Community News – Wells Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 12

The Wells Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 36th annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 12.

The Wells Christmas Parade is scheduled for Sunday, December 12. Families, youth groups, civic groups, businesses and individuals are invited to participate. There is no charge to participate. For more information, contact the Wells Chamber of Commerce at 207-646-2451. Courtesy photo

The main sponsor of the event is Kennebunk Savings. The silver sponsors are Avita of Wells and DF Richard Energy. The bronze sponsor is the Rotary Club of Wells.

There will be plenty of cookies and hot chocolate to be had on parade day – Coldwell Banker Realty in Kennebunk will serve as the starting point and York Hospital in Wells will be in front of the high school gymnasium at the end of the parade.

Families, youth groups, civic groups, businesses and individuals are invited to participate. There is no charge to participate. For more information, contact the Wells Chamber of Commerce at 207-646-2451 or visit

Professional wrestling returns to Kennebunkport

Live professional wrestling will travel to Kennebunkport on Saturday, November 27 at American Legion Post 159.

Organizer Scott Drew said $ 2 from every ticket sold would go to Autism Speaks and that raffle proceeds would also go to the autism organization. Doors open at 6.30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. event. Legion Extension 159 is located at 102 Main Street.

Among others, the show features the WWE Hall of Famer, Mr. USA Tony Atlas, Jessie Nolan and Widow Belmont.

Advance tickets, at $ 12 and $ 10, are available at Kennebunk Toy Co. on Main Street in Kennebunk, Guay’s Sunoco in Lower Village, American Legion Post 159 in Kennebunkport, and Top Dollar Pawn in Sanford. Tickets cost $ 15 and $ 13 at the door, according to organizers.

Craft fair planned at the Legion post 159

The American Legion Christmas Craft Fair is scheduled for December 4-5. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 5.

The fair will feature a variety of crafts by Maine artisans, gift baskets, baked goods, photographs, jewelry, raffles, silent auctions and more.
It is brought to you by American Legion Post 159, located at 102 Main St., Kennebunkport (across from the police station. For more information, call 967-2400.

Skates wanted for skate swap

Do you have skates?

The Town of Kennebunk is accepting new or lightly used ice skates to add to their inventory for the next Skate Swap.

Ice skates can be dropped off at the Recreation Department or the City Clerk’s Office at Kennebunk Town Hall. For more information, call 207-604-1326.

A library will host an arctic climate specialist

The Camden Lecture and Kennebunk Free Library features Dr Susana Hancock at the Kennebunk Free Library on Wednesday, December 15 at 6 p.m. ET. Hancock’s discussion is titled Climate Policy in Contemporary Europe.

Hancock is an arctic climate geopolitics specialist. With a background ranging from astrophysics to linguistics, she recently graduated from three degrees from the University of Oxford. Originally from Maine, she has worked and lived in the polar regions much of her life. Currently, Hancock is an expert reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, serves on the executive committee of the Association for Polar Early Career Scientists where she works on climate and science diplomacy, and has been a consultant for the ‘Arctic for the United Nations Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission.

She has just returned from COP26 in Glasgow and the UN in Geneva, where she was a guest speaker on Arctic environmental geopolitics and cognitive linguistics in climate communication. In her other life, she is an elite rower who competed all over the world and qualified for the 2016 Olympic Trials and is currently a coach at Waynflete School.

The program is free and wheelchair accessible. The free Kennebunk Library is located at 112 Main Street in Kennebunk. For more information call 207-985-2173 or email [email protected]

Astronomy club schedule meeting

The Astronomical Society of Northern New England will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, December 3 at the New School in Kennebunk. The meeting is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. A business meeting, also open to the public, begins at 6:45 p.m.

The new school is located at 38 York Street. The December meeting agenda includes Bernie Reim, What’s New for the Month, and the popular Astro Shorts, where attendees and members share questions, activities, news, and observations.

The Astro Shorts meetings are an opportunity for discussion. At this meeting, the company’s board of directors for 2022 will be elected.

If the skies are clear, members can visit the Talmage Observatory in Starfield for a viewing session.

The Astronomical Society of Northern New England is a local association of amateur astronomers that meets monthly at The New School. Meetings are held on the first Friday of each month. Everyone interested in astronomy is welcome, from astronomers and amateurs to serious observers, astrophotographers and those interested in astronomical theory. The general public is also invited and welcome.

The Astronomical Society of Northern New England also hosts Star Parties at its Talmage Observatory in Starfield on Route 35 in West Kennebunk. For more information about the company, including directions and events, or to contact the club, visit

Churches to host Prelude events

Church on the Cape United Methodist Church will be holding its Prelude Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The fair features handmade crafts, holiday decorations, a cookie and pastry sale, jewelry, artwork, and hot cider.
New this year is a sale of Christmas trees and wreaths in different sizes, fully decorated.

A book signing with Reverend Nonie Freeman, author of “Do You Know How Wonderful You Are?

Church on the Cape is located at 3 Langsford Road, Cape Porpoise.

Kennebunkport Village Baptist Church will host the Sounds of Christmas concert at 5 p.m. on Friday, December 10. The Cape Town Church will host the concert at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 11.

The concert features Wendy Hagarty, trumpet, Ted Hagarty, clarinet, Nancy Chamberlin, piano, and Janice Stover, director of Song Sisters and Choir.

Sunday of the museum shop is November 28

For the fifth year in a row, more than 1,400 museum stores representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia, 22 countries and five continents will be offering shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday on November 28.

The Brick Store Museum’s Museum Mercantile will participate in the annual signature initiative and join museum stores around the world in providing quality gifts filled with inspiration and educational value to consumers, with all purchases supporting its parent institution and the artisans and craftspeople who create many of the gifts found in museum stores, ”wrote Cynthia Walker, executive director of the Brick Store Museum, in a Nov. 4 email.

This year, the museum’s annual holiday showcase is an expanded boutique in the museum’s historic buildings featuring art and crafts from Maine artists. Support from Holiday Showcase means buyers will help both independent artists and the museum thrive this year. The Holiday Showcase runs from November 27 to December 21, with free entry to the museum sponsored by HM Payson.

“This year, it’s more important than ever to support local cultural institutions, many of which have been closed for months due to COVID-19 restrictions,” said Blue Anderson, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Museum Store. Association and Director of Visitor Services for the Columbia River Maritime Museum. “On Museum Shop Sundays, we encourage shoppers to ‘patronize’ their favorite museum stores not only to find inspiring, creative and educational gifts for their friends and family, but also to provide much-needed support to these important places. Whether online or in person, Museum Store Sunday is a wonderful opportunity for consumers around the world to shop locally, support artisans and small vendors, give back to the community, and find unique gifts for loved ones. .

“In these uncertain times, shoppers can look to Museum Store Sunday to be the annual global day to be a Patron – and shop conscientiously and support museum stores and their missions around the world. Although there is only one Museum Shop Sunday each year, everyone is encouraged to be a patron of museums and museum shops year round.

For more information on Museum Store Sunday events and promotions at the Brick Store Museum, visit and follow social media @BrickStoreMuseum.

Atlantic Hall plans the annual Prelude Fair

Atlantic Hall in Cape Porpoise will be holding its annual Prelude Fair on Saturday, December 4 from 7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

There will be a wide variety of items sold at the fair, including antiques, jewelry, paintings, holiday gifts and decorations, photographs, oriental rugs, rope crafts, paper made hand, sculptures, cheeses, jams / jellies and a special Old Time raffle. During the fair, Acoustic Guitarist and Cape Porpoise resident Ed Wright will perform a mix of holiday music

For more information, call Ed Briggs at 207-967-3357.

A seasonal change appears along Ocean Avenue in Kennebunkport. Cynthia Fitzmorris photo

The November full beaver moon rises over the Cape porpoise on November 19. Cynthia Fitzmorris photo

Bruce Kilton, left, and Chase Stone, right, of the Freeway Division of Kennebunk Public Services, set up a Boston Fir in Kennebunk’s Tibbetts Plaza. The tree, estimated to be around 30 feet tall, was placed on Friday, November 19. The team installed the holiday tree in the Lower Village later in the morning. Photo by Tammy Wells

James C. Tibbs