Summer officially arrives when Flash in the Pans Community Steel Band performs at the Fort Point Lighthouse so dig out those Hawaiian shirts, practice the dance moves and head over to Fort Point State Park Monday, June 7. The band will play a diverse assortment of Caribbean-influenced contemporary music for everyone’s enjoyment from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Flash in the Pans Community Steel Band is based in Blue Hill and is organized and directed by Carl and Nigel Chase. Members of the band volunteer their time to play benefit concerts throughout the Midcoast and Downeast area every Monday night throughout the summer.  For more information about the talented group, visit and look them up on YouTube.

Fort Point Lighthouse is located on Lighthouse Road at the tip of Cape Jellison at Fort Point State Park. Concertgoers are invited to bring a picnic, family and friends, set out chairs or a blanket and get ready for an enjoyable evening. Come early and explore the park, which includes the remains of the Fort Pownal blockhouse, a beach for walking and a pier to do a little fishing off overlooking Sandy Point.

The Stockton Springs Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts will be selling refreshments to raise funds for uniforms and camp. For more information, contact Jeri Cole at 567-3356.  The concert is hosted by the Bureau of Parks and Lands.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to