Snaps on the Haps – November 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 – November 2015

Hi all, 

I hope you all are well and enjoying this insanely beautiful fall weather. There’s so much you don’t want to miss this November. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

First of all, it’s Beer Week in Portland. Keep up to date on their Facebook Page.


Nov. 5 5 pm: Central Provisions Beer Dinner Special beer dinner menu in the house at Central Provisions! No reservations required. Special street food style menu will be featured downstairs. 414 Fore St.

Also… 5:30 If you prefer grapes to hops, check out Grape & Palette to benefit Lucky Pup Rescue.


Nov. 6 12:00-1:00 pm: Lunch and Learn with Brit Bolnick. I have been once and it was truly inspirational. At the Portland Regional Chamber. 443 Congress St.

That evening… First Friday ART WALK by Creative Portland. Fun things to check out; Honey Tribe at Kurier BagsPortland Playback, CRAFT at Thirsty Pig 


Nov. 7 9:30 am-12:30 pm: Diving Deep: Connect to Body, Spirit & Self with Yoga & Shamanism put on by the lovely Martha Williams. Yoga and shamanism are ancient, wisdom practices that offer opportunities for deeper connection to self and other, healing, empowerment and well-being. Jade Integrated Health, 100 Fore Street.


Nov. 9 7:00 pm Race and Performance in Maine at Salvage BBQ, 919 Congress St.


Nov. 10 5:30-9:30 pm: Symphony & Spirits  Symphony & Spirits is a series of events offered by the Portland Symphony Orchestra and the Portland Hunt + Alpine Club, designed for attendance by young adults between the ages of 21-39. 75 Market St.

OR… 5:30 pm: Greendrinks will be at the Portland Club this month to support Teens To Trails! They get teens to explore the outdoors (it’s not just a clever name!). 156 State St.


Nov. 11 5:30-7:30: Speak Easy at Urban Farm Fermentory Speak Easy is a casual and open forum for you to work on your public speaking skills, whether you are speaking for the first time (this is a great place to try it out), working on a specific speech, or want to improve and refine your strengths as a speaker. After each speech, the group provides friendly and constructive feedback for continued growth. 200 Anderson St.


Nov. 12 5:00-7:00 pm: Cider and Sweaters at Urban Farm FermentoryGaslight League members, come out and celebrate autumn in your favorite sweater! Classy sweaters, vintage sweaters, ugly sweaters, handmade sweaters: whatever sweater you want to wear. Prize awarded for the best “worst” sweater at 6:45 but you must be present to win! 200 Anderson St.


Nov. 14 7:00-11:00 pm:  Camp Ketcha’s 9th Martini Madness Fall Fundraiser. Get Gussied up and join us for a fun night out in support of Camp Ketcha’s mission to provide affordable year-round outdoor programs for children and families while working to preserve critical open spaces in the community. 336 Black Point Rd., Scarborough.


Nov. 17 6:30 pm: Friendsgiving at Outliers Join us for a family-style Friendsgiving dinner at Outliers to celebrate friends and the 10th anniversary of Interlude. Dinner features wild Allagash beer pairings and delicious food, with a portion of proceeds benefiting Good Shepherd Food Bank.


Also, at 8 pm: The Maine Competitive Gaming Fall Bar Series continues at Arcadia National Bar with Mortal Kombat X taking the stage – (21+ event). 24 Preble St.


Nov. 18 5:30 pm: Two Degrees Portland and Creative Portland host their final event of 2015 at Mechanics Hall, home of the Maine Charitable Mechanics Association, 519 Congress St.


Nov. 19 5-7 pm: Too late for sunset, but there’s never a bad view from Top of the East. It’s even better when it’s $1 Damariscotta Oyster Night—quantities are limited but if you stick around, Sam Chase will be starting his set at 7 pm. 157 High St.

5:30 pm: Join The Women’s Business Center at CEI for the InnovateHER: Innovating for Women Business Challenge live pitch event. This is a great chance to see some of Maine’s most innovative entrepreneurs (men and women) pitch for a chance to represent Maine in the finals. Southern Maine Community College. 2 Fort Rd., South Portland.

6 pm: NRCM Rising invites you to have Pints with Rising Business Leaders. Representatives from Maine Beer CompanyAtayneGarbage to GardenGuthook Hikes, and Grassland Farm will be talking about how they balance protecting the environment and their bottom line. First beer is on the house! Maine Beer Company, 525 Route 1, Freeport.


Nov. 20 9 pm: The Ballroom Thieves land at the Portland House of Music with their first album, A Wolf in the Doorway, is available now and if you haven’t seen them before, this is the perfect venue for them. 25 Temple St.


Nov. 21 9 am-12 pm: Looking for gently used baby and children’s clothes and equipment? You will not want to miss the Birth Roots “Baby Booty” Seasonal Resale Fundraiser. Donations are always welcome as well, check their site for more details. 101 State St.

5 pm The Portland Chamber Music Festival is starting up a new series of concerts held in private homes with Salon Series: Elegies, Lights and Lullabies. This sounds absolutely fabulous. Tickets include the performance, wine, and hors d’oeuvres.


Nov. 22 9 am: Maine Track Club‘s 47th Annual Turkey Trot 5K benefits Wayside Food Programs. I haven’t been running so much, but this is a great cause! Cape Elizabeth Middle School.


Nov. 26 If volunteering is part of your holiday tradition, plan to sign up ahead of time and consider it your donation to the volunteer coordinators of Maine or Preble Street.


Nov. 27 Monument Square will be buzzing the day after Thanksgiving—live music, carriage rides, the tree lighting—and an open house at Red Thread starting at 4:30 pm. Their decorations will be auctioned off on December 4 to benefit Preble Street Resource Center. One City Center.


Nov. 28 8 pm: Go back to the 80s with The Awesome at Portland House of Music. 25 Temple St.


Have you heard?

Slab is finally serving brunch. Sundays 10 am-8 pm. 25 Preble St.

Roustabout is open! 59 Washington Ave.


Real Estate Update:

Some stats for you number folks. In September 2014, 63 condos sold in Cumberland County with a median price of $225,000, and in September 2015, 75 condos sold with a median price of $228,900. Median days on market in Cumberland County are 29 but in Portland it’s closer to 13 days. The fall market has shown to be strong and professionals are pointing toward a strong finish this year.

–Sarah Delisle