Today, the tall ship “Gazela Primeiro” arrives at the Maine Maritime Museum and will be open to the public for touring on Saturday and Sunday from 10am-5pm.
Tonight, the summer Gazebo Concert Series in Library Park will feature Pan Fried Steel, an area Steel Drum band at 7pm. Bring a picnic and come enjoy open air music in the park! Free concerts will continue every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm through August 28. Click here to view the schedule.
Other happenings around town in the next few weeks include:
- Springer’s Jewelers 3-Day Estate Trunk Show - July 12-14
- Bath Farmers Market - July 14
- Midweek Madness Specials at Ornament - Wednesdays
- Back to the Kitchen Show at Markings Gallery - thru July & Aug
- Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro – July 13
- Pan Fried Steel in Library Park – July 13
- Aoife Clancy in Concert at the Maine Maritime Museum - July 13
- “Roll & Go” at the Winter Street Church - July 14
- Music Doing Good at the Chocolate Church – July 21
- Tall Ship “Gazela Premiera” at the MMM – July 14 & 15
- “Perfect Paella” class at Now You’re Cooking – July 16
- Water Street Yoga Studio Now Open
- SPI opens Winter Street Church for summer tours – Tuesdays & Thursdays
- CMCR “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
We really hope you enjoyed Heritage Days-what a sense of community they evoke. Our vendors are happy to be part of it. This weekend we are back at the park. The weather is clear bright and beautiful and we in full throng to the summer harvest-come, shop, let your nose, eyes and taste buds do the choosing. And don’t forget, Maine Open Farm Day is Sunday July 22. Many of our folks are participating. Ask around or visit www.getrealmaine.com for details.
Fresh Start Farm has a whole batch of baby greens, tender spinach, kale and collards. They are hoping to have okra in two weeks. Their young green onions are beautiful. Snap peas are coming to all our farmers tables-so sweet you might finish them off on the way home. So buy at least two boxes.
Radicchio is popping up at Goransons, as well as elegant cavallo nero, the Italian “black kale” : it’s super in a fast sauté with garlic, or steamed and dressed with olive oil and white beans,some chopped scallions and parsley, maybe a smidge of hot pepper, for a rustic Italian side dish. These same ingredients turn to a luscious soup with the addition of chicken or vegetable broth and a frizzle of prosciutto.
Tomatoes are starting to hit their stride-round and red, wrinkled and lumpy and dark bronze and green and chunky, red perfect ovals, heaps of red gold and yellow miniatures. Buy ‘em ripe and indulge this VERY WEEKEND in summers first caprese (don’t forget the basil and mozzarella); buy ‘em halfway ripe and plan a week of delights. Some people eat tomatoes fresh ONLY at this time of the year-and it’s easy to see why.
Shepherds and Such has some new items. There’s a finished wooden journal cover, smooth and lovely. The distinctive bone beads crafted by her daughter Kelly are now available in sets to garnish your own work. Select a dried lavender wand for sachet or put it under your pillow for sweet sleep. Check these out and let Kim know what you think.
Wander over to the Freight Shed with your spoils-hopefully including stuff for a spur of the moment lunch or snack-and relax at one of their lovely new picnic tables built by Habitat for Humanity Restore in Bath. See how the community grows… Check out their activities at http://bathfreightshed.blogspot.com
See you by the river. FMI call 549 7611, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Midweek Madness Specials at Ornament, 11 Centre Street
In July we will be starting something new at Ornament, just for you! I caution you though; you will need to be both quick and decisive. . . Have I peaked your interest yet? Good, here’s how it works ~Each week we will identify something new as our Midweek Madness Special. On Tuesday evening an item will be identified via our Facebook page and our in-store specials chalkboard that will be drastically reduced on the next day; Wednesday, ONLY. It can be anything in the store, which means an item that we have multiples of or only one so you will need to respond fairly quickly if it is something you are interested in.
So, if you haven’t already, “like” us on Facebook to be the first to know!
“Back to the Kitchen” Show at Markings Gallery, 50 Front Street
Whether that be the outdoor kitchen or indoor kitchen..we have many new pieces to make the process of cooking, serving, and entertaining..a very pleasing one!
Hand turned wooden salad bowls ,peppermills, rolling pins, ceramic cookware and serving pieces by Ann Prescott, Nan Kilbourn-Tara, Mark Irving, and Bruce McCreedy are filling up the shelves!
New linens and dishtowels handwoven by Janice Jones are here in lovely subtle colors with a delicate weave.
These are just a few of the pieces you can look forward to finding!
This special show will run for July and August .
We look forward to your joining us in the July artwalk on July 20th 5-8pm. Otherwise 10-5 daily.
Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro, 128 Front Street
It may be Friday the 13th this Friday, but jazz lovers are in luck because we’ve got vocalist Lorraine Bohland and pianist Flash Allen coming to the new space this week. Flash is one of the most sought after accompanists in the biz, and often performs with Lorraine, whose soulful vocals will put you in mind of greats like Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin. The livin’ will definitely be easy this Friday at Solo Bistro from 6:30 to 9:30!
Friday – July 13th – Come and enjoy this free open air Steel Drum concert in the park during Main Street Bath’s summer gazebo concert series.
Aoife Clancy in Concert at the Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Friday, July 13, 6pm
The 2nd Saltwater Celtic Music Festival kicks off Friday in Bath with Aoife Clancy, one of the divas of Celtic music. A native of County Tipperary, Ireland, and the daughter of Bobby Clancy of the legendary Clancy Brothers, Aoife began her music career early and ‘cut her teeth’ playing alongside her father in many an Irish pub. She was a member of the acclaimed Irish American Group “Cherish the Ladies” and has been a featured soloist with the Boston Pops and Cincinnati Pops.
Nonmembers $15; members $10
FMI and tickets at www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org
“Roll & Go” Concert, Winter Street Church, 880 Washington Street
We are pleased to announce a Roll & Go concert with songs of the sea on Saturday, July 14, 7:30 pm, at the Winter Street Church in Bath, 880 Washington Street, across from Library Park. Admission is $10 in advance/$12 at the door, half price for children under 12.
This event is happening in coordination with the visit of the tall-ship Gazlela that weekend at the Maine Maritime Museum.
Roll & Go is a Maine group of men and women who love to sing “sea shanties” and other songs of the sea. Over the past 20 years their spirited performances have earned them a growing reputation among festival and concert goers in Maine and New England.??The group has been featured at the Mystic Sea Music Festival, the Great Schooner Race in Penobscot Bay, the Maine Festival, the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, the Portsmouth Maritime Festival, the Pilgrim Museum & Monument in Provincetown, as well as many tall-ship special events and community concerts. The shanties are sung unaccompanied, combining strong solo work with tight harmonies on the refrain and chorus. The ballads are generally backed up by banjo, guitar, concertina, washtub bass and/or penny whistle.??In 2002 they released their first CD, Outward Bound. Their second CD, Rolling Down to Sailortown, was released in 2006 and their most recent CD, Look Out!, was released in 2010.
FMI or reservations call 737-2187
Music Doing Good presents The Art of the Songwriter on July 21, 2012, benefitting Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., Bath, a mid-coast regional performing and visual arts center. A cocktail reception begins at 6 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm and concert begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and can be purchased at www.chocolatechurcharts.org or by calling (207) 442-8455. Tickets include the cocktail reception, with the opportunity to meet and greet the performers.
The Art of the Songwriter is a concert in the round, describing the inspiration, interpretation and experience of the singer/songwriter through music and storytelling. Actor Ronny Cox of Deliverance, Total Recall, Robocop and Dexter fame with be joined by other special guests including musical storyteller Bill Ward, Chojo Jacques on fiddle and mandolin, pianist and accordionist Radoslav Lorkovic, Brian Brewer on bass, Wayne Wilkerson on guitar and Chris Watkins on piano. They join Music Doing Good core artists Ray Younkin and Aaron Kaufman
For more than 30 years Chocolate Church Arts Center has been offering a rich program of live music, gallery exhibitions, theater for young artists, lectures and workshops. Recorded by the Historic American Building Survey for the Library of Congress, the 19th century monument is one of Maine’s most cherished landmarks.
Go aboard Gazela Primeiro at Maine Maritime Museum in Bath this weekend!
The 177-foot three-mast wooden sailing ship Gazela Primeiro will be open for visiting at Maine Maritime Museum Saturday and Sunday from10 a.m. to 5 p.m. All boarding passes will be $5.
Gazela’s visit is part of the Museum 50th Anniversary celebration.
Built and launched in Portugal in 1901, she is the oldest active wooden square-rigged sailing vessel in the U.S. This beautiful barkentine was a member of the Portuguese White Fleet, sailing to the Grand Banks each year to fish for cod using one-man dories, until 1969.
After her remarkably long career with the fishing fleet, Gazela was laid-up, but was then purchased in 1970 for the Philadelphia Maritime Museum by philanthropist William Wikoff Smith. On May 24, 1971, the ship left for its new home in Philadelphia, tracing Columbus’ route via the Canary Islands and San Juan, Puerto Rico arriving in Philadelphia on July 8, 1971.
In 1985, Gazela was transferred to the Philadelphia Ship Preservation Guild, the not-for-profit corporation that now maintains and operates the vessel with the help of donors and volunteers, sending her as Philadelphia’s Tall Ship to events up and down the eastern seaboard of the U.S.
Graceful and alluring, Gazela has appeared in several movies, including Interview with the Vampire and The Widow of St. Pierre.
July classes and demos at Now You’re Cooking, 49 Front Street
with Archie Banfield
Monday, July 16th | 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Paella is the perfect meal for a crowd or for two. Join Archie, one of Bowdoin College’s amazing chefs and our newest summer staff member, as he shows you how to prepare two of his favorite paellas. On the menu is a traditional Chicken and Sausage Paella, and a wonderful Seafood Paella with mussels, shrimp, and scallops. Archie will start the evening with Spanish and Garlic Shrimp appetizer.
All classes are $40 per person or $70 for two and include recipe cards, a 10% discount on non-sale items, and delicious food!
DEMOS – Join us on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. for some fun demonstrations. Each week we pull a different product off the shelf and try it out. Stop by for some creative and interesting ideas. There is no need to sign-up and all demonstrations are free.
FMI Sign-up for classes online or by calling 207-443-1402
A Kripalu based studio, it will be a place for compassionate self-discovery, for cultivating awareness, for exploring one’s own alignment, for pressing up against edges and for having fun.
The portal to infinite happiness is behind the red door and up one flight of stairs, between the barbershop and Subway at 195 Water Street .
SPI opens Winter Street Church for summer tours, 880 Washington Street
Beginning Thursday, July 12th, Sagadahoc Preservation, Inc. (SPI) will open the Winter Street Center to the public for tours. The former church building and parish hall will be open between 11 A.M. and 2 P.M. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during July and August. Visitors can view an exhibit that focuses on the architecture of the buildings and how their design was adapted over time in response to the changing needs of the church’s congregation. The exhibit, entitled Winter Street Center—Past, Present and Future, also encourages viewers to share their ideas about how the buildings, no longer used as a church, can continue to serve as a center for the community. The Winter Street Center is at 880 Washington Street in Bath, across from the City Park.
FMI www.sagadahocpreservation.org or call 443-2174.
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.