Red Cloak Historic Walking Tours

Red Cloak Tours offers 5 private walking tours in Bath – Historic Bath, Haunted History, Secrets of Bath, Oak Grove Cemetery Exploration, and an Emma Eames Life and Times tour. All tours are offered 7 days a week, on the hour, from 8 am into the evening. $29.95 for your group up to 10.

Sea Captains homes and a bit of architecture, little known history of downtown, ghosts along Washington Street, the early days of Bath, cemetery lore and so much more are offered on these walks. Each walk is appropriate for all ages and lasts about an hour.

Guided live, by your professional storyteller, you’ll be led through town or back streets by phone. A conference call connects all participants in your private group, so that it can be interactive. It is audio only, no zoom or facetime – we want you to be looking at the sights, not at your phone! Since the tours are private, they can be somewhat customized as to topic or for walking ease.

Red Cloak Tours offers similar tours in 12 other communities in the state. www.redcloaktours.com, 207-380-3806

Red Cloak Tours

Red Cloak Tours will offer 5 different walking tours in Bath through November 2021. These are held on the hour daily from 8 am to 8 pm in most cases. Reasonably priced at only $29.95 for up to 10 people, all tours are family friendly.

Historic or haunted history tours of downtown Bath are available as well as an haunted history tour of Washington Street with its’ amazing architecture. We also offer a tour on Emma Eames, famous opera singer from Bath, and a walk through Oak Grove Cemetery which discusses the meanings of symbols, those interred there, cemetery lore, etc.

Walking tours are private for your family or small group, conducted in person, live, via cell phone conference call. You’ll have your own storyteller/historian to guide you from point to point, share the stories and to answer questions and personalize for you if possible.

Zoom presentations are available on the walking tour subjects as well as Maine Legends, Lighthouse Legends & Lore, Colonial Foods and more. Walking tours are also available in other coastal Maine towns.

See our website https://redcloaktours.com/ for more information or call 207-380-3806.

Estuary Habitats at Maine Maritime Museum

Located just downriver from the nearly 20,000-square-mile watershed of Merrymeeting Bay, Maine Maritime Museum’s 20-acre campus is home to an array of animal species and their habitats. In this 90-minute program families will explore the gardens, fields, and riverbanks that comprise MMM’s campus, identifying tracks, studying habitats and learning the importance of protecting Maine’s diverse ecology. In this program, families will create and share their own species of animal in a fun, active and educational game. All ages are welcome–content level is appropriate for ages 3+.

This program will be hosted outside on museum grounds. Please wear appropriate winter gear. Masks are required for everyone 5 years and older and strongly encouraged for those 2-4. Space is limited to 16 participants. Preregistration is advised to guarantee availability.

STEAMbox Family Workshops are designed to integrate STEM and creative arts skills into a cohesive and hands-on learning experience.

Bath Farmers Market

Welcome to the Bath Farmers Market, open all year, on Saturday mornings. Right now we are in our winter home at the Bath Freight Shed, 27 Commercial St.  Shop for a full variety of local, fresh farm products.  Take home seasonal vegetables, farm cheeses from sheep, goats, cow, raw milk and fresh butter, all kinds of poultry, fresh fish and beef.  Look for a wide range of baked goods, donuts and fresh breads, whoopie pies,  scones, French pastry and more.  Pick up locally roasted coffee, ground or whole, or take home a bottle of locally brewed ale.  Home crafted pickles, preserves and relishes, fresh pasta, and locally grown & produced medicinals are ready.   Or you can choose  beeswax candles and other farm based goods to brighten your home.  Several of our vendors are part of our new  Online Store, conveniently accessed via our web page at  www.bathfarmersmarket.com ; orders are picked up at the market.. Our Winter hours are 9-12, every Saturday unless otherwise noted on the website.  There is plenty of parking available, please enter at the north end door.  Dogs (excpet for Sevice Animals)are not allowed per Maine State regulation. There is an inside bathroom.  FMI go to the website for a list of vendors and other news. Or call 751 4075

Stories from the Sea: Fishing Communities Revealed with Natalie Springuel

The presentation will occur remotely and be screened live in Maine Maritime Museum’s Long Reach Hall.

Scattered among Maine’s coastal communities, in historical societies, museums, libraries, community radio stations and schools, the voices of Maine’s fishing community members have been recorded for posterity. These voices can illustrate the past and help us plan for the future.

With ecological shifts happening today as a result of climate change and other drivers, the local fisheries knowledge contained in Maine’s rich oral history archives is a critical source of information about ecology and coastal communities. But not if the recordings are sitting on shelves collecting dust. This talk will reflect an effort to bring those stories to life. Through audio clips past and present, maps, diagrams, timelines, and photos, the project aims to highlight fishermen and community voices so they can be useful for decision-making, community development and cultural heritage.

Natalie Springuel has been a marine extension associate with University of Maine Sea Grant since 2000. Based at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, her extension programs address working waterfronts and coastal access, fisheries heritage, and sustainable tourism planning. She is the coordinator of the Downeast Fisheries Trail, a founder of the National Working Waterfront Network, and host of the award winning public affairs show on WERU Community Radio called Coastal Conversations.

Red Cloak Haunted History Tour

Led by the mysterious “Lady in the Red Cloak,” you will see buildings that once seemed ordinary but will take on eerie new dimensions as she relives their history, and that of the ghosts that are said to still reside there. Wind through the back streets by lantern light and learn the early history of Bath and see beautiful homes with a new view based on our tales. You’ll hear of “the lady in blue”, visit the area where the “spectre” strolled, learn of the humming opera singer ghost and more.

This tour is appropriate for all and lasts approximately 90 minutes. By reservation only; $17.50 for adults, $8 for children under 12, free for children under 5. Other dates and towns also available.

In the Gallery at the Chocolate Church Arts Center: Lucky Fern Photography

Wanda Fern McNeil has deep New England roots and a deep love for all-things-wildlife. She can often be found exploring hiking trails or kayaking the lakes, rivers, and coastal waters of Maine accompanied by her camera. What began as a personal pastime has grown into “Lucky Fern Photography”, where her passion for nature is reflected in her art. Wanda’s wish is to capture and share the beauty of nature, one amazing moment at a time.

Real Outdoors Concert Series: Johnny Ater and Friends

$24 tickets sold in advance only. There are no sales on the day of the show.

2 shows, at 3 and 6pm. No intermission.

This is an outdoor event at a private residence in Woolwich.

 

Johnny Ater & Friends will kick off our Summer of 2020 CCAC ROCS

 

Are you ready for a laugh?

Put away that lawn mower.  Drop the volley ball and move away from the net. Let’s have some fun. Join Bath’s very own Johnny Ater and friends in a safe and comfortable outdoor environment! These comedians are exactly what the doctor ordered as they add humor and satire to your ‘summ-ah’. Come and join us while we celebrate the season with what we all need most, a dose of laughter.

This is the first  of our Summer of 2020 CCAC ROCS, Real Outdoor Concert Series. Join us just across the bridge in Woolwich for this outdoor comedy show. Due to limited capacity we are offering two shows at 3 pm and 6 pm. Check in begins 30 minutes before the show. Check in will happen when you first arrive while you are still in your car. Please wear a mask for check in.

Audiences will be limited to 50 people, and audience members will be required to sit six feet apart from other groups.

You will be able to purchase a ticket for either the afternoon or the evening performance.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold day of show.

We hope you’ll understand that due to the small audience size, we must sell these tickets at a slightly higher price than we normally would. Coming to these shows is one of the best ways you can support our region’s talented performers and the Chocolate Church Arts Center.

All audience members must bring masks or other appropriate face coverings. While these do not need to be worn while seated, we ask that everyone wear a mask when checking in, and when purchasing refreshments. Yes, we will have refreshments available! These will be individually wrapped, and served by a CCAC volunteer following proper safety and health procedures.

Free parking will be available.

All ages are welcome at the shows, but parents/guardians will be responsible for making sure that kids follow the distancing and mask policies.

Audience members are asked to bring their own lawn chair or blanket. Other things to bring include sunscreen, an umbrella to block the sun, bug spray, and hand sanitizer. We will have hand sanitizer available, but it’s a good idea to also bring your own. Please do not bring in outside food or drink.

We are so excited about this series. Right now, this is the best possible way for us to continue our mission of presenting unforgettable live entertainment, while making sure that everyone involved remains safe and healthy. Please reach out to info@chocolatechurch.com or 207-442-8455 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you for a CCAC ROCS show soon!

Red Cloak Tours of Bath

Red Cloak Tours offers 4 different historical walking tours of Bath. These TeleTours are private, live, guided walks done with your own personal storyteller via conference call on your phone. They are offered to your family or small group 7 days a week at times from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The price is only $19.99 for the whole group – up to 10 people.

Family friendly topics offered are Historic Bath, Life & Times of Emma Eames in Bath, Haunted History of Bath and an Historic Cemetery Exploration. Reservations can be made online at redcloaktours.com or by calling 207-380-3806. Please call if you have questions.

Tours are also available in Damariscotta, Freeport, Wiscasset, Boothbay Harbor, Hallowell, Rockland, Camden, and Bar Harbor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bath Area Carcade

Our church will bring a little cheer around to some of Bath’s senior living facilities on Sunday. A carcade is kind of like a parade except we stay in our cars. Decorating cars is encouraged but not required! We’ll drive by facilities including Oak Ridge Apartments, Hill House, Winship Green, Washington House, Memorial Plant Home, Seacliff and the Moorings.

 

LIVE FROM HOME: Matt Newburg

The “LIVE FROM HOME” Concert Series:  Matt Newberg  5/2/20  7:30pm

In the midst of postponed shows at their theater, The Chocolate Church Arts Center will present Live from Home, a series of concerts performed by regional musicians at home that can be streamed online by audience members via Facebook.

Tickets are not necessary for the Live from Home concerts. Audience members will be encouraged to donate to help the organization recover lost revenue due to postponed shows, and to support the performers, many of whom are also facing canceled shows and loss of income.

The Chocolate Church Arts Center will continue to announce upcoming Live from Home performers here on our website and Facebook

Schooner Bowdoin: From Arctic Explorer to Maritime Teacher

Eric Jergensen, Assistant Professor of Marine Transportation at Maine Maritime Academy, shares his knowledge of navigation on board the historic arctic schooner, Bowdoin, with new generation of students. Eric will share Bowdoin’s history in the icy arctic and the vessel’s present role as an educational classroom.

POSTPONED – Church Supper

Due to COVID-19, we are postponing our March 2020 supper. Check back for upates. You may subscribe to our email list at BathUMC.org

Every 3rd Saturday in the Spring and Fall, we host a gourmet, home-cooked supper which includes all the fixings, plus drinks and dessert. Eat with your neighbors or take your dinner to go. $10 for adults, $4 for kids under 12.  Every month is a different supper such as chicken pie, roast pork, and Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Check our webpage or facebook page for updates.

Maine Ships in the Arctic

The Arctic regions have long drawn the interest of daring adventures. Several Maine-built ships vessels have journeyed, explored, and worked in these dangerous ice and fog shrouded waters. Join historian and teacher Charles Lagerbom in a look at the history of numerous vessels that were launched in Maine and ventured to Arctic waters – with some not to return. This event is FREE with admission.

CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE

Annual Friends of Patten Free Library’s CHILDREN’S BOOK SALE with gently used books for all ages. In Children’s Room. Donations only, no set prices. What a way to show your love of books by giving a book for Valentine’s Day! This supports the Friends of Patten Free so they can support programs for all ages and audiences at the Patten Free Library!

Food Drive to Benefit Bath Area Food Bank

The Bath Rotary Club will be hosting a food drive to  benefit the Bath Area Food Bank. The need is very great this time of year. Your donation to the Bath Area Food Bank will help meet the needs of those in our community who rely on the assistance the food bank provides. Items needed are:

Canned Soup

Spaghetti sauce

Canned fruit

Canned veggies

Canned tuna/chicken

Baked beans

Butter

Cheese

The Discovery of the USS Eagle 56 Shipwreck

In April 1945, as WWII was coming to an end, the US patrol boat mysteriously exploded in Portland’s harbor. Despite surviving crew members’ adamant claims they were torpedoed by a German U-boat, the US Navy declared the tragedy a result of an accidental boiler explosion. The Navy has since corrected their assessment and the shipwreck has recently been discovered. Ryan King, the lead diver and underwater photographer, will share Eagle 56’s story and how his team uncovered the mystery of her location.

MLK Jazz Concert

Brad Terry and Peter Herman will be returning to the Bath United Methodist Church for a concert on Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. This concert will feature tunes from the MLK era on this holiday weekend during which we celebrate the life and ministry of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Terry is a jazz clarinet player and accomplished whistler who has played with Dizzy Gillespie, Doc Cheatham, Buck Clayton, Red Mitchell, Buddy Tate, Elliot Zigman, Eddie Thompson, John Basile, Steve Grover and Lenny Breau. He has led jazz workshops and clinics in many countries. The most recognized album featuring Brad Terry is “The Living Room Tapes,” featuring his earlier work with legendary guitarist Lenny Breau. Terry is also author of a book, I Feel More Like I Do Now Than I Did Yesterday: A Collection of Remembered Stories, and signed copies will be offered for sale at the concert.

Peter Herman is an incredibly talented guitarist. Terry says: “We play tunes I’ve known for 50-60 years that he’s hearing for the first time and he brings with him a flood of new and refreshing harmonic and melodic ideas. He has mastered a lot of amazing technique and throws musical curve balls at me, definitely keeping me on my toes. We play a variety of standard jazz tunes and spontaneously create musical conversations that take us to surprising places.”

The duo will play standards from the American song book, Gershwin, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington and more, all done quietly with lots of interplay — a musical, impromptu conversation.

This event is free but donations will be graciously accepted. Suggested donation $10. Bath UMC is located at 340 Oak Grove Ave, Bath.

The jazz duo will also be leading music during the church’s main worship service at 10:15 a.m., and all are welcome.

Taize Prayer Service

Join us for candlelight, beautiful chants with live guitar, thoughtful readings, and meditative silence in our upstairs chapel. 2nd Wednesdays through Spring 2020 at 6:30pm. All Welcome

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