Portland does it, Saco does it and today, Bath’s first ever Third Thursday “Cash Mob” will take place downtown at 5:30pm. Mobsters should bring a $20 bill and come to Hallet’s Clock at the Corner of Front & Centre Streets at 5:30pm to learn their retail destination. The chosen store will have items that can be purchased for $20 or less for both men and women. A social hour at a nearby location will follow. There are only three rules: participants should spend $20; try to meet three new people; and have fun! Come join us and show your support for downtown Bath’s small independent businesses!
Tomorrow evening will feature Bath’s 3rd Thursday Art Walk from 5-8pm, and the summer Gazebo Concert Series in Library Park presenting the Nor’easters Barbershoppers at 7pm. Free concerts will continue every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm through August 28. Click here to view the full schedule.
Other happenings around town in the next few weeks include:
- Cash Mob – 5:30pm TONIGHT!
- Bath Farmers Market - July 21
- Midweek Madness Specials at Ornament - Wednesdays
- Back to the Kitchen Show at Markings Gallery - thru Aug
- Third Friday Artwalk & Drive- July 20
- Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro - July 20
- DownEasters Barbershoppers in the Gazebo- July 20
- Music Doing Good at the Chocolate Church - July 21
- Bath Area Food Bank Fundraiser at the Freightshed – July 28
- 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
It’s a nice time of year to be outdoors, so coming to the Farmers Market on Saturdays is a natural thing to do. We open at 8:30, run to 12. Head for Waterfront Park on Commercial St. Best to come early to get what you want.
Sweet treats are flying off the tables. Beryls’ has tempting new cookies- chocolate with apricot and espresso, bittersweet chocolate with pecan and coconut, chocolate mint sables and empty pans by 11.. Strawberry rhubarb pies and donuts-cinnamon, plain, molasses, chocolate-don’t last long at Chase Farms.
Oyster Creek Mushrooms has some chanterelles-scant so far this year. Selling fast, they are small, but tasty-great for a light pasta dish with some chives and a dash of fresh goat cheese; try their chunky dark brown portabelli with fresh butter and chopped parsley as a side for roasted pork from Squire Tarbox; the Squire also has occasional green treats, like the piles of tiny wild sorrel last weekend; touch base on your way in for once in a while wonders.
Big Barn Coffee is now a MOFGA (Maine Organic and Farmers Association) certified processor of organic coffees. They completed a lengthy credentialing process and are pretty pleased. Their organically produced coffees include Sumatra Gayo LInge, a deep roast, Ethiopian Harrar, a medium roast, and Decaf from Sumatra, also a medium roast. The flavors as always are a revelation. Dan Sortwell, roaster and owner, says that you will enjoy your coffee most at least 3 days after roasting-when the flavor is fully evolved.
For the devotee of things Italian: visit Balfour Farms for some dreamy fresh ricotta and mozzarella. They are desperately seeking fresh basil and tomatoes, so think pizza at its simple best.
This Sunday, July 22 is Maine Open Farm Day. Across the state farmers are opening up their operations for visits, tours, meeting the calves and kids and lambs, learning how the whole thing works. Ask our vendors about their plans: just for a start, you can see the herd at Kelley Brothers; get a sense of cheese making at Balfour Farm, take a tour at Small Wonder Organics, And there is lots more out there-go to getrealmaine.com for more info. Take a ride in the country and enjoy the glory of a Maine summer.
UPDATES: Popps Farm is back with berries and more berries, veggies too!
Cornerstone Farms is having a brief labor lapse and hasn’t been able to make it to market for a couple of weeks. They should be back soon. You can call Hanne at 416 2676, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order-she will get it to the market for you.
See you and your shopping bags soon
FMI 549 7611, or email@example.com
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.
Bath, Maine’s Cool Little City, invites you to the 3rd Friday Artwalk and Drive on Friday, July 20th from 5pm – 8pm. This year’s line up of more than 30 artists includes several emerging artists and many familiar faces. The ArtWalk has again teamed up with the Maine Songwriters’ Association (MSA) with musicians playing at the Clock at Front and Centre Streets. This month features Peter Alexander, a Bath resident who serves as president of MSA. Peter is well-known in Bath and performs often to appreciative local audiences. His newly released CD, “Promised Land”, is getting rave reviews. More about Peter at www.peteralexander.us.
An easy place to start the ArtWalk is at the Roy Farmer Associates/Carleton Group offices at 99 Commercial Street on the waterfront. Each 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.
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.
There is always something happening in BATH, Maine’s Cool Little City.
Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro, 128 Front Street
This Friday the Queen Bee of Bebop, the Deliciously Divine Diva of Downeast Downbeat, the Midcoast’s own Mistress of Marvelous Music, Ms. Tracey MacLean, will be singing up a storm at Solo with Mr. Darrell Morrow at the keyboard. The cold front may have come through Bath by then, but you won’t know it in the New Space this Friday when hot and steamy will be the rule of cool. MacLean and Morrow at Solo Bistro from 6:30 to 9:30!
Friday – July 20th – Come and enjoy this free open air concert in the park during Main Street Bath’s summer gazebo concert series. Bring a picnic!
“Music Doing Good” at the Chocolate Church, 804 Washington Street
A Midsummer Dinner and Concert for the Bath Area Food Bank will be held on Saturday, July 28, at the historic Bath Freight Shed on the Kennebec River in downtown Bath, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event will feature food and drinks provided by local vendors and a concert by The Arrowsics. Proceeds from ticket sales will be used to purchase food for the Bath Area Food Bank.
Tickets for the event are available at the Bath Natural Market or via the event’s website, event.pingg.com/foodbankbenefit. Ticket prices are tiered according to the pounds of food they will allow the Food Bank to purchase. For example, a $25 ticket buys 147 pounds of food, a $50 ticket buys 294 pounds, a $75 ticket 441 pounds, a $100 ticket 588 pounds, and a “gold level” ticket of $340 will buy a ton of food. All ticket levels will entitle participants to enjoy the dinner and concert.
Tickets are on sale until June 27th, or until supplies last.
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.