Archive for June, 2010

Ogunquit is for Kids, too!

June 28, 2010

Kids like Ogunquit, too!

Everyone knows how great the beach is in Ogunquit. And the kids don’t care if the water is 56 or 58 degrees! But in addition to those wonderful days at the beach, the surrounding are is packed with things to do to keep the young ones active and happy.

Twenty miles north in Saco is Funtown/Splashtown with enough going on to fill an entire day. Discount tickets are available at the Front Desk for either or both parks. Funtown has rides that appeal to all ages and Splashtown is a large water park.

Eight miles south is the York Wild Animal Kingdom with both a zoo and rides for the smaller children. Discount tickets are also available at the Front Desk.

Just one mile north of the Falls is Wonder Mountain , an elaborate miniature golf course with an indoor arcade as well.

Kids got a sweet tooth?  About 15 miles south on Route 1, just before the Kittery Outlets is Yummies,  a candy lover’s delight. They have over 10,000 candies on display and while the kids will love it, you’ll find yourself wandering down memory lane with all of the old fashioned candy available.

About 25 minutes north in Scarborough you’ll find Lenny the Chocolate Moose, a life size moose made from chocolate.

Kids like the ocean? There’s whale watching and lobstering cruises out of Perkins Cove as well as in Kennebunkport.

On a more educational slant, there are children’s museums in Portland and in the Portsmouth area- and movies are close by in Wells and Portsmouth.

So, you see,  there’s no reason for kids to be bored here in Ogunquit—rain or shine!

Ogunquit Days!

June 14, 2010

Throughout Ogunquit, from July 1-5, 2010, Ogunquit celebrates its 30th anniversary-and they plan to celebrate in style. Several community organizations will come together to make this a memorable and fun event for all of our residents and visitors. Come to Ogunquit and help to celebrate its birthday!!!

Activities include an 80’s night at Maine Street, historical tours beginning at Katie’s on Shore Road, The Ogunquit Playhouse Children’s Theater production of 101 Dalmations,, Ogunquit Greening committee “green Day” bottle toss at the beach, a sandcastle contest on the beach, Ogunquit theater back stage tours, tethered hot air balloon rides at the Playhouse and a kite festival.

Check the website for on-going updates of the activities: http://www.visitogunquit.org.

The Playhouse is open!

June 14, 2010

Historic Ogunquit Playhouse opens June 9

The 78th season at the Ogunquit Playhouse offers an outstanding line-up of shows this year, each one a Tony Award winner. On the schedule are The Drowsy Chaperone, The Sound of Music, Sunset Boulevard, Spamalot and Chicago.

The 20 week season opens with The Drowsy Chaperone, a musical comedy that immerses audiences in the hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her wedding day. The production stars Carson Kressley as the “Man in the Chair” who imagines performers coming to life in his shabby apartment whenever he plays an old cast album. Joining Kressley is emmy nominated actress Georgia Engel.

The Sound of Music takes the stage from June 30 through July 24. The Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration features delightful songs, an endearing love story and an inspirational finale.

Sunset Boulevard! , July 28 through August 14, features the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and tells the story of a faded star of the silent screen, Norma Desmond, and the handsome young screenwriter, Joe Gills, who stumbles into the life of the ex-film-goddess.

Monty Python’s Spamalot, a musical reminiscent of the internationally renowned film, Monty Python and the Holy  Grail, runs from August 18 through September 11. This parody of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table won the best musical Tony.

Chicago, featuring Sally Struthers in the role of Big Mama,  runs September 15 through October 24. The tale about corruption and celebrity was  inspired by the sensationalized trials of 1920s Chicago.