Weekend Plans

WestFest While visiting the Portland Public Market House, we spotted a sign for Saturday’s WestFest—a neighborhood festival at the Reiche School and Community Center. The West End event certainly sounds promising. The kids love wagon rides, face painting, live world music and dancing. And they’ll be thrilled to visit the wildlife exhibits, play in the bounce house and see the …

Fun in the Mud

Team Cute Potato is looking forward to Plow Day at Deri Farm in North Yarmouth this Saturday. Last year, the weather was a little gloomy, but CP#1 and #2 didn’t mind. Our duo loved running around the muddy fields with scores of other children. After peeling them away from their new found friends, we hopped on board a horse drawn …

Cinderella with a Twist

Team Cute Potato braved the wind and rain yesterday to preview Cinderella at the Children’s Theatre in Portland, and we’re so glad we did. This quirky production is far from the Disney version, but that’s what makes it so special. Elaine (Ella) is a tomboy who enjoys spending time with her beloved father and tending to the family garden. When …

Two Brunswick Best Bets

Cute Potato is headed to the great city of Brunswick twice this week for music and books—two of our family’s favorite things. First up: Songs & Stories from Around the World at Frontier Café on Thursday, 11/12 at 10 a.m. If you haven’t been to Frontier, the space alone is a treat. The café, cinema and gallery is housed in Fort …

Henry Fest: Skyline Farm

We’ll admit it. We’re a little biased about the location of this year’s Henry Fest at Skyline Farm & Carriage Museum in North Yarmouth. It’s also home to Deri Farm, whose hard-working team is responsible for providing our family with fresh veggies and flowers all summer long. But back to the topic at hand: Henry Fest. The live music festival …

Yarmouth Clam Festival Highlights

Summer festivals are not for wimpy parents. There are crowds, children running in two different directions, long lines and the great emptying of wallets. To help, we’re offering our guide to one of the summer’s biggest fetes: The Yarmouth Clam Festival. Yes, it is clam-tastic, as the brochure promotes, but we do have our favorites. The Friday night Clam Festival …

Summer Concerts for Kids

Summer concert season is here and the Cute Potato gang is ready to rock. First, check out Grammy-award winning, Dan Zanes & Friends this Saturday at L.L.Bean’s Discovery Park in Freeport. The eclectic, children’s folk band is great fun and the concert is free (holla!). Better yet, kids and parents are encouraged to wear pajamas to the show. The event …

My Big Fat Greek Festival

The Greek Heritage Festival starts in Portland tomorrow, and all of us at Cute Potato are ready to drown ourselves in pastries. Don’t miss the kourabiedes – yummy butter cookies covered in powdered sugar. They’re very messy, but who cares? You’re at a party where eating takes precedence. Or bibs. You choose. There’s also live music, so if you’re little …