasty too. Visitors from out of town picked up souvenir jars of Shiitake Mushroom Pate from Oyster Creek Mushroom Farm, a round of Granite Kiss from Appleton and some chicken salad from Mainely Poultry, as they wandered happily through the stalls sucking on the fruit flavored honey sticks from Pleasant Pond orchard.
Just a few slots left for the Tomato Passion Club run by Small Wonder-sign up now for sunny splendor on your tongue in August.
We are expecting Fresh Start Farms and Popp Farms to join us in the next few weeks. So come on down the hill and join us from 8:30 to 12 noon any Saturday this summer.
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A full-scale replica of the War of 1812 privateer Fame will be available for boarding at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath this weekend, June 23 and 24 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The original Fame was a fast Chebacco fishing schooner before she was repurposed for her wartime role in the summer of 1812. Arguably, the first American vessel to bring home a prize, Fame made 20 more captures before being wrecked in the Bay of Fundy in 1814. Visitors will learn about the fishermen, pirates, traders and, of course, the privateers of the Revolution and the War of 1812 who sailed her. Boarding Fame is free with Museum admission.
MacMillan’s Arctic schooner Bowdoin visits next week-
Launched in 1921 for the famed explorer Donald B. MacMillan, Bowdoin, at 88 feet long, is the smallest vessel designed expressly for Arctic work. She sailed more than 300,000 miles during 26 voyages to the frozen north in exploration and scientific expeditions. Completely rebuilt in the 1980s by the MMM Boatshop, Bowdoin is an excellent illustration of the Museum’s role in preserving Maine’s maritime heritage. She is now a sail-training vessel for Maine Maritime Academy. Boarding Bowdoin is free with Museum admission.
Kennebec Art Club’s Art in the Park is an annual feature of Heritage Days in Bath. Artists from Maine and beyond display their art work in twelve foot by twelve foot spaces in “Library Park” on Washington Street (between Summer and Linden Streets) at the Patten Free Library.
The net proceeds of The Kennebec Art Club’s Art in the Park are used for Scholarships distributed to art students in local high schools who are going to college.
Art in the Park is held from 10 am to 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday, July 7 & 8, 2012, rain or shine. One award of $150 for Best in Show, and up to four $75 Honorable Mention prizes will be given. The juror for 2012 will be announced later. Eligible media include Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Drawing, Print Making and Mixed Media
Applications may be picked up at Just Framing, 149 Front Street, Bath. More information and applications are available on the website under Art in the Park at www.Bathheritagedays.com or call Tory Jackson, 207-841-2014 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bath Book Shop Book Signings, 96 Front Street
The Bath Book Shop has 3 book signings coming up:
Sat. June, 23 11 am to 1pm Gregory Allen signing his book, A patchwork of Me.
Friday, July 6, 11 am to 1pm Vicki Dondera , signing her books , Deadly Offer and a House to Die For. mysteries set in Maine
Sat. July 7, 11am to 1pm Jeff Pert, signing his fun book, Cartoons from Maine.
We welcome you to all of our signings.
Back to the Garden Show at Markings Gallery, 50 Front Street
Our “Back To The Garden” show continues through the end of June featuring metal and stone garden sculpture , botanical tiles, raku vegetables, and vibrant glass and iron garden panels. New turned wooden Ann Prescott vases , unique journals with hand painted fabric covers by Natasha Kempers-Cullen,brightly glazed Mud Cove pots, and designs by Judith Barker in sterling,gold, brass, and copper are here to wrap up!
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.
Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro, 128 Front Street
This Friday we welcome back a dynamic female duo with a keyboard and an alto sax, played respectively by Rebecca Wing and Liz Matta. They both sing, too, when the fancy takes them, and they’re good to boot! So kickstart your summer with some great jazz from Rebecca and Liz in the New Space @ Solo this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM!
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!
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Sushi Class at Now You’re Cooking, 49 Front Street
ROLL YOUR OWN SUSHI
with Chris Toy
Monday, June 25th | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Sushi is more popular than ever and so delicious and easy to make. Chris Toy, expert chef and teacher, will show you how easy it is to roll your own sushi with simple and easy to find ingredients from your local farmers’ market or grocery store. From perfect rice to finished roll you will leave this class ready to make your own sushi at home. Also on the menu is seafood miso soup and homemade ginger icecream.
All classes are $40 per person or $70 for two. Sign-up online or by calling 207-443-1402
All classes include recipe cards, a 10% discount on non-sale items, and delicious food!
CMCR introduces “Fresh Walkamolies” Walking Group, Customs House, 1 Front Street
CMCR Corrective Motion Chiropractic and Rehabilitation
Come join the Fresh Walkamolies walking group. We meet at the Customs House in Bath Maine at 7am every Thursday, and walk for 30-45 minutes around the beautiful town of Bath. We look forward to seeing you there.
Please call CMCR at 207-844-0365 or email Dr. Louise Bryant at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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.