News and Updates
08/23/2019: The Shakers of Sabbathday Lake ‘Tis the gift to be simple, ‘tis the gift to be free ‘Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be, And when we find ourselves in the place just right, ‘Twill be in the valley of love and delight.’
08/23/2019: The community of Bowdoinham is welcomed to attend a public design workshop to learn about portions of the Waterfront Redevelopment Master Plan going through technical design this fall. Join a general audience for a joint overview of the Master Plan and its subsequent site focus projects; the living shoreline stabilization and the hand-carry boat launch on September 17th at 6:30pm.
08/23/2019: As you are participating in Celebrate Bowdoinham and embracing our wonderful community with your neighbors, we invite you to please stop by the Bowdoinham Community Development Initiative (BCDI) Tent to hear about the work we are doing within our community.
08/23/2019: We’ve all done it - judged a book by its cover. Debuting Nov. 2nd through Nov. 30th, 2019, The Merrymeeting Arts Center in cooperation with the Bowdoinham Public Library, will be hosting a show all about books! From the artistry of book making to the beauty of book covers, illustrations and fonts to the telling of a story, books enrich our lives in many ways. This show will encourage you to stretch your mind and consider forms and uses for books other than simply reading them.
08/22/2019: Celebrate Pie! When: Friday, September 13th, 2019 Drop-off is from 4:30-6pm and judging begins after 6pm. Where: The Merrymeeting Hall Contest Rules: Bakers may make either a sweet or savory pie The pie MUST have at least 1 (one) crust
08/22/2019: A community favorite, the Chicken Run is back this year! During Celebrate Bowdoinham the Kids’ 1-mile Fun Run will begin at 5:30pm followed by the Chicken Run 5K at 6:00pm! All proceeds from this event support the Bowdoinham Community School. Learn More and Sign Up
08/22/2019: Each year the Merrymeeting Arts Center hosts a show of art created by members of the greater Merrymeeting Bay community. The theme of each show centers around one of the sculptures in Bryce Muir’s Local Myths Collection. This year’s show is "The Heron".
08/22/2019: A Race to the Finish...Or what to do with all those surplus Zucchinis! The growing season may have gotten off to a slow start this year, but by now there should be more zucchinis than anyone knows what to do with. The answer... Turn them into race cars and enter them in the 1st Annual Zucchini Races at Celebrate Bowdoinham!
08/22/2019: The theme for this years parade is.... The Wild Wild West to The Roaring 20's! 1880 to 1930’s There will be prizes awarded to the best decorated and on theme float, group or vehicle. To join the parade please contact Missy Halsey at the Town Office (207) 666 - 5531 The Parade line up starts at the fire station at 9am.
08/22/2019: The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust (KELT) is excited to partner with the town of Bowdoinham to invite the public to the grand opening of Red Rose Preserve in Bowdoinham on Saturday, September 14th at 1:45pm. There will be horse draw wagon rides leaving from Cathance Meadows and returning from the Preserve from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Attendees will join KELT staff and supporters for a guided tour of the property’s trails and learn the land’s conservation story. This is a free, family-friendly event. Red Rose Preserve will be KELT’s first public preserve in Bowdoinham.