22 Journal Tribune - VACATIONER at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor • Events, From Page 19 Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. sale begins at 7 p.m. Spectators may bring blankets, • A Village Art Walk will chairs and picnics. On Aug. 20 be held on Aug. 12 from 5-7 they will feature the Jumbo Circus p.m. at participating galleries in Peanuts. For more information, Kennebunk’s Lower Village and call 646-2451 or visit www.wellsKennebunkport’s Dock Square. chamber.org. This event is free and open to the • The Acton Fair takes place public. For more information, visit Aug. 25-28, on Route 109 in www.gokennebunks.com. Acton. The annual event is chock • The Wells Concert Series full of events and activities such as takes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 4-H animal events, a pig scramble, p.m. All concerts are free and held horse and ox pulling, the Miss at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor Acton Pageant, a parade and much Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. more. For more information, visit Spectators may bring blankets, actonfair.net, email webmaster@ chairs and picnics. On Aug. 13 actonfair.net or call 639-2968 durthey will feature Eddie Forman ing the fair. Orchestra. For more information, • The Wells Annual Chili-Fest call 646-2451 or visit www.wellswill occur on Aug. 27 from 11 chamber.org. a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Wells Junior • Martinis and Mad Men High School Campus at 1470 Post - A Mid Century Evening at Road, Wells. The event is sponthe Seashore Trolly Museum in sored by the Wells Chamber of Kennebunkport, will be held in the Commerce and is sanctioned by evening on Friday, Aug. 16. The the International Chili Society and evening will include music from “People’s Choice” Competition. the era – October Road, a 1960sThere will be food venders and themed BBQ meal and 1960-style more at the event. For more inforcocktails. Period dress is encourmation, call 646-2451, or visit aged. For more information, visit www.wellschillifest.com. www.trollymuseum.org. • The Wells Concert Series • Union Church in Biddeford takes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 Pool holds a summer speakers p.m. All concerts are free and held series at the Union Church, 3 at Hope Hobbs Gazebo at Harbor Stonecliff Road, Biddeford Pool. Park, 331 Harbor Road, Wells. On Thursday, Aug. 18, the speaker Spectators may bring blankets, will be Sy Montgomery author of chairs and picnics. On Aug. 27 more than 20 books for children they will feature the Reminisants and adults as well as the author Band. For more information, call of “The Soul of the Octopus” 646-2451 or visit www.wellschamand “Kakapo: Saving the World’s ber.org. Strangest Bird.” For advance tick• REVOLUTION3 Triathlon ets, contact Elaine Robinson at will take place Aug. 28 in Old 283-1398 or erobinson4@maine. Orchard Beach. More than 1,200 rr.com. When available, tickets can athletes will participate in a 70.3be purchased at the door. Doors and 32-mile Olympic and Half open and book sale begins at 7 Rev event for the first time in Old p.m. Orchard Beach. Pro and age group • The 21st annual Breakaway athletes are invited to compete in 5K race takes place Aug. 20, 9:05 both distances for cash prizes. For a.m., in Old Orchard Beach. There more information, call 207-934will be a kids’ fun run at 9 a.m. 2500 or visit http://rev3tri.com. The route goes through town. • The 42nd annual Sidewalk There will be T-shirts and medals Art Show and Sale will take for the kids and other awards for place, Thursday, Aug. 29, 9:30 divisional winners. All are welam. to 5 p.m. More than 70 artists come. For more information, call showcase and sell their work on 282-3607 or visit www.oobmaps. the sidewalks and parking lots of org. downtown Ogunquit. The rain • The Wells Concert Series date is Aug. 30. For more informatakes place July 2 to Aug. 27 at 6:30 tion, go to the website www.visitop.m. All concerts are free and held gunquit.org.
• Museums, From Page 17
The 1850 Taylor/Frey/ Leavitt House Museum — Located at 6 Old Alfred Road at the intersection with Sokokis Trail, Waterboro Center, is an unspoiled dwelling with many original features. It will be open to the public free of charge, with donations appreciated, each Saturday morning, 9 a.m. to noon, from May 18 through Sept. 28. The museum complex includes the period-furnished, one-room 1817 Deering Schoolhouse and a blacksmith shop. The barn and ell of the house contain antique cobbler, • Freshwater Fishing, From Page 15
Maine waters any of the 11 invasive aquatic plants. All motorized watercraft on inland waters must display a Lake and River Protection Sticker. A new sticker must be purchased every year. Invasive aquatic plants are a real and serious threat to Maine’s lakes, ponds, rivers and streams. These alien plants are not native to Maine waters. When introduced, they out-compete beneficial native plants, spread rapidly and interfere with navigation. • Saltwater Fishing, From Page 14
Note that there is a three-fishper-day limit on bluefish with no minimum length.
TUNA AND SHARK
Tuna and shark fishing has gained in popularity in recent years, now that local charter boats have rigged for these monsters of the deep. Tuna fishing tournaments each August yield fish in excess of 600 pounds. A day’s charter for up to six people can be arranged for a fixed fee, with all tackle included. Hunting for tuna is a daylong adventure, which takes you as far as 50 miles offshore. Many times the boat ride and a few whale sightings are all you’ll get for your money. Tuna fishing is tedious, but the reward is a oncein-a-lifetime thrill of battling a large fish on sporting tackle. A federal highly migratory species permit is required to fish for
Wood Island Lighthouse optician and barber shops. These ongoing events are sponsored by the Waterborough Historical Society. For more information, call Jim Carll at 247-5878. Boating activity is the primary way in which plants spread from one water body to another. Plant parts carried on boats, motors, trailers and fishing gear from an infested water body to one that is not can lead to disaster. Plants can survive out of the water for days. Once introduced to a water body they can spread rapidly and become a major nuisance. There is no known method of eradicating invasive aquatic plants once they have become established. bluefin tuna. Visit hmspermits. noaa.gov or call (888) 872-8862 for permit information. Shark fishing, too, has gained in popularity. Again, you will need to hire a charter service that differs from the customary ground fishing boats seen in tourist areas along the coast. It is common to hook a dozen sharks during a day’s outing and most boats practice catch-andrelease fishing. The newest thrill in offshore fishing is to battle sharks on a fly rod. If fishing for coastal sharks, such as blue or threshers, a NOAA permit is also necessary. For a full listing of saltwater fishing regulations, visit maine. gov/dmr/recreational/regulations.htm. Headquarters for offshore fishing in southern Maine is Saco Bay Tackle Company on Route 1 in Saco, 284-4453; the website is sacobaytackle.com.