August 2019

As I sit here writing this month’s blog, I’m shaking my head saying “How is it August already?” But then I think back over the last few months and all the places we have been and the things we’ve done this summer and I realize we’ve been having fun! And you know the saying “Time flies when you’re having fun!” Oh how true that is!

Fortunately we have even more fun planned for August! We start off the month with lunch at Miller’s Lobster in Spruce Head…a beautiful little spot right on the water. The very next week we will be out on the water aboard the Laura B from the Monhegan Boat Line for a Puffin & Nature cruise.   This will be our second time aboard the Laura B, last year we did their Lighthouse Cruise and once again we will enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by our very own Bartlett Woods kitchen. It’s sure to be a great day!

Bay Chamber Concerts puts on some wonderful concerts and we try to get to at least one every year. On August 14th we will be attending the “Push Farther” concert on the Village Green in Camden. “Push Farther” is a Maine based group that performs progressive folk with blues, classical and fiddle influences. Once again our kitchen will provide a picnic lunch and we will enjoy another beautiful Maine summer day.

We are super excited to bring this young and incredibly talented fiddler, Owen Kennedy to Bartlett Woods. He will be here on the 19th fiddling away the afternoon for our residents. He has his own website where you can listen to his music…be prepared to be amazed, when you learn he is only 13 years old!

Our biggest event of the year will be on Friday August 23rd, it is “Bartlett on the Boardwalk”. Picture an old fashioned “Coney Island” scene, just in our back yard. We will have games, food, music, a mime “Silent Bob”, photo booth, and more fun than you know how to handle. This will be our third year hosting this event and our residents really look forward to it, I think it’s because they get to dunk a staff member in the dunk tank. But I think it really is just all the fun they have!

Along with these great events, we have some fun speakers this month, Tom Jamrog talking about hiking in Vermont and Renny Stackpole giving a history on the Whaling Voyages.

We will also have musical performances by Josie and Sophie Davis on their violins as well as The Route 17 Ramblers.

As always we have our ever popular scenic rides, shopping trips, lunches out, a walk along the Boardwalk here in Rockland, games, discussion groups, craft groups, exercise classes, cocktail hours and more.

There is always something going on for everyone to enjoy and we’ve saved a seat for you.


Karen Tooley

Activities Director