Snaps on the Haps – June 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 – June 2015


Warm almost-summer greetings,

May was a crazy month and I apologize for missing the “Snaps” for May. If you didn’t notice, then maybe you’ve been just as busy as I or, hopefully out enjoying some warm weather. I am extremely excited for summer fun: kayaking, hiking, camping, running the Portland trails, and many beach trips. I hope you enjoy this June edition!


Jun 3: 6-8 PM: Sunset paddle with Portland Paddle Paddle just far enough into the islands for a beautiful sunset. This kicks off the first evening of the sunset paddle, but you can catch it all summer. East End beach launch.


June 4, 7:30 PM: ALL-STAR women in comedy show to benefit the Bluestocking Film Series 5th Anniversary Celebration of Complex Female Protagonists.


June 5, 5 PM: Kurier, a Portland-based leather goods shop celebrates its first year in business. Stop by at 614 A Congress Street to wish them happy birthday during the First Friday Art Walk.

5:30-7 PM: Also… Gretchen PowersPhotography of Nepal at 21 Chestnut St.


June 7: 8:15 PM: MENSK Maine hosts Casablanca as the kick off to Summer Film Series at the Congress Square Park on the corner of High and Congress.


June 9: 5:30 -7:30 PM: Green Drinks at Victoria Mansion. Bring your own cup and raise money for The Conservation Law Foundation, 109 Danforth St.


June 10, 5-7 PM: National Ice Tea Day at Rising Tide. Enjoy FREE samples from Finest Kind Mixers and Modifiers and meet owner Jay Lombard at Rising Tide.


June 11, 8 AM-10 AM: Portland Buy Local Annual Meeting at Skillfull Home Recreation, 533 Forest Ave.

That evening… 5:30-8:30 PM: Propel‘s 6th Annual Entreverge. A night to recognize the local entrepreneurs whose businesses exhibit a scalable vision for the future and a long term commitment to the people, place, and prosperity of Maine. University of Southern MaineAbromson Center, 96 Falmouth Street


June 12, 5 PM: Cocktails and Creatives Join AIGA Maine and KINGSPOKE for an evening of food, drinks, music and community collaboration! They will be providing materials to create an art installation that reflects the diverse interests and skills of Portland Maine’s art and design community, 480 Congress St.


June 13,  1-3 PM: Join the State of Maine in celebrating World Refugee Day for entertainment,  youth-led activities, and refreshments, Deering Oaks Park (rain location: YMCA, 70 Forest Ave.).


June 14, 5-8 PM: Farm to Table Pig Roast at Wolfe’s Neck Farm featuring chef, Masa Miyake. 184 Burnett Rd, Freeport.

…later that evening, 8: 15 PM Singing in the Rain Summer Film Series


June 15, 6 PM: Sweetgrass Winery & Distillery Tasting their gin and fruit wine is fantastic! 324 Fore St. (Next to Rosies)


June 16, 8 PM: Pride Portland Rooftop Film: But I’m A Cheerleader, 96 Falmouth St. (USM parking garage)


June 19, 8 PM: Oxbow’s First Fruits Prom celebrates Oxbow’s release of First Fruits. So put on your tuxedos/dresses and join them-DJ HiDuke will be playing the hits all night long, Tandem Bakery is providing a fruit pie bar and Oxbow will be providing the beer… 49 Washington Ave.


June 21, 8:15 PM: The Muppet Movie Summer Film Series.


June 22, 4-7 PM:  MTI Tech Walk at Holiday Inn By the Bay. This event will showcase a portfolio of some of MTI’s most successful technology-based companies, from long-established Maine names to exciting new start-ups.


June 22-27: Maine Start Up and Create Week. Come for a day, several days, or the whole week. Features 75+ events, daily keynote presentations, and breakout sessions. If  you’d like to sign up for MSCW, use code SNAPS40 for a discount.


June 23, 6-8 PM: 2 Degrees at Portland Museum of Art for a special event with Maine Start Up and Create Week. You must RSVP to be admitted because of PMA rules. 7 Congress St.


June 24, 6 PM: Paddle board yoga with Portland Paddle, East End Beach.

…or 6-8 PM: Peloton Speaks at Peloton Labs owner of Bite Into Maine speaks. 795 Congress St.


June 25, 7:30 PM: Oren Ambarchi guitarist from Australia at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St.


June 26, 5:30- 8:30 PM: Allagash Brewing Company’s Victoria Ale Premiere is being held outdoors on the Victoria Mansion’s private lawn. The event includes free tastings of Allagash ales and other beverages, great food by Blue Elephant Events and Catering, live music by the Pete Kilpatrick Band, and tours of Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street, Portland.


June 27, 10 AM-12 PM: Family yoga with Maine Yoga Kids followed by Play Me A Story by Portland Stage. Congress Square Park on the corner of High and Congress St.

….after 12-4 PM: The Craft Brew Races is a 5k road race followed by a local Craft Beer Festival at Payson Park.


June 27-28, 4:00 PM: The Open Bench Project L3C 3D Printers is a workshop where you learn to build your own 3D printer. They’ll supply your first spool of filament and you supply the creativity, 10 Thompson’s Point.


June 28, 11 AM-5 PM: Coffee by Design‘s 21st anniversary celebration. Support my community hero and stop by for a coffee or treat, at any of their 5 Portland locations.

 11 AM-6 PM: NoshBow Street Festival, Join the Oak Street block party and enjoy live art, skate boarding, bands and DJs, with Nosh serving up some tasty food, while Oxbow keeps the taps flowing, 551 Congress St.

Doors 4:00 Show: 5:30 PM: Ingrid Michaelson at Thompson’s Point.  There is limited parking so they encourage walking or riding your bike to the show, 10 Thompson’s Point.


Real Estate Update:

This market is being compared to 2005 market which was the healthiest in the last 10 years. Inventory has stayed fairly low and rates are still low, although they’ve climbed slightly.


Enjoy June in Maine!

-Sarah Delisle