Southern Maine Events Calendar
April 15th to April 21st
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Events for Tuesday, April 15th
Swing Spring Lesson Series from 6-9pm at Mayo Street Arts in Portland. There are three class levels and four styles of swing dance. Join them every Tuesday through April 29th. FMI and pricing, visit www.portlandswingproject.com or call 207-899-5254.
Port Veritas – Spoken Word. This reading is held in the Yeats’ Room of Bull Feeney’s and is hosted by Theresa Davis and Shyla Hardwick. Enjoy Portland’s longest running spoken word series from 7:45-10:30pm. FMI, visit portveritas.com.
Events for Wednesday, April 16th
The DaPonte String Quartet at the Waterville Opera House at 8pm. The DaPonte String Quartet has been performing and teaching all over the U.S. and around the world. Their concerts are dynamic and their stage manner, with one another and with their audiences, is warm and conversational. FMI and tickets, visit operahouse.org.
“Poetry Share” at the Scarborough Public Library from 6:30-7:30pm. This event will provide a welcoming venue for middle and high schoolers interested in performing their original poetry in front of a live audience. Friends and family are encouraged to attend this “open mic” event. FMI visit scarboroughlibrary.org.
Wednesday Night Stomp – Social Swing Dance from 7-9:30pm at Acoustic Artisans in Portland. Enjoy a FREE lesson from 7-7:30pm followed by live music from7:30-9:30pm. All levels are welcomed. Feel free to come solo or with friends. FMI, visit www.portlandswingproject.com or call 207-899-5254.
Events for Thursday, April 17th
Scarborough Public Library to host a Tea and Signing Ceremony from 6-7pm. This ceremony is a part of the public signing of the Declaration for the Right to Libraries in celebration of National Library Week. FMI, visit scarboroughlibrary.org.
Victoria Mansion’s Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art. The mansions spectacular collections and interiors, more than ninety percent intact from 1860, have provided inspiration for new works by nationally recognized artists. Installations by Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood, Justin Richel, Amy Yoes, and Andrew Mowbray will be on display through mid-May 2014. Open 11-4:30pm. FMI visit victoriamansion.org.
Felting for Kids at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester from 10-11:30am. Learn how to turn sheep’s fleece into felted wool items. Open to ages 3 and up. Tickets are $5 per person FMI, visit pinelandfarms.org.
Events for Friday, April 18th
Portland Museum of Art Movies: The Past at 6:30pm. Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi brings the drama in his movie entitled The Past. The movie is playing through April 20th at PMA. FMI and times, visit portlandmuseum.org.
Hall & Oates Tribute Show at the Asylum in Portland. Doors open at 8pm, show starts at 9pm. Must be 21 years or older to attend. FMI and tickets, visit portlandasylum.com.
Events for Saturday, April 19th
Mill Creek Park Clean Up from 8:30-11am. Help clean up the trails, shorelines, beaches and parks. This event is rain or shine and is meant for everyone as it provides an opportunity to celebrate Earth Day in a meaningful and useful way. If your group would like to participate and clean up a certain area, then, have one member of your party sign-in for all your crew at Mill Creek on the day of the event. You give us a volunteer count and we’ll give you bags and gloves. FMI, visit southportlandlandtrust.org.
Record Store Day at Bull Moose. Various Bull Moose locations across Maine and the United States will host live local bands in celebration of Record Store Day. FMI and a complete list of participating stores, visit recordstoreday.com.
CD Release Show. Matt & Shannon Heaton return to the warm, creative setting of Acoustic Artisans in Portland at 8pm, to share their well-crafted traditional music amidst handmade fiddles. This will be one of their first CD Release shows for “Tell You in Earnest.” FMI, visit mattandshannonheaton.com.
Stars on Ice at the Cumberland County Civic Center at 7:30pm. See the U.S. Figure Skating Team straight from Sochi! FMI and tickets, visit theciviccenter.com.
Events for Sunday, April 20th
Easter Sunday at Saddleback Mountain at 8:30am. Start the day off with a delicious brunch. Then an Easter morning service led by Rev. Peter Pangore at the top of the Rangeley Chair at 10am. Kids can enjoy Easter morning by skiing with the Easter Bunny. There will also be an egg hunt at 11am with prizes. Find the golden egg hidden on the mountain and win at 2014-2015 Season Pass! FMI visit saddlebackmaine.com.
Administrative Professionals Week at Kittery Premium Outlets through April 26th. Show your work ID or a note on business letterhead from your boss confirming you are an Administrative Profession and receive a free VIP coupon providing great saving at over 60 designer outlet stores. Hours are M-S, 9-9pm and Sunday 10-6pm. FMI, visit premiumoutlets.com.
Preserving Creative Spaces: The Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios Program at the Portland Museum of Art. HAHS is a consortium of institutions across the U.S. committed to the conservation, interpretation and public accessibility of artists’ homes and work-spaces. FMI, visit portlandmuseum.org.
Events for Monday, April 21st
Patriots’ Day T-Shirt Giveaway at the Oxford Casino. Visit Guest Services for your FREE, limited edition Patriots’ Day t-shirt. Promotion starts at 8am and is limited to the first 500 people. FMI, visit oxfordcasino.com.
61st Annual Kora Temple Shriners Circus begins through April 23rd at the Cumberland County Civic Center. Show times are 2pm and 7pm. FMI and tickets, visit theciviccenter.com.
Decompression Chamber Music Season featuring “Evening Romance” – Serenades by Beethoven and Dohnanyi at One Longfellow Square in Portland at 6pm. Cost is $18 per person. FMI and tickets, visit onelongfellowsquare.com.