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August 2017

Films in the Square: CHARLOTTE’S WEB (1973)

August 20 @ 7:30 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Crafternoon

August 21 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

This is an informal time to get together and be creative - draw, paint, do needlework, or calligraphy. For all ages and abilities – relax, have fun, meet new people and create! 

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Games & Fun

August 23 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Play classic and new board games, word games, and cards. Escape your screens for IRL!

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Novel Jazz Septet

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Novel Jazz is back by popular demand! “Novel Jazz” is a band that re-interprets the great works of jazz icons, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. For over a decade, they have been mining the rich musical collections of these legends (together they wrote ~3000 compositions, of which most jazz lovers are familiar with only about ~2% of these!). Through regular trips to the Duke Ellington Collection at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. (and more recently, the Strayhorn Collection at the Univ.…

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Chase the Chill Knitting in Public

August 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Lend your needles and hooks to creating a scarf, hat, mittens or socks!

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Robin’s Zodiac Yoga w. Music by Todd Glacy

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Robin's Zodiac Yoga is movement and meditations based on the astrology of the week. Come bend and flex while listening to live music!

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Salsa in the Square with PM Salsa and Primo Cubano!

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 22, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Don’t miss our sizzlin’ Salsa in the Square evenings with PM Salsa featuring Primo Cubano! ALL Level dancers wanted!  From 6:00-6:30 enjoy a free 1/2 hour beginner Salsa lesson with Wendy of PM SALSA, followed by live music and dancing with Primo Cubano. Come dance the night away on the 4th Friday of the month. PM Salsa seeks to spread the joy, creativity, athleticism and passion that is brought about through salsa dancing and to grow a stronger community through dance. Wendy Edwards of PM…

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Hurry Down Sunshine

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Stan Davis and Brian Kavanah play a wide range of acoustic guitar -folk songs, blues, rock, and even originals!

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Films in the Square: LA LA LAND

August 27 @ 7:30 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us every Sunday evening at dusk for Films in the Square co-presented by Portland Summer Films. Bring a lawn chair, sit back and enjoy classic films in an outdoor venue.  June 4th through August 27th. Co-Presented By: Sponsored by:

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Crafternoon

August 28 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

This is an informal time to get together and be creative - draw, paint, do needlework, or calligraphy. For all ages and abilities – relax, have fun, meet new people and create! 

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

August 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Games & Fun

August 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Play classic and new board games, word games, and cards. Escape your screens for IRL!

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Bright Star World Dance

August 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Bright Star World Dance brings you an evening of Belly Dance and Latin Dance. Come see performances by Rosa Noreen, Joie Grandbois, Dark Follies, Anna & Lazaro of Danza Latina, and the Bright Star belly dance student troupes! Learn some new movements in all different styles from these friendly and welcoming teachers. Tap your toes, shimmy your hips, and immerse yourself in the rhythms of the music!

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Chase the Chill Knitting in Public

August 31 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Lend your needles and hooks to creating a scarf, hat, mittens or socks!

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Bayside Trio w. Port Tango Dancers

August 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Come enjoy contemporary chamber music by these accomplished musicians!   (This event was postponed due to rain. The original show date was August 18, 2017.)

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September 2017

Caroline Cotter & Friends

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Caroline Cotter is a Maine artist with a captivating soprano voice and award-winning songwriting. With inspiration collected from world travels, her music is the offer of a journey - from an intimate Parisian salon, through the mountains of Colorado, to the coast of Maine, by the side of a bluegrass festival campfire, and into the depths of the human heart. Cotter’s debut album, Dreaming as I Do, an eclectic mix of melodic honesty, reached #5 on the Folk DJ charts…

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Dark Follies

September 1 @ 8:15 pm - 9:15 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Dark Follies celebrates nine years of street vaudeville with a special Old School Dark Follies show! They have live music, comedy, flow arts, dancers, fire performing, acrobatics and special rhythmic treat.

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Crafternoon

September 4 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

This is an informal time to get together and be creative - draw, paint, do needlework, or calligraphy. For all ages and abilities – relax, have fun, meet new people and create! 

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

September 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Games & Fun

September 6 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Play classic and new board games, word games, and cards. Escape your screens for IRL!

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Chase the Chill Knitting in Public

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Lend your needles and hooks to creating a scarf, hat, mittens or socks!

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Presented by PMA Films

September 7 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Come to a viewing of this masterpiece film! (This event was postponed due to rain. The original show date was August 18, 2017.)

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Big World (Eclectic Electric)

September 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Eclectic Electric, BIG WORLD is a band that focuses on taking compositions from Jazz and other musical genres to explore the musical form through improvisation. Performing Original Compositions along with Sonny Sharrock’s songs from "Ask the Ages”, "Funky President" by James Brown and "Dance of Maya" by Mahavishnu Orchestra gives BIG WORLD a springboard for creating wavelengths of tactile sound firmly rooted in the essence of each song while paying homage to the original. John Clark (Electric Bass) John McCain…

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Crafternoon

September 11 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

This is an informal time to get together and be creative - draw, paint, do needlework, or calligraphy. For all ages and abilities – relax, have fun, meet new people and create! 

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

September 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Games & Fun

September 13 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Play classic and new board games, word games, and cards. Escape your screens for IRL!

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Summer Swing Dance with Tom Whitehead’s Rites of Swing

September 13 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

This group is lead by vocalist, guitarist and pianist, Tom Whitehead. The ensemble also features Michael Arciero on guitar, Kris Day on upright bass and Don Whitney on drums The sound evokes the smooth, acoustic feeling of Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz style, but with a distinctly American flavor of vocal standards from the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Whitehead sings in a mature, improvisory style that is greatly complimented by Arciero’s dynamic and virtuosic lead guitar playing. Day and Whitney provide…

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Chase the Chill Knitting in Public

September 14 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Lend your needles and hooks to creating a scarf, hat, mittens or socks!

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Crafternoon

September 18 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

This is an informal time to get together and be creative - draw, paint, do needlework, or calligraphy. For all ages and abilities – relax, have fun, meet new people and create! 

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

September 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Games & Fun

September 20 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Play classic and new board games, word games, and cards. Escape your screens for IRL!

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Contra Dance featuring Glen, Bethany & Dave, with Dugan Murphy!

September 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Portland Intown Contra Dance is up to growing a lively community through weekly zesty, joyful, intergenerational contra dancing to live music. They insist no partner and no experience is needed to have a delightful and connected dance. Dugan Murphy will teach each of the evening's dances; he's known for emanating joy and for teaching with the artful precision of clockwork. He's joined by a trio comprised of Bethany Waickman on guitar, Dave Langford on fiddle, and Glen Loper on mandolin and tenor banjo. All three musicians are…

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Chase the Chill Knitting in Public

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Lend your needles and hooks to creating a scarf, hat, mittens or socks!

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Salsa in the Square with PM Salsa and Primo Cubano!

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 2 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 22, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Don’t miss our sizzlin’ Salsa in the Square evenings with PM Salsa featuring Primo Cubano! ALL Level dancers wanted!  From 6:00-6:30 enjoy a free 1/2 hour beginner Salsa lesson with Wendy of PM SALSA, followed by live music and dancing with Primo Cubano. Come dance the night away on the 4th Friday of the month. PM Salsa seeks to spread the joy, creativity, athleticism and passion that is brought about through salsa dancing and to grow a stronger community through dance. Wendy Edwards of PM…

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Crafternoon

September 25 @ 1:15 pm - 3:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

This is an informal time to get together and be creative - draw, paint, do needlework, or calligraphy. For all ages and abilities – relax, have fun, meet new people and create! 

Find out more »

Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

Find out more »

Games & Fun

September 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Play classic and new board games, word games, and cards. Escape your screens for IRL!

Find out more »

Chase the Chill Knitting in Public

September 28 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until September 30, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Calling all knitters and crocheters! Lend your needles and hooks to creating a scarf, hat, mittens or socks!

Find out more »
October 2017

Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

October 4 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Get into the rhythm:​ Music and Movement

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join Spark Artist Collective for October First Friday Art Walk. The Spark Artists Collective is a group of performers who bring music and creativity to all they encounter. In this event, people will be invited to become the performers as they explore different movement arts and musical instruments. Instruments will be provided or make your own simple instrument to take home. Dance, make music or simply watch the performances!

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

October 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Summer Swing Dance with Clyde Bisbee and the Wheelhouse Revelers

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us for our last swing dance of the 2017 season. New to Congress Square Park! Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers are a 6-piece, swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. While many modern groups playing this style of music are decidedly “New Orleans,” in flavor, Clyde and the Wheelhouse Revelers approach the genre from the more northerly and western reaches. Their sound, while eschewing any singular label, has…

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Swing Dance with Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Join us for the final swing dance of the 2017 season with Clyde Bisbee and The Wheelhouse Revelers!  A 6-piece, swing jazz & western swing dance band specializing in music from the golden era of jazz, the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s. While many modern groups playing this style of music are decidedly “New Orleans,” in flavor, Clyde and the Wheelhouse Revelers approach the genre from the more northerly and western reaches. Their sound, while eschewing any singular label, has more of a west coast…

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until October 25, 2017
Congress Square Park, Portland, ME 04101 United States + Google Map

Take an hour out of your busy week to enjoy a free Tai Chi Chih/Qigong class with Raymond Reid. Tai Chi Chih (pronounced tie chee cha) is a non martial form of Tai Chi that increases the life force or vital energy that flows through us and all things in the universe. Tai Chi Chih consists of 19 movements and one posture. Tai Chi Chih creates an awareness of and influences dimensions of our being that are not part of traditional exercise programs.

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