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Orrington Old Home Week

JULY 12-21, 2019 • ORRINGTON, MAINE • INCORPORATED1788

Orrington will once again be the

"Cultural Center of the Universe"

during Old Home Week 2019!

Curran Homestead is abuzz with activity all week long!


The Curran Homestead Village at 372 Fields Pond Road will host many events, including:


• Classes & Traditional Arts Workshops


• Giant Yard Sale


• Tours of yesteryear


• Bean suppers


• Maine Open Farm Day celebration

The Public Library will be so busy!


The Public Library, at 17 School Street, will be open during regular hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and, Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and  Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and those hours will be filled with fun!


• Book/Craft/Vendor/Food Festival

• Used Book Sale

• Annual Photo Contest

• Order an Orrington Calendar

• Buy an Orrington Recipe Book

• Author/Book signings

Arts & Crafts classes

• Back-To-School Supply Drive


The OHS Grange Hall welcomes you home with events for all!

The Orrington Historical Society's Grange Hall at 446 Dow Road will be hosting many events during Old HOme Week 2019, including:

• Orrington’s Citizen of the Year

• Orrington Historical Society Exhibits

• Elder’s Tea

• Orrington Historical Society presentation

Orrington Historical Society Yard Sale

Curran Village Maine Open Farm Day

If you have hosted an event in the past, please let us know ASAP when you or your group will be having it again in 2019. The sooner we have your event listed, the more we can promote it!


If you are looking to have an event or fundraiser, OHW is the perfect vehicle to raise awareness of your organization’s cause and/or fundraise at the same time! The OHW Committee will advertise and promote the events as part of the whole OHW package. This will create a greater impact not only for the individual organization’s event but also for the entire celebration.


If you need some ideas to ponder, consider these activities: baseball, softball, street hockey tournaments, golf tournament, arts and crafts fair, decathlon, breakfasts, lunches, suppers, street dance, battle of the bands, bike safety, pet parade, recitals, talent show, plays, pageants or whatever your group can imagine! Past events have included an organ recital, bluegrass and big band concerts, Elders’ Tea, line dancing instruction, comedy show and even a pet costume contest!


Contact any of the OHW Committee members listed below. They will gladly help you launch your event. Or you can mail in the event form below.

Download the 2019 Event Registration Form here

Fields Pond Audubon Center will host 5 special events during Old Home Week!


July 12, 7 p.m.

A "One Health" Approach to Common Loon Conservation

The concept of One Health recognizes that human, environmental, and animal health are all connected.  Join Mark Pokras, Professor Emeritus at Tufts University Center for Conservation Medicine, and Brooke Hafford MacDonald, PhD Student and Research Assistant at the University of Maine for a discussion of current and future research on loons as "sentinel species" and the implications for environmental conservation. Maine Audubon Members Free!, Nonmember $8. Space is limited, register online at www.maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591.

July 13, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Insect Bio Blitz at Fields Pond

Calling all bug catchers! Join in on the fun as we collect data and add to the record of species of insects found at Fields Pond. You may be the one to discover a new insect species! Instruction will be provided and we will have entomological experts on hand to identify all insects collected. Come for an hour or stay the whole day.  Program is free!


July 15-19

Explorers (7-9 yrs.) Day Camp

Have fun this summer with Maine Audubon Summer Vacation Camp! Each day highlights a different theme that campers will explore through a variety of activities, including hikes, creative arts, recreation, and nature study. For more information or to register go to www.maineaudubon.org


July 16, 7:30 p.m.

Moonlight Canoe Paddle on Fields Pond

Spend the evening in the glow of moonlight along with fellow paddlers on Fields Pond for a guided naturalist paddle.  Meet at the Fields Pond Boat Landing with your own water craft (canoe, kayak), or reserve a seat on one of our canoes (there is an extra $5 reservation fee).  Members $8, Nonmember $10.  Space is limited, register online at www.maineaudubon.org or call 989-2591.

July 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Celebrate Summer at Fields Pond!C

Join us for a day celebrating Fields Pond during the summer season. Family friendly activities include events on the Pond, along the Fields Pond waterfront and in the Nature Center.  Some activities include:  Salmon Celebration, Turtles of Maine -Live!, Water quality monitoring on the pond, lakeshore cleanup. Join the summer fun! All programs are free. Please call ahead or check the website for a detailed schedule. All programs are free!

Pixel Fund at the 2018 Festival

2018 Historical Presentation at the Grange Hall

2018 RC Expo

2018 Parade

2018 PERC Open House