Winslow is home to Fort Halifax, the oldest blockhouse in the nation. Come celebrate this 1754 icon at Fort Halifax Days Saturday, June 23 from noon to 4 p.m.in Fort Halifax Park, Route 201, Winslow.

The Howard Company from Fort Western in Augusta arrives at 11 a.m. to set up for their Historical Reenactment. Their schedule is as follows:
12 – 1 p.m.
Assembly and flag raising
12:15 – 1:45 p.m.
Camp life and dinner
1:45 – 2 p.m. Cannon firing
2: – 3 p.m.
Children’s recruitment and drill
3 – 3:45 p.m. Packing up
4 p.m. Departure
Visit the historical lumber exhibit. Listen to Castlebay’s music from 1 to 3 p.m. and at 3:15 p.m. it’s the pie judging contest. To enter your fruit pie, call Amanda McCaslin at 872-2776 by June 18.

Summertime and children
Kids from kindergarten through 6th grade can attend Summer Fun Camp or polish their athletic skills at Winslow Parks and Recreation summer programs. Summer Fun Camp fills weekday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, beginning Monday, June 25 and ending Friday, August 3, with arts, crafts, field trips and theme weeks. Or kids can sharpen their hoop shots at Summer Skills and Drills Basketball Camp, held Mondays through Thursdays, the weeks of July 16 and 23.

For kids in kindergarten through 8th grade it’s Summer Field Hockey and Summer Track. Please check the Town and Government Services link at winslow-me.gov for dates, times and locations.

Registration for parks and recreation programs takes place at Winslow Elementary School, in the Commons, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 2.

This summer, Libraries Rock! for readers of all ages at the Winslow Public Library, 136 Halifax Street, Winslow.

The excitement begins with “Folk Songs and Farm Tales” for all readers from singer-storyteller Jean Armstrong on Friday, June 8 from 6 to 7 p.m. A grand kick-off at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21 features musician Rob Duquette. Experience his “toe percussion,” and enjoy the milk and cookies.

Preschoolers:
Weekly Tuesday morning story time at 10 a.m. introduces music, dance and sound. In July and August a special story time for babies and toddlers will begin Mondays at 9:30 a.m.

Elementary school students:
Kindness Rocks Mondays at 1 p.m. Making your own musical instrument, getting the facts on geology and grooving at dance parties are just part of what happens.

Junior High and High School students:
Teens have separate kick-off and closing events at 6 p.m. on Monday, June 25 and Friday, August 10 respectively. It’s music, music, music with movie sing-alongs, soundwave art, karaoke and more. Consult the Library website or Facebook page for days and times.

Adults
Participate in ReadME, a statewide summer reading activity where adults will all read works of two Maine authors: a short story collection, “River Talk,” by C. B. Anderson and “Settled in the Wild,” nonfiction by Susan Hand Shetterly.

Special ReadME events showcase Marc Black performing a musical history of the 1950s and 1960s from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 3. On Tuesday, August 14 Maine author Monica Wood will talk about her writings beginning at 6:30 p.m. ReadME culminates with a Maine State Library-based episode of “Maine Calling” with a live audience.
Come one, come all to the closing dance party at 6:30 p.m. August 9 with DJ Larry Thibodeau mixing the tunes. Come dressed as your favorite musician, show your best dance moves and scoop up an ice cream sundae for a sweet finish to Libraries Rock!Sign-ups for summer reading begin after the close of school on June 21. For library hours and the latest information on library programs or program sign-ups, please consult the library Facebook page, the library website at winslow-me.gov using the Town Government and Services link or telephone 872-1978.

Blueberry time!
Blue lips usually signal hypothermia. But not at the Winslow Congregational Church’s annual Blueberry Fair. This August tradition celebrates its 47th year on Saturday, August 11 at its Lithgow Street grounds.
A blueberry breakfast begins at 7 a.m. Fro

m 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fair events including a yard sale, silent auction, café, outside vendors, children’s games, an agricultural exhibit, and of course, blueberry pies and baked goods create a family event.

But what’s a Fair without music? Special music performances feature a 9:30 a.m. organ concert and a 10:30 a.m. music combo to liven the atmosphere.

It’s a full summer of fun activities in Winslow.