First Friday Art Walk
The Portland Art Gallery holds a special reception open to the public on First Fridays. The gallery will feature Art Collector Maine artists and refreshments.
MECA Holiday Sale
Maine College of Art brings back their Holiday Sale. It begins on Friday night with a cocktail preview party and continues on Saturday from 10 am - 6 pm.
Holiday Open House
Join the Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland at their Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 6th from 10 to 3! It will be a howl-ing good time with trees, wreaths and greenery for sale. They’ll be knitted items, pet supplies, bakery treats and shelter tours. Bring your pet for photos with Santa. Help homeless animals by donating food and get a discount on your purchase. So come woof it up at the Animal Refuge League, 449 Stroudwater St. in Westbrook.
'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry, so why not have a little fun in the meantime? Celebrate the holiday season with a festive Pairings 101 in our Farmhouse as you sip wine, munch on hors d'oeuvres and ring in the season with friends, new and old. $35.00 per person
Shemekia Copeland's Holiday Party - Strand Theatre
While only in her early 30s, two-time GRAMMY® nominee SHEMEKIA COPELAND is already a force to be reckoned with in the blues. COPELAND'S passion for singing, matched with her huge, blast-furnace voice, gives her music a timeless power and a heart-pounding urgency. Her music comes from deep within her soul and from the streets where she grew up, surrounded by the everyday sounds of the city – street performers, gospel singers, blasting radios, bands in local parks and so much more.
Eyes on Owls
Join naturalist Marcia Wilson and photographer Mark Wilson for Maine Audubon's annual live owl show. Each show includes a hooting lesson, an entertaining slideshow and a close-up look at several different owl species. Adult Members: $10.00, Child Members: $5.00, Adult Non-Members: $15.00, Child Non-Members: $10.00
3 Show Times: 10:30-11:15 am, 1:00-2:15 pm, 3:00-4:15 pm
5th annual portland brewer's holiday 5K dash
Portland Trails brings back the popular Portland Brewer's Holiday 5K Dash. Runners assemble on the Eastern Promenade Trail between Ocean Gateway and the Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad. The course heads down the trail toward Back Cove and turns around at the intersection of the Eastern Promenade Trail, Back Cove Trail, Bayside Trail & Loring Memorial Stairs.
The Victorian Nutcracker
Join Portland Ballet for a magical journey through Victorian Portland to the enchanted Kingdom of the Sweets! This classical Nutcracker story is set in beautiful Victorian Portland, with sets and costumes inspired by the Victoria Mansion. This ballet takes place at The Merrill Auditorium.
Polar Bear Dip and Dash
Earn bragging rights while helping us raise awareness about climate change and funds in support of our work to keep Maine a special place! Weather patterns are changing from one extreme to the next and our seas are rising. The effects of climate change on Maine’s environment are severe. Energy efficiency, clean air, and renewable energy sources are a priority for NRCM. Every cent raised will be used to directly support this work and consequently help to reduce harmful climate-changing emissions. This event benefits the Natural Resource Council of Maine and takes place at East End Beach in Portland.
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