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Orrington Old Home Week

JULY 13-22, 2018 • ORRINGTON, MAINE • INCORPORATED1788

Orrington will once again be the

"Cultural Center of the Universe"

during Old Home Week 2018!

The Public Library is the place to be!

Curran Homestead is abuzz with activity all week long!


The Curran Homestead Village at 372 Fields Pond Road will host these events:

Bring a blanket and the family on Friday, July 13 from 7-9 p.m. to watch Silent Movies (feature film and shorts) on the lawn, weather permitting.

On Saturday, July 14, 10 a.m. -3 p.m.check out the display of Jitterbugs, Doodlebugs and antique gas engines.

Then take a metal casting and foundry class with Peter Grant of Orrington. Walk-ins are welcome. And watch the Blacksmith Round-Up where past students of Curran blacksmithing program demonstrate coal and propane forging.

Learn to make kimchi (spicy Korean relish), sauerkraut and pickles on Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Walk away with a Mason jars of pickles. ($25)

You’ll find countless treasures at the Giant Yard Sale Thursday-Saturday, July 19-21, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Family Traditional Arts Workshops take place on Saturday-Sunday, July 21-22 from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

There will be two woodworking projects for ages 5-8 years old ($20). Or make a 12”x6”x12” Leonardo DaVinci design catapult ($35). You can even make a wooden bench ($30 or donate the finished product to the museum for its events).

On Sunday, July 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. the Curran celebrates Maine Open Farm Day with tours, hayrides and family fun, and much more!




Curran Farm Open House

The Public Library will hold their popular Used Book Sale during regular hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and, Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and  Thursday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.


See all the creative entries in the Old Home Week Photography Contest and Exhibit. Order a calendar featuring the 13 contest winners! Sponsored by the Town of Orrington.


NEW! Book/Craft/Vendor/Food Festival will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. outside the Center Drive School. Crafters will offer jewelry, wood crafts, household items, gifts, baked goods and more. Vendors include Scentsy, Mary Kay, Perfectly Polish, Paparazzi Jewelry, Pampered Chef, Color Street Nails, and more.


Orrington authors, Gail Anne Rowe and Kelly Brooks Bay will be signing their books from 12:30-2:30 p.m. The newly updated "History of Orrington" book will also be available!


The 8th grade class will be selling lunch! Girl Scouts will have arts and crafts for kids. Alexis Deveau will be painting faces from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. And there will be a bounce house!


Maine author Judi Valentine discusses her book “The Crystal Chain” and “how to find your crystal personality" on Thursday, July 19, 4-6 p.m. Open to all ages.

The Center Drive School PTG is sponsoring a Back-To-School Supply Drive. Drop off much-needed school supplies in the specially marked bins during regular Library hours.

Special Treats!

East Orrington Congregational Church will cook up a  Baked Bean & Casserole Supper on Saturday, July 14 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. Get there early for the best desserts! Dinner Donations accepted. 825-3404.


Come and picnic at Bob’s Kozy Korner on Sunday, July 15 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and watch the SedgeunkeDUCK Regatta. Bob will have hamburgers and hot dogs fresh off the grill! YUM!


First United Methodist Church of Orrington is grilling up a delicious Chicken BBQ on Saturday, July 21 from 11:00 a.m. ‘til the food runs out. Donations accepted. This is the perfect place to take a break and fuel up for the Endless Yard Aale

The fast-paced action of the Remote Control Expo and Drone Racing takes place at Perry’s Fly Field and the NEW Race Track on Harrison Avenue on Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See demos or race your own! Sponsored by King’s Mountain RC.

Dr. Kevin Birch will perform an Organ Recital of secular and religious music on Monday, July 16 at 6:30 p.m. at Orrington's First United Methodist Church. Birch will also share the history of this majestic organ. Refreshments will be served. This is a special treat!

Orrington Center Church hosts their annual old-fashioned Children’s Day & Ice Cream Social on Thursday, July 19 from 1:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Enjoy crafts, games,popcorn and ice cream! Games start at 2:30 p.m. Be prepared to get wet!

Operation Christmas Child Golf Tournament tees off at Rocky Knoll on Saturday, July 14. Shotgun start is at 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch provided. $75/pp or $300/team. Register at 443-866-9482 or patrick.neal@casella.com

And Lots to eat!

Come to the Orrington Trail Riders Open House for summer fun on Saturday, July 14 from 12-5 p.m. Free ice cream! Delicious trail food for sale while supplies last! 50/50 Raffle and prizes with proceeds donated to local charity! This is the perfect time to join OTR... Discounts on memberships! One day only! So come on up and check us out! For more info, call Laurie at 852-8000

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

Orrington’s Citizen of the Year will be announced at the Grand Opening of the Orrington Historical Society Exhibits on Friday, July 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. Light refreshments and birthday cake will be served.

Monday, July 16 will feature two special events. Tea and finger sandwiches will be served at the Elder’s Tea from 3-5 p.m. Then kids aged 12 and under can enter the Bicycle Decorating Contest from 4-5 p.m. Bring your decorated bike or decorate there. Judging will be done by dignitaries from the Elder’s Tea. Prizes will be awarded for the Most Original, Most Patriotic, Most Beautiful and Most Colorful.

On Tuesday, July 17th at 6:15 p.m. the Orrington Historical Society will present their program, “The Hincks Family of Orrington and Nearby Towns.” Light refreshments served.

Snag some artifacts and bargains at the Orrington Historical Society Yard Sale on Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at 446 Dow Road.