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Dyer Library/Saco Museum September-October Events Calendar

September 17 through November 13, 2011

DRAWN FROM THE RIVER: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley
FREE public opening preview: Wednesday, September 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Two concurrent exhibitions at the Saco Museum this fall will celebrate the art of drawing, presented in conjunction with The Maine Drawing Project (http://chitna.asap.um.maine.edu/mainedrawing/). Drawn from the River: Drawings by Artists of the Saco River Valley will use drawings from the Saco Museum's permanent collection to explore how drawing was part of the artistic process for 19th-century local artists like Gibeon Elden Bradbury and Charles Henry Granger.

Christy Bergland's Art-Walk Art-Talk!

Christy Bergland's Art-Walk Art-Talk!

Saco Museum
Friday, October 7, 6 p.m.

Make the Saco Museum's newest exhibition part of your Artwalk evening! At 6 p.m., artist Christy Bergland will speak with visitors about her series of 16 drawings capturing the change of seasons outside her studio window in Biddeford Pool. This FREE event coincides with Portland's First Friday Artwalk on Friday, October 7 (www.firstfridayartwalk.com) and is offered in collaboration with The Maine Drawing Project (http://chitna.asap.um.maine.edu/mainedrawing/). Christy Bergland: Late Seasons of Great Pond is on view at the Saco Museum September 17 through November 13, 2011.
 

Buy a Brick for the Dyer Library/Saco Museum

Buy a Brick for the Dyer Library/Saco Museum

Now available, the perfect way to honor friends, relatives (or yourself!) while supporting the Dyer Library and Saco Museum: invest in an engraved brick, as durable as the library and museum themselves. Your brick will be placed in the brick sidewalk in front of the museum as a permanent testament to your support and dedication to the DLSM.

Find your brick order form here: http://www.sacomuseum.org/PDF/BrickOrderForm.pdf

Simply print out the form, enter all your information, and return it to:
Leslie Rounds, Executive Director
Dyer Library and Saco Museum
371 Main Street
Saco, ME 04072

Questions? Call (207) 283-3861, ext. 101 or e-mail lrounds@dyer.lib.me.us

Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition

Two Hundred Years of the Academy: Thornton Academy Bicentennial Exhibition

A special exhibition presented simultaneously at the Dyer Library and Saco museum this fall will be presented in conjunction with the bicentennial celebrations of Thornton Academy. Exploring tradition, mission and history, 200 Years of the Academy celebrates Thornton Academy's place in local history and the nation during the school's Bicentennial year. The exhibition will open with a special preview reception (in conjunction with the opening for concurrent Saco Museum exhibitions Drawn from the River and Christy Bergland: Late Seasons of Great Pond) on Wednesday, September 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The reception, held at the Saco Museum, is FREE and open to the public; members of Thornton Academy's community are especially welcomed.

8th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride

8th Annual Maine Lighthouse Ride

 

Maine Lighthouse Ride

Hosted by the Eastern Trail Alliance  

Maine Lighthouse Ride

Hosted by the Eastern Trail Alliance

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland

 

Bicycling options and start times:

Century (100-mile). 7:30 A.M. (See all 9 lighthouses.)

62-mile (metric century). 8:00 A.M. (8 lighthouses visible)

40-mile. 8:30 A.M. (8 lighthouses visible)

25-mile. 9:00 A.M.

Protecting the Upper Saco River

Protecting the Upper Saco River

 

This season we are seeing progress in our efforts on the Saco River.  Our visitors are learning the rules of the river, some of them the hard way.  Overall everyone has been great and minimal issues so far.  The Saco River Recreational Council has been busy getting the staff in place and trained.  Our 12 river runners (mostly college students) go on the river Monday through Thursday to clean the river and say it hasn’t been too bad, definitely not as bad as past years.   The river runners also direct traffic and work parking areas on the weekends.  Our river runners, Nature Conservancy interns and staff are being trained to teach Leave No Trace and rules of the river. Staff are also trained and being certified aquatic courtesy boat inspectors as part of our new aquatic invasives program with the Maine Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program, DEP and Lakes Environmental Association.