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Around Town Tuesday


As summer unofficially starts Monday, Saco and Southern Maine are in full swing. Here are some of the things going on around town:


Saco Farmers' Markets are open for the season - Wednesdays and Saturdays from 7am to 12noon.

Seedlings/Perennials/Annuals/Glass Bottle Milk/Seasonal Vegetables/Fruits/Grass Fed Beef/Goat Cheese/Herbal Products/Baked Goods/Steamers/ Crafts and More

Saco Valley Shopping Center  beside the Pediatric Associates



Saco River Summer Market - Every Friday from 4pm to 7pm

Art, Entertainment, and Food on the picturesque Saco River

FMI find them on Facebook (Saco River Winter Market) or call 207-294-2074


May 25th Art Walk adds 3 new venues on Saco Island.

The Saco River Market, University College at Saco, and a new gallery, River Birch Gallery all on the mezzanine under the yellow awnings on Saco Island! In addition, Crafter's Alley in the Main Hallway of the North Dam Mill is a monthly event...reasonably priced handmade wares.

Biddeford's ArtWalk takes place on the Final Friday of the month, from 5-8pm, in various venues throughout downtown and in the mills.

Biddeford’s upcoming Final Friday ArtWalk on Friday, May 25, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., is adding three new venues on Saco Island to its monthly event.

Under the yellow awnings on Saco Island, 110 Main Street, Biddeford artist Patricia Flynn is hosting a grand opening of the new River Birch Gallery, Suite 1105. A collective of artists, including Flynn, will be showing their work including Delphine Sherin, Julie Vohs, Jim Cotsis, Holly Brooks, and Rayne Grace Hoke.

Next door to the River Birch Gallery, the Saco River Market will be featuring crafters, in addition to prepared foods and locally grown/made produce and goods. The market will run until 7pm.

In Suite 1101, University College at Saco will be hosting artwork in their lobby.

Back in Biddeford...

Lacava @ 12 Water Street: Showing work by Susan Normand, of Sanford. Susan is an accomplished, self-taught watercolorist.

North Dam Mill, 2 Main Street: Hallway Gallery featuring the Maine Women in the Arts "Arts Gone Wild" show running through Monday, July 16. Music by The Wicker Pigs

Open studios:
Mullenberg Designs
Nora Tryon, Studio 17-228: Recent Portrait Project which explores the process of achieving an open mind space and how different individuals create access to deeper levels of awareness.
Cheryl Lichwell, Studio 17-204: Anthropomorphic sculptures on display.
dpplourde Crafts, Studio 226: TBD

Crafter's Hall will again be full of tables of hand-made wares. TwistedAngel Jewelry Designs, T.S.Mastro Enamel Jewelry, Kreations, Stampin' Sunshine, Goose Rocks Beach Beads by Beth, Eco Wick Soy Candles, and Wag Rags are signed up so far!

Joyful Harvest, 125 Main: Who doesn’t love buttons? Make a custom button of your own design at Joyful Harvest, 128 Main. For just $1, you can create your own work of art and wear it proudly around town. Proceeds go to support the Joyful Harvest after-school program.

Heart of Biddeford, 205 Main Street: Take part in “Knit or Knot” at the Heart of Biddeford, 205 Main Street. FREE lessons in crochet and finger knitting. Every skill level welcome. Join Biddeford High School acoustic jam. If you play an instrument and want to test your chops with others, come down and share with us!

Engine, 265 Main Street: drop in on ArtWalk/ArtTalk with the artists from the 2012 Mill-ennial show hosted at Engine. The rest of the show can be seen at the Saco Museum which will be open until 8pm with free admission during ArtWalk. Artists from the Maine Craft Association will be displaying their wares in a Trunk Show at Engine. See some of Maine’s finest crafts and talk with the artists.

Saco Museum, 371 Main Street, Saco: Friday nights are free! See the Mill-ennial ending June 10.


City Theater, 205 Main Street: THE LAST ROMANCE by Tony award winner Joe DiPietro is the next production to take the stage at City Theater. A crush can make anyone feel young again—even an 80 year old widower named Ralph (Skip Clark, of Wells). On an ordinary day in a routine life, Ralph decides to take a different path on his daily walk—one that leads him to an unexpected second chance at love. Relying on a renewed boyish charm, Ralph attempts to woo the elegant, but distant, Carol (Paula Suttle of Gorham). Defying Carol's reticence—and his lonely sister Rose's (Gretchen Wood of Shapleigh) jealousy—Ralph embarks on the trip of a lifetime, and regains a happiness that seemed all but lost. Local tenor Jason Phillips of Buxton plays Ralph's younger self, singing beautiful arias reflecting back on when Ralph had a chance at a career with The Metropolitan Opera. THE LAST ROMANCE is a heart-warming comedy about how love can happen at any age. THE LAST ROMANCE plays from May 18-27 at City Theater in Biddeford. Fridays & Saturdays at 8 PM Sundays at 2 PM. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 207-282-0849 or

For more information on the Biddeford ArtWalk, contact coordinator Tammy Ackerman at or 207-229-3560.


The old Howard Sports building has been sold.

The new owners XL Soccer World will begin renovating the building, which is expected to cost approximately 1 million dollars, on May 24th.  During the renovations the building will be closed except for the Fitness Center which will remain open during the renovation.


The Pines - A retirement community with an emphasis on living will be hosting a Health Fair

Thursday May 24 from 10:00am - 1:00pm at the The Pines Community Center in Ocean Park, ME (Manor Street, off of Temple Ave)

Some of the features

  • 18 Exhibitors
  • Door Prizes
  • Refreshments from the Cafe by the Pines
  • Mini Seminars including ABC's of Diabetes, Getting your affairs in order, Beyond Bingo - Activities and trips for the 50 plus club

FMI - Call Anastra Madden 934-5950 or email


Biddeford - Saco Cash Mob

Have you heard?  The Biddeford/Saco cash mob descends on a local business the 2nd Thursday of each month, alternating between Saco and Biddeford.  Want to be in the know.  Like their page on Facebook for all the information


Are you a small business owner?

Free Seminar May 23rd from 11am - 1pm People's Choice Credit Union - 3rd Floor - 23 Industrial Park Road - Saco, ME  - Everything You Need to know to Successfully Pitch Your Business

FMI Call 799-5025 or email


Dyer Library - Matinee Movie Day

"Babe" Rated PG from 3 - 5pm in the Deering Room FREE


Craft Fair

American Legion Post #26 and its Auxillary will sponsor a "craft fair" at the post on Route 1 - Upper Elm Street from 9am to 3pm.  FMI please call Jake at 207-368-4994


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