Snaps on the Haps – January 2017

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Snaps on the Haps, January 2017

I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with friends and family. I had a restful and fun time with mine. Maybe your new year’s resolution was to get out more? If so, this is the perfect guide for you 🙂


January 5

6 – 8 pm: BIZ MATCH at Cloudport will help introduce you to other locals seeking out the same thing you are. Looking to meet other professionals and grow your network? Single and trying to meet new people? New to town and want a fun night out to meet new friends? Send them an email to register. New year, new friends? 63 Federal St., Portland.


January 6

5:30 – 7:30 pm: The Language Exchange Open House/Language Social. Enjoy refreshments, good company and music by Mainstream Jazz Masters; practice your language skills, chat with our instructors and have your questions answered about upcoming classes; sign up for classes and take advantage of the early registration discount; get a chance to win a group class for the winter session! 80 Exchange Street, Ste. 24, Portland.

5:30 – 7:30 pm: Photos Of The Year Opening Reception at the Portland Public Library, 5 Monument Square.


January 7

5:15 – 5:45 pm: Free Bachata dance class with Danza Latina. Have you always wanted to try Latin dance or Bachata, especially? Then this is your chance! After the class we will be selling dance cards with 20% discount, so you can continue learning Bachata with us! 108 High Street, Portland.


January 8

3 – 6 pm: Fundraiser at Blue Spoon for the fire on Merrill St. on Jan. 2. At least 8 families have been left with nothing. $20 Donation for beer and wine and bring any household items, toiletries and clothing. Spread the word!!! 89 Congress St. Portland.


January 9

9 am – 5 pm: MEREDA Annual Forecast and Conference Member Showcase. Over 700 of the state’s leading real estate experts are expected to attend MEREDA’s TD Bank-sponsored signature event. Brit Vitalius, of Vitalius Real Estate Group will deliver his annual report.

7:30 – 10 pm: Portland Chamber Music Festival presents Variations of Light at Space Gallery “Brighten up a dark winter night with an evening of contemporary classical chamber music for flute and strings.” 538 Congress Street.


January 10

11:30 am – 1:30 pm Women’s Network – Your 4 Stress Personalities & How to Use Them to Your Advantage. Jodi Flynn of Women Taking the Lead will be presenting. Portland Country Club. 11 Foreside Rd., Falmouth.


January 13

6 – 8:30 pm: Womens Night In Yoga followed by kombucha and snacks. Then choose between a 15 minute chair massage or 15 minute reading. Align Studios 260 Western Ave., Entrance B, South Portland.


January 14

2:45 – 5 pm: Wine and Food Walk in Portland, ME: Pinot Noir. Join Sommelier Erica Archer, CWP, WSET Advanced, for a guided viticultural tasting and walking tour of Portland’s vibrant restaurant scene as you explore some delicious examples of Pinot Noir wines from renown regions of the world paired with delicious foods at four great establishments. $54 In advance/$60 day of (if available).


January 18

5;30-7:30 pm Pairing 101: Comfort Food  at Cellardoor Winery. Visit Cellardoor at The Point or call (207) 536-7700 to reserve your seat. 4 Thompsons Point, Portland.


January 19

5-7 pm: Aristelle’s “Bra Drive” Collecting gently used bras for Free The Girls. You can drop them off anytime and receive 20 percent off a new bar. Aristotle is collecting bras up until this date but don’t miss the party for a chance to win $750 gift bag of goodies. 92 Exchange Street, Portland.


January 20

8 pm: Jones Family Singers presented with NAACP of Portland. Bishop Fred Jones leads a talented line-up—including five daughters and two sons—that is electrifying churches and festivals alike for over two decades. Called a “must-see act” at SxSW 2014 by both Rolling Stone and NPR, their high-energy performances take gospel to a whole new level, infusing it with vintage soul, funk and R&B that will have audiences shaking their hips, clapping their hands and stomping their feet in a spiritually uplifting workout. Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street.


January 21

10:30 am – 12 pm: Women’s Walk Portland. In solidarity with Women’s March on Washington & Augusta. Walk with us to support those working for women and families. Don’t wish or worry about it, walk with us and work for it! We’ll meet at the obelisk, walk peacefully to Congress Square Park and have an opportunity to sign up and make a difference in Maine. Snow or shine!


January 24

7:30 – 9:30 pm: “Arsenic & Old Lace,” a Portland Stage performance by Joseph Kesselring. Family dysfunction gets a murderous twist in this dark comedy. Runs through February 19th. Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave., Portland.


January 28

12 – 9 pm: The 3rd Annual Portland on Tap is coming to the Cross Insurance Arena on Saturday, January 28th with a VIP Session and two General Admission Sessions! Sample over 130 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries! Cross Arena, 1 Civic Center Drive, Portland.

6:30 – 11 pm: Out On Ice! at the Rink at Thompson’s Point hosted by Equality Maine. Money goes towards creating safer schools for LGBT youth. 10 Thompson’s Point.