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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…

Calling all young theater fans: Dramatic offerings for youngsters

Does your child have a dramatic streak? Two theatrical events this week are aimed at youngsters with a penchant for theater. First, "The Lunatic, the Lover, and the Poet," at the Portland Public Library (Monument Square) is a compilation of Shakespeare plays put on by Portland Stage’s Middle School Shakespeare Conservatory. The half-hour show takes place  at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 24. It takes the audience on a journey through 13 of the Bard’s…

Smiling Hill Farm rolls out the fun with Easter Egg Hunt

It’s the time of year to take the kids to see bunnies, chicks, and especially Easter eggs, at Smiling Hill Farm’s Easter Egg Hunt in the Barnyard, on Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20 at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on both days. The address is 781 County Rd (Route 22), Westbrook. As a dairy, Smiling Hill keeps plenty of cows and chickens, with plenty of other animals to introduce…
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First Folio Month continues for young fans

First Folio Month, referring to the first complete collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623, now on display, continues at the Portland Public Library with two events for kids: First, Shakespeare Monologues: For Kids/By Kids, on Thursday, March 10 at 6 p.m. Many of us have difficulty understanding Shakespearean language, but when it’s interpreted and performed by good actors, the beauty and art of the words comes through. Actors ranging in age from 8…

Shakespeariment brushes up on the Bard

The Sam L. Cohen Children’s Library at the Portland Public Library invites you to “Shakespeariment: Interactive Workshop for Children,” on March 19 and 26 from 3 to 4 p.m. Educators will help kids work together to make their own Shakespeare stories for the stage. With improvisational games and literacy challenges, this introduction to Shakespeare is a perfect program to inspire and challenge, for ages 5 to 12, organizers noted.To know some Shakespeare provides a head…
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