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The Yiddish Culture Festival

The Maine Jewish Film Festival is a non-profit organization that strives to enrich, educate and entertain a diverse community by presenting films that explore the global Jewish experience. November 2 & 3. Various locations in the Portland area.

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October 2019

The Midcoast Symphony Orchestra “Delight & Despair”

October 20 @ 2:30 pm
Orion Performing Arts Center, 66 Republic Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086
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$22 – $75

In our first series of the season the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, under conductor Rohan Smith, presents “Delight & Despair,” a celebration of the carnival season, the tragedy of a love story, and every emotion in between.

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Lakin’s Gorges Cheese and East Forty Farm Table Suppers

October 20 @ 5:30 pm
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East Forty Farm and Dairy, 2361 Friendship Rd
Waldoboro, ME 04572 United States
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$75

Dine under the grape arbor at East Forty Farm and Dairy in Waldoboro for our monthly Farmhouse Table Suppers June to October. Each supper is limited to 20 guests and we dine together at one long table, with many dishes served family style. We view these suppers as a way to make a connection with our food system by meeting the chefs, growers or producers.

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THE ORIGINALS PRESENT WAIT UNTIL DARK

October 20 @ 7:30 pm
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Saco River Theatre, Salmon Falls Rd
Bar Mills, ME 04093 United States
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$15

Forty-seven years after WAIT UNTIL DARK premiered on Broadway, playwright Jeffrey Hatcher (A Picasso, Cousin Bette) has updated and refreshed Fredrick Knott’s taut 1966 Thriller, now set in 1944 in Greenwich Village. Susan Hendrix, a woman who has recently lost her sight in an automobile accident, becomes imperiled by a dangerous psychopath and a con man who are on a quest to retrieve a lost doll with a very valuable secret - a doll they are willing to kill for.

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Maine Conservation Voters

Evening for the Environment

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Innovation Hall at UNE, 772 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103 United States
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We’re excited to join Maine Conservation Voters to celebrate the climate and environmental victories of the year at the annual Evening for the Environment on October 22 in Portland. The keynote speaker is Richard Louv, journalist and author of the national bestseller Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. To register, go to www.maineconservation.org/evening.

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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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Book Signing with author Richard Louv

October 23 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Gilsland Farm Audubon Center, 20 Gilsland Farm Road
Falmouth, ME 04105
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Free

Richard Louv’s landmark book, Last Child in the Woods, inspired an international movement to connect children and nature and has now sold over half a million copies. Co-founder of the Children & Nature Network and winner of the Audubon Medal, Louv has become the expert on radically improving mental and physical health through our relationship to the natural world.

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MMPA Presents: The Barbara Morris Goodbody Collection, Exhibition Talk with Brenton Hamilton

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, USM Glickman Family Library, 5th floor, 314 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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Join us for an exhibition talk with Art Historian and Photographer, Brenton Hamilton on the fourth floor of the University of Southern Maine Glickman Family Library, October 24th, 6:00-8:00pm. Brenton will illuminate the historical significance of the Barbara Morris Goodbody Collection currently on view at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts at the USM Glickman Family Library.

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Stroll Haunted Yarmouth

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The Old Meeting House, 25 Hillside St
Yarmouth, ME 04096 United States
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October will mark the second annual historical drama,”Stroll Haunted Yarmouth,” staged at the Old Meeting House and adjacent cemetery on Hillside Avenue. Meet some of the colorful residents from Yarmouth’s early history, who tell their stories by their gravesites.

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Troy Hudson and The High Road @ Rock City Cafe

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St,
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Americana Rock band, Troy Hudson and The High Road are Troy Hudson, Matt Kincaid, John Hurd and Donald Root. TH&HR have created a band filled with big hooks, soaring harmonies and an electric live show that has fans and critics talking.

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Jack O’Lantern Hike

October 29 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Jordan Homestead Preserve, Bayside Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605 United States
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Frenchman Bay Conservancy’s new trail at the Jordan Homestead Preserve will be lit with Jack O’Lanterns on October 29, 2019! Come out from 3-5pm to traverse the trail, spotting pumpkins along the way! Hiking-safe costumes and flashlights or headlamps are encouraged. This spooky hike is open to guests all ages!

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Evening for the Environment

Tuesday, October 22, 5:30–8 p.m.
Innovation Hall at UNE, Portland

We’re excited to join Maine Conservation Voters to celebrate the climate and environmental victories of the year at the annual Evening for the Environment on October 22 in Portland. The keynote speaker is Richard Louv, journalist and author of the national bestseller Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. To register, go to www.maineconservation.org/evening.

Wichita Falls Comic Expo

Oct. 26, 10 a.m.; Oct. 27, 4 p.m.
Ray Clymer Exhibit Hall
Wichita, Texas

The Wichita Falls Comic Expo is a two day pop culture celebration taking place in Wichita Falls, Texas. It is a family friendly & all fandoms are welcome event. Cosplay is encouraged and there will be a cosplay contest as well as other events to partake in. Gaming, photo ops, artists, creators, vendors, and more announcements coming soon! Children 5 and under are free with an adult ticket.

TEDx

TEDxDirigo

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12 p.m.–6 p.m.
Innovation Hall, University of New England, Stevens Avenue, Portland, Maine

X. It marks the spot. It blows kisses. It’s exponential, experimental…unknown. This Fall, join us for TEDxDirigo’s tenth (X) annual event as we explore the power of persistence, creativity, and community through The Power of X.

Maine Jewish Film Festival

The Yiddish Culture Festival

November 2 & 3
Various locations in the Portland area

The Maine Jewish Film Festival is a non-profit organization that strives to enrich, educate and entertain a diverse community by presenting films that explore the global Jewish experience.

Paris Hill Holiday House Tours 2019

Paris Hill Holiday House Tours 2019

Dec. 6 & 7, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Paris Hill Academy
Paris, Maine

Join the residents of the historic Paris Hill village on December 6 or December 7 while they open their holiday-decorated homes for tours! With many of the houses on Paris Hill dating back well into the 1800s or earlier, what better way to kick off the holidays and get in the spirit!

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