CONNECT Community Fair

 

CONNECT with your community Oct. 3

KENNEBUNK — CONNECT with your community at the  third annual CONNECT fair to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, in the South Tower at the Livewell Center in Kennebunk. 

 We have nearly 50 nonprofits participating in today's fair! We'll give you a "passport" at the door, with the idea of visiting, participating and experiencing as many tables as you can, collecting stamps along the way. Enjoy the experience, then turn in your completed passport (20 or more) for your chance to win prizes,

Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Southern Maine Health Care, and the Livewell Center tenants, the fair will feature the nonprofit businesses and services located within Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel — our "three towns, one community." Admission is free for everyone, and all local nonprofits serving the Kennebunks and Arundel are invited to participate.

New this year, Southern Maine Health Care in conjunction with the fair will hold an open house at its walk-in clinic in the North Tower, which will feature all of its many and diverse practices. Former Celtics player and television analyst Brian Scalabrine will be on hand to sign autographs as part of the festivities.

Designed for both new and longtime residents of any age, the nonprofit fair is also about increasing awareness of the wide variety of services and opportunities available to all ages in our community.

Prizes include a signed Brian Scalabrine Celtics jersey from SMHC, a two-night stay at the remodeled Yatchsman Hotel & Marina Club, courtesy of the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, two personal training sessions with SMHC trainers, a Brick Store Museum gift bag with a family membership, books, etc., a year's membership to The Center, and more!

 

2018 PARTICIPANTS

Animal Welfare Society: AWS alumna Bella will perform her obedience demonstrations

A Place to Start

Arundel Historical Society

Blixx Horses: Meet Fritz and Lexxie 

Brick Store Museum: BSM will be offering a history matching game and a coloring sheet for children

Care Partners

Caring Unlimited: Take Action! Get tips about little and big ways you can take action during Domestic Violence Awarness Month, and snap a photo sharing how you'll do it!

Center for Wildlife

The Center: Mini trivia game at the table with a chance for more prizes!

Committee on Aging: Spin the "Wheel of Fraud"

Community Outreach Services

Crossroads

Hospice of Southern Maine

Kennebunk Community Garden: See if you can identify up to 10 herbs that are grown in our community garden.

Kennebunk Free Library: Make your own bookish buttons and bookmarks.

Kennebunk Land Trust

Kennebunk Police Department: Meet an officer and her sidekick Bobby T Beagle

Kennebunk Rec

Kennebunkport Historical Society

KidsPeace New England: Have your face painted!

Let's Go!

Lucky Pup Rescue

MaineHealth Care at Home

No Place Like Home

Planned Parenthood

Run 4 the Fight: Write words of encouragement on fabric flags, or honor a loved one who has passed in from cancer. All flags will line the Eastern Trail bridge so runners can see them as they complete Run 4 The Fight race on Oct. 20.

Saco River Theatre: A table with flyers and programs to hand out and a raffle for free tickets to our events.

Sweetser

Town House School

United Way: Putting for Impact: Learn about UWYC’s impact by sinking a hole in one!

York County Elder Abuse Task Force

York Hospital

 


SOUTHERN MAINE HEALTH CARE departments on hand include:

  • Center for Sleep Disorders: Try your skill at our crossword puzzle.

  • Rehabilitation Services: Measure your grip strength and test your balance.

  • Sports Performance Center: Join the basketball toss and see if you can make a slam dunk!

  • Gastroenterology: Play the Operation game – can you make the patient better without setting off the buzzer?

  • Pain Management: See if you can find the hidden words in our word search puzzle.

  • Family Medicine: Meet our new doctors and get your photo taken with former Boston Celtic Brian Scalabrine.

  • Walk-In Care: Get your free Tick ID Card and learn how to identify and safely remove them.

  • Lab: Learn how to tie a tourniquet and find a vein in your arm.

  • Radiology: Can you match the body part or animal to right the x-ray?

  • Pediatrics: Bring your favorite stuffed animal or doll for a check-up at the Teddy Bear clinic.  

  • Dermatology: Play “Toss the Mole” and get free skin care products and information about sun safety.

  • Internal Medicine: Take or free screening to find out if you have Sleep Apnea.

  • Cardiac and Vascular Services: Play “Toss the Heart” – get 3 hearts in a bowl and win a prize!

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine: See how many bones in the skeleton you can name!

  • Let’s Go

  • Partners for Healthier Communities

  • Care Partners