Events

The DownEast Pride Alliance (DEPA) “Business After Hours” Networking Event

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
5:30pm-7:30pm
NOSH
551 Congress Street, Portland

Delicious appetizers, cash bar & media table will be provided. Nosh serves classic NY-style deli sandwiches with a new twist with meats that are butchered, brined & roasted “in house” and served on locally baked bread. See you at NOSH for cocktails and conversation! FMI: http://www.depabusiness.com/

Marissa -- and The Decemberists -- Do Portland

Marissa -- and The Decemberists -- Do Portland

Portland…” a quiet voice dragged off, “our home away from home that is as far away from home as we could get.”

That was how Colin Meloy of the Portland, Oregon band introduced himself to the small but excited crowd that gathered at Bull Moose yesterday evening.

I found myself backstage, nestled between a bag of old garbage and a box of recyclables.

“Karting for Kids” on February 16 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

“Karting for Kids” on February 16 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters

SCARBOROUGH - The annual Karting for Kids -- Big Brothers Big Sisters 500 will be on Wednesday, February 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Maine Indoor Karting in Scarborough.

Businesses, families or groups of friends can sponsor indoor “karting” teams of five drivers for $500.  Any team can enter multiple teams and challenge other teams, or Big Brothers Big Sisters will match teams against each other.  

Each race is computer timed and the overall best time wins the trophy and 10 tickets to the TD Bank 250 at Oxford Plains Speedway.  Other event sponsors include Binga’s Stadium Smoke House & Sports Bar, MaineBiz, and CD&M Communications.

All car sponsors will receive the following: A trophy commemorating the event; names appearing in a MaineBiz ad; and recognition from the event’s media sponsor (Q-97.9 Hit Music).

Chinese New Year Festival

The Chinese and American Friendshaip Association of Maine is having its 21st annual Chinese New Festival on Saturday, February 5th, at Catherine McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Avenue, Portland, ME, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
 
Very colorful and cute traditional Chinese dance and music performances by the children of the CAFAM Chinese School which will be from 11:00 a.m to noon.  Also, Tess Gerritsen, the New York Times best selling author and creator to the TV series Rizolli and Isles will be speaking at 3:00 p.m. about her experiences growing up Chinese in Southern California and living in mid-coast Maine (Camden).  She will do a book signing after she speaks.
 
There will also bea Dragon Dance, arts and crafts for children, mahjong, lectures and demonstrations for adults Chinese craft items and books for sale and delicious Chinese food.
 
This event usually draes 750+ attendees.

The Ice Cream Cone is back up at RED’S!

The Ice Cream Cone is back up at RED’S!

It was a long summer for all those Red’s fans out there, making for an extra long winter. After a devastating fire back in May 2010, Red’s Dairy Freeze has since been working hard to re-build. Well, good news! The ice cream cone is back up on the newly finished red roof! If that isn’t a true sign of things to come, I don’t know what is. In a couple of short months everyone will be lining up outside of Red’s again…“Can I get a Chocolate Boston, Peanut Butter Cup Nor’easter, and a small ½ and ½ with crunch cote and eyes!” Yum

 

Warmer days ahead!

 

Grand Re-Opening March 2011

 

http://www.redsdairyfreeze.com/

Big 20 Celebrating 60 Years!

Big 20 Celebrating 60 Years!

The Big 20 Bowling Center on Route 1 in Scarborough is celebrating their 60th year with new owners Mike Walker and Rick Jones. Visit them on facebook and receive special offers, updates and events. And no, this ain’t no big ball, this is Candlepin Bowling! Check out Rock-N-Bowl every Friday and Saturday from 7pm-10pm, for only $10 bucks and think about joining a league next season.

Hours: M-Sat 9am-10p

          Sun 11am-8pm

http://www.big20bowling.com/

 

 

"Love Should Not Hurt" Live 80's Dance to Benefit Family Crisis Services

"Love Should Not Hurt" Live 80's Dance to Benefit Family Crisis Services

On Sunday Febuary 13, the Italian Heritage Center in Portland at 40 Westland Ave. (behind Westgate Shopping Center) will host an event to benefit Family Crisis Services. Time Pilots, with the help of the very talented Veayo Twins, will be jamming 80's hits between the hours of 5 and 9pm. All ages are welcome! Proceeds go directly to Family Crisis Services.

Prices of admission are as follows: Adults - $20; Ages 13 to 17 - $5; Ages 12 and under - FREE

For more information or to purchase tickets in advance, call Family Crisis Services at 207-767-4952