Out and About for the Greater Belgrade Lakes Region of Maine, June 24 to 30

By
Real Estate Agent with Anne Plummer and Associates

June 24, 11a.m.-4 p.m. Living History Tours, 19th century home and farm of the Washburns, one of the great political and industrial dynasties, guided tour includes visit to the one room schoolhouse to experience how "scholars" of 1853 learned their lessons and a visit to the library to meet members of the Washburn family, Washburn-Norlands Living  Center, 290 Norlands Road, Livermore. FMI: 207.897.4366, www.norlands.org.

June 24, 5 p.m. Giffords 30th Anniversary Celebration, Maine's award-winning ice cream company with more than 140 years in the dairy industry, celebrating 30 years of ice cream stands, Giffords Ice Cream Stand, 293 Main Street, Farmington. FMI 207.699.5500, www.giffordsicecream.com.

June 24, 6 p.m. Annual Potluck Supper, Rangeley Lakes Historical Society, held at Church of the Good Shepard, 2614 Main Street, Rangeley. FMI: 207.864.5571, www.rangeleymaine.com.

June 25-27, 8 a.m. 15th Annual Maine Antique Tractor Club Festival, feature tractor: 1949 Ferguson TO 20, stone boat pulls, lawn and garden pulls, progressive drag pulls, pedal pulls, doddle bug pulls, tractor games, skillet toss, hammer toss, pancake breakfast, bean supper, contests, demonstrations, displays, auction and more, $5/adults, $2/ages 11-17, free/age 10 and under, Farmington Fairgrounds, Maple Street, Farmington. FMI: 207.737.9206, www.maineantiquetractorclub.com.

June 25-27, times vary, River Fest and Upper Kennebec Valley Outdoor Expo, celebrate the Kennebec River and enjoy a weekend of outdoor activities, outdoor expo, free raft trips, 5K race, glow stick rover run and more, music by Aztec Two Step, Emilia Dahlin and Rustic Overtones, various venues, Skowhegan. FMI: 207.858.2550, www.skowsavings.com/riverfest.

June 25, 7 p.m. Teen Band Show featuring Almost Doesn't Count, Chronic Indecision and Arms Against the Sea, hardcore, screamo and rock, music and dance, supervised, chemical-free, $6/person, Johnson Hall Performing Arts Center, 280 Water Street, Gardiner. FMI: 207.582.7144, www.johnsonhall.org.

June 26-27, 2 p.m. Saturday-noon Sunday, Radio Amateur American Radio Relay League's Field Day, see HAMS in action as they practice emergency communication, show their skills and equipment, and compete in nationwide and worldwide communications contests, sponsored by Waterville Area Wireless Association, Waterville Airport, 70 Airport Road, Waterville. FMI: 207.873.2071, www.wa1wa.net.

June 26, 7:30 p.m. "Shakespeare's Clownes: A Foole's Guide to Shakespeare," Curt L. Tofteland explores the wide range of comedic characters who populate William Shakespeare's plays, one night only, $22/adults, $18/seniors and students, The Theater at Monmouth, 796 Main Street, Monmouth. FMI: 207.933.9999, www.theateratmonmouth.org.

June 29, 10 a.m. Kayak/Canoe, Lost Pond, call for directions, Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance, 171 Main Street, Belgrade Lakes. FMI: 207.495.6039, www.belgradelakes.org.

June 29, 7 p.m. Celtic Concert with Paul McKenna Band, $15/door, $12.50/advance, Lakeside Theater, 2493 Main Street, Rangeley. FMI: www.rangeleymovies.com.

June 30, 7-8:15 p.m.
Around the World in 80 Minutes, collaboration of show tunes, movie hits and TV themes, including Brazilian, British, European, Latin, Spanish and Hawaiian, presented by Auburn Community Band, Festival Plaza, corner of Court and Main Streets, Auburn. FMI: 207.333.6601x 2108, www.laitshappeninghere.com.

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