Deering Players Present “Winnie the Pooh”

The Deering High School Players will present the play, “Winnie the Pooh,” on October 22 at 7 p.m., October 23 at 2 and 7 p.m. and October
24 at 2 p.m. in the high school auditorium.  Tickets are $5 (children under 12) and $7 (children 12 and older and adults). 

Tickets may be purchased in the Deering attendance office on school days from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., by e-mailing Kathleen Harris at harrik@portlandschools.org or at the door.  For more information, please call 874-8260.

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The State Theatre

The following up-and-coming music acts plus established names are taking place at the newly renovated State Theatre on Congress Street. 

My Morning Jacket   SOLD OUT
October 15, 2010 – 6:30PM (doors open)
Venue: State Theatre
All Ages

moe.
October 16, 2010 – 7:00PM (doors open)
Venue: State Theatre
TICKETS: $25.00 advance and $30.00 day of show
All Ages

State Theatre Open House & Portland Music Foundation Launch
October 17, 2010 – 1:00PM – 9:00PM
Venue: State Theatre
FREE SHOW
All Ages
Featuring performances from local bands Darien Brahms, Jacob and the House of Fire, Brenda, Sidecar Radio, Atomik and more.

Portland High Class Presents Televised Forum about Immigrant Voting Rights

A Portland High School class will present a televised forum about a referendum question before Portland voters in November that would allow legal immigrants who are not citizens to vote in municipal elections.

Students in the Law and Public Policy class taught by Antoinette Skillings have been studying the issues involved in the referendum, including the process of becoming a citizen and the history of allowing legal immigrants who are not citizens to vote in local elections.  Students conducted some interviews with Portland residents at the Portland Farmers Market about the referendum question.

At the forum, students will interview Portland City Attorney Gary Wood, Portland City Clerk Linda Cohen, Beth Stickney, executive director of the Immigrant Legal Advocacy Project, Will Everitt, Maine state director of the League of Young Voters, Richard Ranaghan, a member of the Portland Charter Commission that considered the issue and Alfred Jacob, a Sudanese immigrant.

Yin Yoga and Qigong

Jade Integrated Health on Munjoy Hill in Portland believes in providing its clients with services to promote comprehensive health and wellbeing. To this end, they are currently offering a two new classes.; Yin Yoga and Qigong.

What is Qigong?  Qi, pronounced "chee", means life energy.  "Gong" means work.

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NIGHTMARE ON MAYO STREET!

Halloween Haunted House and Costume Ball Fundraiser Coming to Mayo Street Arts

Mayo Street Arts will hold a special Haunted House and Costume Ball this Halloween. The fund raising event takes place Sunday October 31st from 6-10pm at Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo Street, Portland.  The Haunted House runs from 6-8pm, with live music and dancing 'til 10 pm. Live music by Hobgoblin, The Blue Lobster Troupe, and a Violent Femmes cover band. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children. The Haunted House and Costume Ball supports Mayo Street Arts' programs for youths in the East Bayside community. Co-sponsored by WMPG Radio.

Media wishing to arrange a preview for Halloween and Halloween eve newscasts can contact Blainor McGough, Executive Director, at (207) 615-3609.

About Mayo Street Arts
Mayo Street Arts is a nonprofit arts center housed in the historic St. Ansgar's Church in Portland.

GOOD THEATER RECEIVES DAVIS GRANT

Good Theater is pleased to announce that the company has received a $5,000 grant from the Davis Family Foundation for its opening production of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY by Tracy Letts.  Good Theater is one of the first regional theaters to receive the rights to this recent Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award winning Broadway success.

AUGUST has a cast of 13 and is an epic work about an Oklahoma clan who has gathered together when the patriarch goes missing.  As the story unfolds secrets begin to reveal themselves in what the New York Times calls, “...[a] turbo-charged tragicomedy...”

AUGUST is directed by Good Theater’s Artistic Director Brian P.

Portland turns to cyberspace for planning input

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The city of Portland has embarked on a year-long process to draft a comprehensive economic development plan and has turned to the world wide web to solicit insights and ideas.

"What Portland has historically not done is really create a blueprint, a road map, for the types of businesses and industries it wants to attract," explained the city's director of economic development Greg Mitchell.  "Without the clarity of policy direction in a formal way adopted and accepted by different groups, it leaves it open to decision making at any point in time."