Events

1st Statewide Virtual Public School Hosts In-Person Session in Scarborough for Interested Families

1st Statewide Virtual Public School Hosts In-Person Session in Scarborough for Interested Families
Families invited to learn about Maine Connections Academy, an innovative public school option that provides a high quality, individualized education to students in grades 7–12 online

Maine Connections Academy (MCA), the state’s first full-time, tuition-free virtual public charter school for students in grades 7–12 across Maine, will host a free in-person information session in Scarborough for families interested in learning more about how virtual schools works and if is the right fit for their students. Maine Connections Academy will open this September and is now enrolling students for the 2014-15 school year.

MCA Information Session in Scarborough

Monday, July 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EDT

Homewood Suites

200 Southborough Dr.

Scarborough, ME 04074

Learn How to Do Hands-Only CPR to the Beat of Stayin' Alive

Learn How to Do Hands-Only CPR to the Beat of Stayin' Alive

You see someone collapse. You panic and stand there wringing your hands, thinking, "OMG, what am I supposed to do? CPR? I took that class several years ago — what was it I learned?"

Here's your chance to learn two simple steps that will empower, not derail you — and potentially save a life. Read more ...

HEALTH EVENTS IN MAINE MAY 17 TO MAY 31

HEALTH EVENTS IN MAINE MAY 17 TO MAY 31
SATURDAY MAY 17

CROHN'S COLITIS Take Steps Walk
 

Riverside Athletic Center
1173 Riverside Street
Portland, Maine

4:00 pm

Take Steps is the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s national walk program. These walks raise funds for critical research and increase awareness of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, painful and unpredictable digestive diseases. Thousands of people will gather this year at 170 Take Steps walks nationwide to join the fight against Crohn’s and colitis. The walks are family friendly festivals with activities for everyone including games, music, and great food. Funds raised through Take Steps will help transform the lives of those impacted by these diseases.

Health Events in Maine May 13 to May 23

Health Events in Maine May 13 to May 23
TUESDAY MAY 13

Free Skin Cancer Screening

Mercy Oncology-Hematology Center
Fore River Medical Office Building
195 Fore River Parkway
Portland, Maine

Health Events in Maine May 5 to May 21

MONDAY MAY 5
Conception and Beyond

Maine Medical Center
The Dana Center
22 Bramhall Street
Portland, ME

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Spring Has Arrived in Maine and so Have the Farmers' Markets

Spring Has Arrived in Maine and so Have the Farmers' Markets

Saturday was such a beautiful day — perfect for a trip to the Farmers' Market at Deering Oaks Park in Portland. Yes, the season had begun. I couldn't help but take a few pictures. See more ...

City council to vote on third outdoor concert Monday

City council to vote on third outdoor concert Monday

PORTLAND, Maine -- The Portland City Council will vote on Monday at its regular council meeting on a proposal to authorize country music artist Dierks Bentley in concert as a festival on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at the Maine State Pier. The potential concert would be presented and organized by Waterfront Concerts.

Waterfront Concerts has already been approved to organize and present 3 Doors Down for an acoustic show on August 3, 2014 and Portland Reggae Fest on August 10, 2014.

The City Council meeting begins at 7:00PM on Monday, May 5, 2014. The meeting can be streamed live by visiting this link.

photo: John Athayde https://flic.kr/p/29urNC