Pam Cummings, president of the board of the Abyssinian Meeting House, will discuss the history and restoration of the landmark Newbury Street church – Maine’s oldest African-American church building and the third oldest in the country – at 10 a.m., Sunday, June 19, at First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St. For link to more info, see listing under Food for Thought. (Courtesy photo)
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BENEFITS

JUNE 8

Greely Middle School Chorus presents a fundraiser for The Trevor Project | 6:30pm | Donations via cash or check made to GMS with “Trevor Project” in memo line | Greely Center for the Arts, Greely High School, 303 Main St, Cumberland

JUNE 9

Farm Dinner & Cookbook Celebration | LearningWorks YouthBuild culinary arts fundraiser | 6-8pm | $75 | Broadturn Farm, 388 Broadturn Rd, Scarborough | learningworks.me/june-event/

JUNE 10

Online Silent Auction | Thru June 26 | Fundraiser for The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | Thru June 26 | thepublictheatre.org

JUNE 11

Woodfords Community Garden Tour | 1-4pm | Rain date Sunday, June 12 | Suggested donation $20 to benefit Friends of Woodfords Corner and A Company of Girls | Meet at Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford | Register at woodfordscorner.org/community-garden-tour

COMEDY

JUNE 19

23% Funnier: A Women-Led Comedy Show | 6pm | Free | Maine Craft Distilling, 123 Washington Ave | mainecraftdistilling.com/events-new

DANCE

JUNE 12

Nevaeh Dance Circus | Family-friendly performances, workshops, more | 3-6pm | Congress Square Park, corner Park & High St | congresssquarepark.org/event/nevaeh-dance-circus-2/

JUNE 16 & 17

Dancer’s Choice: Maine State Ballet | 7pm | $15-$20 | Maine State Ballet’s Lopez Theater, 348 US Route One, Falmouth | mainestateballet.org/

FAIRS, MARKETS

Farmers Markets | Cumberland: Sat. 10am-1pm 190 Tuttle Rd | Falmouth: Wed. 10am-1pm, 22 Hat Trick Drive | Thru end of Oct. | cumberlandfalmouthfarmmarket.com/

Yarmouth Farmers’ Market | Thurs 3-6pm thru Oct. | Free music 4-5pm | 1 Railroad Sq, Bickford Pavilion | yarmouthfarmersmarket.org/

FILM

JUNE 9

“North By Current” | Film followed by Q&A | 7pm | Free w/RSVP | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/event/north-by-current-2022/

Short Films by Angelo Madsen Minax | Minax in attendance | 3pm | Free w/RSVP | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/short-films-angelo-madsen-minax-2022/

JUNE 10

“Memoria” | Thru June 12 | 5-$9 | Portland Museum of Art, 7 Congress Sq | For more info and schedule, portlandmuseum.org/films

JUNE 17

“After Blue (Dirty Paradise)” | 7pm | $7-$9 | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/event/after-blue-dirty-paradise/

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Eastern Cemetery Tours by Spirits Alive | 4pm daily thru Oct 16 | Meet at Congress St gate | $10 adults, $5 students, seniors | More info at spiritsalive.org/tours/index.htm

JUNE 8

Ghost Ships and Opera Maine’s “The Flying Dutchman” | Portland Public Library webinar | 6pm | More info at bit.ly/3ay7J6l

Sea State: From Computer to Canvas – The Science and Art of Climate Data | Interactive event with Riley Young Morse and Jill Pelto | 5:30-7:15pm | $8 | Gulf of Maine Research Institute | 350 Commercial St, Portland | bit.ly/3NNjmEI

JUNE 9

“Creating Narratives” | Virtual conversation between Dr. Deborah Willis and Adama Delphine Fawundu about the use of photography archives in art history | Indigo Arts Alliance Artist in Residency | 6pm | bit.ly/3971eXU

JUNE 11

Osewantha Garden Club Plant Sale | Offering advice on plant-growing, sale proceeds support educational programs at club meetings | 9am-12pm | Mill Creek Shopping Ctr, on the plaza outside Shopper’s Hardware, S Portland | bit.ly/3lNzE4I

Native Plants Festival & Sale | Workshops/Talks: 10am Container Gardening, 12pm Gardening for Bees & Birds, 3pm Bernd Heinrish presentation & book signing | Gilsland Farm, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | bit.ly/3asSgVd

JUNE 12

“Lakes, Lanyards and Learning” | The Story of New England Jewish Summer Camps | 3:30-4:30pm | Free, online | Register at bit.ly/3wSTyl6

JUNE 13

June Full Moon Canoe Tours at Scarborough Marsh | June 13 & 14 | 8-9:30pm – Arrive by 7:30pm | $14-$16 | Audubon, 92 Pine Point Rd, Scarborough | maineaudubon.org/news/events/june-full-moon-canoe-tours2022/

JUNE 14

Business Research Database Workshop | Virtual program by Portland Public Library and SCORE | 12-1:30pm | bit.ly/3NcXSBo

Chewonki: The Owls of Maine | Free, all ages, limited to 60 | 6-7pm | Freeport Community Library, 10 Library Dr, Freeport | freeportmaine.libcal.com/event/9228564

JUNE 16

Dawnland Signals | A program highlighting indigenous topics, featuring Maria Girouard and Esther Anne | 4pm | Live stream at weru.org | Visit Wabanaki Reach at mainewabanakireach.org/

JUNE 19

“Restoring the Abyssinian” | Presentation by Pam Cummings | 10am | First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church, 425 Congress St | Proceeds from the week’s church offering will be shared to support the restoration project | Live-stream at firstparishportland.org/live-stream/

JUNE 21

“Only The Clothes on Her Back” | Northern Threads Series book talk with Laura F. Edwards | 7-8pm | Free, online | Maine Historical Society | Register at mainehistory.org/programs_events.shtml

JUNE 22

SP Library Trout Brook Clean Up & Storytime | 2-3pm | Meet at Providence Road entrance, at end of trail at the benches there will be children’s story time | Trout Brook Nature Preserve, Providence Ave, S Portland | Free | Register: bit.ly/3arLlM5

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

Gilsland Farm Bird Walks with Doug Hitchcox | 7-9am every Thurs thru Oct. | Free, no registration | Maine Audubon, 20 Gilsland Farm Rd, Falmouth | maineaudubon.org/news/events/gilsland-farm-bird-walks-767/

Wednesday Bird Walks at Scarborough Marsh | $5, exact change | 7am thru Sept. | Meet at Nature Center, 92 Pine Point Rd | bit.ly/3PKO5UQ

Technology Tutoring | One-on-one tutoring for all levels, 30 minutes of free computer assistance | Wednesdays 2:30-4pm | Advance registration, call 871-1700 x725 | More info: Portland Public Library, portlandlibrary.com/events

Tuition-Free Online Classes offered by New Ventures Maine in partnership with Empowered by GoDaddy | Online, On-Demand, no charge | newventuresmaine.org/

Veterans Membership Drive | American Legion Munjoy Hill Post 161, 42 Atlantic St, Portland | Have a beverage and check out our Post | Saturdays 10am-4pm | For more info, call 772-9314

HEALTH/SUPPORT

JUNE 11

BachBends Yoga with Portland Bach Experience | 9-10am | Gentle yoga accompanied by cello suites | Free, donations welcome | Eastern Promenade | bit.ly/3zd9foQ

JUNE 18

Mindfulness Walk with Susannah | 9-10am | South Portland Land Trust at Trout Brook Nature Preserve, Providence Ave, S Portland | $10; members free | bit.ly/3m9BbCm

JUNE 23

Pain & Symptom Management at End of Life | Jason Libby, MSW, NP, ACHNP | 11:30am | Hospice of Southern Maine Webinar | askhospiceexperts.org/copy-of-home-1

ONGOING

Healthy Living for ME | Free health programs offered online or in person for adults with chronic health conditions | For more info visit healthylivingforme.org/Programs

Weekly Guided Meditations and Dharma Talks | Nagaloka Buddhist Center, 1 Forest Ave, Portland | Schedules at nagalokabuddhistcenter.org/

The Opportunity Alliance Senior Volunteers Program seeks senior companion volunteers over the age of 55 to help in Cumberland and York counties | Qualifying volunteers receive a stipend | More information at opportunityalliance.org/senior-companion-program

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

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

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

T’ai Chi | Free Tai Chi / Qigong classes in Congress Square Park May thru Sept | Tues 9:15-10:15am, Wed 10-11am | Corner Congress and High Streets |
congresssquarepark.org/

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) | Meets Thursdays 5:30pm | Christchurch, 1900 Congress St | First meeting is free, $49 annual | FMI: (207) 232-2781 or tops.org/

LITERARY ARTS

JUNE 8

“Phasers on Stun!” – How the Making (and Remaking) of Star Trek Changed the World | Ryan Britt speaks with Phuc Tran | 5pm | Congress Square Park, Congress & High streets | bit.ly/3MXQKIU

JUNE 9

“The Ride of Her Life” | Book release with Elizabeth Letts | 7pm | Longfellow Books, virtual event | Info and registration at bit.ly/3me9Z5g

JUNE 12

Reading with Jeffrey Bean, Chapbook Contest Winner | Hosted by Naomi Shihab Nye | 4-5:30pm | The Poets Corner | More info and RSVP at thepoetscorner.org/events/reading-with-jeffrey-bean

JUNE 15

Literary Lunch with The Telling Room | Sofie Matson and Kathryn Williams discuss “Amateurity” | 12-1pm | Portland Public Library Zoom event | portlandlibrary.com/events/literary-lunch/

JUNE 16

“Vigil Harbor” | Julia Glass and Lily King | 7pm | Free | Presented by Print: A Bookstore and Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

“Big Night” with The Telling Room | Young writer celebration, book fair | 5-6:30pm | Free | Deering Oaks Park bandstand | tellingroom.org/big-night-2022

JUNE 22

“Flying Solo” | Linda Holmes and Martha Waters | 7pm | Free | Presented by Print: A Bookstore and Mechanics Hall, 519 Congress St | mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

ONGOING

Poetry Across: Maya Williams & Brooke Bolduc | Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm | Portland Public Library Virtual event | portlandlibrary.com/programs-events/

Guerilla Poetry Whoop | Thomas Memorial Library: Poets and poetry enthusiasts group meeting every second Thurs of the month | 6:30pm via Zoom | More info and registration at thomasmemoriallibrary.org/poetry-at-tml/

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 Historical Society | 489 Congress | Members free, public $10 | 207-774-1822 | mainehistory.org

Maine Jewish Museum | 267 Congress | Exhibitions: M. Annenberg “News/Not News”; Missy Asen “The Good Life”; Smith Galtney “Dream Sequence” | mainejewishmuseum.org/

Skyline Farm Carriage Museum | 95 The Lane, North Yarmouth | skylinefarm.org

MUSIC

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | For performance schedule, visit chocolatechurcharts.org/

One Longfellow Square | 181 State St, Portland | For schedules and info, visit onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Portland House of Music | 25 Temple St, Portland | for schedule of shows, visit portlandhouseofmusic.com

Portland Symphony Orchestra | For concert, venue and ticket information visit portlandsymphony.org

State Theatre | 609 Congress | For up-to-date concert information, visit statetheatreportland.com/

JUNE 9

The Eileen Rose Show | Country/Rock Covers | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Cantata Sing Along with Emily Isaacson | Portland Bach Experience | $5-$20 | 3:30-8:30pm | The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, 43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth | portlandbachexperience.com/events/cantata-sing-along-2022

Understanding Bach’s “Mass in B Minor” with Emily Isaacson | Free | 4:30-5:30pm | Portland Bach Experience | The Episcopal Church of Saint Mary, 43 Foreside Rd, Falmouth | portlandbachexperience.com/events/bach-mass-b-minor

JUNE 10

The Richard Nelson Imaginary Ensemble | Dimensions in Jazz | 8-9pm | $5-$20 | Portland Conservatory of Music, 28 Neal St | portlandconservatoryofmusic.org/events/

Electrified: An Evening with Mavy | Classical crossover, rock, ethnic, dance, on violin | 7-8:30pm | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/686345/

Country Roads | Country Covers | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 | 7-8:15pm | $30-$35 | Portland Bach Experience | Woodfords Congregational Church, 202 Woodford St | portlandbachexperience.com/events/brandenburg-no-5-portland

Gold Series: Volume 2 | 8pm | $20-$25 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/event/gold-series-volume-2-2022/

JUNE 11

The New Motif, Sal Johnson & The Crowded Table, The Trichomes | 8pm | $12- $15 | Portland House of Music, 25 Temple St | portlandhouseofmusic.com/

Hiroya Tsukamoto | House concert | 7pm | $10 | Last Church on the Left, 58 Wilmot, Portland | facebook.com/lastchurchontheleft/

Le Bon Truc | 7-9:30pm | Performance with quick dance lessons | $15-$22 | Mayo Street Arts, 10 Mayo St | tickettailor.com/events/mayostreetarts/679140/

Peter Albert | Acoustic Guitar | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport |
cadenzafreeport.com

Dave Gutter Solo Acoustic Show | Benefit for St. Lawrence Arts | 7pm | $18-$24 | 76 Congress St | bit.ly/3GMsveo

Jonathan Richman with Tommy Larkins on Drums | 8pm | $30-$35 | SPACE, 538 Congress | space538.org/jonathan-richman-tommy-larkins-2022/

JUNE 12

Resurgam Music & Arts Festival | Presented by Maine Academy of Modern Music and community partners | Noon-9pm | Free | Thompson’s Point, Portland | bit.ly/3GpYmBr

Bach & Beer | 2-4pm | Free concert, donations welcome | Portland Bach Experience | Foulmouthed Brewing, 15 Ocean St, S. Portland | portlandbachexperience.com/events/bach-beer-2022

JUNE 15

Music in the Square: Trifecta | 6-8pm | Congress Square Park, corner Park & High | congresssquarepark.org/event/music-in-the-square-trifecta/

JUNE 16

Summer Sunsets Live | Sal Johnson and The Crowded Table | 4pm | Thompson’s Point, Thompson’s Point Rd, Portland | bit.ly/3aCIcJn

Portland Jazz Orchestra | 8pm | $5-$10 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Just Plain Jones, Graphic Melee, Just Milk, Assasi | 8pm | $10-$12 | SPACE, 538 Congress, Portland | space538.org/just-plain-jones-graphic-melee-just-milk-assasi-2022/

JUNE 17

Summer Sunsets Live | Coyote Island | 4pm til sunset | Thompson’s Point, Portland |
bit.ly/3aCIcJn

Magic 8 Ball | 7pm | $15-$21 | 76 Congress St | stlawrencearts.org/calendar/magic-8-ball/

Melissa Ferrick | 8pm | $20-$25 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

Clifford Cameron Concert Series | Jazz | 7pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

JUNE 18

Lifesongs Celebration Concert | Palaver Strings | 7-8pm | SPACE, 534 Congress St, Portland | palaverstrings.org/events

An Intimate Evening with Duke Robillard | 8pm | $20-$25 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State St, Portland | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

JUNE 19

Blues on Sunday with Nelson Checkoway, Per Hanson & Jon Ross | 4pm | $21-$25 | Cadenza, 5 Depot, Freeport | cadenzafreeport.com

Tabula Rasa, Alex Fraktman, Endokrill, Wank House | 8pm all ages | $5-$10 | Mask/vax | The Apohadion, 107 Hanover | theapohadiontheater.com/

JUNE 20

Henry Jamison with Olivia Klugman | 8pm | $15-$20 | One Longfellow Square, 181 State | onelongfellowsquare.com/shows/

THEATER

“Shrek The Musical” | Thru June 19 | $19 and up | Lyric Music Theater, 176 Sawyer, South Portland | Info, tickets at lyricmusictheater.org/

“Caravan of Dreams” | Ziggurat Theatre Ensemble | World-premiere fantasy about a girl who must save her city | Thru June 26 | $5-$25 | Desert of Maine, 95 Desert Rd, Freeport | ziggurattheatre.org/news

“You Made Me Love You” | The Judy Garland Story | Thru June 23 | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

“The Sound of Music” | Thru June 25 | MSMT, Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Rd, Brunswick | msmt.org/the-sound-of-music/

JUNE 10

“That’s Life! Comic One-Acts” | Freeport Players | June 10-12, 17-19 | $10-$20 advance, $10-$22 at door | Meetinghouse Arts, 40 Main, Freeport | More info at fcponline.org/

“Bella An Immigrant’s Tale” | Written and performed by Vicki Summers | Thru June 18 | $20 | Footlights Theatre, 190 US Route 1, Falmouth | thefootlightstheatre.com/

JUNE 11

Too Strange to Live presents “The Zero Hour” by Madeleine George | Staged reading | 7:30pm | $10 online, $15 door | The Studio Theatre, 25 Forest Ave | portlandstage.org/show/the-zero-hour/

JUNE 14

“Hedy! The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamarr” | Portfringe | Performances June 14, 15 & 18 | $15 and up | For times and locations, portfringe.com/pf22boxoffice/

JUNE 17

“Be Here Now” by Deborah Zoe Laufer | Thru June 26 | Th, F, Sat 7:30pm; Sundays 2pm | $10-$25 | The Public Theatre, 31 Maple St, Lewiston | thepublictheatre.org/be-here-now/

JUNE 22

“Hairspray” Broadway National Tour | June 22 & 23 | 7pm | $45-$75 | Portland Ovations, Merrill Auditorium, 20 Myrtle | portlandovations.org/event/hairspray/

VISUAL ARTS

MFA Thesis Exhibition for MECA&D graduates | Thru June 17 | ICA at MECA&D, 522 Congress, Portland | meca.edu/article/50747/

“Forewords, Afterwords & Editorials” | Collage & Assemblage by Gregg Harper | Fri 5-9pm | Thru June 9 | Mechanics’ Hall, Chalkboard Gallery, 519 Congress | More info and hours: mechanicshallmaine.org/programming/

JUNE 11

Opening Reception: Maine Media Workshops + College | 1-3pm | Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove St, Portland | covestreetarts.com/events-1

JUNE 12

Plein Air Paint Out with Tom Merriam | 10am-3pm | All are welcome | Call for more info (207)925-6502 | Harvest Gold Gallery, 1082 Main, Center Lovell | harvestgoldgallery.com

JUNE 22

Workshop: Sketching with Illustrator Dasha Tolstikova | 10am-Noon | Free | All ages/abilities | 5th Maine, 45 Seashore Dr, Peaks Island | Limited to 30, email [email protected] to sign up | Presented by illustrationinstitute.org/

ONGOING

Alice Gauvin Gallery | 43 York St, Portland | alicegauvingallery.com/

Chocolate Church Arts Center | 804 Washington St, Bath | chocolatechurcharts.org/

Cove St. Arts | 71 Cove St, Portland | M-F 10-5:30, Sat. 10-5 | “Light and Lens” thru June 4 | “Of(f) Nature,” Bernd Haussmann thru June 18 | covestreetarts.com/exhibitions

Elizabeth Moss Galleries | 100 Fore St, Portland | elizabethmossgalleries.com/

Grant Wahlquist Gallery | 30 City Center | W-Sat 11-6 | grantwahlquist.com/

Greenhut Galleries | Ed Douglas: Recent Works |  Thru July 2 | 146 Middle St | 772-2693 | M-F 10-5:30, Sat 10-5 | Visit greenhutgalleries.com/

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA | 522 Congress St | bit.ly/3i5iWuX

Maine Jewish Museum Gallery | Maine Jewish Museum, 267 Congress St | Updates at facebook.com/MaineJewishMuseum

Maine Museum of Photographic Arts, 15 Middle St, A3, Portland | Works by Carol Eisenberg and Cole Caswell on view thru June 25 | mainemuseumofphotographicarts.org

Richard Boyd Art Gallery | 15 Epps St. | Works in Watercolor by Randy Eckard | Thru June 29 | 10am-3pm Fri, Sat, Sun | richardboydartgallery.com

Union of Maine Visual Artists Gallery | Portland Media Center Building, 516 Congress St. | Exhibits and more info at theumva.org/

UNE Art Gallery | 716 Stevens Ave, Portland | “Sensing Place” thru June 12 | bit.ly/3sxzAch