Snaps on the Haps August 2016

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Snaps on the Haps, August 2016

Happy 2nd Anniversary to Snaps on the Haps! Thank you all for being there and being part of what makes Portland such a great place to live!

 

A few of my favorite things this month…I’ve been loving the happy hours at Roustabout (half-price bottles of rose on Monday nights), Terlingua (2-6 pm daily), and Abilene (Wednesday-Friday 4-6 pm) this summer, but I’m always on the lookout for more options. For instance, did you know Cellardoor Winery at the Point does wine and food tastings Thursdays 5-7 pm? Loop me in on your favorite, and as always, anything you want to share via Snaps!

 

August 1

5:30 pm: It’s National Night Out in East Bayside hosted by Mayo Street Arts. There will be a parade, free barbeque, live music and guests including Portland Police Chief Sauschuck and Mayor Strimling. Free. (Starts at Mayo Street Arts, winds up at Peppermint Park, Congress and India Sts.)

 

August 2

5:00 pm: Join Allagash Brewing Company + Barr Hill at Central Provisions. 3 dishes, 3 cocktails, 3 beers (Allagash White, Curieux, and Fluxus 2016). (414 Fore St)

 

August 4

6:30 pm: South Portland’s Summer Movie Series at Bug Light Park features The Peanuts Movie this week. Of course, all the regular food trucks plus games and face painting for the kids. Free. (Bug Light Park)

 

August 5

5:00 pm+: First Friday Art Walk! Notable events for this month include:

 

5:00 pm: The Lumineers show at Thompson’s Point is sold out, but if you’re going, have a great time! There will be one last show in September featuring Leon Bridges (moved due to high demand), so consider getting tickets now. (Thompson’s Point)

 

August 6

11:00 am-6:00 pm: It’s the 9th Annual Picnic Music+Arts Festival at Lincoln Park, featuring live music, tasty eats, and over 100 vendors selling crafts and vintage goods. Free. (Lincoln Park, Congress and Franklin Sts.)

 

7:30 pm: Lyle Lovett brings his Large Band to downtown Freeport as part of L.L.Bean’s summer celebrations. Free. (Discovery Park, L.L.Bean, Freeport)

 

August 7

11:00-5:00 pm: Stroudwater Distillery opened up their tasting room just over a week ago; swing by Wednesday through Sundays to check out the space and enjoy a cocktail. (4 Thompson’s Point, ste 104-105)

 

August 10

5:30pm-7:30pm Portland Buy Local Mixer Catch up on all that’s going on in the Buy Local scene. Portland Conservatory of Music, 202 Woodford Street

 

August 11

7:30 pm: The 23rd Portland Chamber Music Festival (August 11-20) kicks off this evening with Three, Four, Five. $30. (Hannaford Hall, USM)

 

August 12

6:00 pm: It’s going to be a while before the touring production of Hamilton gets to Portland—or even Boston—so join the revolution in Congress Square Park for the Hamilton Sing-Along. Free. (Congress Square Park)

 

August 13

7:00 am: Tour de Lovell is a 21-mile ride in Western Maine with prizes. Perfect for both racers and non-racers, a great chance to ride a new route and show off your hill climbing. $30 by August 5. (Lovell, ME)

 

10:04 am EST/11:04 am in Rio. Maine is one of five states with only a single representative in Rio this Olympics. But that’s OK, because Eleanor (Elle) Logan, of Boothbay Harbor, is also one of the best—she’ll be rowing for her third gold medal today in the women’s eights. NBC.

 

7:30 pm: The Russian Soul with Portland Chamber Music at Hanford Hall. 88 Bedford St.

 

August 14

12:00 pm: b.good will be holding their second annual block party at Post Office Park. Live music, great food, local beer. Entry is free, $15 all you can eat plate includes burgers, kale & grain bowls, and Gifford’s ice cream. (Post Office Park)

 

5:00 pm: Support Wolfe’s Neck Farm’s Teen Ag program at the Family Farm Celebration. The whole family will get to enjoy local foods cooked on-site in Fire & Co.’s brick oven (custom-built into an antique truck!). Includes both kids activities and adult beverages from Maine Beer Company and New England Distilling. $50 adults, $20 kids over the age of 3.

 

August 15

8:00 pm: 25 years in the making, Fishbone is at Port City Music Hall this evening. $20/$22 day of. (504 Congress St.)

 

August 17

5:30 pm: Cellardoor Winery at the Point presents their first Pairings 101 class. Enjoy a four-course, tapas-style wine pairing dinner presented by Chef Craig Williams, owner of Churchill Events. $60. (4 Thompson’s Point)

 

August 18

5:00 pm-7:00 pm: Pack up the kids (and a picnic) for a visit to Pineland Farms—it’s Family Night and Ice Cream Social. Les Bijoux will be playing folk music for dancing. $6. (15 Farm View Dr., New Gloucester)

 

6:00 pm: The Endless Summer 5 Miler, presented by Fleet Feet Sports, will benefit the Center for Grieving Children. After the race, relax to live music, massages, Otto’s pizza and Rising Tide beer. $25. (309 Marginal Way)

 

August 20

10:00 am: Kids’ Get Out + Play Day hosted by L.L.Bean. School will start before you know it—take advantage of a family fun day with slack lining and mountain biking. Free. (95 Main St., Freeport)

 

August 21

7:00 am: Help raise money to support the Dempsey Center for Hope and Healing while enjoying a great Sunday morning ride in Maine. Gritty’s Triple G3 is a 75 mile ride between the three Gritty’s locations. $65. (187 Lower Main St., Freeport)

 

10:00 am: If the ride is a bit too early on a Sunday morning, swing by Fort Allen Park before brunch to watch the lobster boat races. Only in Maine!

 

7:30 pm: Portland Summer Films continue at Congress Square Park with Moonrise Kingdom. Free. (Congress Square Park)

 

August 25

6:30pm It’s the last Eastern Promenade concert of the summer. Bring your blanket and get there early to get your food truck picnic before enjoying Big A** Rooster. Free. (Fort Allen Park)

 

August 26

6:00 pm: Dogs, hot dogs and Seadogs. Not just any Seadogs game, this one supports the Animal Refuge League. And guess who you can bring with you? Yep, your very own dog—it’s Bark in the Park! Presented by Allagash Brewing, they’ll be pouring White and have a specialty beer on tap. (Hadlock Field)

 

6:00 pm: The Bow Ties & Bean Boots party returns to celebrate the work of Teens To Trails. Live music, drinks, auctions (and I know some excellent wins were had last year!), and to top it off, bowtie demos with Bowline Co. $35 advance, $40 at the door. (58 Fore St.)

 

August 27

11:00 am-3:00 pm: Buy Local Bug Light Festival hosted by the South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Buy Local features live music, family fun & games, and local food vendors. Free. (55 Bug Light Park)

 

8:00 pm: The Gaslight League presents Casablanca at their annual movie night on the lawn of Victoria Mansion. This is members (and their plus ones) only but a monthly membership is $20 and helps support Victoria Mansion. (109 Danforth St.)

 

August 28

9:00 am: Pump up your tires for the Fork to Farm Fondo, finishing at Wolfe’s Neck Farm for a lobster bake and other local delicacies. Distances range from 10-90 miles, including farm stop aid stations and a swag bag, pricing varies.

 

August 31

6:00 pm: Not the last Graze at Pineland Farms for the year (that will be October’s), but the last of summer. Featuring the Lone Pine Brewing Company, North Spore and Wholesome Homestead plus music by The Gather Rounders. $60. (15 Farm View Dr., New Gloucester)

 

Real Estate Update

For all of you statistic lovers. This is Cumberland County (on the left is the number of units).

 


Soak up August,

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Sarah Delisle