Ongoing Events


MEREDA’s TD Bank Sponsored Real Estate Forecast Conference & Member Showcase

Each year, MEREDA assembles some of Maine’s top real estate leaders to provide the annual Economic Overview and Outlook on Maine’s economy, along with the popular Market Overview by property type focusing on both Commercial and Residential Forecasts.  This annual conference attracts professionals from Maine’s real estate, construction, finance, architecture, legal, engineering, tourism, and economic development communities. Attendees gain valuable insights on the state of the economy and what lies ahead in the coming months for the real estate industry.  


Be a part of this dynamic and important conversation as we kick off 2022!  Join us and the top minds in real estate for MEREDA’s 2022 Annual Forecast Conference & Member Showcase on January 20, 2022.


Blue Wrap Project Runway

Please join us in supporting our nonprofit partner, Partners for World Health, on Thursday, May 19 at its signature event, Blue Wrap Project Runway, featuring a list of exceptional talent, fantastic fashions, and a night to remember.

PWH: Helping people lead healthy lives on a healthy planet!

Tickets are on sale here: 

We are pleased to offer our valued readers a promo code for a 15% discount! Enter code BLUEWRAPFRIENDS in the Promo Code box at the top of the registration page.


05/20/22 to 05/21/22


Mark your calendars! The 18th annual STRIVE Rocks is taking place from Friday, May 20th at 8pm to Saturday, May 21st at 8am on Zoom! This all night event is full of special guests, games, music, and more. STRIVE Rocks supports the work of STRIVE, a South Portland based non-profit that supports tweens, teens, and young adults with intellectual disabilities. Visit for more information or to register today!


The Fashion Show by Maine College of Art and Design

  • Time: 7:30 P.M.
  • More Information: Website

Don’t miss your chance to experience The Fashion Show by Maine College of Art & Design! Hosted at the Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA&D (522 Congress Street, Portland, ME) at 7:30pm on Friday, May 20, this live event presents and celebrates work created through the college’s Textile & Fashion Design BFA major while raising important funds for student scholarships. Seating is limited in accordance with CDC recommendations, so livestream tickets are available. Get your tickets for this one-night only event at

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Image by Dan Toomre ’21, photo by Madi Koval


Spurwink Humanitarian Awards

On Thursday, June 2, join our nonprofit partner Spurwink for the 2022 Humanitarian Awards, celebrating leaders whose work exemplifies Spurwink’s mission and values. Founder of MaineWorks and co-founder of the Maine Recovery Fund Margo Walsh is being honored as the 2022 Humanitarian of the Year for her commitment to reducing barriers and providing employment opportunities for individuals impacted by substance use disorder and felony convictions. Join for mocktails, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, an auction, and an interactive mosaic art project.



Portland Ovations Presents: HAIRSPRAY

You Can’t Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning musical comedy phenomenon is back on tour! Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960’s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world? Featuring the beloved score of hit songs including “Welcome to the 60’s,” “Good Morning Baltimore” and “You Can’t Stop the Beat,” HAIRSPRAY is “fresh, winning, and deliriously tuneful!” (The New York Times). 


06/24/22 to 06/26/22

The Little Maine Market Festival

Join us for a festival centered around supporting small businesses and the local community! Shop from a wide variety of Maine & New England’s small businesses and food trucks, discover local community resources and enjoy a variety of great family friendly entertainment!


Friday 4-7 PM

Saturday 9-6

Sunday 9-3

06/24/22 to 08/31/22

Belfast Garden Club: Open Gardens

Open Garden Days, the Belfast Garden Club’s signature summer event series, kick off Friday, June 24, with the spectacular garden of Sally and Charlie Lewis-LaMonica, two masters in the culinary arts.

The Lewis-LaMonica garden at 2 Northport Ave. in Belfast will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Admission is $5. It is the first of 10 private gardens the club will showcase this season on most Fridays from June 24 to August 26. Highlights include lavish residential displays as well as the striking gardens at the Penobscot Shores oceanfront retirement community in Belfast and at Oak Hall estate in Bayside.


Ogunquit Museum of American Art: The Garden Party

The museum continues celebrating the Art in Bloom weekend Sunday afternoon with the Garden Party in the Sculpture Garden. There will be live music, cocktails, and light fare all afternoon and the visitor’s choice for best floral interpretation will be announced. Visitors also have the chance of winning the best decorated summer hat and winning a prize at the party.

Tickets: $50

Featured Photo: The Garden Party – Winner of Best Party Hat, Courtesy of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art


Kennebunk Free Library: Road Race

  • Time: 6
  • Contact: (207) 985-2173
  • More Information: Website

The 25th addition of Kennebunk Free Library’s 5k road race is now open for registration – both in person and virtual! T-shirts and goodie bags will be given to the first 200 registrants with additional prizes for race winners. The virtual event runs from June 27th – July 7th.

Register for the in-person event here.
Register for the virtual event here.

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