Westbrook Notes: August 5 – Portland Press Herald
Healthy Aging Celebration
Westbrook is optimistic
Lincoln Continental will be entertaining at Music at the Vallee Square Outside Dining Park from 5 to 9:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 5. Explore Downtown Westbrook and the City of Westbrook Sponsors Series which runs Thursdays through September 2.
The Delta Knights Band will perform at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10 as part of the Summer Concert Series at Riverbank Park on Main Street. The American Legion’s Stephen W. Manchester Post 62 and Westbrook Lions will host a barbecue, selling burgers, hot dogs, fries and drinks. Concerts in the park take place from Tuesday to August 31.
The Strangely Possibles will be entertaining when the Saccarappa Summer Concert Series continues at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 13 at Conant Homestead, 89 Conant St. The farm opens at 6 p.m. and the suggested donation is $ 10. TSP is a Portland-based band that play a fresh mix of funky and psychedelic rock-folk fused with West African percussion and an ethereal cello that takes you on a journey to new musical places. Concerts at Conant Homestead will run through October 20.
50 years ago
The American Journal reported on August 4, 1971 that Melody Ann Harmon, daughter of Mrs. Peter Harmon of Dale Avenue, celebrated her third birthday on July 27.
Free food, backpacks
The Locker Project offers free food each week through September 1 at two locations in Westbrook. Food will be distributed from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church at 713-715 Main Street. In case of rain, she will move inside First Baptist at 733 Main Street.
The American Legion Post 197 will be distributing 100 school backpacks full of supplies starting at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 9, when free food will be available outside the Frenchtown Community Policing Center at 192 Brown St. backpacks for all ages.
In case of rain, the event will take place at the Westbrook Community Center, 426 Bridge St.