Snaps on the Haps – September 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 – September 2014

Hello friends,
I hope you all have enjoyed your summer as much as I have. Although there is talk around town of summer ending I would like to tell you how much it isn’t! And yes, it’s technically not September yet, but I don’t want you to miss out on the end-of-August fun.

The Haps:

Aug. 27 (tonight!) at 76 Congress St. St. Lawrence Arts $20 for beer tasting, food, and music. Serving Victor Ale- part of Allagash Brewing Company’s Tribute Series Ales to benefit local non-profits. Do good while drinking Allagash? This is not a brain teaser!
…also tonight 5-7 Running With Scissors art exhibit Clay, Encaustic and Mixed Media Painting.

Aug. 29 at Rising Tide Portland Comedy BrewHaha $10- first pour included. Live music, Rising Tide brews, and corn hole starting at 6pm. Show starts at 8pm and apparently sells out so get there early! Underground show the next night in a secret location-email me if interested starts at 8:30 pm.

No Labor Day plans? Well, this weekend is Portland Brew Fest, a 2-day event ($40), and well worth it if you’re into the beer culture and looking forward to trying many varieties.
… also this weekend Maine Seaweed Fest at SMCC. Kelpers are Helpers! I first heard about this type of water farming a year ago and find it truly innovative. It looks like the calender is packed full of family fun and learning.

Sept. 5 Creative Portland‘s First Friday Art Walk. They do a great job keeping the site updated on all the exhibits and galleries that participate.

Sept. 6 at Pine Point Beach in Scarborough- A fun family or group activity from 12-3 SANDsations benefits the Birth Roots Prenatal Resource Center! See? It’s still summer- why else would there be a sandcastle competition? Get a group together and have some fun! I am thinking of starting a team so if you are into it let me know. It’s been rumored that I was a champion at a sandcastle competition in NC.
…then how ’bout heading to Portland Expo to see Maine Roller Derby! Doors open at 4. First bout at 5pm ($12).

Sept. 13 Portland’s first Green Fest at Monument Square. There will be music, art, eco-fashion, local food, kids’ activities, exhibits, workshops, films and demonstrations. Also, learn how to greenify your home!

Sept. 17 2 Degrees Portland at Coffee By Design on Diamond St. 5:30-7:30 the theme of the evening- “How Local Makers Build Portland’s Brand.” If you’re interested in meeting new people, seeing the roasting space, and celebrating some local artisans please join! These events are a lot of fun because I plan them 🙂

Sept. 20 Second annual Harvest in the Hood in the Rosemont neighborhood. 12-3 Music, Food, Art, FREE! Close to my heart because I help plan and live in this ‘hood.

Sept. 21 Trails to Ales 10K Money goes to help maintain Portland Trails!

Sept. 24 Portland Buy Local Mixer at Casco Bay Frames 5:30-7:30. Mix it up with some locals promoting locals. Free.
Did you know Salvage BBQ has live music every Saturday? Usually Blue Grass-infused. Get your meat and music fix.

Cool Resource for Kids: Portland Museum of Art and Theater has a ton of fun for kids and a great calender to plan ahead!

Job: Sunrise Guide is looking for an Advertising and Sales Marketing professional.

Volunteer Work: Preble Street has an ongoing and updated schedule for volunteers needed. Don’t want to go in alone? I am happy to join you!

Sept. 27 Harvest in the Hood 12-2 at Rosemont Bakery‘s Commercial St. location.

Back to Real(i)ty:
Lights, camera, action (on your listing). Pictures! As I am researching listings for clients online- I am flabbergasted by some of the atrocious photos of homes on the market. Dark corner pictures, uncleared counter tops, toilet seats up (gasp!). 90 percent of people find their home by looking online. 90 percent out of 100. I pay for professional photos for my listings because I think they are that important. Also the photographer I use has a drone that can go 150 feet in the air to get awesome aerial shots too. Pretty cool.

Happy summer days,
-Sarah Delisle