Community/Arts Calendar: June 17 – Portland Press Herald


MECA COLLECT: On-line Summer time Artwork Sale, opens 6 p.m. Thursday, June 18, closes 6 p.m. Sunday, June 21. For extra data e-mail [email protected] or go to

Youth Ensemble Auditions at College of Southern Maine for 2020-21 season on-line submissions due by June 19. See

Friday 6/19

Conclave: Bell Methods, 8-9 p.m., a brand new live-streaming live performance collection through Fb from The State Theatre in Portland. Go to or for extra data.

Friday 6/26

Conclave: The Mallet Brothers Band, 8-9 p.m., a brand new live-streaming live performance collection through Fb from The State Theatre in Portland. Go to or for extra data.


317 Fundamental Group Music Heart, 30-minute concert events that includes educating artists at 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays on Instagram, Fb and Vimeo, and at underneath “Pay attention.” Open mic each different week on Zoom. Enroll at [email protected] Free. Spring lessons may also be on-line.

Bowdoin School Museum of Artwork, total assortment searchable on-line together with chosen reveals, Go to From House actions,

Chocolate Church Arts Heart Reside From House Collection presents on-line concert events streamed through the Chocolate Church Arts Heart’s Fb web page. Free, verify Fb for schedule.

Chris Ross, stay Fb stream, 6 p.m. each Wednesday and Sunday night time, acoustic set. Free.

Cove Road Arts in Portland presents digital exhibitions at

Daponte String Quartet, digital content material posted at 7 p.m. Wednesday on YouTube.

The Fresnel Theater in Portland presents digital ComedySportz, a collection of improv comedy exhibits at 7 p.m. Saturdays and a pair of p.m. Sundays. Pay-what-you-will. Go to The Fresnel Theater’s Facebook page for extra data.

Jazz Sesh Fb Group hosted by Blue in Portland, 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Members underneath 21 will need to have an grownup current. Go to for extra data and a hyperlink to the Fb group.

MMPA Antidote, constructive and upbeat posts and hyperlinks by Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, out there at Readers are additionally invited to ship photos.

Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum on the Bowdoin School campus is providing collections and exhibitions to view on-line at

Portland Museum of Artwork affords browsable collections on-line, in addition to movies and podcasts. Go to and scroll all the way down to “Keep Related!”

PSO: Notes from House, digital video collection by Portland Symphony Orchestra musicians who carry out, display their devices and speak about their skilled careers. Out there on Fb and Instagram, in addition to

SPACE Gallery of Portland Home Reveals, Eight p.m. Tuesdays on Instagram Reside. Donations accepted through Venmo @space-gallery. Go to for schedule.

The State Theatre of Portland live-streaming exhibits through Fb.


We Stroll with Haiti digital fundraiser, by means of June 30. Hosted by Konbit Sante Cap-Haitien Well being Partnership in Falmouth to assist construct a sustainable well being system in North Hait, go to

Wildwood Oyster Company is donating 50% of proceeds from choose purchases to the Maine Most cancers Basis.


Particular Olympics Maine Raffle,  winner will obtain a snowmobile, a four-wheeler and a Sea-do. Tickets $20, out there till October by calling 879-0489, or mailing checks to Particular Olympics Maine, 125 John Roberts Highway Unit #5, South Portland, ME 04106.

United Means of Maine Pressing Wants Fund to assist native initiatives and companies at


Wednesday 6/17

Digital Literary Lunch: Miranda Popkey on “Subjects of Dialog” with Sarah Braunstein, noon-1 p.m.,

Thursday 6/25

Digital Highlight Lecture: Emma Straub, writer of “All Adults Right here” with Dave Patterson, 7 p.m.,


Books & Brews, 6 p.m. through Zoom first Wednesday of the month, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Share what you’re studying and ingesting. Register at

Books on Faucet, 5:30 p.m. thirds Monday of the month. At the moment assembly through Zoom, introduced by Scarborough Public Library. Contact Tom Corbett at [email protected]

Guerilla Poetry Whoop, 6:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday of the month through Zoom, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth,

Monday Afternoon E book Group, 1 p.m. through Zoom first Monday of the month, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Electronic mail [email protected]

Patron Picks Parlor: An On-line E book Dialogue Group, 2:30 p.m. Thursdays, nearly hosted by South Portland Public Library,

“The Orphan’s Tales,” stay free studying collection by Cat Valente, Maine sci-fi writer, on YouTube stay each night time till lockdown ends.

Digital Writers’ Meet-Up, 6 p.m. second Thursday of the month through Zoom by means of Portland Public Library. Go to for extra data, together with month-to-month writing prompts.

Bulletin Board

Plant Sale – Gilsland Farm Audubon Heart: place orders on-line and decide up vegetation Thursdays and Fridays on the Falmouth farmhouse. For particulars, go to

Topsham ReStore, 126 Fundamental St., open 10 a.m. to three p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; high-risk prospects 9-10 a.m. Tuesday-Friday, 504-9340.

Lessons & Tutorials

Meals Preservation Webinar Collection, 2-2:45 p.m. Tuesdays to Oct. 27, introduced by College of Maine Cooperative Extension. Free (optionally available $5 donation per session). Enroll at

Yard Poultry Keepers, College of Maine Cooperative Extension at

MoneyMatters, free on-line monetary schooling course hosted by Evergreen Credit score Union. 4, 20-minute downloadable movies and PDF displays at

“Make Your Personal: A Recipe Information,” contains salad dressings and casseroles to soups and grain bowls, customizable recipe kinds in choose classes can be utilized to print and share,

Songwriting Workshop with Jud Caswell, 6:30 p.m. through Zoom June 23 and 30. Hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. Register at (registration closes at midday day of).

Help Maine Wildlife with Native Maine Crops: Maine Audubon on-line plant finder at for vegetation greatest suited to particular websites, present greatest ecological perform and profit, and complement the panorama. Search by bloom time, daylight, plant top, caterpillars hosted, and advantages to wildlife.


ecomaine nonprofit waste administration group, studying movies, digital excursions about recycling, composting,

Larger Portland Landmarks, obtain free exercise books for youths at underneath schooling/publications, and free movies of lectures for adults at

Rising Maine Gardeners,”, includes a new exercise and video demonstration appropriate for all ages, together with making seed tape and forcing branches to bloom indoors. The main target is on family-friendly indoor and outside gardening tasks. Name 581-3877, e-mail [email protected]

Lincoln County Historic Affiliation Schooling Outreach Program, classes for grades Three and up geared to American Colonial and early 19th century historical past. Free at Click on on Be taught, then Youth, and decide Schooling Outreach.

Maine Audubon, weekly put up on environmental science for grades 6-Eight at

Maine Dept. of Schooling: Rural Aspirations web site helps lecturers and households in community-based studying at

Maine Natural Farmers and Gardeners Group, free publication at

Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce stay webinars and digital occasions,

STEM and Minute-To-Win-It fashion challenges Tuesdays and Thursdays, Yarmouth Group Companies Fb web page and

“The Studying House,” Maine lecturers host on Maine Public Tv, for college students in grades Three to five at 12:30 p.m. weekdays.

The Telling Room in Portland, open nearly to assist lecturers, instructors, mother and father and college students with distance studying, together with each day writing prompts for younger writers on their Fb, Twitter and Instagram accounts.

College of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H Be taught at House for folks, caregivers and college students, 581-3877 or [email protected] for extra data.

UMaine’s Fogler Library: New Distant Studying Useful resource information for Okay-12 college students, households, and educators,

Digital Science Café for Teenagers, hosted by College of Maine Cooperative Extension 4-H for in grades 7-12 every Tuesday from 3-3:45 p.m. Find out about science in motion in a casual dialogue. Registration required for every session at 581-3877, [email protected]

Wolfe’s Neck Farm, academic environmental actions at

Eating In

Summer time Meals for Youngsters, Teenagers and Guardians, 12-1 p.m. Monday-Friday at Kids’s Backyard, Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth. Sponsored by Mid Coast Starvation Prevention Program.


Deering Heart Group Church in Portland, meals out there Wednesday afternoons by means of Friday whereas provides final, reserve a field earlier than 10:30 a.m. Wednesday by means of [email protected] or depart a message at 773-2423.

Freeport Group Companies Meals Pantry, prepackaged luggage of meals 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Go to for extra data.

Maine Natural Farmers and Gardeners Group, discover natural merchandise and farms at

Mid Coast Starvation Prevention Program, 12 Tenney Means, Brunswick, is providing to-go lunches and pre-packed packing containers outdoors the japanese entrance and the meals pantry. Go to for particulars or name 725-2716.

Donations Wanted

Bottle Drive, Falmouth Switch Station, Bucknam Highway, advantages tasks supported by the Falmouth Lions Membership. See


Deering Heart Group Church Meals Financial institution, demand is rising for juices, pasta sauce, cereals, peanut butter, jelly, tuna fish and eggs, which will be left inside the doorway door at 15 Alba St., Portland, Tuesdays by means of Fridays or on the steps to the doorway. Anybody that wants meals can e-mail [email protected] or depart a message at 773-2423.

Independence Affiliation in Brunswick, a nonprofit supporting residents with mental and developmental disabilities, homes purchasers with well being vulnerabilities and is getting ready in case anybody develops COVID-19 signs. An inventory for wanted gadgets has been posted on

Falmouth Meals Pantry, donations will be made through verify made out to the Falmouth Meals Pantry and mailed to 279 Center Highway, Falmouth, ME 04105 or PayPal at

Habitat for Humanity Larger Portland, donations sought at

Maine Farmland Belief and the Maine Natural Farmers and Gardeners Affiliation accepting donations at

Search Aged Alone – Renew Braveness and Hope applications want bathroom paper, sanitizing wipes, paper towels, cleansing provides, tissues and liquid hand soaps. To donate name 725-2624 for a decide up/drop off date at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Brunswick.

Yarmouth Group Meals Pantry wants pasta sauce, beans, peanut butter and jelly, cereal, canned greens and canned fruit. Donations will be positioned on the rear of the First Parish Church, 116 Fundamental St., within the basket by the Meals Pantry door.

Well being

Thursday 6/25

Ticks in Maine, 1–2:30 p.m., free webinar hosted by College of Maine Cooperative Extension, register at


COVID-19 Meals Security Data, College of Maine Cooperative Extension hyperlinks to truth sheets, pointers and movies about correct disinfection strategies, meals buying and storage, recipes utilizing pantry staples, function of hand washing in meals security,

Cultivating Mindfulness in Turbulent Occasions, with Anne Gosling, Three p.m. Fridays, introduced by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. Go to for extra data and to register.

Dempsey Heart, digital well being and wellness workshops comparable to yoga, acupressure, therapeutic massage and meditation.

Folks Plus in Brunswick, free train movies on-line at

YMCA, free on-line exercise movies at and



OUT Maine hosts a special digital exercise Monday-Friday. All applications are free, however advance registration required at Future Digital Rainbow Ball occasions may also be discovered on-line.

Thomas Memorial Library is providing digital applications. Go to for calendar updates and hyperlinks to stay streams.

Merrill Memorial Library’s Mrs. O’Connor learn aloud, Four p.m. each week day on Fb Reside and Instagram.

Miss Mary Story Time, 10:15 a.m. Fridays, photos books Mondays and Wednesdays, on Merrill Memorial Library’s Fb Reside.

Monday Minis Story Time, 10:30 a.m. each Monday on South Portland Public Library’s Fb Web page.

Music Enjoyable Fridays, 10:30 a.m. each Friday by means of Aug. 28 with Miss Theresa through Fb Reside. Hosted by Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick.

Peaks Island Kids’s Zoom E book Group, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays. For grades 3-6. Contact [email protected] for particulars on how one can be part of.

Portland Parks, Recreation and Services Division is sharing tales nightly at 7 p.m. with younger readers at Additionally included on Fb and Instagram are video games, songs, hyperlinks, movies, outside locations to go to, craft concepts and extra.

Portland Stage Play Me a Story Schooling Program, 10:30 a.m. Saturday mornings on Fb Reside. Offers youngsters ages 4-10 the expertise of theater as professionals carry out kids’s tales and provide performing workshops. Free.

Saturday Tales, 2 p.m. each Saturday on South Portland Public Library’s Fb web page. Geared in the direction of ages 3-5.

Sunday Starlight Tales, 6:30 p.m. each Sunday on South Portland Public Library’s Fb web page. All ages.

Teen Learn Aloud Reside, Three p.m. Thursdays, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. “Carry On” by Rainbow Rowell through

Teen Digital E book Membership, 3:30 p.m., hosted by Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. For extra data e-mail Melissa at [email protected]


Chebeague Island Library, Wi-Fi accessible from the parking zone. E book drop is closed. Test for reopening plan.

Cundy’s Harbor Library, Wi-Fi accessible outdoors the Harpswell constructing. Free library out there at Group Corridor. Go to the library’s Facebook page for updates.

Curtis Memorial Library, curbside pickup has resumed. Go to for cloudLibrary directions. Equally, Flipster can be utilized to entry digital magazines at

Freeport Group Library, curbside service has resumed. E book drop is open. Digital library with hyperlinks to eBooks, audiobooks, YouTube movies and extra. Go to

Merrill Memorial Library, curbside pickup resumes June 15. Free entry for Yarmouth residents to the digital library TumbleBooks at Digital Maine Library and cloudLibrary additionally out there.

Patten Free Library in Tub, e-book drop open 9 a.m. to five p.m. Monday-Friday. Curbside pickup has resumed. Entry to cloudLibrary, the New York Occasions, TumbleBooks and extra.

Portland Public Library, reserve and decide up books utilizing PPL To Go at E book return packing containers open and supplies are due June 29. CloudLibrary is accessible to take a look at eBooks. Go to for directions. Go to the library’s Fb web page for details about digital actions.

Prince Memorial Library in Cumberland, open for curbside service. Go surfing for particulars. CloudLibrary is accessible to take a look at eBooks. Go to

Scarborough Public Library, curbside pickup and laptop use out there by means of appointment. Digital providers together with cloudLibrary, TumbleBooks, Flipster and Kanopy, can be found at E book return now open.

South Portland Public Library, requests and curbside pickup by appointment now out there (particulars on-line). E book drops are open. The library affords entry to the the Digital Maine Library. Go to for particulars.

Thomas Memorial Library, curbside pickup now out there. CloudLibrary and TumbleBooks are accessible to take a look at eBooks from Cape Elizabeth. Kanopy (streaming service partnered with public libraries) and the Digital Maine Library are additionally accessible at

Topsham Public Library, curbside pickup now out there and e-book drops are open Saturdays and Sundays. Wi-Fi accessible outdoors the constructing. Go to for an inventory of sources to eBooks, on-line programs, cloudLibrary and extra.

Parks and Nature

Stage 1 of Gov. Janet Mills’ reopening plan included the utilization of parks, trails and recreation fields. Go surfing or name your city’s parks and recreation division for essentially the most up-to-date data.

Wolfe’s Neck Heart in Freeport, open barn time 10 a.m.-noon and 2-4:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. See full June calendar at

Maine Audubon sanctuaries in Falmouth, Freeport, Scarborough and West Tub are free and open to the general public from daybreak to nightfall. Buildings are closed. No pets. Digital hen watching with nest and feeder cams at Test for extra occasions as they’re added.

Maine Division of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, details about leisure alternatives, together with fishing, driving, searching, trapping and mountaineering at

Pure Assets Council of Maine, maps to discover the state,



Alzheimer’s Affiliation, Maine Chapter, to register see Helpline at 800-272-3900 out there for around-the-clock care and assist.

Clapping for Employees at hospitals, nursing houses nightly Deering Heart neighborhood occasion in Portland at 7 p.m. Members social distance on doorsteps and sidewalks and clap to say thanks. See Deering Heart Neighborhood Affiliation Fb web page for particulars.

Deering Heart Neighborhood: Step Exterior Your Doorstep and Sing with Your Neighbors, each Saturday at 9 a.m. in Portland.

Dempsey Connects, digital assist teams for most cancers sufferers at

Freeport Group Companies Thrift Store is taking requests through cellphone and e-mail for emergency clothes and home goods. Contact Sarah Lundin at 865-3985 ext. 205 or [email protected] Go to for extra data.

Maine Coalition to Battle Prostate Most cancers One2One Confidential line, depart a message at 441-5374 or 1-855-552-7200 ext. 801; a volunteer will name again.

Maine Farmland Belief and the Maine Natural Farmers and Gardeners Affiliation are introducing new Maine Farm Emergency Grants of as much as $2,000 to help farmers impacted by the COVID-19 disaster. Particulars will be discovered at and

Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness (NAMI Maine) Teen Textual content Help Line, a brand new psychological well being program for youth 14-20, textual content 207-515-8398, noon-10 p.m. each day.

OUT Maine, a nonprofit that serves LGBTQ+ youth all through the state, is connecting workers with at-risk youth by means of the cellphone and social media. Extra data at

Sexual Assault Help Companies of Midcoast Maine, free and personal digital assist teams at

Sweetser’s myStrength, on-line workouts to deal with each day challenges go to for titles comparable to Staying Connected While Social DistancingManaging Time at Home with the Kids, Parenting in Challenging Times, and Changing Plans and Handling Disappointment.

The Yellow Tulip Mission, assist and neighborhood for these with psychological sickness, on-line sources at


Understanding cloudLibrary: A Webinar by Nationwide Digital Fairness Heart, 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 20, or 10 a.m. Saturday, June 27. Test the calendar on the Curtis Memorial Library web site for extra data.

Thursday 6/18

Digital Discuss: Sunblock and Different Syzygies, 6:30-7:30 p.m. through Fb Reside, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Find out about planetary alignments and the way we use them to find planets round different stars.

Wednesday 6/24

“It’s Your Property. Are You in Management?” 6 p.m., free webinar introduced by Prudential through Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Contact Patrick Sowell at 482-2861 or [email protected] to RSVP by Friday, June 19.

Maine Preservation: Find out about Maine’s architectural types, Four p.m., register for digital speak by means of


Day by day Fika, 10 a.m. Monday-Friday, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. Go to for extra data and to register.

Larger Portland Landmarks, content material about historic individuals and locations at

Institute for Household-Owned Enterprise is providing on-line webinars. Many are free, however donations appreciated. Preregistration required at

Let’s Discuss America, 6 p.m. first Thursday of the month through Zoom by means of Scarborough Public Library. Discussion board to debate up to date points occurring regionally and globally. For extra data contact contact the discussion board’s facilitator, Sam Kelley, at 650-1814 or go to

On-line Library Knitting Group, 10 a.m. to midday Saturdays, hosted by Scarborough Public Library. Electronic mail [email protected] for entry.

Dad or mum Chats, 7 p.m. Mondays through Zoom, hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. Go to for extra data and to register.

Reel Discuss Movie Dialogue Group, 1 p.m. each third Tuesday through Zoom. Hosted by Thomas Memorial Library in Cape Elizabeth. Register at

Digital Craft Meetup, 5 p.m. through Zoom Mondays by means of July, hosted by Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Electronic mail Sarah at [email protected] to obtain an e-mail with login particulars upfront.

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