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Orrington Old Home Week

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

Our 2019 Celebration is filled with Creativity,

History, Recreation, Food and Loads of Fun!

19th Century Curran Village abuzz with activity July 18-20


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


• Giant Yard Sale- July 18-20


• Tours of Yesteryear-July 20


• Baked Beans & Bluegrass- July 20


• Blacksmith Roundup- July 20

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

• 5 MaineAuthor/Book signings at the Festival

   Click here for all the details!

• Used Book Sale all week long!

• Annual Photo Contest & Exhibit all week long!

• Order an Orrington Calendar all week long!

• Buy an Orrington Recipe Book all week long!

• Author Patti Grover on July 16

Arts & Crafts classes

• Back-To-School Supply Drive all week long!


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:

• Elder’s Tea

• Orrington’s Citizen of the Year

• Orrington Historical Society Exhibits

• Orrington Historical Society presentation

Orrington Historical Society Yard Sale

Curran Village Maine Open Farm Day

Get your event listed today!


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!

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 returns to the 2019 Festival

2018 Historical Presentation at the Grange Hall

RC Expo

RC Expo offers fast-action fun!


The 2019 Remote Control Expo will take place at Perry's Fly Field & Racetrack, 32 Harrison Avenue, on Sunday, July 14th from 12 noon to 5 p.m.  Watch RC vehicles race around the track. Watch RC planes take to the skies! The experts fro Kings Mounatin RC will be on hand to answer your questions and show you how to drive your RC vehicles. It's FREE! It's FAST! And it's a ton of FUN!


PERC Open House


The 2019 PERC Open House takes place on July 20th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  PERC will be offering plant tours, the family-friendly Touch-A-Truck displays, including the Sheriff’s Crime Scene Van, along with additional activities for the kids.  Volunteers be cooking up yummy burgers and hot dogs.

Fire Dept. Food & Info


Come and visit the site of the proposed new Orrington Public Safety Building, at the corner of Tupper Drive and Center Drive on Monday, July 15 for some good food and updated info. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (or until the food runs out). This is Referendum Day, so stop by on your way to or from the polls at Town Hall.


Public safety officials will be on hand to show you around the lot and answer your questions... and they will be serving up grilled hot dogs, chips, drinks and cookies.

     Guests will be able to see the plans and renderings of the proposed new building, check out a few fire department vehicles and pick up a life-saving smoke detector if you need  one. There will also be kid friendly items, too!

     If it rains, the event will be moved to the fire station on Johnson Mill Road.

Public Safety will be at Tupper Drive

Children's Day & Ice Cream Social


Prepare to get wet! Children's Day at Orrington Center Church, 468 Dow Road will be filled with lots of ways to cool off this year! Join us Thursday, July 18 from 1-3 p.m. for lots of cool fun: tropical slip and slide, slime making, face painting, balloon animals, super soakers, oobleck pool, kiddie fishing pool, ice cream and popcorn.   Free event - Open to all! Bring your swimsuit and towel!  

You'll never go hungry!


Saturday, July 13, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.

     Hot Dog Lunch & Spencers Ice Cream at the Library's

     Art/Craft/Vendor/Food Festival

Sunday, July 14, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

     Bugers & Hot dogs at Bob's Kozy Korner during the

     SedgeunkeDUCK Regatta

Monday, July 15, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

     Hot dogs, chips, cookie and a drink at the

     proposed new Public Safety Building site on

     Tupper Drive, courtesy of Orrington Fire & Rescue

Monday, Juy 15, 3-5:00 p.m.

     Elders Tea, sandwiches, sweets and tea

     at the OHS Grange Hall

Tuesday, July 16, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

     Baked Bean & Casserole Supper at EOCC

Thursday, July 18, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

     Ice Cream Social at the Center Church

Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

     Burgers & Dogs at the PERC Open House

Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

     Chicken BBQ at FUMCO

Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

     Troop 44 Hot Dog lunch at Center Drive School

Saturday, July 20, 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

     Baked Bean BBQ at Curran Village