Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Southern Maine Events Calendar
July 28th to August 3rd

Have an upcoming event? Let everyone know about it with the Local Events Calendar!
Email Devin Temple at dtemple@portlandradiogroup.com with a brief description.

Events for Tuesday July 28th            

Couch Surfers Meet!
At b.good – Portland
This weekly meetup group is going to be a place where you can make connections with other locals and/or visitors, swap travel stories, get advice, start building your profile referrals and more!
Visit http://www.bgood.com/portland/ for more information.

Gazebo Concert Series
7pm at the gazebo in City Park
33 Summer Street in Maine
Come enjoy a summer evening of community and music outdoors as Main Street Bath presents this series of Free Concerts each Tuesday & Friday at 7:00 pm.
Visit http://https//visitbath.com/ for more information.

The Exchange – An Open Mic Event
7pm at the Thirsty Pig
37 Exchange Street in Portland
Join us every Tuesday at 7PM for an Open Mic Night!
Visit http://www.thirstypigportland.com/ for more information.

Armed Forces/Military Appreciation
Kittery Premium Outlets
Members of the military, veterans and their families can show their IDs at the on-site Information Center all year long to receive a free VIP Coupon Book!
Visit http://www.premiumoutlets.com/ for more information.

Poetry in the Garden
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Three of Portland’s Poets Laureate share their work in the Longfellow Garden. Readers include Steve Luttrell, Marcia Brown, and Gibson Fay-LeBlanc. Books will be on sale at the event. Bring your lunch and we’ll provide beverages and cookies. Free and open to the public.
Visit http://www.mainehistory.org/ for more information.

Events for Wednesday July 29th       

Young Explorers Outing
10-11:30AM the Brunswick-Topsham Landtrust
The Young Explorer’s Club is a unique program to introduce our youngest community members and their families to Land Trust properties and the great outdoors. The program is focused on preschool and early elementary aged children (4-7), with explorers of all ages welcome.
Visit http://btlt.org/young-explorers for this week’s location.

Paddleboard Yoga
6-7:30 at Portland Paddle
If you enjoy yoga and you like being on the water, you’ll probably have a blast trying out SUP Yoga at the East End Beach this summer. You don’t need to be an expert yogi or an expert paddler. All experience levels are welcome.
Visit http://portlandpaddle.net/sup-yoga/ for more information.

Tai Chi Chih/qigong with Raymond Reid
10-11am at Congress Square Park
Tai Chi Chih is a qigong system created by Justin Stone, a Tai Chi Chuan master. It is a non martial system whose focus is on relaxation. It consists of 19 movements and one pose. There are many benefits including better balance and lower blood pressure.
Visit http://congresssquarepark.org/events/ for more information.

Peter Boie, Magician for Non-Believers
Visit 3-4pm at Riverton Branch Library
There’s magic in the air at our Riverton Branch as part of our summer reading program, I  Love Reading in Portland: Sail into Reading! Join us for this incredible magic show.

Lost Skills Workshop: Basket-Making
5:30-6:30pm at the Maine Historical Society
Local basket maker Towanda Brown leads us in making a charming garlic basket in this beginner session. Beverages and snacks will be served. Supplies provided. $10 MHS members; $15 non-members.
Visit http://www.mainehistory.org/ for more information.

Events for Thursday July 30th     

Family Night
5-7pm at Pineland Farms
Pineland Farms will celebrate summer with their first ever Family Night, a festive evening of folk music and dancing.
Visit http://pinelandfarms.org/ for more information.

Music Sounds Wiscasset Art Walk
5-8pm in Wiscasset
The very popular Breakers Jazz Band makes an encore appearance on the Creamery Pier, across from Red’s Eats, from 5:30 to 7pm. At the other end of the Village, on the grassy Common, the Wiscasset Chamber of Commerce presents Sea Chord, from 6 to 8pm. Bring a picnic, set a spell. In between these big sound offerings, the Village pulses with open studios, galleries, and shops. Park your car and explore the Village on foot during Art Walk night!
Email ludroby@verizon.net for more information.

The Federal Street Folly: Mad Horse Movie Night
5-6pm at the The Federal Street Folly
Federal & Exchange Street in Portland
The Federal Street Folly presents a Mad Horse Movie Night – Monologues from Cinema Greats.

Paddleboard Yoga
6-7:30 at Portland Paddle
If you enjoy yoga and you like being on the water, you’ll probably have a blast trying out SUP Yoga at the East End Beach this summer. You don’t need to be an expert yogi or an expert paddler. All experience levels are welcome.
Visit http://portlandpaddle.net/sup-yoga/ for more information.

Shakespeare’s Stories
2pm & 5pm at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
Visit http://www.kitetails.org/theatre/our-next-show for more information.

Events for Friday July 31st       

Bark in the Park
6pm at Hadlock Field in Portland
Guests can bring their dogs to the park, and enjoy seats in the 3rd base bleacher section. The event kicks off with a parade around the field led by Slugger starting at 6:15 sharp. It’s all to benefit the Paws for Peace program of Embrace a Vet, a Maine-based program providing critical service to returning military veterans, including therapy and service dogs.

Petit déjeuner du vendredi
7:30-8:30am at the Language Exchange
80 Exchange Street in Portland
Croissants, baguette, confiture, beurre, cafe au lait…these breakfasts are for beginning through advanced students who want to practice French in a relaxed setting.
Visit http://www.immersionprograms.com/ for more information.

Lewiston Art Walk
5-8:30pm in downtown Lewiston
With two successful months now completed, L/A Arts is looking forward towards July with great anticipation as L/A Arts once again transforms downtown Lewiston into a vibrant arts district.
Visit http://laarts.org/ for more information.

Social Media Breakfast – Putting Your Business on the Map with Google
7:30-10am at Portland’s Masonic Temple
At this breakfast, we’ll talk about why Google still matters and show you how to make the most of the free opportunities available to you.
Visit http://www.socialmediabreakfastmaine.com/ for more information.

Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland
10am-5pm at the Maine Historical Society
Maine Historical Society opens a new exhibition on June 27, 2014 tiled “Home: The Longfellow House & the Emergence of Portland.” The exhibition uses the Longfellow House as a prism to explore how Portland has grown and changed over more than 230 years. It’s a fascinating new way to look at the House, its relationship to the community, and Portland history.
Visit http://www.mainehistory.org/ for more information.

Shakespeare’s Stories
2pm & 5pm at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
Visit http://www.kitetails.org/theatre/our-next-show for more information.

American Red Cross 10th Annual Marathon Blood Drive
10am-10pm at Cinemagic in Westbrook
183 County Road
Want to feel what it’s like to potentially help save up to three lives? The American Red Cross has a need for blood donors right now to prevent an emergency shortage and ensure an adequate blood supply.
Visit http://redcross.org/ or call 1-800-RED CROSS for an appointment.

Events for Saturday August 1st      

American Red Cross 10th Annual Marathon Blood Drive
7am-5pm at Cinemagic in Westbrook
183 County Road
Want to feel what it’s like to potentially help save up to three lives? The American Red Cross has a need for blood donors right now to prevent an emergency shortage and ensure an adequate blood supply.
Visit http://redcross.org/ or call 1-800-RED CROSS for an appointment.

11th Annual Peace Fair
10am-3pm on the Brunswick Green
159 Park Row in Brunswick

Cheers To A Cure
1-4pm at Commons Avenue in Windham
Proceeds from this family-friendly event will benefit the American Cancer Society. The event will include a tailgate buffet; beer & wine samples from various restaurants and distributors from the Lakes Region; door prizes & giveaways; a raffle table; and family friendly activities for kids including a bounce house, face painting & juice tasting.
Visit http://cheerstoacure.org/ for more information.

Victoria Mansion Presents: The Way We Wear: Fashion & Industry in the Nineteenth Century
at Victoria Mansion in Portland
109 Danforth Street
In addition to daily tours, this year the Mansion introduces a special season-long exhibit, The Way We Wear: Fashion & Industry in the Nineteenth Century in the Mansion’s Carriage House Gallery. The exhibit explores the connection between industrial changes and shifting styles of dress in the Victorian era and includes both historical artifacts and hands-on elements, allowing visitors to engage with history in a new way.
Visit http://victoriamansion.org/ for more information.

Children Activities in Congress Square Park
10am at Congress Square Park
Activities include yoga, music making, art, and more!
Visit http://congresssquarepark.org/events/ for more information.

Events for Sunday August 2nd   

Sea Kayak to Fort Gorges
9:30am-12:30pm at Portland Paddle
Cutter Street
Fort Gorges, a Civil-War-era granite fort surrounded by water, is one of the most fascinating spots in Casco Bay, and it’s only accessible by small boat. This three-hour guided sea kayak trip with Portland Paddle offers a chance to paddle to the fort for some exploration.
Visit http://portlandpaddle.net/ for more information.

Shakespeare’s Stories
2pm at the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
Visit http://www.kitetails.org/theatre/our-next-show for more information.

Catch and Release Fishing Demonstration
1pm at L.L. Bean
57 Main Street in Freeport
Join us every week at our indoor trout pond for catch and release demonstrations. A knowledgeable member of our fishing staff will demonstrate catch and release fishing techniques.
Visit http://www.llbean.com/ for more information.

Maine Supporting Maine Expo
All Day at the Maine Mall
Join us every other weekend starting in May thru the end of August for a sampling of local Maine businesses. Be sure to check our website often, as the vendors will change!
Visit http://www.mainemall.com/ for more information.

The Art of Transportation: Works by Angela Trotta Thomas
1-2pm at the Boothbay Railway Village
See this first ever art exhibit inside the Museum’s 1847 Boothbay Town Hall by world-renown transportation artist Angela Trotta Thomas. Artist’s reception on Saturday, free and open to the public from 5 -7 p.m. Sunday lecture by the artist, free with Museum admission, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Visit http://railwayvillage.org/ for more information.

Events for Monday August 3rd        

MFA Visiting Artist Summer Lecture Series 2015: Robert Hobbs
5:30pm at the Maine College of Art
rt historian Dr. Robert Hobbs has held the Rhoda Thalhimer Endowed Chair at Virginia Commonwealth University since 1991 and has been a visiting professor at Yale University since 2004. Hobbs is recognized as a scholar, teacher, and curator, Hobbs specializes in both late modern and post-modern art.
Visit http://www.meca.edu/ for more information.

Poland Spring Concert Series
7pm at Poland Spring Preservation Park
37 Preservation Way in Poland
We have found some of the best musical talent in our area, so don’t miss out! We provide complimentary water, punch and cookies, and fun for the whole family over the course of more than an hour of entertainment!
Visit http://www.polandsprings.org/ for more information.

Story Walk
10-11am at Pineland Farms
15 Farm View Drive in New Gloucester
Join us on Monday mornings for a 1-mile stroll on our trails stopping to read along the way.
Visit http://www.pinelandfarms.org/ for more information.

 


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