Abdi Nor Iftin, former Somali refugee and author of the memoir “Call Me American” will be the featured speaker at Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library’s annual meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23. See Literary Arts for details.
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BENEFITS

Dunkin’ JOY Run | Virtual running challenge to benefit children in underserved communities | Through June 30 | Sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts | To donate to the event or to register, visit bit.ly/3uTavHH

Guiding Eyes for the Blind needs puppy raisers and sitters in Greater Portland | 14-16 month commitment | Visit guidingeyes.org/how-to-help/volunteer/puppy-raising/ | For information visit guidingeyes.org/how-to-help/volunteer/puppy-raising/| Email for details: [email protected]

JUNE 16

Spencer Albee and Natalie Mishell, live concert | Benefit for Full Plates Full Potential | 5:30-8:30pm | $25 | Falmouth Country Club Pavilion, 1 Congressional Dr, Falmouth | To learn more: fullplates.org/about/ | Info and tickets: fullplates.org/news/title/

JUNE 17

Drive-In Movie Series: “Hidden Figures” | RSU5 Community Programs benefit | Donations | Concessions benefit local organizations | 8:30pm, limited to 40 | Freeport Community Services | 57 Depot St, Freeport | bit.ly/3yY6FAt

JUNE 19

Juneteenth! | presented by State Theatre and Coded by Women of Color, a Portland-based nonprofit | Featuring Janaesound, Mosart212, Ali Ali, Rodney Mashia | 8pm | donations welcome | Livestream on Facebook: bit.ly/2TRz4Iv

COMEDY

June 16

Cabin Fever | Outdoor comedy show | Bring your own chair | Full bar, light concessions | Doors 7:30pm | $20 | Limited to 100 | Wear mask | Thompson’s Point Brick South Beer Garden | More info and tickets at bit.ly/3vrTgi7

JUNE 17

New England’s Funniest Comedian, Round 1 | Comedy competition | Aura, 121 Center St, Portland |  8pm | $10 | Tickets at bit.ly/3gdytIv

DANCE

June 28

Hip Hop in the Park |  5-7pm | Congress Square Park, Corner Congress and High St. | Friends of Congress Square Park

FILM

PortFringe 2021 Fringe-on-Film Festival | $15-$50 | Live online party events June 12-19 | On-demand video June 20-30 |  For tickets and info visit portfringe.com/pf21-tickets/

“In The Making” | Free screening, PMA with Indigo Arts Alliance | Short film series about emerging BIPOC artists | For more info and to register, portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings/in-the-making

“Tiny Tim: King for a Day” | Biographical doc narrated by Weird Al Yankovich | The Apohadion | More info at theapohadiontheater.com

Local virtual film venues: Portland Museum of Art: portlandmuseum.org/filmscreenings | Frontier, Brunswick: explorefrontier.com/events/virtual-cinema | The Apohadion:
theapohadiontheater.com/

JUNE 22

Major! Film screening and live talk with Miss Major | Virtual documentary with possible in-person option in the works | 5-8pm | Details to come at EqualityMaine: bit.ly/2ShM5ug

JUNE 24

Silent Comedy Night | Outdoor film screening with live musical accompaniment | Produced by Kinonik and the Maine Film Association | 9pm | $10 public, $5 MFA members | Pre-registration required | For more details visit mainefilm.org/silent-comedy/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

JUNE 17

What does the Maine Climate Plan mean to you and your town? | Dr. Robert Dodge | 6-7pm online | Q&A follows | Falmouth Memorial Library | Free, registration required | bit.ly/34CPUNo

Climate Change: Past and Future with Oceanographer Michael Sutherland | 7-8pm | Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell | In person and on Zoom | Info at bit.ly/3wSaHZs

JUNE 23

Mr. Drew and His Animals Too | Zoom event | Mr. Drew shows 6 exotic animals from around the world | No cute and cuddlies here! | 5:30-6:15pm | Freeport Community Library | Register at freeportmaine.libcal.com/event/7835407

JUNE 24

200 Years of Jews in Maine | Begin Again Series: A conversation with David Freidenreich | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free, open to the public | Zoom registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

ONGOING

Citizens’ Climate Lobby, Portland Chapter | First Saturday of every month | 9-10:30am | Free | email to receive link: [email protected] |
To learn more, visit citizensclimatelobbymaine.weebly.com/ | 415-6556

HEALTH/SUPPORT

JUNE 19

Farmyard Yoga | 9-10am | Pineland Farms Education Barn, 100b Valley Farm Rd | Adults and Children 3 and up | $8 | Pre-Registration and info at pinelandfarms.org/events/farmyard-yoga/

ONGOING

T’ai Chi and Qigong | Free classes in Congress Square Park at Congress and High St. | Mondays 9:30-10:30am | Wednesdays 10-11am | Through Sept. 29 | congresssquarepark.org/events/

Virtual Breastfeeding Support Group | Weekly support group as well as mom-to-mom support on an ongoing basis | Fridays 10am | Free to Maine residents | Private facebook group with Doula/Lactation consultant, bit.ly/3wgsycS

Relation-Ship-It book group for teens, discussing LGBTQ relationships through YA fiction | Portland and Lewiston Libraries in partnership with SARSSM and TTD | For info visit: portlandlibrary.com/series/relation-ship-it-teen-book-group/

OUTMaine Youth Programs for LGBTQ+ youth | Weekly programs, retreats, leadership, support | Free | outmaine.org/

Cultivating Mindfulness | Meditation and discussion with Anne Gosling | Fridays 3-4pm | Thomas Memorial Library | 799-1720 | Info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/events/

Remote Support Groups, Mon-Thurs, hosted by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) | For info and schedules visit namimaine.org/remotesupportgroups

Recovery Yoga | SeaChange Yoga | for people in recovery from substance use disorder | Tues/Thurs 1:30-2:20pm | Free | seachangeyoga.org/recovery-yoga

Chair Yoga with Martha Williams | Thomas Memorial Library Zoom | 2nd Wednesday of the month | 11:30am-12:30pm | More info at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/chair-yoga-3/

LITERARY ARTS

JUNE 16

Literary Lunch: Evening Edition | Music and conversation about poetry and songwriting with Gibson Fay-LeBlanc and Max Garcia Conover | 6-7:30pm | Congress Square Park, corner Congress and High | More info at bit.ly/3un0anh

JUNE 17

“From Chinese Laundress to Mother of the Year” | Begin Again Series with Dr. Andrea Louie | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free, open to the public | Zoom registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

“Union” | Paperback book launch with Colin Woodard and Pat Callaghan | 7pm | Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Way | More info at bit.ly/34H9QPi

JUNE 21

“Murky Overhead” | Book talk with Michael Connolly | Maine Historical Society | 6-7pm | Free, open to the public | Zoom registration required | mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

JUNE 23

Abdi Nor Iftin | Former Somali refugee, author of “Call Me American” | Featured speaker at the library’s annual meeting | 6:30pm | Charlotte Hobbs Memorial Library, Lovell | In person and on Zoom | Info at hobbslibrary.org/

JUNE 24

Book Blurb Club in Congress Square Park | Every other Thursday 12-1pm | Informal book discussion | Food truck or bring lunch | Corner Congress and High St. | Rain venue: Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St.

JUNE 26

“Dead by Dawn” | Book launch with Paul Doiron and Monica Wood | Outdoor in-person event | 4pm | Longfellow Books, 1 Monument Way, Portland | Info at bit.ly/34OwJAe

JUNE 29

Virtual book talk: “Dead by Dawn” | Paul Doiron with Linda Castillo | 7-8pm | Print: A Bookstore | More info and registration at bit.ly/3uNmzKB

ONGOING

Be a part of Maine history by contributing your story of life during COVID-19 to the Maine Historical Society’s Maine Memory Network | Details and guidelines for story submission on mainememory.net/mymainestories.

Free Ebooks for Students | Commemorate the end of World War II | Free military history downloads | also African-American and Latino history downloads | ebooksforstudents.org/.

MUSEUMS

Maine Jewish Museum | New exhibitions through June 25 | “Under Construction” Chris Beneman; “Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture” Skowhegan School artists; “Through the Static and Distance” Tonee Harbert | 267 Congress St. | Open 12-4pm, Sun, Mon, Thurs, Fri | mainejewishmuseum.org/

“Summertime Amusements: To and Fro” | Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | Exhibit highlighting vehicles seen at summer events during the horse-drawn era | Open Sundays 1-4pm through June 27 | Free admission | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | For more info, visit skylinefarm.org/upcoming-events

MUSIC

JUNE 16

Songs & Stories: That’s Italian! with jazz singer, storyteller Gilda Solve | JCA and the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance | 4-5pm via Zoom | $12.50-$15 | bit.ly/3hRo9sd

JUNE 17

Exploring Broadway: Tuneful Italia! with James Sokol | JCA and the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance | $12.50-$15 | 4-5:30pm via Zoom | $12.50-$15 | bit.ly/3cvHmML

Move to the Music | Human orchestra, where children use music and song to learn about rhythm, pitch, tempo, dynamics | 4-5pm | Free | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St | More info at portlandbachexperience.com/events/move-to-the-music-3

Bach & Beer | 5-by-5-minute concerts | Family-friendly | 5-7pm | Free | Urban Farm Fermentory, 200 Anderson St | More information at portlandbachexperience.com/events/bach-amp-beer-3

Lydia Forbes & Chiharu Naruse | Noonday Concert Series from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online through June 30 | For program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

JUNE 18

Peter Albert | Acoustic guitar | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

Bach’s Double Violin Concerto | Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St | 7-8pm | $30 | Reserve in advance at portlandbachexperience.com/events/bachs-double-violin-concerto

JUNE 21

Songs of Summer: A Multi-genre Musical Celebration of the Season with James Sokol | Broadway, pop, classical and more | JCA and the National JCC Adult & Senior Alliance | 5-6:15pm | $5 with advanced registration | bit.ly/2S43O8w

JUNE 24

Exploring Opera: Notable Napoli | James Sokol on the Teatro Di San Carlo | 4-5:30pm | $12.50-$15 | JCA | Register at bit.ly/3z5wHC3

JUNE 25

The Strangely Possibles | Funky Psychedelic Rock Folk | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JUNE 26

The Jessica Rabbits | Jazz Quintet | 7pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

JUNE 27

Brad Terry & Peter Herman | Jazz Duet | 4pm | Cadenza, 5 Depot St, Freeport | $18 advance / $20 door | also livestreamed on Facebook | cadenzafreeport.com

ONGOING

Summer Sunsets LIVE at Thompson’s Point | Every Thurs, Fri 4pm-sunset | Music, food, family games | Free | More info: thompsonspoint.com/the-calendar

Noonday Concert Series Online from the Portland Conservatory of Music | Free online | for program schedule and viewing, visit bit.ly/3oXE2hM

Irish Night at Blue Virtual Concert Series | Wednesdays 8pm on Facebook | bit.ly/2Ebi60a for info and schedule.

Auburn UU Open Mic and Poetry Slam | 7:30pm, second Friday of the month | The Pleasant Note Coffeehouse | Zoom link at facebook.com/auburnuu

THEATER

“Where We Stand” | Portland Stage | 25A Forest Ave, Portland | On Demand June 2 – June 20 | Details at portlandstage.org

Future…Present…Past | Three short comedies by Elizabeth Guffey, with interview | Streaming through June 30 | $9-$14 | Freeport Community Players | More info and tickets, fcponline.org

“God of Carnage” by Yazmina Reza | For mature audiences | Fridays, Saturdays, 7:30pm, through June 26 | Portland Players, 420 Cottage Rd, So. Portland | Visit portlandplayers.org/currentshow

JUNE 21

Maine Playwrights Festival | Streaming through July 10 | Five plays fully staged and filmed by Maine-based filmmakers | Acorn Productions | $12-$32 | For more info and to register, visit acorn-productions.org/events/

VISUAL ARTS

ONGOING

The Bealtaine Exhibition | 6 artists showcased in the Gaelic seasonal festival exhibit | Carrickahowley Gallery at the Maine Irish Heritage Center | Through July 31 | Online, maineirish.com

Where Will We Go From Here? Travel in the Age of COVID-19 | Exhibition pairing historical maps, travel guides, travel ephemera with crowd-sourced reflections on where we didn’t go in 2020-2021 | Osher Map Gallery, USM, 314 Forest Ave, Portland | Free, timed entry | For more info and to schedule a visit: oshermaps.org/news | Through Oct. 15

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | 808-8911 | “The Space Between” through June 26 | covestreetarts.com

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | “Works in Watercolor” by Randy Eckard through June 29 | 15 Epps St., Portland | Fri -Sun 10am-5pm | Free | richardboydartgallery.com | 712-1097

Greenhut Galleries | 146 Middle St, Portland | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | Two-person exhibition: Grant Drumheller & Kathi Smith | Through June 26 | greenhutgalleries.com

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts | “MMPA Antidote,” mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org, featuring Maine art and artists | updated regularly with interviews and Q&As.

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St. | Wed-Sun 12-5pm | Free | Register for timed admission at bit.ly/3i5iWuX

“Love/Rage: Goddess” | Online exhibit | Union of Maine Visual Artists | 516 Congress St, Portland | umvaportlandgallery.blogspot.com/