Paintings by Helene Farrar

Paintings by Helene Farrar -The Clown

Date: February 4, 2011 - February 28, 2011 The Clown

Event Description: A new show of paintings by Maine artist Hélène Farrar, entitled "BIRDWORKS and Friends" opens February 8th and runs through the month of February.  

She is the owner of Cerulean Fine Art Gallery and Artist Studio of Hallowell Maine and displays in a number of galleries.

March Programs, Wells Reserve at Laudholm

March Programs, Wells Reserve at Laudholm

Tuesday, March 1, 6:30 to 8 pm
How Bright is Orion's Light?
GLOBE at Night is a global citizen-science campaign that encourages people to record the brightness of their night sky. Joan Chamberlin, a NASA Ambassador from the Astronomical Society of Northern New England, will tell us the best ways to reduce light pollution and show us how to measure light levels in our night sky. Will Orion's shine be bright? Dress appropriately and bring a light with a red filter if you have one. Wells Reserve at Laudholm. Snow date March 2. Registration required. $7/5. 207-646-1555.

Saturday, March 5, 9 am to 1 pm
Growing Up WILD Early Childhood Educator Workshop Growing Up WILD is an early childhood education program that builds on children's sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. It is administered in Maine by the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife.

Swim for the Lights - The Power of One can be Great!

Swim for the Lights - The Power of One can be Great!

One man’s quest to help save lighthouses is going to lengths few would dare imagine, let alone undertake.

On February 26, 2011, Gary Sredzienski, known affectionately along the Piscataqua River region and beyond as the “Creek Man”, will take to the river’s frigid waters to raise funds for the nonprofit American Lighthouse Foundation, based in Rockland, Maine, and the foundation's local chapter, the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses.

For his part in the upcoming “Swim for the Lights” event, Sredzienski will swim a total of four miles, departing from Odiorne Point in Rye, New Hampshire at 1:00 pm and ending the feat on the shores of Maine at the Kittery Point town dock around 5:00 pm. 

During the swim’s route, Sredzienski will also make brief stops at the wave-swept Whaleback Lighthouse in Kittery and Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle, New Hampshire.

Winter Wine Festival

Winter Wine Festival

date: Wednesday, February 16, 2011
time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
venue: Wentworth by the Sea Marriott Hotel and Spa
address: 588 Wentworth Road
New Castle, NH 03854
5-7pm: Riedel Glass Demonstration and Flight Night in Roosevelt’s Lounge

YMCA “Kids Out” Participants Creating Houses for Change

Biddeford, ME (Feb. 08, 2010) – Children from the Northern York County Family YMCA’s Kids Out program are partnering with United Way of York County and Volk Packaging to help bring an end to homelessness in Maine.

The kids will be designing paper houses which will be used to collect money from family and friends throughout the community. All money raised will be distributed locally to organizations that are active in helping those affected by homelessness.

On Friday, February 11 at 3 p.m., Kids Out participants at Wells Elementary School (276 Sanford Road, Wells) will be decorating their paper houses and preparing their outreach efforts to raise money for this very worthwhile cause.

Members of the media are invited to attend the paper house-decorating session. Representatives of the YMCA and United Way of York County will be on hand to answer questions.

Kids Out is the YMCA’s and after-school program for elementary and middle school children.

Maine Restaurant Week kicks off with the 2011 Signature Event

PORTLAND, Maine – Expanding on last year’s legendary cocktail competition, the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week kick-off Signature Event introduces a two-pronged dessert competition. Taking place on February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland from 5-8 pm, the Signature Event celebrates the priceless individuality behind Maine’s cocktail shakers and sugar shacks.

Cookies challenge cakes and cupcakes take on truffles in the “How Sweet It Is” portion of the competition, but only one can win. Guests at The Signature Event have the final say in this people’s choice face-off.

More Than Just Dinner’s on the Docket at Maine Restaurant Week 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — Restaurants across the state are gearing up for the third annual Maine Restaurant Week, taking place March 1-12. Restaurants around Maine will participate in the event by featuring special three-course dinners ranging in price from $20-$40. Some restaurants will also offer three-course prix-fixe lunches from $15.

Restaurant Week celebrates the vibrancy and richness of Maine’s culinary traditions while giving restaurants a much-needed boost during the slowest time of the year.

More than seventy restaurants are already registered for the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week, from Eliot to Bangor to Rockland. A list of participating restaurants and featured menus is available on

Kicking off Maine Restaurant Week is The Signature Event™, on Monday February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland.