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After 2010 no-go, WinteRush poised for a snowy comeback BY DAVID CARKHUFF THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

In 2009, Ed Jarrett, executive director and founder of Maine Snow & Ice Sculpting Foundation, hones the horns of an ox at an exhibit in Lincoln Park of Abraham Lincoln’s boyhood cabin. The display came complete with oxen-pulled wagon. The display was unveiled to schoolchildren in commemoration of Lincoln’s 200th birthday after a week of preparation. Maine Snow & Ice Sculpting Foundation held an International Snow & Ice Art Expo in Lincoln Park in 2009, the first year for Portland’s WinteRush festival. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

The first winter for Portland’s WinteRush in 2009 brought ambitions of an annual winter festival with activities galore — that is, until Mother Nature intervened. Last winter, the festival had to be cancelled for lack of snow. This year, organizers hope to rebound from that disappointment. “Last year was discouraging, it’s hard to put a lot of time and energy into planning something and then realizing that there was no way we could do it,” said city spokesperson Nicole Clegg, who helped organize the festival.

Next Friday, Feb. 11, at 5 p.m., the city will officially kick off the second annual Portland WinteRush with the Downtown Showdown, a ski and snowboard competition in Monument Square. The following day, Saturday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m., racers will brave the cold in the PolarBear 5K sponsored by Tri-Maine at the East End Community School. Then, starting at 11 a.m., Portland WinteRush will move to Deering Oaks Park for a variety of activities, including snow fort building, snow painting, and snowball fights with Portland Recreation and Healthy Portland staff. see WINTERUSH page 8

Shuttered: Photo store going dark Last of its kind closing downtown BY MATT DODGE THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN

One historic event on tonight’s First Friday Art Walk isn’t listed on any brochure, It will not feature wine and cheese and it’s not even going to be a very pleasant scene. After 50 years in business, downtown Portland’s last camera shop is closing, ending one of the longest tenancies on Congress Street amid mounting debt and the slow obsolescence of the film camera format. Tonight, owner Sandra Good welcomes customers to Fotoshops at 517 Congress St. for the shop’s last Art Walk. Taking “all reasonable offers” on remaining merchandise, Good also

hopes customers will stop by to pick up forgotten prints. “I don’t want to throw people’s stuff away. I want people to have these memories back because once I’m gone, these memories are gone,” said Good. Long recognizing closure as the only suitable option for the floundering shop, Good had put off the decision until a technical issue of restocking photo development chemicals forced her hand. “I’ve known I’ve had to do it for a while, and having run out of chemistry, I knew I needed to order it today or not order it in order to move forward,” she said Thursday. see PHOTO page 6

Duck-killing motorist sought DAILY SUN STAFF REPORT Westbrook police are asking for help identifying a motorist who they say deliberately hit a group of ducks yesterday morning in Riverbank Park, killing nine of the birds. In a posting to their Facebook page, Westbrook police say the ducks were killed at around 11:30 a.m. when a driver hit them as they congregated on

“The ducks will move for vehicles, though, which makes this especially troubling since it doesn’t appear to be accidental.” — Westbrook police a roadway. The ducks were apparently on the road to avoid the ice on frozen Presumpscot River, police said. see DUCKS page 3

Quick post Elliot Nye posts a flyer for a show at the State Theatre on a billboard at Congress Square Thursday. (DAVID CARKHUFF PHOTO)


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Rival gins arrive in Brooklyn (NY Times) — For Joe Santos, producing and distributing his own gin was a way to say goodbye to the lock-step march of the corporate world and hello to creativity and originality. He wanted to give the gin a name that communicated that. So he invoked a certain New York City borough, the one currently outpacing the others in self-satisfaction. Brad Estabrooke got into the gin business around the same time, and in a similar, um, spirit. Like Mr. Santos he wanted whatever he called his gin to capture the small-scale, personal nature of his nascent operation. And he too decided to pay homage to the section of the city. The existence of both Mr. Santos’s Brooklyn gin and Mr. Estabrooke’s Breuckelen gin provides an unusually clear — you could even say distilled — example of just how much the symbolism of that borough has changed and just how potent its branding potential is perceived to be. A legal battle has of course taken shape, with Mr. Santos suing Mr. Estabrooke for trademark infringement. Mr. Santos, whose Brooklyn gin was registered first with the federal Patent and Trademark Office, told me that any confusion created by such phonetically similar names could do him commercial harm.

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CAIRO (NY Times) — The Egyptian government broadened its crackdown of a 10-day uprising that has shaken its rule Thursday, arresting journalists and human rights activists, while offering more concessions in a bid to win support from a population growing frustrated with a reeling economy and scenes of chaos in the streets. With fighting between pro-

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The department says the park’s ducks are a popular attraction for families and children. Because the ducks usually move for passing vehicles, police believe the driver meant to hit them. “The ducks will move for vehicles, though, which makes this especially troubling since it doesn’t appear to be accidental,” police said in the Facebook post. Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call the department at 854-0644 or leave a message on an anonymous tip line at 5918117.

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Egyptian president still has cards to play last six months? Hosni Mubarak, it appears, is not Wednesday, Mubarak played another card going to go quietly, or quickly. — his own “people power.” He is not going to play the role assigned Mobs of toughs pushed into Tahrir Square, him in the White House script that has throwing bricks, bottles and rocks, and using him resigning and fleeing Egypt in the whips to drive out the remnant of Tuesday’s face of mass demonstrations in Tahrir “million-man march.” The army did nothing. Square. The ball is now in the democracy demonAfter U.S. diplomat Frank Wisner strators’ court. came to give Mubarak his marching If, as Mohamed ElBaradei has proclaimed, orders, the Egyptian apparently decided ––––– that, if the Americans, whose water he today is Departure Day for Mubarak, it is has carried for years, are going to abanalso D-Day for them. If the army balks, they Creators don him, he will play out this hand will have to force the president of Egypt out Syndicate himself. And the old fighter pilot is not of power themselves. without cards to play. How do they do this if Mubarak stands While the army has said it will not fire on the his ground and the army stays neutral? Will the demonstrators, the army also seems to want an demonstrators keep bringing women, children end to the demonstrations — and appears relucand elderly into Tahrir Square when there is the tant to dump over a president who has been a possibility of a riot that could get them injured or friend and patron for decades. killed? And now that Mubarak has pledged on national Some demonstrators feel they have won and television that he will not run again, and elections ought not press on. will be held in September, the cause that united The rest seem to have no clear leader, no comthe crowd — Mubarak must go! — appears victoripelling slogan, no agreed-upon agenda, other than ous. Indeed, some demonstrators took Mubarak’s that Mubarak must go. ElBaradei is seen as an announced departure as victory and went home. international bureaucrat and opportunist more Why start an insurrection to deny the man his at home in Viennese cafe society than Cairo, who flew in to lead a revolution he did nothing to bring about. And though Washington appears to have cut him loose to appease the crowds the White House now Portland’s FREE DAILY Newspaper sees as the future of Egypt, Mubarak has sturdier Curtis Robinson Editor allies in Israel and Saudi Arabia. David Carkhuff, Casey Conley, Across the Middle East, monarchs and autocrats Matt Dodge Reporters must be urging Mubarak to quash the revolution THE PORTLAND DAILY SUN is published and prevent its spread to their own countries, as Tuesday through Saturday by Portland News Club, LLC. it has spread to Jordan and Yemen. Mark Guerringue, Adam Hirshan, Curtis Robinson Founders Mubarak has another advantage. Offices: 181 State Street, Portland ME 04101 He is an old man — perhaps a sick man close to (207) 699-5801 death — but a soldier with a sense of honor, who Website: www.portlanddailysun.me has spent his life in his country’s service. And he E-mail: news@portlanddailysun.me For advertising contact: is no coward. When he says: “I have lived for this (207) 699-5801 or ads@portlanddailysun.me country. I have fought for it. ... I will die on this Classifieds: (207) 699-5807 or classifieds@portlanddailysun.me land,” one ought to take him seriously. CIRCULATION: 15,100 daily distributed Tuesday through Saturday Moreover, he knows that if he abdicates and FREE throughout Portland by Spofford News Company flees, he goes into history with Ferdinand Marcos

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and the Shah as a despot and absconder who will be remembered for having let himself be run off by the crowd. Only if he survives this challenge of the streets — as Charles De Gaulle survived the student riots of 1968, as Richard Nixon survived the mammoth antiwar riots and demonstrations of 1969 by calling on the Silent Majority to stand by him — can Mubarak hope to maintain his place in the history of modern Egypt. My sense: Mubarak is determined he will be seated as president on the inaugural stand when the next Egyptian president is sworn in, and the crowd in Tahrir Square lacks what it takes to deny this to him. But what must Mubarak think of us? He stood by us through the final Reagan decade of the Cold War. At George H.W. Bush’s request, he sent his soldiers to fight alongside ours against fellow Arabs in Desert Storm. He stayed faithful to a peace with Israel his people detested. He cooperated with George Bush II in some of the nastier business of the War on Terror. A dictator, yes, but also our man in the Arab world. Yet a few hundred thousand demonstrators in Cairo’s streets caused us to abandon him. In the last half-century, how many others who cast their lot with us have we abandoned as “corrupt and dictatorial” when they started to lose their grip? Ngo Dinh Diem, Gen. Thieu and Marshal Ky, Lon Nol, Chiang Kai-shek, Marcos, the Shah, Somoza, Pinochet — the list goes on. When we needed them, they were hailed as America’s great friends. When they needed us, we abandoned them in the name of our rediscovered democratic values. “In this world, it is often dangerous to be an enemy of the United States,” said Henry Kissinger, “but to be a friend is fatal.” Hosni Mubarak must be thinking something like that today. (To find out more about Patrick Buchanan, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate web page at www.creators.com.)


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League meeting today focuses on mayoral voting Maine League of Women Voters plans informational session on ‘ranked choice’ voting In a meeting today, around 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, a small group of concerned citizens and wild-eyed activists are going to gather and decide who gets to be the city’s first elected mayor. Okay, not literally — but the meeting sponsored by the Maine League of Women Voters is going to be a good informational session on “ranked choice” voting, which is getting its first Maine test with the November mayoral election. In approving a return to a popularly elected mayor, voters also approved ranked choice voting. And you have to believe that anyone who really understands how it works will have an advantage. How about getting five or six of your more outgoing pals to run in different areas, all of them stressing you’d be a good “second vote?” Oh, the gaming scenarios go on and on, with some discussion of launching a “Number Two Party,” complete with the more obvious scatological branding. There’s been loose talk of gorilla suits. Part of that strategy involves flooding the political zone with write-in “second vote” candidates at the last minute, depending on who is polling well or otherwise seems worth frustrating.

Curtis Robinson ––––– Usually Reserved In that three of every four Portland residents are likely to run for mayor, this might be less of a symbolic act and more of a strategy that we’d immediately suspect. For ranked choice voting, it’s an important audition. State Rep. Diana Russell, D-Munjoy Hill, has introduced a bill that wold require ranked choice voting for selecting our governor. That comes, of course, in the wake of electing a gov with less than 40 percent of the vote. Today’s meeting is actually a milestone of sorts, launching the process necessary for the state’s League of Women Voters chapter to take a formal position on ranked choice voting. The national group does not have a position, but several other state-level chapters have endorsed RCV. Colleen Tucker, a Portland resident who serves on the League of Women Voters Maine (LWVME) board, has explained that the absence of national direction leaves education up to locals.

She is helping organize a series of public hearings, called a “concurrence process,” that are required before the group can take a political position. Today’s meeting is also expected to feature Terry Bouricius, a member of the Vermont League of Women Voters and a nationally recognized ranked choice voting expert. Advocates typically refer to the system as “Instant Runoff Voting,” or IRV. Tucker said she personally favors instant runoff voting and concedes that the recent governor’s race has increased focus on the issue, but the League has had it “on the radar” since at least 2006. Advocates like that RCV allows you to vote for “who you really like” and not so much for who might win

— that, you would guess, is what the second and third choices accomplish. The standard analogy is that somebody is going out for ice cream, and they ask what you want. You say “strawberry” and they ask what you’d like if they’re out of strawberry, so you have a second choice. Fair enough. But large-field elections are a group decision. The fear is that RCV becomes more like going out for ice cream for 101 people, and 50 people like chocolate and 50 want vanilla, wo we turn to the odd hippie girl who voted for anchovie-swirl to pick a winner. (Curtis Robinson is editor of The Portland Daily Sun. Contact him at curtis@portlanddailysun.me.)

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Opened in the 1950s by Edward A. and Bertha Bicknell, Bicknell’s Photo Services was bought out by several employees in 1974, becoming Fotoshops and employing a full-time staff of five. The first in-house development machine arrived in the early 1980’s (previously all film was sent to Kodak) and later that decade, Good’s husband proposed to her on the bench outside the shop. “So this place means a lot to me,” she said. Good bought the store six years ago, but has been forced to steadily lay off staff. Today, she is the only one left. Good has a close relationship with the Mechanics Hall building’s board of directors, but said the building manager is very familiar with her budget problems and is taking a hard line. The building manager, it should be mentioned, is Good. “Basically I’m evicting myself. I told the board I would be the first one to kick myself out, it’s just not good for the building,” said Good. While some might assume that the rise of cheaper, faster, easier digital photography is to blame for the fall of such speciality film camera stores, Good said the recent economic slump has been a much bigger factor. “There is a decline in this industry across the board, but the economy has certainly hurt it much more, much faster,” she said. “I don’t think we’ll see film disappear, in fact, we’ve probably been developing more film in last year than in years prior,” she said. Good credits Fotoshops’ increase in film development to the closure of another area camera store, Ritz Camera, and chain pharmacies decision to slowly phase out film developing in favor of do-it-yourself digital printing kiosks. “We’ve seen a resurgence, but that alone isn’t enough,” she said. “I haven’t raised my prices and in freight alone costs have gone up so

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Bath firm wants to run golf course PORTLAND — Bath-based Harris Golf wants to manage operations at Riverside Golf Course, a 27-hole golf course owned by the city, the Portland Press Herald is reporting. Financial terms were not included in an unsolicited proposal sent to city councilors, the paper said. The deal must still be approved by the city council, which won’t act until it sees a detailed business plan from the company, which manages or owns seven golf courses in Maine, the paper said.


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Lake George winter carnival may suffer snow woes BY DOUG HARLOW MORNING SENTINEL, WATERVILLE

SKOWHEGAN (McClatchy) — Of all things to be concerned about planning a winter carnival, too much snow usually isn’t one of them. But it is this year for the 19th annual Lake George Regional Park Winter Carnival and Ice Fishing Derby. Events are set to begin 5 a.m. Saturday, with checkin for the fishing derby, and continue until 4 p.m. at Lake George on the Canaan and Skowhegan town line, off U.S. Route 2. “The big issue for us is really the amount of snow we have,” said park Director Jeff McCabe. “It’s a little overwhelming when it comes to the issue of parking

and access to the lake — it’s really going to be a challenge driving on the lake unless they have snowmobiles.” McCabe said a foot of new snow on Wednesday is adding to the existing snowpack. He said a bucket loader and a tractor are helping with snow removal. Park volunteers Steve Spaulding and John Lynch were plowing the parking areas Wednesday as the snow continued to pile up and are expected to return today and on Friday. Walkways also are being cleared and groomed. McCabe said all activities will go on as scheduled Saturday, when more snow is predicted. Activities include:

• Ice Fishing Derby at sunrise, with prizes worth more than $1,500. Entrants are asked to enter on the Canaan side of the park. There is a $5 registration fee for all anglers. Winners will be determined in 10 categories. • Crosscountry skiing and snowshoeing on groomed and ungroomed trails on both sides of the lake. • Marshmallow roast at 11 a.m. on the Skowhegan side of the park where the main park office is. • The popular Box Sled Derby for children; registration and judging at 10 a.m. The event is free. • A Chili cook-off, also at 10 a.m. on the Skowhegan side. Chili must be in metal pot for reheating. There is a $5 entry fee.

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A snow dinosaur takes on new hues as children spray colors on the snow sculpture at Lincoln Park during the 2009 WinteRush. (DAVID CARKHUFF FILE PHOTO)

Third time a charm for city’s WinteRush? WINTERUSH from page one

In 2009, the first year of the city-organized winter carnival, erratic temperatures were bad news except for ice sculptors at Lincoln Park, who crafted away. Last year, the weather was so dry that the city had to cancel most festival events for lack of snow. This year, in officially its second year, WinteRush is poised to enjoy ideal conditions. The city is blanketed with over 50 inches of snow from a series of nor’easters, including a midweek storm that dumped nearly 10 inches in Portland. “The great thing is we got a lot of snow, a lot of fresh, new snow for the snowball fights and the snowman-making contest and the fort building, it all means good news,” Clegg said.

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8 p.m. Port City Music Hall presents Space versus Speed and The Lucid, who will “brave the turgid waters where art and commerce meet with the help of Boston’s Foxtrot in this special First Friday Art Walk event. This is a dual CD release event. Tickets at portcitymusichall.com and at Bull Moose Music.

12:15 p.m. Christina Chute, cellist, is featured in a noonday concert at the First Parish. Free Noonday Concerts feature faculty members from the Portland Conservatory of Music, organists from the area and guest artists. There are soloists, chamber ensembles, choral groups and jazz musicians included in the Noonday concert series. “As we begin our 15th year of presenting free, quality concerts in the heart of Portland’s business district, we that you for being a spirited and responsive audience.” FMI: First Parish, 773.5747 or www.firstparishportland.org.

Aztec Two Step 40th Anniversary Show 8 p.m. Aztec Two Step plays a 40th anniversary show at One Longfellow Square. Of their 2005 release, Days of Horses, the Boston Globe said “fans of the duo’s harmony-driven tunes and easygoing acoustic guitar riffs will recognize their James Taylor-meets-Simon & Garfunkel sound. What’s new is the mood. ”In June 2007, Real Simple named Aztec Two-Step one of the top five classic folk albums joining work by Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Tom Rush and Phil Ochs. The article cites the duo as “surpass[ing] Simon and Garfunkel for exquisite harmonies, musicianship and emotion.” Aztec Two-Step continues to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies. They are one of acoustic music’s most popular and enduring acts. Tickets $25 in advance, $8 day of show. Visit www. onelongfellowsquare.com for more information.

Saturday, Feb. 5 Girls Rock! at SPACE 6 p.m. Girls Rock! is a showcase of female talent from the Maine Academy of Modern Music and co-presented by the Portland Music Foundation. Host to Portland’s original “Rock Camps,” MAMM instructs student ensembles year round, and this is when you get to hear their talent! The bands include The OxyMorons, Longstory, and Lady and the Gents plus local guest stars The Veayo Twins, The Curious Girl, and Amanda Gervasi. Come check out a great night of local girls and guys that rock, while benefitting the music and mission of the Maine Academy of Modern Music. Tickets cost $5 for students and $8 for others for this show at SPACE Gallery.

Wednesday, Feb. 9 Lemmy tribute featuring Hessian (rescheduled) 10 p.m. Following the screening of a film on Lemmy Kilmister, SPACE hosts two of Portland’s most viciously awesome bands for a night of their favorite Motorhead tunes (with a Hawkwind song or two thrown in for good measure). Relentless torch-bearers of authentic heavy metal, Hessian, join forces with heavy riff revivalists Pigboat for a thrashing good time. $5, 18 plus, SPACE Gallery. This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 2 but had to be rescheduled due to the weather.

Jazz singer Gretchen Parlato visits Bates 7:30 p.m. A fast-rising star called by one critic “the most original jazz singer in a generation,” Gretchen Parlato visits Bates College to perform in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St., Lewiston. Admission is $12 for the general public and $6 for seniors, children and students. Tickets are available at www.batestickets.com. Reviewing her performance at the 2010 Newport Jazz Festival, The Boston

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Friday, Feb. 11 Johnny A. at One Longfellow 8 p.m. A veteran of long years on the Boston club scene and a stint as sideman to former J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf, guitarist Johnny A. originally self-released this masterful, tasteful solo record to much local acclaim, and then guitar ace Steve Vai added the musician to the roster of his label. Proving that the term “guitar god” has too often been misapplied in the post-Van Halen era of diddly-squeak school of soloing, Johnny A. draws on a more classic pantheon of American fret deity for inspiration, including Chet Atkins, Scotty Moore, James Burton, Nokie Edwards, and Wes Montgomery. One Longfellow Square.

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––––––– ALMANAC ––––––– Today is Friday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2011. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 4, 1861, delegates from six southern states that had recently seceded from the Union met in Montgomery, Ala., to form the Confederate States of America. On this date: In A.D. 211, Roman Emperor Lucius Septimius Severus died at age 65. In 1783, Britain’s King George III proclaimed a formal cessation of hostilities in the American Revolutionary War. In 1789, electors chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States. In 1941, the United Service Organizations (USO) came into existence. In 1961, Angola began its war of independence from Portuguese colonial rule. (Although independence was achieved in 1975, the country was then plunged into a 27-year civil war.) In 1974, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped in Berkeley, Calif., by the Symbionese Liberation Army. In 1976, more than 23,000 people died when a severe earthquake struck Guatemala with a magnitude of 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1999, Amadou Diallo, an unarmed West African immigrant, was shot and killed in front of his Bronx home by four plainclothes New York City police officers. (The officers were acquitted at trial.) Ten years ago: In the NHL All-Star game, the North America team beat the World squad 14-12. In the Pro Bowl, the AFC defeated the NFC, 38-17. One year ago: Republican Scott Brown took over the seat of the late Massachusetts Sen. Edward Kennedy as he was sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden at a Capitol Hill ceremony. Today’s Birthdays: Actor William Phipps is 89. Actor Conrad Bain is 88. Former Argentinian President Isabel Peron is 80. Actor Gary Conway is 75. Movie director George A. Romero is 71. Rock musician John Steel (The Animals) is 70. Singer Florence LaRue (The Fifth Dimension) is 67. Former Vice President Dan Quayle is 64. Rock singer Alice Cooper is 63. Actor Michael Beck is 62. Actress Lisa Eichhorn is 59. Football Hall-ofFamer Lawrence Taylor is 52. Rock singer Tim Booth is 51. Rock musician Henry Bogdan is 50. Country singer Clint Black is 49. Rock musician Noodles (The Offspring) is 48. Country musician Dave Buchanan is 45. Actress Gabrielle Anwar is 41. Actor Rob Corddry is 40. Singer David Garza is 40. Actor Michael Goorjian is 40. Boxer Oscar De La Hoya is 38. Rock musician Rick Burch (Jimmy Eat World) is 36. Singer Natalie Imbruglia is 36. Rock singer Gavin DeGraw is 34. Olympic gold medal gymnast-turnedsinger Carly Patterson is 23.

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ANNIE’S MAILBOX Dear Annie: Our children gave my husband and me a surprise anniversary party. They invited friends we had not seen in many years, including “Frank and Mary.” Frank and I were always good friends. We even had a minor crush on each other, although neither of us did anything about it. After the party, Frank and I exchanged e-mail addresses and cell phone numbers and have kept in touch. I have not mentioned this to my husband because he tends to be quite jealous and I didn’t want him to overreact. Here’s the problem, Annie: Frank has asked me on a lunch date, saying it would be nice for us to get together and talk about old times. I think it would be OK. I don’t intend to do it a second time, and we’re not meeting where we could be seen by someone who knows us. We’re sure our spouses will never find out. I know my husband would not approve of this, and to be perfectly honest, if the situation were reversed, I would be furious. I feel flattered that Frank has asked me. I don’t think it will do any harm, and I have no intention of letting it escalate. Does this seem sneaky? I see it as quite innocent. I love my husband and don’t intend to jeopardize our marriage. The last thing I want to do is hurt him or ruin the trust he has had in me all these years. Am I acting like an infatuated teenager? -- Mixed Emotions Dear Mixed: Yes. You admit that you would be furious if your husband did the same thing. No matter how innocent, it would undermine your trust, and you would never be sure he wasn’t interested in an affair. Be honest with yourself. You and Frank are flirting. We know it’s exciting, but you also are vulnerable to his attention, and there are no guarantees your husband won’t find out. The correspondence is enough of

a risk, and if this were truly innocent, your spouses would know about it. You are asking for trouble with a capital T. Dear Annie: When families of a deceased person request that in lieu of flowers a contribution be made to a specific charity, the charity usually sends a notification of the contribution to the family and an acknowledgement to the donor. Should the family of the deceased also send a thank-you note to the donor? I was brought up to do so, but I seldom receive any acknowledgement of my donations from the family. -- Jay Dear Jay: Yes, the family should also acknowledge any kindness, including a donation. We are pleased that you do so, but not everyone is aware of this obligation. Dear Annie: I had to add my two cents to the responses to “Crowded by the Ex,” who resented her husband’s ex-wife. My parents divorced when my sister and I were toddlers. Both of them married others. My mother and stepfather made a loving home for us. They took us to Chicago to see shows, museums, etc. They also took us to see our dad on the weekends. At Dad’s, we played in the park, rode bikes, tossed a football, saw a Cubs game and more. Dad was always welcome at our house for birthdays and holidays, and my mother and stepfather were welcome in his. Mom and I have spent Thanksgiving with my father and stepmother, and Dad and his wife have spent Christmas at Mom’s house. I had two dads for Father’s Day and two moms for Mother’s Day. When my stepfather passed away, my stepmother and Dad were the first to give their condolences. People can get along after a divorce. There does not have to be bitterness and anger. -- A Lucky Girl in the Midwest Dear Lucky: Your parents were wise enough to put their children first. We wish all divorced parents did the same.

Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please e-mail your questions to: anniesmailbox@comcast.net, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 5777 W. Century Blvd., Ste. 700, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

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–––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– EVENTS CALENDAR––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––– members) which can be reserved ahead of time. Please register for any walk by emailing info@ trails.org or calling 775-2411. For more information or to check cancellations due to the weather go to www.trails.org. Michelle Boisvert, Portland Trails GIS intern and stellar volunteer, will lead the group on the Fore River Trail (not to be confused with the Fore River Sanctuary). If there is enough snow people are encouraged to bring snow shoes or reserve some ahead of time from Portland Trails. Meet at Tony’s Donut Shop, 9 Bolton St.

Friday, Feb. 4 Instant Runoff Voting meeting 4:30 p.m. The Portland League of Women Voters of Maine is sponsoring a public informational meeting on Instant Runoff Voting at the State of Maine Room of the Portland City Hall. Terry Bouricius, a senior policy analyst for FairVote and expert on IRV, is the featured speaker. Bouricius is a former five-term member of the Vermont House of Representatives and is a director of the Vermont League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters of Maine is studying whether or not to endorse Instant Runoff Voting as an alternative voting system in state and local elections. The public is cordially invited to attend this meeting to learn about the history and current use of IRV. Portland voters are especially encouraged to come get acquainted with the type of ballot they may be using to elect their next mayor. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. Further information on IRV can be found at www.lwvme.org.

‘Super Refund Saturday’

Glass Jewelry by Avery Pierce 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Love Those Lobes,” Earlobes that is! Opening Reception, Heron Point Gallery, 164 Middle St., Suite No. 4. “Heron Point Gallery is proudly featuring the glass beads and lampwork jewelry of Buxton Artist, Avery Pierce, as she unveils a new line of glass jewelry using bits of luscious leather.” 809-0051.

Opening of Streets of New Orleans at The Green Hand bookstore 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. First Friday Art Walk opening of Streets of New Orleans, street photography by Teressa MacHugh, at the Green Hand Bookshop, 661 Congress St. On display through the month of February. “A taste of the sultry realm of New Orleans via camera is given to viewers of this new series. The photographs were taken by Teressa MacHugh on Bourbon Street last summer, one stop of many on a warm weather roadtrip she undertook. Shake off the cabin fever blues, come feel a little southern exposure and give your eyes a reminder of Mardi Gras flavor this February!” FMI: contact Michelle Souliere at 450-6695 or michelle.souliere@ gmail.com

After four years of collaborations Creative Trails, Spindleworks and Yes Art Works named their joint adventures, STIR Art Collective. “Holler” premiered as a one-night event in the Arts District of Portland during the October First Friday Art Walk. Holler returns now in two locations for another chance to see and hear what the artists have to say. Prayer flags, painted shingles, thought bubbles and self portraits will hang at 158 Pickett Street Café in South Portland from Feb. 15-March 15 while the new media work will make an apt backdrop to University of New England’s one-day Social Justice Seminar: “Promoting the Rights of People with Intellectual Disabilities: What is the Social Work Profession’s Responsibility and How Can We Make an Impact?”

Dance Spirit 2 x 2 — A First Friday Event 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Most First Friday invitations are about art hanging on gallery or studio walls, or sitting on pedestals. But noted dance photographer is doing something unique — he’s also inviting dancers to perform or improvise in his studio space. His studio is located at 145 Newbury St. in Portland (close to Coffee by Design). Fink explains, “My inspiration is not just dance performance, but also being with dancers at they take class, work on new choreography, practice, or even just hang out with their unique posture, balance, and form, and in the unique outfits that dancers tend to wear when not on stage. I’m thrilled to share this with people interested in my dance photography.” One of the dancers taking part in this event is Megan Buckley, company dancer with Portland Ballet and also a certified Zumba fitness instructor. Other dancers represent various styles of modern, contact improv, ballet, and belly dance. Studio / Gallery in Portland and also on Peaks Island. www. arthurfinkphoto.com; 615.5722.

First Friday Art Walk: Cannonball Press at SPACE 5 p.m. Cannonball Press presents Burn the Lot: Splinter Heads, Nut Mobs & Ballyhoo, featuring a huge new pile of limited-edition $20 prints by the likes of Dusty Herbig, Angela Earley, Drew Iwaniw, Sarah Nicholls, Tyler Krasowski, and Donna Diamond. Also, Martin Mazorra and Mike Houston will premiere their new supersized woodcuts depicting the capitalist wasteland, as seen through the lens of a carnival for the ages. Mega carny prints on canvas! SPACE Gallery. www.space538.org

‘Looking for Palladin’ 6:30 p.m. Portland Museum of Art Movies at the Museum series features “Looking for Palladin” on Friday, Feb. 4, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 5, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 6, 2 p.m. NR. “Arrogant Hollywood talent agent Josh Ross (David Moscow) is sent to Guatemala to find two-time Oscarwinning actor Jack Palladin (Ben Gazzara). Although they’d never met, the search is emotionally complicated as the long-time retired star was once married to Josh’s late mother. The young agent’s contempt for the ‘old’ actor mirrors his comedic distaste for the local community, whose help he desperately needs to find him. What Josh hopes will be a quick and lucrative deal turns into a soul-searching journey. The retired star and his estranged stepson must

confront the past they had forsaken. “Starring Ben Gazzara, David Moscow, and Talia Shire.”Directed by Andrzej Krakowski, 2008. http://www.portlandmuseum.org/events/ movies.php

‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Old Port Playhouse 7:30 p.m. “The Wizard of Oz,” the sell-out hit musical returns to Old Port Playhouse with Gina Pardi returning as “Dorothy Gale.” “Full of special effects, colorful costumes and all your favorite characters, this show sold out before it opened last season. Because of the intimate space within this 70 seat theater, kids of all ages not only see OZ, they experience it! Due to the demand for tickets, OZ will play for four weeks beginning Jan. 14. And to make it affordable for everyone, the Playhouse has priced all tickets at only $15.” Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. To make a reservation or for more information, call 773-0333 or go to oldportplayhouse.com.

Blue Man Group performs at Merrill Auditorium 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 5, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 6, at 1 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium. Presented by Portland Ovations. “A totally unique form of entertainment, the wildly popular Blue Man Group combines music, comedy and multimedia theatrics. Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group’s show is an intensely exciting and outrageous experience that leaves the entire audience in a blissful, euphoric state. With no spoken language, Blue Man Group is perfect for people of all ages, languages, and cultures. This original theatrical experience is guaranteed to be an outing audiences will never forget.”

Saturday, Feb. 5 Fore River Trail walk 8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m. Portland Trails is excited to announce a 2011 Winter Walk series. This free series, made possible by a grant from Healthy Portland, is for adults and families with children who are making an effort to get more exercise, but are stymied when it comes to winter recreation. Participants are reminded to wear warm clothing, hats and gloves and bring snowshoes if there is adequate snow on the ground. Portland Trails has snow shoes available (free for members, $5/non-

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., KeyBank is offering “Super Refund Saturday” — a free tax preparation event in Portland in collaboration with CA$H Greater Portland. In addition to tax preparation, members of the CA$H Greater Portland Coalition will be available to help fill out the Maine Property Tax and Rent Refund application; obtain and explain credit reports; and find out to how to get a matched savings account. To make a Super Refund Saturday appointment, call 874-1000. Charlie Kennedy, vice president, community development banking, KeyBank, said, “For too many Americans, tax time can be frightening, but knowing you’re eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC, can make it much more pleasant. The EITC is a federal income tax credit that returns money to hard working low- to moderate-income Americans. Unfortunately, up to 25 percent of eligible households miss out on EITC benefits they are entitled to receive each year, largely because they are unaware that they qualify. Make sure you aren’t one of them.” No matter where you decide to have your taxes prepared, be sure to collect these important documents and bring them with you: W-2 Forms; 1099 and 1098 Forms; unemployment forms; proof of child care payments; Social Security card for yourself and each dependent; other IRS forms as appropriate; bank account information; valid photo ID; previous year’s tax return. “Missing out on the opportunity to receive EITC benefits that you are entitled to is the same as leaving free money on the table, unclaimed and lost. If you’re eligible, be sure to claim this extra cash and make tax season brighter this year.

New Gloucester History Barn open house

9 a.m. to noon. The New Gloucester History Barn of the New Gloucester Historical Society will have its monthly open house. The barn is located on the Intervale Rd. (Route 231) directly behind the Town Hall. The society’s collection of wagons, the town hearse and sleighs will be on display as well as historic photos of the town. The new town history and memorabilia will be for sale.

Thousand Words Project at Bates museum 10 a.m. Paul Janeczko, a prolific Maine author who specializes in teaching poetry to young people, will lead a workshop in a Bates College Museum of Art children’s program that explores poetry in relation to the visual arts. Part of the museum’s Thousand Words Project, an educational outreach program, the two-part series for fourth- through sixth-graders begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. Museum staff will offer the two-hour session “An Introduction to Writing Poetry from the Visual Arts through the Thousand Words Project.” Janeczko, of Hebron, leads the second session, “Writing Poems From Art,” which starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 12. Both sessions take place at the museum, located at 75 Russell St., Lewiston. A session postponed by severe weather will take place at 10 a.m. the following day. The program costs $10; space is limited and preregistration is required. To register, please contact Anne Odom at aodom@bates.edu or786-8212.

Solar for the Homeowner workshop 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. ReVision Energy, a leading solar energy installer in Maine, will host a Solar for the Homeowner workshop at the company’s Portland office at 142 Presumpscot St. This Solar for the Homeowner Informational Workshop will be free to the public. The focus will be: • How solar hot water and solar electric energy systems work; • Current solar energy system economics - costs, incentives, and rebates; • Average return on investment of a solar energy system; • The reliability of solar energy systems; • How to determine the success of a solar energy system on a particular home site. ReVision Energy encourages attendees to bring any questions they may have about solar energy to the workshop. Attendees will also be able to view working solar energy systems in the office. The public can look for future event updates at www.revisionenergy.com or by calling the Liberty shop at 589-4171 for more information. see next page


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Chinese New Year Festival 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chinese New Year Festival in Portland. To ring in the Year of the Rabbit, the Chinese and American Friendship Association of Maine will host its 21st annual Chinese New Year Festival, featuring Tess Gerritsen, who will speak at 2 p.m. about growing up Chinese-American and her experiences as a Chinese person living in Coastal Maine. She will also do a book signing with books available for purchase. There will be a Chinese dance program performed by students at CAFAM’s Chinese school from 11 a.m. to noon. There will also be a dragon dance, arts and crafts for children, mahjong, lectures and demonstrations for adults, shopping for Chinese craft items and books, Chinese food and more. The event is at McAuley High School, 631 Stevens Ave. The cost is $20 for families, $6 for adults, $4 for children and free for children under 2. Members receive discounts. Call 799-0684 or 797-4033, www.cafammaine.org.

‘Ice Harbor Mittens’ featured on Peaks Island 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Friends of the Peaks Island Branch Library welcome author Robin Hansen and Peaks Island Illustrator Jamie Hogan. Meet them at the Peaks Island Branch Library where they will reveal the back story to their new book, “Ice Harbor Mittens,” through slides, a talk and reading, and interactive drawing and orienteering activities. The book was based on several fishing villages in Maine, while the illustrations were inspired by the Peaks Island Community. Several Peaks Islanders are models for the book’s illustrations, and anyone with an interest in knitting patterns will enjoy this event — and the book! This event will be followed by a book signing.

winter and educating ourselves about agricultural issues, we aim to create a working example of how we can come together as a community to provide for our basic needs by employing the principles of mutual aid, equal access, and self-determination.”

American Heart Association Kick-Off Event 7 p.m. Girl Scout Night and USA Hockey Member Appreciation Night #3 at the Portland Pirates. Join the Pirates and the American Heart Association in celebrating Go Red! with the Pirates Night, to benefit the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Campaign designed to empower women to take control of their heart health. The Pirates will be wearing special red uniforms signifying their support of the American Heart Association and the Go Red for Women cause. Show your support by wearing red to the game as we kick off American Heart Month. Click here for special discounted tickets to the game. The Pirates will donate $5 for each Main Deck ticket and $4 for each Quarter Deck ticket sold through this initiative to the American Heart Association Go Red for Women Campaign. www. portlandpirates.com/promotions.asp 7:30 p.m. The Village Coffee House at New Gloucester Congregational Church presents African Gospel Rhythm. Tickets at the door, adults $10. Directions: 19 Gloucester Hill Road, at the intersection of Church and Gloucester Hill Roads in Lower Village of New Gloucester. For more information, contact Julie Fralich 926-3161 or the church office 926-3260. See also www.villagecoffeehouse.org; or www. creativenewgloucester.org

Sunday, Feb. 6 Paranormal related chat in Brunswick

2 p.m. “The Wizard of Oz,” the sell-out hit musical returns to Old Port Playhouse with Gina Pardi returning as “Dorothy Gale.” “Full of special effects, colorful costumes and all your favorite characters, this show sold out before it opened last season. Because of the intimate space within this 70 seat theater, kids of all ages not only see OZ, they experience it! Due to the demand for tickets, OZ will play for four weeks beginning Jan. 14. And to make it affordable for everyone, the Playhouse has priced all tickets at only $15.” Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m. To make a reservation or for more information, call 773-0333 or go to oldportplayhouse.com.

11 a.m. Mid-Morning Coffee & Chat Session, Brunswick/MidCoast Maine at Borders Books and Music, 147 Bath Road, Brunswick. Price: $3 per person. Attendees include Maine Ghost Hunters. “Join Maine Ghost Hunters for a couple of hours of paranormal related chat. ... Feel free to bring ‘show and tell’ paranormal wares such as photos, equipment, stories, experiences, etc... Since we’ll be taking up space in this business we ask that everyone come prepared to purchase something at the snack bar, such as a coffee or a pastry of some sort. Please, do not bring in food or drink from outside of the store. The store opens at 11:00, we’ll plan on chatting and sharing until 1:00. ... This is an adult-oriented meetup so we ask that the age limit of 16 years and older be respected by all attendees.” www.maineghosthunters.org

6 p.m. Mid-Winter Dinner at Sacred Heart/St. Dominic Social Hall (doors open at 5:30), 80 Sherman St. (corner of Mellon and Sherman streets), Portland. Parking available at Peoples Regional Opportunity Program (PROP) parking lot on corner of Cumberland Ave. “Great food, music, silent auction, information, inspiration. You can grow your own healthy food! Celebrate sustainable local agriculture, enjoy community grown food.” Suggested donation: $10 per person, $20 for a family. Sponsored by Winter Cache Project. For more information, go to www. wintercache.com or call the “Roots Line” at 1-888-45ROOTS (76687). “The Mission of the Winter Cache Project is to free ourselves from a dependence on industrial agriculture and to increase our community food security by developing sustainable local food systems. By growing and storing our own food to last throughout the

Financial Peace University series 12:30 p.m. Hope.Gate.Way., a United Methodist community in Portland, will offer a new Tuesday evening Financial Peace University series beginning Tuesday, March 1. Preview sessions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 6 (12:30 p.m.), Tuesday, Feb. 8 (6 p.m.), and Tuesday, Feb. 15 (6 p.m.). Those who are interested should plan to attend one preview session. “Do you ever find yourself worrying about finances, wishing you had better skills to manage money, or dreaming about what life would be like if you were free of debt? Financial Peace University is a 13-week lifechanging program that empowers and teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals. Through a combination of video curriculum, taught by financial expert Dave Ramsey, and small-group

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2 p.m. The Maine Irish Heritage Center presents “Dúchas,” an Irish Heritage Lecture, Near Imbolc, The Myth of the Aran Islands. Margaret Feeney LaCombe, MIHC’s very own genealogist, will describe Aran Islands through film and discussion. She will also help you seek your own roots from the Aran Islands. No charge, donations accepted. www. maineirish.com

Monday, Feb. 7 ‘Sonnet and Soliloquies’ series 8 p.m. The Acorn Shakespeare Ensemble, presenters of the “Naked Shakespeare” series, resumes the company’s 2010/11 season of events with another edition of the troupe’s popular “Sonnet and Soliloquies” series at the Wine Bar on Wharf St. in Portland’s Old Port. The February edition will feature the usual mixture of new pieces and old favorites, includes speeches delivered in an intimate setting in the round, and short scenes that our environmentally staged in the space. The performance is free with an $8 suggested donations. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early and order food and drink to enjoy during the show. The company offers a free series of “Naked Shakespeare” performances at venues throughout Greater Portland not typically used as performance space for live theater, creating the world of the play in the imagination of the audience by minimizing the use of sets, lights and costumes. Call Acorn Productions at 854-0065 or visit www.nakedshakespeare.org for more information about “Sonnets and Soliloquies” or any other programs offered by Acorn Productions.

Tuesday, Feb. 8 ‘Condoms, Contraceptives and Coca-Cola’ 4 p.m. “Condoms, Contraceptives and Coca-Cola: The human ecology of public health” will be College of the Atlantic’s Human Ecology Forum in the college’s McCormick Lecture Hall. Cait Unites, a 2003 graduate of COA will be talking about her work in public health in Africa. Unites spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar, working in rural public health before receiving a master’s in public health at Emory University. While at Emory, she interned at the Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya. Unites now is working in international public health for a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. Her focus is on AIDS prevention in eastern and southern Africa. For the Human Ecology Forum, McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor. jga@coa.edu, 801-5717, or 288-5015. Free. www. coa.edu. see next page

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Little League registration in Gray 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. The Gray Little League board of directors would like to announce the opening of Little League registration for the 2011 season. New players should come to Russell School, in downtown Gray, between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Feb. 8 and 10 to fill out paperwork. Paperwork can be downloaded ahead of time at www.graylittleleague. org. New players must bring a birth certificate with them on initial sign up. Returning players may come to the sign-up days or download forms at www.graylittleleague.org and send them in with registration fees to P.O. Box 1236, Gray, ME, 04039. T-Ball is $40 for the 2011 season, Minor and Major softball and baseball is $70. Junior Softball is $100. Fees have been kept the same as last year. The fee for the third member and beyond of any family is waived. Financial hardship scholarships are available. Send information requests to loriholmquist@rocketmail.com. The deadline for sign-up is March 1. Please see the website for all details about who qualifies for which league and much more. Volunteers are also needed. Send general information requests to graymaineLL@aol.com.

Rape Aggression Defense course 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Portland Police Department will offer its Rape Aggression Defense training class. R.A.D. provides women with the tools they need to both avoid dangerous situations and escape them. The course is specifically designed to help women survive situations in which their lives are in jeopardy. This class is open to all women, ages 13 and older, in the Greater Portland area who would like to develop real life defensive tools and tactics. The Basic SelfDefense Course consists of a series of four classes and one scenario day. The class is scheduled for Feb. 8, 10, 15 and 17, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. to noon. All classes must be attended to complete the course. The classes will be held at the Portland Police Department, 109 Middle St. A donation of $25 for the course is suggested. All donations support the Amy St. Laurent Fund, which sponsors the R.A.D. trainings. Due to attendance issues, all donations must be paid prior to the first class. Deadline for registration is Feb. 1, 2011. To sign up for the class or receive more information about Portland R.A.D., e-mail ppdrad@portlandmaine.gov or call 874-8643.

‘Motorcycle Camping’ 6:30 p.m. “Motorcycle Camping.” Gordon Longsworth ’90, director of the college’s GIS laboratory talks about his month-long motorcycle journey across the continent. McCormick Lecture Hall, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, ME. Free. glongsworth@coa.edu or 801-5677.

Port Veritas open mic 7 p.m. Port Veritas hosts Portland’s longest running spoken word open mic, at Blue, 650 Congress St. All ages, $3 suggested donation (venue requires two purchase min.); youth slam is held the fourth Tuesday of each month at Coffee By Design on India Street. The event is open to all who wish to read. The venue is also host to Maine’s only official Poetry Slam. The slam is also open to all who wish to compete and is held on the second Tuesday of every month. FMI please visit www.portveritas.com

Thursday, Feb. 10 A City Life with Joe Gray 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Portland City Manager Joe Gray will be retiring after over 40 years of public service and the last 10 years as City Manager. He will reflect on the significant changes made during his tenure and outline the most difficult challenges Portland will face in the future at Eggs and Issues, Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce. Networking: 7 a.m. Breakfast 7:30 a.m. Program at 8 a.m. Holiday Inn By the Bay, Portland; $17 members / $27 nonmembers; call 772-2811. www.portlandregion.com

Wisdom At Work Series noon to 1 p.m. Portland Public Library is hosting a fourpart series on work each Thursday in February in Rines Auditorium. The series is sponsored by Heart At Work Career Counseling and Amy Wood, Success Strategist. The second in the series is titled “Boost Your Emotional Intelligence to Attract Success,” presented by Amy Wood, PsyD. The public is invited to this free series. Heart At Work Career Counseling, Outplacement Services & Second Half of Life Planning, 25 Middle St. 775-6400.

‘My Israel — Revisiting the Trilogy’ 7 p.m. College of the Atlantic will be screening Yulie Cohen’s most recent film, “My Israel — Revisiting the Trilogy,” in the college’s Gates Community Center. The 78-minute film will be followed by a talk by the director, who will be present. “In 1978 Yulie Cohen was an El Al crewmember on her first flight. Upon arriving in Britain, she boarded an El Al bus along with her colleagues and headed for London-only to

be ambushed by two Palestinians. A crewmember died; others were seriously injured. Shrapnel flew into Cohen’s arm. One of the Palestinians also died; the other received four concurrent life sentences. The attack propelled Cohen into reflection, reconsideration, and a life of filmmaking.” Gates Community Center at College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St., Bar Harbor, nandrews@coa.edu or 288-5015. Free.

Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ at PHS 7 p.m. “Despite all of the budget cuts, especially in the Arts, a dedicated group of students is staging Portland High School’s 2011 play.” Thursday, Feb. 10 and Friday, Feb. 11 at Portland High School Theater/Auditorium. “It is quite unusual for the school’s annual play to be student directed. Their choice this year is the world’s longest continously running professionally staged production (in London since 1952). ... Everything is being done by the Drama Club members.” Tickets: adults, $5; students and seniors, $3.

Academy Award Nominee Robert Loggia. With endearing moments of humor and uplifting spirit, Harvest is a portrait of a family awkwardly yet delicately hanging on to what was, what now is, and to one another. A superb ensemble cast, including Tony Winner Victoria Clark, Arye Gross, newcomer Jack Carpenter, and featuring Academy Award Nominee Barbara Barrie tugs on heartstrings and reminds us of a love that can weather all storms in this poignant yet amusing story. Harvest brings to mind how we all come of age, in our own stumbling yet loving ways, often again and again.”

Art with Heart Hootenanny 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Art with Heart Hootenanny — Silent Auction benefit for Mayo Street Arts. Over 100 items of art, goods, and services up for auction. Live music by The HiTides. Snow date Feb. 12.

‘Topkapi’

7 p.m. Disney on Ice. February 10 to Feb. 13, Thursday at 7 p.m.; Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.; and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets: $55 (Front Row), $45 (VIP seats), $23.50, $18.50 and $12.50. All seats reserved. Cumberland County Civic Center. Opening night tickets $12 (excluding Front Row and VIP seats). 775-3481, ext. 348 for details. www.theciviccenter.com/events

7 p.m. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 43 Foreside Road, Falmouth. St. Mary’s invites all its neighbors to view selected film classics on the big screen in the Parish Hall on the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m., directly following the free “Souper Supper” that evening. The feature of the evening will be “Topkapi” (1964). “A small time con-man with passport problem gets mixed up with a gang of world-class jewelry thieves plotting to rob the Topkapi museum in Istanbul. Starring Melina Mercouri, Maximilian Schell, Peter Ustinov, and Robert Morley.” Admission is free. FMI: 781-3366.

Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno

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7:30 p.m. Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno. Feb. 10-20. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday nights at 7 p.m. at Lucid Stage. Starring James Hoban; directed by Adam Gutgsell. “Will Eno is a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation ... To sum up the more or less indescribable: Thom Pain is at bottom a surreal meditation on the empty promises life makes, the way experience never lives up to the weird and awesome fact of being. But it is also, in its odd, bewitching beauty, an affirmation of life’s worth.” — Charles Isherwood, New York Times. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Purchase tickets online at www.LucidStage. com or by calling 899-3993.

7 p.m. The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St., Portland, presents this free art display. “Participants choose a project and produce one piece of artwork every day for the entire month of January. The 31 resulting pieces create a narrative outlining each artist’s journey through the first month of the year. Projects vary from lighthearted to serious, high-brow to low-brow. This year’s list of mediums includes photos, drawings, haircuts, comics, dances and more!” The Fun-A-Day show will be held at The Apohadion, 107 Hanover St. in Portland. (note: participants in the show can drop their work off at the Apohadion during designated hours the week of the show--see www.artclash.com for exact times.) The show is free and allages and will feature performances on opening night.

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7:30 p.m. University of Maine at Farmington’s notable Bachelor of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program presents 2009 National Poetry Series winner Erika Meitner as the first reader in its spring Visiting Writers Series. This free and open-to-the-public event will take place in The Landing in UMF’s Olsen Student Center, and will be followed by a signing by the author. Recognized as “the new voice of intelligent and emotional poems,” Meitner was chosen as a winner for the 2009 National Poetry Series for her second published work, “Ideal Cities” (HarperCollins, 2010). Her first book, “Inventory at the All-Night Drugstore” (Anhinga Press, 2003), won the 2002 Anhinga Prize for Poetry and was a finalist for the 2004 Paterson Poetry Prize.

7:30 p.m. Germany’s Auryn Quartet, whose recordings of the complete Beethoven string quartets were called “the set to beat” by a reviewer for Gramophone, returns to Bates College to finish its three-year survey of the Beethoven cycle in performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11-12, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13, in the Olin Arts Center Concert Hall, 75 Russell St. The ensemble also offers an open rehearsal followed by a reception at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 12. Tickets for the performances cost $10/$4 and are available at www.batestickets.com. Attendance at the rehearsal is open to the public at no cost, but seating is very limited and must be reserved by calling 786-6163.

Jim McCue at the Portland Comedy Connection

7:30 p.m. “Who, what, when, how, and why have you longed for someone or something? On Friday, February 11th, in honor of Valentine’s Day, The Telling Room will try to answer that question as a series of writers, artists, and notable community members tell ten-minute stories about longing to a live audience without notes or props. ... Storytellers will include Oscar Mokeme, the founder of the Museum of African Culture; Karen Morgan, a comedian who was a finalist for the Funniest Mom in America; Samuel James, a blues musician; Seth Rigoletti, a former teacher and communication consultant; Taffy Field, a writer, longtime teacher, and frequent contributor to Maine Public Radio and Monitor Radio; and Jeffrey Thomson, a poet and professor at the University of Maine at Farmington.” www.tellingroom.org. SPACE Gallery. Free and open to all ages.

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8:30 p.m. Half-price showcase hosted by weekend headliner Jim McCue at the Portland Comedy Connection, 16 Custom House Wharf. Reservations: 774-5554. $7.50. Schedule and information: www.mainecomedy.com. Box office open Thurs.-Sat., noon to 10 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 11 Portland’s WinteRush kicks off 5 p.m. The second annual WinteRush winter festival in Portland starts with the Downtown Showdown in Monument Square. For a full schedule, visit www.winterush.com.

Maine Children’s Cancer Program benefit 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. The Kiwanis Club of Scarborough is selling tickets to its 12th annual fundraiser for the Maine Children’s Cancer Program. The event will take place at the Pulse Ballroom Dance Studio in Scarborough on, from The benefit is organized by Kiwanis each year and made possible through voluntary donations from local businesses and ticket sales to the public. All net proceeds are donated to the Maine Children’s Cancer Program, organizers reported. A contribution of $25 per person or $175 for a table of eight includes an evening complete with live dance music by the Tony Boffa Band, showcase dancing, dance lessons, hors d’ oeuvres and desserts along with a silent auction. Tickets: Ron Forest & Sons Fence Company, 354 Payne Road, Scarborough; Biddeford Savings Bank, 360 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough; and Pulse Dance Studio, 865 Spring St., Westbrook; or online at www.mmc.org/mccpdance.

‘Harvest’ at the PMA 6:30 p.m. Portland Museum of Art Movies at the Museum series features “Harvest” on Friday, Feb. 11, 6:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 13, 2 p.m. NR. “Gathered one summer in a beautiful shoreline town, three generations are drawn together by their patriarch, played by

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‘The Vagina Monologues’ at Bates 7:30 p.m. For the 11th year, Bates College students are supporting efforts to reduce domestic violence with a production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” in performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Feb. 11-13, in Gannett Theater, Pettigrew Hall, 305 College St., Lewiston. Tickets are $5 and available at the door. Proceeds will go to Safe Voices, an Auburn nonprofit that supports victims of domestic violence. Formerly known as the Abused Women’s Advocacy Project, the organization changed its name to emphasize its genderneutral mission. The play is produced by the Robinson Players, a student-run theater group. This year’s show debuts the directing skills of Marketa Ort ‘13 of New York City. Ort has done much acting at Bates, including the 2010 production of “Vagina Monologues” and theater department productions of “All the World’s a Grave” and “Fuddy Meers.” For more information, contact srooth@bates.edu.

‘Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love’ 8 p.m. “Crazy Lil’ Thing Called Love” an adult comedy about love, sex and relationships. February 11-27, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. All seats $15. Old Port Playhouse, 19 Temple St. Box Office 773-0333, oldportplayhouse.com.


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