Snaps on the Haps – September 2015

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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 2015

Summer is not over. I repeat. Summer is not over. My favorite trip this season was a two-night stay up in Acadia camping at my first KOA on the water. And my favorite Portland night was a Seadogs game with my company followed by outdoor music and a snack at Slab.


There is still plenty of outdoor fun as fall creeps in slowly. I hope you enjoy this edition.


Sept. 3, 5-7 pm: “Welcoming the Stranger” Art Opening Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St.

Sept. 4, 5 pm: Videoport Farewell Party 18,000 movies will be donated to the Portland Public Library. Come celebrate the iconic movie store.

Or… 7:30 pm at St. Lawrence Arts Center for Crowbait Club: King of Crows III: Long Live the King, a night of ten-minute plays – ranging from drama to tragedy, comedy to the controversial.

Or… 6:30- 9:30 Flea Bites at Portland Flea for All

Sept. 5 7:30 pm International Toy Theater Festival at Mayo Street Arts  Register here 10 Mayo St.

Sept. 6, 7 pm: Portland New Church. Reinvigorate your Sunday night by moving your feet with traditional folk dances from around the world including Israel, France, Greece and the Balkans. Show up at 7 pm and you’ll receive instructions. Wear shoes to dance in–you don’t need a partner. 302 Stevens Ave. 207-688-2293 for more info.

Sept. 8 5:30-7:30  September Green Drinks  at Portland House of Music BYOV (Bring your own vessel) This one supports GD micro-grant programs. 25 Temple Street.

Sept. 9, 11 am-2 pm: Kitten Therapy in Congress Square. Take an unconventional lunch break and ease the stress away with kittens. Hosted by the Animal Refugee League.

Sept. 10, 5 pm-1 am: The Bollard‘s 10th Anniversary Party at Portland House of Music. The Bollard celebrates its first decade of publication with a free party for friends, fans and supporters, featuring all your favorite contributors and music by Portland indie-rock super group Endless Jags. 25 Temple St.

Sept. 12, 10 am- 4 pm: Portland Greenfest 2015 is Southern Maine’s largest environmental festival featuring 60 exhibitors, workshops, films, music, kids activities and art! Get all the details at They are searching for volunteers, if interested contact

And, that night… 6:00pm-8:30 pm Greenlight Portland Launch Party or The Bayside Trio

Sept. 13, 3 pm: Place Settings III: Dinner at Winter Hill Farm hosted by Rosemont Market Winter Hill Farm, Freeport.

Sept. 16, 6 pm-8 pm: Peloton Speaks at Thompson’s Point. This month’s topic- Building from the Ground Up! 10 Thompson’s Point Rd.

Sept. 20, 16th Annual “Trails to Ales” Join us for the 16th annual Trail to Ale and experience Portland’s waterfront trails in their most glorious season, then party with beer, pizza, music, dancing, massage, yoga and healthy snacks on the Eastern Prom! Come and race or watch me suffer through 6.2 miles.

Then…11 am-6 pm: NoshBow Street Festival They were rained out in June so Nosh and Oxbow are giving it another go. Music, food, and fun.

Sept. 22, 7:00 & 9:30 pm: Dave Chappell at Merrill Auditorium.

Sept. 23, 8 pm: Lord Huron at The State Theater.

Sept. 25-27, 9 am: (each day) Common Ground Country Fair Unity, Maine. Go for a day or camp for a night or two. Fun for the whole family.

Sept. 26, pm: Whoop Dee Doo Live Show at Space Gallery, 538 Congress St.

Sept. 27 9 am Hall School 5K Fundraiser for the Hall Elementary PTO and will help support arts enrichment, hands on learning opportunities and field trips for Hall Students.

Sept. 30, 6:00 pm: Ghostbusters at Congress Sq. Park. Summer is not over yet. Get bundled up and head to the corner of High St. and Congress.


Job Openings:

Buoy Local is hiring for a part time position email for more details.

Have a Rental?

A friend is looking for a 1-2 month rental for her sister and her 3 year old daughter. Please let me know if you have an in-law apartment or know of anything.

Real Estate Update:

The market continues to be robust in and around Portland. Rates are staying low at around 4 percent and, in some programs, even lower. The statewide median sales price for homes sold during the month of July 2015 was $188,900—an increase of 4.08 percent compared to July 2014. -Maine Association of Realtors. Many professionals predict this trend to continue into the fall.

Have a wonderful holiday weekend ahead,


Sarah Delisle