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Chords For Kids: MAMM’s Scholarship Gala Fundraiser

Oct 12, 2017 @ 6:00pm   Events, Member Events

This first annual event will be held at Portland’s spectacular new music venue AURA and will feature performances by MAMM students, a silent auction, and an award ceremony where MAMM will recognize “Rock Stars in Our Communities”. Following the award ceremony attendees will dance the night away to Maine’s own 19-piece big band The Fogcutters. Hosting the event will be Cindy Williams and Lee Nelson of WCSH6. An after party will be held at Rhum Food + Grog. You won’t want to miss this one!

When: October 12th, 6pm – 11pm

Where: AURA, 121 Center St

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From a Woman’s Perspective: Amy Bickford and Julianne Garvey on Exhibit September 1-29

Sep 29, 2017 @ 5:00pm   Events, Member Events

Amy Bickford ~ “Rainy Downtown Day” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 16″ x 12″

Richard Boyd Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of ‘From a Woman’s Perspective’ a two-person exhibit of original paintings by Amy Bickford and Julianne Garvey on Friday, September 1 at 10:00 a.m. with a reception to follow on the 9th. Although each artist has her own style, technique, and approach to creating visual art, they share an admiration for the enduring beauty of scenic Maine. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception at Richard Boyd Art Gallery Saturday, September 9 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 3:00 p.m. when they will be available to discuss their work. The exhibit is open free of charge between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. daily through September 29, 2017. For additional information about the exhibit or reception please contact Richard Boyd Art Gallery by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at info@richardboydartgallery.com or visit http://www.richardboydartgallery.com . Hope you will like the gallery on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RichardBoydArtGallery . Image: Amy Bickford ~ “Rainy Downtown Day” ~ Gouache on Gesso Board 16″ x 12″ Copyright(C)2017 Richard Boyd Art Gallery All Rights Reserved.

Where: Richard Boyd Art Gallery, Peaks Island

When: September 1-29

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Gene-Based Health: Change Your Destiny with Lifestyle Planning

Sep 23, 2017 @ 11:00am   Member Events

Your family’s health history is not your health destiny. Your genes tell an important story about your health risks and potential. You can rewrite that story by planning your lifestyle around your genes. In this way, you learn to work with your genetic code rather than against it.

Dr. Mueller will discuss what we can learn from genetic testing and how it helps determine what lifestyle habits will work best with your genetic makeup.

Check out this video from Dr. Mueller, where he explains how variations in your genetic code can assist in mapping out lifestyle changes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJuENQsOus0

When: Saturday, September 23

Where: Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness, 84 Marginal Way

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Autumn Equinox Herb Walk at Back Cove

Sep 21, 2017 @ 5:30pm   Member Events

Mischa is back to teach us about fall medicinal herbs. Our evening will be rich with herbal folklore, laughter, and understanding of how to incorporate our autumn plant friends into daily life. We will be meeting at Coastal and walking a leisurely half mile (as Mischa puts it… it’s more like an herb stop and talk).

Walk Leader
Mischa Schuler, Community Herbalist and Owner of Wild Carrot Herbs

When: Thursday, September 21, 5:30-7pm

Where: Coastal Pharmacy & Wellness, 84 Marginal Way

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Musical Fall Open House and Language Social with The Language Exchange

Sep 12, 2017 @ 5:30pm   Events, Member Events

Portland, Maine. The Language Exchange will host an Open House/Language Social to mark the upcoming start of a new fall session of language classes, workshops, and cultural events on Tuesday September 12th, 2017. Music will be provided by the Mainstream Jazz Masters to accompany a fun evening of foreign language chitchats.

It was 25 years ago that having met a small group of instructors, all from different countries, and all attracted by the same desire to share their language and culture, Valérie Guillet, a native of France, decided to launch The Language Exchange out of a tiny space at the corner of Exchange and Fore streets.
Today, still on Exchange street but in a much larger space on upper Exchange, the school has grown to include 12 to 15 teachers but retains the values at its core: sharing languages and cultures as a means to bridge the gap among cultures. The school offers four sessions of eight to ten week-long group classes per year locally, as well as occasional overseas programs. This fall’s session, which starts as early as September 25th, will feature group and individual classes in Modern Standard Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish at a variety of levels from Beginner to Advanced and a long-waited-for life-experience-packed week-long immersion program in Provence, in the south of France for a group of twenty lucky students!
At the Open House, people will be invited to stop by between 5:30pm and 7:00 pm to enjoy refreshments, good company and music by Mainstream Jazz Masters. In the process, everyone will have a chance to practice his/her language skills, chat with instructors and have his/her questions answered about upcoming classes. This open house will also mark the deadline to take advantage of the 10% early registration discount on group classes for the fall. Finally, anyone present will be able to partake in a drawing to win a class or private lessons, or a few other language goodies to use during the fall session!
In its 25th year in business, The Language Exchange continues to promote the learning of foreign languages and understanding of other cultures not only through its weekly daytime and evening classes but also through weekend workshops and social events, the schedule of which will be finalized and uploaded in the upcoming weeks. This information and much more can be found on the school’s Local Programs page at www.immersionprograms.com.
Finally this year, as a return to the source – France! — twenty lucky students will embark on a week-long program called Balade d’Automne en Provence, a French language and cultural immersion program designed for adult learners who want to discover or rediscover this beautiful part of France densely packed with cultural and historical delights while strengthening and enhancing their knowledge of the French language and deepening their sense of French history, amidst a serene and peaceful country-living experience. Later in the year, the public will be invited to a presentation of Balade en Provence with slides and an abundance of stories.
The Language Exchange welcomes anyone interested in foreign languages, travel, and cultures of the world to join its vibrant community. It is conveniently located on Upper Exchange Street in the Old Port.

Where: The Language Exchange, 80 Exchange Street

When: Tuesday September 12th, 2017, 5:30-7pm

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