Arts & Culture

More Than Just Dinner’s on the Docket at Maine Restaurant Week 2011

PORTLAND, Maine — Restaurants across the state are gearing up for the third annual Maine Restaurant Week, taking place March 1-12. Restaurants around Maine will participate in the event by featuring special three-course dinners ranging in price from $20-$40. Some restaurants will also offer three-course prix-fixe lunches from $15.

Restaurant Week celebrates the vibrancy and richness of Maine’s culinary traditions while giving restaurants a much-needed boost during the slowest time of the year.

More than seventy restaurants are already registered for the March 2011 Maine Restaurant Week, from Eliot to Bangor to Rockland. A list of participating restaurants and featured menus is available on www.mainerestaurantweek.com.

Kicking off Maine Restaurant Week is The Signature Event™, on Monday February 28 at the Masonic Temple in Portland.

Fourth Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival Calls for Submissions

Fourth Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival Calls for Submissions

We are pleased to announce the beginning of the contest segment of the Fourth Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival. The Festival is open to any Maine student attending a public or private high school in Cumberland, Androscoggin and Sagadahoc counties.  Students may submit one poem—no longer than one side of a typed page—on any subject by the deadline, March 1, 2011.  Nationally-known, Maine poet Wes McNair will select twenty finalists, who will be honored at a reading and awards ceremony on May 1 from 3-5 p.m., at Merriconeag Waldorf School, in Freeport. Awards will include gift certificates and publication in a Festival anthology.

Project Linus - Blankets needed

Project Linus - Blankets needed

It’s hard to believe that it’s the end of January already.  The year 2010 is just a memory – and it’s amazing that for Project Linus of Cumberland County, we delivered a grand total of 1651 blankets!  Wow!  Thank you everyone for contributing.  So many children. .

The Wedding Singer

When: Sun, January 30, 7pm – 9pm
 
Where: Windham Community Center/Town Hall, School Road, Windham 04062
 
Description: WCST is proud to announce that, starting on Friday, we're going to party like it's 1985 for three whole weekends. The Wedding Singer is going to take the greater Windham community by storm... a brightly colored, 80's pop-inspired musical theater storm. And let me tell you, those kind of storms are rare.

So call (207) 893-2098 to reserve some seats or purchase your tickets online at http://www.windhamtheater.org/. However you do it, make sure that you get a reservation, because this show is going to be talked about for ages. It will be etched into the collective memories of Windham's residents. It's awesomeness cup will runneth over. Good times will be had by all

Get Fit - New Karate Program in Naples

Get Fit - New Karate Program in Naples

Beginner classes every Monday night at 7 pm. Sign up for 2 months and get 1 month free.  Great way to get fit in the new year.

The Maine Department of Economic & Community Development's Maine Products Marketing Program

The Maine Department of Economic & Community Development's Maine Products Marketing Program

The Maine Department of Economic and Community Development's Maine Products Marketing Program ("Maine Made," /) recently welcomed several new members. 
• Bootsie's Boutique, based in Wilton, offers homemade knit goods.
• Christine's K-9 Treats, based in Wales, offers homemade all-natural dog treats. Established in 2010, Christine's K-9 Treats offers three varieties of treats that have been lab-tested and are made of human-grade ingredients. For more information, please visit: http://www.christinesk9treats.com/.
• Coastal Art Glass, located in Bath, offers handcrafted fusion glass jewelry and studio pieces.

Richard Nickerson Scholarship Concert

Richard Nickerson Scholarship Concert

Saturday January 8, 7pm

Tickets $8/10

Windham Performing Arts Center
406 Gray Road
Windham, ME