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  • Sunday August 19 2018
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    Walking Tour of Historic Eastern Cemetery @ Eastern Cemetery

    Walking tours of Portland’s historic Eastern Cemetery (founded 1668 – yes, we are 350 years old this year!) will start July 1 and continue each Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday at 11 am and each Thursday at 5:30 pm through October 14. These tours, which last about 50 minutes, are led by trained volunteers, who cover […] View event

  • Monday August 20 2018
    A 1966 oil painting by Dahlov Ipcar, “Valley of Tishnar” is on display as of June 8 in Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries, a 2018 summer exhibition at the Bates College Museum of Art.

    Dahlov Ipcar: Blue Moons & Menageries: @ Bates College Museum of Art

    This exhibition presents a wide array of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures representing nearly entire career of Ipcar, one of Maine’s best-known artists. Many of the works shown are exhibited publicly for the first time. Ipcar, the daughter of prominent modernist artists, Marguerite and William Zorach, reached a wide audience through the many children’s books […] View event

  • Tuesday August 21 2018
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    Art of the Spheres: Picturing the Cosmos since 1600 @ Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education

    March 29, 2018 to October 6, 2018 Art of the Spheres celebrates the manner in which astronomers have organized and comprehended the celestial vault, the planets, and the structure of the Cosmos. Every item in this exhibition was composed from multiple, detailed observations; all are works of both science and art. Art of the Spheres […] View event

  • Wednesday August 22 2018
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    Cannabis adult education classes. @ Canuvo

    This month Canuvo is hosting the follow Cannabis Adult Education classes: Cannabis for Pain Management, Insomnia & Anxiety. Tickets are FREE and open to the general public but space is limited, so be sure to reserve your spot online at! Pain, insomnia, and anxiety are common aliments for which pharmaceuticals are prescribed. These three […] View event

  • 2017 graduates of "The Art & Science of Leadership" certificate course at Husson University's Southern Maine campus in Westbrook.

    Information Session About “The Art & Science of Leadership” Certificate Course at Husson University @ Husson University's Southern Maine Campus

    Husson University’s Southern Maine campus in Westbrook will begin offering a “Leadership Certificate Course: The Art & Science of Leadership” starting on September 19, 2018. Held in the evenings, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., this 15-week course is designed to help students acquire the emotional and social intelligence skills needed to be successful. “This course […] View event

  • Thursday August 23 2018
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    Story Time @ Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum

    Join us for “All Aboard” Story Time Thursday mornings at 10:30am during our regular operating season. Children can enjoy a reading of a story book or two inside the museum and receive a craft activity to take home. The program is targeted towards a preschool through early elementary age audience, but all are welcome. Regular […] View event

  • Saturday September 15 2018
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    Hand Carving of Slate Gravestones Free Demonstration @ Eastern Cemetery

    Eastern Cemetery is 350 years old this year and we are celebrating with a free open house on Saturday, September 15, from 9 am to 1 pm. Peaks Island stonecutter Matt Barnes of Yankee Slate Cutting will be there, demonstrating the art of carving slate gravestones by hand, using methods of the 1700s. Learn how […] View event

  • Monday September 17 2018

    Ten Weeks/Ten Leaps: A 10-Week Poetry Workshop @ Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

    Writers can thrive from chances to leap—to vault their practice into energizing new modes for both the creation and the revision of poems. In this ten-week master class, poets will explore a range of exercises, readings, and strategies to spur the generation of new work, and to help them find fresh movement and surprise in […] View event

  • Tuesday September 18 2018

    The Long Haul: Pulling a Novel to Completion – A 10-Week Fiction Workshop @ Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

    Anyone can start a novel; that’s when it’s fun, exciting, all possibility and no problems. For about fifty pages the thing practically writes itself—and then something happens. Narrative difficulties emerge and accumulate. Doubt creeps in. You falter, or quit altogether. This is not merely a common experience among novelists of all levels of experience and […] View event

  • Thursday September 20 2018

    Finding Your Voice: A 10-Week Memoir & Personal Essay Workshop @ Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

    The best memoirists drop readers into their lives through vivid scenes, description, character, and a voice that is uniquely their own—John Updike’s ironic and poetic narration or Jeannette Walls’ devastatingly straightforward cri de coeur. In sharing stories that are personal and specific, the best memoirists achieve the universal and therefore help expand the lives and […] View event

  • Saturday September 22 2018

    Come a Little Bit Closer: Crafting Memoir Scenes that Invite Readers Into the Moment @ Glickman Family Library, USM Portland Campus

    Memoir can fall flat when readers feel detached from important events unfolding on the page. To connect a reader to one’s experience, a writer has to do more than simply narrate it. She or he has to pull readers in close, anchor them in time and place, and zip them into our skin, to paraphrase […] View event

  • Thursday September 27 2018

    Landscape for Life @ Foreside Community Church

    Landscape for Life is based on the principles of the Sustainable Sites Initiative™ an interdisciplinary effort led by the American Society of Landscape Architects, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, and the United States Botanic Garden. Every home landscape has the potential to help clean air and water, […] View event

  • Saturday October 13 2018
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    First-Time Home Buyer Course with UCU and HoMEworks @ Husson University's Southern Maine Campus

    Learn everything you need to know about the home buying process with our popular course with HoMEworks! Attending this course could make you eligible for the $3,500 Maine State Housing Advantage grant to apply towards closing costs. What you’ll learn: The home buying process Money management and the costs involved Goal setting and preparing for […] View event