9/22: FRPL Salmon Run 5K and FuRPLe Fun Run

The Friends of the Rollinsford Public Library is hosting the 6th annual Salmon Run 5K and FuRPLe Fun Run on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Check out the course, get more information, and register here.

(Race-day registration will be available.)

Location: The Rollinsford Grade School
Registration opens at 9 am
FuRPLe Fun Run begins at 9:30 am
5K begins at 10 am

Awards (5K Run): U-12, 12-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50+
Race shirts: Free to the first 100 5K registrants & 25 Fun-Runners!

Sponsored by:

C&J Bus lines, D.F. Richard Energy, Kennebunk Savings Bank, Linda McGivern, Connected Office Technologies, Egg Clearinghouse, Village Veterinary Clinic, Belletete Dance Studio, Curio Museum, Pawsitve Image Pet Grooming, Semo Electric, Wentworth Greenhouses, Woolley Plumbing and Heating, Paul’s Integrity Auto, North Country Hard Cider, Red Hair, Inc., The Black Bean Cafe, Brandmoore Farm, Mick Construction

Prizes from:

Affinity Salon & Spaworks, Anderson Therapeutic, Aroma Joe’s, Belletete Dance Studio, The Black Bean Cafe, Cowlick’s Dairy Bar, Dover Bowl, The Flower Kiosk, Hilltop Fun Center, La Festa, North Country Hard Cider, Puttin’ on the Glitz, Thistle Pig, The Works Health Club

Wentworth House Event 9.2.18

V for Victory: World War II Comes to the Wentworth House

Visit Rollinsford’s historic Colonel Paul Wentworth House on Sunday, September 2 between 11 am and 4 pm for V for Victory: Americans in World War II, a one-day living history event commemorating V-J Day. On that date in 1945, representatives of Imperial Japan signed surrender documents marking the official end of World War II. Come find out how US participation in the global conflict affected American military personnel and civilians.

On the grounds of the Wentworth House, historical reenactors in period uniforms will display the equipment, weapons, and routines of US soldiers. Inside the house, visitors will get a feel for life on the home front during the war through 1940s music and radio broadcasts, newsreel films and cartoons, artifacts such as ration cards and V-mail, and the magazines and newspapers that chronicled the war, including one from the day after Pearl Harbor.

Tours of the house will also be offered throughout the day. Admission is $5 for adults; the event is free to children and ARCH members.

The circa 1701 Wentworth House is located on Water Street in Rollinsford and is maintained by the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH).  For more information about this and other events at the Wentworth House, consult the ARCH website at paulwentworthhouse.org.

History Paddle on the Salmon Falls River

Take a unique guided tour of the Salmon Falls River by canoe or kayak with the Association for Rollinsford Culture and History (ARCH) on Sunday, July 29 from 1 to 3:30 pm.

Participants will tour the tidal portions of the river in Rollinsford and South Berwick, and learn about sites related to Native American life, early European settlement, mills, shipbuilding, wharves, and more, while enjoying the lovely scenery along the way.

Space in this event is limited to 15, and participants will need to supply their own watercraft and personal floatation device (PFD). To register or for more information, email paulwentworthhouse@gmail.com or call Lucy at 603-767-7042. Directions to the meeting spot and additional details will be provided upon registration. A donation of $10 is suggested; ARCH members and children are free.