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March 2019

Maine Flower Show

2019 Maine Flower Show

March 27 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Thompson’s Point, 10 Thompsons Point A
Portland, ME 04102 United States
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Come to the 2019 Maine Flower Show at Thompson’s Point in Portland and take a Walk in Maine! The Maine Flower Show is one of the biggest gardening and horticultural shows in the region where landscapers, exhibitors, designers, and horticulturists come together in one anticipated annual event. This year, attendees aren’t just observers — they will immerse in colors, smells and sounds of the great state of Maine and experience its natural beauty firsthand.

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Bernstein Centennial Film Series: West Side Story

March 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Bangor Arts Exchange, 193 Exchange Street
Bangor, ME 04401 United States
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'West Side Story' contains some of the most famous music ever composed in American musical theater and the 1961 film adaptation won the Academy Award for Best Picture. This free film screening is presented as part of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra's season-long celebration of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial, culminating in a performance of selections from 'Candide' on April 7, 2019.

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Old House Trade Show

2019 Old House Trade Show

March 30 @ 10:00 am - March 31 @ 3:00 pm
Holiday Inn By the Bay, 88 Spring Street
Portland,
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Maine's premiere event celebrating historic preservation, high quality craftsmanship, traditional construction and sustainable practices in Maine and New England. Saturday & Sunday, March 30 & 31, 2019 Holiday Inn by the Bay 88 Spring Street Portland, Maine Talk face to face with dozens of house experts, contractors, designers, and specialists about your home. Attend two days of workshops and demos to learn new DIY techniques, hear the latest in sustainable technology, and more. Learn about products and resources that could improve your home. Meet…

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Spirituals: Songs of the Soul

March 31 @ 3:00 pm
First Parish Church UCC, 217 Maine Street
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States
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$20

Under the direction of Dr. Jane Hagness, the choirs of First Parish Church UCC, 217 Maine Street in Brunswick, ME present their spring concert, Spirituals: Songs of the Soul, featuring renowned soprano, Dr. Angelique Clay Everett; Metropolitan opera tenor, Michael Forest; and internationally acclaimed baritone, Michael Preacely on Sunday, March 31st at 3:00 p.m.

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April 2019

The Telling Rooms show and Tell

April 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Telling Room, 225 Commercial St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$25 – $65

Show & Tell is a celebration of the power of writing and storytelling. This 90-minute literary cabaret is a showcase of stories across mediums from a variety of storytellers at Portland's historic State Theatre.

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21st Annual “Letters for Literacy” Scrabble Fest

April 28
Carriage House Plus, 1119 Lisbon St
Lewiston, ME 04240 United States
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$15

Literacy Volunteers-Androscoggin’s 21st Annual “Letters for Literacy” Scrabble Fest, is three rounds of team Scrabble play. Teams of 2-to-4 players choose to play in either the Pro (intense) or Social (fun) division. To participate, players bring a minimum of $15 each in pledges, but the goal is to raise as much money as possible for LV-A. Register by April 22, 2019. Collect pledges for LV-A and bring them with you for an enjoyable afternoon of Scrabble competition. There will be door prizes, refreshments, and prizes for top fundraisers.

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May 2019

Black Fly Brewfest 2019

May 18 @ 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm
John A. Millar Civic Center, 94 Randall Avenue
Houlton, ME 04730 United States
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The Black Fly Brewfest is a weekend long event held at the Millar Civic Center welcoming over 30 brewers and wineries from throughout the State of Maine to our small town. The event is kicked off with a cocktail party on Friday for brewers and possible local suppliers at Shiretown Inn and Suites. Saturday morning will host a Corn Hole tournament from 11:00 to 1:00 with the main tasting event beginning at 1:00. This event has grown over 4 years…

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June 2019

Revel in the Meadow

June 1
Spring Hill, 117 Pond Road
South Berwick, ME 03908 United States
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Revel in the Meadow 2019 is a daylong, family-friendly arts and music festival featuring authentic music, art, food, beer, and kids' stuff. Last year we had over 1200 attendees, and this year we're hoping to double attendance. This event is rain or shine. Kids under 12 are free.  Net proceeds from this event benefit Continuum Arts Collective, a 501(c)3 nonprofit who assists underserved, school-aged artists and musicians in Maine and New Hampshire by providing musical instruments, art supplies, and lessons…

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7th Annual Acadia Half Marathon and 10K

June 2
The Mount Desert Island YMCA, 21 Park St
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 United States
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The Acadia Half Iron Triathlon starts in the town of Mount Desert on the northern shore of Long Pond. The 1.2 mile swim heads out from Pond's End towards the Western Mountains of Acadia National Park.

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October 2019

PopTech 2019

October 23 - October 26
Point Lookout, 67 Atlantic Hwy
Northport, ME 04849 United States
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$1600 – $7000

Join us for our 23rd annual convening of brilliant minds from all corners of the world. Hosted by Moran Cerf, PopTech is not your usual talking head fest but rather an influential gathering that places high value on authentic human connection. Our campus setting at Point Lookout sets the stage for an immersive and enriching experience featuring the cutting edge presentations you have come to love, interactive sessions, shared meals, fireside chats in front of real fireplaces, late night debates, stargazing andmusic-making.

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Maine Flower Show

The Maine Flower Show is one of the biggest gardening and horticultural shows in the region where landscapers, exhibitors, designers, and horticulturists come together in one anticipated annual event.
March 27–31
Thompson's Point, Portland

Old House Trade Show

Celebrating preservation, craftsmanship, traditional construction and sustainable practices in Maine and New England.
Saturday & Sunday, March 30 & 31, 2019
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland

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