From Inequity to Inclusion: The Path to Truth-Telling Through the Transparency of History

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Join MDF for a workshop with Janine FondonCo-Founder UnityFirst, Assistant Professor and Chair of Undergraduate Communication at Bay Path University. We will revisit the path from inequity to inclusion by learning more about truth-telling in a world of fake news, distorted facts and untold history. The session will examine a range of topics from the tragedy of George Floyd, the struggle of women of color to make change, violence against Asians, the future of white privilege, and Juneteenth. How do we address systemic racism in a divided society? Part of MDF’s Women Transforming Leadership Series.


06/18/21 to 08/18/21

Wendell Gilley Museum Birds in Art Exhibition

Birds in Art features work by sixty different contemporary artists, who offer their unique interpretations of the avian world in a variety of media.

The 2020 show (being shown at the Gilley summer 2021) is the 45th iteration of Birds in Art, an international exhibition organized by the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum in Wausau, Wisconsin that travels to just a few select venues each year. This is the third visit of Birds in Art to the Gilley, and the show features sixty contemporary artists, including Andrea Rich and Don Rambadt – both of whom have been featured in their own exhibitions at the Gilley – and talented Maine artist Sherrie York. Other artists, spanning a wide variety of media and styles, include Don Rambadt, Jett Brunet, James Coe, Terry Miller, Barry van Dusen and Alan Woollett. Look to the Wendell Gilley website for a variety of great programs that explore Birds in Art. 


Innovating for Growth – Creating a Healthy Maine: Spotlight on Healthcare Innovation, Technology, and Delivery

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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The healthcare landscape in Maine and across the nation has undergone dramatic change in the past several decades, and change continues unabated. Join MDF’s panel of healthcare experts and practitioners as we examine the current healthcare ecosystem in Maine, and explore innovative approaches to funding, delivery, and development of a more diversified healthcare workforce. Specifically, we’ll look closely at: innovations and disruptions occurring in healthcare that will fundamentally change how healthcare is delivered and paid for; the current and projected impact of Community Health workers, an emerging peer workforce, on healthcare delivery in Maine; addressing the barriers to work faced by foreign trained health professionals and the role they can play in creating a diverse and culturally competent workforce. Participants will hear from Judiann Ferretti Smith, Hanley Center; Peter Hayes, Healthcare Purchaser Alliance of Maine; Ben Hummel, Maine Mobile Health Program, and Sally Sutton, New Mainers Resource Center, Portland Adult Education. Part of our Innovating for Economic Growth Series.



07/10/21 to 07/11/21

City at Your Feet Scavenger Hunt

  • Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
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See Portland like you’ve never seen it before with Portland Trails’ City at Your Feet Scavenger Hunt, a cross-town, people-powered, car-free adventure! On July 10th and 11th, crack clues with your team to discover dozens of unique sights throughout the Portland Trails network. Participants have two days to get to as many destinations as possible. Participants of all ages and mobilities are encouraged to join in the fun!

Camden Garden Club 73rd Annual Garden Tour

  • Time: 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
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The Camden Garden Club’s major fundraiser is back after a year hiatus with its “Gardens-Only” tour on July 15. The annual tour includes wonderful gardens and a special guided visit at the Conway Homestead. The Club continues its 73-year tradition providing locals and visitors with a fun day spent in lovely gardens. A painting by Maine artist Cali Veilleux will be raffled off, with all proceeds going to the Club’s Scholarship Fund. Purchase tickets online or at the Camden Chamber of Commerce Office on tour day.


  • Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Join the Friends of Fort Williams for the 10th annual Cape Elizabeth Garden Tour, featuring beautiful gardens with ocean views, backyard wildlife habitat, native plants, woodlands, raised beds, stone work, historic homes, and more! The event is self guided, with maps and a program available at registration on the morning of the tour. Tickets are $30, with proceeds benefitting the Friends of Fort Williams Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose Ecology Project controls damaging invasive plants and nurtures sustainable plant communities. Established sites support wildlife and provide natural spaces for visitors’ enjoyment. For more information, contact Jennifer at Friends of Fort Williams Park (207-767-3707).


08/1/21 to 08/31/21

Cross for LifeFlight

  • Time: All Day
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LifeFlight’s annual fundraiser is a remote event where participants “cross” their favorite part of Maine by swimming, paddling, hiking, biking, running, sailing, rowing and more. This unique event aims to connect the corners of Maine with hundreds of individual “crossings” much like LifeFlight connects patients from all over the state to the critical care they need. This unique statewide event has raised more than $1.8 million to help LifeFlight carry out its lifesaving mission. The breathtaking waters, mountains and trails of Maine are legendary… find your favorite place, or a new one, and make your crossing epic!

08/14/21 to 08/15/21

SailMaine 2021 Festival and Regatta

  • Time: All Day
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Head to SailMaine at 77 Thames Street in Portland for two days of fun on the water to support their scholarships and outreach programs to the Southern Maine community. Build a team, sail fast, have a great time, and raise money to help SailMaine reach its goal. For more information, or to register your team, contact 207-772-SAIL or [email protected]

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