Inside New Gloucester


Native American Market

The 10th annual festival of Maine’s finest, award-winning Native American artists will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village, 707 Shaker Road.

The Maine Native American Summer Market provides a rare opportunity to purchase museum-quality crafts directly from Maine’s finest Wabanaki artists. A wide selection of crafts is offered for a range of prices from a few dollars to several hundred dollars. Cash or personal checks are accepted by all of the artists.

More than 40 members of the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet tribes will demonstrate traditional Wabanaki art forms including basket making, stone carving, bark etching, beadwork and jewelry, in addition to featured performances of drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling by the Burnurwurbskek Singers and Dancers from the Penobscot Nation. This is the southernmost gathering of Wabanaki artists in the state of Maine. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand Maine’s Native American culture.

Barbecue dinner plates will be for sale to the public, while supplies last. Admission is free, and the event will occur rain or shine.

Gospel singer in concert

Growing up, Scott Alan Brunt and his younger brother accompanied their father, Gary Brunt, to his concerts and would sing a few songs with him regularly. Later, he, his dad and Uncle Bob traveled throughout New England performing as “The Brunt Family Singers.”

Since 2006, Brunt has been with the gospel group “The Campbells” as their bass singer. He is known in the area for his deep bass singing voice which stands out in a trio and quartet setting, as well as his rich tenor in most of his solo work.

Brunt will be in concert on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m. at the New Gloucester Bible Church, 218 Lewiston Road, as part of its Summer of Gospel Music series. Hear his deep, rich voice at He will have his CDs for sale, and an offering will be collected to help support Brunt’s ministry.

Dilly beans

So, what are dilly beans? They’re green beans, suspended in a vinegar-based pickling liquid and seasoned with garlic, black peppercorns and either dill heads or seeds. Help the crew at Pineland Farms use their end-of-summer produce and make your own dilly beans. They provide the materials, and you go home with a tangy treat.

This Pineland Farms family education program for ages 6 and up occurs from 1-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Education Barn, 100B Valley Farm Road. The cost is $8 per person, and pre-registration is required. Go to the Events page at For more information, contact the Education Department at 650-3031 or

Youth Soccer sign-up

Practices and games for the co-ed recreation soccer program for children in grades 3-6 are held at the New Gloucester Fairgrounds on Saturday mornings beginning Sept. 8 and ending Oct. 20.

Team practices will be held during the first two weeks, scrimmages the following two weeks, and games the last three weeks. Practices and games will run from 8:15-9:30 a.m.

The cost is $37 per child, with a family cap of $63. The deadline for registration is Friday, Aug. 31, at 2 p.m. Visit the Parks and Recreation Department website at to register. Direct any questions you may have to or 926-4126 ext. 1.

Adult volleyball

Adult co-ed volleyball is played at the Memorial School Gym, 86 Intervale Road. Pick-up games are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30-9 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, Sept. 4. This program is free. If school is canceled, so is this program.

Jenny Smick and Kyle Hardy and their 2-year-old son Augustus take a break during a visit to the History Barn, near an exhibit featuring properties in the Webber District of New Gloucester. The family moved into town about a year ago and reside on Morse Road.