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Activities and Events

At the Inn

Enjoy our Resort Amenities

Utilize our Indoor Pool, hot tub, fitness room, or co-ed sauna. Take a walk on the beach and "comb" for special shells and treasures washed up by the sea. Enjoy the soul-soothing sound of the surf from your guest room's deck or terrace. Or curl up in a comfy chair in the upper lobby.

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We have installed TWO NEW WEBCAMS, one is currently facing Harbor Beach and the other is featuring the Atlantic Ocean from our point.

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In the Area

Please visit York Beach, second ranked New England beach as voted by CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV news this month.  York Beach is actually more like two beaches, separated by Cape Neddick and the famous Nubble Light house.

Events


NEW! Ice skating on Puddle Dock Pond
Daily, 9 am to 9 pm

CHECK PuddleDockPond.org as the rink is booked for a private event. Adults $7, children 5-17 $5, under 5 free. (Rental skates available for $5).  Puddle Dock Pond Rink adjacent to Strawbery Banke Visitors Ctr., 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH

Covered Outdoor Ice Skating
Friday and Saturday ~ 7 am to 10 pm
Sunday through Thursday ~ 7 am to 9 pm

Through an endowment fund gifted by a local resident, the Town of Kennebunk has transformed a vacant lot into a free, covered ice skating site in the downtown area. More information about this wonderful gift to the local community can be found here. And, here's a live webcam!

Wine & Chocolate Class
Friday and Sunday, February 27 and March 1 ~ 6 to 8 pm

Join us for an exciting adventure in pairing wines and chocolates in tasty combinations.  Classes are $65/person, 10 person max.  Please call ahead to reserve your spot.  Attrezzi is located at 78 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH.  FMI or to reserve your spot, call (603) 427-1667 or email questions@attrezzinh.com

York Farmers’ Market
Saturday, March 7 ~ 9 am to 1 pm

Local farmers, specialty food producers & crafters will sell their fresh produce, meats, seafood, baked goods, cheeses, homemade goodies and much more!In the event of a cancellation, an alert will be posted by 7 am at www.gatewaytomaine.org/farmersmarket on the day of the market. Future dates are March 21. Located inside the American Legion, 9 Hannaford Dr., York.

Brewery Tour
By appointment

See the local ale being brewed, by appointment, preferably a day in advance, year-round, Kennebunkport Brewery, The Shipyard Shops, 8 Western Ave., Kennebunk Lower Village. (207) 967-1261.

Theatre, Art and Music


Kevin Farley-Author Talk
Saturday, February 28 ~ 7 - 9 pm   

Kevin Farley, local musician, the Irish Music Guy, - and now author, will speak about his memoir, “Out of the Woods,” with his daughter Kendyll Farley. One summer, Kevin, a widower, took his then six-year-old  daughter to see a summer production of “Into the Woods,” the Broadway musical by Stephen  Sondheim, thinking it appropriate for children, a musical about fairy tales but dark and scary.  Seeing the show opens the floodgates to almost seven years of unresolved grief for both of them.  Out of the Woods: A True Story” is about the power of music, theatre and storytelling to cast light into dark corners, and show how true, life-changing catharsis can happen. York Public  Library, 15 Long Sands Road   FMI, call (207) 363-2818

Mr. Turner
February 27, Friday ~ 1 and 7 pm
February 28, Saturday ~ 7 pm
March 1, Sunday ~ 1 pm

The film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner. Throughout he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty.  The Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut St., Portsmouth, NH 

The Search for General Tso
February 27, Friday ~ 7 pm
February 28, Saturday ~ 7 pm
March 1, Sunday ~ 4 pm

This mouthwateringly entertaining film travels the globe to unravel a captivating culinary mystery. General Tso’s chicken is a staple of Chinese-American cooking, and a ubiquitous presence on restaurant menus across the country. But just who was General Tso? And how did his chicken become emblematic of an entire national cuisine?  The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress St., Portsmouth, NH Tickets: $8 - $10  (603) 436-9900.

The Whipping Man 
February 24 – March 15 ~ 4pm and again @ 8pm

In the last days of the Civil War, a wounded confederate soldier returns to find only two former slaves in the shambles of the mansion they all called home. As the three men cautiously begin celebrating Passover, secrets come to light that batter their trust and force them to come to terms with their past, present, and future.  Written by Matthew Lopez, a playwright and screenwriter, and born to self-described “Civil War Buffs,” his other plays include Somewhere (2011), The Sentinels(2011), and The Legend of Georgia McBride (2014). Lopez was also recently a writer for the Aaron Sorkin-led television show “The Newsroom   FMI, or to order tickets, call (207) 774-0465 or visit www.portlandstage.org.  Ticket prices: $37 - $47 Portland Stage, Mainstage Theater, 25A Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm
Saturday, February 28 ~ 7:30pm  

Inanna, Sisters in Rhythm, is a percussion and vocal ensemble that explores the heritage and rhythms of West Africa, through original arrangements and compositions invoking ancient traditions of the drum. Inanna was originally created by the participants of a drum class in Alna, Maine twenty three years ago. Since that time, Inanna has recorded and released six, full-length albums and has performed at numerous percussion festivals and community events. Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 at the door.  FMI, call (207) 703-2083. The Kittery Dance Hall, 7 Walker Street, Kittery, ME 

Guys & Dolls
Through March 8
Thursdays ~ 7:30 pm
Fridays & Saturdays ~ 8 pm
Saturdays & Sundays ~ 2 pm

An American Broadway Classic. Nathan Detroit is a gambler looking to set up the biggest game in town. The problems: he’s broke, cops are after him, and he’s neglected his girlfriend Adelaide. He thinks he can win the money off of Sky Masterson, who will gamble on anything, at least until he meets the straight-laced Sarah Brown.Seacoast Repertory Theater, 125 Bow St. Portsmouth. FMI,(603) 433-4793 or visit seacoastrep.org

The Coast & the Sea
Marine and Maritime Art in America
January 30 - April 26

Throughout history the sea has represented humanity’s spirit of hope and possibility, while simultaneously the potential for danger and ruin. The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America captures these initial moments of a country looking to define itself. The artworks, largely painted between 1750 and 1904 are significant in that they themselves helped create the American Dream. Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq., Portland Admission: $12/adults,$10/seniors & students, $6/youth ages 13-17, children under 12 are free. $5 surcharge for special exhibitions. FMI, (207)775-6148 orinfo@portlandmuseum.org

Historic


Ogunquit Fire Company Fire Museum
open 24 hours a day

View the steam pumper and other fire memorabilia. Firemen’s Park, corner of Shore Rd. and Cottage St., Ogunquit.

background image shows Stage Neck Inn in the far distance, just to right of the building with buoys. Image shot from Route 103, provided courtesy of ©Kristi Borst