This is it! Santa arrives this weekend to light the children’s tree and listen to their Christmas wishes during Bath’s annual Children’s Tree Lighting, Jingle Bell Walk and Visit with Santa, this Saturday, November 24 from 11am-4pm. Santa’s arrival is at 3pm; click here for more details.
This Saturday is also Small Business Saturday, a chance to celebrate and show your support for the local independent businesses that in turn help support our community. 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” this weekend in downtown Bath.
Main Street Bath is grateful to all our friends, partners and supporters who help us keep Bath a place to build memories during the holidays and all year round. Thank you, and Happy Thanksgiving!
So many fun clicks! Happenings around town in the next few weeks include:
- Open House at Coastal Art Glass – Nov 24
- Open House at Country Farm Furniture - Nov 24
- Holiday Open House at Just Framing - Nov 24
- 15% Off Sale at Etc. - Nov 24
- Holiday Open House at Ornament and Maine Shades – Nov 23 & 24
- All Things Coffee demo at Now You’re Cooking - Nov 24
- Thanksgiving Day Buffet at Holiday Inn - Nov 22
- Holiday Open House at Ornament and Maine Shades – Nov 23 & 24
- Indoor Bath Farmers Market - Nov 24
- Downtown Tree Lighting and Visit with Santa - Nov 24
- Maine Maritime Museum store sale
- MidCoast Hospital Holiday Bazaar - Nov 30
- West Bath School Craft Fair and Cafe - Dec 1
- Friday Night Jazz at Solo Bistro - Nov 23
- Forrest Gump at Patten Free Library - Nov 27
- Cinema Paradiso at Dreamland Theater – Nov 29
- Centre Street Arts Gallery opening - Dec 1
- Violinist Ben Powell at the Chocolate Church - Dec 1
- Turkey Trot Walk/Run - Nov 22
- Curators talk at Maine Maritime Museum - Nov 29
- Food for Fines at Patten Free Library – Nov 27 – Dec 8
- E-readers at PFL - Dec 4
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See you downtown!
Jennifer Geiger, Director, Main Street Bath
Join us in Downtown Bath on November 24th to celebrate diversity, friendly service… all the things that make shopping at small local independents so rewarding! Take a break from generica and come downtown to shop!
Coastal Art Glass, 233 Water St, 522-0888
Open House,10am-4pm 20% off all Jewelry for gift giving. Refreshments served.
Country Farm Furniture, 148 Front Street
Open House, 9am-5pm Specials throughout the store. Jon Hentz will be showing his Lobster Trap Cocktail and demonstrating his craft. Enter our Christmas drawing of a $500 GC (to be drawn just before Christmas).
Just Framing, 149 Front Street
Holiday Open House, 9am-4pm Holiday Savings and homemade treats
Etc. Finery, 129 Front Street
15% OFF Sale, 10am-5pm Handmade jewelry with gems, pearls and sterling silver.
Ornament and Maine Shades, 70 Front Street
Holiday Open House, 10am-5pm Come celebrate the season! Decorations, gifts, plants, wreaths,refreshments & more! Also check out the offers of Maine Shades.
Now You’re Cooking, 49 Front Street
All Things Coffee Demo, 11am-1pm Sample coffee made from a wide selection of coffee products, from one-step espresso machines to French coffee presses, and some great gadgets for preparing your beans, frothing milk, and grinding your coffee.
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
Holiday Open House at Ornament and Maine Shades, 70 Front Street
10am – 5pm, this Friday and Saturday, November 23 & 24.
Come celebrate the season at our holiday open house, where you’ll find decorations, gifts, plants, artful illumination, and more!
Caitlin at Appleton Creamery suggests you check their website at www.appletoncreamery.com for a list of cheese making workshops this winter-a nice way to while away a chilly day! Don’t forget dessert-fresh crunchy apples-try Connell Red or Macoun-from Pleasant Pond Farm, chocolate walnut pie from Hootin’ Gluten, or decadent pumpkin roulade from Chase Farm Bakery.
Our poultry vendors are very busy, so The Turkey Farm and Mainely Poultry will be back (hopefully) on 12/8. You can still catch the Community Supporting Arts Show (a collaboration between artists and farmers) at Common Street Gallery in Waterville through 11/30. See you 9-12 on Saturday!
FMI call or email firstname.lastname@example.org. And we thank you.
The Museum Store offers special discounts to all shoppers during holiday season; members save even more !
Looking for a special holiday gift for that person on your list who loves all things nautical? The MMM Museum Store has hundreds of maritime related items to choose from including jewely, books, clothing, and gift items. During the holiday shopping season, November 23 through December 24, all shoppers receive a 10% discount on purchases, either in-store or online. Members and volunteers will receive a 20% discount during the same period. The discount applies to all in stock items, sale and clearance merchandise. It does not apply to gift certificates or memberships. The 10% discount will be automatically taken on online purchases. Members enter ‘member’, volunteers enter ‘volunteer’ in the discount code box to receive their additional discounts. Don’t miss this opportunity for significant savings on that special item you’ve had your eye on for some time.
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
If you need a night out after Thursday’s thrills or Friday’s fracas, the 23rd will bring the beautiful and bold Lorraine Bohland, a singer whose voice brims with power, emotion and sophistication, to the New Space at Solo Bistro. Lorraine will be accompanied by Terry Foster at the keyboard, providing a little extra lift as we launch into the mercantile maelstrom of the holidays, this Friday from 6:30 to 9:30 PM!
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.
Sagadahoc Preservation’s Dreamland Theater will screen Cinema Paradiso on November 29th at 7pm at the Winter Street Center, in Bath. Celebrate the magic of the movies with this 1988, PG-rated movie. A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village’s theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater’s projectionist. This week’s movie is sponsored by David Matero Architecture in Bath.
Movies are shown every Thursday at 7pm at the Dreamland Theater at the Winter Street Center in Bath. The suggested donation is $5. The 2012-2013 season is underwritten by Jorgensen Landscaping. Movies are generously donated by River Bottom Video in Bath. All proceeds go toward the maintenance of the Winter Street Center.
Feel free to bring supper. Soft drinks, popcorn and candies are available for $1 each.
The Winter Street Center is the home of Sagadahoc Preservation Inc. and serves, in part, as a community center and is located across from Library Park at 880 Washington Street in Bath.
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/.
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!
See it during the holidays! Ahead Full at Fifty is a Big Hit!
The new 50th Anniversary exhibit Ahead Full at Fifty: 50 Years of Collecting at Maine Maritime Museum has been creating quite a buzz. Perhaps you’ve seen some of the news coverage on TV or in your local newspaper. If you were here for the opening reception you know the excitement the exhibit has created. If you are looking for a great way to spend a few hours or want to take out of town visitors to a truly special place in Maine, the holiday season is the perfect time to visit and take in this fascinating exhibit. The Museum will be open daily from 9:30 to 5 except on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Thursday, November 29, 6pm
Lecture & Gallery Tour: Treasures of the Collection? Maine Maritime Museum, Bath
Nonmembers – $7; Members – $5
Senior Curator Nathan Lipfert and Exhibit Guest Curator Charles E. Burden present and discuss some of the Museum’s unique treasures within the 50th Anniversary exhibit and others that didn’t quite make it, followed by a gallery tour.
FMI visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.
Recurring needs at the Food Bank include their staple items: canned vegetables, baked beans, meat and tuna; canned or dry fruit, juice, soup, mac and cheese, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, pasta, toilet paper, toothpaste and toothbrushes. Items that are damaged, contained in glass, or have an expired date will not be accepted.
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. The Bath Food Pantry is located at the United Church of Christ, 150 Congress Avenue, and is open 6 to 8 pm on Tuesdays and 2 to 4 pm on Fridays.
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.