Ongoing Events



Join Portland Bach Experience and Maine magazine for an afternoon of music and revelry!

Free and open to the public, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a carnival concert showcasing the arts in Portland. The afternoon opens with an orchestra fanfare, followed by a parade and community dance party. As you explore the musical carnival, look out for pop-up performances by the Portland Bach Experience orchestra, Ballet Bloom Project, Shoestring Theater, 240 Strings, and a Fairy Queen drag show. Wood nymphs and fairies of all ages are invited to imbibe, dance and celebrate the power of community through great music. Masks required, costumes encouraged. 

Location: Anderson Street, Portland



Growing Talent in Maine

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • More Information: Website

How is Maine responding to workforce needs through innovation, talent development, and educational opportunities? Join the Maine Development foundation to learn about the recommendations from the State’s Ten-Year Strategic Plan and Economic Recovery Plan, educational opportunities within the University of Maine System’s Micro-Credentials for Professionals and Community Members program, and how these innovations impact career prospects for students of all ages in Maine. Our discussion will be led by Kimberly Moore, Director of the Bureau of Employment Services with Maine Department of Labor; Rosa Redonnett, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Success and Credential Attainment with the University of Maine System; Jennifer Chace, Program Director at Education Action Forum of Maine. Participants will also hear from UMaine-Augusta student, Amie Shurman, and recent graduate, Dancile Nshimirimana, Licensed Practical Nurse. Part of MDF’s Innovating For Economic Growth Series.



Wendell Gilley Chickadee Homecoming: Build a Birdhouse

Join naturalist Rich MacDonald at the Wendell Gilley Museum to build a house for chickadees and learn about the birds who will live there. In this two-hour workshop, learn about the life history and ecology of chickadees and other bird species that might visit your birdhouse, and how to best site your creation to entice birds to use it. The class is for people 10 and older. Anyone younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Class size is limited to 10. Materials provided and you take home your birdhouse that day! Fee: $35 per person

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