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Calendar of Events

Come back often to learn about upcoming events. Let us know if you're interested in being a volunteer - we've got all kinds of opportunities for you to help out. For photos of previous events, visit the Protect Kittery Waters photo site at

Recent Events

Creek Man: The Unbelievable True Story of the Accordion-Playing Merman

May 7-10 and 14-17, 2009
Reading Room, York Harbor

Creek Man: The Unbelievable True Story of the Accordion-Playing Merman

A hilarious and fascinating evening of storytelling, music, and environmental message. Sredzienski, a 2006 Grammy nominee and popular host of the weekly radio show “Polka Party” since 1987, is acknowledged as one of the American masters of the accordion. He is also an eco-activist widely known for his “hobby” - heroic mid-winter swims of the tidal creeks of the Piscataqua basin, where he has excavated objects dating back to the 17th century. He made even bigger waves in 2007 when he swam seven miles to the Isles of Shoals in 9-degree weather, a feat that required months of training and a self-customized blend of high-tech swim gear. Some believe him to be an amphibious creature, and he is known to many citizens of the Seacoast as simply “The Creek Man”.

This original show offers Sredzienski a new stage for his extraordinary talents as he spins tales from his vaudeville career (beginning at age 10), offers hilarious and up-close portraits of sea creatures from monkfish to snapping turtles, and shares hair-raising accounts of his fabled swims. Including original songs such as “Get Yourself a New Hobby” and “Tidal River”, CREEK MAN will be hilarious, fascinating, and, like its star and subject, one-of-a-kind.

For more information on show times visit To make reservations for "Creek Man", email, or call (207) 439-5769 x4. Be sure to indicate the date and time of the performance you wish to attend, the number in your party, and your contact information, including phone number and/or email address. Your reservation will be confirmed by return email or phone call.

Spruce Creek Association Annual Meeting: Maine Birds of Prey

Wednesday, May 13th at 6:30 pm
Downstairs Conference Room, Kittery Trading Post, Kittery

SCA Presentation: Maine Birds of Prey

Please join the Spruce Creek Association for the (somewhat) annual meeting. After a brief update on their activities, Karen McElmurry, Executive Director of the Center for Wildlife Protection in York, will give a presentation on Maine's birds of prey, including a visit by some of the raptors from the Center. Learn about the kinds of birds of prey found in Maine, their habitats, habits, place in the food chain, and why we need to protect them. Meet some of the raptors and learn more about human impacts on wildlife and critical ecosystems, and how you can become stewards taking action to protect these valuable natural resources in the Seacoast region, which faces intense pressure from development and population growth.

Gundalow to Visit Kittery Point

Saturday, May 16th - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Kittery Point Town Pier
90 Pepperrell Rd (Route 103)
Kittery Point, Maine - Free Admission

Gundalow (middle boat) at Kittery Point ca. late 1800s/early 1900s. Photo courtesy Frank Frisbee, Sr

The gundalow Captain Edward H. Adams will be open for tours. Come learn some fascinating facts about the historic flat-bottomed cargo vessel, once common in the tidal rivers and bays of the Piscataqua region, and used by the Frisbee Store to deliver goods along Chauncey and Spruce Creek. Visitors will also have a chance to learn about water quality issues facing Spruce Creek and the Piscataqua River estuary. In this area where the gundalow once sailed, we all, knowingly and unknowingly, contribute pollutants to nearby bodies of water with our suburban and industrial lifestyle. For more information call 439-2492.

Special thanks to the sponsors of the gundalow visit to Kittery Point: Marcia Gibbons, Rhett & Carol Austell, Gail Simons and Steve Bos, Donnajean Ahigian, Sandy Domina Associates, Peter & Suzanne Bowman, John Robbins & Shaye McGann, Kent Allyn, and John Pearson; and to The Gundalow Company.