Third Thursday and Sculpture Lighting
Nov
15
4:00 PM16:00

Third Thursday and Sculpture Lighting

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Third Thursdays is Woodfords Corner version of First Fridays. Started by Little Woodfords and Speedwell Projects, Third Thursdays is a time to walk to the corner, appreciate art, meet neighbors, hear a little music, grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants such as Woodfords F&B, Mini Mogadishu, and the Local Press. 

This month, Third Thursday will be accompanied by the lighting of Aaron Stephan’s “Luminous Arbor” sculpture lighting. More details about the lighting coming soon.

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Juan Pons on Nature Photography
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

Juan Pons on Nature Photography

Free and open to the public. No matter what kind of photography you enjoy, many of us like relaxing outside, experiencing the natural world and animals through the viewfinder of a camera. In this free presentation, professional wildlife and nature photographer, Juan Pons will share with you some of his best techniques and tips for making exciting nature and wildlife photographs. He will share with you the techniques he uses for attracting wildlife, finding interesting and exciting places to photograph near your home and how to make excellent wildlife and nature images in the process!

See more of Juan's photography HERE.

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VentiCordi Chamber Music
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

VentiCordi Chamber Music

Acclaimed for their innovative, enjoyable programs, PSQ violinist Dean Stein and oboist Kathleen McNerney offer chamber music for winds and strings. 

Schickele, 'Dream Dances' for Flute Oboe & Cello

Matthews, VentiCordi Duos Nos. 1 – 3 for Oboe and Violin (World Premiere)

Robert Kahn, Serenade Opus 73 for Oboe, Viola and Piano

Martinů,  Sonata for Flute, Violin and Piano, H. 254 

J.C. Bach, Quintet in D Major for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Viola & Cello, Op. 11, No. 6

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2nd Annual "Halloween Fire Prevention Festival" and Blood Drive
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

2nd Annual "Halloween Fire Prevention Festival" and Blood Drive

The Second Annual “Halloween Fire Prevention Festival” is Saturday, October 27 from 11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Longfellow Park, with American Red Cross “Halloween Blood Drive” from 11:00 - 4:00 p.m. at Portland Community Squash, 66 Noyes Street co-hosted by the University Neighborhood Organization, Portland Fire Fighters Local 740, Portland Fire Department, Phi Mu Delta Fraternity & Kappa Delta Phi NAS Sorority at USM.

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A Century of Chamber Music
Oct
26
to Oct 28

A Century of Chamber Music

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The Portland Early Music Festival is now in it’s 7th year. The theme of the 2018 festival is “A Century of Chamber Music”. Friday and Saturday’s performances both feature music of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, including works by Mozart and Albrechtsberger. Sunday’s program ranges from Vivaldi’s Trio in G minor (1731) to François de Fossa’s Trio #3 from his Opus 18 (1826).

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Third Thursday
Oct
18
4:00 PM16:00

Third Thursday

Third Thursdays is Woodfords Corner version of First Fridays. Started by Little Woodfords and Speedwell Projects, Third Thursdays is a time to walk to the corner, appreciate art, meet neighbors, hear a little music, grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants such as Woodfords F&B, Mini Mogadishu, Uncle Billy's Bar and Grill, and the Local Press. 

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Butterfield Memorial Series
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Butterfield Memorial Series

Meet Zachary Fowler, a boat builder from Appleton, Maine, as he tells of being alone in South America as a contestant on TV’s History Channel Season 3 program, “ALONE.” Fowler endured longer than all the other contestants to win the $500,000 GRAND PRIZE! He took ten chosen items for this survival test, lost 75 pounds in the grueling days of isolation, and will amaze you with the story of his adventure.

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Blessing of the Animals
Oct
7
11:15 AM11:15

Blessing of the Animals

In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals,  Rev Larry Weeks will bless all pets, living or stuffed, at the fountain in Trinity Park.   All are welcome, regardless of spiritual affiliation. Bring your pets to the fountain at 11:00 AM! 

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Steinway Comes to Maine
Oct
3
to Oct 7

Steinway Comes to Maine

We are pleased to invite you to a very special free event. STEINWAY & SONS and the Portland Conservatory of Music have developed a unique alliance to provide you with a remarkable opportunity to acquire a STEINWAY or STEINWAY-designed Boston or Essex piano at substantially reduced prices, and to support the community’s music education programs at the same time.

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CAFAM Moon Festival
Sep
30
4:30 PM16:30

CAFAM Moon Festival

Gaze at the full Harvest moon and share an evening of festivities together!  The Chinese & American Friendship Association of Maine (CAFAM) annual Moon Festival celebration is a potluck dinner, entertainment, poetry & singing and as always mooncakes.   Come and celebrate this Chinese holiday together. All welcome!  FMI contact CAFAM.  Admission is free; bring a dish to share. 

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CornerFest Fall Block Party
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

CornerFest Fall Block Party

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Celebrate the Corner–and fall!—at the 2nd Annual CornerFEST featuring musicians, craftspeople and food vendors, all drawn from the neighborhood.

In addition to music and activities for all ages, area nonprofits and businesses will be on hand to introduce visitors to the vast array of services offered within Woodfords Corner.

CornerFest is hosted by Friends of Woodfords Corner, Woodfords Congregational Church, Stages Youth Theatre and Portland Conservatory of Music.

We welcome musicians, artists and food vendors from the area to participate by contacting us at info@woodfordscorner.org.

CornerFest, the second fall neighborhood block party, is hosted by Friends of Woodfords Corner, Woodfords Congregational Church, STAGES Youth Theatre and Portland Conservatory of Music.

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Off to the Highlands Part II:  GPL Walking Tour of Deering Highlands
Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Off to the Highlands Part II: GPL Walking Tour of Deering Highlands

In the late 19th century the woody ledges and farmland in Deering’s Highlands emerged as one of the city’s premier residential neighborhoods. A horse drawn trolley line, introduced in 1863, helped fuel the area’s early growth, as did the aftermath of the 1866 fire and overcrowding in Portland’s peninsula neighborhoods. The first developers in Deering were looking for land for large homes with gardens and orchards in a rustic landscape.

Landmarks is wrapping up the final part of a two-year survey to document these residences. Join us on August 28th to discover the history and treasures of one of Portland's most beautiful suburban neighborhoods. The evening will feature a presentation on our recent work and light refreshments. The event is free but registration is strongly encouraged. 

*One of our graduate interns, Madeline Berry, is featured in this photo surveying Coyle Street. 

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Cult of Womanhood
Aug
19
to Aug 31

Cult of Womanhood

SPEEDWELL Projects presents Cult of Womanhood, an exhibition of photographs by Tabitha Barnard. Tabitha was the recipient of our Emerging Artist Award for 2018 and will be showing in our space until July 31. Her work revolves around mystical, feminine energy and the delicate nature of coming of age.

Opening reception: July 19, 2018, 6–8 p.m.
For more information, contact Ember Rilleau: speedwellprojects@gmail.com.
 

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