POLAND —The Poland Spring Preservation Society will host the Grass Holes at 6:30 p.m., Monday, Aug. 21, at Poland Spring Resort gazebo.  

The Grass Holes is a five-piece bluegrass band featuring fast-paced originals, sweet-sounding traditional numbers, and creative takes on popular tunes in the bluegrass style. The band features the Bangor Symphony’s Heather Kahill, UMaine-Augusta music school graduate Flann O’Brien, Sam Pfeifle ( formerly of indie rock trio Brenda Walsh), WMPG radio host and PSPS board member Merrill Marsh and Field Rider. 

Admission is free. Water is provided; hot dogs will be for sale. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the All Souls Chapel. 

The evening will include fireworks.

The Wicked Wednesday program presents “The Big House Fire,” at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 23 in the All Souls Chapel.

It’s been over 40 years since the Poland Spring House burned on July 3, 1975. James Aikman, former news director for WMTW, Channel 8, stood on the porch of the Presidential Inn (formerly the Riccar Inn) while doing a live broadcast of the fire. WMTW recently donated these films to the Preservation Society which was able to restore and edit the 3½-hour fire film into a more manageable time frame.

A suggested donation is $5 will benefit the Poland Spring Preservation Society. Water and cookies will be provided.


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