Bath celebrates 'Autumnfest' on Saturday

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BATH — Summer may be over, but the party continues Saturday, Oct. 11.

Autumnfest, Bath’s annual fall celebration, includes the Citizen Involvement Day awards ceremony, a 5K road race, fire truck rides, Zumba, book signings, scarecrow making, and special events at Bath stores.

The 16th annual Citizen Involvement Day takes place at Waterfront Park from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Awards will be presented for citizen of the year, community spirit, a key community project and significant youth achievement.

Free scarecrow making will be held on the Customs House lawn, 1 Front St., from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Frame, twine, hay and markers are supplied, while participants bring the clothes and accessories.

Also free of charge, a Zumba dance exercise demonstration will be offered on the lawn of the Elk’s Club, 9 Lambard St., from 10:15-11 a.m. “Fierce Funk,” a new fitness program, will run from 11-11:30 a.m. If the weather is inclement, the event will be held at the Tony Dance Studio at 26 Centre St.

Halcyon Yarn will hold its annual open house at 12 School St. from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., while the Bath Farmers Market will run at Waterfront Park from 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Pat Colwell and the Soul Sensations will perform at the Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St., at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $12 in advance and $14 at the door.

Log onto visitbath.com for a full schedule of events. Call Main Street Bath Director Carolyn Lockwood at 442-7291 to get more information or to become involved in the organization’s mission.

Alex Lear can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 113 or alear@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @learics.

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Forty nonprofit groups will showcase their work at Waterfront Park in Bath on Saturday, Oct. 11, as part of the city’s annual Citizen Involvement Day celebration.

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A Maine native and Colby College graduate, Alex has been covering coastal communities since 2001, and currently handles Bath, Topsham, Cumberland, and North Yarmouth. He and his wife, Lauren, live in the Portland area, and Alex recently released his third album of original music.