Posted: August 25, 2015
Folk Festival, Jamaican Feast & Mutt Show: 11 things to do (5 free!) this weekend
The Denmark Mutt Show is the place to be for ugly dogs around the state. Humans will enjoy eating this weekend during Chili-Fest, a dinner on Hurricane Island and the Jamaican Feast at Reggae Fest. Plus high tea, peace and the American Folk Festival in Bangor.
Written by: Shannon Bryan
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Denmark Mutt Show
3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St., Denmark. $5 registration per mutt. www.denmarkarts.org
For all those wonderful mutts who'd have the Westminster door slammed in their snouts, here's a dog show for you: The Denmark Mutt Show. No matter how ungainly or disheveled your four-legged pal is, there's a prize for every mutt. Plus the event helps raise funds for Harvest Hills Animal Shelter. Win win. (Denmark Mutt Show photo)
Reggae Fest and Jamaican Feast
5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Lakeside Orchards, 318 Readfield Road Rt. 17, Manchester. Concert: $10 BYOB. Feast: $12 cash only. www.facebook.com/lakesideorchards
Enjoy live reggae music from Stream Reggae and a Jamaican fest of curried goat, jerk chicken, rice 'n' peas, veggies and a tropical dessert. BYOB - BYOlawnchairs and blankets, too. (Reggae Fest photo)
American Folk Festival
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Bangor waterfront. Free. Suggested donation $10 per person per day or $20 per family. www.americanfolkfestival.com
Over a dozen artists perform on four stages on Bangor's waterfront during this three-day music festival. There will also be Maine-made crafts and lots of food from around the world. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is suggested. (Even poster)
Thursday-Sunday, Acton Fairgrounds, Route 109, Acton. $8 for adults, under 12 free. actonfair.net
Exhibits, livestock, pulling events, museum, midway, musical entertainment. The Women's Skillet Throw and Woodsmen's Day are fine draws, as is the Cruise'n Car Show. (Press Herald file photo)
Hurricane Island Farm-to-Table Dinner
3 to 9 :30 p.m. Saturday. Hurricane Island, off Rockland. $150 (includes round-trip transportation). hurricaneisland.net
Make dinner an adventure out on Hurricane Island. The meal - prepared by chef Ladleah Dunn - will be made from foods farmed, fished or foraged on the island, and the cost of the ticket includes transportation to and from the island, which is 10 miles southeast of Rockland. (Hurrican Island photo)
11 am-3 pm Saturday, Wells Junior High School, Wells. Free admission. www.wellschilifest.com
Chili! It's one of winter's best dishes. But it's never to warm outside to appreciate some of the best chili around. This annual cook-off is sanctioned by the International Chili Society and winners will be chosen in multiple categories ((Chili, Chili Verde, and Salsa). And the fine weather means you can chow down outside without freezing your fingers off like you do in February. (Press Herald file photo)
Arabica 20th Anniversary event
6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Arabica Coffee, 9 Commercial Street, Portland. Free (donations suggested for some activities). www.arabicacoffeeportland.com
To celebrate 20 years of roasting coffee in Portland, Arabica is having a bit of a party. A coffee party. There will be live music (from Arabica's own baristas, no less), Rising Tide Beer, food and Rwanda Blend coffee. And you'll also have a chance to make your own beverage or roast your own blend (donations suggested for the DIY stuff). (Event poster)
Belfast Peace Festival
6 to 10 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Steamboat Landing Park & The Boathouse, Belfast. Free admission. www.belfastpeacefestival.org
Find some zen down by the water during the Peace Festival. There will be yoga, meditation, drumming, dancing, music and food, plus speakers and workshops, all geared toward peace. That's a good thing. (Event poster)
12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Daily Bread Bakery, 131 Ossipee Trail West, Standish. $10, $7 for seniors and children under 5 are free. ofdailybread.com
Enjoy high tea event Saturday in Standish. The tea is served along with baked treats and you can feel all fancy and listen to classical music and talk in fake British accents. Or just enjoy the tea. Up to you! (Press Herald file photo)
Volunteer with Portland Trails
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Fore River Sanctuary, Congress St., Portland. Free. trails.org
Portland Trails relies on volunteers for everything and they need help this week on the trails at Fore River Sanctuary, the 85-acre preserve that is home of Jewell Falls, Portland 's only natural waterfall. The Saturday morning trail work will help improve the trails with plenty of volunteer camaraderie. RSVP required to email@example.com.
'The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out of His Window and Disappeared'
7:30 p.m. Sunday. Denmark Arts Center, 50 West Main St., Denmark. $5. denmarkarts.org
You can see the highest grossing film in Swedish history in Denmark on Sunday night. It tells the story of a centenarian through the ups and downs of the 20th century and it's based on the international best-seller by Jonas Jonasson. "The 100 Year Old Man Who Jumped Out of His Window and Disappeared" stars Robert Gustafsson, a Swedish comedian who portrays a character twice his age. The film is in English and Swedish with English subtitles and is recommenced for ages 10 and up. After the screening there will be a discussion on the pros and cons of assisted living led by long-term care expert Philip DuBois.
For the weekend of August 28-30, 2015
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