Community Calendar

Community Calendar

Southern Maine Events Calendar
June 30th to July 6th

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 June 30th

Pursuit of Liberty: the Search for Compromise in the Declaration of Independence
10am-5pm at the Maine Historical Society
The writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence was the result of debate, negotiation, and compromise. The Founding Fathers, building on principles of fair representation established in Britain’s Magna Carta, reached consensus when they ultimately declared the American colonies’ intention to separate from the British monarchy.
Visit http://mainehistory.org/ for more information.

Couch Surfers Meet
7 to 10pm at b.good
15 Exchange Street in 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://bgood.com/portland for more information.

Portland Sea Dogs vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats
7pm at Hadlock Field in Portland
Visit http://seadogs.com/ for tickets & information.

Salsa Making
10-11:30am at Pineland Farms
15 Farm View Drive in New Gloucester
We will harvest fresh veggies and herbs from our garden and learn how to make a farm-fresh salsa!
Visit http://pinelandfarms.org for more information.

Poetry in the Garden
6:30-8pm at Tate House Museum
1267 Westbrook Street in Portland
Two distinguished Portland poets, Marcia Brown and Alice Persons, will read selected works and discuss their poetry with attendees.
Visit http://www.tatehouse.org/ for more information.

Events for Wednesday July 1st

Pursuit of Liberty: the Search for Compromise in the Declaration of Independence
10am-5pm at the Maine Historical Society
The writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence was the result of debate, negotiation, and compromise. The Founding Fathers, building on principles of fair representation established in Britain’s Magna Carta, reached consensus when they ultimately declared the American colonies’ intention to separate from the British monarchy.
Visit http://mainehistory.org/ for more information.

Victoria Mansion Presents: The Way We Wear
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 http://victoriamansion.com/ for more information.

Paddleboard Yoga
6-7:30 at Portland Paddle
Cutter Street in Portland
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.

Intro to MHS: Library Tour
12pm at the Maine Historical Society Brown Library
489 Congress Street in Portland
This 45-minute tour of the Brown Library, fully renovated in 2009, takes participants throughout the library’s reading rooms and behind-the-scenes into the archive, normally closed to the public. Nicholas Noyes covers the history of the building, architectural details, the basics of doing research in the library, and even shares a few treasures from the collection.
Visit http://www.mainehistory.org/ for more information.

The Crowbait Club
7:30-10pm at Mayo Street Arts
10 Mayo Street in Portland
Crowbait Club holds a monthly 10 minute play Deathmatch the first Wednesday of every month. Anyone can submit a play, act or just spectate. The winning play is fully produced in CBC’s legendary annual short play festival “King of Crows”.
Visit http://thecrowbaitclub.org/ for more information.

Events for Thursday July 2nd

Portland Sea Dogs vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats
7pm at Hadlock Field in Portland
Visit http://seadogs.com/ for tickets & information.

Bath Heritage Days
Heritage Days in Bath, Maine is a four day festival happening from July 2 through July 5. The events are held throughout city’s downtown area and include the following fun and exciting activities for the entire family.
Visit http://bathheritagedays.com/ for more information.

Pursuit of Liberty: the Search for Compromise in the Declaration of Independence
10am-5pm at the Maine Historical Society
The writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence was the result of debate, negotiation, and compromise. The Founding Fathers, building on principles of fair representation established in Britain’s Magna Carta, reached consensus when they ultimately declared the American colonies’ intention to separate from the British monarchy.
Visit http://mainehistory.org/ for more information.

EAST TO EAST – Panel Discussion
5-7pm at the Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street in Portland
From the Far East to Down East / From the A-Bomb and Hiroshima to Indian Island and Home: A Panel Discussion between current ICA exhibiting artists elin o’Hara slavick and Shane C. Smith, with respondents photographer Peter Shellenberger and basketmaker Theresa Secord.
Visit http://www.meca.edu/ICA for more information.

Paddleboard Yoga
6-7:30 at Portland Paddle
Cutter Street in Portland
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.

$2 Friday
Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine
We strive to share the Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine experience with families who cannot afford our admission rates or who cannot come during our business hours.
Visit http://kitetails.org/ for more information.

Events for Friday July 3rd

Portland Sea Dogs vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats
6pm at Hadlock Field in Portland
Visit http://seadogs.com/ for tickets & information.

Heritage Days in Bath, Maine is a four day festival happening from July 2 through July 5. The events are held throughout city’s downtown area and include the following fun and exciting activities for the entire family.
Visit http://bathheritagedays.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://mainehistory.org/ for more information.

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.

Space, Place and Time
12-8pm at Phopa Gallery
132 Washington Avenue in Portland
Space, Place and Time combines photographic and sculptural works by Jay Gould. The work seeks to address the daunting task of photographing a reality that is often theoretical, ineffable and inaccessible by embracing a degree of poetic license.
Visit http://phopagallery.com/ for more information.

First Friday ArtWalk
5-8pm in Downtown Portland
Portland’s First Friday Art Walk is the state of Maine’s largest free monthly cultural event. Every month, rain, snow, sleet, or shine, the galleries, museums, alternative venues, and streets of downtown Portland celebrate the creative culture that makes us one of the best small cities in the country.
Visit http://liveworkportland.org/ for more information.

Events for Saturday July 4th

July 4th Portland
5pm at the Eastern Promenade park in Portland
July 4th Portland’s “Stars and Stripes Spectacular” will take place on Saturday, July 4th, 2015 at Eastern Promenade Park in Portland, Me. Come join us for a truly spectacular 4th of July!
Visit http://www.july4thportland.org/ for more information.

Heritage Days in Bath, Maine is a four day festival happening from July 2 through July 5. The events are held throughout city’s downtown area and include the following fun and exciting activities for the entire family.
Visit http://bathheritagedays.com/ for more information.

Paddleboard Yoga
6-7:30 at Portland Paddle
Cutter Street in Portland
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.

A Public Reading and Display of the Declaration of Independence
12pm at the Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street in Portland
Join MHS to celebrate the Fourth of July with a public reading, by former State Representative Herb Adams, of the Declaration of Independence in front of the Longfellow House at 489 Congress Street. Lemonade and cookies will be served following the reading, which is free.
Visit http://www.mainehistory.org/ for more information.

b.good Music Night!
7-9pm at b.good Portland
15 Exchange Street in Portland
Come see some of the best local music Portland has to offer.
Visit http://www.bgood.com/portland/ for more information.

Independence Day at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad
4:30pm at Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company & Museum
Maine Narrow Gauge RailBeginning at 4:30pm, the train will be departing from Ocean Gateway for ONE WAY rides to the Independence Day Festivities on the Eastern Prom (at Cutter Street). We’ll be offering continuous rides between 4:30pm and 8:30pm. We are not charging a fee but we’ll be accepting donations!oad Company & Museum.
Visit http://www.mainenarrowgauge.org/ for more information.

Events for Sunday July 5th

Heritage Days in Bath, Maine is a four day festival happening from July 2 through July 5. The events are held throughout city’s downtown area and include the following fun and exciting activities for the entire family.
Visit http://bathheritagedays.com/ 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.
Visit http://portlandpaddle.net/ for more information.

Pursuit of Liberty: the Search for Compromise in the Declaration of Independence
10am-5pm at the Maine Historical Society
The writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence was the result of debate, negotiation, and compromise. The Founding Fathers, building on principles of fair representation established in Britain’s Magna Carta, reached consensus when they ultimately declared the American colonies’ intention to separate from the British monarchy.
Visit http://mainehistory.org/ for more information.

Catch and Release Fishing Demonstration
1pm at L.L. Bean Discovery Park
95 Main Street in Freeport
Join us every Saturday and Sunday 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://llbean.com/ for more information.

Open House
10am-3pm at Spring Point Ledge Lighthouse
Lighthouse Circle in South Portland
Due to the steep ladders in the lighthouse, children must meet a height requirement of 51″ to be admitted. Bare feet will not be permitted and visitors are discouraged from wearing flip-flop style shoes. Cast iron decks may be slippery at times.
Visit http://springpointlight.org/ for more information.

Events for Monday July 6th

Pursuit of Liberty: the Search for Compromise in the Declaration of Independence
10am-5pm at the Maine Historical Society
The writing and signing of the Declaration of Independence was the result of debate, negotiation, and compromise. The Founding Fathers, building on principles of fair representation established in Britain’s Magna Carta, reached consensus when they ultimately declared the American colonies’ intention to separate from the British monarchy.
Visit http://mainehistory.org/ for more information.

MFA Visiting Artist Summer Lecture Series 2015: Mary Reid Kelley & Patrick
5:30 at the Maine College of Art
522 Congress Street in Portland
Reid Kelley presents her take on the clash between utopian ideologies and the realities of women’s lives in the struggle for liberation and through political strife, wars, and other historical events.
Visit http://www.meca.edu/ for more information.

Comedy Club Night!
7:30-9:30 at b.good
15 Exchange Street in Portland
Come join us in the b.good lounge upstairs for a night of laughs and entertainment! Local comics will be on the scene to make for quite a night, and while you’re here, have some b.good with us!
Visit http://bgood.com/portland 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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