Orrington will once again be the
"Cultural Center of the Universe"
during Old Home Week 2018!
The Public Library is the place to be!
The Old Home Week (OHW) committee is looking for a few good men... and women and kids and events! It is only with the assistance of local organizations and families that the entire week can be filled with activities.
OHW is the perfect vehicle to raise awareness of your organization’s cause and/or fundraise at the same time! If your organization would like to host an event, please let us know. 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 celebration as a whole.
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
Interested in HISTORY? We got it! The Curran Homestead, Orrington Historical Society Grange Hall, Wiswell Farm will all be hosting events. Don't miss the living history re-enactors from the Northeastern Primitive Rendezvous at the Wiswell Farm! And the opening of the exhibits at the Orrington Historical Society Grange Hall!
Interested in ARTS & LITERATURE? The Orrington Public Library is ground zero. Their humongous used book sale draws bibliophiles from around the region. At 10¢ and 25¢ each, you can build your own collection! And the talents of local photographers will be on display in the annual Photo Contest and Exhibit. And don't forget the book signings by our talented pool of local authors and illustrators!
Interested in ARTS & CRAFTS? Yup, we'll have that, too! Take part in a class on how to watercolor or create a masterpriece in one sitting!
Interested in RECREATION? Go for it! From fishing on the lakes, kayaking in the river... Orrington will get your heart pumping and your eyes feasting on the scenery.
Interested in FINE DINING? Old Home Week will be filled home cooking adventures! Savor everything from baked bean suppers to dinners where casseroles are king! Enjoy an ice cream social, high tea, chicken BBQ and lots of burgers and hotdogs on grills.
Curran Farm Open House
The Orrington Public Library's Book/Craft /Vendor & Food Festival will be held on Saturday, July 14th from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. The Library staff is very excited to bring homemade goods to the people of Orrington, and beyond.
If you sell crafts, arts, or homemade woodworking you will need to reserve your spot. They also have vendor spots for the Scentsy, Mary Kay, etc. hard working direct sales people too. These are all first come, first serve. The food vendors are for people who have gardens and would like to try their hand at selling their veggies. This will be held outside the library and it is rain or shine.
The Library is also looking for Orrington authors to host and autograph their books in the library for the day! How exciting! Orrington and the area is home to a surprising number of authors and illustrators!
If you have any questions or need an application for the above events please contact the Orrington Public Library at 825-4938. You can also find us on our Facebook page Orrington Public Library.
PHOTO CONTEST & BIRTHDAY CALENDAR!
The Photography Contest is back and so is the calendar!!! This past fall and winter provided so many beautiful scenes to photograph, so we hope you will enter them! All photos need to have an Orrington theme and they can be vintage Orrington to more modern. The top 13 winners will be placed in our Orrington Library Calendar that can be pre-purchased during Old Home Week. So start taking more photos now! Click here for more info.
We plan on having community events in the calendar, too! So get your events to Kelly at the Library as well. They will need all community events by May 31st.
Community involvement is key
bands, decorated bicycle parade and bike safety, touch a truck, pet parade, library events, recitals, talent show, plays, pageants, pet show or whatever your group can imagine! Contact any of the OWH Committee members listed below. They will gladly help you launch your event!
Used Book Sale
Recreation opportunities abound