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Use your dirty words: Erotica 101 writing workshop at Nomia

Use your dirty words: Erotica 101 writing workshop at Nomia

October 25, 2013

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.

Free conversations in Monument Square during FFAW

Free conversations in Monument Square during FFAW

October 03, 2013

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.

Engineers Without Borders hosts beer and wine tasting fundraiser

Engineers Without Borders hosts beer and wine tasting fundraiser

September 16, 2013

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.

Back in time (for 24 hours): Live-in history experience at Washburn-Norlands

Back in time (for 24 hours): Live-in history experience at Washburn-Norlands

September 10, 2013

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!

Dine out in September to help end childhood hunger

Dine out in September to help end childhood hunger

September 05, 2013

One in five Maine children does not know where their next meal is coming from. You can help by dining at participating restaurants during Share Our Strength's Dine Out for No Kid Hungry.

Private jet, spending cash & NYC: The Maine Suitcase Party

Private jet, spending cash & NYC: The Maine Suitcase Party

August 30, 2013

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.

Turn a parking space into a park: (PARK)ing Day in Portland

Turn a parking space into a park: (PARK)ing Day in Portland

August 28, 2013

On Friday, Sept. 20, some lucky, hand-picked spaces will have the chance to feel what it's like to be a park - to live the public space life! - during PARK(ing) Day.

Urban Farm Fermentory launches weekly ‘Makers Market’

Urban Farm Fermentory launches weekly ‘Makers Market’

August 23, 2013

The Makers Market made its debut at Urban Farm Fermentory in East Bayside on Wednesday, Aug. 21.

A beer experience: Beer, demos at Portland Brew Festival in Aug.

A beer experience: Beer, demos at Portland Brew Festival in Aug.

August 06, 2013

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.

Last Real-Tours trolley tour of the season is Sept. 1

Last Real-Tours trolley tour of the season is Sept. 1

August 05, 2013

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.