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Events Calendar - 2020

Find a multitude of fun events and great things to do, including weekend events, throughout the year, like music; festivals; comedy; outdoor fun; boat cruises; excursions for families and kids; food, wine and beer tastings. Weather is no problem; lots of things to do happen indoors.
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Maine Jewish Film Festival -- Many locations, ME

Mar 28, 2020 - Apr 5, 2020 Many locations Many towns, ME

Maine Jewish Film Festival will feature a broad assortment of films from around the world. They include a drama about a youth orchestra of Palestinians and Israeli Jews, a documentary about the only Arab recognized as ‘righteous among nations’ by Israel, and a romantic story about an ex German POW. See festival calendar for details and schedule of films.

Food, Wine, Beer

Maine Restaurant Week 2020 -- Statewide ME

Mar 1, 2020 - Mar 12, 2020 Participating restaurants Statewide, ME

Portland is headquarters of Maine Restaurant Week, which showcases outstanding restaurants and great chefs around the state. New this year is a specially priced cocktail and appetizer pairing. Maine Restaurant Week will offer multi-course meals at fixed prices from $25, $35, $45 and $55 per person, depending on the establishment. This year's early sign-ups include BlueFin North Atlantic Seafood in Portland, Hartstone Inn in Camden, MK Kitchen in Gorham, and Nonesuch River Brewing in Scarborough. The Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off on Friday, February 28, at Sea Dog Brewing in South Portland, opens the festivities.


Soup, Bread and Lectures on Lighthouses, Fashion – York ME

Jan 15, 2020 - Apr 15, 2020 Old York Museum Center, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME

The 2020 Soup Series opens on January 15 with Adele Ierubino Barnett, historian and collector of Wedgwood pottery. She speaks about Josiah Wedgwood, and his place in history, along with his political and personal sympathies during the period of America's revolution. 6 p.m. Admission is $22. Ticket price includes the lecture and dinner. BYOB or wine. Tickets.
March 25 -- Lighthouses of New Hampshire and Southern Maine with Jeremy D'Entremont
April 15 -- From Petticoats to Pockets: Getting Dressed in the 18th Century with Kristel Henry and Hannah Peterson

Science & Nature

Piping Plover Party with Maine Audubon – Saco ME

Mar 14, 2020 - Mar 14, 2020 Ferry Beach Retreat & Conference Center, 5 Morris Avenue, Saco, ME

It's the perfect party to shake away the winter blues and get ready for spring. Let's get together to celebrate our beloved Piping Plovers and all their shorebird friends. Enjoy a guided beach walk, games and activities, a silent auction, and a presentation about shore birds. Activities indoors and outdoors.


Tavern Tasting with Wiggly Bridge Distillery -- York ME

Mar 13, 2020 - Mar 13, 2020 Jefferds Tavern, 3 Lindsay Road, York, ME

Join Old York Historical Society for a special tasting event with Wiggly Bridge Distillery to toast Maine's bicentennial. Enjoy local spirits, try an old-fashioned switchel, or raise a glass of Bicentennial Punch. Wiggly Bridge will mix up traditional drinks, served alongside cozy fires and small bites. This will be an evening of conviviality and conversation. For guests age 21 and older. Reservations required.