Events

September

09/4/21

Light, Sky, land, and Edges: A Collaboration Between Painter and Poet

  • Time: 4 PM to 6 PM
  • More Information: Website

Join us for this reception in honor of our fall exhibit, “Light, Sky, Land, and Edges: A Collaboration Between Painter and Poet.” which runs through October 31.

Long-time friends Tracy Baker-White and Martha Andrews Donovan combined their creative powers to create the paintings and poetry on display during this very special exhibition. These works were inspired by the landscapes of Mount Desert Island. Join us to meet its creators and enjoy their work. No charge, but reservations required.

Featured image: Cornflower Cloud on a Cirrus Sky, Tracy Baker-White, 2020, Oil on canvas

09/9/21

STITCH – Maine Designers on the Runway. A Fashion Fundraiser benefiting the Maine Crafts Association.

  • Time: 12 PM to 8 PM
  • More Information: Website

Come watch Maine designs strut down an outdoor runway on Thursday, September 9 when Maine Crafts Association hosts their annual STITCH fashion fundraiser show at Urban Farms Fermentory 200 Anderson St.

5-8pm: Ticketed Runway Fashion Show Event: $50
12-5:30pm: #makeitblue indigo dyeing activity: $5-$10 per dip: bring your own or buy one on-site
12-6:30pm: STITCH Style Market featuring ready-to-wear Maine accessories + apparel: Free!

Photo credit: Kyle Dubay

09/9/21

Welcome Back: 2021-22 Season Preview

Celebrate with us at Merrill Auditorium for the launch of Portland Ovations’ highly anticipated 2021-2022 season. With an exciting array of performances from around the globe already announced — we still have many more to share.

Free to all, the event welcomes back our Members and audiences with an evening of videos highlighting more from our upcoming season. We can’t wait to be back together in person when we return to our stages for our 90th year of Ovations.

Do you have a question you’ve always wanted to ask about Ovations? Ask it! We will finish our time together with a brief Q&A.

Tickets will be available to Members immediately following the event, and available to the public on September 23.

Masks and vaccination required to attend this event.

Books In Boothbay
09/11/21

Books in Boothbay

Books in Boothbay is the largest single-day literary event in Maine. This free, family-friendly fair brings together Maine authors and book lovers of all ages for an annual celebration at the Boothbay Harbor Railway Village Museum. With an ever-changing lineup of more than 30 writers spanning all genres, authors showcase their most recent publications, meet fans, and sign books.

Proceeds from on-site book sales are shared between Boothbay Harbor Memorial Library and the Boothbay Harbor Railway Village Museum.

Admission to Books in Boothbay is always free, and there is something for everyone!

9am-noon & 1pm-4pm

09/17/21 to 09/18/21

passivehousMAINE’s Fall Forum 2021

  • Time: All Day
  • More Information: Website

If you’re interested in sustainable building, the green economy, or simply making your house more energy efficient, join our nonprofit partner passivhausMAINE for their ninth annual Fall Forum on September 17 and 18. This event will consist of online seminars, on-site tours of passive house builds, and the opportunity to connect with passive house insiders, designers, builders, and enthusiasts. Register online today!

09/24/21

Maine Rising: MDF’s Annual Meeting and Champion Awards Celebration

  • Time: 8:30 AM to 12 PM
  • More Information: Website

Join us September 24 for a virtual celebration of leaders, businesses, and communities who are driving Maine’s economic recovery and the systemic changes necessary for equity and inclusion.

Be inspired by our 2021 Champion Award Winners:

2021 William F. King, Jr., Downtown Champion
2021 Champion of Education and Workforce Development
2021 Champion of Rural Development
2021 Kenneth M. Curtis Leadership Award (Leadership Maine)
2021 ICL Distinguished Alum Award
2021 President’s Award

Register

09/25/21 to 09/26/21

Dempsey Challenge 2021

  • Time: All Day
  • More Information: Website

We’re getting back together for the 2021 Dempsey Challenge! Join us at the Local Challenge in Lewiston, Maine and walk, run, or ride in support of the Dempsey Center. Plus, after a successful virtual event last year, we are continuing the Global experience for our Challengers who wish to compete from wherever they are in the world!

09/29/21

Junior Achievement Maine Business Hall of Fame South

  • Time: 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM
  • More Information: Website

Location: Sheraton at Sable Oaks

Each year Junior Achievement honors Maine business people for their leadership and success in business and community involvement. An induction into the JA Maine Business Hall of Fame signifies a life and career spent inspiring others, dedicated to empowering the community, and lifting up the people around you towards future success. JA Hall of Fame laureates are role models for the students we serve each academic year.

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October

10/3/21

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer | Damariscotta

We invite you to join forces with the American Cancer Society—the nation’s nonprofit leader in the breast cancer fight. Join the Making Strides movement to help save lives and fund the future of breast cancer research and programs. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk will kick off from First National Bank. Visit our website to sign up today!

Address
223 Main St.
Damariscotta, ME 04543

10/17/21

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer | Greater Portland

We invite you to join forces with the American Cancer Society—the nation’s nonprofit leader in the breast cancer fight. Join the Making Strides movement to help save lives and fund the future of breast cancer research and programs. The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk registration will open at 9 a.m. and will kick off from Fort Williams. Visit our website to sign up today!

Address
1000 Shore Rd.
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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