Snaps on the Haps – June 2016

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Snaps on the Haps, June 2016

Never mind these grey skies and cooler temps today, summer is absolutely here! Get outside, whether it be on land or on water, morning, lunch, or evening, and soak it in!

It’s another busy month here in the Forest City; as always, if you’d like to make sure I cover your event, just drop me a line!

The Haps

June 4 After the farmer’s market, there’s a lot to do…

10 am-5 pm: Maine Comics Arts Festival at Portland Library features over 100 comics writers, artists and publishers celebrating the comics art form (free). 5 Monument Sq.

10 am-12:30 pm: Modern Neighbors: Would You Be Mine? A conversation around what it means to be a neighbor today at St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church in partnership with the Rosemont Neighborhood Association (free). 515 Woodford St.

6 pm: Brandi Carlile is performing at Thompson’s Point. Sunset at Thompson’s Point and Brandi Carlile is a pretty fabulous combination, you won’t want to miss this. $45 day of show. 10 Thompson’s Point.

7:30 pm: Back at the State Theatre, it’s The Moth Mainstage. Storytelling at it’s finest, this is a curated Moth event featuring five tellers (tickets $30-45). 609 Congress St.

June 5

1 pm: It’s Live Music Sunday with Keanu Keanu at the Rising Tide tasting room (103 Fox St.). Mami Food Truck will be there too! Free.

4 pm: Swing around the corner and check out Milk & Honey of Swallowtail Farm’s new endeavour at 84 Cove St.. Dairy, herbals, grilled cheese and  music with Eric McDonald and Will Woodson.

8:30 pm: End the weekend with the classic Hitchcock thriller North by Northwest at Congress Square Park (599 Congress St.) hosted by Portland Summer Films and Congress Square Arts. Free.

June 6

Leg 2 of the Atlantic Cup finishes today off of Fort Allen Park. They’ll be docked at Maine Wharf through June 9.

6 pm: The Songwriter’s Round comes to Blue (650 Congress St.). Jay Bragg hosts a Nashville-style songwriter’s round featuring Maine songwriters Will Mallett, Calen Perkins and hannah daman. No cover, one drink/food minimum.

11:59 pm: SPACE Facade Project Artists, architects and/or designers, if getting the opportunity to activate the facade of SPACE is a priority, make sure to submit your qualifications by end of day.

June 7

5:30 pm: Gorham Savings Bank Launchpad finals at Hannaford Hall. Five top local startups make their pitches for $50,000, come cheer them on! Free.

June 8

4 pm – 9 pm: BBQ for the pups at Elsmere BBQ and Wood Grill.  Mouthwatering BBQ and a percentage of sales goes to help the pups of Lucky Pup Rescue. Plus, the patio is open, so this is a win-win-win! 448 Cottage Rd., South Portland

June 9

7 pm: Fork Food Lab is launching their Kickstarter campaign to build out the Fork Tasting Room at an event at the Portland Club. They’ll be showing the Kickstarter video which was produced by Knack Factory and features Duckfat WHOLEmade Meal Shares The Marshmallow Cart and The Gelato Fiasco. Beer, pizza, billiards, Foosball, and ping pong will all be provided. Free, suggest a donation to campaign. 156 State St.

June 10

10:30 am – 5pm: The Atlantic Cup Race Village will be set up today and tomorrow in Fort Allen Park with a beer garden, food trucks, live music, and a great view of the start/finish line for the inshore series. Free.

6 pm: Contra dance led by Caller, Maggie Robinson in Congress Square with Dance Panther. 599 Congress St. Free.

June 11

All day downtown at select locations, it’s Shop for a Cause to Benefit Portland Trails. Free.

11 am – 3 pm: Walk the Working Waterfront as part of the Summer Kickoff Weekend. The America’s Cup boats will launch at noon from Maine Pier.

11 am – 1 pm: A Company of Girls Tea and Dress Project Kick-off at 555 Restaurant. Meet some of our ACOG girls, sample delicious treats and get a sneak peek of the girls’ one-of-a-kind dresses inspired by works of art at the PMA ($25). 555 Congress St.

June 12

7 am: Start The 15th annual Maine Women’s Ride presented by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. Routes range from 10-62 miles on quiet roads with beautiful views. Start and finish at Discovery Park in Freeport. $35-$60, under-12 and 15 year-olds ride free!

11 am-5 pm: The 43rd annual Old Port Festival!—enjoy awesome live music, Maine-made arts and crafts, amazing food from local businesses, kids’ activities and more. Free.

11:30 am-1:30 pm: Join the Rosemont Mural Project Celebration at Rosemont Market (580 Brighton Ave). Free.

June 13

6 pm-7:30 pm: Portland Buy Local Annual Meeting & 10th Birthday Celebration! Treats from Holy Donut and Cabot Farmer’s Annex, beer by Rising Tide, hosted at Rising Tide. 103 Fox St.

June 14

5:15 pm: Portland Greendrinks heads to Peaks Island. Support Friends of Casco Bay at The Harborview at Jones Landing. $15 includes ferry at 5:15 pm or 5:45 pm.

June 15

6 pm: Michael Franti & Spearhead at Thompson’s Point ($39) 10 Thompson’s Point.

June 16

6 pm: And, back to Thompson’s Point again for Ray LaMontagne’s Oroboros Tour ($45). 10 Thompson’s Pt.

7:30 pm: Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life. Nickelodeon Cinemas. 1 Temple St.

June 17

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm: Allagash Victoria Ale Premiere at Victoria Mansion. includes free tastings of Allagash ales and other local beverages by Green Bee Craft Beverages and HoneyMaker, great food, live music by The Jason Spooner Band, and tours of Victoria Mansion. $35 ($28 for Victoria Mansion members) including a commemorative Allagash glass. 109 Danforth St.

June 18

10 am: Herban Fest at Milk and Honey of Swallowtail Farm (84 Cove St.). The first of a new two-day event celebrating herbs, weeds and flowers and all things green. Day pass $21, weekend pass $35.

12 pm: Reimagining the Landscape painting workshop hosted by Still Life Studio (250 Anderson St.). $80.

June 19

12 pm: Hike, Yoga, Relax Day Retreat on Monhegan Island. Hosted by Monhegan Wellness (60 Woods End Ln, Monhegan), this will be fabulous. Early bird rate of $149 ends June 10, includes ferry and lunch.

8:45 pm: And you’ll be back in time for a free screening of Manhattan at Congress Square Park (599 Congress St.) hosted by Portland Summer Films and Congress Square Arts.

June 20

9 am: 5 days of programming and events celebrating entrepreneurship and innovation at Maine Startup and Create Week starts today at MECA (522 Congress St.). Save 20% with code 20MSCW16. Day 1 kicks off early and ends with the Work in Place Opening Night Party hosted by Work In Place and 2 Degrees Portland at Ocean Gateway (Portland). RSVP required.

June 22

7:30 am-9:15 am The Portland Press Herald Business Breakfast Forum at Portland Public Library will discuss exit strategies. RSVP required.

June 23

7 pm-9 pm: The second annual MSCW Food Show includes a featured cocktail lounge and is included in the MSCW weekly pass or $45 at door.

June 24

4 pm – 7 pm: Last Friday already! Celebrate with fresh hand shucked oysters from O’Oysters and great beers at Rising Tide (103 Fox St.).

5 pm: Social Sailing with SailMaine (Portland). All experience levels welcome, $25.

June 25

10 am – 1 pm: Join Maine Farmland Trust and Portland Food Co-op for a farm tour and a conversation about growing access to local food in our community. Frith Farm (61 Ash Swamp Rd., Scarborough) is an organic farm just 20 minutes from downtown Portland. Free, RSVP required.

12 pm – 4 pm: Craft Brew Race features a 5K and a craft brew festival at Payson Park (700 Baxter Blvd). $55 advance for race & brew fest, $65 day of.

June 26

10 am: In other cities, the Corporate Challenge is a running race. In Portland, we do things differently… SailMaine’s 5th Annual Corporate Challenge Regatta will be careening around the harbor today, followed by BBQ and awards. $750 for 4 person team.

6 pm: Cultivating Community’s Twilight Dinner 2016 kicks off with Chefs Ilma Jeil Lopez and Damian Sansonetti of Portland’s Piccolo. Beverages provided by Lone Pine Brewing Company. The Well at Jordan’s Farm (21 Wells Road, Cape Elizabeth). $65.

6 pm: Wine Wise hosts the Sunset Wine Sail: The Many Styles of Pinot Noir. Portland Harbor. $75 advance/$80 day of.

8:45 pm: Catch the curated local film shorts at Congress Square Park, stick around for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Free.

June 29

6 pm: Amarantos Quartet returns to Congress Square Park. Free. 599 Congress St.

Local News:

Thompson’s Point is quickly becoming the new hot spot in town. Bissell Brothers and Cellardoor Winery are in full swing! Cellardoor is offering tastings or wine by the glass and on Thursday they are offering local food pairing. 10 Thompson’s Point.


Real Estate Update:

Inventory continues to stay low, despite many professionals’ forecast of more listings hitting the market this spring. Currently, each new listing seems to bring multiple offers from eager buyers. Summer typically slows as Mainers turn towards vacations — although I predict the market will stay active through the summer months. I have many buyers in search of a home for their Bean Boots this fall.


Here’s to warm weather and a fun filled June,

Sarah Delisle