Events

Katie Elliott Wins Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Katie Elliott Wins Prudential Spirit of Community Award

Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen, Katie Elliott, 18 of Scarborough, was named Maine’s top high school youth volunteer in the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.  The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, now in its 18th year, is conducted by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).

Heart Disease in Women: National Wear Red Day

Heart Disease in Women: National Wear Red Day

I’m wearing red today, to mark the tenth anniversary of National Wear Red Day. Established by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, each year on the first Friday in February, women and men wear red to draw attention to heart disease in women. Read more.

Maine Catholic Youth to Score Donations in ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ Feb. 2-3

   Maine Catholic Youth to Score Donations in ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ Feb. 2-3

 

Event Mobilizes Young People to Fight Hunger and Poverty in Maine Communities

Despite the Patriots missing out on a trip to Super Bowl XLVII this weekend, young people from all around Maine will still be cheering, but their rooting interest will be towards getting as many donations as possible to benefit the annual Souper Bowl of Caring, a weekend of giving and serving on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 in which 100% of the monetary and food donations collected will be given to local charities.

The middle school community service group at Our Lady of Hope Parish in Portland will collect money after all of this weekend’s Masses with the proceeds to be given to Portland’s soup kitchens.

Free Workshop: Separation, Divorce & the Very Young Child

Free Workshop: Separation, Divorce & the Very Young Child

Call to reserve a space in this free workshop: 761-2709

or email: info@kidsfirstcenter.org

 

Take Your Child to the Library Day

Portland Public Library will join other libraries throughout the country and participate in the second annual “Take Your Child to the Library” Day on Saturday, February 2. This is a nationwide campaign dedicated to bringing more children into their local libraries. Portland Public Library will host a number of special events throughout the day in the Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library, including:

11:00 - 11:30 Performance by students of the Suzuki Violin Studio

12:00 - 1:00   Face Painting

1:00 - 1:30     Storytelling

1:30 - 1:45      Meet Angie & Learn About the Library

Did you know that children ages 5 and up are eligible to receive their own library cards? A parent needs be present and provide proof of residency in Cumberland or York County.  Take Your Child to the Library and together discover and enjoy all the wonderful resources your library has to offer.

Indoor Cycling Event to Benefit Mainers Affected by Cancer

Indoor Cycling Event to Benefit Mainers Affected by Cancer

Arline Saturdayborn, of South Portland, refers to herself as a “biker babe.”  She is 71-years-old and only became a biker one year ago in honor of her 70th birthday, when she spent 10 days biking along the Mekong River in Thailand.  After conquering that adventure and facing her fear of turning 70, she decided that in each year of her eighth decade she is going to take on a new fear and meet it head on. 

Drive-By Truckers and Old 97s at the State Theatre

Drive-By Truckers and Old 97s at the State Theatre

DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS

With very special guests OLD 97s

STATE THEATRE

609 Congress St.

Portland, ME

www.statetheatreportland.com

Saturday, March 9 at 8pm

Tickets go on sale FRIDAY, January 18 at 10am.  BUY TICKETS in person at the Cumberland County Civic Center Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at www.statetheatreportland.com

$25 Advance / $30 Day of Show, all ages.