Thanksgiving is next week, which means it’s only 10 days and counting to Small Business Saturday. If you are ready to just say no to Black Friday and mall madness, click here for details, mark your calendars and plan to “shop small” on Thanksgiving weekend and support the small independent businesses in your downtown.
Speaking of calendars… Bath’s Holiday Calendar is printed and available at businesses throughout the City, or can be viewed online here.
Another cherished downtown Bath tradition is the annual Children’s Tree Lighting, Jingle Bell Walk and Visit with Santa, also on Saturday, November 24 from 11am-4pm. Santa’s arrival is at 3pm; click here for more details.
Main Street Bath’s Annual Campaign continues, and with only six weeks left in 2012 we are still at only 63% of our $41,500 goal for the year. To keep downtown Bath vibrant we need the support of all our business and community friends, so if you have not yet donated, we are counting on you! Every donation helps, at any level. Click here to donate online, or checks may be sent to Main Street Bath, 15 Commercial Street, Bath, ME 04530.
Happenings around town in the next few weeks include:
- Nespresso Sale at Now You’re Cooking – Nov 16-18
- Wags & Whiskers Birthday Celebration! – Nov 17
- Bath Elks Turkey Shoot – Nov 17
- Indoor Bath Farmers Market - Nov 17
- Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Holiday Inn – Nov 22
- Downtown Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa – Nov 24
- MidCoast Hospital Holiday Bazaar – Nov 30
- West Bath School Craft Fair and Cafe – Dec 1
- Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro – Nov 16
- Art Walks Artists meeting – Nov 19
- Forrest Gump at Patten Free Library – Nov 27
- Centre Street Arts Gallery opening – Dec 1
- Violinist Ben Powell at the Chocolate Church – Dec 1
- Open House at Lincoln Street Market – Nov 18
- Turkey Trot Walk/Run – Nov 22
- “Full Ahead at Fifty” at Maine Maritime Museum – new exhibit
- E-readers at PFL – Dec 4
- Hunting on KELT Preserves
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See you downtown!
Carolyn Lockwood, Director, Main Street Bath
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Wags & Whiskers Birthday Celebration, 176 Front Road
Guess who’s turning the big T.W.O.?
Wags & Whiskers! A unique Boutique for Pets.
Join us on Saturday, November 17 from 11am-2pm for demos, cake, raffles, and other fun surprises for you and your pet!
Bath Elks Turkey Shoot, 9 Lambard Street
Annual Turkey Shoot, November 17 at the Elks Lodge, all are welcome! Preview the items available for the night’s fun at 5:30pm., with the first tickets going on sale at 6pm. Proceeds fund Christmas baskets for needy families.
A fulsome bounty of vegetables is available right now. Fresh carrots in many hues, crisp sweet parsnips, a rainbow of potatoes in all sizes and colors including sweet. Squashes and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes abound. Plenty of celery, fresh herbs and kale, broccoli and braising greens. Squire Tarbox has pale French pumpkins right for a yummy whole bread (think borealis multigrain), or quinoa stuffing with veggies and dried fruits. Sparrow Farm has organic cranberry sauce as well as fresh and dried crans; stop at Oyster Creek and make a festive risotto from brown-crowned pioppini, wild hedgehog, and Nebroninni mushrooms-a star for a vegetarian centerpiece. Roast some beets from Small Wonder for salad.
Shepherds and Such have lovely leaf and sun candles to float on a bowl for easy but festive décor; or try some of their fruit, pine or vegetable candles. They are offering gift certificates: A Day at the Farm, A Beeswax Workshop, or a Beekeeping Lesson. Talk to Kim: all are held at her homestead in Waldoboro. Stop at Fat Friars’ Mead to grab a bottle of mead to sip while you give thanks.
Don’t forget dessert. Robin at Chase Farm Bakery is offering pies by reservation only: order by noon on the 19th. If you prefer gluten free, grab mini apple or blueberry pies from Elaine at Hooten’ Gluten. And don’t forget Great aromatic coffee from Big Barn Coffee-its freshly roasted and beautifully flavored, the decaf Sumatra is a treat: You won’t miss the hard stuff at all.
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Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Holiday Inn, 139 Richardson Street
Thanksgiving Day Buffet at the Bounty Restaurant, November 22, 11am – 3pm
Enjoy our traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner featuring our carving station with Roasted Turkey, Glazed Ham, and Pan Roasted Angus Top Sirloin, plus all the trimmings and our signature seafood chowder.
$26 per person, $23 seniors, $17 children (ages 5-12, ages 4 and under are complimentary).
Reservations suggested! Please call 443-9741
Friday, Nov. 30—Mid Coast Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar and Wreath Sale, 8 am to 2 pm, Mid Coast Hospital,
Baskets of greens, baked goods, Christmas decorations, soaps and lotions. Order wreaths at gift shop, 373-6018, for pick-up Nov. 30–$12 with red bow, $10 without, and $30 decorated with sea shells and red bow. Proceeds benefit health career scholarships and Auxiliary pledge of $150,000 for walk-in clinic.
West Bath School PTO 41st Annual Christmas Craft Fair and Café
Saturday, December 1, 9 am – 2 pm – Shop local handmade crafts including: jewelry, knitted items, quilts,baked goods and other specialty foods, wooden gifts and doll clothes. Join us for lunch—we’ll have chili, fish chowder, hot dogs and more! Plus: Coffee, tea, hot cocoa and muffins.
FMI please contact Deb at 504-4603
Bath artists are invited to join in the planning for Art Walks and other activities in the works for 2013. Please join us at the Main Street Bath office on November 2nd at 5:30pm to share ideas.
FMI call or email Joy firstname.lastname@example.org or 522-0888.
On Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30pm, Patten Free Library in Bath will screen a holiday favorite “Forrest Gump.” The film won 6 Oscars® in 1995, including Best Actor (Tom Hanks), Best Picture, and Best Director (Robert Zemeckis). Robin Wright and Gary Sinise co-star.
“Forrest Gump” is the movie triumph that became a phenomenon. Tom Hanks gives an astonishing performance as Forrest, an everyman whose simple innocence comes to embody a generation.
For the 4 weeks from November 27 to December 18, any donations collected at the Tuesday night film series will be given to the Bath Area Food Bank.
The Centre Street Arts Gallery will celebrate its Grand Opening on Saturday, December 1, from 10 am to 6 pm. A reception at 4 pm is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served throughout the day.
Nine local artists have formed the co-operative gallery. Bath artists include Judy Conlan, Livy Glaubitz, Marnie Hackenberg, and Victoria Jackson. Sharon Bouchard and Jane Rosenfield are from Brunswick, Letty Husson and Lea Peterson are from Georgetown, and Claudette Gamache lives in Phippsburg. These artists are all painters, working in watercolor, pastel, acrylic and oil media. They have had work shown in local galleries and some have exhibited on a national level.
Victoria Jackson initiated Centre St. Arts Gallery with eight other artists whom she has known and worked with in the past. All of these artists, who are now partners, felt that Bath and the surrounding towns were full of artists and art lovers who would support exhibitions and educational opportunities if offered in Bath.
Centre St. Arts Gallery will be offering classes and workshops, as well as open studio sessions and life drawing sessions. Guest artists will give gallery talks, and be invited to exhibit their works in solo shows.
A limited number of Memberships will be available on a juried basis. More information will be available in the Gallery on Dec.1.
Rising star violinist Ben Powell, whose 2012 CD New Street has drawn comparisons to Stéphane Grappelli, performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 1 at the Chocolate Church Arts Center.
Powell puts on an amazing show and is not only an extremely gifted player, but a charming fellow.
“There is something about the tone, the delicate but assured touch, the unique vibrato and soaring filigrees of Ben Powell’s violin playing that immediately conjure up memories of Stéphane Grappelli.” – Bill Milkoswki, JazzTimes
Powell is joined by Maxim Lubarsky on piano, Bob Nieske on bass, Bob Tamagni on drums. The program will include a tribute to Grappelli as well as Powell’s music for quartet. Tickets are $15, $12 in advance.
FMI call 207-442-8455 or log on to http://chocolatechurch.com/concerts-special-events/.
Wonder what happened to the Lincoln Street Market??? Stop by on Sunday afternoon, November 18th, 2-4. Look around, share some memories, meet some folks who worked on it and have some goodies.
Annual Turkey Trot, 1 Front Street
Location: Register at InspireME Studio, 1 Front Street.
Time: Registration 7-8:15AM; Run begins at 8:30AM
A 3-mile fun run/walk to benefit the Bath Soup Kitchen. Burn off those calories before Thanksgiving dinner!
Exhibit: Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum
Opens November 10 – on view through May 26, 2013
MMM shows its best of the best. More than 150 objects from the Museum’s collection have been selected for this 50th Anniversary exhibit – objects that are special because of their historical importance, their beauty or because of the story behind the object.
FMI visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.
Patten Free Library to Offer “Finding Free eBooks” Program
On Tuesday, December 4, Patten Free Library (PFL) will host a hands-on information session on the best on-line sources of free downloadable eBooks. The presentation is free, open to the public, and will be held from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. in the library’s second floor community room.
“By now, many patrons are familiar with downloadable eBooks, and know that we offer over 2,600 titles through the Patten Free Library web site and the Maine InfoNet Download Library,” says Roberta Jordan, an outreach librarian at Patten. “After our most recent presentation on eReaders and library eBooks, however, we realized that patrons would like to know more about how to access and use sites like Project Gutenberg and Open Library. This session will introduce patrons to the hundreds of thousands of free books that are available to read on a computer, a tablet, or a dedicated eReader.”
The session will provide an overview of the expansive collections accessible through several different web sites, as well as a live demo on how to download titles from them. In addition, the presentation will include a review of the process for browsing, checking out, downloading, and reading eBooks in Patten Free Library’s collection.
FMI contact Roberta Jordan, the Outreach and Instruction Librarian at Patten Free Library, at 443-5141, ext 25
KELT HUNTING INFORMATION
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) is dedicated to the protection of the land, water, and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary region. With eight preserves open year-round dawn until dusk for the public’s enjoyment, the land trust is committed to providing access to these public lands for low-impact and traditional recreation including hunting, where appropriate.
Hunting is allowed at six preserves: Thorne Head, Sewall Woods, and Whiskeag Creek Preserves in Bath, Higgins Mountain and Weber Kelly Preserves in Georgetown, and Bonyun Preserve on Westport Island. Hunting is not permitted on Green Point Preserve in West Bath and Merrymeeting Fields Preserve in Woolwich due to restrictions placed by the donor.
KELT would like to remind both hikers and hunters to be cautious during the 2012 hunting season. When hiking on KELT trails or elsewhere during hunting season, wear visible orange clothing and exercise caution. As always, KELT urges dogs to be on leash.
Hikers should note that according to Maine Law, hunting on Sunday is not permitted; however brightly colored clothing is still encouraged.
Hunters are asked to use extra caution while on KELT property as other non-hunters are likely present and KELT requests that hunters do not hunt along the trails. Please be aware that families are accustomed to hiking year-round.
Deer stands are by permission only and only as allowed by state law. Stands must be away from trails and marked with hunter’s name, address and phone number. No metal can be put in trees, and cutting of trees or brush is not permitted. No motorized vehicles are allowed at any time. Further information on hunting rules is available by contacting each city or town for local regulations and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife agency at www.maine.gov/ifw.
The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is a membership supported organization dedicated to protecting the land, water and wildlife of the Kennebec Estuary. It holds easements on 2,000+ acres of private land and maintains eight preserves for public enjoyment.
FMI contact www.kennebecestuary.org or call (207) 442-8400.