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March 2019

Head North Ski Days at Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument

March 16 - March 22
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Head North Ski Days 2019

Head North Ski Days is Friends of Katahdin Woods and Waters’ weeklong winter recreation event offering free XC ski equipment rentals for visitors to enjoy the beautiful terrain in the north end of the Monument. HEAD NORTH SKI DAYS 2019 Saturday, March 16th to Friday, March 22nd Starting each day at 10 AM Free XC skis, boots, and poles equipment North Gate of Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument 2019 marks the sixth annual Head North Ski Days. From March…

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13th Annual Skowhegan Maple Festival

March 22 - March 24
Skowhegan Skowhegan, ME 04976 United States + Google Map

Celebrating Somerset County’s status as the top maple-producing county in the United States, this festival offers fun activities for all ages with a pancake breakfast, maple-marshmallow roasting, a maple leaf hunt, and more. See the full schedule: https://mainstreetskowhegan.org/maple-festival-schedule/

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Cinderella by the Maine State Ballet

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Maine State Ballet Theatre, 348 U.S. Route One
Falmouth, ME 04105 United States
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$27

Maine State Ballet’s Cinderella hews to the traditional fairytale (sorry, fans of Gus-Gus, the
pudgy mouse invented by Disney) but adds comedic flourishes. “We know children want to see
this show, so we don’t make it too dark,” artistic director Linda Miele says. “The stepsisters still
aren’t very nice, but they’re more bumbling than evil.” Despite light touches, the show remains
thoroughly classical, featuring Sergei Prokofiev’s 1945 score for Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet.
Associate director Gail Csoboth devised the fanciful set and costume designs, and Rhiannon and
Adrienne Pelletier, sisters who grew up in nearby Raymond, alternate nights in the title role.

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Tops’l Farm Sugar Shack Suppers

March 22 @ 7:00 pm
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Tops’l Farm, 364 BREMEN ROAD
WALDOBORO, ME 04572 United States
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$65

For this ultimate cabin fever reliever, Tops’l Farm guests can watch the small batch sugaring process upon arrival while enjoying a warm beverage by one of several fires in the outdoor lounge. A leisurely “slow food” dinner follows in the warmth of the farm’s post and beam event barn. Tops’l and Trillium Caterers, a Belfast-based catering and event team, will serve the ultimate six-course Maine winter dinner, featuring items such as hot smoked salmon with maple mustard seeds, poutine with Maine cheddar curds, and a maple themed dessert course.

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The Half-Light

March 22 @ 7:30 pm
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Portland Stage Company, 25 Forest Ave.
Portland, ME
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$33

Novelist (and occasional Down East contributor) Monica Wood’s first play, 2015’s Papermaker, about a bitter strike at a Maine paper mill, was the best-selling show in Portland Stage Company’s 45-year history. No wonder they want her back. With The Half-Light, Wood explores new territory but similar themes of loss and redemption. It’s the story of a college secretary, who believes she might have a gift for seeing the dead, and her colleague, who is dealing with grief.

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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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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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