November 2012

Sat
03
Make a Fall Floral Arrangement
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Community Room
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Make a Fall Floral Arrangement
Saturday, November 3rd
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Community Room, $20.00

Join us for this popular hands-on class with our floral designer, Susan Betz!  Using fresh, beautiful flowers, some seasonal fruits and vegetables and an oasis, you will create a stunning arrangement to perk up your home.  Class fee includes flowers and all materials utilized. 

Registration and payment in advance is required.  Stop by or call Customer Service at 207-774-7711. 

Sun
04
Holiday Vegan Fest!
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Holiday Vegan Fest!
Sunday, November 4th
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Store-wide

Whether you have been a vegan for a long time, or just dabbling in meatless meals, no one wants to be left out of the upcoming winter holiday festivities!  Join us for a store-wide sampling of delicious foods and products that are free of animal products and worthy of your holiday table or even a tailgate!As always, our friends from VegME!, including the Meatless Mainers Vegan Meetup will be here – be sure to stop by their table and learn about their mission and upcoming events.

Mon
05
Explore the Store: Story Time with Jody Fein!
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM @ Café
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Explore the Store: Story Time with Jody Fein!
Monday, November 5th
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Café , Free

Join us at this popular weekly event where Storyteller Jody Fein leads us in rhymes, story and song!  Enjoy a healthy snack and make new friends!   Seating begins at 9:30am in our Café. Due to the popularity of this event and space restrictions, please refrain from bringing strollers.  Thanks in advance for your consideration.

NOTE:  If Portland Schools are closed due to inclement weather, we cancel StoryTime. 

Wed
07
RAWsome Food for the Holidays
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room
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RAWsome Food for the Holidays
Wednesday, November 7th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Room, $15.00

Join Elizabeth Fraser of Girl Gone Raw and learn how to make RAWmazing Holiday Treats – both savory and sweet, and perfect for serving or gift giving! Recipes include:  Nut Nog, Savory Party Sliders, Cheeze Ball, Ginger Macaroons and Baklava.

Registration and payment in advance required.  Stop by or call Customer Service at 207-774-7711. 

Thu
08
Thanksgiving Menu Tasting
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM @ Store-wide
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Thanksgiving Menu Tasting
Thursday, November 8th
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Store-wide

What's the easiest and fastest way to cook a turkey, serve delicious sides, fresh baked pies and other goodies?  Let us do it for you!  It's our stress-free strategy to make this your easiest Thanksgiving yet.  Sample offerings from our menu and more, pick up a copy of our Thanksgiving menu and enter to win a gift basket of Thanksgiving goodies at our holiday order table!

Thu
08
Good Shepherd Food Bank BackPack Program
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Produce Dept.
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Good Shepherd Food Bank BackPack Program
Thursday, November 8th
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Produce Dept., $10.00

We’ll Match Your Donation!

 

Help school children in need!  During this event, we will match every backpack purchased through our partnership with Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Backpack Program which they will donate to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine. Come meet their representatives and learn how you can help need-based students with nutritious food supplies to bring home for the weekend

Every $10 backpack, is filled with a variety of groceries totaling 1700+ calories, enough to supply a student with three complete meals.  Together, we can make a difference!  Let’s make it a big one!

Thu
08
Wine Tasting: Thanksgiving Favorites
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ Wine Dept.
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Wine Tasting: Thanksgiving Favorites
Thursday, November 8th
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wine Dept., Free

Let us introduce you to some of our wine staff's favorites for your Thanksgiving feast.  Taste a sparkling wine perfect for appetizers, as well as a selection of reds and whites to pair beautifully with all the flavors of the traditional Thanksgiving meal.  As always, enjoy with nibbles of cheese and other seasonal treats. 

Must be 21 or over.  ID required.

Sat
10
Made Right Here: Store-wide Sampling Event
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Store-wide
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Made Right Here: Store-wide Sampling Event
Saturday, November 10th
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Store-wide

Did you know?  Many of the items we offer are made right here by our talented chefs, butchers, bakers and cake decorators.  Come try some of our favorites, perfect for your holiday entertaining!  From our kitchens to yours!

Sat
10
Allagash Beer Tasting
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Beer Dept.
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Allagash Beer Tasting
Saturday, November 10th
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Beer Dept.

It's Portland Beer Week and we are celebrating with Allagash Brewing Company of Portland! This is a terrific opportunity to taste a wide selection of their unique variety of traditional and experimental Belgian-style beers made with a dedication to craftsmanship and quality including White, Dubbel, Tripel, Hugh Malone, Confuence, Fluxus'12 and Curieux.. All of their bottled beers are bottle conditioned, which means that just prior to bottling; a fresh dose of yeast is added, along with a measured amount of candi sugar. Then the beers are moved into a temperature controlled cellar, where the yeast will actually begin a new fermentation in the bottle which naturally carbonates the beer, and greatly enhances the traditional Belgian character. Come give them a try! As always, enjoy with nibbles of cheese and other seasonal treats.

Must be 21 or over.  ID required.

Wed
14
Healthy Living Group: Holiday Sauces & Sides
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ Community Room
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Healthy Living Group: Holiday Sauces & Sides
Wednesday, November 14th
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Community Room, $5.00

With the holidays upon us, why not learn how to make something a bit healthier for your holiday entertaining?  This month, our Healthy Eating Specialist, Tanja will help you dress up your festivities Health Starts Here-style with sauces and sides done deliciously well.

 

Sat
17
Wine Tasting: Our Buyer's Best Picks for the Holidays
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Wine Dept.
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Wine Tasting: Our Buyer's Best Picks for the Holidays
Saturday, November 17th
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Wine Dept.

Thanksgiving family gatherings and the upcoming holiday party season call for a delicious and fun selection of wine to please a variety of tastebuds. Our wine buyer, Colleen has chosen some of  her new discoveries and long-time favorites for you to sample and enjoy.  As always, enjoy with nibbles of cheese and other seasonal treats.

Must be 21 or over.  ID required.

Sat
17
How To Carve a Turkey: Demo & Tasting
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM @ Meat Dept.
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How To Carve a Turkey: Demo & Tasting
Saturday, November 17th
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Meat Dept.

In our meat department, join our meat team chef, Josh to learn the basics and beyond of turkey carving and serving.  He'll serve up plenty of samples, too! 

Mon
26
Explore the Store: Story Time with Jody Fein!
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM @ Café
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Explore the Store: Story Time with Jody Fein!
Monday, November 26th
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Café , Free

Join us at this popular weekly event where Storyteller Jody Fein leads us in rhymes, story and song!  Enjoy a healthy snack and make new friends!   Seating begins at 9:30am in our Café. Due to the popularity of this event and space restrictions, please refrain from bringing strollers.  Thanks in advance for your consideration.

NOTE:  If Portland Schools are closed due to inclement weather, we cancel StoryTime. 

Events At Nearby Stores

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