GETTING SUNNIER | Two events of importance: The first is a neighborhood BLOCK PARTY drawing attention to the many civic fruits sprouting in EAST BAYSIDE. Taking place down on Anderson Street, the party offers tours, workshops, tastings, and live music. If you’d like to know more about the Urban Farm Fermentory, the Running With Scissors art studio, Tandem Coffee Roasters, and whatever other new ventures being planned down there, stop by between noon and 4 pm. Totally free. The second is held in Lewiston, where a weekend-long cancer research benefit hosted by Patrick Dempsey (who hails from Turner) offers a 5K run, outdoor games, and musical performances by pop icon-in-training AMY ALLEN, country duo NORTH OF NASHVILLE, and the MAINE MARIMBA ENSEMBLE. Visit dempseychallenge.org.
with workshops + business tours + cider & mead tastings + art projects with Running With Scissors artists + live music by Mosart212