Snaps on the Haps – November 2014

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Sarah Delisle, resident of the Rosemont Neighborhood, and Realtor with our agency, puts together a monthly roundup of all the great events happening in the Greater Portland area. And now, we are pleased to offer “Snaps on the Haps,”  as a feature on our website. From neighborhood harvest festivals to networking opportunities–there’s always something for everyone!

Snaps on the Haps – November 2014 

Hello friends,
I trust your fall has been filled with apple cider and foliage. We have our wood stacked, the oil tank filled to the top and are ready for winter(maybe not emotionally but we will at least be warm). I hope you enjoy this edition of “Snaps on the Haps.”

The Haps:
Oct. 30 – Halloween decorating party at Mariner’s Church. They are looking for volunteers. Get some of those creative juices flowing!
And later that evening, 6:30 pm doors open (and the seats do fill up quick). Pecha Kucha at the Asylum. Presenters tell stories along side a picture slide show. The last one I went to a presenter told a story about elephants and the need to help so they don’t become extinct and another presenter spoke about equality. It’s always different as there is no protocol.

Oct. 31 – 9 pm-1 am (For all you late night vampires) Vampire Ball at Mariner’s Church. If you volunteer the day before,(see above) it’s free fun!

Oct. 31 – If you like Mike, join Women for Mike in front of Portland Public Library at 10 am.

Nov. 1Nov.7 – Kicks off Portland Beer Week 12-6 Port City Running Tours is having a Beer/Run Scavenger Hunt $20 Check out the site to see all the fun happenings for the week. Portland, Maine. Yes, life’s good beer. Nov. 2 For the kiddo! 2:30-3:30 at Merrill Auditorium Portland Symphony Orchestra hosts a musical tour to meet all kinds of heroes, from fantasy to reality! All tickets are just $10!

Nov. 4 – VOTE! Portland voting locations

Nov. 52 Degrees Portland at Portland Ballet 5:30-7:30 food provided by 2 Fat Cats (insanely good-treat yourself if you can’t make the event) and beverages poured by Rosemont Market. The theme of the eve “Creative Spaces- Find your Space” as Creative Portland has launched the new section under the helpful spaces site.
After… at 8 pm head over to Space Gallery for Handshakes, Songs, and Dances!!!

Nov. 6 – 7 pm Sail Maine warehouse party Fundraiser.

Nov. 7 – First Friday Art Walk. Check out for the snaps on where to go. Nov. 9 3 pm Tonee Harbert’s “Curiosities” Artist Talk Add some culture and art into your Sunday. Nov. 12 Voice Kite Kickstarter Launch Party at Big Room Studios on Danforth St.

Nov. 13 5-9 at all 3 Portland Pie Locations- Shipyard Prelude release party benefit’s Winter Kids. An organization that helps children develop healthy lifelong habits through fun, outdoor winter activity. You have fun, kids have fun.

Nov. 14 7pm Community Contra Dancing at Breakwater School! Bring the whole family. $5/person
Or at 8pm at Mayo St. Arts Center Figures of Speech Theater: Distance to The Moon

Nov. 16 8pm PM Salsa Night for all ages in Westbrook (only 12 minutes from downtown- they claim). Drinks for 21+ Nov. 18 12-1 Maine Historical Society (489 Congress Street) hear about Maine during the civil war. I know this excites a couple of you- the rest of you maybe not so much. A little side note-there is a garden area that is open to the public and a nice spot to sit for a while. Only a few more days this year but remember it for next.

Nov 21 – 8pm at The State Theater. Warren Miller’s: No Turning Back Get your head into the skiing frame of mind. Tickets available at Arlberg Ski & Surf Shops

Nov. 23 – 2:30-4:30 at Merrill PSO Pops! The music of Elton John and Billy Joel-The ultimate homage to the epic music of Billy Joel and Elton John.

Nov. 23 – 7 am-12 pm Santa 5K Hustle Ready to get into the holiday spirit? How about a little hustle before we slip into a sugar coma for the holidays? 5K or Half Marathon. Who’s in?

Nov. 27 Eat Turkey and/or volunteer at Preble St. They are always looking for volunteers. Jon and I will be there the Wednesday before T-day.

Nov.28 Join wildlife rehabilitator Josh Sparks to meet some truly amazing live animals and hear some awesome stories of animal rescue!

Realty: Looking to rent in Portland? I know 3 people currently looking to rent their apartments or looking for room-mates. Let me know if you know people looking. It has been a busy fall in the Portland real estate world. Much of the new development on Munjoy Hill and the the West End is projected to be complete by the spring. New listings in Rosemont and Deering neighborhoods are continuing to go under contract in record times. In a healthy market 1-3 months is normal and for Rosemont around 2 weeks is the average rate! Because the holidays are on the way many families are wanting to find a home by then. So, it’s creating a buyer frenzy if a home is in a good location is listed at market value. Curious about what your home might be valued at? Always happy to come take a look.

All of this information will be listed on my website and more(as I hear about new happenings)
I wish you a happy rest of my favorite season,

-Sarah Deslisle