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  • Arts Calendar: July 9-22

    Greater Portland Books & Authors Saturday 7/12 “Mirror Image” book signing with first-time Maine author, Clinton C. Smith, 1-3 p.m., Sherman’s Books and Stationery, 128 Main St., Freepor...

  • Out & About: Sebago-Long Lake Music Festival ready to go

    As mid-July approaches, Maine residents and visitors alike can enjoy the crescendo of our state’s hectic summer schedule of arts and entertainment. During the summer months, most activity takes place outside Portland. In Harrison, the 42nd annual edition of the Sebago-Long Lake Music...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 15 - 26

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mai...

  • Out & About: Country, classical and jazz music festivals

    Summer music festivals are as much a part of the Maine scene as clambakes and schooners, and three of them lead this week's A&E calendar. Let's start the weekend with country music. Stonehedge, an indoor/outdoor events venue in West Gray, hosts its annual Country Fest Friday through...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 8 - 19

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mainecraft...

  • Out & About: ‘Who could ask for anything more?’

    We may be suffering through a plague of soggy weather, but Maine's straw hat theater season is sailing along quite nicely this July. Two excellent summer shows opened last week in Brunswick and Arundel. Tops by all measures is the fully professional production of "Crazy For You... 2

  • The Art Forecast: Artists on holiday at Portland Museum of Art

    When painter Jamie Wyeth was asked to write the catalog introduction to "Call of the Coast: Art Colonies of New England," his initial response was, "I'm the wrong person; I hate art colonies and wouldn't be caught dead working in one." Then he realized that Monh...

  • The Great Outdoors: Exploring the Libby River Farm Preserve in Scarborough

    July is a great month for enjoying wildflowers and birds. The Libby River Farm Preserve offers a profusion of both, all contained within the 0.6-mile Lucy R. Sprague Memorial Trail. If you love the vivid red and black colors of red-winged blackbirds and the blue sheen of tree swallows, ...

  • Arts and Entertainment Calendar: July 1 - July 12

    Greater Portland Auditions, Calls for Art Call for Art, for juried craft show hosted by The Maine Crafts Guild held Sept. 19-20 at Portland East End School, apply at www.mainecraftsguild.com, or Joelle, portland.show@mainecraft...

  • Sublime summer barbecue: Pulled pork sandwiches, strawberry cheesecake cookies

    When summer finally comes to Maine, we are ready to have some serious fun, spending the long, sun-filled days playing tennis, sailing, fishing, gardening, golfing, hiking and biking, or lolling about on lawn chairs. Evening celebrations are often held outdoors, too, and involve some other fine Maine...