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July 2019

The New England Metaphysical and Holistic Festival

July 20
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Dr.
Augusta, ME United States
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$7 – $20

This annual assemblage of some of the finest artisans, healers and readers New England has to offer has become one of the most anticipated shows of the year and New England’s favorite indoor street fair!

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Great Falls Gaming Weekend

July 20 @ 8:00 am - July 21 @ 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch, 14 Great Falls Plaza
Auburn, ME 04210 United States
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$25

Two days of unplugged gaming fun! Board Games, RPG's, & card games! Tea & Lobster Productions invites you to come get away and game for a day or a whole weekend in July!

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Secret Gardens of Kennebunkport

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Graves Library, 18 Maine Street
Kennebunkport, ME 04046 United States
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$40

Eight homeowners will open their private gardens for this one day only to benefit the local public library. Spend the day strolling through enchanting seaside, backyard, and cottage gardens offering colorful floral displays amid a variety of natural settings.

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Minor Characters and O’McCrelli

July 21
Stockford Park, S Water St
Lubec, ME 04652 United States
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Free

LAMPS and Cobscook Bay Music present Minor Characters and O'McCrelli at Stockford Park in Lubec, Maine. Rain venue: Lubec Brewing Company.

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Tour of Nellieville

July 21 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until 10.13.19

Nervous Nellie’s Jams and Jellies, 598 Sunshine Rd
Deer Isle, ME 04627 United States
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Sculptor Peter Beerits offers an informal tour of Nellieville, his quirky, found object installation of a Western town, juke joint, general store, Arthurian Grail castle, wizard’s tower and a church-in-the-woods.

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Lakin’s Gorges Cheese and East Forty Farm Table Suppers

July 21 @ 5:30 pm
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One event on 08.18.19 at 5:30 pm

One event on 10.20.19 at 5:30 pm

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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Neighborhood Stories: Portland’s India Street Walking Tour

July 22 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Monday, repeating until 10.14.19

India Street, Portland, 1 India Street
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$8.00 – $10.00

Neighborhood Stories: Portland’s India Street discovers the neighborhood stories of this busy commercial center of Portland in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The India street neighborhood has been a crossroad for Portland's workers, residents, and travelers through the centuries. Thanks to a partnership with the Committee to Restore the Abyssinian the tour ends with an exclusive look inside the Abyssinian Meeting House, America's 3rd oldest African-American Meeting House.

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United States Custom House Tour

July 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 10.16.19

United States Custom House, 312 Fore St
Portland, ME 04101 United States
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$8.00 – $10.00

Constructed soon after the Great Fire of 1866, it opened for business in 1872 becoming a gateway for one of the five largest ports in the county. New Hampshire granite, walnut woodwork, and Italian marble were used in construction to ensure the building would stand for generations as a symbol of stability, wealth and strength. The building has been closed to the public since 2001 except through this special 45 minute guided tour. Come see the space a young United States of America created to impress merchants from abroad as they came into Portland, one of the country's biggest, busiest and vital harbors at the time.

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Western Promenade in the Gilded Age Walking Tour

July 25 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 10.17.19

Portland’s Western Promenade, 75 Bowdoin Street
Portland, ME 4102 United States
$8.00 – $10.00

Portland’s Western Promenade in the Gilded Age is a brand new tour this year that walks through one of Portland’s most exclusive neighborhoods uncovering the hidden connections between neighbors during the area’s building boom from the 1870s to the1920s.

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Grill & Chill at Toddy Pond Farm

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 09.27.19

Toddy Pond Farm, 174 Carver Rd
Monroe, ME 04951 United States
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$15

Join us here at the farm for a casual dinner from the grill, fresh picked greens from the garden and local live music.

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Saturday Spectacular

Select summer Saturdays on the lawn, noon–5
Thompson’s Point, Portland
Great Falls Gaming Weekend

Great Falls Gaming Weekend

Jul. 20, 2019 at 8 a.m.–Jul. 21, 4 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Auburn Riverwatch

Two days of unplugged gaming fun! Board games, RPGs, and card games. Tea & Lobster Productions invites you to come get away and game for a day or a whole weekend in July.

A two-day event with the focus being on playing tabletop games with enough time to complete them and with people who actually want to play them. The event will be limited to 250 tickets per day and feature a sandwich lunch buffet which is included in the ticket price. Sit down and play games like Settlers, Quest for The Antidote, Seven Wonders, Descent, maybe even Risk! There will also be Game Runners coming to the event which will provide the opportunity to play D&D one-shot adventures!

Katahdin Woods and Waters

3rd Anniversary Celebration of Katahdin Woods and Waters

August 24, 2019 5–9 p.m.
New England Outdoor Center, Millinocket

Join the party at New England Outdoor Center for the 3rd Anniversary Celebration of Katahdin Woods and Waters presented by Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters and Maine Beer Company. New England Outdoor Center will be serving dinner alongside Woods and Waters IPA fresh on tap from Maine Beer Co. There will be a variety of items and experience from around the Katahdin Region and Maine on sale at the silent auction and all evening long, you’ll be treated to live music from the Magic 8 Ball Quartet. Come on out and raise a glass to the past, present, and future of Katahdin Woods and Waters!

Yoga on the Lawn at Thompson's Point

Every Wednesday in the summer
Thompson’s Point, Portland
Portland Landmarks

Greater Portland Landmarks Tours

June–October 2019 (Various dates and times)
Portland Area
  • Homes of Portland’s Golden Age – Tuesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. from June 25 to October 18
  • United States Custom House Tour – Wednesdays from June 26 to October 16 at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m., or 1 p.m.
  • Western Promenade Walking Tour – Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from June 27 to October 17. No tour July 4
  • Neighborhood Stories – Mondays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. from June 24 to October 14

Summer Sunsets at Thompson's Point

Thursdays, 4 p.m.–sunset
Starting June 13, 4 p.m.–sunset
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