Schedule of Events
Essay Contest Sponsor
Town of Bethel
Saturday, July 18, 2015
MollyOckett Day Classic Road Races
8:15 am - Kids' 1-Mile Race (ages 14 and under)
9:00 am - 5-Mile Run & 2-Mile Walk
9:05 (ish) - Diaper Dash for ages 3 & under
Theme: Celebrating Local Talent
10:00 am - Parade proceeds from the Casablanca Theater's parking lot, up Main Street, and around the common. Floats, cool vehicles, and creative acts needed! Click here for registration form.
On & Around
Bethel Town Common
Entertainment is at the bandstand/gazebo unless otherwise noted.
9:00 am-5:00 pm
7:00 am-10:00 am - All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast at The Bethel Inn Resort ($8.95)
8:00 am-6:00 pm - Bethel Library Book Sale - great deals on books at 5 Broad Street.
10:00 am-4:00 pm - Exhibits at the Bethel Historical Society's Robinson House - “In the Field & On the Homefront: Bethel During the Civil War” and “Gould Through the Years: Selections from the Academy Archives.” Free admission. Museum Shop open.10 Broad Street.
11:15 am-12:15 pm - North American Wildlife Encounter - get up close and personal with some amazing North American wildlife. Sponsored by Nadeau Development and the Rotary Club of Bethel.
12:00 pm-1:00 pm - Book signing with Tom and Bob Remington, authors of We Jumped, chronicling the history of ski jumping in Maine and NH from the 1950s-1980s. At the Ski Museum of Maine booth in the center of the common. (The book is also available at the Bethel Historical Society’s Museum Shop, 10 Broad Street.)
12:30 pm - Parade winners and essay challenge winners presented
1:00 pm-1:45 pm - ARTirondack Chair Auction - Bid on beautiful Adirondack chairs painted by several talented local artists. Proceeds benefit Mahoosuc Arts Council.
1:00 pm - Frog jumping contest - Whose frog can leap the farthest in 3 jumps? (Corner of Mason & Broad Streets)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Art exhibit at the Bethel Historical Society's Moses Mason House: Secluded Glens & Noble Landscapes: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured. Featuring 19th and early 20th century White Mountain landscapes, plus contemporary works in the Hudson River School manner by nationally-recognized plein air artists Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq.
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Live music with Jim McLaughlin
5:00 pm-6:00 pm - "Food Sovereignty" - a talk by Barry Dana in the Gibson Room at The Bethel Inn Resort. Food sovereignty is "the right of people to determine their own food and agriculture policies; the democratization of food and agriculture." It emphasizes local knowledge and skills passed down over generations for sustainable food production, production and harvesting methods that work in balance with nature, and respects the right of food providers to have control over their land, seeds and water. Learn more about Barry Dana
6:00-9:00 pm - Crime Scene - "classic rock with a twist" at the gazebo
9:00 pm – Crime Scene at The Bethel Inn Resort’s Millbrook Tavern
On & Around
9:00 am-4:00 pm - Craft, food, and community vendors on Main Street
7:00 am-10:00 am - Pancake Breakfast to benefit Telstar Project Graduation - Bethel Masonic Lodge, Chapman St.
9:00 am-4:00 pm - Bethel Methodist Church open for rest and comfort station. Free beverages, indoor flea market, and cookie walk. (75 Main St.)
10:00 am-2:00 pm - Chainsaw carving demo with Ron Carlson at the Philbrook Place (162 Main St.)
10:00 am-2:00 pm - Energy Expo & Open House at Brooks Bros. (73 Main St.)
1:00 pm-7:00 pm - Lobster Bake at Bethel Bait Tackle & More - Lobster, steamers, & drink. Market price. (7 Mechanic St., just off Main St.)
12:00 pm-3:00 pm - Book signing & food tasting at Nabos with Kate Gooding, chef/author of Black Fly Stew: Wild Maine Recipes and other Maine-based cookbooks. Taste her wild game sausage or goat milk fudge. (2 Mechanic St., just off Main St.)
9:00 pm over the golf course at The Bethel Inn Resort.
Sunday, July 19, 2015
12:00 pm - Tubing & Treasure Scavenger Hunt - Float in tubes from Bethel Outdoor Adventure to Davis Park, then pick up a treasure map and find treasure on the return trip! Tubes and PFDs provided by BOA. Please wear appropriate waterwear & footwear!