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    Bug Light Kite Festival

    There’s nothing like the simple joy of flying a kite! The Bug Light Kite Festival in South Portland always draws a wonderful multi-aged crowd, and this year was no exception. There were kites of all sizes and colors, delicious food, people blowing bubbles, tours of Bug Light, a marimba band, and more at this 7th…

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    Mr. Longfellow’s Cocktail Party at U.S. Custom House

    Maine Historical Society (MHS) kicked off its second annual History Mystery Tour with a Mr. Longfellow's Cocktail Party, this time at U.S. Custom House on Fore Street. The cocktail party ended with the "grand reveal" of the 11 sites participating in the Magical History Tour the following day: the U.S. Custom House, the A.B. Butler House, the Abyssinian Meeting House, Maine Charitable Mechanics Hall, Portland Police Department, Tate House, Via Agency, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Woodfords Club, Portland Yacht Services, and the MHS Collections Management Center. #MHSTourY #MaineHistory

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    Maine Women’s Fund 2016 Leadership Luncheon

    Ladies who lunch--yes, and a whole lot more. Six hundred women converged on the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland for the annual Maine Women's Fund leadership gathering, honoring women and organizations that work toward social change. Awards honored prolific photographer and award-winning educator Rose Marasco; children's author and illustrator Melissa Sweet; and Julia Sleeper, founder and executive director of Tree Street Youth in Lewiston.

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    Color Vibe 5K, Payson Park in Portland

    Nothing makes a 5K more vibrant than color spray stations and a post-race group dance party and color throw. Portland's Payson Park was truly a colorful place Sunday afternoon! http://www.thecolorvibe.com/portlandme.php#

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    Kentucky Derby Party at TIQA

    The Junior League of Portland hosted a Kentucky Derby party at TIQA with an emphasis on dressing to the nines. Derby hats, mint juleps and a signature Brown Derby cocktail with caramelized grapefruit added to the Kentucky flair.

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    Great Maine Bike Swap

    People were lined up to get into the Bicycle Coalition of Maine's Great Maine Bike Swap when it opened at 10 a.m. with 750 bikes ready for purchase. The annual indoor-outdoor event at the University of Southern Maine in Portland is an opportunity to buy used bikes at affordable prices while going "green" by buying gently used. A hundred volunteers helped shoppers find the set of wheels that best matched what they were looking for.

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    MECAmorphosis Fashion Show @ MECA

    "MECAmorphosis celebrates MECA's graduating professional artists and raises critical scholarship funds to educate the next generation of artists."

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    A Celebration of Prince

    "Sometimes It Snows in April: A Celebration of Prince" was a rather impromptu booking at Port City Music Hall on the one-week anniversary of Prince's death. Dean Ford and the Keepsakes typically put on a Prince tribute show at Halloween, but ... sometimes it snows in April.