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Upcoming Summer 2014, Our 134th Season

The seaside Chautauqua community of Ocean Park, ME has 133 years of history and heritage as a summer assembly in the Chautauqua tradition.

Founded in 1881, Ocean Park is a retreat to the quiet of the pines and the beach offering lectures, workshops, family programs, and opportunities for spiritual growth and renewal in a non-denominational, inter-faith setting. The Temple Garden and pergola can provide you with a time for quiet reflection or meditation and at the end of your stay, you will go home feeling just a bit more content and looking forward to your next Ocean Park encounter. Read more about Ocean Park's history and traditions.

The seven mile beach and the surrounding marsh and forest land are national treasures. The historic buildings of Ocean Park are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and most listings of the nation's finest beaches include the stunning seven mile beach, where kids of all ages play, swim, surf, and build castles in the sand. Isn't it time to visit?

Be sure to stop by or visit Ocean Park Realty on the web to secure your lodging accommodations for 2014. Jeff Chute, our Agency Realtor is ready to assist you.

Image: Restore & Renew Campaign

To participate in the "Restore and Renew Our Village" campaign is to engage in a significant effort to further those values that have drawn us all to Ocean Park and keep us returning year after year.

Read about this exciting campaign and learn how you can participate.

Click here for a Campaign update.

Image: Memorial Library

Right now we are focusing on the Library, the most visible undertaking thus far. This project is proceeding nicely! A new handicap ramp and an extension of the entrance façade have been completed. New windows have been installed. The planned electrical upgrade and bathroom remodeling are almost completed. And the rest of the intended modifications are proceeding without any major surprises. A delightful discovery was an original hardwood floor underneath the carpeting. We will restore these floors when the weather warms up a bit.

To celebrate the substantial work completed over the course of winter 2014, the "Restore and Renew Our Village" campaign will sponsor family activities designed to introduce Ocean Parkers to the initial results of the capital campaign.

Here is a list of these events to mark on your calendar:

June 21 (Saturday) 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ~ Open House in the Memorial Library to celebrate the renovations made possible by gifts and pledges to the Restore & Renew Capital Campaign. Refreshments will be served.

Image: Antique ChairJune 21 (Saturday) 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM ~ Silent Auction on the lawn of the Library! Get your ticket number in advance at the OPA office and come to the first one-of-a-kind silent auction to be held on the Library lawn! Bid (and win!) a treasured, highly coveted piece of OPA history! Cash and checks accepted.

June 30 (Monday) 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ~ Ribbon cutting and celebration of the shuffleboard court restoration with FREE Shuffleboard, music and refreshments.

July 7 (Monday) 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM ~ Open House at the Rec Hall to coincide with the first family BBQ.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated: April 14, 2014