August Upcoming Events Reminder

Yes, It’s August already.  However, there are some great events happening! Here is a mini-newsletter highlighting 3 of them:

August 8, Wednesday, 3-5PM:  Kids, did you always want to learn to knit?  Here is your chance to learn the basics.  And, if you have mastered knitting already but are ready to move on to purling, you are welcome to join in too.  Sally, our local queen of knitting and purling, is once again volunteering to teach you how. Please come to the FRA clubhouse from 3-5 on Wednesday, August 8th.  Age 8 is the minimum age for this event.  Please RSVP to (no later than Monday, August 6th) so that we know how many of you will participate.

August 12, Sunday, 5-7PM:  Save The Date! You are invited to a‘Coastal Mixer’ at the Biddeford Pool Community Center, Come mingle with friends and neighbors from Fortunes Rocks, Hills Beach, and Granite Point. Sunday, August 12th, 5 PM – 7 PM,downstairs and on the Lawn. Please bring an appetizer to share. B.Y.O.B.

August 23, Thursday, 5-7pm: FRA University is pleased to announce the summer’s second wine tasting session hosted by Alper Caglayan and Gail Erath. Here is Alper’s description of the event:

“After an introduction to how to taste wine, we will travel to Provence, and then to Bordeaux, and finally to Rhône to taste two different wines in each region. There will be selected cheeses and charcuterie considered to be the classical pairing for each wine. For consideration of other guests, please forgo wearing strong fragrances that will interfere with the tasting. Thanks!’

This session will be held August 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the garden of Jacquie and Frank Talarico weather permitting (or inside their house if inclement). Each person who was on the waiting list for the oversubscribed first session is guaranteed a seat at this second session if he/she expresses a continuing interest within the next five days. Both those on the waiting list and all others who would like to participate should contact John Redman at or 301 807 1742. You must be registered to participate as this session is capped at 12 people and will definitely “sell out”. You will receive a confirmation email once the participant list is finalized. Cost per person is $30 payable at the session in cash or by check written to Fortunes Rocks Association.”