Manchester Orchestra - Live at the State Theatre - August 3rd

Manchester Orchestra - Live at the State Theatre - August 3rd



609 Congress St.

Portland, ME

August 3 at 7:30pm


Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 24 at 10:00am and will be available in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportlan

Social Media Day 2011 - Mashable Meetup on June 30th at the Porthole Restaurant

Social Media Day 2011 - Mashable Meetup on June 30th at the Porthole Restaurant

Founded in 2005, Mashable is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture. With more than 40 million monthly pageviews, they are the most prolific news site reporting breaking web news, providing analysis of trends, reviewing new websites and services, and offering social media resources and guides.

Mashable announced Social Media Day 2011 to be held on Thursday, June 30, 2011. This is a global event that is a celebration of the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard.

Come join us on the deck on the 30th at the Porthole Restaurant at 7:00PM for some refreshing cold drinks and the opportunity to meet and network!

USM Music Camp Fills Summer Days with Song

It may be summer, but the University of Southern Maine School of Music's hallways are still filled with sound. While most of the college students are away for the summer, a slightly younger crowd will fill the classrooms. It's time for the annual USM Music & Theater Camps.

The camps offer a week of training, skill developing, and good old-fashioned fun for students grades 4-12. Four different camp sessions are offered this summer with commuter and residential options. They include the Youth Band Day Camp for grades 4-6 (June 27-July 1), the Theatre Academy for grades 8-12 (June 26-July1), the Junior Music Academy for grades 7-8 (July 17-23), and the High School Music Academy for grades 9-12 (July 9-17).

The USM School of Music campers, who come from throughout Maine and northern New England, share an intensive musical experience crafting their talents, working with USM faculty, and meeting other musically-inclined youth from throughout New England.

Three Day Food Drive for Kids and Families

Whole Foods Market to Host Event to Benefit Wayside Food Program

Portland – Wayside Food Programs and Whole Foods Market of Portland are working together to collect food to feed children and families this summer.  The three day food drive will take place at Whole Foods Market’s Portland store June 23-25 from 9am to 7pm each day.  Food collected at the drive will help Wayside provide critically needed summer nutrition at a time when children are most vulnerable.  52% of children attending Portland schools are eligible for free and reduced meals and in 2010, only 15% of those children accessed meals through summer feeding programs. 

Wayside Food Programs in collaboration with Portland Public Schools is expanding on the summer meals model to ensure that children have access to summer food by inviting their parents and siblings to eat a meal together as a family.  This new service model provides families the opportunity to learn about nutrition to

Portland’s New Poet Laureate to be Inaugurated at Mayo Street Arts

Portland’s new Poet Laureate, Bruce Spang, will be feted and inaugurated on Saturday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mayo Street Arts in Portland.

The laureate inauguration will be emceed by poet and theater critic Megan Grumbling. In addition to remarks and a reading from Spang, the Maine Gay Men's Chorus will perform from Charlie Howard: A Story In Song, a piece to which Spang has written the libretto; Charlie Howard was a twenty-four year old gay man who was killed in 1984 when three teenagers tossed him off a bridge into the Kenduskeag River in Bangor.   

Poets Annie Finch and Russ Sargent, who were both nominated for the laureateship, will also read.

Spang is the author most recently of the collection “To The Promised Land Grocery” (published by Maine's Moon Pie Press), as well as “The Knot.

Maine Bikram Yoga: Community Donation Classes

Maine Bikram Yoga: Community Donation Classes

This Saturday, June 18th, at 2:00PM the Maine Bikram Yoga Studio located off of Dartmouth Street in Portland will be starting their Community Donation class. For a minumum CASH donation of $5 you will be able to take an amazing 90 minute full body workout and the best part? All of the monies collected from tomorrow [June 18th] thru July 31st will be donated to the Center For Grieving Children. This donation class will ONLY be on Saturday's at 2:00PM!

If you aren't sure what Bikram yoga is, let me give you a brief run down... Bikram Yoga is a system of yoga that Bikram Choudhury synthesized from traditional yoga techniques and popularized beginning in the early 1970s. The classes run exactly 90 minutes and consist of a set series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises.

Children's Book Launch Party at Peaks Fest 2011 with author/illustrator Jamie Hogan

Join us during Peaks Fest 2011 on Saturday, June 18th from 10 am to 2 pm for a book launch party for Peaks Island's own author/illustator Jamie Hogan, featuring her newly released children's book "Seven Days of Daisy".

The event named "Seven Days of Daisy: A Children's Book Beach Party" will be held at Ferry Beach, and will include give-a-ways, icy watermelon and a book sale and signing.  Jamie and her daughter, Daisy, of whom the book is written, will also host book making activities. For more information please call author/illustrator Jamie Hogan at 766-9726.