PORTopera Presents: "Daughter of the Regiment"

July 28, 2011
PORTopera, Maine’s only opera company performing fully staged operas with nationally and internationally acclaimed artists, will present the opera comique, The Daughter of the Regiment (La Fille du Régiment) in two performances on Thursday, July 28 and Saturday, July 30 at Portland’s Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle Street. Both performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Cost: $41 and up. Information: 207.842.0800 or visit

Sail on the schooner Wendameen

August 6, 2011
Sail on Casco Bay on board the historic Maine schooner Wendameen. Jim Millinger, Portland Harbor historian, will talk about the harbor's past and present. The 88-foot Wendameen, was built in East Boothbay in 1912 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Help the crew raise the sails, take a turn at the wheel, or just relax and enjoy. This program sells out quickly. Registration required. Location: Departs from Maine State Pier, Commercial Street. Time: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Cost: $40. Information and registration: 207-774-1822.

Anthem Sponsors Healthy Kids Day

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield has once again teamed up with 17 YMCAs throughout Maine to encourage a healthier lifestyle among Maine families by serving as the lead sponsor of Healthy Kids Day in Maine.  Each spring, Healthy Kids Day draws thousands of children to YMCAs throughout Maine , where activities are held to encourage children and their families to discover fun ways to stay fit and healthy.

Island Hopping Tour

Island Hopping Tour

July 8, 2011 to July 10, 2011
This tour, arranged by Summer Feet Cycling of Portland, features visits to five Maine lighthouses; explorations of Peaks Island, Chebeague Island, Cousin's Island, Falmouth and other coastal locales; opportunities to savor gourmet Maine cuisine and accommodations at The Danforth in Portland's historic West End. Hybrid and road bike rentals are available. Information:

Local Band You've Got To See: Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere- TONIGHT

Local Band You've Got To See: Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere- TONIGHT

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere: the way live music should be.

Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere are an acoustic/americana/soul group that will serenade you with the harmonies of "White Blank Page," by Mumford and Sons, and their own version of Snoop Dogg's, "Gin and Juice." However, it is their original songs that will have you hooked. Friends since they were 5 years-old, and playing together for almost a decade, Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere write artful music and inspiring lyrics. "Let me be your hunger pains, coursing through you pretty veins," is just a taste of my favorite song "Great White North."  You'll also hear "Soul of a Lion," and "Grandpa's Chair," tonight.

The intimate setting of Dogfish Bar & Grille on Free st., Portland, hosts Griffin Sherry and The Ghost of Paul Revere, every third Thursday of the month.

Urban Epic Challenge - Saturday, July 9 - Portland

Portland, Maine- On Saturday, July 9 the Portland Waterfront will be turned into a giant obstacle course giving participants the opportunity to run, crawl, slide, shuffle, hop and scramble to the finish line.  The event is an opportunity for athletes to test their agility, speed and endurance along the Portland waterfront, while helping to support a worthwhile organization at the same time.

Organizer of the event, Will Thomas of Tri-Maine, says The Urban Epic Challenge presented by Oxford Networks offers a course that rivals any existing race in terms of variety of terrain, unique elements, and stunning views.

Opera at the Victoria Mansion

July 7, 2011
PORTopera and Victoria Mansion present Opera at the Mansion. The Opera will feature soloists Claire Coolen, soprano, and Robert E. Mellon, baritone, from PORTopera’s Young Artists program, and includes hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Location: Victoria Mansion, 109 Danforth Street. Time: 5:30-8:00 p.m. Cost: $50. Information and tickets: 207- 772-4841.