The Main Street Bath office is hopping this week as preparations for Bath Heritage Days kick into high gear. We are still accepting parade entries through this week. It’s fun to participate, so if you have a good idea for an entry that fits our theme,”Life on the Kennebec”, come join the parade! Click here for the full schedule of events and to download a parade entry form.
Just in time for summer, new murals were installed along the Rt. 1 exit ramp under the viaduct this week. The four panels use the nautical alphabet to spell out a welcome to the City of Ships, B-A-T-H. The Main Street Bath Design Committee thanks the students of the Bath Middle School 6th grade gifted and talented program for painting the murals, the Regional Vocational School carpentry class students for the installation, and the Bath Rotary Club for funding the project. Thanks for partnering with us!
Other happenings around town in the next few weeks include:
- Wine Tasting at Now You’re Cooking – TONIGHT
- Fields for our Future Fundraiser at Solo Bistro – June 14
- Bath Farmers Market - June 16
- Open House at Ornament – June 16
- 10th Annual House & Garden Tour - June 16
- 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 15
- Studio Theater presents Neil Simon’s “Rumors” - June 8-16
- 3rd Friday Artwalk & Drive - June 15
- Yoga in Bath Solstice class – June 21
- CMCR introduces “Fresh Walkamolies” Walking Group – Every Thursday
- Adopt-A-Book at PFL - June 5 - July 31
- Bath Rotary Club Golf Classic - June 20
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See you downtown!
Jennifer Geiger, Director, Main Street Bath
Wine Tasting at Now You’re Cooking, 49 Front Street
Join us on Thursday, June 14th from 5-7 p.m. for our monthly wine tasting, which also will include beer. We will open five sure-to-please summer wines and three perfect-for-sharing beers that will complete any backyard, beach, or BBQ party.
Our wine tastings include tasting notes and light appetizers. Our tastings are free and there is no need to sign-up—just come to 49 Front Street in Bath.
FMI call the store at 443-1402 or visit us online.
Fields for our Future Fundraiser at Solo Bistro, 128 Front Street
On Thursday June 14, Solo Bistro will be hosting a fundraiser for the Fields for Our Future group, which is raising funds to convert McMann Field to artificial turf so that Bath can once again host championships (and hopefully produce additional champions of its own!). As a matter of civic spirit and sound economic development, we are proud to participate in this effort, and we hope many folks will come out to offer their support. Like the Freight Shed Alliance, this is a real grass roots undertaking that knits together many sectors of our diverse community.
Outdoor Farmers Market Opens for Season, Waterfront Park, Commercial Street
Here we are in mid June, a time for celebration-the summer solstice, father’s day, Flag Day –family country, and the bounty of the earth; salute them all at the Bath Farmers Market in Waterfront Park in Bath. Come over this Saturday between 8:30 and 12 and find some treats for your dad or grand, and a little something to please yourself
Special good stuff: Grab a bag of basil-generous indeed in size for just a dollar fifty at Sparrow Farm. Another Sparrow special- the greenhouse tomatoes large red and promising that summer is soon to come. Make your first early salad with feta from Balfour, add that basil, or fresh mint or dill from Goransons.
Sheepscot Flower Farms is hoping to bring peonies and possibly Asiatic lilies to the market this week-either will fill your home with the heady aroma of high summer and put you in the mood to celebrate-perhaps with a bottle of Merry meeting, a deep honey Mead from Fiddlers Reach Winery. It is golden in color and spirit, redolent of a warm summer day…
Goransons may have strawberries this week-cross your fingers-and try getting there early because if they come, they will go quickly. Most of the baked goods from Chase Farms and Beryl’s were done by 11 last week-so rise and shine for your special holiday brunch or dessert goodies.
Need a gift? Buy vegetable candles-asparagus bundles, corn, in earth tones from Shepherds and Such-the beeswax is clean to burn and pleasant to smell. Or try one-or more- of the soaps from Pleasant Pond-their awesome list include, verbena, rosemary mint, lavender, honey almond nod the interestingly named Escape for men. If your giftee is a gardener, pick up their favorite seedlings from any one of the farmers, or go over to Andrew Fiori at Campo di Fiori-he has sturdy elegant perennials that thrive in all this Maine weather. Or gift the sausage addict with a frequent buyer card from Cornerstone Farms-buy ten sausages-get the 11th free. Yum. See you there. Fmi 549-7611 or email@example.com
FMI 549 7611, or firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 for the first time two musicians from Maine who have made names for themselves out in the big wide world and who are visiting Maine from their homes in Colorado. Vocalist Andrea Antognoni will be singing with fingerstyle jazz guitarist Sean McGowan in the New Space @ Solo this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM, young stars in their own right!
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
Bath Rotary Golf Classic, Bath Country Club, 387 Whiskeag Road
Players wanted! Bath Rotary Club’s 21st Annual Golf Classic will be held Wednesday, June 20, 2012.
$100 registration fee includes continental breakfast and lunch. Bath Country Club members receive $20 Off registration fee.Proceeds will be used to fund Bath community projects and scholarships. Registration 7am, start time 7:55am.