Arts calendar – 6/26



Through July 7

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” at Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake, Route 114, Standish. 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, 5 p.m. on Sundays. $18 adults, $16 students and seniors. 642-3743 or

Through Saturday, July 6

The Hound of the Baskervilles,” at Hackmatack Playhouse, Berwick. $10-$25.

Saturday, June 29

Bingo Spells Murder,” Mystery Cruise, 7-9 p.m. at the Causeway in Naples. $29.95 per person includes show and cruise. Food court, bar available on boat. Groups of eight or more call 998-2472.


Through June 29

The Maine Festival of American Music, Shaker Meetinghouse, Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, Route 26, New Gloucester. Guest artists from Portland String Quartet. Nightly events include Native American music and stories, Shaker sons, classical chamber music and more. Tickets $25 for each evening concert, seniors $20, under 21, free. 926-4597 or

Friday, June 28

Music with a Mission,” The Milltown Road Show performs at 7 p.m. at the North Windham Union Church, Route 302. Tickets at door, $12 adults and $10 for students, children, and seniors. Box office opens at 6:15 and the doors will open at 6:30. A part of the proceeds will benefit The Bridgton Community Center. 892-7149, or

Wednesday, July 3

Summer Concert, performance by David Mallett and band, 6:30-8 p.m., Mill Creek Park, South Portland. 767-7650. Free. Bring chair/blanket. Rain date Aug. 14.


Saturday, June 27

Maine Crime Writers,” with authors Gerry Boyle, Kate Flora and Lea Wait, 7 p.m., Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook. Refreshments.

Friday, June 28

Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Victoria Mansion, Portland. Food, beer, mead, music. $30.

Saturday, June 29

Book talk, U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe discusses and signs “Fighting for Common Ground” at Nonesuch Books, Mill Creek, South Portland. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., free, limited seating.

Thursday, July 11

The Sandlot,” movie shown at sunset. at Bug Light Park, South Portland. Presented by South Portland-Cape Elizabeth Community Chamber and the city of South Portland. The park opens at 6:30 p.m. with live music, games, children’s activities. Free. 767-7650.

Through summer

Tours of Winslow Homer Studio, by Portland Museum of Art, for members, through May 30; on May 31, for general public and during the summer season, June 23-Sept. 4. Tickets for members $30; non-members, $55. Advance reservations only. 775-6148 or

Open through October

The South Portland Historical Society, at Cushing’s Point Museum in Bug Light Park. Open every day through October, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or 767-7299.


Friday, June 28-Wednesday, Aug. 7

Marking Time,” a collection of painter Barbara Brady’s work, exhibited Friday, June 28 through Aug. 7 at Saccarappa Art Collective, 861 Main Street, Westbrook. Anne Bernard’s encaustics and drawings on the gallery’s Riverside Wall. New works presented by member artists. Opening reception, 5-8 p.m., Friday, June 28. Gallery hours noon-7 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday. 591-7300 or

Through Sept. 8

A Taste of Modernism,” Portland Museum of Art, 62 works from the William S. Paley Collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.