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April 15th: Buy Local Book Club

Apr 15, 2014 @ 7:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Our First Book Club Meeting is on April 15!

Portland Buy Local is launching a new book club Tuesday, April 15 at Longfellow Books at 7:00 p.m. The Portland Buy Local Book Club will begin with the compelling argument against large scale retailers, “Big Box Swindle” by Portlander Stacy Mitchell, which will be available for sale to book club members during the first meeting for 20% off retail price.

“We are very excited about presenting our first book club to the public,” notes Doug Johnson, board member of Portland Buy Local. “This event will bring together local entrepreneurs and concerned individuals to share their interest in supporting local businesses through literature and networking.”

“Big Box Swindle” illustrates, through extensive research, how large retailers are feeding many local problems, from the shrinking middle class to increased water pollution. Mitchell is one of Portland Buy Local’s founders and is a senior researcher with the Institute for Local Self-Reliance.

The book club will be hosted by Portland Buy Local founding member Longfellow Books at 1 Monument Way in Portland on the third Tuesday of every month. Meetings will be facilitated by Robert Jennings, owner of Whitewater Message. Participants will be asked to read a few chapters each month and come prepared to have some great discussions with other Portland entrepreneurs. Light refreshments will be served.

The Portland Buy Local Book Club is free and open to the public, but reservations are required as space is limited. Portland Buy Local members will receive first priority. Email or call 207-899-7885 to sign up.


April 5th: BYOP(illow)

Apr 5, 2014 @ 3:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events


Portland’s second annual Pillow FIght Day is joining the 30+ cities worldwide that have participated year after year. The concept is simple: Everyone meets up in Monument Square for the biggest pillow fight you’ve ever seen! Bring your pillow, your A-game and don’t forget to bring your friends!

When: Saturday, April 5th, 2014 @3PM

Where: Monument Square, Portland Maine


Team themes are encouraged! The costume theme for this year is “Superheroes vs. Villains” – But feel free to come up with your own!


Positive energy only please – don’t want nobody to harsh on your mellow.

The rules are as follows:
- Soft pillows only!
- Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
- Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
- Remove glasses beforehand!
- The event is free and appropriate for all ages, so watch out for little ones.
- Wait until the signal to begin.


April 4th and 5th: Elements at 3fish

Apr 4, 2014 @ 5:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events


April 4-5, 2014

As winter in Maine is about to transition into Spring, and the Vernal Equinox is upon us, the earth is thawing and newly exposed to the light. Portland High School Photography Club students capture their responses to this time of seasonal change.

3fish gallery

377 Cumberland Ave


First Friday April 4: 5-8PM

Saturday April 5: 1-4PM

April 4th: Instant Photography

Apr 4, 2014 @ 5:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Please join Pinecone+Chickadee for our first art show of 2014 for the April First Friday Art Walk. Four photographers, Noah DeFilippis, Julia Wood, Mark Marchesi and Kate Sullivan-Jones, explore the realm of instant photography and its recent resurgence in popularity. There will be art, drinks, snacks, friends, pictures and fun!


March 29th: Farewell to Engine No. 4

Mar 29, 2014 @ 4:00pm   Events, Member Events, News & Events

Join us Saturday, March 29th for a special event, “Farewell to Engine No. 4.”  This one-day event will be the last chance visitors will have to see historic Monson steam locomotive No. 4 in action for the foreseeable future, as the 15 year federal boiler certificate on the engine expires in Spring. The museum will be open from Noon to 8pm with afternoon train rides taking place at 1:00pm, 2:30pm and 4:00pm. As a special treat, the museum will host a special night photo train at 7:30pm. Advanced reservations are required for the night photo shoot and can be made by contacting the museum.

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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   /   Fetch   /   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