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Saturday Author Signing – Suzanne Buzby Hersey

Dec 3, 2016 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events

Welcome Maine children’s author, Suzanne Busby Hersey, who wrote My Maine. Suzanne is a firm believer in chasing after your dreams. For as long as she can remember, she has aspired to one day make her home in the state of Maine—and to be an author of children’s books. Both of these dreams have now come true. She will be answering questions and signing her books Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

When: December 3, 10am-2pm

Where: Letterpress Books, 91 Auburn Street


Do you want be virus-free this winter?

Nov 30, 2016 @ 5:30pm   Events, Member Events

Do you want be virus-free this winter? Join us to learn how the super high antioxidant value of elderberry has been grown, processed and used to fight colds and fever, respiratory ailments, flu, herpes simplex and inflammation for thousands of years in Europe and native cultures. Hippocrates called elderberry “the people’s medicine chest.”

Abbie Sewall, grower of certified organic elderberry at The Bailey Farm in Freeport, will enlighten the audience on the powerful health benefits of elderberry and how to process it into juice, syrup and shrub tonic. She will also share the history and folklore of this amazing plant, known since Celtic times as “the Protector of the Garden.” Every garden should have one, everyone can learn how to boost their immune systems and be virus free.

When: November 30, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Where: Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness, 84 Marginal Way


Richard Boyd Art Gallery’s November exhibit, Serenity

Nov 27, 2016 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events

Amy Bickford ~ ‘White’s Island’ ~ Acrylic Based Gouache 16″ x 20″


Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens ‘Serenity’ an annual exhibition of visual arts created by gallery artists on November 4, at 10:00 a.m. The exhibit features a selection of paintings in a variety of mediums that evoke feelings of tranquility or calmness in the viewer. Featured in the exhibit are paintings by Amy Bickford – acrylic based gouache; Randy Eckard – watercolor; Jane Herbert – acrylic; Rabee Kiwan – oil and watercolors; Austin Stilphen – oil; and images in pastel by Bob Santandrea. The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 27, 2016. Additional days and times can be scheduled by appointment. For more information about the exhibit please contact Richard Boyd Art Gallery by phone at (207)712-1097, via email at or visit . Like the gallery on Facebook at


Where: Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island

When: All of November

Small Biz Saturday Author Signings at Letterpress Books

Nov 26, 2016 @ 10:00am   Events, Member Events

Letterpress Books will host two Maine authors:
10:00 am to Noon: Maine Children’s Author, Hazel G. Mitchell who wrote the Toby books for children, winning:
Bronze Award Children’s Books SILA
Bank Street’s Best of Children’s Books
Forewords Review BOTYA Gold Medal
Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award
Charlotte/Mecklenburg Library Best Book List
Chicago Library Best Book List
Maine State Libraries ‘Cream of the Crop’
Chris Holm – Award-winning Maine Mystery Author Signing 12:00- 3:00 pm
And from noon to 3:00 pm we’ll have Chris Holm with his newest mystery, Red Right Hand. The Killing Kind was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice, a Boston Globe Best Book of 2015, and Strand Magazine’s #1 Book of 2015. It won the 2016 Anthony Award for Best Novel.

Come on over for our storewide celebration in Portland, Maine!

Where: Letterpress Books 91 Auburn St., Street

When: Saturday, November 26


Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery November Exhibit

Nov 25, 2016 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events

 Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery
invites you to
A solo exhibit featuring
Caleb Stone
New England Captured in Light
Please join us for wine and Cheese on First Friday November 4 from 5:00 – 8:00.
This exhibit runs through November 25.
Caleb Stone, who makes his home in both Rockland, MA and Monhegan Island, ME, brings us a collection of scenic New England oil paintings with a strong focus on light. With broad direct strokes he captures the colors and quality of light found in our northeast corner of the States. Playing warm against cool, dark against light and saturated colors against muted tones, Stone creates strong forms with minimal detail that translate into powerful paintings.
Following in his father’s footsteps, the beloved late Don Stone, Caleb has devoted his life to painting. Brought up in the midst of great art, his lessons began at a very early age with his Dad as his mentor. Today Caleb can be found during the summer at the Stone household on Monhegan and painting around the island. Don’t miss this opportunity top meet him. He will be present for the opening.
Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery is truly
Uniting the World Through Art
Our Studio Exhibit, also opening on November 4, will be showcasing the works of artist and teacher, Jude Valentine. She brings us a series of pastels capturing Maine scenery in sunshine, with an emphasis on coastal scenes. She simplifies or even abstracts forms to capture the essence of the landscape. She is inspired through deep feelings of her subjects and encourages viewers to open their hearts as they come in contact with her paintings.
Please join us for these two wonderful exhibits along with works of 25 artists from 10 different countries. Both artists will be present for the opening. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Where: Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, 48 Free Street
When: November 4-25, 2016



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