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Music calendar

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Tuesday, July 8

Tall Horse with Lisa/Liza and Mouth Washington at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $5; 9 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

John Hiatt & the Combo with The Robert Cray Band at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $30-$55; Doors at 7 p.m.
www.statetheatreportland.com

Wednesday, July 9

CLASH: Steely Dan vs Doobie Brothers at Empire, 575 Congress St., Portland, $6; 10 p.m.
www.portlandempire.com

Nouveau-Expo with The Effects at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Zach Deputy at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10 adv/$12 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Thursday, July 10

Wicked Good Fiddlin’ at the Portland Public Library. Don and Cindy Roy play in support of an exhibit currently on display Thursday, July 10 at 1 p.m. Free. This exhibit was curated by Irish Night friends Tom Wilsbach and Paul Wells.
portcityblue.com

The Portland Downtown District and the State Theatre are excited to announce the kick off of the 2014 Alive @ 5 free outdoor concerts this summer in Monument Square. On July 10, The London Souls will tear it up with their classic, hard-hitting rock and roll with special guests the Kenya Hall Band. 5 p.m.
www.portlandmaine.com   

Travis Humphrey & the Honky-Tonk Love Machine — Americana, Summer Concert series, 7 p.m., at Fort Sumner on North Street, Portland.
EasternPromenade.org

Dinosaur Jr with OGRE at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $25; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts
Rebecca Kingsley at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $12; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Murcielago Whale Oil After Party at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $5; Doors at 7:30 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Friday, July 11

The Mallett Brothers Band, Spose, The Wrecking and The Other Bones at the State Theatre, 609 Congress St., Portland. $15 presale/$18 adv/$20 day of show; Doors at 6 p.m.
www.statetheatreportland.com

Grandmaster Flash with Mike Be & Jay Caron at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $15; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

Hot Day at the Zoo with Roosevelt Dime at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $10; 9 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Rising Appalachia at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $10 adv/$12 day of show; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com

Saturday, July 12

The Maine Music Awards Hall of Fame Show, 7 p.m. at the Cumberland County Civic Center. “Featuring full music sets by this year’s inductees: Don McLean, Howie Day, Dave Mallett & Ellis Paul. Special music performances by Devonsquare, The Mallett Brothers Band, Carol Noonan with special Hosts Cindy Williams and Pat Callaghan News Anchors of NBC 6 Portland. ... Tickets: Tickets $39, $49, $69 -All Seats Reserved. Ticket price includes $2 per ticket facility fee. $1 per ticket will be donated to our beneficiary: The United Way of Greater Portland. VIP seating and arrangements on floor at:theMaineMusicAwards.com. Don McLean. Ellis Paul, Howie Day and Dave Mallett will be performing best of sets.  The show will be a major presentation of Maine’s most esteemed artists with numerous celebrities, hosts and presenters. The show is being filmed for a major television special and DVD release for the holiday season.”

Dev at ASYLUM, 121 Center St., Portland. $15; Doors at 8 p.m.
www.portlandasylum.com/concerts

Twin Berlin, Texarkana, John Finison & Geoff Zimmerman at Flask, 117 Spring St., Portland
http://flasklounge.com

Eliah Pines CD Release Party at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $7; 8 p.m.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com

Sunday, July 13

Circa Survive, with Ume and The Box Tiger at Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., Portland. $20 adv/$22 day of show; Doors at 7 p.m.
www.portcitymusichall.com


Wednesday, July 16

Lee Koch delivers original “Soulful Americana” songs by means of harmonica, guitar, and voice; at One Longfellow Square, 181 State St., Portland, $7; 8 p.m. $10 adv/$12 day of show.
www.onelongfellowsquare.com or leekochmusic.com

 

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Saturday, July 19

49th annual Yarmouth Clam Festival
7 a.m. Yarmouth Clam Festival, July 18-20. Clam Festival schedule for Saturday, July 19, includes: 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., “Blueberry Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast includes 2 golden pancakes, plain or blueberry, topped with real Cabot butter and maple syrup, a sausage patty, and your choice of two beverages (choose from juice, coffee, and milk) ($8). Don’t like pancakes? Order a breakfast sandwich for $3! Organized by the Yarmouth High School Junior Class. Location: Memorial Green; 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Flapjack Breakfast. Enjoy a hearty breakfast for the busy day of fun ahead. You’ll get 2 good-sized buttermilk pancakes (with or without blueberries), 2 link sausages, regular or decaf coffee (from Portland’s Coffee by Design), and milk or orange juice — all for only $7.. Location: First Parish Church; 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., 33rd Annual Pat’s Pizza 5 Mile Road Race.” http://clamfestival.com
The Maine Market in Westbrook
8 a.m. to noon. “Something new is happening in Westbrook and it’s called The Maine Market. This is a new weekly event being held by the Westbrook-Gorham Chamber of Commerce and will be held every Saturday from July 12 to Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Come shop for many items from Maine Artists, enjoy some local food, listen to great music and watch a variety of entertainment!” http://www.westbrookmaine.com/live-learn-work-play/community-events#Brook
OOB Salvation Army Indoor Sale
8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Old Orchard Beach Salvation Army will hold its annual Indoor Sale on Saturday, July 19, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Salvation Army Tabernacle on the corner of Union Avenue and Sixth Street in Orchard Beach. “Mark your calendar as this is always a very well attended event. Items for sale will include baked goods, handcrafted items, books, household goods, jewelry, Christmas decorations, miscellaneous items as well as a coffee break and lunch menu items. Proceeds of the sale will be used to assist with various projects and programs which will benefit many individuals located in the community as well as funds will support the world mission program.  For further information or details for donating, please call 937-3249  or 934-4381.”
Casco Bay Island Transit District summer meeting
9:30 a.m.  Casco Bay Island Transit District annual summer board meeting. “Please remember to join us aboard the Bay Mist on Saturday, July 19th for the CBITD Board of Directors Meeting. We will leave the terminal in Portland at 9:30 a.m., stop at each island to pick up passengers, and will return to Portland at approximately 3 p.m. 9:30 a.m. Portland Terminal; 9:50 a.m. Peaks Island; 10 a.m. Little Diamond; 10:10 a.m. Great Diamond – State Pier; 10:25 a.m. Great Diamond – Diamond Cove; 10:40 a.m. Long Island; 11:05 a.m. Chebeague Island; 11:20 a.m. Cliff Island; 11:30 a.m. Annual Meeting aboard the Bay Mist. The meeting is expected to last an hour to an hour and a half. Lunch will be available. We welcome your questions and comments at this meeting.” http://www.cascobaylines.com/ferry-news/
Storyteller Odds Bodkin in Cape
10:30 a.m. “Internationally renowned storyteller Odds Bodkin returns to the Thomas Memorial Library on Saturday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. for a morning of storytelling with musical accompaniment and sound effects celebrating the magic of nature. With character voices that charm children and a harp, two twelve-string guitars and an alto recorder, Odds Bodkin will share four very different nature stories in this hour-long family performance, suitable for all ages. If the weather permits, Bodkin will perform outside. The event is free! For more information, please visit the library’s website at www.ThomasMemorialLibrary.org.” Thomas Memorial Library, 6 Scott Dyer Road, Cape Elizabeth.
‘The Wreck of the Otraska’
10:30 a.m. “‘The Wreck of the Otraska’: On a warm morning in October 1861 seven young men sailed forth from Portland for a day of fishing aboard the Otraska. A sudden squall surprised them and led to the sinking of the vessel and the deaths of all but one. Stroll through Evergreen as you listen to the tale of the Otraska, her crew, their lives and demise.” Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tour. http://www.friendsofevergreen.org/tours
‘Pirate Day’ at the Fort Knox site
11 a.m. “The Friends of Fort Knox are sponsoring their annual ‘Pirate Day’ at the Fort Knox State Historic Site, Prospect, Saturday, July 19, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. In addition, the professional pirates of the Dark Rose and their vaunted ship the ‘Must Roos’ will be plying the waters of the Penobscot River, letting loose cannon fire at the pirate cannon battery at the Fort. This is the ideal event for all those who have harbored a secret desire to be a pirate. Those wishing to participate in this event are asked to don their best pirate costume and practice pirate speech and accent. The pirates will engage in a cannon firing demonstrations, sword fighting, gunplay and creating general mayhem. … Those planning to attend the event are encouraged to form car-pools as there is limited public parking at the Fort. Visitors may want to bring a picnic, as there will be no food other than snacks in the gift shop. An event donation of $3 per person is requested above the regular Fort admission fee to cover the cost of hiring the pirates. … Following Pirate Day, join the East Coast Ghost Trackers on a guided tour of Fort Knox, 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., in search of ghosts and paranormal phenomena. There will be hourly tours and limited capacity. Minimum age is 12. Advanced reservations and pre-payment required. Please bring a flashlight to this event. Those interested in going on a ghost tour should contact the Friends of Fort Knox at 469-6553. The cost of the tour is $15 per person. Note: Tickets are non-refundable.”
Portland Paddle on the Presumpscot River
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Portland Paddle, a sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) outfitter based at Portland’s East End Beach, is partnering with the City of Westbrook to offer paddling opportunities on the Presumpscot River three days a week this summer. ... Paddlers can enjoy a beautiful stretch of the Presumpscot River between Saccarappa Falls and the historic Elms. The calm water of the Presumpscot makes it an ideal paddling location for all skill levels. Portland Paddle on the Presumpscot will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the summer. On Wednesday evenings Riverbank Park will also play host to a variety of local musicians through Westbrook’s Summer Concert Series, providing the opportunity to enjoy live music while exploring the river.  On Saturday mornings Portland Paddle will share the park with the Westbrook-Gorham Maine Market, a weekly festival of local food, local crafts, music, street performances, family activities, and more. ... For more information on Portland Paddle, including our rates and schedule, visit portlandpaddle.net.”
Maine Student Film and Video Festival
12:30 p.m. “The 37th Maine Student Film and Video Festival (MSFVF) presentation screening and awards ceremony will be hosted at the Waterville Opera House on Saturday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Maine International Film Festival. MSFVF is open to Maine students in grades K- 12. Judges for this year’s festival included Ana Foy, Cinematographer, Independent Filmmaker, and Instructor at Maine Media Workshops & College; and Laura Ozment Schenck, Executive Producer, TV and Special Projects at Maine Public Broadcasting network. The panel of judges evaluated the students’ film submissions by division – Pre-teen (grades K – 6); Junior (grades 7 – 8); and Senior (grades 9 – 12) – on the basis of originality, content, style, and technique. The panel received a total of 44 submissions from all over the state of Maine. The MSFVF Grand Prize winner is Connor Smith of York High School for his short film titled, ‘The Mask.’ ‘The Mask’ is a film about a boy’s dream-like experience that results in a tragic accident. Smith will receive a full pass to the Maine International Film Festival and a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.  The Huey Student Award winner is Chris Choyce of Fryeburg Academy with his entry of ‘Camping Misadventures,’ a charming animation illustrating tips to improve a camping experience in the woods, for which he will receive a cash prize of $100. The Maine Student Film and Video Festival is sponsored by the Maine Alliance of Media Arts and the Maine Film Center.  The 37th MSFVF is co-directed by Huey, founder of the festival and independent filmmaker from Portland, and Gemma Scott, Graduate Assistant and Technology Integrator at University of Maine. ... The MSFVF screening will be followed by a free public reception for the young filmmakers, their families, friends, and audience members at 2:30 p.m. at Jorgensen’s Cafe, 103 Main Street in Waterville.”
‘The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story’
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ext 231. Tickets now on sale for the following dates: Friday, July 18, show at 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 20, show at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 23, show at 3 p.m.; Thursday, July 24, shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Friday, July 25, show at 4  p.m.; Saturday, July 26, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, show at 4 p.m. “About The Road to Hope An Elephant’s Story: Meet Hope, a girl who dreams of being an elephant, and meet Rosie, an elephant who dreams of being free. Discover how Rosie and Hope journey from feeling alone and misunderstood to understanding what friendship really means. This play is inspired by the true story of Rosie, a retired circus elephant living at Hope Elephant Sanctuary.” www.kitetails.org.
Osprey Watch at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys any time from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Wheelchair accessible. Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465. … Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends and holidays at 2 p.m. through July 31. … Programs last about one hour, weather permitting. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission.” Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.
Laura Scott Dance Group
and Highland Soles
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. “We’re excited to announce a major concert by Laura Scott Dance Group and Highland Soles on Saturday, July 19 at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater (509 Forest Ave), shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $18 at door; $15 in advance at www.highlandsoles.com. Matinee discounts for students and seniors are $15 at door, $12 in advance. This virtuosic blend of modern and traditional music and dance rooted in Scotland and Cape Breton includes choreographies by Laura Scott for up to six dancers, and musical numbers by Highland Soles featuring Ed Pearlman on fiddle, Neil Pearlman on piano, with Lilly Pearlman, Jesse Pearlman and guitarist Bethany Waickman. A featured dancer from New York is Anna Massey, especially in the choreography called ‘Looking Back’ depicting both the sadness and joy of leaving one’s homeland for a new unknown culture across the sea. This mostly family band is based in South Portland, with some members from New York, Boston and Portland.”
The 25th annual Lobster Bowl
6 p.m. “The 25th annual Lobster Bowl will be played on Saturday, July 19 at Waterhouse Field in Biddeford. All athletes will be honored on Friday night, July 18 at a banquet at the Ramada Inn of Lewiston. Mike Judge, assistance football coach at the U.S. Naval Academy and Imperial Sir, Jim Cain will be the featured speakers. All alumni coaches and players are invited to participate in a reception at 3 p.m. at the field prior to the game. … The 25th Annual Lobster Bowl will be played on Saturday, July 19 with kick-off at 6 p.m. Being the 25th annual game, we are hoping that a number of alumni players and coaches will participate in our pre-game ceremonies. Like all the past games, 100 percent of the net proceeds of this year’s game go to the benefit of the Shriners Children Hospital and the Shriners Burns Institutes … Currently, we have over 125, 000 active patients in our hospital system, some 1500 of which live here in Maine.” Questions: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
‘As You Like It’ by Fenix Theatre
6:30 p.m. “‘As You Like It,’ by W. Shakespeare, directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre’s celebrated ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. except Saturday, July 26, we will be performing on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are free to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray.  Please come early and sit close, actors are not amplified (we can’t afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you’ll get.” Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland. http://www.fenixtheatre.com/#!contact-us
‘The Wizard Of Oz’ in Freeport
7 p.m. “The Wizard Of Oz,” July 17-27 at at Freeport Performing Arts Center. “The Wizard Of Oz,” adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum and the MGM movie. Musical. “Family friendly. Freeport Players is partnering with Freeport Family Performing Arts to bring this hugely popular story to life in spectacular style. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion will share the FPAC stage with a host of munchkins, flying monkeys, witches good and bad, Ozians and more. Entertainment for kids from 8-80.” Friday through Sunday, 7 p.m. http://www.fcponline.org/schedule.htm
‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’
7:30 p.m. “Seven Brides For Seven Brothers” at Maine State Music Theatre. “Goin’ courtin’” has never been so much fun! Bursting with rambunctious energy, ‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’ is the rip-roaring story of Millie, a young bride living in 1850s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the enthusiastic brothers take matters into their own hands. The biggest dance spectacle to hit the main stage since 42nd Street! Sing, dance and laugh till it hurts!” Brunswick on the Bowdoin College campus. July 16 to Aug. 2. Tickets are available through the MSMT Box Office at 725-8769 or online at www.msmt.org.
‘Fiddler on the Roof’
7:30 p.m. “Schoolhouse Arts Center will present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ from July 3-27. ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is a musical theatre tradition, touching audiences around the world with its warmth, humor, and honesty.  The story is set in the small village of Anatevka where Tevye, a poor Jewish dairyman, and his wife are trying to raise five daughters at a time of great social change and anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. … Performances of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ will be held July 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.  Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35.  Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets on-line at www.schoolhousearts.org.”
‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’
8:30 p.m. “One of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce Billy Elliot! This amazing show features Elton John’s spectacular score and an inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.” Ogunquit Playhouse. June 25 to July 26. “The 82nd season boasts an extraordinary lineup of some of Broadway’s greatest hits including two beloved classics and three regional premieres.” Evenings: Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. at 8:30 p.m., Sundays, 7 p.m.; Matinees: Wed.-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.;  Sat., 3 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/contact/directions
Maine International Film Festival MIFFONEDGE
9 p.m. Open daily, Saturday, July 12 through Saturday, July 19, 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. “A cutting edge exhibit that explores the intersection of art and film will once again accompany the Maine International Film Festival. MIFFONEDGE Vol. 2 brings together seven artists’ work in one exhibit, which opens July 12 and runs through July 19 at Common Street Arts, in Waterville. Featuring exciting and innovative work spanning decades of moving image history, MIFFONEDGE pushes the boundaries of commonly accepted notions of cinema. ... The artists and works featured in the exhibit are: Peggy Ahwesh: Pittsburgh Trilogy, 1983; John A. Coffer: Tintype Movies, 2005; Devon Damonte: Devonimations, various years; Dustin Grella: Animation Hotline Hotspots, 2014; Robin Mandel: Moving (Relative Strangers No. 5), 2011; Scott Minzy, Room with a View, 2014; and Brook White: Postcards from India, The New South Project. Visitors to the exhibit will also have the opportunity to participate in a communal hand-drawn film activity. In addition to the free drop-in exhibition at Common Street Arts, MIFFONEDGE also includes several events, including a performance by the Psychedelic Cinema Orchestra on July 19. The performance is a combination of Super 8 films shot by Ken Brown from 1967-1969 at The Boston Tea Party, the city’s premiere rock club, and orchestral music. Common Street Arts will also host ... a MIFFONEDGE wrap party on Saturday, July 19 at 9 p.m. Started in 2013, MIFFONEDGE complements the regular film screenings and offer audiences an opportunity to view experimental works and examine the intersections of art and the moving image.”

Sunday, July 20

Yarmouth Clam Festival
7 a.m. Yarmouth Clam Festival, July 18-20. Clam Festival schedule for Sunday, July 20, include: 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., “Blueberry Pancake Breakfast. Breakfast includes 2 golden pancakes, plain or blueberry, topped with real Cabot butter and maple syrup, a sausage patty, and your choice of two beverages (choose from juice, coffee, and milk) ($8). Don’t like pancakes? Order a breakfast sandwich for $3! Organized by the Yarmouth High School Junior Class. Location: Memorial Green; 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., Flapjack Breakfast. Enjoy a hearty breakfast for the busy day of fun ahead. You’ll get 2 good-sized buttermilk pancakes (with or without blueberries), 2 link sausages, regular or decaf coffee (from Portland’s Coffee by Design), and milk or orange juice — all for only $7. Location: First Parish Church; 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 34th annual Men’s & Women’s Bike Race. Watch the Men’s and Women’s bike racers tackle the 3.6 mile course starting on Main Street. $1,500 in prizes and primes. Location: Main Street at Memorial Green.” http://clamfestival.com
Tri for a Cure
7:30 a.m. “Each year, over a thousand women gather in South Portland to swim, bike & run as they Tri for a Cure in Maine’s only all-women’s triathlon.” 7:15 a.m. Opening ceremony at Spring Point Beach; 7:30 a.m. Vendor and Display Area re-opens in Lot BB behind Campus Center; 7:30 a.m. Race begins — Survivor swim waves first at Spring Point Beach. “Founded in 2008 by Julie Marchese and Abby Bliss, the Tri for a Cure has become the largest triathlon in the state of Maine, providing a gorgeous race course alone the shores of Cape Elizabeth and South Portland. This event consists of a USAT-sanctioned 1/3 mile swim, a 15 mile bike ride and a 3-mile run. The Tri for a Cure is an unique opportunity for women to engage in the fight against cancer here in Maine. Our triathletes share a unique bond; some are cancer survivors, others are racing in support of their loved ones, but all of them share the desire to create a cancer-free Maine.” http://triforacure.org/dates-times
Portland Paddle on the Presumpscot River
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. “Portland Paddle, a sea kayak and stand-up paddleboard (SUP) outfitter based at Portland’s East End Beach, is partnering with the City of Westbrook to offer paddling opportunities on the Presumpscot River three days a week this summer. ... Paddlers can enjoy a beautiful stretch of the Presumpscot River between Saccarappa Falls and the historic Elms. The calm water of the Presumpscot makes it an ideal paddling location for all skill levels. Portland Paddle on the Presumpscot will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and noon to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays throughout the summer. On Wednesday evenings Riverbank Park will also play host to a variety of local musicians through Westbrook’s Summer Concert Series, providing the opportunity to enjoy live music while exploring the river.  On Saturday mornings Portland Paddle will share the park with the Westbrook-Gorham Maine Market, a weekly festival of local food, local crafts, music, street performances, family activities, and more. ... For more information on Portland Paddle, including our rates and schedule, visit portlandpaddle.net.”
Carroll at Freeport Players’ ‘The Wizard of Oz’
12:30 p.m. “Freeport Players announces an exciting addition to its blockbuster July production of ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ on the 75th anniversary of the beloved 1939 MGM movie. Willard Carroll, the premier collector of original Wizard of Oz memorabilia and originator of the National Oz Museum, will speak before the matinee performance on Sunday, July 20, at 12:30 p.m. Carroll will also answer questions about his collection and the museum, and will show a brief video.  He began collecting Oz items as a child, and owns thousands of them, including the hourglass used by the Wicked Witch, an original costume worn by one of the Lollipop Guild Munchkins, and a dress worn by Judy Garland.  He also has toys, posters, lunchboxes and more.  Carroll will bring an original poster to show.  The talk and performances are at Freeport Performing Arts Center, Holbrook St., Freeport. Willard Carroll is an Emmy Award-winning producer, writer, and director with more than 200 hours of motion picture and television credits. His films include the all-star drama ‘Playing by Heart’ and the musical-comedy ‘Marigold.’ As an author, Carroll’s books include ‘I, Toto: The Autobiography of the Dog Who Was Toto.’ Together with Tom Wilhite, he has established the National Oz Museum (www.nationalozmuseum.com) to house the world’s most comprehensive collection devoted to The Wizard of Oz.  It will open in Camden, Maine, in the near future.”
10th Annual Victorian Tea at the Seminary
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Step back in time as you relive the days of yore. Our guest of honor is ‘Kismet’ (a female barbershop quartet). Partake in a light repast of Victorian victuals and teas served in an elegantly decorated 1832 building. Music by harpist, Jane Wilcox Hively. Sunday, July 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. FMI: 603-539-5233 or 207-793-8825.”
Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tour
2 p.m. The Charitable Mechanics Association. “In 1815 Portland’s manufacturers and mechanics — architects, masons, furniture makers, bakers, tailors, ship builders, etc. — formed an organization for their mutual benefit and to provide educational opportunities for their apprentices. The association still exists and is centered in its 1857 building at the corner of Casco and Congress Street. The tour will focus on 19th century business and trade leaders who worked together via the Association to strengthen Portland’s economy.” Friends of Evergreen Historic Walking Tour. http://www.friendsofevergreen.org/tours
Hike with the Ranger at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Enjoy the best that the park has to offer in this season on a hike with a knowledgeable guide. 2 p.m., meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, 1 hour program, weather permitting. … Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465. … Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends and holidays at 2 p.m. through July 31. … Programs last about one hour, weather permitting. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission.” Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.
‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’
2 p.m. “One of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce Billy Elliot! This amazing show features Elton John’s spectacular score and an inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.” Ogunquit Playhouse. June 25 to July 26. “The 82nd season boasts an extraordinary lineup of some of Broadway’s greatest hits including two beloved classics and three regional premieres.” Evenings: Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. at 8:30 p.m., Sundays, 7 p.m.; Matinees: Wed.-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.;  Sat., 3 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/contact/directions
‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “‘Goin’ courtin’ has never been so much fun! Bursting with rambunctious energy, ‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’ is the rip-roaring story of Millie, a young bride living in 1850’s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the enthusiastic brothers take matters into their own hands. The biggest dance spectacle to hit the main stage since 42nd Street! Sing, dance and laugh till it hurts!” Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater on the campus of Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. http://msmt.org
‘The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story’
4 p.m. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ext 231. Tickets now on sale for the following dates: Friday, July 18, show at 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 20, show at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 23, show at 3 p.m.; Thursday, July 24, shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Friday, July 25, show at 4  p.m.; Saturday, July 26, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, show at 4 p.m. “About The Road to Hope An Elephant’s Story: Meet Hope, a girl who dreams of being an elephant, and meet Rosie, an elephant who dreams of being free. Discover how Rosie and Hope journey from feeling alone and misunderstood to understanding what friendship really means. This play is inspired by the true story of Rosie, a retired circus elephant living at Hope Elephant Sanctuary.” www.kitetails.org.
‘Fiddler on the Roof’
5 p.m. “Schoolhouse Arts Center will present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ from July 3-27. ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is a musical theatre tradition, touching audiences around the world with its warmth, humor, and honesty.  The story is set in the small village of Anatevka where Tevye, a poor Jewish dairyman, and his wife are trying to raise five daughters at a time of great social change and anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. … Performances of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ will be held July 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.  Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35.  Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets on-line at www.schoolhousearts.org.”
‘The Wizard Of Oz’ in Freeport
7 p.m. “The Wizard Of Oz,” July 17-27 at at Freeport Performing Arts Center. “The Wizard Of Oz,” adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum and the MGM movie. Musical. “Family friendly. Freeport Players is partnering with Freeport Family Performing Arts to bring this hugely popular story to life in spectacular style. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion will share the FPAC stage with a host of munchkins, flying monkeys, witches good and bad, Ozians and more. Entertainment for kids from 8-80.” Friday through Sunday, 7 p.m. http://www.fcponline.org/schedule.htm

Monday, July 21

Secrets of the Shore at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Discover the secrets of life in the salt marsh, mud flat, and rocky shore. 2 p.m., meet at the semicircle of benches by the second parking lot, one hour, weather permitting. Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465. … Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends and holidays at 2 p.m. through July 31. … Programs last about one hour, weather permitting. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission.” Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.
‘Design and Print your own T-shirt’
5 p.m. “The Teen Center at Portland Public Library hosts ‘Design and Print your own T-shirt’ Monday, July 21, 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room No. 5. Design your own t-shirt and print it at the library and take home a unique t-shirt to wear. The Portland Public Library Teen Center has paired up with Fast Food Prints for a t-shirt making workshop for teens.  Join us from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on July 21 in Meeting Room No. 5.  Registration is required and there are only 20 places. Fast Food Prints was born out of the idea that art and the public needed other platforms to conjoin.”
Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk Preview Run
5:30 p.m. “Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk Preview Run. Join Portland Trails Board members and Executive Director for a practice run of the race course. Register at trails.org. Free for folks who are registered for the Trail to Ale 10K.” www.trails.org

Tuesday, July 22

Pollution, Science, and Environmental Politics
noon. Maine Historical Society. “In partnership with Maine Audubon. Student Spotlight Talk: Defining a Nuisance: Pollution, Science, and Environmental Politics on Maine’s Androscoggin River. Speaker: Wallace Scot McFarlane. Based on original research from an honors project completed at Bowdoin College in 2009 and a subsequent article published in Environmental History, Scot McFarlane explores the birth of the environmental movement in Maine by focusing on the heavily polluted Androscoggin River. Scot McFarlane conducted some of his research at MHS’s Brown Research Library. Whether because of the unsightly sludge or nausea-inducing odors, starting in the 1940s, Mainers found it impossible to ignore the Androscoggin. Scientists created novel methods of cleaning the river only to find that citizens were losing their patience with the limited results and unintended consequences of these large-scale experiments. Scot McFarlane’s honors thesis was a co-winner of the 2009 Bowdoin History Department’s Class of 1875 Prize in American History. In 2011, he received a master of arts degree in teaching from Tufts University while simultaneously teaching humanities at Codman Academy Charter School in Boston. Currently, Scot McFarlane teaches history and writing at Chemeketa Community College in Oregon; he will be starting a PhD in history at Columbia this fall. Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 for non-members (pay at the door).” https://www.mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml
DownEast Pride Alliance at Brian Boru
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The DownEast Pride Alliance (DEPA) “Business After Hours” Networking Event Tuesday, July 22, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Brian Boru, 57 Center St., Portland. “Free w/cash bar, light food provided, and Media Table for sharing business cards. FMI: http://www.depabusiness.com.
Osprey Watch at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys any time from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Wheelchair accessible. Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465. … Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends and holidays at 2 p.m. through July 31. … Programs last about one hour, weather permitting. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission.” Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.
‘Seven Brides for Seven Brothers’
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “‘Goin’ courtin’ has never been so much fun! Bursting with rambunctious energy, ‘Seven Brides For Seven Brothers’ is the rip-roaring story of Millie, a young bride living in 1850’s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the enthusiastic brothers take matters into their own hands. The biggest dance spectacle to hit the main stage since 42nd Street! Sing, dance and laugh till it hurts!” Maine State Music Theatre, Pickard Theater on the campus of Bowdoin College, 1 Bath Road, Brunswick. http://msmt.org
Artist Talk: Adam John Manley
5 p.m. “Join artist Adam John Manley as he talks about the work in his exhibition Staying Put, which is on view in our annex gallery through Sept. 6. Trained in Furniture making and construction techniques, Adam Manley creates a range of works, from large-scale sculptural objects and installations, to furniture and functional objects.” SPACE Gallery, http://www.space538.org/events/upcoming
‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’
8 p.m. “One of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce Billy Elliot! This amazing show features Elton John’s spectacular score and an inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.” Ogunquit Playhouse. June 25 to July 26. “The 82nd season boasts an extraordinary lineup of some of Broadway’s greatest hits including two beloved classics and three regional premieres.” Evenings: Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. at 8:30 p.m., Sundays, 7 p.m.; Matinees: Wed.-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.;  Sat., 3 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/contact/directions

Wednesday, July 23
 
Landmarks U.S. Custom House Tours
10:30 a.m. “Greater Portland Landmarks will present 30-minute guided tours of the U.S. Custom House (1868). Located at 312 Fore Street, Portland, this federally-owned building underwent a massive restoration from 2010 to 2013, and has been closed to the public except by special arrangement since 2001. Pre-registrations and ticket sales are required prior to the tour. No tickets will be sold at the door. No tour admittance without prior ticket purchase. Tickets are only available through Greater Portland Landmarks’ website, www.portlandlandmarks.org. Receipts from online purchases act as tickets. $5 Member/$10 Non Member. The tours will occur on the following dates/times: Wednesday, July 23, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, July 23, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 6, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 6, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 3, 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 17, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, Sept. 17, 11:30 a.m.”
Steamer Dig in Freeport
2 p.m. “Learn about the life and times of the soft-shell clam. Then try your hand at digging this delicacy of the deep mud with an experienced guide. Registration required, please contact the park. (Bring mud sneakers or high boots, gloves, and clam hoe or spading fork.) 2 p.m., meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, one hour, weather permitting. Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465.”
‘The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story’
3 p.m. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ext 231. Tickets now on sale for the following dates: Friday, July 18, show at 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 20, show at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 23, show at 3 p.m.; Thursday, July 24, shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Friday, July 25, show at 4  p.m.; Saturday, July 26, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, show at 4 p.m. “About The Road to Hope An Elephant’s Story: Meet Hope, a girl who dreams of being an elephant, and meet Rosie, an elephant who dreams of being free. Discover how Rosie and Hope journey from feeling alone and misunderstood to understanding what friendship really means. This play is inspired by the true story of Rosie, a retired circus elephant living at Hope Elephant Sanctuary.” www.kitetails.org.
Roy Davis in sunset folk series
7:45 p.m. Roy Davis in sunset folk series. “Sunset folk series at the Western Prom. Sponsored by Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood. During inclement weather concerts will be canceled. Concerts last approximately 40 minutes.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov

 Thursday, July 24

Treasure Hunter’s Handbook
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. “Treasure Hunter’s Handbook: Visit with author Liza Gardner Walsh at Portland Public Library in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library. For children 5 to 12. Author Liza Gardner Walsh will be visiting the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library, as part of their summer reading program, I Love Reading in Portland: Paws for Reading. Liza Gardner Walsh is the author of the newly released, Treasure Hunter’s Handbook. It’s a book for kids and families who love to explore the world around them! Treasure hunting is a fun family activity that encourages kids to get outside, and Gardner Walsh’s new book helps young explorers learn how to pan for gold, use metal detectors to find buried treasure, use GPS to do geocaching or letterboxing, and search for arrowheads and gemstones.” www.portlandlibrary.com
‘The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story’
11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ext 231. Tickets now on sale for the following dates: Friday, July 18, show at 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 20, show at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 23, show at 3 p.m.; Thursday, July 24, shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Friday, July 25, show at 4  p.m.; Saturday, July 26, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, show at 4 p.m. “About The Road to Hope An Elephant’s Story: Meet Hope, a girl who dreams of being an elephant, and meet Rosie, an elephant who dreams of being free. Discover how Rosie and Hope journey from feeling alone and misunderstood to understanding what friendship really means. This play is inspired by the true story of Rosie, a retired circus elephant living at Hope Elephant Sanctuary.” www.kitetails.org.
Matt Loosigian (kids’ songs)
12:30 p.m. Matt Loosigian (kids’ songs). Concerts held at the Bandstand, Deering Oaks Park (Inclement weather … concert relocated to Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St.). City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov
Tide Pools at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Visit this informal program on the rocky shore near Googins Island to discover the secrets of a tide pool. 2 p.m., meet on the shore across from Googins Island. One-hour program, weather permitting. … Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465. … Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends and holidays at 2 p.m. through July 31. … Programs last about one hour, weather permitting. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission.” Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.
‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’
2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. “One of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce Billy Elliot! This amazing show features Elton John’s spectacular score and an inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.” Ogunquit Playhouse. June 25 to July 26. “The 82nd season boasts an extraordinary lineup of some of Broadway’s greatest hits including two beloved classics and three regional premieres.” Evenings: Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. at 8:30 p.m., Sundays, 7 p.m.; Matinees: Wed.-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.;  Sat., 3 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/contact/directions
Portland Downtown District ‘Arts Alive’
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “The PDD will continue to celebrate the local arts community by rebranding the middle shows in the series (July 17, 24, and 31) as ‘Arts Alive’ and will feature performances from an eclectic array of Portland arts organizations. All Arts Alive shows take place on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will not be a beer garden for these shows, but Monument Square businesses will have food and drink options available. Arts Alive Schedule: July 24 — Rosa Noreen & Friends with Okbari. Belly dancers Rosa Noreen, Heather Powers and Snow Moon Tribal present an evening of dance with live music by Okbari Middle Eastern Ensemble, playing music from throughout the Middle East. July 31 — The Portland Symphony Orchestra Tune-Up Maine Quartet. The Portland Symphony Orchestra commences its 2014-15 90th Anniversary season by presenting a series of free community concerts in various locations around the state of Maine. Enjoy a summer concert with PSO musicians Yasmin Craig-Vitalius, Rob Lehmann, Kim Lehmann, and Jim Kennedy as they bring the music to Monument Square!”  For more info visit www.portlandmaine.com   
Portland Food: The Culinary Capital of Maine
5:30 p.m. Maine Historical Society. “Portland Food: The Culinary Capital of Maine. Speaker: Kate McCarty. Portland’s vibrant food scene boasts more than 300 restaurants, as well as specialty food businesses, farmers’ markets, pop-up dinners, and food trucks. How did it evolve over the past several decades into the city that regularly makes national “best of” lists today for its foodie culture? Dig into Portland’s bounty, and its historical rise to food prominence, in this talk by local food writer Kate McCarty, author of the new book, Portland Food. Locally-produced refreshments highlighted in the book will be served! Kate McCarty teaches food preservation at the University of Maine Cooperative Extension, blogs about Maine food at The Blueberry Files (www.blueberryfiles.com), and writes a monthly food column for the Portland Phoenix. Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 non-members (pay at the door).” https://www.mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml
Casco Days
6 p.m. Casco Days. Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26, Casco. “A midway, parades, fireworks, live music, food and lots of fun family activities are part of the festivities at Casco Day Park, 948 Meadow Road in Casco Village.” See more at: http://www.great-maine-vacations.com/activities-and-events-in-maine-july.html#sthash.aEMn4KDB.dpuf
‘As You Like It’ by Fenix Theatre
6:30 p.m. “‘As You Like It,’ by W. Shakespeare, directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre’s celebrated ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. except Saturday, July 26, we will be performing on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are free to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray.  Please come early and sit close, actors are not amplified (we can’t afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you’ll get.” Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland. http://www.fenixtheatre.com/#!contact-us
‘From The Shoreline — A Coastal Journey’
6:30 p.m. “Renowned musician and photographer John Mock will present his unique multimedia maritime concert presentation ‘From The Shoreline — A Coastal Journey’ at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath, on July 24, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for members, $20 for non-members and can be purchased online at www.mainemaritimemuseum.org or by calling (207) 443-1316. John Mock is an artist and the sea and its coasts are his muse. From New England to Chincoteague to Ireland, the Atlantic’s beautiful coastline and quaint villages, its wooden boats and whitewashed lighthouses, continue to inspire and inform John’s art. He captures in music and in photographs the heritage of the sea.”
Lay-Z-Gait at Fort Sumner Park
7 p.m. Lay-Z-Gait, Americana & Western Swing. “Sponsored by the Friends of Eastern Promenade. Concerts last approximately one hour. Concerts held at Fort Sumner Park (on North Street beside the old Shailer School). Inclement weather … concert canceled.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov
‘Marijuana Nation’ author at Longfellow Books
7 p.m. “Marijuana Nation: One Man’s Chronicle of America Getting High: From Vietnam to Legalization” by Roger Roffman, Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m. at Longfellow Books. “As public attitudes about pot undergo rapid change, Roger Roffman’s portrait of marijuana in America rises above punditry and rhetoric.  From lobbying in Washington, to talking to doctors and nurses in oncology wards, and watching his brother struggle with addiction, Roffman has experienced the layered and complex relationship Americans have with marijuana first-hand. With one foot on each side of the fence, at times feeling at odds with both camps, Roffman is on a quest to challenge those who insist we think of marijuana as a weapon of mass destruction, as well as those who would have us see it as a harmless source of pleasure and relief.” http://www.longfellowbooks.com
‘Fiddler on the Roof’
7:30 p.m. “Schoolhouse Arts Center will present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ from July 3-27. ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is a musical theatre tradition, touching audiences around the world with its warmth, humor, and honesty.  The story is set in the small village of Anatevka where Tevye, a poor Jewish dairyman, and his wife are trying to raise five daughters at a time of great social change and anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. … Performances of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ will be held July 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.  Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35.  Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets on-line at www.schoolhousearts.org.”
‘Once Upon A Summer Night’
7:30 p.m. “Once Upon A Summer Night: Dances From The Front (And Back) Seat” at Mayo Street Arts Center. $15. “Join L Street Dance Theatre to celebrate our beloved summer nights … sensual, tormented, ensnaring, innocent, laughable … choose your seat, front or back, and travel with us on a journey of movement and song to thrill the summer soul. Don’t miss the next turn down L Street!” http://mayostreetarts.org/events/?civicrm_install_type=wordpress

Friday, July 25

Casco Bay Walk at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m.  “Enjoy views of rocky shores, nesting ospreys, and islands in the bay on this one-mile hike with a park ranger. 2 p.m., meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, 1 hour program, weather permitting. … Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465. … Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends and holidays at 2 p.m. through July 31. … Programs last about one hour, weather permitting. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission.” Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.
‘The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story’
4 p.m. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ext 231. Tickets now on sale for the following dates: Friday, July 18, show at 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 20, show at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 23, show at 3 p.m.; Thursday, July 24, shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Friday, July 25, show at 4  p.m.; Saturday, July 26, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, show at 4 p.m. “About The Road to Hope An Elephant’s Story: Meet Hope, a girl who dreams of being an elephant, and meet Rosie, an elephant who dreams of being free. Discover how Rosie and Hope journey from feeling alone and misunderstood to understanding what friendship really means. This play is inspired by the true story of Rosie, a retired circus elephant living at Hope Elephant Sanctuary.” www.kitetails.org.
Maine Narrow Gauge Museum and Railroad
5 p.m. Maine Narrow Gauge Museum and Railroad. “Join us for Family Friday Nights at the museum! Enjoy a beautiful summer evening train ride along Casco Bay including an ice cream treat on us!  For a special rate of only $5/person, visitors can take a ride aboard our historic train, visit the museum, and enjoy an ice cream dessert while supplies last.  This is great way to spend time with your family and enjoy the museum at a special discounted rate! Family Friday Nights take place, July 18, July 25, August 1, and August 8. Train rides are on the hour at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The museum will be open from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the museum.  We hope to see you then!  Note: This event is free for family pass holders!” http://www.mainenarrowgauge.org/family-friday-nights/
Casco Days chicken BBQ
5 p.m. Casco Days. Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26, Casco. Friday kicks off with chicken BBQ. “A midway, parades, fireworks, live music, food and lots of fun family activities are part of the festivities at Casco Day Park, 948 Meadow Road in Casco Village.” See more at: http://www.great-maine-vacations.com/activities-and-events-in-maine-july.html#sthash.aEMn4KDB.dpuf
‘As You Like It’ by Fenix Theatre
6:30 p.m. “‘As You Like It,’ by W. Shakespeare, directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre’s celebrated ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. except Saturday, July 26, we will be performing on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are free to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray.  Please come early and sit close, actors are not amplified (we can’t afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you’ll get.” Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland. http://www.fenixtheatre.com/#!contact-us
‘The Wizard Of Oz’ in Freeport
7 p.m. “The Wizard Of Oz,” July 17-27 at at Freeport Performing Arts Center. “The Wizard Of Oz,” adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum and the MGM movie. Musical. “Family friendly. Freeport Players is partnering with Freeport Family Performing Arts to bring this hugely popular story to life in spectacular style. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion will share the FPAC stage with a host of munchkins, flying monkeys, witches good and bad, Ozians and more. Entertainment for kids from 8-80.” Friday through Sunday, 7 p.m. http://www.fcponline.org/schedule.htm
The Alex Snydman Trio in Portland
7:30 p.m. “On Friday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m. the Portland Conservatory of Music will present the Alex Snydman Trio, which includes Brian Havey on Piano, PCM Bass Instructor Tyler Heydolph, and Drummer Alex Snydman.  Alex Snydman launched himself onto the modern jazz landscape with his debut album entitled Fortunate Action which released in 2013.” Meloon Chapel at Woodfords Church (first floor), 202 Woodford St., Portland. (Please enter through the back door of the Parish House.) Portland Conservatory of Music, 775-3356.
‘Once Upon A Summer Night’
7:30 p.m. “Once Upon A Summer Night: Dances From The Front (And Back) Seat” at Mayo Street Arts Center. $15. “Join L Street Dance Theatre to celebrate our beloved summer nights … sensual, tormented, ensnaring, innocent, laughable … choose your seat, front or back, and travel with us on a journey of movement and song to thrill the summer soul. Don’t miss the next turn down L Street!” http://mayostreetarts.org/events/?civicrm_install_type=wordpress
‘Fiddler on the Roof’
7:30 p.m. “Schoolhouse Arts Center will present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ from July 3-27. ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is a musical theatre tradition, touching audiences around the world with its warmth, humor, and honesty.  The story is set in the small village of Anatevka where Tevye, a poor Jewish dairyman, and his wife are trying to raise five daughters at a time of great social change and anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. … Performances of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ will be held July 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.  Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35.  Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets on-line at www.schoolhousearts.org.”
‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’
8 p.m. “One of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce Billy Elliot! This amazing show features Elton John’s spectacular score and an inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.” Ogunquit Playhouse. June 25 to July 26. “The 82nd season boasts an extraordinary lineup of some of Broadway’s greatest hits including two beloved classics and three regional premieres.” Evenings: Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. at 8:30 p.m., Sundays, 7 p.m.; Matinees: Wed.-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.;  Sat., 3 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/contact/directions

Saturday, July 26

Casco Days
8 a.m. Casco Days. Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26, Casco. “A midway, parades, fireworks, live music, food and lots of fun family activities are part of the festivities at Casco Day Park, 948 Meadow Road in Casco Village.” See more at: http://www.great-maine-vacations.com/activities-and-events-in-maine-july.html#sthash.aEMn4KDB.dpuf. Saturday kicks off at 8 a.m. with pancake breakfast for Project Graduation 2015; road race at 9:30 a.m.; grand parade at 1 p.m.; and Casco Days volunteers supper break at 4:30 p.m.
The Maine Market in Westbrook
8 a.m. to noon. “Something new is happening in Westbrook and it’s called The Maine Market. This is a new weekly event being held by the Westbrook-Gorham Chamber of Commerce and will be held every Saturday from July 12 to Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Come shop for many items from Maine Artists, enjoy some local food, listen to great music and watch a variety of entertainment!” http://www.westbrookmaine.com/live-learn-work-play/community-events#Brook
Gigantic Yard Sale and Bake Sale, SoPo
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Gigantic Yard Sale and Bake Sale, Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., rain or shine at Peoples United Methodist Church, 310 Broadway, South Portland. Lots of household items, books, clothes. Something for everyone. Special treat: baked goods for sale.”
Colonial Herb Garden at Tate House
10 a.m. to noon. “Family Fun Days at Tate House Museum, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Admission will be $5 per person up to a maximum of $20 per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. July 26 — Creating in the Colonial Herb Garden. Children 5-12 accompanied by a parent will will learn about Colonial herbs and use them to dye yarns, make sachets, salves, and dried flower wreaths. To reserve your space for the special programs contact the museum at 774-6177 or e-mail at info.tatehouse.org. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. www.tatehouse.org.”
‘The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story’
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ext 231. Tickets now on sale for the following dates: Friday, July 18, show at 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 20, show at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 23, show at 3 p.m.; Thursday, July 24, shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Friday, July 25, show at 4  p.m.; Saturday, July 26, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, show at 4 p.m. “About The Road to Hope An Elephant’s Story: Meet Hope, a girl who dreams of being an elephant, and meet Rosie, an elephant who dreams of being free. Discover how Rosie and Hope journey from feeling alone and misunderstood to understanding what friendship really means. This play is inspired by the true story of Rosie, a retired circus elephant living at Hope Elephant Sanctuary.” www.kitetails.org.
Stroll with the Ranger at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Take a relaxed tour with the ranger on our wheelchair-accessible path. Wheelchair accessible. 2 p.m., meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, one hour, weather permitting. … Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465. … Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends and holidays at 2 p.m. through July 31. … Programs last about one hour, weather permitting. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission.” Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.
‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’
3 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. “One of the first regional theatres in the U.S. to produce Billy Elliot! This amazing show features Elton John’s spectacular score and an inspirational story of a young boy’s struggle against the odds to make his dream come true.” Ogunquit Playhouse. June 25 to July 26. “The 82nd season boasts an extraordinary lineup of some of Broadway’s greatest hits including two beloved classics and three regional premieres.” Evenings: Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat. at 8:30 p.m., Sundays, 7 p.m.; Matinees: Wed.-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.;  Sat., 3 p.m.; Sundays, 2 p.m. http://www.ogunquitplayhouse.org/contact/directions
‘The Wizard Of Oz’ in Freeport
7 p.m. “The Wizard Of Oz,” July 17-27 at at Freeport Performing Arts Center. “The Wizard Of Oz,” adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum and the MGM movie. Musical. “Family friendly. Freeport Players is partnering with Freeport Family Performing Arts to bring this hugely popular story to life in spectacular style. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion will share the FPAC stage with a host of munchkins, flying monkeys, witches good and bad, Ozians and more. Entertainment for kids from 8-80.” Friday through Sunday, 7 p.m. http://www.fcponline.org/schedule.htm
‘Fiddler on the Roof’
7:30 p.m. “Schoolhouse Arts Center will present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ from July 3-27. ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is a musical theatre tradition, touching audiences around the world with its warmth, humor, and honesty.  The story is set in the small village of Anatevka where Tevye, a poor Jewish dairyman, and his wife are trying to raise five daughters at a time of great social change and anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. … Performances of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ will be held July 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.  Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35.  Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets on-line at www.schoolhousearts.org.”

Sunday, July 27

Osprey Watch at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys any time from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Wheelchair accessible. Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465. … Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends and holidays at 2 p.m. through July 31. … Programs last about one hour, weather permitting. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission.” Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.
‘The Road to Hope: An Elephant’s Story’
4 p.m. Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine, 142 Free St., Portland, 828-1234, ext 231. Tickets now on sale for the following dates: Friday, July 18, show at 4 p.m.; Saturday, July 19, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 20, show at 4 p.m.; Wednesday, July 23, show at 3 p.m.; Thursday, July 24, shows at 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.; Friday, July 25, show at 4  p.m.; Saturday, July 26, shows at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.; Sunday, July 27, show at 4 p.m. “About The Road to Hope An Elephant’s Story: Meet Hope, a girl who dreams of being an elephant, and meet Rosie, an elephant who dreams of being free. Discover how Rosie and Hope journey from feeling alone and misunderstood to understanding what friendship really means. This play is inspired by the true story of Rosie, a retired circus elephant living at Hope Elephant Sanctuary.” www.kitetails.org.
‘Fiddler on the Roof’
5 p.m. “Schoolhouse Arts Center will present ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ from July 3-27. ‘Fiddler on the Roof,’ with book by Joseph Stein, music by Jerry Bock, and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick is a musical theatre tradition, touching audiences around the world with its warmth, humor, and honesty.  The story is set in the small village of Anatevka where Tevye, a poor Jewish dairyman, and his wife are trying to raise five daughters at a time of great social change and anti-Semitism in Czarist Russia. … Performances of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ will be held July 3, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m. and July 6, 13, 20, 27 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $16 for students and seniors.  Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35.  Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets on-line at www.schoolhousearts.org.”
‘As You Like It’ by Fenix Theatre
6:30 p.m. “‘As You Like It,’ by W. Shakespeare, directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre’s celebrated ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. except Saturday, July 26, we will be performing on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are free to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray.  Please come early and sit close, actors are not amplified (we can’t afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you’ll get.” Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland. http://www.fenixtheatre.com/#!contact-us
‘The Wizard Of Oz’ in Freeport
7 p.m. “The Wizard Of Oz,” July 17-27 at at Freeport Performing Arts Center. “The Wizard Of Oz,” adapted from the book by L. Frank Baum and the MGM movie. Musical. “Family friendly. Freeport Players is partnering with Freeport Family Performing Arts to bring this hugely popular story to life in spectacular style. Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion will share the FPAC stage with a host of munchkins, flying monkeys, witches good and bad, Ozians and more. Entertainment for kids from 8-80.” Friday through Sunday, 7 p.m. http://www.fcponline.org/schedule.htm

Monday, July 28

Theology of the Body Program
9 a.m. “The Parish of the Holy Eucharist is excited to announce that all are welcome to attend the ‘Theology of the Body - Middle School Edition’ at its parish churches this summer. The program brings the wisdom and clarity of Saint Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to the hearts and minds of young Catholics (Grades 6-8). Through engaging stories, real-life examples, activities, and questions, students will receive  the answers and tools they need to successfully and safely navigate through life. The class will be offered at: St. Gregory Church on 24 North Raymond Road in Gray from July 28-August 1 (9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.). Holy Martyrs of North America Church on 266 Foreside Road in Falmouth from August 4-8 (12:15 p.m.-3 p.m., no class on August 7). St. Jude Church on 134 Main Street in Freeport (9 a.m.-11:30 a.m.). Those planning to attend must pre-register by July 25. If you are able, a donation of $20 is requested to cover the cost of the parent and student workbooks.” To pre-register, visit http://portlanddiocese.org/content/theology-body-program-scheduled-parish-holy-eucharist
Welcome Tour at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Get to know the things that live in the park’s forest and on its shores on this eye-opening tour. 2 p.m., meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, one-hour program, weather permitting. Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465.”
‘Godspell’ in concert at MSMT
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. “Godspell” in concert at Maine State Music Theatre. “Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, and featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz, ‘Godspell’ boasts a string of well-loved songs, led by the international hit, Day By Day. As the cast performs ‘Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord,’ ‘Learn Your Lessons Well,’ ‘All for the Best,’ ‘All Good Gifts,’ ‘Turn Back, O Man’ and ‘By My Side,’ the parables of Jesus Christ come humanly and hearteningly to life. Added matinee on July 28!” July 28 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Brunswick on the Bowdoin College campus. Tickets are available through the MSMT Box Office at 725-8769 or online at www.msmt.org.

Tuesday, July 29  

Freedom & Opportunity with Brent Bozell
noon. “The Maine Heritage Policy Center is pleased to that announce Mr. Brent Bozell, president and founder of Media Research Center, will keynote this year’s annual Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Mr. Bozell will share his perspective on the role of the media in American politics as well as how America perceives “objective” reporting. This message is particularly timely given the recent successes of MHPC’s online news service TheMaineWire.com. For more information, please contact Ms. Kate Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 207.321.2550.”
Osprey Watch at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Stop by the osprey sign opposite Googins Island to get a close look at the nesting ospreys any time from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., weather permitting. Wheelchair accessible. Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465. … Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park offers nature programs on weekends and holidays at 2 p.m. through July 31. … Programs last about one hour, weather permitting. No reservations needed except for group use, and the nature programs are free with park admission.” Admission is $1 for ages 5-11; $3 for Maine residents ages 12-64; $4.50 for non-residents ages 12-64; and $1.50 for non-residents 65 and older. Persons under 5 and Maine residents 65 and older are free. For more information or to arrange for group visits, call 865-4465.
Route 1 Corridor Project in Ogunquit
3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Regarding highway and sidewalk improvements for Route 1 Corridor Project, Tuesday, July 29, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Ogunquit Town Hall Auditorium, 23 School Str., Ogunquit. “Representatives of the Maine Department of Transportation will be available on Tuesday, July 29; there will be no formal presentation, stop by anytime between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. to ask questions related to the Department’s Highway Improvements and the Town’s Sidewalk Project for the Route 1 Corridor.”
Food preservation workshop in Falmouth
5:30 p.m.  Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Pickled Green Beans at UMaine Extension, Falmouth. “Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? UMaine Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops teach techniques for hot water bath and pressure canning, fermentation, drying of herbs, fruits and vegetables. Cost: $15 materials fee per person unless otherwise noted. Contact us at (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) or register at: http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops.

Wednesday, July 30

Wild Relatives at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Everyone has them!  Get acquainted with the wild relatives of things in and around your home on this tour. Wheelchair accessible. 2 p.m., meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, one hour, weather permitting. Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465.”
‘Four Maine History Press Authors’
5:30 p.m. Summer Garden Series: “An Evening with Four Maine History Press Authors”; in partnership with The History Press. Maine Historical Society Summer Garden Series in the Longfellow Garden, an urban oasis behind the Longfellow House on Congress Street in Portland. “Publishers like The History Press have made short-format, image-rich, regional history titles hugely popular in recent years. Join us in the Longfellow Garden to hear from four Maine-based History Press authors on topics ranging from coastal communities to lobster to drive-in movie culture. The authors each speak for 10-15 minutes, and a History Press representative will be on hand to talk about the concept behind the format of the books. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale and signing. Authors: Cathy Billings, The Maine Lobster Industry; Camille Smalley, The Saco Drive-In; Kate Webber, Swan’s Island Chronicles; and Allen Workman, Schoodic Point. Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 for non-members. Pay at the garden gate.  Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine’s place in a changing world. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To become a member of MHS or to sign up for our e-newsletters, visit us at www.mainehistory.org.”
‘Rushmore’ at Bayside Bowl
7:30 p.m. Bayside Patio Movie: “Rushmore.” Bayside Bowl. “Free screening on our patio at dusk!” http://www.baysidebowl.com/events
Chris Ross in sunset folk series
7:30 p.m. Chris Ross in sunset folk series. “Sunset folk series at the Western Prom. Sponsored by Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood. During inclement weather concerts will be canceled. Concerts last approximately 40 minutes.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov

Thursday, July 31

Annual Popham Art Show
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. “The Annual Popham Art Show features the extraordinary work of local fine art painters and photographers, along with amazing woodcuts and fine crafts on exhibit and for sale.  One-of-a-kind pieces by accomplished and award-winning artists — all in the charming backdrop of Popham Village — this show is a find!” Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, August 3, Thursday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Opening Reception: Thursday, July 31, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (meet the artists and enjoy refreshments!). Popham Chapel House 971 Popham Road, Phippsburg (Rt. 209 next to Popham Chapel). Contact:  Claire Winston-Wade, 671.7237, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jon Call (camp songs)
12:30 p.m. Jon Call (camp songs). Concerts held at the Bandstand, Deering Oaks Park (Inclement weather … concert relocated to Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St.). City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov
Small Wonders at Wolfe’s Neck Woods
2 p.m. “Discover the extraordinary things that are right before your eyes.  (Hand lenses provided.) 2 p.m., meet at circle of benches by second parking lot, one-hour program, weather permitting. Free with park admission. Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park, Freeport. 865-4465.”
Portland Downtown District ‘Arts Alive’
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “The PDD will continue to celebrate the local arts community by rebranding the middle shows in the series (July 17, 24, and 31) as ‘Arts Alive’ and will feature performances from an eclectic array of Portland arts organizations. All Arts Alive shows take place on Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. There will not be a beer garden for these shows, but Monument Square businesses will have food and drink options available. Arts Alive Schedule: July 31 — The Portland Symphony Orchestra Tune-Up Maine Quartet. The Portland Symphony Orchestra commences its 2014-15 90th Anniversary season by presenting a series of free community concerts in various locations around the state of Maine. Enjoy a summer concert with PSO musicians Yasmin Craig-Vitalius, Rob Lehmann, Kim Lehmann, and Jim Kennedy as they bring the music to Monument Square!”  For more info visit www.portlandmaine.com   
Food preservation workshop, Lisbon Falls
5:30 p.m. Hot Water Bath Canning and Freezing: Pickled Green Beans at UMaine Extension, Lisbon Falls. “Ever wonder how to preserve all those great garden vegetables? UMaine Extension’s hands-on food preservation workshops teach techniques for hot water bath and pressure canning, fermentation, drying of herbs, fruits and vegetables. Cost: $15 materials fee per person unless otherwise noted. Contact us at (207) 781-6099 or 1-800-287-1471 (within Maine) or register at: http://umaine.edu/food-health/food-preservation/hands-on-workshops.
Friedman Legacy Day 2014
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. “Friedman Legacy Day 2014 with the Maine Heritage Policy Center. Choosing Success:  Empowering Parents to Advocate for Greater Educational Opportunities, Ms. Heidi Sampson, member, Maine State Board of Education; The Honorable Amy Volk, House of Representatives of Maine and Board Chair, Maine Connections Academy; $12 per person. Children 10 and under, no charge. Must register in advance for this event. Registrations will be accepted in the order in which they are received. Space is limited. Should you and your family wish to bowl prior to the event, please call Easy Day for reservations at 207-200-2226. Please note, bowling is not included with the purchase of an event ticket. For additional information, please contact Kate Clark by phone at 207-321-2550 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
‘My Yacht Designs’ lecture in Bath
6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lecture: “My Yacht Designs and the Lessons They Taught Me,” Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. “For more than 40 years, Chuck Paine has been among the world’s most prolific and sought-after yacht designers.  Paine-designed yachts have sailed the world and more than a few have been deemed masterpieces. Launching more than 1,000 yachts during his career, Paine has designed both sail and powerboats, though he is best known for his elegant offshore-oriented cruising yachts. Join Chuck Paine for this visually stunning presentation as he regales us with lessons learned through his various yacht designs and taunts us with amazing images of some of his most elegant designs.” http://www.mainemaritimemuseum.org/events/lecture-my-yacht-designs-and-lessons-they-taught-me
‘As You Like It’ by Fenix Theatre
6:30 p.m. “‘As You Like It,’ by W. Shakespeare, directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre’s celebrated ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. except Saturday, July 26, we will be performing on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are free to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray.  Please come early and sit close, actors are not amplified (we can’t afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you’ll get.” Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland. http://www.fenixtheatre.com/#!contact-us
Paul Doiron at Letterpress Books
7 p.m. “Meet Maine author, Paul Doiron at Letterpress Books.  His newest title is The Bone Orchard, in the exciting Mike Bowditch game warden mystery series.” Letterpress Books, Northgate Plaza, 91 Auburn St., Portland. 747-4232 or www.Letterpress-Books.com
The Jason Spooner Band
7 p.m. The Jason Spooner Band, Roots Rock. “Sponsored by the Friends of Eastern Promenade. Concerts last approximately one hour. Concerts held at Fort Sumner Park (on North Street beside the old Shailer School). Inclement weather … concert canceled.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov
‘How the Light Gets In’ by Louise Penny
7 p.m. Book talk and signing at The First Parish Church “Longfellow Books and the Portland Public Library present a book talk and signing with Louise Penny on Thursday, July 31 at 7 p.m. at First Parish in Portland. Penny will speak about her most recent book in the Gamache series, ‘How the Light Gets In.’ Ticket holders will receive 20 percent off one Louise Penny book at the event including a pre-order for the next book in the series, released in August.” http://www.longfellowbooks.com

Friday, Aug. 1

TD Beach to Beacon Kids Fun Run
6 p.m. Kids Fun Run, 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 1, Fort . Race Day – Saturday, Aug. 2. TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Saturday, August 2 in Cape Elizabeth. “Founded by Olympic Gold Medalist Joan Benoit Samuelson in 1998, the race is one of New England’s premier sporting events and draws the world’s top elite runners – including a number of top Americans expected this year – to run alongside local residents as well as top runners from Maine, New England and across the U.S.” Follow the race on Facebook and Twitter for updates, www.facebook.com/tdbankbeachtobeacon10k and www.twitter.com/beach2beacon10k. http://www.beach2beacon.org
‘As You Like It’ by Fenix Theatre
6:30 p.m. “‘As You Like It,’ by W. Shakespeare, directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre’s celebrated ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. except Saturday, July 26, we will be performing on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are free to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray.  Please come early and sit close, actors are not amplified (we can’t afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you’ll get.” Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland. http://www.fenixtheatre.com/#!contact-us
Country Music Night at Spire 29, Gorham
7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Country Music Night at Spire 29 on the Square with the Tina Kelly Band, Friday, Aug. 1. Doors open at 6, live show 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at 29 School St., downtown Gorham, free parking behind and across from Spire 29, and on the street. Grab your cowboy boots, hats and friends and head on down. Tickets $10 advance http://holdmyticket.com/event/177451, $13 at door.” For more info contact Dana:  spire29.com, call 222-2068.

Saturday, Aug. 2

TD Beach to Beacon
8 a.m. TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race on Saturday, August 2 in Cape Elizabeth. “The TD Beach to Beacon 10K is directed by BAA Boston Marathon Race Director Dave McGillivray and founded by Olympic gold medalist and running icon Joan Benoit Samuelson. This race is the pinnacle of the race season for top Maine runners and a celebration of health and fitness for recreational runners across Maine/New England. ... The 6.2-mile run, starting at Crescent Beach and ending at Portland Head Light, the nation’s first commissioned lighthouse, attracted over 6,000 runners, along with over 10,000 spectators, to the Maine coast last summer, making it the largest road race ever in the Pine Tree State. This Cape Elizabeth race draws runners from all parts of the U.S. and elite athletes from around the world.” http://www.beach2beacon.org
Workshop: Basic Lofting in Bath
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register by July 25. Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Workshop: Basic Lofting.  Nonmembers $125; members $110. Topics include reading a table of offsets, laying down the profile and half breadth views, deriving the stem rabbet, shaping the transom, and fairing the body plan. Participants will complete the lofting of a 14-foot round-bottom boat. No experience necessary. FMI or to register visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.”
Maine Narrow Gauge Museum and Railroad
5 p.m. Maine Narrow Gauge Museum and Railroad. “Join us for Family Friday Nights at the museum! Enjoy a beautiful summer evening train ride along Casco Bay including an ice cream treat on us!  For a special rate of only $5/person, visitors can take a ride aboard our historic train, visit the museum, and enjoy an ice cream dessert while supplies last.  This is great way to spend time with your family and enjoy the museum at a special discounted rate! Family Friday Nights take place July 25, August 1, and August 8. Train rides are on the hour at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. The museum will be open from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the museum.  We hope to see you then!  Note: This event is free for family pass holders!” http://www.mainenarrowgauge.org/family-friday-nights/
‘As You Like It’ by Fenix Theatre
6:30 p.m. “‘As You Like It,’ by W. Shakespeare, directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre’s celebrated ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. except Saturday, July 26, we will be performing on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are free to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray.  Please come early and sit close, actors are not amplified (we can’t afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you’ll get.” Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland. http://www.fenixtheatre.com/#!contact-us

Sunday, Aug. 3

The Maine Market in Westbrook
8 a.m. to noon. “Something new is happening in Westbrook and it’s called The Maine Market. This is a new weekly event being held by the Westbrook-Gorham Chamber of Commerce and will be held every Saturday from July 12 to Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. to noon. Come shop for many items from Maine Artists, enjoy some local food, listen to great music and watch a variety of entertainment!” http://www.westbrookmaine.com/live-learn-work-play/community-events#Brook
Sundays on the Boulevard
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. A car-free event. “Come on down to Baxter Blvd. to ride your bike, throw a frisbee, use your pogo stick, eat a picnic, enjoy the views or check out what others are doing. Every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., between Vannah Street and Payson Park, May to mid-November. Sponsors include the City of Portland, Portland Trails and the Back Cove Neighborhood Association. FMI go to boulevardsundays.com.
Dedication Recital of the Organ Trumpet Stops
7 p.m. Shore Road Summer Series: Dedication Recital of the Organ Trumpet Stops — Dr. Joyce Jones, organist, Ogunquit Baptist Church, 157 Shore Road, Ogunquit, Sunday, Aug. 3, 646-2160.  Ample free parking, free will offering.
The Bayside Trio at Sacred Heart Church
7:30 p.m. “On Sunday, Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. the Bayside Trio will play an exciting and varied program at Sacred Heart Church in Portland. The proceeds will benefit the church, whose vibrant congregation includes a significant portion of the Hispanic and African communities of Portland.  The Bayside Trio is made up of prominent local musicians: Anastasia Antonacos, pianist; Nicole Rabata, flutist; and Benjamin Noyes, cellist.  The trio is passionate about inspiring their audiences with inventive interpretations and progressive new works alongside more traditional repertoire.  Since their debut performance in 2006, they have been presenting diverse and exciting programs to a wide range of audiences throughout the Northeast.  Recent highlights include concerts at The Claremont Hotel in Southwest Harbor, the Belfast Free Library, Trinity College, Eastern Nazarene College, University of Southern Maine, Bates College, Colby College, Portland. Conservatory, and Sanford-Springvale Historical  Museum. Suggested donation is $10. The church is located in Portland at 65 Sherman Street, on the corner of Sherman and Mellen. FMI call Anastasia Antonacos (899-2409) or Anne Johnson (929-3088).”

Tuesday, Aug. 5

Topsham Fair
8 a.m. August 5-10, Topsham Fair at Topsham. “Agricultural exhibits, animal pull events, 4-H, crafts, midway and harness racing.” http://www.topshamfair.net/schedule2014.html
Lucy Lippard at the PMA
6:30 p.m. “The 2014 Leonard and Merle Nelson Social Justice Fund Lecture Series at the Portland Museum of Art will host Lucy Lippard, internationally known arts writer, social activist, and curator. Lippard will discuss her life and work, which has spanned four transformative decades. Lucy Lippard: Undermining is free and a book signing will follow the lecture. Visit portlandmuseum.org or call (207) 775-6148 to make reservations.”

Wednesday, Aug. 6
 
David Cleveland at Longfellow Books
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. David Cleveland at Longfellow Books, Portland: “David will be signing copies of Love’s Attraction.’ … Love’s Attraction is a gripper of a romantic novel.  Cleveland writes with great gusto and zest, real richness and sensuality. Love’s Attraction contains all of the best elements of an intelligent reader’s page-turner. - Evan Thomas, award-winning author of ‘The Wise Men,’ ‘Very Best Men’ and ‘Ike’s Bluff.’” http://davidadamscleveland.com
MHS presents ‘Maine Backyard Gardens’
5:30 p.m. Summer Garden Series: “Making the Most out of Maine Backyard Gardens: A Naturalist’s View”; in partnership with Maine Audubon. Maine Historical Society Summer Garden Series in the Longfellow Garden, an urban oasis behind the Longfellow House on Congress Street in Portland. “How have Maine gardens changed over time? One way is the many invasive species that have entered Maine over the past decades, altering our landscapes and forcing plant species, wildlife, and humans to adapt. Maine Audubon’s staff naturalist, Doug Hitchcox, joins us to talk about the history of changes to our backyard gardens, and how we can best plan for and create beneficial garden environments that attract the right kinds of creatures — birds, favorable insects, and other wildlife. Join us for this walk-and-talk workshop in one of the loveliest garden spots in Portland. Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 for non-members. Pay at the garden gate. Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine’s place in a changing world. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To become a member of MHS or to sign up for our e-newsletters, visit us at www.mainehistory.org.”
Monica Wood, Jeffrey Lewis and Bunny McBride
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Portland Public Library presents: An Evening with Monica Wood, Jeffrey Lewis and Bunny McBride, Wednesday, August 6, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Rines Auditorium. “As part of the Portland Public Library Summer Reading Program, Maine author Monica Wood shares her recommendations for great reading this summer at an evening with fellow authors Bunny McBride and Jeffrey Lewis.  Monica will interview each author about their books, ‘By The Light Of The Moon’ and ‘The Inquisitor’s Diary.’” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
Anna Lombard in sunset folk series
7:30 p.m. Anna Lombard in sunset folk series. “Sunset folk series at the Western Prom. Sponsored by Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood. During inclement weather concerts will be canceled. Concerts last approximately 40 minutes.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov                                                                           

Thursday, Aug. 7
 
USM Chemistry Club
12:30 p.m. University of Southern Maine Chemistry Club (potions). Concerts held at the Bandstand, Deering Oaks Park (Inclement weather … concert relocated to Reiche Community Center, 166 Brackett St.). City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov
Beacons of Boothbay visit, cruise
2:30 p.m. Beacons of Boothbay — Lighthouse Visit and Cruise. Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Nonmembers $45; members $40; ages 6 to 16 $25. “Explore one of Maine’s harbor lighthouses and island. Visit the lantern room and meet those who lived at the light and were responsible for keeping the light shining, circa 1950. View three or more other lighthouses during this 5-hour cruise. FMI and tickets visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.”
‘As You Like It’ by Fenix Theatre
6:30 p.m. “‘As You Like It,’ by W. Shakespeare, directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre’s celebrated ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. except Saturday, July 26, we will be performing on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are free to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray.  Please come early and sit close, actors are not amplified (we can’t afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you’ll get.” Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland. http://www.fenixtheatre.com/#!contact-us
Ellen Cooney at Longfellow Books
7 p.m.  “Ellen Cooney reads from her new novel ‘Mountaintop School For Dogs And Other Second Chances’ which Publishers Weekly praises as ‘an uncomplicated, feel-good, canine-filled tale of cross-generational friendship, healing, and solidarity.’ Thursday, August 7, 7 p.m. at Longfellow Books, free. Venue name and address: Longfellow Books, One Monument Way. 772-4045. Website: http://www.longfellowbooks.com/event/ellen-cooney-mountaintop-school-dogs.
Jerks of Grass concert
7 p.m. Jerks of Grass, Progressive Bluegrass. “Sponsored by the Friends of Eastern Promenade. Concerts last approximately one hour. Concerts held at Fort Sumner Park (on North Street beside the old Shailer School). Inclement weather … concert canceled.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov

Friday, Aug. 8

Merrymeeting Bay Guided Kayak Paddle
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. (Register by Aug. 6.) Nonmembers $75; members $70; ages 12-16 $35. “Enjoy a unique educational exploration of Merrymeeting Bay from Butler Cove. Led by an expert guide and narrated by a member of a local environmental organization. Paddle solo or tandem. No experience necessary; disabilities accommodated. Reduced fees for those with personal equipment. FMI visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org or call (207) 443-1316, ext. 0.”

Saturday, Aug. 9

Colonial Games at Tate House
10 a.m. to noon. “Family Fun Days at Tate House Museum, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Admission will be $5 per person up to a maximum of $20 per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Aug. 9 — Colonial Games. Children 5-10 will learn how to play Colonial games like Hoops & Graces, Cup & Ball and more. We will also be making straw dolls to take home. To reserve your space for the special programs contact the museum at 774-6177 or e-mail at info.tatehouse.org. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. www.tatehouse.org.”
Sixth annual Backyard Locavore Day
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sixth annual Backyard Locavore Day. “Self-guided tour of multiple Cumberland county backyards, provided by University of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardener and Master Food Preserver volunteers. $15 in advance, $20 on the day of event; children under 12 free.” http://umaine.edu/cumberland/programs/locavore/
‘As You Like It’ by Fenix Theatre
6:30 p.m. “‘As You Like It,’ by W. Shakespeare, directed by Peter Brown, director of Fenix Theatre’s celebrated ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream.’ Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings July 17 to Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. except Saturday, July 26, we will be performing on Sunday, July 27 at 6:30 p.m. instead. All performances are in the wading pool and ravine area of Deering Oaks in Portland Maine, all shows are free to the Public! Fenix Theatre Co./ Shakespeare in the Park encourages you to bring a blanket or lawn chair, some food and beverage and bug spray.  Please come early and sit close, actors are not amplified (we can’t afford it) and we usually get a lot of folks coming to see the shows so the earlier you get there the better seating you’ll get.” Fenix Theatre Company, South Portland. http://www.fenixtheatre.com/#!contact-us

Tuesday, Aug. 12

‘Domesticity in New England’
noon. “Student Spotlight Talk: ‘I used to feel sometimes just like a caged lion’: ‘The Everyday Experience of Domesticity in New England, 1830-1880.’ Speaker: Rachel A. Snell, University of Maine Ph.D. Candidate. This program relates to the 2014-2015 museum exhibit, “Home: The Longfellow House and the Emergence of Portland.’  Looking back over her experience as a wife and mother, Laura Burrows of Otisfield wrote, ‘Now many months and years there has been since I began housekeeping that I’ve been nowhere but to church on Sunday and I used to feel sometimes just like a caged lion but that has all gone now. I am content.’” http://www.mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_409
‘Business After Hours’ at Inn on Peaks Island
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A GLBT business professionals and Gay-Friendly Wedding Vendor “Business After Hours” Networking Event. Inn on Peaks Island. Free w/cash bar, light food, live music and more than $1,800 in door prizes. FMI: http://www.peaks.eventbrite.com

Wednesday, Aug. 13
 
Ceili, Liam & Lily in sunset folk series
7:30 p.m. Teenage songwriters Ceili, Liam & Lily in sunset folk series. “Sunset folk series at the Western Prom. Sponsored by Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood. During inclement weather concerts will be canceled. Concerts last approximately 40 minutes.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov
‘Dirty Dancing’ at Bayside Bowl
7:30 p.m. Bayside Patio Movie: “Dirty Dancing.” Bayside Bowl. “Free screening on our patio at dusk!” http://www.baysidebowl.com/events
 
Thursday, Aug. 14
 
Lecture: Evolution of the Maine Lobster Boat
6 p.m. Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Nonmembers $7; members $5. “President of Maine Built Boats Jon Johansen traces the progress of lobster boats from simple skiffs to today’s powerful boats and discusses the men who led the evolution. FMI or to register visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.”
‘Poetry of Place, Home, Community’
5:30 p.m. Summer Garden Series: “Poetry of Place, Home, Community”; in partnership with Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. Maine Historical Society Summer Garden Series in the Longfellow Garden, an urban oasis behind the Longfellow House on Congress Street in Portland. “Three Maine poets, including former Maine Poet Laureate Betsy Sholl and the 2014 Maine Literary Award winners for poetry (Christian Barter — book length and Christopher Robley — short work), read their work in the Longfellow Garden. The poets focus on themes of home, family, sense of place, and community, echoing the themes explored in the new MHS museum exhibit, Home: The Longfellow House and the Emergence of Portland. Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 for non-members. Pay at the garden gate. Maine Historical Society preserves the heritage and history of Maine people, the traditions of Maine communities, and the record of Maine’s place in a changing world. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. To become a member of MHS or to sign up for our e-newsletters, visit us at www.mainehistory.org.”
Evening for Cigar Enthusiasts at Victoria Mansion
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland. “Victoria Mansion is pleased to announce that our popular Smoker event, last held in 2009, is returning to the Mansion on Aug. 14. As a special offering, this year’s event features pre-embargo Partagas and La Corona Cuban cigars, generously donated by Gren Blackall. Join us on the Mansion’s lawn to enjoy these rare cigars and sample Madeira wines specially selected by Old Port Wine Merchants and Cigar Shoppe. Light refreshments provided by Blue Elephant Events and Catering. Only 20 tickets are available for this one-of-a-kind evening. Tickets will be sold on a sealed-bid basis (minimum bid $55). Submit your highest bid to Sam Heck via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via mail to: Sam Heck, Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth St., Portland, ME 04101. Bids must be received no later than Aug. 4. Winners will be notified by phone and email on Aug. 7.” (Rain date Aug. 15.)
Robert Greenfield at Peaks Island library
7 p.m. “Inside Rock and Out: My Life as a Writer” talk by Robert Greenfield Thursday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m. at Peaks Island Branch Library Community Room. “As part of the Friends of Peaks Island Branch Library’s annual Award Meeting, award winning journalist, novelist, playwright and screenwriter Robert Greenfield will talk about his life as a writer, read from his recently released book: ‘Ain’t It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile,’ and take questions from the audience. … A Peaks Island summer resident, Mr. Greenfield is the author of twelve books, among them the classic ‘STP: A Journey Through America With the Rolling Stones.’” http://www.portlandlibrary.com
Tilden Katz at Fort Sumner Park
7 p.m. Tilden Katz, Pop Rock. “Sponsored by the Friends of Eastern Promenade. Concerts last approximately one hour. Concerts held at Fort Sumner Park (on North Street beside the old Shailer School). Inclement weather … concert canceled.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov

Saturday, Aug.  16

Sheep & Wool Day at Tate House
10 a.m. to noon. “Family Fun Days at Tate House Museum, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Admission will be $5 per person up to a maximum of $20 per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Aug.16 – Sheep & Wool Day.  Children of all ages will have hands-on experiences including spinning, weaving, felting, and dyeing.  The day will include a couple of wooly lambs so that children can learn the process from animal to finished product. To reserve your space for the special programs contact the museum at 774-6177 or e-mail at info.tatehouse.org. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. www.tatehouse.org.”
Blacksmith Shop Exhibit in Bath
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Exhibit: Kenneth D. Karmer Blacksmith Shop Exhibit. Free admission. “The only missing original building from the historic Percy & Small Shipyard, a blacksmith shop, will now be represented by the Kenneth D. Kramer Blacksmith Shop Exhibit, approximating the original’s dimensions and location and evoking its purpose. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of a working blacksmith shop as blacksmithing skills and techniques are demonstrated from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  FMI visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.
‘Lost on a Mountain in Maine’
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. “Presented in partnership with Pine Tree Council, ‘Boy Scouts of America. Lost on a Mountain in Maine: 75th Anniversary Event.’ Speakers: Donn Fendler and Ryan Cook, Filmmaker. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of Donn Fendler’s harrowing nine-day ordeal on Mt. Katahdin in 1939, and the attention he and his story have attracted in the decades since, MHS and the Pine Tree Council, Maine’s chapter of the Boy Scouts of America, will host an afternoon with Donn and the filmmaker working to bring the story to the big screen.” www.mainehistory.org

Sunday, Aug. 17

Sunday Morning Worship in Auburn
9:45 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: Kathleen Haley and Glenda Winkle-Morrow, pianists;  Mark Thallander, organist, Court Street Baptist Church, 129 Court St., Auburn, Sunday, Aug. 17, 784-6661. Also Sunday Evening Worship:  Annual Summer Keyboard Concert, 6 p.m.

 Monday, Aug. 18

Merrymeeting Bay Guided Kayak Paddle
1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Maine Maritime Museum, Bath.  (Register by Aug. 14.) Nonmembers $75; members $70; ages 12-16 $35. “Enjoy a unique educational exploration of Merrymeeting Bay to Richmond and Swan Island. Led by an expert guide and narrated by a member of a local environmental organization. Paddle solo or tandem. No experience necessary; disabilities accommodated. Reduced fees for those with personal equipment. FMI visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org or call (207) 443-1316, ext. 0.”

 Tuesday, Aug. 19

‘Neighborhood Heroes’
noon. “‘Neighborhood Heroes: Life Lessons from Maine’s Greatest Generation.’ Speaker: Morgan Rielly. Recent Westbrook High School graduate Morgan Rielly’s lifelong passion for history and stories motivated him to interview and record the personal histories of local World War II veterans. Throughout his four years in high school, Morgan researched, tracked down, and talked at length to numerous men and women, many of whose experiences and memories are now collected in Neighborhood Heroes, recently published by Down East Books. Join us to hear the author, who is off to Bowdoin College in the fall, share some of these compelling stories, and how he was inspired to begin the project in the first place. Cost: Free for MHS members; $5 for non-members.” http://www.mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml#event_409

Thursday, Aug. 21

Beacons of Boothbay — Lighthouse Visit & Cruise
2:30 p.m. Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Nonmembers $45; members $40; ages 6 to 16 $25. “Explore one of Maine’s harbor lighthouses and island. Visit the lantern room and meet those who lived at the light and were responsible for keeping the light shining, circa 1950. View three or more other lighthouses during this 5-hour cruise. FMI and tickets visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.”
Lecture: Restoration of BIW Yacht Haida
6 p.m. Maine Maritime Museum, Bath. Nonmembers $7; members $5. “Naval architect Hampton Dixon discusses how a team of naval architects, marine engineers, carpenters, electricians and shipbuilders are restoring the iconic vessel of the golden age of yachting to its former glory, but incorporating 21st century machinery and systems. FMI and tickets visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.”
Stream Reggae at Fort Sumner Park
7 p.m. Stream Reggae. “Sponsored by the Friends of Eastern Promenade. Concerts last approximately one hour. Concerts held at Fort Sumner Park (on North Street beside the old Shailer School). Inclement weather … concert canceled.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov

Saturday, Aug. 23

Junior Curator Exhibit at Tate House
10 a.m. to noon. “Family Fun Days at Tate House Museum, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Admission will be $5 per person up to a maximum of $20 per family. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Aug. 23 — Junior Curator Exhibit. Children 7-12 who have participated in the summer family activities will be Junior Curators and will display, label and present their collection to parents, docents and visitors. To reserve your space for the special programs contact the museum at 774-6177 or e-mail at info.tatehouse.org. Tate House Museum, 1267 Westbrook St., Portland. www.tatehouse.org
Kennebunkport On the Green Craft show
10 a.m. to  4 p.m. Kennebunkport On the Green Craft show
at the Village Green, Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport. “Juried arts and crafts show, featuring photography, pottery, woodwork, needle-craft, maine foods, fine art, soaps, jewelry, and much more! Rain date: Sunday, August 24th.”

Thursday, Aug. 28

Lecture: Design Evolution at Bath
6 p.m. Lecture: Design Evolution of Team Emirates New Zealand AC72 Catamaran. Maine Maritime Museum in Bath. Nonmembers $7; members $5. “Harold Youngren, a design team member for Team Emirates New Zealand, will discuss the development of the AC 72 catamaran which nearly defeated Team Oracle USA for the 34th America’s Cup last fall in San Francisco.  FMI and tickets visit www.MaineMaritimeMuseum.org.”
Bow Ties & Bean Boots
6 p.m. “Bow Ties & Bean Boots, Teens To Trails’ inaugural lawn party benefit on August 28 at Camp Ketcha in Scarborough. Teens To Trails will be celebrating seven years of support for Maine high school Outing Clubs while raising money to support T3’s mission of increasing outdoor opportunities for Maine teens. Teens To Trails began in 2006 with a belief that every Maine high school student deserved and needed an outdoor opportunity as part of their high school experience. Through the hard work of volunteers and the support of grants, T3 has reached over 35,000 young Mainers since it began. Bow Ties & Bean Boots both celebrates the achievements of T3 thus far and will provide the foundation for T3 to continue to expose Maine teens to a happier and healthier lifestyle the Maine outdoors provides. Bow Ties & Bean Boots is T3’s first large fundraising event. … Bow Ties & Bean Boots will take place 6-10 p.m. on August 28 at Camp Ketcha on Black Point Road in Scarborough. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased on the Teens To Trails website (teenstotrails.org/benefit).”
Chandler’s Band at Fort Sumner Park
7 p.m. Chandler’s Band. “Sponsored by the Friends of Eastern Promenade. Concerts last approximately one hour. Concerts held at Fort Sumner Park (on North Street beside the old Shailer School). Inclement weather … concert canceled.” City concert series. “Bring a chair or blanket, sit back and enjoy the music throughout the summer months. The city of Portland, Families of the Western Prom Neighborhood, Maine Red Claws, Quirk Chevrolet, Friends of Eastern Promenade, the Betty Winterhalder Fund and the Willey Trust sponsor these free outdoor concerts.” http://portlandmaine.gov

Thursday, Sept. 11

Harborwalk Tour of the Working Waterfront
5 p.m. Harborwalk Tour of the Working Waterfront with Bill Needleman. $5/members and $7/nonmembers. Portland Trails. http://trails.org/programs

Friday, Sept. 19

Common Ground Fair
9 a.m. September 19-21, Common Ground Fair at Unity. “A celebration of rural life, demonstrations, Maine-Organic produced foods and crafts and livestock exhibits.” http://www.mofga.org

Sunday, Sept. 21

15th annual Trail to Ale 10K Race/Walk
9 a.m. “Join us for the 15th annual Trail to Ale and experience Portland’s waterfront trails in their most glorious season, then party with free beer, pizza, music, dancing, massage, yoga and healthy snacks on the Eastern Prom! We had such great success with the new race start and after-party last year and we’re sticking with it! ... Entry to the race and after-party is $30 (plus $3.75 registration company fee). This is an important fundraiser to support the creation and maintenance of the trails we all love! There are no paper registration forms. All registration is online.” Portland Trails. http://trails.org/programs
Cumberland Fair
9 a.m. September 21-27, Cumberland Fair at Cumberland Center. “Large exhibit halls, midway and livestock exhibits. Animal pull events and harness racing.” http://www.cumberlandfair.com

Sunday, Sept. 28

Fryeburg Fair
9 a.m. September 28-Oct. 5, Fryeburg Fair at Fryeburg. “Maine’s largest agricultural fair. Beautiful setting in prime foliage season. Exhibit halls, museum, harness racing and livestock shows.” http://www.fryeburgfair.org


Saturday, Sept. 27

Kotzschmar Organ Grand Opening Concert
7:30 p.m. “Reserve your seat for the triumphant return of Portland’s King of Instruments! After a two year-long renovation, the Kotzschmar Organ reawakens for a glorious season of concerts, demos and tours. The Grand Opening Concert will feature Peter Richard Conte, Grand Court Organist of Macy’s Wanamaker Organ in Philadelphia; Ray Cornils, Portland’s Municipal Organist; and the Kotzschmar Festival Brass.” Merrill Auditorium, Portland. The Friends of the Kotzschmar Organ. http://foko.org/kotzschmar/concerts-events/

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