UPCOMING ADULT EVENTS
Thirty Foot History Tour
Friday, January 18 from 1:00 – 5 p.m.
Saturday, January 19 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For the past 3 years, local historian James Kences has offered a series of presentations on York's history. A visual chronology has been developed as an approach to understanding the long history of this town for hundreds, thousands - and with the inclusion of geology - even millions of years. This full "table top" chronology illustrates a timeline of York's history, complete with a large collection of research materials such as letters, diaries, and other sources. By viewing York's history as a long flowing stream, it is hoped that a new understanding may emerge.
Saturday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life. Rated PG. 90 minutes.
“King in the Wilderness”
Exploring Racism Film Series
Sunday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m.**
“King in the Wilderness”, a 2018 documentary film and a Sundance Film Festival star, looks at the last 18 months in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a champion of the Civil Rights Movement. This outstanding film premiered so recently that it is not yet generally available. It was directed by Peter Kunhardt and is complemented by music composed by York native Saul Simon MacWilliams, who was able to obtain permission to show it in York. The film is a tribute to Dr. King and Black History Month and part of the book and film series “Exploring the Complexity of Racism,” made possible by the Maine Humanities Council, the York Diversity Forum, United Methodist Church of York-Ogunquit, and the York Public Library.
**Please note the 3:00 p.m. updated start time**
Friday, January 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Our changing climate has been much in the news lately. Hopelessness is an emotion many of us feel. However, solutions exist. A rapid transition to renewable energy can save our planet. York Ready for100% is an environmental group advocating for this approach locally. Come see the film "Reinventing Power" and learn more about this group and what you can do about the climate change issue. The movie documents America's renewable energy boom and introduces people in eight states whose lives and communities were changed by the adoption of a clean energy strategy. The film is 50 minutes and will be followed by a discussion.
Susie Burke, David Surette and Kent Allyn
Winter Concert Series
Sunday, January 27 at 3:00 p.m.
Local folk musicians, Susie Burke, David Surette and Kent Allyn will present their repertoire of original, traditional and contemporary songs to the delight of the audience. Their heartfelt vocals are complemented with guitar and mandolin playing, and bass and piano accompaniment. Please join us for the first concert in this year’s Winter Concert Series!
York History: Examined through the Lives of York Families
Thursday, January 31 at 10:30 a.m.
York historian, James Kences examines the history of York through the stories of 25 York families. This third session will look at some of York’s first families during the Royalist period. The earliest families who were to remain in the town over the next three to four centuries arrived here from England during the decades of the 1630s and 1640s. The Donnells, a family with an extremely long local history, date from this time. Following the submission to Massachusetts in 1652, a new group of families, including the Moultons, migrated to Town now given the name of York. Finally, during the late 1650s into the 1660s, the Scotch prisoner families, the McIntires and Junkins arrived. With each phase of arrivals over 50 years, the families influenced the social structure of the town. These changes will be the focus of this session.