DEXTER — Wayside Grange & Theatre is excited to invite you, your family and friends, and new friends with their third Sunday Brunch of the 2023 season on Aug. 20 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Last month’s brunch & open mic went over so well, why not host another?

Corey and Jennifer and other Grange Members will be serving up ham, homemade mac & cheese, bread & assorted fresh fruit, juices, and lots more goodies. There will also be some “pretty good coffee” too being served in the recently renovated but old fashioned Grange Kitchen.

In addition to filling your tummy with the “all you can eat” brunch for only $10, you can fill your body with live music during open mic. Grange Master Dave will once again set up mike equipment for anyone young or old to strum their guitar, fiddle, ukulele, harmonica, etc and/or sing up a storm. Are your friends musical or family closet singers? Now’s the time to feel comfortable and share your talents among family & friends!

The doors open at the Wayside Grange in North Dexter at 11 a.m. and serving until 1 p.m., with plenty of free parking and is handicap accessible. The Wayside Grange & Theatre is at 851 North Dexter Road (Route 23).

In other Wayside Grange news, Beartracks Band will be shaking the ole’ Grange Hall with bluegrass standards and popular songs with a twist on Saturday, Aug. 26. Check them out on their Facebook page at, it will be a great night of music and entertainment!

From now through October, the 2023 Season at Wayside Theatre will be entertaining the Penquis area with a wide variety of music with many of the musical groups stemming from the area and others traveling a great distance.

Schedule at a glance:
Aug. 20: Sunday brunch
Aug. 26: Bear Tracks
Sept. 23: Bennett and Perkins with Taylor Whiteside
Oct. 14: Castlebay

If you know of a band, theater group, debate club or social group that are looking for a venue to practice or perform to an audience of ninety or less, or just use the hall for music jams or sound checks please contact Grange Master Dave Pearson at 207-924-5035 and we can try to work something out for them.

The Grange volunteers have improved access recently by putting in a ground level handicap entrance and a chair lift, plus refurbished the grand old eight-burner range stove.

Wayside Grange & Theatre is pleased to welcome new members recently and if you would like to join Wayside Grange & Theatre and/or volunteer call Tim Breen at 207-355-5507 or Pearson at 207-924-5035 please check out our Facebook page at .

Keep watching our Facebook page for family fun events this summer!