Snaps on the Haps – May 2016

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Snaps on the Haps, May 2016


I hope your May is off to a wonderful start! The warmth and sun are just around the corner.  I heard 561 boats in Maine were registered last week.

Enjoy this edition of “Snaps on the Haps”, and if you would ever like me to share an event of yours, please let me know!

The Haps

May 1, 5-8 pm: Cooking Matters Maine Chopped Challenge, Cooking Matters MaineGrace, 15 Chestnut St, Portland, $55.

May 1, 5-7 pm: Ballet in the Brewhouse. The Portland Ballet will present its preview of the “Armed Man” in the Allagash Brewhouse, Allagash Brewing Company, 50 Industrial Way, Portland, $20.

May 3, 5:30-9:30 pm: 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. The Portland Hunt & Alpine Club, 75 Market St, Portland, $20.

May 4, 5:30-7:30 pm: Crew Match Blast. The Annual Crew Match Party is the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle with potential crew and skippers and have some great food, beer & soda, to boot! Handy Boat, 215 Foreside Rd., Falmouth, Free.

May 4, 6-8 pm: Connect with Maine entrepreneurs at Pub Hub, 519 Congress St. Free.

May 5-6, 12 pm-12 am: Cinco de Mayo Fiesta all you can eat buffet for $20 at the door. Enjoy drink specials, including $5 margaritas, $5 sangrias, $3 beers, $2 Jell-O shots and more. Terlingua, 52 Washington Ave, Portland, Maine 04101.

May 6, 6 pm: Rosemont Bakery & Café, COOKING SCHOOL: Pasta Basic and Extraordinary, 559 Brighton Avenue
Portland, $20.

May 6, 6-8 pm: M. Ward with NAF, Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St, Portland, $22 in advance/$25 day of.

May 6 5-10 pm: MECAmorphosis. Work from over 100 graduating students and light fare. 522 Congress St., Free.

May 7, 1-4 pm: May Day Open House at Broadturn Farm. Come dance the Maypole! Live music by Edith and Bennett and Mother’s Day flowers.

May 10 6-7 pm: 6-week Beginner Swing Class by Portland Swing Project.  Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St., whole series $70.

May 11, 5:30 pm: Lobster, Beer & Design: Sustainability Hack at Open Bench Project, a Drink Tank, a “recreational think tank” that brings clever people together to unlock creativity, solve problems, and have fun in the process, 10 Thompson Point Rd, Portland, $15.

May 13-15: Vivid Motion Presents “Peter Pan” at St. Lawrence Arts Center., 76 Congress St., $13.

May 13, 6 pm: Rosemont Bakery & Café, COOKING SCHOOL: Stuffed Pastas, 559 Brighton Avenue, Portland, $20.

May 14, 8 am-5 pm: Rappel for Rippleffect One City Center.

May 14, 6-8 pm: Eight Great Plates, an all-inclusive food and beer pairings fundraiser to benefit Preble Street. Allagash Brewing Company, 50 Industrial Way, Portland, $55.

May 19, 4-6 pm: Rosemont Bakery & Café, Free Wine Tasting with Bruce and Barbara Neyers, 559 Brighton Avenue, Portland.

May 19, 6-9 pm: MITA Makes a Splash. Help MITA fund a busy summer of caring for wild islands and connect with fellow boaters, conservationists, and island lovers with an exciting night of food, music, camaraderie, and more at East Coast Yacht Sales,106 Lafayette St., Yarmouth, $50.

May 20, 6-8 pm: Rosemont Bakery & Café, Napa Valley Royalty: Dinner with Bruce and Barbara Neyers, 559 Brighton Avenue, Portland, $150.

May 21, 11 am-4 pm: 7th Annual Bug Light Kite Festival, South Portland Historical Society, “How to Fly a Kite” workshop, demonstrations of show kites, bol racing and a candy drop for the kids, 55 Bug Light Park, South Portland.

May 21, 8-12pm: Master Gardener Plant Sale. Herbs, vegetable seedlings, annuals, a wide variety of unusual perennials, and compost on sale. Barron Center, 1145 Brighton Ave., Portland.

May 26, 4-7 pm: Casco Bay on Tap at Rising Tide Brewing Company. Used boat and gear sale with Maine Island Trail AssociationSailMaine, and Rippleffect, 103 Fox St., Portland.

May 27, 6 pm: Rosemont Bakery & Café, COOKING SCHOOL: Pasta Weird and Wonderful, 559 Brighton Ave., Portland, $20.

May 29, 7 pm: Lake Street Dive at Thompson’s Point, 1 Thompson’s Point Rd., Portland, $36.


Local Goodies

The Maine Photo Camper is available for summer parties or any event to which you’d like to add some fun photos and flare.

-This summer there will be 3 mobile coffee shops, reports The Urban Eye (a blog I LOVE following).

Portland Paddle season has begun!


Real Estate Update

Low inventory continues to cause multiple offer situations for homes in the Greater Portland area. In the last week there have been only 20 new listings in Portland and 17 homes sold. Last weekend I took buyers to open houses in Portland, and every home we visited was packed. Listing brokers at all properties reported impending offers expected, with many already entertaining multiple offers. It is a tight, fast-moving market!

Have a wonderful May!

Sarah Delisle