Community Calendar

Southern Maine Events Calendar
April 22nd to April 28th

Have an upcoming event? Let everyone know about it with the Local Events Calendar! Email Neil Ravin at with a brief description or press release.


Events for Tuesday, April 22nd    

Swing Spring Lesson Series from 6-9pm at Mayo Street Arts in Portland. There are three class levels and four styles of swing dance. Join them every Tuesday through April 29th. FMI and pricing, visit or call 207-899-5254.

“Wade into Wetlands” at the Damariscotta River Association’s April Vacation Day Camp. Highlights include exploring wetlands, studying aquatic invertebrates in the marshes, and exploring the 115 acres of the Great Salt Bay Farm Preserve. The four-day program is open for kids ages 5 to 10 and will be held from 8:30-3:30pm through April 25th. FMI and to register, visit

The Savannah Disputation by Evan Smith begins through May 18th at Portland Stage at 7:30pm. Theology and sharp-tongued quips intersect when aging sisters Mary and Margaret find themselves defending their Catholic beliefs to a young evangelist who knocks at their door. Faced with persistent cheerfulness, the two woman call in their parish priest. FMI and tickets, visit



Events for Wednesday, April 23rd  

12th Annual Maine Deaf Film Festival begins at 7:30pm at the Nickelodeon Theatre through April 26th. This festival will boast a collection of the best new Deaf films from various festivals, as well as, world premieres. FMI and a complete schedule, visit

Wednesday Night Stomp – Social Swing Dance from 7-9:30pm at Acoustic Artisans in Portland. Enjoy a FREE lesson from 7-7:30pm followed by live music from7:30-9:30pm. All levels are welcomed. Feel free to come solo or with friends. FMI, visit or call 207-899-5254.

Senior Day at Oxford Casino from 9-1pm. All guests 50 and older will receive a complimentary cookie, and a complimentary entry into hourly drawings. FMI, visit



Events for Thursday, April 24th

Heirloom Apple Orchard Spring Work Party at USM Gorham from 11-2pm. USM will be working to install and maintain an historical apple orchard on the Gorham campus. Come help make a lasting contribution to the campus. FMI, visit

Newboys: We Believe Tour at the Westbrook Performing Arts Center. Experience Newboys in an intimate venue with special guests, Rapture Ruckus. FMI, and tickets visit

Oyster Thursday at Five Fifty-Five. Enjoy $1.55 oysters and a bartender’s choice drink special in their lounge. FMI visit or call 207-761-0555.



Events for Friday, April 25th   

“Earthfest” Shoreline Clean-Up from 2-4pm at the Damariscotta Mills Sanitary District parking lot. Help clean a portion of Great Salt Bay shoreline. Adults only due to a huge amount of glass on the site. Bags will be provided. Registration is free. FMI and to register, visit

Portland Ovations presents Pilobolus at Merrill Auditorium at 8pm. Pilobolus returns for an awe-inspiring evening of visual ingenuity and physical spectacle. FMI and tickets, visit

Godspell at Schoolhouse Arts Center at Sebago Lake through May 11th. Filled with uplifting and moving musical numbers, energetic dance bits, and a timeless heartwarming story of the greatest love ever known, Godspell is a feel-good show for the whole family. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7pm and Sunday shows are at 5pm. FMI and tickets, visit

Portland Sea Dogs vs Trenton Thunder at Hadlock Field in Portland at 6pm. FMI and tickets, visit



Events for Saturday, April 26th

The Urban Runoff 5k and Green Neighbor Family Fest from 9-1:30pm at Deering High School. The 5K run and walk will raise awareness of water pollution and raise money to support clean water education in local schools. FMI and to register, visit

3rd Annual Party for The Pups from 7-10pm at Dunegrass in Old Orchard Beach. Party for the Pups benefits Almost Home Rescue, which is dedicated to saving dogs lives by finding them “forever homes.” Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids under 12, and free for kids under 2. FMI and to get your tickets, visit

Ever After Mustang Rescue Open House from 12-4pm in Biddeford. There will be information on wild horse in America, the need and work of this Rescue, an introduction to a wild horse, training clinics, grooming clinics, games for young people, tours of the facility, and light refreshments. FMI, visit

Feathers over Freeport- A bird-watching weekend for all ages and abilities. Enjoy a Hawk-watch at the top of Bradbury Mt on Saturday and an Osprey-watch at Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park on Sunday April 27th. These events are free with park admission. FMI and a complete schedule of events, visit

Baked Bean Dinner at the First Parish Congregational Church from 5-6:30pm. Dinner features three types of baked beans, cole slaw, macaroni and cheese, hot dogs, homemade pies, biscuits, and beverages. The price is $8 for adults and $4 for children. FMI call 207-846-3773.



Events for Sunday, April 27th  

Coastal Youth Orchestra 5K and Fun Run at Pennellvile Road in Brunswick. Enjoy a great course, great people and great must. There will also be Frosty’s Donuts at the finish! Free t-shirts to the first 100 who register. FMI and to register, visit

1st Annual Red Shoe Crawl to Benefit Ronald McDonald House from 1 to 5pm. Join them as hundreds visit and sample food from 12 of the area’s favorite restaurants, all while supporting the Ronald McDonald House and the children and families they serve.  Registration begins at 1pm at the Portland Harbor Hotel. FMI and tickets, visit

Book Discussion at the Scarborough Public Library. Welcome the award winning historian and author, George C. Daughan Ph.D as he discusses his latest book, The Shining Sea: David Porter and the Epic Voyage of the USS Essex During the War of 1812. The session begins at 2pm. FMI, visit



Events for Monday, April 28th

The Great Maine Bike Swap from 10-1pm at USM’s Sullivan Gym in Portland. There will be hundreds of affordable bikes for sale including mountain bikes, road bikes, classic cruisers, kids’ bikes, recumbent, and hybrids. FMI, visit

Team Trivia Night at Sebago Brewing Company in Downtown Portland from 4pm to close. Monday is also Burger and a Pint night at Sebago. Get 1 beer and 1 burger for only $9.99! FMI call 207-775-2337.

Bluegrass Night at OTTO from 8pm to 10pm. Every Monday night is Bluegrass Night at OTTO’s new 574 Congress Street expansion. Listen to Joe Walsh & Friends crank out world-class bluegrass for FREE! FMI call 207-773-7099

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