March 20, 2013

Food & Dining Dispatches, March 20, 2013

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The cost is $15 and pre-registration is required. Stop by or call customer service at 774-7711.

Wine tasting to benefit Cancer Community Center

Port City Music Hall, 504 Congress St., will play host for the Good Wine for a Good Cause event to raise funds for the Cancer Community Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. More than 125 wines will be available for tasting, as well as some beers and ciders. Tickets can be purchased in advance at RSVP for $25; $30 on day of tasting. To order tickets online, go to


Vitamix to be featured in Saturday demo at LeRoux

LeRoux Kitchen's Saturday afternoon cooking demonstration will focus on the versatile Vitamix machine on March 30. Cathleen Dubosky will be showing customers how to use the Vitamix to make healthy smoothies, frozen desserts and hot soups.

The demonstration will be held at 1 p.m. at LeRoux Kitchen, located at 161 Commercial St.

Admission is free.


Great Lost Bear Showcase features Sebago brews

The Great Lost Bear Showcase will feature Sebago Brewing Co.'s Kai Adams from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday. The featured beers this week include Sebago Frye's Leap IPA, Sebago Runabout Red Ale, Sebago Small Bitter, Sebago Full Throttle IPA and Sebago Grand Crue.

Great Lost Bear is located at 540 Forest Ave.


Organic farming workshop starts Thursday at Audubon

A basics of organic farming and livestock production workshop will be held Thursday and March 28 at Gilsland Farm Maine Audubon Center. Eric Sideman, with other farmers and agricultural services staff from the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, will discuss organic practices, including soil, pest and weed management. Additional information about organic certification, kitchen licensing for processed foods and organic livestock care will also be covered. This two-day workshop is geared toward those converting to or starting an organic farm. The cost is $75 per person or farm, $30 per additional person or apprenticeship, and $45 per student per day. Get registration and payment information at


Beekeeping session geared to the 55-and-older set

Beekeeper Phil Gaven will bring his live bees to the South Portland Community Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. This is an opportunity for the 55-and-over crowd to see a working hive and explore what it is like to be a beekeeper. Participants will board a mini-bus to visit The Honey Exchange in Portland to shop. Lunch at a local eatery is on the schedule as well. This workshop is open to ages 55 and older. Cost is $4. Call 767-7650.


Roast beef supper Friday evening at Masonic Hall

St. John's Masonic Temple Association will host a roast beef supper from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday. The menu features roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad, dessert and a beverage. The St. John's Masonic Hall is on Portland Street (Route 4). Cost is $8 for adults, $3 for children under 12.


New FIORE location opens with olive oils, vinegars

FIORE Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars, an experiential tasting room featuring specialty products, is opening a third location in Bangor as a joint collaboration with Bangor Wine and Cheese Co. Located at 86 Hammon St., the FIORE tasting room will be open to the public starting Monday. The market will feature more than 20 varieties of olive oils, specialty oils and vinegars.


Steve Corry to prepare Farmhouse Dinner April 6

The Cellardoor Farmhouse will host a four-course gourmet dinner prepared by chef Steve Corry on at 6 p.m. April 6. The event will also include wine and appetizers and feature The Harbor Square Gallery as the gallery of the month.

Advance tickets, at $85, are required;


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