Authors of erotica have the potential to rake it in. Or at least write one amazing Valentine's Day card. Besides, I see no good reason why "Fifty Shades of Grey" author E. L. James should be having all the fun while the rest of us are churning out journal entries describing how naughty we were...to eat all that pasta at lunch. Luckily, there's the Erotica 101 writing workshop.
Maybe it's not that outragous after all. But all that texting, emailing, and messaging we do means we're doing a lot more typing and a lot less talking. In an effort to remedy the situation - at least for a few minutes - Guerilla Downtown is offering free conversations in Monument Square during the October 4 First Friday Art Walk.
The event will feature music from the Jason Spooner Band, food from Lake Region Caterers and donated offerings from CVC Catering Group, Aperitif, The Cookie Jar and European Bakery. This year’s beer and wine tastings are provided by local purveyors including Gritty McDuff’s, Allagash, Baxter, Rising Tide Brewing Company, SoPoWine Company, M.S. Walker, and Wicked Wines, Inc.
The center is offering a Live-in History Experience at their 19th century farm and museum in Livermore from September 27-28. This two-day adventure will immerse attendees in 19th century life - from the wood stoves to the colloquialisms. There will be no cell phones, but there will be quill pens, farm meals, and chores. Just like they used to do!
Not everyone wants to win a trip to New York City, be flown there by private jet, and get handed a wad of spending cash to do with as they see fit. But for those who might absolutely, heck yes, totally want that: The Maine Suitcase Party.
There will be beer. And cider and mead. And demonstrations and beer pairings and signature glasses. The third annual Portland Brew Festival is returning to Portland Company Complex on August 30 and 31, bringing more than 35 brewers from Maine and New England under one convenient roof.
The recently launched Real-Tours in Portland is a free service that's helping potential home buyers get easily from property to property - aboard a trolley, no less. The tour includes properties for sale, and also the chance to tour local shops, meet local people, and generally get a sense of the neighborhood.