Bath Heritage Days kicked off yesterday with the annual 5-mile road race, 4th of July Parade and Kennebec River Boat Parade. If you missed the parade, click here for a small taste from last night’s news on WGME-13.
Selected for 1st Place in the parade in their categories were: First Mate Pet Grooming; the St. John’s Children’s Band; the Maine Public Safety Pipe and Drum Corp., James R. Dupont, Jr.; Woodworks and Waterfalls; Hall’s Martial Arts; Bath Iron Works; Wounded Heroes Program of Maine; The Children’s Schoolhouse, The Taste of Maine and “Lobstah”; Dot’s Ice Cream; the Morse High School Football Team and Cheerleading Squad; and the Admiral’s choice award to the crew of the USS Michael Murphy! Boat parade winners were: Best Decorated, “Obsession”; and Best Classic Vessel, Sterling Smith.
Many thanks to all who participated and helped us celebrate “Life on the Kennebec”!
The festival continues throughout the weekend… Friday events include Kids Day tomorrow morning from 10am-1pm, and the annual Chicken Barbecue in Library Park at 5pm. There will be free concerts on the Waterfront Stage on Friday and Saturday night, including Saturday’s pre-fireworks show, and all day Saturday and Sunday in the Gazebo and on the Waterfront. The weekend will feature Art in the Park and a Made-in Maine Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, plus much more! Click here for the full schedule and plan to spend some time downtown to enjoy the celebration!
Other happenings around town in the next few weeks include:
- Bath Book Shop Book Signings - July 6 & 7
- Bath Farmers Market - July 7
- Fireworks Cruise from Maine Maritime Museum - July 7
- Springer’s Jewelers 3 Day Estate Trunk Show – July 12-14
- Midweek Madness Specials at Ornament – Wednesdays
- Back to the Kitchen Show at Markings Gallery - thru July & Aug
- “25 Years of Rock” at the Chocolate Church Arts Center - July 5
- Aoife Clancy in Concert at the Maine Maritime Museum - July 13
- “Roll & Go” at the Winter Street Church – July 14
- Lecture on Battle for the Bay at Maine Maritime Museum - July 10
- Summer yoga & massage at Kismet - Saturdays
- “Yoga in Bath” summer classes - Weekly
- 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
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.
Summer is full of celebrations and opportunities here in coastal Maine, and the Bath Farmers Market is proud to be part of them. Visit us this weekend as part of Heritage Days; we will relocate this week only to the lot next to the Kennebec Tavern on Commercial Street from 8:30 to 12.
Wandering the countryside? Hiking the woods, walking the beach, kayaking or offshore fishing? Take some goodies with you. Jyang Lee has feather light, crunchy and delicious fresh spring rolls. These fly off the table, so head there first- Andgela recommends the orange ginger sauce for dipping; also a good buy-her vegetarian sesame noodles-ready to go. Either makes a nice lunch to pack in a corner of your bag . For something sweet, take lime, lemon, or raspberry streusel bars from Hootin Gluten, and enjoy decadence and virtue at the same time.
Having friends over to celebrate a patriotic moment? Try an old fashioned treat-honey wine, from Fiddlers Reach Winery in Phippsburg. Rob Nicoll, the maker, is always happy to describe his wares and recommend the right bottle for a special meal or particular food. He recommends the Rob Nicoll (easy to remember), which he describes as light and dry, good chilled, as a good starter.
Entertaining relatives from out of town-serve up Maine flavors. Start with tasty crab cakes from Maine Saltwater Creations, maybe a fresh lobster from Luscious Live lobsters (melt some real butter from Hahns End), a fresh salad from our awesome variety-lettuce, spinach arugula, radicchio…Add basil chevre from Appleton Farms, particularly nice with juicy red tomatoes from Goransons, or some heirlooms from the Tomato Passion Club (if you joined) at Small Wonder. Finish with strawberries-almost over but still delicious , a crunchy molasses cookie or fruit pie from Chase Farms Bakery, and a pot of herbs (Sheepscot Flower Farms) or a hanging basket to take home from Hawkes Farm. That was easy.
Breakfast for the neighbors? Try some cold buttermilk from Balfour Farms, sweet pastries and croissants from Beryls, tasty pork sausage from Cornerstone Farms. Borealis Breads‘ rustic sourdough in a variety of whole grains make awesome French toast-and there are lots of fresh eggs around.
Focusing on your garden this Sunday afternoon? Stop and chat with Andrew Fiori; not only are his plants beautiful and sturdy, h e is always happy to offer ideas, help problem solve, or offer info about his colorful selection. Right now he has some especially pretty yellow yarrow, and some striking. Sedums.
Good deals right now- sugar snap peas everywhere, little yellow orange beets at Squire Tar box, red and green kohlrabi at Goransons, a new batch of Cranberry Ketchup at Sparrow Farm, Tallywaggers Barbeque sauce at Pleasant Pond. Enjoy your holiday, and we will see you back at the Park next weekend.
FMI 549 7611, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, July 7, 8pm
Nonmembers – $35; members – $30
Cruise Bath’s colorful Heritage Days Festival waterfront, and enjoy on-the-river views of the impressive fireworks display. Bring along your favorite beverage, sit back and relax while you enjoy this once-a-year spectacle. Limited space.
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
This Friday we welcome back the previously prematurely touted Latin jazz duo, Dos Canosos, comprised of Gary Wittner on the guitar and Cuban-American coffee farmer, vocalist & percussionist Raul Freyre. Dos Canosos means “two grey-haired guys,” but like well-aged whiskey, these guys are very smooth and very, very good! Gary is a scholar of Thelonius Monk and teacher of the jazz guitar at Bowdoin and UMA, who has toured, playing and lecturing, in Europe, Africa and the Pacific, and Raul is a renaissance man whose passion for the music of his childhood buoys a room like nobody’s business! Lighten the load at Solo Bistro with Dos Canosos this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM!
Dance the night away to Great Rock music! Studio Theatre of Bath presents 25 years of Rock! July 5 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center at 7pm. Tickets for the July 5 encore performance of 25 Years of Rock: Billboard Hits ’55-’79 are NOW on sale! Get yours today, as this show will sell out!!
Tickets are available at the CCAC box office, online at chocolatechurcharts.org and by calling 442-8455.
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
Historian, author and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Professor Joshua Smith discusses his book that illuminates the little known struggle during the War of 1812 between privateers and small government vessels in the Bay of Fundy and the Gulf of Maine.
Nonmembers – $7; members – $5
This summer, Kate Nicholson, licensed massage therapist, certified nutrition counselor and yoga instructor will be offering Slow Vinyasa Flow yoga on SATURDAY mornings 8:15-9:30 AM. Drop-in $10. Integrative massage is also available by appointment. Do your body good this summer from one of the best views in town!
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.