Southern Maine Events Calendar
May 26th to June 1st
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Events for Tuesday May 26th
Red Carpet Gala Celebrating Local Young Filmmakers
6-8pm at Portland High School
All local student filmmakers who have submitted films to the 2015 Portland Children’s Film Festival will be honored at the annual Red Carpet Gala. This year’s Gala will take place on Thursday, March 26 at 6pm at Portland Public High School.
Visit http://www.portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com/ for more information.
Taco Tuesday/Movie Madness
8-11pm at Liquid Riot Bottling Company
Taco Tuesday/Movie Madness continues with John Hughes Month! Relive the glory days with the Brat Pack, beer, & $2 tacos. Listings can be found online and the movie rolls at 8 PM every Tuesday!
Visit http://liquidriot.com/ for more information.
Events for Wednesday May 27th
On the Way to School Film Screening
3:30-5pm at Portland Public Library
Portland’s Walking School Bus Program and the Portland Public Library are joining with the PCFF this year to offer a screening of the film: On the Way to School. Viewers of this film will accompany four groups of children in four remote locations in the world — the Kenyan wilderness, the hills of Patagonia, the Atlas Mountains and the Bay of Bengal — as they travel impossibly long, arduous and sometimes life-threatening journeys to attend class in distant schoolhouses.
Visit http://www.portlandchildrensfilmfestival.com/ fore more information.
Come Learn About Breakwater
8:30-10am at Breakwater School
856 Brighton Avenue in Portland
We invite prospective families to join us at 8:30 am in the Library. Head of School, David Sullivan, will introduce our school and teaching model as well as our integrated curriculum.
Visit http://www.breakwaterschool.org/ for more information.
Camille Davidson ’89: Stone Stories
9am-5pm at the Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street in Portland
Camille Davidson’s encaustic paintings are a tribute to the echoes of stories in beach stones she found during her artist residency in Baie Ste. Marie. In Davidson’s words, “The twists and turns, grooves and indentations, remind me of my own story.
Visit http://www.meca.edu/ for more information.
Wednesday Night Stomp
7-9:30pm at Acoustic Artisans
594 Congress Street in Portland Join us every Wednesday night at Acoustic Artisans from 7-9:30 for dancing to a variety of swing music. We have incredibly talented musicians who play live music for our dances, and we also have DJs playing music from the 1920s to today.
Visit http://www.portlandswingproject.com/ for more information.
Events for Thursday May 28th
28th Annual Information Technology Summit and Tradeshow
7:30am-4pm at the Holiday Inn by the Bay
88 Spring Street in Portland
Five hundred technology and management professionals will enjoy 15 workshops. 59 vendor booths, and a keynote address, “Insecurity in a Connected Planet” by Rear Admiral (Ret.) William Leigher of Raytheon Company.
Visit http://www.mtug.org/summit for more information.
Children’s Story Time
10:30am at the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum
Join us for a reading of a children’s book or two along with children’s activities in the museum.
Visit http://www.mainenarrowgauge.org/childrens-storytime/ for more information.
2015 KGDS Francine Bistro
6-8pm at Costal Maine Botanical Gradens
132 Botanical Gardens Drive in Boothbay
Chef Brian Hill of Francine Bistro, Shepherd’s Pie and Seabright in Camden, Maine creates perfectly balanced dishes using only the freshest local and organic produce, meats, cheeses and seafood.
Visit http://mainegardens.org/ for more information.
Events for Friday May 29th
Petit déjeuner du vendredi
7:30-8:30am at The Language Exchange
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.
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.
Visit http://www.mainehistory.org/ for more information.
Friday Night Comedy
7-8pm at Andy’s Old Port Pub
A quick one hour show featuring at least six local comics who know how to make you laugh!
Call 207-874-2639 for more information.
Events for Saturday May 30th
Electronic Waste Collection Event
Mahoney Middle School
240 Ocean Street, South Portland 04106
10am to 3pm, rain or shine
More info at www.riotcrew.org.
Taking Root Plant Sale
9am-2pm at Masonic Hall
65 Birbeau Drive in Brunswick
This benefit sale helps support the Brunswick Topsham Land Trust Tom Settlemire Community Garden, which includes the MCHPP Common Good Garden.
Friends of Feral Felines
9am-2pm at the Barron Center
1145 Brighton Avenue in Portland
A large selection of books will be available. Sales help to support Friends of Feral Felines’ efforts controlling and caring for feral and abandoned cats in south Maine.
Visit http://feralfelines.net for more information.
Maine College of Art Open House
10am-4pm at the Maine College of Art
Prospective students interested in MECA’s degree programs meet current students, faculty and staff; tour the campus; learn more about our programs; and have their portfolios reviewed for the application process.
Visit http://meca.edu for more information.
Archery With Bryant Pond 4-H Shooting Sports
11am-2pm at Maine Wildlife Park
55 Game Farm Road in Gray
Certified archery instructors will have equipment & targets to try your hand at this great family sport.
Visit http://www.maine.gov/ifw/education/wildlifepark/events.htm for more information.
Events for Sunday May 31st
Save Voices’ Annual Walk/Run To End Domestic Violence
9am-12pm at the Simard-Payne Police Memorial Park in Lewiston
Visit http://safevoices.org/ for more information.
Sea Kayak to Fort Gorges
9:30am-12:30pm at Portland Paddle
Cutter Street in Portland 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.
Spring Auto Show
9am-3pm at Owls Head Transportation Museum
117 Museum Street in Owls Head
Our first antique aeroplane shows of the year will dazzle the crowd as we kick off the summer season with kids activities, Model T rides and antique vehicle demonstrations.
Visit http://owlshead.org/events for more information.
Events for Monday June 1st
The Way We Wear: Fashion & Industry in the Nineteenth Century
At the Victoria Mansion 109 Danforth Street in Portland
Built between 1858 and 1860, Portland’s Victoria Mansion is among the finest surviving houses of the pre-Civil War period anywhere in the country. It is internationally recognized for its original interiors by noted cabinetmaker and designer Gustave Herter, which are more than ninety percent intact.
Visit www.victorimansion.org for more information.
First Parish Livable Wage Forum
6-7:15pm at First Parish of Portland
425 Congress Street in Portland
First Parish Public Forum business owners will provide insights on worker income and the minimum wage issue.
Visit http://firstparishportland.org/ for more information.