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April 2019

The Maine Museum of Photographic Arts: Artist Talk

April 25 @ 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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Greg Shattenberg: Rewinding Romanticism, an introduction to the artist in his studio. Join Maine Museum of Photographic Arts for a conversation with Greg on April 25, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at USM Glickman Family Library, 4th floor, 314 Forest Ave., Portland, Maine.

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Rock City Cafe presents Electric Bonfire

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Rock City Cafe, 316 Main St,
Rockland, ME 04841 United States
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Electric Bonfire will play original material from their upcoming album as well as unique covers of classic tracks from bands like Radiohead, Grateful Dead and Old Crow Medicine Show... Performances explore spontaneous side-trails of sonic ambient jam rock that can melt through various genres from around the world.

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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

Cherish The Ladies at The Chocolate Church Arts Center

May 3 @ 7:30 pm
Chocolate Church Arts Center, 804 Washington St.
Bath, ME United States
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$35

The Ladies are a world-wide Celtic institution, a female Gaelic musical supergroup!! Emmy award winners for their PBS special, 'An Irish Homecoming', with 18 albums, world tours, performances at the White House and the Olympics, this celebration of musicianship creates an outstanding live show of traditional Irish music, song and dance, that delight their audiences.

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Great Falls Comic Expo Spring Edition

May 4 - May 5
Norway Savings Bank Arena, 985 Turner St
Auburn, ME 04210 United States
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$15

The Great Falls Comic Expo Spring Edition is a family friendly pop culture event. Optimus Is Here, our headline guest returns this year and joining him are two additional members of Team Prime, Bumblebee & Barricade! It is the first time all 3 fan built replicas have been to Maine together and is a Transformer experience no fan should miss. Cosplay, Artists, Vendors, Fun and more! Optimus Is Here returns to The Great Falls Comic Expo Spring Edition and joining…

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Grown Up Prom

May 4 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Marriott Sable Oaks, 200 Sable Oaks Drive
South Portland, ME 04106 United States
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$22

Blake and Eva want to invite you to a "Grown Up Prom" presented by Bill Dodge Pre-owned Super Center. Whether your first prom was the time of your life, or completely traumatic, or even if you didn't go to prom. Blake and Eva are giving you a do-over! Thanks to supporting sponsor Goodwill Stores, where you can get your Prom cloths. This is a 21 plus event.

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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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At Home Rowing Regatta

June 15 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hinckley Company, 130 Shore Road
Southwest Harbor, ME 04679 United States
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This exciting event features three rowing races, the Farthest Fathom – 5 miles, Rogue Row – 2.4 miles, Salty Sprint – 1 mile.

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Sea Farm to Table

From Sea Farm to Table

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 5:00PM – 8:30PM
Sur Lie
Briana Warner, CEO of Atlantic Sea Farms (aka Ocean Approved) and Barton Seaver, acclaimed Maine Chef and Author, host this intimate multi-course dinner featuring a menu of freshly harvested kelp from Casco Bay farms created by Sur Lie's Executive Chef, Emil Rivera.
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Great Falls Comic Expo Spring Edition

May 4, 2019 at 10:00 AM – May 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM
Norway Savings Bank Arena
The Great Falls Comic Expo Spring Edition is a family friendly pop culture event. Optimus Is Here, our headline guest returns this year and joining him are two additional members of Team Prime, Bumblebee & Barricade! It is the first time all 3 fan built replicas have been to Maine together and is a Transformer experience no fan should miss. Cosplay, Artists, Vendors, Fun and more!
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Grown Up Prom

Saturday, May 04, 2019 from 8:00PM – 10:59PM
Marriott Sable Oaks
Blake and Eva want to invite you to a "Grown Up Prom" presented by Bill Dodge Pre-owned Super Center. Whether your first prom was the time of your life, or completely traumatic, or even if you didn't go to prom. Blake and Eva are giving you a do-over! Thanks to supporting sponsor Goodwill Stores, where you can get your Prom cloths. This is a 21 plus event.

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