Snaps on the Haps – March 2015

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Sarah Delisle, resident of the Rosemont Neighborhood, Community Coordinator of 2Degrees, 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 – March 2015

Greetings,

I hope you have all been handling the massive amounts of snow and are staying warm. Just a few days until daylight savings and warmer weather. Looking forward to 45 degrees tomorrow! Enjoy this addition of the Snaps on the Haps.

 

March 3: 5-7 pm SunriseGuide mobile app launch parties is a series of “H-app-y Hour” events in February and March to celebrate the launch of their new mobile edition (Woot! Woot!). The events are free to attend and you can pick up the mobile edition for just $10 (reg. $14.95). And if that’s not reason enough, there will be a different “Winter Sunrise” signature cocktail at each event, AND a portion of proceeds benefits a local environmental nonprofit.

 

March 5: 5:30-9 pm Food Swap at Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson Street. Just package your homemade, homegrown, or locally foraged foods items in swappable containers – relatively uniform sizes makes swapping easier. Bring four or more items to trade; these can be all the same food or a mixture of things.

 

March 6: 12-1 pm In Arms Coaching Bring: lunch, pen and notebook to Portland Regional Chamber RSVP to amanda@inarmscoaching.com to save your seat. Cost is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. 443 Congress St.

 

March 6: 7-9 pm Community Contra Dance at Breakwater School, 856 Brighton Ave, Jessie Auditorium. OPEN BAND led by the Violin Movers; calling by Maggie Robinson. All dances taught, and all are welcome! $5 / $20 max per family. FMI: Jenny 332-6217.

 

March 7:  9 am The 2nd Annual Conway Classic is a 3 on 3-for-B Tournament will be held in the Deering High School gym. The format will be 3 on 3 with a 4th player being allowed on the team as a substitute who can sub in at anytime. This tournament raises money for my late business partner Brendan Conway’s Memorial Fund. The money goes toward a Deering High graduate each year that is community focused and needs the extra financial help. 370 Stevens Ave.

 

March 8: 8 pm Midnight Masquerade Come say goodbye to winter with great wine and great company at MJ’s Wine Bar! Music performed by a string quartet yet to be announced. Dress to the nines because this is a formal event, and BYOM (bring your own mask)! Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door.  One City Center.

 

March 10: 5:30-7:30 pm Green Drinks at the Circus Conservatory. Green Drinks will announce the Micro Grant Program winner! 4A Thompson’s Point.

 

March 12: 6:00 pm Rising Tide Beer Dinner at Ebb and Flow. Chef/Owner William D’Auvray has selected five of his favorite beers from Rising Tide and will be pairing each with a Mediterranean-inspired dish. The event kicks off at 6 pm with a meet-and-greet in the bar, complete with a refreshing beer cocktail and amuse bouche. Rising Tide owners, Nathan and Heather Sanborn, will be on hand to offer tasting and production notes on all the selected beers.

 

March 13: 7:30 pm Piano Man: The Music of Elton and Billy at Asylum presented by Breakwater School. 121 Center St.

 

March 15: 6pm Beer Pairing by Rosemont Market Productions at Rising Tide Brewery An evening of recipes and beer pairings crafted by Rosemont chef, Brad Messier, and Rising Tide head brewer and owner, Nathan Sanborn. Enjoy five courses inspired by the pairing suggestions on the bottom of Rising Tide’s four-packs. 103 Fox St.

 

March 16: 9am-4pm Scaling Up to Local: Finding and Treating Well the Labor Force Needed for a Local and Sustainable Maine Food System. University Events Room, 7th Floor, USM Glickman Library, Portland campus.

 

March 21: 1-4:30 pm and 5-8:30 pm Bearded Brew Fest Sullivan Gymnasium, USM. Where Brewers Put Their Best Beer – and Beards – Forward. 66 Falmouth St.

 

March 25: 5:30-7:30 pm 2 Degrees Portland at 173 Neal St. for ‘Portlyn’ an evening to connect with other Portlanders from here and away in a unique 3,600 sf art studio in the West End.

 

March 27: 7:30pm-11:30 pm The Stache Pag The Stache Pag has been growing in Portland for years and now in 2015, mustaches and the personalities shaped by them will finally grace the elegant stage of the prestigious and historic State Theatre. 609 Congress St.

 

March 28: 5-9 pm Longfellow Elementary Auction Join us for our 16th annual auction! Hundreds of items, big and small, to bid on during our silent auction and high-energy live auction. This in an adults-only evening with a cash bar, appetizers, desserts, and great company! This event is open to the public–no tickets required. Ocean Gateway.

 

March 28- April 12: Maine State Ballet Pirates, dancing, and sword fighting, all presented with a comic flair. Maine State Ballet’s premiere of the popular Le Corsaire will bring this spectacular production to Maine with weekend performances. This is the first full three-act ballet Maine State Ballet has done since Swan Lake.

 

Ongoing and Upcoming:

East Ender’s Friends and Family night is Thursday with the plan to open soon after.

Maine Restaurant Week is happening now until the 15th.

 

Real Estate Update:

Despite record snow falls, the buyers are out in force and competing for the few available listings. At a recent multi-agency networking event I attended, I was struck by the fact that every sales agent had buyers but there were almost no houses to show. A couple weekends ago I viewed two new open house listings in the Rosemont neighborhood and both were packed with buyers. Both went under contract in less than a week! So while it may feel wrong to list and show your home with 4 feet of snow on the ground , being the only house on the market is brilliant.

 

Kind regards,
-Sarah Delisle