Snaps on the Haps – October 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 – October 2015

Hello friends, 

I hope you all have settled into some cooler temps and have embarked on some fun fall activities. Fall in Maine is my favorite season and there is plenty of fall fun in this edition. I hope to see you out and about in our fair city. Apple picking anyone?


Oct. 1 4-6 pm: Portland Downtown District (Re) Launch Party at Post Office Park located by Sonny’s in the Old Port (in between Exchange and Market Streets).

Also, beginning at 7:00 pm: Slant- A Storytelling Series at Space Gallery, 538 Congress Street.


And, starting at 12 pm on Saturday, Running with Scissors birthday bash begins. 250 Anderson Street.

Oct. 5 9:00 pm: Word Portland at LFK. Let’s cozy up with screenwriter Andres Llorente and poets, Arly Scully and Christopher Schmidt, Monday night. 188a State Street.

Oct. 7 4-8 pm: Join Maine Winter Kids for happy hour at Portland House of Music and enjoy the jazz/funk band, Micromasse. The House of Music will generously donate 10% of all food and drink proceeds to WinterKids! 25 Temple Street.

Oct. 8-10: COLLECT: MECA Fall Art Sale Thursday, October 8, 10 am-6pm; Friday, October 9, 10 am-8pm; Saturday, October 10, 10 am-8 pm Meet the Artists/Artists Reception 6-8pm; Saturday, October 10, 10 am-6 pm. 522 Congress Street.

Oct. 16 7:00 pm: “Three Tales by Poe” at Portland Ballet will offer sleek, haunting original choreography inspired by the mysterious short stories of one of America’s most beloved romantic authors, Edgar Allan Poe. 517 Forest Ave.

Oct. 17 9 am-2 pm: Maine Tool Library Open House and Cider Pressing Come on down to the library to press cider, talk tools, and meet new friends! 244 Anderson St.

Also, 12-3 pm: Harvest in the Hood in the Rosemont neighborhood. Our third annual block party celebration of community. Come out to meet your neighbors, support Rosemont businesses and service organizations, listen to great music, eat seasonal Maine foods, and view the wares of talented artisans in the Rosemont Artists Guild. Corner of Brighton Avenue and Fleetwood Street.

Oct. 18 3:30 pm: Tweed Ride 2015 Bike in Tweed and finish at the Victoria Mansion for beverages with the Gaslight League.

Oct. 22 6-9 pm: The 8th annual Portland Buy Local Indie Biz Awards at Port City Music Hall. The Indie Biz Awards recognizes leaders among Portland’s vibrant independent businesses and community organizations with live music, local brews and food. 504 Congress Street.

Oct. 22-24 6:30-7:30 pm: Walk Among the Shadows is an evening tour through the Eastern Cemetery. Take a stroll down Funeral Lane with a hooded specter at your side and experience “The Bombardment of Falmouth, 1775.” Amidst the stones of a colonial boneyard, spirits come alive during Walk Among the Shadows and share with you the tale of lives once lived. 225 Congress Street.

Oct. 24 7:00 pm: Ghoulwill Ball at The Portland Club dance and sing to live music by Motor Booty Affair. Take your picture in our free photo booth. Eat yummy hors d’oeuvres with cash bar. Prizes for best costume. 156 State Street.

Now through Oct. 25: Dancing at Lughnasa at Portland Stage CompanyDancing at Lughnasa weaves the story of five unmarried sisters eeking out their lives in the small village of Ballybeg in Ireland in l936. 25A Forest Ave.

Oct. 31 7:00 pm: Bissell Brothers Pro-Wrestling Costume Throwdown at The Thirsty Pig. 37 Exchange Street.

Real Estate Update

Two big items of interest: First, interest rates DROPPED on Friday to 3.5%. Just when we thought they were starting to go up… Second, starting on Oct. 3, there is a change in the entire U.S. for protocol for residential lenders which will have a direct effect on both buyers and sellers. One of the most obvious changes will extend closing timelines out to 45-60 days. There are some other quirks that will be important to know. Feel free to contact me to learn more of the details.


Have a lovely October,

–Sarah Delisle