Kids (62)

Is your kid a star?

If your retirement plan is for your child to grow up to be the next Brad Pitt or Julia Roberts, the place to get them started outside of Hollywood is the Main Stage Theatre Meet and Greet at the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine (142 Free St.) on Friday, June 3 at 5 p.m. This is the chance for kids with a flair for the dramatic to become familiar with how it feels to…

Working 'Side by Side' brings innovation to young people

Those readers who picked up this issue on press day have a chance to support an important Portland children’s program by attending the Side-x-Side Exhibit Reception at the Portland Public Library (5 Monument Square) on Thursday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. Side-x-Side is a local nonprofit that works in partnership with University of Southern Maine and other Portland institutions, currently partially funded by a U.S. Department of Education grant. Working to bring creativity, innovation and…

Call for Volunteers

This summer, A Company of Girls (a local organization that enhances the lives of girls, with after-school programs in the culinary, visual and performing arts) is expanding their weekly summertime visual-arts outreach program, ‘Art in the Parks.’ The program will now serve three local communities: Kennedy Park, Riverton Park, and Sagamore Village. These neighborhoods are served by the Portland Housing Authority and have some of the highest poverty rates in the city of Portland. The…

A chance to support a place for kids

Do you ever have those moments where you feel like you should do more, like for the environment, or maybe the less fortunate, or wait a minute, I know, the kids! Well, now’s your chance. Attend the Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine Auction 2016: Every Child is an Artist, at The Portland Company (58 Fore St.), on Friday, May 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. In keeping with the theme "Every Child is an…

Mom and Baby Expo

Are you a mom-to-be, or a new mother with questions? Come learn about all the resources available to new families at the Portland Mom and Baby Expo, at the Portland Expo (239 Park Ave.) on Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7 (noon-6 p.m. and 10 a.m.-5 p.m., respectively). More than 80 vendors and exhibitors are scheduled to be offering their goods and services, all dedicated to the well-being of pregnant women and new families.…

A Company of Girls brings stories to life onstage

Do you remember a certain pig that had a spider friend that made him famous? That’s right, Wilbur and Charlotte are coming to the stage, in A Company of Girls’ production of “Charlotte’s Web,” at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater (517 Forest Ave) on Sunday, May 1 at 1 p.m. But wait, the Company is also putting on an adaptation of Louis Sachar’s funny youngsters’ mystery, “Holes,” at the same location, at 11 a.m. and…

Vacation Fun at the PMA

It’s school vacation week. That means restless children. The solution? Portland Museum of Art’s April School Vacation Family Days, in progress until April 23, starting at 11 a.m. each day and going until 4 p.m. The focus of Family Days for kids is to learn through playing games, with an emphasis on youngsters experiencing the art in the museum in new ways. The array of games is generally highly interactive and non-competitive, and is best…

Hullabaloo at Kidabaloo!

Ready for a fun-filled day that will make memories? Check out ‘Kidabaloo’ at the Cross Insurance Arena starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday the 16th! Kidabaloo is a touring festival that is unique to each city it visits, as it incorporates the services and products of local businesses, each with a booth, then adds a host of fun children’s activities, like a chance to be a guest radio DJ, exciting costumed characters, face painting, moon…

Tiny tot time at the South Portland Public Library

Do you have a small toddler who still needs stimulating activities? Here are three local events geared toward kids three and under: First, continue your child’s journey to literacy with "Book Bambinos," at the South Portland Public Library (482 Broadway) at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Children from birth to 18 months all get to follow along in a copy of the board book of the month as it is read by Miss Kim and the…

PMA Features Talented Kids

Do you put your kids’ artwork up on the fridge? Would you like to take a look at children’s art that was chosen from all over the state of Maine? Check out the 22nd annual exhibition celebrating Youth Art Month at the Portland Museum of Art, through April 3rd.   Youth Art Month focuses on schools in Maine and the influence they have on the state’s future generations of artists. The idea is to build…
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