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April 26th: Fair Trade Shopping Fundraiser

Apr 26, 2014 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

At Karma Fair Trade:

Fair Trade Shopping Fund Raiser
10 % of what you spend  Sat 4-26 will
be donated to :  Music and Magic Maine: providing musical instrument
and creative opportunity to children in Maine!


April 3rd-27th: Mansion as Muse

Apr 27, 2014 @ 12:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion

Victoria Mansion is pleased to announce Mansion as Muse: Contemporary Art at Victoria Mansion, an exhibit of contemporary art opening April 3. The Mansion’s spectacular collections and interiors, more than ninety percent intact from 1860, have provided inspiration for new works by nationally recognized artists. Installations by Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood, Justin Richel, Amy Yoes, and Andrew Mowbray will be on display from April 3 through mid- May 2014.

The Mansion will be open for free flow tours April 3 – April 27, Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 am- 4:30 pm. Admission may be purchased at the front door.

From May 1 through mid-May, the exhibit may be experienced as part of a guided tour. Tickets may be purchased in the Carriage House Museum Shop, Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 3:45 pm, Sunday 1:00 – 4:45 pm.

Admission rates:
Adults – $15
Seniors & AAA Members – $13.50
College Students (with ID) – $7.00
Children 6-17 – $5
Children Under 6 – Free
Victoria Mansion Members – Free

April 27th: Portland’s CSA Fair

Apr 27, 2014 @ 4:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Portland’s Community Supported Agriculture Fair Is Coming Right Up!

Held on Sunday, April 27 from 4 to 6 pm at Local Sprouts Café, 649 Congress Street, Portland.

Portland’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Fair, sponsored by Local Sprouts Cafe, is part celebration and part education, as local farmers, fishermen and other food producers offer an opportunity to community members to enjoy local foods and support local businesses in a meaningful way.

Eight different CSAs will be there to tell you about their programs that provide you with vegetables, fish, herbs, meat, cheese, and flowers.

Portland’s CSA community is transforming relationships with food and farms. There is no formula to a CSA, each is unique. The bottom line is that people make commitments to farms, and in return farmers make commitments to produce for their members the freshest, most flavorful, highest quality food possible.

Come and meet your CSA farmers:

Laughing Stock Farm

Left Field Farm

Little River Flower Farm

Black Kettle Farm

New Beat Farm

Frith Farm

Salt and Sea

Maine Herb Coop


Sunday April 27 – 4 to 6pm

Local Sprouts Café

649 Congress Street



April 15th-30th: Flaws for a Cause Sale

Apr 30, 2014 @ 12:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Maine Potters Market is hosting the Annual Flaws for a Cause Sale
April 15-30th.
An opportunity to purchase slightly flawed pots at low prices to benefit Cultivating Community.



May 1st: Downtown Worker Appreciation Day!

May 1, 2014 @ 7:00am   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Here we go again: join us Thursday May 1st for the incredibly popular and feel-good event, Downtown Worker Appreciation Day! (rain date is May 2nd)


We will be setting up tables at Tommy’s Park, Monument Square, and in front of the Portland Museum of Art for downtown workers to come and enjoy free coffee and snacks, coupons and gift bags full of goodies from local businesses.

Portland’s Downtown District and Portland Buy Local are teaming up again for DWAD, awarded  Outstanding Special or Retail Event by the Maine Downtown Center!
  • Email Thalassa if you would like to volunteer at one of the locations on the day of the event, or, if you would like to provide a food item.
  • Email Taffy if you would like to have a coupon in our popular coupon flyer (please include a JPG of your logo.)
  • Email Will if you would have items for our gift bags.

Thank you sustaining members!

Aikido of Maine   /   Andrew and Debra Tenenbaum   /   BENCHMARK Residential & Investment Real Estate   /   Brianna McCabe   /   Casco Bay EyeCare   /   Casco Bay Frames & Gallery   /   Coffee By Design   /   CornerStone Building & Restoration   /   Danielle Marks   /   David Munster’s TV   /   Fish & Bone   /   Goodwill Industries of Northern New England   /   Green Clean Maine   /   in’finiti fermentation & distillation   /   Joan Leitzer   /   Joe Gervais   /   John McVeigh   /   Kristen Smith   /   Longfellow Books   /   Marsh Agency   /   Mitch and Peg Cyr   /   Nine Stones   /   Nomads   /   Peter Metsch   /   Planet Dog Foundation   /   Port Property Management   /   Portland’s Downtown District   /   Sebago Brewing Company   /   Stacy Mitchell   /   The Great Lost Bear   /   The SunriseGuide   /   Tsunami Tattoo   /   University Credit Union   /   Vervacious   /   Videoport   /   XPress Copy