CONNECT Community Fair

 

CONNECT: Experience all our community has to offer


KENNEBUNK — Thanks for coming out Wednesday, Oct. 4, and CONNECTING with some 40 nonprofit and service organizations at the South Tower of the Livewell Center, next to Quest. 

CONNECT was designed to both educate and entertain. Hosted by The Chamber and the Livewell Center tenants, the fair featured the nonprofit businesses and services located within Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel. New and longtime residents learned more about services offered "in their own backyard," and participated in hands-on activities. 

For information, call 967-0857 or email events@gokennebunks.com.

 

PARTICIPANTS included

A Place to Start
 
Animal Welfare Society Make cat and dog toys for the shelter animals
 
Arundel Historical Society
 
BlixxHorses: Join Fritz and Lexxie for an educational, interactive experience from 4-5 p.m. outside, 5-6 p.m. in the trailer. 
 
Brick Store Museum: Match vintage geographical locations to their current locations.
 
Center for Wildlife: Come visit their animal ambassadors.
 
Community Outreach Services: 
 
Crossroads: Practice some mindfulness and stress-reduction exercises.
 
Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel: Check out their 3D printed items, a literacy kit, and a video showcase of their work.
 
First Church of Christ, Scientist: Free samples of The Christian Science Monitor; books, magazines, and information about Christian Science.
 
Friends of Hope Cemetery & Woods: Nature activities, matching male and female birds and identifying trees seen in our woods. 
 
Friends of Town House School: Check out an original chalkboard, and ask questions of a former schoolhouse student. 
 
Habitat of Humanity / ReStore: Weatherization demonstrations 
 
Hannaford Healthy Living Team: Activity books and a Guiding Star photo opportunity for kids; low-sodium spice mix making activity for adults, plus free handouts and giveaways.
 
Hospice of Southern Maine: Copies of Advance Directives, plus a raffle for a signed copy of Joan Lunden’s book “Had I Known”
 
Kennebunk Free Library: Learn how to download books on your own device.
 
Kennebunk Land Trust: Grab a free copy of the Land Trust’s property and trail map, and check out a collection of avian and mammal skulls.
 
Town of Kennebunk Committee on Aging: Complete the “File of Life Magnet” and spin the wheel to answer questions.
 
Kennebunkport Historical Society: Learn about volunteer opportunities, upcoming events, a raffle and historic information
 
KidsPeace New England: Come find out why it’s COOL to be a foster parent (free KidsPeace cooler bags!)
 
Lucky Pup Rescue: Come get a custom temporary tattoo, plus information and snuggles!
 
Maine Families York County: Experience a simple sensory table and pick up activities, nursery rhymes, and a finger puppet
 
Maine Home Health Care: Blood pressure checks
 
MaineStage Shakespeare: Trivia game and prizes
 
No Place Like Home: Try your hand at the “screw the screw” and “hammer the nail” exercises
 
River Tree Arts
 
Run 4 The Fight: Write your own personal notes to honor loved ones with cancer.
 
Saco River Theatre: Watch videos of past performances and enter a drawing to win two tickets to “Angel Street” (aka “Gaslight”).”
 
Seashore Trolley Museum: Take the “Seashore Trolley Trivia Quiz” and get a pass to visit the museum during the month of October
 
Southern Maine Health Care Rehabilitation Therapy Services: Come tackle this obstacle course!
 
Southern Maine Health Care / Pediatrics
 
Southern Maine Health Care / Sleep Lab
 
The Center
 
United Way: Tour the Born Learning Trail (learning opportunities through 10 interactive activities) and enjoy free popcorn!
 
Wells Reserve
 
York County Community College: The YCCC Culinary Arts faculty will provide homemade chowder and dipping bread.
 
Young Life: Try your hand at indoor corn hole and learn about this Christian-based organization for teens and young adults.
 

 

Property hosts: Kennebunk Center for Dentistry
Property hosts: Quest Fitness Maine