Thursday, June 29, 2006

Lovely day here today, the sun is peeking out from behind the clouds! The gardens are loving this weather. The hostas have almost covered the stone wall and the day lilies are getting ready to bloom. Especially prolific is the Stella d'Oro variety.

The shops are all getting ready for the big sale starting on Saturday morning and going thru Monday.

More events happening over the 4 days...

The Summit – a 2 ½ story Rock Climbing wall will be running starting Saturday all day for all four days. It’s at the Public Safety Building. Climb proceeds benefit the Freeport Public Safety Training Program. In addition, there will be a free “moon bounce” for the kids, tours of the Fire Museum and the Fire Station and food at the same location.

We have outdoor musical entertainment on July 1 and 2 including Music in the Courtyard at the Denney Block on Saturday with Alex Lear, Overboard - A Capella from Boston, Inkas Wasi authentic Peruvian music on both days, and a special July 1st concert in Discovery Park featuring Old School Freight Train at 7:30 pm.

There are classic cars, a dessert tasting, kid’s fun including crafts, games, book readings and more. There are outdoor sporting clinics and kayak, fly-casting, archery and clay-shooting adventures with L.L.Beans Outdoor Discovery Schools all weekend.

There will be horse drawn carriage rides on Saturday, 11am to 4pm and again on the Fourth right after the parade.

The Fourth has the L.L.Bean 10K road race and Family Fun Run, St. Jude’s Blueberry Pancakes and Sausage breakfast, The Great Freeport Fourth of July Parade at 10:00, Miss Maine, and The First Parish Congregational Church has an 8:00 am coffee and a Lobster Roll and Strawberry Shortcake luncheon starting at 11:00.

The L.L.Bean Summer Concert Series kicks-off with the Big Band Sound of The Artie Shaw Orchestra featuring Dick Johnson at 7:30 and there is a spectacular community fireworks display after the concert to top it all off!

Hope you can spend some time with us this weekend!

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