CAMDEN — Downtown Camden was busy Friday, July 8 with visitors shopping, people setting up tents by the library and at harbor park for the Harbor Arts & Books event this weekend.

The sound of steel guitars filled the air as Zack Woodard of Gardiner and Joey Calzone of Freedom played to the passing crowd.

Calzone provided both guitar work and percussion. With his feet tapping, one worked a pedal to strike an old suitcase that served as a drum, and the other jingled like a tambourine.

Their dogs, Ace and Kevin, offered sleepy support.

They said it was an opportunity to get paid, even a small amount, to do what they love.

At the library they were busy setting up for the Harbor Arts & Books event July 9 and 10. Vendors and artists planned to sell their goods. Book lovers would have a chance to browse for used tomes.

Setting up for the Harbor Arts & Books 2022 in Camden. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

Setting up for the Harbor Arts events July 9 and 10. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

Camden Rotary was out in force selling raffle tickets to raise money for local charities. Working on the street in front of French & Brawn were Club President Judith Tarbox, Secretary Roger Moody and Don Foster.

Camden Rotary was out in force selling raffle tickets to raise money for local charities. Working on the street in front of French & Brawn were Club President Judith Tarbox, Secretary Roger Moody and Don Foster. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

Information on the Rotary Club raffle.