West African Drum and Dance Classes
Oct
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

West African Drum and Dance Classes

World renowned master teacher, Youssouf Koumbassa returns to Portland, Maine for a special West African Dance Class.    *All levels welcome. No experience necessary.*

Master village drummer, Namory Keita will begin the night with a Drum Class, and lead the smoking live drumming accompaniment for Dance Class.

Pre-registration is encouraged, to make best use of time on October 24th. Pre-register in any Tuesday dance class with Marita Kennedy-Castro: https://embodytherhythm.com/ Or contact Marita directly for pre-registration info at: https://embodytherhythm.com/contact/

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Butterfield Series: Linda Orsi Robinson
Oct
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

Butterfield Series: Linda Orsi Robinson

Linda Orsi Robinson is a Maine-based nurse-midwife whose international work has talkine to her Malawi, Samoa and the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Mother of Five who practices in Bar Harbor will be sharing a mixture of her teaching, nursing and other experiences in remote parts of the third world.  Check out her blog at Linda Orsi Robinson.  For more information about the Butterfield Series, contact Trinity Church

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Labyrinth Walks
Oct
19
4:00pm 4:00pm

Labyrinth Walks

Trinity is proud that this is the 10th year that it offers public labyrinth walks. If you haven’t tried – it’s a wonderful opportunity for quiet meditation and to wind down from the week. In Lincoln Hall at Trinity Church.  Free and open to all.   

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BCNA: Meet the Candidates - Understand the Issues
Oct
17
7:00pm 7:00pm

BCNA: Meet the Candidates - Understand the Issues

Election day is Nov 7!   Get the information you need about the candidates for District 4 seat on City Council, Justin Costa and Kimberly Rich and At-Large Councilor seat - Joseph Brunelle, Jill Duson, and Bree Lacasse.  Also learn more about 4 ballot questions - rent control, zoning change, 2 school and 4 school bonds.     FMI contact Back Cove Neighborhood Association. 

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Emotional Value Auction and Closing Reception
Oct
14
12:00pm12:00pm

Emotional Value Auction and Closing Reception

Out of Sorts ends with an Emotional Value Auction on Saturday, October 14th from 12-5 pm. Anyone interested in releasing an object they desire to pass on to someone who will value it and know its history can participate by dropping the item off at SPEEDWELL projects Saturday, October 7 from 12-6 after emailing a statement about the object and why it is time to let it go to adrianeherman@gmail.com. “Bids” will take the form of written statements of interest in an item. At the end of the “auction,” each item’s owner has the option of bestowing the item onto someone whose written bid they find moving. You needn't let an item go or bid on anything to witness these meaningful exchanges between strangers. 

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Artist Talk
Oct
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Artist Talk

Experience Broker, Adriane Herman will discuss why and how this collaborative undertaking came to fruition, highlighting the the assistance of the myriad people who made it happen, including staff at ecomaine, which incinerates trash and processes recycling for one third of Maine, providing comprehensive long-term solid waste solutions in a safe, environmentally responsible, economically sound manner, and is a leader in raising public awareness of sustainable waste management strategies.

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Anything Helps God Bless.
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Anything Helps God Bless.

  • Portland Ballet Studio Theatre (map)
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Panhandlers on the median strip versus the City of Portland: The conscience of a community is tested when Portland must come to grips with conflicted feelings about homelessness, giving, and individual freedom, as the proposal of a simple public safety ordinance unleashes a torrent of passionate, sometimes outrageous response from all sides that ultimately leads to a heated court battle over Constitutional rights!

Anything Helps God Bless is a one-of-a-kind collaborative theater piece by writers Al D'Andrea and MK Wolfe, with contributions by the ensemble of actors, all of whom did research and conducted interviews of the major players in the 2012 to 2015 median strip controversy that made waves in the Portland political and cultural scene, which are still being felt today. The funny, touching, and ultimately life-affirming story is told in the words of the players themselves: mayors, city councilors, advocates, lawyers, police, neighborhood association heads, the press, the public, and of course, the panhandlers themselves. 

FMI go to Snowlion Repertory Company. 

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CAFAM Moon Festival
Oct
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

CAFAM Moon Festival

Gaze at the full Harvest moon and share an evening of festivities together!  The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) annual Moon Festival celebration is a potluck dinner, entertainment, poetry & singing and as always mooncakes.   Come and celebrate this Chinese holiday together. All welcome!  FMI contact CAFAM.  Admission is free; bring a dish to share. 

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Blessing of the Animals
Oct
1
11:15am11:15am

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals,  Rev Larry Weeks will bless all pets, living or stuffed, at the fountain in Trinity Park.   All are welcome, regardless of spiritual affiliation. Bring your pets to the fountain at 11:00 AM! 

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Ryan Blotnick - Jazz Guitarist
Sep
29
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ryan Blotnick - Jazz Guitarist

  • Meloon Chapel, Woodfords Congregational Church (map)
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Conservatory of Music will host guitarist Ryan Blotnick's CD release event for "Kush," featuring R.J. Miller on drums & the remarkable Michael Blake on saxophone. Mr. Botnick, a well-traveled and widely acclaimed guitarist composer currently lives in Bar Harbor. The state is well served by having a musician of his caliber in residence here.

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Smart Corridor: Public meeting on Forest Ave plan
Sep
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Smart Corridor: Public meeting on Forest Ave plan

The Portland Planning Department, in conjunction with the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS) and the WSP USA consultant team, will be holding a second public meeting on the Portland – South Portland Smart Corridor Plan that will focus on potential ways to balance vehicular traffic, public transit service, and pedestrian and bicycle access along the Forest Avenue segment of the corridor, and to accommodate increased travel demand from proposed developments in Portland. A preliminary evaluation of alternatives will be presented, and you will have an opportunity to share your feedback and strengthen the conceptual designs.

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Community Youth Group
Sep
17
4:00pm 4:00pm

Community Youth Group

Three neighboring churches, Hope.Gate.Way, Trinity Episcopal Church and Woodfords Congregational Church have just started a new Youth Group and we’re meeting again next Sunday afternoon, 4-6 pm, at Trinity Episcopal Church (580 Forest Ave) for games, dinner, and good conversation. The following gathering will be Sunday, October 15, when we’ll participate in the CROP Walk (12:45 pm), to help fight hunger locally and globally. Invite a friend! Questions? Contact Youth Group Coordinator Katie Holicky: katie@hopegateway.com.

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Portland Conservatory of Music Open House and Auditions
Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Portland Conservatory of Music Open House and Auditions

Portland Conservatory of Music Open House and Auditions will include an instrument petting zoo, a balloon twister, story station this year where students and faculty can share their stories about PCM and their love of music refreshments.  Auditions for ensembles, scholarships and the Karger College Prep program will begin at 4 p.m.

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Hedwig and the Angry Inch (3 more shows!)
Aug
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (3 more shows!)

"Holding court this weekend at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater is a captivating glam-rocker, a fabulous chanteuse who will rock, rage, dish, and tell all — of love, division, unification, and the genital stub that was the cost of her emigration to America. Yes, it’s Hedwig, the “internationally ignored song stylist” of John Cameron Mitchell’s wildly beloved Hedwig and the Angry Inch, onstage in a tight, zinging show by Cast Aside Productions, directed by Celeste! Green and David Surkin."  Read review in the The Portland Phoenix

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Fiddler on the Roof - Stages Youth Theatre
Aug
18
to Aug 20

Fiddler on the Roof - Stages Youth Theatre

STAGES Youth Theater is a year-round youth theater company, presenting a full season of fully-staged, professional-quality all-student productions. STAGES registers our students on a non-competitive basis, and strives to maintain a nurturing, process-based rehearsal environment at all times. Now in our tenth year, we currently reach hundreds of students each week through our productions and as part of our innovative “STAGES in the Schools” program.

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Unlock Your Potential - Talk with Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Dorje
Aug
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Unlock Your Potential - Talk with Buddhist Monk Gen Kelsang Dorje

This is a special talk by Gen Kelsang Dorje, a Buddhist monk and qualified teacher who spent years teaching in the Greater Boston area with the Serlingpa Meditation Center. He is now the Resident Teacher of the Kadampa Meditation Center Chicago. We are very happy to have him back to visit and share this essential Buddhist wisdom. 

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