Maine Development Foundation: Engaging in the Economic Recovery Plan

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Panel discussion with key members of the Governor’s Economic Recovery Committee on the Committee’s recommendations, implementation and ways MDF leadership alumni can engage in meaningful ways. The discussion will be followed by action-oriented breakout room sessions on how to engage in key sectors including Hospitality, Education & Workforce, Infrastructure, Innovation, Healthcare/Nonprofits/Childcare & Support Services, and Manufacturing & Natural Resource-Based Industries.

10/3/20 to 02/28/21

CMCA Biennial Exhibition

  • Time: All Day

The CMCA Biennial is the longest running statewide juried exhibition in Maine. This year’s Biennial includes 34 artists from 17 Maine communities.

10/16/20 to 11/15/20

Masters & Apprentices: Work from Maine’s 2020 Craft Apprentice Program

  • Time: All Day
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The Maine Craft Association’s Craft Apprentice Program, developed and offered in partnership with the Maine Arts Commission, provides Maine-based master craft artists and apprentices the opportunity to learn, create and connect. New work created during the apprenticeship period is on view in the windows of Maine Craft Portland (521 Congress Street, Portland) from October 16 – November 15, 2020. The Exhibition can be viewed from inside or outside, day or night!


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

  • Time: All Day

COVID-19 is putting a lot at risk right now, including the fight against breast cancer. But, this fight can’t be cancelled or postponed. Sign up for Making Strides Against Breast Cancer and help the American Cancer Society save lives. Events are based across Maine in Cape Elizabeth, Brunswick and Damariscotta. Join the movement and register for your local event at


GrowSmart Maine Annual Summit

  • Time: 8:30 AM to 1:45 PM
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GrowSmart Maine works at the intersection of Maine’s environment, economy, and communities. With a covid compliant structure, meeting across 6 satellite sites and virtually, GrowSmart will be discussing “smart growth” in Maine, and how to adapt the New England tradition of Home Rule for the coming decades.



Maine Development Foundation: OK Boomer/Back Off Zoomer and Everyone in Between–Best Practices for Leading Across Generations.

  • Time: 8:30 AM to 1:45 PM

Panel discussion on grappling with a workforce that spans four generations: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y (Millennials), and Gen Z. What are the best practices for understanding differing mindsets, work styles, and communication styles of workers born in different eras so your team functions well as a unit? We will hear from leaders doing this work every day, and offer workshop-style training during breakout sessions that you can apply in your organization.

11/6/20 to 11/19/20

WinterKids License to Chill

  • Time: All Day
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This year’s virtual WinterKids License to Chill event will include an online silent auction from November 6-19, followed by a live stream virtual auction on November 19 (6:30-9:30), hosted by our friend, Blake Hayes of Coast 93.1! Event details are still coming together, so be sure to check in at for further details!


01/11/21 to 01/15/21

New Year, New Works | Commissioned Maine Artist Previews (Online Event)

  • Time: 12 PM to 12:30 PM
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Join Portland Ovations the week of January 11-15, 2021, every day at noon as it hosts an exciting week-long series to kick off its new program of commissioning Maine artists. New Year, New Works is a series of five virtual, 30-minute, meet the artist style events. Each day you will meet a different Maine artist and learn about their project. Register one time for FREE and attend as many artist previews as you like.

The livestream link will be sent in the RSVP email confirmation. Attend as many artist previews as you like with the same link. Please make sure to check your promotions, junk, and spam folders so you don’t miss the email!






Ice Dance International:  Performance in your Parks

  • Time: 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM
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Portland Ovations is excited to announce the return of Performances in Your Parks. Working closely with the City of Portland to ensure everyone’s health and safety, on Saturday, February 6 between 11:30am and 6:00pm Ovations will present four 15-minute outdoor pop up performances by Ice Dance International. Performances include outdoor pop-up shows at The Rink at Thompson’s Point and at venues around the City of Portland. All attendees are asked to dress warmly, to wear masks and practice social distancing. The event is weather dependent with a rain date of February 7.
02/12/21 to 02/21/21

Five Days with Step Afrika! Virtual Series

  • Time: 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM
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Step Afrika! is the world’s first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping — a polyrhythmic, percussive dance form that uses the body as an instrument. Based on Step Afrika!’s award-winning arts education programs and more than 25 years of performing and teaching students, the Company has created FIVE DAYS WITH STEP AFRIKA! to support the academic environment as well as the challenges of virtual learning. There are five energetic episodes that can be watch in numerical order, or any order you’d like.

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