TEDxDirigo: Rise

TEDxDirigo was co-founded in 2010 as a world-class platform to celebrate innovation and creativity in Maine. In the same spirit of the state motto, TEDxDirigo leads the way with ideas from Maine’s brightest innovators and changemakers. Our goal is for TEDxDirigo to be a catalyst for positive change in the state and world, where new ideas are supported for the greater good of all. To register click here.


Jonathan Edwards

Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age.


Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Friends of Casco Bay is delighted to host the Wild & Scenic Film Festival at University of Southern Maine’s Abromson Center for the 10th year! Wild & Scenic is a festival with a purpose. It is a gathering of storytellers and story-makers with a love and appreciation for our glorious natural environment.



Please join us for the 2017 A Light on the Point featuringrenowned Portland-area chefs from Central Provisions, David’s Restaurants, Evo, Lolita, Piccolo, Sur Lie, and UNION working with SMCC culinary arts students to create and prepare an array of light fare. The evening also includes a VIP cocktail reception – only 75 tickets available – featuring the area’s top mixologists from Portland Hunt & Alpine Club and Fore Street and oysters from Eventide.

A Light on the Point celebrates the many partners who help Southern Maine Community College students
earn college degrees, join the workforce, and become community leaders. Proceeds support SMCC students and the SMCC Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs.

The 2017 Light on the Point highlights SMCC’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Programs. Our special honoree for evening is the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Casco Bay Culinary Association for its long time support of SMCC students and the region’s culinary industry and entrepreneurs.

We hope to see you on November 8 to celebrate SMCC’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Programs and to honor the ACF Casco Bay Culinary Association and all of the community partners who support SMCC students.


Strive’s 13th Annual Auction

Hundreds of silent and live auction items will inspire new connections and support your life’s adventures. Proceeds support young adults 11-24 with cognitive + intellectual disabilities as they embark on new adventures through the programs + services of STRIVE.


Downeast Acadia Regional Symposium

Join us in downtown Bucksport at the Alamo Theatre and the newly opened Lighthouse Arts Center to discover local businesses new and old, explore the River Walk, and gain inspiration from the energy of this dynamic community.
Keynote speaker, Amber Lambke, President and CEO of Maine Grains, will speak from her unique perspective regarding the ways in which resource-based community  development can promote the economy and build community.
Exceptional local producers will provide samples and wares for sale – get a jump start  on holiday gift shopping with that special gift made only in DownEast Acadia!

Register HERE

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