Last Thursday was downtown Bath’s inaugural Third Thursday “Cash Mob”. The destination business was Etc. Finery on Front Street. Owner Mary Stephenson wrote: ”Last Thursday, July 19th, it was our special honor to be selected as the destination for the first “Cash Mob” to descend on the City of Bath.We had no idea what to expect but the experience was wonderful and exceeded our expectations!What a terrific way to support local business. Etc Finery is honored to have been chosen. Thank you to everyone for your support. It is very much appreciated!” Bath’s next cash mob will take place on Thursday, August 15… meet under Hallett’s Clock at 5:30pm.
Tomorrow evening the summer Gazebo Concert Series in Library Park will present the Italian Heritage Band at 7pm. Free concerts are held every Tuesday and Friday at 7pm throughout the summer. Click here to view the full schedule.
Other happenings around town in the next few weeks include:
- Bath Farmers Market - July 28
- Bath Area Food Bank fundraiser at the Freightshed - July 28
- Spirit of the Sea Anniversary Celebration – Aug 5
- Call for Crafters for West Bath Christmas Fair
- Back to the Kitchen Show at Markings Gallery - thru Aug
- Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro - July 27
- Italian Heritage Band in the Gazebo- July 27
- Merrymeeting Bay by Kayak – July 28
- Shaker Box Making workshop registration – Aug 1
- Patten Free Library offers Introductory Word Processing - Aug 16
- Water Street Yoga Studio - Now Open
- SPI opens Winter Street Church for summer tours - Tuesdays & Thursdays
- “Subdue and Take” War of 1812 Exhibit – thru Oct 28
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See you downtown!
Jennifer Geiger, Director, Main Street Bath
Here it is the end of July and the market is bursting with the bright colors and crisp freshness of high summers’ vegetables and fruits. The market is busy from 9:30 to 12 every Saturday, down on the Kennebec River in Bath, behind the Bath Savings building.
Jan at Goranson has piles of purple and green peppers, perfect deep purple eggplants, bright red radishes, little white salad turnips, and plump juicy tomatoes. Fresh Start Farms has a long symphonic row of small veggies, collards, swiss chard, garlic on the stem, leeks and young onions, lettuce, spinach. Squire Tarbox has ultra creamy and delicate pattypan squash, mixed braising greens, red and white potatoes. Sparrow Farms has that glorious celery and plenty of herbs in entrée sized packets. Small Wonder is highlighting heirloom tomatoes, some lovely sinuous summer squash, and salad greens.
Our cheese makers and dairy farmers have had lots of milk and plenty of product to show off their skills. Appleton Creamery has yet another delightful seasonal treat: a chevre with fresh basil garlic and pignoli in olive oil. They also have offered some tzatziki, saving a little work on a hot day. This yogurt based dill and lemon flavored specialty can be used on falafel, as salad dressing or a dip for fresh vegetables. Hahns End has some excellent aged Noble Hill, as well as just ripe Saint David, and some great for sandwiches Old Shiretown. They have butter and yogurt too. Balfour Farm has cultured cream, herb flavored feta crumbles to pour on greens for instant salad, and fresh ricotta for piling on some of those eggplants and peppers and baking with chives and olive oil.
Fiddlers Reach Winery is hard at work educating us to its lovely traditionally made wines and meads-try the Merrymeeting Mead, made from raspberry and wild honey, yet not sweet. Is dry, reminiscent of a sauvignon blanc, and just the thing for grilled meats and seafood, or cured /brined meat and poultry.
Reward your eye and your work in the yard with a sturdy yet elegant perennial from Campo di Fiori. Eripyngium yucciffolium is an unusual grey green bluish plant, tall and slender with a spiky head. Filipendula rubra, or Queen of the Prairie has a misty flower head in a dazzling soft pink. Ask Andrew what’s right for your location. Or if you are looking to brighten up the patio or deck, pick up a stunning basket of euphorbia from Hawkes
Saturday night, the 28th, the Bath Freight Shed Alliance and Bath Natural Market are cosponsoring a fund raiser for the Bath Area Food Bank. Dinner will include food from the market; the Arrowsics will give music and it’s a great deal-win win for all involved. Tickets are available at Bath Natural Market on Center Street-pick yours up ASAP so the count for dinner is accurate! They start at $25.00. We urge you to support this event, it’s a win win for everyone. Go to http://bathfreightshed.blogspot.com for more details. We look forward to seeing you.
FMI 549 7611, or email@example.com
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.
Spirit of the Sea Anniversary Celebration, 33 Summer Street
CELEBRATING THE 50th BIRTHDAY OF THE ”SPIRIT OF THE SEA”
Sunday afternoon, August 5th, from 3 to 5pm, in Bath City Park, the Friends of the Zorach Fountain will host a 50th Birthday Party to celebrate the William Zorach fountain, “Spirit of the Sea” which was installed and dedicated to the City of Bath in August 1962.
There will be music featuring the Bath Municipal Swing Band, refreshments, and a short program of speakers including representatives of the City, the Maine Arts Commission, and the Zorach Family. The ceremony will include a special remembrance of the late Margie Bliss who with her husband, Arthur, initiated the restoration project for this sculpture and founded the Friends of the Zorach Fountain in 2002. At this gathering, the Friends will honor Margie’s vision and perseverance and will present an exciting new proposal for improvements to the pond and surroundings.
The public is cordially invited to attend this celebration.
Call for Crafters for West Bath Christmas Fair
CALL FOR CRAFTERS- For the Christmas Craft Fair at West Bath School on December 1st. $25 per 8-foot table. Looking for handmade goods such as: jewelry, knitted items, quilts, baked goods, food items, doll clothes, wooden gifts and more.
FMI and entry forms, please contact Deb at 504-4603
“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
This Friday we’ll enjoy the prodigious talent of Milwaukee-based Maine native and jazz vocalist Julie Thompson, whom we are always delighted to see (and hear!) when she visits. As usual on such occasions, Julie will be accompanied by Neil Lamb, composer and master of the 7 string guitar. Neil and Julie at Solo Bistro this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30!
Friday – July 27th – Come and enjoy this free open air concert in the park as part of Main Street Bath’s summer gazebo concert series. Bring a picnic!
SATURDAY – Explore Merrymeeting Bay by kayak.
If you enjoy outdoor adventures, you’ll love the Museum’s educational exploration of Merrymeeting Bay by kayak next Saturday afternoon, July 28, beginning at 2 pm. The 4-hour paddle will begin in Bowdoinham and will be led by an experienced guide and narrated by a member of a local environmental organization. No experience necessary. Equipment provided (solo or tandem) or use your own. Made possible by the support of The Merrymeeting Bay Trust.
Shaker Box Making Workshop
Tuesday & Wednesday, August 7 & 8, 1pm; (Please Note: Registration deadline is August 1)
Boatshop at Maine Maritime Museum, Bath
Nonmembers – $75; Members – $70
Build as many as three beautiful stacking Shaker boxes, each made of cherry and cedar with copper tacks in two, 2-hour sessions. No woodworking experience needed; all materials provided. Students age 8 to 15 okay with an adult. Limited class size. Registration closes August 1.
FMI and reservations visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org
“We are seeing more and more patrons who are comfortable using computers to search the Internet and for e-mail, but are less comfortable with their word processing skills,” says Roberta Jordan, an outreach and instruction librarian at Patten. “This is the audience we hope to attract for this workshop on Microsoft Word. By working with small groups, we hope to get everyone comfortable with the basics of word processing — creating, formatting, editing, saving, and printing a document — in a very short time.”
Interested participants do not need to own a computer to register for the course. The library will supply laptops for registrants that it has acquired through the Maine Public Library Information Commons Project, a federally-funded program of the Maine State Library. If the session fills and demand warrants, Jordan plans to schedule additional workshops in early September.
FMI or to register for the workshop, contact the library’s Reference Department at 443-5141, extension 12.
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.
Subdue and Take War of 1812 Exhibit, Maine Maritime Museum, 243 Washington Street
Exhibit: Subdue, Seize and Take: Maritime Maine in the Unwelcome Interruption of the War of 1812
On view until October 28 – Maine Maritime Museum, Bath
A view into the maritime goings-on of the District of Maine in the fractious atmosphere of double-dealing, defiance, subterfuge, vitriolic satire, confusion and propaganda that the 1812 war brought to the Maine coast.